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.
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.
EC clean chit to Modi, Shah: Abhishek Singhvi asks SC for guidelines to ensure uniform action against poll code violations, says no dissent note furnished
Congress' Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared in the Supreme Court to submit a petition against the Election Commission's clean chit to Narendra Modi, Amit Shah.
Poll officer dissented in EC decision to give clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah
The 'full commission' which takes such decisions comprises Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow election commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra.
EC gives second clean chit to Narendra Modi, says PM's Latur speech seeking votes in the name of armed forces didn't violate model code
Addressing a rally in Ausa in Maharashtra's Latur on 9 April, Modi had said, "Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike." "I want to tell the first-time voters: can your first vote be dedicated to the veer jawans (valiant soldiers) who carried out the air strike in Pakistan. Can your first vote be dedicated to the veer shaheed (brave martyrs) of Pulwama (terror attack)?"
Addressing first-time voters, Narendra Modi invokes Pulwama attack, Balakot air strikes at Latur rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi violated the Model Code of Conduct on Tuesday, by appealing to first-time voters in Maharashtra’s Latur to vote for the BJP government for carrying out the Balakot air strikes against Pakistan
In Latur, Narendra Modi shares dais with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray after four years, accuses Congress of 'speaking Pakistan's language'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday shared the stage at Ausa in Latur with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray in Latur.
Narendra Modi in Latur: PM slams Congress for 'speaking language of Pakistan,' urges first-time voters to 'make it count'
Slamming the Congress over its stand on Article 370, PM Modi said that the grand old party speaks the language of Pakistan
Maharashtra Gramin Bank sends criminal defamation notice to ex-Bajaj Allianz employee over crop loan scam
Maharashtra Gramin Bank has sent a criminal defamation notice to the man who blew the whistle on the alleged nexus.
Activists accuse Latur Police, child welfare panel of inaction against maulavi accused of sexually exploiting minors
Questions are being raised about why authorities are not taking action against the maulavi of a madrasa in Maharashtra's Latur district who is accused of sexually exploiting minor girls at the school. Social activists have questioned the inaction despite the complaints they registered with both the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and the Latur Police.
Maharashtra Gramin Bank and Bajaj Allianz officials dupe debt-ridden farmers, promise crop loan only on purchase of insurance policy
Yogesh Shelke, former employee of Bajaj Allianz and a resident of Beed in Marathwada, blew the whistle on the nexus between Bajaj Allianz and Maharashtra Gramin Bank. They had a tie up, which meant the bank could sell Bajaj Allianz policies to its customers.
Devendra Fadnavis asserts BJP should aim to win 40 of 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra, says party should be ready to contest without ally
Devendra Fadnavis made the statement at a meeting of BJP workers at Latur in central Maharashtra where party chief Amit Shah was also present.
Fearing a rise in the number of suicides, alcoholism and housebreaking incidents, farmers in Marathwada are demanding that the Maharashtra government immediately provides jobs to the youth under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
Maharashtra drought plan focusses heavily on compensating farmers, but jobless farm labourers have to fend for themselves
There's an urgent need for the state government to take employment schemes like MGNREGA to drought-affected areas soon to prevent mass migration of farm labourers to urban areas
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwater
Sugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
'Don't know how we'll manage': Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra's Marathwada left scrounging for water
This year, Marathwada received 534 millimeters of rain against the region average of 682.9 millimeters
'Two meals a day and water will be our Diwali,' say Marathwada farmers as drought turns festival of lights into low-key affair
For farmers in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Diwali is a low-key affair with lack of jobs at farms and elsewhere, and drought adding to their despair after a low yield Kharif season
Marathwada faces acute water scarcity, farm distress; farmers, local activists ask govt to declare drought
The Marathwada region of Maharashtra may face severe drought conditions in the coming months, due to a 37 percent deficit in the monsoon.
Maratha quota protest: Jail Bharo Andolan held at Azad Maidan in Mumbai; agitators seek reservation in govt jobs
Maratha activists held a 'jail bharo' protest on Wednesday, demanding immediate implementation of reservations in jobs and education for the community.
Toll in Maratha quota protests rises to six as two more commit suicide; eight attempt self-immolation in Latur
Maratha outfits have announced that a mega rally will be held in Mumbai on 9 August in support of their quota demand.