Maharashtra News

Jaidev Thackeray willing to settle dispute, Uddhav says need time

Jaidev Thackeray, who has contested the 'Will' left behind by his father and Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray, on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that he was willing to settle the dispute over the family property with his brother Uddhav.

25,000 villages hit by drought in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Nearly 25,000 villages in Maharashtra are in the grip of a severe drought and the state government is taking all possible measures to tackle the situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday told the state Assembly here.

4-year old rape in Maharashtra triggers protests, accused arrested

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a non teaching employee of a school in suburban Bhandup, triggering protests by a group of people who vandalised the school property, police said.

Maharashtra Legislative Council disrupted on LoP; Govt won't interfere, says Fadnavis

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday once again witnessed pandemonium on the issue of absence of a Leader of Opposition in the House even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made it clear that the government will not get involved in the matter.

Two revenue dept officers arrested taking bribe in Thane

Thane: Two officers of Raigadh revenue department including a Class-I officer were arrested near hear for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials said Wednesday.

RSS chief asks people to read book about 'Vande Mataram'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday asked people to read a book on 'Vande Mataram', saying these two words have inspired the country for the last 140 years.

NCP leader Patil suffers cardiac arrest, undergoes angiography

Former Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil underwent an angiography at Bombay Hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest over the weekend.

Nilesh Rane uses Sydney siege to advocate religious conversion

Nilesh Rane, son of Maharashtra Congress strongman Narayan Rane, on Tuesday courted controversy when he advocated religious conversion in a post on social networking website Twitter.

RPI(E) leader lynched in Thane

An RPI (Ektawadi) leader from Thane was on Tuesday allegedly lynched by an armed mob in front of his house at Gholai Nagar in Kalwa here, police said.

Fire at railway quarters in Mumbai, 14 injured

A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of a 21-storey residential building in South Mumbai around noon, in which 14 people were injured, officials said.

JUH office-bearer includes BJP MLA in gangster threat case

An office-bearer of Maharashtra unit of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), who received a death threat allegedly from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari on Monday alleged that BJP legislator Ashish Shelar should also be held responsible, in case he is harmed.

Fire at railway quarters in Mumbai, some injured

A major fire has broken out in a 21-storey residential building near Mumbai Central railway station in south Mumbai, fire officials said.

JUH office-bearer gets death threat from gangster Ravi Pujari

An office-bearer of the Maharashtra unit of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) has allegedly received a death threat from a man claiming to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, police said on Sunday.

Shiv Sena coming up with a film on Bal Thackeray

 Two years after the death of Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena is planning to come out with a movie on its founder on his birth anniversary next month.

Thane cop's widow and four children paid compensation of Rs 30 lakh

A widow and her four children of a police officer who served the Thane District Rural Police were paid a compensation of Rs 30 lakh by the National Lok Adalat here on Saturday.

Over 24,000 cases disposed off in a single day

As many as 24,071 cases were settled in a single day, bringing down the number of pending cases in the districts court by six per cent during the day-long national Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday.

Bhagwad Gita is world literature, says Sadananad More

 President of the forthcoming 88th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, Sadananad More, said yesterday that the Bhagwad Gita is a global scripture and its range should not be restricted to the country alone.

Rift between Cong-NCP helping ruling Maha alliance?

With BJP and Shiv Sena comfortably placed in the government in Maharashtra, former allies Congress and NCP who ruled the state for 15 years are now fighting for the main opposition space in the state.

Rains made preparation of crop 'panch-nama' difficult: Eknath Kharge

Heavy rains and hailstorms in North Maharashtra for the last three days have made immediate preparation of 'panch-namas' (site inspection reports) of the damage to crops difficult, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said on Saturday.

Decision on creating Vidarbha at the right time: Fadnavis

Without committing to a definite time-frame, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said a decision on separate Vidarbha will be taken at the "right time".

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm wreak havoc on cash crops in Nashik

Cash crops in several acres across seven tehsil towns in Nashik suffered heavy damages as unseasonal rains and hailstorm lashed the district pushing farmers into further distress.

Adarsh scam: Ex-Maha CM Nilangekar withdraws petition in Bombay HC

 Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar on Friday withdrew his petition in the Bombay High Court seeking permission to intervene in the hearing of a petition before the special CBI court accusing him of involvement in Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Oppn disrupts Maha Council proceedings over drought package

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Friday witnessed seven adjournments after Opposition members stalled proceedings on the issue of farmer suicides and Rs 7,000-crore drought package announced by the state government.

HC asks Thackeray brothers to settle will dispute amicably

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and his estranged brother Jaidev to amicably settle the dispute over the will left by their father, Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray.

Do not harbour thoughts of suicide, Devendra Fadnavis tells farmers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday urged distressed farmers in the state not to harbour thoughts of suicide.

Heavy unseasonal rains disrupt normal life and damage crops in Nashik

Nashik city and its adjoining areas experienced heavy unseasonal rains, along with thunder Friday evening for half an hour, disrupting normal life.

'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport

 Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it.

Legal advice sought on Mumbai University Vice Chancellor's appointment: Tawde

Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Friday that the government has sought all details from the High Court and is seeking legal advice pertaining to Rajan Welukar's appointment as Vice Chancellor of the Mumbai University.

'Gopinath Gad' to be set up in memory of late Gopinath Munde

On his birth anniversary on Friday, late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district, to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laying the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister.

NCP MLA Awhad suspended from Maha Assembly; Oppn walks out

The Opposition on Friday staged a walk out from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to protest the suspension of NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad for the rest of the winter session after he allegedly made derogatory remarks against a BJP minister.