Maharashtra News

No bail for Mumbai techie accused of conspiring in terror plot

The sessions court on Monday rejected the bail application of city-based software engineer Anees Ansari, arrested for allegedly conspiring to blow up US establishments in the city.

Hawker arrested for allegedly raping teenage girl repeatedly in Thane

A hawker was arrested by the city police here on Monday for allegedly raping a teenage girl several times under the pretext of marrying her, police sources said.

Uproar in Assembly over Mumbai panel, Congress, NCP stage walkout

The Congress and NCP on Monday created uproar in Maharashtra Assembly over a proposed review committee for Mumbai headed by Prime Minister, alleging that the government was trying to separate the city from the state.

Railways not clearing state government projects, MLAs complain

Cutting across the party lines, several members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday accused the Railways of not granting permission for works on the railway land speedily enough.

Centre considering proposal to make Marathi classical language

Maharashtra Government's proposal seeking to confer classical language status on Marathi language is under consideration of the Centre, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Maharashtra Council witnesses uproar over Kelkar Committee report

Maharashtra Legislative Council on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the alleged leakage of Kelkar Committee report in a newspaper and amid the din Congress members staged a walkout from the House.

Nothing wrong with reverse conversions, says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Monday said that there's nothing wrong with reverse conversions and flayed "those who kept mum when Hindus were converted to Muslims".

2014: ISIS link, blasts dominate headlines in Maharashta crime scene

Four Kalyan youths joining the ISIS in Iraq, a low-intensity blast in Pune, enhanced underworld threat to Bollywood personalities and the crisis hit NSEL promoter's arrest in an alleged Rs 5600-crore scam were some crime cases that hogged headlines in Maharashtra during 2014.

Watch: Moral policing in Mumbai, couple brutally thrashed at Badlapur skywalk
Watch: Moral policing in Mumbai, couple brutally thrashed at Badlapur skywalk

In a shocking incident of moral policing, a video has surfaced in the social media purportedly showing a group of people badly thrashing a couple at the Badlapur skywalk near Ulhasnagar.

Navi Mumbai Intl Airport to be operation by 2019: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport will be operational by 2019.

Maha Cong membership drive gets lukewarm reponse: Party leaders

Maharashtra Congress' ongoing membership drive has so far failed to evoke an enthusiastic response from the state cadre of the party, which is still reeling under the defeats faced in Lok Sabha as well as Assembly polls this year.

Maharashtra govt to ease entry of citizens into Mantralaya

Maharashtra Government is in the process of conceptualising a system to simplify and streamline the entry of citizens into Mantralaya, the state secretariat here.

Special train to start between Mumbai-Goa by year end: Suresh Prabhu

A special train connecting Mumbai to Goa would start by end of this year, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said.

Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against RSS in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally.

Ex-Army chief VK Singh blamed for Mumbai's Adarsh housing row

Members of scam-hit Adarsh Housing Society on Saturday accused former Army chief VK Singh of being responsible for the controversy surrounding the highrise that stirred a political storm in Maharashtra and claimed there was no illegality in construction of the building here.

Suresh Prabhu to meet Maharashtra CM over rail projects

 Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and union Raod Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to work out a development plan for the railways in Mumbai, a city synonymous with congested suburban trains.

HC seeks EC reply to PIL against hand symbol allotted to Congress

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Congress, Chief Election Commissioner, the Union of India and Maharashtra Government to file their response on a petition challenging allotment of 'hand' symbol to the party on the ground that it was very similar to the logo of State police.

Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde's security tightened after death threat

Thane: Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde allegedly received a death threat on his cell phone following which security has been stepped up at his Maharashtra residence.

Fund utilisation in Vidarbha region has to be speeded up: Govt

 Government on Friday stressed on speeding up fund utilisation in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra which has seen high rate of farmers' suicide as it expressed concern over tardy progress in programme utilisation to increase agriculture yield.

Rs 6,000 crore meant for Vidarbha were diverted: Devendra Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday claimed that the previous Congress-NCP government deprived Vidarbha region of over Rs 6,000 crore of development funds despite the directives from the Governor.

Bombay HC appoints team of lawyers to check illegal hoardings in Maharashtra

 The Bombay High Court on Friday appointed a team of 17 lawyers to function as 'commissioners of court', which will visit various places in the state and detect illegal posters, banners and hoardings put up by political parties.

Five suffer minor injuries after acid spill in local train in Maharashtra

At least five passengers of a suburban local train suffered minor injuries and experienced breathing problems after acid spilled inside one of the compartments near Thane railway station on Friday, officials said.

Adarsh case: Ashok Chavan moves HC against single judge's order

A month after the Bombay High Court rejected CBI's plea to remove former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's name from the accused named in the first information report of Adarsh Housing Society case, he has moved the court seeking reversal of the order.

Bombay HC asks civic bodies to devise schemes to provide toilets for women

Bombay High Court on Friday asked all the municipal corporations in Maharashtra to devise schemes in their respective areas to provide toilets for women.

Central Team to visit Thane to study proposed water transport

Thane: A central team will be visiting Thane after the current session of the Parliament in January next year to study the proposal for water transport projects in Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, MP Rajan Vichare said here on Friday.

Maharashtra CM urges PM Modi to push Mumbai's pending projects

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday that he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up an independent review committee for pending development projects in Mumbai.

Maharashtra CM urges PM to push Mumbai's pending projects

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday that he had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to set up an independent review committee for pending development projects in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar asks PM Modi to leave Mumbai development to CM

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not head the proposed high-level committee for the development of Mumbai.

Five booked for trying to sell two-month-old baby girl in Maharashtra

Five persons including a doctor from a private nursing home in Dharavi have been booked for allegedly trying to sell a two-month old baby girl, police said on Thursday.

Navi Mumbai international airport set to start operations from 2019

 The proposed Navi Mumbai international airport in Kopra-Panvel will begin operations from 2019, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Maharashtra Legislative Council here on Thursday.