Maharashtra

Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?
Shiv Sena to skip BJP government swearing-in ceremony?

Even as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, reports on Thursday indicated that Shiv Sena will not attend the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Friday.

Maharashtra CM-designate Fadnavis meets Gadkari

Maharashtra chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis Thursday met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at his residence here.

No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt tomorrow but talks on: BJP
No Shiv Sena leader to be inducted in Maharashtra govt tomorrow but talks on: BJP

As Shiv Sena continues to make conciliatory noises, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said that no Sena leader will be inducted in the new Maharashtra government on Friday.

NCP raps BJP for lavish swearing-in ceremony

Taking a dig at the BJP for an extravagant swearing-in ceremony of its first government in Maharashtra, the NCP on Thursday said it (BJP) has proved that it's a party with a difference.

Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record
Devendra Fadnavis' daughter Divija breaks Supriya Sule's record

BJP chief minister designate Devendra Fadnavis's 5-year-old daughter Divija will be the youngest occupant of CM's official bungalow Varsha in Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi, Fadnavis, says Maharashtra can expect 'acchhe din'
Shiv Sena praises Narendra Modi, Fadnavis, says Maharashtra can expect 'acchhe din'

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form its government in Maharashtra on Friday, Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has warned its erstwhile ally against taking the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Amravati-Mumbai Express derails near Kalyan, no casualty

A general second class coach and engine of Amravati-Mumbai Express got derailed while the train was entering platform no 4 at Kalyan Railway Station in the wee hours of Thursday.

Shiv Sena to take final decision on alliance with BJP in Maharashtra today
Shiv Sena to take final decision on alliance with BJP in Maharashtra today

As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) readies itself to form the first government in Maharashtra on Friday, its erstwhile ally Shiv Sena on Thursday said it would take a final decision on whether it will be a part of the Devendra Fadnavis -led government in the western state..

Uncertainty lingers over Sena joining BJP govt in Maharashtra

 Even as BJP prepared for the inauguration of its first government in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today went into a huddle with top party leaders to discuss the future course of action but there were no signs of the party being in the BJP-led government for now.

Independents await word from BJP in Maharashtra

Maharashtra BJP has not made any formal offer so far to the seven Independent MLAs in return for support to the new government, to be sworn in on Oct 31.

BJP plans a grand swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis ministry at Wankhede

 The swearing-in of BJP's first Chief Minister in Maharashtra at the Wankhede Stadium here will be a lavish affair with about 40,000 guests including Prime Minister Narendra Modi in attendance.

Victims' identity must not be disclosed during probe: Bombay HC

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it was not satisfied with the circular issued by Maharashtra government restraining the police from disclosing the identity of accused persons and the victims to the media.

Congress slams BJP over 'gala' preparations for swearing-in event

 Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of 'compromising' the dignity of the swearing-in ceremony and said the saffron party has turned the upcoming event, wherein new government under Devendra Fadnavis will take oath on October 31, into a festival.

Shiv Sena 'forgets' to greet Fadnavis!

A day after the BJP anointed Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, its former saffron ally Shiv Sena apparently remained cool to the development.

Widow of 1965 war martyr exempted from paying cost of land

Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it had exempted a war widow from paying for the land allotted to her.

MCA will not charge for swearing-in ceremony of first BJP govt in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium

Sharad Pawar-led Mumbai Cricket Association will charge no fee for lending its Wankhede Stadium for hosting swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra on October 31.

Shiv Sena credits SC with divulging foreign bank a/c holders' names

Snubbing the Centre for revealing the identity of only a few foreign bank account holders in the first tranche with regard to the black money issue, Shiv Sena Wednesday credited the Supreme Court with bringing out these names in public domain.

Women account for over 10% of those held for graft: Thane ACB

Women account for more than ten percent of those arrested for corruption by Thane Range ACB in 2014, officials said.

Goans recall Devendra Fadnavis as soft spoken, but canny

Before leading the BJP to victory in Maharashtra in the 2014 state Assembly polls, the unassuming 44-year-old chief minister-to-be Devendra Fadnavis had lent subtle touches to the party's poll campaigns in 2007 and 2012 in neighbouring Goa.

Youth strangulates to death teen brother in Thane

An 18-year-old boy was strangulated to death allegedly by his elder brother here over a minor dispute, police said Wednesday.

HC fines Maharashtra govt for illegally detaining man under MPDA

Holding as "illegal" the detention of a 30-year-old man under the stringent MPDA, the Bombay High Court has imposed costs on the state government.

Devendra Fadnavis govt in Maharashtra – What is in store for Shiv Sena?
Devendra Fadnavis govt in Maharashtra – What is in store for Shiv Sena?

Devendra Fadnavis' election as the BJP legislative party leader to take over as the new chief minister of Maharashtra has forced the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to swung into action.

Maharashtra CM-elect Devendra Fadnavis to take oath October 31

Maharashtra Governor CV Rao will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister-elect Devendra Fadnavis at a public function here Oct 31, an official said Tuesday.

Revenue official, two others held for taking Rs 23 lakh bribe in Maharashtra

A Maharashtra revenue department official and his two associates were arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 23 lakh near his South Mumbai office on Tuesday, according to the Anti Corruption Bureau.

Celebrations in Nagpur after Fadnavis picked for Maharashtra CM post

Nagpur on Tuesday burst into celebrations soon after the news of Devendra Fadnavis's election to be the first BJP chief minister of Maharashtra reached here.

Nitin Gadkari greets Devendra Fadnavis, says Maharashtra will develop under his leadership
Nitin Gadkari greets Devendra Fadnavis, says Maharashtra will develop under his leadership

Union Minister of Road Transport Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday congratulated Devendra Fadvanis after he was unanimously elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in Maharashtra. Fadvanis is now officially appointment as the first BJP chief minister of the state. 

Wait till new CM takes oath, says Sena on supporting BJP in Maharashtra

Asserting that it has not demanded any specific portfolios from BJP, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it will wait till the swearing-in of new Chief Minister before taking a final call on supporting its former ally.

HC pulls up Maharashtra Govt for not acting on traffic plan

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked Maharashtra government why it was sitting on a proposal of the Transport Commissioner's office to empower traffic constables to impose fines on law-breaking motorists and auto riders.

BJP leaders take to Twitter to congratulate Devendra Fadnavis

BJP leaders on Tuesday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Devendra Fadnavis who was elected the leader of the BJP's Legislature Party in Maharashtra, paving the way for his appointment as the first party Chief Minister of the state.

Devendra Fadnavis promises to take Maharashtra on path of growth

Devendra Fadnavis on Monday promised to take Maharashtra on the path of growth and thanked all those who had shown faith in him.