Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

NGT says will issue arrest warrant as NTCA official fails to file reply
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Even as NGT has stayed felling of trees, forest department says will follow High Court directive asking it to allow NHAI to fell trees and start work.

‘Breach of protocol’ at Nagpur: IIM-A director sends apology letter to Nitin Gadkari
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Gadkari’s PR office denied reports in a section of the media that Gadkari was planning to initiate breach of privilege against Nanda.

Jail authorities step up security for Yakub hanging
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Meanwhile, preparations inside the jail for Memon’s hanging were on at full swing.

Kishor Tiwari, farm activist, to head mission for distressed districts
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The government has decided to confer executive power on Tiwari with a secretary-level status likely for him.

NHAI gets nod to go ahead with widening of NH-7
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The NHAI had earlier rejected the WII proposal to build a flyover along the stretch to save what is considered as country's most important tiger and wildlife corridor, citing cost escalation.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Lawyer in row over using expired I-card to meet Yakub Memon
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Denying the charges, a senior official said the reports were singled out to create sensation.

Chandrapur medical college gets the green light from SC
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Apex court refuses to stay HC bench order on MCI’s plea.

The problem with Gajendra Chauhan
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Debate over the appointment of the FTII chairman has acquired an elitist hue.

‘Highway serial killer’ on the run nabbed near Nagpur
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Investigation into the murders of a truck driver and a cleaner about two months ago led police to Rajput.

Nagpur municipal school to house Mohan Bhagwat’s security team
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The school is located in the Untkhana area, about 3 km from the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, imparts education up to Class 12

Gadchiroli police take to winning hearts while expanding footprint in Naxal heartland
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

The new police force has started friendly gestures, including a campaign for crop diversification.

Sanskar Bharti activist appointed CBFC member
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Chandrakant Gharote has spearheaded the Rangoli campaigns of Sanskar Bharti and is also a national secretary of the organisation.

Maharashtra Governor intervenes, shutting down of model schools on hold
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The state government has put on hold its plan to shut the model schools in the backward districts of the state after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s intervention in the matter on Tuesday.

Wardha and Nagpur villagers rejoice as Jalyukt Shivar projects yield results
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Orange farmers in Katol, which is known as California of India, have been witnessing fast depletion of the ground water table, which currently stands at a thousand feet below the surface.

Desi Bt cotton: Will Indian farmers finally see an alternative to Monsanto’s Bollard?
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

CICR plans to stack all the three GM events into its cotton varieties, which can compete with Monsanto’s Bollgard.

Wild water buffalo herd in Gadchiroli triggers hopes
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

The large herd was accidently captured by forest staffers while monitoring sensors used to track the giant squirrel, which is Maharashtra’s state animal.

NH-7 widening: NGT questions exemption from wildlife board ambit
Sat, Jul 04, 2015

The NGT was hearing petitions by NGOs Conservation Action Trust.

HC raps Ashok Chavan, Dardas for misuse of office
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Former CM allegedly helped the Dardas regularise land that was ‘encroached’ upon in Yavatmal.

Someshwar Ramkrushna Hedau Maharashtra: No white gold this
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

The Indian Express reporters travel into the interiors to understand what’s in the mind of farmers as kharif plantings gather pace.

MP journalist burnt to death by mining mafia, 3 arrested
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Sand mafia involvement alleged but police say associates killed him.

Doctor rules out surgery for professor Saibaba
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

GN Saibaba is lodged in Nagpur Central jail for alleged Maoist links.

Performing with Devendra Fadnavis in Nagpur, training with Chouhan in Bhopal
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Across Maharashtra, colleges have been asked to stay open although it is not mandatory.

Prominent Naxal cadre from Chhattisgarh held in Wardha
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Gadchiroli police have arrested a prominent Naxal cadre from Chhattisgarh, at Wardha Saturday.

First dino site in India with flora, fauna intact
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Named the ‘Wadadham Fossil Park’, this Jurassic period site houses the fossils of flora.

Maoists ‘identify SPOs’, warn them against helping police
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Maoists have warned the villagers who act as SPOs to desist from helping police.

Experiment fails, Pench tigress back in enclosure
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The six-year-old tigress that grew up in a large four hectare enclosure was released on May 17 in the wild.

Maharashtra Govt puts on hold confined field trials of GM crops
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

The state government had allowed confined field trials for 18 different GM events for various crops.

Must reinstall India as ‘teacher of the world’, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

India’s real strength is the value of reliability, which is a very big attribute.

Cops in Naxal-affected areas: Government Resolution on special pay issued
Sat, May 30, 2015

The report had quoted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis blaming the delay on previous government.

Administrative staff in former Naxal areas get special pay, cops left out
Thu, May 28, 2015

The government has not issued the GR clearing the one-and-a-half times special pay meant for them. As a result, they go without this special allowance, despite working in under trying conditions in Naxal affected parts.

Amid protests over land bill, Amit Shah meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
Sun, May 17, 2015

The Sangh has also reacted cautiously to the Hindutva agenda seemingly taking a backseat for the BJP-led government.

Nagpur boy to showcase invention at US science fair
Thu, May 07, 2015

Autoreader designed by Aditya Bhople can identify and read any text for a visually impaired person.

Starting padyatra in Vidarbha, Rahul Gandhi covers 15kms, reaches out to farmers
Fri, May 01, 2015

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi receives warm welcome; talks to farmers but makes no promises.

Kalavati waits for Rahul Gandhi, with fading hope
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Ironically, while the then Congress government had not considered her husband Parsuram’s suicide in 2005 as arising out of agrarian distress, NGO Sulabh International had rushed to her help with an aid of Rs 30 lakh.

Rahul Gandhi padyatra: Nine Amravati farmer households await special guest today, with some expectation
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Most villagers not aware of land Bill but don’t want to give up land, pin hopes on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

A deadly surge in Yavatmal, 95 suicides in 3 months
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Official scrutiny of data over years reveal that between 20-50% of these deaths are related to agriculture.