Indian naturalists find giant moth in Western Ghats
Indian naturalists find giant moth in Western Ghats

A team of naturalists have found an entire family of the gigantic and rare Attacus Atlas moth, the world's largest, in the Western Ghats in Kolhapur.

NCP's poll campaign begins from Kolhapur

day after the NCP inducted eight sitting independent legislators into its partyfold ahead of the state Assembly elections, the party is set to kickstart its first leg of campaign by holding a public rally at Kolhapur in Western Maharashtra Tuesday.

Low intensity blast at food stall in Kolhapur, one injured

A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a low-intensity blast on the outskirts of Kolhapur town in western Maharashtra on Saturday night, police said. The explosion occurred near a food cart close to Shahu toll plaza, a senior police officer said in Mumbai.

Bombay High Court stays execution of two Kolhapur sisters

In a relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by President, Bombay HC stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation to life imprisonment.

Sisters from Kolhapur awaiting death sentence for mass murders move HC

Two sisters from Kolhapur whose mercy petitions against capital punishment were rejected by President, moved the Bombay HC praying their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Two Kolhapur sisters may become first ever women to be hanged in India

Two sisters from Kolhapur, who were awarded death sentence in 2001 for kidnapping and murder, are likely to become the first women ever in India to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy pleas.

`Decision on Kasturirangan panel report will not be in haste`

The Centre will consult all the stakeholders concerned before taking any decision on the Kasturirangan Committee report, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Sunday.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar announces closure of 44 toll booths

Maharasthra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday announced the closure of 44 toll booths out of total 166 in the state immediately.

Two Shiv Sena MLAs suspended for protest over toll collection

The ongoing agitation in Kolhapur against levy of toll found its echo in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Monday with two Shiv Sena MLAs from the area being suspended and physically evicted for disrupting the proceedings.

HC acquits three convicted to life term in murder case

Eleven years after being convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case, the Bombay High Court has overturned the conviction and acquitted three persons after observing that they have been falsely implicated in the case.

Rains severely damage crops in parts of Maharashtra

Standing crops, including food-grains, grapes and vegetables, suffered severe damage during rains and hailstorms which have lashed parts of Maharashtra, officials said.

PETA, Maha government slug it out in HC on shifting `Sunder`

Maharashtra government and animal rights group PETA today continued their court battle over relocation of a male elephant which was allegedly tortured while in custody of a temple in Kolhapur.

HC allows PETA to inspect "tortured" elephant

The Bombay High Court today allowed an animal rights group to carry out inspection of an elephant currently kept in Kolhapur to study its health in the wake of torture allegation.

Corporators threaten to quit if Kolhapur is not made toll free

The police took NCP-led Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) mayor Sunita Raut and other corporators into custody here today, after they began protesting at the Shiroli toll post run by the Virendra Mhaiskar-promoted IRB Infrastructure.

No need for debate after court ruling: Sharad Pawar on Modi

Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday reiterated the stand taken by his party colleague Praful Patel that there was no need for debate once courts had ruled on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s role during the riots.

Kolhapur toll plaza: Total bandh after Shiv Sena calls for shutdown

Total bandh was observed in Kolhapur on Monday after call for complete shutdown was made by Shiv Sena protesting against the IBRC Infrastructure Developer`s decision to start the toll collection at nine roads leading to the city.

Kolhapur`s toll plaza vandalised, Shiv Sena calls for bandh on Monday

Four toll plaza booths were vandalised in Maharashtra`s Kolhapur on Sunday after a dispute over collection of toll tariff.

Elephant cannot be shifted as it is aggressive, state tells HC

Maharashtra govt told Bombay High Court that it has not been possible to shift elephant `Sunder` of Jyotiba Temple from Warnanagar in Kolhapur to a sanctuary in Bangalore because it was not cooperating.

Six school children, driver killed in Maharashtra accident

At least six students on a school excursion were killed when their bus met with an accident on the Solapur-Dhule highway in Maharashtra.

Police search for three missing Pune professionals

Police have launched a massive search to trace the three missing advertising professionals who disappeared while travelling from Pune to Goa last week, authorities said.