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Woman air passenger held for trying to smuggle gold bars in Mumbai

Mumbai: A woman passenger has been arrested at the Mumbai international airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 3.84 kgs of gold worth about Rs 94.94 lakh into the country from the UAE, a Customs official said today.

Despite apology, Opposition attacks Devendra Fadnavis over VIP culture

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday apologised for the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by him even as an angry opposition demanded sacking of the state police chief over the incident.

Maharashtra govt working on Centre's direction: Raj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has charged the Maharashtra government with working on directives of the Centre.

Debt-ridden farmer ends life in Palghar

A 56-year-old debt-ridden farmer from Wada taluka here committed suicide after being unable to repay his crop loan, police said Monday.

Girl molested by youth in Thane

 A 19-year-old girl was allegedly molested by an unidentified youth who also bit her when she resisted his move, police said on Monday.

Ashok Chavan appointed new Maharashtra Congress chief

  Former chief minister Ashok Chavan has been appointed the new Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President, while Sanjay Nirupam will be the new Mumbai party chief, officials said on Monday.

Two women survive molestation attempt; jump from running auto in Thane

Two young women jumped from a speeding autorickshaw when the driver allegedly tried to molest them en route Bhiwandi here, police said on Monday.

Aurangabad MNS chief sacked for involvement in polluting river

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has expelled the party's Aurangabad unit chief following reports of his alleged involvement in the dumping of poisonous industrial waste into a river there.

Maharashtra: Two women survive molestation attempt; jump from running auto

 Two young women jumped from a speeding autorickshaw when the driver allegedly tried to molest them en route Bhiwandi here, police said on Monday.

Maharashtra: Watchman murdered , body dumped in drain

A 45-year-old company watchman was bludgeoned to death allegedly by a villager, who then set the victim afire and dumped him in a drain in Vasai here, police said on Monday.

I don't believe in VIP culture: Devendra Fadnavis

A day after traffic policemen stalled movement of public vehicles to make way for his convoy, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to people and insisted that he shuns VIP culture.

Maharashtra govt to bear swine flu treatment cost: Fadnavis

With swine flu increasing in alarming proportions in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said all hospitals have been directed to provide free treatment to patients under its "Mission Mode" to contain the epidemic.

Winning people's confidence wins vote: Maha BJP chief to MLAs

 Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Patil Danve on Sunday said good relations with people, work done by MLAs in their respective constituencies and dedication towards the party will ensure victory in the next Assembly election.

Shiv Sena to write to Centre seeking changes in Land Bill

Continuing its resistance to the Land Acquisition Bill, Shiv Sena on Sunday said it would write a letter to the Centre seeking amendments in some clauses of the Bill.

Winning people's confidence wins vote: Maharashtra BJP chief to MLAs

Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Patil Danve on Sunday said good relations with people, work done by MLAs in their respective constituencies and dedication towards the party will ensure victory in the next Assembly election.

Woman accused of theft thrashed by cop in Maharshtra, video goes viral

A woman, accused of stealing jewellery of a passenger at a bus stand, was beaten up in full public view allegedly by a policeman, a video of which has gone viral.

Owaisi demands quota for backward Muslims in Maharashtra

 All India Majlis Ittehad ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday demanded reservation for backward Muslims in government jobs and educational institutes in Maharashtra.

Angry over missing Govt file, Bombay HC directs FIR against officers

Observing that information under Right to Information Act (RTI) cannot be denied to a citizen, the Bombay High Court has directed Deputy Secretary of Urban Development Department in Maharashtra to register an FIR against officers responsible for a 'missing' file.

Two killed as SUV runs into roadside stall in Mumbai

Two persons, including a woman, were killed after they were hit by a speeding vehicle belonging to an MLA, police said on Saturday.

Shiv Sena lauds budget but unhappy over service tax hike

BJP ally Shiv Sena today said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday gave hope on many counts, however, it should have avoided the hike in service tax.

Mumbai will continue to belong to Marathi people: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government has decided to confer classical language status on Marathi language and it is up to the Centre to decide on the issue and added that Mumbai will continue to belong to Marathi people.

Make Maharashtra Anti-Superstition law national: Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday called for making the Anti-Superstition law of Maharashtra a national one.

Man cancels marriage on receiving SMSes about bride's affair

A police complaint has been filed against a man for calling off his wedding at the last minute here after receiving SMSes about his fiancee's past love affair, police said on Friday.

13/7 Mumbai blasts: Supplementary charge sheet filed against Ejaz Sheikh

Police on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai triple blasts cases.

Generators made available to 231 SSC exam centres: Bombay HC told

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Friday told the Bombay High Court that the state government had provided power generators/inverters in all the 231 centres to cope with load shedding for SSC (10th) examinations commencing March 3 across the state.

Shiv Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget

A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena on Friday said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any "long-term benevolence" from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader.

Thane school student awarded Rs 10 lakh compensation for 2007 mishap

The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded a compensation of Rs 10.75 lakh to a student, who sustained major injuries in a road accident in March 2007 while he was returning home from school on a bicycle.

Maharashtra govt to pay Rs 1 crore to MSRTC for transporting prisoners

The Maharashtra government has decided to pay the state road transport corporation Rs 1.01 crore as charges for transporting jail staff and prisoners between 2006-07 and 2013-14.

Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by Dec 31

 Suburban stations in Mumbai would be made disabled-friendly and have facilities like low height ticket counters by December 31, Railways on Thursday told the Bombay High Court.

Owaisi to hold rally in Nagpur on Feb 28; Sena, BJP opposes

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi will address a public meeting here on February 28, with the Shiv Sena and the BJP demanding a cancellation of permission for the rally.