Maharashtra News

Mumbai's chief fire officer succumbs to burns

Mumbai Fire Brigade's chief fire officer Sunil Nesarikar died on Sunday while undergoing treatment for the severe burns he suffered during a blaze at a four-storeyed building at Kalbadevi here on May 9.

Mumbai Fire Brigade chief Sunil Nesarikar succumbs to May 9 burns

Sunil Nesarikar, the chief fire officer of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, who sustained severe burn injuries while battling a building blaze on May 9, died here on Sunday, officials said.

Maharashtra govt shielding owner of firm that denied youth job: Congress

Former Maharashtra minister Naseem Khan on Sunday accused the state government of shielding the owner of the diamond jewellery export firm that allegedly denied job to a Muslim youth on the basis of religion.

Man marries girlfriend on local leaders' intervention

A 32-year-old man, who had refused to marry a woman with whom he had a five-year relationship, entered the wedlock in a ceremony arranged at the last minute following the intervention of local politicians.

Businessman stabbed to death in Thane

 A 40-year-old businessman from Bhiwandi town here was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown persons in the wee hours on Sunday, police said.

Sena didn't agree on seat-sharing: Fadnavis on poll-eve split

Shiv Sena's adamant stand led to the breaking of alliance with BJP ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections last year, Chief Minister Fadnavis said on Sunday.

BJP ''knew own might'' after split with Shiv Sena: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday justified the BJP`s decision to split with the Shiv Sena on the eve of the assembly election last year, saying it helped the BJP learn its true might.

Fadnavis assures relief from toll booths in Kolhapur

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday assured the Kolhapur anti-toll committee (KATC) that his government was "positive" about abolishing road toll at all entry points of the city.

Two-third non-Muslims get jobs at Muslim job fair

 Nearly two-thirds of the non-Muslim candidates secured entry-level as well as experience-level jobs at a fair organised by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) and Khidmat Organisation here on Saturday, an organiser said.

Farmers' aid siphoned off by Opposition through its banks: Maharashtra BJP

Maharashtra BJP on Saturday accused the opposition parties of siphoning off the financial aid meant for the drought and rain-affected farmers in the state.

Mumbai police stations to become tobacco-free

Mumbai Police have launched an initiative to make police stations in the city tobacco-free.

Farmers' aid siphoned off by Opposition through its banks: Maha BJP

Maharashtra BJP on Saturday accused the opposition parties of siphoning off the financial aid meant for the drought and rain-affected farmers in the state.

Mumbai Film City firing: Police identifies motorcycle owner

Mumbai Police said on Saturday it has identified the owner of the motorcycle which was used in firing at Film City here in which one person was critically injured.

Amit Shah's wife delighted to meet old school friends

 While BJP president Amit Shah was attending the party's state executive meeting here on Saturday, a different kind of gathering was in progress at the Princess Padmaraje Girls Highschool in the city.

Cop shunted for asking cleric to be mum on cow slaughter

 A police inspector in Nanded town of Maharashtra has been transferred after he issued a notice to a 'maulvi' of a local mosque, allegedly asking him to ensure that no one speaks against cow slaughter ban during a protest rally planned over the issue.

Poll-eve split with Sena helped BJP realise its might: Devendra Fadnavis

Defending BJP's decision to part ways with long time partner Shiv Sena ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls last year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said the split of the saffron allies brought out the true strength of the BJP.

Maharashtra CM's wife involved in minor road accident

The wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was involved in a minor road accident here on Friday.

Maharashtra BJP executive meet today

Maharashtra BJP unit has convened an executive meeting in Kolhapur starting on Saturday, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

Rahul Gandhi should acquire wisdom after visiting Mhow: Vijayvargiya

Madhya Pradesh minister Kailash Vijayvargiya on Friday said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi should acquire "some wisdom" after visiting the birthplace of Dr B R Ambedkar, on June 2.

Maharashtra Congress to observe May 26 as death anniversary of 'achhe din'

Criticising the Modi government, which completes one year in office on May 26, over its "false" promises, Maharashtra Congress on Friday said it would hold protests against the Centre on the day and observe it as 'punyatithi' (death anniversary) of 'achhe din'.

Modi's one year: Maharashtra Raj Bhavan staff to get flats

The first anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi assuming office on next Tuesday will be memorable for 63 Raj Bhavan employees and their families.

Dalit youth killed in Maharashtra for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone
Dalit youth killed in Maharashtra for keeping Ambedkar song as ringtone

A Dalit youth in the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra was crushed to death for allegedly having an Ambedkar song as his mobile ringtone.

Situation still tense after clashes on access to CME road in Pune

The situation at Bopkhel village near here continued to be tense but under control on Friday after clashes broke out between police and locals protesting against denial of an access road that passes through defence land housing the College of Military Engineering (CME).

Heptulla deplores incident of man being denied job over religion

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday deplored the incident where an MBA graduate was denied job in a company allegedly for being Muslim, and said the Constitution guarantees equal opportunities for all and those violating it have to be dealt with.

Two more power units to be added to Tarapur Atomic Plant

Two more nuclear power units with an installed capacity of 1,000 mega watts is expected to be added to the Tarapur Atomic Power plant here, Palghar MP Chintaman Wanga said on Friday.

Maharashtra BJP national executive meet begins tomorrow in Kolhapur

 Maharashtra BJP unit has convened a national executive meeting in Kolhapur starting tomorrow, where the party is expected to lay out a roadmap to address issues within the party and the state government.

Maharashtra farmers to get five-times compensation for land acquisition

The farmers in Dondaicha constituency in Dhule district will be the first beneficiaries of five times higher compensation for land acquisition following the new rate announced by the Maharashtra government.

Maharashtra govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its smuggling.

Govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its illegal smuggling.

Maharashtra sizzles in heatwave, Odisha put on alert

People in large parts of India experienced a searing hot day with heatwave-like conditions prevailing in many states and mercury settling above 40 degrees Celsius.