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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.