Maharashtra News

Five booked for trying to sell two-month-old baby girl in Maharashtra

Five persons including a doctor from a private nursing home in Dharavi have been booked for allegedly trying to sell a two-month old baby girl, police said on Thursday.

Navi Mumbai international airport set to start operations from 2019

 The proposed Navi Mumbai international airport in Kopra-Panvel will begin operations from 2019, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Maharashtra Legislative Council here on Thursday.

'No teacher will lose job due to excess staff or rule change'

 Maharashtra Government will draft its education policy keeping in focus all 2 crore students, Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Council on Thursday even as he sought to allay apprehensions over any teacher losing his job due to change in rules or presence of excess staff.

Maharashtra govt working to ensure help to drought-hit farmers: Uddhav

Nagpur: Even as Marathwada and Vidarbha regions continue to grapple with scarcity, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray feels that the state government has taken definite steps to tackle the drought conditions and is reaching out to affected farmers in Maharashtra.

Sharad Pawar discharged from hospital in Mumbai

NCP chief and former union minister Sharad Pawar, who underwent surgery at a private hospital here on December 5 for a leg injury, was discharged on Thursday.

Rail link demanded between Dahanu-Kalyan and Ambadi-Vasai

Thane: The Thane and Palghar district passengers association on Thursday urged the Centre and Maharashtra government to provide a rail link between Dahanu and Kalyan and a metro or monorail service between Ambadi and Vasai.

2014 saw return of BJP-Sena regime in Maharashtra after 15 yrs

Mumbai: The return of a BJP-Sena regime after a love-hate war and gap of 15 years, demise of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, collapse of Congress-NCP alliance and rising cases of farmers' suicides dominated Maharashtra's political landscape in 2014.

Setback for Fadnavis; SC refuses to hear Maharashtra's plea against HC order on Maratha reservation
Setback for Fadnavis; SC refuses to hear Maharashtra's plea against HC order on Maratha reservation

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear Maharashtra government's plea against Bombay High Court order staying the decision to give 16 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions in the state.

Maharashtra govt to launch portal, mobile app to address grievances

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will soon launch a portal and a mobile application, 'Aaple Sarkar', to ensure participative governance and address public grievances.

Thane man, parents held for demanding Rs 5 cr dowry

Thane: A 30-year-old man and his parents were arrested for allegedly demanding Rs five crore dowry from the bride's family and then cancelling the wedding when they were not paid the amount, police said on Thursday.

Cops told to keep 'discreet' watch on schools in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Government has directed the police to "discreetly" keep a watch on schools across the State in the wake of an alert sounded by the Centre in the backdrop of terror attack on a Pakistani school.

Jaidev Thackeray willing to settle dispute, Uddhav says need time

Jaidev Thackeray, who has contested the 'Will' left behind by his father and Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray, on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that he was willing to settle the dispute over the family property with his brother Uddhav.

25,000 villages hit by drought in Maharashtra: Fadnavis

Nearly 25,000 villages in Maharashtra are in the grip of a severe drought and the state government is taking all possible measures to tackle the situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday told the state Assembly here.

4-year old rape in Maharashtra triggers protests, accused arrested

A four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a non teaching employee of a school in suburban Bhandup, triggering protests by a group of people who vandalised the school property, police said.

Maharashtra Legislative Council disrupted on LoP; Govt won't interfere, says Fadnavis

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday once again witnessed pandemonium on the issue of absence of a Leader of Opposition in the House even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made it clear that the government will not get involved in the matter.

Two revenue dept officers arrested taking bribe in Thane

Thane: Two officers of Raigadh revenue department including a Class-I officer were arrested near hear for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from the complainant, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials said Wednesday.

RSS chief asks people to read book about 'Vande Mataram'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday asked people to read a book on 'Vande Mataram', saying these two words have inspired the country for the last 140 years.

NCP leader Patil suffers cardiac arrest, undergoes angiography

Former Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil underwent an angiography at Bombay Hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest over the weekend.

Nilesh Rane uses Sydney siege to advocate religious conversion

Nilesh Rane, son of Maharashtra Congress strongman Narayan Rane, on Tuesday courted controversy when he advocated religious conversion in a post on social networking website Twitter.

RPI(E) leader lynched in Thane

An RPI (Ektawadi) leader from Thane was on Tuesday allegedly lynched by an armed mob in front of his house at Gholai Nagar in Kalwa here, police said.

Fire at railway quarters in Mumbai, 14 injured

A major fire broke out on the fourth floor of a 21-storey residential building in South Mumbai around noon, in which 14 people were injured, officials said.

JUH office-bearer includes BJP MLA in gangster threat case

An office-bearer of Maharashtra unit of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), who received a death threat allegedly from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari on Monday alleged that BJP legislator Ashish Shelar should also be held responsible, in case he is harmed.

Fire at railway quarters in Mumbai, some injured

A major fire has broken out in a 21-storey residential building near Mumbai Central railway station in south Mumbai, fire officials said.

JUH office-bearer gets death threat from gangster Ravi Pujari

An office-bearer of the Maharashtra unit of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH) has allegedly received a death threat from a man claiming to be fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, police said on Sunday.

Shiv Sena coming up with a film on Bal Thackeray

 Two years after the death of Bal Thackeray, the Shiv Sena is planning to come out with a movie on its founder on his birth anniversary next month.

Thane cop's widow and four children paid compensation of Rs 30 lakh

A widow and her four children of a police officer who served the Thane District Rural Police were paid a compensation of Rs 30 lakh by the National Lok Adalat here on Saturday.

Over 24,000 cases disposed off in a single day

As many as 24,071 cases were settled in a single day, bringing down the number of pending cases in the districts court by six per cent during the day-long national Lok Adalat held in the city on Saturday.

Bhagwad Gita is world literature, says Sadananad More

 President of the forthcoming 88th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, Sadananad More, said yesterday that the Bhagwad Gita is a global scripture and its range should not be restricted to the country alone.

Rift between Cong-NCP helping ruling Maha alliance?

With BJP and Shiv Sena comfortably placed in the government in Maharashtra, former allies Congress and NCP who ruled the state for 15 years are now fighting for the main opposition space in the state.

Rains made preparation of crop 'panch-nama' difficult: Eknath Kharge

Heavy rains and hailstorms in North Maharashtra for the last three days have made immediate preparation of 'panch-namas' (site inspection reports) of the damage to crops difficult, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said on Saturday.