About 700 farmers in the drought-stricken Beed district have proved that innovative thinking can save them from a drought that has crippled thousands belonging to farming community in Marathwada. The meeting is organised on a field where all the farmers of the village are involved in a group farming meet and discuss the technologies adopted, share experiences, listen to the experts.
"We had deployed the necessary police security when Mundeji had visited Bhagwangad (in Beed district). There was a 20,000 to 25,000 strong mob that was present when the incident took place and thus the perpetrator of the crime has not been identified as yet," Fadnavis told the Legislative Council during the Question Hour. Fadnavis said that providing security to the LoP is the government's responsibility and that his security audit will be conducted within the next three days.
According to local media reports, a group of teachers in Beed were protesting since March 16 for not being paid their dues from the last one year. The exploitation of teachers in government and private educational institutions is at its peak in the state, it claimed. The government needs to tighten the rope around such institutions' necks," the Sena said.
A 28-year-old woman committed suicide in Majalgaon in Beed district around 155 km from here on Saturday morning when her alleged lover refused to accept her proposal to marry her. After the family members of the deceased woman learnt about the incident, her mother and elder sister rushed to Majalgaon and lodged a complaint against the accused.
The court's order could pave the way for the Beed police to apprehend Mr. Munde subject to approval by the Chairman of the Maharashtra Council (as Mr. Munde is a sitting MLC). According to the BDCC, the loans were granted under pressure to Mr. Munde whose cooperative also failed to execute the mortgage deed of its property with the bank.
Beed is a district of Maharashtra that suffers from a grave water crisis. The taps have been dry for years, the earth is coarse and the wells look like unending pits of darkness with just a bleak sign of water. "The situation is quite bad. Our parents don't let us go to school. We have to get water from far away... daily we have to enter the well to take out water," a child told NDTV.
President of Satyashodhak OBC Parishad Hanumant Upare at a recent rally in Beed district of Maharashtra.Even as saffron outfits are spearheading re-conversion programmes across the country to bring all under Hinduism, thousands of OBCs in rural Maharashtra are mulling a "ghar wapsi" of another sort. Most of the 6,000 people who have pledged their support to the upcoming conversion belong to the Marathwada and Western Maharashtra regions.
On his birth anniversary on Friday, the late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis lay the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister. "Gopinath Gad should be a place where people get inspired by Munde saheb. Every year, there will be a celebration at the Gad on December 12. There will be a mini- Vidhan Bhawan of sorts where people can hear his speeches," Pankaja said.
On his birth anniversary today, late Gopinath Munde's family gathered at his native Beed district, to pay tributes to the late BJP leader and watch Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laying the foundation stone for a memorial to the former Union minister. The CBI had ruled out any foul play in the death of the former Union Minister in June, claiming that the politician had died due to injuries sustained in a road accident.
Kathak was not a familiar word for the residents of this dusty village in Beed district, and when arguably the greatest doyen of the dance form came calling, most of them had their eyes glued to the sleek camera she was carrying. "The villagers gathered outside our house, gazing at her and also at her camera, with which she went about snapping photos of the cattle shed and the racks of earthen pots used to store grains," Uddhav said.
The seizure was effected after due verification, the district police said. Investigating officer Dilip Tejankar said, "The accused were growing marijuana plants in 10-15 acres of cotton field along with cotton. Of the three culprits, two have been arrested. A total of 785 kilograms of marijuana has been seized from them." Tejankar added that the farmers kept the height of the marijuana crop to the same level as that of cotton to hide it.
In an election that has a mere 84 women contestants among the 5,500 in the fray, the Kaij (SC) constituency stands out. Call it sheer coincidence or a faith in women power, but the BJP, the Congress, the NCP and the Shiv Sena have named women candidates in the constituency in Beed district.