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Ten terrorists who held Mumbai to ransom


August 29th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
The 10 terrorists came into Mumbai from the Arabian Sea in hijacked fishing vessels and landed in the fishing village at Colaba, opposite the central government housing complex of Badhwar Park.From ... Read more...

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Mumbai cop offers rose to Raj Thackeray, attacks police chief


August 21st, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) An emotionally charged Mumbai Police constable offered a rose to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray shortly after the latter's rally at Azad Maidan Tuesday ... Read more...

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Maharashtra locks horns with Karnataka on boundary row


July 13th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature Thursday passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the central government declare the Marathi-dominated areas of Belgaum and other boundary ... Read more...

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Maharashtra farmers welcome Bt cotton ban


July 12th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 12 (IANS) Farmers in Maharashtra Thursday welcomed the state government's move to ban Bt cotton seeds which have created many problems for the agricultural community, mainly in Vidarbha ... Read more...

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Mantralaya resumes work after four days


June 25th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Four days after a major fire gutted four of its seven floors, work resumed in the Maharashtra state secretariat, Mantralaya, here Monday.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along ... Read more...

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Mantralaya to be functional in three months, says Bhujbal (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government's fire-ravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said here Saturday.Bhujbal, who ... Read more...

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A day after fire, Mantralaya staffers kept out


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A day after a major fire gutted the state secretariat here, hundreds of employees who reported to work Friday were not allowed inside the premises owing ... Read more...

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Chavan reviews situation after Mantralaya blaze


June 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) As a major fire gutted important offices in Mantralaya or the Mahrashtra government secretariat, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the ... Read more...

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Suspension of 14 Maharashtra legislators revoked


April 20th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature Friday revoked the one-year suspension slapped on 14 opposition legislators -- 13 from Shiv Sena and one from Bharatiya Janata Party -- ... Read more...

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Ambedkar memorial: Dalit activists attempt to storm legislature


March 15th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Protesting the delay by the centre in handing over land for constructing a memorial to B.R. Ambedkar, the Republican Party of India Thursday staged a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government will be under pressure in budget session


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Spurred by its win in the recent civic elections, an aggressive opposition plans to take on the ruling Democratic Front (DF) on a wide range ... Read more...

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Maharashtra budget session from March 15


February 21st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature's annual budget session will begin here from March 15 and the budget will be presented March 26, it was announced Tuesday.Parliamentary Affairs ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to evict encroachers from mill (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Facing the ire of the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra government Thursday assured that it would attempt to amicably remove Dalit activists who have encroached a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra journalists protest attacks


December 15th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Hundreds of journalists took out a procession Thursday to the Maharashtra legislature here demanding protection from attacks on the media fraternity in the state.The journalists, sporting ... Read more...

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Farmers suicides, Ambedkar memorial set to rock Maharashtra house


December 11th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 11 (IANS) Farmers' suicides, better remuneration for agricultural products and the much-delayed memorial for B.R. Ambedkar are some of the major issues the ruling Congress-Nationalist Congress Party ... Read more...

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JD-S vice president Bapu Kaldate dead


November 17th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) vice president Bapu Kaldate died here early Thursday morning, a family friend said. He was 86. He is survived by his educationist wife ... Read more...

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Need to reform institutions in tune with times: President


October 18th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday emphasised the need to reform India's institutions in accordance with the demands of the rapidly changing socio-economic conditions.Speaking at the inauguration ... Read more...

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President to open Maharashtra assembly platinum jubilee


October 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the platinum jubilee (1937-2011) celebrations of the Maharashtra legislature here Tuesday, official sources said.The two-day event (Oct 18-19) will be ... Read more...

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Pune deaths: Six policemen suspended


August 11th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Six policemen were suspended Thursday for firing on a farmers' rally in Pune district which left at least three people dead two days earlier."Six policemen have ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition flays Pune police firing deaths


August 9th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature witnessed uproarious scenes Tuesday as an angry opposition demanded a statement from the government on the police firing on a farmers' rally ... Read more...

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Crop loss to heat or cold wave a ‘natural disaster’?


April 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) The Maharashtra government is mulling a proposal to consider damage to crops due to heat or cold wave conditions as a loss due to 'natural ... Read more...

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Maharashtra lawmakers fume over not getting World Cup tickets


April 1st, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Maharashtra's 367-odd lawmakers are a glum lot - they have been denied tickets to watch the ICC World Cup India-Sri Lanka final in the Wankhede ... Read more...

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CVC appointment made on basis of documents: Chavan


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday said the appointment of P.J. Thomas as chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) was made on the basis of documents received ... Read more...

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Maharashtra assembly adjourned over CVC fiasco


March 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature were adjourned for the day Tuesday after the opposition created ruckus over the appointment of P.J. Thomas as central ... Read more...

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Ashok Chavan blames party rivals for his downfall


December 5th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Nanded (Maharashtra), Dec 5 (IANS) Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan Sunday blamed his Congress rivals for implicating him in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam and attempting to finish him off.Addressing ... Read more...

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Chavan plans monthly review of Vidarbha development work


November 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The new government in Maharashtra headed by Prithviraj Chavan Saturday resolved to give priority to the development of the Vidarbha region, which has one of the highest incidence ... Read more...

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Maharashtra drops charges against Naidu, to fly him back (Lead)


July 20th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Apprehending a major law and order problem, the Maharashtra government Tuesday evening decided to drop all charges against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and ... Read more...

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Anti-TDP slogans raised in Maharashtra house


July 19th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Pandemonium reigned in the Maharashtra legislature Monday over the Babli dam issue with anti-Telugu Desam Party (TDP) slogans being raised in both houses, which were later adjourned ... Read more...

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Maharashtra plan to enact anti-defamation law opposed


July 15th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) A group of prominent citizens Thursday expressed strong concern over Maharashtra's plan to enact a law to prevent defamation of iconic figures, terming it an attempt to gag ... Read more...

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Four MNS legislators’ suspension revoked


July 12th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Eight months after the Maharashtra legislature suspended four Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislators for attacking a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, the house Monday revoked their suspension. The four ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena to take on government on book ban lifting


July 11th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Sunday said that it will take on the state government on the lifting of a ban on a book on Shivaji and the new ... Read more...

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Prosecution overshoots deadline in 26/11 trial


December 9th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) The prosecution in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial will overshoot the Thursday deadline to wrap up the recording of evidence as two key witnesses are not in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra targets Rs.250,000-crore investments


November 11th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) The newly-elected Democratic Front government is targeting investments of Rs.250,000 crore in Maharashtra and create half a million jobs over the next five years, state Governor S.C. Jamir ... Read more...

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Azmi insulted Maharashtrians by taking oath in Hindi: MNS legislator


November 9th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) legislator Ram Kadam, who was seen slapping and hitting Samajwadi Party lawmaker Abu Asim Azmi inside the Maharashtra assembly Monday, claimed that Azmi had ... Read more...

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Mafia dons humbled at the ballot


October 22nd, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Oct 22 (IANS) Two former underworld bosses, Arun Gawli of Mumbai and Suresh alias Pappu Kalani of Ulhasnagar in Thane district, bit the dust in Maharashtra's assembly polls, results of ... Read more...

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