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Haima Deshpande

Beasts Of Burden: Why Maharashtra Farmers Are Abandoning Their Cattle

Dec 02, 2021 Haima Deshpande

With farmers in Maharashtra reeling under crop failures and mounting debts, rearing milch cattle has not remained a profitable option.

MBA Coaching Classes In Smaller Towns: Financial Difficulties And Craze

Dec 01, 2021 Haima Deshpande

Though there are government rules and regulations in place pertaining to the running of MBA coaching classes, in reality, there is no check on them. Many times it is kin of politicians who own these classes, a source said.


Maharashtra Farmers Look For 'Love' Amid Continued Woes And Degrading Social Status

Maharashtra’s social fabric is undergoing a tough change. While the sons of farmers are finding it an uphill task to get brides, their sisters do not want farmers as husbands.

Farm Laws Repealed But For Maharashtra Farmers, The Misery Is Far From Over

Nov 30, 2021 Haima Deshpande

In addition to man-made calamities, natural disasters have been a continual problem for Maharashtra farmers even as the state sits on a huge agrarian crisis.


Heavy Fines, Media Gag: Maharashtra Learns From Past As It Gears To Tackle Omicron

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has instructed all the ministers in charge of the districts to tighten coordination with the local administration to ensure proper prevention of another Covid-19 outbreak.

27 November, 2021

Past And Present Of Mumbai Bandhs: Why Mumbaikars Are No More Scared Of It

Haima Deshpande

History is witness to the reality that the fear of the Shiv Sena went away after Uddhav Thackeray took over as the chief. Many say that his moderate outlook has defanged the Shiv Sena and turned the roar into a meow.


26 November, 2021

Miracle City | Terror To Traffic, How Mumbai Bounces Back, No Matter What!

Haima Deshpande

From terror attacks to traffic and the usual monsoon mayhem, Mumbai has always had a way to get back on its feet, thanks to the sheer survival spirit of the Mumbaikars.


26 November, 2021

Machimar Nagar: The Fishermen’s Colony; An Entry Gate For 26/11 Terrorists

Haima Deshpande

13 years ago on this day, eight terrorists from Pakistan arrived by sea on the shores of this fishermen colony-Machchimar Nagar, to launch an attack in India’s financial capital.


20 November, 2021

Gujarat Emerges As A Fertile Landing Ground For Narcotics Smuggling From Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran

Haima Deshpande

The NCB sources say that Pakistan’s ISI is using the network of the Dawood gang to smuggle narcotics via Gujarat.


18 November, 2021

Goa Polls: TMC, AAP Banking On Anti-Incumbency Against BJP And Lack Of Trust In Congress

Haima Deshpande

Goa has a history of horse-trading, defections and the President’s rule. With so many parties vying for the 40 assembly seats, it will be a tough calling for all those in the political arena.


17 November, 2021

Gadchiroli Encounter: Meet The Man Behind The 'C-60 Force' Fighting Maoists In Maharashtra

Haima Deshpande

The special C-60 Force was set up by K P Raghuvanshi in 1990 and has been singularly responsible for the reduction in the instances of attacks by Maoists in Gadchiroli.


13 November, 2021

Shocking Mango Prices! Devgad Alphonso Being Sold At Rs 18K A Dozen

Haima Deshpande

A dozen mangoes for Rs18,000? Malvan-based cultivators Uttam Phondekar and his father Abba fetched this price for the first box of the season’s Devgad Alphonso mangoes.


09 November, 2021

How Demonetisation Forced Women To Reveal Their 'Kitchen Savings' To Their Husbands

Haima Deshpande

Five years after demonetisation, homemakers recall how they had to reveal their 'secret' stashes of cash to their husbands and families to get the banned banknotes changed.


06 November, 2021

Maharashtra Hospital Fire: 11 Dead, Six Injured In Covid ICU

Haima Deshpande

Ahmednagar hospital fire: All the dead and the injured were being treated for Covid-19, said district collector Rajendra Bhosale.


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A tractor at work at the construction site of the Central Vista project, in New Delhi.

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Congress General Secretary and AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Priyanka Gandhi speaks during 'Pratigya rally', ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Moradabad.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin visits the flood affected areas, in Thoothukudi.

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Doctors release a health advisory during an awareness campaign against air pollution to mark National Pollution Control Day, in Kolkata.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Bhai Virendra and BJP MLA Sanjay Saravgi go for compromise in the presence of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Deputy CM Tarkishor Prasad following a verbal spat between...

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As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

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Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh