Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Naxals making Gadchiroli boys steal gelatine
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Naxals are sending young boys to work at stone quarries in Chennai and Bangalore, and getting them to pilfer gelatine, say police

Why Fadnavis oath at Wankhede will make Nagpur nostalgic today
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Sheshrao Wankhede, a barrister from London and freedom fighter, had been the mayor of Nagpur for three years since 1952.

44 out of 122: Vidarbha puts BJP on fine line
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Statehood is a promise to keep, but region may also ask why govt can’t address its issues from Mumbai.

Devendra Fadnavis: Music buff who had almost quit politics
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The lighter side apart, Fadnavis always took his politics seriously.

Devendra Fadnavis, Nitin Gadkari pay separate visits to RSS chief
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis, who were recently in news for reportedly being in the race for the top post, made separate visits to the RSS headquarters here for a one-on-one meeting with Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat. Fadnavis met the RSS chief Friday evening while Gadkari met him Saturday […]

Fadnavis, Gadkari pay separate visits to RSS chief
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Gadkari offered no reply to driving without helmet and walked away.

Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero (Marathi) / Light on celluloid
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Dr Prakash Baba Amte-The Real Hero, the Marathi biopic on the life and work of Prakash Amte and his wife Manda, looks at their work in the light of both their idealistic pursuit of a grand human service

Devendra Fadnavis set to be Maharashtra Chief Minister, Nitin Gadkari says ‘happy in Delhi’
Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Devendra Fadnavis declined to comment on his meeting with Gadkari.

The networker of Vidarbha
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

What makes Nitin Gadkari click as a mass leader and administrator

Over 70% of his supporters are first-time MLAs from Vidarbha
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Gadkari is known to have supported the nominations of many of the first-time MLAs as well as party veterans.

Gadkari gets backing of 39 MLAs, all of whom first supported Fadnavis for Maharashtra CMs post
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

The development has brought out the much-speculated turf war in Nagpur (between Gadkari and Fadnavis) out in open.

In Gadchiroli, NOTA clinches second spot as non-tribals reject candidates
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

At Kunghada village of Chamorshi tehsil, the entire non-tribal population of over 3,000 remained away from voting.

Economists ask PM Modi not to dilute NREGS; Gadkari says focus on backward areas
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

The economists expressed concern over plans to restrict the ambit of the scheme to just 200 districts.

For and against in the debate over Vidarbha
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi sent P A Sangma to assess the Vidarbha situation and as per a recent statement by the latter in Lok Sabha, Rajiv favoured statehood.

In tribal belt, Congress stares at losses while BJP hopes to gain
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The Congress is strong only in parts of its erstwhile bastion, particularly Chandrapur where it has three seats, but has been slowly yielding space to the BJP.

Narendra Modi stirs a storm, but no straw in the wind still
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

In the alliance years since 1990, the Congress has had a low and a high of 18 and 26 seats in Vidarbha compared to BJP’s 13 and 22.

Bhagwat pats Modi govt, pushes Swadeshi model of development
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Unless the last person in the country feels satisfied with welfare initiatives, security and safety, the government cannot complete its task, Bhagwat said.

Modi has 22+ rallies in BJP’s ‘historic’ plan
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Rudy was confident the party would form the government on its own by winning over 180 seats.

Warora: BJP dumps RSS man for Deotale
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Firefighting begins as Bujone joins NCP and given ticket.

Gadchiroli cops anticipate Naxal attacks, ready with combat plan
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The police said that Naxals were expected to make every possible attempt to disrupt polling in Gadchirol.

Warora: BJP dumps RSS man for Deotale
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Firefighting begins as Bujone joins MNS and given ticket.

Gadchiroli cops anticipate Naxal attacks, ready with combat plan
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Some ten-odd booths have been shifted to safer places due to inaccessibility caused by heavy rains and thick vegetation.

CoBRA scans Abujmaad forest for key Maoist meet
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The 10th congress, if the reports were to be believed, was scheduled from September 10 to September 21.

Ahead of global meet, Maoists admit to setbacks
Sat, Sep 20, 2014

The committee said that “we are striving hard for revival of the movement from the areas where we had to retreat.

Dengue cases up in Vidarbha but lower mortality this year
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

In case of malaria, the figures till August this year are 23, 532, 93, 17 compared to last year’s 16, 920, 42, 15.

Dengue cases up in Vidarbha but lower mortality this year
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Last year, the corresponding figures were 64, 1,753, 268 and 35, respectively.

Court rejects bail plea of ‘Naxal’ Hem Mishra
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Suspect was first of the 3 ‘Maoists’ from Delhi arrested by Gadchiroli cops last year.

‘45 million visually-challenged people are still from India’
Mon, Sep 01, 2014

A prevention program has been able to bring down blindness caused by cataract from 85% in 1950s to 58% today.

Bombay High Court quashes professor Saibaba’s bail plea
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Confined to wheelchair, Saibaba is currently lodged in Nagpur’s Central Prison.

Maoist links: Bombay HC quashes Saibaba’s bail plea
Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Court said a prima facie case exists against the DU professor for involvement in Maoist activities

Modi lays stone for Nagpur Metro
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Also inaugurates a road project for city and dedicates to the nation two units of NTPC project at Mouda; CM skips events

Boycott Modi’s functions, Congress tells Oppn CMs
Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Maharashtra CM Chavan says he will skip an event today.

Boycott Modi’s functions, Congress tells Opposition CMs, Prithviraj Chavan says he will skip it
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

The Nagpur metro rail project has blown up into a full-scale political war.

Chandrapur tiger shot dead
Wed, Aug 20, 2014

The tiger is believed to have killed at least six persons since February this year.

Chandrapur tiger that killed six shot dead
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The tiger is believed to have killed six persons since February this year, three of them in this month.

Radio collar stuck in Customs dept, release of tigress into Pench stalled
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

The satellite-aided radio collar, costing Rs 3.5 lakh with accessories, had reached India from Germany in February.