Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan plateau. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India.
In a keenly-watched development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a 'protocol encounter' with Uddhav Thackeray for the first time after the latter became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, here late on Friday.
Opposition parties, a breakaway RSS unit and local green NGOs on Friday gave a December 25 or Christmas deadline to the state and Central governments to take steps for safeguarding Goa's interest in the Mhadei water dispute case.
The domestic production of edible oils is not adequate to meet their demand in India and the gap between demand and production of edible oils is met through imports, said Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan on Friday.
The conflict between Raj Bhavan and West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government seems headed for a flashpoint, with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hardening their respective stands.
Signalling an all out war against Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused him of running a parallel administration in her state, and withholding permission before even introduction of bills in the assembly. She said her government would "fight the battle".
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to not approach the Shiv Sena on the issue of seeking support for the citizenship amendment bill as the party wants its former ally to make its stand clear on the issue.
The famed central university, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV), Wardha, has abruptly banned all non-vegetarian food items on its campus, with many students resenting the move.
The ban on women dancing in bars in Mumbai is an example of the 'caste governance' of our times and the Maharashtra government may be considered as working toward maintaining the proper caste order in the upheaval caused by globalisation, a scholarly work on the subject says.
Today's bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka are important on more than one count for the BJP and Congress alike. It is the only major state down south where the two national parties are in primary candidates for power.
Onion prices soared to Rs 140 a kilo on Wednesday in various markets in West Bengal, but the state government was unable to give any assurance of the rates coming down in the immediate future citing inadequate production of the staple vegetable.