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𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 | Facts About #Sambhaji Maharaj No one Knows or Talks About

#SambhajiBhosale, eldest son of Chhatrapati Shivaji and the second ruler of the great Maratha kingdom. He was successor of the realm after his father's death and he successfully ruled it for nine years.❞
▪️ Sambhaji Maharaj was born at Purandar fort to Saibai, Shivaji's first wife. His mother died when he was two years old and he was raised by his paternal grandmother Jijabai.
▪️ At the age of nine, Sambhaji was sent to live with Raja Jai Singh I of Amber as a political hostage to ensure compliance of the Treaty of Purandar that Shivaji had signed with the Mughals on 11 June 1665. As a result of the treaty, Sambhaji became a Mughal mansabdar.
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Chhatrapati #ShivajiMaharaj, the most progressive and sensible rulers in the history of our country. his countless Bravery tales and innumerable victories stories, till date inspires Youth of #Maharashtra.

Here's few thing you should know about the greatest Hindu-Maratha King :
🔸 His name is not derived from Lord Shiva but in fact a regional deity by the name of Shivai. He was given god-like stature for his deeds, not his name.
🔸 He was extremely secular. At a time when all kingdoms were strictly sticking to their religious beliefs and doing away with others, #ShivajiMaharaj was surprisingly very accommodating of all religions.
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. @vijayshekhar shares @Paytm stats for 2019
Paytm is the most comprehensive payment app, he says
300 million wallets
100 million UPI handles
220 million saved cards
55 million bank accounts
150 million annual transactions
Half a million deployment of all-in-one QR code
@vijayshekhar @Paytm In merchant payments - debit cards market share is being taken over by UPI, not wallet market share - @vijayshekhar says
@vijayshekhar @Paytm 35% market share of non-metro transactions.
#Karnataka, #Maharashtra, and #Delhi - highest merchant signup - @vijayshekhar
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#Threads Collating National Protests Against #CAA_NRC_NPR
Scheduled On 30 January 2020, Thursday
24x7 | Shaheen Bagh | women led protest
24x7 | near Khureji Petrol Pump, Khureji | women led dharna
24x7 | Seelampur-Jafrabad, in front of Al Taj Dawakhana
24x7 | Inderlok Metro Station
24x7 | Turkman Gate, Chandni Chowk
24x7 | Jamia Millia Islamia Gate 7
24x7 | Brijpuri Pullya, Mustafabad
24x7 | Kardampuri Chowk, opp. Yamuna Vihar
24x7 | Chand Bagh, near Gokulpuri Metro Station
24x7 | Sri Ram Colony, Ramleela Ground, near Hanuman Mandir, Khajuri
24x7 | Gandhi Park, Hauz Rani, Malviya Nagar
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THREAD -- The #UnitedStates has confirmed the first case of #Coronavirus. Health authorities said that the victim is in his thirties & had travelled to the United States from China's Wuhan. The man was currently hospitalized as a precaution.
Death toll in #China's Coronavirus goes up to 9, total cases rise to 440. Health authorities warn that the disease could spread further in the ongoing Chinese holiday season, during which millions travel at home and abroad.
#India: In the wake of the breakout of the #Coronavirus virus, Civil aviation ministry has directed 7 airports to screen passengers arriving from China. 189 passengers were tested for the virus in last 5-days at Mumbai International Airport, all test results came back negative.
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Youth throughout the country have shown up today in overwhelming numbers to stand for a democratic, secular & republic India
Any effort to divide them only makes them stronger.

Here is a thread of nationwide youth protests in solidarity with #BharatBandh today
Law students at Carter Road, Bandra, #Mumbai
Raipur, #Chhattisgarh
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Having been a CM Fellow and a part of the #Maharashtra government for the last 2.5 years, I know the kind of change that my colleagues and I have managed to bring into the system. Happy to discuss, debate and explain some of the work we did. A thread.. (1/8)
50 Fellows are selected each year through a 3 layer competitive and transparent process. Selection is not as per political affiliation or ideology. Most of us took +60% pay-cuts to join the government in a hope to create impact. Fellows have contributed tremendously.Examples: 2/8
1) Maharashtra witnessed massive infrastructure development - thanks to the War Room, run by Fellows (

2) War Room set up an Artificial Intelligence Institute, inaugurated by the PM, and now supported by @Google & @BillGates ( 3/8
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Here's a compilation of some timelapse animations that show different stories from across India over the 3 decades (1989 - 2018) . Created with @googleearth @EarthOutreach #newyear2020

1: Restless #Brahmaputra n tributaries meandering,changing course in #Assam
2. Growth of Brick Kiln industry in the banks of #Hooghly, #Rupnarayan rivers near #Kolkata (brown polygons close to the rivers' banks) #WestBengal
3. Embankment failure in #Kosi River (2008) caused flooding. It also left a sediment footprint that was visible from satellites. #Bihar
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I know 'political experts' with brains the size of an ostrich's brain will find this difficult to comprehend:
BJP with its pre-poll ally Shiv Sena won #Maharashtra Assembly election.
Shiv Sena was a distant second to BJP.
NCP came in third.
Congress trailed the race as fourth.
Shiv Sena would not have won as many seats as it did without BJP votes being transferred to its candidates.
Just because Shiv Sena has walked out on its pre-poll ally and aligned with NCP and Congress does not make it any better.
Remember how the movie 'Arth' ends?
If you opposed Shiv Sena earlier because it wore saffron knickers and now support it because it has donned green knickers, your ideology is a lump of plasticine -- to be moulded any which way.
Elections are a game of thrones. BJP made a bid for power with Ajit Pawar and failed.
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SC special bench of Justices Ramana, Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna to consider the petition filed by @ShivSena @NCPspeaks and @INCIndia today at 10.30.

Yesterday, the Court had called for the letter submitted by @Dev_Fadnavis and invite by Governor
@ShivSena @NCPspeaks @INCIndia @Dev_Fadnavis Sr Advs Kapil Sibal @KapilSibal , Dr AM Singhvi @DrAMSinghvi , Solicitor General Tushar Mehta present in Court.
Maninder Singh appearing for Ajit Pawar @AjitPawarSpeaks
#MaharashtraPoliticalCrisis #Maharashtra
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Live updates from the Supreme Court on the Maharashtra Government formation to begin at 1030.

Supreme Court to pass an order after seeing the two letters.

#MaharashtraCrisis #MahaPoliticalTwist #SupremeCourt
Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, SG Tushar Mehta and Mukul Rohatgi in the Courtroom. @KapilSibal @DrAMSinghvi
Bench headed by Justice NV Ramana and comprising of Ashok Bhushan and Sanjiv Khanna assembles.

#MahaPoliticalTwist #SupremeCourt #MaharashtraPolitics @INCIndia @BJP4India @ShivSena @NCPspeaks
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Perhaps the best example of #AmalgamationArchitecture and the cultural inclusiveness of #Hyderabad under the Nizam is #OsmaniaUniversity Arts College founded in 1918. It's the 1st Indian university to have Urdu (a modern language) as medium of instruction (as opposed to Persian).
Under the last Nizam, Osman Ali Pasha, #Hyderabad was thriving as a center of learning, innovation and technological advancement, free from the dark shadow of colonialism that gripped most of the Subcontinent. Hyderabad was quite insulated from India...
...and developed its own culture, architectural styles, cuisine, and most importantly, language. People from India were referred to as Hindustani and so was their language. The language of Hyderabad was Dakhani (of Deccan), which is very distinct from Hindi or Urdu...
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Elections come, elections go, parties remain. I have memories of elections and electoral politics since 1972. That's nearly half-a-century. Elections in #India are not a post-Google phenomenon, nor does any 'analyst' have any startlingly new insight to offer. #India 1/n
No political party contests elections to lose them. Parties exist to win as much political space as possible. Elections are neither a morality play nor a passion play. Morals and ethics come into play when power is exercised -- as an end in itself or as means to an end. 2/n
The outcome of Assembly elections is determined by a host of factors. These are entirely different from factors that determine the outcome of Lok Sabha elections. To conflate or compare the two is pointless. Some similarities may exist but these are ephemeral and debatable. 3/n
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The #RightToEducationAct makes it the govt’s responsibility to ensure the primary education of each child,irrespective of caste,class &religion. But in #Maharashtra,children from marginalized communities face increasing hurdles in accessing #education. #MaharashtraElections2019👇
In #Amravati,@Dev_Fadnavis's govt not only refused to recognise a school started by a Phanse Pardhi teacher for kids from his long-stigmatised & impoverished community, but demolished it to build a "prosperity highway", leaving them anxious & uncertain.
Meanwhile, as #schools are being demolished to build prosperity highways,elsewhere in #Maharashtra, 8y.o. Yash Mahalunge from an isolated hamlet in Shahapur taluka has to risk his life everyday to attend school after the only bridge here collapsed in 2005.
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Presenting you the mind blowing transformation #Maharashtra state gone through during last 5 years under @BJP4Maharashtra & CM @Dev_Fadnavis tenure..

Do read & Share...

#MaharashtraAssemblyPolls #MaharashtraElections2019

@muglikar_ @dhaval241086

Source : @Brands_India
Advantages of #Maharashtra for Business & Industrial Development..

- Trade and commerce hub of India
- Policy incentives
- Rich pool of skilled labour
- Facilitating infrastructure
Maharashtra’s Contribution to Indian Economy...
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. @Dev_Fadnavis need not give an certificate of how #Ecofriendly he is to anyone

Planted 23 crore trees already

Set up 24-hour toll free helpline 1926 #HelloForest

Created #GreenArmy, a body of dedicated volunteers to plant trees

U can register here
#ForestSurveyofIndia has declared #Maharashtra as the ONLY state which has registered a GROWTH in #forestCover in past years

Not just #forests, but trees outside jungles have also seen a spike
253 m2 rise in #trees
82 km2 rise in #mangroves

Survival rate of the 23 crore trees planted

2016 72 %
2017 80 %
2018 85 %

Impressive, isn’t it?

More focus has been on areas of the state with LESS forest cover like Marathwada, Western Maharashtra & Vidarbha

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#DidYouKnow Though #AzimPremji was born in #Mumbai, the business journey of his family began in the small town of Amalner in Jalgaon district where his father, Muhammad Hashim Premji had a unit manufacturing vegetable oil and a laundry soap he set up in 1945. #ObserverDiaries
It is said that Jinnah had requested Hashim Premji to migrate to #Pakistan after Partition but he chose to remain in India. Only that vegetable oil unit remains as a token presence of the family's group at Amalner though it has expanded phenomenally in the country and overseas.
Driving through rural northern Maharashtra in Jalgaon district gives one a great idea of how brilliant this monsoon has been for this part of the state. All water bodies are full to the brim, like the Bahula river in the photos, which used to be as dry as a bone! #ObserverDiaries
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कुठून आणतात एवढा तिरस्कार ही लोकं ???
एकेकाळी स्वतः राज ठाकरे जाहीर सभेत बोलायचे,की अमिताभ बच्चन महानायक असून महाराष्ट्रासाठी काही करत नाहीत, त्यांच्या स्वतःच्या राज्यात मात्र देणगी देतात, मग जिथे राहता तिथे का नाही...

@Truptisarpate @mi_puneri @iGaneshW
आणि आज तोच माणूस, जमेल त्या प्रकारे काही ना काही तरी चांगलं करण्याचा प्रयत्न करत असतो समाजासाठी, तर हीच लोक आज अक्षय कुमार वर टीका करत आहेत कशासाठी? हा दुटप्पीपणा कशासाठी? दुसऱ्यांना अधिकार आहे का नाही, हे सांगण्याचा अधिकार तुम्हाला कोणी दिला?
#म #मराठी #Maharashtra
तो करोडोंवर कमावतो, तर उपकार नाही करत,
तो टॅक्स भरतो, तर आमच्या जीवावर कमावतो,
तो भारताबद्दल बोलतो, तर तो कॅनेडियन आहे,
तो देशभक्तीपर चित्रपट बनवतो,तर तो भांडवल करतो,
तो मोदींची मुलाखत घेतो, तर तो देशद्रोही आहे,
तो मेट्रोबद्दल बोलतो, तर त्याला अधिकार नाही,त्याने तोंड घालू नये
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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@sardesairajdeep Mohammad Khurshid assaulted, tonsured 2 women for resisting rape bid by councillor in Bihar | No protest just becoz he is a Muslim?…
@sardesairajdeep #Breaking | After Kairana, it’s now Meerut. Nearly 150 Hindu families have been forced to leave.
UP CM @myogiadityanath has now ordered a probe into this matter.

TIMES NOW’s @Amir_Haque with details.
@sardesairajdeep @myogiadityanath @Amir_Haque… in Pune a boy was set on fire by 3 Muslims because he was a Hindu, his dying statement on camera confirms that. No hearts bled for him. Hindu lives are cheap and comes without a pricetag.
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🇮🇳 #Inde : investi aujourd'hui pour son deuxième mandat, @narendramodi souhaite mettre en place des réformes économiques et sociales qui feraient de lui le Reagan indien.…
🇮🇳 Cette focalisation sur les enjeux économiques et sociaux aux dépends des enjeux identitaires, si elle se confirme dans les mois à venir, pourrait créer des tensions au sein de la vaste famille des nationalistes hindous, le #SanghParivar. A suivre donc.
🇮🇳 Le nouveau cabinet de @narendramodi compte 58 membres. L'entrée la plus importante est celle de l'ancien dirigeant du @BJP4India @AmitShah au poste de ministre de l'Intérieur. Cet organisateur de génie a largement contribué aux victoires de #Modi.…
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#Thread Family Doctors (Primary Care) Vs Speciality Care in #India
A few weeks ago, in response to a different thread ( ) there was a comment from @spinesurgeon that we need family physicians. (1/31)
Another comment in that thread by @VaradhKrish referred to the issue of patients going directly to specialists, bypassing primary care doctors. (2/31)
The problem of patients going to specialists directly, rather than to primary care/family doctors first and then being referred by them to specialists is one that requires a more in-depth analysis. (3/31)
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@ani7709 Nagpur - BJP

Although there may not be lead as much as last time for BJP, BJP is in comfortable position to win this seat.

Nana Patole uplifted spirit of INC cadre as he fought against heavyweight minister Gadkari. Gadkari couldn't move out of Nagpur for a while in this phase.
@ani7709 Bhandara-Gondiya - BJP

A neck to neck contest. BJP put a good fight in by poll held previously. Due to Nana Patole moved to Nagpur to contest, BJP somewhat got a relief to make this seat workout.
Both BJP & NCP put fresh candidates. It is going to be a cadre vs cadre fight.
@ani7709 Gadchiroli-Chimur - BJP
No any other CM has visited Gadchiroli as much as Devendra Fadnavis did. Development work has put edge to BJP in this seat.
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Putting post poll prediction done by me & @ani7709 about #Maharashtra.
We have taken several opinions, understood situation from each loksabha seat & findings of some analysts.

Also I will be putting personal prediction of other states in same thread.
@ani7709 Overall scenario of #Maharashtra:
BJP looked very strong on every seat they fought.

Congress still looked in bad shape except Vidharbha, Marathwada

Shivsena will lose some seats especially to NCP.

NCP looking much stronger than 2014, putting full force & resources this time.
@ani7709 ShivSena faced anti incumbency in Marathwada, Vidharbha region. Several seats are toss ups & good chance for NCP especially to gain those.
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