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2 days ago
New VC in Tripura University

Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Writer and noted academic Vijaykumar Laxmikantrao Dharurkar on Monday joined as the new Vice Chancellor of Tripura University. Earlier this month, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Dharurkar, who was head of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad to succeed Anjan Kumar Ghosh, whose tenure...

1 month ago
MMCC Pune emerge champions of Red Bull varsity cricket national final

Mohali, June 1 (IANS) Marathwada Mitramandals College of Commerce (MMCC) Pune defeated Rizvi Mumbai to emerge the champions of the Red Bull Campus Cricket National finals held here. The MMCC, who reached the final, defeating Swami Shraddhanand College of New Delhi, will now represent India in the world finals of this global T20 college cricket tournament in Sri Lanka later this year. ...

1 month ago
No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of Northwest India and Central India during May 23 to 27, an...

1 month ago
Parts of Delhi sizzle over 44 degrees, more heat likely

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The national capital on Monday saw the warmest day of year with mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius in some areas while the average maximum temperature was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The situation is only likely to exacerbate. Heat wave conditions may grip parts of Delhi and neighbouring regions, including parts of Ha...

1 month ago
Mercury soars to 48 degrees in Maharashtra; rush at hill, sea resorts

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) With the mercury rising above 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Maharashtra and even 48 degrees at one place on Monday, people took for the cooler climes of hill stations or sea resorts to escape the heat. Temperatures touched 48 degrees in Chandrapur, which became the hottest in the state, while many parts of Vidarbha like Gadchiroli was 47 degrees, Nagpur and Wa...

2 months ago
Two killed in Maharashtra group clashes; ACP critical

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 12 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and more than 40 injured, including 10 policemen, when clashes broke out between two groups in this famed Maharashtra tourist town, an official said. Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar said that the violence erupted late on Friday following a trivial local issue which angered the people in some areas.

2 months ago
Two killed in Maharashtra group clash

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 12 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and more than 40 injured, including 10 policemen, when clashes broke out between two groups in this famed tourist town, an official said. The violence erupted late on Friday following a trivial local incident which angered members of a particular community in Motikaranja area. This soon flared up into rioting with s...

2 months ago
One killed in Maharashtra group clashes

Aurangabad (Maharashtra), May 12 (IANS) At least one person has been killed and more than 35 injured, including 10 policemen, when clashes broke out between two groups in this famed tourist town, an official said. The clashes erupted late on Friday following a trivial issue of removal of illegal water connections belonging to members of a particular community in Motikaranja area. They so...

3 months ago
Futile to comment: Judge Loya's brother

Latur (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Srinivas Loya, the brother of Judge B.H. Loya, declined to comment on the Supreme Court order on Thursday dismissing a petition seeking a SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya, saying it's futile. We have nothing to say... Whatever has happened, has happened. What can we do now? said Srinivas Loya, who lives in Latur in the Marathwada region of Mahar...

3 months ago
MNS activists attacks Nanar refinery complex office in Mumbai

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A group of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists on Monday afternoon vandalized the offices of the proposed Nanar refinery project coming up in Ratnagiri district with Saudi Arabian collaboration, police said. Around half a dozen MNS workers barged into the Nanar office in Tardeo, enquired whether they were at the correct address and then started vandalising the pr...

3 months ago
Severe weather forecast April 7-11: IMD

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The IMD has warned of severe weather conditions for five days starting Saturday. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and thunderstorms with squall and hail are forecast in Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. On April 7, heavy rain is likely at isolated places in Meghalaya, while thunderstorms accompanied with squa...

3 months ago
Pained at politics being read into 'Ramji' being added to Ambedkar's name: UP Governor

Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, who is at the centre of a storm over the state government decreeing that the name of B.R. Ambedkar, considered the architect of the Indian Constitution, be officially expanded to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, is unfazed by the controversy it has created, but says he is deeply pained at the insinuations made by political parties. He dismi...

4 months ago
Pre-monsoon months to be warmer, heat wave earlier: IMD

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The pre-monsoon months this year -- March, April and May -- will be warmer than normal and the heat wave will hit 16 states, apart from Delhi, earlier due to various reasons, the IMD said on Wednesday. It said the average temperature will be at least 1 degree Celcius higher than what was prevalent in the previous summers in most of the regions across India. In ce...

4 months ago
Rail coach manufacturing factory to come up in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) In a major boost to the development of backward Marathwada region, the Maharashtra government and Indian Railways have signed a MoU to set up a coach manufacturing factory in Latur, it was announced here on Tuesday. The MoU is for an investment of Rs 500 crore in the first phase... We have a bigger vision, said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at the signing ceremony i...

5 months ago
Maharashtra hailstorm: Government wants autopsy of hens, cocks

Jalna (Maharashtra), Feb 15 (IANS) Farmers in Maharashtra's Jalna who lost poultry birds in the recent hailstorm will now be required to submit autopsies of the killed cocks and hens to claim compensation from the state government. Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and other leaders were apprised of the matter by farmer...

5 months ago
Maharashtra announces Rs 200 cr aid for hail-hit farmers

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) In the wake of unseasonal rains and hailstorms lashing Maharashtra since Sunday, the government on Wednesday announced a compensation package of Rs 200 crore for farmers who suffered damage to standing crops. An immediate aid package of Rs 200 crore has been cleared by the government to be disbursed as per existing norms and various parameters, said Agriculture Mini...

5 months ago
Hail-hit farmers block roads to expedite compensation

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Feb 13 (IANS) Three days after they suffered huge crop losses following unseasonal rains and hailstorm in different parts of Maharashtra, angry farmers on Tuesday staged road blocks on the busy Nagpur-Amravati Highway demanding expeditious compensation. Hundreds of farmers shouting slogans converged on the highway near Kondhali and other villages, stopped all vehicu...

5 months ago
Three killed as rains, hailstorm lash Maharashtra

Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Three persons were killed and crops spanning over large tracts of agriculture land damaged due to unseasonal heavy rains and hailstorm which lashed several parts of Maharashtra, Agriculture Minister Pandurang Fundkar said on Monday. Three persons hit by hailstones lost their lives since Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Namdev Shinde (70) Asaram J...

5 months ago
Maharashtra hailstorm kills 2, damages standing crops

Nagpur, Feb 11 (IANS) Two persons were killed and two others injured as unseasonal rains, accompanied by hailstorm, lashed parts of Maharashtra's Marathwada and Vidarbha region, razing huge tracts of standing crops on Sunday, officials said. The hailstorm, which hit Jalna, Beed, Amravati, Buldhana, Washim, Akola and surroundings, flattened the standing crops of wheat, grapes and chickpe...

5 months ago
Nashik babus in tizzy as no-nonsense officer is civic chief

Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 9 (IANS) Officers and staff of the Nashik Municipal Corporation were jolted as IAS officer Tukaram Mundhe, known for his punctuality and discipline, took charge as Municipal Commissioner of here on Friday. On his first day, he was in his chamber at 10 a.m., causing many officials to hasten to their workplaces to avoid coming under his radar. Mundhe soon ...

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