Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

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.

Shrihari Aney hoists ‘Vidarbha flag’ in Nagpur, raises pitch for statehood
Mon, May 02, 2016

Led by former advocate general Shrihari Aney, the symbolic flag hoisting, however, received poor response with only a handful of regular activists congregating at ‘Vishnu ki Rasoi’, famous chef Vishnu Manohar’s eating joint.

Three major projects take off in Vidarbha, CM Fadnavis unveils 2 textile ventures in Amravati
Sun, May 01, 2016

Fadnavis hands over 141 acres to SAI for Wathoda regional centre project.

Maoists kill two villagers, say police
Sun, May 01, 2016

“A group of 15-20 Naxals came to Masanadi village near Pendhri and took away Sheshrao Darro, 52, and Devaji Atla, 55, both tribals, and killed them in the adjoining forest,” the note said.

Maharashtra forest guest plan to attract tourists draws flak
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

“Such respectable visitors create a lot of curiosity and interest about such places. It will thus give a fillip to forest tourism in a big way,” the GR says.

Nitin Gadkari plans meeting in Mumbai to fast-track irrigation projects
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday said he had planned a meeting in Mumbai to discuss the fast-tracking of irrigation projects in the state.

Bombay HC hits back at Gadkari: ‘Politicians blame us if orders inconvenient’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

The observation came during a hearing on a PIL against stalling of admissions to 100 seats in Chandrapur Government Medical College by the Medical Council of India.

Policeman killed by naxals in Gadchiroli: Cops to track VIP movement, assign 4 securitymen to each
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

It was also decided that these security personnel would be equipped with small weapons instead of big ones like AK 47 as the Naxals have had an eye on the big weapons too due to the paucity of arms and ammunition they had been facing.

Row over ‘bharat mata ki jai’: Opposition due to ignorance of language: RSS leader Indresh
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

Claiming that Islam supports hailing of motherland and cow protection, RSS leader Indresh Kumar said in Nagpur Saturday that opposition to “Bharat Mata ki Jai” was due to the “ignorance of language”.

Nagpur is Deekshabhoomi, not Sanghbhoomi: Kanhaiya
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

In his speech, he accused the NDA government of attacking the democratic set-up in the country and said there was a direct assault on the Constitution authored by Ambedkar.

At Nagpur rally, Congress says BJP, RSS pushing ‘Manuwaad’
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The Congress made explicit use of symbolism of Manuwaad, probably for the first time, to declare war on “anti-Dalit and anti-poor” policies of the BJP and RSS here on Monday.

Gadchiroli: Iron-ore mining project starts
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The mine of 348 hectares leased to Lloyds Steel began extracting ore on March 5, with 300 labourers getting jobs on the site.

Tigress found dead in river near Tadoba Andhari reserve
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The tigress found floating on water had her right hind leg broken in two parts and her canines missing.

First civic school in Maharashtra to win ISO certificate is in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

From CCTV cameras, a projector, science lab and a garden with medicinal plants, the school is equipped with facilities.

AIDS awareness: Poor turnout, High Court directive about gap between 2 events flouted
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Leader of the ruling BJP Dayashankar Tiwari, who had conceived the programme, had to repeatedly tell enthusiastic volunteers not to spread out religious banners at the awareness programme.

Denied medical treatment in jail: Prof Saibaba
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

It may take several months for him to recover, said Saibaba, adding that he would eventually “go back to teaching”.

Bombay HC raps Nagpur civic body over event on ‘Hanuman Chalisa’
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

The NMC has been envisaging entering the Guinness World Records for health awareness via the April 7 programme.