Maharashtra News

Arun Gawli released from Nagpur jail on 15-day parole

Gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2008 murder case, was today released from the Nagpur Central Jail on a 15-day parole.

Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent
Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent

Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.

Court raps police over probe into Pak boat case

A special court on Tuesday pulled up Mumbai Police for not following the mandatory provisions of NDPS Act in connection with the arrest of eight Pakistani nationals who were apprehended by the Coast Guard off Gujarat coast last month.

Veteran Congress leader Devaraj Shah passes away at 92

A veteran Congress leader from Palghar, a former sarpanch and a former president of the Vyapari Association Devaraj Shah (92) passed away Tuesday morning.

Rape-accused Army officer's police custody extended for 2 days

A local court on Tuesday extended for two days the police remand of Colonel Vinod Sahani, arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old mentally-challenged woman at his residence in Deolali Camp near here.

Nepal earthquake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur N-plant

The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra will try to retain 14 villages bordering Telangana: Shinde

Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde has asserted that the state government will try to retain all its 14 'disputed' villages, sharing border with Telangana, which has laid claim on these areas.

Thane girl raped, killed in Shirdi, 1 held

A 21-year-old girl from Sahapur area here was allegedly taken to Shirdi by three persons where she was raped and then killed following which police today arrested one of the accused.

Eight crore devotees likely to attend Kumbh Mela

Maharashtra minister for tribal welfare Vishnu Sawra said here more than eight crore devotees are likely to visit upcoming Kumbh Mela at Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra's Nashik district.

Maharashtra govt to install live-monitoring system for infra projects

To curb misuse of government grants and effectively supervise infrastructure projects, Maharashtra government will install a live monitoring system that will be controlled through the State Secretariat.

Where was Rahul Gandhi when Congress ruled Maharashtra for 15 years: Shiv Sena
Where was Rahul Gandhi when Congress ruled Maharashtra for 15 years: Shiv Sena

Days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Maharashtra's Vidarbha region to raise the farmers' suicide issue, Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a pot shot at the Congress leader.

Six killed in Maharashtra cracker factory blast

At least six workers were killed and four injured in a blast which ripped through a firecracker factory in Maharashtra's Sangli district on Monday evening, police said.

Congress brainstorms over loss of Muslim vote in Maharashtra

Concerned over the loss of Muslim vote to parties such as All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), Congress is planning to take some fresh measures to attract the minority community.

Cops serving in Maoist areas may get special package: Maharashtra minister

The Maharashtra government is considering a special three-year package to policemen serving in Maoist-affected areas, state minister Ram Shinde said here on Monday.

Cops serving in Maoist areas may get special package: Maha minister

The Maharashtra government is considering a special three-year package to policemen serving in Maoist-affected areas, state minister Ram Shinde said here on Moday.

AIMIM will not last long in Maharashtra politics: Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday termed the performance of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in Aurangabad municipal corporation election as just a fluke, and said that parties like AIMIM do not last long.

Maharashtra AAP workers resign, back Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan

Nearly 350 AAP volunteers and leaders from Maharashtra on Monday quit in protest against the "murder of democracy" in the Arvind Kejriwal-led party, showing their support to expelled leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.

Youth held for damaging church statue in Mumbai

A statue in the premises of a church in suburban Bhandup was damaged when a youth allegedly hurled a stone at it, police said on Monday.

Irked over ignoring his calls, co-worker stabs woman to death in Maharashtra

A 30-year-old married woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her male co-worker after she refused to pay heed to his constant demands to meet him and interact on telephone, police said.

Policemen are stressed working overtime: Shiv Sena

Taking a dig at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the killing of a Mumbai Police inspector by a junior officer, the Shiv Sena has said he may claim to be an "overtime" Home Minister but policemen are stressed for being made to work extra hours.

Shiv Sena warns of more unrest in Maharashtra police department

In the wake of the homicide and suicide of two police personnel which has shocked Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Monday sounded a note of warning about more incidents of unrest in the state police department.

Major rupture in Maharashtra AAP, founding member Bhapkar quits

In what appeared to be a major breach in Maharashtra unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP(, Maruti Bhapkar, one of its founding members, on Monday quit the party along with 376 activists, condemning the "dictatorial" attitude of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

Army officer arrested for raping mentally-challenged woman

A senior Army officer, posted at Artillery Centre here, was arrested for allegedly raping a 21-year-old mentally-challenged woman at his residence in Deolali Camp.

Nepal earthquake: Mumbai Congress organises fund raising drives

Mumbai Congress on Sunday organised fund raising drives at 20 places in the city for Nepal earthquake victims.

Mumbai Police station shootout: Senior cop dies, CM Fadnavis orders probe

A senior police official who was allegedly shot at by his deputy before the latter committed suicide inside a police station in suburban Mumbai, succumbed to his wounds, even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident.

21-year-old IIT-Bombay student commits suicide in hostel

A chemical engineering student at IIT, Powai, here allegedly committed suicide, police said on Sunday.

NIA looking for Afghan national in ISIS case of Mumbai youths

An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join dreaded ISIS, claims National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has sent its first judicial requests in the case to Afghanistan seeking details of the person.

Mumbai: Senior cop Vilas Joshi succumbs to bullet injuries

A senior police official who was allegedly shot at by his deputy before he committed suicide inside a police station in Suburban Mumbai, has died.

Mumbai ASI shoots senior police official, commits suicide

In a shocking incident, an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of the Mumbai Police shot dead a senior Police Inspector on Saturday at the Vakola Police Station, before killing himself.

RPI threatens agitation if bull slaughter ban is not revoked

Ramdas Athawale, Dalit leader and chief of RPI, an ally of the ruling BJP, on Saturday said his party would launch an agitation if the Maharashtra government did not revoke the controversial ban on bull slaughter, calling it a blunder.