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Onions @ Rs 100 per kg in Pune... and could rise further

India, Nov. 4 -- PUNE The retail prices of onion, a key kitchen staple, have shot up to Rs 90 to Rs 100 per kg, retail, due to unseasonal November rain in the state. The price of onions in August and... Read More


Amol Kolhe, a crowd-puller for NCP in Maharashtra

India, Oct. 26 -- Though Sharad Pawar is credited for a good show of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state assembly elections, results for which were announced on Thursday, one of the star... Read More


VBA factor: Did Dalits keep Cong-NCP from gaining power in Pune?

India, Oct. 25 -- The vote share of the parties in the Maharashtra assembly polls reinforced the fact that a combined opposition always stands a better chance to challenge the ruling regime. A look at... Read More


Defecting dynasts fail to hit sweet spot for BJP in western Maharashtra

India, Oct. 25 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strategy of engineering defections, or as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis put it during the campaign, "... waiting for you a long time," failed to d... Read More


NCP scores dramatic victory over BJP's Udayanraje Bhosale in Satara LS bypoll

India, Oct. 25 -- The dramatic defeat of Udayanraje Bhosale, the BJP's newly-inducted leader in Satara Lok Sabha bypolls by NCP's Shrinivas Patil by a decisive 88,000 votes has been one of the biggest... Read More


Ajit Pawar wins Baramati with 1.65 lakh vote margin; highest in state

India, Oct. 25 -- Former Maharashtra deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday won from the Baramati assembly seat by a huge margin of 1,65,265 vote, hig... Read More


NCP rules home ground Pune rural, wins 9 of 10 seats with Congress

India, Oct. 25 -- Pune rural remained the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) home ground. Out of the total 10 seats, Congress and NCP win nine, except Daund. Voters in rural area defeated minister of ... Read More


BJP's state chief, Chandrakant Patil wins in Kothrud, but victory difference dips

India, Oct. 25 -- Though Chandrakanth Patil, state president, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won from the Kothrud Assembly constituency in the recently held state assembly elections, his victory is wor... Read More


Day of reckoning for Western Maharashtra big names beckons

India, Oct. 22 -- In the short-term political memory, nothing stands out as much as NCP chief Sharad Pawar addressing a political rally in Satara in the pouring rain. Come October 24 and that moment ... Read More


EC staff work non-stop to ensure rain-affected areas in W. Maha vote

Pune, Oct. 21 -- As rain threat hovered over Pune district and western Maharashtra, government officials took various efforts to ensure that residents came out in large numbers to vote. Rains lashed ... Read More