Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: Vidarbha

The story of Ramrao, a Vidarbha farmer who drank pesticide and lived

In ‘Ramrao’, Jaideep Hardikar breaks down India’s farm crisis through the story of a farmer who survived his suicide attempt.

Uddhav visits, NCP yatra, Patole as Congress chief: Ruling allies eye BJP stronghold Vidarbha

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are looking to gain ground in Vidarbha, the region which accounts for about 22 per cent of Maharashtra’s total assembly seats.

India’s cotton exports set for revival over global demand for masks, lower domestic prices

Indian Cotton Association's estimates say exports are now expected to touch 65 lakh bales this year against its June estimate of 40 lakh bales — a 63% improvement.

Maharashtra doubles Covid testing in July as it looks to cut record positivity, death rates

Maharashtra govt ramped up testing to nearly 20 lakh in less than a month by giving district officials targets and democratising the regime under a single department.

Rs 5,500-cr unsold crop, lockdown, rain push Vidarbha cotton farmers towards distress sale

Farmers in Maharashtra’s cotton zone, Vidarbha, struggle due to lockdown, with many resorting to distress sale as unseasonal rains are affecting the quality of produce.

Fadnavis has a clear pitch as he begins state tour before polls — 5 yrs of BJP vs 15 of Cong-NCP

CM Fadnavis, who launched BJP campaign Thursday, listed comparative figures in education, industries, agriculture to show how much more BJP has achieved.

Now, Maharashtra’s women farmers plan to defy GM ban, get ready to plant HT cotton seeds

Women farmers led by Maya Pusadekar are set to plant the unapproved herbicide tolerant Bt cotton at Pusada village in Amravati on Pusadekar’s land.

Congress-NCP could have won 7 more Maharashtra seats, but this party played spoilsport

Congress-led UPA could have scored 2 more seats in Vidarbha, 3 in western Maharashtra, and 2 in Marathwada, if not for Prakash Ambedkar’s VBA.

By calling out BJP’s flipflop on statehood, Congress hopes to win back Vidarbha

Vidarbha was once a Congress bastion and a region where the party routinely swept polls before a complete rout to the BJP in 2014. 

Widow of farmer who killed himself joins poll race, says no one knows farm distress better

Vaishali Yede, 28, has filed her nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Vidarbha’s Yavatmal-Washim constituency. Yavatmal district is notorious for its high rate of farmer suicides.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.


The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.