Maharashtra Government

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.

Jul 03, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

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.

Jul 03, 2015, 11:26 AM IST
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'.

Jul 02, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

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.

Jun 26, 2015, 11:04 AM IST

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'.

Jun 26, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

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.

Jun 24, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

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).

Jun 22, 2015, 20:55 PM IST
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.

Jun 22, 2015, 18:03 PM IST

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.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:51 PM IST
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).

Jun 22, 2015, 17:44 PM IST

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.

Jun 16, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

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.

Jun 11, 2015, 11:08 AM IST

Maharashtra bans Maggi

 The Maharashtra government late on Friday banned Nestle's Maggi noodles in the state.

Jun 06, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Maharashtra to establish unified command under CM to tackle Naxalism

Aiming to tackle the growing menace of Naxalism, Maharashtra government has decided to set up a unified command under the Chief Minister, which will study the existing policies and strategies adopted by other states to combat Maoist terror.

Jun 05, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

Maharashtra likely to ink MoU with the Netherlands on coastal road

Maharashtra government is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Netherlands to develop a 35-km long coastal road.

Jun 05, 2015, 10:50 AM IST

Mumbai retailers stop Maggi sales

 A Mumbai retailers' organisation on Thursday ordered all members to immediately stop stocking or selling Maggi noodles till the air over its safety aspects is cleared.

Jun 04, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

Maharashtra mulls cloud-seeding amid IMD's grim rainfall forecast

At a time when the IMD has revised its rainfall forecast from 93 to 88 per cent, Maharashtra government is preparing to use the cloud seeding method and induce rainfall, to cope up with water shortage.

Jun 02, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

Salman Khan accident files burnt in Mantralaya fire

The Maharashtra government's home and law & judiciary departments do not have any records pertaining to the Salman Khan accident case of September 28, 2002, an activist said here on Wednesday.

May 28, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Maharashtra govt mulls policy to impose VAT, entry tax on import of sand

Maharashtra government is mulling over a policy that may allow entry tax and VAT to be imposed on import of sand from neighbouring states to stop its smuggling.

May 22, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Mixed response to govt's move to allow women in night shifts

Maharashtra government's decision to make changes in the Factories Act, 1948, that will allow women to work in night shifts in factories, has evoked a mixed response from different sections of society.

May 21, 2015, 19:45 PM IST