Maharashtra News

Services at Ojhar airport will start within a month: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Air services at the newly developed Ojhar airport, about 21 kms from here, will commence within a month.

Eight killed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi timbre mart fire

At least five people suffocated to death and four others were injured in a major fire that swept a timber warehouse in Bhiwandi town early Saturday.

Dabbawalas do their bit to deliver clean Mumbai

Mumbai's iconic dabbawalas, known world over for their efficiency in delivering tiffins, on Friday took to streets and cleaned areas in suburbs, a day after being appointed a brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Mumbai Police awarded for effective fight against cyber crimes

Mumbai Police have bagged an award for initiating proactive steps to tackle cyber crime and building capacities to address investigation needs of online space.

Guardian Ministers appointed in Maharashtra

Senior BJP leader Vinod Tawde and Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai of Shiv Sena were on Friday appointed as Guardian Ministers of Mumbai.

Court to rule on jurisdiction to try suit against Godse's film

A Pune Civil Court on Friday said it would give a ruling on December 29 whether it had jurisdiction to hear a suit against Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking a ban on its forthcoming film 'Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse', slated for release this month-end.

Govt, private companies should work together to reduce power tariff: Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the state government and power utilities should come together to providing electricity at reasonable rates to the consumers.

Maharashtra govt allots Rs 64 cr to LWE-affected districts

Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to allocate Rs 64 crore to four Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected districts in the Vidarbha region to fast-track their development.

Mumbai Metro launches online top-up facility for commuters

Mumbai Metro One has launched an online top-up facility for smart cards whereby commuters can recharge their cards through internet-enabled mobile phones and computers.

Dabbawalas pledge to work for PM Modi's clean India mission

Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to nominate them to join the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai said they will leave no stone unturned to make Modi's dream of clean India come true.

Maharashtra police constable nabbed for taking bribe

A police constable attached to city traffic unit was arrested here while allegedly accepting bribe from a travel company employee, Anti-Corruption Bureau officials said on Thursday.

Agriculture officer trapped by ACB for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

 Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau today caught an Agriculture Officer red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer in front of his office here.

Rs 1.5 crore-worth jewellery looted from Pune shop

Four unidentified persons looted diamond jewellery worth Rs 1.5 crore from a shop in Koregaon Park area here this afternoon.

Maharashtra BJP leader demands Bharat Ratna for Asha Bhosle

Mumbai BJP president and local MLA Ashish Shelar on Wednesday demanded that the renowned singer Asha Bhosle should be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

BJP's new membership swells to over 16 lakh in Maharashtra: Bhandari

BJP on Wednesday said it has enrolled more than 16 lakh members in Maharashtra in a period of over a month since it launched a special drive for the purpose.

Opposition failed to make impact during session, says Fadnavis

The Congress-NCP led opposition was divided, directionless and had no strategy during the winter session of the legislature which ended on Wednesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here.

No one can separate Mumbai from Maha: Fadnavis tells Council

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday defended his proposal to form a Prime Minister-led special committee on development of Mumbai even as he underscored that the city is an "integral part" of the state.

Shiv Sena demands Bharat Ratna for Bal Thackeray

Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray, a day when the country's highest civilian honour was bestowed on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya.

Shiv Sena bats for strong anti-conversion law

Stating that poverty and lack of education are being used as tools to carry out conversions, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday batted for a strong law to prevent religious conversions.

BJP-Sena govt has cheated everyone, say Leaders of Opposition

Accusing the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra of being "insensitive" towards farmers in distress, Leaders of Opposition in both Houses of the state Legislature on Wednesday said the government has failed on all fronts.

Shiv Sena bats for strong anti-conversion law

Stating that poverty and lack of education are being used as tools to carry out conversions, the Shiv Sena Wednesday batted for a strong law to prevent religious conversions.

Firm fined Rs 6.10 lakh for delaying Mantralaya renovation work

A construction firm has been fined Rs 5,000 per day for delay in completing the Mantralaya renovation project, according to an RTI query.

Opposition boycotts Maharashtra Assembly session over Muslim quota row

The opposition benches on Wednesday remained empty as the members boycotted Maharashtra Assembly proceedings on the last day of winter session over the issue of no reservation to Muslims in education and government jobs.

Uproar in Maharashtra Council over no reservation to Muslims

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of Muslims not being provided reservation in education and government jobs, leading to an adjournment of the Upper House twice.

Thane school, NGO partner to build toilets in schools

Thane: Habitat for Humanity India, an NGO working in field of housing and sanitation, has partnered with a private school here under its campaign "Rupee for Change" to build 40 toilets in several schools across the country.

Maharashtra govt to allow online RTI queries from New Year

Mumbai: From the new year, people in Maharashtra will be able to seek information under RTI Act online.

Kelkar committee recommends autonomous status for Vidarbha

The committee headed by the well-known economist Vijay Kelkar, appointed to study the issue of balanced development of various regions of Maharashtra, has recommended autonomous status for Vidarbha, noting that the region's population feels neglected.

Suspension of Congress' five Maharashtra legislators revoked

In a major relief to Congress, the Maharashtra legislative assembly Tuesday revoked suspension of five party legislators who had created a ruckus and also misbehaved with Governor C. V. Rao last month.

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill on Maratha quota, leaves out Muslims

The Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill providing 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and government jobs but it left out the Muslims, leading to a vociferous protest by the opposition.

Move Mantralaya to Nagpur for 1 month every year: Kelkar Panel

Shifting Maharashtra secretariat to Nagpur for one month every year and giving priority to completing irrigation projects in Vidarbha are some of the key recommendations made by a committee which studied the developmental imbalance in various regions of the state.