Maharashtra News

Swamy demands special commemorative stamp on Thackeray

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said he has written to the Centre asking for a special commemorative stamp be released in honour of late Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

Former Urdu editor still grapples with Charlie Hebdo episode

Six months after the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the incident continues to haunt Shirin Dalvi in Mumbai. The former editor of Urdu newspaper "Avadhnama" Dalvi is an indirect victim of the damage wreaked by the attack.

Recover money from BJP for fixing LEDs at Marine Drive: Congress

Congress on Monday said that money wasted in installing LED lights at Mumbai's iconic Marine Drive should be recovered from Union Energy minister Piyush Goyal who had insisted on replacing the sodium vapour lamps at the seafront.

J Dey murder case: Examination of witnesses to start soon

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here on Monday issued summons to the witnesses for recording of evidence in journalist J Dey murder case.

Former Maharashtra minister Patil passes away

Former Maharashtra Minister Pratapsinh Mohite-Patil on Monday passed away at a private hospital here after a brief illness.

Pune-Nashik seaplane service launched ahead of Kumbh Mela

With the Simhasta Kumbh Mela round the corner, the temple town of Nashik was on Monday connected to Pune by a seaplane service, an official said.

Maharashtra rights panel brings 'Justice at the Door'

In a bid to provide justice to aggrieved people of the state, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) is conducting a three-day programme for hearing of cases at divisional level only instead of calling them here.

Goods train derails near Mumbai

Three wagons of a goods train heading to Daulatabad from Nhava Shewa port close to Mumbai derailed near Igatpuri station on Monday morning.

Nashik-Pune seaplane service to launch from Monday

Seaplane service operator Mehair will launch its first flight service between Nashik and Pune on Monday after it had to suspend its earlier launch due to inclement weather.

Shiv Sena was not born for power, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena will get absolute majority in Maharashtra one day if the people of the state decide to do so, party president Uddhav Thackeray said here on Sunday.

Maha plans to let employees avail PL after 90 working days

 In a move that would benefit public as well as private sector employees in Maharashtra, the state government is planning to bring down to 90 the number of working days to avail paid holiday from the present 240 days.

Madrasas move aimed at strengthening education, says Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said they just want to strengthen the Madrasa education.

Protests against Maharashtra govt decision on madrasas

Scores of locals from Mumbra, a Muslim pocket here, burnt effigies of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to protest against the state government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which impart only religious education.

Shiv Sena defends Maharashtra govt's move to classify madrasas as non-schools

Amid outrage over Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena Saturday said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state.

Maharashtra Police crack abduction, murder case of minor; uncle arrested

Navi Mumbai Police here claimed to have solved the case of abduction and murder of a Airoli girl with the arrest of her uncle, who killed the 8-year-old for revenge.

Maharashtra farmer suicides: Yavatmal collector summoned

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned the Yavatmal collector over the spate of suicides reported among Kolam tribal farmers of this district in the past few months, an activist said here on Saturday.

32 held in raid at bar in Thane

As many as 32 people, including 17 women, were arrested in a raid at a bar here, police said on Saturday.

Rajasthan might emulate Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan'

Impressed with the progress of Maharashtra's 'Jal Yukt Shivar Abhiyan,' Rajashtan may also adopt the state's flagship water conservation and Integrated water management scheme.

Dawood, Chhota Shakeel offered to surrender to Pawar govt, claims Jethmalani

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate, Chhota Shakeel, had offered to surrender to Indian authorities in the 90s, but the then-Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar had rejected the offer.

Pankaja Munde dismisses corruption charges, claims conspiracy
Pankaja Munde dismisses corruption charges, claims conspiracy

Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is currently battling corruption charges, on Saturday claimed that the allegations against her are a conspiracy.

No politics over Madrasas, says Naqvi

 Union Minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi on Friday sought to allay apprehensions of Muslim community over the decision of the BJP-led Government in Maharashtra to de-recognise Madrasas which impart only religious education, saying Madrasas "are a reality of India" and "there should be no politics on the issue".

Microsoft to develop 'smart MIDC' in Maharashtra

Software major Microsoft has agreed to support 'digital villages' in Maharashtra and develop a 'smart MIDC' apart from setting up a cyber-security centre in Pune.

Patients heave sigh of relief as Maharashtra doctors end strike

Resident doctors posted at state government and municipal hospitals across Maharashtra called off their two-day strike following an amicable settlement of a majority of their demands, a top leader of the doctors said here on Friday.

Resident doctors call off strike in Maharashtra after assurance from government

The striking doctors called off their strike in Maharashtra on Friday.

HC ultimatum to Maha CS to file affidavit on noise pollution

Bring down noise pollution levels during festivals, the Bombay High Court sternly told the Maharashtra government on Friday while giving a last chance to the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on the issue.

CCTV cameras to be installed in shelter homes soon, Maharashtra HC told

With an increase in number of incidents where children and women in state-run shelter homes are sexually and physically abused, the Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it will soon install CCTV cameras in all such facilities.

'Chikki scam': Youth Congress stages protests against Pankaja Munde

The Youth Congress on Friday staged a protest against Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is currently battling corruption charges.

Traffic cop arrested on graft charges

An assistant police inspector from the traffic department was arrested by the ACB for allegedly taking bribe, police said on Friday.

PIL on Mumbai, Kolhapur varsity VC appointments dismissed

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation challenging the appointments of the vice-chancellors of Mumbai University and Shivaji University in Kolhapur after finding no merit in it.

Abducted 8-year-old found dead in Thane jungles

Body of an 8-year-old school student, who went 'missing' after being allegedly abducted on Monday evening, was found in the jungles of Bhayander here, police said on Friday.