Maharashtra News

Upgrade system for safety of women in trains: Bombay HC to Railways

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked railways to upgrade its system so as to prevent crime against women in local trains and on platforms and consider forming an expert committee to study advanced technologies globally.

Thane woman held for running prostitution ring

A 47-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly operating flesh trade racket from a flat in a residential complex in Naupada area of the city, police said today.

Air India flight delay: RJD asks Fadnavis to issue public apology

Asserting that those elected by the people should not behave like kings, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday criticized Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over reports that an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York was delayed by nearly an hour on account of a member of his entourage and said that he should tender an apology for it.

Ready to face any probe: Pankaja Munde on graft charges

Maharashtra's Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is under fire from the Opposition for awarding contracts worth Rs 206 crore for purchasing items like chikki, mats and books for children, on Wednesday rejected corruption charges against her.

Two Maharashtra AAP leaders visit village in Yavatmal

With the intention of educating villagers on different programmes of the government, two senior leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Maharashtra Ravi Srivastava and Sundar Balakrishnan visited Dabhadi village in Vidarbha region of the state.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis would never promote 'VIP culture': BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that Devendra Fadnavis would never promote 'VIP culture', after reports stated that the Maharashtra Chief Minister had delayed an Air India flight by about an hour.

Four vehicles gutted in fire near Pune

Four vehicles, including two cars, were gutted in a fire that broke out in a tin shed near a town square at Chakan, about 40 km from here, police said on Wednesday.

Will expose conspiracy against me: Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde

A week after coming under a cloud of allegations, Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde on Tuesday asserted she will expose the conspiracy against her.

Congress, NCP join hands to corner BJP govt in Maharashtra monsoon session

Opposition Congress and NCP will launch a joint offensive against Devendra Fadnavis government on various issues including allegations of impropriety surrounding some of its top ministers and suicides by farmers, in the upcoming monsoon session of the state legislature.

Maha resident doctors warn of indefinite strike from July 2

 As many as 4,500 resident doctors, attached to 18 government medical colleges in Maharashtra, have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from July 2 in support of their demands, including increase in stipend.

Purohit meets Danve after BJP issues notice over sting video

 BJP MLA Raj Purohit met Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve here on Tuesday after the party issued him show cause notice over a sting operation video which showed the MLA from Colaba criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

Maharashtra CM accused of delaying Air India flight to US by an hour, Devendra Fadnavis denies allegations
Maharashtra CM accused of delaying Air India flight to US by an hour, Devendra Fadnavis denies allegations

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis sparked off a controversy when he was accused of delaying an Air India flight for about an hour at Mumbai Airport.

Bombay HC asks Maha govt about plans to tackle river pollution during Kumbh

Expressing serious concern over pollution in Godavari river in view of the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Nashik, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to inform it within a week what contingency plans it had formulated to clean the river water.

Will expose conspiracy against me: Pankaja Munde

A week after coming under a cloud of allegations, Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde today asserted she will expose the conspiracy against her.

Shiv Sena leader suggests ministers facing allegations step down

Even as two Maharashtra BJP ministers came under cloud over allegations of irregularities in awarding contracts, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant today favoured their stepping down until proved innocent.

Maharashtra govt inks MoU with Blackstone, Panchsil for 3 projects

The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with Blackstone and Panchsil SPV for three projects worth Rs 4,500 crore and generation of some 50,000 jobs.

Maha govt inks MoU with Blackstone, Panchsil for 3 projects

The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with Blackstone and Panchsil SPV for three projects worth Rs 4,500 crore and generation of some 50,000 jobs.

Sachin Sawant submits evidence against Pankanja Munde with ACB

Congress leader Sachin Sawant on Tuesday said that he has submitted evidence against Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde with the Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Gujarat to introduce chapter on Dhirubhai Ambani in school books

With a view to imbue students with entrepreneurship, Gujarat government is likely to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks, officials said on Tuesday.

Maha: PWD draughtsman arrested for graft

A draughtsman with the Public Works Department here who allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 40,000 was arrested here by ACB sleuths.

Corruption in awarding contracts: Vinod Tawde cries 'political conspiracy'

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday said that the allegations of irregularities in awarding a Rs 191 crore contract against him are false and a 'political conspiracy'.

INS Vikrant memorial plans evoke dispute

Plans to erect a memorial to the Indian Navy's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant kicked up a controversy here on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Father-son acquitted in harassment case

 A father-son duo, tried on charges of torturing a housewife and forcing her to commit suicide here, have been acquitted by a local court after the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Make in Maharashtra, Fadnavis tells US businesses

Joining a stream of investment-seeking Indian leaders to the US, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told business leaders here that when they Make it in India it should be in his state and pitched its competitive edge.

Drug peddlers using postal route to send contraband in Maharashtra

With the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cracking down on courier companies delivering parcels without checking, drug peddlers and dealers have begun to turn to the postal service to send the contraband.

After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra
After Pankaja Munde, now Vinod Tawde accused of irregularities in awarding contracts in Maharashtra

After Pankaja Munde, another Maharashtra minister has been accused of irregularities in awarding contracts.

BJP MLAs busy in collecting funds spent during Maharashtra Assembly polls: Anjali Damania

Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and activist Anjali Damania on Tuesday criticised Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde for awarding contracts without proper tenders and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs have off late been busy in collecting the funds spent during the assembly polls.

Maharashtra State Information Commission fails to provide data on its own orders

Maharashtra State Information Commission (SIC) does not have information on its own orders that were challenged in courts, an RTI query revealed.

Prabhu inaugurates Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) installed with a total cost Rs 21.72 crore at four railway stations in the metropolis comprising CST, Dadar, Kurla and LTT.

PIL seeks ACB probe into Rs 206-cr purchase scam in Maharashtra

A petition in the Bombay High Court on Monday sought a probe by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) into the Rs 206-crore procurement 'scam' related to Women and Child Development Department headed by Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde.