Nashik

  • Heavy rainfall continues in Nashik July 30, 2014

    Nashik: Normal life was hit as incessant rains continued to lash the city for the third consecutive day, with the district recording 862.70 mm rainfall in last 24-hours. Nashik recorded 70.2 mm rain during last 30-hours ended on Tuesday evening, while 58 mm rain was recorded in catchment areas of Gangapur...
  • Maharashtra :Fear of drought looms over Marathwada, Nashik regions July 23, 2014

    Mumbai: With monsoon playing truant in Marathwada and Nashik, a drought like situation looms over these regions of the state. Water stock in Ujani and Jaikwadi reservoirs in Marathwada region was low, state administration officials said. Maharashtra Cabinet today took stock of situation in view of scanty rainfall. The state has so far...
  • Sales tax officer commits suicide in Nashik June 6, 2014

    Nashik: A 56-year-old senior government official allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Pathardi, police said on Friday. Avinash Suryabhan Jangale, a deputy sales tax commissioner, ended his life on Thursday, they said. Jangale, who was recently transferred to Nashik was staying alone...
  • Man drowns in Godavari river June 6, 2014

    Nashik: A 23-year-old devotee from Mumbai drowned in Godavari river here after he entered the waters for a holy dip, police said on Friday. The incident took place on Wednesday night when Bhavik Ashok Jain, a resident of Mazgaon in Mumbai could not judge the water level and was swept away...
  • Nashik Divisional Board declares HSC results June 2, 2014

    Nashik: Nashik Divisional Board of Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Board's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results were declared on Monday at 1 pm by Nashik Divisional Board Secretary R R Marwadi. Nashik division's HSC results are 88.71 per cent, Marwadi said. A total 1,33,140 students were enrolled for HSC exams as...
  • Young athlete may miss Bangkok event due to delay in passport issuance May 8, 2014

    Nashik: Nashik-based 16-year-old athlete Kisan Tadvi, who recently won a gold medal in 3,000 metres running event at the 11th Youth National Athletic Championship in Goa, is struggling to get his passport ready to participate in an international championship in Thailand this month. Tadvi, a student of Bhonsala Military School, told...
  • Sonam Kapoor gets mobbed in Nashik on the sets of 'Dolly Ki Doli' April 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor attracted many fans in Nashik when she came to the city to shoot 'Dolly Ki Doli'. She loved the experience. The shooting of 'Dolly Ki Doli', Arbaaz Khan's new production, began on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa, a New Year festival celebrated in Maharashtra. A source from...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall damages crops; 2 farmers allegedly commit suicide March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After Madhya Pradesh, it seems it is Maharashtra's turn to bear the brunt of hailstorms and unseasonal rainfall leading to widespread crop damage. So far, eight people have lost their lives and price rise is feared due to the crop damage. Officials said that standing crops in at least...
  • Mumbai techie murder: Main suspect arrested, police claim breakthrough March 4, 2014

    The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. ...
  • Mumbai techie murder: One suspect arrested, sent to police custody till March 15 March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime Branch has finally made a breakthrough in the murder case of a 23-year-old software professional as it arrested one person from Nashik on Monday morning. The suspect was produced before magistrate court in Mumbai in the afternoon and sent to police custody till March 15. Mumbai CP...
  • Man cooks up story about wife's death; held for her murder February 3, 2014

    Nashik: A 35-year-old man, who allegedly murdered his wife, but cooked up a fake story that she was gangraped and killed by robbers, was arrested by police. The accused has been identified as Bharat Ramdas Dhokrat, a resident of Malegaon in Sinnar taluka of Nashik district. According to Praveen Padwal, District...
  • Nashik: Explosives found in Devlali Camp January 18, 2014

    Nashik: A cache of explosives, including two live hand-grenades, 28 cartridges, and five empty cases of firearms was found dumped in a garbage-carrying vehicle in the vicinity of Army Centre in Devlali Camp area near Nashik on Saturday, police said. The explosives were packed in a polythene bag which...
  • Nashik: Wholesale onion price crashes to Rs 7 per kg, farmers protest December 19, 2013

    Mumbai: The wholesale price of onion has fallen to as low as Rs 700 per quintal in the Nashik market of Maharashtra. Even though retail price is still higher, the sudden price crash has angered and shocked the farmers. They are now getting a mere Rs 7 per kilo of...
  • Damaged crops found in Nashik as onion prices continue to soar October 27, 2013

    At a time when the entire country is sweating over the skyrocketing onion prices, hectares of the damaged vegetable have been found in Lasalgaon in Nashik. Lasalgaon is the epicentre of onion production. While the traders in Nashik have made windfall profits, the farmers in the onion belt have struggled to...
  • No need to ban onion exports, says Prithviraj Chavan October 24, 2013

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that he doesn't think it was necessary to put a ban on export of onions. "Fresh arrivals of onions, plenty of arrivals, new crops will come in another 15 days, so there will be no shortage at all," asserted Chavan. He added...
  • Nashik: Sena MLA who abused toll plaza women staff arrested, released August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLA Anil Kadam, who allegedly abused the women staff at the Pimpalgaon toll plaza in Nashik was arrested on Monday and released on bail. The Sena MLA had sent his resignation to party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday evening. Kadam had gone to the police station...
  • Watch: Shiv Sena MLA vandalise toll booth in Nashik August 22, 2013

    Anil Kadam, the Shiv Sena MLA who went on rampage at a toll booth for being asked to pay, has claimed that there was no violence or vandalism at the Pimpalgaon toll plaza in Nashik. ...
  • Maharashtra: Onion prices drop by Rs 10 in wholesale market August 19, 2013

    Nashik: After weeks of rising onion prices in the Indian market, the wholesale price in Lasalgaon in Nashik has come down by Rs 10, holding at about Rs 33-36 per kg. Lasalgaon in Nashik is one of the major centres of onion production in India. It is believed that a drop...
  • Wholesale onion prices fall in Nashik, likely to make consumers happy August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The wholesale rate of onion on Monday fell by over Rs 10 in Nashik. The rate has come down to Rs 36-33 per kg from 47-45 per kg last week. The wholesale market in Nashik is the largest market in India. The fall in onion prices in Nashik could...
  • Onion price touches Rs 70 per kg, trying times for household budgets August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. Hoarding has led to a 25...
  • Two women deliver in autorickshaws due to poke-marked roads in Nashik August 12, 2013

    Two women delivered in autorickshaws in separate incidents in the district today apparently due to pothole-ridden roads, authorities said. Sangita Nirbhavne, a resident of a tribal hamlet, was going to a primary health centre (PHC) in an auto when she went into labour due to pockmarked Lasalgaon-Nimgaon road. She gave birth to...
  • Onion prices shot up across the country, BJP slams govt August 11, 2013

    Onion prices across the country have gone up adding to the burden on households. Even in Maharashtra's Nashik which has Asia's biggest wholesale onion market, the prices have shot up due to a slump in production. Meanwhile, the BJP has slammed the Congress over price hike of onion. ...
  • Nashik: Miffed over inter-caste marriage, man kills pregnant daughter June 29, 2013

    Nashik: Miffed over her marriage to a person outside their cast, a man in Maharashtra's Nashik district strangulated his 20-year old pregnant daughter to death. Police said the 40-year old Eknath Kumbharkar has confessed to the killing. He killed the woman after persuading her to visit her maternal home on the pretext...
  • Maharashtra: Harassed by female constable friend, youth commits suicide June 2, 2013

    Nashik: A 25-year-old youth, who was scheduled to get married on Sunday, allegedly committed suicide after a woman with whom he had friendship, pressurised him to either tie the knot with her or pay her Rs three lakh, police said. Deepak Savkar Barve, from Bortembhe village, ended his life on Saturday...
  • IPL betting: Five bookies remanded in police custody May 24, 2013

    Nashik: A local court has remanded five bookies, arrested in connection with alleged betting on IPL matches, in police custody till May 25. The five bookies - Rajendra Savna, resident of Nashik Road, Sameer Mahindra Mantri, Praveen Bhutada, Ravindra Dhage and Pankaj Somani (all from Buldhana, Maharashtra) - were arrested...
  • Nashik: Five held for betting on IPL matches May 23, 2013

    Nashik: Five persons were arrested for allegedly betting on the IPL matches during a raid at a bungalow in Nashik, the police said on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the Sai Palace bungalow in the city on Wednesday night and arrested the five bookies, Assistant Commissioner of...
  • Lockers of PWD engineer's wife yield Rs 57 lakh, gold May 9, 2013

    Nashik: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday recovered cash worth Rs 57,69,000 and over 9 kg of gold from two bank lockers of Swati Chikhlikar, wife of suspended PWD executive engineer (Nashik north) Satish Chikhlikar, besides 5 kg of silver from another locker in her name. The seizure is collectively estimated...
  • Nashik: In-laws arrested for stomping on pregnant woman's stomach April 16, 2013

    Nashik: In-laws of a 20-year-old pregnant woman in Nashik have been charged with murdering an unborn girl child after they allegedly stomped on her stomach and beat her, killing the two-month-old foetus, the police said on Tuesday. The incident took place in the Mhasrul locality where victim Suvarna Gaikwad was...
  • Terror suspect Abu Jundal alleges torture by police April 14, 2013

    Nashik: Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, a 26/11 mastermind and prime accused in a conspiracy case of attack on Maharashtra Police Academy in Nashik, has complained to a local court that he was tortured with electric shocks by police, a charge denied by the prosecution. Jundal, who was produced before...
  • SRPF personnel makes obscene gestures at girls, arrested March 25, 2013

    Nashik: An SRPF personnel was arrested for allegedly making obscene gestures at girls residing in a hostel in Dhule district, police said on Monday. Bhooshan Phulpagare (29), a personnel with the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), made some vulgar gestures at girls staying in a government tribal hostel at Devpur...