Maharashtra

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Located in the western region of India, Maharashtra is the third largest state (by area) and the second most populous state in India with a population of 112 million. It is one of the most industrialized, wealthy and developed states in India with a per capita income of ₹1.0035 lakh (US$1,600). The state has 36 districts with Mumbai being the capital of the state.

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Lakes dried up, deficient rainfall: India's water crisis deepens
India

Lakes dried up, deficient rainfall: India's water crisis deepens

More than half of India is staring at a drought-like situation and no one seems to be taking concrete steps to ward off this problem.
Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes
India

Women at work, men in kitchen: Maharashtra's textbooks challenge gender-stereotypes

For decades, children have been taught problematic lessons on gender stereotypes. Children's books show women being relegated to kitchen chores, while men either read a newspaper or "go to work".
Those living in Bengal must speak Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee
Politics

Those living in Bengal must speak Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee

After suffering a knockout in recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a new idea to 'connect with voters'.
Interview with IIT team that will present Hyperloop-concept to Musk
India

Interview with IIT team that will present Hyperloop-concept to Musk

Avishkar Hyperloop, a team from IIT-Madras, is set to represent India on world stage for the final round of the prestigious SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 in July.
Woman pushed out of moving SUV, allegedly by her in-laws
India

Woman pushed out of moving SUV, allegedly by her in-laws

In a shocking incident, a woman from Tamil Nadu was thrown out of a moving car, allegedly by her in-laws. The incident, which was captured on CCTV footage, took place in Coimbatore last month.
Payal Rohtagi calls Chhatrapati Shivaji 'shudra', sparks controversy, apologizes
India

Payal Rohtagi calls Chhatrapati Shivaji 'shudra', sparks controversy, apologizes

Actress Payal Rohtagi seems to have gone into an overdrive to dissect history, draw her own conclusions, and then land in controversies.
Rajesh Patil's inspiring journey from bread/vegetable seller to IAS officer
India

Rajesh Patil's inspiring journey from bread/vegetable seller to IAS officer

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most challenging exams and cracking it isn't easy.
Heatwave scorches Delhi-NCR, other North Indian states; red alert issued
India

Heatwave scorches Delhi-NCR, other North Indian states; red alert issued

As severe heatwave continues to scorch North India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for the National Capital Region (NCR) and neighboring states.
How a junior doctor's suicide shook Indian medical establishment
India

How a junior doctor's suicide shook Indian medical establishment

When Dr. Payal Tadvi joined Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital as a resident gynecologist in May 2018, she thought her dreams had come true.

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