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The petitioners, Rasaheb Alase and Rajendra Patil, alleged that the floods, which brought the two districts to a standstill for more than 14 days, were man made, and could have been averted.(HT image)

Two Kolhapur residents move HC seeking probe into Maharashtra floods

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:41 PM IST
According to the PIL, the floods were caused due to the mismanagement of water flow from the Krishna River and its tributaries.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continue the rescue and relief operations in Shirol, Kolhapur on Tuesday. NDRF teams also carrying fodder with them for affected animals.(ANI Photo)
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continue the rescue and relief operations in Shirol, Kolhapur on Tuesday. NDRF teams also carrying fodder with them for affected animals.(ANI Photo)

Sangli, Kolhapur floods: No early warning issued by govt, says public

By Parth Welankar and Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Daulat Desai, Kolhapur district collector, said, “While it is true that our mechanism of reaching out to the people with the pre-warnings did not completely succeed in these districts, from our end, we tried the best in our capacity to reach out to people with the flood warnings.”
Some women in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district were seen tying ‘rakhis’ on the wrist of NDRF personnel.(Twitter/@indiannavy)
Some women in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district were seen tying ‘rakhis’ on the wrist of NDRF personnel.(Twitter/@indiannavy)

Women thank NDRF personnel by tying them rakhis in flood-hit Maharastra

Sangli | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:54 PM IST
Many women and girls including lady police personnel expressed their gratitude towards security personnel by tying Rakhi on their wrists on Monday.
Eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil has blamed “mismanagement” in the release of water from major dams such as Koyna, Warna and Radhanagari in western Maharashtra for widespread floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil has blamed “mismanagement” in the release of water from major dams such as Koyna, Warna and Radhanagari in western Maharashtra for widespread floods in Sangli and Kolhapur districts.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

‘Could have avoided Maharashtra floods’: Madhav Gadgil

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 02:59 AM IST
If there was a judicious release of water from the dams, the current situation could have been avoided or at least the intensity of it could have been reduced significantly, Madhav Gadgil said.
Even as Kolhapur struggled to get back on its feet with the water levels receding, the state on Monday imposed orders prohibiting assembly of people in the flood-ravaged district for 12 days, starting August 12.(PTI Photo)
Even as Kolhapur struggled to get back on its feet with the water levels receding, the state on Monday imposed orders prohibiting assembly of people in the flood-ravaged district for 12 days, starting August 12.(PTI Photo)

In flood-hit Kolhapur district, state prohibits assembly of people to bring back ‘normalcy’

Hindustan TImes, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 01:48 AM IST
The order, which is similar to the one issued under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that prevent assembly of more than four people in an area, was issued under section 37 (1) and (3) of the Maharashtra Police Act.
Aerial view of the flood situation in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.(Shivam Bodhe / HT Photo)
Aerial view of the flood situation in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.(Shivam Bodhe / HT Photo)

Heavy rains maroon 139 villages in western Maharashtra, thousands trapped in Kolhapur and Sangli

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:30 PM IST
139 villages have been marooned in the last 48 hours; Kolhapur district administration has ordered schools and colleges to remain closed on Thursday and Friday.
Even after 72 hours, a stretch of National Highway-4 connecting Kolhapur to Mumbai via Pune is closed for vehicular traffic from Gandhinagar phata at Kolhapur district due to heavy rains, said a state highway police official.(Shivam Bodhe/Hindustan Times)
Even after 72 hours, a stretch of National Highway-4 connecting Kolhapur to Mumbai via Pune is closed for vehicular traffic from Gandhinagar phata at Kolhapur district due to heavy rains, said a state highway police official.(Shivam Bodhe/Hindustan Times)

Kolhapur loses road connectivity; 2,000 vehicles stranded on highway

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:24 PM IST
The Pune-Bengaluru highway is closed for traffic and district and divisional administration have appealed to citizens to avoid this route.
The Kolhapur district administration has deployed one helicopter of Goa Coast Guard and Indian Navy’s three helicopters in Sangli and Kolhapur districts to airlift flood-affected residents.(Shivam Bodhe/Hindustan Times)
The Kolhapur district administration has deployed one helicopter of Goa Coast Guard and Indian Navy’s three helicopters in Sangli and Kolhapur districts to airlift flood-affected residents.(Shivam Bodhe/Hindustan Times)

Goa Coast Guard, navy helicopters deployed to relocate flood-affected Kolhapur residents

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Guardian minister Chandrakant Patil and irrigation minister Girish Mahajan visited National Highway 4 (Mumbai-Bengaluru) on Wednesday morning and met residents affected by flood in Kolhapur district.
Incessant rains followed by heavy discharge of water from Radhanagari and Koyana dams in western Maharashtra has led to floods in Sangli and Kolhapur.(ANI Photo (Representative image))
Incessant rains followed by heavy discharge of water from Radhanagari and Koyana dams in western Maharashtra has led to floods in Sangli and Kolhapur.(ANI Photo (Representative image))

35,000 people trapped in Kolhapur floods, IMD forecasts heavy rainfall over 48 hours

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 08:52 PM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to extremely heavy rainfall warning for Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur region on August 7 and 8 which could worsen flood conditions in the western Maharashtra.
Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.(Hindustan Times)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Maharashtra’ Hatkanangle, a constituency that has had a rebirth

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 03:29 PM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Most of the existing BATU-affiliated colleges are located in Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Satara, Pune and Kolhapur districts.
Most of the existing BATU-affiliated colleges are located in Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Satara, Pune and Kolhapur districts.

Maharashtra’s only tech university to have 153 colleges under it by this year

Hindustan Times | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Currently, the varsity, set up in 2014, has 103 affiliated colleges
Senior officials, who asked not to be identified, said the suspects are likely to be arrested after their interrogation is over(HT/PHOTO)
Senior officials, who asked not to be identified, said the suspects are likely to be arrested after their interrogation is over(HT/PHOTO)

Attack on Kolhapur Christian prayer meet: Six ‘right-wing’ suspects detained

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 02:37 PM IST
A 40-member Christian religious gathering was attacked by a dozen masked attackers with broken beer bottles, iron rods, swords and choppers
A Sunday mass was attacked in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur on December 23 by a mob of about 10-12 people, police officials said.(HT file photo)
A Sunday mass was attacked in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur on December 23 by a mob of about 10-12 people, police officials said.(HT file photo)

Sunday mass attacked with swords, iron rods; women fight back with chilli powder: Police

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Deputy SP of Kolhapur Anil Kadam was quoted by ANI as saying, “10-12 people attacked Sunday prayer mass being held at the premises of a local resident Bhimsen Chavan in Kolhapur.”
It was strongly demanded in the assembly that a state-run cancer registry should be established for the better management and understanding of the increasing number of cancer patients, said Dr Sadhana Tayde, joint director health services.(HT representational photo)
It was strongly demanded in the assembly that a state-run cancer registry should be established for the better management and understanding of the increasing number of cancer patients, said Dr Sadhana Tayde, joint director health services.(HT representational photo)

Maharashtra to set up cancer registry in Kolhapur

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 03:03 PM IST
The registry will have a systematic collection of data about cancer diseases.
A 52-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in a two-day kisan rally in Delhi against the agrarian distress in the country, died early Saturday after accidentally falling off from a building in central Delhi, police said.(PTI/Representative Image)
A 52-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in a two-day kisan rally in Delhi against the agrarian distress in the country, died early Saturday after accidentally falling off from a building in central Delhi, police said.(PTI/Representative Image)

Maharashtra farmer dies after accidentally falling off from Delhi building

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Kiran Santapa, a resident of Kolhapur district, was found lying on the floor at Ambedkar Bhawan in Paharganj area around 3.15 am, a senior police officer said.
The tribunal came to the conclusion that it was proved beyond reasonable doubt that Rajashree died as a result of negligent driving and that reliance insurance could not prove that their insurance policy terms were breached. (HT representational photo)
The tribunal came to the conclusion that it was proved beyond reasonable doubt that Rajashree died as a result of negligent driving and that reliance insurance could not prove that their insurance policy terms were breached. (HT representational photo)

Parents of accident victim in Pune receive Rs 33.69 lakh compensation

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nadeem Inamdar
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 05:36 PM IST
The Motor Accident Tribunal, Pune has acted on several complaints, clearly pointing out that rash driving has a cost.
The Bombay high court on Friday dissolved the nine-year marriage of a couple from Kolhapur, who have never cohabited and bitterly fought a legal battle for as many years.(HT FIle (Representational Image))
The Bombay high court on Friday dissolved the nine-year marriage of a couple from Kolhapur, who have never cohabited and bitterly fought a legal battle for as many years.(HT FIle (Representational Image))

Bombay HC dissolves marriage of Kolhapur couple who never cohabited

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2018 12:52 AM IST
Justice Mridula Bhatkar declared the marriage of the 33-year-old man and the 30-year-old woman from Pattan Kodoli of Kolhapur district on the ground of non-consummation.
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