Vivek Deshpande

Articles By Vivek Deshpande

Maharashtra: Mob torches trucks following mishap in Gadchiroli; police suspect Naxal involvement

Surjagad mine belongs to the Lloyd Metals and Energy Limited and is being opposed by Naxals ever since it started its operation more than two years ago.

3-day RSS workers’ meet set to start in Amravati

“From all over Vidarbha, 5,363 pravasi karyakartas of the RSS will participate in the meet, where Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat will remain present on all three days,” a RSS press note said.

At Marathi literary meet, speakers regret revocation of invite to Sahgal

The Sammelan began at Yavatmal on Friday with the shadow of Sehgal episode enveloping those on the dais as well as in the audience.

Farmer’s widow set to open literary meet, CM Devendra Fadnavis won’t be chief guest

Rekha Deodhar, vice-president of Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, said: “Farmer widow Vaishali Yede, whose husband committed suicide seven years ago, will open the Sammelan tomorrow.

Male cub of Avni caught on trap camera, search on

The cub, T1C1, had escaped the 11-feet high enclosure, erected last week to restrict his and his sibling’s movement. The sibling, T1C2, a female, was captured earlier and was put in a similar enclosure at Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) for re-wilding.

Marathi literature summit: Organisers cancel invite to Nayantara Sehgal after threats from local activists

The conclave is being organised jointly by the Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal and Yavatmal’s Dr V B Kolte Sanshodhan Kendra Ani Vachanalay — the local organiser.

Marathis too have chance of becoming Prime Minister: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis made this remark during a public interview at the inaugural session of the 16th Jagatik Marathi Sammelan (World Marathi Conference) in Nagpur.

Farmers’ suicide: In six prone districts of Vidarbha, tally continues to drop since 2015

Till December 29 this year, 1,102 suicides have been registered officially as per figures tabulated by the state government task force Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swawlamban Mission.

Operation to tranquilise second cub of Avni put on hold, to be resumed in 5 days

One of Avni’s two cubs, C1, a female, was caught on December 22 by a team from Madhya Pradesh and sent to a four-hectare chain-link enclosure in Pench Tiger Reserve.

Hunted Avni’s cub captured, sent to Pench Tiger Reserve for rehabilitation

According to sources, both the cubs were some distance apart when the darting was done today, the team will conduct another operation tomorrow to catch the male cub.

Mumbai: Baby dies three days after getting MR vaccine

Her brother, who is about four years old, was also hospitalised for the same problem but was discharged on Wednesday.

Government body chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as PM

Kishore Tiwar has urged the RSS to replace Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari

Maharashtra: 371 fatal animal attacks since 2010, count on rise

The third biggest human killer is the wild boar, which has killed 81 people since 2010, with the pick of 17 in 2016. Sloth bear and bison attacks have caused 29 and 22 deaths, respectively.

Maharashtra: Leopard kills woman in Arjuni village

Last month, an eight-year-old boy was also injured in a leopard attack at Arjuni village.

Mumbai: To capture T1’s cubs, forest department raising chain-link fence

The department has also recalled the services of the Madhya Pradesh forest department team that had unsuccessfully tried to capture Avni. The team has agreed to conduct the capture operation and will be here soon.

Mumbai : 12 tigers, five leopards killed in over 18 months’

The racket was accidentally busted when a team of Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) vigilance staff found a few men stealing white musali from the core area of MTR on August 8.

Chandrapur tiger that travelled 500 km to Madhya Pradesh caught

The tiger was born and brought up on the premises of Chandrapur plant as one of the four siblings of a tigress that had possibly stayed out of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve.

Nagpur: Tiger electrocuted in farm near Tadoba-Andhari Reserve

The electrocution occurred due to a live electric wire at the farm, which was provided free solar-fencing by the Forest Department.

T1 killing: Probe raises doubt on shooting team’s self-defence claim

The panel has also laid procedural blames on two top officials, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) A K Mishra and Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra’s Divisional Manager at Yavatmal P N Wagh.

Mumbai: Forest officials say Avni cubs are doing well

“The cubs, a male and a female, have so far killed five goats and a cow in a particular area,” said Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Sunil Limaye.