Maharashtra News

Bhamragarh: 15 injured in series of Maoist-instigated events
Bhamragarh (Maharashtra) , May 3 : In a series of events instigated by the Maoists near Gadchiroli's Bhamragarh district in Maharashtra, 14 personnel from the Maharashtra Police and one Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official were injured on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena slams Centre for 'failing to give befitting reply to Pak'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 3 : The Shiv Sena on Wednesday criticised the Centre for being silent on the recent Krishna Ghati incident. Read Full Story

Once 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to fly to U.A.E tomorrow
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 3 : Once known as the world's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, is set to be discharged from the Saifee hospital here tomorrow and be shifted to the Burjeel Hospital in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read Full Story

Mumbai Catholic associations protest over demolition of cross
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May. 3 : Mumbai Catholic Associations on Wednesday held a silent protest against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after they demolished a 122-year old holy cross in the city's Bazar Road area. Read Full Story

Mumbai: CBI arrests IT Commissioner (Appeals) for accepting bribe
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 3 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Mumbai Income Tax Commissioner (Appeals) B.B. Rajendra Prasad on charges of accepting bribes. Read Full Story

Move on from UP victory, save our soldiers: Shiv Sena to PM Modi
New Delhi , May 3 : The Shiv Sena on Wednesday continued its assault on the Centre over the mutilation of Indian soldiers by the Pakistani Army, putting onus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reveal how serious he is about tackling the matter on an international level. Read Full Story

Stop 'Mann ki Baat', start 'Gun ki Baat': Uddhav Thackeray to PM Modi
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 2 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has joined the line of politicians criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre over their "inaction" towards the recent mutilation of two Indian soldiers carried out by the Pakistan Army in the Krishna Ghati sector on Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Need all-party meeting to decide action against Pak: Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 2 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday urged the Centre to convene an all-party meeting in the national capital to discuss the course of action against Pakistan in wake of the barbaric mutilation of Indian soldiers. Read Full Story

LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan hails late Vinod Khanna as sincere leader
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 30 : Remembering late Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinod Khanna, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said he was a silent hard working leader, who was very sincere towards uplifting his constituency. Read Full Story

Mumbai: BMC demolishes 100-year-old cross in Bandra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 30 : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday removed a cross located here in Bandra following the Bombay High Court's order to demolish illegal shrines or religious structures within its jurisdiction. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Automated weather stations to be installed for farmers
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 30 : The Maharashtra Government on Sunday successfully installed first-of-its-kind automated weather stations for the farmers in the region. Read Full Story

Mumbai model granted bail with precondition of payment of fine
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 28 : A Mumbai Court on Friday suspended the sentence given to actor and model Preeti Jain for four weeks to appeal in the High Court. Read Full Story

Mumbai model convicted for plotting to murder Madhur Bhandarkar
Mumbai , Apr. 28 : Accused for plotting the murder of director Madhur Bhandarkar against whom she had earlier filed a rape case, the city civil and sessions court today convicted model Preeti Jain to three years in jail and also imposed a fine of Rs10,000. Read Full Story

Malegaon blast: After HC snub, Col. Purohit moves SC seeking bail
New Delhi , Apr. 28 : After the Bombay High Court rejected the appeal filed by Lt Col Purohit against the special court order rejecting his bail in 2008 Malegaon blasts, he has moved the Supreme Court on Friday seeking bail. Read Full Story

NIA court frames charges against Areeb Majeed
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 27 : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Mumbai on Thursday framed charges against Areeb Majeed who had joined ISIS and later returned. Read Full Story

Malegaon blast: Unsatisfied with bail, Sadhvi Pragya awaits acquittal
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 26 : Despite being granted bail after nine long years, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blast case did not express satisfaction but asserted that injustice has been done with her. Read Full Story

Thackeray taunts PM, bats for Bhagwat as next President
Mumbai , April 25 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that he had suggested Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supremo Mohan Bhagwat's name for the post of President of India. Read Full Story

Cypriot President to hold talks with Indian leadership tomorrow
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 25 : Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here this morning on a five-day state visit, will be meeting Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao before heading to the national capital for talks with the Indian leadership. Read Full Story

Malegaon Blast: Bombay HC to pronounce order on bail for Sadhvi Pragya, Col. Purohit
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 25 : The Bombay High Court is set to pronounce its order on the bail pleas of Sadhvi Pragya and Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit's bail plea - the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts. Read Full Story

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief
Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 24 : Afghanistan Interior Ministry's Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as the acting Minister of Defense and General Sharif Yaftal as the Army Chief of Staff after officials from the respective posts resigned on Monday. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Local train services affected post track fracture
Mumbai , Apr 24 : Following reports of a track fracture between the Vashi and the Mankhurd stations, local train services in Mumbai were affected on Monday. Read Full Story

BJP will meet Congress' fate soon: Shiv Sena
Mumbai , Apr 24 : The Shiv Sena on Monday took a jibe at its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said its saffron partner in its incumbent times was enjoying the same political status as Congress used to do in its glorious time and hence, will meet a similar fate soon. Read Full Story

Uddhav Thackeray demands 'Bharat Ratna' for Veer Savarkar
Thane (Maharashtra), , Apr 24 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhay Thackeray has demanded that the country's highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' be bestowed upon freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar . Read Full Story

TV actor Parth Samthaan booked under molestation charges
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 23 : Popular Indian television actor Parth Samthaan, who became a household name with the success of the show 'Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan', was on Sunday booked under Sections 8 and 12 of the POCSO Act in Bangur Nagar. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Two killed in fire explosion at car showroom
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 23 : At least two persons were killed in a fire explosion at a Maruti Suzuki showroom in Sector 10 of Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Read Full Story

BJP's Shaina NC lodges FIR after receiving lewd messages
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 23 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shaina NC has filed a police complaint after allegedly receiving lewd messages. Read Full Story

A Bihari is never a burden: Nitish Kumar
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 22 : Addressing a rally in Mumbai on Saturday marking Janata Dal-United (JDU's) foray into Maharashtra politics, Bihar Chief Minister and party supremo Nitish Kumar asserted that a citizen of Bihar is never a burden on anyone, instead strives for productivity. Read Full Story

Eman Ahmed has done miraculously well: Doctor
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 21 : 36-year-old Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who was the heaviest woman in the world at 500-plus kg until a few months ago, has lost 250kg in two months after undergoing surgery here at Saifee Hospital. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Six succumb to injuries in highway collision
Sangli (Maharashtra) , Apr 21 : At least six people belonging to the same family succumbed to injuries while ten others were severely injured after a luxury bus collided with truck on Miraj-Pandarpur highway of Maharashtra's Sangli district on Friday. Read Full Story

Nagpur minor rape case: Women activists question criminals' audacity
New Delhi/Mumbai Apr 21 : Questioning the audacity of the criminals while throwing light on the law and order situation in Maharashtra, the women activists on Friday expressed grave concern over the rape of a minor girl in Nagpur's MLA hostel and demanded stringent punishment against the accused. Read Full Story

Gaikwad finally travels with Air India
New Delhi , Apr 20 : Days after grabbing all eyeballs for assaulting an Air India staffer, the Shiv Sena MP was on Thursday finally seen travelling in the business class of the national aircraft after the ban imposed on him was lifted. Read Full Story

Non-bailable warrant issued against Zakir Naik
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Apr 20 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against controversial preacher Zakir Naik for promoting enmity between groups on religious and racial grounds, as also accumulating funds in an illegal way for his NGO. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra 'Robinhood' Gaikwad to the rescue
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 19 : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has yet again landed in a soup, but this one seems slightly in his favor as he managed to garner the support of the public this time. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra 'Robinhood' Gaikwad to the rescue
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 19 : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has yet again landed in a soup, but this one seems slightly in his favor as he managed to garner the support of the public this time. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra 'Robinhood' Gaikwad to the rescue
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 19 : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has yet again landed in a soup, but this one seems slightly in his favor as he managed to garner the support of the public this time. Read Full Story

Former Kingfisher employee relieved post Mallya's arrest
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Apr 18 : Expressing delight post the arrest of beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya from London, former Kingfisher employee Neetu Shukla on Tuesday said the employees will cherish the move further more when they recover their dues. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Indian Navy helicopter rescues four Tubgoat crewmen
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 18 : Four crew members of a tugboat Sonika, who were stranded at sea off Mumbai last night, were rescued by an Indian Navy Seaking C helicopter. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena supports Sonu Nigam's Twitter rant against 'azaan'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 18 : Coming out in support of Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's Twitter rant against 'azaan', the Shiv Sena on Tuesday evaded the topic of 'azaan' in the rant, but asserted that 'noise pollution was slow poisoning which should be stopped.' Read Full Story

Malegaon 2008 blast: Don't need police custody for Lt. Col. Purohit, says NIA
Malegaon (Maharashtra) , Apr 17 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought the apex court's direction that the agency does not want police custody for Malegaon 2008 blast accused Lieutenant Colonel Purohit. Read Full Story

TVF CEO gets anticipatory bail in molestation case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 17 : The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar was on Monday given anticipatory bail in connection with a molestation case Read Full Story

Shiv Sena compares PM Modi with Alexander, Napoleon
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 17 : The Shiv Sena on Monday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its editorial mouthpiece 'Saamna' by indirectly comparing his tenure with the era of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. Read Full Story

Two Lankan passengers arrested in Mumbai for smuggling gold bars from Dubai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Apr 16 : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) on Sunday arrested two Sri Lankan passengers for smuggling 25 gold bars from Dubai. Read Full Story

Lucky e-grahak from Latur wins Rs 1 crore
Latur (Maharashtra) Apr 16 : A 20-year-old girl from Maharashtra's Latur has won Rs one crore under the 'Lucky Grahak Yojana' scheme, which aims at promoting cashless transactions. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Eight, including seven students drown in Sindhudurg
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) , Apr. 15 : At least eight people including seven students of Belgaum's Engineering College drowned in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg during a college picnic. Read Full Story

Eight aspiring engineers drown, die
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) : Apr. 15 : In a tragic incident, eight aspiring engineers, including three girls, died on Saturday after they drowned at Vyari beach in Sindhudurg district. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Five arrested for raping minor girl for eight months
Bhayandar (Maharashtra) , Apr. 14 : The Maharashtra Police on Friday arrested five persons including a 17-year-old for raping a minor girl for the last eight months in Bhayandar. Read Full Story

'Benefits of projects will help our youngsters': PM Modi
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Apr. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated six thermal power plants in Maharashtra and said his government is committed to revitalizing the energy sector, especially the renewable energy sector. Read Full Story

Nagpur: PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station
Nagpur , Apr. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated various units of thermal power plants at Koradi, Chandrapur and Parli with a total capacity of 3,230 Mega Watts. Read Full Story

Hema Malini drinks daily, has she committed suicide: Maharashtra MLA on farmers' suicide
Nanded (Maharashtra) , Apr. 14 : Taking a bizarre take on farmers' suicide, independent MLA from Maharashtra Bacchu Kadu sparked controversy by dragging Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Hema Malini into the row. Read Full Story

PM Modi to launch BHIM-Aadhaar App as tribute to Dr. Ambedkar
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Apr. 14 : Marking the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar as a day to introduce several initiatives to further the digital payments revolution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch BHIM-Aadhaar App today here. Read Full Story

Non-bailable warrant issued against preacher Zakir Naik by Mumbai court
Mumbai , April 13 : A non-bailable warrant was issued by a court here on Thursday for the arrest of controversial preacher Zakir Naik. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Two Russian nationals land on Mumbai coast accidentally
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Apr. 12 : Two Russian nationals who mistakenly reached a light house off the Mumbai coast while on a sailing trip on Tuesday, were let off after cops verified their identities. Read Full Story

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India can retaliate in same manner, warns Shiv Sena
New Delhi/Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 12 : The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif's statement over Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, saying that Islamabad has the tendency to confuse people by speaking in different languages, warning that even India can retaliate in the same manner. Read Full Story

Death sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav a 'govt. implemented murder': Shiv Sena
Mumbai , Apr. 11 : Asserting that the death sentence given to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by the military court in Pakistan is a complete government implemented murder, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that New Delhi must put pressure on Islamabad raise this issue before the United Nations. Read Full Story

Maha Govt. passes resolution congratulating Aamir for refusing to release Dangal in Pak
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 7 : The Maharashtra Government on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for not releasing his movie Dangal in Pakistan without playing the national anthem. Read Full Story

App for black, yellow taxis to be out in three months: Devendra Fadnavis
New Delhi , Apr. 7 : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced the launching of a cab hailing app within the next three months for black and yellow taxis on the lines of taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber. Read Full Story

Ravindra Gaikwad issue: All's well that ends well, says Shiv Sena
New Delhi , Apr. 07 : Appreciating the Air India's move to lift the ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, the party on Friday said all is well that ends well, adding nothing can be acquired without struggle. Read Full Story

Expressing regret, Gaikwad requests for travel ban to be lifted
New Delhi , Apr. 6 : Expressing his regret for thrashing an Air India employee last month, Shiv Sena lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and requested him to lift the travel ban, which was imposed post the incident. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Cabinet nods for draft bill prohibiting attack on journalists
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 6 : The Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday gave nod to a draft bill prohibiting attack on journalists in the state. Read Full Story

Bullock cart race legalised in Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 6 : The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday moved an amendment in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 making bullock carts races legal in the state. Read Full Story


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