Raigad News

Pune: Alphonso term ‘used rampantly’, mango growers from state seek to protect exclusivity of product

Alphonso or Hapus is called the ‘king of mangoes’ because of its unique taste and texture. Originally, mangoes grown in the Konkan region of the state were known by this name but over the years, other states such as Karnataka and Kerala have also started growing this fruit.

Raigad bus accident: University sends sole survivor on forced leave, but cops give him ‘clean chit’

On July 28, a bus carrying 31 passengers had fallen into an 800-feet deep gorge while crossing the Ambenali Ghat on the Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar Road.


Farmers force Maharashtra to cut down DMIC area

Instead of the originally intended 25,000 hectares, the Dighi port node of the DMIC will now comprise a mere 3,600 hectares.

House for Pratibha Patil expands from 2,906 sq ft to 6,000 sq ft

In April 2012,when she was three months away from the end of her term,then President Pratibha Patil gave up the palatial bungalow that was being built in Khadki,Pune,to serve as her post-retirement residence,after it got mired in controversy.

Bhaskar Munde made Human Development Commissioner

His brief includes improving HDI of 22 districts.

Baroda royals’ settlement unsettles people living on their property

The families living there fear they will be evicted,as both parties begin to take absolute possession of their assets.


Cops bust fake currency racket,arrest 11,seize over Rs 4 lakh

Mumbai Police Crime Branch has busted a fake currency racket which stretches from Mumbai to Jharkhand. While fake currency worth over Rs 4 lakh was seized,11 people were arrested in connection to the crime.

State inks pact to roll out phase II of health scheme for the poor

The state government Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Insurance Company Limited to start phase II of the Rajiv Gandhi Jivandayi Arogya Yojana (RGJAY).

Son,ex-wife,convicted of killing matka king Bhagat

Sessions judge S G Shete will pronounce the quantum of punishment Monday

1993 blasts convict dies

Issaq Hajwane (85),convicted in the 1993 serial blasts case,died in Sandheri,Raigad,on Sunday.

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Raigad bus accident: NDRF's search operation concludes, all 30 bodies recovered

As many as 30 people were killed when a bus carrying employees of an agriculture university of Ratnagiri district fell into a gorge on Saturday morning. Only one passenger inside the bus, survived the accident, he jumped while the bus was sliding along the slope.

Search operation continues on second day after 13 students drown at Murud Beach

A picnic at coast of the Arabian Sea turned tragic today for a group of youngsters from a Pune college with 13 of them drowning off the popular Murud-Janjira beach in adjoining Raigad district.