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Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

Jan 01, 2016

Firstpost Ground Report: A Latur village cobbles together money to rebuild its crumbling irrigation system

The 2,500 villagers who live in this village mounted a collective effort to resurrect water storage and irrigation mechanisms in the region on their own might, borrowing ideas from a local Art of Living centre, and appealing to a newspaper group to fund the project. #HowThisWorks #Economy #Agriculture #Monsoon #Maharashtra #States #Drought #rainfall #Latur #kharif #Rabi #Jalayukt Shivar #Baburao Bandapalle #Bamni #Sakal Relief Fund
Firstpost Ground Report: Fadnavis' bold gambit to tackle drought in Maharashtra is working

Dec 29, 2015

Firstpost Ground Report: Fadnavis' bold gambit to tackle drought in Maharashtra is working

A complicated mixture of reasons contributed to the farmer suicides this year; of these, crop failure owing to drought accounted for close to 63 percent of the fatalities, according to a survey conducted by the state government. #NewsTracker #Government of Maharashtra #Droughts #Beed #Marathwada #Latur #Farmer suicides #Devendra Fadnavis #Jalayukta Shivar Abhiyan
We are just postmen: Nana Patekar sends a message, gives aid to kin of farmers who committed suicide

Sep 06, 2015

We are just postmen: Nana Patekar sends a message, gives aid to kin of farmers who committed suicide

Actors Nana Patekar and Makrand Anaspure distributed cheques of financial aid to as many as 113 families of farmers from Latur and Osmanabad districts of Marathwada, who have committed suicides, owing to drought and indebtedness. #India #NewsTracker #Nana Patekar #Latur #Farmer suicides #Shareworthy #Makrand Anaspure
Maharashtra receives 80 per cent of month's rainfall at onset

Jun 24, 2015

Maharashtra receives 80 per cent of month's rainfall at onset

With bountiful rains, monsoon has set in satisfactorily in Maharashtra with the state receiving 80 per cent rainfall of the month at the very beginning of the season. #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Monsoon #Maharashtra #Beed #Osmanabad #Latur
Unfair to say actors didn't vote because of IIFA: Ritesh Deshmukh

Apr 25, 2014

Unfair to say actors didn't vote because of IIFA: Ritesh Deshmukh

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who attended the second day of ongoing IIFA 2014 on Thursday, says he has already voted on 17 April in his hometown Latur before coming for this event but it is unfair to say other actors did not vote because of IIFA. #BuzzPatrol #IIFA #Riteish Deshmukh #Latur
How many Kalpanas must die for you to act, Modi asks Sonia in Latur

Apr 09, 2014

How many Kalpanas must die for you to act, Modi asks Sonia in Latur

Impressive crowds turned up to listen to the BJP's PM candidate in the Congress bastion of Latur, hometown of the late Vilasrao Deshmukh. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Youth Congress #NDA #Murder #Latur #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #tandoor murder #Kalpana Giri
Will Modi visit family of murdered Youth Congress leader in Latur?

Apr 09, 2014

Will Modi visit family of murdered Youth Congress leader in Latur?

The arrest of two Youth Congress office-bearers for the murder of a female Youth Congress worker in Latur has provided the BJP a stick to beat it with. And Modi will take full advantage of the situation. #UPA #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Vilasrao Deshmukh #women's safety #NDA #Latur #Sushil Sharma #Naina Sahni #tandoor murder #Kalpana Giri #Chandrapur rally #Mahendra Vikramsinh Chavan