14 adverse cases on Day 1 of COVID vaccination drive in Maharashtra

As many as 14,000 beneficiaries, or about 50 per cent of the planned beneficiaries, received the shots on Saturday, Day 1.

BJP cries ‘vendetta’ as Maharashtra govt reduces security of many le...

The Maharashtra government's scaling down of security cover for former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his family, chief Chandrakant Patil and former Chief Minister Narayan Rane was termed as "vendetta politics" by Maharashtra BJP spokesperson, Keshav Upadhyay

Bhandara hospital fire: Parents blame staff for dereliction

Bhandara: Many parents whose newbor...

Maharashtra assembly canteen stops tea, coffee to ministers with bill dues

Long pending canteen bills of ministers and secretaries has forced the Maharashtra government to put a caveat for all its departments in the Mantralaya: “If you want tea, coffee and biscuits, clear the bill within seven days or you won’t be served anymore.”

Mumbai party murder: Injured teen died due to delayed treatment, say police

Teenager Jhanavi Kukreja, who was allegedly beaten to death by her ‘boyfriend’ and another woman during a New Year’s eve party in Mumbai, could have been saved had she been taken to the hospital in time, say investigators.

Maharashtra ‘vigilant’ after new COVID strain found in UK, orders night c...

After the United Kingdom (UK) reported a new strain of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government on Monday decided to impose a night curfew in all the municipal areas of the state starting Tuesday night. The curfew will be in place from 11 pm to 6 am and will remain in force till January 5.

How human hysteria in Pune exhausted a bison to death and the lessons learnt

About 20 years ago, a leopard had strayed into Pune city and it reached all the way up to Nal Stop (a heavily crowded junction today) before climbing atop a tree and hiding behind branches to avoid attention. It stayed there long enough for the forest department to get its act together and rescue it safely without causing any buzz. Today, the tr...

HC stays transfer of Kanjurmarg land for Mumbai metro car shed

The Maharashtra government’s plan to shift the Mumbai metro car shed from Aarey Colony to Kenjurmarg suffered a setback as the Bombay High Court passed an interim order on Wednesday staying the transfer of 102-acres of land to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

Jeans, t-shirts banned: Dress code for Maharashtra govt employees

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government employees will no more be allowed to wear jeans, t-shirts and slippers to office, according to a state government circular. According to a new dress code, they’ve also been advised to wear khadi at least on Fridays.


Palanisamy to meet Modi on Jan 19, may seal tie-up with BJP for state polls

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palanisamy is likely to discuss electoral alliance between the AIADMK and BJP for the forthcoming assembly elections when he calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 (Tuesday). Though the two parties have discussed an alliance earlier, this is likely to be the most definitive meeting in which the two leaders are likely to seal one in principle.

Day 1, missed target: 3 lakh intended, only 1.65 lakh get COVID vaccination

The day 1 of India’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 – arguably the largest in the world – went as smoothly as it could with as many as 1.65 lakh getting the shot on Saturday (January 16) in over 3,000 dedicated centres.

14 adverse cases on Day 1 of COVID vaccination drive in Maharashtra

As many as 14,000 beneficiaries, or about 50 per cent of the planned beneficiaries, received the shots on Saturday, Day 1.

TRP scam: Former BARC chief Partho Dasgupta in hospital

Partho Dasgupta, the ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), and an accused in the Television Ratings Point (TRP) scam, had to be admitted to JJ hospital in Mumbai on Friday night (January 15).

TMC MLAs, minister take vaccine in Bengal, trigger controversy

Amidst some minor glitches and controversy, COVID-19 vaccination drive by and large went on smoothly across 207 centers in West Bengal on Saturday (January 16)




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Maharashtra’s Shakti bill provides stringent punishment for sexual crimes

The Maharashtra cabinet has approved a draft bill--the Shakti Act--that provides for stringent punishment for crimes against women and children

Penalty for acid attack, death for rape in Maharashtra’s new draft Bills

The Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday (December 10) approved the introduction of two key bills, drafted to provide security to women and children with provisions for punishments including death penalty for rape, acid attack and child abuse. The Maharashtra Shakti Criminal Law (Maharashtra Amendment) Act, 2020 and the Special Court and Machinery f...

Uddhav wins prestige battle with BJP’s big defeat in key MLC polls

Mumbai: A year after losing power in Maharashtra, the BJP has suffered yet another major setback in the state. In the recently held biennial elections to six legislative council seats, the party has won just one, conceding defeat in strongholds once held by formidable saffron leaders.

Maharashtra dumps caste names for places; govt passes resolution

All localities in Maharashtra named after different castes will be renamed after historical leaders or any other name which is socially acceptable.

Baba Amte’s granddaughter dead days after family spat came out in open

Renowned social worker Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajgi, granddaughter of late social activist Baba Amte, was found dead at Warora in Maharashtra on Monday (November 30). According to reports, she died by suicide.

Urmila Matondkar all set to join Shiv Sena

Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, who unsuccessfully contested on a Congress ticket in last year’s Lok Sabha election, and later resigned from the party, will join the Shiv Sena on Monday (November 30), according to a report.

Uddhav’s one year in govt: So far, so good, but allies, BJP lie in wait

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has to strike a fine balance between governance and alliance politics. Besides, he has to watch BJP's next moves.

As you play villain, I get to be hero: Kangana on SC verdict

Soon after the Supreme Court quashed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s order to demolish a portion of Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow, the actor on Friday (November 27) lauded the decision, calling it a ‘victory of the democracy’. In a veiled dig at the Shiv Sena-led government and ‘detractors’, she said it was only because of ‘villains’ like h...

Be ready for ‘tit-for-tat’, Uddhav tells BJP amid probe against Sena MLA

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has issued a 'tit-for-tat' warning at its former ally BJP. Mr. Thackeray said he has "information" on the BJP, while reacting to a corruption investigation against a leader of his party. 

Uddhav’s ‘Tsunami’ alert triggers Lockdown 2.0 fear in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chose a Sunday to wake the 'sleeping population' out of its deep slumber. "Be on guard or the next corona wave will hit you and me like a Tsunami,” he said in a video message released on Sunday evening, which stoked fears of another lockdown in the state.

Karachi will be in India, says Fadnavis; minister wants India, Pak merged

Pakistan’s port city Karachi has made more than a reference-snatching intrusion into controversy-inclined Maharashtra’s political class. First it was an outrageous attempt by a Shiv Sena leader to force-change a shop’s name in Mumbai; it earned him wild brownie points. And now it’s former BJP CM Devendra Fadnavis’ turn to weigh in with Nitin Nan...

Practise restraint, next COVID wave will be Tsunami-like: Uddhav’s caution

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday (November 22) urged residents of the state to wear mask, follow social distancing norms and avoid overcrowding public places, while cautioning them that any deviation from the safety instructions could trigger a ‘tsunami-like’ second or third wave of coronavirus infection. Stressing that the ...

Reopening places of worship in Maharashtra not Hindutva’s win: Sena

The ruling Shiv Sena on Sunday (November 15) slammed the BJP for claiming the reopening of places of religious worship in Maharashtra as “victory of Hindutva”. The party said it was “not a victory or defeat of anybody”.

In TV studio after release from jail, Arnab dares Thackeray

Mumbai: Back in the familiar environs of the TV newsroom after a week in judicial custody, journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday (November 11) hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for arresting him in a "fake case". "Uddhav Thackeray, listen to me. You lost. You have been defeated," said Goswami, 47, while being surrounded by visibly r...

Don’t want to ban firecrackers, but appeal all for self control: Uddhav Thacker...

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday hinted at reopening places of religious worship, saying a standard operating procedure for avoiding crowds and ensuring physical distancing there will be drafted after Diwali. In a webcast, Thackeray said he is getting flak for going slow on reopening of places of religious worship. "I am ...

Bombay HC denies relief to Arnab, to hear his plea tomorrow

The Bombay High Court on Thursday (November 5) refused to grant interim relief to Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, who has been sent to 14 days judicial custody in a 2018 abetment to suicide case after being arrested on Wednesday. The court also posted the habeas petition filed by Goswami, challenging his arrest and remand, for heari...

Sena says Fadnavis govt covered up suicide case to protect Arnab

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ has roasted its former BJP ally on the arrest of Arnab Goswami, alleging that that the previous government headed by Devendra Fadnavis had “covered up” the suicide case to protect Goswami. The BJP has described the police action against the Republic TV Editor-in-Chief as an “attack on freedom of the pres...

Maharashtra allows cinema halls to reopen, indoor sports to resume

After seven months of closure due to the COVID pandemic, cinema halls, swimming pools, and yoga institutes outside containment zones will reopen to public on November 5 in Maharashtra.

Second FIR against Arnab Goswami for ‘assaulting’ woman cop

A fresh FIR has been filed against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for allegedly manhandling a woman cop who was part of the team that arrested him on Wednesday (November 4) morning. Police have also filed an FIR against his wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami and son under Section 353 of the IPC for obstructing police officers during the arre...

After Khadse, will Pankaja Munde be the next to leave BJP?

Everything is not alright with the BJP in Maharashtra. The first proof of the discontent within came to fore when senior leader from Khandesh region, Eknath Khadse, said good bye to the party he helped build in its nascent years. Now, the speculations are ripe that BJP national secretary Pankaja Munde, the eldest daughter of late Gopinath Munde, could be next in line to leave.