Maharashtra News

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.

Hospital clueless of Aruna Shanbaug's service records

Authorities at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital appear to be clueless about the 'official status' of its former nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who lay there for 42 years in a vegetative state after suffering a brutal sexual assault till her death earlier this week.

Shiv Sena takes a dig at PM Modi, says Mongolia more fortunate than Maharashtra
Shiv Sena takes a dig at PM Modi, says Mongolia more fortunate than Maharashtra

Shiv Sena Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of a credit line of USD 1 billion to Mongolia and asked why he can't show the same eagerness to help the distressed farmers of Maharashtra reeling under debt.

'Centre planning bullet trains when people travel like cattle in locals'

Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday took a swipe at the Centre's bullet train project, saying it should care about the suburban local commuters first, who are forced to travel like "cattle" in peak hours here.

Centre planning bullet trains when people travel like 'cattle' in locals in Mumbai

Former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Tuesday took a swipe at the Centre's bullet train project, saying it should care about the suburban local commuters first, who are forced to travel like "cattle" in peak hours here.

Thane nursing college to be named after Aruna Shanbaug

The Maharashtra government has decided to name a prominent institution in Thane after nurse Aruna Shanbaug, the world's oldest comatose patient, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday.

Athawale warns of 'jail bharo' agitation over beef ban

Miffed over Maharashtra government's refusal to reconsider the ban on sale and consumption of beef in the state, RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale today threatened to launch a 'jail bharo' agitation.

KEM's Room No 4 may bear Aruna Shanbaug's name

For the first time in 42 years, there is no hustle and bustle in room no. 4 at Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, with its sole occupant for over four decades having passed away.

Gas tanker blast kills two in Mumbai

Two people were killed and one injured when an empty gas tanker exploded suddenly in a garage here on Tuesday, officials said.

Bangladeshi woman pushed into flesh trade, gang-raped; 7 booked

Brought to Mumbai five years back, a 20-year-old woman from Bangladesh was allegedly pushed into flesh trade. The victim was also beaten up and gang-raped by some persons near Kalyan railway station, police said on Tuesday.

China ready to play role in Maharashtra's economic development: CM

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who made a strong pitch for the 'Make In Maharashtra' initiative during his China visit, returned to Mumbai late last night.

Mumbai builders seek changes in rent rules amid damp property market

Builders amid the struggle to sell their luxury apartments due to poor demand, have now approached the Maharashtra government seeking changes in the Leave and Licence Agreement rules in a desperate bid to clear inventories.

Can't reopen Aruna case unless court asks: Maharashtra govt

The Maharashtra government on Monday said it will not reopen the case of Aruna Shanbaug, the former nurse who died earlier in the day after lying in coma for 42 years following a brutal sexual assault, unless the court orders.