Shiv Sena lends support to govt's decision to honour Babasaheb Purandare

Slamming critics opposing the government's decision to confer Maharashtra's highest award on Babasaheb Purandare, Shiv Sena Wednesday heaped praises on the historian crediting him for instilling ideals of Shivaji Maharaj among people.

Big B to become Maharashtra's 'Tiger Ambassador'
Big B to become Maharashtra's 'Tiger Ambassador'

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will now use his charisma to protect tigers. The 72-year-old actor has accepted the Maharashtra government's invitation to become a brand ambassador for its ambitious Tiger Conservation projects, Finance and Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said here on Monday.

Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government
Thane creek declared as 'Flamingo Sanctuary' by Maharashtra government

The city can now boast of being the home to a wetland sanctuary! The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a notification declaring the northern part of Thane Creek as a flamingo sanctuary under Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972.

Maharashtra govt inches closer to acquiring Ambedkar's London house

The three-storey house where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived in London will be acquired shortly by the Maharashtra government and processes for the same are in the final stages, Minister for Social Justice, Rajkumar Badole said here.

Maharashtra requests Tendulkar, Bachchan to help save tigers
Maharashtra requests Tendulkar, Bachchan to help save tigers

The Maharashtra government has written to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Amitabh Bachchan requesting them to be brand ambassadors for its tiger conservation project, it was announced here on Monday.

Shiv Sena defends Maharashtra govt's move to classify madrasas as non-schools

Amid outrage over Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena Saturday said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state.

Centre allays apprehensions, says madrasas 'reality of India'
Centre allays apprehensions, says madrasas 'reality of India'

The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which give students education only on religion, saying madrasas "are a reality of India" and that "there should be no politics on the issue".

HC ultimatum to Maha CS to file affidavit on noise pollution

Bring down noise pollution levels during festivals, the Bombay High Court sternly told the Maharashtra government on Friday while giving a last chance to the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on the issue.

CCTV cameras to be installed in shelter homes soon, Maharashtra HC told

With an increase in number of incidents where children and women in state-run shelter homes are sexually and physically abused, the Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it will soon install CCTV cameras in all such facilities.

Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt
Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt

In a controversial decision, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has decided to derecognise madrasas, which do not teach primary subjects, as 'schools'.

Airports at Shirdi, Solapur to be upgraded

Maharashtra government plans to upgrade airports in Solapur, the religious town of Shirdi and Amravati as part of its efforts to encourage air connectivity.

Maharashtra govt to conduct survey of cooperative societies

Maharashtra government will conduct a survey of cooperative societies in the state, to zero in on societies which exist 'only on paper'.

Pankaja Munde accused of 206 crore 'chikki' scam

Maharashtra's Rural Development Women and Child Welfare minister, Pankaja Munde has been accused of 206 crore scam. She is said to have sanctioned inflated deals for items including snacks, books and water filters for government-run schools.

Industries, NGOs to be part of Maha's new afforestation plan

Maharashtra Government Monday announced a revised policy to boost afforestation of degraded forest land with participation from industrial establishments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Mumbai hooch tragedy toll climbs to 102
Mumbai hooch tragedy toll climbs to 102

The death toll in the Mumbai hooch tragedy - the worst in 11 years in Maharashtra - shot up to 102 on Monday, police said.

Bombay HC asks Adarsh society to submit list of members in defence

The Bombay High Court Monday directed the scam-tainted Adarsh society to submit a list of its members who are or were in defence services.

After Mumbai hooch tragedy, govt mulling to amend law
After Mumbai hooch tragedy, govt mulling to amend law

In order to stop the production and sale of illicit liquor, Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to amend the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug Offenders and Dangerous Persons Act (MPDA).

Maharashtra govt to appoint housing regulatory body for home buyers

The Maharashtra government will soon appoint a regulatory body to safeguard interests of home buyers after the Centre gave a go ahead to the state to frame rules to implement the Housing Regulatory Bill passed by the legislature and approved by the President.

Maharashtra govt mulls use of cloud seeding tech for artificial rains

With an aim to generate artificial rainfall in dry parts of the state, Maharashtra government is mulling to use cloud seeding technology.