Vidarbha

  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union 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 11, 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: Jharkhand-Vidarbha match ends in a draw December 25, 2013

    In-form 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 Jamshedpur on Wednesday. Vidarbha had scored 218 runs in reply to Jharkhand`s 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...
  • Delhi waiting for Virendra Sehwag to fire against Vidarbha December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In their bid to stay on course for a quarter-final berth, hosts Delhi will come out all guns blazing against Vidarbha for an outright win in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter at the Roshanara ground here Saturday. Delhi who are placed fifth in group A, are on 12...
  • BJP will create Vidarbha state if it comes to power, says Nitin Gadkari December 13, 2013

    BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday said at Nagpur that if his party came to power at the Centre, it would create the separate state of Vidarbha. It was BJP-led NDA which had formed the new states of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh during its rule, he said. Gadkari himself hails from...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Inexplicable slow batting by Bengal; Jangid's ton steers Vidarbha December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Bengal batsmen played at snail's pace as they crawled to 65 for 1 in 45 overs in reply to Railway's first innings score of 306 in a Ranji Trophy Group B encounter on Saturday. Such was the pace of Bengal batting that they only managed 28 runs in 28...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai thrash Vidarbha; Gujarat earn three points December 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Defending champions Mumbai needed just 22 minutes and 31 balls to wrap up a massive 338-run victory over minnows Vidarbha and log six points to shoot to the top of the Ranji Trophy Group A table at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. Chasing an imposing target of 530 and...
  • Won't say Vidarbha attack wasn't good: Rahane November 30, 2013

    Mumbai: South Africa-bound Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in Mumbai's second innings, dismissed suggestions that the Vidarbha attack was not strong enough to test the hosts' batting mettle in their ongoing Group A Ranji Trophy match here. "I won't say that their attack was not good. Umesh [Yadav] is an...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai in command as Tare cracks blazing ton November 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Wicket-keeper Aditya Tare slammed a blazing, unbeaten hundred to put champions Mumbai in total command against minnows Vidarbha in their Group A Ranji Trophy encounter at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. The hosts, after being restricted for a modest first innings total of 261, hit back strongly to bundle out...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Jaffer slams 50th first class ton to rescue Mumbai; Mithun takes six-for November 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Seasoned opener Wasim Jaffer cracked his 50th century in first class cricket to rally champions Mumbai from a difficult situation on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group A clash against fellow-state rivals Vidarbha at the Wankhede Stadium. The lanky Jaffer remained unbeaten on 133 at stumps after batting right...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Zaheer takes five as Mumbai take upper hand November 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Zaheer Khan bagged a five-wicket haul before Aditya Tare struck a strokeful century as Mumbai took a substantial lead after posting 198 for 2 in the second innings over Delhi in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here on Saturday. Mumbai batted the second time after Delhi were all out...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Narwal takes five for Delhi; Sunny's ton lifts Haryana November 7, 2013

    Surat: Y Venugopal Rao struck a fine century as Gujarat posted 281 for 7 in their Ranji Trophy Group A match against Delhi, whose star performer was medium pacer Sumit Narwal, who picked up five wickets on Thursday. At stumps on the opening day, Akshar Patel and Rakesh Dhurv were batting...
  • Central assistance for rain-affected areas soon, says Sharad Pawar September 14, 2013

    Central assistance for the areas hit by excess rains and floods in Vidarbha and other regions of Maharashtra would be announced this month, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said in Nagpur on Saturday. "My visit to the affected areas in the Vidarbha region is to assess the damage done by the...
  • Demand for new states not to be considered now, says Shinde September 7, 2013

    Demands for creation of new states cannot be "considered immediately", Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde on Saturday said in response to a question on the status of such proposals in the wake of the Telangana decision. "Many states are requesting separation, in Maharashtra there is (the demand for) Vidarbha, in...
  • Cong leader Naresh Pugalia bats for Vidarbha, says demand not confined to Nagpur August 13, 2013

    The demand for separate Vidarbha is not just confined to Nagpur and this myth is being spread by those opposed to statehood for this backward region of Maharashtra, according to Naresh Pugalia, senior Congress leader and firm supporter of the cause. Pugalia, a former MP and trade unionist, who has remained...