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Everything you need to know about Akola: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Akola: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha

April 6, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist said.

Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers

April 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on the imbalance of progress, an activist said here Thursday.

Maharashtra cotton farmers oppose new tax

March 31, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Akola (Maharashtra), March 31 (IANS) Cotton farmers and widows of debt-laden peasants went on a day's hunger strike Saturday in different Maharashtra towns to protest the new five percent purchase tax levied on cotton trade in the state budget, an activist said.


New Trains List 2012

March 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Carrying forward the tradition of introducing new trains in every budget Mr. Dinesh Trivedi gave the gift of 75 new train in the Railway Budget 2012 presented in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi not fit to be in national politics: Nitin Gadkari

February 16, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Nagpur, Feb 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Thursday hit out at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for tearing the manifesto of a political party during a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, and said that the former has proved that he is not yet mature.

Bollywood celebrities cast their votes in Maharashtra civic polls

February 16, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Mumbai/Pune/Nagpur, Feb 16 (ANI): Bollywood starlets turned out to cast their votes for the civic body polls on Thursday Mumbai and urged locals to exercise their franchise to select the most eligible candidate.

Advani condoles veteran Congressman Vasant Sathe's demise

September 24, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Gurgaon, Sep 24 (ANI): Condoling the death of veteran parliamentarian Vasant Sathe,

ICC announces squads for World Cricket League Division 7 in Botswana

April 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Dubai, Apr 17(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the 14-man squads for the six teams - Nigeria, Japan, Norway, Germany, Kuwait and Botswana - participating in the World Cricket League Division 7 (WCL Div. 7) next month in Botswana.

Rahul Gandhi in favour of direct election for Youth Congress

January 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Jan 27 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday indicated major changes in the set up of the Youth Congress and party's students organization National Students' Union of India (NSUI), saying the office-bearers would now be elected directly by members of these organisations.

Rahul Gandhi in Nagpur on three-day Maharashtra tour

January 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Nagpur, Jan 27 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday arrived in Nagpur on his three-day visit to Maharashtra to take stock of the Youth Congress membership drive in the state.

Pune women become expert electricians

October 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Pune, Oct.16 (ANI): A group of about 150 enterprising women are being trained by the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd (MSETCL) in Pune in maintaining the power transmission lines.

Citibank inaugurates new customer-friendly branch in Pune

August 14, 2010 at 1:49 PM

Pune,Aug. 14 (ANI-Business Wire India): Citibank India today inaugurated its new state-of-the-art branch premises in Pune at Koregaon Park on the North Main Road.

Bank holds sit-in protest against farmers not repaying loans

August 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Akola (Maharashtra), Aug 11 (ANI): The Land Development Bank in Maharashtra's Akola District staged a sit-in protest in front of the houses of several farmers who have defaulted on loan repayments.

Floods devastate villages in Maharashtra

August 1, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Akola (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (ANI): The continuous rainfall has led to the overflow of Katepurna dam in Maharashtra's Akola District, which has eventually caused floods and water logging in the downstream villages.

Bt cotton farming revolutionizes women's employment in India: Study

July 29, 2010 at 3:42 PM

London, July 29 (ANI): One of the first genetically modified crops, Bt cotton, has been the source of increasing employment for Indian women, says a new study.

Frequency of 12 trains increased; 21 trains extended

February 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): Minister for Railways Mamata Banerjee announced that frequency of 12 trains are proposed to be increased and 21 trains would be given extension from their current route.

AIDS workers mimic Bollywood character for decent salaries

December 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Akola (Maharashtra), Dec 15 (ANI): AIDS workers in Maharastra's Akola town took a leaf out of a latest Bollywood flick to protest step-motherly treatment to them.

Maharashtra volunteers distribute face masks to protect people from swine flu

August 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Akola/Pune, Aug 10 (ANI): With an increase in cases of swine flu, volunteers in Maharashtra have chipped in to check the further spread of the virus.

Vidarbha receives first showers of monsoon

June 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Akola (Maharashtra), June 30 (ANI): People in the drought-prone Vidarbha region of Maharashtra welcomed the first showers of monsoon, ushering relief particularly among the farmers.

Old Dailt woman accused of witchcraft stripped and beaten

May 24, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Wadegaon (Maharashtra), May 24 (ANI): In an unusual event in Wadegaon village of Maharashtra, a seventy year-old Dalit woman, Ruddha, was accused of practicing witchcraft. She was stripped and beaten by the villagers before being paraded astride a donkey.

Massive fire guts plywood factory in Akola

February 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM

Akola, Feb 16 (ANI): A massive fire gutted goods worth millions of rupees in a plywood factory in Akola, Maharashtra on Sunday night.

Afghan national held in Maharashtra

January 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Akola (Maharashtra), Jan 13 (IANS) An Afghan national has been arrested here for overstaying his visa period and five people, suspected to be from Pakistan or Bangladesh, have been detained, police said Tuesday.

Indian American woman to become Virginia state treasurer

December 27, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) An Indian American is all set to become the treasurer of Virginia, a state bordering the US capital and sometimes called the 'Mother of Presidents', as it is the birthplace of eight US presidents.

A martyr's death for Maharashtra ATS chief Karkare

November 27, 2008 at 5:06 PM

Nagpur, Nov 27 (IANS) As brave in death as in life. That was Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, who was killed while leading from the front in the battle against the terrorists that attacked India's financial capital Mumbai, killing at least 101 people and injuring over 250 others.

Financial help for 10 mn farmers in four states

October 20, 2008 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly 10 million farmers have been helped out in all 31 suicide-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra, Minister of State for Agriculture Kanti Lal Bhuria informed the Lok Sabha Monday.

Raj Babbar's candidature for Lok Sabha challenged by Ajay Singh

October 17, 2008 at 2:57 PM

Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor and Congress MP Raj Babbar is facing competition for the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district from his party colleague Ajay Singh, a former deputy railway minister.

Floods continue to disrupt normal life in Mumbai

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Mumbai, Aug 11 (ANI): Heavy monsoon downpour and flooded streets continue to disrupt normal life in Mumbai on Monday.

Sena gets a dose of its own medicine

June 14, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The wheel is turning full circle. What the Sena is been known for, getting the taste of that today. Shiv Sena had dug its own grave by

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