Minority educational institutions to be issued notices: Maha govt

Maharashtra government on Friday said it would issue notices to 2,472 minority educational institutions across the state which have not followed guidelines and 'misused' their status to admit general category students.

Maharashtra govt to install live-monitoring system for infra projects

To curb misuse of government grants and effectively supervise infrastructure projects, Maharashtra government will install a live monitoring system that will be controlled through the State Secretariat.

HC refuses to stay Maha law on beef ban, don't take coercive action

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused to stay certain provisions of a beef ban law in Maharashtra that covered even animals slaughtered outside the state but directed the government not to take any coercive action for three months against those found in possession of this meat.

Maharashtra government's Raj Kapoor Awards for Shashikala, Vidya Balan

Maharashtra government's Raj Kapoor Awards for Shashikala, Vidya Balan

Veteran actress Shashikala and Vidya Balan were today named for Maharashtra Government's awards in memory of late Raj Kapoor.

Maharashtra govt to promulgate ordinance on right to services

Maharashtra government Tuesday said an ordinance would be promulgated on right to services, and a professional courses fee regulatory authority will be established through it.

Maharashtra govt to come out with policy on power generation

In a bid to cut down cost and reduce carbon footprint, Maharashtra government has decided to exploit non-conventional resources to generate 14,400 MW electricity by 2019 and will soon come out with a policy on it.

65 child labourers rescued from Mumbai, sent back home

In an attempt to curb child labour, the Maharashtra government, along with a non-governmental organisation, helped reunite 65 rescued children with their families.

UP officer urges discontinuation of Guard of Honour ceremony

A senior IPS in Uttar Pradesh has written to Chief Secretary requesting to discontinue the ceremonial Guard of Honour accorded to ministers, top police and administrative officers.

Major reshuffle of IPS officers in Maharashtra; Nagpur top cop moved to Pune

The Maharashtra government Monday transferred 37 top IPS officers, including Nagpur Police Commissioner KK Pathak, and Himanshu Roy, the assistant DG of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

Fadnavis govt revises order on prime time screening of Marathi films

Fadnavis govt revises order on prime time screening of Marathi films

The Maharashtra government today revised its previous order which made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen a Marathi film in the prime slot between 6-9 pm.

Athawale to lead protest against beef ban in Maharashtra

Republican Party of India (Athawale), an ally of ruling BJP, on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra Government to have a rethink on the expanded beef ban law and announced a state-wide protest against the legislation, which it said ignores economic welfare of farmers.

Shobhaa De calls Devendra Fadnavis ‘Diktatwala’, draws Sena ire

Shobhaa De calls Devendra Fadnavis ‘Diktatwala’, draws Sena ire

The Maharashtra government’s order to screen Marathi films in multiplexes on prime time hasn’t gone too well with many in the business. Writer Shobhaa De, is one such critic of the govt’s move to make screening of Marathi films compulsory.

Maharashtra govt to ask MERC not to allow over Rs 250 cr tariff hike

The Maharashtra government will ask MERC not to allow power companies to hike electricity tariff by more than Rs 250 crore annually.

Maharashtra govt to build 56 lakh toilets

Maharashtra government has decided to construct 56 lakh toilets in the state by 2019 under the cleanliness campaign of central government.

Rudyard Kipling's birthplace to become tourist attraction

Rudyard Kipling's birthplace to become tourist attraction

The heritage bungalow in south Mumbai where author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling was born will be converted into a tourist attraction by the Maharashtra government, a minister has said.

Maharashtra govt to conduct special audit of its power companies

Maharashtra government will conduct a special audit of its three power companies and ensure that transmission and distribution losses are checked so that consumers do not have to bear the burden of high tariff.

Maharashtra govt may make glass doors, CCTVs compulsory in elevators

The Maharashtra government is considering to make it mandatory for all elevators in multi-storey building across Mumbai to have glass doors and CCTV cameras.

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.