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Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Polls Results: BJP Establishes Substantial Lead

Chandigarh: The BJP on Thursday established a substantial lead as the counting of votes for Assembly elections progressed in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Maharashtra, the BJP was leading at 83 seats and its ally Shiv Sena was ahead at 53 in the 288-member Assembly, according to IANS-CVoter. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading at […]

Polling Begins In Maharashtra, Haryana

Mumbai/Chandigarh: Polling of votes began on a peaceful note on Monday morning across all 288 Assembly constituencies of Maharashtra and 90 segments of Haryana amidst tight security, officials said. Braving rain in many parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai, early voters turned up to exercise their franchise. Electors across the state could be seen reaching polling […]

Maharashtra: Two Naxals Killed In Encounter In Gadchiroli

Nagpur: Two Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday morning, a police official said. The gun-battle took place in Narkasa forest area, located around 170 km from here, when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti-Naxal unit of Maharashtra police, were combing the area, he said. On specific information, […]

10 Killed In Maharashtra Factory Blast

Mumbai/Shirpur: At least 10 persons have been reportedly killed and over 40 others injured in a massive blast at a chemical factory in Maharashtra’s Dhule district on Saturday morning, an official said. “The blast rocked homes and buildings in its surrounding areas and was followed by a huge fire with clouds of black smoke billowing […]

11 killed in Maharashtra accident

Dhule (Maharashtra): Eleven people were killed and 23 injured in a head-on collision between a container truck and a state transport bus, police said here on Monday. The crash took place late on Sunday near Neemgul village, according to Dhule Control Room official A.L. Patil. “The bus was headed to Aurangabad when the collision took […]

30 killed in Maharashtra floods, 2 lakh evacuated

Mumbai: At least 30 people have been killed in various flood-related incidents in Maharashtra in the past one week even as more than 2.03 lakh people were evacuated to safer locations, officials said here on Friday. According to Konkan Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar, 12 persons died in Sangli, four in Kolhapur, seven in Satara, six […]

Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude hits Maha's Satara district

Pune: An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook parts of Satara district in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, an official said. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred around 7.47 am, was recorded at a depth of 10 km, the official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) centre here said. No casualty or damage to property has […]

SC strikes down EWS quota in Maharashtra medical courses

New Delhi: In a setback for the Maharashtra government, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s decision to introduce 10 per cent quota for academic year 2019-20 in the postgraduate medical courses. The apex court said the state could not apply it after the admission process had already begun in November 2018. At […]

After blowing up troopers, Maoists threaten state government

Gadchiroli: A day after carrying out a blast which killed 15 C-60 force troopers, Maoist groups in Gadchiroli district issued warnings to the state government against implementing its infrastructure schemes in the region, official sources said here on Thursday. Banners painted with the threats came up overnight in several villages and their outskirts virtually ordering the […]

PM Modi condemns Maoists attack in Maharashtra

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned the Maoists attack in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli in which 15 C-60 and a driver were killed, and asserted that the perpetrators will not be spared. “Strongly condemn the despicable attack on our security personnel in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. I salute all the brave personnel. Their sacrifices will never be […]

15 troopers among 16 killed in Maoist blast in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli:  Maoists struck in a big way in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli on Wednesday, killing 15 police commandos and a civilian in a land mine blast. The attack came as the state was celebrating its Foundation Day. The vehicle carrying the elite C-60 commandos of the Maharashtra Police was blown up in Kurkheda area around 12.30 pm, […]

Maharashtra records lowest turnout in final phase of polls

Mumbai: Maharashtra recorded a voter turnout of 57.32 per cent in the fourth and final phase, covering 17 parliamentary constituencies, which is the lowest compared with all the earlier phases so far, Election Commission (EC) officials said here on Tuesday. In the first phase on April 11, the percentage in the seven seats that voted […]

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Red alert issued for heat wave in central India

Nagpur (Maharashtra): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) here on Tuesday issued a Red Alert — the highest warning level — as temperatures soared to up to 47 degrees Celsius in some parts of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region and central India. The alert will remain in place till Wednesday, according to IMD Deputy Director-General M.L. Sahu. “There […]

Rains, thunderstorm leave nearly 50 dead in 4 states

Jaipur/Bhopal/Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 people were killed as rains coupled with thunderstorm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra overnight, officials said Wednesday. The unseasonal rains and storm also caused damage to property and crops in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Rajasthan witnessed the maximum casualties with 21 people killed in rain-related incidents […]

Maharashtra averages 56% voting in 7 LS seats

Nagpur: Maharashtra recorded a provisional average voting of around 56 percent in the seven Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on Thursday in the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls, an official said. Surprisingly, the highest voter turnout – 62 per cent – was notched in the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli-Chimur and the lowest – 52 per […]

Blast outside polling booth in Maharashtra

Nagpur: A blast took place outside a polling station in Maoist-infested Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, official sources said. No casualty was reported. The explosion occurred outside the Vaghzari polling booth in the Etapalli sub-division where a few people were queued for exercising their franchise for the Gadchiroli-Chimur Lok Sabha seat. The blast was […]

2 CRPF officers hurt in Maoist ambush in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Just a day ahead of polling here, Maoists on Wednesday carried out an attack on a CRPF contingent being deployed for election duty, injuring two Sub-inspectors, official sources said. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by the Maoists occurred at around 4 p.m. in Gatta village in Etapalli tehsil through which a […]

School serves students khichdi with snake in Maharashtra

Nanded (Maharashtra): Students of a government primary school were served khichdi with a snake in it, officials said here on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday at the Gargavan Zilla Parishad Primary School, around 50 kms from here, when the 80-odd children studying in Classes I-to-V were served the midday meal. As the school […]

Ahead of R-Day, 9 IS suspects arrested in Maharashtra

Mumbai: In a swoop ahead of Republic Day, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine youths including a 17-year-old boy – who were detained earlier – for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group and plans to create criminal disturbances in the state, an official said here on Wednesday. The ATS said […]

Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation, says Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them and trying to achieve indirectly what it can’t by a clamp-down. Noting that “Since 2005, no licence has been issued”, the court said: “There may be a regulation, but that does not amount to total prohibition.” […]

Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued. “Since 2005 till date, no licence has been issued. There may be regulation but that does not amount to total prohibition,” said a bench of Justice […]

Sachin's childhood coach Achrekar passes away

Mumbai: Veteran cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who trained Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and his friend Vinod Kambli, among others, passed away following a heart attack here on Wednesday, family sources said. He was 87 and breathed his last at his home in Dadar at around 5 p.m. Achrekar, honoured with a Padma Shri in 2010 […]

BJD delegation meets NCP Chief Sharad Pawar over women's reservation bill

Bhubaneswar: As part of their strategy to garner support over women’s reservation bill, a BJD delegation today met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar in Pune. The team including School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra and BJD leader Arup Patnaik met Pawar at the latter’s residence. According to sources, discussions were held […]

Gadkari collapses at function, says he's now fine

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari, a diabetic, fainted during a function here on Friday due to “low sugar” and later, after taking rest, left for the Shirdi Sai Baba temple. The incident occurred when he was standing with other dignitaries for the National Anthem at the convocation function of the Mahatma Phule […]

Ad Guru Alyque Padamsee breathes his last at 90

Well-known Ad-guru and actor Alyque Padamsee breathed his last at the age of 90 in Mumbai today morning. Alyque is best known for his role as Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1982 historical drama “Gandhi” and was the Chief Executive of Lintas which is one of the top advertising agencies in the country, reported NDTV. Famous […]