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.

Shiv Sena workers protest against demand for separate Vidarbha from Maharashtra, lathicharged by police

Shiv Sena workers protest against demand for separate Vidarbha from Maharashtra, lathicharged by police

Protesting against the demand for separate Vidarbha state, Shiv Sena workers on Wednesday were lathicharged by police in Akola, Maharashtra.

Heat wave continues in Vidarbha

Heat wave continued in Vidarbha of Maharashtra as maximum temperatures remained at around 44 degrees Celsius in several parts of the region.

Srihari Aney cuts cake with Maharashtra map, creates controversy  - Watch

Srihari Aney cuts cake with Maharashtra map, creates controversy - Watch

Former Maharashtra advocate general Srihari Aney has long been a strong proponent of a separate Vidharbha state.

Opposed to separate Marathwada: Maharashtra BJP chief

The Bharatiya Janata Party supported a separate Vidarbha but not Marathwada, Maharashtra BJP president Raosabheb Danve said on Saturday.

Drought not hydrological but agricultural: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said drought in various parts of the state was not hydrological but agricultural, based on criterion laid down by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

Opposition slams Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on fundings by Dance Bar Association

Opposition slams Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on fundings by Dance Bar Association

NCP on Thursday accused Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of "misleading the House" over his remark that the government has not received any funds from Dance Bar Association.

Sachin Tendulkar holidays with family and wild animals!

Sachin Tendulkar holidays with family and wild animals!

Last August, Tendulkar was invited to become Maharashtra's Tiger Ambassador and he accepted the proposal by Forests Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Shiv Sena slams AG over his comments on farmer suicides

Coming down heavily on Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney, Shiv Sena on Friday said that by submitting that the state machinery has been "inept" in stopping farmers' suicides, he has made Maharashtra government seem "unworthy" in front of the Bombay High Court.

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra cricket team becomes first side to qualify for semis

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra cricket team becomes first side to qualify for semis

Saurashtra will play the winner of the quarter-final match between Assam and Punjab.

Vidarbha can be a role model: Mungantiwar

Even as Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia and Bhandara districts in eastern Vidarbha region have a low human development index, they have the capacity and enough resources to be developed into a model region, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said here.

WATCH: Akshay Karnewar bowls with both right and left arm in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

WATCH: Akshay Karnewar bowls with both right and left arm in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Karnewar bowled left-arm spin to right-handed batsmen and right-arm off-break to left-handers in the match.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Eight teams identified for Super League; Delhi remain unbeaten

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Eight teams identified for Super League; Delhi remain unbeaten

Vidarbha are the only team other than Jharkhand to have qualified for the next round in all three domestic competitions -- Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Separate statehood for Vidarbha not financially viable: Prithviraj Chavan

Notably, Maharashtra Advocate General Shrihari Aney has been repeatedly pressing for a separate statehood for Vidarbha.

Shiv Sena to oppose 'Smart City' if urban autonomy not safeguarded: Uddhav Thackeray

Dismissing suggestions of Shiv Sena softening its stand on the flagship 'Smart City' scheme, party president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the ruling alliance partner would continue to oppose the scheme if its views on safeguarding the autonomy of the urban civic bodies are not incorporated in the proposal.

Shiv Sena demands Maharashtra advocate general's resignation

Aney stuck to his stand by saying he respected the Sena sentiments, but what he had stated was "historically correct".

Ranji Trophy: Defending champs Karnataka knocked out by Maharashtra

Ranji Trophy: Defending champs Karnataka knocked out by Maharashtra

Vidarbha, Bengal, Assam qualified from Group A with 29, 28 and 26 points respectively.

Bengal, Assam qualify for Ranji quarterfinals

Bengal, Assam qualify for Ranji quarterfinals

Bengal and Assam are occupying the second and third place in the Group A points table, headed by Vidarbha.

Ranji Trophy: Akshay Wakhare takes four to trigger Bengal mid innings collapse

Ranji Trophy: Akshay Wakhare takes four to trigger Bengal mid innings collapse

Bengal's loss of sudden wickets give Vidharbha an edge.