Vivek Deshpande

Articles By Vivek Deshpande

Ex-Cong MLA Subhash Dhote, brother held in molestation case

The brothers were arrested on Monday after a second-year student of an institute headed by the Dhotes filed a complaint with the police.

Nitin Gadkari launches poster for PM Modi biopic, says exit polls not final decision, but hint at BJP’s win

Calling the film a “very motivational” one, Gadkari said: “I am sure it (the film) will inspire the young generation. Modi ji has raised India’s prestige in the world and has delivered corruption-free five years of rule.” 

Exit polls not final, but results indicate NDA return: Nitin Gadkari

Amid speculations that he is the contender for the prime ministerial post in the Lok Sabha elections, Gadkari iterated, "I have been saying this for long now that there is no such thing. But the media has continued to speculate."

Maharashtra: Shadow of tiger attacks on villages in Brahmapuri

The human-wildlife conflict in Chandrapur, first documented by The Indian Express in 2007- 2008, had been growing since 2005. While there were just three deaths in Brahmapuri in 2005, the numbers have risen almost ever year since

Naxals call Gadchiroli bandh over killing of senior leader

Naxals have alleged the encounter was fake and the two were killed by the police in cold blood while they were walking between Poyorkoti and Gundurwahi villages in Bhamragad tehsil.

Eight months after maneating tigress was shot dead, her cub gives officials the slip

So far, the cub has sidestepped a wide net spread across out Yavatmal’s forests in Maharashtra and has angrily lunged at an elephant carrying a team of tiger-catchers.

Maharashtra govt to roll out campaign to ensure farmers get access to institutional loans

According to Tiwari, the state government has set a target of Rs 20,000 crore for six districts of Marathwada and west Vidarbha each for this year. It is trying to ensure that all farmers get loan before June 15.

Lesson from Kurkheda: no ‘open areas’ in a Maoist-hit landscape

What happened last Wednesday — arson by Maoists on a road works site followed by an ambush on policemen apparently headed to the spot — has happened earlier.

Naxalites set fire to 29 vehicles deployed for road work in Gadchiroli

This is the second biggest incident of arson by Naxalites in Gadhchiroli. In 2016, the Naxals had burnt 80 vehicles engaged at the Lloyd Metals and Energy Limiteds iron ore mine at Surjagadh in Etapalli tahsil. Last year, in Dhanora tahsil, Naxals had burnt 18 vehicles.

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur: Cherry-picking innocence, Hindutva style

This is a typical Hindutva arrogance and yet they claim they are not Hindutva supporters. That’s a hypocrisy that comes naturally to them. They have gone so much beyond the fulcrum that it is almost impossible to engage them in a civilised debate.

BJP Amravati MLA trolled after condemning Pragya Thakur’s comments on Karkare

Deshmukh, who had joined BJP a few years ago from Congress wrote on his Facebook page that the party should take strict action against Thakur for the "derogatory" remarks she made against Karkare.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Slight dip in voting percentage in first phase in Vidarbha

In Nagpur (overall 54.67 per cent voting, down from 57.12 per cent in 2014), where Union minister Nitin Gadkari is looking to retain the seat, voting in all the Assembly segments was more or less the same.

Maharashtra: Tigress poached inside Tadoba-Andhari Reserve

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a suspected tiger attack on Friday left a villager dead near Pasodi village in the Kothari range of Central Chanda forest division in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district.

On eve of polls, I-T dept searches Congress Chandrapur nominee’s home

Around 60 to 70 I-T and police officers descended on Dhanorkar’s underconstruction bungalow in Nagpur’s Civil Line area around 1.30 pm.

Amit Shah on Rahul’s Wayanad show: Is it in India or Pakistan?

Amit Shah's remark was an apparent reference to the large number of Indian Union Muslim League flags seen in Gandhi’s procession when he filed his nomination papers from Wayanad on April 4.

Lok Sabha elections: Amid Maoist diktat to vote against BJP, fight between sitting ‘outsider’ MP & Congress

"The Maoists had started running a campaign against the BJP even before the election dates were announced. They have been saying vote for any party but not BJP,” said a senior tribal activist.

Lok Sabha elections: Nitin Gadkari banks on personal equation, aims for 300 seats

Before setting out on his campaign, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union minister, sitting MP and BJP nominee in Nagpur, and a committed RSS worker, tells journalists over breakfast at his home that the BJP is going to win more than 300 seats.

Bhandara-Gondia constituency: Nana Patole gone, contest is wide open

That is the verdict for this constituency from a villager in Wadegaon, in the Morgaon-Arjuni Assembly segment in the eastern corner of Vidarbha. Voting for seven constituencies in Vidarbha, including this one, will be held on April 11.

Nana Patole moves high court, alleges violations

Patole had alleged at a press conference last month that the CCTVs at the strong rooms in South and Central Nagpur, where some of the EVMs have been kept, were not functioning from March 25 to 27.

After elections, chowkidar will go to jail: Rahul Gandhi in Nagpur

Rahul also mooted the idea of making India economically superior to China. “Why have everything made in China? My dream is that our farmers, Vidarbha’s farmers, should be able to sell their products in Chinese, Japanese and American supermarkets. Vidarbha will be at the centre of