Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Maharashtra

Why Uddhav is eyeing alliance with Ambedkar’s grandson & invoking his own grandfather’s legacy

With BMC election coming up & despite Shiv Sena's turbulent history with Dalit rights groups, Uddhav Thackeray's party is in talks with Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi.

Pensions, aid to schools — Shinde & Bommai revive Maharashtra-Karnataka border tussle

Dispute dates back to 1950s when reorganisation of states took place. While Shinde fired first shot by rejigging border panel, Bommai is matching every move ahead of Karnataka poll.

24 vehicles damaged, 8 hospitalised: How pile-up on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway unfolded

The accident occurred on the Navale bridge due to suspected brake failure of a truck when it was moving towards Pune, a police official said.

‘Proud to be Brahmin’ — how Amruta Fadnavis has stayed in focus with ‘edgy’, political remarks

Devendra Fadnavis may no longer be Maharashtra CM, but his wife Amruta continues to make waves with her tweets, strong opinions, singing career and share of controversies.

In Osho’s Pune ashram, a tug-of-war between disciples & trustees over sale of land

Disciples allege the Osho International Foundation management is trying to sell off a 2-acre plot of land inside the ashram in Pune for 'profiteering'. The matter is now in court.

Rahul gets a kiss on the cheek, talks Math with girls as Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Maharashtra

The 3,500-km walk is on its western leg for the next two weeks during which the Congress leader will touch 15 Assembly and 6 Parliamentary constituencies in the state.

Bharat ‘jogging’ yatra: How Congress leaders are getting in shape to keep up with Rahul Gandhi

The yatra will traverse through the state from 7 Nov to 20 Nov. Cong leaders have been upping their stamina to keep up with Rahul Gandhi who walks 25 km a day as part of the yatra.

Siren on, TVs off. This Maharashtra village is on ‘digital detox’ to produce IAS, IPS officers

Children in the village must stay away from cell phones and TVs. If they don't, the village monitoring group does the rounds to check on each home.

Why some farmers in Maharashtra’s drought-prone Sangli are taking a chance on dragon fruit

A low-maintenance crop, dragon fruit does not require much water. And while the initial investment for its cultivation might be high, the profits are even higher.

International finance centre to Foxconn to Tata-Airbus, Maharashtra’s loss is Gujarat’s gain

Slugfest starts after Gujarat lands mega Tatas-Airbus project. The Eknath Shinde-led government & MVA trade charges over why Maharashtra is consistently losing key projects.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.