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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.