MAHARASHTRA

  • Ranji Trophy: Gugale, Khurana hit tons to keep Maharashtra in hunt 6 hours 41 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Centuries from top-order batsmen Swapnil Gugale and Chirag Khurana kept Maharashtra in the hunt against a wary Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy cricket semi-final at Eden Gardens on Saturday. Resuming the day 439 runs behind, opener and comeback man Gugale slammed 154 with 28 fours, while No 3 batsman...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15: Semi-finals, Day 4 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Report: A half-century from opener Swapnil Gugale (56 not out) helped Maharashtra post 110/1 at stumps on Day 3 after Tamil Nadu ended their first innings at 549 at the Eden Gardens. Meanwhile, battling long and hard, Mumbai were...
  • Maharashtra minister threatens to quit if reservation quota is scrapped Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole on Friday said that he would quit if reservation quotas in government job recruitments and promotions were scrapped. "There is a year's time to appeal against the order. The government is positive on the issue. I will quit if quota is scrapped," Badole said...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu leave Maharashtra with a mountain to climb in semis Yesterday

    Tamil Nadu's lower order prolonged Maharashtra's agony and ran them ragged with a display of great resilience to lift the team to an imposing first-innings total of 546 in the Ranji Trophy semifinal on Friday (February 27). That it took them 226.4 overs over two-and-a-half days to achieve it didn't...
  • Shiv Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget Yesterday

    Mumbai: A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena on Friday said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any "long-term benevolence" from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader. "A lot more was expected out of Suresh Prabhu as...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy Semi-finals, Day 3 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26),...
  • Maharashtra Bill to ban cow slaughter to get President nod soon: BJP MPs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A long-pending Maharashtra Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter is expected to soon receive Presidential assent, a delegation of state BJP MPs said on Thursday. Seven MPs led by Kirit Somaiya met President Pranab Mukherjee, who indicated appropriate action on the measure soon. The legislation, entitled Maharashtra Animal...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 2 days ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semi-finals, Day 2 2 days ago

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: After being dismissed for a paltry 202 in their first innings, Karnataka hit back strongly with skipper and seamer Vinay Kumar taking six wickets to bundle out Mumbai for 44 in just 15.3 overs on the first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Tamil Nadu in control against Maharashtra in semis 3 days ago

    Maharashtra, an unheralded outfit seeking a repeat of last year, against Tamil Nadu, a side packed with players of varying international experience, promised an intriguing contest on a lively Eden Gardens deck. Before play started, it seemed like Tamil Nadu had it in them to negate Maharashtra's bowling threat - the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra coach David Andrews following John Wright's footsteps 3 days ago

    At the start of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season, when he was offered the job as head coach of the Maharashtra team, David Andrews remembered John Wright's advice. Today, even as the team is a step away from securing a berth in the final for a second time running, Andrews...
  • Mumbai: MNS activists allegedly vandalise Kharghar toll plaza on Tuesday evening 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Nearly ten to twelve men, suspected to be workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have allegedly attacked a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai's Kharghar on Tuesday evening. Reportedly, the manager at the toll plaza, Rakesh Singh has sustained injuries. The act was caught on the CCTV cameras installed...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, semis 3 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-final match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sworn enemies on the cricket field, both captains Aditya Tare and R Vinay Kumar, will...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: A contest between Maharashtra's pace and Tamil Nadu's experience 4 days ago

    Not too long ago, Kolkata's Eden Gardens - iconic and magnificent, old world, yet charming - was said to be India's answer to The G. Greats of the game have reminisced about the lull that accompanied an Indian wicket and the spontaneous roar that resonated across the stands after the dismissal...
  • Shiv Sena, BJP to hold first co-ordination meeting in Maharashtra 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena targeted Bharatiya Janata Party over the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill, the two allies are set to hold their first co-ordination committee meeting on Tuesday evening in Maharashtra. The Sena has been continuously targetting the Devendra Fadnavis government, the most recently over the killing of...
  • Mumbai to host literature festival 'Lit o Fest' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of a literary festival "Lit o Fest", that begins on February 28, will touch upon the topics of decline of Parsi population, relevance of Hindi in today's time and beauty of Urdu in poetry, organisers said on Monday. The festival will have speakers from the world of...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Bandh in Maharashtra to condemn CPI leader Govind Pansare’s murder 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A bandh is being observed in Maharashtra on Sunday, following a call from the Left parties, to protest the cold-blooded murder of veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare. The Opposition Congress and the NCP have also declared their support for the Left-sponsored protest. RPI leader Ramdas Athawale participated in a 'rasta...
  • Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals: Uthappa, Thakur lead star performers 1 week ago

    Maharashtra and Mumbai progressed to the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy semifinals with wins over Andhra and Delhi respectively, taking the season's tally of outright results to 54 in 112 games, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu joined them because of their first-innings leads over Assam and Vidarbha respectively. R Samarth and Akhil...
  • Over 50 RTI activists attacked in Maharashtra 1 week ago

    Kolhapur: Kolhapur has nurtured several rationalist movements but on 16 February 2015, the progressive image of the city was dented when rationalist Govind Pansare and his wife were attacked by two unidentified gunmen. Activist Uday Narkar said, "Kolhapur has been called the home turf of progressive movements. Comrade Pansare has been...
  • Postmortem conducted on Govind Pansare; last rites on Saturday at Kolhapur 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A post-mortem examination was conducted on the body of veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, who died on Friday night after he was airlifted to the city from Kolhapur for treatment. Pansare, who was shot at four days ago, had been flown to Mumbai last evening and admitted to the...
  • Kolhapur: Rationalist Govind Pansare dies after being shot by bike borne assailants 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Rationalist and anti-toll activist Govind Pansare died days after being shot at by bike borne assailants in Kolhapur. Veteran CPI leader Pansare was shot at along with his wife in Kolhapur on February 16 while they were taking a morning walk. After undergoing surgery at a hospital in Kolhapur immediately...
  • Swine flu under control, says Maharashtra health minister February 19, 2015

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Thursday claimed that all is well on the swine flu front though it has officially admitted 83 deaths so far. Swine flu which broke out in Maharashtra is under control though some deaths have been reported, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant told in Nagpur. He claimed...
  • Mumbai's nightlife will revive economy of the city February 19, 2015

    A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accepted Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray's proposal to make Mumbai a city with a 24-hour night life, he said the idea will revive the economy of the city. Thackeray said, "It is not about lifestyles, but about reviving Mumbai's economy. Everyone, including...
  • Ranji Trophy: Pacers, Jadhav fire Maharashtra into semis February 18, 2015

    Lahli: Pacers Anupam Sanklecha (4 for 19) and Shrikant Mundhe (2 for 17) bowled Maharashtra into the semifinals of Ranji Trophy, beating Andhra Pradesh by 75 runs in a quarterfinals clash here. Maharashtra set the opposition a 177-run target but their pacers, led by Sanklecha and Shrikant Mundhe, then skittled Andhra...
  • Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra ahead by 125 runs against AP February 17, 2015

    Rohtak: In what is turning out to be a low-scoring match, Andhra, despite being bowled out for 138, took the first-innings lead before Maharashtra extended their overall lead to 125 on day 2 of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals here on Tuesday. In their second innings at stumps, Maharashtra were 172 for...
  • Rationalist Govind Pansare received threats, claims his family February 17, 2015

    Govind Pansare's family has claimed that the rationalist received death threats. His daughter-in-law Megha Pansare and daughter Smita Pansare said that there were groups who were opposed to his ideology. "But the threats were not taken very seriously. We do not have records of the threat," she said. ...
  • Ranji Trophy: Siva takes 6 wickets to put Andhra Pradesh in driver's seat February 16, 2015

    Lahli: Paceman D Siva Kumar wreaked havoc with a six-wicket haul as Andhra Pradesh bundled out Maharashtra for a measly 91 and then ended the day at 87 for 3 in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match, here on Monday. Maharashtra chose to bat but the decision backfired as only four of...
  • Praying for Govindji Pansare and his wife's speedy recovery: Maharashtra CM February 16, 2015

    The Govind Pansare and his wife was returning from their morning walk when the bike borne assailants opened fire. They are both critical. Police sources have said that no eye witnesses have come forward yet and that all angles including that of rivalry are being probed. CM Devendra Fadnavis...
  • Maharashtra's former home minister and NCP leader RR Patil dies in Mumbai February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra home minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader RR Patil on Monday died in Mumbai. Former minister was suffering from advance stage of Oral Cancer and was on ventilator support in Lilavati Hospital of Mumbai. The leader held important ministries under Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra. ...