NCP sounds poll bugle, attacks BJP

The NCP Tuesday launched its poll campaign here for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections by attacking the BJP with several speakers saying that "the Modi wave" has disappeared.

Houses for 9,000 Maharashtra policemen soon after retirement

Around 9,000 police constables in Maharashtra would soon get a house of their own in adjoining Navi Mumbai after retirement.

'Mardaani': Maharashtra Minister calls Rani Mukerji 'outdated'

In an attempt to impress Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil, politician Dilip Sopal made a derogatory remark against actress Rani Mukerji.

New surrender scheme for naxals under consideration: Patil

Maharashtra government is considering a new surrender scheme for naxals and a proposal in this regard would come up for the state cabinet approval, Home Minister R R Patil said here on Saturday.

Sena objects to reports of BJP fielding candidate in Sangli

Shiv Sena took strong objection on Monday, to reports that the BJP has decided to field its candidate against Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil.

Police recruitment deaths: Is Patil fit to govern? asks Uddhav

Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern.

Assembly polls a different ballgame: RR Patil to Sena-BJP

The last day of the last session of 12th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra today saw a banter between Home Minister R R Patil and Leader of Opposition Eknath Khadse.

Pune techie murder: Maharashtra govt mulling ban on Hindu Rashtra Sena

Maharashtra government will examine if the controversial outfit Hindu Rashtra Sena could be banned in the wake of Pune techie Mohsin Shaikh`s murder, Home Minister RR Patil said here on Saturday.

I was misquoted; wrong message must not go to women: Patil

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Thursday said he was misquoted by the media while reporting his speech, and a message should not go out to the women in the state that the Home Minister was "helpless" to protect them.

Deputy SP to probe cases of atrocities against Dalits

An officer of the deputy SP level will probe cases of atrocities against Dalits in Maharashtra, Home Minister R R Patil informed the Legislative Council on Thursday.

Speaker`s clean chit to Maharashtra Home Minister for rape comment

Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings.

Rise in rape cases, a result of downslide in moral values: RR Patil

At a time when the whole country is debating the issue of women`s safety, the Maharashtra Home Minister on Wednesday said that even if the government provides one policeman for every house, crime against the fairer sex can`t be stopped.

Pune techie murder: Patil warns of action against those misusing social media

With objectionable posts on social networking sites triggering violence over the past week, the Maharashtra government is mulling action against not only those who upload them but also against those who "like" and forward them, state`s Home Minister RR Patil said on Monday.

Would probe Abu Azmi`s statement: RR Patil

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Friday said the state government would initiate probe into the controversial statement of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi in Lucknow yesterday.

Maharashtra to set up more courts to try women related cases

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said here on Thursday that the government would increase the number of the fast track courts to try cases of crimes against women.

RR Patil welcomes court verdict in Shakti Mills gang-rape case

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday welcomed a court`s verdict as much needed to desist rogue elements from committing heinous acts like rape in a city like Mumbai or elsewhere.

Parole extension to Sanjay Dutt: Maharashtra govt to amend law?

With the Bombay High Court questioning the extension of parole granted to actor Sanjay Dutt and the Centre seeking a report on the same, the government in Maharashtra is now mulling to amend the existing laws governing the parole system, reports said on Wednesday.

Maharashtra government to change parole rules: RR Patil

Reacting to actor Sanjay Dutt parole issue, Maharashtra Home Minister said the state govt has realised that "some people" have been frequently obtaining parole through medical certificates.

Maharashtra NCP minister`s brother held in rape case

Brother of a Maharashtra NCP Minister was today arrested for allegedly raping a 33-year-old woman here, city police said.

Maharashtra govt to give class 1,2 jobs to children of 26/11 martyrs

The Maharashtra government has decided to give class 1 and 2 jobs to the children of the martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.