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  • Incurred huge losses due to unseasonal rainfall, say Maharashtra farmers 3 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have led to farmers committing suicide from Jalna in Maharashtra. "We had to incur huge losses due to the unseasonal rainfall. 70%-80% of the crops have been damaged," said a farmer. ...
  • IIT Bombay student found dead on hostel terrace, leaves behind a note 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A third year chemical engineering student from IIT Bombay was found dead on the hostel terrace on Saturday evening. The student, 21-year-old Jitesh Sharma, originally from Rohtak, was found along with a note. According to sources, it is a case of suicide. The suburban Powai police was subsequently informed. Police reached...
  • Mumbai Police officer commits suicide after shooting a senior colleague over leave dispute 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In a fragging incident, a Mumbai Police officer committed suicide after killing his senior colleague inside the Vakola police station following a dispute over leave Assistant Sub inspector Dileep Shirke killed himself after firing three rounds at Senior Inspector Vilas Joshi. Shirke's family has alleged that he was under...
  • Maharashtra turns 55 today, plight of farm widows remains a blot on state's record 5 days ago

    As Maharashtra celebrates 55 years of statehood today, the plight of the thousands of farm widows remains a blot on the state's record. Travelling through the suicide belt of Vidarbha, it was found that many like 31-year-old farm widow Aparna Malikar have decided to join the system to fight the...
  • Female journalist discriminated, asked to go back, organisers say women 'can't occupy the front seat' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident from Maharashtra, an ABP news reporter Rashmi Puranaik claimed that she faced discrimination at a function organised by the Swami Narayan Trust on cow slaughter. She claimed that she was asked to vacate her seat in the front row as organisers forcibly asked her to move...
  • Watch: Bike rider falls into drain, survives 5 days ago

    In an accident caught on camera in Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, a bike collided with an auto on the papdi naigaon road. The biker fell into a nearby drain and survived. The auto driver also survived the crash. ...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to farmers, to begin 15-km padyatra against Land Bill today 6 days ago

    Amravati: Seven years after his first big public statement on farmers' rights in Vidarbha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra, on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amarvati district...
  • BJP graph steadily declining: Sharad Pawar 6 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said BJP's graph has drastically dipped in the last ten months since the time it strode to power promising "achhe din" and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting political opponents back home, on foreign soil. Addressing the extended working committee of...
  • Mumbai: MNS rubbishes allegations of vandalism, says it was a fight between north Indians 6 days ago

    Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is back with its anti-migrants campaign. MNS cadre thrashed hawkers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Tuesday. MNS leader later clarified that the fight was among north Indians and there was only one worker from their youth wing. ...
  • Maharashtra keen to woo Israeli tourists to promote Jewish sites 6 days ago

    Jerusalem: Maharashtra will take initiatives to preserve the Jewish heritage sites in the state as it looks to promote tourism, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said. "The state government is planning to celebrate the year 2017 as "Visit Maharashtra" year. "By that time we would create lot of circuits for tourism. I...
  • MNS thrashes hawkers from UP, Bihar, claims they were operating stalls illegally 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is back with its anti-migrants campaign. MNS cadre thrashed hawkers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Tuesday. The hooliganism took place in the Mumbai suburb of Jogeshwari. They claimed the hawkers were operating illegal stalls and inconveniencing the public. Around 15 men MNS...
  • SC stays proceedings against Shobhaa De for tweeting against Maharashtra government's diktat April 28, 2015

    Mumbai: In an interim relief for author Shobhaa De, the Supreme Court has stayed stays all proceedings against her by Maharashtra authorities for tweeting against the government's diktat mandating the screening of Marathi films at multiplexes during prime time. The apex court has stayed all proceedings initiated against her by Maharashtra...
  • Devendra Fadnavis takes steps to help Maharashtra tourists in Nepal April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday instructed the officials to keep in touch with tourists from the state in Nepal in the wake of a high-intensity quake rattling the Himalayan state. Fadnavis also alerted the State Disaster Management team to be prepared for rescue operations at any location in...
  • Beed: No water avaiable for farmers to irrigate fields April 25, 2015

    Sadly, it has taken the suicide of a farmer in the heart of the national capital to bring the focus back on the agrarian crisis in the country. Today we travel to Beed where a farmer ,earlier this week , hanged himself to death in his field. Farmers in...
  • Mumbai: Two policemen suspended for arguing over jurisdiction after rape of a 5-year-old April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: In yet another shameful incident, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Mumbai's Antop Hill on Friday. Two policemen have been suspended after the incident. The girl had been sent out to buy groceries. At midnight, she was found on the road crying and bleeding. CCTV footage shows the girl...
  • Hit by beef ban, butchers eye foreign-origin Jersey cows, say they may be less sacred than local cattle April 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter foreign-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country's majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Bharatiya Janata Party have either brought new laws...
  • Subramanian Swamy says black money bill would be ineffective April 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill 2015, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said it will not help in bringing back the black money and can only assist in collecting the "revenue" from those who have been caught out. "This bill is...
  • Maharashtra: Agrarian crisis forces farmers to commit suicide April 24, 2015

    There seems to be no end to the growing number of farmer suicides in Marathwada. Marathwada is now turning out to be the suicide capital of Maharashtra with growing number of farmers committing suicides because of the agrarian crisis. ...
  • Don't give MBA admissions till April 28, Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra private colleges April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday restrained the private colleges in Maharashtra from granting admissions to MBA courses on the basis of common entrance test (CET) held in March this year till April 28. The order was passed by a division bench headed by Justice...
  • Maharashtra bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings April 23, 2015

    Nashik: The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people. The circular under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was issued after a petition seeking a ban on 'manja' was filed by...
  • Maharashtra, India's richest state, needs over $200 billion to house its poorest April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra, India's wealthiest and most urbanised state, needs more than $200 billion in fresh investment by 2022 if it is to solve a chronic shortage of affordable housing in its fast-growing cities, a report by consultants KPMG found. India's urban population is set to roughly double by 2050, and that...
  • Bal Thackeray was chronically ill since 2007, says his doctor April 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Dr Jaleel Parkar, the personal physican of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, told the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that the late leader had been chronically ill since 2007 and a trained medical staff from Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai accompanied him whenever he went out. Parkar was being examined as...
  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maharashtra government tells HC April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on...
  • Facing all round flak, Maharashtra drops Mumbai Development Plan April 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday scrapped the controversial Mumbai Development Plan that could have shrunk the city's open spaces and led to increased congestion, in the face of stiff opposition from political parties and social activists. The decision to shelve the Development Plan 2034 was taken at a meeting of the...
  • Nationalist Congress Party back-stabbed Bal Thackeray: Uddhav Thackeray April 19, 2015

    Thane: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it was the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that had "back-stabbed" party supremo Bal Thackeray even as he accused Sharad Pawar of "pitting" people against each other for deriving political mileage. "It was NCP which back-stabbed Bal Thackeray. NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) is...
  • Watch: HT Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015 April 19, 2015

    At Hindustan Times Mumbai's Most Stylish Awards 2015, celebrities showed off their style mantra. ...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures to...
  • PM Modi's Toronto remarks aimed at assuring industries: Devendra Fadnavis April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought to clarify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Toronto in which he has blamed the erstwhile government for leaving a "mess" behind, saying the statement was meant only to assure industries of "hassle-free" environment in the country. "Firstly, he (Modi) never said...
  • Maharashtra: HC upholds dismissal of judicial officer who had close relations with lady advocate April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Observing that a judicial officer should have behavioural standards of extra-ordinary quality, the Bombay High Court has upheld the dismissal of a Chief Judicial Magistrate from Nanded for developing close relations with a woman advocate and passing orders in her favour. A division bench of Justices AS Oka and AK...
  • Railway to ink Maharashtra-specific pact on network expansion April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Railway Ministry will soon be entering into a tie-up with the Maharashtra Government to develop and deepen rail network in underdeveloped pockets in the hinterland. A new company will be created to execute the project, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said. "In the next few days, we will create a...