Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Nagpur medical college dean booked for graft
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The bill in question was raised on December 28, 2016, for medicines supplied during the Winter session of the state legislature.

‘Sink’ tigers populating areas not known to host big cats: Tiger travels 135 km safely
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Sink animals are those that venture out of their protected areas, thus reducing their chances of survival

Defence cross-examines forensic expert
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The court of Principal, District and Sessions Judge S S Shinde fixed the next hearing for January 23, when the defence is expected to begin its final arguments.

Is NITI Aayog serving its purpose: RSS affiliate to debate
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Ashwani Mahajan said that among the experts invited for the session are Abhijit Sen, Sanjaya Baru and S Gurumurthy.

Activists build Rs 12-lakh bridge in 17 days under police protection in Mumbai
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The only government participation at the Juvi bridge was in the form of police protection.

Surjagad arson: ‘Demonetisation may have led to Maoist attack’
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

A senior official said that Naxals were under heavy financial stress following demonetisation.

Number of suicides by farmers goes down from 2015 in Vidarbha
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The most spectacular drop was witnessed in the most suicide-prone Yavatmal district.

GN Saibaba case: Defence yet to begin final arguments, files plea to re-examine forensic expert
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

The case has now been posted for further hearing on January 9.

Ratan Tata calls on RSS chief in Nagpur, BJP says ‘courtesy call’
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Ratan Tata first went to the Reshimbag complex of the RSS that has memorials of founder Hedgewar and his successor M S Golwalkar.

Mumbai fatal bar brawl: MLA says police targeting sons, harbouring bar owner
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

The police had booked Abhilash and Rohit for attempt to murder following their assault on Sunny Bamrotwar.

Maoists torch over 70 vehicles in Gadchiroli
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

Sources said that hundreds of Maoists descended upon the area around noon. They drove out around 300 labourers loading iron ore before setting the vehicles afire.

G N Saibaba case: Prosecution concludes arguments
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The defence would commence its arguments on January 3.

Crime graph has dipped: Devendra Fadnavis
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

“I think it is important to gauge people’s perception about their safety and hence we should have something like index of safety perception to measure it,” said CM Devendra Fadnavis

Going cashless: Maharashtra govt gives POS machines to APMC traders
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

By providing POS machines to traders, we will help farmers buy farm inputs without cash,” CM Fadnavis said.

Maharashtra bags lion’s share of foreign investments
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

The investments have come mainly from Japan, England, Mauritius, USA and The Netherlands.

Cash seizures biggest scam, probe required: Chidambaram
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

He said the move has hit mainly the poor, and hardly affected the rich.

Nagpur: Owner, two managers booked as pharma unit blast toll hits nine
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

The accident happened on December 2 at Nitika Pharmaceuticals Specialities Pvt Ltd, an MSME, located in an industrial area on Kamptee road.

Demonetisation: Reasons and excuses that seem more like afterthoughts
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Two things that the government itself is not denying are hardships caused to people and setback to economy. It is, however, rationalising these as the "price we need to pay to clean up the system".

Maharashtra: House passes Maharashtra Public Universities Act 2016
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The Bill proposes to strike a balance between elections and nominations to various university bodies to stamp out nominations of vested interests.

BJP Dhangar leader Mahadev Jankar in trouble as video shows him ‘asking poll official to cancel nomination of Cong candidate’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The Congress has now demanded Jankar’s resignation for violating the model code of conduct. The party has also made a complaint to the Election Commission in this regard.

Rajnath Singh, Ramdev attend wedding of Nitin Gadkari daughter
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Ketki tied the knot with Aditya Kaskhedikar, a Facebook professional from San Francisco, hailing from Nagpur.

Long VIP list for wedding of Nitin Gadkari’s daughter
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Ketki, youngest of Gadkari’s three children, is getting married to Aditya Kaskhedikar, a professional with Facebook in San Francisco.

Gadkari daughter wedding: Oppn leaders among VIPs to get invite
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Ketki, youngest of Gadkari’s three children, is getting married to Aditya Kaskhedikar, a professional with Facebook in San Francisco.

Brawl in Cloud 7 Bar: BJP MLA Krishna Khopde’s sons surrender before police
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Elder son Abhilash, who along with Rohit and his friends has been booked for attempt to murder, was admitted in a hospital.

Demonetisation effect: Cotton bolled
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The cash crunch has impacted the entire cotton value chain, from grower to cloth merchant.

Nagpur murder: Bar owner, son among 5 held
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Those arrested include bar owner Pramod Bamrotwar, his son Shobhit and the latter’s friends Parag Gogawale, Vivek Bhalekar and Kapil Arkel.

Cash scrap to lend ‘crippling blow’ to Maoist activities: Surrendered Ultra
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

“The major chunk of their funds would be in Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 since money is collected from contractors and businessmen,” a surrendered former Maoist said.

RSS affiliate seeks PM Modi help for farmers
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

He pointed out that gram seed prices have gone up substantially as chana dal prices have risen up to Rs 14,000 per quintal.

RSS farmers’ wing writes to PM Narendra Modi, seeks aid
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Badrinarayan Chaudhari, general-secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, said "If the Food Corporation of India would have released the pulse in the market, this would not have happened. How are the farmers going to buy the seeds?”

Demonetisation: APMCs, farmers stare at fresh crisis
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

An urgent meeting was held at Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swawalamban Mission, a government organisation, at Amravati Monday to discuss the problem.

Dodgy forest land claims eating up wildlife sanctuaries: Experts
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Encroachers favoured, say activists; Supreme Court hearing tomorrow.

Grassroots change: A Bamboo Revolution
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra shows what granting of community rights over forest produce can do to the lives of poor tribal people.

G N Saibaba case: Final arguments begin
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The prosecution put forth the correctness of the sanction process for the prosecution of the three stating that it was done as laid down in the rulebook.

IG regrets suicide threat, says Maharashtra DG of Police Satish Mathur
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

DGP says decision on any action against officer will be decided by govt

Maharashtra: After suicide threat, IGP ‘now sorry’, says DGP
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

Mathur also said that he — individually — would not initiate any action against Jadhav for insubordination.

Akola collector turns driver for retiring chauffeur on last day
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

Collector, known for his pro-people initiatives, also presented Thak with a silver-plated miniature car on the occasion