Maharashtra News

Nearly 125 Indians, largely from Maharashtra and Telangana, stranded in Nepal

Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation.

Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday instructed the officials to keep in touch with tourists from the state in Nepal in the wake of a high-intensity quake rattling the Himalayan state.

Maharashtra BJP state executive meeting postponed

 The three-day long state executive meeting of Maharashtra BJP unit, scheduled in Kolhapur from May 4, has been postponed.

Cops fight over jurisdiction while raped child waits for help

Mumbai police on Friday suspended two officers from two different police stations for wrangling over the 'jurisdiction' and delaying registration of a rape case even as the victim, a five years old girl, awaited medical help.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Maharashtra to do "vulnerability mapping" to help farmers

To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday unveiled a project for "vulnerability mapping" of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts.

Two more held for `rape' of model; accused in cop custody

 Two more persons, including a woman, were arrested on Friday in the case of alleged rape and extortion of a model, taking the number of those held to eight, three of them policemen.

58 kg gold looted in biggest heist in Maharashtra

 In what police termed as the biggest heist of its kind in the state, a staggering 58 kg of gold worth around Rs.17 crore was looted at gunpoint from a security vehicle on the Nashik-Dhule highway early on Friday morning.

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides between January and March: Govt

As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015.

Bombay HC bench recuses itself from hearing petition in Adarsh case

The Bombay High Court Friday recused itself from hearing a petition seeking a direction to CBI to produce evidence during its probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam on the basis of which it had given a clean chit to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Maharashtra govt plans to formulate own Transport Act

Maharashtra government is planning to formulate a separate law for the state on the lines of the Centre's Motor Vehicles Act, which will allow it to take action against those who flout transport rules.

Shiv Sena slams AIMIM for playing communal card in civic polls

Apparently disturbed by the spectacular performance of Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the Aurangabad civic polls, the Shiv Sena said on Friday it does not augur well for communal amity in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra electoral office to link voter IDs with Aadhaar cards

With an aim of ridding the electoral rolls of bogus voters, the Maharashtra electoral office has started an aggressive drive to link people's Aadhaar cards with their voter identity cards.

Six, including 3 cops, held for sexual exploitation of woman in Mumbai

Six persons, including three policemen and a woman, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually exploiting a woman, police said.

NCP says victory in NMMC polls significant

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said its victory in the Navi Mumbai civic polls was significant as it managed to overcome the 90,000-vote deficit of the last year's Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings

The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people.

Maha govt to link school admission numbers with Aadhaar card

Maharashtra Government has decided to link school students' admission registration numbers to Aadhar card in order to effectively implement the Right to Education Act.

Bombay HC reserves order on petitions challenging beef ban

 The Bombay High Court on Thursday reserved its order on a bunch of petitions challenging the recent ban on consumption and possession of meat of slaughtered cows, bulls and bullocks.

Bombay HC asks Army to consider war veteran's disability pension plea

 The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed Army authorities to consider within two weeks a representation made by a 68-year-old war veteran seeking disability pension.

Maharashtra govt cancels Shivneri bungalow allotment to Fadnavis

Maharashtra government has decided to cancel allotment of Shivneri bungalow adjacent to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' official residence 'Varsha', to him.

Maharashtra govt to soon come up with 'Overpricing Act'

In a bid to check the malpractice of over charging commodities, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it is in the process of promulgating an 'Overpricing Act' which will have provision of non-bailable offence for the repeated offenders.

MIM registers impressive performance in Aurangabad civic polls

 Hyderabad-based Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) on Thursday registered an impressive performance, winning 25 seats in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation elections in its maiden outing there.

Maharashtra govt to link school admission numbers with Aadhaar card

Maharashtra Government has decided to link school students' admission registration numbers to Aadhar card in order to effectively implement the Right to Education Act.

Trial run of new taxiway, MRO at Nagpur airport successful

 The trial run of a newly constructed 3.4 kms long taxiway and Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) unit of Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport (MIHAN) was conducted successfully here, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) said today.

Shiv Sena questions time frame given to BMC for fresh Development Plan

 Ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena today hailed the scrapping of Mumbai Development Plan 2034, even as it questioned the time frame of four months given by Maharashtra government to BMC to prepare a fresh version.

Maharashtra civic polls: Sena-BJP largest alliance in Aurangabad, NCP single biggest party in Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra civic polls: Sena-BJP largest alliance in Aurangabad, NCP single biggest party in Navi Mumbai

The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance retained the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation while Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ​emerged as the single largest party in Navi Mumbai municipal corporation.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis embarks on Israel tour from April 26

 After his visit to Germany where he tried to woo global investors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to embark on a tour to Israel from Sunday with focus on exploring sophisticated agri technology used by that country and later to Japan early next month.

Gadchiroli's 'skill development programme' gets PM's award

 The 'Skill Development Programme' for youths in the naxal-affected district, aimed at making them financially independent, was recently bestowed with the prestigious 'Prime Minister's Award'.

Maharashtra CM embarks on Israel tour from April 26

After his visit to Germany where he tried to woo global investors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to embark on a tour to Israel from Sunday with focus on exploring sophisticated agri technology used by that country and later to Japan early next month.

Pune residents won't mind Sena's stand on Aslam's show: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that residents of Pune would not mind his party's opposition to the concert of Pakistani singer Atif Aslam.