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.

Lalu Yadav overwhelmed by people's 'love' during his illness

Former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who underwent three cardiac surgeries and was discharged from Mumbai Asian Heart Institute yesterday, thanked all his well-wishers and the doctors who treated him.

Two bogies of local train derail at Mumbai's CST, no casualties

Two bogies of a local passenger train derailed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai on Sunday.

No clear picture about BJP candidate for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll

With BJP MLA Pankaja Munde, daughter of late BJP leader Gopinath Munde, indicating that she would not contest the bypoll to the Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra, which fell vacant after her father's demise, there is no clear picture yet about who would be the BJP's nominee from the seat.

Not in the race for CM's post: Supriya Sule

NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister.

Convicted advocate booked for continuing legal practice in Maha

 An advocate, whose registration has been suspended by the State Bar Association following his conviction in a case, has been booked for continuing with his practice, police said on Saturday.

Ex-NCP minister Laxmanrao Dhoble booked for sexual assault

A case of rape has been registered against NCP MLA Laxmanrao Dhobale after a woman levelled allegations against the leader.

Lalu Prasad Yadav to be discharged from hospital today

RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, who recently underwent a cardiac surgery, will get discharged from the Asian Heart Institute here on Saturday.

Ensure power supply at exam centres, HC tells Maha govt

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply in schools during SSC and HSC examinations in October and asked it to depute officers in all examination centres to assess the power situation and suggest measures.

Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote demands Fouzia Khan's resignation

Senior Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote on Thursday attacked NCP leader and state health and education minister Fouzia Khan for holding the post even after her membership of Legislative Council expired six months ago and demanded her immediate resignation.