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Two-wheeler riders continue to die in Pune as helmet drive loses momentum
Wed, May 25, 2016

68 people have died in the first four months of this year; number of seriously injured highest this year at 140.

Marathwada: 36 farmers end life in a week
Tue, May 24, 2016

The total figure of suicides, as on Monday, has been put at 454 — almost hundred more than last year in the corresponding period.

Latur water supply affected as Jaldoot Express comes to a halt
Tue, May 24, 2016

Jaldoot Express had started from April 11 with 10 wagons initially bringing 5 lakh litres of water

Green project clearances now in 190 days not in 600 days: Prakash Javadekar
Sun, May 22, 2016

Javadekar said his ministry will soon come up with a booklet highlighting 50 projects across the country that remained pending for years.

Green project clearances now in 190 days, not 600 days, says Prakash Javadekar
Sun, May 22, 2016

‘Process speeded up, standardised and made transparent without compromising on pollution norms’.

Meet 15-yr-old Rinku, aka Sairat’s Archie: Maharashtra’s latest film sensation
Thu, May 19, 2016

As the film industry and the state is abuzz with the rising talent, Sairat star Rinku; her family says 'Archie' will pursue both films and education.

Maharashtra’s latest star is just another 15-yr-old from Solapur
Thu, May 19, 2016

Some of the fans who could not capture her on their cellphone drove for around 150 kms and landed at her residence the next day.

In 2nd such case in Pune, Latur woman delivers baby on board a bus
Thu, May 19, 2016

A PMPML spokesperson said they would felicitate the woman conductor for showing presence of mind.

Farmer suicides in Marathwada cross 400 mark in 4 months; toll reaches 1,548
Tue, May 17, 2016

92 more than 2015, Govt taskforce says crisis too big, will take time to turn things around.

7-yr-old gets left behind while returning to Pune as grandpa gets off train for water, reunites at next station
Tue, May 17, 2016

All because of what he calls his own fault and one which he said will be difficult for him to forget anytime soon.

Railways withdraws its Rs 2-cr water bill sent to drought-hit Latur
Sat, May 14, 2016

Till now more than 6 crore litres of water has been transported by the Railways from Miraj to Latur.

Drought crisis: Month after the water train, Railways sends dry Latur a Rs 2-crore bill
Fri, May 13, 2016

"We have sent the bill to the Latur district collector as per the administration's request," Central Railway's General Manager S K Sood told reporters.

Pimpri-Chinchwad transformer blast: Man charred to death as onlookers film him on phones, offer no help
Mon, May 09, 2016

Even as he cried out for help, onlookers watched him burn — some even took videos of the accident and posted it on YouTube — but nobody offered help, say the angry family members of the victim.

Latur gears up to recharge 10,000 borewells
Thu, May 05, 2016

Marathwada region, especially Latur, has been hit hard as dams, rivers and hundreds of wells have dried up.

Marathwada: 370 farmers end life in 4 months
Tue, May 03, 2016

The hard-hit seem to be sugarcane farmers, who find themselves in the midst of acres of wrecked cane crop, an unnerving sight.

‘Wrong crop pattern, drought’; a farmer reveals why he wants to end his life
Mon, May 02, 2016

Farmers in Latur district have been found to be cursing their own fate for picking the wrong crop pattern "which has yielded them nothing" but miseries all along.

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.