Maharashtra News

Congress MLAs from Vidarbha to meet in Nagpur on Saturday

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has organised a meeting of party legislators and office-bearers from Vidarbha region here on Saturday to finalise the strategy to hold agitations against the Devendra Fadnavis government next month on various issues.

Farmers firm on protest at Fadnavis' Nagpur home on November 30

"Unconvinced" by the assurance given by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on resolving issues facing farmers, Shetkari Sanghatana on Friday decided to go ahead with its plan to hold a sit-in outside his residence at Dharampeth here on Sunday.

Will talk to Shiv Sena with open mind: BJP

BJP on Friday said it would talk to Shiv Sena with an "open mind" on the issue of the latter's participation in the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra.

Three-fold rise in Fadnavis' Twitter followers after becoming CM

The number of followers of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Twitter has increased three-fold within a month of him assuming the charge.

Speeding truck kills police constable in Thane

A constable attached to Traffic unit of Thane police was killed by a speeding vehicle while he was discharging duty at Kharigaon toll plaza here on Friday, police said.

Girls from remote areas felicitated for displaying sheer grit

For 15-year-old Rohini Pashte, a fourth grade drop-out from Jalna district, walking four kilometres everyday to a residential school where she resumed studies, is something which invigorates her.

Eat non-veg? You can now buy flat of your choice in Mumbai
Eat non-veg? You can now buy flat of your choice in Mumbai

In a good news for real estate customers in the country's financial capital, the city's municipal corporation has now passed a resolution against builders who discriminate against home buyers.

Shiv Sena, BJP hold power-sharing talks
Shiv Sena, BJP hold power-sharing talks

The BJP is understood to have offered five Cabinet berths and an equal number of Minister of State posts to Shiv Sena in its Government in Maharashtra as the estranged allies on Friday began talks to chalk out a power-sharing formula after days of acrimony between the allies.

NCP mum on BJP-Sena's proposed power sharing talks

Refusing to be drawn into the proposed talks between the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena for participation in the government, NCP on Thursday said its stand on outside support was for the sake of stability and it had not compromised on its ideology.

HC seeks report on probe into anti-Gujarati statements of Congress leaders

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to file a status report on the probe into allegedly derogatory comments made by former Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane and his son Nitesh against the Gujarati community.

Maharashtra seeks Rs 4,000 crore central aid for drought

The Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to seek a central assistance of Rs 4,000 crore to tackle the drought situation plaguing large parts of the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here. 

Shiv Sena demands Khadse's resignation over remarks on farmers

Terming Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse's recent comments on farmers as "insulting", Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Thursday sought his resignation from the state ministry.

Drought situation in Marathwada, Vidarbha grim: Maha CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said drought situation in Marathwada and parts of Vidarbha was grim and the state government has sought a Rs 4,500 crore relief package from the Centre.

Maharashtra to seek Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package

The Maharashtra government has decided to seek a Rs 4,000-crore drought relief package from the Centre and approved several relief measures for villages reeling under a severe drought.

Fadnavis urges youth to make Swachh Bharat a people's movement

 Describing cleanliness as a social value which needs to be inculcated within youth, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today urged them to turn the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" into a people's movement.

BJP, Shiv Sena should together govern Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis
BJP, Shiv Sena should together govern Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

In what could possibly bring friends-turn-foes, Shiv Sena and BJP, together, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that both the parties feel that they should govern the state jointly.

Slum colony in Bhiwandi raided; two killed; six injured

Thane: Two young men from Bhiwandi were Thursday brutally stabbed to death by unidentified persons in a slum colony in the powerloom town here, police said.

72 percent of rape accused in Mumbai are 'boyfriends' of victims: Police data

As much as 71.9 per cent of the accused facing rape charges in Mumbai are alleged to have lured their victims on the pretext of marriage, according to a review of such cases reported till October this year.

Congress challenges constitutional validity of Fadnavis government

The Congress' Maharashtra unit Wednesday moved Bombay High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government and seeking its dismissal.

BJP sets 1.5 crore membership target in Maharashtra by April 2015

BJP on Wednesday said it has set itself a target of enrolling more than 1.5 crore members by March 31, 2015 under its plan to expand the party's footprint in Maharashtra which it wrested from Congress in recently-held Assembly elections.

NCP attacks Maharashtra CM for not paying visit to 26/11 memorial

The Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday slammed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for not paying homage to the martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks by visiting the memorial built for them.

HC tells Maharashtra govt to take a stand on police housing

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks to the Maharashtra government to take a stand on two public interest litigations (PILs) which have alleged that plots of land reserved for housing policemen were fraudulently allotted to housing societies of legislators and bureaucrats.

Uddhav ​Thackeray to meet Governor on drought issue

Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that its leader Uddhav Thackeray will meet Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday and request him to direct the state government to declare Marathwada and Vidarbha as drought-hit as the government was not making such announcement.

Mumbai's coastal security in God's hands: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged that even six years after terrorists intruded into Mumbai via a sea route and launched a spate of killings, the maritime security of the region continues to be at "God's mercy" due to "lax" attitude of government.

Six years on, people of Mumbai ready to fearlessly counter terror attacks

 Six years after gunmen from Pakistan stormed prime hotels and city landmarks killing more than 160 people and wounding many more in Mumbai, residents say they are ready to counter such incidents should they take place in the future.

Man found dead in Akola

A 32-year-old man was found dead at Telhara in the district, police said on Wednesday.

Intense patrolling filling coastal radar surveillance gaps: Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday said that intensified and dynamic patrolling is plugging the gaps left due to the absence of radars in some coastal areas, as defence agencies have learnt important lessons after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Insufficient fuel for boats hinders sea patrolling in Maharashtra

The 72 high-end speed boats acquired by Maharashtra Police two years after the Mumbai terror attacks are not operated to full capacity along the state's coastline for want of fuel and unattended technical snags.

Six years afer 26/11 - maritime security stronger

Improved co-ordination of some 15 national and state security agencies as well as continuous coastal surveillance have led to a much stronger maritime security, authorities said Wednesday, a day on which six years ago the Mumbai terror attack took place.

RSS calls for creating universally acceptable education model

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for creating a new education model acceptable to all, drawing from India's rich ancient past when the country was a great centre of learning.