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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Vivek Deshpande

Associate Editor

At 69.3%, Vidarbha beats state in vaccinating health workers
Sun, Jan 17, 2021

In the Amravati division, Buldana achieved the highest 95.83 per cent, with 575 of 600 taking the vaccine. It may well be the highest percentage achievement in the entire state.

Lost in Bhandara hospital fire: A 3-day infant, a couple’s hope of parenthood
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

For Hiralal Bhanarkar and his wife Hirkanya — both landless labourers — the fire incident at Bhandara District Hospital on Saturday not only snuffed the life out of their first live baby, born after four stillbirths, but also put an end to their quest to become parents.

Mothers on floors above, 10 babies killed in hospital fire
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

7 rescued; dead between the ages of 3 days and 2 months

Maharashtra minister’s passport impounded for withholding criminal cases
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

BJP MLC Mitesh Bhangdia had filed a petition in Bombay High Court in 2019, seeking directions for seizure of Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar’s passport.

Gadchiroli: 25-year-old man killed with sharp weapons by suspected Naxals
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

“It is suspected that the killers were Naxals, who suspected Madavi of being a police informer. Madavi was working as a labourer in Telangana and had come to his village after taking a few days off work,” said Gadchiroli Police Public Relations Officer Ashok Mane.

Amid protests over MSP demand: Within 2 days, Centre gives Maharashtra permission to procure 25% of total arhar produced
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

While arhar procurement by the state is an annual occurrence, the permission for the process normally takes about three weeks.

Nagpur: Tigress, 2 cubs found dead
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Nitin Kakodkar said, "The tigress was about 4-5 years old and the cubs were about six months old"

Post-mortem report says Sheetal Amte choked to death, say police
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Sheetal, 39, grand-daughter of late social activist Baba Amte and CEO of Maharogi Seva Samiti (MSS), which runs Amtes' projects, died at her residence on November 30. Police registered a case of accidental death.

Release plan called off as tigress Avni’s cub hurt in skirmish
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Officially known as T1C2, the tigress was put in the five-hectare enclosure in Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) for “re-wilding”, or learning to live in the wilderness.

Total cost of constructing Ram temple complex to be about Rs 1,100 crore: Ram Janmabhoomi Trust treasurer
Mon, Dec 28, 2020

Govinddeo Giriji Maharaj was in Nagpur as part of the Samarpan Nidhi campaign to collect funds for Ram temple construction.

G N Saibaba’s lawyer accuses jail authorities of denying him winter provisions
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

In a letter written to Jail Superintendent Anup Kumre, lawyer Akash Sorde has also accused the jail authorities of “rudeness, disregard and complete insensitivity” in denying basic courtesies to him when he approaches them to hand over the listed items to be delivered to Saibaba.

India’s downfall over, upswing on: Bhaiyyaji Joshi
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

He also cited a meeting with some Tamil Nadu students, “who had expressed wish to learn Hindi to understand what our PM speaks all over the world that has enhanced India's image in the world."

Deshmukh asked me not to go: Kadu
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Kadu told The Indian Express, "They had some misunderstanding." He added: "I spoke to Anil Deshmukh, who said it will not look good if I participated in the agitation and that it would be better if I don't go there (Mumbai)."

M G Vaidya passes away: Ideologue who saw entire trajectory of Sangh’s evolution
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

A swayamsevak since childhood, Vaidya, born in 1923, was among the last surviving RSS ideologues to have witnessed the rise of the RSS since the organisation's inception in 1925.

With quick rise in numbers, both tigers and humans in Gadchiroli may find the going tough
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

From just one or two transient tigers about five years ago, the district now has at least 22 tigers located in the three divisions of Wadsa, Gadchiroli and Alapalli. While some of these are transient, about eight are cubs.

Maharashtra: Tigress Avni’s cub radio-collared, set to be released into the wild
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

The three-year-old cub, also known as T1C2, is currently under observation at the enclosure which sprawls over five hectares.

Two Chandrapur farmers move HC against ‘discriminatory’ approach of govt during floods
Sat, Dec 12, 2020

A division bench of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Avinash Gharote issued notices and gave six weeks to various state and central authorities to file their response.

Nagpur man arrested for ‘duping CJI’s mother of Rs 2.5 crore’
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

“Ghosh used to look after bookings, and financial and maintenance matters of the lawns in the city's Civil Lines area, near Bobde's residence. On Mukta Bobde's complaint, we investigated the matter and found that Ghosh had committed a fraud of Rs 2.5 crore since 2016.," said Deputy Commissioner of Police

His brother electrocuted, elephant captured after 21 months of free run
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Kanha Tiger Reserve Field Director S K Singh told The Indian Express, “The elephant was caught in Kanha range in the core area of the tiger reserve around 4 pm on Sunday.”

Cong win in Nagpur graduates’ constituency a major jolt for BJP
Sat, Dec 05, 2020

With two party heavyweights – Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis – and the RSS organisational behemoth in the backdrop, BJP nominee Nagpur Mayor Sandeep Joshi's victory seemed a foregone conclusion

State Wildlife Board declares 10 new conservation reserves and 1 new sanctuary
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

The Board, however, agreed to make Kanhargaon, a 260-sq km forest in Chandrapur connecting the Tadoba landscape to Kawal sanctuary in Telangana, a sanctuary. It will be Maharashtra's 50th sanctuary.

Maharashtra Wildlife Board to discuss contentious proposal for Amravati forest today
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Amravati honorary wildlife warden and a representative of NGO Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), Vishal Bansod, however, disagreed.

Sheetal Amte case: Probe to see if death was by suicide or accident
Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Forensic experts and doctors who conducted the post mortem were still discussing this “threadbare”, a source told The Indian Express.

Sheetal Amte-Karajgi’s death: Police, civic officials refuse to divulge postmortem findings
Wed, Dec 02, 2020

No official was forthcoming on the second consecutive day to speak about the findings of the post-mortem conducted at Chandrapur District Hospital on Monday.

Baba Amte’s granddaughter dies day after she said family dispute ‘solved’
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Sheetal Amte-Karajgi, the 39-year-old granddaughter of the late Baba Amte, died at her residence in Anandwan, the world-famous leprosy asylum set up by Baba at Warora in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, on Monday.