Maharashtra News

RK Laxman's bond with Thackeray lasted several decades

Having worked together in the Free Press Journal in 1947 as political cartoonists, the bond between Bal Thackeray and noted cartoonist RK Laxman remained intact through the passage of time, spanning decades.

Grand Republic Day celebrations in Maharashtra

Pomp and pageantry marked the 66th Republic Day celebrations, as people took part with great enthusiasm in events in Mumbai and across Maharashtra.

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Aaple Sarkar' to bring govt and public closer

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday launched "Aaple Sarkar", a technology based platform for direct and close communication between citizens and the government.

Maharashtra to impart technical skills in 4.5 cr youth by 2022: Guv

Describing youth as the future of India, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao Monday said the state government has set a target of training 4.5 crore youth in employable skills by 2022.

SP of Naxal-affected district in Maharashtra awarded for better voter turnout

The police chief of the worst Naxal-affected district in Maharashtra and a team of poll officials in an Assembly constituency in Pune were among those awarded here on the National Voters Day for increasing voter participation and bettering election process.

Mumbai's suburban railway accidents claimed 9 lives daily in 2014

An average of nine persons lost their lives daily due to accidents, suicides or natural deaths while on the move in suburban Mumbai Railway, the lifeline of the country's financial capital in 2015.

Maharashtra govt gives nod to Ambedkar memorial in London

Maharashtra government has given its nod to pay Rs 35 crores to acquire a property where Dr BR Ambedkar lived during his stay here and convert it into a memorial of the architect of India's Constitution.

Maharashtra govt to buy house in London where Ambedkar stayed

Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived.

Maharashtra to buy Ambedkar's London home

The Maharashtra government has decided to buy the home in London where BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s, and convert it into a memorial-cum-museum, a minister said here Saturday.

40-yr-old arrested for killing mother-in-law in Dahanu

A 40-year-old man from Jedule Colony Pada in Dahanu here has been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning his mother-in-law to death, police said on Saturday.

Mumbai: 26-yr-old man arrested for molestation, acid attack threat

A 26-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly molesting and threatening a 20-year-old girl here, police said on Saturday.

Don't take our support to BJP govt in Maharashtra for granted: Uddhav Thackeray
Don't take our support to BJP govt in Maharashtra for granted: Uddhav Thackeray

Asserting that his support to the BJP in Maharashtra should not be taken for granted, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said his party had joined the Government to provide stability to the State, where no party had emerged clear winner in the October Assembly polls.

BJP minister questions Shiv Sena's participation in government

Exposing the uneasy relationship between the two ruling partners in Maharashtra, a senior BJP minister Friday virtually raised questions on ally Shiv Sena`s participation in the state government.

Thackeray scion blows hot over new lights at Marine Drive

 Yuva Sena president and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray's son Aaditya Thackeray has raised objection to replacement of street lights at the iconic Marine Drive here.

225 passengers of diverted London-Mumbai Air India flight return

The 225 passengers of Air India's city-bound flight from London, which was diverted to Budapest after an engine malfunction, returned on Friday, after a delay of over 13 hours.

Photographer must know to freeze-frame the right moment, says Uddhav

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said a photographer should be judged by his capability to capture the right "moment" in his frame.

Photographer must know to freeze-frame the right moment: Uddhav

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said a photographer should be judged by his capability to capture the right "moment" in his frame.

Kumbh mela preparations reviewed in Nashik

Maharashtra's town planning department has asked the Nashik district administration to ensure all necessary facilities during the Kumbh mela here in July, in view of the expected heavy rush of devotees.

Court dismisses traffic rule flouting case against Fadnavis

A Pune court on Thursday dismissed a case pertaining to violation of the Motor Vehicles Act filed against chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for allegedly riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet during the campaigning for Assembly elections in Nagpur last year.

Man dies of Swine Flu in Aurangabad

 A 42-year-old man died of Swine Flu at a government hospital here, officials said today.

Amit Shah reviews BJP membership drive in Maharashtra

 BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday reviewed the party's ongoing membership drive in Maharashtra.

New FDA chief suspends official caught for graft on day one

 Senior IAS official Harshdeep Kamble, who took over as Maharashtra's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner on Wednesday, suspended an official for allegedly accepting a bribe.

PM Modi to visit Pawar's bastion, NCP says committed to secularism

 Opposition NCP on Wednesday sought to ward off any potential criticism over the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the party chief Sharad Pawar's pocket-borough Baramati in Pune district next month, saying its commitment to the ideology of secularism is unwavering.

Abdul Hamid to be awarded Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar

Param Vir Chakra recipient Adbul Hamid will be honoured with the Maharana Pratap Shourya Puraskar to mark the Republic Day.

Chandrapur is third Maharashtra district to go dry

The Maharashtra government Tuesday declared total prohibition in Chandrapur district from April 1, making it the third in the Viddarbha region to go dry.

Ashok Chavan urges HC to recall order in Adarsh case

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday urged the Bombay High Court to recall its order rejecting CBI's plea to remove his name as an accused from the first information report in the Adarsh Housing Society case.

Attempt to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra is afoot: Shiv Sena

Referring to the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's proposal of a committee headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Mumbai-related issues, Shiv Sena on Tuesday alleged that some industrialists and politicians were conspiring to separate the city from Maharashtra.

Will row: Hospital submits late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's medical reports

 The city-based Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday submitted to the Bombay High Court the medical reports of late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray for the period November-December 2011 when he executed his will.

Occultists, parents held for attempting to kill minor in Maharashtra

Five persons, including two occultists, were arrested for allegedly attempting to kill a minor girl and involving in witchcraft activities during a treasure hunt bid in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Tuesday.

BJP govt's swearing-in at Wankhede costed Rs 98.33 lakh: RTI

The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede stadium here last year costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed.