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Chabad Centre reopens six years after Mumbai attack

Mumbai, Aug 26 : Jewish outreach centre Chabad-Lubavitch, which was bloodied and brutalised in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, reopened to normal activities in its renovated avatar Tuesday.


Deccan Odyssey relaunched with private partner

Mumbai, Aug 26 : Maharashtra's luxury train, the Deccan Odyssey, was relaunched here Tuesday with a private partner to make it commercially viable, an official said.


Mere suspension of Maharashtra DIG is not a remedy: Mamata Sharma

New Delhi, Aug.26 : Mamta Sharma , former chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) today said that mere suspension of an accused is not a remedy, further measures need to be taken.


Mumbai gets first mainland seaplane service

Mumbai, Aug 25 : The first seaplane service on mainland was launched with an aircraft taking off from Juhu Airport here and touching down on the waters of the Pawana Dam Monday.


Mumbai gets first mainland seaplane service

Mumbai, Aug 25 : The first seaplane service on mainland was launched with an aircraft taking off from Juhu Airport here and touching down on the waters of Pawana Dam Monday.


Attack Pakistan, Uddhav tells Modi

Mumbai, Aug. Aug 25 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders.


Maharashtra Governor Sankaranarayanan shifted to Mizoram

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has been transferred to Mizoram. This move comes after former Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal was recently relieved of her duties due to allegations of corruption.


Om Prakash Kohli takes oath as Maharashtra Governor

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli was today sworn in as the Governor of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned from the post earlier today.


Another governor goes: Maharashtra's Sankaranarayanan quits post-transfer

Mumbai, Aug 24 : In another instance of a UPA-appointed governor quitting, Maharashtra's K. Sankaranarayanan resigned Sunday after he was abruptly transferred to Mizoram in the middle of the night. Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli has taken over additional charge of the state.


Kohli sworn in as Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli was sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra here Sunday evening.


Veteran sports journalist Sarathy dies

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Veteran sports journalist A.T.P. Sarathy, 93, died of a lung infection and cardiac arrest at a hospital late here Saturday.


Transferred from Maharashtra to Mizoram, Sankaranarayanan quits

Mumbai, Aug 24 : Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, who was early Sunday abruptly transferred to Mizoram for the rest of his term, has announced his resignation.


Did Chavan's boycott of PM hasten governor's transfer?

Mumbai, Aug 24 : In an early Sunday operation, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was suddenly transferred to Mizoram, raising protests from the Congress.


Congress slams government over Maharashtra governor's transfer

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Congress Sunday said the government was exercising its power in an "extremely arbitrary manner" over the transfer of Maharashtra governor K. Sankaranarayanan to Mizoram.


Maharashtra governor transferred

New Delhi, Aug 24 : K. Sankaranarayanan, the governor of Maharashtra, was Sunday transferred and appointed as the Mizoram governor for the remainder of his term, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.


Seven wagons of Konkan Railway train derail

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Aug 24 : Seven wagons of a goods train of the Konkan Railway jumped off the tracks here early Sunday, an official said.


'Government to help school dropouts complete education'

Mumbai, Aug 23 : The centre will introduce a new programme this year to enable financially weak school dropouts to return and complete their education right up to doctorate level, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said here Saturday.


Ink attack on Maharashtra minister

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Aug 23 : Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat was targeted Saturday in an ink attack here by an alleged Shiv Sena activist, an aide said.


Police misplace case diaries in Salman Khan hit-and-run case

Mumbai, Aug.22 : Actor Salman Khan's trial in his hit-and-run case has been delayed yet again, after the police informed the Sessions Court that the case diaries have gone missing. This comes after the original statements of the witnesses also went missing.


Asia-Pacific robot contest in Pune Sunday

New Delhi, Aug 22 : Doordarshan will Aug 24 host the 13th International Asia Pacific Robot Contest (ABU-ROBOCON) that aims to encourage scientific temperament of under-graduate engineering students in the Asia-Pacific region.


Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Mumbai will get its second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, with Japanese assistance, union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.


Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Mumbai will get the second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday.


NSEL scam accused Jignesh Shah gets bail

Mumbai, Aug 22 : The Bombay High Court Friday granted conditional bail to FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah, who was arrested in the Rs.5,574 crore National Stock Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam.


NSEL scam accused Jignesh Shah gets bail

Mumbai, Aug 22 : The Bombay High Court Friday granted conditional bail to FTIL promoter Jignesh Shah, who was arrested in the Rs.5,574 crore National Stock Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam.


ISL's Mumbai franchise sign former German international Friedrich

Mumbai, Aug 22 : Former German international Manuel Friedrich, who has played for Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Mainz 05, was Friday signed up by the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) for the inaugural edition of the football league Oct 12-Dec 20.


PM Modi prioritises the spread of electricity across the nation

Mouda (Maharashtra), August 21 : Inaugurating the super thermal power project in Mouda, Maharashtra today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prioritised the spread of electricity across the nation.


Maharashtra CM right not to share stage at public function with PM : Tewari

New Delhi, Aug.21 : Congress leader Manish Tewari today justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision not to share the stage at public functions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Mumbai seaplane service to begin Aug 25

Mumbai, Aug 21 : The much-awaited seaplane services connecting Mumbai and Lonavala will be launched Aug 25, officials said Thursday.


Villages need power supply to stop farmer suicides: PM

Nagpur, Aug 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said India's rural areas need adequate electricity supply to increase productivity and in turn prevent farmer suicides.


Windfall for Maoists surrendering in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 21 : Maharashtra is luring Maoists with incentives if they lay down arms and surrender to bring down violence in the some of the worst-hit districts.


Chavan to skip Modi events in Nagpur?

Mumbai, Aug 20 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan may avoid sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at functions scheduled in Nagpur Thursday, official sources indicated Wednesday.


Metro rail to be developed in Nagpur

New Delhi, Aug 20 : The union cabinet Wednesday approved the development of metro rail project in the central Indian city of Nagpur with a proposed outlay of Rs.8,680 crore.


World famous yoga guru B K S Iyengar passes away in Pune

Pune, Aug. 20 : One of the world's best-known yoga gurus, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, passed away here early this morning. He was 95 and was reportedly suffering from kidney-related problems.


PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation Thursday

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project-Phase I in the district to the nation during his brief visit here Thursday, an official said Wednesday.


Uddhav endorses RSS chief's view on Hindu nation

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Aug 19 : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation which had come in for criticism from several parties including the Congress.


Censor board CEO Rakesh Kumar produced in court

Mumbai, Aug.19, : The CEO of the Censor Board, Rakesh Kumar, who was arrested on Monday by CBI for allegedly taking bribes, was produced in court today.


Uddhav endorses RSS chief's view on Hindu nation

Mumbai, Aug 19 : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday endorsed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Hindutva and Hindu nation, contending it is a reiteration of the ideology of the late Bal Thackeray.


3 days' police custody for censor board CEO

New Delhi, Aug 19 : A Mumbai district court Tuesday sent Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Rakesh Kumar, arrested Monday in a bribery case, to three days' police custody, the CBI said.


Court seeks police reply on complaint against Shiv Sena MP

New Delhi, Aug 19 : A court here Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to file a report on a complaint seeking registration of a case against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare for allegedly force-feeding a railway employee, on fast during Ramadan, at the Maharashtra Sadan here.


Dabholkar murder: A year on, mystery continues

Pune (Maharashtra), Aug 19 : The mystery about the killers of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar continues as thousands of social activists gather here Wednesday to mark his first death anniversary.


RSS leader defends Mohan Bhagwat's pro-Hindu nation remark

Nagpur, Aug 18 : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader M.G. Vaidya today defended party Chief Mohan Bhagwat's pro-Hindu nation remark, saying that there was nothing wrong in his statement.


Maharashtra ACB to create a Facebook page on corrupt officials

Mumbai, Aug. 18 : The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is planning an innovative way of checking corruption - by creating a Facebook page and uploading the pictures of those caught taking bribes.


Mumbaikars take part Dahi Handi festival on Janmashtami

Mumbai, Aug.18 : Residents of Mumbai today took part in the traditional Dahi Handi festival on the occasion of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.


NGO writes to Maharashtra CM over aid for farmers

Nagpur, Aug 18 : An NGO in Maharashtra Monday wrote a letter to the state government to declare aid for the farmers before the pre-election model code of conduct comes into force in the next few days.


Colourful Dahi Handi fest draws millions in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 18 : Millions of Mumbaikars trooped on to roads here Monday to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival.


'Mahabharat' wrapped up, team celebrates its success

Mumbai, Aug 17 : The mythological drama "Mahabharat" is off air now and the producer duo Siddharth Kumar Tewary and Rahul Kumar Tewary celebrate its success with the entire team.


Prime Minister Modi dedicates to the nation 765 kV Solapur - Raichur transmission lines, and four laning of Pune - Solapur section of NH-9

Solapur (Maharashtra), Aug 16 : Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today outlined a comprehensive vision for new modes of infrastructure development in the country, which would include nationwide connectivity networks of roads, power transmission lines, gas grids and water grids.


Maharashtra scraps escort fees levied by civic bodies

Mumbai, Aug 16 : Maharashtra has abolished the escort fees levied by municipalities from transporters across the state, an official said Saturday.


Ports are gateways to India's prosperity: PM

Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ambitious 'Sagarmala' project for the maritime states which would become "gateways to India's prosperity", here Saturday.


Muslims pledge to make Mumbai drug-free

Mumbai, Aug 15 : In a unique initiative, Muslim clerics, intellectuals and social activists Friday pledged to make Mumbai drug-free, especially the city's minority-dominated areas, on the occasion on India's 68th Independence Day.


Vidarbha farmers protest on Independence Day

Nagpur, Aug 15 : Thousands of farmers and widows of land tillers Friday protested in Yavatmal, a district town in Vidarbha, demanding food security and loan waiver due to failed monsoons in the region, an activist said here.


Modi to launch mega-infra projects in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Rs.6,000 crore port-based multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) here Saturday, officials said Friday.


Independence Day celebrated in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 15 : Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan unfurled the national flag here as Maharashtra Friday celebrated the 68th Independence Day.


From script to screen - Mumbai Mantra to aid 100 storytellers

Mumbai, Aug 14 : The Mumbai Mantra CineRise Screenwriting Programme aims to reach out to 100 storytellers a year to help them write, polish and pitch their scripts to potential producers, financiers, distributors, sales agents, film festival programmers and curators subsequently.


NCP state chief elected unopposed to Maharashtra council

Mumbai, Aug 14 : Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party president Sunil Tatkare was Thursday declared elected unopposed to state legislative council after Congress nominee Mohan Joshi withdrew from the race.


'India-born top Maths prize winner was remarkable student'

By Quaid Najmi, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Aug 14 : Mathematics genius Subhas A. Khot who got the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, a top Maths award in the world, has an "extraordinary academic talent and remarkable concentration power", his school teachers recall.


Maths 'Nobel' winner a topper all his life

By Quaid Najmi, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Aug 14 : Mathematics genius Subhas A. Khot who got the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize - the 'Nobel of Mathematics' - has an "extraordinary academic talent and remarkable concentration power", his school teachers recall.


Deep drilling to study earthquakes in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 14 : A major national project involving deep drilling in the earthquake-prone Koyna intra-plate seismic zone in Maharashtra has been initiated by the central government for conducting scientific studies related to earthquakes, a statement said Thursday.


Decide on petition of Maharashtra ex-CM, SC tells HC

New Delhi, Aug 13 : The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court to decide the petition of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging the Election Commission's showcause notice why he should not be disqualified for filing wrong election expenditure returns for 2009 Maharashtra assembly election.


Shiv Sena supports Judicial Appointement Bill, says Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, Aug. 13 : Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Wednesday that the party supports the Judicial Appointment Bill that has already been discussed in the house.


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