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On R-Day, BJP-opposition face-off in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Uniting for a common cause, Maharashtra’s opposition parties took out silent marches for what they called “Save the Constitution” while the ruling BJP countered it by organising a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ here on Friday, to coincide with the 69th Republic Day celebrations across the state. The opposition’s ‘Save Constitution’ rally, coming on the day independent […]

Rain in Maharashtra reason for soaring onion prices in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Damage to onion crops in Maharashtra due to excessive rains has led to the skyrocketing price of the vegetable in Odisha market, Food and Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro said on Monday. The average requirement of onion in the state is about 7 to 8 lakh tonnes a month. However, Patro said, the state […]

Maha bandh: 16 FIRs registered in Mumbai, over 300 detained

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police registered 16 FIRs and detained over 300 people in connection with protests by Dalit groups during the day-long bandh yesterday against the Bhima Koregaon caste clashes, while Internet services were suspended in Kolhapur following tension in the district. Over 200 buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation were damaged in […]

Maharashtra shutdown: Rail blockade in Palghar, Thane

Mumbai: The Maharashtra shutdown called by some Dalit parties started with attempts to block suburban train services in Thane and Palghar and processions in Mumbai and elsewhere on Wednesday amidst tight security across the state. Groups of Dalit activists jumped on the railway tracks, shouting slogans and waving flags to attempt a rail-blockade at Thane […]

Protests in Mumbai, trains halted over Bhima-Koregaon violence

Mumbai: The anger over marking the 200th anniversary of Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune district of Maharashtra continued today as protestors disrupted suburbs and local train services on the Harbour Line. The protesters blocked roads in several areas of Mumbai, forced shops to shut down and also attacked a journalist of a television news channel. […]

3.2-magnitude quake jolts Thane

Thane: An earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Thane and surrounding areas on Tuesday morning, the IMD said. According to the preliminary report of the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake at a depth of 10 kms below the surface, was recorded at 2.21 a.m. The epicentre of the quake was calculated at latitude […]

Six killed in bus-truck collision in Maharashtra

Latur (Maharashtra): At least six passengers were killed when a local state transport bus collided head-on with an oncoming truck on the Ausa-Nilanga state highway on Saturday, an official said. According to the Latur Police Control, the accident occurred at 3.00 p.m. near the Chalburga Phata, around 30 km from here. A speeding truck rammed […]

Farmer attempts to spray toxic pesticide on minister, nabbed

Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Amid growing anger in the rural areas over the deaths of 18 farmers due to poisonous fumes of pesticides, a Maharashtra minister was targeted by an agitated farmer who attempted to spray him with a similar insecticide here on Wednesday. The incident occurred when Minister of State for Agriculture Sadabhau Khot visited Kalam […]

Gadkari to perform 'Bhoomi Poojan' of Wardha dry port on Monday

New Delhi: Union Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Monday perform ‘Bhoomi Pooja’ of the Wardha dry port at Maharastra’s Sindi, an official statement said on Sunday. The dry port is being developed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in a bid to cater effective logistics services to the industries in […]

Heavy rains disrupt flights in Mumbai

Mumbai: Heavy rains lashed Mumbai, entire coastal Konkan region and parts of western Maharashtra affecting normal life and hitting flight operations, officials said here on Wednesday. This comes exactly a month after the Mumbai deluge of August 19 and 20. Flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMI) took a major hit owing […]

Maharashtra hero's widow joins Indian Army

Mumbai/Chennai: Maharashtra hero, the late Col. Santosh Mahadik’s widow Swati Mahadik was on Saturday commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant, officials said. As she completed her parade in Chennai on Saturday, Lt. Swati Mahadik broke down, and her family members and a senior army officer’s wife consoled and hugged her and wiped the […]

Torrential rains, flooding paralyse Maharashtra

Mumbai: Torrential rains lashed Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad and other parts of Maharashtra for the fourth consecutive day, severely affecting normal life and also paralysed local train and bus services in the state capital. Many parts of Mumbai and suburbs were inundated with upto three to four feet of water, on the highways, main and […]

Landslide caused Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto derailment: Railways

Thane: Ten coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Tuesday due to a landslide, officials said. According to Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena, there were no reports of any casualties or injuries so far in the incident which occurred at around 6.30 a.m., between the Asangaon and Vashind stations. Saxena told IANS: […]

Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derails

Thane: At least five coaches of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express derailed in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Tuesday, officials said. According to the Central Railway, there were no reports of any casualties or injuries so far in the incident which occurred at around 6.30 a.m., between the Asangaon and Vashind stations. Top Central Railway officials are […]

MP Tendulkar contributes for Police Training School project

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has disbursed Rs 15 lakh from his allocated Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund for a ‘Water Supply Project’ at the Police Training Centre in Sangli district of Maharashtra. The news was confirmed by Sanjay Barkund, who is the head of Turchi Police […]

Three injured after rocks fall on Hubli Express

Mumbai: At least three passengers of the Hubli Express were injured near the Khandala Ghat in Maharashtra when rocks from a mountain fell on the train following a landslide, officials said on Monday. There were no rail traffic disruption though. According to a Central Railway official, the incident occurred at around 5.30 a.m. between the […]

Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

Panaji: The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. The advisory released by the Crime Branch late on Thursday, asked parents to install parental control software in computers […]

Onion price to reduce from tomorrow: Food Minister

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to keep a check on soaring prices of onion, the State government has procured 25 trucks of vegetable from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, which is most likely to reach Odisha market tomorrow. “After the onion-laden trucks reach the State, the price will come down to Rs 20-22. At least 15 onion-laden […]

Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary

Mumbai: On the 5th death anniversary of Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time chief minister of Maharashtra, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh shared an emotional post on social media. Riteish on Monday took to Twitter to share a black and white photograph of his father. “It’s been five years… Have missed you every moment, every hour, […]

Boat tragedy: Seven drowned; one missing

Nagpur: The desire to click selfies in the middle of a reservoir resulted in a tragedy for a group of picnickers with the boat carrying them capsizing in Vena dam in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district, police said today. While seven bodies have been recovered till this evening, one person still remains untraced since the tragedy occurred […]

Farm loan waiver: BJP Farmers’ Cell to launch signature campaign from July 1

Bhubaneswar: As Maharashtra government declared farm loan waiver today, BJP Krushak Morcha of Odisha unit has decided to launch a signature campaign across 36,000 booths in the State from July 1 to 15 to put forth its demand for waiving crop loan and providing loan at zero percent interest to the farmers. Informing about the […]

Maharashtra govt announces mega farm loan waiver scheme

Mumbai: The BJP-led Maharashtra government today announced a major farm loan waiver scheme that will see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off. The scheme, announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a press meet here, involves Rs 34,000 crore of relief. Named after Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, the […]

President to visit Maharashtra, Karnataka

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will embark on a two-day visit to Maharashtra and Karnataka on Saturday. According to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee will address a convocation ceremony at the College of Military Engineering, Pune, on Saturday before leaving for Karnataka where he will attend the inauguration of the phase-I metro in Bengaluru. On Sunday, the […]

Nine killed in Maharashtra road accident

Mumbai: At least nine passengers were killed and 20 others injured on Sunday when a bus coming from Mumbai lost control and plunged into a ditch, police said.   According to the police, the driver of the bus en route to Beed city lost control and plunged over 100 feet into the ditch at around […]

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Fadnavis promises 'biggest' farm loan waiver in history

Mumbai:  Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promised to implement what he termed as the “biggest” farm loan waiver in the state’s history by October 31, as the state-wide farmers strike entered its sixth day on Tuesday. “We will be writing off the loans of all deserving and needy farmers. For this we shall make use […]