Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal confirmed the sighting of drones. "The drones were probably launched from a nearby hillock so that we may not be able to spot them," he said.
Officials had received a tip-off about a possible deal of tiger parts at Saoner, 40 km away in Nagpur district, about 15 days ago.
The idea of nature conservancy has been borrowed from Africa where farmers are roped in to encourage wildlife conservation and tourism on their lands.
This will pave the way for the French company to set up its Rafale fighter aircraft servicing centre.
Called 'Educate Gadchiroli Fellowship', the scheme is financially supported by NITI Aayog. The district administration invited applications from young graduates and postgraduates from prominent universities and educational institutions to stay in schools located in remote parts of the Naxal-affected district for a year.
Why do more tigresses than tigers come into conflict with humans? How did a tiger travel for 3,000 km evading human contact? Tiger-tracking has helped answer these questions and more in Maharashtra.
Mankar, who is an assistant sub-inspector with the Gadchiroli Police at Aheri, was informed about his son's arrest by one of his friends. He said he found it difficult to believe that his son had converted to Islam.
This was the third human death due to tiger attack in Chandrapur district this month. One death was caused by leopard attack earlier this week.
Three deaths in tiger attacks in July so far have taken this year's toll of tiger attack deaths to 25 in Vidarbha. Last year, it was 31. With more than five months left in this year, 2021 might turn out to be the worst year as far as tiger attacks are concerned.
The tiger, which is about 22 months' old killed a man on the intervening night of July 9 and 10.
Then an eight-year-old, he could not help police trace his origins, so he was handed over to a government childcare home in the city.
The man, Manoj Thavkar, 35, was allegedly beaten up by police after he sped past a checkpoint in Pardi area around 6 pm on Wednesday, reportedly injuring a policeman in the process.
The man, Manoj Thavkar, 35, was allegedly beaten up by police after he sped past a nakabandi in Pardi area around 6 pm on Wednesday, reportedly injuring a policeman in the process.
A month-and-a-half ago, such a scene would have been a far cry in this Naxal-dominated hilly terrain.
The High Court’s ruling on June 30 came after a revision application by two couples, biological parents of a girl child and the prospective adoptive parents, challenging the verdict by a district judge who had rejected their plea to allow the adoption.
Weighing over 22 kg, the female turtle was about 83 cm long and 51 cm wide. It was spotted by local journalist Gajanan Dhakulkar around midnight on Tuesday.
Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted about the issue after a meeting with former CM Devendra Fadnavis, who had led a delegation of Vidarbha Economic Development Council, a forum comprising prominent Vidarbha industrial leaders, to meet Pradhan at New Delhi on Tuesday
According to Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal, over 90 per cent of about 2 lakh police personnel in the state have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 70 per cent personnel have taken both the doses.
Chandrapur accounts for as many as 200 of Maharashtra’s 311 tigers, and hence much of its man vs animal conflict. Central Chanda is estimated to hold 25 adult tigers.
Maharashtra State Committee of CPI(Maoist) secretary Sahyadri has stated that reservation hasn’t brought equality and justice to the socially backward communities for whom it was originally designed and hence may not benefit even the Marathas.
Sarma was closeted with Bhagwat at the RSS headquarters in city's Mahal area for about 75 minutes. He, however, refused to divulge details of the meeting
The authorities made it clear that Covid-appropriate behaviour will have to be strictly followed and any violation will be punishable under the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
Vidarbha has 331 tigers in a forest area of around 26,775 sq km, dissected by 84,202 km of roads, apart from irrigation canals and other projects. There have been growing instances of man-tiger conflict in the region.
The Rs 1,260-crore project, a brainchild of Union Transport Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari, is being executed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
There were eight Covid-19 deaths in the district on Thurday with Nagpur city recording only two deaths. Two deaths were from rural areas while four were patients who had come to the city for treatment from outside the district.