Maharashtra News

Shani temple row: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls for no discrimination
Shani temple row: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar calls for no discrimination

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Sunday said there should be no discrimination between men and women trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple.

Helmet must for pillion riders in Maharashtra
Helmet must for pillion riders in Maharashtra

Two-wheeler pillion riders too will now have to wear helmets in Maharashtra with the state Transport department on Saturday issuing a circular to this effect as per the orders of the Bombay High Court.

Shani Shingnapur Temple row: Now the ball is in Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' court
Shani Shingnapur Temple row: Now the ball is in Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' court

The ongoing row over the entry of women in the Shani Shingnapur Temple at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra is likely to come to an end after both the parties on Saturday agreed to accept the decision of Mahasrashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the issue. 

Mumbai Sessions' court set to hear Indrani Mukerjea's bail plea
Mumbai Sessions' court set to hear Indrani Mukerjea's bail plea

Hearing on prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea's bail plea will begin in the Mumbai Sessions' court on Saturday.

Shani Shingnapur row: Meeting between protestors, temple authorities today
Shani Shingnapur row: Meeting between protestors, temple authorities today

In a bid to end the deadlock over allowing women to enter Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra, the District Administration of Ahmednagar called for a meeting on Saturday between protestors and the temple management.

CBI wants voice samples of Chhota Rajan in journalist J Dey murder case

At a hearing in the special court where the mafia don was produced via video-link from Delhi's Tihar Jail, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) prosecutor Bharat Badami informed special judge SS Adkar that first, Chhota Rajan had given his consent for the voice test, but later refused it.

Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea applies for bail, says her medical condition 'deteriorating'
Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea applies for bail, says her medical condition 'deteriorating'

Indrani Mukerjea is currently lodged at the Byculla women's jail in Mumbai.

J Dey murder case: Court seeks Chhota Rajan's reply

Chhota Rajan has said he would agree to give voice samples only after consulting his lawyers.

Deonar fire incident: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe
Deonar fire incident: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday ordered a probe into the fire at the Deonar dumping ground.

Man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old in Mumbai
Man arrested for allegedly raping three-year-old in Mumbai

The Mumbai Police detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from Dindoshi suburb of Goregaon area.

Man attempts suicide inside Anna Hazare's office in Ralegan Siddhi
Man attempts suicide inside Anna Hazare's office in Ralegan Siddhi

 

Mumbai: A man allegedly tried to commit suicide inside social activist Anna Hazare's office in Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.

Sheena Bora case: CBI gets nod to quiz Indrani, Khanna, Rai in jail

A special court on Thursday granted permission to the CBI to question three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case - Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai - in jail after the agency said some "new facts" have emerged.

Caught on CCTV! Mumbai transporter brutally stabbed to death in busy market - Watch
Caught on CCTV! Mumbai transporter brutally stabbed to death in busy market - Watch

A few onlookers showed exemplary courage and nabbed two of the attackers, while the third attacker managed to escape.

Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Governor gives nod to prosecute ex-CM Ashok Chavan
Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Governor gives nod to prosecute ex-CM Ashok Chavan

Former chief minister Ashok Chavan is currently a Lok Sabha member from Maharashtra and chief of the state unit of the Congress party.

Mumbai: Deonar dumping ground fire visible from space!
Mumbai: Deonar dumping ground fire visible from space!

The smoke from the fire had engulfed the city's skyline sending pollution readings to an alarming level.

Supreme Court clears 'Make in India' event at Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty
Supreme Court clears 'Make in India' event at Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty

Besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the event will be attended by leaders from 56 countries and 10,000 delegates.

Samir Bhujbal sent to ED custody till February 8

A special court here on Tuesday sent Nationalist Congress Party leader Samir Bhujbal to the custody of Enforcement Directorate till February 8.

Now, Hema Malini accused of destroying mangroves

Former Bollywood actress and BJP Lok Sabha member Hema Malini, currently under fire over a land allotment, has now been accused of destroying mangroves on a plot allotted to her in the 1990s.

Targeted because I am a backward, says Chhagan Bhujbal

Samir's arrest was preceded by multiple searches in Mumbai conducted by the ED in connection with its money laundering probe against Chhagan Bhujbal and others.

Hema Malini served CRZ notice over land allotted earlier: RTI

In what could spell more trouble for BJP MP Hema Malini who is caught in a land allotment controversy, a fresh RTI query revealed that the actress allegedly violated the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act by destroying mangroves on a plot previously given to her at Versova, for which a notice was served to her in 1998.

'Bid for Cong-Left tie up desperate attempt to stay relevant'

TMC leaders Tuesday described the bid by Congress and the Left to forge an alliance for the upcoming assembly polls as "a desperate attempt" by them to remain relevant in state politics.

Government deliberately targeting NCP leaders, says Sharad Pawar

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday accused the government of deliberately targeting its leaders and said power and government machinery were misused in the arrest of party leader Chhagan Bhujbal`s nephew.

Murud tragedy: HC seeks to know steps taken to secure beaches

A day after 14 students drowned off the popular Murud-Janjira beach in Raigad district, the Bombay High Court Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government what measures it has taken to keep beaches secure so as to avoid such incidents.

Murud beach tragedy: Body of one more student recovered

The body of a student, who drowned along with 13 of his colleagues out on a picnic, was today recovered from the Arabian Sea off Murud beach in Raigad district.

Watch: ISIS' online tutorials to Mumbai youths on bomb-making
Watch: ISIS' online tutorials to Mumbai youths on bomb-making

Terror group Islamic States (ISIS) is training its fighters as to how to craft a bomb through online videos. Watch here!

Women must be allowed to offer prayers at Shani Shingnapur temple: Sharad Pawar
Women must be allowed to offer prayers at Shani Shingnapur temple: Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also come out in support of the need to allow women into the temple.

RSS supports ban on women in Shani Shingnapur temple
RSS supports ban on women in Shani Shingnapur temple

RSS-mouthpiece has justified the ban on on women entry in sacred santrum of Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra.

Rape convicts barred from furlough in amended Maharashtra prison manual
Rape convicts barred from furlough in amended Maharashtra prison manual

A person convicted for rape will not be eligible for furlough under an amended prison manual notified in Maharashtra.

SC to hear Maharashtra govt's plea for ''Make in India'' event
SC to hear Maharashtra govt's plea for ''Make in India'' event

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the Maharashtra Government`s plea seeking permission to organise an event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach for the `Make in India` week celebration.

Murud Beach tragedy: Missing student's body fished out

The body of a student missing in Monday's drowning tragedy at a beach here was fished out of the waters on Tuesday, an official said.