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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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 Dec  19  Special Correspondent
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Devendra Fadnavis directs NMC, NIT to expedite Nagpur’s development

 Dec  19  Staff Reporter
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Wadettiwar’s private member Bill on Vidarbha statehood

 Dec  19  Staff Reporter
Vijay Wadettiwar, Deputy Leader of Congress in Legislative Assembly, was visibly irritated to find that his private member Bill regarding demand of statehood to Vidarbha did not figure in the ....

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Bhavan’s Group hands over J&K flood relief fund cheque to CM

 Dec  19  Staff Reporter
True to its spirit of commitment to the cause of the needy and the suffering, the Bhavan’s Group of Schools rose to the occasion and raised an amount of Rs 9,61,670/- towards their brethren ....

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The man who knows -- what he wishes to do

 Dec  19  By Vijay Phanshikar
The first impression is: He knows. And the second impression is: He really knows.

That the accession of Devendra Fadnavis to Maharashtra’s chief ministership cannot be treated as a pol....

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GST: Local bodies may lose revenue of Rs 12,000 crore

 Dec  16  Staff Reporter
Responding to the Central Government’s call for pre-introduction comments on Goods and Services Tax (GST), Maharashtra Government has assessed the financial implications on State exchequer a....

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Uddhav Thackeray to tour Vidarbha with Shiv Sena MLAs, Ministers

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday exhorted Sena Ministers and MLAs to work effectively and make their presence felt in the legislature and every part of Maharashtra. The Sena chief, ....

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Sena MLA booked for assaulting SPU officer

 Dec  17  Special Correspondent
HIGH drama was witnessed at Hotel Pride after Shiv Sena MLA Harshavardhan Jadhav allegedly slapped a Police Inspector when he did not allow him to meet his party supremo Uddhav Thackeray in hi....

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City shivers at 7.70 C

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
The winter chill is here. For the first time this year, the minimum temperature in the city dropped to 7.7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning, with wind chill factor coming into play. The mini....

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Fed up with Forest Deptt’s apathy, unions decide to cover open wells on their own

 Dec  17  By Ramesh Marulkar
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Local Body Tax to be scrapped by end of financial year: Khadse

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
Making first official confirmation on abolishing of Local Body Tax, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse on Wednesday informed the Legislative Council that General and Services Tax (GST) is going to imp....

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Separate fund from mineral royalty for road repairs

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
The Government will set up a separate fund from the mineral royalty collected, to repair roads that are damaged due to plying of trucks for mineral transportation. Eknath Khadse, Revenue Ministe....

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RCOEM bags NAAC ‘A’ grade

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, (RCOEM) has been awarded 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University....

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MLAs press for affordable & quality education, reforms

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
DURING a discussion under Rule 293, which continued on Wednesday morning before start of regular business in the Legislative Assembly, members pressed for reforms in education sector. Most of ....

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‘Number of drought-affected villages may increase by 5,700’

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
The Central team that visited 14 districts of Maharashtra in the past few days has found that the situation of drought-hit areas is really grim. “The situation is such that the number of droug....

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Students, citizens flay terror attack on school in Pakistan

 Dec  17  Staff Reporter
The smallest coffins are the heaviest. This was the message that was in the air and mobile networks and Internet, and also in the city of Nagpur. Right from the school children to grown ups and ....

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Three more Naxalites surrender in Gondia

 Dec  17  Gondia Correspondent
Inspired by the social welfare schemes run by Police Department under the new surrender policy of State Government, three members of Triple–K Dalam surrendered in front of Gondia District Supe....

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PIL on pathetic condition of highways: High Court makes NHAI to act swiftly

 Dec  17  Legal Correspondent
Finding everything moving at a very casual pace and virtual flouting of its directives of November 14, 2014 by the top brass of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Justice Bhushan R ....

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Chief Minister clears 3 major schemes of Nagpur metro

 Dec  14  Special Correspondent
For the first time, the State Government is moving fast to clear pending projects of the Orange City. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has cleared three ambitious schemes of Nagpur Metropolitan ....

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Fissures between Cong, NCP widens

 Dec  14  Staff Reporter
Differences between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have come to fore over boycotting the Legislative Assembly over suspension of NCP legislator Jitendra Awhad. Congress legislat....

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State Govt considering exemption to cars from paying toll tax

 Dec  14  Staff Reporter
The new Government is taking steps to keep its pre-poll promise of reducing the burden of toll tax on non-commercial four-wheelers. It is thinking over granting exemption to non-commercial four-wh....

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Experienced, but divided Opposition appears weak

 Dec  14  Staff Reporter
Wading its way through the full throttled Opposition, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena showed as to who is in the control of House at the Legislative Council. For the new ....

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Founder reveals story of first ever magazine for blinds

 Dec  14  Staff Reporter
“I met visually impaired children in Pune to know how they live life. I closed my eyes with the help of cloth. I started living like them. I started working with closed eyes and I got a vision....

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Public transport in limbo as Starbus operator stops services on 108 routes

 Dec  14  Special Correspondent
City bus service is going from bad to worst as Starbus operator -- Vansh Nimay Infra Projects Limited (VNIL) -- has stopped services on 108 routes out of a total 189 routes in city. VNIL is oper....

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HC’s notice to RTO, others on PIL against “illegal” passenger service

 Dec  14  Legal Correspondent
In response to the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a registered NGO - Citizen Forum for Equality’s President Madhukar G, Kukde against “illegal passenger service” in Nagpur City,....

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HC’s notice to MOIL CMD on top officer’s plea against “punishment”

 Dec  14  Legal Correspondent
Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice C V Bhadang at the High Court have issued notice to the respondent -- Chairman-cum- Managing Director (CMD), MOIL Ltd., G P Kundargi -- to show cause by January ....

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Confident Govt takes on faltering Oppn

 Dec  14  Staff Reporter
Witnessing a role reversal of major political alliances in Maharashtra after a long span of 15 years, the State Legislature’s winter session was expected to be stormy. However, as seen in the ....

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Central team in State to assess drought situation from Dec 14

 Dec  12  Staff Reporter
A team of Central Government will be on tour of Maharashtra to assess drought-like situation. The team will arrive on tour on December 14 and will leave after a high-level meeting in Nagpur on....

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‘Zero tolerance’ to corruption, crime, indiscipline: CM

 Dec  12  Staff Reporter
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Friday, announced that his Government adopted 'Zero Tolerance' against corruption, crime, and indiscipline in Maharashtra. Replying to a debate on law and or....

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New judicial appointment system has many flaws, says Justice Ajit Shah

 Dec  12  Staff Reporter
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