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Convicted of Pune rape-murder, two issued execution warrants

This will be the first execution in Maharashtra after July 30, 2015, when Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case, was hanged at Nagpur Central Prison.

NCP, BJP poised for prestige battle in drought-hit Madha

NCP chief Sharad Pawar won Madha in 2009 after shifting from his traditional Baramati seat. Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil won it in 2014. In February this year, the NCP decided to field Pawar again from Madha, after leaders and workers put pressure on him to contest.


Maharashtra: Sugar commissionerate to slap showcause notice on 8 mills for selling beyond quota

May take steps against mills such as barring them from soft loan scheme, slashing sales quota

Pune: BSc student sets up fodder camp in village

A final-year BSc student at Dadapatil Rajale Arts and Science College at Kasar Pimpalgaon, near the village where the farm has come up, Sharad’s efforts to help farmers began last year, when the Sanghatana made him the Pathardi taluka president.

Kept out of Congress-NCP, sliding in state, Raj Thackeray takes anti-Modi turn

Even as the MNS’s ties with the BJP have been strained, Thackeray and Modi have shared good personal equations. The attacks seem dictated by the MNS chief’s need to keep himself relevant at a time when his party’s political fortunes are dwindling.

Maharashtra: 3 MNS activists booked for beating BJP worker

According to the complaint filed by the BJP activist, Pradeep Rane, on Sunday, he received a post on WhatsApp about the MNS along with a picture of its party chief Raj Thackeray.


Maharashtra: Grape exports to touch 3-year high

Grape growers had reported a bumper crop this year due to the absence of unseasonal rains and hailstorms. The long dry and extended winter has ensured more availability and more produce for export markets.

PM Narendra Modi in Gondia: Congress manifesto a 'document of Pak conspiracies'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was campaigning in Vidarbha's Gondia for party nominee for the Bhandara-Gondia constituency Sunil Mendhe. This was his second election rally in Vidarbha in a span of three days — on Monday, he was in Wardha.

Maharashtra: Meet Ashok Shankarrao Chavan, Nanded candidate and labourer

While independents who are namesakes of major parties’ official candidates are an old election ploy, 28-year-old Ashok Shankarrao Chavan shares former CM and sitting Nanded MP Ashok Chavan’s middle name too.

Mumbai: Three fall in septic tank, rescue operation on

Locals informed the fire brigade control room at 10.08 am that some persons fell into the septic tank located at Vashi Naka in Chembur, the official from the civic body's disaster management cell said.

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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.


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.