Maharashtra News

HC ultimatum to Maha CS to file affidavit on noise pollution

Bring down noise pollution levels during festivals, the Bombay High Court sternly told the Maharashtra government on Friday while giving a last chance to the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on the issue.

CCTV cameras to be installed in shelter homes soon, Maharashtra HC told

With an increase in number of incidents where children and women in state-run shelter homes are sexually and physically abused, the Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it will soon install CCTV cameras in all such facilities.

'Chikki scam': Youth Congress stages protests against Pankaja Munde

The Youth Congress on Friday staged a protest against Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is currently battling corruption charges.

Traffic cop arrested on graft charges

An assistant police inspector from the traffic department was arrested by the ACB for allegedly taking bribe, police said on Friday.

PIL on Mumbai, Kolhapur varsity VC appointments dismissed

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation challenging the appointments of the vice-chancellors of Mumbai University and Shivaji University in Kolhapur after finding no merit in it.

Abducted 8-year-old found dead in Thane jungles

Body of an 8-year-old school student, who went 'missing' after being allegedly abducted on Monday evening, was found in the jungles of Bhayander here, police said on Friday.

Shirdi Saibaba temple witnesses huge spurt in donations

The famous Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust here has witnessed a steady rise in its fortunes in the form of donations from devotees over the last few years, a senior official of the organisation said on Friday.

Encounter specialist Daya Nayak suspended for refusing transfer

A day after one of India's well known 'encounter specialist' Daya Nayak was suspended, it has emerged that the police officer had declined to join his new posting at Nagpur over concerns for "family's safety".

Shiv Sena asks will flights be delayed for sick persons also

Taking a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for allegedly delaying an Air India flight after an official in his team forgot to carry proper travel documents, alliance partner Shiv Sena on Friday asked if similar "social work" would be done for an ill person as well.

Dwarkanath Kotnis' sister Manorama is dead

Manorama S Kotnis, a sister of the legendary medico and doyen of India-China friendship, late Dwarkanath S Kotnis, has died in her Mumbai suburb home, a family friend said here on Friday. She was 94.

About 884 people go missing every month from Mumbai city

As many as 884 people, many of them minor girls, went missing every month on an average from the metropolis during the last decade though a vast majority of them have been traced, according to figures released by Mumbai police.

Maharashtra CM seeks Microsoft support for smart city project

Terming his meeting with India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as "very productive" and "insightful", Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the software giant will extend support for a digital village and smart city in the state.

Maharashtra doctors' strike enters second day

Over 4,000 resident doctors in Maharashtra, demanding certain amenities from the government, have continued with their strike for a second day.

Row over flight delay: Co-passengers come out in support of Maharashtra CM
Row over flight delay: Co-passengers come out in support of Maharashtra CM

Two passengers travelling on the same US-bound Air India aircraft from Mumbai as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis have come out in his support, saying he did not delay the flight even as he has threatened legal action once he returns to India.

'Encounter specialist' Daya Nayak suspended

Police sub-inspector and 'encounter specialist' Daya Nayak has been suspended from Maharashtra Police.

Maharashtra govt appeals resident doctors to call off strike

 Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday appealed to the resident doctors of government medical colleges to call off their indefinite strike, saying accepted most of their demands have been accepted.

Will look into possibility of including madrasas in mainstream educational system: Naqvi

With Maharashtra government's controversial decision on madrasas creating a political furore, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which does not consider madrasas as educational institutions.

Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian does not figure in NIA prosecutors list

Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian, who recently stirred up a controversy by alleging that National Investigation Agency (NIA) had asked her to go slow on accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case in which some Hindu extremists are accused, does not figure in the latest list of prosecutors appointed by NIA.

Maharashtra move on madrassas contradicts PM's vision: Congress

 The Maharashtra government`s alleged move not to treat madrassas as schools in case they failed to teach primary subjects came in for criticism on Thursday from state party leaders of both the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.

HC imposes Rs 40,000 fine on Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar

A High Court bench here has imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 on Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar for raising objection to an ongoing probe against him by an appointed inquiry officer.

Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt
Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt

In a controversial decision, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has decided to derecognise madrasas, which do not teach primary subjects, as 'schools'.

Kumbh Mela: Community radios installed in buses for devotees

In view of the heavy rush of pilgrims expected during the upcoming Kumbh Mela here, the Nashik district administration has arranged for 'community radios' in 3,000 MSRTC buses.

Fadnavis must apologise for requesting flight delay: Chavan

Seizing on reports that an Air India flight for US was delayed for about an hour by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Congress leader and former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan today demanded an apology from him for causing inconvenience to over 200 passengers.

Elderly woman killed in Maharashtra over property dispute

A 60-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her nephew and his wife over a property dispute in Vikramgad taluka here, police said on Thursday.

Shiv Sena asks BJP govt to tap options apart from cloud-seeding

Shiv Sena has expressed reservations over the outcome of the proposed cloud-seeding project by the BJP-ruled Maharashtra government, which is aimed at generating artificial rains, and asked it to explore other alternatives as well to make water available for scarcity-hit regions.

Over 4,000 resident doctors go on indefinite strike in Maharashtra
Over 4,000 resident doctors go on indefinite strike in Maharashtra

Patients in government medical colleges in Maharashtra are set for a harrowing time after around 4,500 resident doctors, attached to 18 such institutions in the state, went on an indefinite strike on Thursday in support of their demands.

Three held for forging documents to usurp property in Maharashtra

 Three persons, including a lawyer, were arrested here for allegedly trying to usurp a property through forged documents, police said on Wednesday.

'Drunk' woman designer rams SUV into tea stall in Mumbai; 1 injured

 A 25-year-old woman fashion designer, believed to be driving in an inebriated condition, allegedly rammed her SUV into a tea stall in suburban Bandra injuring a roadside vendor, police said on Wednesday.

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.