Pandharpur News 

CM performs puja at Pandharpur temple

Last year, Fadnavis had to cancel his visit in view of Maratha agitation over quota
Hindu - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Devendra Fadnavis performs 'mahapuja' at Lord Vitthaltemple

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday performed the "mahapuja" of Lord Vitthaland Goddess Rukminiin the temple town of Pandharpur on the occasion of 'Ashadhi Ekadashi'. Vithal Chavan and..
Mid-Day - Published

With pacified Marathas behind him, Fadnavis offers annual worship at Pandharpur temple

Last year, the hostile pitch of quota agitation by Maratha outfits compelled him to cancel the annual worship despite performing pujas in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Hindu - Published

Mumbai Police solve kidnapping case in 1 hour; rescue minor girl

The Wadala police staff solved a kidnapping case, which was registered five months ago, within an hour at Newasa police station in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The police have also arrested the accused, a..
Mid-Day - Published

8-year-old boy killed after being run over by a truck on Nashik-Pune highway

On Friday, an 8-year-old boy participating on a 360-kilometer Nashik to Pandharpur "cycle wari" was killed after being run over by a truck near Sinnar Bypass in the district, the police said. An..
Mid-Day - Published

Maharashtra farmer sends chopper for bride`s entry in wedding

A farmer in Pandharpur, a town near Solapur district in Maharashtra, decided to woo his bride by sending a helicopter to her village to pick her up for the wedding venue. 
Zee News - Published

Vikhe Patil to join BJP, many Congress MLAs likely follow suit

After a dismal show in the Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra, the Congress will see a host of its leaders switching over to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the October Assembly elections. On..
Mid-Day - Published

Water crisis returns to haunt Latur

Most of the villages in the district are faced with water crisis - the difference is only of degrees. Latur was also the first city to get 'water train' in 2016, but in vain. The crisis persists..
Mid-Day - Published

Maharashtra: After a year of colorful insults, now its time to patch up

The latest in a range of salvos that party chief Uddhav Thackeray was, when at a public rally in Pandharpur, he narrated a farmer's anecdote.
DNA - Published

Uddhav Thackeray to address gathering of religious leaders at Pandharpur

IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Zee News

After Ayodhya, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to hold 'Dharma Sabha' of religious leaders at Pandharpur today

In an apparent bid to buttress his image as a Hindutva mascot, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will address a congregation of religious leaders in the temple town of Pandharpur in Maharashtra on..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Zee News

Revisiting the bhakti of Ibrahim Adil Shah II

What does the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, a scholarly treatise in praise of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Saraswati have in common? They come together in a concert in Mumbai on Sunday in the form of rare..
DNA - Published

Walking to Pandharpur: On the trail of Maharashtra's 21-day, 250 km wari for Lord Vithoba

An annual event in the Marathi calendar, the wari is a pilgrimage undertaken by devotees of Lord Vithoba, to his temple in Pandharpur. Palanquins (palkhis) venerating Sant Dnyaneshwar and Tukaram are..
Firstpost - Published

Maharashtra: 5 more MLAs offer to quit over Maratha quota

Five more legislators from various parties offered their resignations on Thursday, in support of the quota demand by the Maratha community, taking the number of protesting MLAs to seven. Alarmed by..
DNA - Published

DNA SPECIAL: Protest won’t stop until govt gives timeline, Maratha Kranti Morcha

State government failed to strike truce with the Maratha reservation activists as the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) declined to wind up their agitation on Tuesday. They instead called upon the state..
DNA - Published

Maratha Kranti Morcha demands apology from Devendra Fadnavis for alleging that it was planning violence at Pandharpur

The Maratha Kranti Morcha on Monday demanded an apology from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for alleging that some members from the community were planning violence at Pandharpur.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

CM Devendra Fadnavis shouldn't have broken Pandharpur Ekadashi custom: Digvijay Singh

It has been the tradition that the chief of the state along with one of the Warkaris offer prayers to Lord Vithoba in Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi. He should not have broken the tradition, says Singh
DNA - Published

Devendra Fadnavis cancels visit to Pandharpur temple over Maratha community protests, says 'fears for lives of devotees'

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday skipped the annual puja at the Lord Vitthal Temple in Pandharpur town due to protest threats by Marathas seeking reservation for the community in..
Firstpost - Published

CM Devendra Fadnavis fears quota trouble, calls off yearly Pandharpur temple trip

IndiaTimes - Published

Under Maratha protest threat, CM Devendra Fadnavis skips Pandharpur visit

Marathas have been warning of massive stirs seeking quotas
DNA - Published

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis not to perform puja in Solapur's Vitthal temple amid 'stampede threat'

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis will not be performing the auspicious Ashadhi Ekadashi puja in the Vitthal temple at Pandharpur in Solapur district on Monday following intelligence reports of plans to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis cancels visit to Pandharpur temple

The auspicious day of performing puja is decided as per the lunar calendar and this year it falls on July 23.
Zee News - Published Also reported by •DNA

Amid fears of protest by Maratha groups, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis cancels 'mahapuja' at Pandharpur temple

Fadnavis said he was opting out of the puja after intelligence inputs that some groups may be trying to perform acts of sabotage, which could even claim lives.
DNA - Published

Won't let you perform puja at Pandharpur: Marathas to CM Devendra Fadnavis

As per tradition, the CM and his spouse is given the honour to perform the first puja of Vitthal Rukmini deity.
DNA - Published

SWR seeks poll panel's nod for new trains

The South Western Railways has approached the Election Commission (EC) seeking permission to flag off new trains and inaugurate a slew of works. Apart from a weekly express train between Mysuru and..
Deccan Herald - Published

Five killed, seven hurt as car rams into SUV in Solapur

At least five people were killed and seven others injured when a speeding car rammed into a parked SUV in Solapur district of western Maharashtra on Tuesday. The car hit the sports utility vehicle..
Deccan Herald - Published

mid-day editorial: It's up to us to keep the marathon spirit alive

mid-day editorial: it's up to us to keep the marathon spirit alive
With the Mumbai marathon just a day away, everyone - runners and non-runners - has a role to play in making this fifteenth run one to remember. Even after so many years, the marathon has a..
Mid-Day - Published

Maha CM to pass bill to appoint new trustee

Devendra Fadnavis assured them that on the lines of Pandharpur, the government would bring in the system at Mumbadevi temple so that devotees are provided with all necessary facilities
DNA - Published

Seven Sinhgad Institutes Receive 'A' Grade Accreditation from NAAC

*Business Wire India*Taking forward its legacy of providing excellence in education, seven colleges from the Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) have been conferred with Grade ‘A’ in the..
Business Wire India - Published

7 killed, 14 hurt as SUV collides with jeep in Latur

The car, a sports utility vehicle (SUV), was heading towards Nanded from Pandharpur when it collided with the jeep.
Zee News - Published

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