Notorious gambler murdered in full public view

SENSATION prevailed in Sitabuldi, Dharampeth and Civil Lines areas after a notorious gambler and restaurateur, who allegedly had connections with politicians, businessmen and police personnel, was brutally murdered with sharp-edged weapons in full public view at traffic signal near Bole petrol pump on Amravati Road in broad daylight on Saturday. ..

Daughter’s Day today

A daughter is always adored by all at home. From the moment she comes as an extension to a family, she remains a cutie pie, especially for her parents, even after she turns into a gorgeous woman. She learns minute details of everything from household chores to trying hands at new-age technology from her mother. She has a special corner in the heart of her siblings. For a father, she remains a sparrow throughout life, yet he knows she is ready to take on the world and make it big. Lucky are those ..

Bow String Girder launched after lockdown, other ‘challenges’

The Bow String Girder across Manish Nagar railway crossing presented a wonderful sight on Saturday afternoon. It was launched on Friday late night. In the end, however, lockdown proved to be a bigger challenge than the actual launch of the Bow String Girder. NVP Vidyasagar, Additional General Manager, Nagarjuna Constr..

Restoration of nullah during Kumbh: NEERI gets CSIR Technology Award

Rivers have their own importance in Indian tradition. Most of the holy activities are held either on the banks of rivers or in the middle of it. In most cases these activities result in damaging the ecology of rivers. Considering this aspect, last year during Kumbh Mela on the banks of river Ganga, help from team of National Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) was sought...

Jamal Siddiqui is national chief of BJP’s minority cell

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Saturday, announced its national executive body. Nagpur’s Jamal Siddiqui was appointed national head of the party’s minority cell. Jamal Siddiqui had earlier headed the unit of Maharashtra Pradesh Haj Committee. During his tenure, the Haj pilgrimage had a smooth flowing. A known and hardcore BJP volunteer Jamal Siddiqui has been raising several issues related to minority and trying to give justice to the people. Expressing happiness over the development, Jamal Siddiqui ..

Nagpur’s ranking improves from 48th to 23rd in Smart Cities Mission

In what could be a good news for Nagpurians, the city’s ranking in Smart Cities Mission has improved from 48th to 23rd. With this, except Pune and Nashik, all other cities in Maharashtra are behind Nagpur. Kunal Kumar, Director of Smart Cities Mission, recently took a review of eight cities in Maharashtra selected under the mission of Central Government. He expressed happiness over the improvement of ranking of Nagpur. The city jumped from 48th spot to 23rd within a span of two months...

Need to make people aware to contain COVID-19: Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, interacted with Guardian Ministers and top officers of Nagpur Division through video-conferencing on Saturday and stressed upon the need to make people aware to contain the spread of COVID-19. He appealed to all the stakeholders to participate in ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign. Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister and Guardian Minister of Gondia district; Guardian Ministers Dr Nitin Raut (Nagpur); Vijay Wadettiwar (Chandrapur); Sunil Kedar (Wardha); ..

Helplink Charitable Trust distributes smartphones to needy students

HELPLINK Charitable Trust is running the CAFÉ programme (Child Adoption for Education) for last 11 years, and the Trust has been awarded for excellent social work in the field of education. The Trust recently distributed the Samsung Smart phones to the poor and needy students of Orange City School, Mohannagar. Seema Daga, School Director and Sangeeta Baiswar, Principal of the school appreciated the noble gesture of Helplin..

Tope for rational use of Remdesivir injection in COVID-19 treatment

  Pointing out that Remdesivir injection is being used rampantly while treating Covid-19 patients, Maharashtra’s Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “After talking to several medicos, I have drawn a conclusion that the injection need not be used for every Covid-19 patient. It is very effective but doctors should maintain rationality while using the injection to treat such patients. We will come up with the guidelines for the use of this injection.” Tope was addressing ..

Single day COVID-19 +ve cases below 1,000; recoveries up

On Friday, Nagpur district saw decline in single day coronavirus positive cases since August. The district was recording over 1,000 COVID-19 positive cases daily since August. On some days, the number crossed even 2,000. The district, for the first time in last two months, witnessed the number falling below 1,000 on Friday as 966 persons have tested positive for the dreaded virus. Of these cases 307 were reported from rural areas while from Nagpur city, 659 positive cases were recorded in last 24 ..

Cash-strapped NMC seeks Rs 500 cr grant from State

 Amidst dwindling revenue due to economic slump, the ruling body at Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has written to State Government and asked a special grant of Rs 500 crore for completion of ongoing development works in city. Vijay Zalke, Chairperson, Standing Committee, has sent a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray regarding the financial grant.Zalke said that in the fight against COVID-19, NMC’s revenue has been stretched to limit. Now, to contain further spread of coronavirus, ..

CR delaying compassionate appointees’ pleas for opting old pension scheme

CRMS said DoPT circular has not made any distinction between Government servants whose cases about switching over from NPS to OPS have to be rectified..

Martyr Badole cremated with State honours

When a jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) folded the national tricolour in which the mortal remains of martyr Naresh Umrao Badole, Assistant Sub-Inspector/General Duty, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), were draped, tears rolled down the cheeks of Badole family members...

‘Safe delivery possible as foetus remains unharmed by COVID-19’

“Covid is a communicable disease. It transmits through contacts. Like common people, pregnant women too have the risk. Despite the same, the foetus in the womb of a pregnant mother has no risk and it has been proved through a number of studies. Therefore, safe deliveries would be possible even in the coronavirus period,” said noted Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dr Shivangi Jahagirdar. “The pregnant women should take due care. In case of any symptom they should keep in touch ..

Boa string bridge launched across railway tracks for Manish Nagar RoB carriageway

Maha Metro successfully launched Boa string girder across railway lines as part of construction of Manish Nagar railway overbridge (RoB) to provide seamless connectivity with Wardha Road to the emerging suburbs of city. The 400 tonnes structure was placed across the two pillars, one on Manish Nagar side and the other one on Ujjwal Nagar side. The steel structure stretch 64 metre across and has width of 13 metre providing two lane road for travellers. The placement of steel girder now enables construction ..

Ram Jhula set for extension till LIC Sq to end mess at rly station

Finally a solution to end the mess around Nagpur Railway Station is round the corner as Maha Metro has taken up work to extend the Ram Jhula on its Northern side. According to the plans, now the take-off and landing of the four-lane bridge will start in front of Nexa Showroom, near LIC Square. It’s a deposit work of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) that Metro is executing...

Testing, tracing need to be enhanced, hospital burden to be reduced: Tope

Expressing the need for more testing and tracing the close contacts, Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said, “The burden on hospitals should be reduced. Rise in number of coronavirus positive cases in Nagpur district and around is a cause of concern. It is to be brought under control. The conclusion that can be drawn out of video conferencing with Prime Minister is testings are to be increased and tracing of close contacts of positive patients is to be emphasized. More stress should be ..

CRPF ASI Badole from city attains martyrdom in J&K

Naresh Umrao Badole, Assistant Sub-Inspector/General Duty, of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), attained martyrdom in a terrorist attack at Chadoora in Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday. His body was flown to the city on Thursday late night. The funeral will be performed with State honours on Friday morning..

C’garh CM Baghel dubs Farm Bills as ‘black laws’

Bhupesh Baghel, senior Congress leader and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, dubbed the recently passed Farm Bills as ‘black laws’ and urged the President of India not to give his assent to those. Addressing a press conference at Press Club here on Thursday, Baghel said that the Farm Bills would ruin farmers and agricultural labourers. The consumers will have to pay arbitrary prices and the capitalist businessmen will become richer, he alleged. He also flayed the Central Government for getting the Bills ..

Two from Haryana held for thefts at ATM kiosks

NANDANVAN Police arrested two thieves from Haryana involved in stealing lakhs of rupees from automated teller machines (ATMs) of different banks. Cops recovered 22 debit cards and credit cards, stolen cash, a master key, and a two-wheeler collectively worth Rs 5.65 lakh from their possession. With their arrest, cops detected four thefts which they had committed at the ATMs of different banks in Gittikhadan, Wadi, Pratap Nagar and railway station...

Nagarik Sahakari Rugnalaya idea gets momentum

The idea of converting Nagarik Sahakari Rugnalaya into Covid Hospital that was put by ‘The Hitavada’ is getting lot of takers. Dr S Rajan, former District Governor of Rotary 3030 informed this newspaper, Rotary Club of Nagpur West was ready to spend money for the development of this hospital. Now Non Resident Indian Dubai-based Dr Sanjay Paithankar who hails from Nagpur also has showed willingness to run the hospital sans litigations. ‘The Hitavada’ on Wednesday ran a story of whether this hospital ..

Sitabuldi traders’ token strike total

Sitabuldi merchants observed a day’s token strike on Wednesday protesting the unilateral move by hawkers to carve out permanent spaces for themselves on the main road. All the commercial establishments remained closed as traders got united under the banner of Sitabuldi Merchants Association to register their protest...

Jaripatka cops parade 6 looting case accused in semi-naked condition

IN A bizarre act of law enforcers in the Second Capital, Jaripatka Police on Wednesday paraded six suspects, including five juvenile delinquents, in semi-nude condition after taking them into custody for looting cash from a beer bar on Tuesday night. Cops tied the suspects together with a rope and made them walk in innerwear. Cops also continued beating them with sticks even as two police vehicles followed them. Shopkeepers, passers-by and some youngsters recorded the scenes in their cellphones and ..

Will MCI’s Distt Residency Programme benefit?

Like last year, Medical Council of India (MCI) has come up with 3 months District Residency Programme for the students pursuing Post Graduate medical courses, but the question being asked is that - ‘will that really be taken by students?’ Over the period of years, when MCI was an autonomous body, it has been trying to have post graduate students go for rural stint. Maharashtra Government has fixed an amount to be recovered from the students in case they fail to render services in rural hospitals. ..

WWF selects Nagpur for its ‘We Love Cities Campaign’

Nagpur city has been selected among the 53 other cities of the world for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s ‘We Love Cities Campaign’ which is a public engagement initiative that aims to raise awareness on the sustainability process being made in these cities as well as inspire citizens to become a part of the process. Launched by WWF in 2013, the campaign engages people across the globe in promoting sustainable urban developm..

Med Edn Minister Amit Deshmukh in city today

Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh is arriving Nagpur on Thursday. He will reach at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International airport at 11.20 am. He will leave for Gondia by 1 pm, there he will attend some scheduled programmes and return to Nagpur at 8.30 pm. By 9.05 pm, Deshmukh will depart for Mumbai. Amit Deshmukh will be accompanied by Public He..

NRMU alleges exploitation of trackmen by CR admn during pandemic

National Railway Mazdoor Union (NRMU) has demanded relaxation from heavy duty working hours for trackmen considering the current pandemic situation in the city. The current situation here is not very conducive for group activity yet Central Railway (CR) administration is pushing the rigorous track maintenance works on the hapless trackmen. Habib Khan, Working President, NRMU, said that despite repeated plea to seniors in administrati..

Nagpur distt records better Covid-19 recovery rate than national average

With the number of initiatives being taken by the civic body and hard work by frontline healthworkers, the Covid-19 recovery rate of Nagpur district has gone up and left even the national average behind. On Tuesday, the recovery rate of Nagpur witnessed 83.18% which is almost three per cent more than the national average...

Dr Bhau Lokhande passes away

One of the leaders of Ambedkari movement, first Dr Ambedkar Chair of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) Dr Bhau Lokhande passed away on Tuesday early in the morning due to cardiac arrest. He was 78. He was also known for his in-depth study in Pali language. He was noted litterateur who pioneered Republican Students Federation and contributed immensely in Buddha and Dalit literature. He remained Reader at Pali Prakrut Department..

Congress says ‘no’ to Winter Session of State Legislature in city, ally NCP differs

The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government partners Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) do not appear to be on the same page, as far as holding winter session of State Legislature in Nagpur is concerned. Congress does not want it to be held in Nagpur as usual owing to COVID-19 situation. But, NCP wants it to be held in city. Vikas Thakre, Congress MLA and city chief, first raised the demand. He demanded the winte..

Nagarik Sahakari Rugnalaya may be added to Covid-19 service

With every single hospital rendering services for Covid-19 in Nagpur, a thought has come up to revive centrally located Nagarik Sahakari Rugnalaya that has stopped functioning since long. Once known for providing services to poor strata of the society, the hospital gradually became defunct due to the reasons best known to its management...

IRMS entrusted task of transformation of Railways in 21st century India

Cutting at the roots of departmentalism that dominated the hierarchy, Indian Railways is set for major transformation with Central Government pushing in reforms wherein a corporate outlook would govern the Board henceforth. A new Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) comes into being wherein Chairman Railway Board (CRB) would don the mantle of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while the portfolio of Members has been tweake..

Mah Govt reserves one seat in Agri Universities for wards of military, paramilitary personnel

Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Government of Maharashtra has continued the special education concession for wards of officers and staff of military and paramilitary forces in Agriculture Universities of the State. As per the Government Resolution (GR), students whose parents have posted in Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh will get admission in Agriculture Universities directly...

RTMNU first in State to come up with Pariksha App

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has become the first in Maharashtra to be ready with Pariksha App. University has successfully conducted the testing of the app especially in remote areas where network is expected to fluctuate. But University received fantastic results. The app is prepared in such a way so that even if a student’s gadget fails to catch network, the data he or she uploads would be restored once the network is..

NSSCDCL begins survey for ‘vehicle-free’ Buldi Main Rd

IF EVERYTHING goes as planned, Sitabuldi market main road may become ‘vehicle-free’ in future. Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) has started a survey in this regard and interacted with shop-keepers as well as citizens/consumers. The survey will be conducted for seven days, during which NSSCDCL will collect opinion of the shop-keepers and people on making Sitabuldi market main road ‘vehicle-free’...

Categorise reservations, solve issues of Matang community: Lahu Sena

The categorisation of scheduled castes reservations should be done under A, B, C, D castes and Matang or similar sub-castes should be given reservation on the basis of population. The Maharashtra Government has the right to prepare lists of sub categories...

Fadnavis suggests smaller COVID care facilities instead of Jumbo Hospital

Instead of setting up a ‘Jumbo Hospital’ of 1,000 beds for COVID-19 patients in city, smaller facilities with 200-300 beds should be set up in different parts of the city so that managing the affairs becomes easier, suggested Devendra Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly. Fadnavis made the suggestion in a meeting held at Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) headquarters in Civil Lines here on Monday. Sandip Joshi, Mayor; Chandrashekhar Bawankule, former Guardian Minister of district; ..

‘Will expose Cong’s double-speak over Farm Bills’

“Congress and other parties are trying to mislead the country and farmers over the important Farm Bills passed in Parliament recently. In fact, the Farm Bills pave way for what Congress party had promised in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto. We will expose Congress party’s double-speak in this regard,” said Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister and currently Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly. Fadnavis was addressing a press conference at Press Club here on Monday. Sandip Joshi, ..

MAT orders Govt to pay agreed salary to temporary nurses

IN A major respite to temporary nurses whose salary was reduced to almost half, the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) has directed the State Government to pay the salaries as per contract till the end of subsisting contract. MAT bench consisting of Vice-Chairman Shree Bhagwan and Member (Judicial) A D Karanjikar, found the decision to cut the salary of the nursing staff improper and in breach of contract in middle of their service period...

City teachers, non-teaching staff welcome 100% mandatory attendance in colleges

City’s teaching and non teaching staff welcomed decision of State Government to make 100% attendance mandatory in colleges. With University examinations beginning on October 1, the Department of Higher and Technical Education has made 100% attendance of teachers and students mandatory. Dr Feroz Haidry, Professor at Department of Urdu at Morris College said, “This is a proper step by Government at right time. Now, with following all rules everybody should be asked to join colleges...

HC seeks progress report of NDCCB scam trial from designated court

Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Monday, directed the designated court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) trying Rs 152 crore Government Security (Gilt) scam case, popularly known as NDCCB scam, to submit the progress of the trial. The scam had hit Nagpur District Central Co-Operative Bank (NDCCB) in 2002 and since then the criminal trial and enquiry progressed at a snail’s pace. The High Court also noted that following Standard Opera..

COVID Hospital for Nagpur Police inaugurated

MAHARASHTRA Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Guardian Minister Dr Nitin Raut inaugurated the Nagpur Police COVID Hospital at Police Head quarters, Takli through video conferencing on Monday. Both the ministers appreciated the efforts of Nagpur City Police in ensuring proper treatment to the Corona warriors in the police force w..

Over 900 zhuggis have encroached land besides railway tracks in SECR Zone

Over 900 units are classified as encroachments by South East Central Railway (SECR) having its headquarters at Bilaspur and mostly they are alongside tracks. The SECR Zone is spread across the States of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. It is leading transporter of coal over all 16 zones of Indian Railways. In a communication to the Railway Board, the zone stated that the encroachment alongside tracks was mostly of makeshift hutments or zhuggis...

Oxford Covishield Vaccine trials at GMCH from today

Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is serving Covid-19 and non-coronavirus patients without any break and hasn't even stopped its research for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Now it has created a ray of hope for the Nagpurians as it will be conducting prestigious Oxford Covishield Vaccine testing. This testing has given promising results all over the world. Serum Institute of India is monitoring the testing at 17 centres in the country...

‘Janata’ ignores ‘Curfew’ appeal on Day-2

Sometimes, good intentions do not meet equally good response. This, precisely, happened in case of ‘Janata Curfew’ appeal on Sunday. Despite the best efforts and intentions of Sandip Joshi, Mayor, his appeal for observing ‘Janata Curfew’ on weekend met with popular indifference. On Day-1, that is, on Saturday, the Mayor’s appeal evoked a lukewarm response. Some shops remained closed, some were open. A good chunk of people responded positively to the appeal for ‘Janata Curfew’ as they felt that it ..

World Alzheimer’s Day today: Let’s talk about Dementia

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed every year on September 21 to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The theme for this year is ‘Let’s talk about Dementia’. Dementia is a term for conditions that occur when brain does not function properly and cause problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia. Many important personalities including America’s Past President have suffered from this illness...

Webinar on ‘Journey of Suverna Mategaonkar and her story of success’ organised

Sa Re Ga Ma Cultural Group Nagpur conducted a webinar on “Journey of Suverna Mategaonkar and her story of Success” recently. Renowned playback singer Suverna Mategaonkar was the keynote speaker of the webinar. The webinar was held on Zoom platform. Majority of people from cultural field, event organisers around the globe attended the webinar. ..

COVID-19 recoveries cross 50,000 mark, rate improves to above 80%

There is a reason for people of Nagpur district to smile. COVID-19 recoveries crossed 50,000 mark on Sunday after 1,610 persons became corona-free. The recovery rate is continuously improving. On Sunday, it, too, crossed 80 per cent mark. However, death rate continues to be a cause of concern. On Sunday, the cumulative number of patients recovered stood at 51,556. Of these, 42,298 recoveries are registered in Nagpur city and 9,258 in rural areas. ..

Amid COVID-19, MUHS completes PG exams, declares results too

On one hand, Higher Education Minister Uday Samant and his deputy Prajakt Tanpure are still holding deliberations with Vice-Chancellors of traditional universities about preparedness for holding examinations. On the other hand, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has not only successfully completed its examinations of Post-Graduate courses but declared results too. MUHS could successfully do this, thanks to Medical Education M..

State appoints new Task Force to study National Edn Policy

Higher and Technical Education Department of Maharashtra Government has appointed a new Task Force comprising experts including some of the former Vice-Chancellors, to ‘study’ the new National Education Policy-2020. It has been asked to submit a report to State Government in three months. Recently, Central Government paved way ..

Have ‘satvik’ diet to combat the virus: Dr Pendharkar

Today, it is very important for everyone to take care of own health. For this, everyone should focus on yoga, pranayam, and a diet that boosts immune system. The mantra is to have a good immune system while fighting the novel coronavirus. There is no need to buy any medicine to boost immune system. “Everyone should have satvik diet to fight the virus effectively,” appealed renowned nutritionist Dr Jayshree Pendharkar. Dr Pendh..

Lukewarm response to ‘Janata Curfew’ on Day 1

Even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city, an unfortunate political divide was witnessed on Saturday. Sandip Joshi, Mayor, had appealed to the people to observe ‘Janata Curfew’ on weekend and also observe self-restraint to break the chain of spread of COVID-19. However, it received lukewarm response, for want of administrative support and appropriate across-the-board political willingness. In various parts of the city, shops ..

Three city youths drown in Kolar river

TRAGEDY struck the families of three youths from Nagpur when they drowned in Kolar river while immersing ashes of their common friend’s deceased grandmother at Kille Kolar ghat near Dahegaon on Chhindwara Road on Saturday. Bodies of the two youths -- Aakash Rajendra Raut (25), a resident of Rameshwari, and Harshit Raju Edwan (20), a resident of Mahal -- were fished out by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel...

Twins get identical marks even in re-evaluation

Aditi Tembhurnikar and Atharva Tembhurnikar, who are twins, scored similar marks in Class 10 examination. Result of SSC examination was declared in July in which both had scored identical 97% . Not satisfied with the valuation, they opted for re-evaluation. After re-evaluation, their score increased and again read identical, 98.6% each. The re-evaluation process results were declared on Saturday...

COVID-19: 26 hospitals stay away from hearing called by HC-appointed panel

The committee appointed by the High Court and headed by Sandip Joshi, Mayor, conducted a hearing on Saturday to know the issues concerning 63 private hospitals in the city. However, 26 hospitals stayed away from the hearing. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has issued orders to convert 102 private hospitals in the city into Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH) to ensure that the patients do not face problems concerning availabi..

State for full attendance of teaching, non-teaching staff of varsities, colleges

Ahead of the final year/semester examinations to be held next month, Higher and Technical Education Department of State Government has issued directions for full attendance of teaching and non-teaching of non-agricultural universities, affiliated colleges, deemed universities, and self-financed universities in Maharashtra. The administrative and other office work was being done in presence of limited number of staff so far due to COVID-19 situation...

Recoveries in distt inch closer to 50,000 mark

As many as 1,629 persons tested positive for COVID-19 and 52 died in Nagpur district on Saturday. On one hand, the recoveries inched closer to 50,000 mark. On the other, the cumulative total of deaths due to COVID-19 also inched closer to 2,000 mark. As per the district administration’s COVID-19 bulletin, Nagpur district recorded 1,629 new cases including 370 from rural areas, 1,253 from Nagpur city alone, and six from outside the district. ..

Did friends kill teenage boy over distribution of KBC prize money?

UNIT-IV of Crime Branch claimed to have cracked the murder mystery of a teenage boy, who was brutally killed by his two friends in Wathoda area, after putting them behind bars on Friday night. The murder, cops claimed, was a fall-out of dispute between the friends over distribution of prize money supposed to be received by the deceased from popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). The accused have been identified as Imtiyaz Ali Mukhtar Ali (21), a resident of Tajbag, and Sheikh Asim Sheikh Rasheed ..

Drone over police post in Gadchiroli district sparks security concerns

QUITE a sensation prevailed in the district as a drone was spotted over Hedri Police Post in Etapalli taluka on Wednesday. Though police confirmed spotting the drone, they were not sure where it came from and what was its purpose, till the last reports came in. However, the area being Maoist-infested, the possibility of the object being used by the Maoist could not be ruled out. ..

Mayor appeals for ‘Janata Curfew’ today, tomorrow to contain COVID-19

Sandip Joshi, Mayor, appealed to the people to voluntarily observe ‘Janata Curfew’ in the larger interest of themselves and their family members, and to contain the spread of COVID-19 in city. He had issued the appeal for ‘Janata Curfew’ on both remaining weekends of the month -- September 19-20 and September 26-27. ..

Timber, machines worth Rs 2 cr gutted in saw mills fire

TIMBER, machines and other material collectively worth over Rs 2 crore were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out in a cluster of saw mills at Lakadganj on Thursday. Two timber merchants who were injured and trapped in one of the five saw mills that were engulfed in the inferno were rescued by the firefighters. ..

Sunil Phulari, N Reddy new Addl CPs of Nagpur

Maharashtra Police witnessed a major reshuffle in its top echelons with over 46 senior Indian Police Service (IPS) and State Police Service (SPS) officers being transferred. Of them, two Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) rank officers are transferred to Nagpur as Additional Commissioner of Police (Addl CP). The transfer orders were issued on late Thursday night by State Home Department. As per the orders, Sunil Phulari and Naveenchandra Reddy, DIG State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), have been ..

‘Janata Curfew’ on both weekends of this month

The elected representatives of the city expressed concern over rising cases of COVID-19 cases and deaths in a meeting called by Sandip Joshi, Mayor, on Wednesday. After the meeting, citing the demand from the elected representatives, the Mayor appealed to the people to strictly follow ‘Janata Curfew’ on both the weekends of this month -- September 19-20 and September 26-27. “Despite appeals by the civic body and the administrat..

Nagpur district reports 2,052 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths

Though the doubling rate has improved in the city, the overall situation in Nagpur district (including urban and rural areas) continued to be disturbing in numbers. A total of 2,052 new cases and 51 new deaths, including nine each of persons from out of Nagpur district, were registered on Wednesday. As per the district administration’s data, as many as 2,052 new cases were reported in Nagpur district on Wednesday. These included nine patients from outside Nagpur district, 417 from rural parts of the ..

Good news: Doubling rate of COVID-19 improves from 15 days to 21 days

There is some good news as far as COVID-19 is concerned. The doubling gap of number of cases has widened to 21 days, from previous 15 days. As far as doubling rate is concerned, it is the number of days taken to register doubling in number of cases reported. According to Jalaj Sharma, Additional Municipal Commissioner, data of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Health Department showed that the doubling rate/gap of COVID-19 patients in Nagpur city had widened from 15 days to 21 days. Earlier, the ..

NMC to cancel registration of hospitals violating its orders regarding COVID-19

Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, has warned the Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH) in the city of cancellation of registration if they violate Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) orders regarding beds, rates, and real-time updates relating to COVID-19. The Municipal Commissioner issued an order in this regard, and circulated it to Civil Surgeon, Health Officer of NMC, all Assistant Commissioners of NMC Zone Offices, District Health Officer, all healthcare providers in city, and the Indian Medical ..

Retired Army nurse duped of Rs 41.70 lakh

A RETIRED Army nurse lost Rs 41.70 lakh to cyber criminals after they allegedly threatened to implicate her in a false money laundering case. Ivansingh Samsher Singh (56), an ex-Army officer and a resident of Jai Bajrang Society, Manav Sewa Nagar, told police that some persons with pseudo names befriended his wife Reena on Facebook. A retired Army nurse, Reena, who stays alone in the house, shared her cell number with one of them who claimed to be from United States of America. He told her that he ..

Municipal Commr designates 40 more facilities as Dedicated COVID Hospitals

Radhakrishnan B, Municipal Commissioner, has designated 40 more private hospitals as Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCH). He issued an order in this regard on Wednesday. With this, the total number of DCH in Nagpur city has increased to 102. Earlier, 62 private hospitals were designated as DCH. Initially, COVID-19 patients were treated at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) and Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) only. Later on, as the case-load of COVID-19 increased ..

Encroachments in Tehsil, Lakadganj areas razed

UNDER the supervision of Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar, City Police with the assistance of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) razed to the ground several unauthorised structures creating obstacles in smooth flow of traffic in Tehsil and Lakadganj areas on Tuesday. City Police Chief Kumar had personally hit the streets in these areas and warned shopkeepers and hawkers of stern action against them for not adhering to social distancing norms to prevent spread of Coronavirus...

HC blasts State for indecision on setting up jumbo COVID centre

LAMBASTING the State Government for “not rising to the occasion to reduce the death rate,” in Nagpur and inordinate delay in sanctioning jumbo COVID centre, Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday rapped the top brass and sought quick positive steps to ameliorate the ever-deteriorating situation. “The situation in Nagpur is dreadful. The death rate is increasing day by day. Mortuaries are full. There is a queue in crematories...