Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Maharashtra

Maharashtra declares ‘Dahi Handi’ an official sport, ‘Govindas’ to get jobs, insurance

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said the state would introduce the sport ‘Pro Dahi Handi’; participants would be eligible for Rs 10-lakh insurance.

Boat found floating off Maharashtra coast with cache of weapons, high alert sounded

The boat was found near the Harihareshwar beach in the state’s Raigad district; security was raised in adjacent areas.

Maharashtra CM orders CID probe into ex-MLC Mete’s death in road accident

Vinayak Mete died after a vehicle hit his car on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Sunday.

‘Greet each other by saying Jai Baliraja’ — Maharashtra Congress tells leaders, party workers

Congress state president Nana Patole tweeted saying farmers are the pride of the world and going forward all party workers & leaders should greet each other with the new slogan.

‘Break hands, legs’: Eknath Shinde’s MLAs caught on video inciting followers, slapping caterer

Incensed Hingoli legislator Santosh Bangar hits caterer over complaints of bad food; Magathane MLA Prakash Surve incites followers to ‘violently’ stand ground against Uddhav Thackeray’s men.

Expanded Maharashtra Cabinet still a two-man show as CM, Dy CM retain plum portfolios

Between them, the CM and Deputy CM have kept 20 portfolios with themselves. The cabinet bears the stamp of deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Maharashtra govt officials to say ‘Vande Mataram’ while attending phone calls in offices

Newly-appointed Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar Sunday ordered all state govt officials to say 'Vande Mataram' (while receiving calls) till 26 Jan 2023.

OBC face as Maharashtra chief, Sena challenger in Mumbai — behind BJP state leadership reshuffle

BJP Friday appointed Chandrashekhar Bawankule as Maharashtra unit president, while former Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar returned to his role ahead of BMC polls.

IT department seizes cash & jewellery worth Rs 70 crore during raids in Maharashtra’s Jalna

The raids were launched last week on the business entity engaged in steel and real estate after actionable inputs of alleged tax evasion were received against it, officials said.

2-man show ends after a month, Maharashtra’s Shinde-Fadnavis cabinet set for expansion tomorrow

CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis hammered out details at a meeting Monday. Durbar Hall at Raj Bhavan being prepped for oath ceremony.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.