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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'......

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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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen to contest 60 civic council polls

AURANGABAD: Two months after the state election commission revoked its suspension, the Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen... ...
DPS spikers start with a bang in CBSE Cluster Sports Meet

NAGPUR: Delhi Public School (CPS) spikers started their campaign on a rousing note by defeating BKVV in their opening match of the at the Nagpur... ...
Special trains to Nagpur, Karmali

PUNE: The Central Railway (CR) has decided to run special trains from Pune to Nagpur, and Pune to Karmali during the festive season. Between... ...
Residents start online campaign to back Mundhe

A day after the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) standing committee initiated a no-confidence motion against Municipal Commissioner Tukaram... ...
Businessman sends a cheque of Rs 320 to KJo

Karan Johar could finally breathe a sigh of relief after MNS Chief, Raj Thackeray assured that their party will not oppose the release of former's... ...

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