Maharashtra News

Maharashtra Govt. warns protesting doctors of cutting six months' salary
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 22 : Warning the resident doctors on strike to resume their duties at the earliest, Maharashtra Education Minister Girish Mahajan on Wednesday said that six months' salary will be deducted if they continued with the protest. Read Full Story

Suspended Maharashtra MLAs seek Governor's appointment
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar. 22 : The 19 MLAs, who were yesterday suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for creating ruckus during presentation of the state's budget, have sought an appointment with Governor Vidyasagar Rao. Read Full Story

Bombay HC likely to hear plea by doctors on Wednesday
Mumbai, Mar 23 : As a large number of doctors in Maharashtra stayed away from work on Wednesday, the third day of their protest, despite the Bombay High Court's order the day before to resume work, media reported. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Assembly ruckus: Speaker suspends 19 MLAs
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Mar. 22 : As many as 19 MLAs were suspended on Wednesday by Speaker Haribhau Bagade till December 31 in connection with the uproar in the Maharashtra Assembly on March 18 during the budget announcement. Read Full Story

Patients suffer as doctors in Mumbai continue protest over recent attacks
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 22 : As doctors continue to abstain from work across major civic hospitals in Mumbai, thousands of patients have been left to suffer and go through a lot of inconvenience at public hospitals as surgeries have been cancelled and patients are being turned away from Out Patient Departments (OPD). Read Full Story

BJP urges Mumbai doctors to call off strike at the earliest
Mumbai , Mar. 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday urged the doctors in Mumbai, who have been on strike in protest against attacks on two doctors last week, to resume office saying duty towards mankind is far more important than self. Read Full Story

NCP hails SC's suggestion on Ram Mandir issue
Mumbai/New Delhi Mar. 22 : Hailing the Supreme Court's suggestion on Ram Mandir issue, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said the ultimate decision on the matter would be taken by the apex court which should be honoured by everyone. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: RBI imposes penalty worth Rs. 2 lakh on Satara bank
Satara (Maharashtra) , Mar. 21 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday imposed a monetary penalty of Rs. 2 lakh on Harihareshwar Sahakari Bank Ltd. here for violating provisions relating to granting loans against property owned by directors. Read Full Story

ICCMA, FCBM demand minimum 23 percent price increase
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 21 : Corrugated Box Industry is reeling under the twin blows - 4 massive price increases in a short span of two months on one hand by Kraft paper mills and recurring monthly closures by Kraft Paper mills on the other hand. Read Full Story

Bombay HC to hear junior doctors plea tomorrow
Mumbai , Mar 21 : The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said it will hear the junior doctors' mass leave matter tomorrow while asking them to resume their duties immediately. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena calls for complete boycott of Pak
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 21 : Expressing grave concern over the recent episode where two Indian Sufi clerics had disappeared in Pakistan, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the Indians and Muslims in the country in particular should isolate Islamabad completely. Read Full Story

NCP against red beacon culture, says it causes inconvenience to commoners
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : Giving a thumbs down to the age-old red beacon culture, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said the idea should be discouraged as it causes inconvenience to the commoners and also cost the government. Read Full Story

Resident doctors of Maharashtra hospitals go on mass leave demanding security
Mumbai, Mar 20 : : Nearly 4500 Resident doctors across Mumbai and several other parts of Maharashtra went on mass leave on Monday following three incidents of violence in which several of them were where attacked, reports said. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Doctors continue strike against recent incidents of violence
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 20 : As the medical fraternity across Maharashtra is on strike, the Sion Hospital in Mumbai on Monday saw throng of crowd outside its building. Read Full Story

NCP hopes for solution over Jat reservation issue
New Delhi /Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 20 : With the Jat protestors postponing their 'Delhi Gherao', the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday expressed hope for some solution over the community's reservation issue. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena's advice to Yogi Adityanath: Steer clear of making controversial remarks
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Mar.19 : Shiv Sena, who is already on thin ice with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), gave a wide berth to the controversy and the cries of outrage by the Opposition over Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath being given the reigns of Uttar Pradesh, however, the party added a word of advice for the firebrand priest turned politician. Read Full Story

Marathi film Sairat to get Kannada remake
Mumbai, Mar 18 : Blockbuster Marathi film Sairat will be remade in Kannada. Read Full Story

Opposition MLAs burn budget copies outside Maharashtra Assembly
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 18 : Expressing disappointment over the announcement made by Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar in the state budget for 2017-18, the opposition MLAs burnt copies of the same outside the assembly today. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Budget: Fadnavis Govt. increases VAT from 23.08 to 25.93 pct
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar 18 : Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, who today read the state budget 2017-18 in the Maharashtra assembly, increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 23.08 percent to 25.93 percent. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Govt. allocates Rs. 8,233 crore for irrigation projects
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 18 : The Maharashtra Government on Saturday allocated Rs. 8, 233 crore for various irrigation projects for farmers during the budget presentation. Read Full Story

AIU seizes Rs 55 lakh worth gold at Mumbai airport
Mumbai , Mar.17 : Air Intelligence Unit personnel on Friday recovered crude gold worth Rs 37.65 lakh at the airport in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Fadnavis-led delegation to meet PM over loan waiver issue for farmers
New Delhi , Mar. 17 : A delegation headed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will today be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand relief for debt-ridden farmers and loan waiver issue. Read Full Story

Fatwa against Nahid Afrin: Shiv Sena questions Bollywood's unusual silence
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , March 17 : Lauding the courage and patience of Assamese singer Nahid Afrin against whom a fatwa has been issued by several Muslim clerics banning her from performing in any public entertainment event, the Shiv Sena on Friday launched a scathing attack on Bollywood celebrities for maintaining silence on this issue. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: cash worth 1.5 crore looted from SBI cash van in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 16 : In another shocking incident of loot, a huge amount of Rs 1.5 crore cash was looted in Mumbai's Dharavi on Thursday. Read Full Story

Will seek more central assistance for Maharashtra farmers: Devendra Fadnavis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 16 : Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday assured the Maharashtra Assembly that a state government delegation will be meeting Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for assistance in the agriculture sector. Read Full Story

BJP Govt. formation in Goa is 'murder of democracy': Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 16 : The Shiv Sena has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the formation of the government in Goa is equivalent to 'murder of democracy' and wished 'strength' for our democracy to 'handle such happenings'. Read Full Story

Trubore, a new inception for a popular brand in Mumbai
New Delhi , Mar 16 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): 17th of January 2017, was the day when the city of Madurai observed Trubore's maiden launch event called Tru-Go. This event empowered the brand to enter into the pan-India market. Despite its familiarity in the South, Trubore took a rebirth in a completely bold new form. The company revealed its new-age logo in a spectacular fashion at the event, attended by over 300 dealers and distributors from across Tamil Nadu. Read Full Story

Ballot paper is time consuming, outdated: Anna Hazare on EVM row
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) Mar. 15 : Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's for putting the onus on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday told ANI that the use of ballot paper is time consuming and outdated. Read Full Story

GVK MIAL bags top award at Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017.
Mumbai, Mar 15, (NITN/IBNS): GVK Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Limited (MIAL), the company that administers the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), secured the top award for the 'Best Airport Staff Service' in India & Central Asia at the World Airport Awards organized by Skytrax, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Dhule doctor assault: Nine identified arrested, three FIRs lodged
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 14 : The Maharashtra Police has arrested nine persons accused of beating up a doctor in a hospital at Dhule by a patient's relatives, allegedly due to a dealy in treatment. Read Full Story

Acid attack survivors celebrate Holi in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 12 : Mumbai on Sunday saw the survivors of acid attacks celebrate the festival of Holi with much enthusiasm. Read Full Story

Mega Food Parks in Maharashtra
New Delhi, Mar 10 : The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has approved three Mega Food Park projects in Maharashtra, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Read Full Story

Prashant Paricharak suspended over remarks on army wives
Maharashtra , Mar. 9 : The Maharashtra Government today suspended BJP-backed independent Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) and a legislator from Solapur Prashant Paricharak for one and a half years for allegedly making objectionable remarks on wives of army soldiers during campaigning for the local polls last month. Read Full Story

RGV should apologise for his sexist remark, says NCP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 9 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded director/filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's apology over his sexist rant on twitter on the eve of International Women's Day yesterday. Read Full Story

Sena's Viswanath Mahadeshwar new Mayor of BMC
Mumbai, Mar 8 : : Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was elected as the mayor of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the richest civic body in India, reports said. Read Full Story

ACB to investigate Bhosari land scam against BJP leader Eknath Khadse
Pune (Maharashtra) , Mar. 8 : The Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday said it will investigate the Bhosari land scam complaint filed against BJP leader Eknath Khadse. Read Full Story

BJP extends support to Shiv Sena's Mayor candidate
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 8 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators today extended their support to Shiv Sena's Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor candidate Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. Read Full Story

AIU recovers 12 gold bars worth Rs. 36 lakh
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 7 : Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers on Tuesday intercepted a passenger at Mumbai airport on arrival from Singapore with 12 gold bars worth Rs. 36, 45,600. Read Full Story

Mufti launches its first travel retail store at CSIA
Mumbai, Mar 7 : With an ambition to enhance the retail experience of male air travelers transiting through the city, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has announced the inauguration of the fashion brand for men - Mufti at its Terminal 1. Read Full Story

Congress MLA receives lewd messages, registers case against unidentified person
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 7 : Congress MLA Varsha Gaikwad has registered a case in Wadala Truck Terminal Police Station yesterday afternoon after she received lewd messages on her mobile phone by an unidentified person. Read Full Story

Congress to bring adjournment motion on farmers' loan waiver
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 7 : Congress will on Tuesday bring adjournment motion in Maharashtra Assembly on farmers' loan waiver and other issues related to farmers. Read Full Story

Mumbai 26/11 attacks carried out by Pakistan: Ex Pak NSA chief Durrani
New Delhi, Mar. 6: Pakistan's former national security Advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani on Monday said that the November 26, 2008 terror attack in Mumbai was carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan and added that it was classic trans-border terrorist event. Read Full Story

NCP leader Jitendra Awhad files PIL in Bombay HC alleging mistakes in electoral polls
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 6 : National Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad on Monday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Bombay High Court alleging that there were several mistakes in electoral polls of recent elections held in Maharashtra. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena urges Fadnavis to include 'Lokayukta' in his cabinet
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Mar. 3 : The Shiv Sena on Monday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to include a Lokayukta in his state cabinet to ensure transparency and an end to corruption, rather than wasting his time targeting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MBC). Read Full Story

Meenakshi Shinde appointed as new Thane mayor
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Mar. 6 : Shiv Sena leader Meenakshi Shinde has been appointed as the new mayor of Thane. Read Full Story

State will bring stringent rules against acid attack convicts: CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mumbai , Mar. 6 : Mumbai, on Sunday, witnessed an evening dedicated to the acid attack victims, to celebrate their fight and courage. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena mocks PM Modi's roadshow, says party lacking CM candidate
New Delhi , Mar. 05 : Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi roadshow, the Shiv Sena on Sunday said it is funny that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a chief ministerial candidate. Read Full Story

We support Sena but will play checks and balances for transparency: BJP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 05 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday said the decision of pulling out of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor race is in the interest of Mumbai people, adding that it would support Shiv Sena while keeping the 'transparency' as the utmost priority. Read Full Story

BJP pulling out of BMC's Mayor race 'ploy to befool people': Congress
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 05 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) announcement of pulling out of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mayor race did not go down well with the Congress, which termed the entire situation a ploy to befool people, adding that what the Shiv Sena and saffron party are doing now is against the public mandate. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena thanks BJP for backing out from Mayor race
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 4 : After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced that it will not serve as Opposition in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) by pulling out from the race for Mayor, the Shiv Sena thanked the saffron party for their kind act. Read Full Story

BJP has cheated people of Mumbai: NCP
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 4 : Coming down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for pulling out of Mayor race, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday said the saffron party has cheated the people of Mumbai. Read Full Story

No BJP candidate for BMC Mayor post, says Maha CM
Mumbai, Mar 4 :Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday the BJP has withdrawn from the race to be the Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation Mayor. Read Full Story

BJP pulls out of Mayor race, says will support Shiv Sena in Mumbai's interest
Mumbai , Mar. 4 : In a development indicating a major victory for the Shiv Sena, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced that it will not serve as Opposition in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation by pulling out of the race for Mayor, adding that it respects the mandate of Mumbai. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Matter adjourned till Apr 21
Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) , Mar. 3 : A Maharashtra court on Friday adjourned till April 21 the defamation case filed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark regarding Mahatma Gandhi's assassination. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Rail Fracture in Down line between Goregaon-Malad restored
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 03 : A rail fracture, reported on Down line between Goregaon-Malad Western line of local train, has been restored and the operation of trains has resumed. Read Full Story

RSS minister's remark reflects party's Taliban-like mindset: NCP
New Delhi , Mar. 03 : Slamming the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) minister's announcement on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday drew parallel between the right-wing organisation's ideology and that of Taliban. Read Full Story

Gurmehar row: Sharad Pawar slams Anil Vij over his 'pro-Pakistan' remark
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 03 : Slamming the Centre over the embroiling Gurmehar Kaur row, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar on Thursday condemned Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij's remark over the same, dubbing it as wrong and against the society. Read Full Story

MP cop 'fat-shamed' by Shobhaa De undergoes surgery
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar.2 : The Madhya Pradesh policeman who was slammed by writer-columnist Shobhaa De on Twitter for his weight problem underwent a gastric bypass surgery on Thursday. Read Full Story

Cancer patient made to wait for three hours at Mumbai airport
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar.2 : An eighty-year-old cancer patient, Mohini Chandiramani, who was travelling from London to Kolkata, was made to wait for three long hours on a wheel chair at the Mumbai airport on Thursday. Read Full Story

Delegation of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority calls on Fadnavis
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 2 : A delegation of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority called on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis this morning to explore investment opportunities in the state. Read Full Story


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