Maharashtra News

BJP, Sena have betrayed Maharashtra, says Manikrao Thakre

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) betrayed the people and also went back on its assurances to farmers in Maharashtra, former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and sitting MLC Manikrao Thakre said here on Monday.

Banking most vulnerable to cyber crime: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday recognised banking as the "most vulnerable" sector to cyber crime and expressed the need to employ appropriate remedies to counter the menace.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Shiv Sena burns Pak flag

 Several activists of the Shiv Sena on Monday burnt the Pakistani flag here to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack at Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district.

Shiv Sena workers protest alleged misbehaviour of police in Maharashtra

 Scores of Shiv Sena workers along with Ambarnath Sena MLA Balaji Kinnikar held a protest at the Hill Line police station in the district against the alleged misbehaviour of police with a local Sena leader.

BJP seeks cancellation of Salman's bail over Yakub tweets

With Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case, drawing severe flak from different quarters, BJP here demanded cancellation of the actor's bail in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates Maharashtra's first IIM in Nagpur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

Need to build institutions to produce human resources: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

Hanging bridge to span river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur

 Pandharpur Development Authority (PDA) has decided to construct a hanging bridge on the iconic Chandrabhaga river at the famous temple town, and also to develop a `Darshan Bari Complex' along a 3-km stretch on the other side of the river.

Teenage boy booked as girl commits suicide over harassment in Maharashtra

A 15-year-old boy has been booked for allegedly harassing a girl and driving her to suicide in Shirvanje village in the district, police said on Sunday.

Rape convictions can rest on victim's testimony: Bombay HC

 Observing that conviction in rape cases can solely rest on the testimony of the victim if it inspires confidence, the Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a 42-year-old man for raping his step-daughter for over a year.

Amit Shah will speak about going solo in J&K too, taunts Uddhav Thackeray

 After BJP chief Amit Shah recently asked his party cadre to prepare to go solo in Maharashtra in future, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday taunted him saying that Shah will also talk about single party rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

Maharashtra: Drowned boy's father booked in suspected human sacrifice case

 Days after three women were arrested in a suspected human sacrifice case involving a 12-year-old boy, whose body was recovered from Khadavli river in Kasara here, police have now booked his father for conspiracy and murder.

Nagpur jail gears up for Yakub's execution

With barely a week left for the scheduled hanging of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, preparations are in full swing at the Nagpur Central Prison with authorities conducting dummy trials.

Late RAW official wanted leniency for Yakub Memon
Late RAW official wanted leniency for Yakub Memon

A late top official of RAW had favoured clemency for death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case Yakub Memon on the ground that he had cooperated with investigating agencies and does not deserve to be hanged.

Rapist dad held after minor daughter revealed her ordeal to teacher in bone-chilling letter
Rapist dad held after minor daughter revealed her ordeal to teacher in bone-chilling letter

After a 13-year-old Mumbai school student's bone-chilling letter revealed her horrific ordeal about being raped by her father for six years, the police on Friday arrested the accused.

Draft of Bill to protect scribes within a month: Maha govt

The Maharashtra government on Friday informed the Legislative Council that it will within a month's time prepare the draft Bill of the law to protect journalists after consulting Leaders of Opposition and group leaders of parties of both the Houses.

Schoolbags in this Indian state will now have weight limit

Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load.

Mumbai freeway crash: Corporate lawyer Janhvi Gadkar's bail plea rejected

 A local court on Friday rejected the bail application of 35-year-old corporate lawyer Jahnvi Gadkar, who is accused of mowing down two persons here on June 10 under the influence of alcohol.

Kadam siphoned off LASDC funds, distributed them among leaders: CM Fadnavis

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday alleged that NCP leader Ramesh Kadam, who headed the Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Economic Development Corporation (LASDC), had illegally siphoned off funds and distributed them to political leaders.

Uproar in Maharashtra Assembly over resignation of 'tainted' ministers

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Friday saw pandemonium created by opposition members when Opposition Congress-NCP demanded resignation of ministers facing corruption charges.

Maharashtra govt contemplating long-term policy to bail out farmers

Maharashtra government is mulling to bring in a long-term policy for drought-hit farmers which will ensure they get compensation amount commensurate to their crop losses.

Graft charges against Maharashtra ministers: Thackeray seeks probe

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Friday demanded a probe into the allegations of corruption against some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Maharashtra's ruling coalition.

RTI activist alleges Maharashtra ACB giving 'special treatment' to Ajit Pawar

An RTI activist Jeetendra Ghadge Friday alleged that Ajit Pawar, who is being probed in connection with the irrigation scam, was given "special treatment" by the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) as the senior NCP leader is spared from personal appearances for investigations in the case.

Supreme Court to hear Yakub Memon's plea for execution of his death sentence
Supreme Court to hear Yakub Memon's plea for execution of his death sentence

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the sole death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, seeking stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for July 30.

Uddhav ​Thackeray says determined to bring Shiv Sena's rule in Maharashtra
Uddhav ​Thackeray says determined to bring Shiv Sena's rule in Maharashtra

In an aggressive posturing that reflects increasing strains in partnership with the BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said he was determined to bring his party to power on its own in Maharashtra.

New Mumbai University VC receives brickbats for meeting Raj Thackeray

Newly-appointed Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh's meeting with MNS chief Raj Thackeray at the latter's residence here has created a flutter in political circles here with some parties on Thursday demanding action against the academician for his "unwarranted" act.

Death row convict Yakub meets wife, daughter in jail

Death row convict Yakub Memon on Thursday morning met his wife and daughter in the Nagpur Central Jail amidst tight security.

Farmer kills self over lack of money to buy fertilisers

A 55-year-old tribal farmer allegedly committed suicide in Ganga Mhalundi village, around 35 kms from here, for not having enough money to purchase fertilisers for his crops.

Draft Bill to stop attacks on scribes to be ready in month: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said the first draft of the Bill to prevent attacks on mediapersons will be ready in a month.

Kumbh Mela: 20 trains to get additional halt at Nashik Road

 In view of the ongoing Kumbh Mela being celebrated at Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the Central Railways has decided to give additional halt to 20 trains at Nashik Road station.