Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Maharashtra forest dept sedates ‘rebellious leader’, brings seven runaway elephants back to camp
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Forest officials said this was probably the first such operation in the state where the 13-foot tall, 5-tonne elephant was sedated while standing.

Maharashtra: Area under pulses has increased by over 46 per cent
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

This year, the area has gone up to 13.94 lakh ha, according to statistics provided by Agriculture Commissioner Vikas Deshmukh.

Maharashta: Direction to ‘close’ corruption case against senior forest officer raises eyebrows
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Deputy Conservator of forest Deepak Bhat, was arrested in May last year after seizure of Rs 19.25 lakh cash from his possession

Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary: Tigers straying a ‘natural’ event, says Expert
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Tiger Jai has been missing from the Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary about 50 km from here since April 18.

Agri-market reforms: The direct selling challenge
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Opinion is mixed over the benefits to farmers from the Maharashtra government’s move to de-list fruits & vegetables from the APMC Act.

Nagpur’s beloved big cat goes missing, over 100 join the hunt
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Jai, a 250-kg giant tiger and one of the most popular inhabitants of the reserve, has been missing since April 18.

Compensatory Afforestation Along NH7: HC gives forest officials another chance to comply with order
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

They were present in the court along with Chief Conservator of Forest T S K Reddy and Deputy Conservator of Forest (Nagpur) Mallikarjun.

Nagpur molestation case: Court delivers fastest judgment ever, decides case on its ninth day
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

On July 6, the court was off on Eid while the judge was on leave on July 7. The arguments were heard on July 8 with the girl, her friend and the investigating officer deposing as witnesses before the court.

VHP’s Togadia set to launch health products
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

He was quick to clarify that he wasn’t following in the footsteps of yoga guru Ramdev. “I am not doing anything like that,” the VHP leader said.

After allowing road widening work: Bombay HC pulls up forest dept, NHAI for not starting compensatory afforestation
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

The matter had come up for hearing on Thursday before the Bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and V M Deshpande.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets RSS leaders in Nagpur
Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Chouhan was closeted for over two hours with RSS Sarkaryawah Bhaiyyaji Joshi, his deputy Dattatreya Hosabale and Suresh Soni, at the Smruti Mandir premises of the RSS.

Yavatmal molestation case: Construction of school illegal, finds probe
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

It was regularised in 2009 during the term of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

Yavatmal school ‘molestation’: Darda relative arrested, booked under POCSO
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Kishor Darda is Jawaharlal Darda Education Society secy

Amid Cabinet reshuffle buzz, Devendra Fadnavis, Nitin Gadkari meet Mohan Bhagwat
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

The two meetings happened separately with Fadnavis meeting Bhagwat at the Reshimbagh complex and Gadkari meeting Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters in Mahal area.

Coming: Registry of bone marrow donors in Maharashtra
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

A memorandum of understanding was signed recently between state departments of Public Health and Medical Education and Drugs and the Tata Trust.

Nagpur: Protest against ‘molestation’ at school, 2 teachers held
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The two teachers are Yash Borundia, 35, a dance teacher, and Amol Kshirsagar, 32, who teaches craft to pre-primary students.

Nagpur, Jinan in China to be sister cities
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

NAGPUR and Chinese city of Jinan have tied up as sister cities to facilitate mutual exchange and benefit in different sectors. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the municipal executive heads of the two cities here on June 20. The pact is part of a 2013 agreement between the two countries to develop […]

The interest is cut, finally
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

But Rajan wasn’t economical with cultured response to savage attacks.

Maharashtra govt plans stringent Public Security Act
Sat, Jun 18, 2016

The state prosecute those found aiding or abetting subversive activities under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), however there have been negligible convictions under the act, says the a senior police officer.

Nagpur: Dual murder sparks protests, cops resort to lathicharge twice in 3 hours
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The victims’ relatives and residents of the locality had also tried to take the bodies to the police station and stage a dharna but the police managed to prevent it.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat cites PM Modi to highlight India’s cultural heritage as basis of unity
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Bhagwat was speaking at the valedictory function of 978 participants of the RSS training camp, in its third year, here on Thursday.

Eurasian otter spotted in STR and Kanha-Pench corridor
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) found largely in Europe, Africa and Asia was believed to be existing in India along with the two other otter species smooth-coated (Lutrogale perspicillata) and Asian small-clawed (Aonyx cinerea).

Abdul Basit says Afghanistan more pressing issue for Pakistan
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

Former Indian diplomat Vivek Katju, BJP ideologue Seshadri Chari, Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi and journalist Jatin Desai were the other speakers.

Maoists kill man kidnapped three days ago, 2016 toll rises to 13
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Continuing their killing spree, Maoists gunned down Sharad Kursami (30) from Mardrmalinga village in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli on Thursday.

Dhangar quota will be my priority if elected: Vikas Mahatme
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

To bring someone from social work into politics is a good sign.

Indigenous research: Developer of desi Bt cotton event complains of sabotage, harassment
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Dharwad agricultural university sits on permission for transfer of research material for ICAR trials.

Pulgaon ammo depot fire: Two Army officers among 16 dead, probe on
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

CAD, Pulgaon is located at about 115 Km from Nagpur, in Maharashtra. The depot is spread over an area of more than 7000 acres and is an important ammunition depot of the Indian Army.

Failing to get Rajya Sabha renomination, Congress MP Vijay Darda meets Nitin Gadkari
Mon, May 30, 2016

In a surprise move, the Congress declared P Chidambaram as the party nominee to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra

Killing of Women Naxals: Maoists call Gadchiroli bandh on May 31
Fri, May 27, 2016

The five women Naxals killed in different encounters are Rajita Usendi, Minko Naroti, Aarti Pudo, Nirmala Dumma and Sarita Kowasi.

Wild boar culling in forest minister’s district splits officials, anger experts
Tue, May 17, 2016

Sharpshooter hired by forest dept has killed over 200 wild boars.

Missing constable killed, Gadchiroli police recovers body
Tue, May 17, 2016

From a note recovered from near his body, it was clear the 31-year-old was held captive by Naxalites.

Rain-fed Agriculture: Seizing the desi advantage through improved breeding
Thu, May 12, 2016

Eight new publicly-developed cotton varieties hold out hope for dryland growers.

Maharashtra: Rally for development in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli
Wed, May 11, 2016

The rally was also attended by K Madhukar Rao, one of the original authors of Salwa Judum movement in Chhattisgarh.

Naxal killed in encounter
Tue, May 10, 2016

Police suspect the deceased Naxal, whose body was found on the encounter spot, as Rajita alias Ramko Usendi, Chatgaon area secretary (CPI Maoist).

NNTR’s grand old tigress dies in fight with gaur
Sun, May 08, 2016

Also called T2, Mai was 17 and a deep gash on her hind side of the body was believed to have been caused by a fight with a gaur.

Gadchiroli mining: Maoists issue threat to politicians, call them ‘agents of capitalists’
Thu, May 05, 2016

The letter has been issued by Shrinivas, secretary of western sub-zonal bureau of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee.