Hinganghat case: MCR of accused extended upto March 4

The magisterial custody remand (MCR) of Vikesh alias Vickey Nagrale, accused of setting afire a 24-year-old female lecturer in Hinganghat, has been extended upto March 4. He was produced before court in Hinganghat on Thursday and later sent back to Central Jail in Nagpur. Vikesh has been put up in the Anda Cell at the Nagpur jail owing to security reasons...

NMC meet turns stormy; BJP confronts Mpl Commr over stoppage of devpt works

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and new Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe had a face off again as both tried to dominate the proceedings during the general body meeting of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Thursday. BJP block used the rule book to hilt to confront Municipal Commissioner and had their say to suppress fiat about stoppage of development works in city. Mayor Sandip Joshi directed administration to take the projects whose work orders were issued to their logical conclusion. ..

Customers irked over Vodafone-Idea poor network connectivity

Customers of Voda-Idea on Thursday were irked over the company as they faced network connectivity issue. They faced issues like poor coverage, call drop and worst Internet speed. “Such situation is arising since three months,” said Anil Jadhav, a customer who is associated with the service since 10 years. “I am a pre-paid customer and paid the amount for three months...

‘New Edn Policy will ensure clarity of subjects in student’s mind’

“The New Education Policy is perfectly in consonance with the provisions of the Constitution of India. Drastic changes have been made with greater concentration in basic education at pre-school and school level,” said renowned scientist from ISRO and Chairman of Education Policy Draft Committee Padma Vibhushan Dr K Kasturirangan. Talking to The Hitavada Dr Kasturirangan said that the Right to Education has been ensured in the new policy. On reservation issue, the Committee has no role and the Government ..

Now, High Court Bar Assn’s own petition transferred to Mumbai

In a shocker for High Court lawyers here, a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has been transferred to Principal Bench by an administrative order. This PIL (07/2015) was instrumental in facilitating improved physical infrastructure for all courts including the High Court and it was a very alive petition before Nagpur bench...

Fadnavis gets bail in election affidavit case

Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Thursday, appeared before a Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court in connection with alleged suppression of information in election affidavit case initiated by a city lawyer Satish Ukey. CJM P S Ingle, while granting bail to Fadnavis, directed him to furnish a personal release bond of Rs 15,000 and posted the next hearing on March 30. ..

JCI Orange City holds workshop on life management and mind power

JCI Orange City recently organised a workshop on ‘Life Management and Mind Power’ with renowned motivational speaker and yog guru Dr Pankaj Shukla as the faculty for the session at Chitnavis Centre. Renuka Verma, Zone Director-International, JCI Zone-IX, was the chief guest for the workshop while chartered accountant Ashish Agarwal, President, JCI Orange City, presided over the session. The workshop began with the invocation of JCI Creed and welcoming of the guests. Samita Asai, Project Director of ..

Dr Kasturirangan honoured with Dharia award

The importance of space research has been realised and supported by the Governments led from Narasimha Rao to Dr Manmohan Singh, and the present one. Fortunately I had association of different people who thought deeply in this direction and helped in working on space, Padmavibhushan Dr K Kasturirangan said. Dr Kasturirangan, renowned space scientist from ISRO and Chairman of New Education Policy ..

Cops detain two-wheeler thief who learnt tricks from YouTube

Gittikhadan Police have detained a minor boy, previously involved in various cases of vehicle theft and house-breaking thefts, and recovered three two-wheelers stolen by him. The boy told the cops that he learned the tricks of breaking handle-locks of two-wheelers from YouTube and stole the vehicles. It all started with a case of motorcycle theft reported on December 16, 2019. Ravindra Bhimrao Dongre (22), a resident of Shirpur Bhuyari, post Dhamna, in Nagpur Rural tehsil, had parked his KTM motorcycle ..

Spiritual significance of Mahashivratri

‘Mahashivratri’ is an important festival celebrated across the country as a symbol of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. This festival is held on Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in month of Magha is known as Mahashivaratri according to South Indian calendar. However, according to North Indian calendar Masik Shivaratri in month of Phalguna is known as Mahashivaratri. In both calendars, it is naming convention of lunar month which differs. However, both North Indians and South Indians, celebrate ..

Various organisations to celebrate Mahashivratri with enthusiasm today

City is gearing to celebrate Mahashivratri festival with religious fervour on February 21 and 22. Elaborate arrangements have been made in Shiva temples spread across the city to celebrate Mahashivratri. Sanatan Sanstha The organisation spreading scientific knowledge about deity Shiva will display three different stalls of spiritual literature at three different places in city on February 21. One stall will be displayed at Kalyaneshwar temple, Telangkhedi from 7.30 am to 10 pm, another stall will ..

Swacch Association implementing ‘On my Period’ initiative with WCL

Swacch Association is working with Vardaan under corporate social responsibility of Western Coalfield Limited (WCL) on an initiative titled ‘On my Period’ and distributing sanitary pads with installation of semi-automatic vending machines for girl students in various schools. So far, sanitary pad vending machines have been installed in 12 schools in Nagpur city and one in Koradi. The model also involved procurement of stock of sanitary napkins for one year...

Bhopal gas tragedy: Absconding accused arrested from city

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team has arrested absconding accused in Bhopal gas tragedy case from Gittikhadan area of city on Tuesday. The arrested accused Shakil Ahmed Qureshi (80), a resident of Indore, was hiding in Jafar Nagar area of Gittikhadan with his family, said a CBI official. Acting on a tip-off, a team of CBI New Delhi with local support raided at his house and arrested him. The CBI produced the accused in the court at Nagpur and obtained his transit remand...

Central Rly reverts Duronto to Nagpur Station

Holding mirror to itself, Central Railway officials realised the difficult time faced by travellers and promptly reversed back the popular Duronto Express to Home Platform at Nagpur Railway Station. A notification was issued by Chief Passenger Transportation Manager (CPTM), Central Railway, Mumbai, on Wednesday about shifting back Duronto Express to Nagpur from Ajni Railway Station from February 20 onwards. The move would give succor to harassed travellers as most of them did not take liking to division ..

Govt Engg College hands over 2 innovative projects to villages

Transfer of technology from college to village is no more a dream. Dream of Dr Vijay Bhatkar, an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development’s (MHRD) Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and efforts of students and faculties has made it possible. Government College of Engineering Nagpur developed two projects for the two adopted villages 1. Smart compost bin and 2. Mobile On/Off Controller for 3 Phase Motor. They completed the projects by developing technologies and handed over those to the villages. Nagpur ..

Two teenagers drown in Kanhan river

Two teenage boys drowned in Kanhan river near Kamptee on Wednesday afternoon when they tried to swim in the river, said police. The deceased were identified as Ajesh Nitnawre (13) and Pravesh Pravin Nagdeve (14), both residents of Haridas Nagar, Kamptee...

Message about recruitment in TA turns out to be fake

A WhatsApp message related to alleged recruitment in Territorial Army (TA) at Nagpur from February 20 to 24, turned out to be fake. On Tuesday, believing in the message, a large number of aspirants gathered in front of Sitabuldi Fort. The authorities had to subsequently send them back, stated a press release issued by Group Captain Basant-kumar Pande, Public Relations Officer (Nagpur), Ministry of Defence...

I-Clean Nagpur says ‘No To Single-Use Plastic’

Continuing their cleanliness spree, about 40 members from I-Clean Nagpur cleaned and beautified the walls and precincts of main Balraj Road opposite Dhantoli Park. Their activity created an interest amongst all those who passed by, many of whom were seen clicking photographs and selfies with team members. The team is actively supporting the civic administration in implementing the much needed ban on single-use plastics. This message is being prominently painted on all their spots. Members also undertake ..

‘Golwalkar Guruji was a great scholar’

“Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is not a political organisation. This organisation is working on the principles of Hindurashtra which are eternal, all inclusive and give a chance to prosper in life. Shri Guruji Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghachalak was instrumental in nurturing and building this great organisation and infused the sense of patriotism in each person,” said, Sarkaryawah of RSS Suresh alias Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Wednesday. Joshi was addressing as an invited speaker to a function organised ..

Women are becoming self-reliant through SHGs: Ravindra Thakre

“Through the self-help groups, women are getting employment. Many women have started their enterprise and have become businesswomen. Women are becoming self-reliant through self-help groups,” said Ravindra Thakre, District Collector. Thakre was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the State-level exhibition of goods made by women’s self-help groups (SHGs). National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) and Utkarsh Foundation have organised the exhibition at Jerryl Lawns. Rashmi ..

Event ‘Doctors for Environment’ held

JCI Nagpur Medicos conducted a programme ‘Doctors For Environment’ at Hotel Hardeo, recently. Bhaskar Londe of Lokshahi Varta was the chief guest of the event. CA Mahesh Rathi; Dr Swati Sarda, President, JCI Nagpur Medicos; Shantanu Mukherjee; Dr Smita Pakhmode; Dr Dipika Chandok and Dr Minakshi Hande were also present as guests during the event...

100 patients benefited at free catract surgery camp

Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya conducted a free Cataract Surgery Camp in memory of Pandit Ramnarayan Sharma the Founder of Shri Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan recently. The event commenced with Dhanwantari Puja and Dhanwantari Stavan. Free distribution of spectacles were also held during the event. The event was held at Pakwasa Samanway Rugnalaya, Hanuman Nagar. The event was held in association of Shri Baidyanath Ayurved Bhavan. About 100 patients benefited through this free camp...

Seminar on newer technologies in diabetes held

DREAM Trust in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) organised seminar on Newer technologies in diabetes. Dr Sanket Pendsey gave talk on insulin pump therapy, CGMS continuous glucose monitoring system and i-port in diabetes. He gave live demonstration of insulin pump on a patient. Sharmila Chatterjee US-based diabetes educator talked on Medical Nutrition therapy MNT, carb counting and role of diabetes educator in treatment of diabetes...

NMC, OCW to undertake ESR cleaning in Aasi Nagar Zone from today

Nagpur Municipal Corporation and Orange City Water (OCW) has planned its ESR cleaning drive in Aasi Nagar zone from February 20. As such, Mahendra Nagar ESR on February 20 (Thursday), Binaki –I ESR on Feb 24( Monday), Binaki -2 ESR on February 26 (Wednesday), Nara on February 28 (Friday) and Nara (Jaripatka) on February 29 (Saturday). NMC-OCW has appealed people from the affected ESR areas to store sufficient water for their use prior to the ESR cleaning day...

Police officers twisting rules to enjoy ‘desired postings’

ABSENCE of rulebook needed for joining at new postings after General Transfers (GT) is becoming a handy tool for a section of police officers to twist the process to enjoy ‘desired postings’. Establishment Board of Maharashtra Police starts process of GT in February and transfer orders are issued in last week of May every year. The transfer process has become most time consuming process as record of the policemen is yet to be digitised, claimed sources. As per the rule, the transferred officer should ..

BJP corporators fail to convince Mundhe to lift stay on new works

AVAIN attempt was made by cor￾porators of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to corner Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe and lift the ban imposed on new development works in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC). The move by BJP to take on heavy weight Municipal Commissioner how￾ever failed to work as Mundhe maintained his stand, he said as the finances of civic body are poor it makes no sense..

Coronavirus hits Pharma industry in Vid hard

EXPORT and trade of life-saving injectables, ophthalmic products and anti-cancer medicines have been badly hit by the Coronavirus outbreak in China. Vidarbha’s pharma industry is among the worst-affected by the pause in supplies from China as manu￾facturing of emergency injecta￾bles needed for critical surgeries has come to a halt. In MIDC Hingna, Arco Life Sciences (India) Pvt Ltd manu￾factures pharmaceuticals indictable and ophthalmic prod￾ucts.The company manufactures and exports life-saving emer￾gency ..

AICTE gives five unique projects to city’s Govt Poly

ALL India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has given five unique projects worth over Rs 30 lakh to city’s Government Polytechnic (GP). This is for the first time that GP, Nagpur got so many projects at a time. It is probably for the first time in State that a single polytechnic has received so many projects at a time. Out of these, only one project is tech￾nical-based...

Rlys mount miseries on commuters by shifting Duronto Express to Ajni

DECISION by Central Railway of shift￾ing Duronto Express to Ajni station has resulted in miseries for com￾muters. As part of their experiment, authorities at Nagpur Division uni￾laterally decided to start the premi￾um Express train ex-Ajni, a suburban station. However for travellers, the decision has not gone down well as they say, Ajni lacks amenities neces￾sary for running a prestigious train like Duronto Express. Incidentally, Duronto Express was initiated from Nagpur Railway Station and it was ..

‘MahaWARSA’, the future of mapping the past

THIS scientific article is a trib￾ute, to one of the greatest kings of all times Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who by his virtue and formidable stature has built this great state called MAHARASH￾TRA.This is anelaborationofthe maiden project titled "MahaWARSA", conceptualized and executed by city-based Centreofexcellence,Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre, (MRSAC), an autonomous organisation of Planning Department, Government of Maharashtra. Generation of standard and structured Geo Spatial ..

Gaimukh ‘Nainital’ of Vidarbha waiting for development

GAIMUKH is an ancient pil￾grimage centre in Tumsar tehsil of Bhandara district. This small villageissituatedonthefoothills ofSatpuda range.Thevillagehas a very sacred Lord Shiva temple knownas‘ChhotaMahadev’.The Lord Shiva temple at Pachmarhi in MP is famous as ‘Motha Mahadev’. Pachmarhi is very famous amongst devotees of Lord Shiva, but the place Gaimukh is not so famous as it isindenseforestinBhandaradis￾trict and people in Vidarbha do notknow muchaboutthisplace. This place is also considered as ..

SC reserves verdict on plea of Fadnavis to review order asking him to face trial

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ plea seeking review of its 2019 judgement ask￾ing the BJP leader to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of pending criminal cases against him in his 2014 poll affidavit...

RPF recovers missing purse of woman containing jewellery worth Rs 27 lakh

RAILWAY Protection Force (RPF) of Ajni has recovered a missing purse of woman passenger containing gold ornaments worth Rs 27 lakh from 12289 Duronto Express on Tuesday. A press release of RPF informed that Trishala Krishna Kumar Dhengare (52), a resident of C/302, JP Heights, Byramji town, was travelling in the train from Mumbai to Nagpur in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday...

PI Hiwre and team adjudged Best Investigating Team among Mah Police

Police Inspector Narendra Hiwre and his team was adjudged Best Investigating Team among Maharashtra Police for solving the case wherein a body was cut into pieces and dumped in sacks in Gandhisagar lake. For the month of September 2019, PI Hiwre and his team was awarded cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a certificate of appreciation by Director General of Police...

‘Need to address accessibility issues, curb stopping violations for road safety’

There are several factors that must be considered while discussing design and engineering interventions to improve pedestrian safety on road and designing safer streets. Some of these factors were pointed out by the participants of training workshop on ‘Creating Cities Safer by Design’ on Monday. ..

Against 36,000 seats, 1.6 lakh apply for MBA CET

The Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted for getting admission to MBA evoked tremendous response from the candidates. Meanwhile, the CET Cell of Maharashtra Government has extended the date for applying for CET to February 22. The previous date was February 15. The online application registration for the computer-based management entrance test conducted by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra (MAH MBA/MMS-CET 2020) can be made till February 22. ..

HSC exam from today; examinees increase by 2,273

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination to be conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will begin on Tuesday with first paper of English to be held between 11 am and 2 pm. The examination will end on March 23, 2020. Last year 1,66,235 students had enrolled for the examination. This year the number rose to 1,68,508. This year the number of students have been increased by 2,273 than those enrolled last year. ..

Nagpur medical colleges get 33 PG, 3 super speciality seats

Government Medical Colleges at Nagpur got total 33 more Post Graduate (PG) seats along with 3 seats to super speciality courses being run in Super Speciality Hospital. Thanks to Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Principal Secretary and Dr T P Lahane, Director, Medical Education who acted fast. As per the new rule that was brought by the Academic Committee of Medical Council of India headed by Dr Vedprakash Mishra, three seats are given per one Professor, two seats to Associate Professor and one seat to Assitant ..

State Board Class 12 exams to begin on 18th

The Higher Secondary School Examination (HSSC) conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education would begin on Tuesday February 18. It will conclude on March 23, 2020. Board has made all preparations. Divisional Chairman Ravikant Deshpande said that Board has reputation of conduction examination without being facing any untoward incident. This time also Board has kept flying squads ready that would monitor students involving in the act of copying. Examination would ..

Med devices to be termed as ‘drugs’ from Apr 1

“All medical devices will now be regulated as ‘drug’ under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act 1940 with effect from April 1, 2020,” says Union Health Ministry in a gazette notification issued on February 11. The ministry after consultation with Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has further notified to amend the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 and has specified that these rules may be called the Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules, 2020 and shall come into force on April 1, 2020. Pharmacists in city, FDA officials, ..

Furnish details of employees sans valid caste certificate: HC

Lamenting lack of action against employees who obtained public employment without caste validity certificate, the High Court has sought details of all such employees from the State Government within four weeks. If at all the Government is serious about all this, it will enact measures otherwise every bogus caste certificate holder will escape the consequences of law, the High Court observed tersely while putting the Government on notice...

College managements felicitate Vijay Wadettiwar

Vijay Wadettiwar, Cabinet Minister of OBC/VJ/NT/SBC welfare has taken the initiative to raise the amount of tuition fee scholarship of OBC category student from existing 50% to 100% in tuition fees. This step taken by Wadettiwar will benefit all the eligible OBC category students to pursue their studies in every stream, including Engineering, Medical, MBA, Pharmacy, Architecture, Hotel Management, Art, Science and Commerce, etc...

Rotary Nagpur holds ‘UDAAN’ – Hope Flies High

Rotary Club of Nagpur, along with the Department of Social Welfare- Zilla Parishad, organized ‘UDAAN’- A Day Long Event for Specially Abled Children. Every year Rotary Club of Nagpur celebrates Valentine’s Day with specilly abled children to motivate and support these children in sports and to boost their confidence. This year again, around 750 special children, from 36 specially abled schools, took parts in various sports activities. These include deaf and mute, blind, mentally challenged and physically ..

Ojaswi Group’s maiden event gets good response

Maiden programme of Ojaswi Group Arogyam Dhan Sampada focussing on women health got overwhelming response from citizens in Besa area. The event was held at Era International School, Besa, and was presented by Dr Sushma Deshmukh and her team. The idea of programme was to enlighten society about various aspects of girl's life her birth, her teenage, motherhood, and at last as matron of the House. The programme was titled 'Dil Hai Chotasa' with specialised focus on debunking hearsay’s about girl child ..

Shiva temple and Mahashivratri in city

India will watch a biggest programme of Mahashivratri night by Isha Foundation. There are number of articles, advertisements and promotions to celebrate Mahashivratri 2020 with Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev. According to Sadguru, “Mahashivratri is very significant for people who are on the spiritual path, and also for people with careers and in family situations. For people living in family situations, Mahashivratri is worshipped as Shiva’s wedding anniversary. The ambitious see it as the day Shiva conquered ..

Gold worth Rs 4.96 crore seized at Nagpur airport in last over 7 yrs

The growth in air traffic to and from Nagpur is a good development. But, there is another side also to this growth story. Over the years there has been a rise, till last year, in the number of cases in which gold was seized by Customs Department at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. As per the data received by activist Abhay Kolarkar in response to his query under Right to Information (RTI) Act, gold worth Rs 4,96,72,960/- has been seized at Nagpur airport between October 6, 2013 and January ..

Four-member team nabbed for thefts at marriage functions

Crime Branch sleuths have nabbed a four-member team of Sisodiya tribe involved in multiple thefts at marriage functions. For first time cops in Maharashtra have managed to track down the thieves, said Nilesh Bharne, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Crime), while interacting with newspersons on Sunday. Among the four are a minor and a woman while the other two men are mastermind of the gang. Bharne said the quartet are Sunny Hariprasad Chayal (32), a resident of Kadiya, Sansi, in Rasonda tehsil ..

Four, including grandmother of bridegroom killed, several injured as bus rams into stationary truck

For Zilpe family from Nagpur, the joy of wedding turned into a nightmare as four persons of the marriage party, including grandmother of the bridegroom, were killed and several others injured in a mishap in the wee hours of Saturday. The mishap occurred near village Singori under the jurisdiction of Mouda Police Station in Nagpur district. Zilpe family from Nagpur had gone to Tiroda in Gondia district for the wedding ceremony of Amit Pravin Zilpe on Friday night...

NATA 2020 to be held on April 19, May 31

Apart from some changes in the pattern of examination, Council of Architecture (CoA) has introduced some other changes also in holding National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA). NATA is the exam conducted for admission to BArch and BPlan courses in Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) at New Delhi, Bhopal and Vijayawada. The NATA score is also used by other architecture colleges across the country for offering admission to BArch and BPlan courses...

‘Specialisation at early stage of edn narrows students’ thought process’

OPTING for a stream either from Science, Commerce, Arts etc at early stage of pursuing education as per the education system for specialisation is resulting in narrowing of students’ vision, felt Prof M K Sridhar, esteemed educationist, prominent member of the committee that has drafted new National Education Policy, Prof M K Sridhar. Elaborating the point while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, Prof Sridhar said, “For instance, if a student opts for Science stream after Class X, he/she gets engrossed in ..

Wonderful performances of Katti, Marulkar start C R Vyas memorial music festival

What impacts human senses more -- a wonderful voice or a beautiful sound of a musical instrument? This was the question that remained unanswered in the minds of the music-lovers who attended the first day of C R Vyas Memorial Music Festival. The members of the audience could not decide whether it was the Sitar performance of Chintan Katti that struck a chord with them, or a matured voice of veteran vocalist Alka Deo-Marulkar that lingered on in their memory-box of melodies. The two-day C R Vyas Memorial ..

Don’t translate Bharatiya words to create confusion: Dr Vaidya

“Spiritual democracy is the speciality of Bharat. To follow own Dharma is the very true nature of Bharat. Therefore, people should not translate the very Bharatiya words and create confusion by imposing the western parameters without acknowledging and appreciating the inherent Bharatiya context,” said Dr Manmohan Vaidya, Saha Sarkaryawah, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Dr Vaidya was inaugurating 2nd Nagpur Literary Festival organised by Zeal Foundation in partnership with Western Coalfields Limited ..

City witnesses grand celebrations of Sant Gajanan Maharaj Pragat Dinotsav

Thousands of devotees of Sant Gajanan Maharaj across the city participated in the grand celebrations of 142nd Pragat Dinotsav of Sant Gajanan Maharaj on Saturday. All the temples of Sant Gajanan Maharaj in city in different areas were seen flooded with the devotees right from early morning. Religious programmes like Rudrabhishek, Abhishek, Paduka Pujan, Bhajan, Distribution of Mahaprasad and Shobhayatra were held in city. Long queues of devotees of Sant Gajanan Maharaj were seen in front of many temples ..

Trickster relieves sr citizen of cash through mobile app transaction

A senior citizen was relieved of Rs 1,88,500 after he paid Rs 5 through his credit card on a mobile phone application. As per the details provided by Ajni Police, the senior citizen Rajeshkumar Gurudasram Owanhari (65), a resident of Plot No 40, Hanuman Nagar, received a call from mobile phone number 8101432388 on January 24 morning. The caller said that he was speaking from ‘PayTM’. The caller then asked Owanhari to provide details for completion of KYC (Know Your Customer) formality. For the purpose, ..

Offences registered against unidentified persons for uploading child porn clips

Cyber Cell of Nagpur city police investigated the links shared by NCRBStaff ReporterCity police have registered offence against unidentified persons in connection with uploading of clips of child pornography. As part of nationwide crackdown on child pornography, the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) alerted police organisations in country about spurt in uploading of child pornography clips on porn websites.   Special Inspector General of Police, National Crime ..

‘Decentralisation of education will help students study subjects they like’

Prof M K Shridhar delivered keynote address in the national conference on ‘National Education Policy 2019: Opportunities and Challenges’, organised by KKSU, RamtekThe new education policy aims at inculcating social, cultural and patriotic values among the students. In an effort to promote and support inter-disciplinary education and research, the boundaries in strict frame of curriculum are being broken. The students of any faculty will be able to study subjects outside it with ease. This ..

Miscreants go on rampage, damage 25 vehicles in Dhammadeep Nagar

Staff ReporterOn rampage, miscreants let loose a wave of terror in Yashodhara Nagar police station area during wee hours of Friday. Brandishing swords and sticks, the gang of six youth went on damaging two wheelers and four wheelers parked by road side. Nearly 25 to 30 vehicles suffered damage during the spree by the thugs.   The incident occurred in Dhammadeep Nagar and Vandevi Nagar in North Nagpur area and primary reports said it was fallout of rivalry between two groups. The entire ..

Be the difference the city seeks

By Rahul DixitALL the fears expressed through this campaign so far came true on Tuesday when two young lives were snuffed out in a mishap at Bhavsar Square, Central Avenue. A few hours before the accident, ‘The Hitavada’ had flagged the same spot as a danger zone where recklessness lorded over through indiscipline and brazen driving. Life, it seems, is no more considered a precious gift. At least the road sense exhibited in most parts of the city conveys this message.   The ..

NMC dismisses Tax Collector

Staff ReporterNagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has dismissed a Tax Collector with Laxmi Nagar Zone office, for misapropriation of Rs 93 lakh.   Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner, dismissed Anand Laxmanrao Fulzele. Fulzele was suspended for misappropriation. He had collected Rs 93 lakh from the property owners in the financial years 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. He had given receipts also to the taxpayers. However, Fulzele had not deposited the amount with NMC. Later, he ..

Now clicking: New letter installation at Ambazari

Staff ReporterOn Friday afternoon, something new was happening near the Ambazari lake spillover point. The new letter installation was getting unveiled closer to the statue of Swami Vivekanand. By evening, the letters were illuminated and people started clicking selfies with the letter installation forming the perfect backdrop.  Nagpurians clicked selfies with the new letter installation at the Ambazari spillover point, on Friday evening. (Pic by Satish Raut)  The letter installation ..

‘No alternative to habit of following traffic rules’

THE law-abiding citizen was not at fault, waiting in his car for the signal to turn green at Kriplani Square. As he moved ahead, a bike rider coming from the newly-carved Jail Road jumped signal and crashed into his car. Fortunately, there was no casualty. As he lay down on the road, volunteers of ‘Janaakrosh’ helped the biker to the side of the road and counselled him. He promised to abide by the rules. Nagpur’s roads have bikers like the one aplenty, but people like ‘Janaakrosh’ volunteers are too ..

NMC House unanimously supports move to dissolve NIT

Though Ruling Party and Opposition benches sparred over process about dissolution of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), the city fathers were, however, unanimous that Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is competent authority for handling Gunthewari Regulation work. Corporators in one voice supported the move to dissolve NIT as one after another they narrated their bad experiences with the regulatory agency when it was parallel development authority. A broadside was launched against NIT as corporators ..

22nd convocation of Government Polytechnic held

“Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny,” with these words of wisdom, Arvind Kumar, Centre Head of Tata Consultancy Services inspired the Diploma..

Smart methods to score better in Chemistry 12 State /CBSE /IIT /NEET

Advantages in Chemistry: In order to improve your scores, you must find out reason to motivate yourself, even with every small points, your confidence is very important. Try to keep away from stress and negative thoughts. Thus by knowing the advantages of Chemistry, you can become stress free. It has more or less something for all the types of students. For example, there are students who are afraid of mathematical calculations or numerical subjects or numerical part of Chemistry. For such students, ..

‘Irrigation sector backlog in Vidarbha’s 4 distts require Rs 15,488 cr for removal’

Though Vidarbha region’s financial backlog came to an end some years ago, the physical backlog of four districts in Amravati division is yet to be over. This backlog exists in irrigation sector. Currently, the backlog is pegged at 1,63,139 hectares and it will require Rs 15,488.04 crore for removal, said Chainsukh Sancheti, Chairman of Vidarbha Development Board (VDB). Addressing a press conference at VDB on Thursday, after the board meeting, Sancheti said that the backlog removal programme for the ..

‘Need to promote inter-disciplinary research’

“Our universities are lagging behind in the field of research, because we have limited it in the frames of rules. There is need to promote and support inter-disciplinary research and the first step towards it is this conference. This is also being envisaged in the new education policy”, said Dr Manikrao Salunkhe, Vice-Chancellor of Bharati Vidyapeeth (deemed to be University), Pune and President of Association of Indian Universities...

HC rejects application to join CBI, ED as party-respondents in irrigation scam

Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Thursday, rejected an application to join Union of India, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), and Principal Chief Commissioner of Income-Tax as party-respondents in the ongoing public interest litigations (PILs) in irrigation scam. The application moved by activist Atul Jagtap was vehemently opposed by counsel for Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar dubbing it as politically motivated with ..

After 15 days, they meet!

New Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe finally called on Mayor Sandip Joshi and the two held discussions on various civic issues. The meeting on Wednesday was held in ante-chamber of Mayor at Central Office of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) at Civil Lines. As per custom, new Commissioner after joining has to place call on to Mayor...

Coronavirus set to affect supply of key medicines to city

THE outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in China is set to affect supply of key medicines to India. Nagpur, too, is likely to face shortage of medicines for malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, cancer and diabetes if domestic production is unable to cope with the demand. China is a supplier of about 70 to 80 per cent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to India. APIs are a raw material used to make a pharmaceutical drug. India imports APIs from China and the Indian Pharmaceutical Companies convert these APIs ..

Novel initiative to create traffic awareness

Armed with an endeavour to spread awareness about road safety and traffic rules among motorists, a group of surgeons in Nagpur initiated a motivating initiative through ‘Gandhigiri’. They gift roses to traffic violators at different signals to embarrass motorists for their act. Along with this, the group conducts traffic awareness lectures and seminars at different colleges under the banner of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India...