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    Maharashtra: Swine flu claims 3 lives in Nashik

    Nashik: The sudden change in weather has led to an outbreak of various diseases, with a resurgence of swine flu. In Nashik, three persons, died within 24 hours, reportedly after contracting the H1N1 virus. This has come as a dampener for those in the midst of Ganpati celebrations in Nashik city and rural areas. Signs of this disease had begun manifesting in July itself, but evidently, no serious cognisance was taken by the

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    Maharashtra: 4 of family drown after festive lunch

    Nashik: Even as the entire state was welcoming Lord Ganesha on Thursday, a pall of gloom descended on the village of Belgaon Dhaga in Satpur, Nashik. Four members of a family died after drowning in a canal at Satpur; they had gone to a canal to wash the dishes.

  • 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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    Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train near Nashik, 3 arrested

    Nashik: Gold worth over Rs 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection, an official said. The operation was jointly carried out by the Customs department and the Railway Protection Force (RPF). “Three men from Ulhasnagar, who were travelling in Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express (train no. 12860) from Nagpur, were arrested

  • Mumbai Leopard Attack! Man injured by wild cat while saving his pet dog

    Maharashtra: Three-year-old boy killed by a leopard in Nashik

    Nashik: A three-year-old boy was killed by a leopard in Parmori village in Nashik district, around 40 kms from here, the police said today. The incident occurred Monday (September 3) evening when Sarthak Dighe was playing in an agriculture field with his friends, a Vani police station official said.

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    Nashik youth wins honours at Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon

    Thane: Defying rains, 26-year-old Ranjit Kumar Patel from Nashik, crossed the distance of 21 km in 1:07:41 hours to emerge victorious in the men’s open category of the 29th Thane Mayor Varsha Marathon held on Sunday. Deepak Kumbhar finished second while Santosh Kumar came third and Vinit Malik and Chandrakant Manwadkar finished fourth and fifth.

  • Aditya Thackeray’s face off with potholes

    Mumbai : On Friday, Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray’s luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) hit a pothole near Ghoti village on the way to Nashik, suffering multiple tyre burst. Thackeray, who is on a two-day tour of Nashik, was however, not injured and made it safely to his hotel in another car.

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    Maharashtra: Campaign for by-election for NMC ward in Nashik ends

    Mumbai: Ganesha brought them together and he seems to be the bone of contention between the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the Shiv Sena. After uniting on the issue of Ganpati mandal permission for D-ward on August 6, the MNS and the Sena are at loggerheads again.  The MNS put up posters bang opposite the Sena Bhavan proclaiming, “Do go to Ayodhya to build Ram Mandir… but before that, erect a Ganeshotsav

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Mumbai remains silent; unrest in Marathwada, Nashik

    Mumbai: The organisers of Sakal Maratha Kranti Morcha had, on Wednesday, made clear their plans for a peaceful bandh for the city of Mumbai on Thursday. The circular of dos and dont’s and the issuance of ‘a sit-in dharna’ call was a strong indicator of things to come. But traumatised by the incidents of violence that marked the previous morcha of July 23, many schools and colleges voluntarily remained shut.

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    Maharashtra: Maratha Kranti Morcha activists observe fast

    Mumbai: Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) activists on Thursday observed fast in front of the district collector’s office in Nashik for quota demand. Activists of the All India Kisan Sabha also supported the agitation. On the occasion, BJP MLA Rahul Aher, who represents

  • 3 booked for duping Japan based NRI, decamping with Rs 50 lakh

    Shirdi: Police have booked three unidentified men for allegedly cheating a Japan-based NRI and decamping with his bag containing Rs 50 lakh cash at Ghoti village near Nashik, police said today. The incident took place on June 11 and based on the complaint lodged by the 65-year-old victim, Indrakumar Mangatram Bakshy, on Sunday, a case was registered in this connection.

  • Rains in Nashik bring smile on farmers’ faces

    Nashik: The monsoon rains lashed several parts of the district in the last 24 hours, bringing a smile on the faces of farmers who were waiting for a good spell of showers to start sowing operations in their fields. The Peint tehsil in the district recorded 134 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by Igatpuri-117 mm, Trimbakeshwar-112 mm, Kalwan-65 mm and Nashik tehsil- 61.3 mm, the Meteorological department here said.

  • 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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    Mumbai: BJP-Shiv Sena bickering continues even as Legislative Council elections approach

    Mumbai: Although the June 21 elections to the four Graduates and Teachers division constituencies of Mumbai, Konkan and Nashik in the Legislative Council may not have any cascading effect on the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, it will surely enable the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to regain majority control of the state legislature’s Upper House.

  • Maharashtra: ‘Harassed’ over loan repayment, Nashik couple commits suicide

    Nashik: A couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at their residence in Ambad locality here, due to “harassment” by five money-lenders, police said today. The incident took place yesterday and the deceased were identified as Vasudev Ambadas Jadhav (38) and his wife Sangita (34), police said.