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.

Don't rely on God or government: Gadkari tells farmers

Advising farmers to stop relying on God or government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said they need take charge of their own lives to improve the lot.

'Multiple factors responsible for farmers' suicide in country'

Rising incidents of farmers' suicide in the country, particularly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha, are caused by multiple factors that leads an individual to state a of helplessness, influenced by social conditions and mental health, experts in a book on farmers' suicides said.

Women cops deployed on traffic duty in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli

Gadchiroli police in Maharashtra on Sunday handed over the traffic management to its women personnel, on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Fadnavis has dinner at farmer's house; spends the night there

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spent Tuesday night at a farmer's house in a village in Vidarbha's Yavatmal district.

Tamil Nadu sail into Ranji Trophy semifinals
Tamil Nadu sail into Ranji Trophy semifinals

Tamil Nadu on Friday sailed into the semifinals of Ranji Trophy cricket tournament by virtue of their 144-run first innings lead over Vidarbha in the quarterfinal match which ended in a draw at Sawai Man Singh Stadium here.

Aswin Crist helps Tamil Nadu take upper hand
Aswin Crist helps Tamil Nadu take upper hand

Fine bowling by medium-pacer A Aswin Crist (3/47) helped Tamil Nadu take an upper hand by reducing Vidarbha to 206 for six on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match here on Wednesday.

Shankar hits century as Tamil Nadu post 403 in first innings
Shankar hits century as Tamil Nadu post 403 in first innings

A patient ton by Vijay Shankar and a half-century by Baba Indrajith (97) helped Tamil Nadu post 403 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match against Vidarbha here.

Idea to include United Maharashtra agitation in books opposed

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde's attempt to include the 'Samyukta Maharashtra' agitation in school history textbooks has been vehemently opposed by pro-Vidarbha leaders here who described the proposal as not only "anti-Vidarbha" but also an unsuccessful bid to supress the demand for creation of a separate state.

Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra in commanding position
Ranji Trophy: Maharashtra in commanding position

 Ankit Bawne hit an unbeaten century as Maharashtra scored 342 all out in their first innings before bundling out Vidarbha for a paltry 114 and then enforcing a follow-on on them on the second day of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match here on Saturday.

Maharashtra farmer climbs on burning pyre, ends life

A debt-ridden farmer from a village in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region climbed on a lit pyre and committed suicide on Wednesday, the second such incident since November last year, an activist said here on Thursday.

Top priority to setting up mineral-based units in Vidarbha: Devendra Fadnavis

 Maharashtra Government will accord top priority to setting up of mineral-based industries in Vidarbha as the region is rich in natural resources, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Saturday.

Sena slams BJP over farmers' suicides in Vidarbha

 Slamming its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena today said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was "heart wrenching" that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide.

Farmers' suicide: Shiv Sena criticises Maharashtra government

The Shiv Sena on Friday came out in support of the state`s farming community amid the shocking report of eight farmers committing suicide in Vidarbha, including four a couple of days ago.

Eight Vidarbha farmers have committed suicide: Activist

At least eight debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region ended their lives in the past four days, including four who committed suicide Wednesday, an activist said.

MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre to meet Vidarbha's Congress leaders

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Manikrao Thakre plans to hold a series of meetings with party office bearers, elected representatives as well as prominent activists in the Vidarbha region between January 15 and January 17, it was officially announced here today.

Cold wave grips Vidarbha, Nagpur chills at 5.3 degrees

Severe cold weather conditions continued to grip Vidarbha with Nagpur today recording the second lowest minimum temperature of the season at 5.3 degree Celsius.

Cold wave grips Vidarbha; mercury dips to 5 degrees in Nagpur

 As cold wave gripped Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, temperatures in Nagpur today dropped to a chilling five degree Celsius, the lowest recorded in 45 years, weather officials said.

Kelkar committee recommends autonomous status for Vidarbha

The committee headed by the well-known economist Vijay Kelkar, appointed to study the issue of balanced development of various regions of Maharashtra, has recommended autonomous status for Vidarbha, noting that the region's population feels neglected.