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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.

Three persons held with gold biscuits worth Rs 37.80 lakh

 Aug  26  Special Correspondent
CRIME Branch sleuths on Wednesday trapped three persons, including a woman, near Railway Station and seized smuggled gold biscuits weighing 1400 gramme worth Rs 37.80 lakh from their posse....

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FDA collects 810 samples from Vid to locate spurious drugs

 Aug  26  By Rajendra Diwe
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Nagpur Division and Amravati Division collected 418 and 392 samples of medicines respectively as a part of National Survey on Spurious and Not Of Standard Q....

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Smriti Irani meets RSS chief, discusses new Edn Policy

 Aug  26  Staff Reporter
Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Human Resources Development, met Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Wednesday at RSS Headquarters in Mahal here and held d....

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Panel favours critical tiger habitat status to Umrer-Karhandla

 Aug  26  By Ramesh Marulkar
An appraisal committee to examine suitability of Umrer-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary as a tiger reserve has recommended to make it critical tiger habitat (core) with buffer area of territorial ....

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HC’s notice to Govt on PIL seeking ban on liquor production in Maharashtra

 Aug  26  Staff Reporter
A division bench of Bombay High Court at Nagpur has issued notice to State Government on a petition seeking total ban on the production of gutkha, tobacco, liquor and cigarettes. The HC on a P....

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WCL to offer jobs to 15,000 PAPs

 Aug  26  By Praveen Vighre
There seems to be light at the end of tunnel. The long-pending demand of 15,000 Project Affected Persons (PAPs) with the Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) would be fulfilled soon. These PAPs wo....

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Govt to hand-over 289 acre MIHAN land to Reliance Aerospace Park on Aug 28

 Aug  25  Staff Reporter
IN a major boost to MIHAN-SEZ, Maharashtra Government has decided to hand-over 289 acre land to Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) to develop a Defence City for manufacturing helicopters for bot....

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Will the Govt realise Patru’s dream development project?

 Aug  25  By Kartik Lokhande
ON March 16, 2015, Patru Durge had travelled more than 1,000 kilometres from his native village Damrancha in Aheri tehsil of Maoist-affected district of Gadchiroli, to the State capital of Mumba....

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Nagpur divn fares better in SSC result in State

 July  25  Staff Reporter
Nagpur Divisional Board scored 31.2 per cent result in SSC supplementary examination that was held between July 21 and August 5. Amravati topped the State with 32.8 per cent result. If one takes....

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Two NMC employees caught taking bribe of Rs 12,000

 Aug  25  Special Correspondent
OFFICERS of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday caught Ramesh Hiraman Kohad, Section Engineer, Nehru Nagar Zone V, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Rahul Ramesh Umbarkar, an office b....

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Over 10,000 engg seats remain vacant in divn

 Aug  25  Principal Correspondent
With reduction in technical institutes, courses and intake the existing colleges were hopeful of getting good response from students. But the vacancy remained the same. This year too, Nagpur ....

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Builder, 4 others booked for threatening lawyer to extort Rs 10 lakh

 Aug  25  Staff Reporter
MANKAPUR Police on Monday booked builder Vijay Dangre and four of his accomplices for allegedly putting a lawyer in fear of death to extort Rs 10 lakh from him.

According to Police, Adv B....

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‘Advances make things easier for removal of brain tumor’

 Aug  25  Principal Correspondent
Skull Base Tumors have long been an area of doom for many neurosurgeon, with minimal results. The border zone between the brain and the body is known as the skull base. Patients who had tumors....

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Two more ESIC hospitals to come up in city

 Aug  23  Staff Reporter
Maharashtra Government will construct Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) hospitals in Bagadganj and Pachpaoli area of East and North Nagpur. The proposal to construct ESIC hospitals fo....

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State moots disaster-linked insurance, storm-water management regulations

 Aug  23  Staff Reporter
AFTER a long gap, Maharashtra Government has come up with a draft of revised State Disaster Management Plan (SDMP) in true sense of the term ‘revision’. The draft plan, which borrows some id....

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Rlys lags in meeting bio-toilets’ target

 Aug  23  By Dheeraj Fartode
Ministry of Railways is finding it very difficult to meet the target of fitment of 17,000 bio-toilets during year 2015-16 as envisioned in Railway Budget. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had prop....

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Two constables caught taking bribe of Rs 1 lakh

 Aug  23  Staff Reporter
ANTI-CORRUPTION Bureau (ACB) have caught two constables of Jaripatka Police Station for demanding and accepting bribe worth Rs 1 lakh from a mobile-shop owner who is suspected to be running ....

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15,893 families in city hit by floods on Aug 13

 July  23  Staff Reporter
The district administration completed its survey of families affected by the excessive rainfall and floods in Nagpur city on August 13. As per the data compiled on Sunday, as many as 15,893 fami....

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Rs 100 cr plan to pump life in ‘sick’ MAPL

 Aug  21  Staff Reporter
In a major boost to industrial development of the region, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced revival of Maharashtra Antibiotics and Pharmaceutical Limited (MAPL) unit at Hingna MIDC. Fadna....

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Eminent Sanskrit Scholar Dr Varhadpande no more

 Aug  21  Staff Reporter
Eminent Sanskrit scholar Dr N R Varhadpande, passed away on Friday evening, due to old age, at his Hindustan Colony, Amravati Road residence. He was 94. He is survived by a daughter and a son.....

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State Government to focus on industrial development in Naxal-affected areas: CM

 Aug  21  Staff Reporter
State and Central Governments both are keen on ushering in industrial development of Naxal-affected districts of Gadchiroli and Gondia in Vidarbha region. A pilot project report will be prepar....

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Double murder in Nandanvan

 Aug  21  Special Correspondent
SENSATION prevailed in Nandanvan area after unidentified persons brutally killed two farm labourers with sharp-edged weapons at Tupkar Layout near Tirodi Khedi on outer Ring Road on Friday nig....

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NMC general body clears 14 proposals in half hour!

 Aug  21  Staff Reporter
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), on Friday, witnessed one of the fast track meetings as 14 proposals were cleared within a matter of 30 minutes. And, even the Question Hour was skipped in the....

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Three booked for duping man of Rs 4.67 lakh

 Aug  21  Staff Reporter
SONEGAON Police booked three persons, including the Manager of Shagun Group of Finance, for allegedly duping an 57-year-old man to the tune of over Rs 4.67 lakh. The accused have been ident....

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UAV Nishant to bolster forces ‘vision’ in Naxal-hit areas

 Aug  12  By Dheeraj Fartode
CENTRAL Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is likely to get UAV Nishant and the proposal is pending for approval with Union Home Ministry. In an official written reply to ‘The Hitavada,’ Dr K Tamil....

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Union Govt clears NDRF Academy in Orange City

 Aug  12  Staff Reporter
Now, the announcement has been made from the highest level. Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, announced on Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha that an integrated National Disaster....

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Four out of six districts in Nagpur Division still deficient in rainfall

 Aug  12  Staff Reporter
Though good rainfall since the start of August has raised hopes of farmers in Nagpur Division, those in paddy belt are yet to be assured. For, out of total six districts in Nagpur Division, four....

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Govt grants addl 12 months time to planning bodies to acquire land

 Aug  11  Special Correspondent
Maharashtra Government will grant one year additional time to planning authorities for acquiring land reserved for public purposes in development plans and regional plans. This could be a big ....

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Response to MAFSU courses doubles

 Aug  12  Principal Correspondent
The response from the students to the courses run by Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (MAFSU) has doubled up within a year. Thanks to the promotion drive by the Vice-Chancell....

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Rain fury inundates city

 Aug  11  Staff Reporter
TUESDAY evening witnessed one of the heaviest pounding of the season and within minutes city appeared virtually at sea. In matter of minutes, every major thoroughfare got submerged under several....

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