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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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 Aug  31  Principal Correspondent
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 Aug  31  Staff Reporter
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Bountiful of trains for Nagpurians

 Aug  31  Staff Reporter
The new train time-table which will come into effect from September 1, offers a bountiful for Nagpurians as it includes six new trains passing via city. The geographical location of city means l....

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Bountiful of trains for Nagpurians

 Aug  31  Staff Reporter
The new train time-table which will come into effect from September 1, offers a bountiful for Nagpurians as it includes six new trains passing via city. The geographical location of city means l....

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Facing power crisis, State Government to promote bagasse-based co-generation

 Aug  31  Special Correspondent
With Democratic Front Government extending its 2008 policy for bagasse and framed new policy for small hydel power projects, State’s Industry, Energy and Labour Department has declared it’....

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‘NIT, NHAI, PWD also are responsible for bad roads’

 Aug  31  Special Correspondent
Under fire from all corners for not maintaining city roads properly and ignoring repairs of damaged roads in the city, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has released a list of roads under jur....

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Breach in RBC of Khairi dam to hit water supply

 Aug  31  Staff Reporter
Residents of Laxminagar, Dharampeth, Dhantoli and Hanuman Nagar zones may receive limited and low pressure water supply on September 1 and September 2 due to breaches developed in Right Bank Can....

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Dairy Development Deptt surrenders 4,445 posts

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
Uncertainty stares in the face of several officials and employees working in Government dairies and related establishments as Dairy Development Department has revised its draft pattern and has....

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Man of eyes, and vision

 Aug  30  By Vikas Vaidya
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Arrested for attacking girl, lovelorn youth jumps from Nyay Mandir building, sustains injuries

 Aug  30  Special Correspondent
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Cops register Rs 3.50 cr sales tax evasion case

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
SADAR Police on Saturday registered a case of cheating and forgery against some unidentified persons owing allegiance to a Kolkata-based firm -- Shambhu Traders -- causing losses to the tune of ....

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Colourful performances by students hold promise of ‘Brighter Tomorrow’

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
The Nagpur International Festival of Performing Arts for Children, proved to be a mind-boggling experience that made parents feel proud and happy of their wards. It was simply soul-stirring fo....

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‘Dekho Magar Pyar Se’ enthralls

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
Stagecraft Theatre;s rip-roaring, side-splitting, laugh riot in Hindi, ‘Dekho Magar Pyar Se’ proved to be a hit, when it was staged at the IMA hall on Saturday.

N V Sharma, who makes ....

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BJP clears Datke as Mayor, Joshi as Ruling Party Leader

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
The Parliamentary Board of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has cleared the name of Pravin Datke for the post of city Mayor. The party has decided to elevate Sandip Joshi as Ruling Party leader for ....

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Cong-NCP will contest Assembly polls in alliance: Tariq Anwar

 Aug  30  Staff Reporter
Tariq Anwar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary and MP, ruled out the possibility of NCP’s merger into Congress and hoped that Congress and NCP will contest the Legislative A....

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SEBI directs Wasankar firms to pay investors in full by Sept 3

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
In a major move, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) passed an order on Wednesday directing Wasankar Wealth Management Limited, Wasankar Investments and related entities/persons to ref....

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State Government yet to clear bye-laws to ban PoP idols

 Aug  27  Special Correspondent
As Lord Ganesha is set for the ten-day sojourn from Friday, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is finding it difficult to act tough against idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) because Maharasht....

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State Government yet to clear bye-laws to ban PoP idols

 Aug  27  Special Correspondent
As Lord Ganesha is set for the ten-day sojourn from Friday, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is finding it difficult to act tough against idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP) because Maharasht....

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Violation of Constitution: HC seeks clarification from Governor, CM on nominations to Legislative Council

 Aug  27  Legal Correspondent
Alleging breach of provisions of Article 171 (3)(e) read with clause (5) of the Constitution of India, noted Marathi literary figure Dr Shripad Bhalchandra Joshi and social worker Abhay Gopalr....

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High Court respite to 60 Halba staffers of DAGPT

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has partially allowed a petition filed by more than 60 employees of Director of Accounts (Postal) (DAGPT) who belonged to Halba and granted them protection in....

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RTMNU’s special examination to start from today

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
With High Court directives to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) to proceed with the special examination subject to further orders in a petition, the examination of 2,900 stu....

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Kamgar Colony, Tukadoji Nagar residents get ownership rights

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
Fulfilling his promise, South-West Nagpur MLA and State BJP President Devendra Fadnavis distributed land ownership right documents to residents of Kamgar Colony, Tukadoji Nagar in his constituency....

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Notice to State on plea by Federation of Textile Workers for housing

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
Federation of Textile and Allied Industries Workers has knocked the doors of High Court demanding homes for workers of sick and/or closed textile mills of Vidarbha on the lines of Mumbai. ....

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Misdeeds of NMC officials: Petitioner asked to deposit Rs one lakh in HC

 Aug  27  Legal Correspondent
Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice P R Bora at the High Court have asked the public interest litigation petitioner (PIL), RTI activist Mukesh Sahu to deposit Rs one lakh in the Court in two week....

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Bhaadwa Dooj celebrated with religious fervour in city

 Aug  27  Staff Reporter
Devotees paid tributes to Ramdeobaba, the Hindu deity of Rajasthan on Wednesday to mark Bhaadwa Dooj with religious fervour. The city witnessed thousands of devotees marching towards Shri Ramd....

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HC directs RTMNU to proceed with spl exam for 6616 students from 28th

 Aug  26  Legal Correspondent
Clearing a huge road-block, Justice A P Bhangale and Justice C V Bhadang, at the High Court here, have brushed aside the objection principally raised by Sunil Mishra against the RTM Nagpur Uni....

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Vid still 30% deficient in rainfall

 Aug  26  Staff Reporter
Vidarbha region is facing one of its driest monsoons. As per the official data of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the region is still 30 per cent deficient in rainfall as far as rainfa....

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Another sop for Nazul lease holders

 Aug  26  Special Correspondent
Before ensuing assembly elections, the Maharashtra Government has given a big sop to Nazul land lease holders of Nagpur and Amravati division. In addition to earlier announcement, the State Gove....

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Committee for implementation of Chitaley panel recommendations

 Aug  26  Staff Reporter
Still struggling to come out of the multi-crore irrigation scam, Congress-NCP led Maharashtra Government has now constituted a committee of senior officers from various departments ‘regardin....

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HC names panel to examine ULC land allotments

 Aug  26  Legal Correspondent
Justice A P Bhangale and Justice Z A Haq, at the High Court here, have allowed 5 writ petitions after quashing and setting aside the impugned orders passed by the Collector in their respective c....

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