Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

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.

NH-7 bridge stalled by 6-year NHAI-CR spat gets a new push, with lighter girders
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) erases them only to be confronted with a new set of abuses.

Pench tigress state’s first hand-reared big cat to be released in the wild
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

TF2 would be fitted with a radio collar and tracked by the authorities to check if and how she is adjusting to the new realities.

Maoist chief admits to loss of leaders, weakening base, asks cadres to open fronts
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

He said there was “good potential for building and strengthening civil rights movements”.

Government policy for Naxal-hit areas a picture in contrasts
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Welfare funds get lower, but incentives for staff working there restored.

How Maharashtra tackled its forest mafia in Gadchiroli
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Increased patrolling, providing incentives such as jobs has led to surrenders

Varsity officials question mandate of search panel for new V-C
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

The committee had asked a local advertising company to issue ads for the post.

Suspicions confirmed, 23 mobile phones recovered from Nagpur Central Jail barracks
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Five undertrials including three MACOCA accused had dramatically escaped from the prison on Tuesday.

Conservationists irked as trees felled for NH-7 widening
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The felling of over 3,000 trees has raised the heckles of conservationists.

Nagpur Metro project moves, team in town
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

The Nagpur Metro is estimated to cost over Rs 10,000 crore, 50% of which will come through loans.

Expansion of support base tops agenda at RSS meet
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

It made clear that no one from the parivar should work against the interests of the Narendra Modi government.

Two tiger poachers held from Chhattisgarh
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

Sources said the two poachers were known to have been operating in Pench-Kanha tiger corridor for over 25 years now.

Third RSS term for Bhaiyyaji Joshi
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

A lot of speculation was on about Joshi making way for his deputy Sahsarkaryawah Dattatreya Hosbale.

RSS backs govt on land bill, Masarat release
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

The Indian Express had reported that Joshi would continue as Sarkaryawah and Hosbale as his deputy despite speculation to the contrary.

At Nagpur conclave, RSS rallies around Narendra Modi government
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Top Sangh parivar leaders like BJP president Amit Shah and VHP chief Pravin Togadiya are attending the meeting.

Anna tells politicians to keep off his march against land Bill
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

The announcement came at the end of daylong deliberations at Sevagram ashram among 50-odd activists from different organisations.