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Maharashtra bans plastic bags, becomes 18th state to do so

Maharashtra bans plastic bags, becomes 18th state to do so

Maharashtra bans plastic bags, becomes 18th state to do so. The Maharashtra government has imposed a complete ban on plastic carry bags and thermocol cutlery, becoming the 18th state of the country to impose such ban. State’s Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Saturday said the use of plastic is the major cause of diseases, hence

 Pune tea seller sets benchmark by making Rs 12 lakh per month

Maharashtra’s Pune city tea seller sets benchmark by making Rs 12 lakh per month

Maharashtra’s Pune city tea seller sets benchmark by making Rs 12 lakh per month. A tea seller  in  Maharashtra’s  Pune city has set a benchmark for his competitor by making Rs. 12 lakh per month. Yewle Tea house has become one of the famous stalls in the city. Navnath Yewle, co-founder of Yewle Tea house, says he is going to make

'Maharashtra has great business potential'

‘Maharashtra has great business potential’

Maharashtra has great business potential: Mahindra”>Anand Mahindra, the chairperson of Mahindra group, on Sunday said that the state of Maharastra has great business potential, however, if it’s growth is mismanaged, it could dissuade investors. While addressing the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Global Investors Summit here, Mahindra”>Anand Mahindra said that Maharashtra has a ‘brahmastra’ and Mumbai is a ‘crowned jewel’.“This

PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three

PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three

PNB Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested three in connection with the alleged fraud in the issuance of Letters of Understanding (LoU) worth Rs. 11,400 crore from Punjab National Bank (PNB). Amongst arrested are Gokulnath Shetty, the then Deputy Manager (now Retired) of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and

Earthquake jolts Maharashtra's Satara

Earthquake jolts Maharashtra’s Satara

Earthquake jolts Maharashtra’s Satara: An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 hit Maharashtra‘s Satara district on Friday morning. As per the meteorological department, the earthquake occurred at around 7: 11 AM in the morning. As of now, no casualties have been reported. Earlier on January 21, a quake of magnitude 3.6 had hit Maharashtra’s Koyna.

Rock Python Ganjam People for Animals Digapahandi Forest range

9-feet-long Rock python spotted in Odisha village Berhampur

A  9-feet-long rock python, weighing around 12 kg, was spotted at a village in Ganjam district of district.Activists of animal welfare organisation, ‘People for Animals’, along with forest personnel led by range officer of Digapahandi forest range. A Madhabilata, rescued the reptile from a threshing yard at Odasingi village yesterday, a forest official said. The reptile

Two girl students die in Maharashtra boat capsize

Maharashtra, Jan 13, Two teenage girls were killed and six others were missing after a boat carrying 40 students for a picnic capsized off the Dahanu coast in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official said. Hundreds of parents crowded the Parnaka Beach, wailing and crying as bodies of the two girls were fished out of the

Controversy raked over Bhindrawale

Controversy raked over Bhindrawale being called a terrorist in Maharashtra

Controversy raked over Bhindrawale: The Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Publication and Curriculum Research on Monday responded to a petition demanding changes to a Class 9 history and political science textbook. Bhindranwale declared terrorist in 9th class book in Maharashtra. Bhindranwale was not a terrorist said Sikh historian Gursharan Singh Dhillon. In the book it

Nawazuddin Siddiqui reportedly roped in to play Bal Thackeray in biopic on Shiv Sena founder

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has so far, essayed an array of roles in his acting career, mostly acing all of them. The actor is now reportedly going to take up another challenging role. A DNA reports states that Siddiqui has been roped in to play Bal Thackeray in a biopic about the Shiv Sena founder.Siddiqui, who was

Maharashtra: Five women among seven Naxals killed

Five women among seven Naxals killed : Seven Naxals, including five women, were neutralized by police in an encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district. The encounter took place at about 7 a.m. in a forest in Kalled village of the district, according to police. Reportedly, the encounter began when a commando unit of the police was fired upon

Udta Kerala

After Punjab now ‘Udta Kerala’

Udta Kerala: National crime records bureau (NCRB) data has placed Kerala at third spot in registration of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act cases, ahead of Punjab which is infamous for its drug problem. Under NDPS Act total number cases recorded in the state is 5,924. Whereas  Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra with 6,834 and 14,590 cases respectively. The neighbouring state

Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday

Cylcone Ockhi: Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges

Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday: A precautionary holiday has been declared in schools in Mumbai and adjoining districts on Tuesday due to “serious weather predictions” in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi, said Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement.”Precautionary holiday declared on December 5 for schools and colleges

Seven killed as SUV collides with two vehicles in Maharashtra

Seven killed as SUV collides with two vehicles: Seven persons were killed and 13 others seriously injured early on Tuesday when a SUV Cruiser rammed into a stationary tempo on the Latur-Nanded Road and another oncoming SUV, an official said. The accident occurred at 5 a.m. near Kolpa village, around five km on the outskirts of

Thieves dig tunnel to rob bank in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Nov 13, Thieves dug up a deep tunnel to sneak into the Bank of Baroda’s Juinagar Branch here and reportedly escaped with Rs 1 crore in cash and valuables from over 100 safe boxes, police said on Monday. According to a police official, the robbery may have taken place during the weekend holiday but

Pune University

Pune University says only ‘vegetarian’ can apply for gold medal in academics

The Savitribai Phule Pune University, in its new set of rules, announced that those students, who are vegetarians and abstinent from alcohol, will be considered eligible for Maharishi Keertankar Shelar Mama Gold Medal.It also stated that only those students, who fall under this category can consider candidacy for the same. Taking to Twitter, the Member

Mumbai BEST introduces electric buses

Mumbai BEST introduces electric buses, Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated bus service

Mumbai BEST introduces electric buses:  The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) have introduced emission-free electric buses today, to cut down the fuel cost and provide environment-friendly solution. Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated the eco-friendly bus service at Wadala depot. The introduced buses can run up to 200 km at a stretch once fully

Maharashtra charitable hospitals

Maharashtra charitable hospitals to reach doorsteps of poor patients

Mumbai, Nov 2, Maharashtra charitable hospitals to reach doorsteps of poor patients. In a campaign initiated by the Maharashtra government, charitable hospitals will examine and treat people staying on footpath and poor people living in unhygienic conditions in slum areas in Mumbai on November 4.The drive, called ‘Charitable hospitals at the door step of poor

Maharashtra govt plans to implement rural service bond for doctors retrospectively

Mumbai, Oct 31, The Maharashtra government is planning to retrospectively implement the mandatory rural service bond for MBBS students who took admission to the course in 2010, state medical education minister Girish Mahajan has said. For doctors, working in rural areas for a year is a mandatory provision made by the state government.Mahajan said a

Maharashtra: Climate change affects state’s districts

Government of Mahrashtra has identified the most vulnerable district of the state that will be affected by climate change in the coming time – Nandurbar.  The name of the district is mentioned in the state vulnerability index , issued by the Maharashtra government based on the variabilities in temperature, rainfall and humidity levels projected for

BCCI feud: Khanna terms Choudhary’s allegations as ‘ludicrous’

BCCI feud: Khanna terms Choudhary’s allegations as

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