Articles about Maharashtra

Located in the western region of India, Maharashtra is the third largest state (by area) and the second most populous state in India with a population of 112 million. It is one of the most industrialized, wealthy and developed states in India with a per capita income of ₹1.0035 lakh (US$1,600). The state has 36 districts with Mumbai being the capital of the state.

5 hot water springs in India promising a mystical trip

13 May 2022

Lifestyle
5 hot water springs in India promising a mystical trip

A hot spring is naturally occurring groundwater that gets heated by geothermal forces and emerges from the earth's surface.

Loudspeaker row: MNS leaders booked, 150 workers arrested in Nashik

05 May 2022

Politics
Loudspeaker row: MNS leaders booked, 150 workers arrested in Nashik

Amid the Maharashtra loudspeaker row, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leaders Sandeep Deshpande and Santosh Dhuri were booked on Wednesday under various IPC sections, including "assault to deter a public servant" from the discharge of duty.

Hanuman Chalisa row: MP-MLA couple granted bail by Mumbai court

04 May 2022

Politics
Hanuman Chalisa row: MP-MLA couple granted bail by Mumbai court

A Mumbai court on Wednesday granted bail to Maharashtra's Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana in the Hanuman Chalisa recital case.

Maharashtra loudspeaker row: Cops alert as Raj Thackeray's deadline ends

04 May 2022

Politics
Maharashtra loudspeaker row: Cops alert as Raj Thackeray's deadline ends

As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's deadline for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques ended on Tuesday, the Maharashtra Police is on alert.

Raj Thackeray Aurangabad rally: Case filed against MNS chief, organizers

03 May 2022

India
Raj Thackeray Aurangabad rally: Case filed against MNS chief, organizers

The Aurangabad Police has registered a case against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray and organizers of his Aurangabad rally, where he gave a controversial speech on Sunday.

Loudspeaker row: Maharashtra Police on alert as MNS's deadline approaches

03 May 2022

Politics
Loudspeaker row: Maharashtra Police on alert as MNS's deadline approaches

As the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) deadline for the removal of loudspeakers from mosques approached, the Maharashtra Police reportedly canceled all leaves of the police personnel.

Raj Thackeray's Aurangabad event violated 16 conditions; police action likely

02 May 2022

Politics
Raj Thackeray's Aurangabad event violated 16 conditions; police action likely

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray delivered a fiery, controversial speech in a packed Aurangabad venue on Maharashtra Day (Sunday).

Maharashtra: Minister warns of reintroducing mask rule if cases rise

01 May 2022

India
Maharashtra: Minister warns of reintroducing mask rule if cases rise

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra's Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Sunday the mandatory mask rule will be reinstated if infections continue to surge.

Top 5 tourist places in Kamshet

29 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 tourist places in Kamshet

Located 45 kilometers away from Pune in Maharashtra, Kamshet is a small hill station that houses age-old Buddhist caves and stunning temples including the Bhairi and Bedse Caves.

Fuel price hike: Modi asks opposition-ruled states to cut VAT

27 Apr 2022

India
Fuel price hike: Modi asks opposition-ruled states to cut VAT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday invoked "national interest" as he urged opposition-ruled states to lower the value-added tax (VAT) on fuel.

Top 5 tourist places near Nagpur

27 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 tourist places near Nagpur

Nagpur, famous for its oranges, is the winter capital of Maharashtra and a proposed smart city.

Amid power crisis, parts of Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan face outages

26 Apr 2022

India
Amid power crisis, parts of Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan face outages

At a time when Maharashtra is reeling under a power crisis, several parts of the state witnessed outages at around 10:00 am on Tuesday.

Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas move Bombay HC to cancel FIRs

25 Apr 2022

India
Hanuman Chalisa row: Ranas move Bombay HC to cancel FIRs

Maharashtra independent MLA Ravi Rana and his wife, Amravati MP Navneet Rana, petitioned the Bombay High Court on Monday for the cancellation of FIRs against them.

Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: Phase 1 to be opened on May 2

23 Apr 2022

India
Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: Phase 1 to be opened on May 2

A 210km-long stretch between Nagpur and Shelu Bazar—the first phase of the 701km Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway—will open to the public on May 2.

SC rejects Nawab Malik's plea in money laundering case

22 Apr 2022

India
SC rejects Nawab Malik's plea in money laundering case

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Special Leave Petition filed by Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik, challenging his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.

Top 5 wedding destinations in west India

21 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 wedding destinations in west India

The COVID-19 pandemic had taken a toll on weddings for almost a year but now when everything is almost back to normal, make your D-day worth remembering with a dreamy destination wedding.

5 must-visit places near Matheran

20 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 must-visit places near Matheran

One of the most environmentally friendly places in Maharashtra, Matheran is also known as the "Gift of Maharashtra."

Loudspeaker row: How Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, and Kerala reacted

19 Apr 2022

Politics
Loudspeaker row: How Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, and Kerala reacted

Various states have reacted to rising communal clashes across India and the row over the using loudspeakers at religious places sparked by MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

16 Apr 2022

Politics
By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats took place on Saturday.

5 popular places in India to try paragliding

11 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 popular places in India to try paragliding

If you wish to fly like a bird in the open sky while enjoying the fresh breeze and mesmerizing surroundings, then paragliding is the perfect adventure sport for you.

5 places in India to enjoy river rafting

05 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
5 places in India to enjoy river rafting

If you love adventure sports and want to get some adrenaline rush this summer, then try river rafting to make the most of your vacation.

Remove mosques' loudspeakers: MNS chief Raj Thackeray tells Maharashtra govt

03 Apr 2022

Politics
Remove mosques' loudspeakers: MNS chief Raj Thackeray tells Maharashtra govt

Raj Thackeray, chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), has asked the state government to remove loudspeakers from mosques and warned of putting loudspeakers in front of the mosques and playing Hanuman Chalisa.

Video: Chinese rocket re-enters Earth, light-up skies over Maharashtra, MP

03 Apr 2022

India
Video: Chinese rocket re-enters Earth, light-up skies over Maharashtra, MP

A blistering streak of light slashing through the night sky caught skywatchers off guard in regions of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, leading them to believe it was a meteor shower.

COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

01 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

States like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Telangana have announced the relaxation of COVID-19-related norms, including the wearing of face masks, starting this month.

Top 5 things to do in Murud, Maharashtra

25 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 things to do in Murud, Maharashtra

Located in Maharashtra's Raigad district, Murud is a beautiful tourist destination to take a break from your mundane routine.

Here's how Dahanu Festival used sustainable tourism to perfection

17 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Here's how Dahanu Festival used sustainable tourism to perfection

Sustainability has crept into all aspects of our lives, and tourism isn't untouched either.

Mumbai: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis detained over protest against Nawab Malik

09 Mar 2022

Politics
Mumbai: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis detained over protest against Nawab Malik

The Mumbai Police detained Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.

Income Tax raid on Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray's close aides

08 Mar 2022

Politics
Income Tax raid on Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray's close aides

The residence and offices of close aides of Maharashtra ministers Aaditya Thackeray and Anil Parab faced raids by the Income Tax Department.

Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik arrested in money laundering case

23 Feb 2022

India
Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik arrested in money laundering case

Officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday (February 23) arrested Nawab Malik—Nationalist Congress Party leader and a minister in the Maharashtra government—in connection with a money laundering case.

SC halts probe against ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh

22 Feb 2022

India
SC halts probe against ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday (February 22) directed the Maharashtra police not to take any action against Param Bir Singh—the former police commissioner of Mumbai—until March 9.

COVID-19: Mumbai records lowest active caseload in almost two years

22 Feb 2022

Mumbai
COVID-19: Mumbai records lowest active caseload in almost two years

Mumbai has recorded the lowest active COVID-19 cases since April 2020, when coronavirus cases started to rise in the city for the first time.

FIR filed against NCB's Sameer Wankhede for faking age

20 Feb 2022

India
FIR filed against NCB's Sameer Wankhede for faking age

The Thane Police on Saturday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Narcotics Control Bureau's former Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede for willful misrepresentation of his age to obtain a bar license.

5 best things to do in Lonavala

16 Feb 2022

Lifestyle
5 best things to do in Lonavala

Lonavala is a beautiful weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune that is well-known for its serene waterfalls, lush green valleys, historical sites, stunning lakes, and interesting caves.

Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

15 Feb 2022

India
Which states have or haven't lifted night curfew? Details here

As the COVID-19 situation is improving in the country, many states have eased the restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infection, driven by the Omicron variant.

Money laundering probe: ED attaches Rs 1.77cr of Rana Ayyub

11 Feb 2022

India
Money laundering probe: ED attaches Rs 1.77cr of Rana Ayyub

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) provisionally attached bank deposits worth Rs. 1.77 crore belonging to journalist Rana Ayyub in connection with a money laundering case on Thursday.

Maharashtra farmer in trouble after finding Rs. 15L in account

10 Feb 2022

India
Maharashtra farmer in trouble after finding Rs. 15L in account

In August 2021, farmer Gyaneshwar Ote from Maharashtra's Aurangabad was delighted to find that Rs. 15 lakh had been deposited in his Jan Dhan bank account.

Maharashtra announces public holiday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar's death

06 Feb 2022

India
Maharashtra announces public holiday to mourn Lata Mangeshkar's death

The Maharashtra government has announced a public holiday in the state on Monday over the death of iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, who breathed her last on Sunday morning.

Schools, colleges reopen in several states as COVID-19 cases decline

01 Feb 2022

India
Schools, colleges reopen in several states as COVID-19 cases decline

As COVID-19 cases decline across the country, many state governments have decided to reopen schools and colleges.

'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

28 Jan 2022

India
'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Maharashtra MLA's son among 7 students dead in car accident

25 Jan 2022

India
Maharashtra MLA's son among 7 students dead in car accident

Seven college students, including the son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijay Rahangdale, died after their car fell off a bridge in Maharashtra in the early hours of Tuesday.

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