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Devendra Fadnavis clears the air, says will be back as chief minister after Maharashtra polls

"I have already reassured you all I am going to be back in the same post and place as the Chief Minister. I am not just the CM of BJP. I am also Shiv Sena's CM."

Maharashtra: Man claims he was forced to say 'Jai Shriram', beaten up

Imran Ismail Patel, a hotel employee, said in his complaint that a gang of around ten hooligans stopped him near Hudco Corner in Begumpura area when he was returning home on a motorbike in the early hours.


Amid lack of rains, Maharashtra farmers opt for short-duration crops

Rains have largely been absent in Marathwada and Vidarbha, the main belts for cotton, oilseed and pulses, where farmers have gone for bajra and maize as alternatives.

Banks sanction Rs 2,559 crore: 49 of 172 Maharashtra sugar mills fail to get soft loans

Alarmed by the inability of sugar mills to pay their growers the basic Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for the cane purchased, the central government had in March announced a soft loan scheme.

Sugarcane dues: A Maha-Glut problem

While the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra can claim satisfaction for doing everything possible to ensure payment by mills — and before state polls, hardly three months away — that sentiment isn’t really echoed on the ground.

BJP will make Maharashtra Congress-mukt, says party state chief Chandrakant Patil

Shortly after taking charge, Patil, speaking to the media, said, “Congress-mukt Maharashtra is our main agenda. We will make all efforts including getting into the organisation meritorious Congress leaders.”


Congress renews bid for all-party Opposition alliance for Maharashtra assembly polls

On Tuesday, during alliance talks held between the Congress and NCP, leaders from both sides had accepted that reaching out to regional and smaller political outfits who are opposed to the BJP and the Shiv Sena was essential to avoid a split of anti-ruling establishment vote.

Maharashtra: Will take VBA on board, no discussion on MNS yet, says new State Congress chief

"During Lok Sabha elections, we could not form an alliance with Vanchit Bahujan Agadhi because of which at least 9 of the Congress-NCP candidates lost. This time, we will make effors to take VBA on board," Balasaheb Thorat said.

LiveMumbai building collapse LIVE UPDATES: MHADA Mumbai chief blames D company, BMC for illegal construction

Mumbai Dongri Building Collapse Live Updates: Kesarbhai Mansion was constructed in 1934, and the portion that collapsed is said to have been added in the 1980s. The building was unauthorised, officials of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) said, adding it was not under its supervision.

Mumbai building collapse: Narrow lanes bar machines, human chain clears debris

At least 10 people, including an 18-month-old boy, were killed and eight others were injured in the collapse.

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Marathwada agrarian crisis will not drown out BJP's campaign on nationalism

Marathwada dams including Majalgaon, Manjara, Sina Kolegaon and Siddheshwar hve dried up and even the bore wells that cost upward of Rs 20,000, dug to depths of 400-500 feet, run dry too.

The other side of Mumbai's dance bars

As many as 700 dance bars across Mumbai and Maharashtra were shut down following the 2005 ban. The ban also pushed nearly 70,000 bar girls out of jobs, reportedly forcing many into prostitution


In parched Maharashtra, farmers and tribals hit the streets again

Over 7,000 farmers and tribals from across Maharashtra were marching towards Azad Maidan in Mumbai in protest of various agrarian issues in the state

This is the violence that led to Maratha outfits withdrawing quota stir

Maratha groups seeking quota in jobs and education called off a day-long bandh in Mahrashtra midway on Wednesday following violence by those who had taken to the streets.

Maharashtra TET result 2017 declared, 2,732 of 1.8 lakh candidates clear Paper 2

Maharashtra TET result 2017: Over 2.76 lakh aspirants, including teachers and teaching aspirants, appeared for the TET on July 22.

Doctors' strike hits health services in Maharashtra

Around 4,000 resident doctors across Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike starting on Thursday in support of their demands, severely affecting healthcare facilities in the state.


Maharashtra SSC results 2015 declared, girls outperform boys

The state saw a 3.14 per cent increase in the result compared to last year with girls outshining boys with a pass per cent of 92.14 as against 90.18 per cent of boys.

Maharashtra celebrates Gudi Padwa festival

Gudhi Padva, is the Marathi name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, which is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year.

Hailstorm batters northern Maharashtra

Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorm hit Niphad and Chandwad areas of Nashik district in northern Maharashtra.

Meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ new cabinet

A team of nine ministers, including seven cabinet ministers, were also administered the oath of office at a grand function held at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Friday (October 31).

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Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

On Day 2, protesting farmers march towards Mumbai’s Azad Maidan

Thousands of farmers and tribals began a march from different parts of Maharashtra to culminate at Azad Maidan and ask for some of their long-pending demands to be met.


What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.

VIRAL: Video of tiger chasing tourists in Maharashtra goes viral

The video showing a tigress chasing a tourist vehicle in the buffer zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve( TATR) in Chandrapur district set alarm bells ringing in TATR administration. The road where it happened has been closed for safari rides.

What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.


Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis says he's fine after chopper crash

A chopper flying with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis crash landed in Latur in Maharashtra on Monday, news agency ANI reported. The helicopter developed a technical snag during take off causing it to crash land. The chief minister and the team in the chopper have escaped unhurt. “Our helicopter did meet with an accident in […]

17 students critical after consuming mid-day meal in Palghar

Palghar (Maharashtra), Feb 26 (ANI): Over 100 students fell ill after consuming mid-day meal at a government-run school in Palghar district of Maharashtra. An official of the district education department Prakash Mokashi said action will be taken against the guilty. Jyoti Jadav, a student of the same school, said her stomach started aching after consuming the meal. 17 of the Kasa village primary school students are still critical.The police have sent food samples for tests to a laboratory in Mumbai.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Fire at ‘Make in India’: Fadnavis orders probe

Mumbai, Feb 15 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a probe into a fire that engulfed the venue of a cultural event at the opening of a ‘Make in India’ week in Mumbai. The fire broke out around 8.15p.m. on the stage during a dance performance. Fanned by high winds, the fire quickly spread, licking the sides of a scaffolding rig. Thousands of spectators and dignitaries, including Fadnavis, were evacuated safely. The event was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drum up foreign investment.