The infected students and employees have been quarantined at a government hostel near the city in central Maharashtra, an official said
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
Coronavirus-related cash crunch, delayed loans present threat to upcoming Kharif season for Maharashtra's farmers
Halgare, resident of Anandwadi village in Latur district, is among the lakhs of farmers in Maharashtra who could see their entire cropping season go down the drain if they don't receive their loans on time
Maharashtra reports 1,495 new COVID-19 cases in highest single-day rise; total infections reach 25,922, toll climbs to 975
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 1,495 new COVID-19 cases, which is the highest single-day count so far, and 54 deaths, including 40 in worst-hit Mumbai
Despite Maharashtra lockdown, labourers rushing to leave Mumbai, Pune in jampacked buses face coronavirus threat
There are a total of about 250 buses – government and private – coming in to Maharashtra's Latur everyday from Mumbai and Pune. A government bus has a capacity of seating 60, while private buses can accommodate up to 150 passengers. Even if one goes by the conservative estimate of 60 people per bus, it means 15,000 people per day are travelling in a jam packed vehicle.
Marathwada Water Grid project is following the hybrid model, in which the company implementing the scheme will be investing 60 percent of the money. Experts say when the companies invest money, they expect returns, and no municipal corporation in Marathwada is in a position to pay more for water.
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Congress' Dhiraj Deshmukh beats 'NOTA' to win Latur Rural seat, gets 67.64% vote share
The NOTA option has secured the second slot in the Latur rural Assembly segment, from where late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son Dhiraj is set to register a handsome victory.
Post-monsoon rains bring relief to Maharashtra's Latur; parched Marathwada district's water stock to last till June 2020, say officials
Post-monsoon rains have come as a welcome relief for Latur in Maharashtra as reservoirs have got filled, reducing water scarcity in the perennially parched Marathwada district.
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.
Maharashtra election: Yavatmal farmer's widow, who contested LS polls, says more cultivators being pushed into moneylenders' web
Vaishali Yede gained a measure of fame for having delivered a heart-wrenching speech at the Marathi Literary Festival.
Maharashtra polls: Inadequate, untimely crop loans in Latur force hapless farmers into arms of high-interest money lenders
If a farmer borrows Rs 1 lakh from a sahucar, he is likely to be charged anywhere between Rs 36,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh an interest each year. In Latur, targeted crop loan disbursement was almost Rs 1,900 crore for the Kharif season. The disbursement, however, is 55 percent; In Marathwada, the number stands at 31 percent.
Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai: Congress leader says BJP leaders 'feel guilt' over Rafale deal, slams Fadnavis govt over PMC scam
Rahul Gandhi also accused the BJP of 'dividing and looting' the country like the British did in pre-Independence period.
'When youth ask for jobs, govt tells them to watch moon' Rahul Gandhi hits out Narendra Modi at rally in Maharashtra's Ausa
Rahul Gandhi said the objective of demonetisation, and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was to take money from pockets of the poor and give it to the rich
Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
People in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra, Xi Jinping's India visit, National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories
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Maharashtra Assembly election: Marathwada, Vidarbha battle farm crisis, but most willing to give Fadnavis-led govt second chance
In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena combine appears to have succeeded, to a large extent, in getting its message across to the people in Latur, one of the few remaining Congress strongholds in the state.
Maharashtra Assembly elections: Congress releases first list of 51 candidates; Amit Deshmukh to contest from Latur, Ashok Chavan from Bhokar
The list of candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly elections was finalised after the Congress Central Election Committee met under the chairmanship of party chief Sonia Gandhi and cleared the names
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.
The wife of a sessions court judge in Maharashtra has written to the chief justice of the Bombay High Court complaining that her husband and in-laws were 'harassing' her
Farmer in Maharashtra's Latur commits suicide by consuming poison; weight of loans and dry spell blamed for decision
A 45-year-old farmer from Maharashtra's Latur has committed suicide by consuming poison at his farm apparently due to indebtedness and dry spell.