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Why demonise what was good in ancient Indian science, asks Smriti Irani
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Irani stressed the importance of applicability of research and its utility for industry. Says statue of Aryabhatta to be installed at UNESCO in April.

Natural agriculture: The man behind ‘zero-budget spiritual farming’
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Padma awardee believes there’s much to learn from ancient Indian cultivation techniques

G N Saibaba case: Defence questions ‘overstay’ of prosecution witness in Gadchiroli
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

According to media reports, Defence lawyer Surendra Gadling, during hearing wondered as to how the witness could afford to stay back for about two weeks in Gadchiroli foregoing his livelihood in Delhi.

Biggest crackdown in Maharashtra- MCOCA : 28 people booked in Nagpur
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Last year, 80 persons were booked in 12 cases under the stringent Act.

Anna Hazare writes to Sonia Gandhi, seeks support for village forest scheme
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Village forest is a 2014 scheme of the Maharashtra government that offers gram sabhas rights over forests under provisions of the 1927 Indian Forest Act (FRA).

A village in Maharashtra that wanted a forest, and got one
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Kumbhiwagholi had no forest and villagers expressed a desire to conserve and develop one of their own.

Khesari dal safe for normal humans, says expert
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

There are others who are in favour of the banning this variety of legumes.

Khesari dal could be answer to arhar crisis, says activist who fought ban for 3 decades
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

In 2008, Kothari’s efforts had led to the Maharashtra government lifting the ban on production, consumption and sale of the khesari dal, also known as lakholi dal. It was at the end of a hunger strike over 80 days.

MRO facility at MIHAN set to work at full potential
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

With the entire requisite staff in place, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for Air India planes will take up complete check, called as D check in airlines parlance, of Boeing 777-300ER from February 15.

Adivasis & Health: When new lifestyle diseases compound ‘old’ problems
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

A pioneering doctor-activist speaks to The Indian Express about the unique health issues confronting India’s tribal communities.

Suicides in Vidarbha rise again, 2/3 of them farmers
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The 1,328 suicides are a tally that may include farmers as well as non-farmers in the six cotton-growing districts of Wardha, Yvatmal, Amravati, Akola, Washim and Buldana.

After 70 wild boars killed, guidelines to be introduced for transparency
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The Forest Department has undertaken the killing of wild boars in Dhaba and Kothari ranges of forests in the district from January 7.

Gadchiroli witnesses zero police casualty after 13 years
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

It was after CPI (Maoist) coming to fore that the Naxalites had embarked on full-scale military offensive against the police by launching People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA).

Naxalites kept us for over 4 nights, but treated us well, say ‘abducted’ students
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Adarsh Patil, whose Facebook page had a poem titled “Ha hum hain Naxal (yes we are Naxals)”, said, “it does not mean that I believe in Naxalism.”

For Sarita, escape from Naxal tailoring camp a stitch in time
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

On January 3, 2015, Sarita, along with best friends Roshni Wachami and Vaishali Veladi had left their Ashram school at Aheri to reach Perimilbhatti village about 25 km up on the hilly Maharashtra border with Chhattisgarh.

Woman killed in tiger attack, foresters look for tigress whose cubs were found dead
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Four cubs, two males and two females died of malnourishment in Pathri range of Sawli tehsil on Sunday.

India prepares to shrink Panna success, others hope to replicate it to revive tigers
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The three countries have had a history of tiger existence before the species went extinct due to various reasons.

Four tiger cubs die of malnourishment
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

The forest, where the cubs actually lived with the mother, belongs to the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM).

MIHAN: Firms sitting idle to be heard by govt, might have land allotments terminated
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

This was decided at a meeting of the MIHAN Task Force here on Sunday.

Three Hyderabad youths ‘on way to Syria’ detained in Nagpur, two for second time
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Police confirmed that Abdullah Basith, Umar Hassan Farooqui, and Zamir Farooqui were detained at the airport and will be handed over to Hyderabad Police.

Subjected to witch-hunt: Saibaba
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Asked why he surrendered when many felt the order was undemocratic and unjust, Saibaba said, “I am not surrendering before anyone. Whether right or wrong, I have to follow the judicial process.”

Delhi University professor G N Saibaba returns to Nagpur jail
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Saibaba expressed disappointment over the HC order.

Animal rescue centre takes off
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The Forest Department roped in Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU) for free treatment of animals in exchange for students getting a ready facility for practical studies.

Missing girl returns from Naxal group, surrenders
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

After the parents agreed, the girl turned herself in at Bhamragad police station. “Her further surrender formalities are being processed,” Patil said.

Matangs lathicharged as they march towards legislature
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The community, along with many other smaller communities, under the banner of Lok Swarajya Andolan, has been fighting for classification of reservation rights.

RSS asks BJP ministers to support Sangh programmes
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Sarkaryawah Bhaiyyaji Joshi interacted with over 70-80 legislators, including all BJP ministers and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, for about 30 minutes at Smruti Mandir premises of the organisation.

Quota must till inequality remains: Mohan Bhagwat
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

‘Earlier statements not understood in totality’

Dhakna poaching case: 3 tiger traders sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

The accused formed an international racket which hunted tigers and transported body parts to China.

Cops nab prime accused in kidney racket from Sangli
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

“Pawar, whose name cropped up during investigations, was picked up for his role as an agent,” Mina added.

Supreme Court has done exactly what it blamed government for, says state’s top law officer
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

“In doing so, the SC did exactly what it had blamed the government for,” Ane said. He was speaking at a lecture organised on NJAC by the High Court Bar Association.

Nagpur: ‘Kidney racket’ busted in Akola, two arrested
Sat, Dec 05, 2015

Of the five victims, kidneys of at least two were removed in Sri Lanka while those of the others were removed in India, police said.

Dry State: A better pulse rate
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Vidarbha’s farmers have escaped the worst of drought this year and hope to gain from high arhar prices.

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