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Gadchiroli Naxal attack: Martyred jawans fail to get insurance cover

Maharashtra Police failed to renew group insurance policy on time In a major embarrassment for the Maharashtra Government, 15 police commandos martyred in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli earlier this month will not get an insurance cover of ₹20 lakh because Maharashtra Police failed to renew group insurance policy offered under the Security Related Expenditure […]

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Govt suppressing demand for water: Congress

The Congress on Saturday alleged that the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state has been suppressing the demand in hundreds of villages to provide more tankers for adequate drinking water because it wants to hide the failure of its flagship water conservation scheme, Jalayukta Shivar. Under the scheme, the government had announced that 16,000 villages […]

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Opposition seeks CM’s resignation; state govt orders inquiry

The Maoist attack in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli that killed 16 people sparked a row on Wednesday with the opposition seeking Devendra Fadnavis’s resignation, but the chief minister trashed the demand and said his government would try harder to fight the menace. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said Fadnavis – he is from the Bharatiya […]

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An act of cowardice, says Rajnath Singh

Soon after the Naxal attack on policemen in Gadchiroli on Wednesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis promising all help and calling the attack an “act of cowardice and desperation.” “Spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the tragic incident in Gadchiroli and expressed my grief at the […]

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‘Despite tall talk, govt. learnt no lessons from Pulwama’

Congress says country needs accountability for this ‘failure’ The Congress on Wednesday attacked the BJP-led Central government over the Naxal attack and said that despite its “tall talk” no lessons from Pulwama have been learnt. Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said the country needs preventive action, accountability for this failure and not ‘jumlas’ (rhetoric) and […]

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Only 19% water left in Maharashtra dams

In 19 dams, water stock touches zero. With just 19.63 per cent water stock left in 3,267 dams across Maharashtra, industries may soon face partial cuts in supply, sources in the department of water resources said. Last year, water stock in the dams was recorded at 32.60 per cent around the same time. Of the […]

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Mumbai Confidential: Overnight Stay

Congress president Rahul Gandhi captured the imagination of the local residents by buying clothes for his sleepover from a local shop and eating the traditional pithla and jowar bhakri for dinner and thalipeeth for breakfast. Congress president Rahul Gandhi made the most of an unscheduled overnight stay in a Sangamner guest house on Friday evening. […]

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: ‘Pragya Thakur’s candidature reply to those who insulted Hindus by coining the term Hindu terror,’ says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Defending the decision to field Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the move is a befitting reply to those who insulted Hindus by coining the term, Hindu terrorism. He said Thakur should not have made the remarks against Karkare, who gave his life for the country. He said […]

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Rahul’s speeches like reading a script: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis left no stone unturned while slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi while talking to the public at Phadke maidan in Kalyan (West) in support of Bhiwandi Loksabha candidate Kapil Patil on Monday. He claimed Rahul’s speech is a like reading a script, and there is a need to put disclaimer […]