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Cong demands judicial probe into Maha clashes

New Delhi: As several parts of Maharashtra continued to reel under caste violence, Congress today accused the RSS and certain Hindutva outfits of triggering it and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into the clashes. Forcefully raising the issue in Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also trained his […]

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Maha govt orders judicial inquiry into Bhima battle violence

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a judicial inquiry has been ordered into the violence which erupted during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district. “A sitting High Court judge will head the inquiry,” Fadnavis said, a day after a youth died as a group, opposed to the celebrations […]

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Fadnavis promises action against errant officials, pub owners

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today promised action against errant civic officials and the owners of a pub in central Mumbai where a massive fire claimed 14 lives. “Five (civic) officials have already been suspended and appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code will be invoked against the owners of the pub, making them […]

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Kamala Mills fire: Maha CM orders enquiry

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed his grief over the fire in a central Mumbai building, in which 14 people were killed, in the wee hours today. “Disturbing to know about the loss of lives in unfortunate Kamala Mills fire incident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones […]

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Fadnavis blames Cong, NCP for farmers’ woes

Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today accused the opposition of shedding “crocodile tears” over issues related to farmers and claimed that the Congress and the NCP did not do enough for them when in power. Fadnavis’ comments came on the first day of the state Legislature’s two-week-long winter session in Nagpur, the second capital […]

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Cyclone Ockhi: Government issues advisory

New Delhi: The government today issued an advisory in view of Cyclone ‘Ockhi’, warning of a “rapid” rise in the water level of rivers in parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The water resources ministry asked authorities in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha to ensure “sufficient vigil” in coastal areas for the next three days […]

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Railways saves over Rs 5,000 cr in power bills in two years

Delhi:¬†The railways has registered savings of Rs 5,636 crore in power bills from April 2015 to October 2017, the transport behemoth said today. It also projected a cumulative saving of Rs 41,000 crore in the next ten years. “The Indian Railways (IR) has succeeded in achieving a cumulative saving of Rs 5,636 crore from April […]

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Maha BJP minister seeks ban on ‘Padmavati’

Mumbai:¬†Maharashtra Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal today demanded a ban on the screening of the controversy-ridden film “Padmavati” in the state. Rawal has also written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanding that the movie be shown to a committee of expert historians for scrutiny. “I have written a letter to the […]

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Elections India

Athawale promises to support BJP in Gujarat elections

Thane: The Republican Party of India (Athawale), an ally of the BJP, has said it will support the saffron party in the forthcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale also advised the Shiv Sena to “not to quarrel” with the BJP and slammed the MNS for its anti-hawker agitation. “We will ensure […]

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India

10 killed in Maharashtra truck accident

Sangli: In a major accident a truck ferrying labourers overturned near here today, killing ten of them and injuring 20 others, police said. The truck flipped over at a sharp turn amid low visibility near Tasgaon town in this western Maharashtra district this morning, it said. Ten workers were killed on the spot.The vehicle was […]