Maharashtra News

Two held for cow slaughter under Maharashtra's beef ban law

In the first case registered under the beef ban law in Maharashtra, two persons have been arrested by police in Malegoan for allegedly slaughtering calves.

RR Patil's widow to face 10 nominees in Apr 11 bypoll

Nationalist Congress Party candidate Suman Patil, widow of former home minister R R Patil, would face ten other candidates, who are all independents, in the April 11 Assembly bypoll for Sangli's Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal seat.

MCGM told to inspect illegal structure built inside BJP office

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to conduct inspection of an alleged illegal structure constructed by BJP inside its office, near a garden in South Mumbai.

Luggage van of Mumbai-bound train catches fire near Allahabad

Fire broke out in the luggage van of a Mumbai-bound train while it was passing through a remote part of the district, a railway official said on Friday.

Strict liquor ban imposed in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra

The liquor prohibition in Chandrapur in Maharashtra, set to come into effect from April 1, would be strictly implemented, officials said.

26 summer special trains between Solapur-Nagpur

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the summer season, 26 special trains will be run between Solapur and Nagpur, according to South Central Railway.

Six IAS officers transferred in Maharashtra

 Maharashtra Government today transferred six IAS officers, including Palghar Zilla Parishad CEO Vijay Suryawanshi, who has been posted as Collector of Naxal-affected Gondia district.

Right-wing outfits gaining in strength in Maharashtra: MLC

Right-wing organisations are to blame for the murders of activists Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar, a Maharashtra Legislative Council member said in the House, where MLCs cutting across party lines expressed concern over the twin killings and demanded a proper probe.

Maharashtra mulls pension for retd untrained primary school teachers

 Maharashtra government on Thursday said it is considering a proposal to provide pension to retired untrained primary school teachers teaching in state-run schools across the state.

CBI court rejects plea of accused in Wadia murder attempt case

 The special CBI court today rejected the application, filed by an accused in the case related to attempt on Bombay Dyeing chairman Nusli Wadia's life, seeking in-camera deposition of Wadia.

Maharashtra Assembly budget session to continue until April 10

 Proceedings of the Budget session of the Maharashtra Legislature will continue until April 10.

CBI nabs ordnance factory official for graft

An additional general manager of the Ordnance Factory in Ambernath town has been arrested for corruption, a CBI official said here on Thursday.

Two persons sentenced to 3-year RI for neighbour's death

 Two persons have been sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by a local court for the death of their neighbour after he was beaten up by them.

Three booked under Maharashtra's new beef ban law

In the first case registered under the new beef ban law in Maharashtra, three persons have been booked for allegedly slaughtering calves in Malegaon town of the district and search is on to trace them.

Action will be taken against culprits in Latur rape case: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday expressed concern over the alleged rape of a minor girl by her two teachers in Latur district and said stern action will be taken against the guilty.

Maharashtra: Chandrapur bar workers fear losing jobs after liquor ban

With Maharashtra's Chandrapur set to become a 'dry' district from April 1, the local wine and bar workers are concerned over the ban rendering them jobless.

Fadnavis announces 2017 as 'Visit Maha' year

 In a bid to attract foreign tourists, Maharashtra government today announced year 2017 as "Visit Maharashtra" year along with organisation of 'international travel mart' in September this year.

Drugs seizure case: Constable gets police custody till April 1

 A local court today remanded in police custody the police constable in connection with the recovery of 12 kilograms of mephedrone drug from his cupboard inside his police station in the city.

No minister in Fadnavis govt has declared assets, reveals RTI

 None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query.

Social worker Namdeo Tukaram passes away

 Senior social worker and spiritual leader Namdeo Tukaram Kotkar died on Wednesday of old age, his family said.

Mumbai Metro 3 car shed project temporarily put on hold

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the proposed Metro 3 car shed project at Aarey Colony has been temporarily put on hold and a committee has been set up on shifting the project away from the colony.

Congress sought cow slaughter ban, we accepted it: Maharashtra Minister

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Wednesday said cow slaughter ban was advocated by Mahatma Gandhi and it was the Congress government which had enforced it in 1976 in states like Andhra Pradesh.

Panels formed for withdrawal of cases against political workers

 Maharashtra government on Wednesday said that committees have been formed in every district across the state to ensure that cases against political workers for carrying out social agitations are withdrawn.

Senior citizens duped to tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two

 At least eight retired persons here were allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two persons who promised them MHADA houses under the 10 per cent reserved ministerial quota, police said on Wednesday.

Woman 'unattended' at hospital dies of post-delivery complications

A 24-year-old woman suffering from post-delivery complications died of alleged medical negligence at Thane Civil hospital, police said on Wednesday.

Two booked for raping young woman in Maharashtra

Two family members of a 20-year-old girl have been booked for allegedly raping her repeatedly in Mumbra here since a month, police said on Wednesday.

Fire breaks out at commercial complex in Mumbai

A major fire broke out this morning at a 8-storey commercial building in suburban Mumbai but no one has been hurt in the incident, officials said on Wednesday.

Farmer leader Shetty calls off stir against Land Bill

Farmer leader and MP Raju Shetty, an ally of BJP in Maharashtra, on Tuesday called off his agitation against Land Acquisition Bill and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near here after a "telephonic talk" with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Defence cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands at Juhu airport

A Hercules C130J, one of India's biggest defence cargo plane, on Tuesday landed on the tiny runway at the Juhu airport here as part of a military exercise, the first fixed-wing aircraft to land on the airstrip in over four decades.

Maharashtra govt to launch 'Swacch Maharashtra Abhiyan'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Tuesday said that his government has decided to launch 'Swacch Maharashtra Abhiyan' on the lines of Centre's 'Swacch Bharat campaign'.