Maharashtra

Advani offers prayer at Sai Baba temple in Maharashtra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna AdvaniShirdi (Maharashtra), Apr 5 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday visited Sai Baba temple at Shirdi in Maharashtra.

Advani offered prayers at the temple for the party’s victory in upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP leader said his party has always been a crusader for the overall development of the country.

Grape farmers in Maharashtra losing business

Grape farmers in Maharashtra losing businessPune, Apr 4 : Grape growers in Maharashtra are loosing their business due to wineries canceling their contracts as a consequence of declining demand for Indian wines.

In 58 wineries of Maharashtra, the wine produced last year is still lying unsold. As a result, the wineries have reduced production. The farmers are unable to even get Rs. 24-30 per kg for grapes, which they were getting earlier.

Sensex crosses 10,000 mark

Sensex crosses 10,000 mark Mumbai, Apr 2 : The Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex on Thursday regained 10,000 mark and surged by 512.51 points to 10414.50.

The 30-share index touched a high of 10432.31 and low of 10107.25.

The National Stock Exchange's Nifty also rose by 160.80 points to 3221.15 points.

The broader index hit a high of 3227.15 and low of 3061.05.

BSE Midcap Index was up 4.32 per cent and the BSE Smallcap Index rose 3.50 percent.

Maharashtra lawyer Waghmare agrees to represent Kasab

Maharashtra lawyer Waghmare agrees to represent KasabMumbai, April 1 : A day after stating that she was not in a position to defend Amir Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist in the November 26 terror strikes, Anjali Waghmare on Wednesday agreed to fight the case.

Confirming her decision to Justice Tahiliani, who will preside over Kasab''s trial, Waghmare said, "I will continue as Kasab''s lawyer and will represent him in trial."

Justifying her decision to defend Kasab, Waghmare said, "I am an Indian citizen and I have taken Kasab''s case in the country''s interest."

Imprisonment of Varun Gandhi, an attempt to gather Muslim votes: Thackeray

Imprisonment of Varun Gandhi, an attempt to gather Muslim votes: ThackerayMumbai, Apr 1 : Continuing to criticise the authorities for taking stringent action against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, who has been accused of making communal remarks, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday said that that the imprisonment of Gandhi was a warning to Hindus and an attempt to gather Muslim vote bank.

Villagers of Maharashtra overwhelmed by farm loan waivers

Villagers of Maharashtra overwhelmed by farm loan waiversGanoeri (Maharashtra), Mar 31 : Farmers in Ganoeri village of Aurangabad district of Maharashtra have expressed happiness after their farm loans were waived off recently.

Congress-led Government had on May 23, 2008 raised the total farm loan waiver limit to Rs. 716.8 billion from the Rs. 600 billion.

"The government has given a lot to us. They have made us loan free. Earlier, we were in shackles but now we are in less shackles. The government has done a lot of favor to us," said GorakhBeraker, a farmer.

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