Maharashtra wants to denotify Maldhok bustard sanctuary IN A closed-door meeting on February 20, the Maharashtra government and the state wildlife board agreed to reduce the size of Maldhok sanctuary

People come to the Bhima river in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, to rejoice. They leave behind a drain Pandharpur, a pilgrim town on the banks of the Bhima river in Maharashtra, hosts four religious yatras every year. Over two million people take part in these yatras, which celebrate, among other things, four months (chatur maas) of Lord Vishnu

drought and flood have affected Sangli district in Maharashtra at the same time. Four tehsils are under floodwaters, while five others face crop loss due to lack of water. The district administration and irrigation department officials said the present situation was because of uneven rainfall in the district. Experts, however, claimed that this dual-problem was not new to Sangli.