Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

BJP surges in rural Vidarbha, takes tally to 140
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The party has improved upon its last time’s tally of 64 to 140, winning Chandrapur and Wardha, emerging as the single largest party in Buldana and Gadchiroli.

Nagpur Civic Elections 2017: BJP beats own expectations, wins 108 seats
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

With this, the BJP has held on to power in the second capital of the state for the third consecutive term.

Eknath Khadse denies knowledge of Bhosari MIDC land sale
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Khadse deposed for cross-examination for at least five hours before the committee here on Wednesday.

Nagpur civic polls: BJP not looking at a ‘spectacular’ win
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Senior leaders say the ruling party may not get more than 80-85 seats.

Showcause notices to 6 sand mines in Sironcha
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The raids were conducted jointly by Revenue and police officials following The Indian Express expose.

Nagpur civic polls: Campaigning ends, BJP prays for a high turnout tomorrow
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Facing rebellion from cadre, 75% turnout and infighting in Cong could help BJP

Illegal Sand Mining On Godavari Bed: Four JCBs, 70 trucks seized after raids on Sironcha mines
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

No arrest as those carrying out mining at the sites managed to flee, say cops

Nagpur Municipal Corporation election: BJP suspends 46 members for 6 yrs
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Risaldar openly voiced his discontent over “injustice” meted out to those from the RSS cadres.

Crop prices: The pulse of producers
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Israel Khan grows arhar as an intercrop in alternate rows with soyabean and cotton.

Forty-three days after Naxal attack, mining resumes at Surajgarh
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

A 300-strong specially sanctioned force of State Reserve Police has been deployed to provide protection to the mining operation.

Not Just Another Brick in the Wall
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

In Nelgunda, one of Maharashtra’s worst Naxal-affected regions, a school is encouraging young minds to walk the path to freedom.

Bombay HC raps police on Vidarbha Cricket Association row
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The VCA claimed that the police had raised no such objections till the matter regarding the free passes came to a head.

Tiger that has struck fear in Chandrapur district likely to be shot
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The tiger, whose gender is not known, has apparently moved again in the Shivni and Karwa areas of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer.

No rape committed by cops: Chhattisgarh women tell Bombay HC
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

In the initial complaint filed in the case, it was alleged that the commandos detained the women and raped them on the intervening night of January 20 and 21.

Bombay HC denies custody of two Chattisgarh girls to brother of one
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The claim that the two girls were raped by police officers was made by Gadchiroli tribal activist Sainu Gota and his wife Sheela, who are also in police custody.

Nagpur: Three killed in tiger attacks
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

In the latest incident in the series of attacks beginning January 8, a 60-year old woman Manda Dandekar was killed by a tiger near Mohali village in the Shivni range just adjacent to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Wednesday morning.

Gadchiroli: Medical report refutes sexual assault claims
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

We will now initiate strict legal action against those who made such baseless claims.” Shivaji Bodkhe I-G (Gadchiroli range)

Mumbai: Commandos misbehaved with two Chhattisgarh girls, alleges activist; police call it ‘Naxal ploy’
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

The police also dismissed the misbehaviour charges as a “regular method” of Naxal propaganda.

Nagpur: 3-member team to probe missing tiger case
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The other two members of the team are Wildlife Institute of India (WII) scientist Qamar Qureshi and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) Joint Director Kamal Datta.

Nagpur: 3-member team to probe missing tiger case
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Jai has been missing since April last year and has been untraceable due to the failure of his radio collar, which was fitted by Wildlife Institute of India experts.

Bombay HC sets aside election of BJP MLA Deorao Holi from Gadchiroli
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The DDHS order was the fallout of a case of alleged graft by Holi, who was arrested in 2008 for allegedly misappropriating funds worth over Rs 8 lakh. Holi was facing a probe in the matter.

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.