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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.

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MHADA Nagpur Board to construct 14,690 affordable houses in 5 yrs

 Aug  2  By Kartik Lokhande
Those in search of affordable housing may get a relief by the year 2020 if the plan of Nagpur Board of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) to construct 14,690 houses in Na....

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‘Govt to form panels for liquor-free villages’

 Aug  2  Principal Correspondent
On the lines of Mahatma Gandhi Dispute-free Village Committees, Maharashtra Government is mulling over a proposal to constitute liquor-free village committees for effective implementation of p....

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Census silver medal to Sachin Kurve

 Aug  2  Staff Reporter
Sachin Kurve, District Collector of Nagpur, has been honoured with Silver Medal in recognition of ‘outstanding zeal’ and ‘high quality’ of services rendered during the Census of India-....

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‘Let the citizens come and meet me...’

 Aug  2  Staff Reporter
Sunday was another day when the people thronged Ramgiri, the official residence of State’s Chief Minister in the city, to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and place before him their griev....

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Nursing student meets tragic end

 Aug  2  
A nursing student died after her two-wheeler rammed into a stationary bus at Isasani Road under jurisdiction of MIDC Police Station on Sunday. Priti Mangesh Meshram (19) was on way to get milk....

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Met Tiger Memon in PoK after 1993 blasts: Kashmir MLA

SRINAGAR July  31  PTI
FORMER militant-turned Congress MLA Usman Majeed on Friday stoked a controversy by claiming he had met Tiger Memon after the 1993 Mumbai blasts in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir during which he seeme....

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Waiting for ‘the’ word, media and cops work through night

 July  30  Staff Reporter
Will he be hanged as scheduled? What is the Supreme Court’s decision in unprecedented late-night hearing? Do cops have any inputs? Time of hanging has changed, is it? These and countless many ....

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An anxious night, a hopeless dawn and the inevitable

 July  30  Staff Reporter
As the clock was ticking, Suleman Memon, elder brother of Yakub Memon and his cousin, Usman, spent restless night in their hotel room. Lodged at Hotel Dwarka in the busy Sitabuldi locality, both....

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Cops, jail officials heave sigh of relief after Yakub’s body reaches Mumbai

 July  30  Special Correspondent
TOP brass of the City Police and Jail officials heaved a sigh of relief after Yakub Memon’s body reached Mumbai after his execution in Nagpur Central Jail. The Second Capital of Maharashtra wa....

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‘Manila’ rope for Yakub came from Buxar Jail

 July  30  
The ‘Manila’ rope for the noose used to hang 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case convict Yakub Memon in Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday early morning, came from Buxar Jail. Buxar Jail is perhaps ....

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State’s draft Retail Policy covers e-Commerce too

 July  30  Staff Reporter
Maharashtra Government, on Thursday, released draft of the Retail Trade Policy-2015 becoming the first state to do so. The draft policy defines retailer, multi-brand retail or supermarket, and s....

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Retail Entertainment Zones

 July  30  
As per the draft policy, Development Control Regulations (DCR) shall reserve spaces for retail and entertainment on the same lines as reservations for essential services and restaurants, to make r....

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Central Jail braces up to hang Yakub

 July  29  Special Correspondent
Though decks were cleared on Wednesday evening for 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s execution, a late night petition in the Supreme Court challenged the ex....

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Anxiety rules ‘supreme’ after midnight drama

 July  29  Staff Reporter
Uncertainty prevailed over execution of Yakub Memon as the Supreme Court decided to take up the last minute petition filed on behalf of Yakub by his lawyers seeking deferment of the execution ....

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Hand over Mor Bhavan land for city bus operations: CM to MSRTC

 July  29  Staff Reporter
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Highways and Transport Nitin Gadkari took review of various issues related to the Second Capital of Maharashtra on Wednesday at Mumbai. ....

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Dial 100 to lodge complaint about noise pollution in city

 July  29   Staff Reporter
Following the directives of the Bombay High Court, Urban Development Department (UDD) of Maharashtra Government has come up with circulars asking the municipal corporations in the State to prepa....

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Social media helps raise funds for tribal girl’s edn

 July  29  By Ajay Mardikar
The power of social media was unleashed when a tribal girl from a small village in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh could get financial and social support for pursuing higher education in Pune....

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Black Buck fawn kept at deer park dies

 July  29  Staff Reporter
A fawn of Black Buck that had strayed from its mother in zudpi jungle near Shankarpur, Khapri, in May and was kept in a room made of planks at deer park in Seminary Hills, died around 10-12 days....

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Countdown for Yakub Memon’s execution begins

 July  28  Special Correspondent
THE stage is all set for execution of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon’s death sentence in Nagpur Central Jail. Strictly adhering to the Supreme Court guideline....

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GAD asks babus to behave well with legislators, MPs

 July  28  Staff Reporter
Now, it is mandatory for babus to give respect to elected representatives as Maharashtra Government has issued fresh guidelines regarding conduct of staffers and officers with the legislators an....

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RTO, Revenue Deptt to initiate joint action against sand mafia in Division

 July  28  Staff Reporter
Revenue Department and Regional Transport Office (RTO) are joining hands in a bid to put an end to menace of overloading, particularly that of sand in the region. Disclosing this on Tuesday, Tra....

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the most inspirational statesman

 July  28  By Anoop Kumar
With sudden passing away of our former President Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, an era has come to an end. It is a loss not just to India, but to entire humanity. He was the most inspirati....

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NMC-OCW plugs water leakages at rehabilitated Seminary Hill MBR

 July  28  Staff Reporter
This could be a major achievement of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Orange City Water (OCW) as 35-years-old Master Balancing Reservoir (MBR) at Seminary Hills — known as ‘heart’ ....

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Liquor seized from three unclaimed bags in ST bus

 July  28  Staff Reporter
PANIC gripped passengers when three unclaimed bags were found in a Parbhani-bound State Transport bus near Chhatrapati Nagar Square on Tuesday evening. After the Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad ....

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‘Dadasaheb Gavai’s demise is an irreparable loss’

 July  25  Staff Reporter
As soon as the news of sad demise of R S Gavai spread, condolence messages starting pouring in. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister; Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways....

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Yakub’s execution: Med officers working out length of drop

 July  25  By Shirish Borkar
EXPERT Medical officers have started working out details about the length of the drop for hanging Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in Central Jail Nagpur on his 53rd bir....

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BJP corporator Dhawde, 2 others arrested in land-grabbing case

 July  25  Special Correspondent
KOTWALI Police arrested BJP corporator Anil Madhavrao Dhawde, dreaded criminal Raju Bhadre and Prakash Kewalram Patil on charges of cheating, forgery of valuable security, using as genuine a for....

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IIM-Nagpur inauguration today

 July  25  Principal Correspondent
Maharashtra’s first Indian Institute of Management -- Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur (IIM-N) -- will be inaugurated on Sunday, at 10 am in presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ....

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History-sheeter killed in front of wife, son in Kalamna

 July  25  Staff Reporter
SENSATION prevailed at Bazar Chowk, Dipty Signal in Kalamna area after seven anti-social elements brutally killed a history-sheeter with sharp-edged weapons in the presence of his wife and son....

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