‘Drastic changes in pharmacy education in the offing’

    By Vikas VaidyaWith the young man of 32 taking over the reigns of the apex body of Pharmacy education, the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), winds of change have started blowing. Dr Montu Patel, probably the first one heading PCI fr..

Teachers’ Constituency polls: Campaign to end today

    Staff ReporterThe campaign for the Nagpur Division Teachers’ Constituency polls to Maharashtra Legislative Council will come to an end on Saturday at 4 pm. The enrolled voters will exercise their franchise on January 30. As i..

High Court restricts ‘Dry Day’ order for January 30 only

    Legal CorrespondentJustice Atul Chandurkar and Justice Vrushali V Joshi at the High Court here have modified the impugned orders passed by the respective Collectors of Chandrapur, Brahmapuri and Yavatmal districts and restricted th..

President’sPolice Medalfor LCB’s Senior PI Kokate

   Staff ReporterOmprakash Gangadharrao Kokate, Senior Police Inspector, Local Crime Branch (LCB), Nagpur Rural Police, has been awarded the President’s Police Medal for meritorious service, on the eve of Republic Day. A native of Na..

VSM (Gallantry) for Nagpur lad Wg Cdr Sumedh Jamkar

   Staff ReporterThe Republic Day eve brought another reason to celebrate for the city as the news came of award of the prestigious Vayu Sena Medal (VSM) for gallantry to Nagpur lad Wg Cdr Sumedh Ashok Jamkar. The Indian Air Force (IAF) off..

‘Padma Shri’ for Zadipatti artist Parshuram Khune

    Staff ReporterVidarbha region in general and Zadipatti theatre movement in particular got national recognition as veteran artist Parshuram Komaji Khune’s name featured in the list of ‘Padma Shri’ awardees declared..

Balaji Huddar: Right, Left, and Beyond

    Kartik LokhandeSOME lives are spent and some are lived, sometimes, in an extraordinary manner. The life story of Balaji Huddar or Gopal Mukund Huddar from Nagpur, is in the latter category. In fact, though not much of material is a..

Feast of Saint Francis de Sales concludes

   Staff ReporterChristians from the archdiocese of Nagpur celebrated the feast of Saint Francis de Sales, their patron, with a variety of events conducted in the city from Saturday last until Tuesday. The reason for a bigger celebration be..

Nagpur’sDr Atramnamed V-C ofDr Ambedkar University, MP

   Staff ReporterDirector of Government Institute of Forensic Sciences Dr Ramdas Atram has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Social Sciences University, Mhow, District Indore, Madhya Pradesh.Chancellor of the Univer..

9 cops attached to HQ as ‘collection note’ goes viral

   Staff ReporterNine policemen of Pardi police station were temporarily attached to Police Headquarters by Commissioner of Police (CP) Amitesh Kumar after ‘a note of collection’ from illegal dens went viral on social media on T..

Of deciding to live for larger purpose

    By Vijay PhanshikarFOR himself, he looks to a life of full utility to the society -- till he lasts, up to the very last minute, last breath. Having been a top corporate executive for long in the United States, Jeetendra -- Jeetu --..

‘NAAC to abolish gradation to end unfair practices’

MASSIVE changes are in the offing in the country’s higher educational eco-system as the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) has planned to do away with the practice of graded accreditation to colleges. “That will bring to an end the cut-throat competition among colleges to gain higher grades in the certification. The gradation system has created unnecessary cut-throat competition due to which everything went haywire. Unfortunately, the gradation was focused more on quantity and ..

Farmers’ stir against MCPS at Bahiram completes 47 yrs today

   Our CorrespondentA programme has been organised on Tuesday to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the farmers’ agitation at Bahiram on January 24, 1975. Many farmers had attained martyrdom during the agitation.A big battle was fo..

Over Rs 1,000 crore RTE dues pending with Govt

    Staff ReporterOver Rs 1,000 crore dues are to be reimbursed to schools against the fees of children admitted under Right to Education (RTE) Act from Government. The amount is pending from 2017-18 onwards. Of the total amount pendin..

Fire breaks outin Police Bhavan

  Staff ReporterA major fire broke out in a store room of Police Bhavan in Civil Lines that houses the office of City Police Commissioner, on Monday. Important files related to the Welfare Department of City Police were gutted in the incident. T..

NMC seeks info from 108 commercial institutions about daily water usage

    Staff ReporterAs per the instructions of Groundwater Survey and Development Agency, Government of Maharashtra (GSDA), the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) served letters to 108 commercial institutions to seek information about th..

‘NAAC to abolish gradation to end unfair practices’

   By Vikas VaidyaMassive changes are in the offing in the country’s higher educational eco-system as the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) has planned to do away with the practice of graded accreditation to college..

Akshaya Patra and Share Our Strength to hold fund-raiser

   Staff ReporterAkshaya Patra and Share Our Strength has collaborated to build a kitchen in Nagpur to serve hot, fresh nutritious mid-day meals to approximately 15,000 school children. Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation m..

Ecosystem being created in MIHAN for drug manufacturing: Fadnavis

    Staff ReporterGovernment of Maharashtra is acting proactively and acquiring land for setting up bulk drug park in tune with national vision of India becoming ‘pharmacy of the world’. In Multimodal International Hub and ..

BIS seizes 2.75 kg spuriously hallmarked gold jewellery

    Business BureauAs a part of their Special Enforcement (Search and Seizure) Drive, the officials of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) conducted raids in various cities in the State including Nagpur to check misuse of BIS hallmark..

‘Why regulate only pharmacists? Govt should check online sale of drugs too’

    Staff Reporter“On one hand, Government or even International bodies of pharmacists promote online sale of drugs. On the other, they expect pharmacists to do a lot of administrative work before selling medicines. This should b..

India has an opportunity to build antibiotic guardians: Prof Patel

“India has an opportunity to build antibiotic guardians and become a champion for preventing unnecessary use of antibiotics,” asserted Professor Mahendra G Patel, Head of the Centre for Research Equity, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Speaking to ‘The Hitavada’ on the sidelines of the 72nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, Professor Patel said, “The easily availability of antibiotics at medical stores in India is a cause of concern. The objective is to have ..

‘There is Science behind gut feeling’

People often use the expression ‘gut feeling’ to convey intuition. However, little do they realise that there is Science behind this expression. For, they are not aware of the connection between gut and brain with an important role played by microbes in the gut. As one speaks to Dr Amul Sakharkar, Assistant Professor (UGC-FRP), Department of Biotechnology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, one finds that the expression ‘gut feeling’ has a wider scientific explanation. “Human body has around 3 trillion ..

‘No quality medicine access to rural population, IPA to study reasons’

While quality drugs manufactured in India are high in demand all over the world, 60 per cent of the country’s rural population has no access to it, revealed National President of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Dr T V Narayana. The IPA, under him, will conduct a study to find reasons and provide solutions to the Government of India. Dr Narayana, who also is General Secretary of IPCA, is in Nagpur to grace the 72nd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress. “We can’t neglect this particular aspect where ..

Cricketer Umesh Yadav duped of Rs 44 lakh

ECONOMIC Offences Wing (EoW) of the Crime Branch, on Friday, booked the friend-cum-manager of Indian cricket team’s right-arm pacer Umesh Tilak Yadav for allegedly defrauding him to the tune of Rs 44 lakh. Following a complaint lodged by Yadav (35), a resident of Shivaji Nagar, EoW inquired into the matter and registered a case under Sections 406(Criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against accused Shailesh Datta ..

‘Medicine for diabesity by year-end’

‘Diabesity’ is a new medical term used for obese and diabetic person. The number of persons ailing from diabesity is increasing rapidly across the globe. As traditional allopathic medicines are showing side-effects for diabetic, Indian researchers are working hard to make an absolute medicine from two Indian plants for effective treatment of diabesity. Curry leaves (Kadipatta) and Buransh (Himalayan plant) are the two plants on which researchers from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education ..

‘Advanced feature to ensure drug release at prescribed time’

   By Kartik LokhandeIF YOU are busy with activity at the time of taking prescribed medicine, you may not need to carry medicine along or worry. You can simply pop the medicine while leaving early morning, and the medicine will get released..

Man dupes trader,mortgages fake gold

   Staff ReporterA man duped a trader by mortgaging fake gold plates weighing 1,100 grams and borrowed money, on Friday. Crime Branch officials seized the fake gold and launched a manhunt for the cheat. According to police, Tolaram Kundhwan..

Besa-Ghoghali is newNagar Panchayat

    Staff ReporterA new Nagar Panchayat, Besa-Ghogali, was notified by Maharashtra Government by clubbing Besa-Beltarodi, Pipla, and Ghoghali villages. On Friday, Urban Development Department (UDD) issued the notification demarcating t..

‘Indian pharma products rated top class in world’

   Staff Reporter“THE Indian pharmaceutical industry not only has good reputation across the world, but its products are also rated as top-class in quality, accessibility and cost. We are endeavoring to raise the standards more by doi..

Dr Ella pitches for research-linked incentive scheme

    Staff Reporter‘Padma Bhushan’ Dr Krishna Ella, founder and Executive Chairman of Bharat Biotech International Limited, on Friday urged the Union Finance Ministry to give ‘tax breaks’ for new products develop..

‘Allow pharmacists to treat minor ailmentsto boost healthcare’

   By Vikas Vaidyaallow pharmacists to treat minor ailments to ease load on healthcare system and see the system improve to a large extent, opined Dr Dominique Jordan, President of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). “India..

72nd Indian Pharmaceuticals Congress to be inaugurated today

   Staff ReporterThe 72nd Indian Pharmaceuticals Congress (IPC) will be inaugurated on Friday at the hands of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, at Jamnalal Bajaj Administrative Building, RTM Nagpur University cam..

Chaos becomes new normal on Ajni RoB as commuters continue defying traffic norms

   By Sagar MohodEven after removal of the ‘hurdles’ by the authority to regulate vehicular movement on the Ajni railway overbridge (RoB), the smart alecs in society refuse to mend their ways and they end-up throwing spanner in ..

Vid defend lowest 1st innings total, stun Guj

   Sports ReporterFORMER two-time Ranji Trophy and Irani Cup winners Vidarbha created a First-Class cricket record, on Thursday.The Akshay Wadkar-led side defended 73 runs target set for Gujarat in style as they bundled out the visitors fo..

Obituary of a Bastion

    By Maitrayee Sangitrao History does not die a natural death, it dies of ignorance, and blindness. It dies because of the human inability to replenish, conserve and protect its sources. It dies slowly, hopelessly, and irrevocably. T..

Our History, Our Neglect

   By Vijay PhanshikarHistory has many habits. One, it repeats itself. In Nagpur, a negative history is repeating itself all the time, for long, long decades. In our city, history also has another habit -- of getting forgotten. That is ..

Explore possibility of ad-hoc compensationto ‘nylon manja’ victim: HC to Distt Collector

   Staff ReporterTaking cognisance of the news report ‘Terrible Menace: Nylon Manja’ published in ‘The Hitavada City Line’ on Tuesday, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay Court, on Wednesday, directed District Collector to ex..

RTMNU holds 30 exams in 15 days, declares results of 14

   Staff ReporterIn last 15 days, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has conducted 30 winter examinations. Of the 30 examinations, results of 14 examinations are out. The examinations began from December 26, 2022. The re..

History’s flip-flop of time-line

   By Maitrayee SangitraoHISTORY is a moment recognised in past, a moment of achievement, destruction, art, culture, the human story. It’s a pendulum clocking in and out on eras, regimes -- sometimes overlapping and mingling. The succ..

Teachers’ Constituency polls: Straight contest with Ganar, claims Shikshak Bharati

    Staff ReporterLaunching a scathing attack on Congress for betraying as it did not bat for Dr Rajendra Zade, candidate of Shikshak Bharati for Nagpur Division’s Teachers’ constituency elections, Kapil Patil, the lone ML..

Crime Branch team nabs second shooter involved in Nimgade murder case

   Staff ReporterThe Crime Branch team arrested a second shooter involved in the murder of the 70-year-old architect, Eknath Dharmaji Nimgade, who was shot dead near Agrasen Chowk petrol pump on September 6, 2016. The accused was identified..

Overruling Centre, State levies charges on fly ash utilisation

    By Kaushik BhattacharyaThough the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) instructed fly ash producers to provide ash to users free of cost within 300 kms, the Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Lt..

RTMNU Senate Graduates polls: 71,568 persons file Form B for right to vote

   Staff ReporterOn the last day of registration of voters for Senate polls of Graduates category of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), the office received 71,568 Form B. This could be the highest number in last six ter..

‘India’s foreign policy is outcome-oriented’

   By Vikas Vaidya“India always had an independent approach as far as foreign affairs are concerned. Under the present government, the foreign policy has become outcome-oriented. For example, all the Indian Embassies and Consulates ha..

Flouting law, playing with life for a few ‘likes’ on social media!

    Staff ReporterFlouting the law and playing with life for a few likes on social media, a group of youngsters, on Tuesday, found themselves in the police station for performing daredevil stunts on city roads with half a dozen cars. T..

226 species found at PTR in maiden bird survey in State

   Staff ReporterThe first ever citizens science-based bird survey recorded a total 226 species of birds in Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR). The maiden bird survey, largest in Central India, covered 741 sq km area of PTR, including 78 beats of th..

Man poisons children over domestic feud, ends life

    Staff ReporterA man committed suicide after poisoning his two chidlren, one of whom died, on Sunday. The heart-wrenching incident came to fore in Vaishno Devi Nagar area of Wathoda Police Station late Sunday evening.The deceased ha..

Teachers’ Constituency elections: MVA makesU-turn, supports Adbale; Nakade withdraws

    Staff ReporterOn the day of withdrawal of candidature for Nagpur division’s Teachers constituency polls, Mahavikas Aaghadi (MVA) has taken a U-turn by extending support to Sudhakar Adbale from Chandrapur. Two days ago MVA had..

First in State, NMC to adopt onlineprocess for outdoor advertising

   By Sagar MohodNagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) became first local self government body in Maharashtra to start online process for granting permission relating to rights for putting up hoarding in public places. As part of ease of busin..