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Maharashtra govt says will keep aside 13% posts for Marathas during police recruitment

The announcement by Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh comes amid Supreme Court's recent interim order staying implementation of the state law granting reservation to the Marathas.
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SC stayed Maratha reservation but Maharashtra govt can still find a way. Here’s how

More than a century after Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj introduced caste-based quota in Kolhapur, the Maratha community in Maharashtra is fighting a legal battle to save reservation.
Cotton balls grow on a plant | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India’s cotton exports set for revival over global demand for masks, lower domestic prices

Indian Cotton Association's estimates say exports are now expected to touch 65 lakh bales this year against its June estimate of 40 lakh bales — a 63% improvement.
File photo of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in Pune

Uddhav announces new plan for Mumbai to take medical help to people as Covid cases rise

Under 'My family-My responsibility' campaign, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will reach out to every family in city and provide medical help and guidance if needed.
Actor Kangana Ranaut and Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. | Photo: ThePrint Team

Dev Anand to Kangana Ranaut — Shiv Sena has had a long love-hate relationship with Bollywood

Kangana Ranaut’s spat with the Shiv Sena is only the latest incident in the party’s long history of an oxymoron relationship with Bollywood.
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Can states declare a caste as socially, educationally backward? Constitution bench to decide

The Supreme Court is dealing with a challenge to the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act (SEBC Act) of 2018.
Vendors carry onion sacks at a market in Mumbai

Onion prices could touch Rs 100/kg by Oct as heavy rain damaged early-kharif crop, rabi stock

Over the last two weeks, wholesale and retail prices have more than doubled in several markets across India, including the largest wholesale onion market in Nashik.
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Mumbai had 82% of Maharashtra’s drug cases in 2018, mostly for cannabis consumption, study says

Personal consumption of cannabis accounted for 87% of all arrests and convictions in drug consumption cases in Mumbai, says study by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.
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Supreme Court stays implementation of Maratha quota in jobs and education

The apex court has referred the case to a larger constitution bench, adding that the status of those who have already taken benefits of the 2018 law will not be disturbed.

Social distancing goes for a toss at Maharashtra assembly as MLAs, staffers crowd at gate

At least, 45 government employees, police personnel and seven MLAs tested positive ahead of the two-day monsoon assembly session.

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Dairies are turning vegan, but that’s not really cutting the carbon footprint of your soy latte

All the growth in the dairy market these days has been in products other than milk, though the amount of milk being drawn from cows is still rising in the industry.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha on 18 September 2020 | ANI

Insolvency code suspension was not meant to protect firms that commit fraud, Sitharaman says

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says saving companies impacted by the pandemic was more important than facilitating recovery by creditors under the law.

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No decision on selling only ‘Made in India’ items in military canteens, says defence ministry

Union Minister Shripad Naik was replying to a query on whether the defence ministry will consider using and selling only 'Made in India' products in its stores.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?