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Hatkanangle: Farmer leader Raju Shetti hopes to disrupt Sena vs Sena battle

The two other contenders are Dhairyasheel Mane, the incumbent MP from the Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde), and Satyajit Patil Sarudkar from Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), who’s a two-term MLA from Shahuwadi

Pune, India - February 28, 2019: Raju Shetti meets the members of Swabhiani Shetkari Sanghatana for to draw out plan for upcoming elections at Buntara Bhavan in Pune, India, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2024 06:48 AM IST

‘BJP has stooges in MVA working for them’: Raju Shetti

Shetti spoke to HT while campaigning in Hatkanangale, where he lashed out at MVA leaders for allegedly working as BJP’s stooges

Pune, India - February 28, 2019: Raju Shetti meets the members of Swabhiani Shetkari Sanghatana for to draw out plan for upcoming elections at Buntara Bhavan in Pune, India, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2024 03:42 PM IST

In Kolhapur, Shivaji’s descendant takes on the Modi factor

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj II, a Congress candidate, is banking on the legacy of his great-grandfather Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj

In Kolhapur, Shivaji’s descendant takes on the Modi factor
Updated on May 02, 2024 09:11 AM IST

Home voting begins in Kolhapur from May 1

According to the district administration, of the 21,384 persons above 85 years of age and 16,544 disabled in Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency

The application was accepted till April 17 and 3,964 voters were found eligible for home voting,” said Amol Yedge, Kolhapur district collector. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Apr 30, 2024 11:15 PM IST

Truck runs over two waiting by roadside

The deceased have been identified as Shital Patil (42) and a six-year-old girl. The incident was reported on Katraj-Dehu Road at Narhe at around 11:30 pm

As per the complaint filed by Rohan Patil (19) of Narhe, his mother Shital and six-year-old niece were waiting for a private vehicle when the truck ran over them. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 10:05 PM IST

‘We need to stop absolute power being vested in one person:’ Shahu Maharaj

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj opened up about his decision to contest polls, his concerns about absolute power going to one person and his poll preparedness

‘We need to stop absolute power being vested in one person’
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 08:40 AM IST

Can Shivaji Maharaj’s two descendants become princes of polls?

The ongoing general elections in India will witness two descendants of 17th-century Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj contesting the polls: Udayanraje Bhosale from Satara and Chhatrapati Shahu II from Kolhapur

Udayanraje Bhosale from Satara is the 13th descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Shahu Maharaj declares assets worth 297 cr, Mandalik 5.65 cr

Shahu Chhatrapati, scion of the Kolhapur royal family, declared assets worth ₹297 crore, probably the highest among all candidates in the district

Shahu Chhatrapati, scion of the Kolhapur royal family, declared assets worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>297 crore, probably the highest among all candidates in the district. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 18, 2024 07:42 AM IST

Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati not real heir, is adopted: MP Mandlik

Kolhapur’s Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Mandlik on Thursday claimed his Congress opponent Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati was not the “real heir” to the royal seat and he was adopted

Kolhapur’s Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Mandlik on Thursday claimed his Congress opponent Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati was not the “real heir” to the royal seat and he was adopted. (HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:58 AM IST

Direct flight to Tirupati from Kolhapur kicks off from today

Earlier, the Kolhapur to Tirupati flight service had been started by a private passenger airline only to be aborted after some time

Now, Star Air Company has resumed the Kolhapur to Tirupati flight service, much to the passengers’ delight. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 11:58 PM IST

Confrontation over cricket leads to death of fan in Kolhapur

Accused are cricket fans, who were under the influence of alcohol when they assaulted the victim, said police

As per police information received on Saturday, the deceased has been identified as Bandopant Tibile (63) resident of Hanmantwadi. The accused Balwant Zhanjage (50) and Sagar Zhanjage (35), from Hanmantwadi were arrested by Karveer Police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 10:51 PM IST

In Kolhapur’s famous mud pits, the art of wrestling continues to enthral

For Kolhapur locals, it was the first time in more than five years that Khasbag was packed, standing room only, the action visible even to the spectator furthest from the centre

If there’s an indigenous Indian sport awash with both royal and commoner support in a region, it has to be kushti in Kolhapur. (HT photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 05:38 AM IST
BySharda Ugra, Kolhapur

Miscreant hurls stone at school bus as students chant ‘Jai Shree Ram’

A school bus on picnic reached the Dussehra Chowk when the students inside the bus chanted Jai Shree Ram slogans. Following the slogans, a miscreant hurled a stone and fled from the spot, says police

According to the police, the bus was carrying school children for a picnic near Dussehra Chowk in Kolhapur. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 01, 2024 05:58 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

3 of a family killed, 6 others injured as private bus overturns near Kolhapur

The private sleeper coach, en route to Mumbai from Goa, met with the accident while the driver was negotiating a turn in the Puikhadi area near Kolhapur city

According to the police, four passengers who were trapped underneath the bus were rescued till early in the morning. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 10:52 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Department struggles to protect private forest lands from former owners

The Pune forest department, comprising Pune and Junnar divisions, is facing about 180 legal disputes on ownership of over one-fourth of its private forest land ranging between 2,800 and 3,000 hectares

As per the official data, the forest department holds 11,495 hectares of private forest land with the highest 4365.89 hectares in Maval tehsil followed by 3,722 hectares in Mulshi tehsil. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 09:42 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Buyers will soon be able to put their best foot forward scanning QR codes for real Kolhapuris

Leather Industries Development Corporation of Maharashtra (Lidcom), a state government undertaking, will launch the blockchain technology-based QR code drive soon. A single scan will give consumer information relating to the supply chain, name and location of the manufacturing unit, name of the artisan

Kolhapur, India - July 20, 2021: Footwear shops at the Shivaji Chowk market in Kolhapur, India, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Anil Velhal/HT Photo) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 08:00 AM IST

Who is Raghunathdada Patil and why does KCR want him?

KCR has inducted the farmer leader in his attempt to expand his party's footprint in Maharashtra. Will it give Patil's political career a shot in the arm?

While inducting Patil, KCR said that BRS has got a fighter leader in the form of Raghunath Patil, and his entry will help strengthen BRS in Maharashtra.(BRSMaharashtra Twitter)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 09:48 AM IST

Watch: Man stranded on tree in middle of Warana river rescued in Kolhapur

Kolhapur district has been witnessing torrential rains over the past few days due to which the level of water in several rivers has increased.

The timely response from the rescue team and local administration ensured the safe rescue of the stranded man in Devwadi village in Kolhapur.
Published on Jul 28, 2023 07:49 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

HC refuses to allow animal sacrifice near protected Vishalgad Fort

The Bombay high court has refused to grant relief to a trust that has been barred from carrying out animal sacrifice within the protected area of the Vishalgad Fort in Kolhapur. The court stated that it would not permit unregulated or unmonitored slaughter of animals and that maintaining hygiene and sanitation was of utmost importance. The trust had claimed that slaughtering was being carried out 1.3km away from the fort. The bench asked the authorities to file their replies by July 3 and posted the hearing to July 5.

HT Image
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 12:03 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya

Right-wing outfits hold rally after temple vandalism in Dhule

Former union minister Subhash Bhamre, who represents Dhule Lok Sabha from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was leading the morcha organised by Sakal Hindu Sangathana, an umbrella organisation of various right-wing outfits

Dhule, India - June 10, 2023: A protest march by Sakal Hindu Sanghatana to condemn the desecration of worship place, in Dhule, India, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. (HT PHOTO) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Manoj Jha reacts to BJP leader's ‘Osama Bin Laden’ comment on Rahul Gandhi

Manoj Jha's comments came after Samrat Chaudhary said, “Rahul Gandhi grows beard like Osama bin Laden and thinks that he will become like PM Narendra Modi."

RJD leader Manoj jha
Published on Jun 10, 2023 02:16 PM IST

Kolhapur struggles with daily routine on the 2nd of internet suspension amid returning normalcy

Businessmen opened their establishments and people were seen buying items of daily need from shops in Kolhapur city

Police personnel during route march after clashes in Kolhapur on Thursday. (Anil Velhal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 08:21 PM IST

Mischief or misled? Kolhapur police probe five college-going minors for posting provocative messages

Police officials said that the juveniles promptly deleted their social media accounts adding a layer of complexity to the ongoing investigation

Tension gripped Kolhapur on Wednesday after police used force to disperse a crowd that objected to the alleged use of Tipu Sultan’s image along with an objectionable audio message as social media “status” as well as Aurangzeb photos by juvenilles (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 07:37 PM IST
By, Nadeem Inamdar

‘Not in line with Maharashtra's culture’: Sharad Pawar on Kolhapur violence

Police had to resort to lathicharge (baton charge) to quell the stone-pelting and violence that the protest descended into.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar (HT Photo/Bhushan Koyande)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 03:15 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

Violence in Kolhapur over Whatsapp messages glorifying Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan

Opposition alleges deliberate stirring up of communal passions, Fadnavis defends Hindutva aggression.

Kolhapur, India - June 07, 2023: Police resort to lathicharge as clashes erupt between two groups over alleged controversial and objectionable social media post on Tipu Sultan and Aurangzeb, in Kolhapur, India, on Wednesday, June 07, 2023. (Photo by Anil Velhal/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 03:52 AM IST
By, Nadeem Inamdar

Kolhapur violence: Six persons held for WhatsApp status on Tipu Sultan

The post triggered violent protests by Hindutva rights wing groups who pelted stones at three places of mixed community localities on Tuesday and Wednesday

The Kolhapur police had to lathicharge the irate crowd and also fired tear gas shells to disperse the angry crowds to prevent them from causing further damage to public property . (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Kolhapur violence sparks political blame game

Political parties, including the Shiv Sena (UBT) and the NCP blamed the BJP and the Shiv Sena (Shinde) for escalating the situation, with the latter claiming deliberate attempts being made by the opposition parties to vitiate the atmosphere in Maharashtra

Police personnel baton charge protestors at Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk in Kolhapur on Wednesday. (Anil Velhal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Violence in Maharashtra's Kolhapur over posts on Tipu Sultan, internet suspended

According to the police authorities, six persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the status post.

Members of the Hindu organisations stage a protest demanding strict action against persons accused of posting objectionable status on social media, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk, in Kolhapur on Wednesday . (Anil Velhal)
Updated on Jun 08, 2023 05:07 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Stone-pelting, clashes in Maharashtra's Kolhapur over posts on Tipu Sultan

Some right-wing organisations had called for ‘Kolhapur bandh’ over ‘objectionable’ social media post featuring 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

Security personnel disperse people protesting against the alleged use of Tipu Sultan's image in objectionable social media posts, in Kolhapur district.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 04:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Pune man duped of 75 lakh on promise of high returns

A man from Kolhapur was duped of ?75 lakh by a group of individuals who promised him at least 40% returns on investment. A case has been registered.

A man from Kolhapur was duped of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>75 lakh by a group of individuals who promised him at least 40 per cent returns on investment. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on May 10, 2023 10:51 PM IST
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