Vidarbha News

In Maharashtra, rural incentives for doctors benefit mothers, children

Officials say that of the 409 specialists enrolled by the state government so far under the rural incentive scheme, 167 are obstetricians, 160 anaesthetists and 82 paediatricians.

Every drop counts: These water trucks are lifeline for parched Maharashtra

Maharashtra is witnessing one of its worst water emergencies in years, with the government deploying 6,597 tankers to supply water to 5,243 villages and 11,293 hamlets. SANDEEP ASHAR spends a day with MH 09A 9646 and its driver as they travel 148 km to deliver water to some of the most parched villages of Palghar district.


IMD warns of severe to very severe heatwave in Vidarbha, Marathwada

The Met department officials, meanwhile, indicated that there was a possibility of light rain over Vidarbha and Marathwada in the coming week.

Heatwave in Vidarbha: Temperature in Nagpur crosses 45.5 degrees Celsius

Nagpur has been registering temperatures above 46 degree Celsius over the past six days. With no sign of respite, the city might break its own record of its highest temperature, 47.9 degrees Celsius, recorded on May 22, 2013.

Vidarbha: Congress-NCP polled more votes than BJP-Sena in 10 Assembly segments

Congress candidate Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar defeated BJP bigwig and Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, by a margin of 44,822 votes. Dhanorkar was the only Congress candidate to emerge victorious in the state.

Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar, CM Devendra Fadnavis meet, talk drought

Sources said Pawar urged Fadnavis to look into the demands for water tankers and cattle camps. He also highlighted the need to provide crop loss compensation to farmers and ensuring that their power supply is not disconnected.


Bombay High Court asks Maharashtra govt about steps taken to tackle drought

"The issue is serious. We want some lawyer from the state government to inform us what measures the government proposes to take (to tackle the issue)," the court said.

Pune: Warmer days ahead, says IMD as day temperature touches 40-degree mark

Vidarbha, meanwhile, continued to experience heatwave conditions, with Brahmapuri recording 45.6 degrees Celsius - the hottest city in Maharashtra.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: NCP holds edge as Sena fights anti-incumbency in Buldhana

The Buldhana Lok Sabha seat has 17.45 lakh voters. Muslims account for 2.23 lakh; Dalits 2.30 lakh; Malli 2.44 lakh; Marathas and Kunbhi together 5.5 lakh. The rest of the voters are Banjaras, Brahmins, Rajputs and Jains, among others.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Slight dip in voting percentage in first phase in Vidarbha

In Nagpur (overall 54.67 per cent voting, down from 57.12 per cent in 2014), where Union minister Nitin Gadkari is looking to retain the seat, voting in all the Assembly segments was more or less the same.