Nasik onion traders go on two-day strike

Nasik, Oct 4 : Onion traders in Nasik went on a two-day strike on Thursday over the government's decision to suspend onion exports for 15 days.

The price of onion is expected to shoot up further in next few days in the wake of a short supply during the strike, as Nasik houses the largest wholesale market of onions in the country.

Traders said any respite was unlikely for the next 15-20 days because of high demand, even as there is no problem in arrival of the stock.

Damage caused to onion crops following heavy rains in major onion producing states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has also affected the capital markets with prices shooting up at an alarming rate, making the consumers to bear the brunt of the price rise.

Pravin Mahajan shifted to Nasik Jail

Pravin MahajanNasik, Dec. 23: Pravin Mahajan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Mumbai Sessions Court for the murder of his elder brother and BJP leader Pramod in April last year, has been transferred to the Nasik Road Central Jail.

Prior to his shifting to Nasik, Pravin was lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail as an undertrial.

He was shifted to Nasik at around 4.30 p. m. on Saturday, Jail Superintendent Ashok Rane told reporters here. (ANI)

MNS workers on rampage in Nasik

Nasik, Feb 12:MNS workers on rampage in Nasik Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists indulged in acts of violence in Nasik today, few hours after the party had announced that their chief, Raj Thackeray, would not seek anticipatory bail ahead of his impending arrest.

MNS workers destroyed shops owned by North Indians in Nasik. Police detained at least 26 MNS workers.

Earlier, a party spokesman said Thackeray had decided not to seek anticipatory bail.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police have beefed up security at Thackeray’s residence after a case was registered against him for disturbing harmony in the city.

Nasik MNS secretary Vasant Gite released on bail

Nasik, Feb. 14: Party chief Raj ThackerayThe general secretary of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's Nasik unit, Vasant Gite, who was detained as a preventive measure ahead of party chief Raj Thackeray's arrest, was released on bail on Thursday.

Gite was taken into preventive custody along with two other Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leaders, Sampat Jadhav and Haribhau Lonari on Wednesday.

Nasik holds peace rally to soothe frayed north Indian nerves

Nasik, Feb 15: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj ThackerayPolice and civic authorities sponsored a peace rally here on Thursday to soothen the nerves of north Indian migrants after days of ethnic violence in the city.

"North Indians had started to feel threatened, and around 5,000 to 6,000 of them left the place within four to five days. To calm down their fears, we decided on this rally," Nasik's police chief, S. M. Sayeed, said.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists had unleashed a wave of terror in Nasik and other Maharashtrian cities, including Mumbai, against north Indians.

No change in India’s Pak policy post Feb 18 polls: A K Antony

Nashik, Mar 15: Defence Minister A K AntonyDefence Minister A K Antony today said that there is no change in India's Pakistan policy after general elections in the neighbouring country.

"There was no change in our policy towards Pakistan," he told reporters at the Hindustan Aeronautics complex here.

Antony was replying to a question about India's stand after the February 18 polls in Pakistan, where Nawaz Sharif-led PML (N) and the Pakistan People's Party have emerged as the dominant political force.

Sun TV To Launch 'FM Station' In Nasik & Vadodara Under ‘SFM’

India’s second largest TV network Sun TV Network is all set to launch its FMSun TV To Launch FM Stations At Nasik & Vadodara Radio Stations at Nasik and Vadodara, under the brand name ‘SFM’ from April 17, 2008.

The company will launch the new FM stations through its subsidiary ‘South Asia FM Ltd’. The new launchings will boost up the total number of Sun’s radio stations to 32 across the country.

Heard at 93.5 MHz frequency in Nasik and Vadodara, the new FM Radio Stations will cater to the audience of all age groups.

GSK Plans To Set Up New Manufacturing Units In Nashik, Maharashtra

World’s second major drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has made GSK Plans To Set Up New Manufacturing Units In Nashik, Maharashtraannouncement that the company is proposing to build a new manufacturing production line in Nashik, Maharashtra with the aim to produce 300 million tablets of albendazole per year for curing Lymphatic Filariasis (LF).

Lymphatic Filariasis (Philariasis) is a parasitic and infectious tropical disease that is caused by thread-like parasitic worms, of the type filarial nematode.

Death toll climbs to 10 in Dhule; situation peaceful

Maharashtra, DhuleNashik, Oct 13 : Schools as well as educational institutes opened on Monday a week after violence broke out in Dhule over tearing of a banner and curfew in this North Maharashtra town was relaxed for a longer period.

Curfew has been relaxed from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. this evening following no fresh incidents of violence and improvement in the situation, Dhule police control told a news agency.

Sadhvi Pragya gets judicial custody till Nov.17 in Malegaon blast case

Pragya Singh ThakurNashik, Nov 03 : A Nashik court today sent Sadhvi Pragya Thakur to judicial custody till Novenber17 in connection with the Malegaon blast case. The Sadhvi fainted during the proceedings in the court.

The officials of the Mumbai ATS produced six accused of Malegaon blast including Pragya in Nashik court.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai ATS arrested three more people in Nashik and produced them in the court.

During the proceedings, Sadhvi stated that she would break silence only after getting the justice.

Army officer arrested over Malegaon bomb blast

Army officer arrested over Malegaon bomb blastNasik (Maharashtra), Nov 6 : An army officer has been arrested in connection with Malegaon and Modasa bomb blasts in September that killed five people.

Officers from the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in Mumbai questioned Lieutenant-Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit, for days before finally arresting him on Wednesday.

A local court in Maharashtra’s Nasik remanded Purohit to police custody till November 15 and also approved the conducting of narco analysis test on him.

Arrest of Colonel an aberration on army, says Deputy Army Chief

Maharashtra-MalegaonNew Delhi, Nasik, Nov 6 : Deputy Army Chief on Thursday, termed the arrest of Lieutenant Colonel in connection with bomb blasts in two western towns as an aberration on the army.

Lieutenant-Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit was arrested by the police on Wednesday in connection to the Malegaon blasts that killed five people and were blamed on a Hindu militant group.

Addressing the reporters in New Delhi, Lieutenant General S. P. S. Dhillon said the accused, if found guilty, will be dealt with accordingly.

Five Malegaon blast case suspects sent to judicial custody

Nasik (Maharashtra), Nov. 11: A Nasik court on Monday sent five of the total nine suspects arrested in connection with the September 29 Malegaon blast case to judicial custody till November 17.

Ramesh Shivji Upadhyay, Sameer Kulkarni, Ajay Eknath Rahirkar, Rakesh Dattatreya Dhawde and Jagdish Chintaman Mhatre were produced before the court on the expiry of their police custody.

An Indian army officer Lieutenant-Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit, who was arrested on November 5, will be produced in court on November 15.

The officer is accused of helping Hindu militants with bomb-making and other logistics in the attack in the Muslim-dominated towns of Malegaon and Modasa in September.

Industrial Court Calls M&M’s Labour Strike ‘Illegal’; Directs Union To Resume Work

Mahindra & MahindraAuto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday said that Nashik Industrial Court by its order dated May 13, 2009 called the 10-day old tool down strike started by its employees at the Nashik plant as unlawful and baseless.

The court order also asked the agitators to withdraw strike and start their work within 48 hours.

While quoting the Nashik Industrial Court order on Wednesday, M&M said, "It is declared that the respondents, working in the complainant-company have resorted, commenced illegal and unjustified strike."

Utility Major M&M Signs Wage Settlement Deal With Employees Of Igatpuri Unit

Mahindra and Mahindra Mahindra & Mahindra entered into a long term wage deal with Bharatiya Kamgar Sena representing the employees of Igatpuri unit at Nashik on Friday.

The deal will be valid for the next three and a half years.

The deal has been signed up by BKS' President, Suryakant Mahadik and General Secretary, Albert Pinto, amongst other union functionaries on behalf of the workmen.

But this deal doesn't have any impact on its Nashik main unit where workers have been on a tools-down strike since the last two weeks in response to suspension of their Union President Madhav Dhatrak.

M&M workers resume production at Nashik Plant

M&M workers resume production at Nashik PlantThe workers of auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) resumed work at its Nashik production plant, calling off 15 days long strike started from May 4. The strike was called against suspension of workers' Union President, Madhav Dhatrak following alleged threatening to the Chief Security Officer of company.

Valle De Vin to pump Rs 30 crore on expansion

Valle De Vin to pump Rs 30 crore on  expansion  Nashik-based wine manufacturer Valle De Vin has decided to invest Rs 30 crore on expansion for increasing product banquet.

The company will spend the money on expanding manufacturing capacity and strengthening its sales distribution network in the country.

Apart from this, the company is also planning to launch exclusive wine bars in Maharashtra which would help promote its brands.

Cupid to launch ‘low cost female condoms’ in Indian Market

Cupid to launch ‘low cost female condoms’ in Indian MarketCupid Limited, the premier condom manufacturing company, has developed female condoms to be sold in domestic as well as in global market, at an affordable price as a preventive measure to combat AIDS.

Through latest launch, females now do not need to depend on their partner for safeguarding themselves against HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies.

After Big B, Ash Lands Into Land Trouble!

AshYet another member of Bachchan’s parivar has made it big.

it was Amitabh Bachchan and the land in Barabanki and now it is
Bachchan’s bahu Aishwarya Rai who is in a land mess in Nasik.

on a farmer’s grievance, the Nasik police has registered a complaint
against Aishwarya Rai and several others, including Suzlon company
Chairman Tulsibai Tanti, for illegal purchase of land for setting up a
windmill at Nandurbar district in North Maharashtra.

In his
complaint, a farmer named Anand Lala Thakare, has alleged that his land
was acquired by Suzlon Energy Ltd in 2003-2004 for an insignificant

Floodwater ravage Nashik, people moved to safer places

Floodwater ravage Nashik, people moved to safer placesNashik, July 24 : Floodwaters have ravaged Nashik district, prompting the authorities to shift hundreds of people to safer places on Friday.

Incessant rain for the fifth consecutive day, caused in sharp increase in water levels in Gangapur and Darna dams in the district.

Water released from both dams flooded the tribal-dominated Lgatpuri tehsil. Water was flowing over a bridge at Kaluste village, disrupting vehicular traffic to nearly 20 villages.

MCOCA dropped against Sadhvi Pragya

MCOCA dropped against Sadhvi PragyaNashik (Maharashtra), July 31 : A Nashik Sessions Court on Friday dropped MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act), which had been charged against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

The court further gave four weeks to the Government of Maharashtra to appeal against the order in the High Court.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad has decided to appeal in the High Court.

Swine flu death toll in Nashik rises to 6

Swine flu death toll in Nashik rises to 6Nashik, Aug 27 : Two more swine flu death was reported in Nashik, taking the city toll to 6.

Purva Amol Joshi, 23, who was pregnant, died at the Nashik Civil Hospital.

Deepali Shinde, 20, died at Municipal Corporation''s Dr. Zakir Hussain Hospital.

According to the National Institute of Virology reports, both tested positive for H1N1 virus.

Earlier, four persons, including a doctor, had died in the civil hospital due to the viral disease.

Sonia slams Sena-BJP for 'using' Shivaji for votes

Sonia Gandhi Nashik, Oct 6 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday slammed the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (SS-BJP) alliance for 'using' the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji to garner votes.

"They (SS-BJP) do not have any concrete agenda for the common man. They are merely playing with the sentiments of the voters," she told a mammoth election rally in the heart of this wine country in the afternoon.

Speed's Rally of Maharashtra starts Friday

Speed's Rally of Maharashtra starts FridayNashik, Oct 29 : Described variously as "challenging" and "technical", the Speed's Rally of Maharashtra, the fourth round of the 2009 Speed-Indian National Rally Championship, will commence here Friday with the title contenders in the respective classes hoping to pick up valuable points to distance themselves from the pack.

Pravin Mahajan released on 14-day parole

Pravin Mahajan released on 14-day paroleNashik (Maharashtra), Nov 27 - Pravin Mahajan, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his brother, the late Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, was Friday released on parole for 14 days on medical grounds, a family member said.

"He has been released a short while ago on some purely personal medical reasons," the family member told IANS.

Goods worth millions destroyed in Wadala godown fire

Nashik, Feb 7 : Goods worth millions of rupees were destroyed in the fire that broke out at a storage place of logs and wooden items at Wadala village near Nashik here.

Around ten fire tenders were rushed to the site and engaged themselves in extinguishing the rising flames.

Nisar Khan Ahmed, the owner of the godown said, "We got a call at around 11:30 a. m., when we reached this spot, we saw the godown was on fire. The reason for the fire is still not known; we don''t have enmity with anybody."

"All our lifelong savings have now been destroyed in the fire. We cannot do anything about it. If the government provides relief to us, then only we can think of starting the business again," he added.

Fire Hits M&M Nasik Facility

Fire Hits M&M Nasik FacilityMahindra & Mahindra Ltd declared today that a fire hit its Nashik
facility today morning, and affected the storage regions relating to
fabrication of its Scorpio and Xylo TCF lines.

The fire has been restricted to this particular region, Mahindra &
Mahindra stated in a filing and added that no dead had been reported.

The auto major has suspended operations during the first shift at the
facility as a precautious step, and claimed that the cause and level of
damage was being determined.

Workers go on strike at M&M Nashik plant

Workers go on strike at M&M Nashik plantWorkers at the Nashik plant of automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) have gone on strike to demand higher wages from the management after discussions did not lead to acceptable solution.

Maharashtra irrigation scam whistle-blower joins AAP

Maharashtra irrigation scam whistle-blower joins AAPNashik, Dec 1 : The Aam Aadmi Party got a boost in Maharashtra with Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistle-blower in the multi-billion rupees irrigation scam, joining the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit Sunday.

Pandhare, an acknowledged expert in irrigation, retired from government service Saturday.

Asked of his plunge into politics, the soft-spoken and mild-mannered Pandhare told IANS: "I had been toying with the idea since nearly a year and took a final decision after my retirement."


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