Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Maharashtra: Upset with SBI, Yavatmal Collector withdraws accounts of 7 government departments
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Angry over the State Bank of India (SBI) not doing enough to disburse kharif crop loan to farmers in the district, Yavatmal Collector Rajesh Deshmukh has withdrawn the accounts of seven government departments in the district from the bank. Confirming the development, Deshmukh told The Indian Express: “The SBI has done poorly in terms of […]

Government aiding rich, leaving poor in the lurch: Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Rahul was addressing a sizeable crowd gathered for the meeting held on the occasion of his visit to the family of Dalit rice innovator late Dadaji Khobragade, who died on June 3 after prolonged illness at the age of 79.

Rahul Gandhi visits Dadaji Khobragade family in Nanded
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Dadaji was awarded for developing eight varieties of rice, the most famous and popular among them, the HMT. He died on June 3 after a prolonged illness at the age of 79.

Rahul Gandhi to visit paddy farmer Dadaji’s family
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Dadaji Khobragade, 79, had died of complications arising out of paralysis at the Shodhgram hospital of health activists Abhay and Rani Bang in Gadchiroli.

Pranab Mukherjee at RSS home: Soul of India lives in pluralism, tolerance
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Pranab Mukherjee at RSS headquarters: “Today I came here to pay my respect and homage to a great son of Mother India,” Mukherjee wrote in the visitor’s book at Hedgewar’s birthplace.

Arrests in Bhima-Koregaon case show RSS and far-right now enjoy impunity
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The current scenario shows the impunity the far-right presently enjoys in India, something that the far-left never will.

States crack down on sale of illegal GM cotton seeds
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Area under ‘unapproved’ herbicide-tolerant hybrids likely to fall this year

‘No such event can be hosted’: RSS on Muslim wing’s request for Iftar party at its Nagpur office
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

The controversy arose last week when Maharashtra Manch convener Mohammad Faruq Sheikh requested RSS Nagpur Mahanagar Sanghchalak Rajesh Loya to host an Iftar party on the Smruti Mandir premises of the organisation.

Award-winning Dalit rice innovator passes away at 79
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Khobragade, 79, a resident of Nanded village in Nagbhid tahsil of Chandrapur district, is largely credited for developing the famous HMT variety of rice.

Election Commission of India bars Gondia collector Abhimanyu Kale from poll duties for five years
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

It couldn't be known if similar action was taken or would be taken against Additional Collector of Bhandara Dilip Talmale who had also issued a similar directive to SBI.

Global market sets agricultural prices: Nitin Gadkari
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

“Jobs are definitely getting created but we have to also see this against the backdrop of growing population," says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

NCP rides to victory on Patole in Bhandara-Gondia
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Gondia is only Assembly seat currently held by the Congress, rest being won by the BJP in the 2014 state polls.

Bhandara-Gondia bypoll results 2018: Congress-NCP underscores possibility of victory against BJP in 2019
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Though it was NCP's Madhukar Kukde, who won against BJP's Hemant Patle by a convincing margin of 48,097 votes, the real political victor was Patole, who has since joined the Congress.

Bhandara-Gondia: Govt order asking SBI to disburse aid to farmers two days before bypoll raises brows
Thu, May 31, 2018

While the officials claimed that they had been told by the "higher ups" to issue the letters on May 25 (Friday), three days before Monday's polling, a complaint regarding the matter to the Election Commission by opposition leaders had stalled the directive from taking effect.

Where RSS has invited Pranab Mukherjee
Wed, May 30, 2018

The Sangh has invited Pranab Mukherjee, former President with deep Congress roots, to its important annual event in Nagpur. What is the Sangh Shiksha Varg, and who have been chief guests earlier?

Surprise in Congress over Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to RSS
Tue, May 29, 2018

Meanwhile, RSS sources in Nagpur said Pranab Mukherjee had met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at least four times after leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In Nagpur neighbourhood, Congress-NCP ‘local’ campaign takes fight to ruling BJP
Thu, May 24, 2018

Having criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning, Nana Patole quit the BJP in December 2017, and subsequently joined the Congress.

Nagpur: Two men on picnic drown in water park, another critical
Mon, May 21, 2018

Operating on a land, leased out by Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), the amusement park was slated for closure within a few days.

Gadchiroli operations: Maoists don’t name missing Gattepalli villagers among dead
Fri, May 18, 2018

The five lists include one issued by Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee from Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, which names 33 dead and mentions eight as “militia members”.

Gadchiroli operations: Maoist groups don’t name missing Gattepalli villagers among dead
Fri, May 18, 2018

Police said that postmortem reports show that in the April 22 operation, while 16 had died of firearm injuries, four with firearm injuries had drowned and 13 had died solely due to drowning.

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