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Heavy fire destroys chemical factory in Maharashtra's Akola

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Solapur seat may be sticking point for Congress-NCP alliance

The Solapur local bodies seat is likely to become a bone of contention between Congress and NCP as the two parties discuss a tie-up for the elections next month to eight seats in the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

Youth ends life in Akola

 A 21-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide in Malkapur village of the district by hanging himself from a tree, police said on Monday.

Minor girl commits suicide over eve teasing in Akola

 A minor girl, who was distressed over repeated eve teasing by some youths, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in a well in Barshi Takli taluka in the district.

Devendra Fadnavis plans to visit residence of farmer who committed suicide

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that he plans to visit the kin of a 27-year-old Akola-based farmer Mangesh Umale, who committed suicide on Sunday.

Two elderly men booked for sodomising youth for 7 years

 Two elderly men have been booked for allegedly sodomising a youth for past seven years on pretext of promising a job here, police said on Wednesday.

One more held in alleged sexual harassment case in Maharashtra

Police have arrested one more person in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of girl students at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya here by their teacher.

School begins probe into molestation charges against teachers in Maharashtra

The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, where at least 49 girl students had last week complained of sexual harassment by their teachers, has launched an internal probe into the alleged offence.

JNV molestation case: Three absconding teachers nabbed

The Akola Police nabbed three absconding teachers in connection with the molestation of 55 teenaged schoolgirls of the centrally-managed Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Akola, an official said here on Saturday.

49 school girls allege sexual harassment; two teachers booked

 Two teachers of a government school here were booked on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, after as many as 49 girl students accused the duo of sexually harassing them, police said on Thursday.

Mumbai Dabbawalas on week-long annual leave

Thousands of office-goers in Mumbai will have to patronise the restaurants or lug their tiffin boxes themselves in the first week of April, as Mumbai's famed dabbawalas would be taking their annual leave.

Distressed over crop failure, farmer lights own funeral pyre

Nagpur: A 75-year-old farmer, distressed over crop failure, allegedly ended his life by lighting his own funeral pyre at a village in Maharashtra's Akola district, police said Monday.

Man found dead in Akola

A 32-year-old man was found dead at Telhara in the district, police said on Wednesday.

Eknath Khadse says 'if farmers can pay mobile bills, why can't for power', stokes controversy

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and state revenue minister Eknath Khadse stirred up a controversy by stating that if farmers can afford to pay their mobile bills, why can’t they pay their electricity bills.

35-yr-old man commits suicide in Akola

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a village here.

35-yr-old man commits suicide in Akola

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a village here.

Man burnt by in-laws in Akola

A 35-year-old man was allegedly set afire by his in-laws following a dispute, police said.

Seven sentenced to life for murdering 5-yr-old boy in Akola

Seven persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court at Akot tehsil town here for conspiring and murdering a five-year-old boy in 2010.

Akola sizzles at 44.5 degree Celsius

Akola on Tuesday recorded the highest temperature in Vidarbha at 44.5 degrees Celsius as the region in Maharashtra continued to reel under heat-wave conditions.