Maharashtra News

Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President
Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President

On a day when a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the plea of Yakub Memon seeking stay on his execution, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on Wednesday filed a fresh mercy plea with the President, as per reports.

9 killed in building collapse in Thane district; rescue operations underway
Thane building collapse could have been averted?

At least nine persons were killed after a four-storey building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district on Tuesday night.

LIVE: Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President; hearing in SC underway
LIVE: Yakub Memon files fresh mercy plea with President; hearing in SC underway

The Supreme Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30. Here are the live updates:

6 killed, 10 injured in building collapse in Thane
6 killed, 10 injured in building collapse in Thane

The death toll in the four-storey building collapse in Thakurli town in Thane rose to six on Wednesday. Ten others were injured after the building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district on Tuesday night.

Will 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be hanged tomorrow? Supreme Court to decide today
Will 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon be hanged tomorrow? Supreme Court to decide today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether death row convict Yakub Memon will be hanged on July 30.

Thane building collapse; four dead, over 50 feared trapped

At least four people died after a multi-storey building collapsed on late Tuesday night in Thane.

'Sena to be neutral if allegations against BJP ministers are discussed'

 Shiv Sena will remain "neutral" if the allegations of corruption against Maharashtra BJP ministers come up for discussion in the state legislature this week, a Sena legislator said here today.

Minor fire at Mumbai's Taj Hotel

A minor fire today broke out in the basement of the iconic Taj Hotel in South Mumbai.

Kalam was co-authoring book on education: Vikhe Patil

Late APJ Abdul Kalam was co-authoring a book on education with a leading educationist in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Assembly pays homage to Kalam, Gavai

 The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and veteran Dalit leader RS Gavai.

BJP, Sena have betrayed Maharashtra, says Manikrao Thakre

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) betrayed the people and also went back on its assurances to farmers in Maharashtra, former Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president and sitting MLC Manikrao Thakre said here on Monday.

Banking most vulnerable to cyber crime: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday recognised banking as the "most vulnerable" sector to cyber crime and expressed the need to employ appropriate remedies to counter the menace.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Shiv Sena burns Pak flag

 Several activists of the Shiv Sena on Monday burnt the Pakistani flag here to protest "Pak-sponsored" terror attack at Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district.

Shiv Sena workers protest alleged misbehaviour of police in Maharashtra

 Scores of Shiv Sena workers along with Ambarnath Sena MLA Balaji Kinnikar held a protest at the Hill Line police station in the district against the alleged misbehaviour of police with a local Sena leader.

BJP seeks cancellation of Salman's bail over Yakub tweets

With Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's tweets defending Yakub Memon, the death row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case, drawing severe flak from different quarters, BJP here demanded cancellation of the actor's bail in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates Maharashtra's first IIM in Nagpur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

Need to build institutions to produce human resources: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

Hanging bridge to span river Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur

 Pandharpur Development Authority (PDA) has decided to construct a hanging bridge on the iconic Chandrabhaga river at the famous temple town, and also to develop a `Darshan Bari Complex' along a 3-km stretch on the other side of the river.

Teenage boy booked as girl commits suicide over harassment in Maharashtra

A 15-year-old boy has been booked for allegedly harassing a girl and driving her to suicide in Shirvanje village in the district, police said on Sunday.

Rape convictions can rest on victim's testimony: Bombay HC

 Observing that conviction in rape cases can solely rest on the testimony of the victim if it inspires confidence, the Bombay High Court has upheld the life sentence awarded to a 42-year-old man for raping his step-daughter for over a year.

Amit Shah will speak about going solo in J&K too, taunts Uddhav Thackeray

 After BJP chief Amit Shah recently asked his party cadre to prepare to go solo in Maharashtra in future, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday taunted him saying that Shah will also talk about single party rule in Jammu and Kashmir.

Maharashtra: Drowned boy's father booked in suspected human sacrifice case

 Days after three women were arrested in a suspected human sacrifice case involving a 12-year-old boy, whose body was recovered from Khadavli river in Kasara here, police have now booked his father for conspiracy and murder.

Nagpur jail gears up for Yakub's execution

With barely a week left for the scheduled hanging of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, preparations are in full swing at the Nagpur Central Prison with authorities conducting dummy trials.

Late RAW official wanted leniency for Yakub Memon
Late RAW official wanted leniency for Yakub Memon

A late top official of RAW had favoured clemency for death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case Yakub Memon on the ground that he had cooperated with investigating agencies and does not deserve to be hanged.

Rapist dad held after minor daughter revealed her ordeal to teacher in bone-chilling letter
Rapist dad held after minor daughter revealed her ordeal to teacher in bone-chilling letter

After a 13-year-old Mumbai school student's bone-chilling letter revealed her horrific ordeal about being raped by her father for six years, the police on Friday arrested the accused.

Draft of Bill to protect scribes within a month: Maha govt

The Maharashtra government on Friday informed the Legislative Council that it will within a month's time prepare the draft Bill of the law to protect journalists after consulting Leaders of Opposition and group leaders of parties of both the Houses.

Schoolbags in this Indian state will now have weight limit

Children struggling under the weight of an oversized schoolbag is a common sight the world over, but now one Indian state has ordered parents to ensure kids lighten their load.

Mumbai freeway crash: Corporate lawyer Janhvi Gadkar's bail plea rejected

 A local court on Friday rejected the bail application of 35-year-old corporate lawyer Jahnvi Gadkar, who is accused of mowing down two persons here on June 10 under the influence of alcohol.

Kadam siphoned off LASDC funds, distributed them among leaders: CM Fadnavis

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday alleged that NCP leader Ramesh Kadam, who headed the Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Economic Development Corporation (LASDC), had illegally siphoned off funds and distributed them to political leaders.

Uproar in Maharashtra Assembly over resignation of 'tainted' ministers

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Friday saw pandemonium created by opposition members when Opposition Congress-NCP demanded resignation of ministers facing corruption charges.