Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh members who attacked Ratnakar Gaikwad had alleged that he was responsible for the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar, Mumbai.
Despite a long-held tradition of marrying off girls once they turn 15, a tribal village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district has stopped the practice of child marriage for the past two years.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
Students are unhappy with the state’s decision to close down government-funded private hostels and give them a stipend for housing and food instead.
It was colour and music to celebrate Gudi Padva, the beginning of the new year but also floats with Shivaji, cannons and men dressed as Indian army soldiers
Falling prices and a lack of adequate procurement centres have left tur producers grasping for a way out.
Solidarity Grows for Maharashtra’s Agitating Doctors Ahead of Meet With Fadnavis Over Security Issues
Doctors across Maharashtra and in other places have been on strike, protesting against the lack of security in hospitals and attacks on medical professionals.
Sunil Waghmare was first beaten up by college students and colleagues for his comment and then arrested by police for hurting religious sentiments.
Local prices for oilseeds have plunged around 40% in the last six months, while pulses have dropped by nearly a third.
As the state gears up to present its 2017-18 budget, utilisation of funds in 2016-17 has been below 15% in some “high-priority” areas.
Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba was sentenced to life in prison for alleged links to Maoists and for “waging war” against India by a sessions court on Tuesday.
The police are also probing if a cross-border sex determination and abortion racket is in operation in Sangli, which borders Karnataka.
Nineteen aborted female foetuses were found dumped in a stream at a village in Sangli, bordering Karnataka on Sunday, March 5.
The election results show that Mumbai is changing – its demographics have altered and this has played a big role in the final numbers of both parties. The Sena’s Marathi manoos card is now as potent as it used to be.
The stakes in the Mumbai municipal corporation elections are very high for the BJP and the Shiv Sena.
The commission had issued a notice first in October followed by a reminder in November over the high incidence of deaths amongst tribal girl students in the state.
Discrimination by Indian landlords to keep out religious minorities and single people are eroding the multicultural nature of India’s cities, analysts say.
Independent and small beekeepers are uniting against adulterated and diluted honey sold in the domestic market by companies fighting a price war.
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani lend their support to demands of Maharashtra’s workers
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
The group removed the bust of Ram Ganesh Gadkari from a park in Pune because they felt a play he wrote about a 100 years ago ‘insulted’ Shivaji’s son Sambhaji.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
How common is it for governments to build expensive structures that serve little to no purpose?
A new rule mandating a judicial inquiry into every case of custodial death does not account for deaths reported between when the law was amended in 2006 and when the circular was issued in 2016.
The message from the ‘upper’-caste villagers was clear: we can destroy everything you’ve achieved in one evening.
A Dalit woman brought small yet significant change to Wagholi village of Osmanabad district in Maharashtra – with little gain to herself.
The eight men have been asked to respond to the Maharashtra state government’s plea against the court’s decision to discharge them within four weeks.
At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.
Why the ‘deal’ struck between the MNS and Karan Johar is nothing but state-sponsored extortion.
The problem of malnutrition is worsened by a dearth of speciality doctors, unawareness about welfare and healthcare schemes and a severe lack of purchasing capacity among the tribals in the district.
There have been ten alleged murders and at least two suicides in Maharashtra, and eight alleged murders and one suicide in Gujarat since the RTI Act came into force.
Activists are quick to point towards upcoming municipal corporation elections as a cause for the protests turning violent, with local politicians wanting to use this opportunity to ensure votes.
The Maharashtra Protection of Civil Rights cell, which collates data on atrocity cases in the state, has not received a single complaint of misuse of the Act.
But female participation in India’s workforce has declined from 34% in 1999 to 27% in 2014, making it the worst rate among BRICS nations.
Almost all the major and medium dams of Maharashtra, including Manjra, Ujani and Terna are overflowing for the first time since 2010.
This has been one of the primary demands of the Maratha protests across the state.
A vivid retelling of an improbable, historically significant, yet forgotten, military victory for the British – recounted on its 213th anniversary.
The immediate trigger is a rape of a Maratha girl, but the community has many other demands and grievances
The Maharashtra government has stepped up its efforts to facilitate mining for private companies in adivasi areas amidst allegations of a wave of repression