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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Second Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. Leaders across the political spectrum mourned ... Read more...

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Deshmukh dies in Chennai, mourned by leaders, Bollywood (Intro Roundup)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh died at a Chennai hospital Tuesday after prolonged illness. The news led to parliament being ... Read more...

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Chavan, ministers visit ailing Deshmukh


August 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and over half a dozen cabinet ministers Wednesday called on the ailing union Minister ... Read more...

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Multiplex bosses support shutdown, say losses not so big


May 31st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Multiplexes in the entertainment capital of India Thursday kept their shutters down till the evening. The bosses admit bearing a loss of not over Rs.1,00,000 per ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP score well in five civic bodies’ polls


April 16th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Contrary to expectations, the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine performed well in the elections to five municipal corporations, results of which were declared here Monday.Polling ... Read more...

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55 percent turnout in Maharashtra civic polls


April 15th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Barring a stray fight between two groups, five municipal corporations in the state saw peaceful voting with an average of 55 percent turnout Sunday.As many as ... Read more...

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Regulator identifies 11 ‘unsafe’ airports


November 24th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government Thursday said that it had identified 11 airports which posed a safety risk to flight operations in the country. The safety aspects of ... Read more...

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Emraan much more than Bollywood’s serial kisser: Dibakar


September 1st, 2011 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee doesn't guarantee an image change for Emraan Hashmi with his political thriller "Shanghai" but says the film will bring out the "true ... Read more...

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Murder accused MP Padamsinh Patil fined Rs.10,000 (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 7 (IANS) A local court here slapped a fine of Rs.10,000 on suspended Nationalist Congress Party parliament member Padamsinh Patil, who is an accused in a ... Read more...

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Kalki turns a rebel in ‘Shanghai’


May 28th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Kalki Koechlin, who has bagged the lead role in director Dibakar Banerjee's next political thriller "Shanghai", is donning a new avatar where, unlike her previous ... Read more...

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I have never seen the Sabarmati Express, says Godhra ‘mastermind’


March 26th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Godhra (Gujarat), March 26 (IANS) The man who spent eight years in jail on charges of burning the Sabarmati Express in Godhra and killing 59 people has now been ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee’s largesse for Maharashtra


February 25th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Maharashtra and Mumbai have benefited substantially from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget Friday that has proposed new services both in the suburban and long-distance sectors.On the Central ... Read more...

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Water tank wall crash kills three kids in Maharashtra


February 19th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Latur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Three children were killed near this Maharashtra town when wall of a water tank gave away, police said Saturday. "The three kids had gone to the temple ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh lashes out at media (Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Latur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has lambasted the media for sensationalising trivial issues and giving out half-baked stories."Media channels just sit in their ... Read more...

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BJP protests Pune lawyer’s move to defend terror accused


September 19th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 19 (IANS) A group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Sunday staged a demonstration outside the residence of lawyer Sushil Mancharkar, who plans to represent the two accused in ... Read more...

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Incessant rains affect 1.5 lakh hectares of land in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region


September 16th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, Sep. 16 (ANI): Incessant rains have badly damaged crops in Maharashtra's Marathwada region, causing heavy losses to farmers.According to official estimates, about 1.5 lakh hectares of cropland has been destroyed by ... Read more...

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Maharashtra wants ATS representation in NIA


September 15th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Maharashtra will seek permanent representation of the state's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in the elite National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe several terror incidents in the state, state Home ... Read more...

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Rain gods smile on Maharashtra - 116 percent rainfall so far


August 25th, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) The rain gods have smiled over Maharashtra this year with the state notching excess rainfall all over, as per official figures. The state has already notched 116.1 percent ... Read more...

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DGCA identifies airports of Shimla and Kullu as critical


August 6th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu/Shimla, Aug 6 (ANI): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its safety audit report identified two airports of Shimla and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh as critical.Following the crash of ... Read more...

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Airlines’ financial distress not to affect air safety: Patel


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Tuesday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is framing new guidelines to ensure that safety is not affected by the ... Read more...

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Self-styled Godman arrested for selling tiger skin in Maharashtra


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Latur (Maharashtra), July 22 (ANI): A tiger skin and elephant's tusks have been seized from a self-proclaimed godman by the district police of Latur in Maharashtra following a report that he had ... Read more...

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Heavy rainfall lashes parts of Mumbai


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Mumbai Saturday leading to water logging and traffic jams in some areas. While the northern suburbs continued to be under a dry spell, heavy ... Read more...

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CBI to challenge Maharashtra MP’s bail in murder case (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will challenge the bail granted to Maharashtra MP Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 double murder of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar ... Read more...

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Mega-bucks from mofussil Maharashtra in IPL kitty


April 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Unknown billionaires from mofussil Maharashtra have suddenly come into focus with the recent controversies involving the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi franchise. The names of two - Shailendra ... Read more...

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Mamata gives several projects to Maharashtra


February 24th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee's railway budget for 2010-11 has provided several rail and related infrastructure projects for Maharashtra. These include three new line surveys which will be commissioned to examine ... Read more...

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Fair Trade practice just got fairer in Mumbai


February 9th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Feb 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): International Resources for Fairer Trade (IRFT) organized a cultural event with Fair Trade woven into the fabric of "Maharastrachi Parampara" presented by MARG group. Bollywood star ... Read more...

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Sanjay Dutt is Sirsa Gullies T-10 team owner


January 17th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is the owner of the Sirsa Gullies cricket team for the T-10 gully cricket season 2 "Ab Har Koi Khelega", it was ... Read more...

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Nikam denies ex-minister tried to meddle in 26/11 trial


December 20th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who is conducting the Mumbai terror attacks trial, Sunday denied he ever said that a former central minister attempted to put ... Read more...

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Victory and defeat in Maharashtra polls…it’s all relative!


October 22nd, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Political families and dynasties, cutting across party lines, came to the fore in a big way in the Maharashtra assembly elections 2009, the results of which were ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh casts his vote


October 13th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Babhalgaon Village/Mumbai, Oct 13 (ANI): Union Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh cast his vote with family members here on Tuesday.Vilasrao's son Amit Deshmukh is contesting from Latur on Congress-NCP ticket.Confident ... Read more...

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Polling begins peacefully in Maharashtra


October 13th, 2009 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Polling for the Maharashtra assembly elections began peacefully amidst tight security Tuesday morning, an election official said. Early risers turned up to vote in several parts of the ... Read more...

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NCP MP gets bail in Nimbalkar murder case


September 25th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), Sep 25 (IANS) A Maharashtra court Friday granted bail to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Padamsinh Patil, the prime accused in the murder of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar and ... Read more...

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Now, Shinde’s daughter, Deshmukh’s son for Maharashtra polls


September 25th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After President Pratibha Patil's son, the Congress has named the offspring of two union ministers in its third list of candidates for Maharashtra assembly elections. ... Read more...

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Actress Divya Dutta buys Ludhiana Gully Cricket Team (With Image)


September 6th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) After the craze for owning a Twenty 20 team, now the game's T-10 format, called Gully Cricket, has started attracting celebrities. Actress Divya Dutta has become the first ... Read more...

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Absconder in Maharashtra Congress leader’s killing surrenders


September 1st, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), Sep 1 (IANS) Shashikant Kulkarni, a prime accused and absconder in the killing of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar, surrendered before a court here in Maharashtra Tuesday. Kulkarni was remanded to ... Read more...

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