Their meeting, which lasted for about 60 minutes, was described by Gadkari’s personal staff as “courtesy call”
Sometime between 3 and 4 am on Saturday, two-year-old T27-C1 died after coming in contact with an electrified wire put out by a farmer to keep away wild boars.
As reported earlier, the tigress after staying put in the Bor buffer area for many days had started moving out and had returned to the sanctuary again over the past 2-3 days after traversing a distance of over 500 kilometres.
The tigress was caught from Brahmapuri forest in Chandrapur district in July and was released in Bor sanctuary in Wardha district after she had killed two persons and injured four. It was captured after the HC had quashed the first shoot order issued then
Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.
Addressing a press conference in Nagpur on Monday, Tiwari said over 40 farmers have died while over 2,000 were hospitalised due to passive inhalation of pesticides in Vidarbha and Marathwada.
Since July 19, 18 farmers have died in Yavatmal and 14 in surrounding districts in the cotton growing belt of the state. The two fresh deaths have been reported from Nagpur and Akola.
The Agriculture Department has meanwhile rushed two ‘Quality Control’ probe teams to Yavatmal and Akola to check if some of the pesticides were spurious.
The tigress, T27c1, had claimed her second victim after her release in Bor Wildlife Sanctuary in Wardha district, following her capture in Brahmapuri in Chandrapur district in July.
The ruling BJP has defended the work, saying that Nagpur is known as “Sanghbhoomi” and “Deekshabhoomi: and the NMC is well within its rights to carry out such work at Smruti Mandir since it has precedents at Deekshabhoomi and other places.
The HC had made RSS a respondent in the case along with General Administration Department of the state government, the NMC commissioner and Chairman of the NMC standing committee.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, in his Vijayadashami speech, said: “Employment means work for every hand and enough remuneration.”
In an unusual gesture, Bhagwat also called for handling the Kashmir valley in a manner that would create "affinity" in the minds of the people there for the country.
Yavatmal Civil Surgeon T G Dhote said “I have been informed about six deaths. But I am yet to ascertain if those were due to accidental intake of insecticides or deliberate consumption in suicide bids.”
“Do the extension machinery of the government as well as the companies selling these insecticides have no responsibility in educating farmers on how they should do such fumigation safely,” said Tiwari, while speaking to The Indian Express.
According to sources in the RSS, L K Advani has said he would attend the programme along with his family. “This is after many many years that Advani will be participating in the Dussehra programme,” said a member.
Not exactly in the RSS good books since the times of Vajpayee-led NDA government, Advani hasn't been extended an invitation by the RSS but has himself volunteered to attend.
The victim is unmarried and stays with her brother's family in Gondia. Her brother had filed a missing complaint on June 8.
Asked if her consistent movement close to human settlement wasn’t seen as an alarm, Mishra said, “About 40 pc of our tigers live outside Protected Areas (PAs) and close to human settlements and also feed on cattle. So, that’s not an issue.”
Earlier, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra had issued shoot orders but a wildlife activist had moved the High Court here alleging flouting of procedure norms in issuing the shoot orders. The HC had quashed the order and had directed the officials to capture the tigress alive.
T27C1 was captured after it killed two persons and injured three others
Two teams of trackers had since been following her to ensure that she didn’t stray out near villagers, leading to any further conflict with humans.
Incidentally, the government has announced Nagpur to be the first fully digitised district in the state in August last year. The government had managed to pay the bills only till November last year but had defaulted on them from December.
A local social activist moved the Nagpur bench of Bombay HC, seeking restraint on Nagpur Municipal Corporation regarding the latter’s plan to spend Rs 1.37 crore for the development of Smruti Mandir premises of the RSS.
Leader of the Opposition Tanaji Vanve of the Congress said, "such works can't be undertaken on private premises at NMC's cost as per the prevalent rules. Hence, we opposed it."
“Lankesh had become an eyesore for the Hindutva forces ever since she translated the book Gujarat Files by Gujarat journalist Rana Ayyub, exposing the involvement of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in the Muslim carnage in 2002,” said CPI (Maoist) spokesman, Abhay.
The CPI (Maoist) also targeted PM Modi for his silence on her murder which it says was “indicative of the Hindutva hand in her murder”. “It is their lowly and dirty act to pressure and get her brother to hint at the possibility of Maoist hand in her murder,” the release further says.
Interestingly, the agitation was prompted by a BJP leader, Rajkumar Patel, who was the party’s MLA between 1999 and 2009. Patel, who had left the party in 2015 to join NCP, had returned to its fold about three months ago.
The deceased, Ayush Pugalia, 25, had been sentenced to three life terms by the Bombay High Court in 2015 for kidnapping and killing eight-year-old Kush Prashant Kataria, son of a prominent businessman, in 2011.
Nagpur central jail has been in news over the past few years for incidents like group escape by Mcoca accused, discovery of hundreds of cell phones smuggled into the jail and its high profile inmates such as Mumbai blast accused Yakub Memon, hanged two years ago, and underworld don Arun Gawli.
The deceased, Ayush Pugalia, 25, was serving a rare sentence of three life imprisonments awarded by the High Court here in 2015 for kidnaping and killing eight-year old Kush Prashant Kataria, son of a prominent businessman in 2011.
In the audio, the caller is heard asking another person to “better carry out some financial transactions to continue work in his area”. The other person is initially heard pleading the caller to consider his inability to do so.
The petitioner, Mohammad Arif Dosani alleged in his petition that he was constantly harassed by Bajrang Dal activist and Nagpur police despite having a legal marriage on August 17.
Nana Patole, three-time Congress legislator before joining the BJP ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and winning it against NCP’s Praful Patel, drew attention to the paddy cultivation in his constituency being in trouble due to scanty rainfall this season.
Asked about the PM not taking questions and asking him to shut up at a party MPs’ meeting, Patole said, “The PM has the authority to say things which he deems fit.”
BJP MP Nana Patole said PM Narendra Modi had got angry with him when he tried to raise issues about the OBC Ministry and farmer suicides at a meeting of BJP MPs.
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.