Ratnagiri: News

05 Jul 2022


Mumbai: Yellow alert for heavy rain issued amid waterlogging

Several parts of Mumbai were submerged in water on Tuesday as heavy rains continued to lash the financial capital and its surrounding areas.

28 Jul 2021


Maharashtra rains: Death toll rises to 209; eight people missing

The death toll in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 209 on Tuesday with the worst-hit Raigad district alone accounting for nearly 100 fatalities, while eight persons are still missing, the state government said.

23 Jul 2021


Chiplun floods are partly a man-made disaster, says Ratnagiri collector

Incessant showers in the hilly regions of Ratnagiri district, illegal constructions near the Vashisthi river bed, and discharge of water from the Kolkewadi dam have all combined to cause havoc in the coastal town of Chiplun, officials said on Thursday as the administration sought help from multiple agencies in rescue efforts.

26 Jun 2021

Train Accident

Goa-bound Rajdhani Express derails inside tunnel, passengers safe

Goa-bound Rajdhani Express from Hazrat Nizamuddin derailed inside a tunnel in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra early on Saturday, but there was no report of injury to any passenger, an official said.

11 Feb 2021


Twelve booked for ordering social boycott of family over marriage

Police registered an offense against at least 12 persons for allegedly ordering social boycott of a 23-year-old man and his family in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra after he married a woman belonging to his caste.

21 Aug 2020


Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, BMC issues advisory, urges caution

Mumbai's civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has urged people to exercise caution while using 13 bridges that are in dilapidated conditions, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations.

04 Aug 2020


Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

03 Jun 2020


With Cyclone Nisarga's landfall, destruction begins too: Details here

The landfall process of Cyclone Nisarga started at 12:30 pm and climaxed after over three hours, throwing normal life out of gear along the Western coast, particularly in Maharashtra's Raigad, Ratnagiri, Mumbai, and some parts of Gujarat.

02 Jun 2020


Cyclone approaches Mumbai, NDRF teams deployed

Less than two weeks after India's eastern coast was blown by Cyclone Amphan, the Western coast is prepping to deal with a fast-approaching storm that could amplify into a cyclone in the next 12 hours.

03 Aug 2019


Mumbai rains: Downpour batters city, 1 dead in Thane

Heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai for a second consecutive week, throwing normal life out of gear.

05 Jul 2019


Mumbai rains: Cab rides become as costly as Goa flights

The troubles of Mumbaikars do not seem to end anytime soon, with the incessant rains making life difficult (and utterly costly), of late.

05 Jul 2019

Shiv Sena

Maharashtra minister 'blames' crabs for dam breach which killed 18

Earlier this week, a dam named Tiware got breached in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, killing 18 people. The fact that the dam was built just 14 years back, highlights the shoddy work of authorities.

03 Dec 2018


Ammonia gas leaks from chemical plant in Maharashtra; 14 hospitalized

At least 14 people, including women and children, were admitted to hospital after inhaling ammonia gas, which leaked from a chemical plant in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, police said today.

24 Sep 2018


Petrol touches Rs. 91 in Maharashtra, increases in other cities

On Monday, petrol price in Mumbai crossed the crucial Rs. 90 mark, while several other cities in Maharashtra saw prices touch Rs. 91.

16 May 2017


This year, Maharashtra has 13,000 fewer engineering seats

According to the data released by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), the number of engineering seats in Maharashtra has dipped from 1.43 lakh to 1.30 lakh for the upcoming academic year 2017-2018.