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Government ready for limited resumption of film shoots: Maharashtra CM

21 May 2020

Government ready for limited resumption of film shoots: Maharashtra CM

In a huge relief to film producers and entertainment artists, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked delegates of the theater and film industry to come up with an action plan on the limited resumption of shoots and post-production activities.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

In a dramatic turn of events, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar were sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday.

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP

12 Nov 2019

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena fails to get numbers, governor moves towards NCP

Just when political pundits thought the crisis in Maharashtra will end on Monday, they were given another surprise.

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre

11 Nov 2019

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena gets Governor's invitation, its minister resigns from Centre

The political impasse in Maharashtra took another turn on Sunday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) told Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari that it will not stake claim to form a government.

#MaharashtraCrisis: Gadkari confident of Sena's support, Raut denies "resort politics"

07 Nov 2019

#MaharashtraCrisis: Gadkari confident of Sena's support, Raut denies "resort politics"

In an "ideal" world, BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to form a government after October 24, address and solve people's issues. But what are they doing? Fighting with each other over power share.

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.

'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

10 Aug 2019

'Hero' IAS officers who went beyond duty during natural calamities

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most sought-after Civil Service of the country but being an IAS officer is tough and needs great commitment.

Maharashtra rains: Dam breached in Ratnagiri, 6 dead, several missing

03 Jul 2019

Maharashtra rains: Dam breached in Ratnagiri, 6 dead, several missing

As Maharashtra is coping with heavy rainfall, a small dam called Tiware, located in Tehsil Chiplun of Ratnagiri district got breached on Tuesday night.

Maharashtra government plans to make self-defense part of school curriculum

16 Feb 2019

Maharashtra government plans to make self-defense part of school curriculum

The Maharashtra government is considering making training in self-defense a part of the school curriculum in the state.

Alien alert: Pune man writes to Modi about 'alien object'

28 Dec 2018

Alien alert: Pune man writes to Modi about 'alien object'

Recently, when a man from Pune was certain that he saw an alien object outside his house, he decided to take action.

CM Devendra Fadnavis gets SC notice for hiding criminal cases

13 Dec 2018

CM Devendra Fadnavis gets SC notice for hiding criminal cases

On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a petition seeking an annulment of his election.

Vanity van strike might affect shoot of 'Sacred Games 2'

07 Dec 2018

Vanity van strike might affect shoot of 'Sacred Games 2'

Opposing Maharashtra Government's tax regulation, Bollywood Celebrity Vanity Van association will go on an indefinite strike from December 10, a move that is likely to affect shooting of Akshay Kumar's Kesari and Netflix's Sacred Games 2.

Only dignified activities allowed on INS Viraat: Vice Admiral Luthra

03 Dec 2018

Only dignified activities allowed on INS Viraat: Vice Admiral Luthra

Only "dignified activities" will be permitted on board the Indian Navy's decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat, Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra said today.

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

28 Nov 2018

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

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 minister says online liquor sales allowed, backtracks afterwards

15 Oct 2018

Maharashtra minister says online liquor sales allowed, backtracks afterwards

On Sunday, a minister from Maharashtra said that the BJP-led government had allowed online liquor sales in the state, but backtracked later and said that only a proposal for online liquor sales had been received.

Implement education-scheme in Maharashtra govt-run homes for special kids: HC

07 Oct 2018

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

07 Oct 2018

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

06 Oct 2018

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.

After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

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.

Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

01 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

The garbage dumping ground at Mumbai's Mulund was permanently closed from today after it got filled to its maximum capacity.

Anganwadi worker sacked for having three kids, moves Bombay HC

29 Sep 2018

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.

Maharashtra: Revised farm loan waiver to cost Rs. 500cr more

29 Aug 2018

Maharashtra: Revised farm loan waiver to cost Rs. 500cr more

The Maharashtra government's revised farm loan waiver norms, which will increase the number of beneficiaries, will cost the state an additional Rs. 500 crore, an official said today.

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

05 Aug 2018

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.

Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

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.

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: Widower, female govt employees get 180 days child-care leave

24 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: Widower, female govt employees get 180 days child-care leave

Female government employees in Maharashtra, as well as their widower male colleagues with children below the age of 18, will be entitled to 180 days of special leave to look after them.

Maharashtra: MLAs to get Rs. 1 lakh/month as compensation

14 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: MLAs to get Rs. 1 lakh/month as compensation

In a rather weird development, the Maharashtra government is willing to give Rs. 1 lakh to almost 300 legislators as compensation, while the Manora MLA Hostel in Nariman Point, Mumbai is being rebuilt.

#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

14 Jul 2018

#UnpopularOpinion: Why allowing outside-food in theaters isn't a good idea

Bringing cheer to the masses, the Maharashtra government yesterday announced that people will now be allowed to bring their own food inside cinema halls and multiplexes.

Plastic ban: Allow bags weighing 20g, demand manufacturers

06 Jul 2018

Plastic ban: Allow bags weighing 20g, demand manufacturers

Days after Maharashtra Government relaxed the norms for FMCG firms by just self-proving that they only use recyclable multi-layer packaging, plastic manufacturers are raising their voices.

In 10 days, Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban yet again

04 Jul 2018

In 10 days, Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban yet again

The Maharashtra government is a confused lot. Since a plastic ban was imposed 10 days ago, it has changed rules at least twice.

Maharashtra government's women, widower employees to get six-month childcare leave

04 Jul 2018

Maharashtra government's women, widower employees to get six-month childcare leave

To enable better parenting, Maharashtra government has decided to give six months' paid leave to its women and widower employees for childcare.

Maharashtra plastic-ban: Food-delivery to get costlier by up to 30%

29 Jun 2018

Maharashtra plastic-ban: Food-delivery to get costlier by up to 30%

After Maharashtra imposed plastic ban last week, restaurant-owners, especially those who deal with home-delivery, are facing the brunt.

Maharashtra plastic ban: Industry stares at loss of 3L jobs

24 Jun 2018

Maharashtra plastic ban: Industry stares at loss of 3L jobs

The state-wide plastic ban, including carry-bags and thermocol by Maharashtra government, will result in loss of up to Rs 15,000 crore and nearly 3 lakh job, says the plastic manufacturing industry.

38 people yet to pay Maharashtra Rs. 5cr for police-protection

24 Jun 2018

38 people yet to pay Maharashtra Rs. 5cr for police-protection

The Maharashtra government is yet to recover dues amounting to Rs 5.11 crore from 38 people to whom police protection had been provided in Mumbai, according to an RTI query.

Maharashtra's roads to go plastic from now on

22 Jun 2018

Maharashtra's roads to go plastic from now on

In a pioneering move, Maharashtra Government has made it compulsory to utilize plastic-waste for constructing and repairing bituminous or asphalt roads.

Maharashtra govt grants MoS status to AG Ashutosh Kumbhakoni

22 Jun 2018

Maharashtra govt grants MoS status to AG Ashutosh Kumbhakoni

The Maharashtra government has accorded Minister of State (MoS) status to Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni.

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: Imprisoned farmers also got benefits of loan waiver scheme

17 Jun 2018

Maharashtra: Imprisoned farmers also got benefits of loan waiver scheme

The Maharashtra Government's mega loan waiver scheme has benefited even imprisoned farmers, said an official.