Everything you need to know about Maharashtra: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Maharashtra: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Fast bowler S. Sreesanth began shouting and claimed he had close connections with the Kerala and Maharashtra chief ministers after he was accosted by police for alleged spot fixing.
Pune (Maharashtra), May 18 (ANI): A three -day Afghan film festival was inaugurated here by the Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammand Abdali.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) India generates 7.9 million tonnes of hazardous waste every year with the highest amount generated by Maharashtra, the environment ministry said Friday.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Maharashtra has initiated steps to modernise its rural healthcare network with a tie-up with an international consortium, an official said here Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured a high-level delegation from Arunachal Pradesh that his government will take action through the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) against all those responsible for printing a wrong India map in a class X geography and economics textbook that shows a substantial part, including Tawang, of Arunachal Pradesh, in China.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): The Planning Commission has approved an annual plan outlay of Rs. 49,000 crore for Maharashtra for the financial year 2013-14.
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Thousands of traders in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, along with prominent state politicians, courted arrest Thursday demanding scrapping of the new Local Body Tax (LBT), officials said.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) German automobile major Mercedes-Benz Thursday launched an all-new luxury SUV (Sports Utility Vehicles) at Rs.77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The trading community protesting the proposed Local Body Tax (LBT) Wednesday announced a jail bharo agitation all over Maharashtra from Thursday if their demands were not met.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, will pay a three-day state visit to India beginning on May 19 at the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Thane, May 13 (IANS) A labourer was killed and at least three others were injured in a fire following an explosion in a chemical factory in Dombivli town, near here in Maharashtra, early Monday.
Gumla (Jharkhand), May 12 (ANI): Five sympathizers of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested from Jharkhand's Gumla district.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Traders continued their strike for the sixth day Saturday protesting against the Local Body Tax as shortages of goods began pinching the people.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) In a landmark decision, all children below 14 years of age who are reported missing shall be treated as "kidnapped" and the matter investigated accordingly, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said here Friday.
Pune, May 10 (IANS) At least 15 passengers were injured in an explosion which ripped through an inter-city state transport bus in Maharashtra's Latur district Friday evening, officials said. The cause was not yet known.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Over 50,000 retail and wholesale pharmacists and chemists in Maharashtra Friday joined the all-India strike called by the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists Associations (AIOCDA) in support of various demands, a top official said.
Nagpur, May 9 (IANS) In an unexpected fall-out of the ongoing traders' strike, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has reported a steep drop in cash flow by way of Local Body Tax to just around Rs.2 crore since April 1, when it (LBT) was implemented, an official said.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Welcoming the environment ministry decision that dolphinariums or captive dolphin facilities will not be allowed in India, animal protection groups Thursday called for a complete ban on captivity of these animals.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) American automobile major General Motors Thursday launched its new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) Enjoy.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Welcoming the Congress party's thumping victory in the Karnataka assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday claimed it would make way for "victory for the party in all the future elections".
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) A large number of retailers, wholesellers and manufacturers in Mumbai remained on strike for the third day Wednesday and their counterparts in Thane, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad them as the stalemate over Local Body Tax (LBT) in Maharashtra continued as the state government did not give in to their demand.
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) With at least five weeks before the normal onset of monsoon, Maharashtra has just 20 percent water in all its reservoirs, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): The Empowered Group of Ministers on Drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Wednesday approved an additional assistance of Rs 256 crore for rejuvenation of orchards in drought-hit Maharasthra.
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Active lobbying by animal rights groups has forced the central government to disallow dolphinariums in coastal states across the country, a leading NGO said Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The BJP will explore the possibility of bringing together all opposition parties here on a common platform before next year's Lok Sabha and assembly elections, its new state unit chief said Tuesday.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Banking activities here remained paralysed and most businesses were shut too Tuesday, day two of the indefinite strike called by over 1.5 million traders and manufacturers to protest the Maharashtra's government's local body tax (LBT) in lieu of octroi.
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) While making "Bombay Talkies" with three other directors, Dibakar Bannerjee has gone through the most fun experience of his life and he dreads leaving it behind.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The union environment and forests ministry has asked the Goa government to send proposals to set up a tiger reserve at the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, parliament was told Monday.
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Reacting to reports that actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, is likely to go his late father's way and join politics, actor-politician Raj Babbar said it is a well thought-out decision. Hema Malini too supports the idea saying he will do a good job.
Mumbai, May 3 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will not contest the 2014 general elections.
Mumbai/Nagpur, May 1 (IANS) The 53rd Maharashtra Day celebrations saw events of vastly different hues: While youths in Mumbai pledged to make the state drug-free, farmers in Vidarbha observed a "black day" Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Maharashtra will create two million new jobs under Industrial Policy-2013 and attract more investment to maintain its numero uno status among industrialised states in the country, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said here Wednesday.
Nagpur, May 1 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed and three injured when their vehicle rammed into a tree in Maharashtra's Amravati district early Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Holding that hate speeches targeting a section of society were weakening the country's social fabric, the Supreme Court Monday urged the central and the state governments to demonstrate courage and proceed against political and religious authors of these speeches.
Panaji, April 29 (IANS) Bull-fighting or dhirio, a sport in Goa where two muscular bovines brutallyb head-butt each other to the cheers of thousands of spectators, should be revived, a BJP legislator demanded Monday.
Pune (Maharashtra), April 28 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, police arrested two persons with eight pistols and 24 live cartridges in Pune, Maharashtra, over the weekend.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Around 3,500 resident doctors in all government-run hospitals in Maharshtra have called off their four-day-old strike Friday, an official here said.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Monsoon is likely to be normal this year, said Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy here Thursday.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) A Maharashtra minister Thursday urged the central government to demand an additional quota for Haj pilgrims for India based on the country's current Muslim population.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday ordered resident doctors in government hospitals across the state to call off their two-day strike immediately.
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Rs.42 crore turnover DSK Motowheels that assembles and sells high-end South Korean Hyosung motorbikes plans to set up a fullfledged motorcycle plant in Maharashtra, a company official said Wednesday.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Attempting to strike an early bargain, the Republican Party of India presented its seat share demands for the next Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly elections from its allies here Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The UPA's flagship rural job guarantee scheme has drawn flak from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on various counts, including diversion of funds, impermissible works undertaken to the tune of about Rs.2,252 crore, and projects worth Rs.4,070 crore left incomplete.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The poorest of poor were not able to exercise their rights fully under the job guarantee act and several irregularities have been noticed in works and procedures under the government's ambitious scheme, a CAG report tabled in parliament Tuesday said.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Public Service Commission examinations will be conducted all over the state May 18, it was announced here Monday.
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra's Vidarbha region has seen 168 farmer suicides in the first three months of this year.
Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 21 (ANI): Doctors at a private nursing home in Nagpur, Maharashtra, on Sunday said that the medical condition of the four-year-old girl who was raped in a village in Madhya Pradesh, remains critical, and added that she is suffering from brain injuries.
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) After years of constantly rejecting the notion that Goa's forests are home to tigers, forest officials this week finally admitted to seeing the striped beast for the first time. Camera's equipped with motion sensors laid out at strategic locations in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, 70 kms from here, captured a full grown tiger near a spot where it had slain a wild boar.
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The state government will make all efforts to stop a proposal to close down the Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre (LHRC) and make way for a five-star hotel on the premises, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said.
Lonavala (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday inaugurated an Indian Hotel Co. Ltd. (IHCL) facility here which will impart vocational training to around 1,000 underprivileged youths from rural areas.
Gurgaon, April 19 (IANS) Two people were killed and three others injured after a truck rammed into a stationary mini-truck on the National Highway-8 near Haryana's Manesar town early Friday, police said.
Mumbai, April 19 (ANI): India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Anjali Damania on Friday took a dig at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over his recent controversial "urine to fill dry dams" remark and his role in an irrigation scam in the state, saying there was a need to break his pride and force him to resign.
Chandrapur (Maharashtra), April 18 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman was mauled to death by a leopard in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra Thursday, a forest department official said.
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) A committee appointed to probe the beating up, allegedly by legislators, of a sub-inspector of police within the Maharashtra assembly premises last month recommended, Thursday, a departmental inquiry against the police officer.
Mumbai, Apr. 18 (ANI): The panel appointed by the Maharashtra Assembly to look into the suspension of five MLAs for allegedly attacking a police officer submitted its final report today.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Moving away from ecologist Madhav Gadgil's report calling for declaring the entire Western Ghats ecologically sensitive, a panel headed by Planning Commission member K. Kasturirangan Wednesday limited the area to 37 percent and sought a regulatory regime on development activities.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With a chugging train trailing a plume of smoke in a backdrop of palm trees and what looks like a palace with domes and minarets, Google's doodle Tuesday celebrated India's first passenger train journey.
Khopoli (Maharashtra), April 15 (IANS) Launching theme entertainment park Adlabs Imagica here Monday, a company official said their main concern was to open a facility with affordable prices which the Indian audience could pay for.
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Maharashtra entered the final of the third Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's National Championship (West Zone) played at the Mahindra Stadium here Monday.
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Maharashtra entered the final of the third Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship (West Zone) played at Mahindra Stadium here Monday.
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Entering Goa just got even more expensive. Visitors driving to Goa by road, on anything other than a two-wheeler, will be charged toll upwards of Rs.100, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said at a press conference Monday.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Maharashtra edged out hosts Mumbai 2-1 in Pool A and entered the semi-finals of the Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship (West Zone) played here at the Mahindra Stadium Sunday.
Satara (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Sunday undertook a fast near here to repent for his widely flayed remarks on Maharashtra's drought. But the opposition was not impressed.
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Hockey Maharashtra defeated Rajasthan 9-1 in the Hockey India Sub-Junior Men's National Championship (West Zone) here at the Mahindra Stadium Saturday.
Thane, (Maharashtra), April 13 (IANS) Claiming that general elections were round the corner, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Saturday the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre had become vulnerable after the DMK withdrew support.
Mumbai, April 13 (ANI): In a bid to defend his nephew, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar today said the controversy over Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's comments about 'urinating in a dam to fill it up' should end as the minister has apologised.
Thane, (Maharashtra), April 13 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday pulled up his nephew and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, terming his remark on drought-hit and power deficit areas as "improper" but said that now that he has apologised, he should be forgiven.
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar Saturday said that Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's comments on drought-hit areas were "improper" and now that he has apologised, he should be forgiven.
Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), April 12 (IANS) Seven people, including a policeman, were killed Friday in a shoot-out between police and alleged Maoist cadres in a village in Gadchiroli district, an official said.
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Former chiefs of Maharashtra and Mumbai Police expressed disgust over video pictures of 36 policemen caught taking bribes and said corruption in the force had to end.
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Former chiefs of Maharashtra and Mumbai Police expressed disgust over video pictures of 36 policemen caught taking bribes and said corruption in the force had to go.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The 2014 general election's outcome in 160 constituencies is likely to be influenced the most by social media users, a study said Thursday.
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Bit coin and crypto currencies are becoming major avenues for money laundering and terror groups often rob banks for funding terrorist acts, a top security expert said.
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar felt lucky and blessed when he received a token of love from fans from Sholapur on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and legislator Devendra G. Fadnavis was Thursday named the new president of the party's Maharashtra unit.
Vishakapatnam, April 11 (ANI): A gold exhibition in Vishakapatnam lured women with intricate designs as a large number of them visited the venue to try the exquisite jewellery.
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) The opposition in the Maharashtra state assembly created bedlam for the second successive day here Tuesday over Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's recent remarks on the people in drought-hit areas and attempted to bring a censure motion in the house.
Taking a note to curb elected representative, political and religious leaders from delivering hate speeches for political goals, the Supreme Court has issued notice to the government on a petition seeking framing of the above guidelines.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the government on a petition seeking framing of guidelines to curb elected representatives, political and religious leaders from delivering hate speeches for political goals.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said efficient water management is crucial to keep pace with population growth and economic development.
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Monday again apologized for his widely condemned comments on drought-hit areas but a fuming opposition insisted that he be sacked.
Mumbai, Apr 8 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar today apologised in both the Houses of the state legislature which witnessed violent and uproarious scenes, because one and all present here was fuming, this comes in the wake of his insensitive remarks on drought and load-shedding, which he made yesterday.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking framing of guidelines to curb elected representatives from delivering hate speeches in pursuance of their political goals.
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to go ahead with a controversial golf course project in Terekhol village, 70 km north of here, has triggered a controversy of sorts in media circles here.
Pune, Apr 8 (ANI): Union Minister Sharad Pawar has apologised for his nephew Ajit Pawar's insensitive remarks about Maharashtra's water problems, as the state battles a severe drought.
Pune, Apr 7 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar on Sunday mocked at the two-month-long protest by a farmer saying 'should we urinate' to fill the dams in the state.
Thane, April 7 (IANS) All nine men arrested for the collapse of a seven-storey building in Thane that killed 74 people were sent to 14 days police custody Sunday even as 37 of the injured remained in hospitals.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 7 (ANI): Enraged survivors and victims of the building collapse that claimed 74 lives and left 65 injured on Sunday demanded justice following the arrest of two builders in Thane,Maharashtra.
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Six people have been arrested in connection with the collapse of a seven-storey building at Thane that left 74 people dead, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said Sunday.
Thane, Apr 7 (ANI): With the death of an injured woman at Sion Hospital in Mumbai, the death toll in the building collapse at Shil Phata area in Maharashtra's Thane district has risen to 74.
Thane, Apr 6 (ANI): In a major breakthrough, police on Saturday finally arrested the absconding builders Jameel Qureshi and Saleem Shaikh, who were on the run for the past couple of days, after 72 people had died and over 60 were injured in what is being termed as Maharashtra's worst building collapse in a decade. One of them was arrested from Siddharthnagar in Uttar Pradesh, the other was arrested in Thane by the Thane Crime Branch.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) Maharashtra Police Saturday arrested two builders in connection with the collapse of a seven-floor building here that killed 72 people, even as rescuers ended their 42-hour operations, police said.
Thane (Maharashtra),April 6 (ANI): The death toll from a building that collapsed in Thane, Maharashtra, has risen to 71. Among the dead are 25 children. Sixty-two people are on the list of injured.
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislative assembly witnessed uproarious scenes Friday over Thursday's building collapse in Thane in which 48 people were killed.
Thane, Apr. 5 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Friday ordered a probe in the Thane building collapse.
Thane, Apr. 5 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Friday visited the Shil Phata area of Thane district where an under-construction building collapsed claiming the lives of 41 persons.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 5 (IANS) Even as the death toll in Thursday evening's seven-storey building collapse rose to 45, disaster management and fire brigade officials Friday continued rescue operations, 22 hours after the tragedy.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) China has assured India that it will not take any step which affects the downstream flow in Brahmaputra, Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat said here Friday, noting that the neighbouring country had planned only run-of-river projects.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 5 (IANS) Rescue efforts in the Shil Phata area of Thane district continued Friday with rescuers so far recovering 34 bodies from under the debris of an unauthorised seven-storey building that collapsed. Another 57 people bearing injuries, mostly critical, were rescued after the Thursday evening collapse.
Thane (Maharashtra), April 4 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and dozens injured Thursday as an unauthorised seven-storey building collapsed here, officials said.