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Tag: Maharashtra

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 […]

Devendra Fadnavis
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 […]

Peasant-sponsored Maharashtra shutdown starts

Mumbai: For the first time ever a Maharashtra “shutdown” called by farmers organisations got underway here on Monday with minor incidents of violence on the fifth-day of the ongoing farmers strike. The shutdown got enthusiastic response from the farmers with many regulars markets, locals markets and weekly markets remaining shut, with the ruling ally, Shiv […]

Sachin - A Billion Dreams
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' tax free in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic, ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, was today declared tax free in Maharashtra. The decision to waive off entertainment tax has been taken by the state government to honour the contribution of Tendulkar in the world of sports and to ensure that the film reaches maximum number of people in theatres. The docu-drama, […]

Dadasaheb Phalke
Maharashtra cinemas to show tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke

Mumbai: All cinemas and multiplexes in Maharashtra will exhibit a short film on the life and works of the Father of Indian cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, revered as Dadasaheb Phalke, Cultural Affairs Minister Vinod Tawde said here. The short film will be 55 seconds long and directed by Rajesh Mapuskar, who helmed the much-acclaimed film […]

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Labour Day: PM salutes determination of workers

New Delhi: On Labour Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today saluted workers, saying they play a big role in the country’s progress. “Today, on Labour Day we salute the determination & hardwork of countless workers who play a big role in India’s progress. Shrameva Jayate!,” he tweeted. International Workers’ Day also known as Labour Day […]

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Maharashtra doctors withdraw mass leave agitation

Mumbai: In a late night development, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Thursday urged all resident medicos to call off their four-day-long mass CL agitation immediately. The MARD said the Bombay High Court had taken a very sympathetic view of the doctors concerns about physical security and related issues, which it would monitor every […]

Bijay Mohapatra BJP
Negotiation Committee cannot resolve Mahanadi row: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today claimed that the Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources Ministry cannot resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “There was no need for the Water Resources ministry to form the Negotiation Committee. A far as I know, the decision to be taken by the Committee […]

Ranji Trophy: Odisha drub Maharashtra

Wayanad: Odisha posted a massive win against Maharashtra by an innings and 118 runs on the second day of the four-day Group-B Ranji Trophy match at in match at Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad in Kerala today. After scoring 319 in the first innings on the first day of the match yesterday, Mahatrashtra began their innings with […]

Odia pilgrim among three killed in Nashik road mishap

Mumbai: An Odia pilgrim among three died and 36 Odia pilgrims injured, 15 of them seriously, in a tragic road accident in Nashik district in Maharashtra on Friday night. According to reports, a tourist bus, bearing registration number MH-17-BD-5155, was on the way to Shirdi carrying 39 Odia pilgrims belonging to Dharmasala block in Jajpur […]

Syed Mustaq Ali T20: Odisha suffer third defeat

Hosts Odisha suffered its third defeat in a row after they were beaten by Maharashtra by four wickets in a thrilling match in the ongoing Syed Mustaq Ali T20 League at Barabati stadium here on Monday

Maharashtra bride takes a toilet as wedding gift!

Akola (Maharashtra): A toilet stole the show at a traditional Maharashtrian marriage here. The prefabricated toilet with a water closet, a wash-basin and mirror standing around one foot above the ground, was the considerate wedding gift on yesterday evening from the bride’s parents since the bridegroom’s family did not have one in their home. A […]

Burnt to death
Maharashtra farmer climbs on burning pyre, ends life

A debt-ridden farmer from a village in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region climbed on a lit pyre and committed suicide Wednesday, the second such incident since November last year, an activist said here Thursday

Odisha, 3 other States on terror radar

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has alerted four States, including Odisha, about possible terror attacks by a group of terrorists operating from Pakistan in January, said sources here today

Fadnavis team: Portfolios allocated

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today allocated portfolios to the twenty-member council of ministers, including 10 of the Shiv Sena, who were inducted into his expanded cabinet

Shiv Sena to join Maharastra govt tomorrow

Ending its acrimonious split with BJP, Shiv Sena will join the Maharashtra government tomorrow with 12 of its nominees, including five of cabinet rank, set to be inducted into the ministry

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7 policemen killed in Naxal attack in Gadchiroli

Seven policemen were on Sunday killed and two others injured when Naxals carried out a landmine blast in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district