Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Bombay High Court raps govt, says GMCH transfers malafide
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Niswade and Golawar were transferred last week along with Makarand Vyawahare, controversial head of the department of Forensic Sciences.

South Africa ‘tigers’ make most of visit to Pench reserve
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Eleven South African cricketers and their friends had a 15-minute sighting of T3, an eight-year-old tigress within 20 minutes of entering the forest in the morning.

Nagpur GMCH in focus: Vishakha probe against teacher for ‘sexual misconduct’, ‘exploitation’ dropped
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Legal experts say the institution-level Vishakha enquiry cannot be stopped as per the Supreme Court directive.

Maharashtra govt transfers ‘abusive’ GMCH forensics dept head to Chandrapur
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

The government also transferred GMCH dean Abhimanyu Niswade, who had stripped accused Makrand Vyavhare of the post of vice dean

Indian Muslims are different. Let’s preserve Indian Muslimhood.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

A few sadhvis and mahants and protagonists from Hindutva ideology making objectionable statements is no threat to the well entrenched multi-religious togetherness in India.

G N Saibaba bail: Are there rules to govern transfer of cases to principal Bench in Mumbai from other Benches, asks judge
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Saibaba is being tried for his alleged links with Naxalites. He was arrested from Delhi last year by Gadchiroli police.

From poachers to protectors: Maharashtra turns ownership of wildlife back to people
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

With this announcement, Maharashtra becomes country’s first state to adopt the ‘conservancy’ concept for wildlife tourism that has had a profound impact on economy and tourism in Masaimara and Serengeti in Africa.

DU professor’s ‘naxal’ links: Bombay HC’s Nagpur bench raises questions over bail to G N Saibaba
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

In giving bail to Saibaba, the Mumbai bench had decided to treat a letter about his plight by activist Purnima Upadhyay as PIL. Later, the bail was extended to December 1.

Wanted Naxalite Gajarala Ashok likely to surrender
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The secretary of Dandakaranya special zonal committee of CPI (Maoist) informs police of intention to surrender.

Nagpur orange set for export, first consignment for Sri Lanka
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

A seedless variety of the Nagpur mandarin is also in the offing and was brought out by the citus research institute recently.

Research centre comes up with seedless orange
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

This year, 2000 plants of the new variety distributed.

A gadget that tells farmers how much urea to use on crops
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

The sensor-based equipment accurately measures the nitrogen content in leaves and immediately prompts the farmer by a voice message the exact quantity of urea needed.

Maharashtra eye camp: 32 suffer pain, loss of vision after cataract operations, 2 doctors suspended
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

A preliminary probe has found negligence, as the standard operating procedure for sterilisation of instruments was reportedly not followed.

Katol MLA poses in front of dead blue bull, forest dept says it’s ‘not poaching’
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Dept allows killing of blue bulls, wild boars as they cause crop damage.

Lower-level bureaucrats yet to fall in line: Devendra Fadnavis
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

Fadnavis claimed that his government has done everything possible to uplift the condition of the rural masses, particularly farmers.

Retail traders’ body to launch online portal on Nov 5
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The portal server will be located at Nagpur and will charge 2% transaction money from the traders.

Maharashtra government to use radio frequency to nab electricity thieves
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The technology will also enable disconnecting the supply in case of theft to address the problem of load-shedding in an area.

Centre plans public-private participation to revive country’s degraded forests
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Step to help government reduce carbon emissions by 35 per cent by 2030.

RSS chief Bhagwat hails Ambedkar, calls for population control policy
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was addressing the annual Vijayadashami function in Nagpur

Empower poor, create smart villages: V K Saraswat at RSS meet
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

"What we need is upgrade over villages with facilities like those available in the urban areas, thus creating smart villages,” Saraswat said.

White epidemic: ‘Bt not to blame for whitefly infestation’
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

The problem was worsened by over-spraying of pesticides; CICR’s surveys showed that the damage from whitefly was most severe in places where this happened.

Price up, so is theft of pulses
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

Dal worth over Rs 2 crore stolen in a couple of months.

Stick to coal norms, NGT directs power generation companies
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

Upgrade verification facilities, keep strict watch on power units, says tribuna.

Collector-SP face-off: Stage set for IAS-IPS war in Bhandara
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

The Pavni tahsildar office staff had protested by striking work.

In a first, RSS invites govt official to Dussehra function
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Defence scientist and former Director General of DRDO Padmabhushan V K Saraswat, at present a member of the NITI Aayog, is the chief guest.

Disparity hurting social homogeneity, says Bhaiyyaji Joshi
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The event was to remember Sangh-affiliate Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) founder late Dattopant Thengdi on his death anniversary, with a pledge to develop samrasata.

DGP flags off initiative to help families of Gadchiroli cops
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The jawans put forth the matter when Dixit met them during his three-day Gadchiroli visit.

Pola festival: In this village, tiger replaces bull as harvest festival mascot
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

A village in Nagpur district has replaced the bullock with tiger to celebrate “Waghacha Pola” (Tiger Pola).

Maoist leader’s letter to cadre: ‘100 Maoists killed in a year… very big loss to movement’
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

The letter also referred to the arrest of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and Delhi student Hem Mishra in the context of the “ looter government’s bid to suppress revolution.”

Complete loan waiver no solution to agrarian crisis: Sharad Pawar
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Pawar was interacting with the media after touring the suicide-prone Yavatmal district on Wednesday. His observation is in contrast with its alliance partner Congress’ demand for a complete loan waiver.

Two Naxals held in Petha village, two surrender
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

The arrested were members of Company dalam 10 and were involved in crimes including attack on cops

NH 7 widening project: Bombay High Court invokes jurisdiction rights, stays NGT order
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The NGT had stayed the felling of trees saying it cannot be done without the requisite forest department order.

Man killed for daring Naxals, son keeps his dreams alive
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

He worked to get irrigation project off the ground in Gadchiroli, was shot dead

Vidarbha to have one of its best Kharif harvests this year
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

‘Good rains in June, absence of hailstorms in February and March, and no major diseases have contributed to a good spring flowering season’

NH -7 widening project: If development is stopped, judicial terrorism is necessary, says Bombay HC
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The NGT last week issued show-cause to Forest Department and National Highways Authority of India for continuing to fell trees despite its order.

Chandrapur: Police assault youth caught after chase, traders protest
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The family of the youth, Rohit Bothra, 29, is planning to move the high court and file an attempt to murder case against eleven policemen for assaulting and injuring him on the night of August 31.