Vivek Deshpande

Articles By Vivek Deshpande

CM at Nagpur: ‘State govt to form financial development corporation for open category’

The SMSN movement was born in Nagpur in April, with its members agitating for ‘justice’ for open category students. The movement was triggered by the row over medical admissions quota.

Wardha: Varsity revokes expulsion of students who wrote protest letter to PM

This comes a day after Wardha Collector Vivek Bhimanwar said the university had no authority to invoke the MCC.

Fadnavis aims fifth consecutive win riding on ‘work’, roadshow & 2 rallies

Twice winner from Nagpur (West) seat, in 1999 and 2004, Fadnavis had romped home from Nagpur (South West) — a new seat added in 2009 delimitation exercise — in 2009 and 2014.

Wardha Collector says can’t expel citing poll code, varsity sticks to stand

Bhimanwar said the university was free to act against the students under its own rules, but could not cite the MCC.

Citing poll code, Wardha varsity expels six students who protested against Govt, wrote letter to PM

‘We were hundred...three Dalits, three OBCs singled out’

Surgery begins on a first: Artificial limb for Nagpur tiger

On Wednesday, local veterinarians, and orthopaedics and prosthetic limb expert from the University of Leeds, Peter Giannoudis, carried out a 25-minute surgical procedure to relieve the 7-year old tiger Sahebrao of pain on his left front leg.

Entire Naxal dalam surrenders in Gadchiroli, say police

Among the seven, Achla was involved in 20 encounters, seven murders and two incidents of arson. Others were also involved in similar incidents, the press note further said.

Lynching not an Indian word, bid to defame country, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat said the Sangh has never supported people involved in such incidents and Swayamsevaks are working to ensure that such incidents do not take place. Adequate laws, he said, exist in the country to deal with such incidents.

Vidarbha: All parties face rebels, BJP-Sena worst hit

While BJP rebels will dent the party’s fortune in six constituencies, Shiv Sena rebels will affect the party’s official candidates in five seats. Official Congress and NCP nominees will face at least three and one rebel, respectively.

Maharashtra: Rebellion major concern for political parties ahead of elections

While BJP rebels will dent the party's fortune in six constituencies, Shiv Sena rebels will affect the party's official candidates in five seats. Official Congress and NCP nominees will face at least three and one rebel, respectively.

Maharashtra: Now, error in RO order on CM Fadnavis’ poll affidavit

The RO had held the CM’s affidavit as valid after rejecting three objections by three individuals, including Opposition contestant Ashish Deshmukh of Congress, on Saturday.

Maharashtra polls: Meet AAP’s candidate— TISS alumnus, prohibition activist

Over these years, Goswami has fought many a battle for the underprivileged, downtrodden and women in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts. An alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, she is a postgraduate in Arts and also has an LLB degree.

Maharashtra: Three objections against Fadnavis poll affidavit, RO dismisses them

The first objection was raised by Congress candidate from Nagpur South-West constituency, Ashish Deshmukh. He pointed out that the stamp of the notary before whom Fadnavis had made his affidavit showed that the validity of his licence had expired on December 28, 2018.

Reject Fadnavis’ affidavit over usage of ‘expired’ notary: Congress

The Rerunning Officer (RO) dismissed the objections after examining the submissions made by the CM's election officer, holding the affidavit as valid.

Maharashtra BJP drops three-time MLA Bawankule from Kamptee Assembly constituency

Bawankule said he had worked in Nagpur district for past 25 years, was elected twice to Zila Parishad and thrice to state Assembly. 

No question of mentioning CM’s 2014 poll affidavit cases this time: Fadnavis’ lawyer

Satish Uke, a local lawyer, has been pursuing the two cases against Fadnavis for not mentioning them in his 2014 election affidavit. The JMFC court had, in 2015, dismissed his plea.

Maharashtra govt official, who quit job to contest elections, denied ticket by Congress

The party released its second list of candidates on Tuesday and nominated Anandrao Gedam from the Armori constituency in Gadchiroli, the seat which was promised to Madavi. 

Nagpur: Locals batter two men to death after 36-year-old man killed over ‘dispute’

According to police, Shyam Nandwanshi, 36, a criminal facing charges of murder, was a part of a gang involved in gambling. He reportedly was killed by members of his own gang over some dispute at Paratwada town on Monday, police said.

Maharashtra polls: Bawankule’s name excluded in BJP’s first list, may contest from different seat

Bawankule is considered close to both Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis, and has won three previous elections from Kamptee constituency in Nagpur district.

Maharashtra: Three dead in Amravati town as rival gangs clash, curfew imposed

Members of a gambling gang went on a rampage in Parathwada town pelting stones in which two shopkeepers were killed after which police imposed restrictions.