Pune : Eighteen weeks pregnant, she had two weeks left to have a legal abortion. Yet every private hospital in Pune turned her away, with gynaecologists afraid to touch her.

MUMBAI: Maharashtra's 13 power-generating plants, which supply power to the state and 30 other industrial units, are among the country's top 478 manufacturing establishments guzzling a major chunk

While power demand has peaked with summer setting in, the state-owned power generation utility has been unable to generate electricity from a 500-megawatt (MW) unit due to coal shortages.

Jalandhar: After the successful trial of the first horticulture train, a specially-created temperature-maintained, 1,600-MT capacity train, from Bhusawal in Maharashtra to Azadpur mandi in New Delh

MUMBAI: Electricity bills could go up as the government has decided to levy an additional duty and tax on electricity produced and sold in the state.

Claiming that Maharashtra is on its way to wipe out the electricity shortage and achieve self-sufficiency in power generation, governor K Sankarnarayanan today said the state will be free of load shedding by 2012.

After hoisting the tricolour here on the Republic Day, he said, "I am sure that the state will become load-shedding free by 2012.