Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

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Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

20 Apr 2020

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

On Thursday night, a horrific incident played out in Palghar, Maharashtra, barely 125 kilometer away from Mumbai.

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

09 Apr 2020

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

A day after he targeted the Union Home Ministry over the Tablighi Jamaat event, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday blamed the Delhi Police.

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

15 Feb 2020

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

27 Dec 2019

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

26 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: After Governor's invite, BJP says it can't form government

10 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: After Governor's invite, BJP says it can't form government

As the Maharashtra political impasse continues yet another day, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that it cannot form the government in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: BJP to discuss forming government; Sena, Congress shift MLAs

10 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: BJP to discuss forming government; Sena, Congress shift MLAs

As Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to "indicate the willingness and ability" to form government, a core group of the saffron party is set to meet today to discuss the invite.

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

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.

As Maharashtra's crisis continues, independent MLA predicts Sena will split

05 Nov 2019

As Maharashtra's crisis continues, independent MLA predicts Sena will split

There are so many questions surrounding Maharashtra government formation right now- When will a claim be staked to form the government? Will bitter allies BJP and Shiv Sena finally relent? Will incumbent Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis not get a second term?

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray

28 Oct 2019

Here are some lesser-known facts about Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray

Immediately after the Maharashtra poll results were declared, it seemed the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance would form the government.

Maharashtra: After assembly results, Shiv Sena takes jibe at BJP

25 Oct 2019

Maharashtra: After assembly results, Shiv Sena takes jibe at BJP

Before Maharashtra polls, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis predicted that the combination of BJP and Shiv Sena would win 200+ seats out of the 288.

NCP deserter loses Satara, Sharad Pawar is happy

24 Oct 2019

NCP deserter loses Satara, Sharad Pawar is happy

Satara Lok Sabha constituency of Maharashtra has garnered a lot of attention today, courtesy the election results.

Maharashtra: A confident BJP orders 5,000 laddoos before results

24 Oct 2019

Maharashtra: A confident BJP orders 5,000 laddoos before results

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning elections in Maharashtra, and it didn't even wait for results to start the celebrations.

Voting begins in Haryana and Maharashtra, PM Modi tweets message

21 Oct 2019

Voting begins in Haryana and Maharashtra, PM Modi tweets message

The states of Haryana and Maharashtra are witnessing a lot of political action as voting began on Monday.

Setback for Fadnavis, SC quashes clean chit given to him

01 Oct 2019

Setback for Fadnavis, SC quashes clean chit given to him

Setting aside the clean chits given to him by a trial court and Bombay High Court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will face trial in connection to a fake affidavit case.

Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

09 Jul 2019

Amid Karnataka crisis, why this Mumbai hotel took the spotlight

As the Karnataka government reels under a string of resignations from MLAs of the ruling Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, an upscale hotel in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex took centerstage.

Maharashtra minister 'blames' crabs for dam breach which killed 18

05 Jul 2019

Maharashtra minister 'blames' crabs for dam breach which killed 18

Earlier this week, a dam named Tiware got breached in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, killing 18 people. The fact that the dam was built just 14 years back, highlights the shoddy work of authorities.

Shiv Sena blames Mumbai's rising population for bridge collapse

16 Mar 2019

Shiv Sena blames Mumbai's rising population for bridge collapse

Days after a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed in Mumbai, Shiv Sena on Saturday blamed the increasing population in the Maharashtra capital for failing infrastructure.

Cyber crime cases increasing in Maharashtra: Government

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.

Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

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

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).

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

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.

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

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.

Maharashtra cabinet approves sops to set up institutions of eminence

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).

Now, Congressman announces reward for BJP leader Ram Kadam's tongue

07 Sep 2018

Now, Congressman announces reward for BJP leader Ram Kadam's tongue

Amid the controversy which sparked after BJP leader Ram Kadam said he would kidnap girls for jilted boys, Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Subodh Saoji has announced a reward on Kadam's tongue.

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

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.

Maharashtra mulls giving livestock, ponds for fish farming on demand

02 Aug 2018

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.

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

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.

Independent legislators would withdraw support if Fadnavis is replaced: MLA

26 Jul 2018

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.

Maharashtra: 639 farmers ended lives between March-May this year

14 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: 639 farmers ended lives between March-May this year

In Maharashtra, 639 farmers committed suicide between March and May this year due to crop failure, debt, and inability to repay bank loans.

No reduction in reservation for OBCs in medical courses: Fadnavis

09 Jul 2018

No reduction in reservation for OBCs in medical courses: Fadnavis

There will be no reduction in reservation for students from OBCs in admissions to medical courses in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today.

Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from today

23 Jun 2018

Plastic ban comes into force in Maharashtra from today

The Maharashtra government's state-wide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry-bags and thermocol, came into effect from today.

Safety net: Maharashtra secretariat gets network of 420 CCTV cameras

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.

Maharashtra: Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray; discusses political-situation with BJP executive-committee

07 Jun 2018

Maharashtra: Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray; discusses political-situation with BJP executive-committee

BJP President Amit Shah met the state executive committee of the Maharashtra BJP yesterday night to take stock of the political situation in the state.

No more unpredictable weather for Maharashtra farmers

20 May 2018

No more unpredictable weather for Maharashtra farmers

Farmers will now get detailed information about the climatic conditions in their area allowing them better crop management.

New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers

05 May 2018

New player in Mumbai takes away 700 Ola, Uber drivers

A major setback awaits Ola and Uber in Mumbai.

North Maharashtra University to be renamed after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari

03 May 2018

North Maharashtra University to be renamed after poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari

The Maharashtra government has today decided to recommend the promulgation of an ordinance to rename the Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University after the noted 19th-century poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari.