Friday, 18 January, 2019

Topic: Maharashtra

Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

In dance bar verdict, SC cautions Maharashtra against imposing ‘own notion of morality’

Here are excerpts from Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment, which relaxed norms for Maharashtra’s dance bars & pulled up state govt for its approach.
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Supreme Court spells relief for Maharashtra dance bars, frees them of CCTV rule

The Supreme Court, however, ruled in favour of a 6-11.30 pm window for public viewing of dances at dance bars in Maharashtra.
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Narendra Modi’s pet UDAN scheme crawls in Maharashtra — the first state to sign up for it

Nearly two-and-a-half years after Maharashtra signed up for UDAN, only two routes are operational.
File photo of Devendra Fadnavis | ThePrint

Rs 736 crore windfall for Maharashtra’s OBCs and tribes, months ahead of polls

The money is part of a conscious effort by Devendra Fadnavis govt to reach out to the OBC community, which forms 52% of the state’s population.
Sugarcane farmers in Maharashtra

Why sugarcane farmers in Maharashtra are up in arms against mill owners

Recent protests sparked by sugar mills’ move to pay farmers at a rate of Rs 2,300 per tonne while the FRP is Rs 2,850 per tonne.
File image of Dharavi | Commons

Maharashtra govt’s plan for Dharavi makeover has just one taker

About 20 consortia had expressed an interest in the project, but only one has submitted a bid. Devendra Fadnavis’ govt has extended the deadline to 15 Jan
File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray | Nand Kumar/PTI

Same day, different districts: Modi, Uddhav to launch their Maharashtra campaigns today

PM Modi will visit Solapur Wednesday to launch development projects, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will head to Beed & Jalna to highlight farm distress.
File photo of Nitin Gadkari | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Why Nitin Gadkari could be India’s next prime minister

The stars are aligning for the RSS poster boy from Nagpur.
Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar

A year after Bhima-Koregaon clashes, here’s why the Maharashtra village erupted

Bhima-Koregaon was the site of clashes on 1 January 2018, the 200th anniversary of a battle where a British army comprising Dalits beat one led by Brahmin Peshwa.
A devotee kisses a statue of baby Jesus during Christmas celebration at a Catholic church, in Patna

Several injured in an attack during a Sunday Mass in Maharashtra

The incident happened when people were attending Sunday Mass at the residence of Bhimsen Chauhan in Kolhapur's Kowad village. 
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Does sedition law apply to JNU & Assam cases or is it being used as tool to stifle dissent?

Ten JNU students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya have been charge-sheeted under the sedition law for raising ‘anti-India’ slogan...