Maharashtra: News

07 Oct 2018

Bombay High Court

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.

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.

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.

06 Oct 2018

Bombay High Court

Maharashtra bans hookah parlours; Rs. 1 lakh fine for violations

On Thursday, the Maharashtra government issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all hookah parlours in the state, with immediate effect.

05 Oct 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

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.

05 Oct 2018

Maneka Gandhi

Maharashtra: Elephant freed to hunt man-eater tigress kills woman

The operation to catch the man-eater tigress of Maharashtra's Yavatmal and her two cubs got into trouble, when an elephant freed for the operation, ran amok and trampled a woman to death at Chahand village in Ralegao tahsil on Wednesday.

05 Oct 2018


Mumbai: 45-year-old fashion designer found dead in her flat

Sunita Singh, 45, a fashion designer, was found dead in the bathroom of her flat in Lokhandwala on Thursday.

04 Oct 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices

The Maharashtra government today announced a reduction in prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter, which will give consumers in the state a relief to the tune of Rs. 5 a liter.

Maharashtra: Cop caught red-handed taking bribe from missing girl's brother

A 40-year-old police naik was caught red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000 from a man to help in searching his minor sister who was missing.

01 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.

30 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Family disposes of 2-day-old infant's body in plastic bag

A poor family from Maharashtra's Nashik district has allegedly disposed of the body of a two-day-old infant in a plastic bag instead of carrying out the last rites, police said today.

29 Sep 2018

Mahatma Gandhi

Over 600 prisoners, 700 students to take Gandhi Peace Exam

About 600 prisoners and over 700 college students will appear for the Gandhi Peace Examination tomorrow in Maharashtra, ahead of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

29 Sep 2018

Bombay High Court

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 Sep 2018


Environment Ministry might ban these 4 plastic products

The Union Environment Ministry might impose a uniform, countrywide blanket ban on four single-use plastic products - styrofoam cups, plastic water bottles, disposable plastic cutlery, and all plastic carry bags.

27 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Woman strangles infant daughter after quarrel with husband, arrested

A woman was arrested today for allegedly killing her one-year-old daughter after a quarrel with her husband in Thane district of Maharashtra.

27 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Serial rapist, accused in 13 cases, arrested

A man wanted in connection with 13 cases of rape and molestation of minor girls in Mumbai and neighboring areas of Navi Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar district was arrested yesterday.

27 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Residential school director held for raping 5 students

At least five students, some of them minor, were allegedly raped and three others molested by the director of a residential school for tribals in Sangli district, Maharashtra.

Maharashtra BJP leader Madhu Chavan booked for rape

A case of rape has been registered against Maharashtra BJP leader Madhu Chavan on the instructions of a court, police said yesterday.

27 Sep 2018

Uddhav Thackeray

Bring Sena to power on its own in 2019: Minister

Shiv Sena leaders exhorted party workers to show their strength during its Dussehra rally on October 19 and bring the party to power on its own in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

26 Sep 2018

Lok Sabha

September 30, 'black day' in lives of Maharashtra quake survivors

Every year, residents of Killari village in Maharashtra's Latur district observe "black day" on September 30.

25 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: In rape cases, minor's consent isn't considered, says judge

A Thane court has observed that a minor's consent is "no consent in the eyes of law" while awarding seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 31-year-old man for raping a teenage girl in 2015.

24 Sep 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi

18 drown during immersion of Ganesh idols in Maharashtra

As many as 18 people drowned yesterday in various parts of Maharashtra during Ganesh idol immersion on the last day of the festival, officials said today.

24 Sep 2018


Petrol touches Rs. 91 in Maharashtra, increases in other cities

On Monday, petrol price in Mumbai crossed the crucial Rs. 90 mark, while several other cities in Maharashtra saw prices touch Rs. 91.

22 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: 50-year-old man arrested for raping 5-year-old girl

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbor near Thane district of Maharashtra.

21 Sep 2018


#HumanityWeeps: Snake undergoes MRI scan in Mumbai for broken spine

An injured snake, which was found in a Mumbai suburb, underwent an MRI scan for its broken spine and is on the recovery path after being put through treatment.

20 Sep 2018

Navi Mumbai

Maharashtra: MSEDCL to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) plans to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations across Maharashtra to encourage the use of green energy by automobiles.

20 Sep 2018


Pune: Two minor girls raped; one dies in hospital

Two minor girls were allegedly raped by a man and a 17-year-old boy in Pune on Sunday and one of them died of injuries inflicted during the assault days later, the police said.

20 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Man rapes teenage daughter for last four years; arrested

A 40-year-old man was arrested today in Maharashtra's Thane for allegedly raping his teenage daughter.

19 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Here's why dairy farmers' Rs. 225cr subsidy is pending

The delay in submission of bank account details of dairy farmers in Maharashtra has led to subsidy worth Rs. 225cr getting stuck at the government level, an official has said.

19 Sep 2018

Ganesh Chaturthi

Maharashtra: 13-year-old girl raped outside Ganesh pandal, no arrest yet

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man when she went to offer prayers at a pandal during the ongoing Ganesh festival in Palghar, Maharashtra, police said today.

18 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Muharram sawari, Ganesh idol installed under one roof

A nondescript village in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, which earlier had witnessed communal unrest, has now set an example of brotherhood by installing both the Muharram sawari and Lord Ganesh's idol under one roof.

18 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Man killed for refusing to withdraw daughter's molestation case

A 55-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by seven people in Maharashtra's Nashik after he refused to withdraw a molestation case lodged by his daughter against one of them.

18 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: IAS officer fractures ribs after falling in washroom

Maharashtra's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sunil Porwal has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after he suffered injuries to his ribs and lungs due to a fall in a washroom, doctors said today.

Bhima-Koregaon violence: SC extends house arrest, fixes final hearing

After extending the house arrest of activists arrested in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence of January 1 twice, the Supreme Court, on Monday, extended the house arrest of the five activists again till September 19.

15 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced.

14 Sep 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah, wife offer prayers to Lord Ganesh

BJP President Amit Shah today offered prayers to Lord Ganesh at various places in Mumbai as part of the ongoing 10-day Ganesh festival.

In dowry-harassment cases, accused can now seek anticipatory-bail, rules SC

Taking note of the misuse of Section 498A of the IPC, the Supreme Court on Friday said the accused can now seek anticipatory bail.

Dowry harassment: SC modifies previous order, protects anticipatory bail provision

The Supreme Court today modified its previous order that had provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment.

14 Sep 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Arrest warrant against AP CM Chandrababu Naidu in 2010 case

A Maharashtra court has issued an arrest warrant against Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu and 15 others in a 2010 case related to an agitation staged by them over the Babli project across the Godavari river.

13 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Emergency alert system for senior citizens to be developed

Maharashtra government has asked police to develop an internet and GPS-based Emergency Alert System to help senior citizens in times of distress.