Maharashtra: News

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.

07 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

BJP's concern grows over 165 seats in 8 states: Report 

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may experience electoral shortfalls in eight crucial states, including Maharashtra and several southern regions of India, the Lokmat Times reported.

06 Apr 2024

Kangana Ranaut

Congress accuses Kangana Ranaut of beef consumption; BJP responds 

A controversy has erupted in Maharashtra over claims by Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwar that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kangana Ranaut once claimed she liked beef.

05 Apr 2024


Tesla starts production of right-hand drive EVs for India launch

Tesla has started production of right-hand drive vehicles at its German facility, specifically targeting the Indian market, according to Reuters.

04 Apr 2024

Ajit Pawar

Can't use 'clock' symbol without disclaimers: SC to Ajit's NCP 

The Supreme Court has issued a directive to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar, and his Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) faction to stop using the "clock" symbol in their advertisements without disclaimers.

03 Apr 2024


Maharashtra: 7 die of suffocation after tailoring shop catches fire

Seven people lost their lives due to a fire that broke out in a tailoring shop located on the ground floor of a commercial building in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Maharashtra.

02 Apr 2024

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan travels via Mumbai Coastal Road; calls it 'marvel'

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently experienced the newly inaugurated Mumbai Coastal Road, expressing his admiration for the impressive infrastructure.

Who's SV Date, the 26/11 hero appointed as NIA chief? 

Sadanand Vasant Date, a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who played a pivotal role during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, took over as Director-General of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Monday.

31 Mar 2024


Maharashtra: Man beaten to death for celebrating Rohit Sharma's wicket 

A Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fan was smashed in the head with a stick following a disagreement over an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

27 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Break alliance with Uddhav Thackeray's Sena in Maharashtra: Congress leader 

Trouble appears to be brewing among the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance partners in Maharashtra.

Indian banks report decade-long fraud totaling Rs. 5.3 lakh crore

Over the past decade, Indian banks have disclosed frauds totaling an astonishing Rs. 5.3 lakh crore, as per data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

27 Mar 2024

Maha Vikas Aghadi

After splitting from MVA, Prakash Ambedkar's VBA releases candidates list 

Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) has released its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

19 Mar 2024

Bal Thackeray

2024 polls: BJP may ally with Raj Thackery, say reports

The Bharatiya Janata Party is in talks with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray to explore a potential alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

14 Mar 2024

Sharad Pawar

SC pulls up Ajit's NCP for using Pawar's name, image 

The Supreme Court on Thursday requested an undertaking from the Ajit Pawar faction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), urging them not to utilize pictures of Sharad Pawar in their posters.

12 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge may skip 2024 Lok Sabha contest

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge might not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, NDTV reported.

MP: Senior Congress leaders Suresh Pachouri, Sanjay Shukla join BJP

Senior Congress leaders Suresh Pachouri and Sanjay Shukla joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), among others, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

UCO Bank IMPS scam: CBI conducts raids in 67 locations

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday raided 67 locations in seven cities across Rajasthan and Maharashtra in connection with suspicious Immediate Payment System (IMPS) transactions worth Rs. 820 crore at UCO Bank.

06 Mar 2024

Amit Shah

Shah holds late-night meeting on Maharashtra seat-sharing, talks positive: Reports

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held meetings with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and both Deputy Chief Ministers, Ajit Pawar and Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday night to discuss seat-sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Bengaluru prison radicalization case: NIA conducts searches across 7 states

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted searches at 17 locations across seven states in connection with a case of radicalization of prisoners by a terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Karnataka.

05 Mar 2024

Bombay High Court

Maoist links case: Ex-DU professor Saibaba, 6 others acquitted

The Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench on Tuesday acquitted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba and six others accused in an alleged Maoist links case.

03 Mar 2024

Central Government

Centre, Maharashtra government expand PM Suryoday Yojana with Solar2EV project

The Centre and the government of Maharashtra have launched a pilot project called "Solar2EV Project for Social Justice" to extend the reach of the "PM Suryodaya Yojana."

Maharashtra boy appears for board exam after father's last rites

A student from Maharashtra's Latur district reportedly appeared for the state Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or Class 10 board exams on Friday, just hours after performing his father's last rites.

IMD predicts more heatwaves, intense summer in India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will face more heatwave days in the summer of 2024.

01 Mar 2024

Navi Mumbai

Ex-Intel India head's death: Driver blames sleeps for fatal crash

The driver of the cab that hit former head of Intel India Avtar Saini on Thursday told the police that he lost control over the vehicle as he dozed off due to fatigue from driving overnight.

01 Mar 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Madrasa student spat on, beaten for stealing Rs. 100-worth watch

A 16-year-old student was severely beaten by his teacher and classmates at Jamia Burhanul Uloom Madrasa in Aurangabad (now Sambhajinagar), Maharashtra, for allegedly stealing a Rs. 100 watch.

01 Mar 2024

Maha Vikas Aghadi

Lok Sabha elections: Seat-sharing finalized by MVA allies in Maharashtra

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance in Maharashtra has reportedly finalized a seat-sharing agreement for the state's 48 Lok Sabha seats.

Former Maharashtra Congress MLA Basavaraj Patil likely to join BJP

Former Maharashtra minister and state working president of the Congress, Basavaraj Patil Murumkar, has resigned from the party, reports said.

27 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi kicks off three-state tour from Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his two-day visit to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra on Tuesday.

26 Feb 2024


Maratha quota: Curfew imposed in Maharashtra's Ambad amid protests

A curfew was imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district over concerns of unrest amid the Maratha reservation protests led by activist Manoj Jarange-Patil.

23 Feb 2024


Former Maharashtra CM Manohar Joshi passes away at 86

Manohar Joshi, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, passed away on Friday at the age of 86 due to age-related health issues.

22 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

'Committed to farmers,' PM Modi says after sugarcane FRP increase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that his government is dedicated to fulfilling all promises made to the farmers.

21 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Jarange-Patil announces statewide agitation on March 3 over 'sage-soyare'

Maratha reservation activist Manoj Jarange-Patil has asked the Maharashtra government to implement the draft notification on "blood relatives" (sage-soyare) of Kunbi Marathas within two days.

21 Feb 2024


Patients treated on road after mass food poisoning in Maharashtra 

Around 600 devotees —including women and children—fell ill after consuming prasad at a religious event in Maharashtra's Buldhana district.

20 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Bill on 10% Maratha quota passed in Maharashtra Assembly

A bill that guarantees 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community was unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2024


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2024 celebrates the Maratha empire founder

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, or Shiv Jayanti, is a lively festival that honors the birth of the Maratha Empire's founder, Shivaji Maharaj.

16 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra backward class commission submits report on Maratha reservation

The Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes (MSCBC) has submitted a survey report on the Maratha community's social, financial, and educational conditions to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

15 Feb 2024


Journey through India's martial arts heritage

India, with its diverse cultural tapestry, has a long and storied history of martial arts that evolved over centuries.

14 Feb 2024

Ashok Chavan

BJP nominates Congress turncoat Ashok Chavan for Rajya Sabha seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chosen a former state Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as its Rajya Sabha candidate from Maharashtra.

13 Feb 2024

Ashok Chavan

Ex-Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan joins BJP day after quitting Congress

Ashok Chavan, a former chief minister of Maharashtra, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.

12 Feb 2024

Ashok Chavan

Maharashtra: Ex-CM Ashok Chavan resigns from Congress, might join BJP

Congress leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday resigned from the party's primary membership.

10 Feb 2024


Cops believe Shiv Sena leader's murder was planned: Here's why

The Mumbai Police reportedly suspect that the murder of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar was planned a long time ago by the accused, Mauris Noronha.

09 Feb 2024


Who was 'Mauris Bhai'? Man who shot Shiv Sena leader

Abhishek Ghosalkar, former corporator of Shiv Sena (UBT), was shot dead in Mumbai during a Facebook live on Thursday, allegedly by his old rival Mauris Noronha, who later shot himself fatally.

08 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Maharashtra: Baba Siddique resigns from Congress after 48 years

Former Maharashtra minister Baba Siddique resigned from Congress on Thursday.

Maharashtra: BJP MLA arrested for shooting at Shiv Sena leader

MLA Ganpat Gaikwad of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and two of his associates were arrested by the Thane Police on Saturday for allegedly shooting at Shiv Sena leader Mahesh Gaikwad.

29 Jan 2024


Pune: Infosys techie shot dead in hotel room by boyfriend

A 26-year-old software engineer was allegedly shot dead by her boyfriend in a hotel room on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra, on Saturday.

27 Jan 2024

Eknath Shinde

Maratha quota stir: Government accepts demands, Jarange Patil ends protest

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil has called off his hunger strike and protest after meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

26 Jan 2024


Maratha quota stir: Jarange Patil issues ultimatum to Maharashtra government 

Activist Manoj Jarange Patil will not enter Mumbai as planned and will stay in Navi Mumbai if the state government issues a GR (government resolution) regarding the Maratha reservation by Friday night.

23 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Clashes in Mumbai ahead of Ram Mandir event: Security strengthened

Clashes of communal nature were reported from parts of Mumbai and Nagpur, ahead of the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on Monday.

19 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to visit three states today, launch multiple development projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu on Friday to launch multiple development projects in the three states.

14 Jan 2024

Milind Deora

Milind Deora family's 5-decade association with Congress: Explained

Congress leader Milind Deora on Sunday announced his resignation from the primary membership of the party.

14 Jan 2024

Milind Deora

Ending my family's 55-year relationship: Milind Deora resigns from Congress

In a blow to the Congress ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Milind Deora announced his resignation from the primary membership of the grand old party on Sunday.

13 Jan 2024

Indian Air Force

Mumbai Air Show 2024: Airport partially shut, traffic advisory issued 

The Indian Air Force (IAF), in collaboration with the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government, is carrying out the "Mumbai Air Show" over Marine Drive from Friday to Sunday.

12 Jan 2024


PM Modi inaugurates India's longest sea bridge in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's longest sea bridge—Atal Setu—on Friday.

10 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Indian islands and beaches besides Lakshadweep that need your attention

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and the controversy it sparked in the Maldives, Lakshadweep is getting more attention. Indians are supporting the Union territory by boycotting travel to the Maldives to show solidarity.

09 Jan 2024

Bilkis Bano

Bilkis Bano case: Rape convicts not home, says report

At least nine out of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case have gone "missing" from their homes in Gujarat's Dahod district, The Indian Express reported.

08 Jan 2024

Bilkis Bano

Got justice today: Bilkis Bano's family on Supreme Court verdict

A family member of 2002 Gujarat riots gangrape survivor Bilkis Bano has hailed the Supreme Court verdict quashing the Gujarat government's 2022 order that granted remission to her 11 rapists.

08 Jan 2024

Travel And Tourism

Stunning rainforests in India that you shouldn't miss

Tucked away among the varied motifs of India's topography, rainforests serve as vivid verdant havens, alive with life and resonating with the melodies of the natural world.

Bilkis Bano rapists to be re-jailed, SC rebukes Gujarat government

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed the Gujarat government's order to grant remission and premature release to 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano's 2002 gangrape case.

07 Jan 2024

Dawood Ibrahim

Lawyer reveals why he bought Dawood Ibrahim's properties in auction

A Delhi-based lawyer bought two pieces of land owned by the family members of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim for over Rs. 2 crore in an auction on Friday in Maharashtra's Mumbai.

BJP MLA booked for slapping on-duty cop at Pune hospital

A case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sunil Kamble for allegedly slapping an on-duty police constable at an inauguration program on Friday in Pune, Maharashtra.

04 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Maharashtra MLA says Lord Ram was a hunter, ate meat

Ahead of the Pran Pratishtha ceremony in Ayodhya, a statement by a Maharashtra minister on Lord Ram has triggered a controversy.

02 Jan 2024


Long queues at petrol pumps across India: Here's why

Truck drivers and fuel transporters in states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh are protesting the country's new criminal code, the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS).

01 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Is PM Modi's third term at Centre 'almost inevitable'?

Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi returning to power at the Centre for the third consecutive term after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

31 Dec 2023


Massive fire at gloves factory in Maharashtra's Aurangabad kills 6

In a tragic development from Maharashtra, at least six individuals have reportedly died after a massive fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday inside a hand glove manufacturing company.

28 Dec 2023


Wed in the west of India: Four coolest wedding destinations

Inspired by PM Narendra Modi's "Wed in India" initiative, many soon-to-be-weds are considering destination weddings in India's picturesque locales.

27 Dec 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Nyay Yatra' to launch on January 14

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the second edition of the party's nationwide march on January 14, 2024, on the lines of the previous Bharat Jodo Yatra.

NIA raids in 4 states to bust jihadi terror group

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 19 locations across three Indian states and Delhi on Monday to bust a "highly radicalized jihadi terror group."

17 Dec 2023


Maharashtra bureaucrat family dismisses influencer's 'attempt to murder' claims

Ashwajit Gaikwad's family, on Saturday, issued a statement dismissing model and social media influencer Priya Singh's claim that he tried to mow her down with his SUV. They also said that the relationship between the two was kaput.

UGC warns edtech companies collaborating with unrecognized foreign universities

The University Grants Commission (UGC), the regulatory authority overseeing higher education in India, has issued a warning to edtech companies and colleges that provide courses in collaboration with foreign universities not recognized by the commission.

16 Dec 2023


Thane: Bureaucrat's son runs over girlfriend after fight, not arrested

A woman suffered several injuries after her boyfriend allegedly attempted to run her over with his car on Monday near a hotel in Thane, Maharashtra.

ISIS conspiracy case: NIA arrests 13 people from Maharashtra, Karnataka

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has launched fresh raids across several cities in the country in the Islamic State or ISIS terror conspiracy case.

26 Nov 2023


Hailstorm, unseasonal rainfall hit Gujarat

Gujarat witnessed unusual weather on Sunday, with unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms turning streets into snow-like landscapes.

25 Nov 2023


Pune realtor killed by wife during domestic dispute: Report

In a shocking incident in Maharashtra, a woman reportedly murdered her husband at their home in an upscale residential society in Pune during a domestic dispute on Friday afternoon.