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6 days ago
Rahul says 'sorry' for nation's apathy to Dalit farmer-scientist

Nagpur, June 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the family of late Dalit farmer-scientist Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade in Maharashtra's Chandrapur and apologised for the nation's apathy to his achievements. Gandhi paid tributes before a garlanded portrait of Khobragade at his home, where the walls are covered with several certificates, medals and honours for his l...

6 days ago
Rahul 'sorry' for nation's apathy to Dalit farmer-scientist

Nagpur, June 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday visited the family of late Dalit farmer-scientist Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, and apologised for the nation's apathy to his achievements. Gandhi paid tributes before a garlanded portrait of Khobragade at his home, where the walls are covered with several certificates, medals and honours for his l...

7 days ago
Gambhir slams Bedi, Chauhan as Saini gets India call-up

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A day after Navdeep Saini was included in the Indian Test squad, Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday slammed former cricketers and Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) members Bishan Singh Bedi and Chetan Chauhan, who had earlier objected to the pacers selection in the Delhi Ranji team. Saini was called up as a replacement for fast bowler Mohammad Shami, who failed t...

11 days ago
Goud, Aravind appointed new Karnataka coaches

Bengaluru, June 8 (IANS) The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) on Friday announced the appointment of former players Yere Goud and Sreenath Aravind as the team's new coaches. Goud, who scored more than 7,000 runs at the domestic level before announcing his retirement in 2012, is expected to don the role of a batting coach. On the other hand, Aravind, who announced his r...

19 days ago
Maharashtra BJP minister Pandurang Fundkar passes away

Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang P. Fundkar passed away early on Thursday following a massive heart attack. Fundkar, 67, was admitted to the K.J. Somaiya Hospital on Wednesday where his condition reportedly deteriorated followed by the massive heart attack. He breathed his last at around 4.35 a.m. on Thursday.

19 days ago
Maharashtra Agriculture Minister dies of heart attack

Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Pandurang Phundkar died on Thursday following a massive heart attack here, a BJP official said. Phundkar, 67, was admitted to the K.J. Somaiya Hospital on Wednesday where his condition reportedly deteriorated followed by the massive heart attack. He breathed his last at around 4.35 a.m. on Thursday. Top Bharatiya Janata Party...

20 days ago
Mercury falls to 42 degrees, heat wave ends in Delhi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Bringing some respite to Delhi residents, mercury fell by over two degrees in the national capital over past 24 hours with Wednesday's maximum temperature recorded at 42 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. While Delhi and surrounding areas are expected to remain warm anyway, heat wave conditions will no longer affect the national capital till at ...

21 days ago
Heat wave continues in Delhi, respite likely on Wednesday

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Heat wave-like conditions continued in the national capital on Tuesday with average maximum temperature recorded at 44.4 degree Celsius, four notches above the season's average but a respite is likely on Wednesday, the Met Department said. Next respite is likely in 24 hours for Delhi and surrounding regions, while the monsoon rains are not arriving before June 20...

27 days ago
No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of Northwest India and Central India during May 23 to 27, an...

28 days ago
At 46 degrees, Delhi gripped by heat wave, scorching week ahead

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heat wave officially struck the national capital on Tuesday with the city seeing a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average, and some regions sizzling at 46 degrees while an unrelenting summer sun scorched the NCR and north, east and west India. With Tuesday marked as the warmest day of the year in Delhi, heat wave conditions are l...

28 days ago
BJP-NCP lock horns in Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur, May 22 (IANS) The BJP has locked horns with the NCP for retaining Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat for which by-elections are scheduled on May 28, unlike in Palghar where the state's ruling party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a direct contest. However, Bhandara-Gondiya, like Palghar, has become a prestige issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since its si...

29 days ago
Mercury soars to 48 degrees in Maharashtra; rush at hill, sea resorts

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) With the mercury rising above 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of Maharashtra and even 48 degrees at one place on Monday, people took for the cooler climes of hill stations or sea resorts to escape the heat. Temperatures touched 48 degrees in Chandrapur, which became the hottest in the state, while many parts of Vidarbha like Gadchiroli was 47 degrees, Nagpur and Wa...

1 month ago
Farmers' widows inspire Kota Neelima's art

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For about two years, when author Kota Neelima was researching on farmers' widows in Maharashtra, she also made art works inspired by the philosophy that they learned from their practical experiences with nature. The fundamental question that I would eventually ask a lady is how she survived -- not just about the physical survival but also the emotional survival. ...

1 month ago
IPL a good arena to test a player's temperament

The strength of a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) depends on the quality of Indian players as only four overseas players are there in the eleven. That gives the Indian youngsters plenty of opportunities to impress the national selectors. Gone are the days when the IPL was seen as some kind of a circus or tamasha for entertaining spectators on summer nights after a hard day's work...

1 month ago
More thunderstorms likely to hit India till May 11

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The weather office here on Monday warned that thunderstorms, squalls and gusty winds are likely to hit many parts of India, including Delhi, till Friday even as the mountains of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall. In a weather warning bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the states likely to be affected by thunderstorms and gusty winds ar...

1 month ago
Rajasthan, UP may witness more thundershowers

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) While nearly 100 people died in dust storms and lightning strikes in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight, many more parts of country will witness thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds, the Met department warned on Thursday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Rajasthan and UP may witness another episode of dust storm and thunders...

1 month ago
10 killed as heavy rains lash Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada, May 3 (IANS) Ten people were killed as heavy rains lashed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. While five people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Telangana, an equal number of deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh. Heavy rains accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds wrecked havoc in several parts of both the Telugu st...

1 month ago
Bihar back in Ranji Trophy after 18 years

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) After a long wait of 18 years, Bihar will return to domestic cricket tournaments when it will play the Ranji Trophy in September this year. Amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium told this to the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in the course of the hearing of a contempt plea filed by the Cricket Association of Biha...

1 month ago
Different shades of 'agrarian crisis' in contemporary Indian writing

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) What with farmers' suicides and protests, there is currently a lot of talk about an agrarian crisis -- as well as a renewed interest in lives lived in the hinterland. So, how are the writers of our times responding to this? Non-fiction writers have expounded at length on a variety of issues, the combination of which, according to them, has led to the crisis tha...

1 month ago
Nanar refinery project: Maharashtra ruling allies, opposition in ugly spat

Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday challenged its coalition ally Bharatiya Janata Party to shift the proposed Nanar refinery complex from the state to Gujarat, even as the latter hit back viciously along with the Opposition to unleash a full-fledged political controversy. They (BJP) are trying to scare us by saying the project will go to Guj...

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