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09-Nov-2018 Nashik (Maharashtra)

Nirmala Sitharaman unveils M777, K9 howitzers for Army

Signalling a major milestone towards capacity building and enhancement of the Army, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday dedicated three top globally combat-proven weapons to the nation which got its Bofors Howitzer three decades ago.The latest acquisitions...

01-Nov-2018 Thane (Maharashtra)

Trapped in well sludge, five drown in Maharashtra

Five persons including three cleaners and two firemen who went on a rescue mission drowned after they got stuck in accumulated sludge in a well in Kalyan town here on Thursday, police said.According to an official of the Kolshewadi Police Station, the incident...

31-Oct-2018 Thane (Maharashtra)

Enact law to pave way for Ram temple : RSS

The RSS on Wednesday reiterated its demand for enacting a law or promulgating an ordinance to enable the speedy construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.RSS Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya said that "construction of the Ram...

22-Oct-2018 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

8 killed in Maharashtra accident

At least eight passengers were killed when a private bus in which they were travelling rammed into a stationery truck on the Pune-Aurangabad highway, on Monday, an official said.According to Ahmednagar Police Control official Riyad Inamdar, the incident...

19-Oct-2018 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Narendra Modi attends closing function of Saibaba samadhi centenary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary and performed the ground-breaking ceremony to launch various developmental works.Arriving at the new Shirdi Airport in the morning, Modi flew down to the...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya : Mohan Bhagwat

Raking up the pet saffron agenda ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" through law and accused "fundamentalist forces" of obstructing the process.Delivering his...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Government should be alert to Urban Naxals : Mohan Bhagwat

Warning the country against Urban Naxalism, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said the government and the administration have to be alert to ensure that a vicious and hostile atmosphere that weakens and destroys social cohesion is curbed."The actual presence...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya : Mohan Bhagwat

Upping the ante ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya "at the earliest" with an "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing the process.Addressing...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Stop aping others, embrace Indian culture : Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday urged the Indian youth to embrace their national culture and stop aping others.Reflecting on the RSS' agenda during their annual Vijayadashmi event marking the organisation's foundation day, Satyarthi said: "Though...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Mohan Bhagwat pitches for legally constructing Ram temple

Highlighting the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a matter of national interest, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building it at the earliest through "appropriate and requisite law" and slammed certain "fundamentalist forces" for obstructing...

18-Oct-2018 Nagpur

Need to strengthen internal, external security : Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday stressed on the need to further strengthen the armed forces to ensure enhanced "internal and external security" and pre-empt any subversive attempts from within or outside to harm the country's unity and integrity.On the...

02-Oct-2018 Wardha (Maharashtra)

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi for "betraying" people

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "betraying the people by making false promises" ahead of the 2014 general elections.Addressing the 'Gandhi Sankalp Rally' after a Congress Working Committee meeting here, he attacked...

02-Oct-2018 Wardha (Maharashtra)

Need new 'freedom struggle' against Modi government : Congress

The Congress on Tuesday called for a "new freedom struggle" to combat the Modi governments politics of threat and intimidation as well as politics of polarization and divisiveness.The Congress Working Committee (CWC), on the occasion of the birth anniversary...

16-Sep-2018 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Second Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

Indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM), was successfully flight tested for the second time from the Ahmednagar range today. All the mission objectives have been met. The two missions on 15 and 16 September 2018 have been successfully...

21-Aug-2018 Aurangabad/Mumbai (Maharashtra)

CBI-ATS team seizes firearm in Maharashtra's Aurangabad

In a joint operation, the CBI and Maharashtra ATS on Tuesday raided premises in Aurangabad and seized among other things a firearm suspected to be used in the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, officials said.The seizure includes a countrymade...

28-Jul-2018 Raigad (Maharashtra)

10 killed as bus falls into Maharashtra ravine

At least 10 passengers were killed when a private bus carrying nearly three dozen university staff plunged into a ravine in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Saturday morning, an official said.Raigad Police Control official P.D. Patil said that around 35...

28-Jul-2018 Poladpur (Maharashtra)

32 M'rashtra varsity staffers die as bus plunges in ravine

At least 32 university staffers were killed and one miraculously survived when a private bus on a picnic trip plunged into a deep ravine near Poladpur, around 175 km from Mumbai, on Saturday morning, officials said.The sole survivor, Prakash Sawant-Desai,...

24-Jul-2018 Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

Violence mars Maratha quota stir, Mumbai shutdown on Wednesday

A policemen and four others were injured, four persons attempted suicide, over a dozen vehicles damaged or torched, road and rail links blocked while a MP and MLC were roughed up, as the stir for the Maratha quota turned violent in parts of Maharashtra...

15-Jun-2018 Jalgaon (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra atrocity on Dalit, tribal boys : Rahul Gandhi slams RSS, BJP

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party' politics after two Dalits and a tribal boy were paraded nude and assaulted for swimming in a well in Wakadi village here."The sole crime of these Dalit children was they...

16-May-2018 Lonavala

People should stop having kids: Rukhsar Rehman

Actress Rukhsar Rehman feels all the violent sexual abuse cases reflect “animal behaviour” and says she gets worried about the safety of her 22-year-old daughter whenever she steps out. She feels worried to the extent that she says people should stop giving...

12-May-2018 Nanded (Maharashtra)

10 killed in Maharashtra road accident

At least 10 revellers of a marriage party proceeding from Latur to Nanded were killed and 13 others injured when their tempo crashed into a truck here on Saturday, an official said.According to Nanded Police Control official Bhagwan Ade, the accident took...

01-May-2018 Sindhudurg (Maharashtra)

Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra

Maharashtra will get a new airport at ParuleChipi in Sindhudurg district in 2018. Work on the project is expected to be completed in June this year, before the onset of monsoon and the Ganesh Festival, which will begin in September this year.The airport is being...

09-Mar-2018 Palghar (Maharashtra)

Three killed in Maharashtra factory blast

Three persons have died and 15 others injured in a powerful blast that was followed by a blaze which ripped through a government industrial estate late last night, an official said here on Friday.The explosion reportedly took place in the Novaphene Specialities...

25-Feb-2018 Sewagram, Wardha (Maharashtra)

Gandhiji's thoughts and actions are relevant even today : Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Gandhiji's thoughts and actions are relevant even today. He was addressing the gathering after giving away the International Gandhi Award 2017 to Dr. M.D. Gupte for his outstanding contribution...

19-Feb-2018 Kolhapur (Maharashtra)

Five students killed in Maharashtra road accident

At least five college students were crushed to death and another 26 injured when a truck they were travelling in turned turtle early on Monday, police said.The students were among a group of 40 others, who were travelling from Panhala Fort on the outskirts...

18-Feb-2018 Raigad (Maharashtra)

Aviation sector set to soar in India : Narendra Modi

Posting orders for over 900 aircraft during the past one year, the aviation sector in India is poised for a huge growth in the coming years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.Presently, there are a total of around 450 aircraft operating in the...

16-Feb-2018 Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra NGO files blasphemy plaint against Malayalam film

City-based NGO Jan Jagran Samiti Maharashtra (JJSM), has lodged a complaint with police here demanding that a song in the forthcoming Malayalam film "Oru Adaar Love", featuring new social media hearththrob Priya Prakash Varrier, be deleted.The complainant, JJSM...

07-Feb-2018 Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)

Two top women Maoists, including teenager, lay down arms

Two dreaded women Maoist cadres, including a teenager, both carrying a collective reward of Rs 6 lakh, surrendered before the security forces here on Wednesday, an official said.Shanti Masu Mattami, alias Jaya, 24, had a reward of Rs 4 lakh on her head and...

07-Feb-2018 Palghar (Maharashtra)

5 killed in Maharashtra road accident

Five persons were killed here early on Wednesday when their car rammed into a tree at high speed, an official said.According to the police the accident occurred around 3.30 a.m. when a group of friends was returning home from a wedding party in Vadrai, a...

27-Jan-2018 Kolhapur (Maharashtra)

13 killed as bus falls into Maharashtra river

At least 13 persons were killed and three others injured after a minibus fell into a river early on Saturday, an official from Kolhapur Control said.The accident occurred shortly after midnight when a private Tempo Traveller bus with around 16 passengers...

13-Jan-2018 Palghar (Maharashtra)

Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize

Two teenage girls were killed and six others were missing after a boat carrying 40 students for a picnic capsized off the Dahanu coast in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official said.Hundreds of parents crowded the Parnaka Beach, wailing and crying as bodies...

03-Jan-2018 Nanded (Maharashtra)

Student killed in Maharashtra shutdown violence

A minor boy was killed in Nanded and several people were injured in Mumbai in sporadic incidents of violence which paralysed large parts of Maharashtra during a 10-hour shutdown called by Dalit parties on Wednesday.The 'Maharashtra Bandh' call was given...

26-Dec-2017 Maharashtra

After 6 years, Thackeray wax statue unveiled in Maharashtra museum

Around six years after it was kept ready, a life-size statue of Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray, finally went on public display at the famed "Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum" here.The wax image of the Thackeray sports a pair of dark glasses, a saffron...

19-Dec-2017 Osmanabad (Maharashtra)

Sachin Tendulkar clean bowls 'adopted' villagers in Maharashtra

A festive atmosphere prevailed in Donja village in this district when cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar arrived to a hero's welcome on a visit on Tuesday.The Rajya Sabha member had come on his maiden trip to review the status of several project works in...

06-Dec-2017 Akola (Maharashtra)

Yashwant Sinha suspends farmers' stir after demands conceded

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday "suspended" his three-day-long farmers agitation after the Maharashtra government conceded all the seven major demands here."Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to us today. We had a...

06-Dec-2017 Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)

Five women among 7 suspected Maoists killed in Maharashtra

At least seven suspected Maoists, including five women, were killed and two others injured in a fierce gunfight in the forests near Zinganur in Maharashtra early on Wednesday, an official said.A patrol team of the elite C-60 commandos of the Anti-Naxal...

06-Dec-2017 Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)

Five women among 7 Maoists killed in Maharashtra

At least seven suspected Maoists, including five women, were killed in a gun battle near Zinganur forests in Maharashtra on Wednesday, official sources said.Security forces overcame the firepower of the Maoists in the deep jungles and eliminated seven of...

05-Dec-2017 Akola (Maharashtra)

Maharashta government irate as police feed agitating Yashwant Sinha

Senior Maharashtra government officials reportedly objected when some police officials offered tea and snacks to senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and others who have laid siege at the police headquarters here since Monday to fight for farmers' issues. However...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Kopardi rape-murder: Fast track judge announces death for three convicts

After a nail-biting suspense of 18 months, it was all over in barely five minutes for the three convicts in the sensational Kopardi rape-cum-murder case of a 15-year old schoolgirl at the Ahmednagar District and Sessions Court on Wednesday.Special Judge Suvarna...

29-Nov-2017 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Kopardi rape: Three convicts awarded death penalty

A Special Court on Wednesday awarded the death sentence to all three accused convicted in the rape and brutal murder of a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Kopardi village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district in July 2016.Jitendra alias Pappu Babulal Shinde, 26,...

28-Nov-2017 Latur (Maharashtra)

Seven killed as SUV collides with two vehicles in Maharashtra

Seven persons were killed and 13 others seriously injured early on Tuesday when a SUV Cruiser rammed into a stationary tempo on the Latur-Nanded Road and another oncoming SUV, an official said.The accident occurred at 5 a.m. near Kolpa village, around five...

25-Nov-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Thane building collapse toll climbs to four

The overnight toll in a building collapse here on Friday shot upto four, with the body of a woman recovered from the debris on early Saturday, an official said.The official from the city police control said with the recovery of the woman's body, the toll...

24-Nov-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Three killed in Thane building crash, 10 injured

Three persons, including a teenaged girl, were killed and 10 others injured when a three-storied building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town on Friday morning, officials said.According to the Disaster Management Unit of Thane, the seven-year-old building...

20-Nov-2017 Pune

Nine workers killed as crane crashes on tunnel in Maharashtra

 At least nine workers were killed when a crane crashed on a tunnel on the Neera-Bhima rivers linking project here on Monday evening.According to Pune Rural Police Control, the tragedy occurred around 6 p.m. when the workers were emerging from the tunnel...

18-Nov-2017 Latur (Maharashtra)

Six killed in Maharashtra bus-truck collision

At least six passengers were killed when a local state transport bus collided head-on with an oncoming truck on the Ausa-Nilanga state highway on Saturday, an official said.According to the Latur Police Control, the accident occurred at 3.00 p.m. near the...

15-Nov-2017 Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)

Sharad Pawar plays Good Samaritan, rushes to aid road accident victims

Setting aside politics briefly, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday played a Good Samaritan by helping accident victims in a remote area here, party officials said.The NCP chief and his motorcade were on Wednesday zipping on the Bhiwapur-Umred...

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