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BJP govt will come to power in Maharashtra in March: Narayan Rane

Some secrets have to be kept to form or break a government, says Union Minister Narayan Rane in Jaipur   Mumbai: Maharashtra is all set for a change very soon, according to Union minister Narayan Rane. The minister has predicted that the BJP will return to power in the state by March. However, he refrained...

Former Maharashtra minister Anil Deshmukh arrested by ED after 12 hours of probe

Mumbai: Former Home Minister in Maharashtra government Anil Deshmukh was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate late on Monday after nearly 12 hours of interrogation in a money laundering case. Anil Deshmukh had appeared before ED in Mumbai on Monday amid reports that he had gone missing. He had issued a statement that he had not...

Pune: Day after 14-year-old girl’s murder, cops arrest accused stalker

Pune: Pune police arrested a 22-year-old youth on Wednesday, a day after the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Bibwewadi area of Pune. According to reports, the girl, a class 8 student, was hit repeatedly with a sickle by the youth at a playground in presence of her friends. She died on the spot. Eye-witnesses...

34 hospitalized in Thane after chemical leak from factory

The sulfuric acid leak was reported from a factory in Ambernath MIDC in Thane Thane: Vapours from a suspected chemical leak at a factory in Thane district of Maharashtra left several people in the vicinity complaining of uneasiness. At least 34 people had to be hospitalized after they reportedly inhaled the toxic fumes. The victims...

As coal crisis deepens, states stare at blackout

New Delhi: Amid claims and assurances by the power minister that there is no need to panic, the pinch of depleting coal reserves is being felt across the country, with states staring at the prospect of exhausting their entire stocks in next few days. On Monday, Maharashtra shut down 13 thermal power units due to...

Cyclone Shahin to bring heavy rain over Gujarat, head towards Pakistan

In wake of Cyclone Shahin passing over Gujarat, heavy rain warning issued for parts of the state till Saturday, October 2 Ahmedabad: The cyclonic storm Shahin, developing in the Arabian Sea, likely to move over Kutch and head northward towards Pakistan. However, its impact will result in rain in several parts of Gujarat adjoining the...

Here’s why a fresh complaint has been filed against actress Payal Rohatgi

Actress Payal Rohatgi has been booked by the cyber police in Maharashtra’s Pune for allegedly creating a defamatory video on the Nehru- Gandhi family and circulating it on social media. The case was registered against her following a complaint by a local Congress leader. The actress has been booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)...

13 labourers dead, 3 injured in road accident in Maharashtra’s Buldhana

In an unfortunate incident, 13 labourers lost their lives and three others sustained serious injuries when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district. The accident happened near Dusarbid village at Tadegaon Phata on Sindkhedraja-Mehkar Road around noon when the labourers were being taken for work on the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi...

Sanjay Raut says BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra an invitation for third wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday lashed out at the BJP for the Jan Ashirwad Yatra being carried out by Union ministers in several states and termed it as an invitation for the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also blamed the saffron party for doing it deliberately and urged it to have...

Landslides in Maharashtra’s Raigad: At least 30 dead; PM announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia

Mumbai: Landslides in Raigad district of Maharashtra following heavy rains have left at least 30 persons dead, according to district administration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those who died and Rs 50,000 to those injured in the landslides in Raigad. Union Home Minister Amit Shah...

24 dead as heavy rainfall, landslides hit Mumbai

At least 24 people have lost their lives in separate incidents of wall collapse due to landslides in Mumbai’s Chembur and Vikhroli on Sunday. The unfortunate deaths took place as the maximum city was lashed by heavy rainfall resulting in waterlogging at several low-lying areas affecting traffic and train movements. Seventeen people lost their lives...

PM asks Maharashtra, Kerala and 4 other states to intensify fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with the chief ministers of six states—Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Odisha and Karnataka—regarding the COVID-19 situation prevalent in these states. Notably, these six states accounted for over 80 per cent of the total cases reported in the country in July, with some of them...