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Tag: Maharashtra

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 […]

Actress-turned-politician Poonam Dhillon doesn't want to be a 'decorative piece'

New Delhi: Veteran actress Poonam Dhillon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2004, but it is only now that she has taken on an active role as its Mumbai Vice President. Poonam, who took charge just before Diwali, says she wants to be a “hardcore worker” rather than a “decorative piece” like most actors […]

Fire hits Western Railway services in Maharashtra

Palghar (Maharashtra): The Western Railway’s (WR) long distance services on the Ahmedabad and New Delhi sectors were severely disrupted after two wagons of a goods train caught fire, with services resuming after 12 hours, officials said here on Friday. A WR spokesperson said that the fire broke out near Vangaon station in a goods trains […]

Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress Avni

New Delhi: No previous government has worked with the kind of “depth and seriousness” this dispensation has, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday as he hit back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s barb at the Centre over the killing of tigress Avni. The government does not need a certificate from Rahul Gandhi, Vardhan said. […]

Maharashtra's man-eater tigress 'Avni' shot dead

Nagpur: Avni, a five-year old alleged man-eater tigress who had created terror in Maharshtra’s Vidarbha forests, was shot dead on Saturday in Yavatmal district. The search operation came after nearly three months of a massive tigress-hunt along with trap cameras, drones, a pack of trained sniffer dogs and a hang-glider along with a team of […]

8 killed in road mishap in Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): At least eight passengers were killed when a private bus in which they were travelling rammed into a stationery truck on the Pune-Aurangabad highway, on Monday, an official said. According to Ahmednagar Police Control official Riyad Inamdar, the incident occurred at around 5.20 a.m. when the bus was speeding from Aurangabad to Pune. […]

Rs 10 crore seized from car in poll-bound Telangana

Hyderabad: In a major haul, police in Telangana on Friday seized Rs 10 crore cash from a car. The cash was seized during checking of vehicles by the police in Adilabad district of Telangana, which is going to polls on December 7. Several wads of currency notes, all in Rs 500s, were recovered from the […]

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Modi attends closing function of Saibaba samadhi centenary

Ahmednagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary and performed the ground-breaking ceremony to launch various developmental works. Arriving at the new Shirdi Airport in the morning, Modi flew down to the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) and performed a special pooja in the temple, unfurled a […]

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Fuel under GST to affect states' revenue: Chief Ministers

New Delhi: Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection. Speaking at the Hindustan Time Leadership Summit 2018, Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of the Congress-ruled Punjab, said his state’s […]

Delhi High Court ends house arrest of activist Gautam Navlakha

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed Gautam Navlakha, one of the five rights activists arrested in connection with Koregaon-Bhima case, to be freed from the house arrest. The high court granted him the relief saying that the Supreme Court last week had given him the liberty to approach the appropriate forum within […]

Maharashtra court issues warrant against Andhra CM

Hyderabad: A court in Maharashtra on Thursday issued warrant against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu in an eight-year-old case relating to his protest over Babli Project. The Dharmabad Magistrate’s Court also issued warrants to Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Minister D. Umamaheshwar Rao and 14 others. They were all directed to appear […]

Maharashtra rolls out red carpet for Lord Ganesha

Mumbai: Despite high inflation and spiralling fuel prices, Maharashtra rolled out the red carpet for the popular elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesha as the state immersed itself in the 10-day long and biggest public festival on Thursday. Around one million gigantic, big and small idols of Lord Ganesha have reached the homes of the commoner people, […]

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8-month pregnant woman gang-raped by 8 men in Maharashtra

Mumbai/Sangli: A shocking case of an eight-month pregnant woman from Satara being gang-raped by eight men in Sangli has come to light. Taking serious note, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women on Thursday sought a report from the local police. The incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Tuesday when the 20-year-old woman, along with her […]

30 feared killed as bus falls into Maharashtra ravine

Raigad (Maharashtra): At least 30 passengers were killed when a private bus carrying nearly three dozen university staff plunged into a ravine in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Saturday morning, an official said. Raigad Police Control official P.D. Patil said that around 35 staff of Konkan Agriculture University in Ratnagiri, including some women, were on […]

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Stray violence hits Mumbai amid Maratha shutdown

Mumbai: The second phase of the Maharashtra shutdown call by Maratha groups seeking quotas, evoked mixed response in Mumbai and coastal districts of the state, punctuated with incidents of stray violence, here on Wednesday. Since morning large groups of Maratha activists armed with saffron flags and banners, took to the streets with noisy processions amidst […]

Five killed as rains clobber Maharashtra, road, rail traffic hit

Mumbai: Torrential rains clobbered large areas of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra seriously hitting road traffic and rail operations, claiming at least five lives in rain-related incidents, officials said here on Monday. Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban locals on Western Railway (WR) and Central Railway (CR) were running between 15-30 minutes late on account of […]

WHO praises India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77 per cent

New Delhi: The government’s efforts at improving access to quality maternal health services and increased emphasis on women’s education are some of the reasons behind India’s groundbreaking progress in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77 per cent, the WHO said on Sunday. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the MMR has declined […]

3 coaches of Mumbai-Howrah Mail derail in Maharashtra

Nagpur: Three coaches of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail train derailed near Igatpuri in Maharashtra on Sunday, railway officials said. No passenger was injured in the accident. Central Railway Ministry spokesperson Sunil Udasi said: “Three coaches — S-12, S-13, pantry car — of the Mumbai-Howrah Mail derailed just before entering platform at 2.05 a.m.” The rail traffic […]

Varied voting in pan-India bypolls; EVMs malfunction in UP, Maharashtra

New Delhi: Amid complaints of dysfunctional electronic voting machines (EVMs) in three parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the bypolls on Monday to four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats across India saw moderate to high turnout. The Congress and some other opposition parties complained to the Election Commission (EC) about “hundreds of EVMs” […]

Nawaz Sharif acknowledges Pak terrorists involvement in 26/11 attack

  Lahore: For the first time, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for […]

Top Mumbai Cop Commits Suicide

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Himanshu Roy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself here today, police said. The 1988-batch IPS officer allegedly shot himself at his residence with his service revolver. Roy, who also served as Additional Director General of Police (Establishment), was rushed to Bombay Hospital, where he was declared dead. Roy, […]

Maharashtra ex-Deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal gets bail

Mumbai: Maharashtra Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Chhagan Bhujbal was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on Friday. He has been in jail for nearly two years and two months since his arrest on March 14, 2016 in certain cases pertaining to corruption and money laundering. After his bail […]

ECI announces election date for Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced the date for the biennial elections in Maharashtra and a by-poll in Andhra Pradesh. The two elections will be held on May 21 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Maharashtra election was necessitated as the term of six Legislative Council members will end […]

Smart Indian Hackathon 2018: Maharashtra wins most awards

New Delhi: Maharashtra came out at the top with 53 awards in total at the recently concluded Smart India Hackathon (software edition), followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said on Sunday. Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, and Karnataka, the next three won 34, 28, and 19 awards respectively. […]