Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

DGP flags off initiative to help families of Gadchiroli cops
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The jawans put forth the matter when Dixit met them during his three-day Gadchiroli visit.

Pola festival: In this village, tiger replaces bull as harvest festival mascot
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

A village in Nagpur district has replaced the bullock with tiger to celebrate “Waghacha Pola” (Tiger Pola).

Maoist leader’s letter to cadre: ‘100 Maoists killed in a year… very big loss to movement’
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

The letter also referred to the arrest of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba and Delhi student Hem Mishra in the context of the “ looter government’s bid to suppress revolution.”

Complete loan waiver no solution to agrarian crisis: Sharad Pawar
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Pawar was interacting with the media after touring the suicide-prone Yavatmal district on Wednesday. His observation is in contrast with its alliance partner Congress’ demand for a complete loan waiver.

Two Naxals held in Petha village, two surrender
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

The arrested were members of Company dalam 10 and were involved in crimes including attack on cops

NH 7 widening project: Bombay High Court invokes jurisdiction rights, stays NGT order
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The NGT had stayed the felling of trees saying it cannot be done without the requisite forest department order.

Man killed for daring Naxals, son keeps his dreams alive
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

He worked to get irrigation project off the ground in Gadchiroli, was shot dead

Vidarbha to have one of its best Kharif harvests this year
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

‘Good rains in June, absence of hailstorms in February and March, and no major diseases have contributed to a good spring flowering season’

NH -7 widening project: If development is stopped, judicial terrorism is necessary, says Bombay HC
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The NGT last week issued show-cause to Forest Department and National Highways Authority of India for continuing to fell trees despite its order.

Chandrapur: Police assault youth caught after chase, traders protest
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The family of the youth, Rohit Bothra, 29, is planning to move the high court and file an attempt to murder case against eleven policemen for assaulting and injuring him on the night of August 31.

Tree felling for road project: NGT issues contempt notice to NHAI, forest dept
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Prima facie convinced that its orders were violated, the NGT issued notices on a contempt plea filed by Srushti Paryavaran Mandal, a Nagpur-based wildlife NGO.

Notes from the blackboard: After suicide bid on I-Day, a new math teacher to die for
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

On August 15, after the singing of the national anthem, the four Class XII students had taken a swig of what seemed like poison, tossed the bottles aside and jumped off the stage.

Soon, felling of trees for NH-7 stretch to be completed
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The notice asked the forest department to refrain from felling of trees on forest land failing which contempt proceedings will be initiated.

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.