Maharashtra News

Suresh Prabhu to meet Maharashtra CM over rail projects

 Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union Raod Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to work out a development plan for the railways in Mumbai, a city synonymous with congested suburban trains.

HC seeks EC reply to PIL against hand symbol allotted to Congress

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Congress, Chief Election Commissioner, the Union of India and Maharashtra Government to file their response on a petition challenging allotment of 'hand' symbol to the party on the ground that it was very similar to the logo of State police.

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's security tightened after death threat

Thane: Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde allegedly received a death threat on his cell phone following which security has been stepped up at his Maharashtra residence.

Fund utilisation in Vidarbha region has to be speeded up: Govt

 Government on Friday stressed on speeding up fund utilisation in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra which has seen high rate of farmers' suicide as it expressed concern over tardy progress in programme utilisation to increase agriculture yield.

Rs 6,000 crore meant for Vidarbha were diverted: Devendra Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday claimed that the previous Congress-NCP government deprived Vidarbha region of over Rs 6,000 crore of development funds despite the directives from the Governor.

Bombay HC appoints team of lawyers to check illegal hoardings in Maharashtra

 The Bombay High Court on Friday appointed a team of 17 lawyers to function as 'commissioners of court', which will visit various places in the state and detect illegal posters, banners and hoardings put up by political parties.

Five suffer minor injuries after acid spill in local train in Maharashtra

At least five passengers of a suburban local train suffered minor injuries and experienced breathing problems after acid spilled inside one of the compartments near Thane railway station on Friday, officials said.

Adarsh case: Ashok Chavan moves HC against single judge's order

A month after the Bombay High Court rejected CBI's plea to remove former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name from the accused named in the first information report of Adarsh Housing Society case, he has moved the court seeking reversal of the order.

Bombay HC asks civic bodies to devise schemes to provide toilets for women

Bombay High Court on Friday asked all the municipal corporations in Maharashtra to devise schemes in their respective areas to provide toilets for women.

Central Team to visit Thane to study proposed water transport

Thane: A central team will be visiting Thane after the current session of the Parliament in January next year to study the proposal for water transport projects in Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, MP Rajan Vichare said here on Friday.

Maharashtra CM urges PM Modi to push Mumbai's pending projects

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday that he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up an independent review committee for pending development projects in Mumbai.

Maharashtra CM urges PM to push Mumbai's pending projects

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday that he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up an independent review committee for pending development projects in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar asks PM Modi to leave Mumbai development to CM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not head the proposed high-level committee for the development of Mumbai.

Five booked for trying to sell two-month-old baby girl in Maharashtra

Five persons including a doctor from a private nursing home in Dharavi have been booked for allegedly trying to sell a two-month old baby girl, police said on Thursday.

Navi Mumbai international airport set to start operations from 2019

 The proposed Navi Mumbai international airport in Kopra-Panvel will begin operations from 2019, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Maharashtra Legislative Council here on Thursday.

'No teacher will lose job due to excess staff or rule change'

 Maharashtra Government will draft its education policy keeping in focus all 2 crore students, Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Council on Thursday even as he sought to allay apprehensions over any teacher losing his job due to change in rules or presence of excess staff.

Maharashtra govt working to ensure help to drought-hit farmers: Uddhav

Nagpur: Even as Marathwada and Vidarbha regions continue to grapple with scarcity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray feels that the state government has taken definite steps to tackle the drought conditions and is reaching out to affected farmers in Maharashtra.

Sharad Pawar discharged from hospital in Mumbai

NCP chief and former union minister Sharad Pawar, who underwent surgery at a private hospital here on December 5 for a leg injury, was discharged on Thursday.

Rail link demanded between Dahanu-Kalyan and Ambadi-Vasai

Thane: The Thane and Palghar district passengers association on Thursday urged the Centre and Maharashtra government to provide a rail link between Dahanu and Kalyan and a metro or monorail service between Ambadi and Vasai.

2014 saw return of BJP-Sena regime in Maharashtra after 15 yrs

Mumbai: The return of a BJP-Sena regime after a love-hate war and gap of 15 years, demise of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, collapse of Congress-NCP alliance and rising cases of farmers' suicides dominated Maharashtra's political landscape in 2014.

Setback for Fadnavis; SC refuses to hear Maharashtra's plea against HC order on Maratha reservation
Setback for Fadnavis; SC refuses to hear Maharashtra's plea against HC order on Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear Maharashtra government's plea against Bombay High Court order staying the decision to give 16 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions in the state.

Maharashtra govt to launch portal, mobile app to address grievances

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will soon launch a portal and a mobile application, 'Aaple Sarkar', to ensure participative governance and address public grievances.

Thane man, parents held for demanding Rs 5 cr dowry

Thane: A 30-year-old man and his parents were arrested for allegedly demanding Rs five crore dowry from the bride's family and then cancelling the wedding when they were not paid the amount, police said on Thursday.

Cops told to keep 'discreet' watch on schools in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Government has directed the police to "discreetly" keep a watch on schools across the State in the wake of an alert sounded by the Centre in the backdrop of terror attack on a Pakistani school.

Jaidev Thackeray willing to settle dispute, Uddhav says need time

Jaidev Thackeray, who has contested the 'Will' left behind by his father and Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray, on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that he was willing to settle the dispute over the family property with his brother Uddhav.

25,000 villages hit by drought in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Nearly 25,000 villages in Maharashtra are in the grip of a severe drought and the state government is taking all possible measures to tackle the situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday told the state Assembly here.

4-year old rape in Maharashtra triggers protests, accused arrested

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a non teaching employee of a school in suburban Bhandup, triggering protests by a group of people who vandalised the school property, police said.

Maharashtra Legislative Council disrupted on LoP; Govt won't interfere, says Fadnavis

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday once again witnessed pandemonium on the issue of absence of a Leader of Opposition in the House even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made it clear that the government will not get involved in the matter.

Two revenue dept officers arrested taking bribe in Thane

Thane: Two officers of Raigadh revenue department including a Class-I officer were arrested near hear for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials said Wednesday.

RSS chief asks people to read book about 'Vande Mataram'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday asked people to read a book on 'Vande Mataram', saying these two words have inspired the country for the last 140 years.