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Maharashtra: Thane BJP leader arrested with 170 weapons

Accusing the BJP of “resorting to incite violence”, the Congress demanded a high-level probe into the issue. State BJP leaders, however, said he no longer holds any post in the party.

Maharashtra govt to give Rs 736 crore aid to OBCs, tribals

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.


More scientific, real-time groundwater assessment for Maharashtra on cards

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’s boat ambulances lie unused as doctors quit

The river ambulances, operating on a stretch of the Narmada river, have been anchored after the doctors appointed to serve on them quit to join more lucrative postings under Ayushman Bharat.

Sugarcane farmers target mill offices: Harvest, transport paralysed as farmers seek full payment

Trucks carrying sugarcane were stopped on the Pune-Bengaluru highway near Tandulwadi in Sangli districts, bringing traffic to a halt.

Govt intervention bought us time, but we didn’t find alternative to plastic pouches: Prakash Kutwal

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.


Maharashtra: Woman live-streams suicide bid on social media, rescued

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.

Maharashtra: Low temperature not conducive for crop, cold wave worries grape growers

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.

Maharashtra tops in sale of commercial vehicles, cars and 3-wheelers: Report

Lags behind UP in sale of 2-wheelers. In fiscal 2017-18, 1,13,461 buses and trucks were sold in Maharashtra, giving it a 13 per cent marketshare.

Lack of qualified teachers, proper infrastructure despite increased allocation: Study

The analysis also brought to the fore that the states did not fully utilise their budgets to change the composition of expenditure.

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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).

No ODI this, see how Wankhede is preparing for Fadnavis' swearing-in

Preparations are underway at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing-in of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Friday (October 31).

Women celebrate Vat Purnima in Maharashtra, Gujarat

Vat Purnima is observed in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.

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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.