Maharashtra Government: News

Pune Porsche crash: Doctor who 'changed' teen's blood sample sacked  

The chief medical officer of Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, Dr. Shrihari Halnor, has been fired for allegedly manipulating blood samples of the 17-year-old boy involved in the Porsche car accident.

29 May 2024

Juvenile Justice Act

Pune Porsche crash: Conduct of juvenile board members under probe

The Maharashtra government has launched an investigation into the conduct of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) members who granted immediate bail to the 17-year-old boy involved in a fatal Porsche crash.

31 Oct 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; highway blocked, panchayat office torched 

Maratha protestors reportedly blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway in Maharashtra for two hours on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a significant traffic jam.

06 Oct 2023


Maharashtra government can't run from responsibility: HC on Nanded tragedy

The Bombay High Court on Friday slammed the Maharashtra government over the recent deaths at Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Medical College and Hospital in Maharashtra's Nanded.

05 Oct 2023

Shiv Sena

Case filed against Nanded hospital dean over multiple patient deaths

A case has been registered against the Nanded government hospital dean after 31 people died in just 48 hours.

03 Oct 2023


31 people die in Maharashtra government hospital in 2 days 

In a span of just two days, 31 people have died at Dr. Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College and Hospital in Maharashtra's Nanded.

Bhima Koregaon: SC grants bail to Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted bail to the members of Elgar Parishad, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, according to the news outlet NDTV.

01 Nov 2022

Salman Khan

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Y+ security cover granted to Salman Khan?

Actor Salman Khan has been granted Y+ category security by the Maharashtra government after receiving death threats from jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's group a few months ago.

21 Oct 2022

Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde government restores general consent to CBI in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government restored the general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases in the state, which the previous Uddhav Thackeray government had withdrawn this day two years ago.

01 May 2022


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.

23 Apr 2022


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.

Has Param Bir Singh fled India? Maharashtra government launches search

Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil has confirmed that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh is missing and the state government has launched a massive search to trace him.

24 Sep 2021


Maharashtra reduces duty hours for women cops to 8 hours

The Maharashtra government has decided to reduce working hours for women police officers from 12 hours to eight hours, Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey said on Friday.

22 Sep 2021


Ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh summoned in corruption case

The Maharashtra government-appointed Chandiwal Judicial Commission on Wednesday issued fresh summons to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in a corruption case.

10 Sep 2021


Maharashtra: Ganesh festival begins under COVID-19 cloud, 'darshan' goes online

Devotees welcomed Lord Ganesh in their homes and public pandals on Friday as the 10-day festival dedicated to the elephant-headed God began in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra with a focus on online darshan amid the looming threat of a third wave.

07 Sep 2021


Multiplex Association of India urges Maharashtra government to reopen theaters

The Multiplex Association of India (MAI), along with leading cinema chains PVR and INOX, on Tuesday urged the Maharashtra government to reopen theaters in the state on an "urgent basis," claiming that the exhibition industry has suffered losses worth Rs. 4,800 crore.

14 Aug 2021


Mumbai local trains: Documents to be carried from tomorrow

Mumbai local trains are set to start running for fully vaccinated people from tomorrow, August 15.

06 Aug 2021


Maharashtra: Twenty-six container homes to provide accommodation to landslide victims

The district administration of Raigad district in Maharashtra has received 26 container houses to provide temporary accommodation to the residents of Taliye village, which were affected by a devastating landslide last month, an official said on Friday.

08 Jul 2021


Children under one to receive free pneumococcal vaccine soon: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday said it is soon going to administer the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) to children below one year of age to protect them from pneumococcal infections.

30 Jun 2021

Mumbai Police

Over 700 cops likely to be transferred out of Mumbai

At least 727 policemen of various ranks from sub-inspector to the senior inspector, who have completed eight years of service in Mumbai, are likely to be shifted to other districts, an official said on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2021

Bombay High Court

Over 13,000 prison inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra

More than 13,000 prison inmates in Maharashtra have been so far vaccinated against coronavirus and the number of active COVID-19 cases among them has reduced significantly, the State Government told the Bombay High Court on Thursday.

21 Jun 2021


Mumbai qualifies for 'level 1' of unlocking, but curbs remain

Mumbai will continue to remain in "level 3" of the coronavirus-induced restrictions till June 27 even though the city's COVID-19 positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy have reduced and it is eligible to be upgraded to "level 1," the local civic body said.

07 Jun 2021


Restaurants, gyms reopen after two months as Mumbai unlocks

Restaurants, gyms, salons, public grounds, and other commercial establishments in Mumbai reopened after nearly two months on Monday, which falls in level three of the Maharashtra government's five-level unlock plan.

28 Jan 2021


Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."

27 Jan 2021


Will consider reopening schools for classes 1-4: Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government will consider reopening schools for students of classes 1st to 4th if schools can smoothly run classes 5th to 8th that are set to restart from January 27, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Tuesday.

14 Nov 2020


Maharashtra: All religious places allowed to reopen from November 16

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra Government on Saturday announced that all places of religious worship in the state would be allowed to reopen for devotees from November 16.

21 May 2020


Government ready for limited resumption of film shoots: Maharashtra CM

In a huge relief to film producers and entertainment artists, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked delegates of the theater and film industry to come up with an action plan on the limited resumption of shoots and post-production activities.

28 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

23 Nov 2019


NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

In a dramatic turn of events, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar were sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday.

12 Nov 2019


#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP

Just when political pundits thought the crisis in Maharashtra will end on Monday, they were given another surprise.

11 Nov 2019


#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre

The political impasse in Maharashtra took another turn on Sunday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that it will not stake claim to form a government.

07 Nov 2019


#MaharashtraCrisis: Gadkari confident of Sena's support, Raut denies "resort politics"

In an "ideal" world, BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to form a government after October 24, address and solve people's issues. But what are they doing? Fighting with each other over power share.

07 Nov 2019


Maharashtra: BJP to meet governor today, but Sena isn't blinking

Locked in a tussle with ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took a concrete step to steer the state out of the political crisis, by announcing that its leaders will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday.

10 Aug 2019


'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after Civil Service of the country but being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

03 Jul 2019


Maharashtra rains: Dam breached in Ratnagiri, 6 dead, several missing

As Maharashtra is coping with heavy rainfall, a small dam called Tiware, located in Tehsil Chiplun of Ratnagiri district got breached on Tuesday night.

16 Feb 2019


Maharashtra government plans to make self-defense part of school curriculum

The Maharashtra government is considering making training in self-defense a part of the school curriculum in the state.

28 Dec 2018


Alien alert: Pune man writes to Modi about 'alien object'

Recently, when a man from Pune was certain that he saw an alien object outside his house, he decided to take action.

CM Devendra Fadnavis gets SC notice for hiding criminal cases

On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a petition seeking an annulment of his election.

07 Dec 2018

Karan Johar

Vanity van strike might affect shoot of 'Sacred Games 2'

Opposing Maharashtra Government's tax regulation, Bollywood Celebrity Vanity Van association will go on an indefinite strike from December 10, a move that is likely to affect shooting of Akshay Kumar's Kesari and Netflix's Sacred Games 2.

03 Dec 2018


Only dignified activities allowed on INS Viraat: Vice Admiral Luthra

Only "dignified activities" will be permitted on board the Indian Navy's decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said today.

28 Nov 2018


Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

19 Nov 2018


Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16 this year, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis describing him as a multi-faceted personality who believed in uniting minds.

Maharashtra minister says online liquor sales allowed, backtracks afterwards

On Sunday, a minister from Maharashtra said that the BJP-led government had allowed online liquor sales in the state, but backtracked later and said that only a proposal for online liquor sales had been received.

07 Oct 2018


Implement education-scheme in Maharashtra govt-run homes for special kids: HC

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra Government to ensure that the key education scheme 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' is implemented in state-run homes for children with mental deficiency.

07 Oct 2018


Maharashtra: Women prisoners, open jail inmates can now make video-calls

Women prisoners and inmates of open jails across Maharashtra can now make video calls to their families and relatives.

06 Oct 2018


Maharashtra launches website, app 'Maha madat' to analyze drought situation

The Maharashtra Government has launched a website and a mobile application for collectively analyzing the rainfall, crop situation, and underground water level using modern technology.

05 Oct 2018


After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

After reducing the petrol prices, the Maharashtra Government will cut the diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter, CM Devendra Fadnavis said today.

01 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

The garbage dumping ground at Mumbai's Mulund was permanently closed from today after it got filled to its maximum capacity.

29 Sep 2018


Anganwadi worker sacked for having three kids, moves Bombay HC

An Anganwadi worker in Maharashtra has approached the Bombay HC challenging the state government's decision to dismiss her from the job for having more than two children and thus, not adhering to its "Small Family" Rules.

29 Aug 2018


Maharashtra: Revised farm loan waiver to cost Rs. 500cr more

The Maharashtra government's revised farm loan waiver norms, which will increase the number of beneficiaries, will cost the state an additional Rs. 500 crore, an official said today.

05 Aug 2018

Nitin Gadkari

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, responding to the ongoing Maratha agitation for quota in jobs and education in Maharashtra.

29 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Mumbai in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community seeking job reservation in Maharashtra.

26 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

Independent legislators would withdraw support if Fadnavis is replaced: MLA

Independent MLA Ravi Rana today warned that he and six other independent legislators supporting the BJP-led Maharashtra government would withdraw their support if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is replaced.

24 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: Widower, female govt employees get 180 days child-care leave

Female government employees in Maharashtra, as well as their widower male colleagues with children below the age of 18, will be entitled to 180 days of special leave to look after them.

14 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: MLAs to get Rs. 1 lakh/month as compensation

In a rather weird development, the Maharashtra government is willing to give Rs. 1 lakh to almost 300 legislators as compensation, while the Manora MLA Hostel in Nariman Point, Mumbai is being rebuilt.

14 Jul 2018


#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government yesterday announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.

06 Jul 2018


Plastic ban: Allow bags weighing 20g, demand manufacturers

Days after Maharashtra Government relaxed the norms for FMCG firms by just self-proving that they only use recyclable multi-layer packaging, plastic manufacturers are raising their voices.

04 Jul 2018


In 10 days, Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban yet again

The Maharashtra government is a confused lot. Since a plastic ban was imposed 10 days ago, it has changed rules at least twice.

04 Jul 2018


Maharashtra government's women, widower employees to get six-month childcare leave

To enable better parenting, Maharashtra government has decided to give six months' paid leave to its women and widower employees for childcare.

29 Jun 2018


Maharashtra plastic-ban: Food-delivery to get costlier by up to 30%

After Maharashtra imposed plastic ban last week, restaurant-owners, especially those who deal with home-delivery, are facing the brunt.

24 Jun 2018


Maharashtra plastic ban: Industry stares at loss of 3L jobs

The state-wide plastic ban, including carry-bags and thermocol by Maharashtra government, will result in loss of up to Rs 15,000 crore and nearly 3 lakh job, says the plastic manufacturing industry.

24 Jun 2018


38 people yet to pay Maharashtra Rs. 5cr for police-protection

The Maharashtra government is yet to recover dues amounting to Rs 5.11 crore from 38 people to whom police protection had been provided in Mumbai, according to an RTI query.

22 Jun 2018


Maharashtra's roads to go plastic from now on

In a pioneering move, Maharashtra Government has made it compulsory to utilize plastic-waste for constructing and repairing bituminous or asphalt roads.

22 Jun 2018


Maharashtra govt grants MoS status to AG Ashutosh Kumbhakoni

The Maharashtra government has accorded Minister of State (MoS) status to Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni.

18 Jun 2018


Safety net: Maharashtra secretariat gets network of 420 CCTV cameras

After a suicide and two attempted suicides at the Mantralaya in recent months, Maharashtra Government is installing a CCTV network of 420 cameras at the state administration headquarters, located in South Mumbai.

17 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: Imprisoned farmers also got benefits of loan waiver scheme

The Maharashtra Government's mega loan waiver scheme has benefited even imprisoned farmers, said an official.

16 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: Biometric system for attendance now mandatory for junior colleges

Coming down heavily on coaching-centers, Maharashtra Government has ordered all junior colleges offering science stream to install biometric attendance system.

02 Jun 2018


Farmers' protest across 22 states enters second-day; vegetable prices soar

Retail prices of vegetables shot up in some cities and fresh supply of farm produce was hit as Farmers' agitation across 22 states entered the second day.

02 Jun 2018


Maharashtra Government unveils 'sandbox' to aid start-ups in fintech space

In its efforts to develop India's financial capital into a fintech hub, the Maharashtra Government has announced a "sandbox" to aid start-ups in the fintech space.

29 May 2018

Mount Everest

Five Everest summiteers awarded Rs. 25L from Maharashtra Government

The Maharashtra Government has announced a reward of Rs. 25 lakh each to the state's five tribal students who successfully scaled Mount Everest earlier this month.