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Three engineering students drown in Arabian Sea


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 10 (IANS) A weekend trip turned tragic for three engineering students, including a girl, who drowned off the Harihareshwar Beach on the Konkan coast here Sunday, a ... Read more...

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Parts of Maharashtra sizzle at 47 degrees


May 26th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) While monsoon is set to enter Maharashtra by early next month, heat wave continued to burn parts of the state with mercury levels going as high ... Read more...

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3 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide since Sunday, one of them Tuesday afternoon, taking this year's toll so far to 334 in western ... Read more...

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Farmer’s suicides: BJP calls government a ‘murderer’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MP Wednesday accused the UPA government of being a "murderer" a day after five farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha in ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls; MNS gains (Roundup)


February 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party-Republican Party of India alliance Friday came up trumps in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporations elections, while the Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena-BJP on top in Thane


February 17th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Feb 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (SS-BJP) alliance emerged as the single largest entity at the Thane Municipal Corporation winning 61 seats of the ... Read more...

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Mixed trends in Maharashtra civic poll count


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Counting of votes for the 10 Maharashtra civic corporations indicated mixed early trends Friday, giving anxious moments to the main contending parties.The initial leads and ... Read more...

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45 percent voting in Mumbai civic polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In a show of voter apathy, Mumbai Thursday marked a turnout of 45 percent in elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). In all the 10 ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to Maharashtra civic corporation polls


February 16th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Polling started on a peaceful note here and nine other municipal corporations around the state Thursday.Over 25,000 security personnel have been deployed in Mumbai, the biggest ... Read more...

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Maharashtra readies for civic corporation polls


February 15th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) As the curtains came down on the no-holds-barred campaign for elections to the 10 municipal corporations across Maharashtra, police and security forces readied to ensure ... Read more...

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Peaceful start to local polls in Maharashtra


February 7th, 2012 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Nearly one-fourth of Maharashtra's population, mostly in rural and semi-rural areas, will elect new representatives for 27 Zilla Parishads and 305 Panchayat Samitis, polling for which ... Read more...

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Maharashtra holds local bodies elections Tuesday


February 6th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) The stage is set for elections to 27 Zilla Parishads and 305 panchayat samitis across Maharashtra which go to polls Tuesday amid tight security around the ... Read more...

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Scribes protest frequent attacks in Maharashtra


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Around 200 journalists Friday held a demonstration at Azad Maidan of the city to protest the frequent attacks on scribes and media houses in Maharashtra, ... Read more...

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Journalists’ delegation meets Chavan to seek action on attack


February 1st, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) A delegation of journalists Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to discuss the action on attack on a media house last week."We met Chavan and ... Read more...

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Press Club condemns Times of India attack


January 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Condemning the attack on The Times of India building here Saturday, the Press Club, Mumbai, said that the assault was against the entire media fraternity."The attack ... Read more...

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Shiv Sainiks storm Times Of India office, damage reception (Second Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 50 angry Shiv Sena activists Saturday afternoon stormed the Time Of India heritage building here and damaged computers, furniture, fittings and other items in ... Read more...

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Shiv Sainiks storm Times Of India office (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 50 angry Shiv Sena activists Saturday afternoon stormed into the Times Of India building here and damaged furniture and fittings in the reception areas ... Read more...

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Election expenses for Maharashtra civic polls hiked


January 4th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's state Election Commission Tuesday significantly enhanced the expense limits for the forthcoming civic, zila parishad and gram panchayat elections.The decision was announced by state election ... Read more...

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2,700 tribals to take part in sports fest


December 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Dec 16 (IANS) More than 2,700 participants from India, Nepal and Bhutan will participate in the VIth National Sports Festival for Tribals starting here December 27.Christened Ekalavya Khelkood-2011, the ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir continues in Maharashtra


November 17th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Amravati (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) Protesting cotton farmers demanding hike in the minimum support prices to Rs.6,000 per quintal Thursday continued with their agitation in parts of Vidharba in ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir intensifies in Maharashtra


November 16th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 16 (IANS) The cotton farmers protesting against the current minimum support price for raw cotton in Vidarbha region Wednesday intensified their protest by blocking the National Highway 6.They ... Read more...

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‘Tintin’ earns Rs.7.35 crore, highest Spielberg grosser in India


November 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Animation movie "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn" has earned about Rs.7.35 crore over three days, making it the highest opening ... Read more...

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Use affinity test, documents to assess caste claim: Apex court


November 10th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that the genuineness of a caste claim has to be considered not only on the strength of documentary evidence but ... Read more...

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Maharashtra launches health insurance scheme for poor


August 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Friday gave the green signal for implementation of the ambitious Rajiv Gandhi Lifesaving Health Scheme, which is expected to benefit over 20 ... Read more...

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Maharashtra tops India’s sugar production


August 18th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Maharashtra has topped the list of India's sugar-producing states this year with a record 90.72 lakh tonnes, an official said here Thursday.The state is followed by ... Read more...

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Six CBI courts set up in Maharashtra


July 7th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Following a directive from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Maharashtra government has set up six special courts to try cases by the Central Bureau of ... Read more...

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Film institute to be made a centre for excellence: Soni


July 2nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 2 (IANS) The prestigious Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here would soon become a centre for excellence, enabling it to enjoy the academic status and ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags Rs.1,610 orders in Q1


June 24th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Construction and engineering major Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Friday said its construction division has bagged orders worth Rs.1,610 crore from Tata Steel Ltd, India Bulls Ltd ... Read more...

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Ascetics highlight Yamuna pollution to president


March 8th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), March 8 (IANS) More than 100 Vaishnavite ascetics from Maharashtra have requested President Pratibha Patil to help save the Yamuna river from pollution.In a memorandum submitted ... Read more...

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Tiger falls into dry well, rescue efforts on


February 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 7 (IANS) A rescue operation has been mounted to save a tiger who fell into a dry well near Chameli forest area Monday afternoon, a wildlife official said. The incident ... Read more...

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3,100 couples wed in Maharashtra mass marriage


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 3,100 couples, including a legislator and an actress, exchanged wedding vows Wednesday at a mass marriage ceremony conducted at Maharashtra's Amravati district in the presence of several ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh’s ‘Amravati Museum’ attracts tourists


December 27th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Basi ReddyGuntur (Andhra Pradesh), Dec.27 (ANI): The Amravati Museum in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district is attracting tourists from across the globe.The museum is famous for Lord Buddha's teachings and attracts students ... Read more...

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Farm widows want to attend lavish wedding of Gadkari’s son


November 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 29 (IANS) Thousands of Maharashtra's farm widows have demanded that they should be invited to the four-day lavish wedding ceremonies of Nikhil Gadkari, son of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Two women die in accident


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Two women were killed and 10 injured early Sunday when a private bus turned turtle in Maharashtra's Amravati district, police said.The bus was plying from Nagpur to Indore ... Read more...

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Solar ‘charkhas’ to produce ‘green clothes’


October 2nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is finalising a project to introduce solar "charkhas" (spinning wheels) across the country and produce "green clothes", a top official said ... Read more...

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