Kolhapur: News

07 Jun 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra tense over social media posts on Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan 

Tensions gripped Maharashtra on Wednesday after members of some Hindu organizations clashed with police in Kolhapur district during a protest sparked by social media posts about Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan.

07 Sep 2022


5 things to bring home from your trip to Maharashtra

Brimming with a rich history and cultural heritage that dates back a hundred years, Maharashtra houses some of the major cities, hill stations, and coastal towns of the country.

20 Jul 2021


Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

A central team of experts has reportedly suggested a total lockdown in two Maharashtra districts, where transmission of the coronavirus has not reduced despite undertaking a series of measures.

10 Apr 2021


Woman fails 'virginity test,' faces divorce order from 'jaat panchayat'

Two sisters were subjected to divorce orders by a local panchayat after one of them failed to clear a "virginity test" post their marriage late last year in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reports said on Saturday.

07 Nov 2020


Maharashtra: Kolhapur vendor caught mixing toilet water in pani puris

A street vendor serving fast food was caught on camera mixing toilet water with 'pani puris' in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

11 Aug 2019


Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

02 Jul 2019


This 71-year-old's invention reduces petrol consumption by 30% in two-wheelers

Arvind Khandke of Maharashtra's Kolhapur is the inventor of an innovative mechanical valve for two-wheeler engines that reduces fuel consumption by 30%.

Girl in iconic 'Glow of Hope' painting dies at 102

The girl holding the lamp in the celebrated painting 'Glow of Hope', also known as the Woman With the Lamp, has died. She was 102.

17 Aug 2018


Kolhapur: 'Nirbhaya Squad' has booked 8,000+ eve-teasers, counseled many more

In Kolhapur, the all-women "Nirbhaya Squad" has registered 8,846 cases of eve-teasing till July, reports TOI.

03 May 2018


This disabled Maharashtra youth is a national-level athlete

Dreams and hopes are important drivers that steer our lives. For this 27-year-old, those are the only ones, because he's a sportsperson who doesn't have a single toe in his right leg and is 40% disabled.

09 Feb 2018


Doctor who sold babies as "social service" arrested in Pune

Two days ago, a doctor and his wife were nabbed in Kolhapur's Ichalkaranji for selling a baby, but officials suspect the racket goes deeper.

27 Jan 2018


Maharashtra: Bus falls into Panchganga river in Kolhapur; 13 dead

In a tragic incident, a minibus with 17 passengers onboard fell into Panchganga River in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, killing at least 13 people.

06 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

MPs demand patent for Kolhapuri chappals

Speaking at the Lok Sabha, National Congress Party member Dhananjay Mahadik, along with other MPs, demanded that the famed Kolhapuri chappals be patented at the earliest.