Leopard found dead in Maharashtra

A full-grown leopard was found dead in Darwha forest region of Yavatmal district, forest officials said here Wednesday.

Yavatmal villages to be developed under Centre's scheme

 The micro planning pilot project under Centre's Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Shaktikaran Abhiyan was launched here in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, officials said today.

Agriculture officer trapped by ACB for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

 Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau today caught an Agriculture Officer red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer in front of his office here.

Vidarbha region farmers protest over long pending demands

More than 300 farmers of the draught-affected areas of Vidarbha region staged a protest in Yavatmal district demanding the state government to take steps to provide relief to farmers.

Yavatmal: Local Cong leaders unhappy as new faces pitched in

Even as a quadrangular fight is likely in the seven assembly segments of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, some local Congress leaders are irked at being sidelined with new faces being given tickets.

Girl among two engineering students found murdered atop fort

Maharashtra, Two engineering students, one of them a girl, were found brutally murdered in the temple town of Mahur near here in the district, police said on Friday.

Tribal girl alleges rape, three youths held in Maharashtra

A 20-year-old tribal girl hailing from adjoining Amravati district has alleged she was allegedly gang-raped by three youths here, but a senior police officer gave a different version of the episode.

Court issues summons against Yavatmal nominee Dhote

Yavatmal court has issued summons against the All India Forward Bloc nominee from Yavatmal Lok Sabha seat Jambuwantrao Dhote for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and directed him to appear before it on May 8.

Distraught Maharashtra farmer attempts suicide in collector`s office

Distraught over not getting compensation for losses suffered in the recent hailstorm in Maharashtra, a farmer consumed poison in the Yavatmal collectorate office, officials said Tuesday.

17 farmers from Vidarbha ended life in last 5 days, claims NGO

As many as 17 farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in the last five days, a NGO working for their cause claimed on Monday.

Maha govt package for hailstorm-hit farmers too late: BJP

The Maharashtra BJP unit on Thursday termed the state government`s decision to provide relief package to hailstorm-hit farmers as "too little too late."

Modi to hold rally in Wardha on March 20

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Wardha city on March 20.

Widows of farmers observe `Black Diwali` in Vidarbha

Several widows of farmers, who had earlier committed suicide in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region, observed a "Black Diwali" this time in Yavatmal district.

Chitale panel collects papers on Maharashtra`s irrigation scam

Madhav Chitale Special Enquiry Committee probing Maharashtra`s alleged multi-crore irrigation scam has visited Yavatmal and collected important documents.

Stray dogs found eating abandoned newborn girl`s body

Stray dogs were found gnawing at the body of an abandoned newborn girl on the government medical college premises here, a senior official said here on Wednesday.

Congress retains Yavatmal assembly seat

Congress candidate Nandini Parvekar Wednesday won the Yavatmal assembly seat in Maharashtra, defeating the nearest BJP candidate in a byelection.

Dismal turn-out in Yavatmal by-election

Only 37.5 per cent of the voters turned out at the polling booths during the by-election to Yavatmal Assembly constituency here on Sunday.

Cong banks on sympathy wave in Yavatmal by-poll

The ruling Congress would be relying on the sympathy wave in Sunday`s by-election to Yavatmal Assembly constituency in Maharashtra.

Mastermind of burglary at MLA`s house arrested

Police have arrested Pratap Udaysingh Solanki, the alleged mastermind behind the burglary at the house of Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Rathod at Digras in January.

Child marriage alarmingly up in tribal district of Yavatmal

The women and child welfare wing of the Yavatmal Zilla Parishad plans to administer a public oath to women and girls across 16 tehsils of the district that they would not allow child marriages in their villages.