In a major relief to those affected by the Gunjavane dam project, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Maharashtra government to refrain from storing water in the reservoir until the

A ‘Chavadi,’ a traditional facet of Maharashtra’s rural life, is a place where the village community gathers and public business is transacted.

Wants others to contribute too

Land will be returned to 13 tribal families which had secured it four decades ago under an Act to curb holdings

12 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours with 600 fresh casesWith Maharashtra experiencing unseasonal rain and a sharp drop in temperatures, the swine flu toll in the State has soared to 1

Twenty people have died of swine flu in less than 24 hours across Maharashtra, taking the toll to 78.

Its 2,200-strong populace is gambling on monsoon this year, spending every last paisa on water

As Marathwada’s groundwater table plummets to 500 ft, farmers here, as in other districts, are freely violating the law in a frantic bid to strike water. Mahadeo Mule has invested Rs. 1 lakh during the past five months to save his crops and livestock, drilling at five different points on his land, despite already having a borewell. He has also spent close to Rs. 35,000 on water from private tankers.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday cleared the decks for a huge fund outlay which is set to bolster Bihar's rural infrastructure.

Speaking to journalists here, Mr. Ramesh said the Union Rural Ministry would pump in Rs. 2,500 crore for laying of over 6,500 km of rural roads across the State for fiscal 2011-12.

The Bihar Government should make efforts to provide large plots of land at reasonable rates in order to boost its sagging industrial growth, recommends a study jointly conducted by the Federation o

Bihar is in the grip of yet another lethal outbreak of viral encephalitis, which has claimed the lives of 82 children in the Magadh division so far. The latest death was reported on Sunday.

The division's only government hospital, the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College Hospital, has been swamped with 383 cases of encephalitis, with an average of six cases pouring in each day.