Sangli

  • I'm happy that what I've done so far has been recognised now, says Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was on Monday appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Sources in the BJP say that the Centre reportedly cleared Naik's name in a late night development. "I'm happy that whatever I've done so far, the leaders have recognised it now. I was doing...
  • Want bank with right size, right value for takeover: Chanda Kochhar July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank will look at acquiring a bank if it finds one with the right size and right valuation, but is yet to find a takeover target that fits in its evaluation model, the bank chief Chanda Kochhar said. ICICI Bank, which added 650 branches to its network in the...
  • Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit kickstarts Delhi's Food Security programme September 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit kickstarted the distribution of subisidised food under Delhi's Food Security programe. Under the scheme, eligible families will receive wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. The programme was launched by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi last month. Delhi...
  • Sangli civic polls: Congress wins 40 seats, setback for NCP July 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Congress has on Monday dented the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) stronghold in a big way by sweeping Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation in western Maharashtra, winning 40 of the 76 seats. The Pawar-led NCP, which controlled the corporation for the last five years -- in alliance with BJP for some...
  • Chemists shave their heads to protest against FDA rules June 26, 2013

    Sangli: Nearly 325 chemists from the district shaved their heads to protest the stringent implementation of rules by the FDA. The chemists in Sangli on Tuesday got their heads tonsured and the protest will continue with more chemists to follow the same, Maharashtra Chemists and Druggists Association president (west zone)...
  • Sharad Pawar complains of uneasiness, cuts short Sangli visit March 24, 2013

    Pune: Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday cut short his visit to Sangli after taking ill and arrived in Pune for rest, party sources said. Pawar started feeling uneasy in Kolhapur on way to Sangli and was examined by local doctors who advised him complete rest. He flew to...
  • Fredrik Jacobson, Sang-Moon Bae tied for lead at Riviera February 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson birdied the two toughest holes at Riviera on his way to a 6-under 65 on Friday and a share of the lead with Sang-Moon Bae after two rounds of the Northern Trust Open. Jacobson and South Korea's Bae were at 9-under 133, one shot ahead...
  • Gangnam Style: Psy apologises for anti-US lyrics December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: South Korean rapper and Internet sensation PSY is apologising to Americans for participating in anti-US protests several years ago. Park Jae-sang, who performs as PSY, issued a statement on Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the US military presence in South Korea during...
  • Gangnam Style: Psy is a millionaire from YouTube ads December 6, 2012

    Seoul: As 'Gangnam Style' gallops toward 1 billion views on YouTube, the first Asian pop artist to capture a massive global audience has gotten richer click by click. So too has his agent and his grandmother. But the money from music sales isn't flowing in from the rapper's homeland South...
  • 'Gangnam Style' gets Psy the American Music Award November 15, 2012

    Los Angeles: South Korean rapper Psy has been awarded an early 2012 American Music Awards, six days before the red carpet event here. The 34-year-old star, who shot to fame with his catchy tune 'Gangnam Style', has been awarded the New Media accolade for the most popular video in YouTube...
  • Maharashtra: Protests intensify as sugarcane farmers clash with police November 15, 2012

    Sangli/Kolhapur: Protests by the sugarcane farmers in Maharashtra, who are demanding better price for their produce, intensified on Wednesday with farmers damaging police vehicles and state transport buses in Kolhapur. Additional companies of the State Reserve Police Force have been sent to Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts. When policemen tried...
  • Sugarcane protests: Police vehicle set ablaze in Kolhapur November 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The agitation by farmers has taken an ugly turn in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. A police vehicle has been torched in the Karvir area. Policemen who were in the vehicle escaped as stones were pelted at them. State Transport buses, which had started plying on Wednesday morning, stood suspended. Additional...
  • No request from Kejriwal to meet Shetty: Yerawada jail November 13, 2012

    Pune: Yerawada jail authorities on Tuesday said they had not received any request from activist Arvind Kejriwal to meet farmers' leader Raju Shetty at the prison. "Daily we get many requests from relatives of jail inmates (to meet them) but we have not received any such application from Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Sangli violence: Kejriwal, Anna, Shiv Sena jump into the battle November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after two farmers died and buses were torched following violence in the sugarcane belt of Maharashtra, a political slanging match is on. Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare on Tuesday hit out at Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, blaming him for provoking violence over the minimum support price for sugarcane...
  • Sangli violence: Sena flays Pawar for 'casteist' remark November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Condemning the firing incident in which a farmer was killed in Sangli district, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday flayed NCP president Sharad Pawar over his remarks about a prominent farmers' leader in Maharashtra. Senior Sena leader Diwakar Raote said, "Farmers anywhere do not have caste." Pawar's remarks are...
  • Sangli violence: Sharad Pawar to blame, says Anna Hazare November 13, 2012

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with the police. They were part of a group of farmers led by MP Raju Shetty, who were demanding the government's intervention to increase the minimum support price of sugarcane. Backing the farmers now are activists Anna...
  • CM should intervene in the Sugarcane farmers issue: MPCC Chief November 13, 2012

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with police. ...
  • Maharashtra: Sangli remains tense as two farmers die November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense a day after two sugarcane farmer died. One died in police firing while the other was run over by a truck. Farmers are protesting against refusal of cooperative sugar factories in Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts of western Maharashtra to give Rs 3,000 per...
  • K-pop sensation Psy's 'Gangnam Style' hits Australia October 18, 2012

    PSY, whose stage name stems from the first three letters of the word psycho, has always styled himself as a quirky outsider. But he is from a wealthy family and was actually raised and educated south of the Han River, near Gangnam. He's an excellent dancer, a confident rapper and he's...
  • Gangnam Style: 'Uncool' Korean star Psy goes viral August 27, 2012

    A chubby, rapping singer with slicked-back hair and a tacky suit is the latest musical sensation to burst upon the world from South Korea, via a YouTube music video that has been seen by over 60 million people in under a month. In a nation famed for the pretty-boy but often...
  • Pankaj Advani wins his opening match in Bangkok July 3, 2012

    Bangkok: India's Pankaj Advani rallied to defeat Australia's Ben Nunan 5-4 in his opening Group E league match of the SangSom Six Red World Championship snooker in Bangkok on Monday. Advani, who was down by three frames, is scheduled to play local favourite Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and England's Andrew Higginson on Monday. In...
  • Suu Kyi's party seeks talks with US, EU February 8, 2011

    Yangon, Myanmar: The party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced support for Western sanctions on Myanmar and requested meetings with the US and EU to discuss how the embargoes could be modified "in the interests of democracy." In a four-page report, the National League for Democracy said that...
  • Maharashtra govt official attacked by sand mafia January 29, 2011

    Sangli: There is no respite for honest government officials in Maharashtra who have been facing threats from different mafias operating in the state. Just days after Malegaon Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane was brutally burnt alive, another government servant has been allegedly attacked by the sand mafia in Maharashtra. The...
  • Infant lowered into a 50-feet deep well for long life March 19, 2010

    Sangli: An infant was lowered into a 50-feet deep well in a village in Sangli. Residents of the village believe that the ritual helps increase the life span of the children. The practice has reportedly been going on for years. For the villagers, the ritual is an occasion to celebrate. Meanwhile, in...
  • Moderate quake in parts of Maharashtra November 14, 2009

    Pune: An earthquake of moderate intensity measuring 4.5 on the richer scale was felt in parts of western Maharashtra and Mumbai this evening, officials said. The epicentre of the tremor was stated to be in the region of Koyna dam in Satara district, about 150 km from Pune, according to the...
  • Communal tension in Maharashtra's Sangli district September 8, 2009

    High drama took place at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai as police lathi charged BJP workers. The party members gathered in large numbers and raised slogans to protest the denial of a boarding pass to BJP leader Gopinath Munde. ...
  • Communal riots in Sangli, BJP leader Munde detained September 7, 2009

    Sangli (Maharashtra): Curfew continued in Maharashtra's Sangli and Miraj towns on Monday and several leaders of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were detained following communal clashes that erupted over a poster during Ganesh Utsav festivities last week. Curfew in the towns of Sangli district, about 400 km from...
  • Communal tension mars Ganesh immersion, Sangli tense September 7, 2009

    Kolhapur: Ten buses of both Kolhapur Municipal Transport (KMT) and State Road Transport Corporation were damaged in stone pelting incidents during 'Kolhapur Bandh' observed jointly by Hindu organisations and political parties on Sunday. About 150 members of Hindu organisations and political parties were detained by police from various places for supporting...
  • India’s shame: incidents of hatred on V-Day February 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The nation saw shocking pictures of moral policing from the same cops who were expected to check such incidents on Valentines Day. This sub-inspector publicly beat up a couple in Haryana's Jind and even dragged the girl to the police station by her hair. Later, on reaching the...