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Textile hubs to be set up in cotton belt to tackle farmer suicides in Maharashtra

August 15, 2015 7:50:18 pm

CM Devendra Fadnavis has given instructions to expedite the projects and urged the Maharashtra State Textile Corporation and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation to coordinate.

Two death penalties to convict for raping and murdering two-year-old

August 15, 2015 3:39:00 pm

Shatrughan Masram, 21, the child’s maternal uncle, had committed the crime February 11, 2013 at Zatala in Ghatanji tehsil of Yavatmal.

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‘Chikkis’ supplied to anganwadis unfit for consumption: Maharashtra govt to HC

August 13, 2015 5:59:58 pm

According to the affidavit, in Ahmednagar after tests were conducted, the 'chikkis' were found to be burnt and with sand particles in it and hence unfit for human consumption.

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Kumbh Mela: Devendra Fadnavis, Shivraj Singh Chouhan to attend flag hoisting ceremony in Nashik

August 11, 2015 11:23:56 am

Girish Mahajan, who is the district guardian minister, held a meeting with heads and members of the three akhadas on Monday.

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Financial aid for Vidarbha farm widows

August 11, 2015 3:40:22 am

Rs 24 lakh raised by actors Nana Patekar, Makarand Anaspure after an appeal by NGO.

Police on alert as villagers ‘spot’ armed men in Raigad

August 11, 2015 3:39:34 am

On Saturday, Pravina Pandurang Mandavkar of Wavdungi village in Murud taluka went into the jungle to collect wood when she spotted eight to ten men with guns and backpacks.

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State to allow private smart city in Pen

August 11, 2015 1:15:19 am

The concept of a private smart city, may open up gates for more private players to come forward with proposals to build similar cities across Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra govt orders probe into Louis Berger contracts in Mumbai

August 10, 2015 7:21:39 am

Louis Berger has served as a management consultant for infrastructure projects in Mumbai, including the Mumbai Metro One rail service, Monorail, Navi Mumbai international airport and Santacruz Chembur Link Road.

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Govt announces end of NORI certificate to docs, makes working abroad difficult

August 10, 2015 2:21:26 am

Now, while medical students or MBBS graduates can study abroad, the no NORI certificate will force them to return and serve patients in India.

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Tribal Development: Cottage industries in focus, govt to tap incense stick sector

August 10, 2015 1:59:19 am

According to the government, 80 per cent of the incense sticks used in the country is imported from abroad at a cost of approximately Rs 3,500 crore per annum.

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Maharashtra’s new IT policy could change Navi Mumbai’s fortune

August 8, 2015 5:36:49 am

Whitefield in Bengaluru and Pune’s Hinjewadi have left Navi Mumbai far behind as major IT hubs

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Maharashtra Health Minister resists move to promote acupuncture

August 5, 2015 2:35:15 am

Health Minister Deepak Sawant has expressed reservations over the medical standing of acupuncture.

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Thane building collapse: Tea vendor saves lives, loses daughter

August 5, 2015 1:34:24 am

At least 11 people have been killed in the building collapse in Thane

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Major sops in state’s draft policy to boost retail trade

August 4, 2015 10:07:40 am

The draft policy also features suggestions to allow retail enterprises to stay open round the year to cater to the needs of the working class.

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Fadnavis asks officials to speed up development projects

August 4, 2015 12:45:25 am

All cases, including paid, pending, and new connections, should be cleared by December 2016, said the CM.

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Urdu to be an optional subject in schools: CM Fadnavis

August 4, 2015 12:36:05 am

Annual income limit for scholarship to students from minority community raised from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

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Govt sets March ’16 deadline to end manual scavenging in state

August 4, 2015 12:22:44 am

According to the latest caste census data, 63,713 households in Maharashtra have manual scavengers.

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Five months left, state faces uphill task of 100% Aadhaar coverage

August 3, 2015 4:07:06 am

With the government providing kits to district collectors and having contractors calling in to cover the remaining population, the target is to achieve a 100 per cent coverage by December-end.

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Caught on camera: Vulture chicks dying without food

August 3, 2015 2:58:22 am

The Maharashtra government plans ‘vulture restaurants’, providing carcasses of cattle for the birds to feed on at specific places, especially during the breeding season.

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Congress plans to counter AIMIM brand of politics

August 3, 2015 2:53:25 am

After Memon’s death, the AIMIM has found an outpouring of support on social media from the Muslim community.

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State attracts FDI worth Rs 25,000 cr in eight months

August 3, 2015 2:33:40 am

Firm commitments from companies after Fadnavis’s investment roadshows in US, China, Germany and Israel.

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‘Arrest’ of 56 donkeys for illegal sand mining shows govt resolve, leaves Maharashtra Assembly in splits

August 2, 2015 2:45:14 am

Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse informed the Assembly that authorities had ‘arrested’ 56 donkeys found transporting illegally mined river sand to secret collection points in one such case last month.

Probe on against 28 education officers for filing false documents

August 2, 2015 2:39:23 am

At least 32 persons who joined in 2013 as education officers in the state had submitted false documents to get the job, said the complaint.

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Maharashtra govt puts Rs 521 crore of depositors’ money at risk, says CAG report

August 2, 2015 2:16:34 am

Audit agency comes down heavily on the state for failing to act against cooperative banks on verge of closure.

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Nagpur-Mumbai super expressway to bring down travel time to 10 hours: Fadnavis

August 1, 2015 8:41:01 am

The ambitious project would connect backward regions of Vidarbha, marathwada and North Maharashtra. Politically, the project has also won over the alliance partner Shiv Sena.