The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
An RTI activist says he has sent the chief minister repeated letters asking him to address the issue, but received no response.
The city gauged a whopping 298 mm of rainfall on Tuesday, the highest in a day in August since 1997.
Various lawyers’ associations have termed the government’s initial action as ‘interference’ since the constitution clearly separates powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence report shows how an Adani subsidiary allegedly used a Dubai-based front company to over-invoice imports and then move Rs 1,500 crore to a Mauritius-based firm controlled by Gautam Adani’s brother.
The story of Sangita Mhatre of Mande is an inspiring tale of how women in rural India can take charge of their destiny given the slightest of opportunities.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
Polling officers did not act when voters complained that a light was flashing against the BJP candidate’s name when they pressed the button in support of the independent candidate.
If the Meteorological Department had got their predictions right, farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada say, they wouldn’t have sowed their kharif crops when they did.
Criminality within the Indian Police Service is a serious problem – one that will take more than a few good men and women to solve.
The cultivation of safflower for its oil is declining because farmers are not finding a ready market and are discouraged by low prices.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
Despite near-normal monsoon rainfall in India coupled with record farm production, prices for agricultural commodities sank for most of the year.
Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
An unregulated borewell economy thrives through the dry summers in Osmanabad district of Marathwada, with agents and rig owners cashing in on the desperation of farmers to find water at any depth, any cost.
According to a report by a committee headed by Dr. Abhay Bang, as many as 10,000 children die of malnutrition and related illnesses each year in tribal areas of Maharashtra.
A club in Pune’s Walhe village – one among dozens run across 13 states in India – is creating a safe space for women and helping them bargain for more agency.
Rs 10,000 initial crop loan assistance is provided to farmers under the Maharashtra scheme.
After the previous offer of waiving off approximately Rs 300 billion was rejected by the farmers, the 11-day strike ended once all loans were waived.
Over 1,300 drought-prone villages of the state, as part of the Satyamev Jayate Water Cup 2017, are creating rainwater-harvesting structures to end their water woes.
“I am a farmer, Dhanaji Chandrakant Jadhav. I am committing suicide today. Please take my body to the village and do not cremate me till chief minister Devendra Fadnavis comes here.”
In 45ºC heat, farmers are walking from market to market to sell their cattle but others are reluctant to buy, knowing it will be difficult to get rid of them later.
The Maharashtra chief minister has been trying to make farmers forget election promises by shifting focus to his pet irrigation scheme. But after multiple errors, this does not seem to be working.
This village in Maharashtra has been sending soldiers to the armed forces since the First World War, and though many of the families have not received their dues from the government, the passion for the services runs deep.
The strike also turned violent in a few places, as farmers vandalised trucks of those who did not participate in the strike and threw produce on the roads.
Farmers are once again wondering which crop will fetch them guaranteed good returns.
Agitating farmers have given the state until June 1 to organise a loan waiver and a minimum support price for all products, failing which they have threatened to commit mass suicide.
A look at the artisans of Miraj in Maharashtra, known the world over for their skills in transforming the humble pumpkin into the tanpura – a musical instrument integral to performance practices in India.
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh members who attacked Ratnakar Gaikwad had alleged that he was responsible for the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar, Mumbai.
Despite a long-held tradition of marrying off girls once they turn 15, a tribal village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district has stopped the practice of child marriage for the past two years.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The recommendation of compulsory prenatal sex determination is aimed at preventing foeticide, but doing so will target every woman bearing a female foetus and impact their already poor access to safe abortion.
Students are unhappy with the state’s decision to close down government-funded private hostels and give them a stipend for housing and food instead.
It was colour and music to celebrate Gudi Padva, the beginning of the new year but also floats with Shivaji, cannons and men dressed as Indian army soldiers
Falling prices and a lack of adequate procurement centres have left tur producers grasping for a way out.
Solidarity Grows for Maharashtra’s Agitating Doctors Ahead of Meet With Fadnavis Over Security Issues
Doctors across Maharashtra and in other places have been on strike, protesting against the lack of security in hospitals and attacks on medical professionals.
Sunil Waghmare was first beaten up by college students and colleagues for his comment and then arrested by police for hurting religious sentiments.
Local prices for oilseeds have plunged around 40% in the last six months, while pulses have dropped by nearly a third.
As the state gears up to present its 2017-18 budget, utilisation of funds in 2016-17 has been below 15% in some “high-priority” areas.