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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 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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Maharashtra: 5 of family drown in quarry in a village in Thane district’s Dombivali | Oneindia News [Video]

Maharashtra: 5 of family drown in quarry in a village in Thane district’s Dombivali | Oneindia News

Today, police in Maharashtra said that yesterday, five members of a family, including three children, drowned in a water-filled quarry in the Thane district. #Maharashtra #Thane #Dombivali

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Uttar Pradesh: Hundreds of loudspeakers are removed ahead of religious festivals | Oneindia News [Video]

Uttar Pradesh: Hundreds of loudspeakers are removed ahead of religious festivals | Oneindia News

Today, the Uttar Pradesh police said hundreds of loudspeakers have been removed from religious places and thousands regulated across the states, as part of an initiative started on orders of the UP CM..

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Money Heist like robbery caught on CCTV in Maharashtra, Watch video |Oneindia News [Video]

Money Heist like robbery caught on CCTV in Maharashtra, Watch video |Oneindia News

In a Money Heist like, robbery in India, thieves use JCB to dig out the ATM and the video of the incident has now gone viral on social media. #MoneyHeist #Robbery #JCB

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Religious attires not allowed in exam halls, says Karnataka education minister | Oneindia News [Video]

Religious attires not allowed in exam halls, says Karnataka education minister | Oneindia News

Karnataka education minister BC Nagesh said that students wearing hijab would not be allowed to write the second PU exam; Kumar Vishwas tweeted pictures of Punjab Police personnel outside his house;..

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Maharshtra Muslim body urges mosques to take govt permission for using loudspeakers | Oneindia News [Video]

Maharshtra Muslim body urges mosques to take govt permission for using loudspeakers | Oneindia News

A Muslim body named the Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind unit in Maharashtra appealed to all mosques in the state to take permission from the state government for using loudspeakers. #Maharashtra..

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Amid shortage of water in Nashik village, women risk lives to fetch drinking water | OneIndia News [Video]

Amid shortage of water in Nashik village, women risk lives to fetch drinking water | OneIndia News

Several parts of India are reeling under scorching heat and heatwave and several districts are facing water shortage. In an incident in Rohille village in Maharashtra's Nashik, women of the village..

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Raj Thackeray gives ultimatum to Shiv Sena government on loudspeakers on mosques | Oneindia News [Video]

Raj Thackeray gives ultimatum to Shiv Sena government on loudspeakers on mosques | Oneindia News

Days after criticizing the playing of namaz on loudspeakers from mosques, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has now given an ultimatum to the Maharashtra government to act before May 3rd. #RajThackeray #MNS..

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Sri Lanka economic crisis: Shares drop as Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa refuses to resign | Oneindia News [Video]

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Shares drop as Prez Gotabaya Rajapaksa refuses to resign | Oneindia News

Sri Lankan shares closed lower today; India's first case of coronavirus variant XE was reported in Mumbai; Sharad Pawar raised the central probe agencies' action against leaders of Maharashtra's ruling..

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BJP's Mohit Kamboj offers to fund loudspeakers on temples for playing Hanuman Chalisa |Oneindia News [Video]

BJP's Mohit Kamboj offers to fund loudspeakers on temples for playing Hanuman Chalisa |Oneindia News

A BJP leader in Maharashtra has offered to provide loudspeakers to play the Hanuman Chalisa in public places to enable a campaign against the Azaan. #Maharashtra #HanumanChalisa #Azaan #Loudspeaker

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Nitin Gadkari meets Raj Thackeray, speculations rife about BJP-MNS deal | Oneindia News [Video]

Nitin Gadkari meets Raj Thackeray, speculations rife about BJP-MNS deal | Oneindia News

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at the latter's residence in Mumbai. The union minister denied there was anything political about the meeting,..

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Mumbai welcomes local new year with music, dancing and traditional costumes [Video]

Mumbai welcomes local new year with music, dancing and traditional costumes

Huge crowds pack the streets of a southern Mumbai neighbourhood to watch women motorbike riders, singers, dancers and drummers take part in a parade for "Gudi Padwa" which marks the new year in the..

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Delhi and Maharashtra do away with mask mandate | Oneindia News [Video]

Delhi and Maharashtra do away with mask mandate | Oneindia News

The governments of Delhi and Maharashtra have decided to do away with the mask mandate in public, but have urged people to maintain Covid appropriate behavior. #Delhi #Maharastra #MaskMandate

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Women wearing saffron stoles stopped from watching Kashmir Files in Maharashtra | Oneindia News [Video]

Women wearing saffron stoles stopped from watching Kashmir Files in Maharashtra | Oneindia News

A theater in Maharashtra's Nasik denied entry to women at a screening of The Kashmir flies because they were wearing saffron stoles. #TheKashmirFiles #Nasik #Saffron

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