Maharashtra News

Coast Guard seize chemical-laden drums from Arabian Sea

The Indian Coast Guard recovered nine iron drums containing some chemical after they were sighted afloat in the Arabian Sea close to Mumbai.

Maharashtra: 227 children traced, reunited with parents in Thane

 As many as 227 children were reunited with their parents last month under the 'Muskan' programme of Thane Police.

Four civic personnel hurt in attack by hawkers

Four civic personnel were injured when they were allegedly attacked by an irate mob of hawkers in the city.

Mysterious drums found floating off Maharashtra's Raigad

Security agencies went into alert as a dozen iron drums were found floating seven kilometres off this Maharashtra district, an official said here on Saturday.

Shirdi: Shri Saibaba's aarati timings changed

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has announced changes in the timing of Shri Saibaba's aaratis with effect from Saturday, in view of the heavy rush of pilgrims during the ongoing Kumbh Mela.

Cops suspended for thrashing farmer in Maharashtra

Two policemen were on Saturday suspended for thrashing a farmer in Beed district of Marathwada, while the latter was in a queue to pay crop insurance premium.

Pankaja Munde tops in absenteeism at Maha cabinet meets: RTI

 Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde tops the list of ministers remaining absent from state cabinet meetings, a RTI query has revealed here.

Aaditya Thackeray seeks PM Modi's support to take `Digital India` to Maharashtra schools
Aaditya Thackeray seeks PM Modi's support to take `Digital India` to Maharashtra schools

Aaditya Thackeray, the son of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, and told him about a campaign to realise Balasaheb Thackeray`s dream of reducing the burden of children`s schoolbags, and to use technology for improving the status of education in Maharashtra.

Tiger Memon, 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind, was in love with a call girl

Tiger Memon, said to be the prime conspirator of 1993 Mumbai blasts, was head over heels for a call girl, so much so that he wanted to divorce his wife, a report has said.

CAG raps Maharashtra zilla parishads for taking up only minor works

The Comptroller and General (CAG) has rapped the Zilla Parishads in Maharashtra for taking up minor irrigation works without preparing any long-term district wise masterplans, resulting in significant time and cost overrun.

Govt will demand death for Malvani hooch culprits: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government will demand death sentence for the accused of Malvani hooch case here.

'I wanted to see you get married' - Yakub Memon's last call to his daughter
'I wanted to see you get married' - Yakub Memon's last call to his daughter

One of the last wishes of Yakub Memon, who was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday, was to talk to his daughter.

AAP leader accuses Ajit Pawar of graft, demands inquiry

AAP leader Anjali Damania on Friday levelled a slew of graft charges against former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and alleged that he awarded contracts to his relatives and people close to him when he was in office, charges rubbished by his party NCP.

Shiv Sena joins Opposition demand of Rs 12,000 cr package for Marathwada

The Shiv Sena today joined the Opposition Congress and NCP in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to demand a Rs 12,000 crore package to meet out the irrigation backlog in Marathwada region.

Rahul Gandhi going to FTII just for photo op and politicising issue: BJP

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party said on Friday, was going to the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) for a "photo opportunity" and to politicise the issue further.

Rahul Gandhi meets protesting FTII students, says RSS promoting mediocrity
Rahul Gandhi meets protesting FTII students, says RSS promoting mediocrity

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended support to the students of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who are protesting against appointment of Gajendra Chauhan.

Plans afoot to transform Maha into educational hub: Tawde

Maharashtra government is working on a proposal to make the state an "educational hub" by encouraging setting up of private universities.

BJP intentionally damaged FTII reputation, says JD (U)

The Janata Dal United (JDU) on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has intentionally damaged the reputation of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and added that his party supports the students' protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as institution’s head.

Gajendra Chauhan appointment: Rahul Gandhi visits FTII
Gajendra Chauhan appointment: Rahul Gandhi visits FTII

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in support of the students' agitation there against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its head.

Maharashtra govt to conduct inquiry into use of drones in Mumbai

Maharashtra government has decided to conduct an inquiry into the use of drones supplied by private firms in Mumbai.

Yakub had exhausted all legal, constitutional options: Maharashtra CM

The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures and he had exhausted all available legal and constitutional remedies, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Thursday.

Three-member panel to probe procurements by Maha Departments

 Bowing to the Opposition's pressure, the Maharashtra government today agreed to constitute a three-member committee under Chief Secretary to inquire into procurements done in the last 15 years by various departments.

Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail; buried in Mumbai
Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail; buried in Mumbai

Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, the lone death row convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday, after a prolonged legal battle that continued till barely a couple of hours before his execution.

Maharashtra govt averted rumour mongering about Yakub's execution

Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close vigil on the law and order situation in connection with Yakub Memon's execution.

Maha govt averted rumour mongering about Yakub's execution

Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close vigil on the law and order situation in connection with Yakub Memon's execution.

Yerwada man who hanged Kasab executed Yakub too

Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was today executed by the same prison constable from Yerwada jail who carried out the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, one of the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, three years ago.

Yakub Memon first in 31 years to be executed in Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon on Thursday became the first convict in 31 years to be hanged to death in Nagpur Jail and the fourth in the country in the last 10 years.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Yakub Memon's family members also faced trial

Several family members of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who was hanged on Thursday for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, were among the accused in the case and some of them were discharged for want of evidence.

Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Yakub Memon

A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said.

This was Yakub Memon's last wish before being hanged
This was Yakub Memon's last wish before being hanged

1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday morning.