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PCMC eyes Rs 250 crore in penalty it’s been waiting for
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

In the last four years, the PCMC had estimated a collection Rs 250 crore in penalty from these 65,000 illegal properties, of which it has just received Rs 8 crore.

For Jalyukt Latur campaign, Riteish Deshmukh is brand ambassador
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

“Not only for Latur, but I will do whatever I can for the entire drought-hit Marathwada region,” said Riteish.

Botched up surgery at YCMH: State govt directs PCMC to probe doctors
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

PCMC heath officials said the state government has taken serious note of the lapse as it was not the first time YCMH functioning has been reported to the government.

Maharashtra: To save money for water, Latur residents postpone their surgeries
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Private hospitals rubbished allegations that people were shying away from them as the cost of buying water was being passed on to patients.

Marathwada drought: Weddings can wait as water train rolls into parched Latur
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Young and old turn up at railway station as Jaldoot Express carrying 25 lakh litres of water arrives.

Finally, 50-wagon water train heads for parched Latur
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

In the past few days, the same train has already made nine trips to Latur with 10 wagons, carrying 5 lakh litres of water each time.

Behind Pankaja’s ‘oasis’, an initiative to revive river
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

That “oasis”, at Sai village in Latur district, however has little to do with the government, its men or machinery.

Drought-hit Latur set to welcome Jaldoot Express today
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The train, as railway officials put, is set to receive a grand welcome at the Latur railway station on its arrival.

Under fire for clicking selfies in Latur, Pankaja Munde skips cabinet meeting
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

“Since yesterday night, she was suffering from a severe headache because of being in the blazing sun for a long time while reviewing drought-related work in Latur,” an aide said.

How India’s longest water train is coming to Latur
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

When the government picked Miraj, Sangli, 342 km from Latur — the longest distance for a water train in India — to supply water, it was the most natural choice.

In parched Latur, 10,000 litres water a helipad for Maharashtra minister
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

The Chief Minister’s Office also denied there was any wastage of water. “As per our information, there was no wastage of drinking water. Only untreated water released from filtration tank was used...” said a senior official from the CMO.

Villagers want water train to stop for them on way to Latur
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

The villagers, especially those living along railway tracks, plan to pressure railways to stop the train en route before Latur station, so they can get their stock of water.

Drought crisis: Parched Latur prepares for 50-wagon water train to roll in from Sangli
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

With Latur staring at its “worst ever” water crisis in decades, the state government has decided to send trains filled with water from Vaarna dam in Miraj, 8 km from Sangli town.

Latur collector on water crisis: Got stock to last 3 months, didn’t send SOS for water
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Pole said the district was staring at a similar situation six months ago, when Manjra dam had 5.3 mcm water.

A train with 50 tankers pulls in late at night, raising a cheer over 300 km away in Latur
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

In parched Marathwada, residents of Latur wait for water train with 50 steam-cleaned tankers

Breaking 400-year-old tradition, women enter Shani Shingnapur inner sanctum
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust has allowed women to enter the temple following a Bombay High Court order.

Shani Shingnapur row: How a 400-year-old tradition fell apart in barely four months
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

That the shackles came off on Gudi Padwa day, the Maharashtrian New Year, speaks eloquently of the rich Maharashtrian tradition of embracing the new and shedding the old on their path to peace and progress.

Mission to figure out ground reality takes off in parched Marathwada
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Besides understanding farmer suicides, the mission will look at various govt schemes designed for farmers

Shani Shingnapur row: Bhumata Brigade plans to file contempt of court against CM Fadnavis
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Chief minister’s office asks them to go-ahead, say they will present their side in court

Shani Shingnapur temple row: Day after Bombay HC order, women activists ‘beaten’ during bid to storm temple
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Despite repeated attempts, Ahmednagar District Collector Anil Kawade was not available for comment.

Bombay HC ruling a victory for Nari Shakti, Sabarimala next, says Bhumata Brigade
Sat, Apr 02, 2016

Activists plan to meet PM, press for a law to ensure women’s unhindered entry into places of worship.

Shani Shingnapur row: Women prevented from entering core shrine area, asked to show court order
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Shukre though said the police allowed them to pray and offer a garland to Lord Shani. "We were not allowed to place garland at the feet of Lord Shani.

Railway Recruitment Exam: Railway board eases rules for married women
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Even if they don't have valid identity proof, women can submit a self-declaration and take the exam.

PCMC shells out crores for streetlights at NCP House leader’s ‘model ward’; Opposition cries foul
Mon, Mar 28, 2016

Nearly Rs 15 crore has been reserved for setting up various projects in the “model ward”

Only preventive, no law and order fears: Latur administration
Tue, Mar 22, 2016

Officials said in rural areas, 20 litres of water were being provided per person.

Latur driver in riyadh jail: Indian embassy approaches Saudi govt for his release
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

The Indian embassy swung into action after two Indians, one from Pune and one from Mumbai, approached them requesting their intervention.

Cancer patient on Santhara for 18 days, Jains rally around him
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Santhara is a custom of the Jain community which involves embracing voluntary death.

Aid Without Probe: Move to benefit over 500 families of farmers who ended lives
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

In Marathwada alone, 350 families denied compensation since Oct ’14.

Politicians, activists differ on number of illegal structures set up by builders
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

The PCMC administration denied that the government’s move is aimed at favouring builders.

Farmer suicide toll crosses 200 mark in Marathwada; collective toll over 1300 in 15 months
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Beed registers highest suicide at 38 in two and half months, Aurangabad 36 suicides

15000 illegal structures in Jagtap stronghold
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

Not just the three suburbs, the entire Chinchwad constituency has around 35,000 illegal structures, with Thergaon suburb accounting for 8,000 illegal structures and Chinchwad for 7,000.

Ajit Pawar pressured me to form panel to regularise illegal structures, says Prithviraj Chavan
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

MNS chief Raj Thackeray too slammed the state government’s move on Saturday.

Over 66,000 illegal structures in PCMC areas now stand tall and legal, thanks to Maharashtra govt
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Thousands of illegal structures in Pimpri-Chinchwad are set to be regularised, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announcing the government’s decision to such effect in the Maharashtra Assembly on Friday.

Fate uncertain, Hindustan Antibiotics staff remind Modi of ‘Make in India’
Wed, Mar 09, 2016

Not possible to run company after April 1 if Centre doesn’t dispatch immediate funds, says management.

Latur: Woman dies standing in queue for water, mother dies of shock
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Manjara dam dries up, no tap water supply, hospitals hit.

Drought-hit Marathwada: CM Devendra Dadnavis terms ground situation very critical, ministers to tour all talukas
Sat, Mar 05, 2016

Fadnavis said never in the past has an entire cabinet landed in a region facing a most difficult time.