Vidarbha

  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent 10-04-2014 09:51 PM

    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...
  • British envoy visits Nagpur to experience Indian elections 10-04-2014 11:06 AM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm 10-04-2014 09:32 AM

    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...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    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 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    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...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides 20-03-2014 05:18 PM

    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...
  • Kejriwal holds road show in Nagpur; favours Vidarbha 14-03-2014 05:09 PM

    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...
  • Services pip Vidarbha to enter quarter-finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy 10-03-2014 07:29 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra: Unseasonal rainfall damages crops; 2 farmers allegedly commit suicide 09-03-2014 08:23 AM

    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 28-02-2014 04:58 PM

    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...
  • Vidarbha statehood issue to be part of NDA agenda: BJP 22-02-2014 06:58 PM

    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...
  • After Telangana, Maharashtra leaders want separate Vidarbha state 19-02-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy: Jharkhand-Vidarbha match ends in a draw 25-12-2013 09:23 PM

    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 Jamshedpuron Wednesday. Vidarbha had scored 218 runs in reply to Jharkhand`s first innings total of...
  • Bedi protests to Jaitley on inclusion of pacer in Delhi squad 13-12-2013 11:20 PM

    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...
  • Delhi waiting for Virendra Sehwag to fire against Vidarbha 13-12-2013 08:37 PM

    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...
  • BJP will create Vidarbha state if it comes to power, says Nitin Gadkari 13-12-2013 06:47 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Inexplicable slow batting by Bengal; Jangid's ton steers Vidarbha 07-12-2013 06:21 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai thrash Vidarbha; Gujarat earn three points 01-12-2013 10:26 AM

    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...
  • Won't say Vidarbha attack wasn't good: Rahane 30-11-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Mumbai in command as Tare cracks blazing ton 29-11-2013 06:32 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Jaffer slams 50th first class ton to rescue Mumbai; Mithun takes six-for 28-11-2013 07:08 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Zaheer takes five as Mumbai take upper hand 16-11-2013 08:06 PM

    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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A: Narwal takes five for Delhi; Sunny's ton lifts Haryana 07-11-2013 05:48 PM

    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...
  • Central assistance for rain-affected areas soon, says Sharad Pawar 14-09-2013 01:50 PM

    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...
  • Demand for new states not to be considered now, says Shinde 07-09-2013 08:13 PM

    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,...
  • Cong leader Naresh Pugalia bats for Vidarbha, says demand not confined to Nagpur 13-08-2013 11:38 AM

    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...
  • All-party delegation from Vidarbha meets PM, seeks Rs 5,000 crore aid 08-08-2013 01:55 AM

    An all-party delegation from Vidarbha, hit by unprecedented heavy rains, n Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought an assistance of Rs 5,000 crore to tackle the massive losses. The delegation comprising several senior Congress and NCP leaders, including Union Minister Praful Patel, AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, former...
  • Small states can be better administered: Dr George Mathew 05-08-2013 04:32 PM

    Are smaller states better governed and do they tend to implement development schemes faster? Dr George Mathew, founder-director and chairman of Institute of Social Sciences, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Practically smaller states are easier to govern and if they are formed for that reason...
  • Pro-Vidarbha activists demand a separate state 05-08-2013 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: The demands for creating the state of Vidarbha by dividing Maharashtra have reached the national capital. Around 60-70 activists from the Vidarbha Joint Action Committee are holding protests near Jantar Mantar demanding for a separate Vidarbha. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari sympathised with the demand. "In principle, BJP...
  • India may have 50 states if all demands of new states conceded 04-08-2013 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the Home Ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states. The demands for separate states have come from across the country -- for Kukiland in Manipur...