Thursday, 8 December, 2022

Topic: Maharashtra

In Osho’s Pune ashram, a tug-of-war between disciples & trustees over sale of land

Disciples allege the Osho International Foundation management is trying to sell off a 2-acre plot of land inside the ashram in Pune for 'profiteering'. The matter is now in court.

Rahul gets a kiss on the cheek, talks Math with girls as Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Maharashtra

The 3,500-km walk is on its western leg for the next two weeks during which the Congress leader will touch 15 Assembly and 6 Parliamentary constituencies in the state.

Bharat ‘jogging’ yatra: How Congress leaders are getting in shape to keep up with Rahul Gandhi

The yatra will traverse through the state from 7 Nov to 20 Nov. Cong leaders have been upping their stamina to keep up with Rahul Gandhi who walks 25 km a day as part of the yatra.

Siren on, TVs off. This Maharashtra village is on ‘digital detox’ to produce IAS, IPS officers

Children in the village must stay away from cell phones and TVs. If they don't, the village monitoring group does the rounds to check on each home.

Why some farmers in Maharashtra’s drought-prone Sangli are taking a chance on dragon fruit

A low-maintenance crop, dragon fruit does not require much water. And while the initial investment for its cultivation might be high, the profits are even higher.

International finance centre to Foxconn to Tata-Airbus, Maharashtra’s loss is Gujarat’s gain

Slugfest starts after Gujarat lands mega Tatas-Airbus project. The Eknath Shinde-led government & MVA trade charges over why Maharashtra is consistently losing key projects.

After restoring pension scrapped by Uddhav, Shinde govt to pay arrears to Emergency prisoners

The scheme, scrapped by the MVA in 2020 citing fiscal burden during pandemic, was revived in July. It’s one of the many decisions brought back by the Shinde-led government.

7 lakh ‘ineligible’ residents, tight deadline: Potential bidders voice doubts about Dharavi revamp

With Shinde govt initiating revamp effort, potential bidders expressed concerns at meeting earlier this month. Redevelopment authority says project requires ‘out of the box thinking’.

Weeks after ‘Vande Mataram’ order, Maharashtra govt staff still answering phones with ‘hello’

Some employees confused about how to embrace the change and break a lifetime habit, others unaware of 1 October govt resolution. Minister Mungantiwar says 'change will come slowly'.

‘Plot to bomb school, ISIS support on FB’ — behind Maharashtra’s 1st ‘cyber terrorism’ conviction

Prosecution said the accused used his firm's computer to chat with people about ISIS ideology under fake name & chats showed his preparations to attack American School in Mumbai.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.