NASHIK

  • Maharashtra polls: BJP wrests all three seats from MNS in Nashik city 6 days ago

    Nashik: The BJP has wrested all the three seats from MNS in Nashik city. Nashik-Central's sitting MNS legislator Vasant Gite was defeated by BJP's Devyani Pharande by a margin of 28,272 votes. Gite polled 33,276 votes while Pharande won by securing 61,548 votes. In Nashik-West, BJP's state unit general secretary...
  • Maharashtra elections: Prithviraj Chavan asks people to vote for development October 6, 2014

    Nashik: Crediting the Congress with bringing stability to Maharashtra's economy, former state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan urged the people to vote for development during the October 15 Assembly polls. "Congress took over the reins of power 15 years back when there was an unstable economy and it transformed the state...
  • Maharashtra elections: Rainstorm washes out PM Modi's Nashik rally October 5, 2014

    Nashik: Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning washed out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled election rally on Sunday in this Maharashtra pilgrimage centre. Modi was expected to reach late on Sunday evening, but the sudden stormy weather created a lot of mud and waterlogging on approach roads to the open...
  • Sharad Pawar to seek creation of new Malegaon district in Maharashtra September 24, 2014

    Malegaon: Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar has stressed on the need to carve a new minority district of Malegaon out of Nashik for proper development of the powerloom town. "The bifurcation of Nashik district has been delayed for past many years, but now we will try our best to create a...
  • 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 24hours. Nashik recorded 70.2 mm rain during last 30hours 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 56yearold 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 23yearold 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: Nashikbased 16yearold 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 35yearold 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 handgrenades, 28 cartridges, and five empty cases of firearms was found dumped in a garbagecarrying 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 3336 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 3633 per kg from 4745 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 pokemarked roads in Nashik August 12, 2013

    Two women delivered in autorickshaws in separate incidents in the district today apparently due to potholeridden 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 LasalgaonNimgaon 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 intercaste 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 20year old pregnant daughter to death. Police said the 40year 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 25yearold 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 tipoff, the police raided the Sai Palace bungalow in the city on Wednesday night and arrested the five bookies, Assistant Commissioner of...