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Can farmer leader dent Cong-NCP in western Maharashtra?

The Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana has joined the saffron alliance in Maharashtra. Will the votes it brings to the table loosen the political hold of the Maratha-dominated sugar barons of the......

Beef ban and the challenges before Maharashtra govt

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis faces the challenge of ensuring that Dalits and Muslims -- who are likely to be most affected by the beef ban -- do not drift away towards the opposition. The......

Beef ban and the challenges before Maharashtra govt

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis faces the challenge of ensuring that Dalits and Muslims -- who are likely to be most affected by the beef ban -- do not drift away towards the opposition. The......

Anti-BJP rhetoric shows Sena has lost the battle, says BJP

Shiv Sena's attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party shows that the party founded by late Bal Thackeray has ‘lost the battle’ ahead of the October 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, senior......

Greed for power behind Maharashtra break-ups

When political parties opt for alliances, it is to win an election, and if post-poll, to come to power by cobbling together the numbers to secure a majority. This has been a striking feature of......

Farmer bodies oppose Food Bill

A group of farmers bodies under the banner of a Kisan Coordination Committee have petitioned the Prime Minister in strong opposition to the revised National Food Security Bill. They say it would......

Waiting for IT to happen

Corporate foundations, NGOs, and IT companies are coming together to take technology to the farmlands and to empower farmers and other rural resource persons. However, not all are achieving their......

'The farmer is not looking for a free lunch'

Sharad Joshi, president of the newly formed Swatantra Bharat Paksha, tellsBusiness Standard that all the Indian farmer wants is a free access to the market.With your experience of the agricultural......

NCDEX to spread awareness on futures

Ban or no ban, brokerage firms and commodity exchanges are determined to spread awareness among farmers on futures trading.The Central government's decision to ban futures trading in several......
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Farmer leader slams Rahul for his rally

Criticising Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for organising farmers' rally for his re-appearance in public life after a gap of 56 days,... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-farmer-leader-slams-rahul-for-his-rally-2078873
Ajit Pawar arrests slide, holds on to sugar cooperative

MUMBAI: A week after he lost control over a cooperative sugar factory set up by the Pawar family in Baramati, NCP politician Ajit Pawar saw a huge... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Ajit-Pawar-arrests-slide-holds-on-to-sugar-cooperative/articleshow/46963254.cms
Now, an eco-friendly toilet that saves cost, minimizes water use

PUNE: A city-based researcher has developed an eco-friendly toilet which can convert dry human faeces into humus (organic matter) and utilize urine... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Now-an-eco-friendly-toilet-that-saves-cost-minimizes-water-use/articleshow/46913741.cms
Farmers gherao PWD officials

NASHIK: The district farmers' association, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, on Monday gheraoed the officials of the public works department... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Farmers-gherao-PWD-officials/articleshow/46913049.cms
Standing in His Ruined Fields, Ramesh Khamankar Drank a Bottle of Pesticide

(Truth vs Hype: How the Indian state evades culpability for rural distress) In January, Ramesh Khamankar, a cotton farmer in Maharashtra's... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/truth-vs-hype-ramesh-khamankar-57-standing-in-his-ruined-fields-drank-a-bottle-of-pesticide-754160?trendingnow

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