Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Govt allots 289 acres to Anil Ambani’s RAL, to be India’s first pvt sector defence aviation unit
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The project is likely to be known as Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park.

Security, public trust key to iron ore mining projects in Gadchiroli
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Devendra Fadnavis stressed the need to get proposals for iron ore mining in Gadchiroli off the ground.

Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav: Agriculture scientists have a new job- help govt realise PM’s ‘lab to land’ dream
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Groups of four multidisciplinary scientists each will be constituted at these institutes and universities.

Nagpur: Suicide attempt by 4 students at I-Day function
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

They are now stated to be out of danger.

Students attempt suicide citing lack of facilities at school in Maharashtra district
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Chandrapur MP Hansraj Ahir, Ballarpur MLA and state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and a host of government officials rushed to the hospital to meet the students.

Kanha-Pench tiger corridor: Three flyovers to come up on NH-7
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The Indian Express had reported last week that Gadkari had agreed to implement the measures.

Kanha-Pench tiger corridor: Govt to go ahead with widening of NH-7
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The Ministry of Transport had been steadfastly opposing the measures of constructing the flyovers along stretches of the NH7 that go through wildlife corridors in the Kanha-Pench Tiger Reserve to allow safe passage to wild animals.

Complete picture: All tigers in state covered in camera trap op
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

State claims it has a tiger population of 202, forest dept collaborates with NGO to capture them all.

Kanha-Pench wildlife corridor: Nod to build three flyovers ends deadlock
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

The matter had led to a stir with conflicting orders of the Bombay HC and NGT over allowance granted by the HC bench to NHA to start chopping trees to facilitate four-laning of the stretch.

Central schemes: No major change for states hit by Left wing extremism
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

“It means the schemes will not only be funded by the Centre but also monitored by it,” said a senior state government official.

Young forest officer leads first wildlife survey in ‘liberated’ Naxal heartland
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Two-year effort involving locals culminates in discovery of rare species, some believed to be extinct.

Yakub Memon’s last words: You are doing your duty…I forgive you
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

'Yakub didn’t appear shaky at all, he was not trembling. He seemed to be quite composed and ready to spend the last few minutes of his life in a dignified manner,' sources said.

And they hanged Yakub Memon
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

After SC rejects last-minute plea before daybreak, Memon is hanged in Nagpur; buried next to his father in Mumbai.

Family sends cake for Yakub’s birthday as prison turns fortress, process set to start 3.30 am
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

In Mumbai, around 5,000 policemen have been pressed to guard Yakub’s Mahim residence and the graveyard where the burial will take place.

Yakub Memon buried amid high security in Mumbai
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

After last-ditch attempt at SC failed, Yakub Memon was hanged; his last night was sleepless, waiting for hope that never came.

NGT says will issue arrest warrant as NTCA official fails to file reply
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Even as NGT has stayed felling of trees, forest department says will follow High Court directive asking it to allow NHAI to fell trees and start work.

‘Breach of protocol’ at Nagpur: IIM-A director sends apology letter to Nitin Gadkari
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Gadkari’s PR office denied reports in a section of the media that Gadkari was planning to initiate breach of privilege against Nanda.

Jail authorities step up security for Yakub hanging
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Meanwhile, preparations inside the jail for Memon’s hanging were on at full swing.

Kishor Tiwari, farm activist, to head mission for distressed districts
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

The government has decided to confer executive power on Tiwari with a secretary-level status likely for him.

NHAI gets nod to go ahead with widening of NH-7
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The NHAI had earlier rejected the WII proposal to build a flyover along the stretch to save what is considered as country's most important tiger and wildlife corridor, citing cost escalation.

1993 Mumbai blasts: Lawyer in row over using expired I-card to meet Yakub Memon
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Denying the charges, a senior official said the reports were singled out to create sensation.

Chandrapur medical college gets the green light from SC
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

Apex court refuses to stay HC bench order on MCI’s plea.

The problem with Gajendra Chauhan
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Debate over the appointment of the FTII chairman has acquired an elitist hue.

‘Highway serial killer’ on the run nabbed near Nagpur
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Investigation into the murders of a truck driver and a cleaner about two months ago led police to Rajput.

Nagpur municipal school to house Mohan Bhagwat’s security team
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The school is located in the Untkhana area, about 3 km from the RSS headquarters in Nagpur, imparts education up to Class 12

Gadchiroli police take to winning hearts while expanding footprint in Naxal heartland
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

The new police force has started friendly gestures, including a campaign for crop diversification.

Sanskar Bharti activist appointed CBFC member
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Chandrakant Gharote has spearheaded the Rangoli campaigns of Sanskar Bharti and is also a national secretary of the organisation.

Maharashtra Governor intervenes, shutting down of model schools on hold
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

The state government has put on hold its plan to shut the model schools in the backward districts of the state after Governor C Vidyasagar Rao’s intervention in the matter on Tuesday.

Wardha and Nagpur villagers rejoice as Jalyukt Shivar projects yield results
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Orange farmers in Katol, which is known as California of India, have been witnessing fast depletion of the ground water table, which currently stands at a thousand feet below the surface.

Desi Bt cotton: Will Indian farmers finally see an alternative to Monsanto’s Bollard?
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

CICR plans to stack all the three GM events into its cotton varieties, which can compete with Monsanto’s Bollgard.

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.