On the 64th anniversary of social reformer Vinoba Bhave's 'Bhoodan (land gift) movement', a BJP MLA on Saturday claimed that about 23 lakh acres of land acquired during the movement is yet to be distributed among the landless villagers and farmers.
The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).
Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.
India will buy 36 of Dassault Aviation's French-manufactured Rafale fighter jets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday evening, after a meeting with President of France Francois Hollande in Paris
Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state Ch Vidyasagar Rao appointed Dr Siddharthavinayaka Padmakar Kane as the new Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Nagpur.
The Central Railways have decided to run eight air-conditioned super fast special trains between Howarh and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) from April 9 to 30 in order to clear the extra passengers rush during summers.
As many as 28 mobile handsets and 15 cellphone batteries were recovered from the high security Central Prison here during a check conducted after five inmates escaped from the jail last week, police said.
The Akola Police nabbed three absconding teachers in connection with the molestation of 55 teenaged schoolgirls of the centrally-managed Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Akola, an official said here on Saturday.
Following opposition's attack on his government over yesterday's jail-break incident in Nagpur, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday alleged that the previous government had not taken action against the jailer despite receiving several complaints.