vidarbha region

NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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CCTV footage released on Mumbai child kidnapper


July 6th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The Mumbai railway police Friday released CCTV footage showing a man kidnaping a three-year-old girl from the city's busiest railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), an ... Read more...

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Six more Vidarbha farmers commit suicides, says NGO


July 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 1 (IANS) Six more Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in the last 72 hours, taking this year's toll to 422 in the Vidarbha region, said an NGO Sunday.Delayed rains ... Read more...

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Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

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SC notice on green nod for Maharashtra power project (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the environment and forests ministry on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order declining to stay the ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's large meteorite shower in the Katol ... Read more...

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Dowry system fuelling farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha


May 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) The dowry system is driving many farmers of Maharshtra's Vidarbha region to suicide, a fact which was brought into national focus Sunday on "Satyamev Jayate", ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists torch gram panchayat in Maharashtra


May 16th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gondia (Maharashtra), May 16 (IANS) A gram panchayat building was burnt down by suspected Maoists in the remote village of Toyagondi in Gondia district in eastern Maharashtra, police said here ... Read more...

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UP farmers seek Big B’s help to write off debts


May 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Days after Amitabh Bachchan wrote off the debts of 90 farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, those in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand area have written to the ... Read more...

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Farmer’s suicides: BJP calls government a ‘murderer’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MP Wednesday accused the UPA government of being a "murderer" a day after five farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha in ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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Tigers maul, kill Maharashtra forest guard


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 22 (IANS) In a gory tragedy, a forest guard was killed by a family of tigers when he had gone to replenish their watering holes in the deep ... Read more...

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Debt drives three more Vidarbha farmers to suicide (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Driven to desperation in the face of rising poverty and falling cotton prices, three more debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have ended their lives, an ... Read more...

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Three Vidarbha farmers end life


April 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Three debt-ridden cotton farmers have ended their lives in the Vidarbha region since Thursday, an activist said Friday.Gajanan Thorat of Garmmahsal in Washim district, Kamalabai Chavan ... Read more...

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Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha


April 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist ... Read more...

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Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers


April 5th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on ... Read more...

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Telangana, Sethusamudram rock parliament


March 29th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till noon Thursday following demands for a separate Telangana state as well as protests on the ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows to ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton


March 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows shall 'mourn' and protest the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in the country ... Read more...

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This scientist left US job to fight Maharashtra local polls


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 1 (IANS) He lived in the US for over a decade. But the nanotechnology scientist left his cutting edge work when conscience beckoned him to help ... Read more...

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Tigress, cubs kill, eat farmer in Yavatmal (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Jan 10 (IANS) A tigress from a nearby forest reserve killed a farmer while he was working in the field and, along with her cubs, ate the body ... Read more...

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Farmers threaten to ‘donate’ govt aid to Maoists!


December 18th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 18 (IANS) Refusing to accept the state government's 'paltry' Rs.2000 crore aid package, some farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have threatened to donate the amount, averaging Rs.1,700 per ... Read more...

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Maharashtra BJP legislators burn paddy in assembly, one suspended


December 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 13 (IANS) Uproarious scenes continued in the Maharashtra assembly for the second consecutive day Tuesday with some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators burning paddy inside the legislature ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

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Vidarbha legislator ends 7-day fast


November 20th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Independent legislator from Vidarbha Ravi Rana ended his seven-day long hunger strike Sunday after an embarrassed Maharashtra government assured him that the pricing issue raised by ... Read more...

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Vidharba woman who inspired Rahul Gandhi gives BJP the slip


October 19th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Kalavati Bandurkar, a woman from Maharashtra's Vidarbha region who inspired Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to make an impassioned speech in parliament in 2009, Tuesday ... Read more...

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Vasant Sathe was an Indira loyalist (Obit)


September 24th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Vasant P. Sathe, who passed away in Gurgaon late Friday evening, was blessed with remarkable oratory skills which he honed during ... Read more...

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Seven more Vidarbha farmers commit suicide in last 48 hours


September 8th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) With seven cotton growers committing suicide in the past two days, a total 514 farmers have so far killed themselves in 2011 alone in the Vidarbha ... Read more...

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Thousands fast in Maharashtra in Ramdev’s support


June 4th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Mumbai's famous dabbawalas, thousands of farmers and farm-widows of eastern Maharashtra and scores of NGOs and common men observed a fast Saturday in support of yoga ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farm widows fast in support of Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 8 (IANS) Around 200 widows from Bothbodan village, known for the maximum number of farmland suicides in the Vidarbha region, Friday went on a day's hunger strike ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers unimpressed by budget


February 28th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the union budget placed agriculture central to the country's growth, it failed to impress the cotton famers and farm widows of the Vidarbha region, an ... Read more...

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Ministers spell out priorities on first day in office (Roundup)


January 20th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Several ministers who took charge of their new portfolios Thursday spelled out their priorities following the cabinet reshuffle.New Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh termed his new ... Read more...

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New portfolio, farm suicides not linked: Deshmukh (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after being sworn in, Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Thursday said the Supreme Court's observation on his links with moneylenders who harass farmers was ... Read more...

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My new portfolio not connected to farm suicides: Vilasrao


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after being sworn in, Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deskmukh Thursday said the Supreme Court's observation on his links with moneylenders who harass farmers was an ... Read more...

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Son-in-law of Rahul’s Kalavati commits suicide


December 17th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 17 (IANS) The son-in-law of Maharashtra's Kalavati Bandurkar -- the woman cited by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his speech during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trust vote ... Read more...

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Sack Vilasrao Deshmukh, urge Vidarbha farmers


December 14th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Farmers of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sack Vilasrao Deshmukh as heavy industries minister after the Supreme Court Tuesday pulled ... Read more...

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