AIIMS Nagpur first AIIMS in country to get NABH accreditation

   Staff ReporterAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Nagpur is scaling new heights. Its progress compelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend congratulations on his twitter account. This time, the reason was AIIMS Nagpur ..

Fire at petrol pump

  A devastating fire engulfed an Indian Oil Petrol Pump in Butibori, located on the Nagpur-Chandrapur highway, on Friday late evening. A container truck was charred in the fire, which reportedly broke out after the truck’s tyre burst, poli..

‘My onlymotivationwas to make my mother proud’

   Staff Reporter“MY ONLY motivation to study was to make my mother proud. This kept me focused, and away from all distractions,” said Soundarya Jibhkate, who scored a magnificent 98.80 per cent marks to become probable topper o..

SSC: Nagpur hits rock bottom, Amt rises

   Staff ReporterMaharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education declared the result of Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSC) on Friday. Just like in the HSC, girls have outshone boys this year too. Nagpur divis..

CSE study in 2021 is based on old data, claims MahaGenco

   Staff ReporterMaharashtra State Electricity Generation Company Limited (MahaGenco) has claimed that the study titled ‘Water - Insufficient Power - Implementing Water Norms and Zero Discharge in India’s Coal-Power FleetR..

‘We should stop infighting, show solidarity with each other’

   Staff Reporter“India has done best among other countries in the world in fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The country got G-20 Summit presidency for 2023. It has come up with a new grand Parliament building. The dreams which..

Kasaravalli on the art of watching, film-making

   By Maitrayee Sangitrao“Many critics write only about the surface details of the movie but Cinema is not just that. Cinema is a discourse. When we watch a film, we are internally making an argument about the sociopolitical situation..

‘Mainstream films are time-pass, cinema is more poignant’

   By Sagar MohodCinema, one of the most captivating art forms, is completely surreal yet commanding in influencing the viewers. A film-maker equipped with the art of story-telling can weave magic with the right mix of the genre. Unveiling ..

CBI books Chief Manager (F) of MOIL for Rs 1.35 cr fraud

   Staff ReporterIn a significant development, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR against Sachin Gajallewar, Chief Manager, Finance, of MOIL Ltd. and several other individuals for alleged criminal activities. The action..

Koradi, Chandrapur, Nashik TPPs in State using highest fresh water for power generation: Study

   By Kaushik BhattacharyaKoradi, Chandrapur and Nashik Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) top Maharashtra in utilising fresh water for power generation, revealed a study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based pub..

Prof Kumudini Pawde passes away

   Staff Reporter Prof Kumudini Motiram Pawde, noted Ambedkarite scholar-activist and author, breathed her last on Wednesday evening after a prolonged illness. She was 85. Prof Pawde leaves behind three sons namely agriculture expert Dr Ami..

Diploma Engg admission process in State begins today

   Staff ReporterThe admission process of post-SSC Diploma Engineering courses in Maharashtra will begin on Thursday. To make the admission process hassle-free, Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil launched the Admis..

Tree-felling at GMCH: NMC receives only 5 objections

   By Kaushik BhattacharyaOn one hand, political parties, environment activists and citizens are showing unity in opposing the proposed 2x660 MW thermal power plant at Koradi. On the other, they are least concerned about protecting tree cov..

Kathak is my reason to live: Shrimali

   By Aishwarya MoroneySHE had planned a different course for her life journey till Kathak happened to Prerana Shrimali. The maestro’s plans of joining civil services underwent total transformation and she soon found her calling in da..

Bhaskar Kamath upholding ‘Guru-Shishya’ tradition through ancient art form of ‘Gombeyatta’ puppetry

   By Dheeraj FartodeBhaskar Kogga Kamath, the sixth-generation master puppeteer of ‘Gombeyatta’, a traditional puppetry art of Karnataka, captivated audiences at Spic Macay’s 8th International Convention underway at VNIT...

MP Suresh Dhanorkar no more

   Our CorrespondentsCongress party’s lone Lok Sabha Member from Maharashtra, Suresh alias Balu Dhanorkar, passed away early on Tuesday morning at a private hospital in Gurgaon where he was admitted following complications after a sur..

Manipuri rhythm captivates audience

   Staff ReporterMixing Indian culture with impressive acrobatics, ‘Pung Cholom’ is not for the faint-hearted. People of Nagpur witnessed this dance form that came directly from the North-Eastern Indian state of Manipur on Tuesd..

Are we ‘Civilised’ enough?

    By Aishwarya MoroneyIt’s fair enough to say that we live in a rapidly progressing city. The beautification and development of Nagpur seems to have gotten an impetus, ever since the C20 Inception Meet was held here. It’s..

‘Pung Cholom is the soul of Manipuri Sankirtana’

   By Kaushik Bhattarcharya“Pung Cholom is the ‘soul’ of Manipuri Sankirtana music which allow us to express our love and belief towards Vaishnav life,” Guru Kirti Singh, a well-known Manipuri Bhakti Sankirtana guru ..

All strings attached for Dr Rajam, Nandini

   By Maitrayee SangitraoSolemnity is the keynote of her personality. The ever smiling face, with kumkum on her forehead she is the epitome of grace and beauty. Padma Bhushan Dr N Rajam accompanied by her granddaughter Nandini Shankar at th..

Atrey, Rajam lend a grand opening to the fest of classics

   By Maitrayee Sangitrao“Listening is an art. One has to cultivate taste by listening to the performance consistently and consciously. Especially Indian classical music, it demands patience and concentration, because it unfolds itsel..

Opposition parties protest, while villagers support proposed power plant at Koradi

   Staff ReporterOpposing the proposed Koradi 2x660 MW Coal based Super Critical Thermal Power Plant, the opposition parties created ruckus at the environment public hearing that was held on Monday at Koradi. Whereas the chiefs of 13 villag..

Govt eases NA permission process in land purchase

   By Vikas VaidyaMaharashtra Government has eased the process of obtaining Non-Agricultural (NA) permission regarding land purchase. Now, people don’t have to wait for long; also, they won’t have to go to two offices, approach ..

City records 14.4 mm pre-monsoon rains

   Staff ReporterWith 14.4 mm rainfall on Monday, Nagpur city witnessed the pre-monsoon rains for third day in a row. Due to cloudy weather in the afternoon, the maximum temperature came down to 39.0 degrees Celsius which had been over 40 o..

‘Gandhi strived to be a common man’

   Staff Reporter“Throughout the making of the entire movie, it was important to understand the workings of Gandhi’s mind. The turbulence in there, the clarity, the truth about the struggle he carried within himself. The beauty ..

‘Idea of culture goes beyond entertainment’

   Staff Reporter“There is a confusion between culture and entertainment. There are several things that entertain us, but entertainment is not culture and we cannot define culture as entertainment,” said Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, ..

No Records-Keeper; Is NMC Property Tax Deptt even keeping records for itself?

   By Sagar MohodThe Government expects citizens to obey the law of the land and perform their duties in accordance with the rules. However, contrary to the expectations of the citizens, the same Government violates the rules to avoid fixin..

Forget wildlife conservation: State Forest Deptt itself severly understaffed, 70% posts vacant

    By Kaushik BhattacharyaThe severe understaffing from the rank of Range Forest Officers (RFOs) to Assistant Conservators (ACFs) to Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) in the State’s Forest Department is hampering efforts of wild..

Red terrorists planning to form new front organisations in urban areas

   By Kartik Lokhande The origin of Naxalite/Maoist terrorism in India can be traced back to urban minds who owed allegiance to Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong, or ‘Chairman Mao’. Apart from Maoists preparing for a full-scal..

How’s ganja flying into the jail?

   By Dheeraj FartodeThe security measures of the Central jail have come under scrutiny as a recent incident highlighted anti-social elements gaining access to the compound wall of the prison. This alarming development raises concerns about..

8th Annual International Convention of SPIC MACAY begins in city today

    Staff ReporterThe Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) has organised its 8th Annual International Convention from May 29 to June 4, at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technol..

Savarkar, an ideology

An intense emotion pierces through the night sky even as the barrage of stimulated eloquence from former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee opens up newer, glistening layers around the great life ofVeerVinayak Damodar Savarkar. Moved by the eminence of the personality of Veer Savarkar, Atalji continues to peel off more layers, uncovering the magnificent persona of the‘Rashtra Purush’ who conceptualised a nation centred on the foundation built through peace, co-operation, knowledge, bravery and transparenc..

‘Vinayak Damodar Savarkar has become a thought’

‘Vinayak Damodar Savarkar has become a thought’..

Maharashtra GunthewariAct in NMRDA from June 1

THE Maharashtra Government has taken a decision to implement the amended Maharashtra Gunthewari Act 2021 in Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA). It will come into force from June 1, 2023. It was implemented by Nagpur Improvement Trust, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, all Nagar Parishads and even by Pune and Mumbai Metropolitan Authorities. It was very surprising that Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) was not implementing the amended Act. ‘The Hitavada’ has ..

Maoists focussing on weapons R&D,snipers, lift drones, para teams

[By Kartik Lokhande : THE Maoists must be called terrorists who have waged a full-scale war against the country. For, a study of some incidents in the past few years and the latest inputs with the security grid of the country make it cle..

NIA’s special team leaves city with police reports

   Staff ReporterAfter examining investigation reports of Nagpur police in threat phone calls to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari case, the special team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Mumbai on Friday. A senior police official ..

Maoists planning Pulwama-style attack on police camps?

   By Kartik LokhandeDESPITE suffering huge setbacks in various States, the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist) is internally training its cadres to mount attacks on policemen. The recent attack in Chhattisgarh was a grim reminder ..

City kid to make the prestigious pitch at WB Summit

    Staff ReporterIn a remarkable achievement that has made the city proud, Krish Yadav, a Std XII student of MKH Sancheti Public School, has been invited by the World Bank Youth Summit at the WB headquarters in Washington DC, USA.Afte..

Ambazari police arrest Prince Tuli from Mumbai

  Staff ReporterA TEAM of Ambazari Police apprehended Prince Tuli from a five star hotel in Mumbai on Friday. Tuli was booked by the police for allegedly outraging the modesty of a middle-aged woman on May 16 in her house. Prince, who is the e..

Another ghastly hit-n-run: Woman, son thrown off Sadar flyover, killed on spot

   Special CorrespondentTHE dance of death on city flyovers continues unabated. One more horrific mishap on Thursday late night has added another dark chapter to the already gory story. This time, a woman and her son were thrown off the Sad..

Himisha Jain probable second topper in Arts

   Staff Reporter  “MY mother always said that as a girl it is very important to be independent and I believe that to be true. It motivates me to study and do better,” said Himisha Jain, probable second topper with a s..

Vedant Pande is probable city topper in Science

   Staff Reporter VEDANT Pande of Shivaji Science College became the probable city topper with 96.83 per cent in the Science stream of Maharashtra State Board HSC (Class 12) examination conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary..

Gold glitters as citizens shed ‘pink currency’

   Business Bureau EVER since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the decision to withdraw Rs 2000 banknotes from circulation, citizens are leaving no stone unturned to get rid of notes in their possession. Amidst the frenzy, cit..

Rajula’s journey from guns to books

   District Correspondent GONDIA,  RAJULA Ravelsingh Hidami is a glowing example of how one can turn around one’s life for better if one so decides. Once a part of the Naxal movement, this 19- year-old tribal girl has now wa..

Nandini on cloud 99.5!

   By Aparna Khandera BHANDRA,   THE Sathawane household in Bhandara is brimming with joy after its daughter astounding success in the HSSC examination, results of which were announced on Thursday. Nandini Sathawane, a student of ..

HSC results out: Nagpur, Amravati divisions’ performance slumps

   Amravati Bureau   THE Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) results on Thursday. Girls have once again outclassed boys in Amra..

HSC results out: Nagpur, Amravati divisions’ performance slumps

    Staff Reporter NANDINI Sathawane, a student of Commerce stream from Nutan Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Bhandara, topped in entire Vidarbha by scoring 99.5% marks in HSC examination. She the likely State topper. From Nagpur,Vedant Pand..

Threat call to Gadkari: NIA’s special team to reach city today

   Staff ReporterA special team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) will arrive in Nagpur on Thursday for investigation into the threatening phone calls made to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. The investigation team will be led b..

GMCH proposes to cut 294 trees in its premises

   By Kaushik BhattacharyaDespite strict rules by the Maharashtra Government to curb tree-felling, the cases of illegal chopping of trees in city are increasing day by day. Even the Government authorities are adopting various ways to tweak ..

Maharashtra PradeshCong Committee expelsDr Ashish Deshmukh

   Staff ReporterThe Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has expelled Dr Ashish Deshmukh, Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC, from the primary membership of the party for next six years...