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Maharashtra Government

Param Bir Singh Case: SC Says 'Very Disturbing' As Former Police Commissioner Has No Faith In Own Force

Jan 11, 2022 PTI

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has no faith in his own force and the Maharashtra government has no faith in the CBI, observing this, the Supreme Court said that it is a 'very disturbing scenario.

Covid-19 Update: Maharashtra Govt Caps Attendance At 50 Persons Amid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Dec 31, 2021 PTI

After Maharashtra saw a single-day spike of 5,368 coronavirus cases, the state government issued fresh guidelines on Thursday night capping the number of attendees at these events to 50 persons.

Governor not appointed to reject rights of legislature and govt recommendations: Sanjay Raut

In sarcastic remarks, Raut also said the Maharashtra governor seemed too studious and this could cause him "indigestion".

Maha Govt's Refusal To Slash Excise Duty On Fuel Exposes Hollowness Of Its Leaders: Fadnavis

Dec 25, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Some 25 states in the country have already reduced the excise duty on fuel and provided relief to people, the former Maharashtra chief minister said.

Prepare short term plan to tackle malnutrition deaths in tribal belt, HC tells Maha

The court was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations filed in 2007 highlighting the high numbers of deaths of children, pregnant women and lactating mothers in Melghat region due to malnutrition.

14 December, 2021

NIA, Central Agencies Trying To Save Param Bir Singh: Nawab Malik

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Speaking to reporters here, Malik said it was evident that the NIA is under the pressure of the Union government as no charge sheet has been filed in this matter.

12 December, 2021

BJP And AIMIM Are Two Sides Of Same Coin: Maharashtra Congress Leader Naseem Khan


A day after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed the Maharashtra government for failing to implement a 5% reservation for Muslims, Congress leader Naseem Khan slammed right back by saying that AIMIM and BJP are two sides of the same coin.

19 October, 2021

Maharashtra Allows Restaurants And Eateries To Operate Till Midnight

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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting with the state's COVID Task Force on Monday and directed officials to prepare guidelines for extending the operational hours for restaurants and eateries.

24 July, 2021

Maharashtra Govt Mulls Relaxations For Fully-Vaccinated People: Deputy CM

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'The state is thinking of granting relaxations to those people who have got both doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This will encourage citizens to get inoculated,' Ajit Pawar said.

13 July, 2021

Stan Swamy: Maharashtra Government Submits Medical Records To Bombay HC

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Suffering from Parkinson's disease and a host of other medical ailments, Swamy, who was then 83-year-old, was remanded to judicial custody following his arrest.

07 July, 2021

Mughal-E-Azam Only Film I Ever Watched: Maharashtra Governor Tributes Dilip Kumar

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also paid their tributes to Dilip Kumar, often touted as Bollywood's 'Tragedy King'.


06 July, 2021

The Shiv Sena Led Maha Govt Introduces 3 Bills To Defy Centre's Farm Laws

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The bills have provisions for higher than MSP rate for produce in farming agreement with traders, timely payment of dues, three-year jail term and Rs 5 lakh fine or both for harassment of farmers.

03 July, 2021

Maharashtra Government Announces Policies Adopted For Class 12 State Board Evaluation

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To assess the performance of a student, his/her scores in college-based assessments in Class 12 and 11 internal exams, and the average of best three performing subjects in Class 10 of the board exams will be considered

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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