Solapur

  • MPs Rating: Sushil Kumar Shinde scores a very low 4.9 out of 10 April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has scored a very low 4.9 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Shinde, a three-time MP from Solapur in Maharashtra has been rated 5.4 on accessibility and 5.5...
  • Is shortfall in onion production the only reason for rising prices? August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An internal note prepared by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs says that the area under onion cultivation is 0.99 lakh hectares during 2012-13 compared to 1.08 lakh hectares during 2011-12 which means there is a decline of 8.33 per cent. The figures given out in the note...
  • Maha: 'Water from dam being diverted to mills owned by NCP leaders' April 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar may have admitted to making the biggest blunder of his political career over his 'urine' remark, however, residents of Patkul village in Solapur are incensed by his Marie Antoinette-like remark. "He wants us to drink urine? Is that what he is saying?" a...
  • NCP workers attack MNS chief Raj Thackeray's convoy February 26, 2013

    Ahmednagar: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's convoy was attacked by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers on Tuesday at Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district. NCP workers stone pelted at the convoy and also waved black flags. Police resorted to lathicharge to control the situation. No injuries have been reported so far. Thackeray has...
  • Asaram says media twisted his Delhi gangrape comment January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Self-proclaimed spiritual leader Asaram Bapu has now blamed the media for misquoting his statement about the Delhi gangrape case. He alleged that the media was trying to defame him but he was not afraid of such a slander campaign. Addressing his followers at Pandharpur in Maharashtra's Solapur on Tuesday...
  • K'taka: Railways order probe into Gulbarga train fire October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Railways have ordered an inquiry into the Gulbarga train fire incident on Tuesday which claimed two lives and announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the dead. Two passengers were charred to death and about nine suffered severe burns when a...
  • K'taka: Fire on Hyderabad-Solapur Falaknuma Exp, 2 dead October 16, 2012

    Bangalore: The Hyderabad-Solapur Falaknuma passenger express caught fire in Karnataka on Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and seven others injured. The train caught fire at the Gulbarga railway station in North Karnataka. Two coaches of the train were gutted in the fire. The fire was brought under control as...
  • Quake jolts several parts of Maharashtra September 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Tremors shook some parts of Maharashtra early on Monday, barely 12 hours after the earthquake that rocked northern and eastern India, an official said The tremors were recorded around 6.20 am, but the intensity or its epicentre have not yet been confirmed, the official from the Seismological Monitoring Centre...
  • Now, beedi industry faces jobcuts in Maharashtra November 21, 2008

    Solapur: Strict implementation of the ban on smoking have left thousands of people working in the beedi (local cigarette) industry job-less in Maharashtra. The economic downturn has very little to do in it. Rahimatbi has been a part of Solapur's beedi industry for 40 years but now she has lost...
  • Incredible India! Infants thrown off roofs to thank God April 27, 2008

    Solapur (Maharashtra): Religious traditions are diverse and sometimes as bizarre as they can get. A village in Solapur, Maharashtra, has a dangerous tradition of throwing newborns from a height of 50 feet onto a sheet, which is held by devotees. The infants are thrown off the roof of the Baba Sheikh...
  • Curfew extended in Solapur November 18, 2006

    Solapur (Maharashtra): Curfew imposed in this violence-hit city for 12-hours beginning eight in the morning has been extended for 12 more hours, a senior police official said on Saturday. Curfew has been extended for 12 more hours after three days of tense situation and stone pelting incidents following the killing of...
  • Dalit killings: Curfew in Solapur November 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Curfew imposed in Solapur, Maharashtra after activists protest the murder of Dalit family in Khairlanji. The 12-hour curfew began at eight on Saturday morning. The decision to impose curfew was taken late on Friday night, after the talks between Solapur Guardian Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil and the organisers of...