Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Order to kill tiger: If wrong tiger is shot, you’ll be responsible, Bombay HC tells forest department
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by one Jerryl Banait, seeking quashing of the order of Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra to shoot dead a tigress that has so far killed two persons.

Pench: 2 held for poaching, tiger parts seized
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

The forest staff on Monday arrested two persons, Devidas Kumre and Babulal Kumre, from Usripar village in Ramtek tehsil and seized tiger bones, nails and also canines.

‘To cover loan waiver, will push GDP to borrow more’, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Fadnavis was speaking at the award ceremony organised by Marathi Patrakar Parishad to honour journalists from the state.

Orders issued to shoot tiger spreading terror
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The tiger had killed Shrisagari Thakre, 52, on May 19 when she had gone out to collect tendu leaves close to her Halda village. Just the previous day, the tiger had injured Mangala Awari from the same village when she was collecting tendu leaves.

Landmine blast: Police arrest man but villagers say he is innocent, implicated falsely
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

On Friday, Kiyar residents gave a letter to the police with copies to district Collector Ranga Nayak, zilla parishad Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Goel, district Guardian Minister Ambarish Atram and Gadchiroli MP Ashok Nete, among others, vouching for Kudyeti’s innocence.

Forest dept, MSEDCL to map power lines to protect animals
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The decision was taken at a video conference among top forest officials, Principal Secretary of CMO and Chairman and MSEDCL MD Sanjiv Kumar. It was decided to form a committee headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra to carry out the task.

Builder held for power cable deaths
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Builder Anand Khobragadewho had constructed the township in 2005-06 perilously close to the distribution line, was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The two 11-year-old twins, Priyansh and Piyush Dhar, died on June 9 and 20, respectively.

Builder arrested for power cable deaths in Nagpur
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The twins, Priyansh and Piyush Dhar, died on June 9 and 20, respectively. They had suffered burns from a 33-KV line while trying to retrieve a cricket ball stuck in a tree. The deaths raised concerns about building permits being granted close to high-tension supply lines.

Questions swirl over a new bridge in Gadchiroli’s Maoist hotbed
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

How safe is project by unregistered voluntary organisation? Officials raise red flag, govt cautious

Work towards making India world leader, Bhagwat urges volunteers
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Addressing 903 participants of the third-year Officers’ Training Course (OTC) at its valedictory function, Bhagwat said, “The trust for the RSS and expectations from it have immensely grown and as such the swayamsevaks have their task cut out before them."

She fights off blood cancer, scores 93 per cent in HSC exams
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Mansi scored 93 percent in Commerce stream in the HSC exams, results for which were declared last week. Although she had succeeded in fighting off blood cancer fully by 2014, the three-year long fight had left her with a crippling blow.

Watered down
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Nagpur’s pioneering scheme was ready for learning curve problems, but diminishing financial and political aid has pushed it into uncharted territory

Amravati: Doctor, nurse held as four newborns die in quick succession
Tue, May 30, 2017

According to a preliminary investigation done by a panel led by CS Arun Raut, the doctor and the nurse displayed negligence in not attending to the newborns, who developed sudden complications after 2 am.

Amit Shah holds closed-door meet with Mohan Bhagwat
Tue, May 30, 2017

Interestingly, Shah chose to come to the city two days after the 61st birthday programme of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari where he was one of the invitees.

Completed work without excuses… across party lines: Nitin Gadkari
Sun, May 28, 2017

"I have got more than I deserve. I never cared about speaking good words and always spoke my mind," Gadkari said.

Three tendu contractors held for ‘carrying cash to Maoists’
Wed, May 24, 2017

Gadchiroli police Tuesday arrested tendu leaf contractors for allegedly helping Maoists.

Proposal to replace tiger authority on table
Tue, May 23, 2017

It is, therefore, recommended that the regulatory scope of NTCA be widened to include all wildlife and be renamed as the National Wildlife Conservation Authority”.

Bear kills 3, injures 3 more in Chandrapur, shot dead
Sun, May 14, 2017

Two persons climb tree to escape, forest official issues order to kill animal

Bear kills three, shot dead in Maharashtra
Sun, May 14, 2017

The bear, reportedly a female, attacked a group of villagers who had gone into the forest near Alewahi village to collect tendu leaves around 7.30 am.

Gadchiroli: CM Devendra Fadnavis to hand out cheques to farmers who gave land for iron plant
Fri, May 12, 2017

Meanwhile, anti-mine activists have issued statements against the proposed programme of the CM.

Maharashtra honours 24×7 Nagpur water scheme
Sat, May 06, 2017

Days before, local BJP MLAs had criticised officials of Orange City Water (OCW), a private limited company implementing the scheme, raising questions about the decision.

Gadchiroli encounters: Back-to-back Maoist attacks leave one dead, 22 injured
Thu, May 04, 2017

Telami was among 40 police personnel returning from Koparshi, about 30 km from Hemalkasa, where an encounter had occurred around 2.30 pm.

Gadchiroli: Over 10 jawans injured in two Naxal attacks
Thu, May 04, 2017

After exchange of fire, Maoists blast MPV when additional forces sent to retrieve ambushed party

Crop prices: When the pulse rate falls for farmers
Thu, May 04, 2017

Vidarbha’s growers have had a bitter experience with arhar this year, but are unlikely to desert the crop

ACB books 13 people, including ex-officials, in 2 more irrigation scam cases in Vidarbha
Mon, May 01, 2017

The persons booked have been accused of entering into a criminal conspiracy to illegally favour contractor firms in the case and costing the state several lakhs of rupees.

Supermom: What makes Collarwali Baghin of Pench Tiger Reserve a tigress like no other
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

With 7 litters and 26 cubs, Collarwali Baghin ensures her children a good diet, guards them from male tigers, and fight charges of being ‘negligent’.

Maharashtra: Tiger dies of electrocution, two held
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The 230-kg tiger was electrocuted when it came in contact with a live wire in a paddy field.

Sukma attack: Maoists never had it so good
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The current socio-political ambience in the country provides a perfect alibi for the Maoists to not only exist but also spread their wings.

Training aircraft crashes in Vainganga river near Deori village of Maharashtra, 2 dead
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Preliminary reports said the plane lost altitude and suddenly crashed into a cable-car ropeway connecting Deori to Dhimartola in Madhya Pradesh, located across the Vainganga river.

Chef cooks for 52 hrs, ‘breaks’ world record
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Video of event to be sent to Guinness authorities for verification.

Maharashtra: Tiger Jai’s cub loses its radio collar
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The tiger had moved for about eight hours on April 18 before coming to a paddy field in Nagbhid range around midnight.

Patanjali stops payment of cheque for land amid dispute over SEZ boundary
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Patanjali has been allotted 230 acres of land in the non-SEZ area in a controversial manner by Maharashtra government that had slashed the rate under the pretext that the land had no takers

DigiDhan will become global reference point, says PM
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Modi called the Digital India programme a step in the direction of realising Babasaheb Ambedkar’s dream of empowering the most backward.

Cadres using market products leave Maoist brass worried
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Oil should be “sparingly used. Poha, semia and groundnut shouldn’t be procured,” the document said.

At least three tigers in camera-trap shots in Gadchiroli forest
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

The Wadsa-Armori tiger’s presence was noticed after it killed a man earlier this week in the Kondhala area.

Aerial survey to detect minerals launched from Nagpur
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The “multisensory aero-geophysical survey of the obvious geological potential” employs low-flying aircraft fitted with various equipment to detect the minerals