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Nine killed in rain-related incidents in Marathwada

The retreating monsoon has claimed nine lives in Marathwada region of Maharashtra with five killed in flash floods, officials said on Monday.

'Heavy rainfall' forecast for Mumbai, central Maharashtra

'Heavy rainfall' forecast for Mumbai, central Maharashtra

The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted very heavy rainfall for the next 48 hours.

Over 100 Muslims from Marathwada region of Maharashtra missing; have joined ISIS?

Over 100 Muslims from Marathwada region of Maharashtra missing; have joined ISIS?

Shiv Sena MLA Rahul Patil has made startling claims in Maharashtra Assembly in connections with Muslim youths and dreaded terror outfit ISIS.

Several parts of Maharashtra continue to reel under flood-like situation

Mumbai has not experienced heavy rains in last 24 hours, but parts of Thane district and Navi Mumbai were hit by heavy rainfall.

For single women in Maharashtra, owning land can be the difference between life and death

For single women in Maharashtra, owning land can be the difference between life and death

In drought-hit Marathwada, the state`s poorest region, there is an unusually high number of single women.

Expect heavy rainfall in Vidarbha, Marathwada: IMD

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted heavy rainfall in drought-hit Vidarbha and Marathwada regions in the coming two days, even as it said about 90 per cent Maharashtra has been covered by monsoon.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray fires fresh salvo at PM Modi over farmers' issue

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray fires fresh salvo at PM Modi over farmers' issue

Shiv Sena fired a fresh salvo at the Narendra Modi government over the plight of drought-hit farmers in Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

Railways to immediately withdraw Rs 4 crore bill sent to Maharashtra's Latur for 'water trains'

Railways to immediately withdraw Rs 4 crore bill sent to Maharashtra's Latur for 'water trains'

The first water train, christened 'Jaldoot', left Miraj in western Maharashtra on April 11 and reached Latur on April 12, covering the distance of around 342 kilometres.

Maharashtra govt declares 'drought' in 29,000 villages

Maharashtra govt declares 'drought' in 29,000 villages

Maharashtra government has declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, most of them in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions.

Officials involved in water tanker scam in drought-hit Maharashtra's Beed suspended

The Beed administration on Monday suspended local administrators who were accused of selling water tankers meant for people of drought-hit Marathwada region to rich businessmen.

Shocking! Water tankers meant for people being sold to businessmen for profit in drought-hit Maharashtra's Beed

Shocking! Water tankers meant for people being sold to businessmen for profit in drought-hit Maharashtra's Beed

Even as Marathwada is witnessing one of the worst droughts and places like Latur and Beed are said to be badly hit, probe by a media house has revealed some shocking details.

PM Modi should spend a day each in drought-hit places: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena member Sanjay Raut today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spend a day each in drought-hit Bundelkhand and Marathwada so that his government can take steps to solve the problems faced by the affected people.

Maharashtra seeks Rs 5,000 crore WB loan for drought mitigation

Maharashtra seeks Rs 5,000 crore WB loan for drought mitigation

Maharashtra Government is seeking a loan of Rs 5,000 crore from the World Bank for implementing drought-mitigation steps, from water conservation to changing crop pattern, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday.

Second `drought death` in two days; 11-year-old dies fetching water from well in Beed

Second `drought death` in two days; 11-year-old dies fetching water from well in Beed

Due to water scarcity in Marathwada, each member of the family, especially children, are compelled to make multiple trips to water tanks.

7 out of 11 major irrigation dams in Maharashtra have no water left

The 75 minor irrigation dams in Marathwada have just four percent water stock.

Water crisis: Section 144 imposed around kukadi canal in Maharashtra

Water crisis: Section 144 imposed around kukadi canal in Maharashtra

As Maharashtra seems to be staring in the face of one of the biggest water crisis in recent decades, section 144 has been imposed around kukadi canal in Ahmednagar district here on Tuesday.    

Drinking beer instead of water not our culture: Shiv Sena

Two days after Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray demanded shutting down of water supply to breweries in drought-hit Aurangabad in Marathwada region, the party Monday said drinking beer instead of water is not our culture.

Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde faces flak over 'drought selfie'

Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde faces flak over 'drought selfie'

Munde's selfies went viral on the social media with netizens accusing her of being insensitive to the plight of poor farmers. 

One more 'water' train leaves for Maharashtra from Rajasthan

Earlier, two special trains have ferried water to the Marathwada region.

SHAME! Thousands of litres of water wasted for Eknath Khadse's visit to drought-hit Latur

SHAME! Thousands of litres of water wasted for Eknath Khadse's visit to drought-hit Latur

As per a report, a temporary helipad was constructed for Khadse's visit to Latur.