HC rejects bail of karate expert, says he forged letters to get govt award

The Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail petition of karate expert who apprehended arrest in a case filed against him for forging documents to get a Maharashtra government award.

Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed 'Swaraj Bhoomi'

The BJP-led Maharashtra government Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'.

Bring new law in 6 months for protection of witnesses: HC tells Maharashtra govt

The Bombay High Court Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to frame a new law within six months for protection of witnesses and also consider bringing whistleblowers and RTI activists under its purview.

Maharashtra reconstitutes panel on border dispute with Karnataka

Maharashtra government has said it had reconstituted a high powered committee on the Maharashtra-Karnataka border row.

Muslim chamber welcomes cow slaughter ban

The Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) here has welcomed the ban on cow slaughter in Maharashtra and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clamp a nationwide ban.

Maharashtra okays central scheme to distribute solar pumps to farmers

Maharashtra government will implement the central scheme of distributing solar pumps to farmers in the state on pilot basis.

Maharashtra govt to provide home loans to its employees

Maharashtra government will provide home loans ranging from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh to its employees.

Govt moves HC against court's order stopping Salem's transfer

Maharashtra government has filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court against an order of special TADA court here which reversed the Director General of Prisons Meera Borwankar's order to shift the gangster Abu Salem from Taloja prison to Thane prison.

Lot more needs to be done to stop farmer suicides: Minister

Facing criticism from its ally Shiv Sena over farmer suicides in the state's drought-hit regions, Maharashtra government has admitted that a lot more needs to be done to stop such incidents.

Maharashtra govt seeks inputs from experts for state budget

Faced with bulging deficit and a need to increase investments, the Maharashtra government has sought suggestions from finance experts, industry bodies, bureaucrats and other stakeholders for preparing the upcoming state budget for the next fiscal.

Maharashtra govt mulls revival of 'blood-on-call' scheme

Maharashtra government is planning to revamp the 'Jeevan Amrut Yojana' (blood-on-call) scheme which is aimed at facilitating blood supply to patients scheduled to undergo surgeries and medical procedures in remote areas.

AIB Knockout: Ashok Pandit attacks Karan Johar, slams ‘vulgar’ show
AIB Knockout: Ashok Pandit attacks Karan Johar, slams ‘vulgar’ show

The AIB Knockout controversy is getting bigger by the day. A day after the Maharashtra government ordered an inquiry into the objectionable content, filmmaker and censor board member Ashok Pandit took to Twitter to support the government’s decision.

AIB Knockout: Maharashtra government, police probe 'objectionable' show
AIB Knockout: Maharashtra government, police probe 'objectionable' show

The Maharashtra government and Mumbai police have initiated separate investigations into allegations of "abusive and filthy" language used by Bollywood director Karan Johar and actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh at an event in Mumbai in December.

Maharashtra govt plans revamp of Mumbai chawls

In a bid to provide better lifestyle to people living in chawls of Mumbai, Maharashtra government is planning to start a revamp project on over 93 acres of prime land in the metropolis within next six months.

Educational institutions will have to provide premises for MPSC exams: Govt

Maharashtra government has made it mandatory for schools and colleges to provide their premises for holding the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams.

Maharashtra govt mulls use of treated water in power plants

In an attempt to restart the Parli thermal power plant which was shut down due to a severe water crisis in Marathwada region, Maharashtra government is planning to use treated sewage water instead of the regular clean water.

RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial
RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, whose work ruled the pages of newspapers and the hearts of countrymen, was today accorded a state funeral here, as a teary-eyed nation joined in paying tribute to the man whose brush strokes put smile on everyman's face.

Maharashtra govt gives nod to Ambedkar memorial in London

Maharashtra government has given its nod to pay Rs 35 crores to acquire a property where Dr BR Ambedkar lived during his stay here and convert it into a memorial of the architect of India's Constitution.

HC asks Maharashtra govt to file affidavit on welfare of aged people

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to file with two weeks an affidavit on what steps it had taken for the welfare of aged people as well as appointment of officers under the Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens Act.

Maharashtra panel identifies six plots for Bal Thackeray's memorial

The committee constituted by Maharashtra government to identify land suitable for the construction of a memorial for late Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray, has shortlisted six plots in the island city.