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    Explosives Haul case: Two sent to police custody till September 17

    Mumbai: The two persons arrested from Jalgaon, Vasudev Suryavanshi and Vijay Lodhi, were remanded to the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad’s custody till September 17. The police claimed that they need to question the duo about the origin of three ‘explosive-like substances’ found at Suryavanshi’s house. The accused duo has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act and Explosive Substances Act. Suryavanshi works as a

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    Nalasopara arms case: ATS detains Jalgaon youth

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) detained a 28-year-old youth, Vasudev Suryavanshi, from Jalgaon late on Thursday evening. ATS sources said Suryavanshi has been detained for questioning in connection with the Nalasopara explosives haul. Police had raided his house and his workplace, a garage, on Thursday evening. He was detained after suspicious materials like CDs with arms training content, bomb-making literature and maps of different cities which had places marked with a red

  • Can CM Devendra Fadnavis maintain the momentum?

    Even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking media beating and facing uproar of rural and urban population all over, it won the recently held civic elections in two major cities of Maharashtra — Sangli and Jalgaon with handsome margin. This victory has come as a much needed breather for the party in the state and particularly to the state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, when elections for Lok Sabha and

  • Amid Maratha quota stir, BJP seats in Maharashtra civic polls increase five-fold since 2014

    Mumbai: The ongoing Maratha quota stir failed to dent the fortunes of the ruling BJP and it swept the crucial polls to the Jalgaon and Sangli civic bodies on Friday. In Sangli, a Maratha stronghold and a sugar bastion, it has wrested power from the Congress and the NCP. The result was bitter for NCP strongman and state president Jayant Patil, as well as for Vishwajeet Kadam, the state president of the

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    Maharashtra civic elections: Polling begins for Sangli, Jalgaon municipal bodies

    Mumbai: Polling began at 7:30 am today for elections to two municipal corporations in Maharashtra, where 754 candidates are vying for 153 seats. Polling is being held for the 78-member Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation (SMKMC) in Western Maharashtra and the 75-member Jalgaon Municipal Corporation (JMC) in North Maharashtra.

  • Civic polls in four municipalities, bypoll in Virar-Vasai on Aug 1

    Mumbai: The state election commission on Tuesday said civic polls for Sangli, Miraj, Kupwad and Jalgaon will be held on August 1. A bypoll for the one vacant seat in the Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation will also be held on the same day.

  • Maharashtra’s free chemotherapy plan to start in 4 districts by July 1

    Mumbai: The first phase of a Maharashtra government scheme to provide free chemotherapy treatment to cancer patients will be rolled out in four of the ten shortlisted districts from July 1, a senior health department official said. He said that the four districts in which the scheme will be rolled out in phase one will be decided in a couple of days.

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    Maharashtra: Furore over Dalit boys being paraded nude in Jalgaon’s village

    Mumbai: A furore has been sparked in the state over a shocking incident of three minor Dalit boys being stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a Jalgaon village for allegedly swimming in a village well.  The incident occurred on Sunday, but came to the fore only after some videos of the boys’ parading in the Vakadi village went viral even as the authorities swung into action.

  • More activists on police radar for Maoists links

    A couple from Pune, an intellectual from Aurangabad University and one from Amalner in Jalgaon district might be taken into custody for interrogation in a couple of days

  • Congress objects to Maharashtra govt declaring drought in only eight tehsils

    Mumbai: The Opposition Congress has raised objection over drought being declared in only 8 tehsils in Vidarbha and North Maharashtra by the state government. The revenue department on Tuesday issued Government Resolution (GR) declaring drought in Yeotmal, Washim and Jalgaon district.

  • Air Deccan, Air Odisha join hands to save costs  

    Mumbai : Air Deccan, which recently commenced operations with flight services to Jalgaon, has forged a partnership with Air Odisha under which the two carriers will share each other’s network and resources to minimise costs. While Air Deccan received aviation regulator DGCA’s nod last week, allowing it to fly on designated routes under the government’s regional connectivity scheme, Air Odisha is expected to receive its flying permit some time mid-January next year.

  • Mahadiscom to rope in pvt players in 6 cities

    The utility will soon invite international tenders for letting more private players into the segment.  Cities like Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Nagpur are on the list.

  • National bravery award winner and his brother go missing

    Jalgaon : Police have launched a manhunt for a 12-year-old national bravery hero from Maharashtra — honoured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi — who has been kidnapped along with his sibling from their home here, police said on Saturday.

  • Farm loan waiver: Opp to launch 2nd Sangharsh Yatra

    Mumbai : After failing to get the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena government to announce a full waiver of farm loans, all major opposition parties in Maharashtra will take out a second ‘Sangharsh Yatra’ to press for the demand.

  • Maharashtra to develop 10 regional aiports

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India will collaborate with Maharashtra government to develop 10 small airports in the state as part of the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme, it was announced here on Tuesday.