Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India occupying a substantial portion of the Deccan plateau. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area in India. Spread over 307,713 km2 (118,809 sq mi), it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north, and the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north west. It is also the world's second-most populous subnational entity. It was formed by merging the western and south-western parts of the Bombay State, Berar and Vidarbha, and the north-western parts of the Hyderabad State and splitting Saurashtra by the States Reorganisation Act. It has over 112 million inhabitants and its capital, Mumbai, has a population around 18 million making it the most populous urban area in India. Nagpur hosts the winter session of the state legislature. Pune is known as the 'Oxford of the East' due to the presence of several well-known educational institutions. Nashik is known as the 'Wine Capital of India' as it has the largest number of wineries and vineyards in the country.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday hailed BJP-led NDA's performance in the Lok Sabha elections saying the 'Modi wave' of the 2014 polls turned into a 'tsunami' this time. He was.. IndiaTimes - Published
Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Electoral Officer expressing possibility of "tampering of EVMs" stored in various centres in the city. Deora, who is.. IndiaTimes - Published
No casualty was reported from either side, he said. The skirmish took place near the Kothi police outpost around 6.30 am when commandos of C-60, a specialised anti- Naxal unit of Maharashtra police,.. IndiaTimes - Published
With water storage in dams dropping to a "critical" level, the Centre has issued a "drought advisory" to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use.. IndiaTimes - Published
With this, the club members have summitted seven peaks, including the world's highest Mt Everest, in the list of 14 mountains that rise above the formidable altitude of 8,000 metres. The Giripremi.. IndiaTimes - Published
Over the last 7-8 years, the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission in conjunction with UP's Goat Trust of India (GTI) has built centers in Wardha, Jalna and Beed to train farmers in goat rearing. DNA - Published