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Inspired by PM's Swachha Bharat, bride demands toilet as wedding gift

  A toilet stole the show at a traditional Maharashtrian marriage in Akola. The prefabricated toilet with a water closet, a wash-basin and mirror standing around one foot above the ground,......

Congress strives to stage a comeback in Akola

Banks on mobilising support from Dalit and Muslim voters. Sanjay Jog reports. The Congress, which had previously represented the Akola constituency in Maharashtra’s under-developed Vidarbha......

'Malegaon ruling demoralised Muslims'

Mumbai's Anti-Terrorism Squad got cracking in Pusad and Akola in Maharashtra, arguing that several Muslim youth were trying to revive the Students Islamic Movement of India. This fact has not gone......

Police bust secret SIMI meeting, arrest 4

The Maharashtra Police on Monday arrested four members of the Students Islamic Movement of India from Mana village in Akola district. According to the police, they were arrested while trying to......

3 killed in Akola building collapse, 30 trapped

Three persons, including a 10-year-old boy, were killed and nine others seriously injured when a dilapidated building collapsed in Akola on Saturday following heavy rains.Authorities mounted a......

Farmers default: Bank holds sit-in protest

The Land Development Bank in Maharashtra's Akola district staged a sit-in protest in front of the houses of several farmers who have defaulted on loan repayments.The bank has suffered to such an......

The little known story about Shakuntala Railway

A historic railway service flounders for an inflexible privatisation policy, notes Bibek Debroy. Narrow Gauge Train at Rajim Station. Photograph, courtesy: Pankaj Oudhia/Wikimedia Commons......

Kalpana Saroj's incredible journey from despair to success

Hers is a rags-to-riches story for the ages, peppered with risks, determination and strokes of luck, says Ranjita Ganesan. Despair is a tough teacher. It can take you to the brink of suicide or......

Beef ban hits Indian farmers, traders

Indian farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister's wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall.  But he has struggled to find a buyer who will pay a......

Cong workers stage 'rail roko' in Maha against fare hike

Congress workers on Wednesday staged a 'rail roko' in various parts of Maharashtra, excluding Mumbai, to protest the train fare hike. "We decided to exclude Mumbai, where the 'rail roko'......

Why Karan Cheema sent Karan Johar a cheque

Ranjita Ganesan finds out why an Akola businessman paid Dharma Productions for two tickets of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. In a version of advance booking, an Akola-based businessman paid Dharma Productions......

The real Slumdog Millionaires

In Akola's Bapu Nagar, in Maharashtra,Ghanshyam Baman's Diwali celebrations were special, albeit unusual. The sweeper with the Brihan Mumbai Mahanagarpalika kept images of Lakshmi, Ganesh, as well......
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Cops use Facebook to reunite lost woman with family

Nagpur: Social media may be blamed for a lot of ills plaguing modern society but they have their utility too. Sub-inspector SB Wagh of Ganeshpeth... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Cops-use-Facebook-to-reunite-lost-woman-with-family/articleshow/55841906.cms
Cheque payments make farmers' lives more difficult

NEW DELHI | PUNE: Post demonetisation, Manjit Singh, a farmer in Punjab, is grappling with a new financial reality — a queer mix of debit and... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/cheque-payments-making-farmers-lives-more-difficult/articleshow/55843422.cms
Modi's visit to city to launch Metro projects pushed back

Nagpur: The BJP wanted to kickstart its Mumbai municipal election campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating two big-ticket... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Modis-visit-to-city-to-launch-Metro-projects-pushed-back/articleshow/55843135.cms
As prices head south, tur dal farmers seek Centre's support

Bengaluru, December 6: As the new Tur (arhar) crop hits the mandis of Karnataka and Maharashtra, bringing down prices, growers have urged the... ...

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HC notice on petition seeking FIR against MoS Ranjit Patil

NBCC gets Rs 24,994 crore business in November Iraqi troops enter another IS-held neighborhood in Mosul Business Standard The Bombay... ...

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