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Flood death toll in western Maharashtra touches 54, four missing

India, Aug. 16 -- As floodwaters recede in Kolhapur and Sangli, the district administration stated that till Friday, 54 people died in western Maharashtra's five districts and four persons are missing... Read More


Human-wildlife conflict: State government okays Rs.100-crore plan to fence villages

India, Aug. 16 -- The growing number of animal-human encounters in different parts of the state has forced the government to fence affected villages on a pilot basis as a preventive measure. The Cabi... Read More


China-based companies bidding for Pune's HCMTR action; defence clearance will be needed

India, Aug. 13 -- Two China-based companies have bid for the construction of the proposed High Capacity Mass Transit Route (HCMTR), based on documents made available to HT by sources within the Pune M... Read More


From rescue to rehab: administration charts out plan for Sangli, Kolhapur

India, Aug. 12 -- The focus in flood-hit districts of Kolhapur and Sangli has now shifted from rescue to rehabilitation, according to the administration, with water levels drastically reducing in the ... Read More


SBI's currency chest in Sangli under water, says top?govt official

India, Aug. 12 -- The State Bank of India's (SBI) currency chest at its Sangli main branch, Ganpati peth, is under water with no available information on the amount of cash submerged, Pune divisional ... Read More


Death toll in Sangli boat tragedy rises to 12

India, Aug. 10 -- The death toll in the Brahmanaal boat tragedy in Sangli district rose to 12 on Saturday after the recovery of three more bodies. Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said t... Read More


Green Corridor from Pune on NH4 for flood relief material

India, Aug. 10 -- A 'green corridor' on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway will be created to transport relief material to the flood affected in Sangli and Kolhapur districts, Pune Divisional Commiss... Read More


Sangli, Kolhapur breathe a little as flood waters recede; 46 villages still marooned

India, Aug. 10 -- With rainfall easing in catchment areas of Western Maharashtra's dams and water released from Karnataka's Almatti dam increasing today, the flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli imp... Read More


Sangli, Kolhapur breathe a little as floodwaters recede; 46 villages still marooned

India, Aug. 10 -- With rainfall easing in catchment areas of Western Maharashtra's dams and water released from Karnataka's Almatti dam increasing today, the flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli imp... Read More


Sangli guardian minister in Pune despite district being hit by flood

India, Aug. 8 -- State co-operative and rehabilitation minister Subhash Deshmukh, who is also guardian minister of Sangli, attended a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member registration camp in Pune desp... Read More