Maharashtra News

5 Mumbai policemen arrested in drug case

The Crime Branch of Mumbai police Friday arrested five police personnel in connection with the drug seizure case involving former head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe and Shashikala alias Baby Patankar.

Fadnavis sets up task force to develop IFSC

Asserting that the state has an important responsibility to work closely with the Centre to create a framework to make Mumbai a credible competitor among other international financial services centres (IFSCs), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday set up a high powered task force.

Maharashtra: In-laws booked for demanding dowry and forcefeeding housewife

The police has booked six members of a family from Bhusawal in Jalgaon district, for allegedly demanding Rs 15 lakh dowry from a newly married girl's parents as well as practising witchcraft on her.

Maharashtra enters partially toll-free regime from Sunday

Maharashtra prepares to enter a partially toll-free regime from Sunday midnight with the closure of 12 toll plazas, PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil said on Friday.

Maharashtra governor's chopper gets delayed, sparks tension

Officials suffered anxious moments as a helicopter carrying Maharashtra Governor CV Rao was "delayed" by 20 minutes in reaching its destination on Friday, sources said.

Aamir Khan's association would help state's campaigns: CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said association of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with both 'Swatchh Maharashtra' and 'water conservation' campaigns will help in effective communication of these initiatives.

Shiv Sena will change its stand on Jaitapur soon, says minister

Union Power Minister Piysuh Goyal expressed confidence that the Shiv Sena which is bitterly opposed to the Jaitapur power plant wound change its opinion about the plant very soon.

Anti-Jaitapur nuclear project protest in fishing boats

In a unique protest, thousands of fisherfolk aboard boats sailed towards the proposed site of Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) here, organisers said on Friday.

Govt slammed for dropping saint's name from Swachhata Abhiyan

 Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government in Maharashtra for appointing Bollywood actor Aamir Khan as the face of its Swachhata Abhiyan, NCP on Friday said dropping the name of Sant Gadge Baba from the programme was an insult to his ideology.

Juvenile held for theft dies after torture at remand home

A 17-year-old boy, who was arrested for theft, died in a hospital after he was allegedly assaulted brutally at a juvenile remand home in Matunga here.

Acute water shortage in 2,000 Maharashtra villages amid severe heat

With mercury soaring in Maharashtra and the onset of monsoon still a fortnight away, as many as 1,998 villages and 2,607 hamlets are reeling under acute water shortage where about 2,358 tankers are being used to supply drinking water.

Man arrested for allegedly molesting a lady police constable

 A 26-year-old man from Dahanu was arrested late last night by the district police for alleged molesting a lady police constable, a police official said here today.

Teenaged girl gangraped in Mumbai, three held

 A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four persons in Dharavi area here after she left home to meet a person whom she had befriended on a social networking site, police said on Thursday.

Mere possession of fake notes can't be termed as offence: Bombay HC

 Observing that mere possession of counterfeit notes cannot be termed as an offence and prosecution is required to prove that the person had knowledge that the notes were fake, the Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction and five year sentence awarded to a man.

Slight relief from Maharashtra heat wave

 Slight relief was experienced from the heat wave conditions in certain parts of Maharashtra`s Vidarbha and Marathwada regions though high temperatures ruled the roost in most areas on Thursday.

Mere possession of fake notes can't be termed as offence: HC

Observing that mere possession of counterfeit notes cannot be termed as an offence and prosecution is required to prove that the person had knowledge that the notes were fake, the Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction and five year sentence awarded to a man.

Two girls molested in Thane by bike-borne youth

Two girls were allegedly molested by three unidentified bike-borne youth here, police said Thursday.

Rape complaint filed against Naval officer

The Indian Navy is probing a rape complaint filed against one of its senior officers.

Mumbai gets underground parking in Reliance Jio Garden

The central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex has got a two-level modern underground car park, topped off with a 13,000 square metres green lung.

Huge cache of China-made weapons seized in Nagpur; one held

 A huge cache of Chinese weapons were seized following a raid at a general store and one person was arrested in this connection at Mominpura area here, police said on Thursday.

Shiv Sena needles BJP over 'U-turns' on core issues

 Needling BJP, ally Shiv Sena on Thursday mockingly said its stand on core issues, including Ram temple, after coming to power should "not be seen as U-turns" as Narendra Modi government is only taking a "practical approach" in current circumstances.

'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme to be launched in Maharashtra tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

Tribals take out 'Birhad Morcha' demanding wage hike

Thousands of villagers from the predominantly tribal Mokhada taluka in the district took out a 'Birhad Morcha' demanding increase in daily wages and employment under government schemes.

Maharashtra govt to launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme tomorrow

On the lines of Centre government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Maharashtra Government will launch 'Swachhata Saptapadi' scheme here tomorrow, a senior Urban Development official said.

Dabholkar murder: CBI releases sketches of suspects

The CBI on Wednesday released sketches of two suspects in the case of murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabohalkar in Pune last year.

Dabholkar murder: CBI releases sketches of suspects

The CBI on Wednesday released sketches of two suspects in the case of murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabohalkar in Pune last year.

Satellite-based data to improve crop insurance for farmers: Maharashtra CM

In view of the rising incidence of farmers' suicides and delay in settlement of insurance schemes, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said a pilot project of satellite-based survey at field-level to improve crop insurance schemes will cover 500 villages.

Maharashtra approves proposal to up contingency fund by Rs 962 crore

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal on Wednesday to increase the limit of contingency fund by Rs 962 crore 'on a temporary basis' from the current from Rs 150 crore to enable it to extend adequate financial relief to farmers.

Girl who lost both arms in rail accident gets 63% in Maharashtra HSC exam

A year after she lost both arms in a railway accident, 17-year-old Monica More on Wednesday scored an impressive 63 percent in the 12th standard (HSC) examination held in Maharashtra.

Mumbai: Petty contractor booked for filing false shootout complaint

A 24-year-old petty contractor has been booked by the police for allegedly cooking up a shootout story as well as lodging a fake case, to evade police action against him for owning an unlicensed firearm, a police official said here on Wednesday.