Maharashtra

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Doctors operate to save poisonous snake

Doctors in India’s Maharashtra have operated on a poisonous snake for nearly two hours and saved its life by taking out a plastic container out of its belly.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

17 dead in fire at Indian army's ammunition depot

At least 17 Indian army men, including two young officers, were killed and 19 injured in a massive fire that swept through an ammunition depot in West Indian state of Maharashtra's Wardah district.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Man digs well in 40 days, after wife denied water by upper caste

India is facing the worst drought in decades, so when refused to draw water from a well due to caste hierarchy, one man took it upon himself to build his own.

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016

India Shani temple to allow women worshippers

Authorities of a Hindu shrine in India's western Maharashtra state decide to allow female worshippers enter the inner sanctum, reports say.

February 28, 2016
February 28, 2016

Man ‘kills 14 of family’, then commits suicide in India

A 32-year-old man allegedly kills 14 members of his family at their house near Thane in Maharashtra and then commits suicide.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

‘Bollywood style demo’ for water supply in Maharashtra

A group of villagers in Maharashtra of India resort to Bollywood actor Dharmendra’s famous way of protest on a tank top in the blockbuster film Sholay to demand releasing water from a dam.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

13 students drown off India beach

Thirteen students drown while swimming off a beach on India's west coast, police say. The group is among more than 100 from a college in Pune who went for a picnic to Murud beach near Alibag, Maharashtra state.

September 25, 2015
September 25, 2015

Sanjay Dutt's pardon plea rejected, to stay in jail

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is to continue to serve the remainder of his sentence at a Pune jail following a rejection of his plea for pardon.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015

Outrage after Mumbai meat ban

A temporary ban on the sale of meat in India's financial capital Mumbai has outraged people.