CID to probe into firing at Mayor’s car case

  AFTER drawing blank in the probe into the mysterious firing on Mayor Sandip Joshi for more than six months, Director General of Police (DGP) Maharashtra Subodh Kumar Jaiswal transferred the probe to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Nagpur in a hope to get a breakthrough. Top rank officials confirmed the information and said that the case was discussed with State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh who instructed DGP Jaiswal to transfer the probe to CID Nagpur. The investigation will ..

BJP’s ‘Nagada Andolan’ against inflated power bills

  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Saturday, beat drums in various parts of the city as part of ‘Nagada Andolan’ against inflated power bills. BJP leaders demanded issue of correct power bills, scrapping surcharge in power bills etc. Pravin Datke, MLC and BJP city chief; Girish Vyas and Prof Anil Sole, MLCs; Krishna Khopde, Vikas Kumbhare, Mohan Mate, MLAs; Sandip Joshi, Mayor, and others led the agitation at various places. Datke, Kumbhare, Deepraj Pardikar and others beat drums ..

Re-engaged Railway staff to face axe

   By Dheeraj FartodeAFTER drawing blank in the probe into the mysterious firing on Mayor Sandip Joshi for more than six months, Director General of Police (DGP) Maharashtra Subodh Kumar Jaiswal transferred the probe to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Nagpur in a hope to get a breakthrough. Top rank officials confirmed the information and said that the case was discussed with State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh who instructed DGP Jaiswal to transfer the probe to CID Nagpur. ..

‘China has a history of getting into fights’

Lt Gen (retd) Ravindra Thodge “To understand the tension between India and China, it is important to understand China’s mentality. China has a pattern of highlighting the weaknesses of others and use it to weaken their morale. China is in dispute with almost all of its neighboring countries including India. China aims to be a superpower by 2049 and sees India as her biggest competitor. To eliminate competition, she is using land disputes as a cover-up to control India and refrain ..

Mundhe warns of another lockdown, if people continue to flout the norms

  Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner, has warned of another ‘lockdown’ if Nagpurians do not follow the guidelines issued while relaxing lockdown under ‘Mission Begin Again’. “If people do not follow the guidelines, some stricter decisions will have to be taken. Decision to impose lockdown will have to be taken,” Mundhe stated in a press release. From Monday, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Police administration will keep a watch over people ..

Removal of encroachments on forest land underway on mission mode in district

  Nagpur Forest Division (Territorial) consisting of 14 forest ranges has launched a drive to remove encroachments in jungle on mission mode. The proportion of higher cases of encroachments is in North Umrer, Butibori, Kalmeshwar, Khapa, Paoni and Narkhed forest ranges. During the period of coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, field staff members removed 24 encroachments spread in 41hectares of forest land from six ranges, including 27 ha only in June. The highest number of 12 cases related ..

NSSCDCL Board ‘no’ to Mundhe as CEO

The much-awaited meeting of Board of Directors of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) turned out to be eventful as it voted for having a full time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the helm. The meeting finally laid to rest the role of Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe in NSSCDCL, it will be limited to co-ordination. In short, Mundhe’s claim of being appointed as Officiating CEO was annulled as Chairman Pravin Pardeshi said there were never any instructions ..

Hard and smart work must for success: Parul

“Hard work, along with smart work, is a must for success in any examination,” said Parul Tabhane, student of Chandadevi Saraf School, who has scored 99 per cent in her Class X (ICSE) examination and is the city topper among girls. She was talking to ‘The Hitavada’, after results on Friday. Parul, elder daughter of Sandeep who is self-employed and Ashiwini, a housewife, has a brother and a sister too. She has always scored above 90 per cent in school...

Teachers’ guidance helped a lot, says Mohammad

“It is because of the continuous inspiration, guidance and encouragement from my teachers and principal; I could achieve success in Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations. I also would like to attribute my success to my parents who worked very hard to make me stand strong in education,” says Mohammed Sunelwala, a topper of 10th Standard ICSE from MSB Educational Institute. He secured 99.2 per cent and stood joint topper. He was was Head Boy in the school. Sunelwala tells, “Principal ..

Mother helped Shreyans achieve laurels

The difference between Shreyans Katariya and most of the others is he did not opt for coaching. Another unique thing about him is, his mother Archana Katariya helped him a lot. Apart from these two things, the 7 to 8 hours focussed study by Shreyans made all the difference and shared top slot with Mohammed Sunelwala, from MSB Educati..

Versatile Aditya stands 3rd in Vidarbha

Aditya Jajoo, unlike other toppers, is a versatile boy as he not only kept performing in extra-curricular activities but also in academics. His parents were assured about his success due to his own initiative as far as study is concerned...

Nagpur schools excel in ICSE results

The schools in Nagpur, namely; The Chanda Devi Saraf School (CDS), MSB Education Society and Marie Poussepin’s Academy excelled in Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE), the results of which declared on Friday. CDS has 51 students scoring 90 per cent and above, while 15 students each of MSB and Marie Poussepin’s Academy are the top scorers. Mohammed Sunelwala of MSB Education Society scored 99.2 per cent and sha..

Lt Gen Ravindra Thodge no more

FRIDAY evening brought a rude shock for the city of Nagpur as Lt Gen (retd) Ravindra Thodge, former Master General Ordnance in the Indian Army and a Consultant to Ministry of Defence, passed away at a city hospital due to complications after second angioplasty. The highly respected figure of Nagpur was not only an illustrious officer but al..

CONCOR surrenders 16 terminals to curb expenses

In a surprise move, Container Corporation of Indian Limited (CONCOR) surrendered its 16 terminals throughout the country to respective Zonal Railways as part of cost-cutting measure. Among the terminal that were vacated includes Inland Container Depot (ICD) in operation at Ajni and another ICD that was very recently developed at Raipur too was vacated by CONCOR May 14, 2020. Railway Board notified Zonal Railways ..

Cops seized stamp papers, agreements from Kadao’s Bharat Nagar office

Continuing action against Shiv Sena’s suspended city unit chief Mangesh Shyamraoji Kadao, Crime Branch on Friday raided his office in Bharat Nagar and seized hundreds of incriminating documents including blank stamp papers and bank cheques with signatures. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Detection Gajanan Rajmane informed ‘The Hitavada’ that stamp papers, blank cheques, property papers and agreements were seized from the office. ..

Promising medical aid under CM’s Relief Fund, fraudster dupes man of Rs 1.25 lakh

A fraudster duped a man to the tune of Rs 1.25 lakh on pretext of providing medical treatments to his ailing son under Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The accused was identified as Sushil Puri. According to police, Prathamesh Adhaukar (35), son of complainant Ramesh Adhaukar (57), a resident of Chhoti Umri village in Akola district, is ailing with Aplastic anemia disease, a rare condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells...

MSEDCL to delegate powers to Regional Offices: Dr Nitin Raut

Intending to make full use of Regional offices set-up across the State, Dr Nitin Raut, Energy Minister, directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) to delegate powers regarding execution of the projects. During a review meeting held in Mumbai, Dr Raut was surprised that the Regional Offices have become while elephant as Head Office failed to delegate powers. The meeting was about review of ongoing devel..

Better mgmt can increase biomass production in 3 species of bamboo

The research team of College of Agriculture, Nagpur, under Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, conducting research on bamboo during the last six years observed that the biomass production of the three species – Balcoa, Katang, Stocksii – can further increase with better management and inputs like good fertile soil, appropriate level of fertilizers, irrigation and protection from fire, stray domestic animals and wild animals. It is expected that with bette..

Veerbhan Kewalramani honoured with JCI Kamal Patra Award

JCI Nagpur Pharma honoured Veerbhan Kewalramani, founder President of JCI Nagpur Pharma, with Kamal Patra Award for his outstanding achievement in medicine wholesale business, entrepreneurship, social work, and as JCI member. Veerbhan Kewalramani is Vice-President of Nagpur District Chemists’ Association, City President of Vishwa Sindhi Seva Sangam, ..

Swift cops rescue youth abducted by trio over affair with classmate

A youth was abducted by three relatives of a girl who was his ‘close friend’ in college. The accused trio took the youth towards Hingna area in an SUV. Fortunately, before the abductors could act on their further plan, Rana Pratap Nagar Police, in a swift action, rescued the youth. The accused have been identified as Rohit Rajendra Chavhan (27), a resident of SBI Colony, MIDC; Nitin Rajendra Tyagi (27), a resident of Lokmanya Nagar, MIDC, and Rajet Suresh Maurya (26), a resident of Pardhi Nagar. Police ..

Eight anti-socials kidnap teenager, forcibly make objectionable video

Jaripatka police booked eight persons for kidnaping a teenage boy and attacking him after removing his clothes at Jafar Nagar ground. The accused also shot a video and circulated it on social media, police officials said. According to police, the victim (17) had circulated a cartoon on social media...

Making a difference with their art

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Three teenagers from the city -- Saumya Dalmiya, Ditya Thapar, and Presha Bhattad -- through their paintings, have made a difference in the lives of many who needed help during these tough times. The proceedings, a lakh of rupees, from these 44 paintings, that took them over three weeks to finish, went into the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and a part of it went to Asha Kiran orphanage for girls ..

Mayor, Ruling Party Leader file petition against Mundhe

Mayor Sandip Joshi and Sandeep Jadhav, Ruling Party Leader in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), jointly filed a petition in High Court seeking inquiry against Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe for acting in illegal manner as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation...

With no facilities, pregnant woman carried to hospital on cot; dies

Gadchiroli, A 23-year-old four-month-pregnant woman from Gundenur in Bhamragad taluka died on Wednesday evening as she failed to get timely medical attention in the want of transport facilities. The deceased has been identified as Jaya Podali. Jaya, mother of a four-year-old and expecting her second child, had gone to the farm on Wednesday and when she returned home she suddenly collapsed...

Aditya Thackeray compliments Mundhe on COVID-19 management

Maharashtra’s Environment and Tourism Minister Aditya Thackeray complimented civic officials for success achieved on COVID-19 management in Nagpur city. Interacting with bureaucrats of State through video conferencing, Thackeray applauded Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe and said latter’s leadership was key point in keeping infection rate in city to minimum. Thackeray interacted with officials of Nagpur, Nasik and Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Thursday morning taking stock of the ..

Amit Deshmukh for Centre for disease control, prevention

“Considering the situation arising due to Covid-19 pandemic, medical education see good number of changes. Now, we will encourage research on new diseases so that the department would have preparedness to fight any such attack in future. I have asked Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) to strengthen Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. This will not only help students studying medical education but also the society at large because our future doctors will be ready with much faster ..

PCR for Kadao till 17th

JUDICIAL Magistrate First Class Vinayak Patil, on Thursday, remanded Shiv Sena’s suspended city unit chief Mangesh Shyamraoji Kadao to police custody till July 17. Facing charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust, extortion, obscene acts and issuing life threats in a case registered at Sakkardara Police Station, Kadao (45) was produced before the court by senior Inspector Bharat Kshirsagar of the Crime Branch. Seeking 10-day police custody rema..

COVID-19 cases hit century in single day, 116 more test +ve

Nagpur witnessed highest spike of coronavirus positive cases till date when 116 testing positive on Thursday. Out of 116, 100 cases are of Central Prison alone, taking the cumulative number in prison to 209. These cases came positive through Rapid Antigen Test conducted in virology laboratory of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) after examining 145 samples of Central Prison...

59 APIs promoted as PIs, list includes 17 from Vid

Maharashtra State Police Headquarters, on Thursday, promoted 59 Assistant Police Inspectors (APIs) to the rank of Police Inspector (PI). The list includes 17 in Vidarbha region. The orders in this regard were issued with the signature of Rajesh Pradhan, Special Inspector General of Police (Establishment). As per the orders, 17 APIs have been promoted to the rank of PI. These 17 APIs include 10 in Nagpur Division and seven in Amravati Division...

Dirt, filth rule the roost near NMC

While authorities of civic body are basking in accolades, yet, on ground something is destined never to change. Very much surprising fact is that the sorry state of affairs prevails in backyard of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) headquarters. Yes in Civil Lines, one can see for itself the dirt and slush surrounding Central Telegraph Office (CTO) and spot is hardly 150 metres or so from Central office of civic body and yet senior officials have conveniently turned a blind eye to the glaring problem. ..

City-lad based in Boston bags prestigious NSF Award

Dr Suhrid Deshmukh, a native of Nagpur based in Boston for last eight years, was recently awarded the prestigious ‘National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps)’ award in recognition of his groundbreaking research. Along with his team, Dr Suhrid Deshmukh won the award for work on novel-algorithmic framework for ‘Stochastic Modelling, Design Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis’ of electronic devices (like printed circuit boards) extremely critical in energy efficiency and transportation ..

PDKV recommends 3 bamboo species for commercial plantation

After conducting research on bamboo for last six years, the College of Agriculture, Nagpur, under Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), has recommended three species of bamboo – Balcoa, Katang and Stocksii – being most suitable for cultivation in Maharashtra because of higher biomass production for commercial plantation. Farmers growing these three species of bamboo would get higher monetary returns. This is t..

City girl part of team that invented e-Sanitizer; probably world’s first

A group of engineering college students of different colleges came together and invented an e-Sanitizer, a unique product probably in the world. Every Nagpurian feels proud as a girl from the city is part of that team of five students. The name of product is WizCleanzer liquid free e-Sanitizer, a completely automated device accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Caliberation of Laboratories (NABL). This Government certified product invented by diligent group of students...

Rs 5 cr eco-tourism centre coming up at Adasa

An eco-tourism centre, involving a cost of Rs five crore is being developed at Adasa in Kalmeshwar Forest Range, on five hectares of land situated nearby the famous ancient Shri Ganesh temple. Sunil Kedar, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Welfare, inaugurated plantation work at the proposed biodiversity park of the centre on Monday...

Tracing osteoarthtrits in knee easy; city doc’s paper in intl journal

With the advent of technology, most young doctors depend on more and more investigations instead of going for clinical diagnosis. Sometimes patients and their relatives get fed up of those investigations. There is another angle to this particular aspect. Nowadays, taking patients especially the old age ones to the hospital is a difficult task. Dr Alankar Ramteke, Arthritis specialist, thought can anything be done as far as making proper diagnosis for ..

State scraps 135 teaching posts, ayes 159 new posts in Govt Colleges of Art & Design

Maharashtra Government has scrapped 135 teaching posts in four Government Colleges of Art and Design including Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya at Nagpur. At the same time, it has created 159 new posts. The new posts will be created in accordance with the eligibility and qualification norms prescribed by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). Maharashtra has four Government Colleges of Art and Design under Directorate of Art. These include the college, popularly known as Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, ..

Ajni PSI Thakur nabbed while accepting Rs 1 lakh as bribe

A team of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) nabbed a Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) attached to Ajni police station, red-handed when he was accepting Rs one lakh in cash as bribe from a man. The accused PSI was identified as Rajeshsingh Keshavsingh Thakur (56). An ACB official informed ‘The Hitavada’ that the complainant is a resident of Borkar Nagar, Bara Signal Road, and working as parcel contractor with Railways. He met one Nitin Narnawre and decided to purchas..

Mangesh Kadao arrested from Pandhrabodi

Shiv Sena’s suspended city chief Mangesh Kadao, who was booked for six cases of extortion and fraud, was arrested by Crime Branch on Wednesday evening. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Detection Gajanan Rajmane informed ‘The Hitavada’ that Kadao was arrested from Pandhrabodi area of City. “Our teams were continuously searching for him and zeroed in on him on Wednesday evening at Pandhrabodi,” DCP Rajmane said. “As he was a..

Sitabuldi police book seven for duping bizmen of Rs 5.55 cr

Sitabuldi police booked seven persons for duping two businessmen brothers of Rs 5.55 crore. The fraudsters created bogus documents of properties and promised huge returns to the victims on the investments, officials said. The accused have been identified as Jahid Mirza Baig, a resident of New Colony, near Punam Chambers, Sadar; Gautam Singh, a resident of Jafar Nagar; Bunty Shailendra Shaw, Ashish Jain, Naim Khan, all residents of Nagp..

Celebrate Ganesh festival as ‘Arogya Utsav’ this year: Mayor

Mayor Sandip Joshi appealed to community Ganesh Utsav mandals in city to observe this year festival as ‘Arogya Utsav’. Against backdrop of rising cases of novel coronavirus which is nearing 2,000 in city alone, he said the 10-day festival starting from August 22 should focus on overall health of citizens. Given the ground situation that is not very good, community groups can ensure a simple celebrations shunning extravaganza since large gathering are not going to be allowed and State Government is ..

Nagpur distt receives above normal rainfall till date

The Southwest Monsoon this year made a good start in Nagpur district so far. After excess rainfall in June, the first week of July also experienced good amount of rains in the district. Till date Nagpur district received 116.9 per cent of rainfall to normal which is 16.9 per cent above normal. However, most of the Tehsils in Nagpur district including Nagpur City, Nagpur Rural, Kamptee, Parsheoni, Mauda, Katol, Narkhed, Saoner and Kalmeshwar experienced above normal rainfall. Rem..

Another spike of 71 COVID-19 cases in city

On Tuesday morning, the coronavirus positive cases of Nagpur reached 25. But, late afternoon another 46 added and the total number stood at 71. With these, the city crossed 1,800 mark taking the cumulative number to 1,847. Out of 71 cases, major number of 23 came positive in the virology laboratory of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH). All these 23 samples came from Central Prison taking the total positive case of Prison to 126. Out of total positive cases detected on ..

Police come up with a unique initiative ‘Together We Can’

What others learnt from coronavirus outbreak is another aspect, but Nagpur Police have brought so many positive things out of it. Nagpur Police under the leadership of Dr Nilesh Bharne, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), has not only served the poor and needy by becoming the bridge between them and NGOs but also provided jobs to them. Now, Nagpur Police have introduced two projects out of Atmanirbhar concept and it will work under ‘Together We Can’...

State adds 2 hrs to business time, keeps alternate day rule intact

Maharashtra Government seems confused about the unlocking move as directive issued on Tuesday about increasing working hours plus seven days week created confusion in trade and business circle. One part of the order was welcomed by the trade, as Government has extended the timing of business by further two hours. Now commercial establishment..

Govt firm on introducing IMHS; working group formed

The civil services have the specialties like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) etc. Considering the importance of health sector, no specialty services was formed in the format of civil services. In the year 2017, Dr Vedprakash Mishra committee had initiated Indian Medical Services. But, the report was gathering dust. With coronavirus outbreak everybody realised the importance of health sector. Most of the states roped in the persons having ..

BJP delegation demands action against Municipal Commissioner

The legislators of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) filed a complaint against Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe with Nagpur Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay. The legislators demanded immediate action against Tukaram Mundhe on the FIR filed by Mayor Sandeep Joshi on June 21...

BJP women members protest hiked power bills

THE office-bearers and workers of women’s wing and women corporators of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged demonstrations in front of the residence of Dr Nitin Raut, Energy Minister of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister of district, against hiked electricity bills...

As State Govt lifts ban on promotions, cops sigh relief

Much-awaited promotions in police department of Maharashtra State are on cards as State Finance Department has given a green signal to undertake the yearly exercise. The move would also benefit other departments of State Government as the pending promotions may be cleared soon. The promotions and transfers of officers of Indian Police Officers (IPS) and State Police Service (SPS) was delayed since January this year. After outbreak of novel coronavirus, Finance Department issued a Government Resolution ..

CBSE Std X, XII results likely to be out between July 11 and 13

The results of Class X and XII examinations conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be declared between July 11 and 13, highly placed sources disclosed. The board had already made it clear, it would not conduct the remaining examination of Class X. The scores obtained by the students will be treated as final. In case of Class XII examination the Board took different stand, according to which students of Class 12 will be giv..

Nagpur registers major spike, 67 more test +ve for COVID-19

On Monday, Nagpur witnessed a major spike of coronavirus cases, when 67 persons tested positive. With these the cumulative number reached 1776. Out of 67 cases, 30 alone came positive in the laboratory of National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). Out of the total positive cases detected on Monday, apart from NEERI laboratory, samples tested positive at virology laboratory of Indira Gandhi Government Medical C..

BJP Women’s Wing stages demos against inflated power bills

The office-bearers and workers of women’s wing, and women corporators of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged demonstrations in front of the residence of Dr Nitin Raut, Energy Minister of Maharashtra and Guardian Minister of district, on Monday, against inflated electricity bills. Manisha Kothe, Deputy Mayor; Maya Iwnate, Archana Dehankar, Nanda Jichkar, all of them former Mayors of the city; Shivani Dani, Manisha Kashikar, Lata Yerkhede, ..

Plan for future issues after lockdown: Experts Plan for future issues after lockdown: Experts

AFTER the achievement of slowing down spread of coronavirus by imposing lockdown, the Government also has its task cut out on future impact of the long hiatus on the entire society. Steps will be required on different aspects including academic, social and economic and also psychological and emotional. Experts in the field have been trying to project various issues that need to be addressed. The long lockdown brought various sectors to a standstill. O..

Despite outcry, 4.40 lakh consumers in Ngp circle pay power bills of Rs 143 cr

Notwithstanding public outcry about supposed high power bills, consumers of Mahavitaran promptly paid Rs 143 crores till end of June signifying their faith in the billing system of the public distribution company. About 4.40 lakh people in Nagpur Circle of Mahavitaran, comprising Nagpur and Wardha districts, chose to pay the bill of entire three months that were distributed in month of June. Meanwhile recognising the difficulties of citizens, the company has further extended last date for payment ..

Crime Branch arrests wife of Mangesh Kadao

Crime Branch of Nagpur Police on Monday arrested wife of Shiv Sena’s suspended City Chief Mangesh Kadao in an extortion case registered at Sakkardara police station. Fifth criminal offence was also registered against Mangesh Kadao at Sitabuldi police station on Monday. However, Kadao is still absconding. First case was registered against Kadao last week for demanding extortion of Rs 25 lakh. The case was registered by Ambazari police for stealing material from the house of Vikram Madhukar Labhe’s ..

Mystery over death of SECR Technician deepens

Mystery shrouds over the untimely death of Rajnish Dass, a Technician with Electrical Department of South East Central Railway’s Nagpur Division, has deepened further as the spot where he was found stuck is supposed to be no man’s land. Dass was on day duty on Sunday at sub-station located at premises of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) office. As per new information, Dass was found stuck in a trench near the electrical sub-station leaving everyone further puzzled. No railway employee even during ..

Beltarodi police raid hookah party; five arrested

Beltarodi police busted a hookah party in a flat at New Manish Nagar area and held five youngsters including a girl. The accused have been identified as Mohit Jagdish Kothari (27), a resident of Plot No. 25, Kothari Kunj, Bhagwaghar Layout, Dharampeth; Amir Mumtaz Siddiqui (27), a resident of Plot No. 102, Jafar Nagar, Gandhi Layout, Police Line Takli; Yash Arun Mankar (21), a resident of Plot No. 192, Lane No. 2, Kamgar Colony, Subhash Nagar; Shrutesh Prakash Mankar (20), a resident of Plot No. 52, ..

HC slams authorities’ apathy in saving Lonar

Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, on Monday, came down heavily upon top officials for their shocking indifference and lack of enthusiasm in undertaking tasks suggested by experts and endorsed by the court to save Lonar crater lake. During a special hearing of PIL related to conservation and protection of Lonar crater, a division bench consisting of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Anil Kilor put the top officials on notice and expressed acute displeasure over the apathy displayed by them towards ..

Teenager loses Rs 73,404 while purchasing mobile phone from Amazon app

On-line fraudsters duped a 16-year-old boy to the tune of Rs 73,404 when the boy was purchasing a mobile phone from Amazon mobile application, said Aroli police. Sanket Sunil Adgulkar, a resident of Aroli village opened Amazon app on his mobile phone and selected a mobile phone worth Rs 15,999 on June 28. He made the payment through Debit card but it failed...

Govt Dental College among top 10 in country

Several colleges of Nagpur region figured in the list of top colleges in the country in the survey conducted by ‘India Today’. The magazine has been doing this activity for the past several years in which survey is conducted on its own and ranking is declared as per the overall performance of the institutions. In this survey Nagpur’s Government Dental College and Hospital came in top 10 in the country...

Rlys to cut 15% workforce as it revises O&M yardsticks

The biggest employer in the country, Indian Railways too has gone for trimming its work force against backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic that has burnt a deep hole in its pocket. Fighting hard to keep afloat in the pandemic that has disrupted regular services, a manpower surplus Indian Railways has resorted to 2017 circular to undertake 15 per cent cut in its employee strength. COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy and Railways could not ignore warning signs for long and hence undertook revision of ..

Rains lash city, to continue today

Good downpour on July 4-5 brought down the temperature by 2-3 degreeS Celsius all over Vidarbha. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), recently predicted good monsoon rains over Central India including Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh in the first week of July. In June month there was excess rainfall all over Vidarbha including Nagpur. However, a week-long dry spell in the last week of June raised the discomfort in Vidarbha. IMD predicted normal monsoon this year and there will be dry spells ..

‘Bureaucrat’s pragmatism plays important role’

When a candidate is selected through Civil Services Examination after clearing all the phases, he or she is sent to respective training academies. All the candidates first have to attend the training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Mussoorie. Those selected for Indian Administrative Service have to complete 18-month training at Mussoorie. Those who opt Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service, etc., have to go to their respective academy after ..

‘City’s clean air plan doesn’t contain information on sources of pollution’

Nagpur city’s clean air plan does not contain information on the sources of air pollution, finds a new independent analysis by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Urban Emissions. The analysis stressed that information on emission sources is crucial to tackle air pollution in Nagpur. At present, as per the said analysis, over 80 per cent of the actions mentioned in Nagpur’s plan involve ‘overseeing, planning, proposing, preparing, investigating, identifying, ensuring, banning, initiating, ..

Incomplete roads - A ‘concrete’ trouble for citizens

Incomplete concrete road works are indeed a classic example of perception versus reality. The project, a dream of city fathers, now stands reduced to continuous pain for the affected populace that is silently bearing the brunt of reality. The harsh impact of reality is degraded road surface that Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has not bothered to even repair to facilitate smooth movement of vehicles. Take example of Manish Nagar, the new suburb to Southern side of city that fast emerged as new ..

Covid Care Centre becomes operational at Central Jail

Covid Care Centre has become operational at Nagpur Central Jail from Sunday with admission of 34 asymptomatic prisoners infected by novel coronavirus. Seven symptomatic patients are being treated at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) and Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital (IGGMC&H). Jail Superintendent Anup Kumre informed ‘The Hitavada’ that three barracks were turned into Covid Care Centre where asymptomatic prisoners will be kept...

Technician found dead in DMR office campus

A technician was found dead under mysterious circumstances at sub-station located in campus of Divisional Railway Manager (DMR), South East Central Railway (SECR), Nagpur Division, office on Sunday night. Identified as Rajnish Das (48), he may have died due to electrocution while on duty at the sub-station. An ace cricket player, Das has been part of Indian Railway team and was working as Technician Grade-I...

Three of Gujarat-based firm booked for duping city man of Rs 2.01 lakh

Three persons working in Gujarat-based investment firm duped a senior citizen to the tune of Rs 2.01 lakh by promising handsome returns on his investment. The accused are identified as Vishwasare, Rahul, Arman Rao and others. According to police, the accused met Harish Dharmaji Anchalwar (68), a resident of Plot No. 7, Saket Nagar, and encouraged him for investment in their company...

Orissa-based Finance Co office-bearers booked for duping city woman

Lakadganj police booked office-bearers of Orissa-based Micro Finance Company and Micro Leasing and Funding Company for duping a city woman of Rs 30,000. The accused have been identified as Ashok Kumar Patnaik, Durgaprasad Mishra, Baikuthnath Patnaik, Branch Managers and others...

Five friends fall in lake, two drown

A short outing turned tragic when two youngsters, including a 15-year-old boy, met watery grave in the Dhawasa (Heti) lake in Karanja taluka of Wardha district. Three others had a lucky escape. The deceased have been sidentified as Umri residents Tejas Raju Chopde (15) and Harshal Sanjay Chaudhary. Tejas, Harshal and three others had come to Dhawasa (Heti) to meet a friend. The six friends then went to a lake in the village...

When paediatricians unlock their hidden talent

Doctors are working hard as frontline warriors in their fight against Covid-19. They are also sharpening their clinical skills through many academic webinars. Academy of Pediatrics (AOP) celebrated Doctor's Day 2020 in a novel way this year by conducting a fun webinar for its members!..