Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

American firm proposal worth over Rs 800 crore for Tadoba tiger reserve in Maharashtra
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Forest officials sceptical about cost and hindrance to wildlife movement

Cotton variety which needs only 100 days to mature developed
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

“Another advantage of shorter-duration cotton is that the fibre quality is better. The longer the duration, the weaker the fibre,” said Santosh.

Maharashtra: Leases of five sand mines cancelled in Gadchiroli
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The five mines whose leases have been cancelled are — Nagaram 1 and 2, Maddikuntha and Wadadham in Godavari bed and Kotamaal in Pranhita bed.

Gadchiroli: Leases of five sand mines cancelled
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Additional Collector Mahesh Awhad took the decision to cancel the leases after studying the responses of the six lease owners to the showcause notices issued to them.

DSc honour for RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The honour will be bestowed on him here at the convocation of the university by Maharashtra Governor C H Vidyasagar Rao.

DU professor Saibaba, four others get life sentence in Naxal case
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Gadchiroli Police had arrested Saibaba in 2014 for his alleged links with Maoists.

Illegal sand mining: Contractor of mine arrested, gets bail
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

"He has also been slapped with theft, attempt to theft and common motive of theft charges."

Maharashtra: Study chronicles the adaptability journey of iconic tiger Jai’s cubs
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

A year-long monitoring of his two radio-collared sub-adult Bittu and Srinivas, has for the first time shed light on how cubs take baby steps to survive in stressful territories

Illegal sand mining: Case against 21 truck drivers
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The Gadchiroli administration issued showcause notices to six mine contractors asking them to reply why their leases shouldn’t be cancelled.

BJP surges in rural Vidarbha, takes tally to 140
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The party has improved upon its last time’s tally of 64 to 140, winning Chandrapur and Wardha, emerging as the single largest party in Buldana and Gadchiroli.

Nagpur Civic Elections 2017: BJP beats own expectations, wins 108 seats
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

With this, the BJP has held on to power in the second capital of the state for the third consecutive term.

Eknath Khadse denies knowledge of Bhosari MIDC land sale
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Khadse deposed for cross-examination for at least five hours before the committee here on Wednesday.

Nagpur civic polls: BJP not looking at a ‘spectacular’ win
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Senior leaders say the ruling party may not get more than 80-85 seats.

Showcause notices to 6 sand mines in Sironcha
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The raids were conducted jointly by Revenue and police officials following The Indian Express expose.

Nagpur civic polls: Campaigning ends, BJP prays for a high turnout tomorrow
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Facing rebellion from cadre, 75% turnout and infighting in Cong could help BJP

Illegal Sand Mining On Godavari Bed: Four JCBs, 70 trucks seized after raids on Sironcha mines
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

No arrest as those carrying out mining at the sites managed to flee, say cops

Nagpur Municipal Corporation election: BJP suspends 46 members for 6 yrs
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Risaldar openly voiced his discontent over “injustice” meted out to those from the RSS cadres.

Crop prices: The pulse of producers
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Israel Khan grows arhar as an intercrop in alternate rows with soyabean and cotton.

Forty-three days after Naxal attack, mining resumes at Surajgarh
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

A 300-strong specially sanctioned force of State Reserve Police has been deployed to provide protection to the mining operation.

Not Just Another Brick in the Wall
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

In Nelgunda, one of Maharashtra’s worst Naxal-affected regions, a school is encouraging young minds to walk the path to freedom.

Bombay HC raps police on Vidarbha Cricket Association row
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The VCA claimed that the police had raised no such objections till the matter regarding the free passes came to a head.

Tiger that has struck fear in Chandrapur district likely to be shot
Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The tiger, whose gender is not known, has apparently moved again in the Shivni and Karwa areas of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer.

No rape committed by cops: Chhattisgarh women tell Bombay HC
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

In the initial complaint filed in the case, it was alleged that the commandos detained the women and raped them on the intervening night of January 20 and 21.

Bombay HC denies custody of two Chattisgarh girls to brother of one
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

The claim that the two girls were raped by police officers was made by Gadchiroli tribal activist Sainu Gota and his wife Sheela, who are also in police custody.

Nagpur: Three killed in tiger attacks
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

In the latest incident in the series of attacks beginning January 8, a 60-year old woman Manda Dandekar was killed by a tiger near Mohali village in the Shivni range just adjacent to Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve Wednesday morning.

Gadchiroli: Medical report refutes sexual assault claims
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

We will now initiate strict legal action against those who made such baseless claims.” Shivaji Bodkhe I-G (Gadchiroli range)

Mumbai: Commandos misbehaved with two Chhattisgarh girls, alleges activist; police call it ‘Naxal ploy’
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

The police also dismissed the misbehaviour charges as a “regular method” of Naxal propaganda.

Nagpur: 3-member team to probe missing tiger case
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

The other two members of the team are Wildlife Institute of India (WII) scientist Qamar Qureshi and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) Joint Director Kamal Datta.

Nagpur: 3-member team to probe missing tiger case
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Jai has been missing since April last year and has been untraceable due to the failure of his radio collar, which was fitted by Wildlife Institute of India experts.

Bombay HC sets aside election of BJP MLA Deorao Holi from Gadchiroli
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The DDHS order was the fallout of a case of alleged graft by Holi, who was arrested in 2008 for allegedly misappropriating funds worth over Rs 8 lakh. Holi was facing a probe in the matter.

Nagpur medical college dean booked for graft
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The bill in question was raised on December 28, 2016, for medicines supplied during the Winter session of the state legislature.

‘Sink’ tigers populating areas not known to host big cats: Tiger travels 135 km safely
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Sink animals are those that venture out of their protected areas, thus reducing their chances of survival

Defence cross-examines forensic expert
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The court of Principal, District and Sessions Judge S S Shinde fixed the next hearing for January 23, when the defence is expected to begin its final arguments.

Is NITI Aayog serving its purpose: RSS affiliate to debate
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Ashwani Mahajan said that among the experts invited for the session are Abhijit Sen, Sanjaya Baru and S Gurumurthy.

Activists build Rs 12-lakh bridge in 17 days under police protection in Mumbai
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The only government participation at the Juvi bridge was in the form of police protection.

Surjagad arson: ‘Demonetisation may have led to Maoist attack’
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

A senior official said that Naxals were under heavy financial stress following demonetisation.