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Wednesday, September 22, 2021



Seven fatal tiger attacks in one month brings forth Gadchiroli as new man-animal conflict hotspot

September 17, 2021 12:17 am

A sub-adult tiger, aged just about two years, is suspected to have killed seven persons, all men, in the Porla range within a month. Such a spate of attacks is unprecedented, say wildlife officials.

After gap of 9 months, Naxal drones seen in Gadchiroli again

July 31, 2021 1:38 pm

Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal confirmed the sighting of drones. "The drones were probably launched from a nearby hillock so that we may not be able to spot them," he said.

In another major operation, 13 Naxals killed in Gadchiroli: Police

May 21, 2021 7:18 pm

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting.

Gadchiroli collector freezes accounts of 19 gram sabhas

May 21, 2020 1:53 am

The villages have got community forest rights (CFRs) under FRA that empower them to manage the forest areas under their command and own forest produce in the area, such as tendu leaves and mahua flowers, which they can harvest and sell and use the money for village development.

9 foreign nationals in Gadchiroli, 11 in Chandrapur held for ‘visa violations’

April 29, 2020 10:34 pm

Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde said that the nine foreign nationals in Gadchiroli had visited on a tourist visa and were taking part in religious programmes, which is a violation of visa rules.

Senior Maoist leader arrested for May 2019 Gadchiroli blast

March 05, 2020 3:04 am

The Maoist movement in Gadchiroli has been crippled since 2018, with over 40 cadres dying in the Boria-Kasnasur encounter in April that year.

Gadchiroli villagers fear losing forest, way of life and livelihood after former mining minister is re-elected

October 30, 2019 10:15 am

The villagers fear the mines will claim a historic temple built on the hills to commemorate the sacrifice of tribal freedom fighter Veer Baburao Shedmake.

Facing repeated inundation, Bhamragad awaits solution to floods

September 13, 2019 5:28 pm

The bridge over Parlkota that connects Bhamragad to the district headquarters, about 180 km away, also gets submerged in just a few heavy showers. It is proposed to be replaced with a raised structure but the proposal is yet to make any headway.

Seized Naxal document admits 'wrongfully' killing of woman

August 22, 2019 8:07 pm

Madavi, aged about 22 years, and a resident of Irpanar village in Bhamragad tahsil, was shot dead by Naxalites near Kavande village in September 2018, following her "interrogation" by them.

In Maoist-hit Bhamragad, 32-year-old tehsildar shows the way with ‘good governance’

July 22, 2019 2:59 am

Andil did not bat an eyelid when he got his first post-probation posting as Bhamragad tehsildar after clearing the Maharashtra Public Service Commission examination in May 2017.