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State in the western and central peninsular region of India

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Maharashtra: State in the western and central peninsular region of India
Maharashtra is a state in the western and central peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. The centre of India is in this state. Maharashtra is the second-most populous state in India as well as the third-most populous country subdivision in the world. 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. Thus Maharashtra is a Marathi linguistic state. The state is divided into 6 divisions and 36 districts, with the state capital being Mumbai, also the most populous urban area in India and Nagpur serving as the winter capital. The Godavari and the Krishna are the two major rivers in the state. Marathi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state. The forest cover in the state is 16.47% of the state's geographical area. Out of the total cultivable land in Maharashtra, about 60% is used for grain crops with Jowar being the dominating crop.

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Uddhav Thackeray dares BJP to topple Maharastra govt in his Dusshera speech | Oneindia News [Video]

Uddhav Thackeray dares BJP to topple Maharastra govt in his Dusshera speech | Oneindia News

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray slammed the BJP-ruled central government over drug seizing raids in Maharashtra during his Dussehra rally speech. #UddhavThackeray #BJP #DrugCase

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Maharashtra Bandh today: Long queues of office goers outside railway stations | Oneindia News [Video]

Maharashtra Bandh today: Long queues of office goers outside railway stations | Oneindia News

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8 accused of allegedly raping a woman and robbery in Pushpak Express train | Oneindia News

Today, the police have informed that eight people have been accused of gang-raping a woman on board a train headed to Maharashtra's Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow. #PushpakExpresss..

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Covid19 Update India: 22,431 fresh cases reported in last 24 hours | Oneindia News [Video]

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India in the last 24 hours reported 22,431 fresh cases of Covid19. Maharashtra’s Thane reported 239 new cases taking the tally in the district to 5,60,861. #Covid19casesinIndia..

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28 years ago one of the most devastating earthquakes struck India's Maharashtra. On September 30, 1993, Killari-Latur earthquake jolted thousands of people at around 3.45 am. This is why it is..

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Cyclone Gulab claims 17 lives in Maharashtra due to heavy rain and flood| Oneindia News [Video]

Cyclone Gulab claims 17 lives in Maharashtra due to heavy rain and flood| Oneindia News

Cyclone Gulab claimed lives of 17 people in Maharashtra. Marathwada is worst hit by rains caused due to the cyclone. #CycloneGulab #CycloneinMaharashtra

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Cyclone Gulab: IMD predicts heavy rain in Telangana and 5 other states | Oneindia News [Video]

Cyclone Gulab: IMD predicts heavy rain in Telangana and 5 other states | Oneindia News

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rain falls in 5 states of India due to Cyclone Gulab. Heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places is also likely over Karnataka, Maharashtra,..

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BJP leader Kirti Somaiya detained at Karad railway station | Oneindia News [Video]

BJP leader Kirti Somaiya detained at Karad railway station | Oneindia News

Senior BJP leader and former Lok Sabha MP Kirit Somaiya was detained early on Monday at Karad railway station in in Maharashtra’s Satara district. Somaiya was scheduled to Kolhapur later in the day..

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Thane residents protest against potholes, by boating in them | Oneindia News [Video]

Thane residents protest against potholes, by boating in them | Oneindia News

Residents of Thane district in Maharashtra protested against the pot-holes in the city by floating boats in them. The video of the unique protest has gone viral on social media..

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Boat capsized in Wardha river in Maharashtra, 11 feared drowned | Oneindia News [Video]

Boat capsized in Wardha river in Maharashtra, 11 feared drowned | Oneindia News

At least 11 people are feared drowned after a boat capsized in Wardha river in Maharashtra. Three bodies have been fished out so far from the place, located within the limits of Benoda police station..

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Heavy rainfall in 4 states predicted by IMD, cautions localized flooding | Oneindia News [Video]

Heavy rainfall in 4 states predicted by IMD, cautions localized flooding | Oneindia News

The Indian meteorological department has predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in four states till 9 September. According to the alert Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Konkan and hGujarat will..

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ISIS-K claims credit behind rocket attack in Kabul Airport today, US troops evacuate | Oneindia News

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