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'.

8 killed, 15 injured as truck falls on people waiting for bus

 At least eight persons were today killed and 15 others injured when a container truck fell on people waiting for a bus at Pargaon-Khandala in Maharashtra's Satara district.

ISIS admirer Anees Ansari is of unsound mind, court told

 The lawyers of city-based software engineer Anees Ansari, arrested for allegedly conspiring to blow up a US establishment here, today told the court that the accused suffered from an unsound mind and may need psychiatric help.

Amit Shah to visit Mumbai, may meet Uddhav

BJP president Amit Shah will visit Mumbai Thursday and is likely to meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to finalise seat-sharing between the two allies for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections, a party official said Monday.

Maharashta Govt announces Rs 1 cr bounty for Naxal chief Ganapathy

In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra Government has announced a cash reward of Rs one crore to anyone giving crucial information leading to arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy.

Amit Shah will lead Maharashta to victory in Assembly polls: Mumbai BJP

The Mumbai unit of the BJP expressed confidence that new BJP president Amit Shah would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Inspired by BJP`s Modi gambit, MNS may project Raj Thackeray for CM

Leaders of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday said they were in favour of projecting the party president Raj Thackeray as the Chief Ministerial nominee ahead of the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra.

LoC attack: Maharashtra CM announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to martyr`s kin

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to be paid to the next of the kin of army soldier Pundalik Mane from Kolhapur, who lost his life during an ambush at Poonch sector.

Maharashta govt sets up committee to frame Child Welfare Policy

Maharashtra government has set up a 64-member committee, headed by Women and Child Welfare Minister Varsha Gaikwad, to finalise its Child Welfare Policy 2013.

HC commutes death penalty to 30-yr life term

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has commuted the death sentence of a 38-year-old man, who had brutally killed his wife and a teenaged daughter in April 2011, to life imprisonment for 30 years.

Pune blasts: New weapon – cake bomb?

Though of low-intensity, the serial bomb blasts in Pune has left security officials very worried, especially the emergence of the cake bomb.

Pune blasts: Shinde convenes high-level meet

Home Minister Suhilkumar Shinde convened a high-level meeting on Thursday to assess the security situation in the country.

House fire kills three family members in Nashik

A married couple and their
17-year-old son were charred to death after a fire broke out
in their house at a village in the district

Agitating farmers rounded up at Nashik

More than 240 farmers, including 35
women were rounded up at Gavandgaon village after they
staged a rasta roko here demanding release of water from
Palkhed canal

Package for north Maha with an eye on Assembly polls: Raj

MNS chief Raj Thackeray has said
that the Rs 6,509 crore special package for north Maharashtra
was announced by the Congress-NCP coalition with an eye on the
coming Assembly elections.