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MCI reluctant to increase seats of IGGMC, Akola GMC

Nagpur Sep  10  
MCI files SLP against HC\'s August 28 order relating to more seats at IGMC, Med. college Akola Staff Reporter Medical Council of India (MCI) has approached the Supreme Court against the order of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court dated August 28, asking it to sympathetically consider the issue of increasing intake of IGGMC (Nagpur) and Akola GMC by 50 seats each. The special leave petition has been filed before the Apex Court and matter will come up for hearing next week. In view of this development, a division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Z A Haq has postponed the hearing of a PIL filed by C H Sharma and others. Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court in its order dated August 28 had noted that main deficiency pointed out regarding the IGGMC not having girls\' hostel and multi-purpose buildings, had already been removed and directed the Chief Secretary to tell the MCI that these buildings have come up and these will be put to use ‘immediately’. Regarding the GMC, Akola, reason for not increasing its intake from 100 to 150 has been that the said College has not completed 10 years of existence, which is short by few days only. Therefore, the High Court had directed the State Govt. to re-submit proposal for increase in intake at the College in Akola, on or prior to August 30 next and had asked MCI to consider these proposals sympathetically and in the light of undertaking to be submitted by the State Government. The Court had asked the MCI to take positive view, keeping in mind the wider interest of the students in this region. According to sources, the Chief Secretary had furnished the undertaking on August 30 and MCI considered the proposal of Akola GMC, but was not inclined to revisit the case of IGGMC due to persistent failure of State Government to honour its commitment to undertake modernisation. According to Amicus Curiae Jugalkishor Gilda, the IGGMC had lost 50 MBBS seats offered by Central Government as one-time measure to all 10 years old Government run Medical Colleges with intake of 100 seats, because its modernisation process turned out to be a non-starter. Through its order of August 28 last, the Court had also given expression to its considered view that \"the officers of the State Govt. have committed contempt of this Court by not complying with an undertaking given to the Court reflected in the order of the HC of September 22, 2010. In view of this, the Court had issued notice to the State Chief Secretary and the Principal Secretaries of the Medical Education, Finance and Public Works Departments to explain as to why no action for contempt of Court should be taken against them.

Devendra Fadnavis, the CM: City’s gift to Mah

 Oct  28  By Rahul Pande
After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party unanimously elected Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis as its leader and next Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the entire city burst into joy....

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Devendra will take Maharashtra to glorious heights, says proud mother

 Oct  28  Staff Reporter
Sarita Fadnavis was a proud mother who cherished this moment with moist eyes confidently stated that her younger son would definitely make Maharashtra a glorious state. Speaking to mediaperson....

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4 persons booked for defrauding city businessman of Rs 20 lakh

 Oct  28  Staff Reporter
SADAR Police booked four persons, including one from Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), for defrauding a city businessman to the tune of Rs 20 lakh and issuing life threats to him. The accused hav....

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NMC proposes amendment in parking rules

 Oct  28  Staff Reporter
Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane gave hearing to 12 persons on proposed amendment in development control rules (DCR) for parking system. The local body has proposed amendment in rule 16 of ....

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City erupts in joy to celebrate historic moment

 Oct  28  Special Correspondent
Nagpurians celebrated Diwali again on Tuesday evening after their beloved Devendra Fadnavis was elected as leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and next Chief Minister of Maharashtra. There ....

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Thick security cover around Fadnavis’ home

 Oct  28  Staff Reporter
With anointment of Devendra Fadnavis as new Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the city police deployed a thick security cover in and around his Trikoni Park, Dharampeth residence. The top police ....

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Decks cleared for Fadnavis’ swearing-in on October 30

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Nagpur’s very own Devendra Fadnavis is all set to be elected as leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party during its meeting scheduled on October 28 at 11 am at Vidhan Bhavan, and....

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Tiger capital attracts 1.97 lakh tourists

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Maharashtra Government should increase environment friendly tourist activities in Vidarbha as there is phenomenal increase in number of tourists visiting this region. Nagpur is the Tiger Capit....

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With 160 new cellphone towers, netizens to get enhanced speed

 Oct  26  Special Correspondent
Now, Nagpurians will get enhanced experience of using the Internet and extremely fast connectivity, as Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has granted permission to Reliance Jio Infocomm Limite....

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Panel formed to review forest laws

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Various laws related to environment and forest have provisions that have become outdated and some have proven to be roadblocks in development. Against this backdrop, there has been demand since ....

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That sound of whistle in midnight may go silent

 Oct  26  By Kaushik Bhattacharya
It is well past midnight, and an eerie silence takes over. The silence is so thick that one can hear even the leaves move on the tree near the window. And then suddenly, a screeching sound of a ....

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High Court to re-open today

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court will re-open on October 27 after two weeks long Diwali vacations, with a strength of 14 judges, including three division benches and eight single judge benches.

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Murder convict’s lifer reduced to RI for 7 years

 Oct  26  Legal Correspondent
Holding it to be a case of lesser offence than murder, in the appeal against the judgment of the 17th Additional Sessions Judge, Nagpur, on December 15, 2011, who had convicted the appellant-acc....

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Centre mulls a separate Municipal Cadre for better urban governance

 Oct  26  Special Correspondent
Union Urban Development Department is mulling proposal to introduce specially designed Municipal Cadre for all Municipal Corporations on the lines of Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or St....

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Vidarbha scores over Western Maharashtra in child sex ratio

 Oct  26  By Vikas Vaidya
The decline in child sex ratio is a cause of concern nation-wide. In Maharashtra also, child sex ratio is declining steadily over the past decades. Among regions, Vidarbha is better placed in se....

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MERC rejects MSEDCL’s plea seeking free hand on power supply to MIHAN

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) demanding complete access to transmissio....

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Two commit suicide in separate incidents

 Oct  26  Staff Reporter
Two persons committed suicide in separate incidents under the jurisdictions of Ajni and Yashodhara Nagar police stations. In the first incident, a 48-year-old man committed suicide by hanging f....

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Vidarbha MLAs pitch for Gadkari as CM

 Oct  21  Special Correspondent
Newly-elected MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Vidarbha region came out openly in favour of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and insisted that he be made Chief Minister of Maharashtra to ....

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Meetings, lectures, training sessions ‘affecting’ health of WRD officers

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
The efficiency levels of more than 500 senior officers in Water Resources Department (WRD) have gone down due to poor health. And, their poor health is a result of attending various meetings, le....

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MPCB detects noise standard violations in fire-crackers

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
Do the fire-crackers you have bought comply to Noise Standards prescribed under Environment Protection Act? As far as the testing of 13 brands of fire-crackers conducted recently in the city b....

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Armed dacoits steal vault containing Rs 8 lakh cash from Mahindra showroom in Kalamna

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
IN A daring dacoity, armed desperadoes took away a vault containing Rs eight lakh cash from Mahindra Showroom of Provincial Automobiles Pvt Ltd near Sonba Nagar Railway Crossing in Kalamna ar....

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Flesh trade: Bangladeshi woman rescued

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
JARIPATKA Police on Monday rescued a Bangladeshi woman, who was abducted from Dhaka and dragged into flesh trade by some pimps in the city. Cops arrested one of the two accused women who forced ....

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FDA seizes 600 kg Barfi worth Rs 96,000

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
Food Safety Officers (FSO) of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Nagpur Division have conducted raid on M/S Harihar Foods, Eastern Industrial Area, Chikhali Layout, Kalamna on Monday and seized....

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NMC opens control room to tackle Dengue menace

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to open zonal-level control room to tackle dengue menace and has also warned all private hospitals to mandatorily report all dengue positie cases....

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Goons create ruckus, attempt to kill man

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
IN A group clash over financial dealings, four goons and their accomplices created ruckus and attempted to kill a young man with knives near the gate of Government Ayurved Mahavidyalaya at Sak....

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Ticket checkers in spot as Railway Board revises coach manning norms

 Oct  21  By Sagar Mohod
Battling the large scale vacancies in ticket checking staff, Railway Board has revised the norms for manning the coaches. As per the decision, now travelling ticket examiners would required to....

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Thieves burgle cash, gold ornaments worth Rs 6.70 lakh

 Oct  21  Staff Reporter
IN YET another sensational day light house-breaking theft in Lakadganj area, a gang of unidentified thieves burgled cash and gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 6.70 lakh from the residence o....

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Battleground Vidarbha: BJP on steady rise, Cong on decline

 Oct  13  By Kartik Lokhande
Vidarbha has always been an important battleground for political parties, in Lok Sabha as well as Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections. As all the major political parties are contesting in....

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Poll campaign ends: Sensitive areas under strict vigilance

 Oct  13  Staff Reporter
With the end of hectic campaign for Legislative Assembly polls, the district administration took up the task of keeping a close watch on 'sensitive' pockets in Nagpur city as well as rural are....

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SC to hear Sonba Musale’s plea today

 Oct  13  Staff Reporter
Special leave petition filed by BJP's Saoner candidate Sonba Musale against rejection of his nomination form by Returning Officer has been listed for admission before Supreme Court of India on T....

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