On 11 March, 1689, Sambhaji Maharaj was killed by Aurangzeb after the brave Maratha king rejected to embrace Islam
Need to remove 50% quota limit to facilitate reservation to Marathas; Centre should take steps, says Ajit Pawar
Pawar was speaking at the Shivneri fort in Junnar tehsil of Pune district on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
The apex court had stayed the implementation of the SEBC Act but made it clear that status of those who have availed of the benefits would not be disturbed
Reservations for Marathas being 'deliberately delayed' in Maharashtra, claims BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale
Bhosale, hitting out at the Uddhav Thackeray dispensation for "not taking the issue ahead", claimed that "the state government lawyer" missed a Supreme Court hearing and that the "community will react to such tactics"
Protesters in Beed and Osmanabad opposed decision to conduct police recruitment and MPSC exams without clarity on reservation for Maratha candidates in government jobs
Maharashtra govt must go 'fully prepared' for SC hearing on Maratha reservation, says Devendra Fadnavis
The BJP leader said that government officials and ministers must be fully prepared to brief the counsel during the Supreme Court hearing on quotas in education and jobs for Marathas
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj death anniversary: Warrior king, who set up Maratha empire, was first to establish Marathi as official language
The man who laid the foundation Maratha empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated throughout Maharashtra and the rest of India for his conquests and valour
Raj Thackeray's MNS turns saffron, fuelling speculation that party seeks to reclaim Hindutva ideology from now 'secular' Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena, the party of Bal Thackeray — who was fondly called the 'Hindu Hruday Samrat' by his followers — had to reiterate its commitment to saffron, while MNS, a splinter group headed by his nephew Raj, rebranded itself to close in on the space perceivably abandoned by Sena after it joined a 'secular' alliance
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan's epic drama, makes Rs 15.10 cr on opening day
According to trade analysts, Tanhaji started picking up in the latter part of the day, and has been performing exceedingly well in Maharashtra.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review — Saif Ali Khan, Kajol's performances elevate Ajay Devgn's tepid film
Unlike Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, Ajay Devgn fails to take his character beyond the written word, which makes the protagonist of Tanhaji rather one-dimensional.
A pro-Maratha group has filed a complaint against Akshay Kumar, demanding an immediate broadcast ban on the Nirma detergent ad.
Panipat makers to cut out controversial scenes from film, says Rajasthan govt amid protests by Jat groups
Amid protests by Jat groups, the producers of Ashutosh Gowariker's historical drama Panipat have agreed to edit out the portion of the film, a senior state government official said.
Panipat screenings interrupted, theatres vandalised by members of Rajasthan's Jat community in Jaipur
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday asserted that it is a "prerogative" of the government to probe if facts are incorrectly portrayed in Panipat.
Panipat movie review: Ashutosh Gowariker tweaks history into a Maratha fan fantasy sans Bhansali's insidious intent
Panipat is shorn of Padmaavat and Kesari's insidious intent, but it is not exactly an innocent, truthful chronicler of Indian history.
Arjun Kapoor discusses how crucial Panipat is at this stage of his career, working with Kriti Sanon, and the comparison to Ranveer Singh in Bajirao Mastani.
Maharashtra govt to add general category seats in medical courses to compensate for reduction in spots due to increased reservation
Number of seats for the general category students in degree and post-graduate medical courses would be increased, said CM Devendra Fadnavis. He made the remarks while speaking to the delegation of 'Save Merit, Save Nation' movement. A system would be put in place to understand and solve the problems faced by students from the open category.
Marathas and Kunbis not separate castes, says Maharashtra Backward Class panel; demands inclusion of Marathas among OBCs
The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community and as the Kunbis are already included in the Other Backward Class (OBC), the Marathas too should be categorised as a Backward Class.
Maharashtra govt nod to Maratha reservation: Since 1980s, community's fight for quota has been long, uneasy
The fight for reservation has not been easy for the politically dominant Maratha community which constitutes over 30 percent of Maharashtra's population. The community has been demanding a quota for a long time now and its agitation for the same in July and August 2018 had taken a violent turn.
Marathas are backward community, says reservation panel, recommends 16% quota: Devendra Fadnavis faces tricky task
The Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission has suggested reservation of 16 percent for the Marathas, stating that the community is socially and economically backward, however, the Maharashtra government may find it impossible to implement the suggestion, especially keeping in mind the restrictions on caste-based reservation in India
Sambhaji brigade, a Maratha organisation, has sought to rename Pune to "Jijapur" in a letter issued to the Maharashtra Government. The Maratha outfit claimed that since the construction of Pune city was done by Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it is appropriate to name Pune city in her name.