Notification issued for Oct 15 Maharashtra Assembly election

The process for the October 15 election to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly began on Saturday with authorities issuing the poll notification.

Sri Ram Sene lashes out at Rajnath Singh on love-jihad issue

Hindu right-wing organisation Sri Ram Sene on Friday lashed out at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for his controversial comments on the love-jihad issue and demanded that a special panel be set up to probe all such cases.

Man jumps from Bandra-Worli sea link

A 65-year-old man, suffering from prolonged illness and depression, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the sea here today, police said.

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FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online

An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said.

Ebola: Bombay HC asks Centre to keep scanners at Pune, Nagpur airports

Unhappy with the Centre's stand that it does not have 'thermal image scanners' to be installed at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus in people coming from African countries, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed that such equipment be provided there immediately.

Maha govt justifies reservations for Marathas, Muslims

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday justified in the Bombay High Court its decision to provide reservations for Muslims and Marathas in jobs and educational institutions, saying that these communities are socially and economically backward.

Maha girl repeatedly raped, gets pregnant

A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man for about a year following which she became pregnant, police said on Wednesday.

Former Rahul Gandhi brigade man is all set to join the BJP

Panvel's former Congress MLA Prashant Thakur who resigned from the Maharashtra assembly on Friday, is all set to join BJP ahead of the October 15 polls.

Amit Shah in Mumbai, BJP-Shiv Sena seat-sharing deal likely to be finalised today
Amit Shah in Mumbai, BJP-Shiv Sena seat-sharing deal likely to be finalised today

As the seat-sharing stalemate between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena continues, BJP president Amit Shah will on Wednesday meet the party leaders and hold talks over the contentious issue in poll-bound Maharashtra.

Top BJP panel to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing stalemate today

Amid deadlock in talks with ally Shiv Sena over seat-sharing for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party's core committee is likely to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence here on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Former police officer refused bail in Sohrabuddin case

The special CBI court here, which is hearing the cases related to police encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, on Monday rejected the bail application of a former officer of Rajasthan police.

2011 blasts: HC asks Maha to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice

The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order.

Bombay HC orders CBI probe in Pune student's death after b'day bash

Observing that police investigation was not satisfactory, Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to take over the probe into the death of a student of Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune two years ago.

9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats

In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month.

`State leadership would decide on continuing talks with Sena'

The state leadership of BJP will take a decision on "continuing alliance talks" with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said on Monday.

Mumbai: Body recovered from dumping ground

A dead body of a woman was recovered from dumping ground by the police in Mumbai.

Goa Police do an 'Iranian Job', bust inter-state gang

Normally associated with the legendary cafes with strong tea and khari (salted pastry), the word 'Irani' has been proving to be a headache for police in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa, for more unworthy reasons.

Sex worker held for killing police constable in Mumbai

 A 30-year-old alleged sex worker has been arrested for allegedly murdering a police constable, whose charred body was found in a shanty in suburban Santacruz on Friday, police said today.