Blackbuck Deaths Soar in Maharashtra Due to Highway Construction Impact – Forest Department Concerned

Pune, India: The forest department in Solapur is alarmed by the increasing number of blackbuck deaths due to road accidents in recent years. The rise in fatalities can be attributed to the construction of highways cutting through the animals’ migratory routes, leading to tragic incidents such as a recent accident on the Solapur-Bijapur highway where 13 blackbucks lost their lives. In 2020, six blackbucks were reported dead, with reasons ranging from road accidents to poaching. …

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Hate Speech and Communal Tension Rampant in Western Maharashtra: BJP Leader Accused in Mosque Attack Case Avoids Police Action

Mumbai, India: The Bombay high court is currently hearing a case involving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vikram Pawaskar, accused of delivering hate speeches and instigating communal tensions in the Satara and Sangli districts of Maharashtra. Despite electronic evidence, eyewitness accounts, and multiple FIRs pointing to his involvement in the violent attack on a mosque in Satara that resulted in one death and numerous injuries, Pawaskar has yet to face any legal repercussions. The Maharashtra …

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