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Goa okays grant scheme for students of local language schools

Goa government on Monday approved a scheme providing a special grant of Rs 400 per student every month to aided primary schools having Konkani and Marathi as Medium of Instruction (MoI), Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said here today.

Forming political strategy to defeat BJP in Goa polls: Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar

Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar on Thursday said that a pro-regional languages group he is part of is actively working on a political strategy to defeat the ruling BJP in poll-bound Goa.

Govinda took Dawood Ibrahim's help to defeat me in 2004 Lok Sabha polls: Ram Naik

Govinda took Dawood Ibrahim's help to defeat me in 2004 Lok Sabha polls: Ram Naik

Govinda has rejected Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik's claim and said he did not need anyone's support at that time. 

Lalu Prasad's son lambastes Raj Thackeray, says 'Maharashtra is not anyone's Baap ki Jageer'

Lalu Prasad's son lambastes Raj Thackeray, says 'Maharashtra is not anyone's Baap ki Jageer'

Reacting to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's chief Raj Thackeray's statement urging party workers to resort to violence against non-Maharashtrians, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said that Maharashtra is for everyone and not someone's sole property.

Raj Thackeray directs MNS activists to burn autos run by non-Maharashtrians

Raj Thackeray directs MNS activists to burn autos run by non-Maharashtrians

Overtly endorsing violence in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday urged his party followers to burn the newly-registered autorickshaws run by non-Marathis.

Auto rickshaw permit only to Marathi speaking: What implication will it have on Bihar polls?-Part 2

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a circular stating that from November 1, 2015 fresh autorickshaw permits will be issued to only those who can speak the regional language of the state – Marathi.

Auto rickshaw permit only to Marathi speaking: What implication will it have on Bihar polls?

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a circular stating that from November 1, 2015 fresh autorickshaw permits will be issued to only those who can speak the regional language of the state - Marathi.

Maharashtra govt mandates Marathi for all auto-rickshaw license holders

Maharashtra state government will make knowledge of Marathi compulsory for all Autorickshaw licence applicants. The announcement to this effect was made by minister of state for transport Gulabrao Deokar in the state legislative council on Monday

Autorickshaw permits only to Marathi-speaking people in Mumbai: Maharashtra govt

Autorickshaw permits only to Marathi-speaking people in Mumbai: Maharashtra govt

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a circular stating that from November 1, 2015 fresh autorickshaw permits will be issued to only those who can speak the regional language of the state - Marathi.

Twitter interface now available in six Indian languages

Twitter on Friday said it has added four more Indian languages in which the popular micro-blogging website can be used.

Twitter adds four Indian languages

Twitter adds four Indian languages

Twitter on Friday said that it has added four more Indian languages - Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported languages to six.

MJ's biography Magic and the Madness now available in 'Marathi'

If you are Maharashtrian fans of late Michael Jackson, then this news might make your day, as now you will be able read the King of Pop's biography Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness by J. Randy Taraborrelli, in Marathi.

Cricketer Sandip Patil's son to debut in Marathi TV serial

 Former Indian skipper Sandip Patil's son Chirag will make his small screen debut with Marathi TV show "Yek Number".

Shashank Ketkar, Tejashree Pradhan file for divorce?

Shashank Ketkar, Tejashree Pradhan file for divorce?

Popular faces on Marathi television, Shashank Ketkar and Tejashree Pradhan have filed for divorce, as per reports. The couple tied the knot last year in February, and things didn't work out post that between the two.

'Bajirao Mastani': How did Priyanka Chopra perfect her Marathi?

'Bajirao Mastani': How did Priyanka Chopra perfect her Marathi?

Maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani' has already set the bar high, especially after managing to get on board the dream cast of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.

Can you oppose local films in other states, asks Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday defended his government's decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen a Marathi film during prime-time slot and dared those opposing it to take a similar stand in other states.

Shobha De remains unfazed as Shiv Sena holds protests

Shiv Sena on Thursday staged a protest against Shobha De for "insulting" Maharashtrian culture by opposing a government order on screening Marathi movies and demanded that she leave the state but the celebrated author remained unfazed, asserting she would continue to "speak up".

Marathi films row: Shobhaa De faces Shiv Sena's `vada pav' protests

The tension between Shiv Sena and Shobhaa De escalated on Thursday when the political party's activists protested outside the residence of the celebrity author.

Mumbai being sold inch-by-inch by vested interests, says Raj Thackeray

Voicing strong opposition to Mumbai civic body's new development plan for the metropolis, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday alleged that attempts are being made to sell Mumbai inch by inch and development is being brought at the cost of Marathi-speaking people.