Maoists kill Maharashtra college student

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:30

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) Maoists shot dead a 23-year-old college student who they suspected of being a police informer in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, an official said here on Monday.


'Separate Vidarbha' issue rocks Maharashtra legislature

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 18:46

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Both houses of Maharashtra legislature were adjourned on Monday over the issue of a separate state of Vidarbha even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis categorically denied any such moves were on.


Congress hits out at Athawale for his 'accept Buddhism' remark

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 20:12

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress on Saturday hit out at Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale for his remark that BSP chief Mayawati and Dalits should accept Buddhism, saying that such remarks are "dangerous and painful".


Satish C. Mathur is new Maharashtra DGP

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 13:44

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed seniormost IPS officer Satish C. Mathur as the new Director-General of Police, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K.P. Bakshi said here.


Raj Thackeray calls on Uddhav at home, triggers speculations

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 17:18

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Friday called on his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's 'Matoshri' residence, sparking off intense political speculations.


Tur daal at Rs 120 for Maharashtra's poor; only Rs 99 in malls

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 21:50

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Wednesday posed an embarrassing question to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance government on how 'tur daal' costs Rs 120/kg for the poor in fair price (ration) shops, but only Rs 99 in malls where the wealthy shop.


Maharashtra's Nirbhaya: Opposition ruckus, protests across state

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:16

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Amid uproarious scenes in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday made a detailed statement on the gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl which evoked memories of the abhoring 2012 Nirbhaya case of Delhi.


Maharashtra minister intervenes to get admission for SSC topper

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 21:06

Thane (Maharashtra), June 29 (IANS) A mystery technical error has resulted in an SSC Board topper from Ulhasnagar town, with 99.8 percent marks, failing to secure a college seat anywhere in the city. State Education Minister Vinod Tawde intervened on Wednesday to ensure the student got a seat in a reputed Mumbai college.


18 killed in truck-bus accident in Maharashtra

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 20:16

Dhule (Maharashtra), June 24 (IANS) At least 18 persons were killed when a seven-axle container truck collided with a mini bus on the Surat-Nagpur highway here on Friday evening, police said.


Shiv Sena at 50: From 'Marathi Manoos' to mid-life blues

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 14:04

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) It was a cool rainy day on June 19, 1966, that a frail, young political cartoonist with fiery eyes assembled a loose 'Army of Shivaji' and launched the Shiv Sena for espousing the case and cause of 'sons of the soil'.


Maharashtra water stocks see steep drop as monsoons play truant

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 20:26

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Nearly a week into a "dry" monsoon, Maharashtra is currently left with only nine per cent stock in its reservoirs across the state with severe water crises afflicting 12,928 big and small villages where 6,140 tankers are now providing drinking water, an official said here on Thursday.


Khadse had to go for snapping ties with us: Sena

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 15:12

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Former Maharashtra BJP minister Eknath Khadse has paid the price for breaking the political alliance with the Shiv Sena, the Sena said on Monday.


Book Khadse under sedition: Kejriwal

Sun, 06/05/2016 - 11:18

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded former Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse to be booked under sedition for his alleged links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.