Maharashtra News

Poll-eve split with Sena helped BJP realise its might: Devendra Fadnavis

Defending BJP's decision to part ways with long time partner Shiv Sena ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls last year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the split of the saffron allies brought out the true strength of the BJP.

Maharashtra CM's wife involved in minor road accident

The wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was involved in a minor road accident here on Friday.

Maharashtra BJP executive meet today

Maharashtra BJP unit has convened an executive meeting in Kolhapur starting on Saturday, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

Rahul Gandhi should acquire wisdom after visiting Mhow: Vijayvargiya

Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should acquire "some wisdom" after visiting the birthplace of Dr B R Ambedkar, on June 2.

Maharashtra Congress to observe May 26 as death anniversary of 'achhe din'

Criticising the Modi government, which completes one year in office on May 26, over its "false" promises, Maharashtra Congress on Friday said it would hold protests against the Centre on the day and observe it as 'punyatithi' (death anniversary) of 'achhe din'.

Modi's one year: Maharashtra Raj Bhavan staff to get flats

The first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuming office on next Tuesday will be memorable for 63 Raj Bhavan employees and their families.

Dalit youth killed in Maharashtra for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone
Dalit youth killed in Maharashtra for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone

A Dalit youth in the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra was crushed to death for allegedly having an Ambedkar song as his mobile ringtone.

Situation still tense after clashes on access to CME road in Pune

The situation at Bopkhel village near here continued to be tense but under control on Friday after clashes broke out between police and locals protesting against denial of an access road that passes through defence land housing the College of Military Engineering (CME).

Heptulla deplores incident of man being denied job over religion

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday deplored the incident where an MBA graduate was denied job in a company allegedly for being Muslim, and said the Constitution guarantees equal opportunities for all and those violating it have to be dealt with.

Two more power units to be added to Tarapur Atomic Plant

Two more nuclear power units with an installed capacity of 1,000 mega watts is expected to be added to the Tarapur Atomic Power plant here, Palghar MP Chintaman Wanga said on Friday.

Maharashtra BJP national executive meet begins tomorrow in Kolhapur

 Maharashtra BJP unit has convened a national executive meeting in Kolhapur starting tomorrow, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

Maharashtra farmers to get five-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

Maharashtra govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its smuggling.

Govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its illegal smuggling.

Maharashtra sizzles in heatwave, Odisha put on alert

People in large parts of India experienced a searing hot day with heatwave-like conditions prevailing in many states and mercury settling above 40 degrees Celsius.

Squabbling with BJP affected performance of Shiv Sena ministers: NCP

Seeking to drive a wedge, the opposition NCP on Thursday said almost all cabinet ministers of Shiv Sena have failed to deliver so far due to "infighting" with their alliance partner BJP which heads Maharashtra government.

Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered
Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered

An FIR was filed against a Mumbai firm on Thursday for denying job to a man for being from the Muslim community in a case of alleged religious discrimination.

Maharashtra food, civil supplies department officials on strike

Maharashtra Food and Supplies department officials have gone a state-wide strike after seven officers in the district were issued suspension letter in connection with an alleged multi-crore ration scam.

Mentally challenged girl raped in govt-run school, 2 booked

A 17-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by two persons in the hostel of a government-run school here following which she became pregnant, police said on Thursday.

Anti-Bihari remarks: HC stays proceedings against Raj Thackeray

The Delhi High Court Thursday stayed the trial court proceedings against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in various cases lodged against him for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Mentally challenged girl raped in govt-run school in Nagpur, two booked

A 17-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by two persons in the hostel of a government-run school here following which she became pregnant, police said on Thursday.

Woman stripped, beaten up over land issue; 1 held

A 45-year-old woman from Boisar was allegedly stripped, molested and beaten up by a group of five-six men in the district over an issue related to development of land, police said on Thursday.

We hire only non-Muslim candidates, diamond export firm tells Muslim youth
We hire only non-Muslim candidates, diamond export firm tells Muslim youth

A Mumbai-based diamond export company has been accused of religious discrimination after it denied employment opportunity to a young man because he follows Islam, a leading newspaper reported on Thursday.

Shiv Sena MP Raut's remarks on Muslims: EC expresses displeasure

 The Election Commission on Wednesday expressed "strong displeasure" over Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remarks that Muslims should be stripped of voting rights and advised him to be more circumspect in future in his public utterance.

Model's death: Police record cosmetic surgeon's statement

 The Mumbai police on Wednesday recorded the statement of Dr Vijay Sharma, the cosmetic surgeon allegedly named in the dying statement of model-actress Shikha Joshi who committed suicide last week.

DD to telecast monsoon session of Maha Assembly

On the lines of Indian Parliament, the monsoon session of Maharashtra Assembly would be telecast on Doordarshan, state Parliamentary Affairs minister Girish Bapat said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra govt to allow women to work in night shifts

Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to make necessary changes in the Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in factories in night shifts.

Nagpur records hottest day of season at 47 deg

 Nagpur, Maharashtra's second capital, on Wednesday recorded the highest temperature of the season so far as the mercury touched 47 degree Celsius.

Citizens have fundamental right to good roads, says Bombay HC

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that citizens have a fundamental right to good roads and it is the state government's statutory obligation to provide roads which are free of potholes.

Siddhivinayak temple gets ISO certification

Mumbai's famous Siddhivinayak temple has received ISO 9001-2008 certification for best quality practises.