In a first in the country, a farmer was arrested in Maharashtra for being in possession of banned herbicide-tolerant BT (HTBT) cotton seeds.

Last year in November, Ganeshwadi, a hamlet of Kolam tribals in Maharastra’s Yavatmal, was the first in the district to get water supply through tankers.

NAGPUR: In perhaps a first, animal rights and wildlife activists have moved the Supreme Court to stop the shooting of a problem tigress (named T1) from Pandharkawda in Yavatmal district of Maharash

In India, heat wave conditions are generally experienced during the summer months of April and May, and from time-to-time, deaths due to heat waves have been reported from several parts of the country. Between 2001 and 2012, heat stroke accounted for 4% of all deaths from natural calamities, with a marked rise seen in recent years.

Since the last few years, farmers in the Yavatmal region of Maharashtra have been challenged by pests like the pink bollworm on cotton which is assuming menacing proportions, and this year too

Yavatmal: The number of patients suffering from cholera and diarrhoea has gone up to 650 at Yavatmal Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Nagpur: The unprecedented water shortage in Yavatmal district is hitting kidney patients the hardest. There are five dialysis units here, in different hospitals of the town.

The man suffered a heat stroke and fell ill last week, said M S Diggikar, acting joint director of health, Maharashtra.

The health department has finally acted upon and collected water samples from Asola village, where kidney failures are reported to be endemic.

PUNE: Maharashtra will soon join other states equipped with a special special satellite surveillance system to map their 3,500 odd stone quarries and help government officials curb illegal mining a

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