Maharashtra News

Erect RK Laxman memorial in Mumbai: Family

The proposed memorial to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Pune last week, must be erected in Mumbai, his family has urged.

Maha: 225 recruits turn combat soldiers in Brigade of Guards

As many as 225 recruits of the 98 course of The Brigade of The Guards attained status of combat soldiers at the passing-out-parade here.

Shiv Sena should not air views through newspaper edits: BJP

Taking a strong view of an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' criticising the government over drought-relief, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said it should not air views through the newspaper.

Kidnapped minor boy rescued near Nepal border, abductor held

Four-year-old son of a businessman, who was allegedly kidnapped from suburban Kandivali last week, has been rescued near Indo-Nepal border and the former employee of the boy's father arrested, police said on Saturday.

Top priority to setting up mineral-based units in Vidarbha: Devendra Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Government will accord top priority to setting up of mineral-based industries in Vidarbha as the region is rich in natural resources, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Saturday.

Maharashtra Congress to stage road-blockades on Feb 9

 Maharashtra Congress will organise a state-wide 'rasta-roko' agitation on February 9 to protest against the government's failure to provide relief to drought- affected farmers and pass benefits of falling petroleum prices to consumers.

Key Maharashtra Police post to combat terrorism downgraded

A key post created in the Maharashtra Police to combat terrorism and the Maoist menace in the state after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was downgraded within four months, an RTI query has revealed.

New weekly SF train from Yeshwantpur to Katra from Feb 7

 The Railways have decided to run a weekly superfast premium train from Yeshwanpur to Katra from February 7.

Fadnavis sanctions Business District for Thane on lines of BKC

Close on the heels of the plush Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government has decided to set up a Central Business District (CBD) in Thane.

Godse's glorification as per RSS script, says Gandhian

Taking strong exception to attempts by some Hindutva outfits to "glorify" Nathuram Godse, the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, activists on Friday alleged things were moving as per the RSS script and questioned the "silence" of Modi government over the issue.

Congress, NCP resolve to uphold Mahatma Gandhi's ideals

Rich tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death anniversary with the opposition Congress and NCP resolving to uphold his ideals for strengthening the country.

Sena slams BJP over farmers' suicides in Vidarbha

 Slamming its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena today said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was "heart wrenching" that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide.

Radio centre launched for Nashik jail inmates

 With an aim to provide recreation and information to inmates, the Nashik Road Central Jail has launched a radio centre 'Sudharwani', which will be operated by the prisoners themselves.

Farmers' suicide: Shiv Sena criticises Maharashtra government

The Shiv Sena on Friday came out in support of the state`s farming community amid the shocking report of eight farmers committing suicide in Vidarbha, including four a couple of days ago.

NCP to hold `silent protest' against glorification of Godse today

The Nationalist Congress Party​ (NCP) would be holding a "silent protest" on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary on Friday against the attack on the ideals and thoughts of the father of the nation, it said.

MNS meet today; mobile phones, midway exit barred

In the wake of several senior leaders leaving the party in recent weeks, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has barred the party workers and leaders from carrying cell phones at Friday's meeting.

No mobile phones, midway exit permitted at Friday's MNS meet

In the wake of several senior leaders leaving the party in recent weeks, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray has barred the party workers and leaders from carrying cell phones at tomorrow's meeting.

Congress seeks education quota for Muslims to be reinstated

Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Thursday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking reinstatement of quota in education for Muslims, announced by the erstwhile Congress-NCP government.

Maharashtra govt plans revamp of Mumbai chawls

In a bid to provide better lifestyle to people living in chawls of Mumbai, Maharashtra government is planning to start a revamp project on over 93 acres of prime land in the metropolis within next six months.

Saibaba trust proposes Rs 1,200 cr development projects in Shirdi

The Saibaba trust here has sent a proposal to Maharashtra government for developmental projects worth Rs 1,200 crore in Shirdi for the Nashik Kumbh mela and Saibaba's 'samadhi' centenary celebration, Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde has said.

Educational institutions will have to provide premises for MPSC exams: Govt

Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for schools and colleges to provide their premises for holding the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams.

Retd CJs of Bombay HC to be treated as "state guests"

All retired Chief Justices of Bombay High Court, who have served for three years and are now residing outside Maharashtra, will be accorded status of a state guest.

Maharashtra govt mulls including road safety lessons in school syllabus

Maharashtra government is mulling to incorporate lessons on road safety in school syllabus to inculcate safety habits among students, Education Minister Vinod Tawde has said.

Leopard killed after villagers injured in attack in Nashik

Four persons were injured in tribal-dominated Khunticha village at Dindori here when they were attacked by a leopard, which was subsequently killed by villagers, officials said on Thursday.

Outdated shipping-related acts to be scrapped: DG shipping

 The Director General of Shipping Deepak Shetty on Wednesday said there were at least 156 acts and rules related to merchant shipping which were outdated, of which at least sixty would be done away with.

Ex-Congress MLA, Rane aide Vinayak Nimhan joins Shiv Sena

Former Congress MLA Vinayak Nimhan on Tuesday returned to Shiv Sena and was asked to head the party's Pune city unit.

Builder's son kidnapped for Rs 10 lakh; five youths held in Mumbai

A teenage son of a prominent city-based builder had been allegedly kidnapped at knifepoint for Rs 10 lakh by three young abductors, who freed him hours after the ransom was arranged, police said today.

HC seeks Maha govt reply on alleged interrogation of 5-year-old

 The Bombay High Court on Wednesday sought a reply from the Maharashtra government on alleged questioning by police of a five-year-old boy, accused of molesting a classmate.

HC dismisses PIL seeking prosecution of Rane father-son

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected a public interest litigation which had sought prosecution of the former Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane and his son Nitesh Rane for `anti-Gujarati' remarks.