Maharashtra News

'Move to scrap Muslim quota has exposed BJP's communal face'

 A day after it threatened to corner the Maharshtra government over Muslim reservation in the ensuing budget session of the state legislature, Opposition parties today stepped up its attack on the BJP saying the decision to scrap the minority quota exposes the "communal" face of the party.

Table Pansare condolence motion in Maha House: Vikhe Patil

 Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today said he has requested Speaker Haribhau Bagde to ensure that a condolence motion for late communist leader Govind Pansare is introduced in the House when budget session begins on March 9.

Can bakery blast convict be lodged anywhere except Yerwada Jail, asks HC

The Bombay High Court Friday directed the Maharashtra Police to inform it as to whether Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the 2010 German Bakery blast case, can be lodged in any other secure jail after he expressed apprehension of threat to his life in Yerwada jail.

'Ghar wapasi' of a different kind

A Mumbai NGO, My Home India, has successfully arranged the `ghar wapasi` (homecoming) of 170 lost-and-found kids who were languishing in various shelters here, an official said on Friday.

Probe into NSCI melee which led to CM's apology indicts cops

An inquiry into the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, indicted the cops, concluding that the situation could have been handled better.

Maharashtra reconstitutes panel on border dispute with Karnataka

Maharashtra government has said it had reconstituted a high powered committee on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border row.

Maharashtra: School for mentally-retarded found locked, minister seeks report

Maharashtra minister of state for social justice Rajkumar Badole has sought a detailed report from authorities after an aided school for the mentally retarded children in Butibori area found closed on a working day.

Maharashtra beef ban due to 'vote bank politics': Traders

Days after a Maharashtra bill banning beef got Presidential assent, traders association of the red meat have come out strongly against the BJP-led state government, accusing it of "snatching" their livelihood for the sake of "vote bank politics".

Beef ban in Maharashtra evokes mixed response

The decision to ban the sale of beef in Maharashtra has evoked mixed reactions from various quarters. While some called it an attempt to appease right-wing outfits, others called for a nation-wide ban on red meat.

NGO cries foul over 17 pc cut in Budget for children

Children have been handed out a raw deal in the Budget with resources earmarked for them not only falling below the requirement, but even being a steep 17.12 per cent lower than the previous year, says child rights organisation CRY.

Will corner Fadnavis government over Muslim quota: Congress
Will corner Fadnavis government over Muslim quota: Congress

Congress on Thursday said that it will corner the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government over the issue of Muslim reservations during the ensuing Budget Session of the state legislature.

River pollution case: Cop custody of 2 politicians extended

 Police custody of former MNS city President Sumit Khambekar and ex-BJP Corporator Agha Khan, arrested for releasing hazardous chemicals in a river here, was today extended till Saturday by a court here.

Maharashtra government does away with 5% job quota for Muslims

Muslims will not get the five percent reservations in Maharashtra government jobs as announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government just before Assembly polls last year, it was officially announced here on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP may join hands to corner BJP govt in Budget Session

Erstwhile ruling partners Congress and NCP may come together to take on the BJP government in Maharashtra on various issues including the "delay" in distribution of aid to drought-hit farmers, which will be presenting its maiden budget in the Legislature session beginning here from March 9.

BMC denies in HC charges of drug scam in civic hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court, in which it denied allegations of an antibiotic drugs scam that is suspected to have put in danger the lives of patients last year in the civic hospitals here.

Fadnavis has dinner at farmer's house; spends the night there

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spent Tuesday night at a farmer's house in a village in Vidarbha's Yavatmal district.

Maha BJP President Danve to quit Union ministry on Thursday

Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Danve on Wednesday said he will resign as Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution tomorrow and focus on boosting the party apparatus in the state.

70 pc migrant kids in Thane, Palghar deprived of education: Survey

Nearly 70 per cent of migrant children in Maharashtra's Thane and Palghar districts are deprived of education, according to a survey.

Woman commits suicide after poisoning daughter in Nashik

A 34-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after poisoning to death her nine-year-old daughter, police said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra govt committed for development of tribals: Governor

The state government is committed towards the development of tribals and the community members must avail full benefit of the state-run welfare schemes, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said.

Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case
Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's plea to drop his name from Adarsh case

In a blow to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court Wednesday dismissed his appeal to recall an earlier order refusing to delete his name from the multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society scam case.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.

Congress endorses cow slaughter ban in Maharashtra, NCP opposes it

The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, which got President Pranab Mukherjee's nod, has divided opposition Congress and NCP, with the latter saying that it would cause hardship to farmers.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Devendra Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.

Maharashtra clamps down on beef trade through new act

Maharashtra has extended a ban on killing cows to bulls and bullocks, a state government source said, in a blow to meat traders who are now considering legal action.

Adarsh case: HC to pronounce order on Chavan's plea on Wednesday

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved till Wednesday its order on an application filed by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan seeking recall of an earlier ruling refusing CBI the permission to drop his name from the Adarsh Housing Society scam case.

Pansare's family wants SIT probe under HC's monitoring

The family of the slain communist leader and social activist Govind Pansare on Tuesday sought to intervene in a public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court which has sought a CBI probe into his murder.

PM's brother warns BJP of poll setbacks if PDS dealers ignored

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad, whose organisation is fighting for a better deal to PDS shop owners, has warned of electoral reverses for BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar if the Centre continues to turn a blind eye to their demands.

Anna Hazare to launch 1100 kms padyatra from Wardha to Delhi

Veteran social activist Anna Hazare has announced a 1,100-km padyatra (foot march) to put pressure on the Central government against 'anti-farmer' provisions in the Land Acquisition Act.

Muslim quota: Shiv Sena tells Owaisi to pursue his demands in Pak

Hitting out at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi for demanding reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena Tuesday said that if the minority leader wants his demands to be met on religious grounds, then he should go to Pakistan and try his antics there.