Maharashtra: News

24 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: Top cop shoots wife, nephew dead; dies by suicide

In a shocking development in Maharashtra, an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) allegedly shot dead his wife and nephew with a gun before shooting himself at his residence in Pune on Monday.

24 Jul 2023


Border dispute: More Maharashtra villages request merger with Karnataka

Around 10 gram panchayats in Kagal block of Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, which borders Karnataka, reportedly passed a unanimous resolution expressing their wish to merge with Karnataka, citing negligence by the Maharashtra government.

Weather update: IMD issues fresh alerts for Gujarat, Maharashtra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh alert for some parts of the country amid the monsoon fury.

23 Jul 2023

Uttar Pradesh

'Don't eat tomatoes': BJP minister's shocking statement on rising prices

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Uttar Pradesh minister, Pratibha Shukla, on Sunday asked people to stop eating tomatoes and start using lemons instead amid the price hike, saying this would help bring down the prices inevitably.

Flood-like situation in Gujarat, Maharashtra; lightning kills 2 in MP  

Heavy rains triggered flood-like situations in several states and union territories, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, on Sunday.

22 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

Eknath Shinde in Delhi to meet Modi, Shah today: Report

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is reportedly on a Delhi visit to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

22 Jul 2023


NCLT clears Lavasa private hill station's sale for Rs. 1,800cr

In a major development, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has reportedly given its nod to a revised Rs. 1,814cr insolvency resolution plan by Darwin Platform Infrastructure Limited (DPIL) for the revival of the private Lavasa hill city project in the Pune district of Maharashtra.

Andhra, Maharashtra under alert; heavy rain predicted in Gujarat, Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh warning for the next five days, predicting varying amounts of rainfall in several states.

20 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: 4 dead, several feared trapped after landslide in Raigad

At least five people have died so far, while several others remain trapped after a landslide hit the Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday.

18 Jul 2023

Devendra Fadnavis

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya's 'explicit' video triggers row, probe ordered 

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered a high-level probe into a video of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya allegedly showing him in a "compromising position" with a woman.

Weather update: Heavy rainfall forecast in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several states for the next five days.

16 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

NCP crisis: Rebel leaders pay surprise visit to Sharad Pawar 

In a new twist to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) crisis, rebel party leaders led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met party supremo Sharad Pawar at Mumbai's YB Chavan Centre on Sunday and sought his blessings.

14 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar bags Finance Ministry, loyalists get 6 portfolios

The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) rebel leader, Ajit Pawar, was granted Maharashtra's Finance Ministry on Friday.

14 Jul 2023

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena MLAs disqualification: SC issues notice to Maharashtra speaker

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar after Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MLA Sunil Prabhu filed a petition asking Narwekar to expedite the decision on the disqualification of the rebel MLAs.

12 Jul 2023

Central Government

Centre announces plan to control spiraling tomato prices

In view of the prices of tomatoes spiraling across the country after breaching the Rs. 100 per kg-mark, the Centre on Wednesday announced steps to control the prices.

Maharashtra: BJP leader calls Uddhav Thackeray 'chief of hijras'

The political battle in Maharashtra intensified further on Tuesday as Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Nitesh Narayan Rane called former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray the "chief of hijras (eunuchs)."

09 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Rumors of discontent grow ahead of another cabinet expansion

To include more Shiv Sena MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs, the Mahayuti-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition government in Maharashtra would expand the state cabinet this week, reported The Indian Express.

08 Jul 2023

Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar launches statewide tour amid NCP's power tussle

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) patriarch Sharad Pawar has reportedly embarked on a statewide tour of Maharashtra on Saturday to consolidate support and rebuild the party.

Weather update: Monsoon surge forecast over north India from Sunday

In its latest weather bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast that the northern parts of India would receive substantial rainfall from Sunday onwards.

07 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

Fadnavis meets Shinde late night to discuss power-sharing arrangement: Reports

Amid the raging political battle in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Eknath Shinde late Thursday night at his official residence.

06 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

'Have PM Modi's backing': Eknath Shinde rubbishes resignation rumors 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said his government has the "huge support" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

NCP row: Ajit Pawar's loyalist MLAs moved to hotel

Amid the tug of war between the factions of Ajit Pawar and his uncle Sharad Pawar for the reins of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), all MLAs of the former camp have reportedly been moved to a hotel in Mumbai.

05 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar approaches ECI to claim NCP, party symbol

In a new twist to the politics in Maharashtra, National Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission of India (ECI), staking claim to the NCP led by Sharad Pawar and its symbol, the alarm clock.

05 Jul 2023

Teesta Setalvad

SC extends activist Teesta Setalvad's interim bail till July 19

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the interim bail of activist Teesta Setalvad till the next hearing on July 19, NDTV reported.

NCP vs NCP: Sharad Pawar, Ajit camps call separate meetings

The rival factions of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar have called separate party meetings in Mumbai on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2023


Maharashtra: 15 killed as truck rams into hotel on highway

At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 were injured after a container truck rammed into a hotel on the Mumbai-Agra Highway near Palasner village in Maharashtra's Dhule district on Tuesday.

03 Jul 2023


Tomato prices reach Rs. 140/kg in Delhi-NCR

Burning holes in the pockets of the common people for a week, retail tomato prices have now reached Rs. 140 per kg in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) due to supply disruption.

03 Jul 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP expels 3 leaders, 2 MPs after Ajit Pawar revolt

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday sacked three leaders for attending the oath ceremony of his nephew Ajit Pawar as the Maharashtra deputy chief minister on Sunday.

03 Jul 2023

Jitendra Awhad

Who is NCP's Jitendra Awhad, Maharashtra Assembly's new LoP

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) appointed Jitendra Awhad as the Maharashtra Assembly's Leader of Opposition (LoP) on Sunday.

03 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP files disqualification petitions against Ajit Pawar, 8 others

After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and eight other party MLAs took oath as ministers in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Maharashtra, the party filed a disqualification petition against them with Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar explains why he joined BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Shortly after taking oath as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra on Sunday, Ajit Pawar addressed a press conference to explain why he joined CM Eknath Shinde's coalition government.

02 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP's Ajit Pawar joins Shinde government as deputy CM

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, reportedly along with eight other party MLAs, was sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall forecast in UP, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reportedly predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several states for the next five days.

01 Jul 2023

Eknath Shinde

25 burned to death in bus accident on Maharashtra expressway

At least 25 people were reportedly burned to death in the early hours of Saturday after a bus carrying 33 passengers burst into flames on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway in Buldhana, Maharashtra.

Heavy rains to lash Mumbai today, IMD issues orange alert

Heavy downpour is expected to continue in Mumbai on Thursday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing an "orange alert" warning for "heavy to very heavy rains" for six districts in Maharashtra.

28 Jun 2023


Karnataka: Congress warns against cow vigilantism, VHP cites 'Hindus' feelings'

Issuing a "stern warning" against cow vigilantism, Karnataka minister Priyank Kharge has asked the police to keep a close eye on elements who may try to stir up communal tension on the occasion of Bakrid.

27 Jun 2023

Electric Vehicles

Uttar Pradesh has 1 charging station per 1,200 EVs

India is welcoming the transition to electric vehicles, and Maharashtra is leading the way.

Landslides kill 6 in Himachal; rainfall forecast in several states

At least six people have been killed and 10 others injured after heavy rains caused landslides and flash floods in several parts of Himachal Pradesh, according to the Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

25 Jun 2023


Monsoon arrives in Delhi, brings respite; yellow alert in Mumbai 

Delhi residents reportedly woke up to heavy rainfall on Sunday and a significantly low temperature, witnessing much-needed respite from the scorching heat.

24 Jun 2023


Monsoon may arrive in Mumbai this weekend, yellow alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the conditions appeared favorable for the beginning of the monsoon in Mumbai this weekend, reported The Indian Express.