Tag: Maharashtra

Maharashtra sets up IT award in Rajiv Gandhi’s name

NEW DELHI: Days after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s name was removed from the country’s top sports award Khel Ratna, the Maharashtra government, of which Congress is a constituent, on Tuesday set up an award in his name to felicitate information technology (IT) organizations helping society. A government order said the award commemorates the contribution […]

Agriculture universities important for strengthening economy: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: NCP president and former Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said agricultural universities are essential for strengthening the country’s economy. He was speaking at a function to virtually inaugurate the D Y Patil Agriculture and Technical University located at Talsande in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district. “If the agricultural growth and progress is evident, […]

ED raids Anil Deshmukh; Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi slam BJP, Modi government

NAGPUR/ MUMBAI: For the second time in two months, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has come under the scanner, this time of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which raided three locations, including his residences in Nagpur and Mumbai, and two others belonging to his two associates in connection with an alleged corruption case filed against […]

Covid-19 update: Maharashtra enters ‘Lockdown style’ curfew April 14-30

MUMBAI: On anticipated lines, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced ‘lockdown’ style restrictions starting 8 p.m. on April 14, till April 30, to break the chain of the coronavirus which has gripped the state. However, Mumbai suburban trains and city buses will continue to run, but commutes will be permitted for those in […]

UPL’s Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, Lijjat Papad founder among 6 Padma winners from Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: Six prominent personalities from Maharashtra, including two inspiring women, have been named for this year’s Padma awards, on the occasion of the country’s Republic Day. Industrialist Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, the legendary founder and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of United Phosphorus Ltd, an Indian MNC founded in 1969, has been honoured with the country’s third-highest civilian […]

Bajaj Auto signs MoU with Maharashtra to set up facility in state

MUMBAI: Two-and-three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto has entered into an MoU with the Maharashtra government to set up a manufacturing facility in the state. The MoU envisages a proposed investment of Rs 650 crore in the state’s Chakan. “The facility is expected to commence production in 2023. This facility will be utilised for manufacturing high end […]

Despite Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra proves ‘magnetic’ for investors

NEW DELHI: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra remains the biggest magnet for investors, attracting a whopping Rs 1.12 lakh crore plus worth of industrial investments in the past six months, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday. The state signed 25 fresh MoUs with investment commitments of Rs 61,000 crore spanning 15 different sectors, with […]

Rs 64,522 crore motor premium earned, Rs 35,519 crore claims paid in FY19

NEW DELHI: A total sum of Rs 35,519 crore of motor insurance claims were settled during 2018-19 by Indian general insurance companies while the gross underwritten premium was Rs 64,522.35 crore, the Insurance Information Bureau of India said on Tuesday. In its annual report on motor insurance for fiscal 2018-19, the Bureau said that Rs […]

Mumbai’s BEST gets 26 swank electric AC buses

MUMBAI: With a view to curb pollution, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday dedicated 26 air conditioned electric buses built by Tata Motors to Mumbai’s public transport system, BEST. In order to verify the comforts from the passengers’ viewpoint, Thackeray hopped onto one of the electric buses and went on a short ride accompanied […]

AYUSH Ministry to develop Nisarg Gram campus at Pune

NEW DELHI: Invoking recollections of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous Nature Cure campaign of 1946 at the “Nisarg Upchar” Ashram in Uruli Kanchan village near Pune, the upcoming new campus of National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune will be called “Nisarg Gram”. Located at a distance of 15 Km from NIN’s present premises at Bapu Bhavan, the […]

NAREDCO announces Zero Stamp Duty for home buyers on its members project in Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: Bringing back the homebuyers into the State’s residential real estate sector, NAREDCO Maharashtra has announced yet another spell of zero- stamp duty on housing sales until 31st December 2020. The decision will allow more homebuyers to buy affordable and luxury residential properties at the lowest ever prices during the pandemic. Over 1,000 NAREDCO […]

Groundwater levels go up in all 8 Marathwada districts

AURNAGABAD: Though farmers in Marathwada are facing crop losses due to excess rainfall this year, the above average downpour had one positive fallout – rise in groundwater levels in the drought-prone central Maharashtra region. The region, where excess rainfall has replenished groundwater levels, consists of eight districts. Aurangabad district has seen the highest increase of […]

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