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Heavy rains lash coastal Maharashtra
Heavy rains lash coastal Maharashtra

The southwest monsoon, which has become active along the coastline of Maharashtra, has led to a heavy downpour in Mumbai and Konkan area.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver; MLAs to donate a month's salary
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis announces Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver; MLAs to donate a month's salary

In a big relief to the farmers in the state, the Maharashtra Cabinet on Saturday announced to waive off a farm loan package of Rs 37,000 crore. 

Maharashtra jawan martyred in Jammu and Kashmir cremated on son's 1st birthday
Maharashtra jawan martyred in Jammu and Kashmir cremated on son's 1st birthday

Jadhav, one of the two soldiers killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, was cremated today on his son's first birthday.

Farmers in three Marathwada villages create oasis in suicide-prone region

According to the KVK data, agriculture income from this watershed area was Rs 27 crore in 2012-13 when rainfall was just 29 per cent of the annual average. In 2015-16, the income rose to Rs 42 crore when rainfall was 60 per cent. Before the watershed project, the average yearly income in the villages was Rs 77 lakh. 

Maharashtra: BJP MLA Krishna Gajbe's bodyguard shoots self

Ruling out any political motive to the suicide, Deshmukh said, "He killed himself over a domestic issue. 

MHT CET 2017 final merit list declared on dtemaharashtra.gov.in
MHT CET 2017 final merit list declared on dtemaharashtra.gov.in

The Maharashtra Directorate of Technical Education has declared the final merit list of the MHT CET 2017 examination.

Maharashtra urges employees to donate day's salary for farmers' cause

The government is in the process of laying down the criteria to determine the beneficiaries of the loan waiver. 

Farmers' protest turns violent in Thane

Hundreds of farmers agitating against land acquisition on Thursday blocked a road and pelted stones and torched a police van near Kalyan in Thane in Maharashtra, police said.

Devendra Fadnavis warns of action if banks don't disburse Rs 10,000 loan

A senior minister from BJP claimed that DCC banks were not cooperating in disbursal of Rs 10,000 loan to distressed farmers.
 

Adarsh case: Governor can't be impleaded personally as respondent in petition, Ashok Chavan told

In March 2015, the high court dismissed a plea made by Chavan, who is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from Nanded, seeking deletion of his name from the case, as the Governor had refused to grant sanction.

Devendra Fadnavis celebrates yoga day with farmers' children

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said yoga has the power to transmit the nature's energies to human beings and that the traditional practice helps people in handling their problems.

Bizman held with foreign currencies, scrapped notes in Mumbai

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Mumbai Customs intercepted a Rajasthan based businessman here for carrying currencies of different countries and demonetised Indian notes.

Eleven-yrs on, two accused arrested in murder case

The SHO said the arrested accused changed their appearances time to time and were underground for past many years to evade arrest.

‪‪International Yoga Day: Mumbai Police's campaign is winning hearts – Have a look
‪‪International Yoga Day: Mumbai Police's campaign is winning hearts – Have a look

With the hashtag #TrafficAnushAasan, the Mumbai cops released cartoons and merged Yoga with traffic rules to spread meaningful messages.

Boost for BJP as Shiv Sena backs NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind; Opposition braces for 'ideological contest'​
Boost for BJP as Shiv Sena backs NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind; Opposition braces for 'ideological contest'​

In a big boost for BJP, its oldest ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that it will support NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election.

Upset over failed love, man ends life; 'live' streams suicide to girlfriend

A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Ulhasnagar township here after a tiff with his ex-girlfriend and 'live' streamed the final moments to her through a video call, police said today.

Consider making Maths optional for Class X: Bombay HC

The court noted that a high percentage of students drop out of schools after the tenth standard as they are not able to clear Maths and language papers.

Sena to hold meeting to decide on NDA's Prez nominee

The Shiv Sena, the second largest constituent of the NDA, has had an uneasy relationship with the BJP ever since the two parties parted ways ahead of the 2014 assembly polls.

Teenage girl abducted, molested in auto-rickshaw, two held

In August 2014, a 24-year-old software professional, had suffered serious injuries, when she jumped from a moving auto rickshaw in Thane after the driver allegedly tried to abduct her.

Shiv Sena attacks BJP over J&K, Bengal situation
Shiv Sena attacks BJP over J&K, Bengal situation

The Sena's attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came barely 24 hours after Shah and Thackeray met in Mumbai for 75 minutes amid optimism of a thaw in the chilled relations between the two allies of nearly three decades.

Good news comes at 35,000 feet in air! Couple blessed with baby boy, Jet Airways announces free lifetime pass
Good news comes at 35,000 feet in air! Couple blessed with baby boy, Jet Airways announces free lifetime pass

“A guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet. Pleased to offer newly-born a free lifetime pass for all his travel on Jet,” the airline said in a statement.

Amit Shah holds meet with Uddhav Thackery, seeks support for presidential election
Amit Shah holds meet with Uddhav Thackery, seeks support for presidential election

Ahead of the presidential elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence at 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra.

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will complete full term in Maharashtra: Amit Shah
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will complete full term in Maharashtra: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra would complete its full five-year in office.

ATS busts two illegal call centres in Maharashtra

The sleuths have recovered 174 SIM cards, seven illegal machines used as international gateways, two computers and other electronic materials totally worth around Rs 460,000.

1993 Mumbai blasts case: Abdul​ Qayyum released from prison

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim along with Tiger Memon are the prime conspirators in the case.

Nation's faith in Army remains intact: Pranab Mukherjee
Nation's faith in Army remains intact: Pranab Mukherjee

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that in the rapidly changing environment, the nation`s faith in the armed forces has remained intact.

Maharashtra: Illegal VoIP telephone exchanges busted in Latur, two held

As per Telecommunication Department officials, these illegal exchanges have caused a revenue loss of Rs 15 crore to the country.

BJP chief Amit Shah pays tributes to Bal Thackeray; to meet Uddhav

Amit Shah's earlier visit to Mumbai as BJP president did not include a trip to Shivaji Park.

No closure as long as Dawood Ibrahim is free: Former top cop M N Singh

The Mumbai court today convicted six persons including gangsters Mustafa Dossa and Abu Salem. In the earlier phase of trial, a hundred accused including Yakub Memon were convicted.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts case: Read about role of Abu Salem, five others in bombings
1993 Mumbai serial blasts case: Read about role of Abu Salem, five others in bombings

On the afternoon of March 12, 1993, a series of 13 blasts in quick succession went off at various locations in Mumbai city and suburbs, killing 257 people and injuring over 700 others.