Dalits constitute nearly 13 per cent of the state’s voting population and are a politically active community.
In major urban centres like Mumbai, Dalits make up nearly 15 per cent of the voting population.
“The supply was completely unaffected. Close to 200 trucks with supplies had come into the market in the morning. However, most of the traders had to sit idle,” said Sanjay Pansare, trader and former APMC director.
On an October night in 2014, Rahibai had witnessed her 65-year-old mother Budhibai Dore and an aunt, Kashibai Veer, 85, being branded witches and trampled to death, while she herself was stripped naked and beaten
“The unseasonal rain caused the skin of grapes to split. These were produce to be sent to the market right now. The rain damaged the fruit and it will be hard to find takers for them,” a grape farmer said.
Maharashtra accounted for 55 per cent of the value of total goods stolen in the country. The number has now come down to 34.63 per cent. The total recovery of stolen goods for Maharashtra was worth Rs 266.9 crore
At 27, Pallavi Singh looks nothing like a drab Hindi language teacher. The former engineer, however, has over the past five years taught colloquial Hindi to over 700 foreigners, including the likes of William Dalrymple, various diplomats and a bevy of Bollywood background dancers. “Language affects how you are included or excluded in a society. […]
"In spite of a year since demonetisation, the problems are not going away. I have faced the wrath of farmers and depositors for the past one year and I felt I could not do so anymore and hence have resigned,” Narendra Darade said.
As per the dates released by the state government, holidays that will precede or succeed weekend holidays would be Republic Day on January 26, which will be on Monday, giving people a three-day weekend.
The paper states that international travellers are at more risk of acquiring and transmitting infectious diseases. Major airports and ports handling international departures and arrivals should be strengthened enough to practise travel medicine through travel health clinics, it adds.
Pakistan journalist Zeenat Shahzadi went missing after filing an application with Pakistan’s Supreme Court on behalf of missing Indian citizen Hamid Nehal Ansari’s mother, Fauzia. Ansari was sentenced to three-year imprisonment for espionage months after Shahzadi’s disappearance.
Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant, who visited the hospital on September 9, had promised immediate installation of 5 to 6 additional incubators and an additional half-a-dozen in the near future to augment infrastructure of the department.