Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) consolidated its support base in Maharashtra by winning civic elections in Shahada, Nanurdbar district and Beed where counting of votes is still underway. According to the preliminary reports, the AIMIM has won 04 seats in Shahada - a small town near Dhule in North Maharashtra.
Lakhs of farm labourers from Beed, Osmanabad and parts of Ahmednagar districts, who migrate to western Maharashtra for the sugar cane harvesting season, have been hard hit due to demonetisation. Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Pune, Sangli, Satara are important sugar cane producing districts in Maharashtra and attracts lakhs of migrant labourers every years after October.
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Wednesday submitted a detailed proposal to the state government for a regional disaster management centre in the city. The proposal, prepared by Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration's Centre for Disaster Management (CDMA), a copy of which is with TOI, states that the civic body would require 7.65 acres of land for state-of-the-art infrastructure for the RDMC.
The Supreme Court , on the one hand, ordered inquiry into alleged forging of freedom fighter certificates to claim pension and on the other, when the pensions were cancelled, it restored them on humanitarian grounds. In August 2005, the SC had appointed the Justice A B Palkar Commission to examine the case of a large number of people claiming pension as freedom fighters by allegedly forging certificates in Beed district.
"The geographical and agrarian conditions of farmers from other districts of Marathwada are harsher as compared to Jalna and this is evident from the district-wise statistics. Hence, farmers living in more difficult conditions in these districts should have been considered first," he said. "The bias being shown to farmers over political reasons is unprecendented. The decision to choose Jalna for the launch is politically motivated. No doubt Jalna has also witnessed farmer suicides, but the situation is worse in other districts."
It is hard to spot the soybean crop in Banshidar Shelke's farm. Except for some tiny patches of stunted plants with thin, brown pods, most of his 10-acre land at Morwad village in Beed district in central Maharashtra is covered with grass, some as tall as six feet, thanks to the unusually heavy rainfall in late September and October.
The police across eight districts of the Marathwada region, especially in Beed and Aurangabad districts, have stepped up vigil as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) carried protests against cabinet minister Mahadev Jankar on Wednesday, demanding his removal. Senior police officers, fearing protests may get violent, have made special arrangements in Beed district, as two factions of the Munde clan - led by MLC Dhananjay and women and child welfare minister Panakaja Munde - are already at loggerheads.
Through much of September, Sopan Garje of Dadegaon village in Beed district's Ashti taluka, was quite a content man. After consecutive drought years that crippled the rural economy of Marathwada -- impoverishing even relatively better-off agricultural households -- it is the excess rains from the withdrawing southwest monsoon that has caused heavy losses for many farmers of the region this time.
Mumbai, Oct 10 (PTI) The stage is set for a confrontation between supporters of state minister Pankaja Munde and head priest Namdev Shastri at Bhagwangad in Beed district tomorrow as the BJP leader has expressed her resolve to hold a rally at the spot despite the local administration denying permission.
Siblings Shaikh Zeeshan (11), Shaikh Saniya Ishaque (12) and Shiakh Affan (8) had gone with their mother for washing clothes at weir at Kamkheda in Beed district yesterday. As Zeeshan slipped into weir, his younger sister Saniya tried to rescue him, but she too drowned. In the third incident, a 16-year-old boy Pwan Zade of Aamla Wahegaon in Georai taluka also drowned in a well.
Maharashtra police have approached the Centre to ascertain from the Saudi authorities if Abdullah Qalzar Khan, the Jeddah suicide bomber, was in fact Lashkar operative Faiyaz Kagzi from Beed district, and will send a Letter Rogatory to the Saudi government through it. During the initial investigations, the security forces got to know that one of the suicide bombers, who blew himself up in Jeddah, was Abdullah Qalzar Khan, a Pakistani national staying in Saudi Arabia for the last 12 years.
With the rain subsiding, Beed district authorities have started inspecting the damage and counting the losses from the retreating monsoon that lashed the district for over two weeks. District Collector Naval Kishore Ram, who started touring the district from Monday, said, "At least 15 people have died in rain-related incidents. In one incident, the person was trying to take a selfie. Another one relates to people trying to swim in swollen waters."