Maharashtra News

Advised Narayan Rane not to contest bypoll: Ajit Pawar

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar said on Saturday he had "requested" Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane not to contest the Bandra (East) Assembly bypoll which the latter lost.

Maharashtra BJP workers celebrate one crore membership in state

The Maharashtra unit of BJP on Saturday celebrated enrollment of over one crore party members in the state.

HC upholds dismissal of judicial officer who had close relations with lady advocate

Observing that a judicial officer should have behavioural standards of extra-ordinary quality, the Bombay High Court has upheld the dismissal of a Chief Judicial Magistrate from Nanded for developing close relations with a woman advocate and passing orders in her favour.

Burglars strike at Nitin Gadkari's sister's house in Nagpur

Burglars struck at the house of union minister Nitin Gadkari's sister here and decamped with valuables worth Rs 23 lakh, police said on Saturday.

Shiv Sena slams BJP minister for watering down 'prime-time' rule

Slamming the Maharashtra cultural affairs minister Vinod Tawde for redefining the 'prime-time' for screening of Marathi films in multiplexes between 12 noon to 9 pm, the ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena Saturday said Marathi films should get reserved slots of their choice.

Maharashtra govt sets up task force on agriculture development

The Maharashtra government has set up a task force on agriculture development and poverty alleviation to address the issues.

No more guard of honour for Maharashtra ministers

The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a "waste of time and resources".

Ration shops in Mumbai to be linked with biometric system

The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).

Sena raises questions on unification of Janata Parivar

 Raising questions on the unification of Janata Parivar, Shiv Sena on Friday said that the leaders in the new front have been constantly at loggerheads with each other and it is impossible to say that they would not "stab one another" for political gains.

Congress offered bribe to MIM ahead of bypoll, alleges Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Friday alleged that Congress offered crores of rupees in bribe in the run-up to the Bandra (East) by-election to the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen which denied the charge.

Impossible to say how far would they go together: Shiv Sena on 'Janta Parivar' merger

Raising qualms over the formation of Janata Parivar, Shiv Sena Friday said that the leaders in the new front have been constantly at loggerheads with each other and it is impossible to say when would they stab one another for political gains.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis returns from Germany

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday returned here after attending the Hannover Trade Fair in Germany and holding talks with business leaders there on investment in the state.

Maval firing: Bombay HC seeks explanation on departmental inquiry

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to explain why it did not consider the autopsy and chemical analysis reports of a woman, killed in the Maval police firing incident of 2011, during the departmental inquiry against four police officials. 

Congress takes to streets against Land Bill in Nagpur

Congress on Thursday organised a sit-in agitation and a morcha to protest the Land Acquisition Bill here.

Narayan Rane was going to join hands with Raj Thackeray but backtracked: Sena

A day after Congress stalwart Narayan Rane was trounced in the Bandra East Assembly byelection, Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut on Thursday claimed that after leaving the party in 2005, Rane was in talks with MNS President Raj Thackeray to float a new party.

BJP must take action against Masarat Alam: Shiv Sena

A day after the separatist leader Masarat Alam raised pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally organized by Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar where Pakistani flags were also waved, Shiv Sena, BJP's ally, on Thursday said it was the saffron party's duty to take action.

State has no powers to regulate pre-primary admissions: Tawde

 The Right to Education Act is effective above first standard and there was no law by which state government could regulate pre-primary admission process, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said.

Maharashtra does not want ASI to give up charge of Raigad fort

Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday said the state government was not in favour of the Archaeological Survey of India reverting the historical Raigad fort to the state as it would "reduce its importance".

MIM using drugs to lure Muslim youth: Nitesh Rane

A day after his father and Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane lost the Bandra (East) Assembly bypoll, Congress MLA Nitesh Rane Thursday alleged that MIM was using drugs to lure Muslim youths, a charge denied by the party.

Don't make remarks against ppl of UP, Bihar: Delhi HC to MNS chief

 Delhi High Court on Thursday asked MNS chief Raj Thackeray to refrain from making statements against non-Maharashtrian people, as it reserved order on his plea for quashing of summons issued against him for allegedly making a hate speech in 2012.

Those who dare to come in Matoshree backyard will be buried: Shiv Sena
Those who dare to come in Matoshree backyard will be buried: Shiv Sena

Gloating over its by-poll victory against Narayan Rane, Shiv Sena on Thursday said those who dare to come into the backyard of Thackerays' Matoshree "will be buried and won't be forgiven."

Clean chit to Maharashtra's ex-minister Gavit in DA case

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Wednesday gave a clean chit to former Maharashtra minister Vijaykumar Gavit and his family in a disproportionate assets case, stating that there was no material to implicate them.

Muslims voting rights: Uddhav defends Raut on Saamana write-up

Coming to the defence of party MP Sanjay Raut whose controversial write-up demanding disenfranchisement of Muslims to end vote bank politics drew flak from various quarters, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday sought to know why nobody reacted when MIM's Asaduddin Owaisi spoke of "finishing Hindus".

Rane will continue to lead; gave tough fight: Maha Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan today hailed Narayan Rane for taking up the challenge to contest by-election to Bandra (East) seat and said the party will not get bogged down by the defeat.

Uddhav, Rane spar over Bandra(E) bypoll result

Uddhav, Rane spar over Bandra(E) bypoll result

Tasgaon voters' tribute to RR Patil: Wife wins by 1.12 lakh votes

It was a tribute of sorts for late RR Patil in Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal Assembly bypoll as the former deputy chief minister's widow Suman Patil won the election by a margin of over 1.12 lakh votes.

Sena workers celebrate victory in by-polls outside Narayan Rane's house

Shiv Sena workers on Wednesday celebrated its victory in Bandra East by-polls, outside Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane's residence saying there is no place for political opportunism in the country.

Another Shiv Sena shocker: Forced sterilisation for Muslims

Barely a couple of days after calling for an end to voting rights for Muslims, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday sought forced sterilisation of Muslims to check what they alleged was their burgeoning population.

Maharashtra bypoll results: Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane defeated in Bandra East, NCP retains Tasgaon seat
Maharashtra bypoll results: Congress heavyweight Narayan Rane defeated in Bandra East, NCP retains Tasgaon seat

Shiv Sena candidate Trupti Sawant was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in the prestigious by-poll from Bandra East constituency after she trounced her main opponent Congress heavyweight and former Home Minister Narayan Rane hours after the counting of votes began on Wednesday.

Bosch to take over 25 ITIs in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

German company Bosch will take over 25 ITIs in Maharashtra for providing state of the art vocational training, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday.