Maharashtra News

17 elected NMMC corporators face criminal cases: ADR report

Seventeen out of 105 newly-elected corporators, roughly 16 per cent, face criminal cases, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) today claimed.

Uddhav Thackeray hand in glove with builders over Mumbai DP: Narayan Rane

Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane on Monday accused Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray of being hand in glove with builders over the controversial draft Development Plan (DP) for Mumbai.

Probe in graft charges against Bhujbal, kin still on: HC told

Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday informed the Bombay High Court that its open inquiry against former state PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal and his family for alleged money laundering was still on.

Mumbai's Dabbawalas offer prayers for Nepal earthquake victims

Mumbai's Dabbawalas, who ferry cooked meals from homes to customers in offices, on Monday offered prayers for the Nepal earthquake victims.

People live in open fearing more after aftershocks

Too frightened to take shelter in doors in the fear that more buildings may collapse, people here have set up makeshift camps in parks and open spaces.

Navi Mumbai civic polls: NCP, Cong enter into post-poll tie-up

The NCP on Monday announced a post poll tie-up with Congress in the 111-member Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, elections to which were held recently.

Devendra Fadnavis arrives in Israel to seek collaboration, attract investment

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis arrived here as part of his four-day visit to Isarel, during which he will attend an exhibition on agricultural technology and explore areas of co-operation including in emergency preparations and crises management technologies.

Fadnavis leaves for Israel to explore avenues of co-operation

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis left for Israel today to explore avenues for co-operation in agricultural technology.

Saibaba temple trust should be handed over to TTD: MNS chief

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST), which runs the famous Shirdi Saibaba temple, should be handed over to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) for its smooth working.

MIM gearing up for BMC polls, says Sena spewing "real venom"

Upbeat with its impressive debut in Aurangabad municipal election, the MIM is now gearing up for Mumbai municipal polls to take on the saffron alliance of BJP and Shiv Sena, which is at the helm of the country's largest civic body.

Nearly 1,000 Maharashtra tourists stranded in Nepal

 An estimated 800-1,000 tourists and mountaineers from different parts of Maharashtra are reported stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal, but all are safe, a top government official said here on Sunday.

400 people from Maharashtra stranded in Nepal are safe: Fadnavis

The Maharashtra government has been able to get information about 400 people from the state stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake there and they are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

Nearly 125 Indians, largely from Maharashtra and Telangana, stranded in Nepal

Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation.

Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday instructed the officials to keep in touch with tourists from the state in Nepal in the wake of a high-intensity quake rattling the Himalayan state.

Maharashtra BJP state executive meeting postponed

 The three-day long state executive meeting of Maharashtra BJP unit, scheduled in Kolhapur from May 4, has been postponed.

Cops fight over jurisdiction while raped child waits for help

Mumbai police on Friday suspended two officers from two different police stations for wrangling over the 'jurisdiction' and delaying registration of a rape case even as the victim, a five years old girl, awaited medical help.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Maharashtra to do "vulnerability mapping" to help farmers

To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday unveiled a project for "vulnerability mapping" of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts.

Two more held for `rape' of model; accused in cop custody

 Two more persons, including a woman, were arrested on Friday in the case of alleged rape and extortion of a model, taking the number of those held to eight, three of them policemen.

58 kg gold looted in biggest heist in Maharashtra

 In what police termed as the biggest heist of its kind in the state, a staggering 58 kg of gold worth around Rs.17 crore was looted at gunpoint from a security vehicle on the Nashik-Dhule highway early on Friday morning.

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides between January and March: Govt

As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015.

Bombay HC bench recuses itself from hearing petition in Adarsh case

The Bombay High Court Friday recused itself from hearing a petition seeking a direction to CBI to produce evidence during its probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam on the basis of which it had given a clean chit to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Maharashtra govt plans to formulate own Transport Act

Maharashtra government is planning to formulate a separate law for the state on the lines of the Centre's Motor Vehicles Act, which will allow it to take action against those who flout transport rules.

Shiv Sena slams AIMIM for playing communal card in civic polls

Apparently disturbed by the spectacular performance of Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Aurangabad civic polls, the Shiv Sena said on Friday it does not augur well for communal amity in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra electoral office to link voter IDs with Aadhaar cards

With an aim of ridding the electoral rolls of bogus voters, the Maharashtra electoral office has started an aggressive drive to link people's Aadhaar cards with their voter identity cards.

Six, including 3 cops, held for sexual exploitation of woman in Mumbai

Six persons, including three policemen and a woman, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman, police said.

NCP says victory in NMMC polls significant

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said its victory in the Navi Mumbai civic polls was significant as it managed to overcome the 90,000-vote deficit of the last year's Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings

The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people.

Maha govt to link school admission numbers with Aadhaar card

Maharashtra Government has decided to link school students' admission registration numbers to Aadhar card in order to effectively implement the Right to Education Act.

Bombay HC reserves order on petitions challenging beef ban

 The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a bunch of petitions challenging the recent ban on consumption and possession of meat of slaughtered cows, bulls and bullocks.