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LBT all but abolished, state’s kitty poorer

August 1, 2015 4:40:22 am

Loss-making civic bodiess to be compensated by stamp duty collections; state eyes GST roll-out to shore revenues

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Facing graft taint, govt goes into ‘e-defence’ mode

August 1, 2015 3:08:06 am

Rate contracts are contracts for supply of items at stipulated rates during a specified period.

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Panel to develop perspective plan on state’s higher education

August 1, 2015 3:02:06 am

Each university had to submit its own perspective plan to the state government and these plans will be considered and the common aspects in them will be studied by the panel.

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Bombay High Court reserves order till August 3 on Nestle plea against Maggi ban

July 31, 2015 5:57:05 pm

Nestle's lawyer Iqbal Chhagla said the company was agreeable to the suggestion but the tests should be conducted in the presence of a renowned scientist.

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Assessment using satellite data: 60% of coastal length under erosion, suggest reports

July 31, 2015 2:32:59 am

The experts have also said human activities that remove or degrade protective landforms diminish the degree of natural protection.

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CM Devendra Fadnavis orders probe into rate contract purchases

July 31, 2015 1:46:39 am

Fadnavis also tried to turn the tables on the aggressive opposition which stalled the state legislature council over violation of rules in contracts awarded by minister Pankaja Munde.

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NCP would not support BJP if Shiv Sena pulls out: Ajit Pawar

July 27, 2015 1:18:42 am

Pawar refused to get into the ongoing verbal duel between the Shiv Sena and the BJP but was at pain to explain that they would not like to repeat what they did after the elections.

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NGO working for Muslim community gives scholarship to Hindus students

July 23, 2015 11:10:32 am

A total of 400 students would be benefited from the scholarships - of which 50 are from the Hindu community, the release said.

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NHAI gets nod to go ahead with widening of NH-7

July 23, 2015 10:34:17 am

The NHAI had earlier rejected the WII proposal to build a flyover along the stretch to save what is considered as country's most important tiger and wildlife corridor, citing cost escalation.

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Man held for repeated rape of 10-year-old schoolgirl in Maharashtra

July 18, 2015 9:35:45 pm

The accused has been charged under sections 376 (rape) of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis visits Garudeshwar’s Datta temple

July 17, 2015 9:56:30 pm

"I prayed for the prosperity of the country and especially for rains that are eluding Maharashtra right now. We need rains," said Fadnavis.

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Resowing threat looms large on 23 lakh hectares

July 16, 2015 12:22:02 pm

Minister says government will announce subsidies to help farmers

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BJP brings fresh graft charges against Congress, NCP

July 16, 2015 12:10:23 pm

Probe ordered into ‘corruption’ in purchase of food for hospitals by Congress-controlled health department, graft charges against NCP legislator

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Only Modi praise won’t do, work for farmers, Shiv Sena tells BJP

July 16, 2015 11:47:14 am

The Sena echoed the Opposition’s demand for announcement of a waiver on farm loans

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Top research body such as TIFR should have more flexibility, says new head

July 13, 2015 10:54:00 am

Dr Sandip Trivedi, the new director of TIFR said a scientific organisation had to function a little differently from other parts of the government.

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MGNREGS: Maharashtra says it will improve the numbers this year

July 13, 2015 10:56:00 am

Data on workdays for 2014-15 showed that Maharashtra, alongside Goa and Jharkhand, bucked a national downward trend by recording a small growth in comparison to the previous year.

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Maharashtra Governor intervenes, shutting down of model schools on hold

July 9, 2015 5:34:01 pm

The state government has put on hold its plan to shut the model schools in the backward districts of the state after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s intervention in the matter on Tuesday.

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Wardha and Nagpur villagers rejoice as Jalyukt Shivar projects yield results

July 9, 2015 11:27:33 am

Orange farmers in Katol, which is known as California of India, have been witnessing fast depletion of the ground water table, which currently stands at a thousand feet below the surface.

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After 9 years in coma, 7/11 Mumbai train blast victim Parag Sawant dies

September 11, 2015 10:30:49 am

The 36-year-old Parag Sawant, became the 189th victim of the serial train blasts that rocked Mumbai on July 11, 2006.

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Rs 2,500 cr, 22 govt depts, 40 NGOs at work for clean Kumbh Mela

July 7, 2015 3:34:12 pm

Maharashtra government has set aside a Rs 2,500 crore budget and engaged 22 departments in planning to provide water, power, lodging, security and transport in the Kumbh Mela starting in Nashik on July 14.

Maharashtra minister sows the way in suicide belt

July 5, 2015 2:54:25 am

Under its “zero suicide” mission, the Maharashtra government has decided to adopt a different strategy to tackle the agrarian crisis, and its biggest challenge is to win the confidence of people.

‘All they wanted were men. Any man’

July 5, 2015 1:05:19 am

A 47-year-old with a son, he agreed to go under the knife. “All they wanted were men. Any man. We didn't complain because the Barshi municipal council warned us that we'd lose our jobs if we did.”


Dalit boy found murdered in Beed in suspected honour killing case

July 4, 2015 1:56:33 am

After preliminary investigation, police suspected it to be a case of honour killing as the boy had reportedly eloped with a minor girl from Muslim community in Ahmednagar.

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Maharashtra govt triggers fresh controversy, says madrasas without formal subjects are not schools

July 3, 2015 12:26:41 pm

Madrasas which do not teach primary subjects such as English, Maths and Science would be considered as "non-schools" and children studying in them as "out of school" students, Maharashtra government today said.

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Maharashtra govt seeks more time to reply to beef ban query by Bombay HC

July 2, 2015 9:19:47 pm

In April 2015, the court had refused to grant an interim stay on the said section but had directed the state and the police authorities not to take coercive steps for three months for possession of the meat.