Everything you need to know about Ratnagiri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Ratnagiri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 15 others injured, including five foreign nationals, when a bus plunged into a river in Khed area Tuesday on the Mumbai-Goa highway near here, officials said. The bus driver was arrested.
Mumbai, Mar 19 (ANI): At least 37 people were killed and several others injured after a bus they were travelling in fell off a bridge near Khed in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district today.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and another 15 injured, including five foreign nationals, when a bus plunged into a river in Khed area Tuesday on the Mumbai-Goa highway near here, officials said.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) At least 20 passengers were killed and another 15 injured Tuesday when a bus plunged into a river in Khed area on the Mumbai-Goa highway near here, officials said.
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Friday urged India "to trust" his country's nuclear technology and extended France's support to the Indian nuclear power generation programme.
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) and French nuclear energy company Areva S.A. have agreed to collaborate in research and development projects, a statement said Friday.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Feb 1 (IANS) The birth of two Olive Ridley turtles heralded the start of this year's turtle breeding season in the coastal Konkan region, an official said here Friday.
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Nobel laureate Dr. John Byrne Wednesday challenged nuclear power as a source of sustainable energy Wednesday.
Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) A woman police constable was suspended in Bihar's Aurangabad district Friday for allegedly hurling a shoe at a senior police official who had been sending her vulgar SMSes, police said.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) The Buddhist tourism circuit in India is getting a new fillip with the luxury tourist shuttle, the Mahaparinirvana Express, expanding its run to touch Buddhist sites in Odisha from Jan 20 besides those in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) It's a luxury tourist special train, but riding it could be a host of pilgrims from around the world: the Mahaparinirvana Express is set to expand its run to touch Buddhist sites in Orissa - Bhubaneswar, Lalitagiri, Khandagiri and Udayagiri - from Jan 20.
Kolhapur (Maharashtra)/Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who has been named the party's de facto chief, Monday took a public vow to fulfil the dreams of his late father and party chief Bal Thackeray.
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Sunday reiterated his resolve to fight for 'Marathi Manoos' and 'Hindutvavaad'. Uddhav will soon tour the state to meet party workers across the state.
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) After mourning Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, his son and party executive president Uddhav Thackeray will tour Maharashtra to interact with party activists, a party official said here Saturday.
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Bank drafts of over Rs.19 crore and an ill?gotten property in Maharashtra were detected during the on?going probe into the Rs.493 crore fraud by investment company Stock Guru India, police said Tuesday.
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Rock sculptures dating back to between 4,000?7,000 BC have been found in a well?preserved condition in the forests near Kudopi village in Sindhudurg district of coastal Konkan region, an official said here Tuesday.
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) This year's first Olive Ridley turtle arrived at the Anjarle beach in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district last week and laid eggs, heralding the start of the breeding season for the gentle amphibians, an activist said here Monday.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Mumbai and Maharashtra entered a state of mourning soon after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death was announced Saturday afternoon.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A married couple has been arrested in Maharashtra in connection with what is believed to be one of the biggest frauds in the country after they cheated two lakh people of Rs.500 crore, police said here Monday.
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) In a sting operation, police here arrested four human rights activists from Maharashtra, who were extorting money from a hotelier for playing music.
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Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Aug 19 (IANS) Nearly a day after seven people swimming off a beach in Ratnagiri district went missing, rescue teams are still looking for four whose bodies have not been found yet, police said Sunday.
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Worried about the grim power situation in Andhra Pradesh following a cut in the gas supply by the centre's Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy will be in Delhi Monday to discuss the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) Tragedy struck three lawyers, including two women, who were on a picnic, as they slipped in a waterfall here and drowned Sunday morning, a police official said.
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, led the nation in paying floral tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his birth anniversary here on Monday.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), July 2 (IANS) Turtle conservation, mainly of the endangered Olive Ridley species, in Maharashtra's coastal regions has moved to a new level - of empowering village communities to take the cause ahead, along with youth, students and ordinary volunteers.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), June 13 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 farmers and fishermen Wednesday made an unsuccessful attempt to 'recapture' their farms and other lands, which have been acquired for the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) coming up here, police said.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), June 12 (IANS) One person was killed and 35 injured when a private tourist bus on its way from Goa to Mumbai plunged into a 200-feet-deep ravine early Tuesday, police said.
Satara (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) India's first state-of-the-art seismic research and monitoring centre will come up here at a cost of around Rs.400 crore (Rs.four billion), an official said Thursday.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Hundreds of people are likely to take part in a three-km long march here Thursday evening to mark the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine.
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The murder case of Delhi businessman and senior citizen Arun Kumar Tikku took a curious turn with key suspect, Vijay Palande, being accused by police of also killing aspiring film producer Karan Kakkar, whose head and body parts were found on Monday.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes in western and coastal Maharashtra and one in the Bhuj region of Gujarat shook large parts of the two western Indian states Saturday, officials said.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.
Mumbai/Ratnagiri, April 7 (IANS) Two giant Baleen's humpback whale sharks washed up dead on the Mumbai and Thane beaches in separate incidents last week. This was preceded by a Bryde's whale shark getting washed ashore at a beach in Ratnagiri, around 250 km south of Mumbai.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) Two children playing on Harne beach near the Ratnagiri district headquarters went too far into the sea and were drowned, police said Friday.
Mumbai, Nov 30 (ANI): Former Atomic Energy Commission Chiarman Anil Kakodkar has supported the setting up of the controversial nuclear plant in Jaitapur, Maharashtra.
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said that all efforts are being made to secure the country's vast coastline with a network of Radars.
New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony today asked the Navy chief and the DG Coast Guard to take all steps required to ensure that incidents like MT Pavit drifting into Indian territorial waters do not recur.
Mumbai, May 11 (ANI): Scores of students of the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) are boycotting their convocation ceremony on Wednesday as a mark of protest against the proposed 9,900 MW nuclear power plant in Jaitapur.
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here today to discuss the fate of the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project.
New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is meeting Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today to discuss the fate of the controversial Jaitapur nuclear power project.
Ratnagiri, Apr 20 (ANI): The situation is still tense but under control in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, where a shutdown was called by Shiv Sena on Tuesday to condemn police firing in which one person was killed while opposing the 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP).
Ratnagiri, Apr 19 (ANI): Shiv Sena today called a shutdown in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district to protest the police firing in which one person was killed while opposing the 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project.
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard Station (ICGS) at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra will become operation from Saturday.
Mumbai, Dec 29 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan commenting on the ongoing controversy surrounding the 9,900 mega watt Jaitapur power plant, on Tuesday said he would never allow unsafe reactors to be set up in the state, and added that he would hold discussions over the issue.
New Delhi, Dec.29 (ANI): The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) today defended the establishment of the controversial nuclear plant project at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.
Mumbai, Nov 29 (ANI): The 9900-Mega Watt Nuclear Power Project of Jaitapur, a small port situated in Maharashtra Ratnagiri district received green nod by Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh.
Osmanabad (Maharashtra), June 22 (ANI): A local court here on Tuesday granted bail to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a 2008 rioting case.
Panaji, June 9 (ANI): One of the five accused in the Margao blast has surrendered before a local court here.
Gangapur (Maharashtra), Feb 25(ANI): The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was on Thursday released on bail, hours after surrendering before a court in Gangapur in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district in connection with four cases of rioting filed against him in 2008.
Mumbai, Dec 12 (ANI): A strong earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, on Saturday evening.
Mumbai, Dec 12 (ANI): A strong earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, on Saturday evening.
Panaji, Nov 12(ANI): The Coast Guard on Thursday continued its search operations to locate eight trawlers and 39 fishermen who had gone missing after the Arabian Sea turned rough under the influence of Cyclone Phyan.
Bangalore / Hyderabad Oct 4 (ANI): Incessant rains and the flood fury have wrecked havoc in four states of Southern and Western India.
Sindhudurg (Maharashtra), Oct 3(ANI): Floods caused by incessant rains continued to wrecked havoc in Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district on Saturday, as hundreds of people were left stranded and acres of agricultural lands were washed away.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Nearly 25 percent of the electorate had cast their votes by 1 p.m. Thursday as polling proceeded peacefully in 25 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra, an election official said.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane Monday evening blamed rival Shiv Sena for the abduction and murder of his cousin in the state's Sindhudurg district. The case has been handed over to the state Crime Investigation Department (CID), police said.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane's cousin has been found dead in a town in Sindhudurg district two days after he went missing, police said Monday.
Yangon, Feb 7 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today visited the mausoleum of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, and paid homage to the saintly figure who became a symbol of resistance against foreign occupation.
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) With an eye to the forthcoming elections, the Maharashtra government Monday announced marginal relief in load-shedding across the state from Tuesday.
The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been asked to provide the produced natural gas from its Krishna Godavari (KG) D6 basin to Ratnagiri Power Project Limited (RGPPL)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Ratnagiri Power Project, set up in Maharashtra by now-bankrupt Enron of the US, will get priority for gas produced by Reliance Industries Ltd from the Krishna-Godavari basin, off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, it was announced Thursday.
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) The attack in Mumbai, made by terrorists who took the sea route to sneak into the city, could have been averted if officials had heeded fishermen's alerts, community leaders said Sunday.
After spending a two-month horrifying time swinging between life and death, five of the 18 Indian captive crew members of the Japanese-owned chemical tanker MV Stolt Valor reached Mumbai on Monday.
Mumbai, Nov.24 (ANI): Mumbai today gave a warm and relieved welcome to five of the 18 Indian crew members of the MT Stolt Valor, a ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in September.
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Five of the 18 Indian crew members of MT Stolt Valor, a ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in September, returned to Mumbai Monday. They said that they were held in cramped conditions, but were not subjected to physical torture.
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Four of the 18 Indian crewmembers of MT Stolt Valor, a ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in September, returned to Mumbai from Muscat Monday, according to the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI).
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Nov 6 (IANS) A top district health official, accused of sexual harassment, was attacked, stripped and assaulted by some women colleagues, a government official said Thursday.
Rajgir (Bihar), Oct 26 (ANI): Hundreds of Buddhist monks from India and abroad gathered in Rajgir in Bihar to pray for world peace.
Onboard Air India One, Oct 26 (ANI): Speaking on recent violence in Maharashtra and its backlash in Bihar, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has appealed to all political parties and all men and women to realise the gravity of the situation fanning regional tensions.
Kalyan (Maharashtra), Oct 24 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray got a further breather Friday when a court here extended his anticipatory bail till Nov 11, a party office-bearer said.
Mumbai, Oct 24 (ANI): A Kalyan court will today hear the case of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with recent attacks on North Indians by his workers.
Malegaon (Maharashtra), Oct 23 (IANS) An all-party shutdown was observed in Malegaon Thursday to protest the 'savage beating' of five Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) office bearers, allegedly by the police, three days ago.
Patna, Oct 23 (ANI): Protests erupted in Bihar's Nalanda District on Thursday in retaliation to attacks on migrants in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, whose arrest triggered vandalism and unrest across the state, returned home Wednesday evening to a hero's welcome from his riotous band of supporters after a court granted him interim bail till Friday.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has been granted bail till October 24 after a Kalyan court sent him to 14-day judicial custody till November 5 in connection with a case of attack against North Indians.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A court in the Maharashtra town of Kalyan Wednesday sent Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to jail till Nov 5 and gave him bail minutes later on a surety of Rs.15,000. Soon after, Thackeray also got bail in two other cases pending against him.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A court in the Maharashtra town of Kalyan Wednesday sent Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to jail till Nov 5.
Kalyan (Thane), Oct 22 (ANI): Curfew has been clamped in Kalyan, a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, from 11:00 a.m. as Maharashtara Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is scheduled to be produced in a court here today.
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Raj Thackeray, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, spent a quiet night at a police lock up in a town next to this metropolis, after he was arrested Tuesday and charged with provoking hatred among communities.
Kalyan (Maharashtra), Oct 21 (IANS) There were incidents of rioting, arson, stone pelting and clashes with police in this Thane district town Tuesday evening, as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray prepared to spend a night in the police lock-up here.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maverick politician Raj Thackeray, chief of the regional Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), was arrested Tuesday for provoking hatred among communities as his supporters vented their anger by indulging in mindless violence and torching public transport to hold India's financial capital to ransom.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Raj S. Thackeray, like his estranged uncle Bal Thackeray, loved to draw cartoons before he became a favourite of cartoonists.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was Tuesday sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Mumbai court for an attack by his party's activists on north Indians appearing for a railway exam in neighbouring Kalyan district. However, he secured bail in the case of attack on the candidates in Bandra.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists wreaked havoc here Tuesday, setting on fire 38 buses, damaging 350 taxis and injuring several people by pelting stones, to protest the arrest of party chief Raj Thackeray. Police were forced to fire tear gas shells and resorted to baton charge to control the mobs.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was Tuesday sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Mumbai court.
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has welcomed the arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for the attacks on north Indians by his party cadre in Maharashtra, but termed it a 'late move'.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Many in the national capital cheered the arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday, though there were fears his "thugs" would let loose a reign of terror against innocent people in Maharashtra from outside the state.
Ending all speculation, the police finally arrested Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in the early hours on Tuesday (October 21) from Ratnagiri for his unremitting attack on North Indians. He is likely to be produced in Bandra cour
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists went on the rampage here Tuesday, blocking a highway and pelting stones on vehicles, as their chief Raj Thackeray was presented in a court in Mumbai's Bandra suburb. Police had to resort to a baton charge to control the mob.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Tuesday welcomed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's arrest and called for his trial under the Maharashtra Prevention of Disruptive Activities Act (MPDA), while the Shiva Sena chose to keep mum on the issue.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was arrested from Maharashtra's Ratnagiri town early Tuesday, prompting large parts of this city to shut down as his supporters went on the rampage torching public transport and telling office goers to return home.
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) People distributed sweets and burst crackers in Bihar Tuesday to celebrate the arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray, whose party workers had targeted many Biharis, as they attacked people from outside Maharashtra who work in the state.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said that the decision to arrest Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was not a sudden decision, and that nobody was above the law.
Mumbai, Oct 21 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was arrested in Ratnagiri late on Monday night for brutal attack on North Indian rail exam candidates by MNS workers.
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) The Goa Police Friday said that Home Minister Ravi Naik's son Roy Naik was not involved in the murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling.
New Delhi, Oct.11 (ANI): Armed Somalian pirates have released unharmed three Indians and 26 other members of the crew on board a hijacked cargo ship after keeping them in captivity for more than one and half months.
Hyderabad/ Mumbai, Aug 11 (ANI): Rains have killed at least 44 people in the last 48 hours in Andhra Pradesh and caused havoc in Mumbai.
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