AMRAVATI

  • LS polls: Modi slams Sharad Pawar for farmers' suicides in Amravati March 30, 2014

    Targeting Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar in the farmers' suicide belt of Amravati, Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Agriculture Minister has time to talk on cricket but has been "unable to save" farmers. He said Pawar has done little to save the farmers in the belt, which has seen a spate...
  • LS polls: Shiv Sena, AAP candidates file nominations for Amravati seat March 20, 2014

    Sitting Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul and AAP candidate Bhavana Bhavesh Wasnik on Thursday filed their nomination papers from Amravati Lok Sabha constituency. Adsul, who was embroiled in a controversy with NCP rival and actor Navneet Kaur Rana, took out a rally from Irwin square where he garlanded the statue of...
  • LS polls: Congress, NCP may swap Raigad and Amravati seats in Maharashtra February 17, 2014

    Having finalised the 26:22 seat sharing formula, Congress and NCP in Maharashtra are likely to swap Raigad and Amravati Lok Sabha constituencies in the coming general elections. NCP will most probably field Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare, a close aide of Ajit Pawar, from Raigad, while PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal will...
  • Pratibha Patil returns all 155 official gifts to Rashtrapati Bhavan December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President Pratibha Patil has returned all the gifts received by her in official capacity after they were displayed at a school owned by her family in Amravati in Maharashtra. "155 gifts received by the former President Pratibha Devisingh Patil in her official capacity were loaned to Vidya Bharati...
  • Maharashtra made free from loadshedding in 2012, says Ajit Pawar August 10, 2013

    Maharashtra has been made free of loadshedding from 2012 to speed up the pace of development works, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said in Nashik on Friday. "Presently, there is no loadshedding in areas under particular group feeders (in A,B,C amp; D categories). However, loadshedding in some other (E,F,G) groups,...
  • Maharashtra drought: The worst manmade disaster in years May 6, 2013

    The usual dusty smalltown India greets us as a small group of people associated with the NGO Caring Friends travel over twoandahalf days through Aurangabad and Jalna to understand the problems in the region and what help could be given. On the face of it, people seem to be going...
  • Indiabulls attack reflects common man's anger: MNS March 26, 2013

    Mumbai: After attacking two offices of private company Indiabulls, Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) justified its violence, saying the party was just reflecting the anger and the anxiety of the common man in the face of the government's inability to deal with the drought. On Monday, suspected MNS workers attacked...
  • Maharashtra healthcare woes: Over 1 lakh children dead in 4 yrs February 8, 2013

    Mumbai: It's called a 'bamboolance' by locals a makeshift ambulance in Nandurbar district in Maharashtra. For ailing villagers, it's the only mode to reach the nearest primary health centre which is a good 25 kilometers away. Poor healthcare and child malnutrition continue to plague large parts of rural Maharashtra....
  • Patil takes away gifts she received as President August 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Pratibha Patil has courted controversy yet again. This time, she is under the scanner for taking a range of expensive gifts she had received as President to her hometown Amravati. It is being seen as an aberration of sorts by Constitutional experts. Patil reportedly received more than...
  • Communication gap led to cash seizure: Patil's son February 21, 2012

    Amravati: An embarrassed Congress legislator and President Pratibha Patil's son Raosaheb Shekhawat Tuesday said a "communication gap" resulted in Rs 1 crore cash being seized by Maharashtra Police only days before the polls to major municipal corporations in the state. "There was some communication gap as the state Congress could not...
  • Cash row: President's son appears before police February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra Shekhawat appeared before the police commissioner to record his statement in connection with a notice given to him by the Amravati district collector after Rs 1 crore of unaccounted cash was seized from a vehicle before last week's civic elections. Amravati MLA Shekhawat...
  • Maharashtra: Farmer attempts suicide at CM's rally December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A farmer attempted suicide at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's rally in Amravati on Saturday, sources said. Sources allege that Arun Devidas Sabhane, a farmer, consumed poison at Chavan's rally. Sabhane was rushed to the nearby the rural hospital immediately. According to reports the incident took place at Dhamangaon in Amravati...
  • Actress marries MLA at mass wedding ceremony February 2, 2011

    Amravati: South Indian actress Navneet Kaur and local MLA Ravi Rana exchanged wedding vows at a mass wedding ceremony in which 3611 other couples also tied the nuptial knot in this town in Vidarbha region on Wednesday. Ravi Rana chose to tie the knot to his actress bride at this mass...
  • Woman boxer found dead, Andhra govt orders probe November 4, 2009

    Hyderabad: An upcoming woman boxer, who had represented Andhra Pradesh in the national championships, was found dead under suspicious circumstances in her hostel room at a stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. S Amravati, 21, who was found in her room in the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) hostel at the...
  • Rajendra Shekhawat on mother Patil, Maharashtra polls October 23, 2009

    Rajendra ShekhawatMLA, Congress won from his constituency Amravati in the Maharashtra elections. ...
  • President 's son beats Sunil Deshmukh in Amravati October 22, 2009

    President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra Shekhawat beat Congress rebel Sunil Deshmukh in Amravati. The President's son is now claiming his own identity as a Maharashtra MLA instead of being mummy's boy. ...
  • Sonia skips Amravati in Maharashtra campaign October 6, 2009

    Nasik: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has inaugurated her campaign for the big battle for Maharashtra in Nasik and Nanded. However, she has avoided campaigning in Amravati to avoid stepping into controversial ground. Sonia skipped Amravati because of the raging controversy surrounding the Congress nominee. President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra Shekhawat...
  • I have got a ticket on my own merit: President's son September 24, 2009

    CNNIBN was the first to report on Tuesday that President Pratibha Patil's son will be contesting the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Rajendra Shekhawat's name was announced on Wednesday to contest from Amravati in the Vidarbha region. Should the President's son be contesting polls? The man at the centre of the controversy,...
  • Dynasty over propriety: Prez son gets ticket September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: In the end, dynasty scored over Presidential propriety. After hours of delays, deliberation and even dissent, President Pratibha Patil's son Rajendra Shekhawat has got a Congress ticket to fight the Maharashtra Assembly polls from Amravati. ...
  • Maharashtra: President's son gets Cong ticket September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Rajendra Shekhawat, son of President Pratibha Patil, was given a Congress ticket on Wednesday for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Shekhawat will contest from Amravati. The Congress leadership grappled with the task of choosing its candidate for Amravati after Minister Sunil Deshmukh was in no mood to take things lying...
  • Police vehicle strays onto runway, pilot averts mishap September 8, 2008

    New Delhi:Yet another accident waiting to happen at the Delhi international airport on Sunday, September 7 has been averted. A police vehicle meant for President Patil, who was to arrive from Amravati, strayed on to runway number 27. Fortunately, the pilot of the Lucknowbound Kingfisher plane that had started taxiing on the...
  • Prez perks: Rs 400cr airport for Patil's hometown December 9, 2007

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra state administration is gearing up to develop the infrastructural facilities in Amravati, the hometown of President Pratibha Patil. A new airport with an estimate budget of Rs 400 crore will be built soon in Amravati. This construction has been approved inspite of Nagpur airport being just...