Maharashtra News

BMC Polls: Maharashtra CM, Shiv Sena chief cast their votes
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb.21 : With polling underway for 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Party chief Uddhav Thackeray were among the many who cast their votes respectively. Read Full Story

BMC polls: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote
Mumbai , Feb.21 : Former Indian cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar today cast his vote, along with his wife Anjali, at a polling booth in Mumbai along with his wife to cast their votes in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections. Read Full Story

#BMCelections: Veteran director Subhash Ghai steps out to vote
Mumbai , Feb. 21 : Veteran director Subhash Ghai was amongst many B-town celebs, who went out in full force to cast their votes in BMC elections. Read Full Story

BMC polls: MNS chief Raj Thackeray casts his vote
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday cast his vote for the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Read Full Story

Let's be proud of our Mumbai: Niranjan Hiranandani
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : In the wake of the ongoing BMC Polls in Mumbai, Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities has encouraged Mumbaikars to exercise their voting rights and feel proud of their city. Read Full Story

BMC polls: BJP leader not allowed to vote as name missing from voter list
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Tuesday was not allowed to cast vote in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls as her name was missing from the voter list. Read Full Story

It is BJP-Sena contest as Mumbai votes on Tuesday to elect new BMC
Mumbai, Feb 21 : The richest civic body of India-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)- is witnessing a hard contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena as the former allies decided to fight against each other after falling out on seat sharing issue. Read Full Story

BMC polls: BJP confident of victory despite rift with Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed confidence of securing a majority in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, despite facing a stiff competition from its ally Shiv Sena. Read Full Story

BMC polls: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts vote
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : With polling commencing for the 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday cast his vote at a local school in Nagpur. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Police seizes two cars full of liquor before BMC polls
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb 21 : The Kurar Police seized two cars full of liquor last night ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls here. Read Full Story

AIU seizes gold worth Rs. 31 lakhs from Mumbai Airport
Mumbai , Feb 21 : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) has seized 1039 grams of gold with a market value of Rs. 31,52,326 from a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here. Read Full Story

Good news! This is when Justin Bieber concert tickets will go live
New Delhi (India), Feb. 20 : The organisers are leaving no stone unturned to make Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' concert in India, one of the biggest shows on the planet. Read Full Story

Former IPL player detained for driving car straight into Andheri railway platform
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Feb.20 : Former IPL player Harmeet Singh was detained by the Mumbai police on Monday when he barged into a crowded platform of the Andheri Railway station. Read Full Story

Jet Airways plane loses contact with ATC over German airspace
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to London, with more than 300 people, triggered a major scare when it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) after getting intercepted by German fighter jets. The flight then had to be escorted by German Air Force fighter planes before it landed. Read Full Story

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is 'fraud': Congress
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : Ahead of the Brihannmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls in Mumbai, the Congress on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s alliance with the Shiv Sena is 'fraud'. Read Full Story

Four killed, two injured in Bhiwandi factory fire
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : At least four people died and two persons were injured in a major fire that broke out in a factory in Bhiwandi on Sunday afternoon. Read Full Story

PM Modi pays tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his Jayanti
New Delhi, Feb 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his Jayanti. Read Full Story

DRI seizes 4.2 kg gold worth Rs. 1.14 crore from Mumbai airport
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 18 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday seized 4.2 kilogram gold worth Rs 1.14 crore found in a consignment at Mumbai airport concealed in the form of hooks and buttons in 91 trousers, coated with silver colour. Read Full Story

Ban Saamna and see whether you will be seen next time: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 18 : Responding to the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand to ban Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna, the party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the saffron party would not be seen next time if the newspaper gets banned. Read Full Story

BMC Polls: Transgender candidate campaigns to change perception
Mumbai, (Maharashtra), Feb. 18 : Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Polls in Mumbai, several transgenders on Saturday were seen campaigning for city's only transgender candidate Priya Patil. Read Full Story

Fadnavis' real face should have been disclosed earlier: Shiv Sena
Mumbai , Feb 18 : Ahead of the civic polls in the state, the Shiv Sena, in its mouthpiece 'Saamna', fired a fresh salvo at its former ally in the BMC polls the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said Maharashtra would have been way different, had the 'reality' of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis been disclosed earlier. Read Full Story

PMLA court grants five days custody of Zakir Naik's aide to ED
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 17 : A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Friday granted five days custody of Aamir Gazdar, a close confidante of Zakir Naik to the Enforcement Directorate. Read Full Story

Lal Mati Utsav in Navi Mumbai tugs at the heartstrings of music aficionados
Mumbai, Feb 16 : People from Mumbai and its suburbs, especially Bengalis, got a feel of the musical heritage of Bengal and Bengalis, from classical to folk, at the recently held Lal Mati Utsav (Red Earth Festival), organised at the Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai. Read Full Story

NIA seeks more time from court for Malegaon blasts probe
Mumbai, (Maharashtra) , Feb. 16 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday asked the Bombay High Court to give it more time to complete its probe of the Malegaon blast case. Read Full Story

Air Intelligence Unit seizes gold bars worth over Rs 13 lakhs
Mumbai , Feb.15 : Air Intelligence Unit personnel intercepted two passengers at Mumbai Airport on Thursday and seized of gold bars worth Rs 13, 65, 300. Read Full Story

BJP has no right to call other parties 'corrupt': NCP on 'Khau Sena' cartoon
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 16: Taking a jibe at the comic feature called 'Khau Sena' which mocks the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party( NCP) on Thursday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) holds equal share in the loot of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, hence the saffron party has no moral right to call other parties 'corrupt'. Read Full Story

BJP will bear consequences if it tries to ban 'Saamna': Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 16: Calling the move by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to put ban on Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna' as proclamation of direct emergency, the saffron party's ally on Thursday threatened the former to bear consequences if it remains resilient on its stand regarding the same. Read Full Story

Don't need certificate from Shiv Sena that only screams, writes editorials: BJP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 16 : Coming down heavily on Uddhav Thackeray for critisising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies including demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Centre does not need a certificate from the Shiv Sena that only screams and writes editorials. Read Full Story

Mumbai: One dead as slab of building collapses in Dadar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 15 : At least one person was killed after a slab of a building under demolition collapsed on Wednesday in Mumbai's Dadar area. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Congress politician from Bhiwandi town murdered
Mumbai, Feb 15 : A Congress politician from Bhiwandi in Maharashtra succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly shot at, according to media reports on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Don't demonetise Trump, he represents a thought process: Jaishankar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 14 : Extending a slight support to Donald Trump who is recently receiving wide flak over his immigration policy, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said the U.S. President should not be 'demonetised'. Read Full Story

Pak needs to shut down terrorism factory: Jaishankar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 14 : Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Tuesday categorically stated that Pakistan needs to shut down its terrorism factory. Read Full Story

PM Modi should clearly define Sharad Pawar's role: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 14 : Reacting on his earlier statement of 'Modi and Pawar two sides of the same coin', Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clearly define the role of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) founder. Read Full Story

Uddhav Thackeray lauds UP CM Akhilesh, hails development work in UP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 14 : While hinting at possibility of alliance-break with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday lauded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Jet Airways reschedules flights owing to closure of airport main runway
Mumbai, Feb 14 : In light of the temporary closure of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's main runway, Jet Airways has said that it has revised some of its flight schedules until April 29, 2017. Read Full Story

India's first VR platform booths launched at Mumbai metro stations
New Delhi , Feb. 14 : In a move to introduce the concept of virtual reality (VR) in the Indian market, Anand Gandhi's Memesys Cultural Labs has launched ElseVR, India's first VR platform. Read Full Story

Don't peep in other's bathrooms, maintain dignity of office: Shiv Sena to PM
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 13 : In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally, Shiv Sena on Monday asked the former to maintain the dignity of his office and 'stop peeping in other's bathrooms'. Read Full Story

'Housing Societies' Management Show (HSMS) 2017' to be held at Nehru Centre, Mumbai
New Delhi , Feb 13 : Mumbai will host the India's first ever Show on Housing Societies Management - Housing Societies Management Show 2017 on 10th, 11th and 12th March 2017 at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena targets Fadnavis, says 'no transparency' in Maharashtra Government
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 13 : Alleging that there is no transparency in the government led by Devendra Fadnavis, the Shiv Sena on Monday yet again threatened to pull out of the coalition in Maharashtra. Read Full Story

If you have guts then withdraw support from Maharashtra Govt.: NCP dares Uddhav
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 13:Calling the constant warnings from Shiv Sena to pull back support from Maharashtra Government as a mere 'threat', the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday took a swipe at Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and said if he has the guts then his party should withdraw its support from the present Maharashtra Government. Read Full Story

BMC Polls: Shiv Sena acknowledging Congress' contributions puts BJP in its place, says Chidambaram
New Delhi , Feb. 13 : With all eyes on the upcoming crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), elections, the Congress has hit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) right where it hurts, by hailing Shiv Sena for acknowledging the contributions made by the former prime ministers of the grand old party for the nation, especially Mumbai. Read Full Story

Mumbai: 'Little Hearts Marathon' organised to spread awareness about lifestyle-related diseases
New Delhi , Feb. 12 : With a motive to spread awareness about various lifestyle-related diseases, a special marathon called, 'Little Hearts Marathon' was organised by Wadia hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra on Sunday. Read Full Story

Ink thrown at former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan during Nagpur rally
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Feb. 12 : A Congress worker threw ink on former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan during a rally here. Read Full Story

Three dead after inhaling toxic gases on board barge off Mumbai coast
Mumbai, (Maharashtra) Feb. 11 : Three persons were killed and several hospitalised after they inhaled "toxic gases" generated inside the cavity of a barge off Mumbai coast. Read Full Story

Mumbai AIU seizes gold bars worth Rs. 54 lakh
Mumbai , Feb 11, : The Air Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai customs on Saturday seized 18 gold bars from a passenger arriving at Mumbai Airport. Read Full Story

World's heaviest woman arrives in Mumbai for surgery
Mumbai , Feb.11, : Eman Ahmad, 36, the world's heaviest woman and a resident of Egypt has arrived in at Mumbai for treatment at the Saifee Hospital. Eman is 500-kg -plus woman and this is her first trip out of her home in last 25 years. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at Tata cancer hospital in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 11 : A major fire broke out in Mumbai's Tata cancer hospital on Saturday. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Commuters suffer as state transport bus drivers strike work in Thane
Thane, Feb 10 : Bus commuters in Thane city of Maharashtra had a harrowing time on Friday morning after the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation's (MSRTC's) drivers and conductors struck work following the death of a colleague, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Court dismisses mother's plea for special probe into late actor Jiah Khan's death
Mumbai, Feb 9 : Bombay High Court, on Thursday, dismissed a petition filed by Rabia Khan challenging the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI's) charge-sheet which termed actor Jiah Khan's death as suicide and not homicide, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Salsette27's Classic Byculla walk in association with HT Kala Ghoda Art Festival
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : The crowd at Kala Ghoda witnessed the glory, grandeur and legacy of the 19th century Bombay, as a heritage walk was organised to embark the rich heritage of Byculla. Read Full Story

Goa Polls: Shiv Sena hails Election Commission for issuing notice to Parrikar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 7 : Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Tuesday hailed the Election Commission of India for issuing notice to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his 'cash for vote' remarks made at an election rally in Goa, and said the order should be respected as law is equal to all. Read Full Story

SC allows termination of 24-week-old foetus of Mumbai woman
New Delhi , Feb 7. : The Apex Court on Tuesday allowed a Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus as an exception under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971. Read Full Story

Jolt to BJP: Hardik Patel joins Shiv Sena, to be face of Gujarat polls campaign
Mumbai , Feb 7 : In a another jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, the firebrand Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday joined hands with Shiv Sena and said that he will be the face of the Uddhav Thackeray led-party in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Devendra Fadnavis slams Shiv Sena for hinting at 'rift', assures smooth five year tenure
Mumbai , Feb 6 : Amid intense mudslinging between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena ahead of BMC polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday downplayed the reports of a breakup of the grand saffron alliance in Maharashtra and asserted that the incumbent government will complete its tenure. Read Full Story

Mumbai AIU recovers gold worth Rs. 32 lakh
Mumbai(Maharashtra) , Feb. 3: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Mumbai customs intercepted a passenger at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and recovered 1.235 kg gold worth Rs. 32 lakh concealed in periphery of a mini vacuum cleaner. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Three killed as slab of Mankhurd's Sulabh Sauchalaya collapses
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 3 : At least three persons were killed after a slab of a Sulabh Sauchalaya collapsed in Mumbai's Mankhurd area. Read Full Story

Textbook shocker: Maharashtra Education Minister directs Board of Studies to make correction
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 3 : Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Friday said that he has consulted the Board of Studies with regard to the shocking content in a state textbook that cited 'ugliness' as one of the reason for dowry menace and directed them to make correction. Read Full Story

Girls are not just about their looks: Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Maharashtra textbook 'dowry' shocker
New Delhi . Feb. 3 : Condemning the Maharashtra State Education Board over the shocking content in a state textbook citing 'ugliness' as one of the reason for dowry menace, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has assured that the matter has been taken into cognizance, while expressing concern that the incident indicates the unfortunate mindset that is promoting dowry in many ways. Read Full Story

US should pressurise Pak to collect evidence against Hafiz Saeed: Ujjwal Nikam
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb 2 : Putting onus on the US authorities for initiating action against Hafiz Saeed, Special Public Prosecutor for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case Ujjwal Nikam on Thursday said that the authorities in Washington should put pressure on Pakistan to collect evidences against the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief. Read Full Story

CISF seizes 10 kg Marijuana, five nabbed at MDL Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Feb. 1 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Wednesday seized 10 kilogram of Marijuana (ganja) worth Rs. 5 lakh and nabbed five people at Mazagon Dock Limited gates, Mumbai. Read Full Story

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