Maharashtra News

Shiv Sena replaces senior spokespersons by five new faces

In a major overhaul post Maharashtra Assembly Elections, Shiv Sena has appointed five new spokespersons replacing the party's old guard.

Farmers to hold sit-in at Fadnavis' Nagpur house on Nov 30

Nagpur: The Shetkari Sanghatana has decided to hold a sit-in in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence here in Dharampeth on November 30 to press for relief to distressed farmers.

Two cops booked for demanding bribe in Thane

Thane: Two constables of the Thane rural police were charged with an offence for allegedly demanding bribe to favour the complainant in a criminal case, Anti Corruption Bureau said Friday.

Unfortunate that Adarsh ghost refuses to leave Chavan: Sena

Mumbai: Apparently going soft on Congress after the end of its alliance with BJP, the Shiv Sena today said it is "unfortunate" that former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name was not dropped as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam.

Fire destroys 16 shops in Alipurduar

Alipurduar: At least 16 shops were gutted in a fire at Railgate locality in this town in Alipurduar district early Friday, the fire brigade said.

Maharashtra youth freed in Angola, to return home

A youth from Bhusawal in North Maharashtra has been freed from captivity on board a ship in Angola and would return home in two days, according to MP Raksha Khadese.

NCP will support creation of Vidarbha if locals want it: Sule

NCP MP Supriya Sule on Thursday said her party would support creation of separate Vidarbha state by carving it out from Maharashtra if "local sentiment" is in the favour of such a move.

Hindutva plank: Shiv Sena likely to hurt BJP's chances in Delhi polls

Post its break-up with BJP, Shiv Sena now wants to aggressively expand its base in states other than Maharashtra as well and will kick off its "mission" from Delhi where it wants to corner its former ally mainly on the Hindutva agenda.

Bhujbal family abused power, amassed wealth: AAP's Anjali Damania

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) senior leader and MLA Chhagan Bhujbal as well as his family members have been accused of abusing power and amassing huge wealth by social workers Anjali Damania and Sanjeev Khandekar in a complaint before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today.

Maharashtra, China's Wenzou province now 'sister states'

Maharashtra Thursday signed an agreement with Wenzou province of China declaring both to be 'sister states' and to promote trade and industry, officials said here.

Fadnavis asks Maharashtra MPs to pursue state issues with Centre

Maharashtra MPs should take up development-related issues with the Centre, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday.

Maharashtra Assembly Speaker meets Governor Rao

 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde on Thursday called on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here.

Two new metro lines, four flyovers to come up in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government Thursday approved two new Metro lines and four flyovers, estimated to cost around Rs 45,000 crore.

Confident of good result in talks with Shiv Sena, says BJP

Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.

Difficult measures ahead to curb fiscal deficit: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that "difficult measures" would be taken in the near future to check the fiscal deficit.

Maha to create 'e-platform' to speed up clearance for industry

 Maharashtra government will create a "e-platform" to monitor the movement of files related to setting up of new industries and investment in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Wednesday.

Police will be further empowered for efficient functioning: Maha CM

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the state police department will be further empowered in order to expedite investigations and administrative decision making processes.

Trust vote: Congress mulling legal route against Fadnavis govt

Congress is now mulling on the legal action against the Devendra Fadnavis government whom it has accused of winning the trust vote in Legislative Assembly last week by "circumventing" the rules.

Name Freeway after Bal Thackeray: Sena to Maha Govt

 Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded that the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai be named after party founder late Bal Thackeray.

HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name in Adarsh scam

 In a setback for Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court today turned down a CBI plea to drop his name as an accused in the Adarsh scam, paving the way for his trial.

We are not out to pull down Maha govt, says Sharad Pawar
We are not out to pull down Maha govt, says Sharad Pawar

Alibaug: A day after his remarks about snap polls in Maharashtra created ripples, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said it was not his intention to topple the Devendra Fandnavis-led BJP government in the state.

Bombay HC rejects CBI's plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam
Bombay HC rejects CBI's plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected CBI's plea to drop former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's name as an accused in Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Shiv Sena slams Sharad Pawar over snap poll remarks
Shiv Sena slams Sharad Pawar over snap poll remarks

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday hit out at NCP Sharad Pawar after he asked his party to be ready for snap poll, saying he "is known for playing politics of distrust" and was trying to take advantage of the current instability.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis wants business-friendly policies to boost economy

Asserting his willingness to make changes in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the only way to boost the state's economy is by easing the business culture.

Windscreen of plane to carry Aviation Minister cracks before take-off

A Delhi-bound IndiGo aircraft, scheduled to fly Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and other passengers, developed a windscreen crack minutes before its take-off from Nagpur airport on Tuesday evening.

BJP government asked to grant relief to drought hit farmers in Maharashtra

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra state assembly Eknath Shinde asked the BJP government on Tuesday night to immediately sanction Rs 10,000 per acre to drought-hit farmers in the state as well as immediately declare Maharashtra as a drought-hit state.

'Will fix timeframe for operating Boeing-MRO facility soon'

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday termed as "unacceptable" the delay in operationalisation of the much-touted Rs 800 crore aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) depot by Boeing in Mihan here.

Appoint officers to check if civic schools have toilets: HC

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to appoint two officers to conduct surprise checks on city municipal schools to verify the claim of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that clean and separate toilets were available for boys and girls in schools.

Sharad Pawar predicts snap polls in Maharashtra

Eighteen days after Devendra Fadnavis became the Maharashtra chief minister, NCP president Sharad Pawar Tuesday said early elections could take place in the state.

Third petition in Bombay HC challenges trust vote won by BJP government

A fresh petition was filed in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday challenging the controversial vote of confidence obtained by the BJP Government in Maharashtra Assembly last week.