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Maharashtra govt to work on ‘de-radicalisation’ in minority pockets

Minority welfare schemes run by different ministries under Ministries of Urban Development, Health, Education, Minority Welfare, Social Justice, Skilled entrepreneurship will be integrated

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41 killed due to lightning in Maharashtra

Altogether 41 persons lost their lives due to lightning strike in various parts of Maharashtra during the last fortnight, an official said. Almost half the deaths were reported in drought-affected Marathwada region where lightning claimed 19 lives, the official added. “Altogether 19 persons died due to lightning strike in Marathwada region in the last fortnight,” […]


Maharashtra ministers split over tax on consumables

The majority of cabinet ministers had backed Mungantiwar’s decision to raise taxes moderately to meet expenditure on drought relief, with the exception of Khadse.

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Drought relief: Maharashtra to ask water tribunal to let it use 81 TMC surplus water

Fadnavis, who has pledged to make Maharashtra drought-free by 2019, wants to chanelise the water from one region to another scientifically and avail the surplus water.

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DISE data: Elementary education findings show Maharashtra lagging

Just 31.18 per cent rural schools have regular headmaster or teacher, only 12 states rank below Maharashtra on this parameter.

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Arvind Kejriwal is playing ‘gutter politics’: AAP leader Mayank Gandhi

Gandhi, the most prominent face of AAP in Maharashtra, alleged that Kejriwal is determined to finish the party’s root in the state.

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Maharashtra: Revenue shortfall impacts govt’s big public spend plan

On a day when the government hiked taxes on petrol and diesel, gold, diamond, jewellery, cigarettes, alcohol and soft drinks, state’s finance managers admitted that overall financial position had worsened.

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Maharashtra hikes prices of luxury items to offset losses

Fuel, cigarette, liquor, gold, diamond to cost more; revenue minister says govt should tax the rich to take care of poor.

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Maharashtra govt starts work on green power corridors

The Maharashtra cabinet sanctioned a plan to construct 27 transmission links for 2,570 MW of green energy, which will involve an investment of Rs 367 crore.

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Maharashtra mulls separate law for Buddhist marriages

The Hindu Marriage Act says that unless a Saptapadi is performed, the marriage cannot be recognised, while there is no Saptapadi in Buddhist marriages at all.


Maharashtra: Girl thrashed by lady cops; CM Devendra Fadnavis says guilty won’t be spared

The reason for roughing up the girl, believed to be in her early 20s, is yet to be ascertained, but preliminary investigations reveal that the victim had come for the darshan of Lalbaugcha Raja.

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In parched Marathwada, rain spreads cheer among farmers

The dams have seen substantial jump in their stock, rivers have breached their embankments, lakes are overflowing and wells have risen to the brim.

Ease of business: State fast tracks clearance of projects

Maharashtra’s poor ranking in the World Bank’s report on ease of doing business in Indian states has led the government to crack the whip against any complacency.

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13 lakh-tonne export quota for 195 sugar mills

The centre had in March announced an incentive of Rs 4,000 per tonne for export of 1.4 million tonne of raw sugar but it did not result in much export.

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Day after Sena calls ban religious fanaticism, BMC lifts its two-day meat ban in Mumbai

During hearing of the petition, the Bombay high court today criticised the civic body and government’s decision and said such restrictions cannot be imposed in a city like Mumbai.