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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

Uday Shankar wins the IMPACT Person of the Decade-2014 award

December 7, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Mr Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India, received a significant industry award, The Impact Person of the Decade - 2014. Maharashtra Governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao gave the prestigious award to Mr Shankar, professionals of Indian Media.

Jaitley warns Pakistan against 'unaffordable adventurism'

October 9, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Today, Defence minister Arun Jaitley warned Pakistan against 'unaffordable adventurism'. This is the first interaction of Arun Jaitley with media after begin discharged from AIIMS.

Audi launches new A4 model (With Image)

May 3, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) German luxury car manufacturer Audi Thursday launched a new version of its A4 model in the country. It encompasses several new features, including 10 percent improved fuel efficiency, an official said here.


Official's jeep set afire in Maharashtra

May 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The jeep of a local official cracking down on the sand mafia was set on fire early Thursday in rural Maharashtra, injuring its driver, police said.

Chavan applies balm to angry realtors

May 2, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) A week after the powerful realty industry's sharp criticism of the Maharashtra government for "inaction and policy paralysis", Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan attempted to soothe their ruffled feathers, a top industry official said here Wednesday.

Rs.4.64 billion MSTC fraud - CBI nabs three

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) The CBI has arrested three more officials of the Mineral Scrap Trading Corp (MSTC), a central government mini ratna firm, for allegedly cheating and causing losses Rs.4.64 billon loss to the exchequer, an official said Wednesday.

Fiat to manage distribution of Indian subsidiary

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) To further develop its brand in India, international automobile major Fiat Wednesday said it will form a new company to handle distribution and service activities of its Indian subsidiary which operates in partnership with Tata Motors.

Activist's killing: Eight cops to undergo polygraph test

May 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Pune, May 2 (IANS) A Maharashtra court here Wednesday granted permission to the CBI to conduct polygraph test on at least nine accused, who include eight policemen, in the 2010 murder of transparency activist Satish Shetty, an official said.

Pune court orders polygraph test of seven policemen accused of RTI activist's murder

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Pune, May 2 (ANI): A Pune court on Wednesday gave its clearance for a polygraph test on seven policemen in connection with the murder of Right To Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty.

Farmer's suicides: BJP calls government a 'murderer'

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MP Wednesday accused the UPA government of being a "murderer" a day after five farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha in Maharashtra.

Gujarat, Maharashtra celebrate their formation day anniversaries

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Ahmedabad/Mumbai, May 1 (ANI): Maharashtra and Gujarat hailed May Day as the day of their formation. On this day in 1960, the erstwhile state of Bombay was divided into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Maharashtra plans low-cost houses for Mumbai mill workers

May 1, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) As Maharashtra turned 52 Tuesday, the government said it would provide low-cost housing to mill workers and free houses to kin of mill workers who died during struggle for a state for Marathi-speaking people.

Mumbai gets a new civic chief

April 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) As the current Mumbai civic body chief retired Monday, Sitaram Kunta, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch was named the new municipal commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), an official said.

Pune exotic birds and fish expo attracts visitors

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Pune (Maharashtra), April 29 (ANI): A five-day-long expo on rare birds and fish is attracting thousands of visitors here.

Narasimhan, Sankaranarayanan reappointed Andhra, Maharashtra governors

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday re-appointed E.S.L. Narasimhan and K. Sankaranarayanan as governors of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.

Easy win for Bhagyashree in All India Open chess

April 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mangalore, April 28 (IANS) Woman International Master and former national women's champion Bhagyashree Thipsay (Elo 2166) of Maharashtra began her campaign on a sound note with an efficient win over Panchami K Shenoy (Elo 1366) of Karnataka in the first round of the UKCA Cup All-India Open FIDE-rated chess tournament here Saturday.

Maryland governor in US celebrates Vaisakhi

April 28, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Maryland state governor Martin O'Malley, who last November led the largest state trade delegation to India, opened his house to celebrate Vaisakhi to recognize the Sikh community's growing influence in the state.

Be a global citizen, Ban Ki-moon tells India's youth

April 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon India's youth to "have a big dream" and to "look beyond your country" to become "a global citizen".

Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand for a separate state.

Maharashtra, Andamans, keen to follow Goa's lifeguard force

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.

Top Maharashtra tourist destinations to get full 'power'

April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Tourists visiting prominent Maharashtra hill stations, pilgrim centres and heritage sites can look forward to a 'cool' summer this year with the state's electricity distribution company promising no cuts from May 2, an official here said Friday.

Maharashtra CM Chavan backs Hazare's view on having strong Lokayukta

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Mumbai, Apr 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday backed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's view on the need to have a strong Lokayukta to combat corruption.

Spying case: Diplomat allowed to visit heritage sites

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday allowed Madhuri Gupta, a suspended Indian diplomat and alleged spy of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence, to visit Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra and others heritage sites.

Kakodkar chosen for Maharashtra Bhushan Award

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar will be conferred this year's Maharashtra Bhushan Award for his contribution in making India a major global atomic power, an official said here Thursday.

'Centre in favour of enacting model Lokayukta law'

April 26, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) The central government is in favour of enacting a model law of Lokayukta so that all states can adopt their own act according to it, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Thursday.

Opposition to Goa airport project continues

April 26, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Panaji, April 26 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to quickly complete a controversial airport project at Mopa near the Maharashtra border is being criticised by the state's political parties and civil society members.

Hazare to meet political parties for strong Lokayukta

April 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) As a precursor to the proposed state tour for a strong Lokayukta bill, social activist Anna Hazare started his two-day consultations with all political parties to evolve a consensus on the issue, an official said here Thursday.

'One MP per 27,000 people in Finland'

April 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) There is one parliamentarian per 27,000 people in Finland which enables an MP to know a majority of his voters, speaker of the European country's parliament Eero Olavi Heinaluoma said here Wednesday.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on Kasab's plea

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the hearing of a petition filed by 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab challenging the Bombay High Court verdict upholding his death sentence.

Dream of affordable homes gathers dust in Maharashtra

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) An ambitious plan to construct 500,000 affordable homes in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra is gathering dust due to "inaction and policy paralysis" on the part of the state government, a top realtors' body alleged here Wednesday.

Activists flay Maharashtra's new stringent RTI rules

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Social activists in Maharashtra Tuesday flayed amendments in the state's Right To Information (RTI) rules which could bestow discretionary powers on officials to deny information to the public.

57 people die of swine flu in India

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As many as 57 people have died, mostly in Maharashtra, of swine flu in the country till April 18 this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

UN chief to visit India this week

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

United Nations/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will undertake a four-day visit to India, his third since 2008, from Thursday when he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other government leaders to discuss the geopolitical situation, troubled zones and other development issues.

UN chief to visit India

April 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

United Nations, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will depart for India April 25 for an official visit, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Monday.

Maharashtra Police officer gets bail in rape case

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Anil Mahabole, a Maharashtra Police officer accused of rape, Monday secured interim bail from the Bombay High Court, which observed that prima facie, a case of rape was not made out against him, his lawyer said.

Pawar expresses hope to find solution to problems of milk suppliers

April 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Showing empathy with the dairy farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed hope to find a solution to their problem at the earliest.

No touring with Ramdev, Hazare denies rift

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Denying a rift in his team, social activist Anna Hazare Monday said he will not tour with yoga guru Baba Ramdev but share the stage wherever needed in the course of their nationwide campaign against graft.

Under flak, Chavan meets Sonia, PM

April 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to apprise her of the political situation in the state in the face of criticism of his government over its "slow" decision-making and the CAG report on land deals.

Benegal, Madhuri bag Raj Kapoor awards

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 AM

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood veterans, director Shyam Benegal and actress Madhuri Dixit will receive this year's Raj Kapoor awards constituted by the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced here.

Maharashtra drought: Governor's help sought

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.

Anna, Ramdev to hold fast together on June 3

April 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare are all set to go on fast together.

Two Maharashtra policemen killed as truck falls on them

April 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Nanded (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) In a freak accident, two policemen were crushed to death under a truck which fell on them at a firing range on the outskirts of the town here Thursday, officials said.

Hazare to hold talks with stakeholders ahead of Maharashtra tour

April 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Pune, Apr 19 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he would hold talks with several stakeholders ahead of his scheduled state tour to awaken the people in India about the need to have a strong anti-graft law to combat the rampant corruption.

Mumbai senior cop suspended for raping colleague

April 18, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Wednesday said tainted police officer Anil Mahabole has been suspended for allegedly raping a woman police inspector.

18 kg gold looted from Pune office of finance company

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Pune, April 18 (IANS) About 18 kg of gold and cash over Rs.6 lakh were looted from a gold finance company's branch in this western Maharashtra city, police said here Wednesday.

CAG slams Maharashtra government on land allotment

April 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Several Maharashtra politicians secured government land at throw away prices for trusts linked to them and their relatives, said the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in the state assembly Tuesday.

Hazare to go on Maharashtra tour for strong Lokayukta

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Anna Hazare will from May 1 start his month-long tour in the state to spread awareness about a strong Lokayukta bill, an aide said here Tuesday.

Adarsh society plot belongs to government, says judicial panel

April 17, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a major relief to three former Maharashtra chief ministers, a judicial panel's interim report Tuesday said the land on which the controversial Adarsh Society building stands belongs to the state government and was not intended for Kargil war heroes or their relatives.

Ruckus in Maharashtra assembly over auditor's report

April 16, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A belligerent opposition Monday mounted pressure on the government to table in the assembly the official auditor's report on controversial land allotments in Maharashtra.

Two fathers and their daughters drown in Maharashtra

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Thane (Maharashtra), April 16 (IANS) Four people, two fathers and their daughters, drowned when they missed their footing and slipped into the reservoir of Maharashtra's Musai dam, police said Monday.

Auto strike hits hard Mumbai suburban commuters

April 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Lakhs of commuters and students were inconvenienced Monday as one of Mumbai's biggest autorickshaw unions went on a day's strike in the suburbs here Monday.

Mumbai autorickshaw drivers divided on strike

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Commuters may hope for some respite as a section of Mumbai's autorickshaw drivers, belonging to unions backed by the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, have decided against participating in a strike Monday.

Justice Katju flays anti-migrant rhetoric

April 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) Justice Markandey Katju has condemned the anti-migrant ideology of certain regional outfits like the Maharashtra Navanirmana Sena (MNS).

Justice Katju flays anti-migrant rhetoric

April 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) Justice Markandey Katju has condemned the anti-migrant ideology of certain regional outfits like the Maharashtra Navanirmana Sena (MNS).

Three minor quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes in western and coastal Maharashtra and one in the Bhuj region of Gujarat shook large parts of the two western Indian states Saturday, officials said.

Sushil Modi expresses relief over reconciliation on Mumbai anti-migrant rhetoric

April 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Patna, Apr 14 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday expressed relief over reconciliation on anti-migrant rhetoric made by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray.

Mild quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat

April 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.

Earthquake in Gujarat, tremors jolt parts of Maharashtra

April 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Ahmedabad, Apr 14 (ANI): An earthquake measuring magnitude 4.9 on the Richter scale shook Gujarat's Rann of Kutch region at around 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Nitish to arrive in Mumbai today for 'Bihar Divas' celebrations

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Mumbai, Apr 14 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will arrive here on Saturday to participate in the 'Bihar Divas' celebrations.

Opposing Nitish's Mumbai visit will be against country's unity, integrity: BJP

April 13, 2012 at 5:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday backed Nitish Kumar's decision to attend the 'Bihar Divas' programme in Mumbai, saying the decision to oppose the Bihar Chief Minister's visit will be against the unity and integrity of the country.

'Bihar Divas' programme should not hurt emotions of Maharashtrians: Nitish

April 13, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Patna, Apr 13 (ANI): Stating that the relationship between the people of Bihar and Maharashtra has been very good over the years, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that it was beyond his thinking as to why his proposed visit to Mumbai to celebrate 'Bihar Divas' would hurt the emotions of people of the financial capital.

Save girl child, say Kajol, Sushmita

April 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) People who do things like that are sick in their head, actress Kajol has said condemning the death of three-month-old Afreen who was battered by her father in Bangalore. Former beauty queen Sushmita says anyone who can do such a hideous thing should be punished.

Earthquakes in India : A chronology

April 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:

Maharashtra government, opposition trade charges

April 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane Monday claimed that he had a list of the state's opposition leaders who had allegedly acquired land for different purposes at "throw away" prices.

Goa plans mechanism to deter petrol smugglers

April 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Goa will soon start monitoring petrol pumps located on its borders to deter "petrol smugglers" from spiriting away hundreds of litres of cheap petrol, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said.

Ramesh says, need to be sensitive when dealing women's requirement

April 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Rural development Minister Jairam Ramesh has criticized the administrative machinery for implementing the scheme half-heartedly.

Deshmukh says will comment on land scam report after it is tabled in Maharashtra assembly

April 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Pune, Apr.7 (ANI): Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Saturday reiterated that he would wait for the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on the land scam in Maharashtra to be tabled in the Maharashtra State Assembly before commenting on his indictment.

Six killed in Maharashtra accident

April 7, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Six people belonging to the same family were killed when their car collided with a truck in Maharashtra's Sangli district Saturday, police said.

Bhujbal trust's building to be probed

April 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) In an embarrassment for PWD and Tourism Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, a team from the Maharashtra Charity Commissioner is to inspect on Saturday the premises of an education trust controlled by him in the posh Bandra west locality.

Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha

April 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist said.

Two kids drown at Maharashtra beach

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) Two children playing on Harne beach near the Ratnagiri district headquarters went too far into the sea and were drowned, police said Friday.

BJP condemns improper allotment of land in Maharashtra

April 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday condemned the improper allotment of land in Maharashtra as per the findings of the leaked CAG report.

Will react to leaked CAG report after it is tabled in Maharashtra Assembly: Deshmukh

April 5, 2012 at 7:13 PM

New Delhi, Apr.5 (ANI): Union Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said that he would react to the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) indictment of him in connection with several alleged land scams after the CAG report is tabled in the Maharashtra State Assembly.

Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on the imbalance of progress, an activist said here Thursday.

Maharashtra Govt. recommends Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar

April 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Mumbai, Apr.5 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government on Thursday said that it had written to the central government to give the country's top civilian award-the Bharat Ratna-to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Deshmukh connection in land scam, CAG indicts

April 5, 2012 at 3:24 PM

A leaked report of Comptroller and Auditor Genereal of India(CAG), has reportedly indicted Science and Technology Minister and former chief minister of Maharashtra Vilas Rao Deshmukh

CAG indicts Vilasrao Deshmukh in land scam

April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): A leaked report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has reportedly indicted Science and Technology Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in connection with a land scam.

Maharashtra celebrates Mahavir Jayanti

April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees across Maharashtra Thursday celebrated Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Mahavir, the last Tirthankar.

Maharashtra to probe housing quota misuse

April 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra government will probe instances of politicians and bureaucrats allegedly acquiring more than one flat under the housing quota, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Wednesday.

'2009 swine flu pandemic won't return to Maharashtra'

April 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Pune, April 4 (IANS) Health officials in Maharashtra Wednesday ruled out a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the state.

Nikshep in Indian team for Asian junior tennis

April 4, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bangalore, April4 (IANS) Karnataka's B.R. Nikshep, ranked No.1 in the under-14 boys singles in Asia and as well as in the country, has been selected for the Indian boys under-14 team for the World junior tennis championships (Asia Oceania Zone) scheduled at Kuching, Malaysia, April 28-May 6.

10 Maharashtra ministers guilty of financial lapses: Opposition

April 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties said Wednesday that 10 state ministers had reportedly been held responsible for financial lapses and causing losses to the state exchequer by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its latest report.

PM remembers Salve as distinguished leader

April 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday condoled the death of former union minister N.K.P. Salve, saying India had lost "a distinguished leader".

Vice President mourns demise of veteran Congressman NKP Salve

April 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday mourned the demise of veteran Congressman Narendra Kumar Salve, better known as NKP Salve.

Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon

March 31, 2012 at 8:40 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous terrain, a top defence official said Saturday.

Cooking gas supplies resume as transporters end stir

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Kolhapur/Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In a major relief to consumers in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa and Maharashtra, transporters of cooking gas called off their eight-day-old strike Saturday and resumed supply of gas to bottling plants, an official said.

Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon

March 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous terrain, an top defence official said Saturday.

New tax on domestic LPG in Maharashtra rolled back

March 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from all political parties and the public, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar Thursday effected a marginal rollback of a new tax he had levied in the state budget four days ago.

CID to probe Maharashtra legislators' 'fake signatures'

March 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Legislative Council Thursday ordered a CID probe into allegations made by a Shiv Sena member claiming her signature had been forged on some papers.

Maoists kill 12 CRPF troopers in landmine blast

March 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) After a lull of over three years, Maoists struck again Tuesday killing 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and injuring 28 others in a remote-triggered landmine blast in this Maharashtra district, police said.

Maoists kills 10 CRPF troopers in Maharashtra

March 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), March 27 (IANS) At least 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed Tuesday when Maoists blew up their vehicle in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, police said.

Naxal attack in Maharashtra, 10 CRPF troopers killed

March 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

In a major ghastly naxals attack in Maharashtra, 10 CRPF troopers have been killed in a landmine blast.

Maoists kill 10 CRPF troopers in Maharashtra

March 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed Tuesday when Maoists exploded a landmine in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said.

Realtors to discuss crises plaguing building industry

March 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Pune, March 26 (IANS) Alarmed by the crises plaguing the realty sector, top real estate corporate and builders from all over India shall converge here Wednesday to brainstorm and find solutions to revive the industry which contributes 6.50 percent to the GDP, a top official said here.

Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget

March 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.

Terrorist shot dead in Aurangabad

March 26, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), March 26 (IANS) The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Monday shot dead a suspected terrorist allegedly involved in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings, police said here.

Theft at Maharashtra temple, guard killed

March 24, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Raigad (Maharashtra), March 24 (IANS) A security guard was killed as burglars made away with a 1.5 kg gold mask from a Lord Ganesh temple in Divegar village of Raigad district, around 175 km from Mumbai, police said.

Mumbai businessman offers silver throne for Shirdi Saibaba

March 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Shirdi (Maharashtra), March 23 (IANS) On the occasion of Gudi Padva, the Maharashtrian New Year, a Mumbai businessman offered a donation of a 40-kg silver throne for Saibaba here Friday.

Apex court notice in Ghai land allocation case

March 23, 2012 at 8:01 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Maharashtra government, film maker Subhash Ghai and PIL petitioner Rajendra Lakshman Sontakke on a plea by union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh challenging the adverse remarks passed against him by the Bombay High Court in a land allocation case.

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