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At epicentre of Maratha protests, caste undertone a key poll factor

October 15, 2019 7:12 am

Ahmednagar, the largest district in Maharashtra, has a history of caste strife. Ahead of the polls, even as major political parties avoided an overly casteist campaign, local residents admit that caste will play a role in the results.

What happened in Panipat, 1761?

February 17, 2019 12:53 am

So who was the enemy in 1761? Was there an enemy in the singular? Can we find parallels in the 18th century for the times we live in? What was the battle all about? And what were its immediate consequences?

40 per cent of those living in Pune slums from Maratha community

November 28, 2018 9:03 am

The survey was conducted in Sutardara slums, Kiskindanagar, Jai Bhawani Nagar, Kelewadi, Dattawadi, Janata Vasahat, Upper Indiranagar, Supper Indiranagar, Bhelakewasti, Warje Ramwadi and Kothrud depot area.

Maharashtra: Uneducated & jobless, Maratha men in this village pay dowry to get married

November 25, 2018 3:17 am

The principal reasons are: lack of employment or source of income and poor educational qualifications of these youths.

Pravin Gaikwad: ‘New Maratha political party, if launched, will play into BJP’s hands’

September 18, 2018 12:58 am

Pravin Gaikwad, one of the Maratha leaders and state president of Sambhaji Brigade, in an interview with The Indian Express says the experiment, like the past ones, is bound to fail.

Dowry, child marriage issues plague Maratha and Dhangar communities

September 09, 2018 8:33 am

A Maratha Kranti Morcha member said: “The dowry amount ranges from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, depending on the profession of the groom."

To keep track of government promises, Marathas to form groups

August 11, 2018 9:42 am

According to leaders of the Maratha Kranti Morcha, the government has promised several things, like hostels for Maratha students, 50 per cent concession in college admission fees and interest-free loans to Maratha youths.

Maratha protest: Schools in Pune to remain shut

August 09, 2018 4:18 am

Authorities of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) confirmed that the university and its affiliated colleges will remain shut on Thursday.

Maharashtra Bandh: Maratha group issues dos and don’ts to protesters, says suicide no solution

August 09, 2018 3:44 am

According to Prakash Samale, “We want to hold demonstrations. But ensure that there is no violence. We don’t want our youths to face criminal charges following violence. It will affect their careers.”

Manoj Akhare: Maratha stir will stop only when govt sets a specific deadline for quota law

August 02, 2018 8:16 am

The Maratha agitation will not end until the state government announces a deadline for holding a special session of the state legislature to decide on a quota law, Manoj Akhare, president of the state unit of Sambhaji Brigade, one of the organisations under the Maratha Kranti Morcha talks to the Indian Express.


Maratha protests for reservations shut down parts of Maharashtra again

August 10, 2018 6:37 am

Maratha leaders had called for a bandh from 8 am to 6 pm across Maharashtra on Thursday, except Navi Mumbai and Thane.

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

July 26, 2018 11:17 am

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 Bandh: Marathas intensify protest, demand Fadnavis' apology

July 26, 2018 6:41 am

Maharashtra on Tuesday observed a state-wide bandh being observed by Maratha outfits, a day after the death of a Maratha youth in Aurangabad. The man identified as 27-year-old, Kalasaheb Shinde jumped into a river to commit suicide.


Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

July 28, 2018 5:20 am

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.