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What action have you taken on illegal schools, HC asks Maha

The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to inform by November 21 what action it has taken against education officers who are responsible for allowing unauthorised schools to mushroom in the state.

Maharashtra expects farmer suicide cases to drop by 70 percent in FY14

Maha govt said it is taking steps to insulate farmers from adverse market and weather conditions by helping them to have a regular income.

Special court to be set up in Thane

The Maharashtra government has decided to set up a special court in neighbouring Thane, amid increasing incidents of building collapse and urban crimes there.

Centre rejects Maharashtra govt`s proposal to ban Abhinav Bharat

The Centre has reportedly rejected Maharashtra government`s proposal to ban Abhinav Bharat outfit.

Pandit Jasraj to get Maha govt`s music award

Pandit Jasraj was today named recipient of Maharashtra government`s top award to honour contribution in the field of music.

Preeti Rathi acid attack: Maha govt had sought CBI probe, says RR Patil

The Maharashtra government had sought a CBI probe into the Preeti Rathi acid attack case two months ago, Home Minister RR Patil said.

Adarsh asked to file reply on Defence Ministry`s claim

Bombay HC on Monday directed Maharashtra govt and Adarsh Housing Society to file their submissions on a suit filed by Defence Ministry.

Be proactive in probing charges on Tatkare: HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Maharashtra government to be more proactive in probing into the complaint filed against state cabinet minister Sunil Tatkare.

Maharashtra may ban camera mobiles in colleges

The Maharashtra government has sought views of principals and teachers on a proposal seeking ban on using camera mobile phones in colleges and university campuses across the state to prevent "cyber crimes".

Village meets info to be conveyed through SMS

The Department of Rural Development of Maharashtra government has decided to do away with the system of making public announcements to inform villagers about the village meets.

Maharashtra govt orders probe into attack on Salem

Maharashtra government on Friday ordered a high-level probe into the attack on gangster Abu Salem inside Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai.

HC seeks papers supporting graft charges on Chavan

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed social activist Pravin Wategaonkar to submit documents supporting his allegations against Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Minority students` admission: Minister seeks checking of colleges

Maharashtra government directed senior officials to pay a surprise visit to the aided and non-aided colleges to check.

Drought-free Maharashtra is govt priority: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said his priority in the coming years will be to make the state "drought proof" by adopting decentralised and traditional water conservation methods.

Maharashtra to pay Rs 2,172 crore to draught-hit farmers

Maha govt will distribute funds to tune of Rs 2,172 crore received from Centre over last couple of yrs towards drought mitigation to farmers in cash.

Free coaching to minority students on the anvil

The Maharashtra government`s Minorities Development department is contemplating to start free coaching for minority community students appearing for competitive examinations.

Time to oust Congress-led governments: Fadnavis

Newly-elected Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis has appealed people to oust the Congress-led governments in the state and the Centre, in the next elections, as both are steeped in corruption.

Maharashtra publishes rape victim examination manu

Maharashtra government has come out with a manual for doctors on the examination of the victims of sexual assault, which, among other things, prohibits the infamous `finger test`.

HC asks govt for anti-illegal construction policy

Lambasting the Maharashtra government for its failure to curb illegal constructions across the state, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the government to come up with a comprehensive policy to address the issue.

HC seeks reply on PIL alleging parking lot scam

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to file its reply on a PIL alleging corruption in allotment of public parking lots.