Maharashtra News

Nagpur college girl's killers get life term

The four killers of engineering student Monica Kirnapure, who was murdered because of mistaken identity on March 11, 2011, were sentenced to life in prison by a court here in Maharashtra on Tuesday.

Election Commission cancels Palghar bypoll in Maharashtra

The Election Commission on Tuesday cancelled a bypoll to a Maharashtra legislative Assembly seat after it was brought to its notice that an election petition is pending in the Bombay High Court.

Rail officials in Mumbai sensitise passengers on unmanned level crossing

Central Railways (CR) and Western Railways (WR) on Tuesday initiated an awareness drive to sensitise people on careful crossing of unmanned levels and have sent over 50 lakh mobile messages to the passengers in the accident-prone zones to mark the International Level Crossing Awareness Day tomorrow.

Heartening to see Pawar being a good opponent, says BJP

The BJP on Tuesday took a jibe at NCP chief Sharad Pawar for seeking relief for farmers affected by drought and said it was heartening to see that Pawar is being a good opponent.

Maharashtra mulls cloud-seeding amid IMD's grim rainfall forecast

At a time when the IMD has revised its rainfall forecast from 93 to 88 per cent, Maharashtra government is preparing to use the cloud seeding method and induce rainfall, to cope up with water shortage.

Modernise fire brigade, says Maharashtra CM after Kalbadevi fire report

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday asked Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to ensure upgrading and modernisation of the city's fire brigade in the wake of the Kalbadevi fire last month which claimed lives of four fire officials.

Maharashtra district Collectors to facilitate transfer of land

Continuing with its stand on the decentralisation of power, the state Revenue department has decided to delegate powers of transfer of land to district collectors and the revenue commissioners in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra students to attend schools for one hour on 'International Yoga Day'

Students will have to attend their schools and colleges for one hour in morning on the 'International Yoga Day' on June 21 which falls on Sunday and can get a compensatory holiday later, state education minister Vinod Tawde said here today.

Ship fire: Coast Guard begins towing of vessel

 The Coast Guard is towing the ONGC supply vessel to Mumbai for anchoring, a day after a major fire broke out in engine room of the ship at Bombay High off the city coast.

Sharad Pawar asks Maha govt to pursue Dhangar quota issue with Centre

 NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday asked Maharashtra government to take up with the Modi government the issue of granting facilities of Scheduled Tribes (ST) to the Dhangar community in the state.

Firing in film city: Shooters still at large

  Even after eleven days of the firing incident in film city here, Mumbai Police is still struggling to reach out to the shooters.

Room No 4 at KEM to be named after Aruna Shanbaug

Nurses at KEM hospital on Monday remembered their colleague Aruna Shanbaug, who passed away three weeks ago, on her birth anniversary with the hospital administration deciding to name Room No 4, where she stayed for 42 years, after her.

Bombay HC upholds conviction of 67-year-old for raping minor girls

 The Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction of a 67-year-old man for sexually assaulting two minor girls after observing that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Mumbai court rejects qualified woman's plea for maintenance

Refusing to grant maintenance to a highly qualified woman, a Mumbai family court has held that she cannot be permitted to sit idle and put her burden on the husband for demanding alimony during pendency of a matrimonial petition.

Maharashtra court rejects qualified woman's plea for maintenance

Refusing to grant maintenance to a highly qualified woman, a Mumbai family court has held that she cannot be permitted to sit idle and put her burden on the husband for demanding alimony during pendency of a matrimonial petition.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stands in queue at wedding

In contrast to the VIP culture, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was spotted standing in a queue while attending a wedding in Pune.

Maharashtra: Unidentified people stab youth to death, mob ransacks hospital

A 28-year-old youth was allegedly stabbed to death by some unidentified people over a minor altercation following which an irate mob ransacked a hospital during which a top cop was injured, police said on Monday.

Maharashtra Health Minister bats for organ donation

Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant has asked doctors to intensify the organ donation movement in the state.

Mumbai marks Aruna Shanbaug's 68th birthday

 Nurses of the KEM Hospital on Monday fondly remembered their colleague Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug, who remained in coma for 42 years after sexual assault when she was 25 and died here on May 18.

Three, including a woman, killed in highway ambulance accident in Thane

At least three people died and three others were injured after an ambulance in which they travelling met with an accident on the Mumbai-Agra Highway near Sahapur on Sunday afternoon, a district rural police official said here on Monday. 

Maharashtra: Girl hacked to death by her boyfriend

An 18-year-old girl from Diva was hacked to death by her boyfriend late last night in Sadguru Nagar locality, a police official said here on Monday.

Even 100 Rahul Gandhis cannot match PM Narendra Modi's mega wave: Shiv Sena
Even 100 Rahul Gandhis cannot match PM Narendra Modi's mega wave: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena on Monday slammed new `avatar' of the Congress vice president, saying even 100 Rahul Gandhis cannot match the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra Modi​.

Fire on-board supply vessel off Mumbai coast, crew rescued

Twenty-four out of total 33 crew members on board an ONGC supply vessel at the Bombay High off the Mumbai coast were rescued after a major blaze broke out in its engine room on Sunday.

NCP national executive to be held in Patna from June 9

The two-day national executive and convention of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will be held in Patna from June 9.

Maharashtra CM lays foundation stone of Nagpur Metro project

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said the Metro Rail project in Nagpur will boost the industrial and overall development of the city.

Over 8 crore commuters travelled in Mumbai Metro since June 2014

 Around 8.5 crore commuters have travelled by Metro during the past 11 months since beginning of commercial operation on 8 June last year, Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) said here on Sunday.

Mumbai college to give free education to meritorious students

 Ghanshyam Das Jalan Women Degree College of Science & Commerce in suburban Malad here has decided to offer full-year free education to female students who have secured above 90 per cent marks in class 12 Board examination.

Ban on sale of beef will promote communal harmony: Shahnawaz Hussain

Kicking up another controversy, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday asked Muslims to demand ban on sale of beef in their states to "promote communal harmony".

WhatsApp group administrator attacked for dropping members in Maharashtra

Two people who were dropped from a WhatsApp group hired goons and attacked the group`s administrator with knives here, police said on Saturday.

No respite from heatwave in Maharashtra

There was no relief from the heat wave sweeping parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra with high temperatures continuing on Saturday.