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
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.”
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.
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.
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...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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 ...
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”.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.