Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode

BJP leaders have expressed worries that the Maharashtra Bandh called by Dalit organizations and some political parties in the state could be part of a political conspiracy by opposition parties to achieve a caste-based polarization in the state similar to what was seen in Gujarat. An election fought on caste-related factors and divisions is BJP’s […]

Maharashtra gets 65% of all National Highway upgrades in FY17

Even as states race to denotify state highways as ‘urban roads’, Maharashtra, home of roads and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, managed to get 65% of all sanctioned upgrades of state highways into national highways last year. According to year-end data prepared by the roads and highways ministry, 8,002 km of state highways in the state […]

Police Custody Deaths: Bihar safest, Maharashtra most dangerous

A total of 308 people died in police custody in the three years from 2013 to 2015 — including 75 in Maharashtra — but not a single policeman was convicted in any case related to custody deaths in the country during those years, data from the┬áhome ministry showed. On an overall level, Maharashtra led in […]

Maharashtra tops in investments in hotels & tourism industry: ASSOCHAM study

With a share of almost 17%, Maharashtra has emerged as the top state in terms of attracting investments in the hotels and tourism industry across India, noted a just-concluded study by apex industry body ASSOCHAM. Maharashtra has attracted investments worth over Rs 15,500 Cr of the total outstanding investments worth over Rs 93,400 Cr attracted […]

Kerala sees decline in Dalit population; Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra lead

Kerala is the only state in which the population of scheduled caste sections has fallen in India between 2001 and 2011, according to the latest census numbers. In Kerala, which has arguably the highest living standard in India, scheduled caste population fell by 2.7% in the ten years to 30.4 lakh from 31.2 lakh in […]