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A BANG, BANG, BANG, DECISION

By Inderjit Badhwar The fiasco in Maharashtra—not the formation of the rainbow coalition but the official skulduggery that preceded it involving just about every centre...

Maharashtra Politics: Pushback for Democracy

Above: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray greeting supporters after being sworn in as the CM of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park in Mumbai/Photo: UNI Startling developments,...

SC On Maha Post Poll Coalition: “It’s For Public To Decide, Not Courts”

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking that the post-poll alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress in Maharashtra be declared unconstitutional...

Who is Uddhav Thackeray? Some FAQs about new Maharashtra Chief Minister

Uddhav Thackeray today took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai’s Dadar in the presence of Governor Bhagat...

Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister; PM Modi tweets congratulations

Uddhav Thackeray today took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai’s Dadar in the presence of Governor Bhagat...

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as CM tomorrow

Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari has invited Uddhav Thackeray to assume the office of Chief Minister of Maharashtra; the oath ceremony is supposed to take...

Maharashtra Government: Justice NV Ramana orders floor test by Pro-tem Speaker

Justice NV Ramana, part of the 3 judge Bench which heard Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress petitions against Governor's move to install BJP Government in Maharashtra, today...

Maharashtra crisis: Justice Ramana-led SC bench asks for floor test by 5 pm tomorrow

The Supreme Court said today that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has to prove his majority in the Assembly by 5 pm tomorrow. The bench...

A look into how Supreme Court dealt with a Maharashtra-like crisis 25 years ago

The ghost of SR Bommai continues to haunt the Indian political landscape. Recent political crisis in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly reminds us of a...
Supreme Court

Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, state govt, asks SG to produce...

The Supreme Court on Sunday issued notice to Centre, Maharashtra Govt, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena’s plea and directed Solicitor General...

Will defeat BJP in trust vote and form government with Sena, say Congress, NCP

Hours after Maharashtra witnessed the father of all dramas when Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister and the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP)...

BJP to rule Maharashtra again, Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Chief Minister

In a stunning Saturday surprise, the country woke up to visuals of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the next chief minister of...
Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
Delhi Police

Police can’t confiscate property during probe: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the police do not have the power to seize immoveable properties of an accused during the course...
Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, on Oct 21, Results on Oct 24

Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, on Oct 21, Results on Oct 24

The BJP Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar will both be eyeing a second consecutive term in office...
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

SC agrees to hear petitions on beef ban in Maharashtra

Above: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bunch of petitions related to beef ban in Maharashtra. The court...
Photo courtesy wiienvis.nic.in

NGT directs Addl director (forests) to review road projects disturbing tiger corridors in Maharashtra

NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel headed bench on Tuesday (Mar 26) directed Additional Director (Forest) of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change...
A still from the film Chandni Bar

Bar Girls and Constitutionalism

Above: A still from the film Chandni Bar The elegant judgment of the apex court showed how impoverished and hapless women can be helped constitutionally...
SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined an urgent hearing on the review petition filed by historian Romila Thapar against the verdict that refused SIT...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

MEDIA WATCH

The D Word The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has put the cat among the pigeonholes by its edict to the media to refrain from...

Bombay HC throws out Maharashtra govt appeal, says whistleblower must be compensated

The Bombay High Court on Saturday (February 3) rejected an application by the Maharashtra government to “review and modify” the court’s order to grant...
SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) sent the matter challenging the Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra’s laws to allow jallikattu and bullock cart races...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
Beef ban in Maharashtra: SC defers matter to the third week of February

Beef ban in Maharashtra: SC defers matter to the third week of February

The Supreme Court is dealing with a petition challenging the Bombay High Court order striking down beef ban in the state. On Monday (January 8), the...
11 gets life sentence in a first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s black magic law

11 gets life sentence in a first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s black magic law

In the first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s anti-superstition and black magic act, a Nashik court has held 11 people guilty of killing two sisters...

3 accused in Kopardi rape case get death

Above: Members of the Maratha community represented by the Maratha Kranti Morcha demanding death sentence for the three accused in the Kopardi rape case....

Maharashtra FM says all states have agreed to impose GST on petroleum

Above: A petrol pump in Patna. Photo: UNI GST, as far as fuel is concerned has stirred up trouble across India. This was a...
Civil rights activists condemn the mob attacks in the name of cow protection in Chennai. Photo: UNI

Three states asked to nominate officers to check cow protection vigilantism

Above: Civil rights activists condemn the mob attacks in the name of cow protection in Chennai. Photo: UNI The states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana...
Battle against Excommunication

Battle against Excommunication

Above: A Kshatriya mahapanchayat deliberating over an issue in Faridabad. It’s imperative that such panchayats obey the law of the land. Photo: UNI The first...
Panchayat

With a new act signed, social boycotts banned in Maharashtra

Above: Social boycott instigated by caste panchayats is a cognizable offense in Maharashtra. Photo: PIB In the midst of caste politics, communal chaos and mob...
A distraught farmer at his field in Agra where the crop was destroyed by unseasonal rains. Photo: UNI

Seeds of Discontent

The simmering anger among farmers led to huge loan waivers. But this would impoverish the state governments. Instead, they should check the volatility in...
Bombay high court

Liquor shops within 500m of highways: Bombay HC wants govt to treat each case...

The Supreme Court’s order of December 15, 2016 (which came into force from April 1, 2017) banning sale of liquor within 500m of state...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
A still from the path-breaking Marathi film Sairat that shows how deeply rooted the caste system is

Inter-Caste Marriage Act: Cast Away Prejudices

In a heartening move, the Maharashtra government proposes to come out with a new law to encourage such marriages. Cash rewards and jobs will...
The murder of journalist Jagendra Singh in UP highlighted how vulnerable scribes are when they expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Photo: globaljournalist.org

Protecting the Pen in Maharashtra

The state became the first in the country to pass a law that lists attacks on media persons and such establishments as a cognisable,...
The argument that Jallikattu was a cultural event and hence could not be curtailed was not accepted by the apex court

Jallikattu: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The Supreme Court has once again shown its humane side by dismissing a petition of the Tamil Nadu government asking it to lift the...

Cyber Mayhem!

It’s estimated that cybercrime will result in global business losses to the tune of $2 trillion in the next two years. It has already...

MP’s Jailhouse Rock

The killing of eight SIMI undertrials by the Bhopal police has raised many uncomfortable questions and could lead to a protracted legal battle By...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
MUMBAI, MAR 10 (UNI)-Police detaining Congress members during their protest against Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister, Vinod Tawde in Mumbai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-111U

MPISA, 2016: Boon or bane?

The Maharashtra government once again seems to be courting controversy.  In 2015, it had to withdraw a circular on sedition laws – which had...

Mumbai civic body still in line of fire

Neeta Kolhatkar in Mumbai Taking a suo motu cognizance of potholes in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to...

JIAH KHAN TRIAL: Conflicting Interests?

The CBI has moved the Bombay High Court against the government for appointing a Special Public Prosecutor.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Pratyusha Banerjee’s Boyfriend Rahul Raj’s Bail

New Delhi:  The Supreme court has declined a plea by the mother of late actress Pratyusha Banerjee seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail of Rahul...

Supreme Court dismisses petition on 100% cut of water supply to the liquor companies...

Supreme Court quashed the petition for cutting 100% water supply to liquor companies, filed by Maharashtra based activist Sanjay Kale. The bench led by...

Beefed Up!

A Bombay High Court judgment said it was no longer illegal to possess or eat beef as long as it was from outside the...

Criminal to waste water for IPL pitches when there is severe crisis: Bombay HC

Making a sharp observation, the Bombay High Court today said it was “criminal waste” of water to keep pitches green during IPL, while hearing...

Bombay High Court asks Maha govt to ensure basic facilities to prison inmates

 The Bombay High Court directed Superintendent of Police across Maharashtra to ensure that inmates get all basic facilities in prisons. The bench of Justice V...

SC waives off CCTV in dance bars, asks Maha govt to give licence by...

The Supreme Court today ordered Maharashtra government to grant license to dance bars by March 15. The government also got a setback as the...

Holy Cow

The Maharashtra government has stirred a hornet’s nest by banning cow slaughter. while most states have similar laws, ironically, India is the second largest...

Take it easy policy

There is a crisis looming in this state as water levels plummet and agriculture suffers due to neglect and mismanagement By Ritu Goyal Harish in...

Harvesting hatred

A new biography of Shiv Sena’s Bal Thackeray describes how he redefined Maharashtra’s politics forever, injecting venom into it By Ramesh Menon It  was sometime in...

'maharashtra' - 52 News Results

A BANG, BANG, BANG, DECISION

By Inderjit Badhwar The fiasco in Maharashtra—not the formation of the rainbow coalition but the official skulduggery that preceded it involving just about every centre...

Maharashtra Politics: Pushback for Democracy

Above: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray greeting supporters after being sworn in as the CM of Maharashtra at Shivaji Park in Mumbai/Photo: UNI Startling developments,...

SC On Maha Post Poll Coalition: “It’s For Public To Decide, Not Courts”

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking that the post-poll alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP & Congress in Maharashtra be declared unconstitutional...

Who is Uddhav Thackeray? Some FAQs about new Maharashtra Chief Minister

Uddhav Thackeray today took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai’s Dadar in the presence of Governor Bhagat...

Uddhav Thackeray sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister; PM Modi tweets congratulations

Uddhav Thackeray today took oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai’s Dadar in the presence of Governor Bhagat...

Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray to take oath as CM tomorrow

Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshiyari has invited Uddhav Thackeray to assume the office of Chief Minister of Maharashtra; the oath ceremony is supposed to take...

Maharashtra Government: Justice NV Ramana orders floor test by Pro-tem Speaker

Justice NV Ramana, part of the 3 judge Bench which heard Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress petitions against Governor's move to install BJP Government in Maharashtra, today...

Maharashtra crisis: Justice Ramana-led SC bench asks for floor test by 5 pm tomorrow

The Supreme Court said today that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has to prove his majority in the Assembly by 5 pm tomorrow. The bench...

A look into how Supreme Court dealt with a Maharashtra-like crisis 25 years ago

The ghost of SR Bommai continues to haunt the Indian political landscape. Recent political crisis in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly reminds us of a...
Supreme Court

Maharashtra crisis: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, state govt, asks SG to produce...

The Supreme Court on Sunday issued notice to Centre, Maharashtra Govt, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena’s plea and directed Solicitor General...

Will defeat BJP in trust vote and form government with Sena, say Congress, NCP

Hours after Maharashtra witnessed the father of all dramas when Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister and the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP)...

BJP to rule Maharashtra again, Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Chief Minister

In a stunning Saturday surprise, the country woke up to visuals of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the next chief minister of...
Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI

Bullet train: Not At Full Speed

Above: Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe at the function in Ahmedabad to launch the project/Photo: UNI The overwhelming state power notwithstanding, farmers whose lands...
Delhi Police

Police can’t confiscate property during probe: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the police do not have the power to seize immoveable properties of an accused during the course...
Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, on Oct 21, Results on Oct 24

Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, on Oct 21, Results on Oct 24

The BJP Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, Devendra Fadnavis and Manohar Lal Khattar will both be eyeing a second consecutive term in office...
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

SC agrees to hear petitions on beef ban in Maharashtra

Above: Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a bunch of petitions related to beef ban in Maharashtra. The court...
Photo courtesy wiienvis.nic.in

NGT directs Addl director (forests) to review road projects disturbing tiger corridors in Maharashtra

NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel headed bench on Tuesday (Mar 26) directed Additional Director (Forest) of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change...
A still from the film Chandni Bar

Bar Girls and Constitutionalism

Above: A still from the film Chandni Bar The elegant judgment of the apex court showed how impoverished and hapless women can be helped constitutionally...
SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

SC Says No Urgent Hearing On Bhima Koregain Review Petition

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined an urgent hearing on the review petition filed by historian Romila Thapar against the verdict that refused SIT...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

MEDIA WATCH

The D Word The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has put the cat among the pigeonholes by its edict to the media to refrain from...

Bombay HC throws out Maharashtra govt appeal, says whistleblower must be compensated

The Bombay High Court on Saturday (February 3) rejected an application by the Maharashtra government to “review and modify” the court’s order to grant...
SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

SC refers jallikattu and bullock cart races matter to constitution bench

The Supreme Court on Friday (February 2) sent the matter challenging the Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra’s laws to allow jallikattu and bullock cart races...

Judge Loya death case: Maharashtra Govt submits report to SC, but says not to...

Above: Supreme Court; (inset) Judge Loya The Supreme Court bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar was on Tuesday (January 16) given...
Beef ban in Maharashtra: SC defers matter to the third week of February

Beef ban in Maharashtra: SC defers matter to the third week of February

The Supreme Court is dealing with a petition challenging the Bombay High Court order striking down beef ban in the state. On Monday (January 8), the...
11 gets life sentence in a first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s black magic law

11 gets life sentence in a first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s black magic law

In the first ever conviction under Maharashtra’s anti-superstition and black magic act, a Nashik court has held 11 people guilty of killing two sisters...

3 accused in Kopardi rape case get death

Above: Members of the Maratha community represented by the Maratha Kranti Morcha demanding death sentence for the three accused in the Kopardi rape case....

Maharashtra FM says all states have agreed to impose GST on petroleum

Above: A petrol pump in Patna. Photo: UNI GST, as far as fuel is concerned has stirred up trouble across India. This was a...
Civil rights activists condemn the mob attacks in the name of cow protection in Chennai. Photo: UNI

Three states asked to nominate officers to check cow protection vigilantism

Above: Civil rights activists condemn the mob attacks in the name of cow protection in Chennai. Photo: UNI The states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana...
Battle against Excommunication

Battle against Excommunication

Above: A Kshatriya mahapanchayat deliberating over an issue in Faridabad. It’s imperative that such panchayats obey the law of the land. Photo: UNI The first...
Panchayat

With a new act signed, social boycotts banned in Maharashtra

Above: Social boycott instigated by caste panchayats is a cognizable offense in Maharashtra. Photo: PIB In the midst of caste politics, communal chaos and mob...
A distraught farmer at his field in Agra where the crop was destroyed by unseasonal rains. Photo: UNI

Seeds of Discontent

The simmering anger among farmers led to huge loan waivers. But this would impoverish the state governments. Instead, they should check the volatility in...
Bombay high court

Liquor shops within 500m of highways: Bombay HC wants govt to treat each case...

The Supreme Court’s order of December 15, 2016 (which came into force from April 1, 2017) banning sale of liquor within 500m of state...
Farmers agitating at Wakodi village in Nagpur district. Photo: UNI

Farmers give two-day ultimatum to Fadnavis govt

Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari...
A still from the path-breaking Marathi film Sairat that shows how deeply rooted the caste system is

Inter-Caste Marriage Act: Cast Away Prejudices

In a heartening move, the Maharashtra government proposes to come out with a new law to encourage such marriages. Cash rewards and jobs will...
The murder of journalist Jagendra Singh in UP highlighted how vulnerable scribes are when they expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Photo: globaljournalist.org

Protecting the Pen in Maharashtra

The state became the first in the country to pass a law that lists attacks on media persons and such establishments as a cognisable,...
The argument that Jallikattu was a cultural event and hence could not be curtailed was not accepted by the apex court

Jallikattu: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The Supreme Court has once again shown its humane side by dismissing a petition of the Tamil Nadu government asking it to lift the...

Cyber Mayhem!

It’s estimated that cybercrime will result in global business losses to the tune of $2 trillion in the next two years. It has already...

MP’s Jailhouse Rock

The killing of eight SIMI undertrials by the Bhopal police has raised many uncomfortable questions and could lead to a protracted legal battle By...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
MUMBAI, MAR 10 (UNI)-Police detaining Congress members during their protest against Maharashtra Education and Cultural Affairs Minister, Vinod Tawde in Mumbai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-111U

MPISA, 2016: Boon or bane?

The Maharashtra government once again seems to be courting controversy.  In 2015, it had to withdraw a circular on sedition laws – which had...

Mumbai civic body still in line of fire

Neeta Kolhatkar in Mumbai Taking a suo motu cognizance of potholes in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court today asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to...

JIAH KHAN TRIAL: Conflicting Interests?

The CBI has moved the Bombay High Court against the government for appointing a Special Public Prosecutor.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Pratyusha Banerjee’s Boyfriend Rahul Raj’s Bail

New Delhi:  The Supreme court has declined a plea by the mother of late actress Pratyusha Banerjee seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail of Rahul...

Supreme Court dismisses petition on 100% cut of water supply to the liquor companies...

Supreme Court quashed the petition for cutting 100% water supply to liquor companies, filed by Maharashtra based activist Sanjay Kale. The bench led by...

Beefed Up!

A Bombay High Court judgment said it was no longer illegal to possess or eat beef as long as it was from outside the...

Criminal to waste water for IPL pitches when there is severe crisis: Bombay HC

Making a sharp observation, the Bombay High Court today said it was “criminal waste” of water to keep pitches green during IPL, while hearing...

Bombay High Court asks Maha govt to ensure basic facilities to prison inmates

 The Bombay High Court directed Superintendent of Police across Maharashtra to ensure that inmates get all basic facilities in prisons. The bench of Justice V...

SC waives off CCTV in dance bars, asks Maha govt to give licence by...

The Supreme Court today ordered Maharashtra government to grant license to dance bars by March 15. The government also got a setback as the...

Holy Cow

The Maharashtra government has stirred a hornet’s nest by banning cow slaughter. while most states have similar laws, ironically, India is the second largest...

Take it easy policy

There is a crisis looming in this state as water levels plummet and agriculture suffers due to neglect and mismanagement By Ritu Goyal Harish in...

Harvesting hatred

A new biography of Shiv Sena’s Bal Thackeray describes how he redefined Maharashtra’s politics forever, injecting venom into it By Ramesh Menon It  was sometime in...

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