Maharashtra News

Implement Srikrishna panel report on 1992-93 riots: SP leader AbuAzmi

In the wake of the execution of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon last week, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding "swift action" on the findings of the Srikrishna Commission.

Yakub Memon's last words before he was hanged - 'I pardon you'
Yakub Memon's last words before he was hanged - 'I pardon you'

You people are just doing your duty, so I forgive you – said Yakub Memon just before he was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on July 30, 2015.

Shiv Sena to build memorial for freedom fighter Nana Patil

Describing freedom fighter Nana Patil as a man who jolted the British rule in the country, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Monday announced that his party will build a befitting memorial for the independence activist.

ABVP members behind lingering strike at FTII?

The students' strike at FTII is "apolitical" but is not getting resolved due to the "reported presence" of same set of ABVP members on the campus who had attacked them two years back, a note from a senior official of the premier institute to the government says.

Rajyavardhan Rathore blames Rahul Gandhi for politicising FTII strike

As FTTI students demanding the removal of Gajendra Chauhan held protests in the national capital, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Monday accused Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi of giving political colour to the stir.

This temple trust got Rs 3.8 crores in cash donation on Gurupurnima

The Saibaba Sansthan trust has received Rs 3.8 crore cash, gold and foreign currency donations from devotees during the three-day 'Gurupurnima Utsav', an official said Monday.

Shiv Sena snaps ties with BJP for Kolhapur civic polls

 Shiv Sena has called off its alliance with BJP in Kolhapur in Maharashtra and will contest the upcoming municipal corporation polls there on its own.

BEST facing Rs 2.26 cr deficit daily on bus services: RTI

 The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Transport (BEST), which runs the bus fleet in Mumbai, is facing a revenue gap of Rs 2.26 crore everyday despite over 28 lakh Mumbaikars using the services on a daily basis, an RTI query has found.

MU VC moots proposal for appointment of four pro-VCs

 Mumbai University (MU) Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh has requested state government to appoint four pro-VCs for streamlining of the administration.

Coast Guard seize chemical-laden drums from Arabian Sea

The Indian Coast Guard recovered nine iron drums containing some chemical after they were sighted afloat in the Arabian Sea close to Mumbai.

Maharashtra: 227 children traced, reunited with parents in Thane

 As many as 227 children were reunited with their parents last month under the 'Muskan' programme of Thane Police.

Four civic personnel hurt in attack by hawkers

Four civic personnel were injured when they were allegedly attacked by an irate mob of hawkers in the city.

Mysterious drums found floating off Maharashtra's Raigad

Security agencies went into alert as a dozen iron drums were found floating seven kilometres off this Maharashtra district, an official said here on Saturday.

Shirdi: Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from Saturday, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Cops suspended for thrashing farmer in Maharashtra

Two policemen were on Saturday suspended for thrashing a farmer in Beed district of Marathwada, while the latter was in a queue to pay crop insurance premium.

Pankaja Munde tops in absenteeism at Maha cabinet meets: RTI

 Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde tops the list of ministers remaining absent from state cabinet meetings, a RTI query has revealed here.

Aaditya Thackeray seeks PM Modi's support to take `Digital India` to Maharashtra schools
Aaditya Thackeray seeks PM Modi's support to take `Digital India` to Maharashtra schools

Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, and told him about a campaign to realise Balasaheb Thackeray`s dream of reducing the burden of children`s schoolbags, and to use technology for improving the status of education in Maharashtra.

Tiger Memon, 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind, was in love with a call girl

Tiger Memon, said to be the prime conspirator of 1993 Mumbai blasts, was head over heels for a call girl, so much so that he wanted to divorce his wife, a report has said.

CAG raps Maharashtra zilla parishads for taking up only minor works

The Comptroller and General (CAG) has rapped the Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra for taking up minor irrigation works without preparing any long-term district wise masterplans, resulting in significant time and cost overrun.

Govt will demand death for Malvani hooch culprits: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government will demand death sentence for the accused of Malvani hooch case here.

'I wanted to see you get married' - Yakub Memon's last call to his daughter
'I wanted to see you get married' - Yakub Memon's last call to his daughter

One of the last wishes of Yakub Memon, who was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday, was to talk to his daughter.

AAP leader accuses Ajit Pawar of graft, demands inquiry

AAP leader Anjali Damania on Friday levelled a slew of graft charges against former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and alleged that he awarded contracts to his relatives and people close to him when he was in office, charges rubbished by his party NCP.

Shiv Sena joins Opposition demand of Rs 12,000 cr package for Marathwada

The Shiv Sena today joined the Opposition Congress and NCP in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to demand a Rs 12,000 crore package to meet out the irrigation backlog in Marathwada region.

Rahul Gandhi going to FTII just for photo op and politicising issue: BJP

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Friday, was going to the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) for a "photo opportunity" and to politicise the issue further.

Rahul Gandhi meets protesting FTII students, says RSS promoting mediocrity
Rahul Gandhi meets protesting FTII students, says RSS promoting mediocrity

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended support to the students of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who are protesting against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan.

Plans afoot to transform Maha into educational hub: Tawde

Maharashtra government is working on a proposal to make the state an "educational hub" by encouraging setting up of private universities.

BJP intentionally damaged FTII reputation, says JD (U)

The Janata Dal United (JDU) on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has intentionally damaged the reputation of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and added that his party supports the students' protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as institution’s head.

Gajendra Chauhan appointment: Rahul Gandhi visits FTII
Gajendra Chauhan appointment: Rahul Gandhi visits FTII

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in support of the students' agitation there against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its head.

Maharashtra govt to conduct inquiry into use of drones in Mumbai

Maharashtra government has decided to conduct an inquiry into the use of drones supplied by private firms in Mumbai.

Yakub had exhausted all legal, constitutional options: Maharashtra CM

The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures and he had exhausted all available legal and constitutional remedies, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Thursday.