Proposed strike of petrol dealers called off in Maharashtra

The proposed indefinite strike called by petrol dealers in Maharashtra from midnight has been called off after mediation by Vinod Tawade, BJP leader and leader of opposition in the state legislative council, according to a BJP release.

Maharashtra govt, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea

Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long awareness campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.

Union Budget `disappointing`, people`s hopes dashed: Maha govt

Maharashtra govt termed the Union Budget as "disappointing" and said it has dashed the "hopes" of the common man from the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre.

Why Maharashtra Govt buying costlier electricity from pvt firms: BJP

BJP leader and leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vinod Tawde on Saturday said the state government should have sought electricity from the central grid in the face of power shortage.

Medical officers` strike: Govt threatens to invoke MESMA

Maharashtra govt has warned that provisions of MESM Act would be invoked against members of Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers who went on a strike on Tuesday.

HC refuses to stay govt decision to close down 44 toll booths

In a relief to motorists, the Bombay High Court on Monday refused to stay Maharashtra government`s decision to close 44 toll booths.

HC slams govt for not obeying its orders on fake ration cards

The Bombay High Court today slammed Maharashtra government for not complying with its earlier orders on the issue of bogus ration cards and warned that it was giving one more chance to the state to follow directives or face contempt action.

Will urge Centre for restrictions on social media: Maharashtra government

Against the backdrop of violence following a string of objectionable posts related to popular icons, the Maharashtra government has decided to request the Centre to take steps to bring restrictions on social media.

Shivaji`s mid-sea memorial: Government may issue tender afresh

The Maharashtra Government on Monday informed the Bombay High Court that it had not yet taken a final decision on the award of tender for the construction of mid-sea memorial of King Shivaji.

Maharashtra to push amended bill to ban dance bars in state

The Maharashtra government which was left red-faced after the Supreme Court quashed a ban on dance bars in the state, said here today that it would bring an amended legislation to ban them during the Monsoon Session of the state legislature, which is set to begin from June 2.

Maharashtra government bodies slammed for anti-Dalit violence

Criticising the Maharashtra government`s home, law and judiciary for lack of co-ordination, Maharashtra EGS minister Nitin Raut said here today that there has been an increase in atrocities against Dalits in the state.

Bombay HC asks Maha to have permanent mechanism to monitor wetlands

The Bombay High Court today suggested that the Maharashtra Government should constitute a permanent mechanism to monitor wetlands in the state so that encroachments do not take place in such areas.

PETA, Maha government slug it out in HC on shifting `Sunder`

Maharashtra government and animal rights group PETA today continued their court battle over relocation of a male elephant which was allegedly tortured while in custody of a temple in Kolhapur.

Ahead of elections, Maha govt legalises slum transfer

Apparently eyeing the elections, Maharashtra government today announced "slum transfer policy" which makes the present occupant of a house in a slum the beneficiary of the redevelopment scheme.

MNS workers, Raj`s wife head towards Pune without paying toll

Daring the Maharashtra government to take action against them, MNS workers and supporters headed towards Pune without paying toll.

Shinde asks Maha HM to take action in techie murder case

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday asked the Maharashtra government to take "swift action" and nab those involved in the murder of a woman software engineer in Mumbai after her father met him seeking justice.

Maharashtra Govt`s `Saptarang 2014` musical extravaganza from Jan 3

The Cultural Affairs Department of Maharashtra Government will be ushering in the new year with `Saptrang 2014`, a musical and cultural festival, to be held from January 3-9.

Milind Deora disagrees with Maharashtra govt`s rejection of Adarsh probe report

Milind Deora disagreed with Maharashtra government`s rejection of the judicial commission of inquiry report on Adarsh Housing scam.

We knew Adarsh report will be rejected: Justice Patil

Justice (retd) JA Patil, who probed the Adarsh housing society scam, on Monday said he knew Maharashtra government would reject the report.

HC seeks to know steps for implementation of RTE

Expressing concern over the non-implementation of the `Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act` (RTE), the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed Maharashtra government to explain what steps it has taken to ensure free education for children till class eighth.