Maharashtra

State in the western and central peninsular region of India

Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India and the second-most populous country subdivision globally. It was formed on 1 May 1960 by splitting the bilingual Bombay State, which had existed since 1956, into majority Marathi-speaking Maharashtra and Gujarati-speaking Gujarat. Maharashtra is home to the Marathi people, the predominant ethno-linguistic group, who speak the Marathi language, the official language of the state. The state is divided into 6 divisions and 36 districts, with the state capital being Mumbai, the most populous urban area in India, and Nagpur serving as the winter capital, which also hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Godavari and Krishna are the two major rivers in the state. Forests cover 16.47 per cent of the state's geographical area. Out of the total cultivable land in the state, about 60 per cent is used for grain crops in the Deccan region, rice in coastal Konkan, and other high rainfall areas.

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According to a district disaster management cell official, the incident occurred at 3 p.m. at an electrical equipment manufacturing facility
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NIA: In Madhya Pradesh, 21 people in 8 districts have been detained.
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As part of a new team set up by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and based on the concept mooted by PM Narendra Modi to study 'best practices' in various..
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Earlier, a seven-member committee, set up by the Maharashtra government in 2008, had reviewed the condition of Muslim community living in Maharashtra.
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Observing that it is a legitimate expectation of a person to get expeditious hearing on bail petition, the SC expressed its displeasure over the Bombay HC for..
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The video shows that the slogan was raised a couple of times when the PFI activists were being bundled into a police vehicle.
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CSMIA has already rescheduled flights for the runway closure period to ensure the smooth completion of the maintenance work.
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There are more than a lakh cases in district and taluka courts pending for over 30 years. With 41,210 such cases, Uttar Pradesh leads the list and is followed by..
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Maximum number of arrests were in Kerala 22, Maharashtra, Karnataka 20 each, AP 5, Assam 9, Delhi 3, MP 4, Puducherry 3, TN 10, UP (8), Rajasthan (2).
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With an increase of 126 cases from the previous day, India's active caseload shot up to 46,342, according to the Union health ministry data on Thursday morning...
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With a decline of 1,163 cases from the previous day, India's active caseload came down to 46,216, according to the Union health ministry data on Wednesday..
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The Congress units in Odisha, Jharkhand and Haryana on Tuesday passed resolutions backing Rahul Gandhi for the post of party president, joining at least eight..
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According to the official, neighbours and relatives searching for the kid discovered the corpse in the trash can and then beat the mother.
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Lumpy skin disease had been ravaging cattle across the country with cows from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab dying in large numbers.
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