Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

‘BJP man’ held under POCSO Act in Gadchiroli
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

The girl told the police that her mother had forcibly married her off when she was just 15 and lived in Ankisa village.

In show of strength, NCP, Congress hold ‘Halla Bol’ rally
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Leaders like NCP’s Praful Patel and state Congress chief Ashok Chavan stated that the two parties could together wrest power in 2019.

PM Modi should be ashamed of remarks on Manmohan Singh: Sharad Pawar
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Pawar said, “He should be ashamed (laj vatli pahije) of raising suspicion against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose integrity is doubted by none in the world.”

BJP leader arrested in Gadchiroli for alleged sexual exploitation of minor girl
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Earlier, an offence was registered against BJP leader Ajay Yanganti at Gadchiroli on Sunday for rape (376 of the IPC), sexually exploiting children (Prevention of Child Sexual Offence) and Prevention of Child Marriage Act.

NCP leader Supriya Sule detained as ‘Hallabol dindi’ reaches city
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Thousands of NCP workers and supports participated in the procession that had begun at Yavatmal on December 1. When it entered the city in the meeting, it was held up by the police near airport.

Curtain Raiser: We will counter opposition attack campaign in winter session with theft retort, says Fadnavis
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

If Opposition attacks, will provide pile of evidence against misdeeds during 15 years of rule: CM Devendra Fadnavis

Nana Patole’s journey one of recurrent rebellions
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Over the past three months, Nana Patole has been targeting BJP governments in Maharashtra and the Centre in general and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in particular.

Maharashtra BJP MP Nana Patole resigns from party, Lok Sabha over farmers’ issue
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Nana Patole had denounced the BJP over a host of issues, including farmers' distress and alleged that it was repeatedly ignored by the Prime Minister.

Centre rejects Maharashtra govt’s plea to de-notify Bt cotton
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Asks state to work with all stakeholders to put in place effective management strategies to check pink bollworm issue

Seven naxalites killed by police in Gadchiroli encounter
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The encounter comes following a spurt of violence by Naxalites over the last ten days. All seven bodies have been recovered from the site.

Will continue stir until all demands are met: Yashwant Sinha in Akola
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

“I am determined to stay till all the demands are met. The excuse about NAFED purchase is not valid as BJP-ruled states like MP and Gujarat have been procuring produce through their own procurement systems. Why can’t the Maharashtra government do it?” Yashwant Sinha said.

Yashwant Sinha to continue farmers’ agitation till govt accepts all demands
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Rebek BJP MP Nana Patole said leaders like Arun Shourie, Shatrughna Sinha and Varun Gandhi may also join the agitation.

Centre asks state govts to strengthen police forces
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The Centre feels that there is a limitation to the efficacy of Central Paramilitary Forces in these areas, said a senior official

Centre asks state governments to strengthen police forces
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

The issue has been under discussion in the various state-Centre meetings that have taken place from May this year and a definite plan is likely to be finalised in a meeting later this month in Delhi, according to the official.

Three Yavatmal Government Medical College teachers in trouble
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

A letter issued by Directorate of Medical Education and Research to MMC pointed out that three doctors were practicing privately at Yavatmal by going on medical leave.

Five killed, five injured in Maoist attacks in Gadchiroli in seven days
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

With this, since November 20, Naxalites have killed three civilians and two policemen, and injured three civilians and two policemen.

CBI judge BH Loya’s death in 2014: Nothing suspicious, say two Bombay HC judges who were at hospital
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Crucial claims in Caravan report — ECG not working, judge virtually abandoned after death, body sent home unescorted — contradict records investigated by The Indian Express.

Maharashtra: Two more tigers found dead
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Three days ago, a sub-adult tiger was found dead near Mul in Chandrapur district.

Sharad Pawar: Modi government pursuing revenge politics against Gandhis
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Pawar was addressing party workers at Chandrapur on the second day of his four-day Vidarbha visit.

Ruckus over power bill default: BJP corporators ransack private power firm’s office
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The entire staff, particularly women, ran out in panic. The protesters then called the company’s business head Sonal Khurana, who arrived only to get an earful from them.

Maharashtra government, Patanjali to partner in Rs 25,000 crore cow project
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Gadkari announced that the state government would raise a Rs 25,000-crore project on 800 acres at Heti (Kundi) village in Vidarbha, to be carried forward with the help of Ramdev’s Patanjali group.

Vidarbha farmers death: ‘Blaming death on pesticides campaign by NGOs’
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

In a submission to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Maharashtra government to probe the deaths, CCFI alleged that blaming the deaths on pesticides was a campaign by “foreign-funded” NGOs.

BJP MP, who said PM Modi doesn’t like to be questioned, to meet Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Nana Patole, however, kept dodging queries regarding his possible voluntary exit from the party.

Congress rally in Chandrapur draws big crowd but turnout thin at parallel rally
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The turnout prompted Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan to publicly praise Brahmapuri Congress MLA and former minister Vijay Wadettiwar for successfully organising the event.

Tigress electrocuted in Chaprala Wildlife Sanctuary; third in 6 months
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

The tigress, nicknamed Ravina, was found dead near the carcass of a wild pig in a field near Maroda village.

Another tigress electrocuted in Vidarbha, death count reaches three
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Meanwhile, the Electricity and Forest officials have decided to carry out joint awareness campaigns in the 150 critical villages against illegal power fencing.

Pesticide deaths: CM Fadnavis cites illegal seeds, probe report didn’t mention this factor
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The probe report by the CICR makes no mention of the illegal seeds of what is known as herbicide resistant (HT) cotton as being responsible for the pesticide deaths.

Chandrapur: Two events by Congress leaders on same day hint at ‘lack of unity’
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

While one event is to highlight the BJP's failures, the other event is to "celebrate birth centenary of late PM Indira Gandhi.”

Defence production facility: Reliance, Dassault lay foundation
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Surface Transport, Shipping and Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari, French Minister for Armed Forces Florence Parly, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler, Ambani’s mother Kokilaben, wife Tina and son Anmol were present on the occasion.

Former Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy meets Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Their meeting, which lasted for about 60 minutes, was described by Gadkari’s personal staff as “courtesy call”

Saved by court once, freed amid concerns, tigress dies of electrocution
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Sometime between 3 and 4 am on Saturday, two-year-old T27-C1 died after coming in contact with an electrified wire put out by a farmer to keep away wild boars.

Man-eater tigress, facing ‘shoot-to-kill’ order, electrocuted in Wardha
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

As reported earlier, the tigress after staying put in the Bor buffer area for many days had started moving out and had returned to the sanctuary again over the past 2-3 days after traversing a distance of over 500 kilometres.

Official issues fresh order to shoot tigress in Nagpur
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

The tigress was caught from Brahmapuri forest in Chandrapur district in July and was released in Bor sanctuary in Wardha district after she had killed two persons and injured four. It was captured after the HC had quashed the first shoot order issued then

‘Deaths of farmers from pesticide genocide by state,’ says farmer welfare task force chief
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Farmers’ welfare task force chief seeks criminal action.

Farmers’ deaths due to pesticide inhalation: activist Kishor Tiwari terms it ‘genocide committed by state’
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Addressing a press conference in Nagpur on Monday, Tiwari said over 40 farmers have died while over 2,000 were hospitalised due to passive inhalation of pesticides in Vidarbha and Marathwada.

Humidity, pesticide cocktails, new sprayer reasons for cotton farmer deaths in Yavatmal: experts
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Since July 19, 18 farmers have died in Yavatmal and 14 in surrounding districts in the cotton growing belt of the state. The two fresh deaths have been reported from Nagpur and Akola.