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The voting percentage in Akola was 58.53 as compared to 47% polling in 2009. The voting process also saw some interesting incidents.Groom Sunil Mhaisne, a resident of Washim village near here, cast his vote and then immediately proceeded for marriage at his village Vyala. Rukhmabai Pradhan (95) of Donad village was brought on a wooden cot to the polling booth and cast her vote, whereas Mamta Gavai,...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
Three persons were arrested for taking a bribe of Rs1.95 lakh from complainant S K Rahim, the Anti-Corruption Bureau sources said here on Friday.Those arrested include Samsun Jadhav, district manager of Mahatma Phule Finance Development Corporation, Sachin Athwale, personal assistant to divisional general manager and Mangesh Kale, private vehicle driver. The bribe amount was accepted by Kale, ACB sources...
Source : Times Of India | 3 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
Leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council expressed confidence ahead of Thursday's polling that BJP-Shiv Sena-RPI alliance would win all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Vidarbha. He was interacting with media at Akola during campaigning for BJP MP Sanjay Dhotre, who is on a hat-trick having completed two terms.Accompanied by Dhotre and MLA Ranjeet Patil, Tawde also accused Maharashtra chief minister...
Source : Times Of India | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
a tragic incident, a man brutally killed his aged father and a brother after heated exchange at village Hiwarkhed in Telhara taluka on Monday.The deceased, identified as Azad Khan (62) and Fayaz Khan (30), were residing near the weekly market in Hiwarkhed. Azad Khan has 11 sons but was living separately in the village.The assailant, Aiyaz Khan (36), was arrested under section 302 of IPC. The dispute...
Source : Times Of India | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
Buldhana was full of political activities on the last day of campaigning, with all 17 candidates reaching out to voters through all means possible. The preferred method of campaigning for all three major candidates was rallies on foot and vehicles, and personally meeting voters to appeal them to vote for their party.Sitting Shiv Sena MP Prataprao Jadhav, NCP's Krishnarao Ingle and independent Balasaheb...
Source : Times Of India | 7 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
AKOLA: Apart from usual caste-based divisions, voting pattern in Buldhana also has an interesting topographical divide. The district is divided into upper (hilly area) and lower ghats. The towns, including Deulgaon, Sindhkhed Raja, Lonar, Mehkar and Chikhli are located on the upper plateau known as 'upper ghat' in local parlance. The towns like Shegaon Sangrampur, Khamgaon, Nandura and Malkapur, are...
Source : Times Of India | 8 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
AKOLA: This district is known for voting along caste lines in all elections, and some blame this pattern for it's under development in comparison to other cities in Vidarbha. Locals say politicians are confident of being elected due to their caste backing, so they never bring up topics relating to Akola's development on the floor of the assembly or parliament.Most locals say the little development...
Source : Times Of India | 9 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
Akola is the only city in Vidarbha where Congress is literally wiped out or having minimal presence in most of the formats - Lok Sabha, Maharashtra assembly, local municipal body and zilla parishad. Since 1989, the city, once a stronghold of Congress, never saw a MP from country's premier party. So much is the decimation that analysts speculate Akola as only sure shot seat of saffron alliance, despite...
Source : Times Of India | 10 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
AKOLA: Collector Arun Shinde, who is the chief returning officer for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, is hopeful that the polling percentage in the district will cross 60% as compared to 49.30% in 2009.The Election Commission of India (ECI) as well as the collector and his team have initiated a series of measures to increase the polling percentage in this district. "We would be organizing a human chain...
Source : Times Of India | 13 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
AKOLA: Eight school students of village Borva in Akola district were hospitalized after eating Jatropha seeds from a tree along the road while returning home on Saturday evening, according to hospital and school sources.Ganesh Dhandekar, Krishna Gawate and Kamlesh Gawte were shifted to civil hospital here. Other five students are being treated in rural hospital at Hiwarkhed in Akola district. All the...
Source : Times Of India | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : City | City : Akola
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