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    Yavatmal’s ‘man-eater’ tigress on death row: Tranquilise or shoot; SC leaves it to forest dept

    New Delhi: Should a ‘man eater’ tigress be tranquilised or shot dead? This peculiar question has come in the way of the forest department which has been finding it tough to catch the big cat that has already claimed at least nine lives in the Ralegaon forest area of Yavatmal district in Maharashtra. The forest department has claimed that the six-year-old tigress, identified as T1, along with two of her nine-month-old cubs,

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    RTI query on state civic corporations’ transparency: ‘Since report is in submission no information can be provided’

    Mumbai: Government has no interest in ensuring transparency in working of Municipal corporations in Maharashtra. The three-member committee appointed to recommend measures to ensure transparency in the working of all municipal corporations including Mumbai, is gathering dust for the past 132 days, as per the information provided to RTI activist Anil Galgali leading to speculation about the intention of the government in implementing the recommendations.

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    Ganeshutsav band: Bombay High Court seeks govt stand on use of sound system

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to clarify its stand whether sound systems can be allowed during the forthcoming Ganesh festival. The HC has also sought to know from the govt if the Supreme Court has imposed any restriction on the use of particular noisy instruments. A division bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and Sarang Kotwal was hearing a petition filed by the Professional Audio and Lighting

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    Fuel likely to come under GST regime

    Mumbai: A day after the nationwide bandh called by the opposing Congress, the state government has decided to push its own proposal to bring petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. A meeting of the GST council will be held on September 28, is likely to make it a reality. Sudhir Mungantiwar, minister for finance and planning claimed once the proposal will be approved by the council, petrol prices

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    Uddhav Thackeray extends support to Marathas, assures case withdrawal

    Mumbai: Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) paid a visit to Matoshree, the official residence of Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena president. While speaking to the members of MKM, Uddhav extended his support. Uddhav also asked the MKM members about the cases slapped on them. “What happened to the assurance given by the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis? He had promised to withdraw the cases filed against you all when is he going

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    State taxes on petrol, diesel highest in country

    Mumbai: Although the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has claimed that Maharashtra ranks among the top five states for the highest taxes on petrol and ranks eighth for diesel taxes in the country, according to the Petroleum Planning Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Centre, the state has the highest taxes on petrol and diesel in the country.

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    Activist Arrests: Maharashtra CM forged alliance with Sharad Pawar, alleges lawyer

    Mumbai: Lawyer Sanjeev Punalekar represented the Hindu Lawyers’ Council at a press conference on Monday shockingly accused CM Devendra Fadnavis of forging a new political alliance with Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar. Punalekar alleged the seven arrests of Sanatan Sanstha in Nalasopara case and two others in Dr Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare’s murders have been all political arrests.

  • Maharashtra cabinet okays two Metro rail projects for Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet Tuesday approved the implementation of two Metro rail projects – Dahisar-Mira Bhayander and Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSIM) airport- collectively worth Rs 6,607 crore. An official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said Metro line 9 will be Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route, while Metro 7 A will be Andheri-CSIM airport route. Both the routes are together 13.5 km long.

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    No toll exemption for vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway: Maharashtra to Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court Tuesday that it had decided against exempting vehicles using the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from paying a toll. In an affidavit filed through the Public Works Department (PWD), the government informed the court while it had initially contemplated exempting light motor vehicles from paying levy at five toll plazas along the expressway, it had decided against granting any exemptions for now.

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    BJP incompetent, Shiv Sena needs to walk out: Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam thanked 21 political parties for supporting the Congress-led Bharat bandh in protest of consistent hike in fuel prices.  Chavan called the BJP Govt a failure as he said, “BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today stated that the Govt cannot bring down the fuel prices. This reflects their incompetence and further proves that the BJP government has failed miserably. They obviously

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    Bandh evokes good response in Mira Road

    Bhayandar: Normal life came to a screeching halt throughout Mira Road and some parts of Bhayandar, as the Opposition’s ‘Bharath Bandh’ supported by the Maharashtra Nav-Nirman Sena (MNS) to protest against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, evoked a good response across the twin-city. After operating for a few hours in the morning, autos and the public transport buses went off the roads. Most of the private education institutions, commercial and

  • Maratha quota stir: Class 11 girl commits suicide over reservation in Ahmednagar

    Ahmednagar (Maha): A 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district on Monday, demanding reservation to the Maratha community, police said. Kishori Baban Kakade, a Class 11 student of Radhabai Kale women’s college, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hostel room at 3 pm, Superintendent of Police Ranjan Kumar Sharma told PTI.

  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold

    “Three months after the death of my father, I joined the army to support my family. My mother also used to keep unwell and her health was my biggest concern. There might be lack of food in a poor family but there is no dearth of love and affection”

  • Maharashtra: Opposition targets buses while staging protests against fuel prices hike

    Mumbai: Protesters targeted buses and disrupted train traffic in parts of Maharashtra during the “Bharat Bandh” called Monday by the Congress against the rising fuel prices, but schools, colleges and offices remained opened in the state. Maharashtra Congress workers staged protests in various parts of the BJP-ruled state in response to the nationwide shutdown called by the party’s central leadership against the rising fuel prices.

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    Mixed response to all-India shutdown in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The all-India anti-fuel price hike shutdown evoked a mixed response in Maharashtra on Monday, with all parties – barring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena – joining it wholeheartedly. In Mumbai and other cities, large numbers took to the streets, railway stations, bus depots, and other public places carrying banners and placards, raising anti-government slogans, taking out processions or staging sit-in protests against the spiraling prices of petrol, diesel and gas. However,

  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu Baban Bhokanal overcame poverty to win gold

    New Delhi: From digging wells to selling onions to working in a petrol pump to representing India at the Rio Olympics while his mother was in a coma, India’s rowing star Dattu Baban Bhokanal has overcome every obstacle in life before winning the gold medal as part of India’s quadruple scull team at the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hailing from Chandwad village near Nashik in Maharashtra, Dattu, the elder son of

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    Maharashtra: Congress workers stage protest in various places during Bharat Bandh

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress Monday staged protests in various parts of the state in response to the Bharat Bandh called by the party’s central leadership against rising fuel prices. The shutdown is backed by other opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Samajwadi Party, the Peasants and Workers’ Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

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    Police crack down on sand mafia in Palghar, 100 booked

    Palghar: Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed here in Maharashtra. The action followed a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said on Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping with the orders of courts which have banned extraction of sand from the river using