Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

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

PM Modi to attend two government events in Nagpur on April 14
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The PM will visit Deekshabhoomi to pay respects to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.

Maharashtra: Cotton trader defaults on Rs 8 crore, state to pick up tab
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

On Monday, in a special meeting convened by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it was decided that the state will give the money to Seloo Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) as a soft loan.

Maharashtra partners corporates to reach out to its poorest hinterland
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

To improve HDI in 3,000 villages, Chief Minister will flag off scheme today to train rural development fellows

Heat wave continues in Vidarbha
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Nagpur records 43.3 degrees Celsius.

Costs ignored, climate change a function of market failure, says Lord Nicholas Stern
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank, and well-known climate change expert Lord Nicholas Stern was in Nagpur this week to deliver a lecture on ‘Forest, Climate Change and Future of Young Indians’.

American firm proposal worth over Rs 800 crore for Tadoba tiger reserve in Maharashtra
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Forest officials sceptical about cost and hindrance to wildlife movement

Cotton variety which needs only 100 days to mature developed
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

“Another advantage of shorter-duration cotton is that the fibre quality is better. The longer the duration, the weaker the fibre,” said Santosh.

Maharashtra: Leases of five sand mines cancelled in Gadchiroli
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The five mines whose leases have been cancelled are — Nagaram 1 and 2, Maddikuntha and Wadadham in Godavari bed and Kotamaal in Pranhita bed.

Gadchiroli: Leases of five sand mines cancelled
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Additional Collector Mahesh Awhad took the decision to cancel the leases after studying the responses of the six lease owners to the showcause notices issued to them.

DSc honour for RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The honour will be bestowed on him here at the convocation of the university by Maharashtra Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao.

DU professor Saibaba, four others get life sentence in Naxal case
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gadchiroli Police had arrested Saibaba in 2014 for his alleged links with Maoists.

Illegal sand mining: Contractor of mine arrested, gets bail
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

"He has also been slapped with theft, attempt to theft and common motive of theft charges."

Maharashtra: Study chronicles the adaptability journey of iconic tiger Jai’s cubs
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

A year-long monitoring of his two radio-collared sub-adult Bittu and Srinivas, has for the first time shed light on how cubs take baby steps to survive in stressful territories

Illegal sand mining: Case against 21 truck drivers
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The Gadchiroli administration issued showcause notices to six mine contractors asking them to reply why their leases shouldn’t be cancelled.

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.