Two agitations have already been held against Mundhe in the city's Pandharabodi and Parvati Nagar localities, under the leadership of city Congress chief and West Nagpur MLA Vikas Thakre, and senior Congress corporator Prafulla Gudadhe-Patil, respectively.
Akola saw a spike of 72 cases on Wednesday, the highest one-day spike in Vidarbha, taking the total number of cases in the district to over 500. The district has reported 28 deaths, with two more Covid-19 deaths reported on Wednesday.
This is the first time in the Ashram's history that its president was "removed" before he could complete the five-year term. Prabhu, the president, rebutted the allegations against him and expressed his anguish at being "ill-treated, insulted, removed without giving any chance to defend myself.
"In the times of corona, the villagers have no job opportunities. Currently, they are collecting tendu leaves... Hence, to prevent a situation of hunger, their gram sabha accounts should be de-frozen," read the letter.
The head of the sanitation department of the Akola Municipal Corporation, told The Indian Express, “The man’s son, who lives in Nagpur, refused to accept the body and perform the funeral. So, a local Muslim organisation, Akola Kutchhi Memon Jamaat, took over the responsibility."
Saibaba, incarcerated in the Nagpur Central Prison for over three years after being convicted of alleged Maoist links by a Gadchiroli court on March 7, 2017, had applied for parole on the ground that his mother was ailing with cancer at Hyderabad and he wanted to be with her.
The villages have got community forest rights (CFRs) under FRA that empower them to manage the forest areas under their command and own forest produce in the area, such as tendu leaves and mahua flowers, which they can harvest and sell and use the money for village development.
Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe warned of strict action against those who break lockdown norms till further orders were issued.
The estimation was done as part of the ‘Long-term monitoring of tigers, co-predators and prey species in TATR’. As many as 88 tigers have been individually captured in trap camera pictures, the report states.
Rajbabu Samaiyya Gajjela, 35, was travelling with his wife and children in a hired vehicle from a village in Jagtial district in Telangana, where he had been working for a year.
While Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde wasn't available for any comment, a senior police official said, "At least two policemen were killed and three others were reportedly injured in the ambush."
Set up on the premises of the sprawling Radhaswami Satsang Beas, a spiritual organisation with centres across the country, the initiative by NMC 's Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe is aimed at being prepared to face the possible 'corona peak', as predicted by experts, after May 15.
Wardha Collector Vivek Bhimanwar said, “The deceased was a 36-year-old acute asthmatic patient from Hivra Tanda village in Arvi tehsil bordering Amravati district."
This is the third tiger attack casualty in Gadchiroli since last month, the first two being reported on April 16 and 24 in the Armori range among mahua flower collectors.
“I proposed about two months ago (before the lockdown) that about 50 tigers should be removed from the Chandrapur landscape to mitigate the man-tiger conflict, which is assuming greater proportions each passing year,” Nitin Kakodkar told The Indian Express.
The three-year old tigress, N1, was caught in near Nawargaon reservoir in the district on Thursday evening, a press note issued by the department said.
A PIL challenging Mundhe's action of en masse removal of residents of Satranjipura, along with 300-odd residents of Mominpura and about 100-odd more from Dhobi Nagar localities, was heard by the High Court bench in Nagpur on Tuesday.
While the NMC defended its move in an affidavit filed in reply to a notice issued by the High Court on May 3, the petitioner’s lawyer argued that the civic body had violated ICMR guidelines by “treating the entire population of Satranjipura as high-risk contacts of coronavirus positive cases from the locality”.
The move was announced even as five lawyers moved the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday against Mundhe’s decision the previous day to not remove lockdown curbs in the city – even outside its nine containment zones.
Wardha is the only 'green zone' district in Vidarbha region besides Gadchiroli, while Washim and Gondia have seen a sole patient each being discharged.