Marathwada

  • Maharashtra :Fear of drought looms over Marathwada, Nashik regions 5 days ago

    Mumbai: With monsoon playing truant in Marathwada and Nashik, a drought like situation looms over these regions of the state. Water stock in Ujani and Jaikwadi reservoirs in Marathwada region was low, state administration officials said. Maharashtra Cabinet today took stock of situation in view of scanty rainfall. The state has so far...
  • Opposition must co-operate in the budget session, says Chavan March 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Opposition must keep their political differences aside and co-operate during the budget session commencing on Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. "The debate on drought and other important issues will be held during the session. Therefore, they (opposition) should co-operate," Chavan told reporters. "Due to consecutive droughts...
  • Maharashtra: Drought hits 16 districts, villagers migrate to cities February 21, 2013

    Mumbai: As many as 16 districts in Maharashtra have been badly affected by drought and distressed villagers are migrating to cities in search of jobs. The villagers are now reduced to making pavements in Pune. Such is the acute water shortage that villagers in Dhule in northern Maharashtra have resorted...
  • Severe drought forces mass migration in Maharashtra January 2, 2013

    Marathwada: As north India battles the cold, Maharashtra is facing a crisis of another sort. There is a severe water crisis in Marathawada, which is forcing entire villages to migrate in search of water and jobs. People migrating is a familiar sight today in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district which among the worst...
  • New Pakistan emerging in Marathwada: Thackeray June 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Marathwada region, from where the arrested LeT handler of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack, Abu Jundal hails, is fast becoming the new Pakistan, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said on Wednesday. "Marathwada, which was earlier known as the land of saints, is now becoming the land of terrorists," the Sena patriarch...
  • Mah govt worried over skewed sex ratio in Beed May 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Concerned over the growing incidence of female infanticide in state's Marathwada region and Beed district in particular, the Maharashtra government has convened a meeting on May 20 of all concerned officials in Beed to discuss crackdown on irregular activities. Beed has the lowest male-female sex ratio in the age group...
  • Farmers' plight grows as rains elude Maharashtra July 15, 2008

    Beed (Maharashtra): With the monsoons showing no signs of revival in Maharashtra, farmers are getting worried, most of whom are left with a dry patch of land and an uncertain future. One such farmer, Premji Rambhau, had spent over Rs 3,000 rupees for cotton and millet seeds. But with less than...
  • Farm tragedy in Vidarbha but miracle in W Maharashtra July 15, 2008

    Satara: While farmers in Marathwada in western Vidarbha reel under the threat of an imminent drought, farmers in western parts of Maharashtra are bearing fruits of the modern agricultural techniques. For 56-year-old cotton farmer Yashwant Raghunath, employing costly Sunday labour to save saplings from withering away is not a luxury he...
  • Marathwada, Vidarbha head towards another drought July 13, 2008

    Marathwada (Maharashtra): Ploughing the fields generally take a break post-June end, but the missing rain clouds this season has meant an overtime for farmers this year in the Marathwada region. This painful reality has made Vinayak Shelke, a farmer, bring back his bullocks into the same fields a second time in...
  • 35 Maharashtra districts declared drought hit July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Fifteen out of 35 districts in Maharashtra are reeling under a drought-like situation, due to poor rainfall in the region. The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to declare them drought-hit. The worst affected parts are in Nashik, Solapur, Marathwada and western Vidarbha. Situation is grim in Solapur, Nashik...
  • BR desecration: Cops fire at protest April 10, 2007

    Mumbai: At least 12 people were injured in police action when the cops used force and opened fire to disperse a group of protesters who were demonstrating against the alleged desecration of a statue of BR Ambedkar at Kanhaiya Nagar in Jalna city of Marathwada region on Tuesday. Three of...
  • Forum: Ways to plug communal divide September 19, 2006

    There has been no violence in the aftermath of the Malegaon blasts, but communal divide in Maharashtra has widened. ...
  • Malegaon, a communal tinderbox September 20, 2006

    Aurangabad: There has been no violence in the aftermath of the Malegaon blasts, but the communal divide in Maharashtra has widened. Marathwada is a region worst affected in this divide and a place that has seen the rise of terror and extremist groups. A map of Marathwada tells all: its past...