Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said
Anti-CAA protests: 104 held, over 12,000 cases registered in Parbhani, Hingoli and Beed districts of Maharashtra as agitators resort to stone-pelting, vandalism
More than 100 people have been arrested and over 12,000 cases registered in three districts of Marathwada in connection with violence during protests against the amended Citizenship Act in the central Maharashtra region last week, officials said on Monday.
Pankaja Munde dismisses rumours of quitting BJP but says won’t be part of state core team ‘in absence of democracy’
Maharashtra BJP leader Pankaja Munde on Thursday rubbished rumours of her leaving the party, but made her disappointment clear by announcing that she will no longer be a part of the state core team.
'Defection not in my blood': Pankaja Munde denies rumours of quitting BJP day after removing party's name from her Twitter bio
Pankaja, daughter of BJP stalwart late Gopinath Munde, also denied rumours that her act of removing 'BJP' from her Twitter bio was aimed at putting pressure on her party.
Pankaja Munde removes mention of BJP from Twitter bio; Chandrakant Patil says she's 'introspecting after defeat, but not leaving'
BJP leader Pankaja Munde, who created a flutter with her social media post on her 'future journey' in view of changed political scenario in Maharashtra, has now removed her party's name from her Twitter bio
BJP leader files FIR against NCP's Dhananjay Munde for making obscene comments against estranged cousin, minister Pankaja Munde
A video purportedly showing the NCP leader making the remarks against the minister went viral on social media, following which a BJP leader from Parli in Beed district filed a police complaint against him on Saturday, he said
Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.
'We don't fight with kids': Sharad Pawar's sharp retort to Devendra Fadnavis's 'no wrestler in Maharashtra polls' jibe at Opposition
The ED recently named Pawar in a money laundering case in connection with the alleged Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank scam. Pawar said he was named in the case despite not being a director or even a member of the bank.
Maharashtra polls: Narendra Modi formed OBC commission, which previous governments didn’t do, says Amit Shah at Beed rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to address the issues of deprived and backward classes by setting up an OBC commission, which the previous governments failed to do in last 70 years, BJP president Amit Shah said
Maharashtra polls: AIMIM declares 7 more candidates for 21 Oct elections; Anwar Farooq Shah to replace Shaikh Yusuf from Dhule
The All India Majalis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Monday announced another list of seven candidates for the 21 October Maharashtra Assembly polls, taking the total till now to 24
Maharashtra Assembly elections: NCP releases first list of five candidates; Dhananjay Munde to contest from Parli, Sandip Kshirsagar from Beed
The NCP has fielded Dhananjay Munde from Beed's Parli Assembly seat for the upcoming polls in Maharashtra, setting up his possible clash with cousin and state minister Pankaja Munde yet again
Sharad Pawar is setting out on a state-wide tour beginning 17 September to reach out to the party's rank and file ahead of assembly elections in the state.
Committee set up to probe hysterectomies in Maharashtra’s Beed; 4,600 women in district underwent womb removal surgery since 2016
State health minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday that a committee will conduct a probe into the cases of hysterectomies among sugarcane cutters in Maharashtra's Beed district.
Beed: High hysterectomy rate among sugarcane cutters signals unethical medical practices, poor work conditions
Contractors who get these workers to cut cane, often urged the women to go in for the surgery so that they stop menstruating and it makes their lives easier, and they can work uninterrupted, among other reasons. Many of the women regretted having their uterus removed but felt they had little choice.
Sharad Pawar to hold district-wise meets with local NCP leaders to identify candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls
NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) chief Sharad Pawar will hold district-wise meetings with the party's local leaders starting 13 June to identify potential candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said on Tuesday.
India heatwave: Mercury hits 50.6°C in Rajasthan's Churu; IMD warns of severe heat over the week, issues red alert in Delhi
Heatwave in India: The Indian Meteorological Department said severe heat could stay for up to a week across Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states.
Farmer suicides in Marathwada: Chronic drought, patchy implementation of govt schemes still plague cultivators
The first three months of 2019 have seen 29 farmers committing suicide, or one farmer killing himself every two days, in Beed district of Marathwada.
As farm distress intensifies, rural poor who migrate to survive at risk of exploitation; women particularly vulnerable
India’s farm sector has been in distress for decades due to a number of systemic reasons such as crop failures, debt burden, and rising prices of inputs.
The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad is providing youths employment training programmes after helping them escape the clutches of the ISIS
Firstpost writer Parth MN's award-winning Marathwada series: How income uncertainty, collapse of rural banking set farmers on edge
Here is a selection of this award-winning Marathwada series.