Renowned Marathi cricket commentator and writer Bal Pandit died on 17 September 2015 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 89. Bal Pandit had a great contribution…
Maharashtra’s famous festival Dahi Handi (Govinda) was accorded with the status of Adventure Sport through a Government Resolution (GR). From now on, Dahihandi will be played as per the rules and regulations which will be framed by a State-level association. It will not be limited to Janmashtami only.
The agrarian crisis only seems to be deepening in Maharashtra with as many as 525 farmers ending their lives in the Marathwada region alone this year. The highest number of suicides were reported from Beed district, where, according to the officials, the ruined BT cotton crop is taking a heavy toll.
Maharashtra Government on 23 June 2015 declared the Blue Mormon (Papilio polymnestor) as the State butterfly. Blue Mormom is the second largest butterfly found in India after the southern birdwing. With this, Maharashtra became India’s first state to have a State butterfly.