VIDARBHA

  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points 12 hours 17 minutes ago

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab consolidate position, Rajasthan ride on Menaria's ton on Day 3 Yesterday

    Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six. Vidarbha started the day at 149 for six but they failed...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Dhruv takes four wickets as Punjab all out for 195 3 days ago

    Nagpur: Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Sunday. Vidarbha bowlers did everything right after winning the toss, striking consistently. Fast bowler Shrikant Wagh (2 for 49) drew the first blood when...
  • Brilliant Manoj, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Hazare semi-finals November 20, 2014

    Rajkot: Manoj Tiwary's belligerent 101-ball 130 followed by seamer Veer Pratap Singh's six-wicket haul enabled Bengal to beat a spirited Vidarbha by 17 runs and enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Put into bat, Bengal scored a challenging 318 for five...
  • Vijay Hazare: Vidarbha maul Uttar Pradesh by 9 wickets November 13, 2014

    Swapnil Bandiwar took a five-wicket haul as Vidarbha crushed Uttar Pradesh by nine wickets to qualify for the pre-quarterfinals from Central Zone in the Vizay Hazare Trophy on Thursday. Vidarbha captain Shalabh Shrivastava's decision to put Uttar Pradesh in to bat after winning the toss proved a masterstroke as Bandiwar ripped...
  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Vidarbha win via VJD method November 11, 2014

    Nagpur: Vidarbha got the better off Madhya Pradesh by four wickets via the VJD method in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday. Madhya Pradesh were all out for a modest total of 193 in 48.2 overs and in reply, Vidarbha managed to reach the revised...
  • MLAs raise 'Jai Vidarbha' slogans in Maharashtra Assembly, Pro-tem Speaker issues warning November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: High drama was witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly session as some legislators raised 'Jai Vidarbha' slogan. Pro-tem speaker Jeeva Pandu Gavit on Tuesday made a ruling against some legislators ending their oath taking by saying 'Jai Vidarbha'. The ruling said, "It will not be part of the record. Pro-tem speaker...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt October 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Maharashtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress October 19, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where statehood is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP in the Assembly polls and rejected Congress in the hustings. Of the 62 seats in the region, BJP has won or was leading in 42, while Congress has been reduced to just about...
  • BJP misleading people on Vidarbha statehood issue: MPCC chief October 11, 2014

    Yavatmal: Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Friday accused BJP of doublespeak on the Vidarbha statehood issue and also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for repeatedly invoking the name of Shivaji Maharaj in his election speeches. "Why is the BJP leadership doing double-talk on the Vidarbha statehood issue? Way...
  • Statehood for Vidarbha, a headache for Shiv Sena October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The tough stand of the BJP for a separate state of Vidarbha has created a big hurdle for the Shiv Sena at least in Vidarbha region after the split of the 25-year-old alliance. Nagpur, the major city in Vidarbha has been the headquarters of the RSS and after the death...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and exUnion minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • June national rain average deficient by 42 per cent: Forecast agency June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The national cumulative average of rainfall in June is deficient by a whopping 42 per cent, making it only the 12th instance in the past 113 years when rain shortfall was over 30 per cent in the month, according to a private forecasting agency. States like Gujarat...
  • Chandrapur district recorded as hottest in Vidarbha June 3, 2014

    Nagpur: Chandrapur was on Tuesday the hottest city in Vidarbha, recording a maximum temperature of 47.2 degrees Celsius, the highest this summer in the eastern Maharashtra region which reeled under heatwave conditions. Bramhapuri at 46.3 and Wardha 45 at degrees Celsius were the second and third hottest places, respectively, in the...
  • Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting April 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will attend Sunday's BCCI Working Committee meeting as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association. Manohar is not part of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) but has been co-opted by them so that he can represent them at the meeting. Manohar is one of the...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent April 10, 2014

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm when...
  • British envoy visits Nagpur to experience Indian elections April 10, 2014

    British High Commissioner Sir James David Bevan on Thursday visited Nagpur to witness the polling process in Naxal-hit Vidarbha region during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra. "I am here to observe the wonderful experience of polling in the world's largest democracy and enjoying it," the senior diplomat...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm April 10, 2014

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5 pm...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha April 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Modi will spell doom for the country: Mayawati March 27, 2014

    Amravati: BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday launched a frontal attack on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi saying the country will be "ruined" due to spike in communal riots if he is voted to power. Hitting the campaign trail in Vidarbha, which is considered as a Congress bastion with a sizable Dalit...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making false promises. "The One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand of serving as well as retired officers. Numerous letters were written to the Prime Minister, the President....
  • Kejriwal holds road show in Nagpur; favours Vidarbha March 14, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a campaign trail in Maharashtra, on Friday kicked off his road show here and declared his full support to the long-pending demand of carving out a separate Vidarbha state. The former Delhi Chief Minister arrived at the Chhatrapati Nagar square in south-west...
  • Services pip Vidarbha to enter quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy March 10, 2014

    Rajat Paliwal scored his second successive century and was involved in a 195-run partnership with skipper Yashpal Singh, which guided minnows Services into the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a one-wicket win over Vidarbha in an exciting finish on Monday. Services will meet Jharkhand in the quarter-final match at...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall damages crops; 2 farmers allegedly commit suicide March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After Madhya Pradesh, it seems it is Maharashtra's turn to bear the brunt of hailstorms and unseasonal rainfall leading to widespread crop damage. So far, eight people have lost their lives and price rise is feared due to the crop damage. Officials said that standing crops in at least...
  • LS polls: Congress' list to clear picture in Vidarbha region February 28, 2014

    Even as the BJP and NCP have declared their first list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, the poll scenario is still unclear as Congress has yet to come out with candidates' list for the 10 seats in Vidarbha region. The BJP, NCP and AAP released their first list covering most...
  • Vidarbha statehood issue to be part of NDA agenda: BJP February 22, 2014

    BJP on Saturday said the statehood of Vidarbha would be a part of the NDA's common minimum programme for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but admitted that it differed with its alliance partner Shiv Sena on the issue. "There are differences between the two parties on the issue of a separate...
  • After Telangana, Maharashtra leaders want separate Vidarbha state February 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The passage of the contentious Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill in the Lok Sabha to create a separate state of Telangana has spurred parties in Maharashtra to renew the demand for statehood to Vidarbha. RPI President Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday announced that his party will launch an agitation in Vidarbha on...
  • Ranji Trophy: JharkhandVidarbha match ends in a draw December 25, 2013

    Inform opener Faiz Fazal (91) missed out on his century even as the Ranji Trophy Group A match between Vidarbha and host Jharkhand ended in a draw on the final day at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpuron Wednesday. Vidarbha had scored 218 runs in reply to Jharkhands first innings total of 332....
  • Bedi protests to Jaitley on inclusion of pacer in Delhi squad December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has shot off a letter to Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley protesting the inclusion of rookie pacer Navdeep Saini in the senior squad for the Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha starting on Saturday. A letter signed by Bedi on...