Maharashtra News

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Outdated shipping-related acts to be scrapped: DG shipping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Shipping Deepak Shetty on Wednesday said there were at least 156 acts and rules related to merchant shipping which were outdated, of which at least sixty would be done away with.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.

1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC grants six weeks to CBI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted six weeks more to CBI and others to file their responses on the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, seeking review of death penalty awarded to him.

Congress to take up Muslim quota, drought during budget session

Congress would take on the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra aggressively on the issues of drought and denial of reservation to Muslims during the budget session of the state legislature, scheduled to start from March 9, it said on Wednesday.

Eight Vidarbha farmers have committed suicide: Activist

At least eight debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region ended their lives in the past four days, including four who committed suicide Wednesday, an activist said.

Jalyukt Shivar to cover 5,000 Maha villages in first phase

 The BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has undertaken an integrated water conservation and management initiative (Jalyukt Shivar) which aims to make 5,000 villages scarcity-free in the first phase in 2015-16.

Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution
Shiv Sena wants permanent deletion of words 'secular', 'socialist' from Constitution

A day after row erupted over a Republic Day advertisement of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded "permanent deletion" of the words 'secular' and 'socialist' from the Constitution.

Nashik: Farmer attempts suicide in court premises, held

 Frustrated over judgement in a land case not going in his favour, a 70-year-old farmer allegedly tried to commit suicide in a local court, police said on Wednesday.

New medical college in Chandrapur to begin in current session

 The new government Medical College being set up here will start in the current academic session, Maharashtra Finance and Planning minster Sudhir Mungantiwar said.

Mumbai: Brawl over Rs 10 claims life of 35-year-old man

A 35-year-old chicken shop owner was beaten to death allegedly by three of his customers following a heated argument over Rs 10 in central Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

Army slams Nashik police over serial 'bandhs'; seeks probe

Saying that Army's image stands tarnished due to malafide actions of Nashik police, a senior army official has written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra seeking investigations into the alleged involvement of cops in serial 'bandhs' (shutdown).

RK Laxman's bond with Thackeray lasted several decades

Having worked together in the Free Press Journal in 1947 as political cartoonists, the bond between Bal Thackeray and noted cartoonist RK Laxman remained intact through the passage of time, spanning decades.

Grand Republic Day celebrations in Maharashtra

Pomp and pageantry marked the 66th Republic Day celebrations, as people took part with great enthusiasm in events in Mumbai and across Maharashtra.

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Aaple Sarkar' to bring govt and public closer

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday launched "Aaple Sarkar", a technology based platform for direct and close communication between citizens and the government.

Maharashtra to impart technical skills in 4.5 cr youth by 2022: Guv

Describing youth as the future of India, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao Monday said the state government has set a target of training 4.5 crore youth in employable skills by 2022.

SP of Naxal-affected district in Maharashtra awarded for better voter turnout

The police chief of the worst Naxal-affected district in Maharashtra and a team of poll officials in an Assembly constituency in Pune were among those awarded here on the National Voters Day for increasing voter participation and bettering election process.

Mumbai's suburban railway accidents claimed 9 lives daily in 2014

An average of nine persons lost their lives daily due to accidents, suicides or natural deaths while on the move in suburban Mumbai Railway, the lifeline of the country's financial capital in 2015.

Maharashtra govt gives nod to Ambedkar memorial in London

Maharashtra government has given its nod to pay Rs 35 crores to acquire a property where Dr BR Ambedkar lived during his stay here and convert it into a memorial of the architect of India's Constitution.