The IISER scientists made a detailed presentation on varied topics ranging from new materials and devices for clean energy application to agricultural biotechnology to natural resource mapping.
The Mumbai Police have arrested two persons, including a minor boy, for allegedly killing a 59-year-old man, chopping his body, stuffing the pieces in bags and throwing them into the Mithi River.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said the state government will "review" the Rs 1.10 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, considered as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream offering to the nation.
Governor B.S. Koshyari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Uddhav Thackery at 6.40 p.m. with the Sena chief sporting a striking saffron coloured kurta-pyjama, his party's colour.
According to the power-sharing agreement between the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress, the Sena and the NCP will have 15 ministers each and the Congress 12 in the ministry apart from the Speaker's post.
The oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected MLAs started at a brisk pace as Pro Tem Speaker Kalidas N. Kolambkar on Wednesday started administering their oaths inside the Vidhan Bhavan, here on Wednesday.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray late on Tuesday staked his claim to form the government in Maharashtra before Governor B.S. Koshyari, party sources said.
It has been eleven years since the ghastly terror attacks shook Mumbai on November 26, 2008. On Tuesday, the Bollywood fraternity took to social media to remember the martyrs and offer condolences to their families.
This is also the first time that the Shiv Sena, a regional party founded in 1966 by Uddhav's father Balasaheb Thackeray, is joining hands with the Congress and the NCP.
Fadnavis took charge of his new assignment on Monday morning, but Ajit Pawar, who did not take charge, decided to quit and gave his resignation letter to the CM on Tuesday morning.
The NCP knows the strength of Ajit Pawar who has committed followers within the party, and the midnight coup could not have happened if he doesn't have the consent of his supporting MLAs.
Maharashtra's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday gave a clean chit in some of the around 10-year-old irrigation scam cases allegedly involving new Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, officials said here.
Hitting back at BJP state President Chandrakant Patil who earlier accused him of 'back-stabbing the BJP and the peoples' mandate', he warned him to mind his language.
He warned that henceforth, nobody from the NCP will remain present at Ajit Pawar's public meetings and anybody from the party tries to go would risk losing their membership.
Raut said that Ajit Pawar had stayed with the leaders of Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party and Congress till very late on Friday and everything appeared to be normal.
Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday morning administered the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister.
Meanwhile, in a major political development, the Shiv Sena will be sitting with Opposition in both houses of the Parliament, beginning from Monday, with the opposition getting a major boost ahead of the winter session.
The day started with thousands of Shiv Sainiks coming from across Maharashtra and queuing up at 'Shivtirth' for their turn to offer tributes to the charismatic and firebrand leader who passed away on this day in 2012.
As the Sena delegation reached Raj Bhavan, celebrations broke out among Shiv Sainiks, with distribution of sweets and bursting fire-crackers in different parts of the state, including Mumbai and Thane.
Bollywood playback legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion as a "precautionary measure", is now stable and recovering.
Raut's sudden hospitalization has come at the height of the government formation efforts by the Shiv Sena which has to report the status to Raj Bhavan by late Monday evening.
Even as the Congress top brass discussed backing a Shiv Sena led government in Maharashtra in Delhi on Monday, the Mumbai Congress was a divided house over the issue with senior leaders contradicting each other.
Expressing the Sena's sincerity of purpose, Raut pointed out that the party President Uddhav Thackeray has already directed the Sena's sole nominee in the Union Cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Arvind Sawant to quit his post.
In a stunning political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday conceded its inability to form the government in Maharashtra despite having the public mandate for its pre-poll alliance.