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Vivek Deshpande

Associate Editor

Suicides replayed in Vidarbha cotton belt: 9 in 6 weeks
Tue, Nov 19, 2002

Starvation deaths in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh may figure in Parliament this session, the Prime Minister may have announced his loan waiv...

My Animals and Other Family
Sun, Nov 10, 2002

IN the last one year, he has walked or paddled over 3,000 km — all alone, tracking tiger and bear trails, armed with only a pair of bin...

A Taxing Job Well Done
Sun, Oct 27, 2002

SHE is barely four-and-half feet. Yet, she stands tall, towering over a society where courage and honesty are in short supply. She is Rekha ...

RSS chief joins the chorus for nation-wide conversion law
Mon, Oct 14, 2002

Lauding Jayalalitha for the recent anti-conversion ordinance, RSS chief K.S. Sudershan today called upon the Centre to enact a similar law f...

TN train escapes Rajdhani fate, cracks found on time
Fri, Sep 13, 2002

A major train tragedy was averted on Wednesday when timely detection of a fracture along a railway track about 20 km from here saved the New...

More sound, fury at first ever meet of RSS scholars
Mon, Aug 26, 2002

The RSS leadership today kicked off the party’s so-called ‘‘intellectual’’ phase at the first ever convention of t...

House ‘standing’ panels can’t sit down to business
Sat, Aug 24, 2002

It looks like departmental standing committees just can’t sit down to it. The committees were set up in the state on the lines of Par...

MP dam burst: Anger flows
Thu, Aug 22, 2002

It was a disaster waiting to happen. In fact, it looked as though the administration was waiting for it to happen. For the past four years, ...

Gutka ban: Supari prices crash, stocks pile up
Sun, Aug 11, 2002

The ban on gutka industry has sent India’s biggest supari market here into a tizzy with the prices dropping sharply by about Rs 45 a kg...

Nagpur’s New Look
Sun, Aug 04, 2002

IF you’re visiting Nagpur after a couple of years, be prepared for a surprise. Instead of a chaotic small town, you’ll be greeted ...

Maharashtra panel may realise tribal self-rule dream
Fri, Jul 12, 2002

A high-powered state committee’s recommendations may help tribals of Gadchiroli and Chandrapur realise their dream of self-rule, assure...

Cong rediscovers POTA in Maharashtra
Sun, Jul 07, 2002

The Congress may have opposed POTA tooth and nail but its government in Maharashtra has not flinched from using it to crush the PW and its a...

PIL filed for handing over NDCCB case to CBI
Thu, Jul 04, 2002

Doubts are being raised over the competence of the State CID police in handling the multi-crore government securities scam as, more than two...

NDCCB’s Rs 40-cr loan to Home Trade reveals nexus
Sun, May 26, 2002

The hasty and sly manner in which the Nagpur District Central Co-operative Bank (NDCCB) provided a Rs 40-crore ‘loan’ to Euro Disc...

They lived happily ever after till Gujarat
Thu, Apr 04, 2002

Nine months is not such a long time but a lot has changed in Shirpur (Maharashtra) since July. This small town in Vidharbha will never be wh...

Maharashtra growers say forget genes, just modify procurement
Thu, Apr 04, 2002

AS THEIR counterparts elsewhere discuss genetically modified crop and its fallouts, the cotton farmers in Vidarbha and most of Maharashtra ...

Akola bleeds as Holi splash gets Gujarat colour
Tue, Apr 02, 2002

It was a small incident, and residents insist it has happened before. But when this Holi, the first coming after Godhra, a splash of colour ...

Liquid from quake-hit soil not lava, says expert
Tue, Feb 06, 2001

NAGPUR, FEBRUARY 5: "The liquid oozing out of the soil from some places in earthquake-hit Gujarat should not be confused with lava. I...

Both dead, both in 20s and worlds apart
Sat, Jan 20, 2001

JAWARKATHI (SEONI, MP), JANUARY 19: Jiski chandan ho gayi mati, wo hai gram Jawarkathi/Jisne chandan kar di mati, wo hai Bindu Kumre betiS...

Bengal tiger dies mysteriously in Nagpur zoo
Sun, Jan 14, 2001

NAGPUR, JAN 13: The mysterious death of a 10-year-old Royal Bengal tiger named Chandu at the local Maharajbag Zoo on January 6, came to li...

This ascetic wants to travel the whole of India on foot
Mon, Jan 08, 2001

NAGPUR, JAN 7: He is an ascetic who won't stop -- till he achieves the goal of travelling the entire country on foot.It was in 1974 that D...

Oranges in the red
Fri, Dec 29, 2000

Nagpur is synonymous with oranges. Visitors here go back with sweet memories of this ‘world famous’ ...

Politics of sightseeing
Tue, Oct 03, 2000

In these troubled times, when the word temple has become synonymous with bad blood, it would seem grossly inappropriate to talk of another...

The flop side of leprosy eradication
Tue, Aug 22, 2000

In 1921, when Padmashree Manohar Diwan decided to start the first asylum forleprosy patients in India at Dattapur near Wardha, he requeste...

Genetic truths
Sun, Jul 16, 2000

With the unfolding of the pattern in human genes, the stage is set for a scientific mutation. An irreversible start has been made towards ...