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Monday, July 16, 2018

Vivek Deshpande

Senior Editor

Take 5: The water could have caused a major accident, says PWD section engineer at Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

The last time the Assembly proceedings were held up due to a power cut was in 1961. On July 6, Nagpur received 263 mm of rain over just six hours.

Vidarbha ‘irrigation scam’: Bombay High courts plan to monitor probe on hold
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Government pleader Sumant Deopujari, however, requested the court to hold its plan to set up the panel assuring the court to submit a “status report” on the probe by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) units at Nagpur and Amravati within 15 days.

Nitin Gadkari after watching Sanju: Balasaheb Thackeray once told me Sanjay Dutt was completely innocent
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

“I have seen the film. It’s a beautiful film. It shows how certain perception in the media, police and judiciary can adversely affect someone. It had severely disturbed the lives of both Sunil Dutt and his son Sanjay,” said Nitin Gadkari.

Maharashtra irrigation ‘scam’: Bombay HC to appoint two retired judges to monitor probe
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Rebuking the government over the two affidavits filed by the two SITs working at Nagpur and Amravati for the two respective divisions, the court observed there was no progress in the investigation and the delay will lead to loss of crucial evidences in the matter.

Nagpur: Waterlogging in several places, more rains predicted for next 48-hours
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the disaster management control room and directed the authorities to keep strict vigil and “work in mission mode” to help people in emergencies.

Bombay High Court orders salary cut for top officials for inaction on illegal religious structures
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Union Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari wrote to the two civic chiefs to first assess which of the structures were causing hindrance to the public and not remove those which were on public land before going ahead with the drive.

Deduct Re 1 per day from salaries of top state officials: Bombay High Court
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court ordered deduction of top officials from NMC for not submitting the action plan for demolition of illegal religious structures as mandated by the Supreme Court. 

Jain body locks horns, goat export to Sharjah from Nagpur culled
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

The Akhil Jain Samaj, a representative body of the Jain community, opposed the proposed export of 1,500 goats, brought from Rajasthan to Nagpur, on the ground of “violence against animals”.

Maharashtra: Activists decry broad gauge conversion of railway track through Melaghat Tiger Reserve
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Activists argued that broad gauging will lead to greater frequency of trains running at higher speeds and carrying passengers multiple times the current numbers and will eventually disturb the sanctity of the tiger reserve and affect conservation.

Deaths of last year on its mind, Maharashtra steps up pesticide vigil
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Out of the 62 pesticide poisoning deaths reported in Maharashtra last year, 21 were in Yavatmal district alone, which also registered over 800 hospitalisation cases.

After setbacks, Naxals may retaliate with attacks ahead of Maharashtra’s monsoon session
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Last year, ahead of the winter session of the State Legislature here, the Naxals had set fire to over 80 vehicles, mostly trucks, used to ferry iron ore from the Surjagad mine of the Llyod Metals company

Gadchiroli encounter: no poison found in bodies of 18 Maoists recovered, says police
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Meanwhile, the police had recovered several materials from the Kasnasur and Nainar operation spots. These included 32 memory cards found on the body of Naxal leader Srini killed at Nainar.

No poison found in recovered bodies of 18 Maoists after Gadchiroli encounter, say police
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

A total of 40 people had died in the two operations by the Gadchiroli police on April 23 and April 24. While the first operation near Kasnasur had resulted in 34 deaths of alleged Maoists, the second at Nainar had lead to six deaths.

Gadchirolli operations: No trace of poison found in bodies of alleged Naxals
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

A total of 40 people had died in the two back to back operations by Gadchiroli police on April 23 and 24. The first operation near Kasnasur had resulted in 34 deaths of alleged Maoists while the second at Nainar had lead to six deaths.

Nagpur: Dena Bank incurs loss of Rs 5 crore after frauds
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Police have registered offences against 11 people in the housing scam and nine in the plastic unit case.

After two cases of fraud, Dena Bank clarifies: ‘Total fraud worth Rs 5 cr, 17 other cases are NPAs’
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Sambhaji Kadam, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) said, "Two cases have been registered with us so far and we have sought papers from the bank regarding 17 other cases. The total worth of these 19 cases is about Rs 94 crore."

After CRRC proves a non-starter, MAHA-Metro to build coaches
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which was supposed to build a metro coach manufacturing unit, has not released an official statement on why it has backed out of the project. 

Chandrapur tiger attacks: Five deaths in five months, forest dept gears up to trap the big cat
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

"We have intensified patrolling in the area and have also summoned Special Tiger Protection Force to man the area and provide security to people, who have got busy with sowing operations now," Deputy Conservator of Forest (Brahmapuri) Kulraj Singh said.

Maharashtra: Upset with SBI, Yavatmal Collector withdraws accounts of 7 government departments
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Angry over the State Bank of India (SBI) not doing enough to disburse kharif crop loan to farmers in the district, Yavatmal Collector Rajesh Deshmukh has withdrawn the accounts of seven government departments in the district from the bank. Confirming the development, Deshmukh told The Indian Express: “The SBI has done poorly in terms of […]

Government aiding rich, leaving poor in the lurch: Rahul Gandhi
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Rahul was addressing a sizeable crowd gathered for the meeting held on the occasion of his visit to the family of Dalit rice innovator late Dadaji Khobragade, who died on June 3 after prolonged illness at the age of 79.