Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Wildlife conservation project to be launched soon
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

IUCN will contribute Rs 14.59 crore for the 2.7-year project.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat skips Maratha protest issue in Vijayadashami speech
Thu, Oct 13, 2016

RSS observers have different explanations on why Bhagwat may have skipped the Maratha protest issue.

In Gondia, youth give wings to Sarus conservation
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

The effort required the youth team to wade through slushy paddy fields for days, tracking the birds’ movement and protecting their surroundings.

Khairlanji massacre: From Khairlanji to Kopardi, full circle in 10 years
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Khairlanji reflects on massacre of a decade ago and current upsurge of Marathas; Dalit who lost four of his family waits for justice

RSS members rehearse for Vijayadashmi in new uniform
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The new uniform has been incorporated after a decision by the RSS earlier this year,"said Ram Harkare, Vidarbha Sahasanghachalak.

Race Course to Lok Kalyan: Keeping the great Indian political ‘culture’ intact
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

The BJP had possibly guessed the commitment trap in the new nomenclature and had suggested a safer nomenclature of Ekatmata Road.

Soon, new tiger monitoring protocol to be implemented
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

“During the rainy season, it was very difficult to penetrate the inaccessible areas. With rains receding, we hope to do better and on a bigger scale and a larger area,” Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told The Indian Express.

When BJP, AAP walked together for Lok Kalyan Road
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

The reason behind this change of name is that Race Course Road purportedly doesn’t go well with “Indian ethos and culture”.

Uri terror attack: They should’ve been careful, not moved about carelessly, says father of martyr blaming negligence
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

As relatives and friends thronged the Uike family’s three-room house in Omkarkheda area of Nandgaon (Khandeshwar) town, Janrao (59) said he was upset that his son decided to be a soldier against his advice.

Tribal ashram school’s 40 girl students taken on tiger safari at TATR
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The students were treated to a three-hour safari in Chandrapur district on Saturday on the birthday of Prime Minster Narendra Modi.

Stick to four flyovers: Bombay HC to NHAI
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The bench sought to nullify the NHAI’s contention that it would construct only three flyovers in the Nagzira-Navgaon wildlife corridor of NH-6.

Special 45-minute drama on tiger Jai to be staged on October 2 on the occasion of Wildlife Week
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The 250 kg 7-year-old radio-collared tiger Jai has not been since anywhere since April 18 with speculation that he has been poached being rife.

Free tiger safari for Maharashtra government school students from PM Modi birthday
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

The scheme, to be launched on the birth anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17, is aimed at “raising awareness about tiger and forest conservation among children”.

Baba Ramdev: Three decades of research and development behind Patanjali’s success
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Baba Ramdev was answering a question in a ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by the Nagpur Union of Working Journalists.

Patanjali plans to launch ‘swadeshi’ jeans
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Baba Ramdev said though jeans is a foreign apparel, Patanjali group can do its ‘swadeshikaran'.

Amid calls for CBI probe, Gadkari, Fadnavis back land allotment to Ramdev
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

“It (the land) was allotted after three tenders in the interest of Vidarbha’s farmers. This is going to be the world’s biggest food park,” Fadnavis said.

The load of a schoolbag
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

What prompted two 12-year-olds to hold a press meet on overweight schoolbags? “For larger good,” they say; “get back to studies”, says principal.

Congress leader demands CBI probe into allotment of MIHAN land to Ramdev’s Patanjali
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

As reported earlier by The Indian Express, Patanjali won the third bid in the tender process for the food park on technical grounds since no other bid was received.

Maharashtra to follow Centre’s order, allow e-rickshaws to ply without permits
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The state government had initially allowed e-rickshaws in Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Akola, Latur and Buldhana via a government resolution (GR) on August 3.

Nitin Gadkari’s former OSD among six named in irrigation scam chargesheet
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

The 6,434-page chargesheet submitted in the court of special ACB judge K G Rathi has fixed the liability for corruption in the Ghodazari canal work of Gosikhurd irrigation project way back in 2007.

Khaki trousers on sale, RSS to don new uniform from Vijayadashmi
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

It will be the first Vijayadashmi where swayamsevaks will be seen in khaki trousers that were decided upon to replace the half pants earlier this year.

Maharashtra: Cow vigilantes chase trucks carrying cattle, let off; police say probe on
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

The incident in question took place on August 21, when one Shrinivas Dhyavartiwar (32) and his group allegedly chased two trucks carrying bullocks and tried to intercept it without informing the police.

Missing Tiger: BJP MP claims Jai poached, Maharashtra forest minister asks him to show proof
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Mungantiwar urges Rajnath Singh to summon BJP legislator Nana Patole with evidence, then order CBI probe.

Maharashtra: ‘FRA, PESA have replaced government administration with grassroots democracy’
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The transition looked all the more positive as top government officials have now made a common cause on the subject with FRA and PESA activists.

Chandrapur thermal plant officials booked for pollution of Irai river
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The action was after directions from State finance Minister and Chandrapur BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar.

Nagpur: ‘Akhand Bharat Divas’ for first time on RSS premises
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

"Although RSS did indirectly encourage such programmes through its different fronts like the ABVP, it took enough care not to be seen as directly participating in it." said a statement.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis explains land allotment to Patanjali: Will benefit farmers
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has been allotted 230 acres for the proposed park.

Integrated logistics park to start operations from Borkhedi
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The project, first of its kind from the private sector here, will compete with the over two-decade-old Container Corporation of India in cargo transport.

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to set up food park at MIHAN
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

The group is the finally accepted bidder for the project for which two previous bids had evoked a poor response from prospective bidders.

Three-year-old red-collared tiger found dead in Ekara range in Chandrapur
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

“The tiger apparently died in a territorial fight with a resident tiger of the area,” said Girish Vasishtha, spokesperson for the wildlife wing of the Forest Department.

PM Narendra Modi’s remark that 80 per cent gau rakshaks are fake should have been avoided: RSS
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

The statements of the Prime Minister and RSS also come in the wake of attacks on Dalits and not Muslims who continue to be targeted by gau rakshaks.

Tigers facing ‘density related deaths’: 72 died in India till July this year
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

While MP had the highest mortality of 20, Maharashtra followed with eight and Chhattisgarh with one.

Tiger Jai: Of pugmarks, footfalls and missing footprints
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Superstar tiger Jai follows his own path, but does the Forest Department do?

Vidarbha statehood unlikely in 5 years as party doesn’t have mandate: BJP
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Party is in an alliance government in the state, cannot break promise, says general secretary Muralidhar Rao

Congress divided over Vidarbha statehood
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Three prominent Congress leaders from Vidarbha Tuesday slammed their state leaders for their bid to align with the Shiv Sena for the cause of “akhand Maharashtra”.

Maharashtra: Structures in violation of Wildlife Institute of India guidelines on NH7 to be demolished
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

The matter discussed before the court was the suggestion by a team of experts.