High Court to have five Division Benches from January 20

For the first time in the history of Nagpur bench, there will be five division benches and five single benches from January 20. Normally, the Nagpur bench always had two or at the most three benches, but post Winter vacations, four division benches were constituted and from Monday, one more division bench would be added. Though the number of judges has not changed, the assignment of judges has been changed to a great extent. Newly appointed judge Justice Amit Borkar has been posted at Nagpur. At the ..

Varsity departments to be shifted to new building in next three weeks

The new administrative building of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Nagpur was inaugurated at the hands of Governor and Chancellor Bhagatsingh Koshyari, on December 19 last. However, no department of the University has been shifted to the new building so far. Vice-Chancellor Dr S P Kane stated that the departments will be shifted to the new building in the next two to three weeks. ..

CA Final exam results out: City’s Gaurav, Sarvesh excel

The much-awaited results of CA Final examination were declared on Thursday. City’s Gaurav Chandak, who has been performing well from the first year, secured All India Rank 25 while another lad from the second capital of the state Sarvesh Ganeriwal got 49th rank. Both were expecting good results as they had also excelled in CA Foundation and Intermediate. Institute of Chartered Accounts of India had conducted the examination in November 2019 for both new and old syllabus. ..

DRI Nagpur Unit seizes fake currency notes of Rs 18,74,500

BASED on a specific intelligence, officers of Nagpur Regional Unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted a person at Hazrat Tajuddin Baba Durgah, at around 3 pm on January 13, who was carrying fake Indian currency notes equivalent to Rs 13,67,500. The fake Indian currency notes were recovered, seized and sent to Currency Note Press, Nashik for verification purpose...

Irrigation scam: ACB, Ajit Pawar oppose judicial probe

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday strongly opposed demand of a judicial probe into irrigation scam under the commission of enquiry by Jan Manch. Pawar’s counsel claimed that ACB’s investigation was on right track and refuted any contradiction pursuant to change of guards in the State and grant of clean chit to Pawar...

Ex-WCL staffer duped of Rs 43 lakh in property deal, 7 persons booked

Ambazari police have booked a lawyer, a police officer’s wife, builder and a leader for duping a retired WCL employee to the tune Rs 43 lakh on the pretext of selling a flat. The accused have been identified as Dhananjay Dhondarkar (41), Sonali Dhondarkar, a resident of Amravati Road; Arun Maheshwari Shrivastava, a resident of Pande Layout, Khamla; Jaishree Ashok Bagul, a resident of Uday Nagar; Dinesh Baburao Madavi, Sumita Dinesh Madavi, both residents of Tilak Nagar and Ravindra Balaji Govindwar, ..

Lab assistant throws liquid ammonia on HoD at Govt Polytechnic

A woman Lab Assistant at Government Polytechnic, Sadar, on Wednesday threw liquid ammonia on woman Head of Department (HoD) of Information Technology (IT) Department of the college over long-standing enmity. “The HoD did not sustain any injuries as she covered herself with an odhni,” said Deepak Kulkarni, Officiating Principal of the college...

N L Yeotkar of NHAI gets ‘Excellence Award 2019’

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has presented National Highway Excellence Awards-2019 recently in a function held at New Delhi. N L Yeotkar, General Manager (Technical) and Project Director of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Project Implementation Unit, Nagpur-I, was honoured in the function. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, felicitated Yeotkar...

Gehlot appeals city industrialists to invest in Rajasthan

Appealing industrialists of Nagpur to invest in Rajasthan, Chief Minister of that State Ashok Gehlot said, “Rajasthan is changing now. There is marked change being witnessed especially in industry, energy, health and social sector. People who left Rajasthan and came to Maharashtra have opportunity to come to their native place and extend helping hand to let grow Rajasthan...

Road construction on alternate way to airport creates chaos

Traffic chaos on road between Khamla Chowk and Jaiprakash Nagar is making life miserable for the commuters. Because of narrowing on Wardha Road, Khamla Road became an alternative to the people want to reach airport. But the work of road construction has made them difficult to approach airport faster. Since the Metro work is in progress on Wardha road since long, the road became narrow...

TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit to arrive today

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit will arrive in Nagpur on Thursday afternoon. He will attend various programmes in Nagpur on January 17 and 18. On Sunday, January 19 in the afternoon he will depart for Chennai from Nagpur’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport...

Project ‘Shatayushi’ to help Nagpur police overcome health issues

In last four months Nagpur lost 15 policemen of ill-health. This has compelled top cop of city Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay to take some concrete step. He has decided to implement concept ‘prevention is better cure’ and started programme ‘Shatayushi’. Under this programme, health check-up of every policeman is being conducted. Dr Upadhyay himself will monitor the report and will try to allot the work as per the health condition of that particular cop...

Good news: 52% juveniles pulled out from crime world by Nagpur Police

A CLEAR mindset and sustained efforts to achieve a goal can make a world of difference. This was how the Nagpur Police worked on juvenile delinquents and brought down the soaring graph of crimes committed by minors by around 52 per cent in a year. As against 239 crimes committed by juveniles in year 2018, Nagpur Police have recorded 124 crimes in 2019 by juveniles under Indian Penal Code. The big difference of 115 cases was achieved as the City Police engaged the juveniles in various programmes under ..

Maha Metro bows to public pressure, drops road plan through Bharat Van

Bowing to public pressure, Maha Metro has dropped its plan to cut through Bharat Van, the pristine semi forest area in midlle of city, for inter-connecting Telenkhedi and Amravati Road. Mahesh Kumar, Director, Projects, Maha Metro, in a communication to Superintending Engineer, Public Works, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, informed about dropping plans for laying a 18-metre road through Bharat Van. The ownership of land is vested with Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krushi Vidyapeeth, Akola. The project had created ..

NMC’s property tax collection is dismal at Rs 171 crore

For cash strapped Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) yet another disappointment is in store on financial front as collection from Property Tax is dismal Rs 171 crore so far. And even this includes Rs 60 crore of last year liability. In net as against ambitious target of Rs 422 crore, the tax collection till January 10 is dismal Rs 111 crore. With just three months to go, civic officials sounded hopeful of meeting the target set by Standing Committee in its budget, but if thought realistically it’s ..

Chaos at landing of Sadar fly-over: NHAI averse to traffic deptt solutions

THE growing problem of traffic chaos at landing of the newly-inaugurated Sadar fly-over near Reserve Bank of India made Traffic Police conduct an emergency meeting with officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), on Tuesday. However, the NHAI officials are still disinterested over some suggestions asking for more time to resolve the issue. The NHAI officials are simply not ready to accept that the design of the fly-over is faulty, it has been learnt. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), ..

Anger management at school level can help child in future life

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all its affiliated schools to make their campuses ‘anger-free zones’ where everyone — including teachers, parents and administration staff — will try to manage their anger. ‘The Hitavada’ talked to school principals and a psychiatrist on this issue to know what exactly anger free zone means? Whether schools liked the idea or not? Will it really work if child is taught how to control anger? Principals, school directors, psychiatrist came up ..

Social work intervention, amendment in law can change fate of delinquent juvenile

Major changes are required to be made in the functioning and infrastructure of Children Homes, governed by Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act. The changes suggested in a doctoral research is aimed at proper rehabilitation of the children in conflict with the law, who have been admitted to these reformation homes. Sangita T Pathrabe (Mele) has been awarded PhD in Social Work by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University recently...

Road safety, with innovation

The first road accident was reported in the year 1771. Since then, the incident rate increases year by year, day by day, minute by minute, and now second by second. Road safety can be achieved with innovation. Technology is changing like speed of the motor on the road and so is the driver’s behaviour. During Road Safety Week from January 11 to January 17, we will see some of the trends, digital recommendations on road safety. These aim at raising public awareness about traffic rules and reducing the ..

Two killed, 10 injured after truck hits Bolero Pickup at Mhalgi Nagar Sqr

Two labourers were killed while 10 others seriously injured when a Bolero pickup was dashed by a truck at Mhalgi Nagar square on Tuesday morning. The labouers were travelling in the Bolero pickup, said Sakkardhara police. The deceased were identified as Rahul Bansi Banjara (25) and Bhairulal Karulal Goud (25), both residents of Mandsour district of Madhya Pradesh...

NMC seizes over 2,000 plastic kites, 25 reel nylon manza

With Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS) of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) swinging into action, over 2,000 plastic kites and about 25 reels of nylon manza was seized. This was done on one single day, on Tuesday, for which NDS raided 77 shops. All the nylon manza was seized from Satranjipura zone alone and 600 plastic kites were also grabbed by the NDS from this zone only. In Satranjipura, action was taken on eight shops and they are fined to the tune of Rs 3,000. In Laxmi Nagar zone, 15 shops were ..

Court procedure not needed to admit patient to mental hospital: CJM

AS THE Mental Health Review Board has not been established in the district, family members can directly admit patients suffering from psychiatric and mental illness to the mental hospital, Renuka Satav, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Nagpur, has stated. The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 came into effect in July 2018. The Act has empowered Medical Officer or Mental Health Professionals of admitting patient at mental hospital under Section 86, 87 and 89. The new Act does not require family members or ..

City Police rope in surveillance expert from Mumbai to solve firing on Mayor Joshi

AFTER drawing blank in the probe into the mysterious firing on Mayor Sandip Joshi for almost a month, City Police have roped in a surveillance expert from Mumbai to crack the case. The expert has already reached Nagpur and is working on the analysis of dump data, Call Details Record (CDR) and Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR). The city police also have their own expert for analysis but they did not succeed in extracting pin-point information so far. The surveillance expert is focusing on the ..

Though an engineering marvel, Residency fly-over design fault puts commuters in spot

Utility of Residency fly-over has got over shadowed by a design fault that ended-up putting Nagpurians in yet another tight spot. One does not know whether the error in design of landing on Kasturchand Park side was intentional as it would need a deeper probe. Given the continuous bloopers in one development programme after another in city, citizens are left wondering if a game of cat and mouse is being played with them. First it was Kruplani Turning that tested the limits of endurance of Nagpurians. ..

‘Pharmaceutical Science should get equivalence to Medical Science’

He is the first person from Maharashtra who has been appointed as Chairman of prestigious All India Board of Pharmaceutical Education by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). He is known for introducing new system in a creative manner. As a Pro-Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) with the smart use of technology brought examination reforms that made all the changes...

Spl diamond crossing renewal carried out in Ngp Yard

Central Railway's Nagpur Division carried out special diamond crossing renewal at Nagpur Yard. The improved design would facilitate safer movement of trains through diamond crossing. A specialty of diamond crossing in Nagpur Yard is its tag line, Here India crosses, in sense it is where criss-cross movement of trains, from East to West and North to South takes place. These are two diagonal scissors shaped criss crosses in the yard and is unique to Nagpur's identity on Indian Railway map. As per railway ..

Prime accused in murder case of gym trainer arrested by Saoner police

Saoner police have arrested gym trainer Narendra Singh in the sensational murder case of another gym trainer Angad Singh over long-standing business rivalry on Sunday night. Soon after brutally killing Angad Singh (38), the accused was hiding in the town, police said. He was arrested late Sunday night. The police have produced the accused in the court and obtained his five-days police custody. “It was pre-planned murder by the accused and his accomplices,” said a police official...

ZP President, Vice-President to be elected on January 18

Since the results of Zilla Parishad (ZP) and Panchayat Samiti (PS) elections, the topic of discussion in political circles is who will be President and Vice-President of ZP and Chairperson and deputy of PS. The administration has declared the dates for electing ZP and PS chiefs and deputies. As per the schedule released by the district administration, ZP President and Vice-President will be elected on January 18 (Saturday) and PS Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson will be elected on January 17 (Friday). ..

Senior citizens’ associations, need of the hour

‘Ushakkal’, the name of our association’s souvenir, is very appropriate. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you do not mind, it does not matter. Retired life is not a tired lifee, but it requires to be retreated and here lies the important of senior citizens’ associations. Everyone salutes the rising Sun and turns back on the setting one. Birth, growth, decay, and death are the laws of the Nature...

Camp of surgeries to correct cleft lip deformity begins

Jain Club in association with Bharatiya Jain Sanghatna, Shri Bhavani Hospital, Pardi, Shrimati Shantadevi Dhadhdha family, Seema Nitin Chhajed family and Mamata Rishi Chhajed family in memory of Manoharlalji Dhadhdha has been organising free camps of surgery to be performed on children born with the problem of deformed lip and palate. Expert doctors from USA are invited to perform procedure who correct the deformities of such children at the camp that began on Monday...

Top Govt officials under ACB scanner

A DOZEN of top ranked government officials in Nagpur are under the scanner of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for malpractices including corruption. The ACB has conducted secret inquiries of these officials recently and submitted the report for further action. The officials under ACB watch are working with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL), Public Works Department (PWD), Education Department and Zilla Parishad, claimed sources...

Thousands enrol for ‘The Hitavada Twinkle Club’ membership

With their hearts filled with warmth and braving the winter chill, the children queued up outside Gorakshan Sabha premises since Sunday early morning, to enroll as members of ‘The Hitavada Twinkle Club’ for the year 2020. Thousands enrolled for ‘The Hitavada Twinkle Club’ that finds a special mention in The Limca Book of Records as the country’s largest children’s club, and had fun, gifts, prizes wearing smile on their faces and enjoying camaraderie. For the first time, the membership drive was conducted ..

Car mows down constable, youth after hit by jeep

In a bizarre accident, a car after having hit by a speeding jeep from behind jumped road divider and mowed down a police constable and a youth on other side of the road near Ramtek. Two on-duty policemen were also seriously injured in the mishap that occurred on Nagpur-Jabalpur Highway on Sunday morning, said police...

They endeavour to provide smile to ‘those’ children

Some years ago they started this activity which is paying dividends to thousands of families whose children are born with the problem of deformed lip and palate. Jain Club in association with Bharatiya Jain Sanghatna, Shri Bhavani Hospital, Pardi, Shrimati Shantadevi Dhadhdha family, Seema Nitin Chhajed family and Mamata Rishi Chhajed family in memory of late Manoharlalji Dhadhdha has been organising free plastic surgery camp. Expert doctors from USA are invited to perform procedure who correct the ..

House burgled in Chhatrapati Nagar

Gold ornaments and cash collectively worth Rs 1.5 lakh were stolen from a house in Rana Pratap Nagar area. According to police, Ashay Nilkant Gayki (47), a resident of Plot No 186, Chhatrapati Nagar, had gone to Raipur on Friday. Grabbing the opportunity, unidentified person broke-open latch of front door and walked away with Rs 12,000 cash and gold ornaments...

CNG, LNG usage would reduce pollution, create jobs for youth, says Gadkari

Usage of CNG and LNG would reduce the pollution in city and for Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) the additional benefit is that life of its city buses will be increased by 15 years. This was stated by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road, Surface Transport and Highways and MSME, after inauguration of second CNG depot in city. Speaking further, Gadkari said switching over to CNG alone would save NMC’s Rs 60 crore on annual fuel bill...

Gym trainer murdered by another trainer in Saoner

Sensation prevailed at Saoner town after a gym trainer was brutally murdered by another gym trainer over long-standing rivalry on Sunday. According to police, accused Narendra Singh (35) and deceased Angad Ravindra Singh (38) were residents of Saoner town and working as trainer in two different gyms. Narendra Singh attacked Angad Singh with a sharp-weapon in Waghoda area near Angad’s gym. Angad sustained grievous injuries on head during the attack...

Eternal truth, continuous newness is keeping Indian culture alive: Dr Bhatkar

“Wasudev Kutumbakam espoused in our Oriental culture has helped in preserving the Indian values from the onslaught over the years. The eternal truth and continuous newness is what keeps our culture alive and relevant during all times,” said Padma Shri Dr Vijay Bhatkar at the valedictory function of All India Oriental Conference 2020 on Sunday...

‘Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts are still relevant’

Urging educationists not to be swayed by the western values, Vijay Phanshikar, Editor, The Hitavada, said, “The thoughts of Swami Vivekananda are still relevant for the youths today. No doubt we would earn prosperity, have lot of wealth, but without Oriental values to steer the society the country might end-up as a nation without soul...

NEERI signs waste water management agreement with SMS Envocare

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) and SMS Envocare Ltd signed a technology transfer agreement for High Rate Transpiration System (HRTS) to improve waste water management at various industrial clusters in India. SMS Envocare Ltd is involved in the development of environmental infrastructure including common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) and execution of various environmental projects. CSIR-NEERI transferred the know-how as regards HRTS to SMS Envocare Ltd. ..

Dr Ambedkar College is ACS’ Outstanding Student Chapter

The most prestigious American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, USA has selected Dr Ambedkar College, Deekshabhoomi, for the award of Outstanding ACS International Student Chapter for the year 2019. ACS had, earlier, awarded International Student Chapter to the college in February 2019. Based on the evaluation of activities conducted by the college during 2018-2019, ACS panel of experts have chosen the institution for this coveted award. Founded in 1876 and chartered by the US Congress, American ..

Dr Sarda takes oath as President of JCI Nagpur Medico

JCI Nagppur Medico’s new body was sworn in for the year 2020 in the 21st installation ceremony held on Sunday at Hotel Airport Centre Point. Dr Swati Sarda was sworn in as the 21st President of JCI Nagpur Medico, with chapter governing board for the year 2020. Dr Vikas Mahatme, Member of Rajya Sabha, was the chief guest for the function. Dr Ashok Adhao, Past National President of Indian Medical Association (IMA), was the guest of honour. Mahesh Rathi, JCI Senator and Past Zone President was keynote ..

‘You -- aam Hindustani -- are Bharat Mata’

“You are ‘Bharat Mata’ -- aam Hindustani”! This is the conclusion Dr Purushottam Agrawal, a celebrated researcher-author, brings forth in his well-received book ‘Who Is Bharat Mata’! The audience bursts into a loud applause with smiles cracking otherwise serious faces in rapt attention, listening to the author taking everybody on a conducted tour of an important personage that highlighted contemporary India’s history that shaped a lot of its future...

Twinkle Club membership drive today

Even with the winter chill at its peak, the one thing that brings a big smile on faces and warms everyone’s heart is the much-awaited The Hitavada Twinkle Club annual membership drive. So the wait is finally over as enthusiastic kids make a beeline to grab the most prized possession of the year, The Hitavada Twinkle Club membership card. It is the time of prizes and surprises, not to mention loads of fun. Bigger and better, with an exciting line-up of activities throughout the year, Twinkle Club promises ..

Appoint judicial panel to probe irrigation scam: Jan Manch

Expressing complete lack of confidence over impartiality and ability of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct probe into irrigation scam cases, petitioner-Jan Manch has moved the High Court seeking appointment of a commission of enquiry headed by sitting or retired Supreme Court or High Court judge. Only such enquiry commission will be able to unearth the truth without getting influenced by any other factor, Jan Manch stated in its application. The application filed by Jan Manch has exhaustively ..

Hockey Pro League a good opportunity for India before Oly, says Olympian Fernandes

HE MIGHT have hung his hockey stick more than a decade ago and now trades his tricks with a tennis racquet, but three-time Olympian Mervyn Fernandes’ heart still beats for his first love. The Moscow Olympic gold winning forward feels that the Pro League Hockey Tournament, to be held at Bhubaneswar next week, will be a good preparation for Indian hockey team ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics later this year. Eagerly waiting for his doubles match at the CP Club Tennis Court, Fernandes took out time for ‘The ..

Sena to field Dushyant Chaturvedi for Yavatmal MLC elections

SHIV Sena has decided to field Dushyant Chaturvedi, son of former minister Satish Chaturvedi, from Yavatmal local self-government seat to elect member of legislative council (MLC). Some big names, including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, were doing rounds for the seat on behalf of Mahavikas Aghadi. The election is going to be a one-sided affair as the grand alliance of Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena enjoys numerical majority over the Bharatiya Janata Party. Election is ..

Shashtraarth Parishad, book exhibition mark Day Two of AIOC

The day-two of All India Oriental Conference (AIOC) organised by Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) witnessed various events and activities like the 2nd Shashtraarth Parishad, book exhibition, lecture series, paper presentations and cultural programmes. The 2nd Shashtraarth Parishad took place at Dattopanth Thengdi Hall, Smruti Mandir, Reshimbagh on Saturday in which Prof Mani Dravid Shastri presided over. Prof Korada Subrammanyam, Dr Narayana Pujar, Prof Veernarayana Pandurangi, Prof ..

Oriental Conference at Crossroads

When ICO completed its century in its 29th session at Paris in July 1973, The French newspaper Le Monde wrote on 23rd July 1973 “Le Orientalism est mort Il sera desormais remplace par les etudes astastiques on par les sciences humaines asiatiques qui englobent des civilisation allant de la Mediterranee Orientale at Pacifique” (Orientalism is dead. It will now be replaced by Asian studies or by Asian Humanities which encompass civilisations ranging from the eastern Mediterrean to the Pacific). On this ..

Swami Vivekananda’s Message on Education

The period of 1860 - 70 was a momentous decade for India, that witnessed birth of Rabindranath Tagore (1861), Swami Vivekananda (1863), and Mahatma Gandhi (1869). Swami Vivekananda, was born on January 12, 1863. Swamiji was a great patriot saint, great thinker, a religious leader and a social reformer of India. He embraced education as the mission of his life, and attempted to establish that the aim of education is man-making through the process of self-development. He defined education as "The manifestati..

Gadkari asks officials to repair ‘black spots’ in city in 6 months

Central Government has constituted Road Safety Committee in each district. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, asked the officials concerned to carry out repairs of accident-prone ‘black spots’ in the city in six months. He issued the directions in the first such meeting, held in Nagpur on Saturday. Prior to the meeting, Gadkari inaugurated 31st Road Safety Campaign. Dr Vikas Mahatme, Member of Rajya Sabha; Mohan Mate, Tekchand Sawarkar, Krishna Khopde, all of them MLAs; ..

Impressive: Conviction rate by Nagpur Range jumps to 60.58%

WITH a jump of 11 per cent, Nagpur Range Police have recorded 60.58 per cent conviction rate in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) cases, an indication of improvement in quality of investigation and argument of cases by prosecution. Nagpur Rural police topped the chart in the range with whopping 77.09 per cent conviction rate with Wardha police (37.75 per cent) running behind Chandrapur (67.23 per cent) and Bhandara (39.48 per cent) districts. Conviction rate is number of cases per hundred in which court ..

Boy crushed to death after alighting school bus

 A nine-year-old boy was killed when the driver of the school bus he travelled crushed him in Bajeria, near Santra market on Friday evening. The bus driver failed to notice the boy as he got down from the bus and walked in front of the vehicle.Deceased Yash Mewalal Mishra, a resident of Telipura, Bajeria, was studying in Standard III at Orange City High School, Mohan Nagar. The police have arrested bus driver Prafulla Gajanan Mathure (26), a resident of Jaripatka and seized the bus.According ..

Twinkle Club membership drive on Jan 12

 The day that all the Nagpurians eagerly wait for has finally arrived. The Hitavada Twinkle Club is all set to welcome its old and new members again and is all geared up for the membership drive to be held on January 12, 2020. Bigger and better, with an exciting line-up of activities throughout the year, Twinkle Club promises a bonanza like never before. For the most people, everything else can wait on this Sunday as it is solely reserved for The Hitavada Twinkle Club. People make a beeline to ..

Our endeavour is to ensure all round devpt of Nagpur: Gadkari

“Our endeavour is to ensure all round development of Nagpur and Central Government in partnership with State Government during last five years ensured that aspirations of populace is fulfilled,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface Transport and Highways and MSME. Addressing gathering after inauguration of two-tiered Residency Road fly-over on Friday.Gadkari further said that an investment of nearly Rs 75,000 crore is being made in Eastern Vidarbha through various development ..

Vikram Gwalbansi wins NMC by-poll from Ward 12-D

 Vikram Jagadish Gwalbansi, on Friday, was declared as winner of by-election from Ward 12-D. He got elected as corporator on ticket of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The seat had become vacant due to death of Jagadish Gwalbansi, BJP corporator. The by-election was declared gradually. On Thursday, polling was held. The voter turnout in the by-election was merely 38.09 per cent. In all, 22,151 voters exercised their franchise. On Friday, counting of votes was done and the results were declared. ..

V-P emphasises on imparting education till high school in mother tongue

 EMPHASISING the need to impart education in local language, the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu urged all Central and State Governments to impart education till high school in their respective mother tongues.Inaugurating the 50th session of All India Oriental Conference (AIOC) and its centenary celebrations at Suresh Bhat Auditorium in Reshimbagh on Friday, the Vice President pointed at the recommendations in Dr K Kasturirangan Committee report that suggests changes in current education ..

2-day National CKP meet from today

Akhil Bharatiya Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu (CKP) Madhyavarti Sanstha and CKP Sabha, Nagpur, have jointly organised two-day 18th ‘Samaj Unnati Parishad, Nagpur-2020’. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs, will inaugurate the convention at 5.30 pm on Saturday at Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Hall, Civil Lines. Air Chief Marshal (retd) Anil Tipnis, former Air Chief of India, will preside overthe meet. Sandip Joshi, Mayor, will be the chief guest at the inauguralcerem..

Gadkari inaugurates ‘Khau Galli’

After a long wait, finally, ‘Khau Galli’ project became a reality on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs, inaugurated the ‘Orange City Food Plaza’ (popularly called ’Khau Galli’) on Thursday evening. A food connoisseur himself, Gadkari also tasted some of the recipes at various stalls. Gadkari cut the ribbon to formally inaugurate ‘Khau Galli’. Sandip Joshi, Mayor; Manisha Kothe, Deputy Mayor; Pradeep Pohane, Chairman of Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal ..

Epoch-making commencement at Poona

Nagpur University had a proud privilege to host the 13th AIOC from October 19, through October 21, 1946, just on the threshold of India getting Independence. Initially, this session was to be held at Jaipur but owing to the abnormal time as also the impossibility to accommodate the large number of delegates attending the conference, the mantle fell upon Nagpur University and the burden was borne with commendable care. Sir Fredrick Chalmers Bourne, the Governor of C P & Berar and also the Chancellor ..

Vice-President to inaugurate AIOC today

Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate All India Oriental Conference (AIOC) being hosted by Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) on Friday, at 10 am at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Sabhagruh. A great admirer of Sanskrit language, Naidu will also open the centenary celebrations of the convention. Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of the Universities in Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari will preside over the inaugural event. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray and ..

MHT-CET will begin on April 13

Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell under Directorate of Technical Education (DTE Maharashtra) released the dates and schedule of Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MAH CET) to be conducted in 2020, on its website As per the Maharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell Tentative Schedule, the first entrance test will be MAH-MBA/MMS CET on March 14 and 15, 2020 followed by MAH MCA CET on March 28, 2020. MAH CET 2020, also known as MHT CET 2020 conducted for Bachelor in Engineering ..

Oriental meet begins with Saraswat Yatra

With Shrish Deopujari, All India Organising Secretary of Sanskrit Bharati flagged off the Saraswat Yatra on Thursday at Reshimbag Smruti Mandir, the All India Oriental Conference (AIOC), whose the Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) is the host, began...

Budgetary allocation for infrastructure will boost morale of IRPFS: Arun Kumar

To improve the security infrastructure, Railway Board has approved a proposal to spend 0.25 per cent of the budget under Security Head. The decision stands to benefit the force as development work of outposts can be speeded-up, he added, revealed Arun Kumar, Director General, Indian Railway Protection Force Service (IRPFS) during media interaction at Central Railway’s Nagpur Division, on Thursday. He was in city as per of his country-wide tour to inspect RPF units. Already Railways have modernised ..

NMC to resume ‘Nagpur Darshan’ bus service by January-end

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to restart the operations of the Nagpur Darshan bus. Lot of changes in the deadline regarding re-start of its operations were experienced. But NMC is firm to resume the bus service on the lines of Khau Galli that was inaugurate on Thursday last. ‘The Hitavada’ has been raising both the issues consistently. Bunty Kukde, ex-Chairman of Transport Committee of NMC has introduced several innovative changes in the city bus service. He has vowed to restart the ..

Rashly driven truck knocks teenager dead

A teenager was knocked dead by a rashly driven truck on Dhapewada-Saoner road on Thurs-day. The mishap occurred around 2.15 pm. Nikunj Nandanwar (18) was a student of Hasnoor ITI, Gittikhadan, Nagpur city. Police said, Nikunj's mobike MH-31/BM-9479 was rammed in from behind by the truck (HR-65/9820)...

ZP, PS polls: Thumping victory for Cong-NCP

Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance registered a thumping victory in Nagpur Zilla Parishad (ZP) election by winning 40 seats. While the alliance increased its tally over the last elections held in 2012, the tally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena dropped drastically. The polling for 58 seats of ZP and 116 of 13 Panchayat Samitis (PS) was held on Tuesday. In all, 64.13 per cent of voters exercised their franchise. A total of 9,10,733 voters exercised their franchise and decided ..

Congress biggest gainer, Shiv Sena biggest loser

A look at the Zilla Parishad (ZP) election results declared on Wednesday reveals that Congress has emerged as the biggest gainer while Shiv Sena has proved to be the biggest loser in rural parts of Nagpur district. Nagpur ZP had 59 seats in 2012. Then, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 22 seats, followed by Congress with 19 members, Shiv Sena eight, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) seven, and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP), and RPI had one member each. Then, BJP faced ..

NIT cancels lease of Nagarik Sahkari hospital

Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has cancelled the lease of sprawling land on North Ambazari road allotted to Nagpur Nagarik Sahkari Rugnalaya. Further, NIT has directed the administrator to demolish the hospital building which is in dilapidated condition, since it was not put to use after 2013. The hospital was dysfunctional since last one decade or so. The NIT chairperson conducted a hearing on December 24 and passed order on January 7 to cancel the lease of Nagarik Rugnalaya. The administrator has ..

Dr Nitin Raut becomes new Guardian Minister of distt

The much-awaited declaration about new Guardian Ministers for districts in Maharashtra was made by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday. There was no unanimity while deciding the names among the members of Maha Vikas Aaghadi (MVA). The party having maximum number of elected members from that district in assembly will get the Guardian ministership of that region. Though MVA came up with the formula, it faced certain problems...