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Maharashtra: Man held for raping 27-year-old woman on promise of marriage, forcing her to convert
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Maharashtra: Man held for raping 27-year-old woman on promise of marriage, forcing her to convert

The victim had a shop in the same shopping complex as the accused and they got acquainted with each other and entered into a relationship

Deepshikha Deshmukh lights up Latur village via her brand Love Organically
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Deepshikha Deshmukh lights up Latur village via her brand Love Organically

Deepshikha Deshmukh, a producer from B-Town has taken the initiative in recycling unused goods to manufacture lamps that will be distributed to Latur Village.

'Statue of Knowledge' dedicated to Dr Ambedkar to be unveiled in Latur on 13 April
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'Statue of Knowledge' dedicated to Dr Ambedkar to be unveiled in Latur on 13 April

The statue has been built on the premises of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Park. The unveiling ceremony will be held a day before the 131st birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar

Omicron spreads in India: With four new cases detected in Delhi, India's total tally reaches 45
India

Omicron spreads in India: With four new cases detected in Delhi, India's total tally reaches 45

Within a fortnight, the number of cases of the new COVID-19 variant has risen significantly; the country first saw the new variant in Karnataka on 2 December

Two dead in Maharashtra's Latur as excavator catches fire, explodes during digging work
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Two dead in Maharashtra's Latur as excavator catches fire, explodes during digging work

The deceased were identified by the police as Prabhakar Vinayak Murkute (63) and Pandurang Dahiphale (68), residents of villages in Ahmedpur tehsil

COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 39 students, five staff test positive for coronavirus at Latur hostel
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COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 39 students, five staff test positive for coronavirus at Latur hostel

The infected students and employees have been quarantined at a government hostel near the city in central Maharashtra, an official said

Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
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Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study

Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said

Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
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Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers

Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time

Maharashtra reports 1,495 new COVID-19 cases in highest single-day rise; total infections reach 25,922, toll climbs to 975
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Maharashtra reports 1,495 new COVID-19 cases in highest single-day rise; total infections reach 25,922, toll climbs to 975

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 1,495 new COVID-19 cases, which is the highest single-day count so far, and 54 deaths, including 40 in worst-hit Mumbai

Despite Maharashtra lockdown, labourers rushing to leave Mumbai, Pune in jampacked buses face coronavirus threat
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Despite Maharashtra lockdown, labourers rushing to leave Mumbai, Pune in jampacked buses face coronavirus threat

There are a total of about 250 buses – government and private – coming in to Maharashtra's Latur everyday from Mumbai and Pune. A government bus has a capacity of seating 60, while private buses can accommodate up to 150 passengers. Even if one goes by the conservative estimate of 60 people per bus, it means 15,000 people per day are travelling in a jam packed vehicle.

Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts
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Maharashtra's ambitious Rs 25,000 crore Marathwada Water Grid project a waste of money, say experts

Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress' Dhiraj Deshmukh beats 'NOTA' to win Latur Rural seat, gets 67.64% vote share
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Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress' Dhiraj Deshmukh beats 'NOTA' to win Latur Rural seat, gets 67.64% vote share

The NOTA option has secured the second slot in the Latur rural Assembly segment, from where late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj is set to register a handsome victory.

Post-monsoon rains bring relief to Maharashtra's Latur; parched Marathwada district's water stock to last till June 2020, say officials
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Post-monsoon rains bring relief to Maharashtra's Latur; parched Marathwada district's water stock to last till June 2020, say officials

Post-monsoon rains have come as a welcome relief for Latur in Maharashtra as reservoirs have got filled, reducing water scarcity in the perennially parched Marathwada district.

Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
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Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts

The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.

Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web
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Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web

Vaishali Yede gained a measure of fame for having delivered a heart-wrenching speech at the Marathi Literary Festival.

Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders
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Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders

If a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.

Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai: Congress leader says BJP leaders 'feel guilt' over Rafale deal, slams Fadnavis govt over PMC scam
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Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai: Congress leader says BJP leaders 'feel guilt' over Rafale deal, slams Fadnavis govt over PMC scam

Rahul Gandhi also accused the BJP of 'dividing and looting' the country like the British did in pre-Independence period.

'When youth ask for jobs, govt tells them to watch moon' Rahul Gandhi hits out Narendra Modi at rally in Maharashtra's Ausa
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'When youth ask for jobs, govt tells them to watch moon' Rahul Gandhi hits out Narendra Modi at rally in Maharashtra's Ausa

Rahul Gandhi said the objective of demonetisation, and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was to take money from pockets of the poor and give it to the rich

Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
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Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt

People in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra, Xi Jinping's India visit, National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra, Xi Jinping's India visit, National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra before Assembly elections, Xi Jinping to meet Narendra Modi, Niki Poonacha in National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories