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Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns, being quizzed

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov1 Nov 28 : A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies.


Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns to India

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 28 : A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies.


'Love-hate' relationship between BJP, Shiv Sena unpredictable, says Memon

New Delhi, Nov. 28 : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon on Friday said the 'love-hate' relationship between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena (SS) is unpredictable, and added that his party wants a stable government in Maharashtra.


Relief likely for Mumbai's 'discriminated' home-seekers

Mumbai, Nov 28 : After nearly two decades, a ray of hope has emerged for Mumbai's "discriminated" home-seekers, who are deprived of accommodation of their choice on the basis of religion, caste and eating habits.


BJP and Shiv Sena should work together in Maharashtra, says Fadnavis

Mumbai, Nov. 27 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday hinted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may soon patch up with the Shiv Sena, and work together for the state's development.


Maharashtra seeks Rs.4,000 crore central aid for drought

Mumbai/Aurangabad, Nov 27 : The Maharashtra government Thursday decided to seek a central assistance of Rs.4,000 crore to tackle the drought situation plaguing large parts of the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here Thursday.


Shiv Sena may join government: Fadnavis

Mumbai, Nov 27 : Nearly a month after the Shiv Sena opted to sit in the opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party is preparing to welcome its former ally to join the Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis indicated here Thursday.


SC upholds death penalty in 2008 Nagpur murder case

New Delhi, Nov. 27 : The Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty of a 53-year-old man charged for raping and killing a four year-old girl in Nagpur in 2008, according to reports.


Congress challenges constitutional validity of Fadnavis government

Mumbai, Nov 26 : The Congress' Maharashtra unit Wednesday moved Bombay High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government and seeking its dismissal.


Six years later, Mumbai recalls horror of 26/11 attack

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Mumbaikars paid homage to the martyrs of the 2008 terror attack Wednesday on the sixth anniversary of the deadly strike when 10 assailants from Pakistan sneaked into the city and created mayhem for 60 hours.


Classical instrumentalists pay tribute to 26/11 martyrs

Mumbai, Nov 26 : A string of instrumentalists used the sound of sitar, mridangam, flute, tabla and a plethora of other classical instruments in an effort to erase the memories of the shocking gun-fire of the 26/11 massacre on the sixth anniversary of the gruesome terror attack here.


Bipasha Basu creates awareness about breast cancer in Mumbai

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Bipasha Basu was recently spotted creating awareness about breast cancer at the press conference of Pinkathon in Mumbai.


Flash Concert held in Mumbai as tribute to martyrs of 26/11 terror attacks

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Six years ago, Mumbai witnessed one of its most horrific days in recent history. Terror took over the city and many lives were lost. On Friday 26th November 2014, through the resonance of mundane city hustle and bustle outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the melodious sounds of a sitar, mridangam, flute, tabla and a plethora of other classical instruments were heard. 25 of India's most talented musicians came together to perform a musical tribute to the heroes that gave their lives on 26/11.


Six years on, people of Mumbai ready to fearlessly counter terror attacks

Mumbai, Nov. 26 : Six years after gunmen from Pakistan stormed prime hotels and city landmarks killing more than 160 people and wounding many more in Mumbai, residents say they are ready to counter such incidents should they take place in the future.


26/11 anniversary: Martyrs' families pay homage at Police Memorial in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov. 26 : Mourning the sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on Wednesday, family members of the martyrs paid homage at Police Memorial in Mumbai.


Six years afer 26/11 - maritime security stronger

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Improved co-ordination of some 15 national and state security agencies as well as continuous coastal surveillance have led to a much stronger maritime security, authorities said Wednesday, a day on which six years ago the Mumbai terror attack took place.


PM leads nation in homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror victims

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks sixth anniversary Wednesday.


Sino-Indian joint military exercise ends

Pune, Nov 25 : India and China Tuesday ended the fourth Joint Training Exercise Hand-in-Hand 2014 here, with both armies showing their commitment to defeat terrorism in all its forms.


Modi condoles Sitara Devi's death

New Delhi, Nov 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the death of eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi.


Sitara Devi's funeral on Thursday morning

Mumbai, Nov 25 : The funeral of eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi, who died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, will take place Thursday morning, her son-in-law said.


Danseuse Sitara Devi passes away

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, her son-in-law confirmed. She was 94.


Public Prosecutor requests court to fastrack hit and run case involving Salman Khan

Mumbai, Nov. 24 : The Public Prosecutor in Salman Khan hit-and-run case on Monday urged Sessions court in Mumbai to wrap up the 12-year-old case at the earliest.


Congress leader Murli Deora cremated with full state honours in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov.24 : Former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora was cremated with full state honours at the Chandanwadi Crematorium here on Monday.


Raj Thackeray offers his last respects to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Mumbai, Nov. 24 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray offered his last respects to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora here on Monday at the party office.


Congress veteran Murli Deora's mortal remains taken to party office in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov. 24 : The mortal remains of senior Congress leader Murli Deora, who breathed his last earlier this morning, have been taken to the party office in Mumbai for last respects.


Veteran Congressman Murli Deora dead, leaders mourn demise

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Veteran Congress leader Murli Deora died here early Monday after a brief illness. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders from various parties mourned his death while Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders reached the city to pay their last respects.


Veteran journalist Arun Roy Chowdhury dead

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Veteran journalist and social activist Arun Roy Chowdhury passed away Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 87.


Sitara Devi on ventilator

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi's condition is serious and she is on ventilator, according to her son-in-law.


Will primarily raise Maharashtra related issues in Winter Session: Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Nov. 24 : Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that the party has no issues with the BJP on a national level and will primarily be raising issues related to Maharashtra in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament.


Fadnavis hopeful of successful talks with Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Saturday expressed confidence about a breakthrough in talks with the Shiv Sena over sharing power in the state.


It is our duty to train new faces joining Shiv Sena: Sanjay Raut

Mumbai, Nov. 22 : Reacting to reports of the Shiv Sena appointing new spokespersons, Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut said on Saturday that as a senior leader, it was his duty to train the next generation to ensure that the foundations of the party remain strong.


785 kilograms of marijuana seized in Maharashtra

Beed, (Maharashtra), Nov. 22 : Police in Maharashtra's Beed District have seized about 785 kilograms of marijuana from Chaklamba Village.


15 months on, Dabholkar killers still elusive

Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 20 : Exactly 15 months after rationalist Narendra Dabholkar was killed, the mystery about his killers continues unresolved.


Maharashtra, China's Wenzou province now 'sister states'

Mumbai, Nov 20 : Maharashtra Thursday signed an agreement with Wenzou province of China declaring both to be 'sister states' and to promote trade and industry, officials said here.


Two new metro lines, four flyovers to come up in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 20 : The Maharashtra government Thursday approved two new Metro lines and four flyovers, estimated to cost around Rs.45,000 crore.


Governor unaware of who is supporting Maharashtra CM: RTI query

Mumbai, Nov 20 : In a startling revelation, an RTI query has revealed that the BJP failed to provide a list of legislators supporting it when the party staked claim with the governor to form a minority government in Maharashtra.


Swamy calls for BJP, Shiv Sena accord after NCP's warning

New Delhi, Nov. 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy was on Wednesday critical of the NCP's warning to the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government, and said there is a need to accommodate the Shiv Sena in the fold by bending a little.


CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan from Adarsh scam case rejected

Mumbai, Nov 19 : In a major setback to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court Wednesday rejected a CBI plea to drop his name from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society scam case.


Sharad Pawar denies plans to topple Fadnavis government

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 19 : Just a day after predicting snap mid-term assembly elections in Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar Wednesday said he had no plan to unseat the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state.


Court rejects plea to drop Chavan from Adarsh scam case

Mumbai, Nov 19 : The Bombay High Court here Wednesday rejected a plea by the CBI to remove the name of former chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society scam case.


Court rejects plea to drop Chavan from Adarsh scam case

Mumbai, Nov 19 : The Bombay High Court here Wednesday rejected a plea by the CBI to remove the name of former chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society scam case.


Court rejects plea to drop Chavan from Adarsh scam case

Mumbai, Nov 19 : The Bombay High Court here Wednesday rejected a CBI plea to delete the name of former chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society scam case.


Nikki Haley to address 'Women In Leadership' in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 19 : Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina in the US, will take part in an interactive session on "Women In Leadership" here Thursday, along with Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, an official said Wednesday.


Pawar predicts snap polls in Maharashtra

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 18 : Eighteen days after Devendra Fadnavis became the Maharashtra chief minister, NCP president Sharad Pawar Tuesday said early elections could take place in the state.


Sharad Pawar predicts mid-term polls in Maharashtra

Raigad (Maharashtra), Nov 18 : The NCP has virtually put on notice BJP Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' government, with party chief Sharad Pawar saying mid-term assembly elections could be held anytime in the state.


Fadnavis pays tribute to Balasaheb, says he has been father figure to many

Mumbai, Nov. 17 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Monday that he had come to offer tribute and respect to Balasaheb who has been a father figure to many.


Approvals to new industries in Maharashtra in 30 days

Mumbai, Nov 17 : Taking a leaf from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to 'Make in India', Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Monday urged top industrialists to 'Make in Maharashtra' to boost industrial development and employment in the state.


Mumbai to host Kala Ghoda Short Film Festival

Mumbai, Nov 17 : To give an impetus to short movies and highlight the creativity of young filmmakers, the Kala Ghoda Short Film Festival (KGSFF) will be held under the aegis of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival here.


Fadnavis meets Uddhav, announces memorial to Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 17 : For the first time in nearly three months, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray amidst protests by some Sena activists at Bal Thackeray's memorial here Monday.


Warring Thackeray cousins unitedly remember Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 17 : In a rare sight, the two warring cousins - Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thacekray - came together publicly Monday to remember Shiv Sena founder-patriarch late Bal Thackeray on his second death anniversary here.


PM pays tribute to Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday paid tributes to Shiv Sena founder-patriarch Bal Thackeray on his second death anniversary.


PM Modi lauds Swachh Bharat Abhiyan participants in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov. 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised the efforts of five people who have taken the Swachh Bharat initiative in Mumbai - Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, film maker Madhur Bhandarkar, Member of Parliament (MP) Poonam Mahajan, Member of Legislative Assembly Ashish Shelar and comedian Kapil Sharma.


Shiv Sena to flex muscles on Bal Thackeray's second death anniversary

Mumbai, Nov 15 : The Shiv Sena will flex its muscles on the second death anniversary of its founder-patriarch, late Bal Thackeray, here Monday.


Masaba joins hands with father Viv Richards for fashion line

Mumbai, Nov 15 : Masaba Gupta, one of the promising young designers in the Indian fashion world, has now joined hands with her father, cricketing legend Viv Richards to design a sportswear line.


Maharashtra to move SC over Maratha, Muslim quota

Mumbai, Nov 15 : Worried by the political fall-out of the Bombay High Court injunction on reservations for Marathas and Muslims, the Maharashtra government plans to move the Supreme Court, officials said here Saturday.


Bombay HC stays reservation order for Marathas, Muslims

Mumbai, Nov. 14 : The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered a stay on the Maharashtra Government's decision to give 16 percent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions.


Congress complains to governor on BJP trust vote

Mumbai, Nov 14 : The Congress Friday submitted a memorandum to Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao alleging irregularities by the BJP government when it won a trust vote in the assembly.


High court stays quota for Marathas, Muslims

Mumbai, Nov 14 : The Bombay High Court Friday stayed the Maharashtra government's decision to provide educational and job quotas to Marathas and Muslims while allowing educational reservation for the latter.


NCP leaders participate in Swachh Bharat Andolan

Baramati (Maharashtra), Nov. 14 : The senior leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday participated in the Swachh Bharat Andolan here. In attendance were party chief Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Baramati Member of Parliament (MP) Supriya Sule.


NCP leaders participate in Swachh Bharat Andolan

Baramati (Maharashtra), Nov. 14 : The senior leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday participated in the Swachh Bharat Andolan here. In attendance were party chief Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Baramati Member of Parliament (MP) Supriya Sule.


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