Maharashtra News


Mumbai airport, rail terminus names to be modified
Nagpur, Dec 8 : Bowing to demands from various quarters, the Maharashtra government on Thursday decided to modify the names of two iconic locations -- the airport and the main rail terminus in Mumbai, officials said here. Read Full Story

Anoushka Shankar urges Maharashtra government to help horses
Mumbai, Dec 8 : Five-time Grammy-nominated sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar has sent a letter on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis urging him to put an end to cruelty to horses. Read Full Story

Union Cabinet approves Pune Metro Rail Project Phase - 1
New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the development of Pune Metro Rail Project Phase - 1. Read Full Story

DNAs of three victims of Dr Death match with kin
Mumbai, Dec 7 : DNA samples of three victims of medico Santosh Gulabrao Pol and his accomplice nurse Jyoti Mandre have matched with those of their relatives, officials said here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Infuriated passengers block railway track in Thane
Thane (Maharashtra) [India], Dec.7 (ANI): Angry passengers blocked railway tracks in Maharastra's Thane district on Wednesday as train services were halted due to a technical snag in the system. Read Full Story

Several slums gutted in fire in Mumbai
Mumbai [India] Dec.7 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in a slum area of Mumbai's Bandra area on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Dr Death case: DNA samples of three victims match kins'
Satara (Maharashtra), Dec 7 : The DNA samples from the mortal remains of three of the six victims of the infamous medico Santosh Gulabrao Pol -- who earned the moniker of 'Dr. Death' -- and his nurse Jyoti Mandra, have matched with their relatives, an official said here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Indian Navy to make INS Betwa seaworthy again
Mumbai, Dec 6 : INS Betwa will be made upright and seaworthy again in the shortest possible time, the Indian Navy said here on Tuesday after navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba visited the naval dockyard here where the accident took place. Read Full Story

Will make INS Betwa operational, says navy chief
Mumbai, Dec 6 : The Indian Navy chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Tuesday visited the naval dockyard in Mumbai where INS Betwa tipped over while undocking. The navy said the Brahmaputra-class guided missile frigate will be made operational again. Read Full Story

Mumbai's National Park declared Eco-Sensitive Zone
Mumbai, Dec 6 : The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), located in north Mumbai and southern Thane, has been declared an "Eco-Sensitive Zone", an official announcement said. Read Full Story

Maharashtra pays homage to Jayalalithaa
Mumbai, Dec 6 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday led the state in paying homage to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. Read Full Story

Two killed as INS Betwa slips while undocking
Mumbai, Dec 5 : Two naval personnel were killed and at least 14 injured on Monday when the Indian Navy's guided missile frigate INS Betwa slipped while undocking at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai where it was undergoing a refit, an official spokesperson said. Read Full Story

INS Betwa accident: Bodies of two missing crew members fished out
Mumbai/ New Delhi [India], Dec. 5 : The bodies of two missing navy crew members were fished out, while other 14 minor injured were discharged after first-aid at Indian Naval Hospital (INHS) Asvini, after INS Betwa which was undergoing refit at Naval dockyard in Mumbai slipped on dock blocks Monday afternoon. Read Full Story

Two killed as INS Betwa slips while undocking
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 5 : Two persons were killed and at least 14 others injured on Monday when Indian Navy's guided missile frigate INS Betwa slipped while undocking at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai where it was undergoing a refit, an official spokesperson said. Read Full Story

INS Betwa slips during undocking in Mumbai dockyard
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 5 : Guided missile frigate INS Betwa slipped while undocking at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Monday, an official said. While 14 personnel were evacuated from the spot with minor injuries, two were missing and a search was underway for them. Read Full Story

INS Betwa slips during undocking in Mumbai dockyard
Mumbai, Dec 5 : Guided missile frigate INS Betwa slipped on the dock blocks while undocking at the Naval Dockyard here on Monday, an official said. Read Full Story

Spurned widower stabs sister-in-law on road
Nagpur, Dec 3 : A widower attacked his sister-in-law with a knife on a busy road after she refused his continuous pleas to marry him, but a brave pedestrian pinned him down and saved the woman, police said here on Saturday. Read Full Story

I was sexually abused until I was 17: Ganesh Nallari
Mumbai, Dec 3 : Ganesh Nallari, a sexually abused child, is now a well-settled artiste and painter, at peace with his traumatic past . Read Full Story

Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant music festival reaches Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 2 : Showcasing Indian music across genres and generations and at the same time attempting to create opportunities for young, talented musicians to play, the three-month-long travelling festival 'Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant - 'from here to eternity, has arrived in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Army major, jawan killed in Nagrota attack cremated
Solapur/Nanded (Maharashtra), Dec 1 : Major Kunal M. Gosavi and Lance Naik Sambhaji Y. Kadam, who were killed in Tuesday's terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir, were cremated with full military honours at their native villages on Thursday. Read Full Story

Army major killed in Nagrota attack cremated
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 1 : Major Kunal M. Gosavi, who was killed in Tuesday's brutal terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated with full military honours at his native village Wakhri here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Last rites of Major Mannadir performed with military honours in Maharashtra
Pandharpur (Maharashtra) [India], Dec. 1 : The last rites of Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir, who laid down his life while preventing a major hostage crisis during the Nagrota terror attack, was performed in Maharashtra's Pandharpur district today with full military honours. Read Full Story

Payday queues hit pensioners in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Dec 1 : The first salary day on Thursday post-demonetisation proved harrowing for millions in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra struggling to withdraw cash for their monthly commitments, with senior citizens and pensioners hit worst. Read Full Story

Amruta Fadnavis - Maharashtra CM's wife shoots music jig with Amitabh
Mumbai, Nov 30 : Mumbai loves glamour, more so if it involves the high-profile wife of a powerful reigning politician and who is also an accomplished singer and a senior banker to boot. Read Full Story

Crossword Book Award celebrates Indian writing
Mumbai, Nov 30 : It was a literary night at the National Centre for the Performing Arts when authors of all genres arrived at the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award here. Read Full Story

Army officer, soldier from Maharashtra martyred in Nagrota
Mumbai, Nov 30 : A pall of gloom descended in Solapur and Nanded districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday after an army officer and a soldier were killed battling terrorists in Tuesday's terror attack in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Nagrota Attack is a complete intelligence failure: Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 30 : Hitting out at the Centre over the terror attack on an Army mess in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, in which seven defence personnel were killed, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday dubbed it as a 'complete intelligence failure' and urged Prime Minister led government to launch a strict action against the hostile neighbour. Read Full Story

BJP, Congress excel in Maharashtra civic elections
Mumbai, Nov 29 : Exceeding expectations, the Bharatiya Janata Party performed well in Sunday's elections in 164 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats across Maharashtra while the Congress came second in the seats tally, as per official results declared on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Minister launches anti-obesity campaign in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Nov 29 : Maharashtra's Minister of Water Resources and Medical Education Girish Mahajan on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign against obesity in the state. Read Full Story

250 women pray at Haji Ali Dargah after 5 years
Mumbai, Nov 29 : After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, around 250 women entered the famous Haji Ali dargah here on Tuesday afternoon and solemnly offered prayers, an activist said. Read Full Story

10,000 under-15s expected at Mumbai Juniorthon on Sunday
Mumbai, Nov 29 : A staggering 10,000 children aged under 15 are expected to turn out for the second edition of the Mumbai Juniorthon in spite of registrations being closed at 3,000. The event's organiser also hopes to take it to other Indian cities, aiming to involve 50,000 children across the country in the event next year. Read Full Story

Women set to re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years
Mumbai, Nov 29 : After five years and a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah here on Tuesday afternoon, an activist said. Read Full Story

Women to re-enter Haji Ali dargah after 5 years
Mumbai, Nov 29 : After five years, a series of legal battles and agitations, a group of women activists will enter the famous Haji Ali dargah (mausoleum) here on Tuesday afternoon, an activist said. Read Full Story

Ready to cooperate in any investigation: Zakir Naik
Mumbai [India], Nov. 29 : Asserting that he has repeatedly offered his cooperation to Central agencies in their investigations, Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) chief Zakir Naik has justified his decision to steer clear of India saying that he was an NRI and that his work kept him away mostly. Read Full Story

Maha Civic polls: BJP takes commanding lead, PM Modi says victory for 'pro-poor' politics
Mumbai [India], Nov. 28 : With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a commanding position in the first phase of municipal council polls in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked the people of the state for placing their faith in the party and also hailed the efforts of Chief Minsiter Devendra Fadnavis. Read Full Story

Thousands protest against demonetisation in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 28 : Thousands of Mumbaikars owing allegiance to various political parties and outfits on Monday protested to air their anger over their post-demonetisation woes and held demonstrations across the city. Read Full Story

'It's not only one party's monopoly to end corruption': Shiv Sena
New Delhi [India], Nov. 28 (ANI): In what may irk the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Monday alleged that the implementation of demonetisation has not been done in an appropriate manner and said it is not only 'one party's monopoly' to end corruption. Read Full Story

Shivaji kin 'echoes reality' of demonetisation: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Nov 28 : The Shiv Sena on Monday endorsed NCP MP Udayan Raje Bhosale's warning that if the post-demonetization situation fails to improve soon, "people will loot banks". Read Full Story

Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passes away
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 28 (ANI): Noted Marathi author and Sahitya Akademi awardee Anand Yadav has passed away at his residence in Pune. He was 80. Read Full Story

Shivaji's kin 'echoes reality' of demonetisation: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Nov 28 : The Shiv Sena on Monday endorsed NCP MP Udayan Raje Bhosale's warning that if the post-demonetization fails to improve soon, "people will loot banks". Read Full Story

'Need to increase pace of research in regenerative medicine'
Mumbai, Nov 26 : India needs to increase the pace of research in regenerative medicine to come up to the global level, especially in the area of clinical trials and regulatory requirements, a doctor said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Mumbai remembers horrific 26/11 attack, pays homage to martyrs
Mumbai [India], Nov.26 (ANI): As the nation remembers the deadly 26/11 attack which enters into the eighth anniversary, the political fraternity thronged to the memorial to pay homage to the victims of the horrific terror attack. Read Full Story

Eighth anniversary of 26/11: Mumbai remembers martyrs, victims
Mumbai, Nov 26 : On the eighth anniversary of the 26/11 terror strikes, Mumbai paused to remember the 166 victims, including the martyrs and other bravehearts, who were killed by 10 Pakistani militants, here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Eighth anniversary of 26/11: Mumbai remembers victims
Mumbai, Nov 26 : On the eighth anniversary of the 26/11 terror strikes, Mumbai paused to remember the 166 victims, including the martyrs and other bravehearts, who were killed by 10 Pakistani militants, here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Gujarat invites Hardik Patel for talks on quota demand
Gandhinagar, Nov 25 : The Gujarat government on Friday invited Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel for talks to reach an amicable solution to the community's demand for quotas in government jobs and educational institutions under the other backward classes (OBC) category. Read Full Story

Televangelist Zakir Naik terms ban on IRF 'communal'
Mumbai, Nov 25 : NRI televangelist Zakir Naik on Friday termed the five-year ban on his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as "communal", and an attack on Muslims, peace, democracy and justice. Read Full Story

Washermen of iconic 'Dhobi Ghat' to live in towers
Mumbai, Nov 25 : The 25,000 washermen of Mumbai's iconic 'Dhobi Ghat' -- the scene of scores of Bollywood movies and the world's largest open air laundromat -- will move into tall towers, courtesy of a slum rehabilitation project which got underway on Friday. Read Full Story

India-China joint exercise at Pune military camp concludes
Pune, Nov 25 : The sixth India-China joint training exercise 'Hand-in-Hand 2016' concluded on Friday at the Aundh military camp here, an official said. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at furniture market in Oshiwara
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 25 : A major fire broke out at a furniture market in Oshiwara here this afternoon. Read Full Story

Scrapped notes worth crores seized from Pune-based businessman
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 25 : In a joint operation, the Pune Police and the Income Tax department on Friday seized one crore 12 lakhs and fifty thousand rupees all in banned denominations of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 from a businessman in Pune. Read Full Story

Activist questions police's role in Navi Mumbai child beating case
Bengaluru/Mumbai[India], Nov. 25: Social activist Abha Singh on Friday questioned the role of the Police in the Navi Mumbai case, where a caretaker Afsana Sheikh was hitting and kicking the 10-month-old girl caught in a CCTV footage, while alleging that wrong application of the sections of the Indian Penal code was imposed to protect the owner of the creche. Read Full Story

'A Tale to Tell' kids carnival opens in Mumbai
Mumbai, Nov 25 : It's billed as Mumbai's first kid-sourced event. Yes, you heard that right! Kid-sourced not crowd-sourced! Read Full Story

Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar dead
Pune, Nov 25 : Veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, a well-known author and former editor of The Times Of India, died at a private hospital here on Friday morning, officials said. Read Full Story

Demonetisation war: Samajwadi Party invites Shiv Sena to take part in 'national protest'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 25 : Appreciating Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for supporting former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over demonetisation of high-value currency, Samajwadi Party on Friday urged the former to take part in the shutdown being observed by the opposition party on November 28. Read Full Story

Eyewitness Chaiwalla recounts what happened on 26/11
Mumbai [India], Nov. 25 : Eight years have passed since the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, but for those who saw it unfold in front of their eyes, the memories of that night remain etched in memory. Read Full Story

Navi Mumbai creche maid arrested after thrashing toddler
Navi Mumbai, Nov 24 : Police arrested two persons on Thursday for thrashing a 10-month-old toddler in a private creche in Kharghar, according to an official. Read Full Story

Missing 'lover' found in bank queue, receives thrashing
Nashik (Maharashtra), Nov 24 : A "lover" who ditched his girlfriend after promising to marry her and disappeared five years ago was spotted by her in a serpentine bank queue here -- and received full measure of her family's wrath, the police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

PM Modi should have taken advice of 'economist' Manmohan Singh: Shiv Sena on demonetization
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Nov. 24 (ANI): Lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led-NDA government for poor implementation of the demonetisation of high-value currency notes, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have prior to implementation of the scheme taken the views of his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh seriously as he is an eminent economist. Read Full Story

SC to resume hearing of Mumbai dance bar case
New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday resume its hearing of the Mumbai dance bar case where, the bar owners have challenged the stringent norms regulating bars and the Maharashtra government is justifying the need for these restrictions to ensure the safety and dignity of women working in these establishments. Read Full Story

Centre must prove its patriotism by responding to Machil mutilation incident, says Shiv Sena
Mumbai [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Condemning the Machil incident where three Indian soldiers were killed and one of their bodies was mutilated by Pakistani militants under cover of army fire, the Shiv Sena has asked the Centre to give a befitting reply and "prove" its patriotism. Read Full Story

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