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.

Over 70 dead as rains continue to batter Maharashtra

24 Jul 2021

Over 70 dead as rains continue to batter Maharashtra

More than 73 people have died in the past two days as unprecedented rains continue to batter parts of Maharashtra.

Mumbai rains: Four dead in house collapse in Govandi area

23 Jul 2021

Mumbai rains: Four dead in house collapse in Govandi area

At least four persons were killed and eight others injured after a single-story house collapsed in the Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi in eastern Mumbai early on Friday, a civic official said.

36 dead in landslides in Maharashtra, evacuation underway

23 Jul 2021

36 dead in landslides in Maharashtra, evacuation underway

Thirty-six people have reportedly died in landslide incidents in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, which has been witnessing incessant rainfall over the past few days.

Chiplun floods are partly a man-made disaster, says Ratnagiri collector

23 Jul 2021

Chiplun floods are partly a man-made disaster, says Ratnagiri collector

Incessant showers in the hilly regions of Ratnagiri district, illegal constructions near the Vashisthi river bed, and discharge of water from the Kolkewadi dam have all combined to cause havoc in the coastal town of Chiplun, officials said on Thursday as the administration sought help from multiple agencies in rescue efforts.

Maharashtra CM holds emergency meeting as heavy rain triggers flood

22 Jul 2021

Maharashtra CM holds emergency meeting as heavy rain triggers flood

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday held an emergency meeting to take stock of the flood situation in Ratnagiri and Raigad districts caused due to torrential rains in the last 24 hours.

Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh booked for extortion

22 Jul 2021

Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh booked for extortion

The Mumbai Police on Thursday booked former city Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and seven others for extortion and cheating following a builder's complaint.

Maharashtra: Heavy rains batter Thane, Palghar

22 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Heavy rains batter Thane, Palghar

Heavy rains pounded Maharashtra's Thane and Palghar districts adjoining Mumbai during the night and on Thursday morning, which caused inundation and boulder crashes at various places, disrupted train services, and marooned some villages, officials said.

Coronavirus: India adds 4,000 more deaths as Maharashtra clears backlog

21 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India adds 4,000 more deaths as Maharashtra clears backlog

India on Wednesday reported nearly 4,000 more fatalities as Maharashtra reconciled its official tally. The state added 3,656 more deaths, including 147 deaths on Tuesday and 3,509 backlog deaths that had gone unreported.

Two children drown in river amid heavy rains in Raigad

20 Jul 2021

Two children drown in river amid heavy rains in Raigad

Two children allegedly drowned in the Patalganga river in Maharashtra's Raigad amid heavy rainfall, and the body of one of the victims has been recovered, an official said on Tuesday.

Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

20 Jul 2021

Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

A central team of experts has reportedly suggested a total lockdown in two Maharashtra districts, where transmission of the coronavirus has not reduced despite undertaking a series of measures.

COVID-19 effect: Number of pre-primary students falls in Aurangabad schools

20 Jul 2021

COVID-19 effect: Number of pre-primary students falls in Aurangabad schools

The number of students in the pre-primary classes of civic-run schools in Aurangabad city in Maharashtra has come down, mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

Thackeray performs 'maha puja,' prays for end of COVID-19 crisis

20 Jul 2021

Thackeray performs 'maha puja,' prays for end of COVID-19 crisis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday performed the maha puja of Lord Vitthal and Goddess Rukmini at a temple in Pandharpur town of Solapur district on the occasion of "Ashadhi Ekadashi," and prayed to God for an end to the COVID-19 crisis.

Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra, arrested in porn films case

20 Jul 2021

Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra, arrested in porn films case

The Mumbai Police has arrested Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra in connection with a pornography case.

Three feared drowned in Raigad; Mumbai under red alert

19 Jul 2021

Three feared drowned in Raigad; Mumbai under red alert

Three people were feared drowned following heavy rains in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Monday. The IMD has sounded a 'red alert' for Mumbai and other districts in the Konkan region, predicting extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over the next 24 hours.

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases; 60% in Kerala, Maharashtra

19 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases; 60% in Kerala, Maharashtra

India on Monday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, with 60% of the fresh infections concentrated in Kerala and Maharashtra.

22 died as heavy rains lash Mumbai; government announces relief

18 Jul 2021

22 died as heavy rains lash Mumbai; government announces relief

At least 22 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Mumbai, Maharashtra as the city experienced showers late last night and early Sunday morning.

Maharashtra: 99.95% students pass class 10; online links crash

17 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: 99.95% students pass class 10; online links crash

The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) on Friday declared the results of the evaluation for Class 10 which recorded a passing percentage of 99.95 percent, the highest ever in its history.

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

17 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

A flight instructor was killed and a student injured when their training aircraft crashed in the Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra on Friday, an official said.

Maharashtra: ED attaches Anil Deshmukh's assets worth Rs. 4 crore

16 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: ED attaches Anil Deshmukh's assets worth Rs. 4 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached assets worth over Rs. 4 crore of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his family in connection with a money laundering case.

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

16 Jul 2021

PM asks states to take steps to prevent third wave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged states where COVID-19 cases are rising to take proactive measures to prevent a third wave and stressed moving forward with the strategy of test, track, treat, and tika (vaccine).

Maharashtra: Seven persons injured in a bus-truck collision

15 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Seven persons injured in a bus-truck collision

Seven persons traveling in a bus were injured after the driver of a truck that was running ahead of it suddenly applied brakes when a mentally ill man hurled a stone toward his vehicle near Nagpur city, a police official said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: Most new infections, deaths in Kerala and Maharashtra

14 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: Most new infections, deaths in Kerala and Maharashtra

India on Wednesday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases along with more than 600 fresh fatalities.

FIR for violating COVID-19 norms at BJP leader's office

14 Jul 2021

FIR for violating COVID-19 norms at BJP leader's office

A First Information Report was registered against 42 persons including organizers of a public gathering at BJP leader Pankaja Munde's office at Worli in Central Mumbai on Tuesday for the violation of COVID-19 protocols, police said.

Maharashtra: Interfaith marriage ceremony called off after social media protests

13 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Interfaith marriage ceremony called off after social media protests

Buckling under pressure from their Hindu community members, parents of a 28-year-old woman in Maharashtra's Nashik district have called off her marriage ceremony with a Muslim man, sources said.

Congress' Nana Patole withdraws claim that Thackeray tracks his moves

12 Jul 2021

Congress' Nana Patole withdraws claim that Thackeray tracks his moves

Hours after claiming that leaders of Maharashtra's ruling alliance were keeping a watch on his moves, state Congress chief Nana Patole backtracked on his remarks.

Mumbai: This is why BMC has sealed Suniel Shetty's building

12 Jul 2021

Mumbai: This is why BMC has sealed Suniel Shetty's building

Actor Suniel Shetty's building in Mumbai has been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on account of the rising COVID-19 cases in the housing complex.

Doctor held for not informing kin about patient's death, overcharging

09 Jul 2021

Doctor held for not informing kin about patient's death, overcharging

A doctor was arrested in Maharashtra's Sangli district on Thursday for allegedly not disclosing to a woman's family for two days that she had died, and moreover overcharging them.

'Politically motivated,' says NCP leader Khadse on money laundering probe

08 Jul 2021

'Politically motivated,' says NCP leader Khadse on money laundering probe

Former Maharashtra Revenue Minister and NCP leader Eknath Khadse on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in Mumbai in a money laundering case investigation a day after his son-in-law was arrested by the federal agency.

Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh joins BJP in Mumbai

07 Jul 2021

Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh joins BJP in Mumbai

Former Congress leader Kripashankar Singh, who also served as a minister in the previous Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for allegedly abusing Assembly Speaker

05 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for allegedly abusing Assembly Speaker

Twelve MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for one year for allegedly abusing the presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav.

'Were never enemies': Devendra Fadnavis on BJP-Shiv Sena's possible reunion

05 Jul 2021

'Were never enemies': Devendra Fadnavis on BJP-Shiv Sena's possible reunion

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the ruling Shiv Sena "were never enemies."

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs once again; Mumbai under Level-3 restrictions

26 Jun 2021

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs once again; Mumbai under Level-3 restrictions

Amid fears that Delta and Delta-Plus variants of SARS-CoV-2—the virus causing COVID-19—would fuel the potentiality of the imminent third wave, the Maharashtra Government tightened COVID-19-related curbs across the state.

Deshmukh received Rs. 4cr from 10 bar-owners for 3-months: ED

25 Jun 2021

Deshmukh received Rs. 4cr from 10 bar-owners for 3-months: ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches at the premises of Maharashtra's former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Mumbai and Nagpur in connection with a money laundering case.

Maharashtra to finalize door-to-door vaccination policy in a week

22 Jun 2021

Maharashtra to finalize door-to-door vaccination policy in a week

The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that it will finalize within a week its policy on starting door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination drives for the elderly, disabled persons, and those who are bedridden and unable to visit the inoculation centers.

Delta Plus: All about the new COVID-19 variant

22 Jun 2021

Delta Plus: All about the new COVID-19 variant

AY.1 or Delta Plus, a relatively new variant of the novel coronavirus, is being considered highly-contagious and leading to concerns over a fresh outbreak in the United Kingdom.

Man sends hoax e-mail about bomb at Maharashtra secretariat; arrested

22 Jun 2021

Man sends hoax e-mail about bomb at Maharashtra secretariat; arrested

A 53-year-old man, upset over his child not getting admission in a school, sent an e-mail to the Maharashtra government claiming a bomb was placed in the state secretariat, which later turned out to be a hoax, police said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra reports 21 cases of 'Delta Plus' variant

22 Jun 2021

Maharashtra reports 21 cases of 'Delta Plus' variant

Twenty-one cases of the "Delta Plus" variant of COVID-19, considered highly infectious, have been found in Maharashtra so far, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

Maharashtra: Congress-Shiv Sena rift? Sena MLA suggests alliance with BJP

21 Jun 2021

Maharashtra: Congress-Shiv Sena rift? Sena MLA suggests alliance with BJP

Maharashtra's Shiv Sena party has hit out at ally Indian National Congress after the latter announced it will contest in local body elections solo.

Pune woman-son murder case: Husband's body found, suicide suspected

19 Jun 2021

Pune woman-son murder case: Husband's body found, suicide suspected

Three days after a 35-year-old woman and her son were found murdered in different areas of Maharashtra's Pune, the police on Friday recovered the corpse of her husband early morning, an official said.

Mumbai: Three injured after a chawl's wall collapses

18 Jun 2021

Mumbai: Three injured after a chawl's wall collapses

Three persons suffered minor injuries after a wall of a chawl at Ghatkopar, an eastern suburb of Mumbai, collapsed in the wee hours of Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.