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Reelpolitik : How Marathi social media influencers are riding the election wave

Marathi content creators use songs, memes, PSA-style posts, and more often than not, humour to talk about the political activity underway in Maharashtra

Neha Thombre collaborated with the EC to create voter awareness. Picture Courtesy: Neha Thombre
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 09:31 AM IST
ByRashmi Menon

CM Shinde gears up to mobilise his saffron support base through party’s spiritual yatra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is launching the 'Bhakti-Shakti Samvad Yatra' to connect with religious groups and strengthen his party's support base. The yatra will visit major temples and spiritual sects across the state, and will be led by the 'Dharmveer Adhyatmik Sena' wing of Shinde's Shiv Sena party. The yatra will last until February 28 and will be monitored by MP Shrikant Shinde. This initiative aims to establish a direct link between the CM and religious-spiritual establishments in Maharashtra.

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Updated on Dec 25, 2023 07:12 AM IST

Nagpur rain: Several areas waterlogged; IMD predicts more showers. Updates

Nagpur rain: Several roads and residential areas have been inundated. The administration has declared a holiday for schools as a precautionary measure.

People seen struck in waterlogged roads of Nagpur amid heavy rainfall on Saturday.
Published on Sep 23, 2023 09:46 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Different parties, Sainiks in key positions

Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar was Shiv Sena spokesperson. He quit the party to join the NCP and later switched to the BJP and contested assembly elections. Wadettiwar was in Shiv Sena and quit the party alongwith Nayaran Rane when the latter walked out with a bunch of MLAs to join the Congress in 2005. Though Rane later shifted to the BJP, Wadettiwar stayed on in the Congress.

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Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Districts asked to brace for Thursday’s heavy downpour

Three people were reported missing after accidental drowning, one of them a four-month-old infant near Kalyan. Another person was found dead in Gadchiroli on Wednesday after he was reported missing due to accidental drowning on Tuesday.

All the six districts of Konkan division as well as Pune and Satara in Western Maharashtra, and Buldhana, Washim and Akola in Vidarbha recorded heavy rainfall. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 12:38 AM IST

President Draupadi Murmu on 3-day visit to Vidarbha from July 4

President Draupadi Murmu will arrive at Nagpur airport from Hyderabad on July 4 and will travel to Gadchiroli district the following day

President Draupadi Murmu will be the chief guest at the convocation ceremony of Gondwana University in Gadchiroli. (Twitter/rashtrapatibhvn)
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 04:26 PM IST

Honeymoon period of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance over

The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in India appears to be on the rocks after just one year, as the two parties argue over which will control the Thane Lok Sabha seats

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Updated on Jun 19, 2023 06:06 PM IST

Be ready for above-normal heatwave days in Pune this summer, says IMD

The IMD released a seasonal outlook for the summer on Saturday, which is a long-term forecast of heatwave impact on the country from April to June

Overhead cloth put up in Tulshi Baug for protection during summer on Saturday. ((HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 09:11 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Maharashtra’s winter session likely to be curtailed to two days

After the Parliament cancelled its winter session, the Maharashtra legislature, too, is expected to either cancel its winter session or hold it for just two days, down from the traditional duration of two weeks

The state government is also considering holding the budget session in Nagpur and Mumbai, in two parts, so as to fulfil a condition in the Nagpur pact that at least one session of the state legislature should be held in the second capital of the state every year.(HT)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 09:35 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Public hearings on crucial infrastructure projects compromised due to pandemic

Around 14-15 representatives, mainly from the civil society and industry, took part, but there was no representation from the villages that could be adversely impacted because of the project, according to some of the participants in the public hearing.

Public hearings, which give an opportunity to the community to make objections and suggestions on large infrastructure projects, are suffering because of the raging Covid-19 pandemic(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Farmer suicides: The fate of the women left behind

A widow’s burden is heavier not only because she is alone in her troubles but also because she is invisible to the state, the society and to even her own family.

The State is ‘man’ in India, and the woman citizen is a ‘difference’.(Kota Neelima)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 10:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKota Neelima

Chandrapur @48°C as Maha heatwave on till June 2

Meanwhile, according to the El Dorado Weather forecasting agency, Chandrapur (48°C) and Bramhapuri (47.5°C) in Maharashtra were recorded as fourth and fifth hottest cities in the world.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that heatwave will continue over Vidarbha and Marathwada regions till June 2.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Pune | By

In Akola, religion and caste may be key factors

Traditionally, Akola was a Congress bastion that the BJP stormed in 1989 and has dominated since. The BJP holds four of the six assembly segments that make up the Lok Sabha seat

Experts believe that results may depend on the mindset of voters.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Akola | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Three-cornered fight in drought-hit area of Maharashtra

The seat in the Vidarbha region is witnessing a fight between Sanjay Dhotre, a three-term Member of Parliament from the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress leader Hidayat Patel who lost to Dhotre in 2014, and BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar.

Farm crisis and the long-running drought are likely to be key issues in the seat, which is considered to be a BJP stronghold.(HT Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Apr 19, 2019 01:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Akola | By

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Seven constituencies in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha set to vote

The remaining three constituencies from the region – Buldhana, Akola and Amravati – will vote in the second phase on April 18.

Updated on Apr 11, 2019 12:18 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Congress-NCP plan Pawar, Rahul rally to kick off Maharashtra poll campaign

With the 2019 general elections just four months away, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) — re-energised by their gains in the Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh Assembly polls — are planning to sound the poll bugle in Maharashtra with a joint rally that will be helmed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and the NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar will jointly address rally in Maharashtra for the first time.(PTI)
Published on Dec 21, 2018 12:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

20,000 Maharashtra villages may soon run out of water, staring at drought

Water is scarce in at least 20,000 of the state’s 40,559 villages across 201 tehsils as they received less than 75% of the average required rainfall. The state government said it was assessing the situation in all these villages and is in the process of declaring drought, which may take around two weeks.

Water is scarce in at least 20,000 of Maharashtra’s 40,559 villages across 201 tehsils as they received less than 75% of the average required rainfall.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

Weather relief: Cloudy weather for Pune in next 24 hours, says IMD

On Thursday, the maximum temperature in Pune continued to be 39 degrees Celsius which is expected to drop by one to two degrees Celsius in the next 48 hours.

The skies are expected to be clear and the maximum temperature during this period is predicted to be around 37 degrees Celsius.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar
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