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Rocky had helped police solve 365 cases(Twitter/@micnewdelhi)

Rocky, the police dog that solved 365 police cases, dies

Beed | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The dog received a farewell from his fellow police personnel.
A village in Maharashtra’s Beed district on Tuesday continued its 90-year-old tryst with a Holi tradition in which the “newest son-in-law” gets a donkey ride.(AFP)
A village in Maharashtra’s Beed district on Tuesday continued its 90-year-old tryst with a Holi tradition in which the “newest son-in-law” gets a donkey ride.(AFP)

Donkey ride for ‘newest son-in-law’ in Holi tradition in this village

Aurangabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2020 04:40 PM IST
The donkey ride of Vida village in Beed’s Kej tehsil, some 125 kilometres from here, is a much-awaited item of Holi for people from near and far, said resident Angad Dethe.
Athlete Avinash Sable during his training session at NIS in Patiala on Saturday, December 07, 2019(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)
Athlete Avinash Sable during his training session at NIS in Patiala on Saturday, December 07, 2019(Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times)

From Beed to Tokyo, Sable’s long, hard run

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 05:08 PM IST
Avinash Sable’s gritty journey, from growing up in a drought-hit village where his parents were daily wage labourers, to breaking national records and qualifying for the Olympics.
Senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde addresses a public gathering on the occasion of the birth anniversary of her late father Gopinath Munde, in Parli, Maharashtra, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Senior BJP leader Pankaja Munde addresses a public gathering on the occasion of the birth anniversary of her late father Gopinath Munde, in Parli, Maharashtra, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

‘Don’t put BJP in reverse gear’: Pankaja Munde targets Maharashtra leadership

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 05:21 PM IST
BJP’s internal rebellion out in open as Munde and Khadse slam state leadership at Beed rally, state chief promises to resolve their grievances.
23 November 1949 - Union Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Union Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, First Chief Minister of Bombay state comprising modern Maharashtra and Gujarat states and others Members of the Constituent Assembly stand as the National Anthem is played After India's constitution was adopted by President DR Rajendra Prasad - HT Archive
23 November 1949 - Union Health Minister Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Union Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, BG Kher, First Chief Minister of Bombay state comprising modern Maharashtra and Gujarat states and others Members of the Constituent Assembly stand as the National Anthem is played After India's constitution was adopted by President DR Rajendra Prasad - HT Archive

A 70-year-old document that fights social discrimination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 12:02 AM IST
To the downcast teenager, a small booklet at home that compiled the essential tenets of the Constitution was succour. Waghmare didn’t understand the entire document but says he internalised its central tenet: Equality.

BJP’s Pankaja Munde, attending her 5th rally in a day, collapses on stage

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:12 PM IST
Munde was taken to a nearby hospital and was recovering, a BJP spokesperson said.
PM Modi at an election rally in Maharashtra, October 17, 2019.(ANI/ Twitter)
PM Modi at an election rally in Maharashtra, October 17, 2019.(ANI/ Twitter)

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 Highlights: ‘We removed Article 370 for the country, not for politics’, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 01:35 PM IST
Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 Highlights: PM Modi will address three election rallies in the state ahead of the assembly election in the state on October 21.
HT Image
HT Image

Leaders’ poll call: ‘State cause and defect’

By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 12:38 AM IST
Sakharam Shinde’s destroyed mango crop.(Laxman Narnale/HT Photo)
Sakharam Shinde’s destroyed mango crop.(Laxman Narnale/HT Photo)

Beed diary, Week 41: Frustrated farmers destroy kharif plantation on 13,000 hectares

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:46 PM IST
On July 28 this newspaper had reported that farmers in the drought-hit parts of Marathwada, had begun uprooting kharif crops like cotton, soyabean and bajara rather than invest further in the stunted, water-starved crops.
The state government will implement the project in four packages that will be implemented on hybrid annuity models, under which the state will spend 60% of the amount and private players will raise the balance through debt and equity.(HT image)
The state government will implement the project in four packages that will be implemented on hybrid annuity models, under which the state will spend 60% of the amount and private players will raise the balance through debt and equity.(HT image)

Rs 4,802 crore Beed water grid gets Cabinet nod

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:15 AM IST
The state government will implement the project in four packages that will be implemented on hybrid annuity models, under which the state will spend 60% of the amount and private players will raise the balance through debt and equity.
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)
As water is supplied only once in 15 days here, only option left for villagers to fulfil their daily needs is a dried riverbed.(Sanjay Sadavarte/ HT photo)

Beed diaries: Drought enters 38th week; acute water scarcity continues

Hindustan Times, Paithan | By Shrinivas Deshpade
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Beed has received just 140.38 mm of rainfall as of August 2 — lowest in the Marathwada region. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the average annual rainfall of Beed amounts to 666 mm.
Farmer Mohan Narvade at his farmland.(Laxman Narnale/HT)
Farmer Mohan Narvade at his farmland.(Laxman Narnale/HT)

Dry spell leaves Beed farmers in a lurch

PIMPALNER/VADAVANI | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Several farmers in the region have decided to focus on the upcoming rabi season crops (which comes after the monsoon), rather than invest more money in the kharif crop.
A water vessel sits on farmland near the village of Khardewadi in this aerial photograph taken in Beed district, Maharashtra. A three-year drought has left some farmers with no income to pay back loans, with tragic consequences: Beed reportedly has the state's highest rate of farmer suicides.(Bloomberg)
A water vessel sits on farmland near the village of Khardewadi in this aerial photograph taken in Beed district, Maharashtra. A three-year drought has left some farmers with no income to pay back loans, with tragic consequences: Beed reportedly has the state's highest rate of farmer suicides.(Bloomberg)

Unidentified people poison well with pesticide in drought-hit Beed

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 06:01 PM IST
The locals of Georai, Bhojpur found two bottles of agricultural pesticide lying next to the surrounding wall of the well. The well has been dried out to stop people from drinking the poisoned water.
Sensing the struggle to fetch water in these cluster of villages near Beed, girls refuse to marry the young men here.(Akshay Rade/HT Photo)
Sensing the struggle to fetch water in these cluster of villages near Beed, girls refuse to marry the young men here.(Akshay Rade/HT Photo)

Bachelors of Beed: No water means no job, no bride in this Maharashtra village

Hindustan Times, Busnarwadi (Patoda) | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:01 PM IST
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Maharashtra’s Patoda has been facing severe water crisis even one month after the onset of monsoon.
Villagers from Bhim Nagar in Wadwani tehsil of Beed jump onto the tankers within seconds it enters into the village. 24000 liter stock is emptied in their small tanks and pots in just 10 to 15 minutes(Vijayanand/HTPhotos)
Villagers from Bhim Nagar in Wadwani tehsil of Beed jump onto the tankers within seconds it enters into the village. 24000 liter stock is emptied in their small tanks and pots in just 10 to 15 minutes(Vijayanand/HTPhotos)

Water tankers only lifeline for Maharashtra’s Beed, but they aren’t enough

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Beed got less than half of its average rain last year. This time, the situation is worse, forcing residents to rely on water tankers.
Women in Beed, some pregnant, have to walk at least 2km every day to fill a minimal amount of water.(Akshay Rade/ht photo)
Women in Beed, some pregnant, have to walk at least 2km every day to fill a minimal amount of water.(Akshay Rade/ht photo)

Pregnant women suffer as Beed water-less in monsoon

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Civic water supply to Beed city continued to be once in 20 days due to inadequate water storage in the Bindusara dam. Pregnant women have been suffering the most even as premature deliveries at the government hospital have risen by 34% in the last one year. June witnessed 92.3mm rainfall in Marathwada- a deficiency of 33%.
Residents of Adul village on the border of Beed and Aurangabad districts have taken to reusing bathwater for their daily chores, an indication of the dire straits that they find themselves in.(HTPhotos)
Residents of Adul village on the border of Beed and Aurangabad districts have taken to reusing bathwater for their daily chores, an indication of the dire straits that they find themselves in.(HTPhotos)

Village in Maharashtra uses bathwater for chores as drought intensifies

Hindustan Times, Adul | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 07:38 AM IST
Rainfall deficiency, depleted groundwater levels in water-starved Aurangabad leaves residents in dire straits.
It was not mentioned anywhere that the land belonged to the government, Munde’s lawyer had said while asserting that the entire process was legal(HT File Photo)
It was not mentioned anywhere that the land belonged to the government, Munde’s lawyer had said while asserting that the entire process was legal(HT File Photo)

Illegal purchase of government land: SC to hear Maharashtra MLC’s plea against Bombay HC order

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The high court’s order was passed by a division bench on a plea filed by Rajabhau Phad, who alleged that the land which belonged to the government was purchased and given to the Belkhandi Math in Beed as gift.
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)
The summer of 2019 is turning out to be a searing one for most parts of India. If there is one district that is indicative of a massive crisis that could soon unfold across other parts of the country, it is Beed in Maharashtra(Bloomberg)

Water crisis: Act now or perish

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2019 09:39 PM IST
People must realise that it is critical to reduce consumption
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)
The shortage of rain has had Beed’s two main sources of water -- Bindusara Dam and the Majalgaon Irrigation Project -- dry or drying.(HT Photo)

Life comes to a halt in drought-hit Maharashtra’s Beed

Hindustan Times, Beed | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Tens of thousands of Beed residents have no choice but to struggle hard to source the basic necessity – water – as the local municipal corporation has been able to provide it just once in 15 to 20 days.
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)
It is 11 am in Beed, 300 km from Pune in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Marathwada region. Just last week, the city witnessed two sunstroke deaths as the mercury crossed 45 degree Celsius.(Aamir Hussain/HT photo)

No bathing, washing in drought-hit Beed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The day for many in the district’s 22 lakh population, of which 2.4 lakh resides in Beed city, starts by searching for water from borewells. Those who don’t have borewells have to plead with their neighbours for water.
People have been advised to stay indoors between noon and 5pm to prevent getting heatstrokes.(HT Photo)
People have been advised to stay indoors between noon and 5pm to prevent getting heatstrokes.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra heat wave: 7 dead, 440 in hospital due to rising temperatures

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Doctors said the high temperatures aid rapid multiplication of bacteria and viruses which then cause a number of gastrointestinal infections
NCP MLA Jaydutta Shirsagkar joins Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
NCP MLA Jaydutta Shirsagkar joins Shiv Sena in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

NCP leader Jaydutt Kshirsagar joins Shiv Sena

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:01 AM IST
In a setback to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior party leader and former minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar joined the Shiv Sena on Wednesday
As Beed has the highest number of candidates (36) in the state, the result is expected to come last, only past midnight. Gadchiroli, which has only five candidates, could be the first constituency to get its results.(HTPhotos)
As Beed has the highest number of candidates (36) in the state, the result is expected to come last, only past midnight. Gadchiroli, which has only five candidates, could be the first constituency to get its results.(HTPhotos)

VVPATs to delay declaration of results by three hours in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:04 PM IST
The votes for the state’s 48 constituencies will be counted at 48 centres at 38 locations. In Mumbai, the counting for six constituencies will be held at three locations.
The state has only 16.38% water left in the dams, whereas Marathwada, one of the worst-hit regions, has only 4.87% water left in all its reservoirs.(HT Photo)
The state has only 16.38% water left in the dams, whereas Marathwada, one of the worst-hit regions, has only 4.87% water left in all its reservoirs.(HT Photo)

Visit drought-hit areas, submit reports by May 21: CM Fadnavis’s order

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 04:50 AM IST
Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday resumed his tour of drought-affected areas, visiting villages in Satara district, interacting with farmers and visiting camps where the state provides fodder and water to cattle.
A genetic test called karyotyping was carried out at St George’s Hospital, Fort, in 2017 and established the cop’s gender as male.(Ht Photo)
A genetic test called karyotyping was carried out at St George’s Hospital, Fort, in 2017 and established the cop’s gender as male.(Ht Photo)

Always wanted to grow a beard, says Mumbai cop after genital reassignment

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sadaguru Pandit
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Doctors said that depending on the facial hair growth, they will advise Salve on whether he needs a facial hair transplant.
(LOW RES PIC)Maharashtra, India - April 18, 2019:Sushilkumar Shinde and his family members after casting vote in Solapur in Maharashtra, India (HT PHOTO) (For Pune Story)
(LOW RES PIC)Maharashtra, India - April 18, 2019:Sushilkumar Shinde and his family members after casting vote in Solapur in Maharashtra, India (HT PHOTO) (For Pune Story)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Maharashtra sees 62.47% turnout in phase two

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai/nagpur
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Prominent candidates in the fray include former chief ministers Ashok Chavan (Nanded) and Sushilkumar Shinde (Solapur), senior Sena leader Anandrao Adsul (Amravati), BJP’s Pritam Munde (Beed) and Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar (Solapur).
(Hindustan Times)
(Hindustan Times)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Munde cousins slug it out in Beed

By Surendra P Gangan, Beed
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 11:26 PM IST
In the backdrop of this turf war, the third member of the family, Pritam, who is Pankaja’s younger sister , is seeking re-election as BJP MP with Pankaja backing her .
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?(AFP)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Marathwada’s heat wave will strike which party in Lok Sabha polls?

Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 02:00 PM IST
In 2018, central Maharashtra recorded satisfactory rainfall in June and August, but July and September saw acute shortfall (54.2% and 13.4% of its average, respectively).
Central Maharashtra is largely dependent on the water released from the dams in western Maharashtra, which also leads to disputes between the two regions every monsoon(Hindustan Times)
Central Maharashtra is largely dependent on the water released from the dams in western Maharashtra, which also leads to disputes between the two regions every monsoon(Hindustan Times)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will Marathwada pick?

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Citizens feel the region has been lacking in holistic development, as they don’t have a strong leader
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