A senior minister said the decision is designed to blunt the impact of the 16 per cent reservation offered in Maharashtra to the dominant Maratha community, and the 10 per cent reservation by the Centre to economically weaker sections of the general category.
In case of Maharashtra, the natural geology comprising hard basalt rock limits seepage of groundwater in majority of its area. It not only poses a major challenge in western and central regions of the state but also leads to deeper digging of wells to extract natural reserves.
Maharashtra government’s subsidy of Rs 5 for milk has failed to deliver. Prakash Kutwal, secretary, Maharashtra Milk Producers and Processors Welfare Association, tells The Indian Express why the scheme did not work.
Vrushali Kamble, a social activist, logged onto the Facebook Live streaming feature and announced that she was going to end her life and then consumed a mosquito repellent, Latur's Shivaji Nagar police station inspector Nanasaheb Kalal said.
Nashik, the main grape growing region of the state, has reported temperatures below 3 degrees Celsius. Other grape-growing regions such as Pune, Solapur and Sangli have not reported extreme temperatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.