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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.

Singapore Government to share expertise with NMC, assures Ajit Singh

 April  15  Special Correspondent
Singapore Government is keen to share its expertise in the field of water sector, sewerage, and recycle-reuse of water with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....

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Another jolt to realty sector: Hike in compounding charges proposed

 April  15  Special Correspondent
After tremendous hike in development charges for sanctioning building plan, the Town Planning Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has proposed hike in compounding charges to regular....

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Steering Committee approves Rs 190 cr CAMPA forestry plan

 April  15  Special Correspondent
A meeting of the Steering Committee of Maharashtra State CAMPA approved a plan for Rs 190 crore on Wednesday at Mumbai for taking up forestry and core activities in Maharashtra.

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V-C Dr Kane unveils plan to revamp exam system

 April  13  Principal Correspondent
Dr S P Kane, the new Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) on Monday declared his ambitious road-map to revamp entire examination system and to make it ....

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City records lowest ever April temperature in 47 years

 April  13  Staff Reporter
Nagpur is famous for oranges and also for its hot and harsh summer. However, looking at the events unfolding in the skies during last few days, the city’s signature summer identity is in dan....

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S P Yadav is new City Police chief, Rajvardhan Jt CP

 April  13  Special Correspondent
THE State Home Ministry on Monday put to rest all speculations about selection of the new city police chief by appointing Additional Director General (ADG) S P Yadav as Commissioner of Police Na....

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Singapore keen to explore potential of Nagpur

 April  13  Special Correspondent
A high-level delegation of Singapore Consulate is arriving on Tuesday evening on a three-day long visit to explore possibility to join hands with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and State Go....

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No Nazul land transactions without Govt permission

 April  13  Special Correspondent
Now, the Nazul plot holders will require prior permission of Maharashtra Government for every transaction on Nazul land in Nagpur and Amravati Divisions. Recently, Revenue Department of Maharash....

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Guardian Minister clears all hurdles in constructing Maharajbag road

 April  13  Staff Reporter
Maharashtra Government has directed Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeth to clear all hurdles for the construction of a road connecting Amravati Road to Ambazari road and provide No objection ....

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HC orders PWD to provide coolers in courtrooms, judges’ chambers

 April  12  Legal Correspondent
Responding to the public interest litigation (PIL), Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice Ananat M Badar at the High Court have ordered the State Public Works Department (PWD) to provide dessert co....

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Irrigation potential of 1,92,134 Ha in Vidarbha caught in forest tangle

 April  12  Staff Reporter
At least 33 irrigation projects in rainfed region of Vidarbha are affected by forest issues. In fact, of these projects with combined irrigation potential of 4,56,185 hectares, Vidarbha Irriga....

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Jail wall height to be increased up to 20 ft

 April  12  By Dheeraj Fartode
Snapped into action after the sensational jail break, jail administration has woken-up to tighten the security measures and first thing being done is to increase the height of perimeter wall. ....

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NMC neglecting building material dumped on road

 April  12  Staff Reporter
Residents of the Orange City are facing hardships due to illegal dumping of construction materials on internal roads. The dumped material is causing disruption to smooth flow of traffic in man....

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‘Multidisciplinary approach in health care is need of the hour’

 April  12  By Rajendra Diwe
“In order to ensure success of schemes like Health for All or National Rural Health Mission etc. in India, the Government should involve all healthcare pathies to work together. Every health c....

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The road less travelled: Different generations, different time, one passion - Nature!

 April  12  Staff Reporter
After making second Sunday of every month special for Marathi speaking people of Nagpur for a year with ‘Amhi Bighadalo Tumhi bi Ghadana’ programme; ‘Prayas-Sewankur’ organisation has ex....

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The road less travelled: Different generations, different time, one passion - Nature!

 April  12  Staff Reporter
After making second Sunday of every month special for Marathi speaking people of Nagpur for a year with ‘Amhi Bighadalo Tumhi bi Ghadana’ programme; ‘Prayas-Sewankur’ organisation has ex....

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NMC Standing Committee stays usurious hike in devpt charges

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Friday brought a double delight for Nagpurians. For, on this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing tour of France yielded an agreement under which France will be investing in developin....

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Exemption to cars, ST buses at 5 toll booths around Nagpur city

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Providing a much-awaited relief and fulfilling one more of its promise, the Government of Maharashtra under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced that 12 toll booths will be closed down....

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Prashant Wasankar’s sister-in-law arrested, wife may surrender soon

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Mithila Vinay Wasankar, sister-in-law of scamster Prashant Wasankar was formally arrested on Friday after her bail plea was rejected by Supreme Court. The Apex court directed Mithila, who was ....

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Another hailstorm may hit Vid by Apr 13: Met Deptt

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Regional Meteorological Centre, Nagpur has issued warning of another spell of hailstorm in Vidarbha as well as in Nagpur till April 13. Meanwhile, the city received another spell of rainfall on ....

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Triple murder case: Sakkardara police arrest four main accused

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Sakkardara police arrested four main accused of Thursday night bloodbath at Bhande Plot. The gory murder of Ugle brothers police said was due to sudden provocation and not premeditated. The po....

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Firing case: Little Sardar, two others surrender

 April  10  Staff Reporter
Dreaded goon Shailendrasingh Lohiya alias Little Sardar along with his two accomplices including a Shiv Sena office-bearer, on Friday, surrendered at Pachpaoli Police Station. Lohiya and two o....

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RTO’s online appointment scheme challenged in HC

 April  10  Staff Reporter
In an interesting development, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court comprising Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice Sunil Shukre issued notices to the State Transport Secretary, State Transpor....

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MSEDCL projections on tariff hike are unrealistic: VIA Energy Forum

 April  10  Business Bureau
VIA Energy Forum has submitted objections to MERC on tariff proposal and approved aggregate revenue requirement (ARR) of MSEDCL for financial year (FY) 2013-14 to 2015-16. MSEDCL has proposed ta....

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12 more cellphones, 4 SIM cards seized from Central Jail

 April  6  Special Correspondent
EVEN as Director General of Police (Anti-Corruption) Praveen Dixit is conducting the high-level inquiry into the jailbreak case, investigators continue to seize cellphones, SIM cards and batte....

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Search panel shortlists 5 names for RTMNU V-C

 April  6  Principal Correspondent
The search panel formed under Justice Vikas Sirpurkar for selection of suitable Vice-Chancellor (V-C) for Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has finalised five names of the c....

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Rlys SOP for child protection

 April  6  By Ajay Mardikar
Another step has been taken towards protection of Rights of children. This time by Indian Railways. However, not before the Delhi High Court issues direction in a court case against the Union of....

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Town Planning Deptt under fire for pathetic performance

 April  6  Special Correspondent
This may shock anybody envisioning overall development of Nagpur, as the Town Planning Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is apparently not keen to match the pace of Chief Minister....

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Elections for Saibaba Mandir Trust ordered

 April  6  
Joint Charity Commissioner A P Matte has ordered election for Board of Trustees of Shri Saibaba Sewa Mandal which runs famous Saibaba Mandir on Wardha Road and has appointed Mangala Kamble, Assi....

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Seven more mobile phones recovered from Central Jail

 April  5  Staff Reporter
More skeletons are tumbling out of cupboards of Central Jail after seven more mobile handsets were detected during special drive in aftermath of jailbreak by five undertrials. During the drive, ....

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