Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates Maharashtra's first IIM in Nagpur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

State government working on measures to benefit farmers: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said the state government was working on long term measures focused on agriculture to help farmers.

Maharashtra: Farmers who sought permission to kill self get their dues

The dues of seven farmers who sought permission to commit suicide have been cleared, an official said on Wednesday.

Vidarbha will reflect ZP poll results if measures not taken: Sena

Against the backdrop of BJP's defeat in Gondia and Bhandara Zilla Parishad polls, its ally Shiv Sena today said the results reflected the "pain" of the Vidarbha people and if "corrective steps" were not taken, entire region will show similar results.

Two Maharashtra AAP leaders visit village in Yavatmal

With the intention of educating villagers on different programmes of the government, two senior leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Maharashtra Ravi Srivastava and Sundar Balakrishnan visited Dabhadi village in Vidarbha region of the state.

Want to visit every house where farmer killed self: Varun Gandhi

BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Wednesday said he would like to visit every house of Uttar Pradesh where farmer has committed suicide due to agrarian distress and blamed the state government for the deaths.

After Rahul visit, Congress helps Vidarbha dead farmers' families pay off loans

Congress workers have adopted the households of nine debt-ridden Vidarbha farmers, who had committed suicide, and paid off their loans after party vice- president Rahul Gandhi visited them in April during his 'padyatra' over the farm distress issue.

Maharashtra continues to reel under heat wave

Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions on Wednesday, recording temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, a weather official said.

Nagpur records hottest day of season at 47 deg

 Nagpur, Maharashtra's second capital, on Wednesday recorded the highest temperature of the season so far as the mercury touched 47 degree Celsius.

Naxal violence has come down in last decade: Rajnath Singh

Stating that there has been a 20-25 per cent drop in Naxal violence in the rebel-affected areas in last 10 to 12 years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said though the government wants to resolve the vexed issue by giving a thrust to development, the ultras pose a hindrance in the process.

Rajnath Singh to review anti-Naxal operations in Nagpur today

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday arrive here to undertake a review of the anti-Naxal operations in the eastern Vidarbha region.

Farmers furious as Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse says no solution to farmland suicides

A farmers` advocacy group from Vidarbha on Saturday locked horns with Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse over his remarks that the government has no solution to stop farmland suicides.

Term of Maharashtra Statutory Development Boards extended

President Pranab Mukherjee has extended the term of Statutory Development Boards in the state by another five years.

Rahul Gandhi welcome to give inputs on farm issues: Maharashtra CM
Rahul Gandhi welcome to give inputs on farm issues: Maharashtra CM

As Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets farmers in Vidarbha on Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said his government was ready to accept suggestions from him to improve the condition of peasants but he should avoid playing politics over farm issues.

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Rahul Gandhi arrives in Nagpur for his Vidarbha 'padyatra'
Rahul Gandhi arrives in Nagpur for his Vidarbha 'padyatra'

To address the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived here tonight for a day-long 'padyatra'.

Ahead of Rahul's tour, another farmer ends life in Amravati
Ahead of Rahul's tour, another farmer ends life in Amravati

A day ahead of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's day-long padyatra in Vidarbha to highlight the plight of farmers, suicide of yet another agriculturalist has come to light.

Rahul Gandhi begins Maharashtra tour today
Rahul Gandhi begins Maharashtra tour today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday launch a protest against the ruling central and state governments during his two-day visit to the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy nearly 50,000 hectares of crops

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.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy 50,000 hectares of crops

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.