At least 60 people are now confirmed dead in the Pune landslide tragedy amid fears that the toll may go up substantially, while around 100 are trapped in a landslide near Bhimashankar. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday announced a financial aid of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of each of the victims. Officials in the Chief Minister's office said the assistance would be provided from the CM's Relief fund. Read More
The Manchar police station is proud to have 53-year old constable Maruti Sarode in its team. Sarode has not only pulled out a three-month-old child and his mother alive from the debris. Dr Seema Deshmukh of the sub-district government hospital, where the mother-son duo are being treated, said both are out of danger. Read more
Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was carved out of India's most populous district Thane on Friday. With a population of over 12 million, until Thursday, Thane held the distinction of being the most populated district in the country, spread across 9,600 sq.kms of hills, forests and coastal areas. Read more.
By virtue of two golds, one silver and two bronze medals, India have moved up to the fifth position in the medal standings with a total haul of 47 medals - 13 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze. England were at at the top of the chart with a total of 123 medals followed by Australia (113), Canada (65) and Scotland. Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari breezed their way to gold medals as wrestlers signed off on a high, while Vikas Gowda gave India its first athletics gold of the 20th Commonwealth Games by winning the men's discuss throw event, here. Read more