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Everything you need to know about Ahmednagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Ahmednagar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Hazare to meet political parties for strong Lokayukta

April 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) As a precursor to the proposed state tour for a strong Lokayukta bill, social activist Anna Hazare started his two-day consultations with all political parties to evolve a consensus on the issue, an official said here Thursday.

An 'untouchable' sarpanch, she touches many lives (Feature) (With Image)

April 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) She was born into a community once considered untouchable in the Indian caste hierarchy and was married off at the age of nine. But 55-year-old Babai Sathe, now a village head, has touched the lives of hundreds of people in Maharashtra.

Hazare to go on Maharashtra tour for strong Lokayukta

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), April 17 (IANS) Anna Hazare will from May 1 start his month-long tour in the state to spread awareness about a strong Lokayukta bill, an aide said here Tuesday.


Tilaknagar Industries' plants get 'mega project' status

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Liqour maker Tilaknagar Industries' new facility has been accorded "mega project" status by the Maharashtra government.

IANS scribe among 20 awardees selected by NGO

April 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare, union minister Jairam Ramesh and 11 journalist, including Anil Sharma who writes for Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) from Jaipur, have been selected for awards by an international NGO working for animal rights, environment and public health, a representative said Saturday.

Infrastructure projects in Maharashtra get vital thrust

March 26, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Infrastructure development in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra will get a significant thrust with a series of mega-projects lined up as part of efforts to make India's commercial capital a world-class city in the state budget for 2012-13, presented here Monday.

Jairam Ramesh calls for revamp of mining sector

March 11, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Ahmednagar, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the mining sector of the country needed a revamp, as the current methods of mining would invite an environmental disaster.

Jairam Ramesh calls for revamp of mining sector

March 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Ahmednagar, Mar 11 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the mining sector of the country needed a revamp, as the current methods of mining would invite an environmental disaster.

Hazare threatens another hunger strike if Lokpal Bill not passed soon

October 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Ahmednagar, Oct 12 (ANI): Veteran social activist and anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has threatened to launch another hunger strike if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed during Parliament's Winter Session.

Anna Hazare awarded 'Mahatma' title by followers

October 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Ahmednagar, Oct 3 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare was presented with the title of 'Mahatma' (Noble Soul) by his followers in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar District.

'I do not need any kind of police security', says Anna

September 4, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Ralegan Siddhi, Sep 4 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday refused to be guarded by top grade police officials in Maharashtra even as he stressed on a stronger Lokpal Bill.

Lokpal Bill: Anna's nephew to push for amicable solution

August 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): A nephew of civil rights activist Anna Hazare and the head of the monitoring committee for the UPA's flagship programs in Maharashtra, Vinayak S Deshmukh, is trying to bring the stalemate between the government and Hazare to an amicable solution.

Sibal faces protest from Hazare's supporters at Delhi seminar

August 16, 2011 at 9:09 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): The supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, who was arrested ahead of his scheduled indefinite fast, heckled Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal during a seminar on Lokpal here on Tuesday.

Anna Hazare likely to be released from Tihar Jail

August 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is likely to be released from the Tihar Jail here after almost 12 hours of detention.

Protests in Anna's village after his arrest

August 16, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Ralegan Siddhi, Aug 16 (ANI): People in social activist Anna Hazare's village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar District on Tuesday protested against his arrest in Delhi.

Shirdi's Prasadalaya achieves a first, using solar energy to make meals for d3 evotees

June 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Shirdi (Maharashtra), June 29 (ANI): With an increasing focus on protecting the environment from the ravages of climate change, and promotion of alternative energies such as solar energy etc., the Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan Trust in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar District is taking the lead in this regard through its food service.

Six automotive testing centres approved

April 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved enhanced budgetary allocation for the National Automotive Testing and R andD Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) to Rs 2,288.06 crore in view of cost escalation.

If Sibal feels Lok Pal Bill is ineffective, he should quit joint panel: Anna Hazare

April 11, 2011 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI): Gandhian and social activist Anna Hazare on Monday said that Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal is questioning the effectiveness of having a Lok Pal Bill, he should resign from the joint committee that has been created to draft the Bill.

Anna Hazare's 'Lokpal Bill' crusade gets a fillip from his home district

April 8, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Ahmednagar, Apr 8(ANI): Admirers of social activist Anna Hazare from Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district took to the streets on Friday to extend their support to the crusade for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill.

Maharashtra sex workers get their own community radio

January 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Jan 22 (ANI): Commercial sex workers in Maharashtra now have the opportunity to express themselves and discuss their issues using a community radio.

Adulterated milk packets seized, destroyed in Aurangabad

October 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Aurangabad, Oct.8 (ANI): Municipal Corporation officials have seized and destroyed thousands of adulterated milk packets, being brought in tankers from Ahmednagar District to Aurangabad District.

Hindus throng temples on Shani Jayanti

June 12, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) /Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), June 12 (ANI): A large number of devotees thronged temples here on Saturday to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shani Dev or, the Saturn God.

Fergusson College authorities unaware about student's suicide

January 27, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Pune, Jan 27 (ANI): Officials of Pune's reputed Fergusson Law College claim that they were not aware about the alleged ragging of a second-year law student, who committed suicide on a trip home because of being ragged by his seniors.

Pune law student skipped classes for two months before committing suicide

January 27, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Pune, Jan. 27 (ANI): The Pune law student, who committed suicide this week after being allegedly ragged by his seniors, had been skipping classes for the past two months, his college principal has revealed.

Hazare backs Raj Thackeray's tirade against Non-Marathis

January 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Varanasi, Jan 18 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare backs Maharashtra Navnirmaan Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's campaign against non-Marathi 'Dadagiri' (dominance) in Maharashtra, but opposes the violent means being used to achieve the purpose.

ATS recovers laptops, smells breakthrough on Malegaon blast

November 26, 2008 at 10:58 PM

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has recovered four laptops owned by accused Sadhvi Pragnya Chandrapal Singh Thakur, Lt. Col. Prasad S. Purohit and Dayanand Pandey and these could hold the key to the Malegaon blast conspiracy, a special court was informed here Wednesday.

ATS gets Purohit's custody again, searches his house in Pune

November 26, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Nashik/Pune, Nov 26 (IANS) Malegaon blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Purohit had misused official authority and forged documents for issuing arms license to his friend in 2005, the prosecution told a Nashik court.

Tough times for forging industry as auto sector suffers

November 25, 2008 at 1:33 PM

Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) With the domestic and global auto industry on a downslide and units running at 15-50 percent of their capacity, many forging units are facing the threat of closure, according to a top industry official.

Visual effect takes yet another giant leap in the Animation Industry

November 24, 2008 at 1:01 AM

According to recent stats, the destiny of the Animation Industry in India is tied to the future of the ever-growing & booming Media, Entertainment space & the Gaming Industry.

Six killed when bus topples into canal in Maharashtra

November 23, 2008 at 5:20 PM

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 23 (IANS) Six people died and over 20 were injured in a road accident near Akole Sunday when a crowded passenger bus toppled into a canal, police said.

'Love Guru' completes five years, says anonymity is his USP

November 23, 2008 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Even after completing five years of serving as agony uncle on late night radio and addressing listeners' relationship concerns, Radio City 91.1 FM's mystery host RJ 'Love Guru' is in no mood to spill the beans about his identity.

Uttar Pradesh Govt orders probe into Meerut explosion

November 9, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Lucknow, Nov 9 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued orders to probe Saturday's explosion in Meerut, in which five persons were killed and six were injured.

5 killed in explosion in Meerut

November 8, 2008 at 8:20 PM

Meerut (U.P.), Nov 8 (ANI): At least five persons have been killed and two injured on Saturday in an explosion in an army waste dump in Ahmednagar area of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

Two die in Maharashtra temple stampede

October 10, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 10 (IANS) Two people were killed and several others were injured in a stampede at a temple in Rashin village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, police said Friday.

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