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Heavy rains continue in Maharashtra


September 4th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to lash Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra for the second day Tuesday, disrupting road and rail traffic.Mumbai's lifeline, the suburban trains, were ... Read more...

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Six killed in Maharashtra downpour (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Mumbai received a whopping 15 cm average rainfall in 12 hours since 8 a.m. Monday, even as one person was killed and normal life disrupted, officials ... Read more...

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Torrential rains in Maharashtra


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After a lull of three days, Mumbai and large parts of Maharashtra experienced incessant torrential rains since early Monday, throwing normal life out of gear, even ... Read more...

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Vilasrao Deshmukh: Politician who could have been movie star (Obituary)


August 14th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In the early 1960s, a young and handsome student in Pune University harboured a secret ambition: to become a star in Bollywood. Over the years, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra orders crackdown on illegal sex tests


June 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday ordered a state-wide crackdown on unregistered or illegal sonography centres conducting sex determination tests of foetuses.While the drive is at ... Read more...

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Pawar again criticises Maharashtra governor


April 29th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), April 29 (IANS) Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday renewed his criticism of Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan for not doing enough for the drought-prone areas in the ... Read more...

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Farmers threaten to ‘donate’ govt aid to Maoists!


December 18th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 18 (IANS) Refusing to accept the state government's 'paltry' Rs.2000 crore aid package, some farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have threatened to donate the amount, averaging Rs.1,700 per ... Read more...

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Vidharba shutdown Thursday for farmers’demands


December 14th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan declared a Rs.2,000 crore bailout package for the state's crisis-ridden farmers, the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance has vowed to intensify ... Read more...

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Heavy rains end dry spell in Mumbai


August 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Heavy rains lashing Mumbai since Thursday have inundated low lying areas.The southwest monsoon also remained active over Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra and Marathwada during the last ... Read more...

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Mumbai receives over 20 mm rainfall


June 14th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) With the onset of monsoon, Mumbai received over 20 mm of rainfall Monday that led to water clogging in various parts, with the weatherman forecasting more rain over ... Read more...

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Farmer suicides a matter of concern: Speaker


December 8th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Speaker Meira Kumar Tuesday expressed concern in the Lok Sabha over suicides by farmers in the country, particularly in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. "Farmer suicide is ... Read more...

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Cyclone Phyan weakens as it crosses India’s west coast (Third Lead) (With Images)


November 11th, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Cyclone Phyan crossed India's west coast just north of this metropolis Wednesday evening and weakened into a tropical storm, but still dumped a huge amount of rain over ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani, Rahul Bose, Chavan among Maharashtra’s early voters (Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor S.C. Jamir, industrialists Anil Ambani and Adi Godrej, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, actor Rahul Bose and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar were among the early voters as ... 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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Pests play spoilsport in soyabean farms of Vidarbha in Maharashtra


August 2nd, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by ANI
By SunilNagpur, Aug.2 (ANI): Soyabean farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra are dejected, as the monsoon has not been favourable and besides that their crops have been attacked by semilooper pests.Cotton, ... Read more...

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BJP, Shiv Sena remember Lord Rama only during polls: Sonia Gandhi


April 20th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
Marathwada (Maharashtra), Apr 20 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena of taking the country backward and said these parties remember ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party hopes to tie up with Congress in Maharashtra


March 7th, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party is hopeful of working out an alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra ahead of the Lok Sabha polls though they face problems in seat-sharing in ... Read more...

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January was Delhi’s warmest in 19 years


February 4th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The average temperature in the national capital this January was the highest during the past 19 years, the India Meteorological Department Wednesday said."The average temperature of 15.3 ... Read more...

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Rains in Andhra Pradesh kill 44, cause havoc in Konkan


August 11th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad/ Mumbai, Aug 11 (ANI): Rains have killed at least 44 people in the last 48 hours in Andhra Pradesh and caused havoc in Mumbai. Seven people have been killed in separate ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition demands sack of minister Rane


July 15th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Maharashtra's Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance Tuesday demanded the sacking of Revenue Minister Narayan Rane following court strictures against him in a land deal. The two parties made ... Read more...

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‘Drought-like’ situation declared in Maharashtra


July 9th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Wednesday declared a "drought-like" situation in the state. The state cabinet took the decision at a meeting in view of below-average rainfall in many regions. ... Read more...

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Three suspected sandalwood thieves stoned to death


June 27th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jalna (Maharashtra), June 27 (IANS) In an act of vigilante justice, hundreds of villagers in this district of Marathwada stoned to death three suspected sandalwood thieves and seriously injured five others in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra seeks extra trains to meet fertilizers shortage


June 9th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has appealed to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad to run extra goods trains to combat the acute shortage of fertilizers in the state. In ... Read more...

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Heat rises in north and central India


April 19th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by admin
(All India weather report)New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The weather in central and northern India remained dry and warm Saturday, while it continued to rain in the northeast. It was another bright ... Read more...

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Maharashtra election commissioner set free from jail


March 28th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) State Election Commissioner Nand Lal was Friday released from two days' simple imprisonment at the Arthur Road Jail here, a day after the Maharashtra legislative assembly in an ... Read more...

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Maharashtra assembly sends poll official to jail


March 28th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by admin
(Lead)Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) In an unprecedented action, the Maharashtra legislative assembly Thursday sent the state's Chief Election Commissioner Nand Lal to jail for two days for bringing impediments in the working ... Read more...

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Sonia hints at more concessions for farmers


March 17th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
(Lead, Changing Dateline)Sangli/Osmanabad (Maharashtra), March 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will consider the plight of farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra who have not benefited from the farm loans ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition demands blanket farm loan waiver


March 11th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Unhappy with the central government's announcement of a loan waiver for small and marginal farmers, Maharashtra's opposition Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalled question hour of ... Read more...

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Debt-freed farmers raise ‘gratitude fund’ for bereaved families


March 11th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
By Shyam Pandharipande Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), March 11 (IANS) For farmers in the region this is the time to remember those who ended their lives because they could not pay back their debts. Thousands ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray likely to be arrested today


February 13th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 13 (ANI): A team of Mumbai Police has arrived at the residence of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who is likely to be arrested today for inciting violence ... Read more...

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