Maharashtra: News

23 Apr 2023


4 dead after truck hits passenger bus on Pune-Bengaluru Highway

Four people were killed and 22 others sustained injuries after a private passenger bus was hit by a truck from behind on the Pune-Bengaluru Highway in Pune, Maharashtra, in the early hours of Sunday, reported The Indian Express.

IMD predicts rainfall in three states amid heatwave

After facing the wrath of intense heat over the past couple of days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that thunderstorms and light rain would bring some relief from the heat in several states.

21 Apr 2023


Banks decline coins from Shirdi's Saibaba temple citing space crunch

Banks are reportedly struggling to accommodate the huge amount of coins received by Shirdi's Saibaba temple as donations in Maharashtra.

20 Apr 2023


Mumbai: Man chokes 2-year-old son to death to marry girlfriend 

A man was arrested in Mumbai, Maharashtra, for allegedly choking his two-year-old son to death and throwing his body in a plastic bag. The 22-year-old accused, Rehmat Ali Ansari, committed the crime after his girlfriend agreed to marry him only if he got rid of his wife and son, Hindustan Times reported.

20 Apr 2023

Climate Change

90% of India in 'danger' zone of heatwave impact: Study

Around 90% of India and almost all of Delhi fall in the "danger" zone of heatwave impact, as per a new study by Ramit Debnath and his colleagues at the University of Cambridge.

17 Apr 2023


Delhi turns COVID-19 hotspot with 24 deaths in a week

The national capital has emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot with 24 deaths reported in the last seven days as a result of the virus.

Don't delay decisions on mercy pleas, it benefits convicts: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday directed state governments and other concerned authorities not to delay decisions on mercy petitions by death row convicts, who could gain an advantage from the hold-up.

15 Apr 2023


12 killed after bus falls into gorge on Mumbai-Pune Highway

At least 12 passengers were killed and 27 others sustained injuries after a bus fell into a gorge on the old Mumbai-Pune Highway in the Khopoli area of Raigad, Maharashtra, on Saturday.

India to witness 4°C temperature spike in 5 days: IMD  

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted a gradual rise in temperature across the country.

08 Apr 2023


India records 6,100+ new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity nearly 6%

India recorded 6,155 new daily COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours—with the daily positivity nearing 6% on a national average—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Saturday morning.

IMD predicts rain, thunderstorm in these states: Check forecast here

With the strong western disturbances reaching the northeastern part of India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts that numerous parts of the country, including Odisha and Maharashtra, will be witnessing thunderstorms and light to moderate rainfall on Friday.

02 Apr 2023

Ram Navami

Maharashtra: 2 groups clash in Jalgaon over vandalized statue

Nearly a dozen people have been arrested after fresh clashes broke out in Maharashtra's Jalgaon between two groups over an alleged vandalization of a statue on Saturday, reported the news agency ANI.

01 Apr 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT)'s Sanjay Raut on Lawrence Bishnoi's 'hit list'

Is Shiv Sena (Udhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Sanjay Raut also gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's hit list?

31 Mar 2023

Ram Navami

Communal violence engulfs country on Ram Navami

Ram Navami celebrations on Thursday saw communal violence break out in several states. Scores of people were injured in clashes, while the police arrested hundreds to restore law and order.

30 Mar 2023

Ram Navami

Maharashtra: DJ in front of mosque triggers communal violence

Communal violence broke out in Paldhi village of Maharashtra's Jalgaon district on Tuesday night when a religious procession accompanied by speakers blaring music passed in front of a mosque.

30 Mar 2023

COVID-19 India

COVID-19 cases spike across India; Delhi, Maharashtra most affected

India continues to record a spike in daily COVID-19 cases, with Delhi and Maharashtra reporting a resounding uptick in coronavirus infections on Wednesday.

29 Mar 2023

Bombay High Court

Court dismisses Mamata Banerjee's appeal in national anthem case

The Bombay High Court has refused to grant relief to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in a case filed against her for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem at an event in December 2021, reported Indian Express.

24 Mar 2023


Maharashtra: Couple, 3-month-old son mowed down by train in Palghar

In a shocking incident, a couple and their three-month-old son were run over by an express train in Palghar, Maharashtra, in the wee hours of Friday, reported PTI.

23 Mar 2023


New COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.16 detected in 349 samples: Govt

The XBB.1.16 subvariant of COVID-19 has been detected in a total of 349 samples so far, according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), reported PTI.

22 Mar 2023

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa 2023: Significance, history and festive traditions

As spring blossoms into full bloom, the people of Maharashtra come together to celebrate the vibrant and joyous festival of Gudi Padwa.

21 Mar 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Maharashtra: Nitin Gadkari receives threat calls at Nagpur office

Union minister Nitin Gadkari's Nagpur office in Maharashtra reportedly received threat calls from an unidentified caller who allegedly demanded a Rs. 10 crore ransom.

19 Mar 2023


Mumbai tech firm CEO hit by car while jogging; dies

In a shocking incident, the chief executive officer (CEO) of a technology company, identified as Rajalakshmi Vijay, died after being hit by a speeding car in Mumbai early on Sunday morning.

18 Mar 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra: CM Shinde promises to fulfill demands, farmers end agitation

Thousands of farmers in Maharashtra on Saturday called off their long foot protest march from Nashik to Mumbai a day after CM Eknath Shinde's government assured them that their demands would be met.

18 Mar 2023


India records over 800 daily COVID-19 cases after 126 days

India's single-day COVID-19 case tally crossed the 800 mark after 126 days on Saturday as the country reported 5,389 active cases, according to data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

18 Mar 2023

Union Health Ministry

H3N2 cases surge in India; Maharashtra on high alert

With the growing risk of the H3N2 influenza outbreak amid the change in weather conditions in parts of India, hospitals across Maharashtra have been instructed to be on high alert.

17 Mar 2023

DY Chandrachud

Opposition MPs write to President over trolling of CJI Chandrachud

Opposition leaders have written to President Droupadi Murmu seeking action against those sponsoring and supporting the reported online trolling of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, who is currently hearing the Shiv Sena row in the Supreme Court.

17 Mar 2023


IMD predicts rainfall in Delhi, Bengaluru, parts of Maharashtra

As India transitions from winter to summer, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall and thunderstorms in many parts of the country.

16 Mar 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

Here's why Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amruta filed FIR against designer

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has allegedly filed an official complaint against a designer in Mumbai in a bizarre case involving allegations of conspiracy, bribe, and threats.

16 Mar 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

Amruta Fadnavis lodges FIR against designer for offering bribe

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has filed a police complaint against a fashion designer for allegedly offering a Rs. 1 crore bribe, seeking "intervention" in a criminal case, reported Indian Express.

15 Mar 2023


H3N2: Experts advise caution as deaths and ICU admissions rise

Amid the continuous rise in H3N2 cases and deaths linked to the virus in India, experts have issued an alert for people to follow COVID-19-like precautions and mask up to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. They also advised people against spreading panic over the issue.

14 Mar 2023

Vande Bharat Express

Surekha Yadav, Asia's 1st female loco pilot, operates Vande Bharat

Asia's first female locomotive pilot Surekha Yadav has now become the first woman to operate the Vande Bharat Express.

09 Mar 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra budget: Honorarium for farmers, financial aid for girls, women

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the state budget on Thursday and dedicated it to Farmers, women, youth, employment, and the environment in accordance with the "Panchamrut" principle.

08 Mar 2023

Reliance Jio

Jio 5G launched in 27 cities, count reaches 331

Reliance Jio has rolled out its 5G services in 27 more cities including Pollachi, Bhatapara, Zahirabad, Ramnagar, and Bankura. With the latest rollout, the telco's 5G services are available in 331 cities across the country.

07 Mar 2023


Vada pav recognized as the world's 13th-best sandwich

One of the most popular street foods of Maharashtra, vada pav is a vegetarian fast food treat that can be relished during breakfast, lunch, or even dinner when you are in a hurry.

06 Mar 2023


Nagpur: 15-year-old delivers baby after watching online videos, kills newborn

While do-it-yourself (DIY) videos online are helpful in learning various skills and overcoming several daily obstacles, they do come with many knowledge limitations.

01 Mar 2023

Shiv Sena

'Follow what we say,' Shinde group warns Thackeray's MLAs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction issued a veiled warning to the MLAs associated with Uddhav Thackeray group, saying action would be taken against those who refuse to obey.

26 Feb 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Shinde faction-BJP, MVA lock horns in bypolls

Amid the ongoing political conflict between CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and Uddhav Thackeray's group in Maharashtra, voting for Kasba Peth and Pimpri Chinchwad Assembly bypolls began on Sunday.

26 Feb 2023


5 ecotourism festivals in India that worship nature

Festivals form an important part of Indian culture, heritage, tradition, and biodiversity.

SC is using AI to transcribe proceedings: Here's why

A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, is hearing a case related to a political crisis in Maharashtra.

Supreme Court to hear Thackeray's plea against ECI order tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear Uddhav Thackeray's petition against the Election Commission of India (ECI) order recognizing Eknath Shinde's faction as the real Shiv Sena.