Maharashtra govt welcomes 7/11 blasts verdict

The Maharashtra government Wednesday welcomed the court verdict in the 7/11 serial train blasts case, saying that it was committed to strengthen the justice delivery system in the state.

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.

Rakesh Maria not keen to lead Sheena Bora murder case probe: Reports

Rakesh Maria not keen to lead Sheena Bora murder case probe: Reports

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria is not keen to lead the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, as per reports on Wednesday.

Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition

Row erupts over Maharashtra govt guidelines on sedition

People trying to bring change in government through legal means will not face sedition charge in Maharashtra, but those attempting to bring into "hatred or contempt, dissatisfaction and provoking violence" against the central or state government will be slapped with sedition charges.

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.

Maharashtra govt contemplating long-term policy to bail out farmers

Maharashtra govt contemplating long-term policy to bail out farmers

Maharashtra government is mulling to bring in a long-term policy for drought-hit farmers which will ensure they get compensation amount commensurate to their crop losses.

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.

Cities raising Rs 50 crore to be chosen for 'Smart City' project

The cities which have the capacity to raise an initial fund of Rs 50 crore and additionally spend Rs 200 crore annually for next five years, will be selected for the 'Smart City' project.

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'.