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29 Nov 2018


#MarathaReservations: Maharashtra assembly grants 16% reservations to Marathas

A bit more than a week after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Maratha community would get reservations in government jobs and educational institutes, the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, unanimously passed the reservation bill.

26 Nov 2018


Tributes paid to martyrs on 10th anniversary of 26/11 attack

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries in Mumbai paid homage today to those who laid down their lives while fighting Pakistani terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on this day 10 years ago.

21 Nov 2018


Cyber crime cases increasing in Maharashtra: Government

Cyber crime is posing a big challenge for police in Maharashtra with the state witnessing a rise in such cases this year as compared to 2017, according to official figures.

19 Nov 2018


#MarathaReservations: Empirical evidence on the status of the Marathas

The Devendra Fadnavis government's announcement that the Maratha community would soon get reservations in educational institutes and government jobs in Maharashtra is a contentious one, but also one that requires a nuanced understanding.

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.

18 Nov 2018


After a year of agitation, Marathas to get reservations

After over a year of agitations, the Maratha community is set to get reservations in jobs and education, confirmed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.

16 Nov 2018


Maharashtra winter session from Monday: Maratha-quota reservation, drought to dominate

The State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservations and the drought in 151 talukas are expected to dominate the two-week-long winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature, set to begin on November 19 (upcoming Monday).

11 Nov 2018


Rs. 65,000cr set aside for Mumbai suburban rail revamp: Goyal

Up to Rs. 65,000 crore has been approved for a host of rail infrastructure projects on the suburban network in Mumbai and its surrounding areas, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

10 Nov 2018


Mumbai BJP urges Maharashtra government to ensure smooth Chhath festivities

BJP's Mumbai unit has requested the Maharashtra government to make arrangements for smooth conduct of the 'Chhath Puja', a popular festival celebrated by people of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

05 Nov 2018


Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for slamming Centre over the killing of tigress Avni (T-1), Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that no previous government has worked with the kind of "depth and seriousness" this dispensation has.

30 Oct 2018


No change in Shivaji memorial site, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ruled out the possibility of shifting the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial from its present location in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast.

24 Oct 2018


Half of Maharashtra drought-hit, farmer says no water to drink

180 out of 350 tehsils in Maharashtra have been declared drought-hit, meaning almost half of the state is affected. Farmers came to Mumbai seeking relief from the disaster, and want the state to be declared drought-hit.

22 Oct 2018


After getting trolled for risky selfie, Devendra Fadnavis's wife apologizes

Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, said today that she was ready to apologize after a video, showing her clicking a selfie sitting on the edge of a cruise ship, went viral.

06 Oct 2018


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


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.

04 Oct 2018


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.

02 Oct 2018

Anna Hazare

Hazare cancels proposed hunger strike, says government took certain steps

Social activist Anna Hazare today put off his proposed hunger strike over various demands including the appointment of Lokpal, saying the government had taken certain steps that had shown a "ray of hope".

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.

12 Sep 2018


Maharashtra cabinet approves sops to set up institutions of eminence

The Maharashtra cabinet today approved several sops for setting up Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities (IEDUs).

06 Sep 2018


PepsiCo to install plastic crushing machines across Maharashtra in 2yrs

Food and beverages firm PepsiCo India is planning to install reverse vending machines to crush PET plastic bottles in all the 36 districts of Maharashtra over the next two years, as part of its plastic waste management initiative, a top executive said.

05 Sep 2018


Cracks on flyover in Thane; closed for vehicular traffic

A flyover in the Bhiwandi power loom town of Thane in Maharashtra developed cracks and was closed on Wednesday for vehicular traffic.

29 Aug 2018

BR Ambedkar

From Bhima Koregaon violence to activists' arrest: Things to know

The arrests of five activists in different cities on Tuesday on allegations of being associated with Maoists has sparked an uproar.

23 Aug 2018


#KeralaReliefFund: Saibaba Temple Trust to donate Rs. 5 crore

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra today decided to contribute Rs. 5cr towards the relief work in flood-hit Kerala.

09 Aug 2018


Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

Various Maratha outfits have called a day-long shutdown in Maharashtra today, continuing their agitation for 16% reservation in education and jobs.

07 Aug 2018


Maharashtra: 17 lakh govt-employees on 3-day strike for salary hike

Around 17 lakh employees of the Maharashtra government began their three-day strike today to press for various demands, including implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission report.

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.

02 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Maharashtra mulls giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

With an aim to boost the income of farmers, the Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to provide livestock and ponds for fish farming to farmers.

01 Aug 2018


Maratha protests: Agitators launch 'jail bharo' agitation in Mumbai

Maratha outfits launched a 'jail bharo andolan' today demanding reservation in jobs and education.

31 Jul 2018


NCP demands 5% quota for Muslims in education in Maharashtra

NCP MP Majeed Memon wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today demanding 5% quota for Muslims in education.

31 Jul 2018


Maratha quota stir: Man ends life in Maharashtra's Nanded district

A 38-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Nanded district over the Maratha quota demand, police said today.

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.

28 Jul 2018


PM Modi, Fadnavis, Rahul condole deaths in Maharashtra bus accident

Expressing grief over the death of 33 people in a bus accident in Maharashtra's Raigad district today, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the administration was trying to provide all the necessary assistance.

28 Jul 2018


Amit Shah arrives in Mumbai for movie screening, party meetings

BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Mumbai today on a day-long visit, during which he will interact with party workers and also attend a special screening of a film based on PM Narendra Modi's early life.

28 Jul 2018


Sena wants Munde to become Maharashtra-CM to clear Maratha-quota file

Taking a dig at Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Shiv Sena today said that his cabinet colleague Pankaja Munde should be made the CM for at least an hour to clear the Maratha reservation file.

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.

25 Jul 2018


Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

Activists leading the Maratha reservation protests in Mumbai have called off their daylong shutdown midway.

25 Jul 2018


Maratha protests: Roads blocked, trains stopped, buses vandalized in Mumbai

Hundreds of Maratha protesters took to the streets in Mumbai today, blocking roads and stopping trains.

25 Jul 2018

Navi Mumbai

Buses attacked, roads blocked, Maratha outfits begin Mumbai bandh

Protesters attacked public buses in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai, and the neighboring Thane and Navi Mumbai as the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation began this morning.

24 Jul 2018


Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

A statewide bandh in Maharashtra today turned violent as protesters demanding reservation for Marathas attacked police, set fire to vehicles and blocked roads.

23 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis skips Pandharpur puja; performs ritual at home

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today skipped the annual puja at the Lord Vitthal Temple in the state's Pandharpur town due to protest threats by Marathas.