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Vivek Deshpande

Associate Editor

Maharashtra: Gilt scam case draws to a close, appointment of public prosecutor holding Cong post at last stage raises speculation
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

Asif Qureshi, chairperson of the legal and human rights cell of the Congress and son of former Congress MLA Shaukat Qureshi, was recently appointed the new public prosecutor in the Nagpur District Central Cooperative Bank (NDCCB) gilt (government securities) scam case.

Media reports of corpses in Ganga agenda-driven: RSS
Mon, May 31, 2021

In a virtual speech on the occasion of Maharshi Narad Jayanti, Kumar said, "Dead bodies in Ganga were also seen in 2015 and 2017. There was no Covid-19 pandemic then. So to connect them to Covid-19 now is clearly part of an agenda."

Nagpur: Leopard sighted in bathroom of house adjoining IT park
Sat, May 29, 2021

This is the first sighting of a leopard well inside the city, and authorities suspect that sparse public movement due to lockdown may have prompted it.

After seven weeks, Vidarbha records fewer than 100 Covid deaths
Wed, May 26, 2021

On Wednesday, 86 deaths were reported from 11 districts with only Nagpur and Wardha recording deaths in double digits.

Maharashtra govt, forest officials set to implement plan to accommodate more tigers in TATR’s protected area
Wed, May 26, 2021

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed officials to try and rehabilitate some of the villages on the periphery of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in order to increase the reserve's area to accommodate more tigers.

13 Maoists killed by C60 commandos: After Etapalli encounter, Gadchiroli Police HQ welcomes commandos with flowers, police band
Sun, May 23, 2021

A former senior police officer, who spent years serving in Gadchiroli, said, "I have seen the successful parties celebrating within the four walls with sumptuous meals but this is the first time that a celebration with police band was held amid public glare."

In another major operation, 13 Naxals killed in Gadchiroli: Police
Fri, May 21, 2021

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting.

Three villagers die in tiger attacks in one day in Vidarbha
Wed, May 19, 2021

On Wednesday, forest guard R T Chaudhary was attacked by a tiger in Saoli range in Chandrapur district, but he escaped with minor injuries.

Nagpur-origin Indians settled abroad send help to fight Covid
Wed, May 05, 2021

Sanjay Paithankar, a doctor and philanthropist who settled in Dubai several decades ago, has organised oxygen concentrators and cylinders worth 2.5 lakh dollars to be shipped to Nagpur over the next 15 days.

Two arrested in Nagpur for killing pregnant tigress last week
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The tigress was found to be pregnant and would have delivered four cubs in a month's time.

Maharashtra: Suspended forest officer M S Reddy arrested in connection with suicide of RFO
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Reddy, an officer of the rank of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (APCCF), was arrested from his official residence in Nagpur on Thursday and has been remanded in police custody for two days.

Viral claim about 85-year-old RSS worker giving up his bed for younger man runs into questions
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Dabhadkar's son-in-law Amol Pachpor told The Indian Express, "I am not in a condition to talk because I was also Covid positive and what has happened is correct. There are no two opinions that he was a man of helping nature..."

Serious fungal infection seen in some Covid patients with co-morbidities: Expert
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Caused by a fungus called Mucorales, which is usually not known to affect humans, it is causing severe damage to patients during both treatment and after recovery, often necessitating urgent surgery to remove affected parts above the neck, according to experts.

The Maoist challenge
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

The battle has an ideological dimension, but there is no need to overstate it or counter it with right-wing political groups.

Six die at Wani in Maharashtra after drinking sanitiser for liquor
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

With Maharashtra going under strict lockdown, liquor is out of bounds for consumers. Since sanitiser largely contains alcohol, the Wani incident has brought to light a new problem of addicts resorting to consuming sanitiser.

Maharashtra: High Court raps officials for not complying with Remdesivir order
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

The bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and Avinash Gharote summoned top officials, including Divisional Commissioner Sanjiv Kumar, Nagpur Collector Ravindra Thakre, Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Joint Commissioner Vijay Kose during the course of the hearings.

Chandrapur: Six-month-old tiger cub reunited with mother after being rescued from well
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

The forest department said it got information about the cub falling into a farm's well in Chichpalli range of Chandrapur at 8.30 am on Wednesday morning.

Young kin gets vaccine, Devendra Fadnavis says ‘distant’ link, must follow rules
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Fadnavis, in a statement, identified Tanmay as a “distant relative”. A close family source said Tanmay is the grandson of former MLA Shobhatai Fadnavis, who is the ex-chief minister's aunt.

Nagpur records 113 deaths, records highest mortality
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The district witnessed a jump of 28 deaths in 24 hours. The district recorded 6,364 new cases on the day taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 3,29,470.

2006 Mumbai terror attack convict dies of Covid at Nagpur jail
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The special court had sentenced Ansari to the death sentence along with four others.

Wardha firm granted licence to manufacture remdesivir
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

The development came on Saturday following an initiative taken by Union Transport Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari pushing for licence to the company.

Covid fatalities hit high of 236 in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Nagpur district continued to register a high number of deaths, recording 79 on Saturday, four more than the previous high of 75 on Friday.

Nagpur: Ayurvedic doctor, three ward boys held for black marketing of remdesivir
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar said that the injection was being sold as high a price as Rs 25,000 per vial. Kumar issued a warning against those involved in the black marketing of the injection.

Vidarbha reports highest one-day Covid toll of 190
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Nagpur district leads the table with its highest-ever toll of 74, followed by Bhandara and Yavatmal, which continue to be the next biggest hotspots, registering 22 deaths each.

Ambedkar had proposed Sanskrit as official language: CJI Bobde
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Justice Bobde was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the academic building of the Maharashtra National Law University at Nagpur.