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Devendra Fadnavis enters Pune today on Maha Janadesh Yatra

Maharashtra elections: Devendra Fadnavis had launched the roadshow in July to highlight the achievements of the BJP-led state government in the last five years.

In setback for Sharad Pawar's NCP, Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP

After joining the party, Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosale wasted no time in launching an attack against the NCP. "In NCP, I was feeling suffocated. I couldn't get any work done..." he said.


‘Unprofessional staff recruitment is the Achilles’ heel of cooperative banks’

Vidyadhar Anaskar, the chairman of board of administrators of MSC Bank and the chairman of The Maharashtra Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks (MUCBF), speaks about the potential of the cooperative banking sector and explains the challenges before it.

Mumbai: PM Modi launches city's first 'Make in India' coach, lays foundation for three more lines

"At a time when the country is aiming to achieve the five trillion dollar economy, our government is planning to spend 100 lakh crore on infrastructure in the next five years," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

'Masjid sab ke liye': Maharashtra's Chandrapur witnesses unique inter-faith event

The visit was organised by Chandrapur's Muslim community following a post in lawyers WhatsApp group that said arms were recovered from several mosques in Kashmir following revocation of Art 370

One doctor, 483 patients — a day at Dhadgaon rural hospital

Situated in Nandurbar, the northern tribal district of Maharashtra, the government hospital has had seven of eight posts for doctors vacant for a month. The only doctor left, an MD in gynaecology, is on duty for 24 hours, seven days a week.


Govt housing schemes: One family eligible for only one flat in Maharashtra, cabinet nod expected soon

Acting on a Bombay High Court order, the Maharashtra government has decided to tighten norms regarding the eligibility of beneficiaries in government housing schemes.

Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari to take oath as Governor this week

On Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Koshyari as the successor for outgoing Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, whose five-year tenure ended on August 30. Koshyari’s immediate administrative challenge would be the formation of the new state government following the ensuing state polls.

Devendra Fadnavis: Alliance with Shiv Sena will continue, I am coming back as Maharashtra CM

About the alliance with the Sena, Fadnavis said, “At least what I know, at the top in Delhi and Maharashtra, there is no confusion. We will fight in alliance, it will be a mandate for the alliance, and very soon the details will be made public.”

Ganeshotsav begins: Flower prices go up in Maharashtra as heavy rain damages crop, hits supply

Flower merchants at Matunga observe the festival jointly and change decorations every three days. “The prices have increased by nearly two to three times the original cost.

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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.