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PM lays foundation stone for road projects to boost connectivity in Maharashtra

The projects are designed to facilitate pilgrims’ journey to Pandharpur, a town associated with Sant Tukaram and Sant Dnyaneshawar.
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone and various road projects in a bid to boost the pilgrimage in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government used the event to score a point over the ruling dispensation in Maharashtra, as it invited the Union minister Bhagwat Karad, Bharati Pawar, Narayan Rane, and leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, who was present in person, while others were virtually present. (HT Photo)
Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone and various road projects in a bid to boost the pilgrimage in Maharashtra’s Pandharpur. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government used the event to score a point over the ruling dispensation in Maharashtra, as it invited the Union minister Bhagwat Karad, Bharati Pawar, Narayan Rane, and leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, who was present in person, while others were virtually present. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 05:23 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Vitthal temple at Pandhapur, Dehu Sansthan closed for Kartik Ekadashi

At Dehu, where the Samadhi temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj is situated, the temple will be closed for three days starting November 25
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Maharashtra allows Prakash Ambedkar to visit temple in Pandharpur after protest by VBA

PrakashAmbedkar also said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has assured him of reopening all religious places in Maharashtra in the next eight days.
Prakash Ambedkar (in yellow scarf) with his supporters in Pandharpur.(https://twitter.com/Prksh_Ambedkar)
Prakash Ambedkar (in yellow scarf) with his supporters in Pandharpur.(https://twitter.com/Prksh_Ambedkar)
Published on Aug 31, 2020 04:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Prakash Ambedkar arrives in Pandharpur, leads march to reopen temples

The local administration at Pandharpur has put up checkpoints at entry and exit points to the temple town while barricading the roads leading to Lord Vitthal temple in view of the agitation by the Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA).
Prakash Ambedkar arrived at the Shivaji square where a large number of followers accompanied him to enter the temple. (Photo @VBAforIndia)
Prakash Ambedkar arrived at the Shivaji square where a large number of followers accompanied him to enter the temple. (Photo @VBAforIndia)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Civic officials keep palkhi tradition alive, appreciate efforts of residents to fight Covid-19

The annual palkhis processions of both, Sant Tukaram Maharaj and Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, have been affected due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Murlidhar Mohol, Pune mayor, during the puja of ‘Dnyaneshwari’ and ‘Tukaram Maharaj Gatha’ near Balgandharva Rang Mandir, on Sunday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Murlidhar Mohol, Pune mayor, during the puja of ‘Dnyaneshwari’ and ‘Tukaram Maharaj Gatha’ near Balgandharva Rang Mandir, on Sunday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Born in a pandemic: Hospital provides shelter to family of newborn in Pune

The woman came to Pune with her partner from Pandharpur via a train before they were stranded at the Pune railway station for two days.
Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.
Ranabai with her family at Kamla Nehru Hospital.
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShalaka Shinde, Pune

Devendra Fadnavis meets Congress MLA in Pandharpur; sparks defection buzz

Bharat Bhalke, Congress MLA from Pandharpur, hosted Fadnavis at his residence.
Maharashtra CM was visiting Pandharpur on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi.(HT file)
Maharashtra CM was visiting Pandharpur on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi.(HT file)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra Gangan, Mumbai

MHT-CET: Small-town boys emerge toppers

Aadarsh Abhange from Nanded district, Vinayak Godbole from Pandharpur score 100 percentile; officials say switch from percentage to normalise score
Students at MHT-CET exam in 2018.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Students at MHT-CET exam in 2018.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Published on Jun 05, 2019 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMusab Qazi

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to sound poll bugle from Maharashtra CM’s home turf

He will address a mega rally in Nagpur on February 2
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(HT FILE)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.(HT FILE)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

RSS mouthpiece dares Shiv Sena to exit BJP alliances

Lashing out at the Sena on the Ram temple issue, the editorial also questioned Thackeray for his sudden liking for Ram and his visit at Ayodhya last month.
SS) mouthpiece, Tarun Bharat, a Marathi daily has criticised Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for his comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
SS) mouthpiece, Tarun Bharat, a Marathi daily has criticised Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for his comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Published on Dec 26, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | ByPradip Kumar Maitra

Opinion: Heads the Shiv Sena wins, tails it does not really lose

Even at the peak of the Ram temple issue Pandharpur had stayed calm and unimpressed, giving not much quarter to the saffron forces. So why should now be any different?
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s next stop is likely to be Varanasi.(HT FILE)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s next stop is likely to be Varanasi.(HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySujata Anandan

Post assembly poll results, Uddhav escalates attack on ally BJP over Ram temple in Pandharpur

Addressing a well-attended public rally in the temple town of Pandharpur in western Maharashtra, Thackeray said that the outcome in the recently held assembly polls has shown that the BJP has fallen flat and its dream of being “invincible” has been shattered
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally at Pandharpur in Maharashtra on Monday, Dec 24, 2018.(HT/PHOTO)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a party rally at Pandharpur in Maharashtra on Monday, Dec 24, 2018.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 05:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByYogesh Joshi

Will national parties sacrifice for their regional allies in Maharashtra?

During his last visit to the city, BJP chief Amit Shah told the media that his party would like to forge an alliance with Shiv Sena
Congress President Rahul Gandhi (R) talks with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.(HT Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi (R) talks with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShailesh Gaikwad

‘Hindus are innocent’: Uddhav Thackeray’s latest swipe at BJP over Ram Mandir

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday stuck to his words to keep up the pressure on the BJP over the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and told its alliance partner that it could not take people for a ride any longer.
In recent weeks, Uddhav Thackeray has upped the rhetoric to nudge the NDA to get the temple built at Ayodhya.(ANI Photo)
In recent weeks, Uddhav Thackeray has upped the rhetoric to nudge the NDA to get the temple built at Ayodhya.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 12:35 AM IST
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After July fiasco, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to visit Pandharpur temple on Monday

The CM had to cancel the customary ‘Maha-puja’ in July as Maratha outfits, demanding reservation in jobs and educational institutions, had threatened to disrupt the visit.
Located in Solapur district in south Maharashtra, Pandharpur has a tradition of warkaris coming to the temple town on the 11th day of every fortnight [ekadashi] according to the Hindu calendar.(HT File)
Located in Solapur district in south Maharashtra, Pandharpur has a tradition of warkaris coming to the temple town on the 11th day of every fortnight [ekadashi] according to the Hindu calendar.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 17, 2018 10:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByYogesh Joshi

Uddhav to target BJP during Pandharpur rally on December 24 in Maharashtra

Thackeray also discussed the drought situation in the state and said that his party is planning an aggressive stand on the issue
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses media at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses media at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis cancels Pandharpur visit after Maratha groups threaten to disrupt it

It’s a long-standing tradition in Maharashtra for the chief minister and his spouse to conduct the morning prayers for the deities at the Lord Vitthal temple in Pandharpur on Ashadi Ekadashi. But CM Fadnavis said he had received intelligence reports that miscreants may try to create trouble.
Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stage protest at Mumbai’s Lalbaug on July 22, 2018, demanding reservations for Maratha community in education and government job.A(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stage protest at Mumbai’s Lalbaug on July 22, 2018, demanding reservations for Maratha community in education and government job.A(Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 10:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai
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