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Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by Dec 31

 Suburban stations in Mumbai would be made disabled-friendly and have facilities like low height ticket counters by December 31, Railways on Thursday told the Bombay High Court.

Owaisi to hold rally in Nagpur on Feb 28; Sena, BJP opposes

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will address a public meeting here on February 28, with the Shiv Sena and the BJP demanding a cancellation of permission for the rally.

GPS-based Census of Raj Bhavan trees from Friday

An IT-based Census of trees in the Raj Bhavan premises is commencing here on Friday to collect details like canopy diameter, carbon sequestration potential and spatial location.

MSRTC's 40-plus bus drivers to get mandatory medical check-up

Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has decided to make medical checkup compulsory for drivers aged above 40 years with a view to arrest traffic-related fatalities, its Vice Chairman and MD Sanjay Khandare said Thursday.

Special train on Holi between LTT-Nagpur

Railways will run a special train between LTT Mumbai and Nagpur and back to ease festive rush on Holi.

SIT grills Bhujbal's MLA-son Pankaj over graft charges

NCP MLA Pankaj Bhujbal was on Wednesday questioned by Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing allegations of corruption against his father and former Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal with regard to a few real estate projects in Mumbai and Delhi.

Land Acquisition: Efforts to be made to explain provisions of ordinance, says Fadnavis

A day after Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray opposed the Land Acquisition Ordinance, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that efforts would be made to explain provisions in the amendment to those who have not understood it.

Fadnavis gives nod for ACB probe against NCP leader Bhujbal

In more trouble for senior NCP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the nod for an ACB probe against him and his family members in a disproportionate assets case.

'Technology to help raise conviction rates in corruption cases'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that technological interventions would help raise the rate of convictions in corruption cases.

Bombay HC dismisses PIL questioning separate counters for railway agents

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation challenging separate counters for railway agents at the railway booking offices.

Maharashtra: First case of Mephedrone possession under NDPS registered

The arrest of a peddler and subsequent seizure of the designer drug, Mephedrone, which goes by street name 'MD' or 'Meow Meow', has become the first such case in Maharashtra to be registered under stringent NDPS Act.

MPCC takes dig at Sena for opposing land ordinance

 Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Shiv Sena for opposing Land Acquisition Ordinance, saying the party was part of the Union Cabinet which approved it in the first place.

Mumbai: 12-yr-old boy jumps to death in school; teacher arrested

A 12-year-old student of a private school here allegedly committed suicide by jumping from his fourth-floor classroom after being scolded by his science teacher, police said on Wednesday.

Four booked for harassing woman employee

Four persons including the vice president of a prominent mobile company have been booked for allegedly harassing a woman employee at her workplace in Naupada here, police said on Wednesday.

MIDC official in ACB net for accepting Rs 5,000 bribe

Sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) caught an area manager of MIDC here accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 in lieu of signing a tri-party agreement for a bank loan.

MNS workers vandalise toll plaza in Navi Mumbai, attack staff

Suspected activists of Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Tuesday evening vandalised a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai, as per reports.

Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment
Pradeep Jain murder case: Gangster Abu Salem, Mehndi Hasan get life imprisonment

Gangster Abu Salem and his former driver Mehndi Hasan were sentenced to life imprisonment here on Wednesday for the brutal daylight killing of Mumbai builder Pradeep Jain in March 1995.

Maha BJP chief Danve to meet Uddhav for better coordination

Leaders of the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena will meet here soon to ensure better coordination between the alliance partners in Maharashtra.

President's medals presented to 57 Maharashtra cops

Fifty-seven officers and personnel of Maharashtra Police were on Tuesday presented President's medals for gallantry, distinguished and meritorious service.

Shiv Sena opposes land law in its present form

NDA constituent Shiv Sena, who is also part of the Modi government, on Tuesday night it clear it will not support the land acquisition law in its present form.

Bombay HC disposes off govt appeal on Salem's jail transfer

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday disposed of an appeal filed by the Maharashtra government against a ruling of a special TADA Court which had reversed the order of a top official to shift the gangster Abu Salem from Taloja prison in Navi Mumbai to Thane jail.

Judge who held Sanjay Dutt guilty in 1993 blast case retires

Justice Pramod Dattaram Kode, who presided over a special TADA court which heard the 13-year-long Mumbai blast case of 1993 and held Sanjay Dutt guilty of possessing arms illegally, has retired as additional judge of the Bombay High Court.

Extradited gangster Abu Salem to be sentenced on Wednesday

Ten years after gangster Abu Salem was extradited by Portugal, a Mumbai court is likely to pronounce its sentence on Wednesday after he was found guilty in the murder of Mumbai realtor Pradeep Jain.

Plot to kill corporator-builder foiled in Mumbai; 4 Pujari aides held

Mumbai Police Tuesday claimed to have foiled a plot to carry out a shooting attack on a corporator-cum-builder in Dombivali near here with the arrest of four henchmen of fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari and seizure of firearms.

Refusal of condolence motion for Pansare upsets opposition

Opposition parties in Maharashtra Tuesday said that they were disappointed with the BJP-Shiv Sena government dismissing their plea to introduce a condolence motion for slain CPI leader Govind Pansare during the budget session of the state legislature set to begin on March 9.

Maharashtra Governor asks VCs to act against colleges lacking infrastructure, faculty

Taking a stern view on professional colleges lacking basic infrastructure and qualified faculty, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao Tuesday directed the vice chancellors to take 'exemplary' action against such erring institutes.

Maharashtra Assembly session from March 9; Budget on March 18

The Budget Session of Maharashtra Legislature will start here from March 9 and the state Budget will be tabled on March 18, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat said here on Tuesday.

Maharashtra okays central scheme to distribute solar pumps to farmers

Maharashtra government will implement the central scheme of distributing solar pumps to farmers in the state on pilot basis.

Congress demands Azad memorial at Jinnah House in Mumbai

Mumbai Congress on Tuesday demanded the government to set up a library and research centre in the memory of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at Jinnah House here, the residence of founder of Pakistan, MA Jinnah, before he left for the neighbouring country.

Maharashtra govt to provide home loans to its employees

Maharashtra government will provide home loans ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh to its employees.