Nagpur

IAF’s men and machines enthral Nagpurians in Air Fest-2019

A thrilling vertical manoeuvre by Hawk Trainer fighter jet of Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) among a host of other activities on Sunday enthralled thousands of people who attended the ‘Air Fest-2019’ to mark the 65th anniversary of Head Quarters Maintenance Command (HQMC) and 87th Indian Air Force Day at Parade Ground of Vayusena Nagar...

‘Instead of sustainable devpt, we must focus on sustainable consumption’

Expressing deep concern over the environmental degradation, senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Dr Murli Manohar Joshi said, “High consumption is the root cause of mass destruction of environment. More consumption, more production will not help. Instead of sustainable development we must concentrate on sustainable consumption. Level of consumption should be as such where reasonable, dignified living condition for every individual has to be provided in a sustained manner centuries together.”..

Cop dies of cardiac arrest during bandobast at VCA Jamtha stadium

An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) collapsed and died on- duty during bandobast of the India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20 cricket match at Vidarbha Cricket Association’s (VCA) Jamtha Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The incident raised the issue of deteriorating health of policemen in City Police...

Retain your core values but change according to situation: Dr Bhagwat

“DATTOPANT Thengadi never limited himself to one philosophy, though he was a philosopher himself,” said Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the inaugural function of birth centenary year celebration of Dattopant Thengadi, at Dr Hedgewar Smruti Bhavan, Reshimbagh, on Sunday...

‘Of 840 cops killed on-duty in India, 60% were victims of road accidents’

MORE police personnel died in road accidents in the country than and in attacks by terrorist and left-wing extremist (LWE) in year 2017. Of 840 cops killed on duty during the period, 502 (59.67%) were killed in road accidents, stated a report released by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), recently. Maharashtra lost two police personnel in Naxal attacks and one due to accidental firing of a service weapon...

No policy is being followed to maintain Grade-I heritage status of KP: Experts

When authorities found four canons during ongoing development work at Kasturchand Park (KP), everybody raised eyebrows with a questionmark whether any policy is being followed to maintain Grade-I heritage status of the ground. Experts say, it is not maintained the way it should have been. There should be a heritage committee, unfortunately it is not functioning at present. While playgrounds across city are vanishing, nobody is taking care of KP, once a glory of Nagpur. No authority or any leader has ..

Leaders, several groups, individuals welcome SC verdict in Ayodhya case

Leaders, various groups, individuals in Nagpur have welcomed the Supreme Court (SC) verdict in Ayodhya case. All have called for peace and harmony. Supreme Court has delivered a very balanced judgment, is the reaction from all walks of the society. No organisation, or individual called the judgment as anybody’s victory or loss. All organisations, political parties, religious leaders have termed the verdict as end to Ram Janmabhoomi dispute. Shantakka, Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti; Sita ..

Dr Rughwani, first from city to become V-P of MMC

Dr Vinky Rughwani has been unanimously elected as Vice-President (V-P) of Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC). He is the first person from Nagpur to become Vice-President of the state body. Earlier, Nagpur’s late Dr Kishor Taori was the Chairman of the council. Government of Maharashtra had nominated Dr Vinky Rughwani on Maharashtra Medical Council in 2017...

Multi-tier security for India-Bangladesh T20 cricket match today

A multi-tier security arrangement, supported by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, has been put in place to ensure foolproof safety during the India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20 cricket match to be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association’s (VCA) Jamtha Stadium on Sunday. Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Additional Commissioner of Police (Addl CP) (Crime) Nilesh Bharne said that entire stadium premise will be under CCTV surveillance to monitor movement of general public in and outside the ..

‘Oriya is a rich language, steps should be taken to popularise it’

Oriya is a rich and and probably one of the oldest languages of the world. It is said that the language is very much close to Sanskrit. According to experts, not so aggressive efforts are being taken to promote the language. If Oriya culture, literature, music is promoted, the language can be popularised. With a view to know what efforts are being taken to promote Oriya language, ‘The Hitavada’ talked to a senior officer, teachers, social worker who threw light on the measures been taken by several ..

Dr Murli Manohar Joshi in city

Ex- Union Minister of Human Resource Development Dr Murli Manohar Joshi has arrived in city on Saturday night. He will attend programme of inauguration of Dattopant Thengadi birth centenary to be inaugurated by Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday at 2.30 pm at Reshimbag Smruti Mandir. The programme is organised by Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh. Joshi will leave for Delhi by IndiGo flight at 7.50 pm on Sunday..

Vidarbha Mahila Sanstha Office-bearers booked for siphoning off Rs 1.13 crore

Five office-bearers and employees of Vidarbha Mahila Nagari Sahakari Pat Sanstha for siphoning of Rs 1.13 crore from the society. Hingna police have registered an offence against the accused persons. The accused have been identified as Pushpa Sunil Modak, Sunil Domaji Modak, Kashinath Kishan Chouke, Digambar Borghate, Pranay Itankar, all residents of Nagpur. According to police, the accused are office-bearers and employees of the society...

Tulsibag mishap: Cops detain teenage driver, arrest SUV owner

A teenage driver was detained by Kotwali police on Saturday for mowing a mother-son duo by Scorpio SUV in Tulsibag area of Mahal on Friday night. Police Inspector Dhnyaneshwar Bhosale of Kotwali Police Station informed ‘The Hitavada’ that the teenager and the Scorpio vehicle owner Surendra Dhawade (24), a resident of Vaygaon Harde village of Wardha District had come to city for shopping of spare parts of the vehicle. They stopped the SUV at Tulshibag road to get ‘Kharra’ from a paan shop at 9 pm. ..

Regional Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan opens

The contribution of Maharashtra, Bengal and Bengalis in promoting and preserving Indian culture, heritage through art, literature, music and dance is remarkable, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface Transport, here on Saturday. Gadkari was speaking after inaugurating the first Regional Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan held at South Central Zone Cultural Centre in Civil Lines. Pradip Bhattacharjee, MP (Rajya Sabha) and All India President of sammelan, presided over the function. ..

Ballet in the sky, with grit and determination

The jaw-dropping manoeuvres and formations by Sarang helicopter aerobatic team enthralled the audience on the Day One of Air Fest-2019 at Vayusena Nagar on Friday. The show is organised to mark 65th anniversary of Head Quarters Maintenance Command (HQMC) and 87th Air Force Day. The flying displays by Sukhoi Su-30 fighters, Mi-17 V5 choppers, HS 748 (Avro) transport plane, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), gliders and Hawk trainers were appreciated by one and all. Though poor visibility because ..

Teams arrive for 3rd T20I at Jamtha

  India and Bangladesh cricketers arrived in the city for the deciding third T20 International which will be played at VCA Jamtha Stadium on Sunday evening. Bangladesh won the first T20 at Delhi and India bounced back winning the second game at Rajkot thus making the third and final game interesting. Both the teams will be doing their practice sessions on Saturday at Jamtha. (Pics by Umesh Varma/Moonlight)..

Commuters relieved as poles on Ajni RoB removed

In a big relief for commuters, the iron poles installed on Ajni railway overbridge (RoB) were removed on Friday evening. Sources said personnel of Traffic Control Branch cut these poles after getting no objection from the officials of civic body. With poles gone a major impediment in the smooth flow of traffic on North-South and East-West and vice-versa movement of traffic was successfully overcame. As soon as the poles were removed traffic flow improved quickly and jams too thinned out as vehicles ..

Warrants issued in 158 cases against absconding accused

Following stern directives of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court to act against absconding accused, Chandrapur Police have obtained warrants against 158 such accused persons. In fact, 52 absconding accused have been arrested so far, two surrendered before the court while seven accused passed away during pendency of criminal trial against them. The information was furnished before the High Court by Additional PP Anand Deshpande during the hearing of a suo-motu proceeding initiated by the High Court. ..

Rly station flyover demolition: Nagpur Metro yet to set up temporary shops

Though Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has given No Objection Certificate (NOC) for constructing shopping complex near railway station, and also for demolition of flyover in front of railway station, Nagpur MahaMetro is going slow. In fact, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari wants the flyover to be demolished as early as possible which is evident from the fact when he had convened a meeting in September asking Nagpur Metro to start the work with immediate effect. But Nagpur Metro did not start work immediatel..

Final report of crop damage to be ready by Nov 15: Bawankule

Admitting that recent heavy rains damaged crops to a large extent in district, Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister said, “Government has vowed to provide all help to farmers and no peasant will be deprived of compensation. With a view not to have any loophole in providing the help, a proper calculation of damages would be conducted and put before the Gramsabha that would take final decision. Final report of crop damage would be ready by November 15.”..

Rescue efforts fail to save tiger trapped at Sirna river

THE full-grown tiger, which was trapped in the gap of rocks in Sirna river near Chargaon village under Bhadravati Forest Range, was found dead on Thursday morning. Preliminary reports suggest that the tiger died due to drowning and internal hemorrhage, informed Ashok Sonkusre, Division Forest Officer, Chandrapur Division. On November 6, a tiger was spotted lying in the river bank at Chargaon in Bhadravati taluka on November 6. The Forest department received information that the tiger got trapped in ..

Mahagenco approaches State Govt for cancellation of proposed Solar Parks

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco) has approached State Government for ‘cancellation’ of Solar Parks proposed at Washim, Yavatmal, Latur, and Kacharala. For, it faced ‘difficulties’ in development of the allotted Solar Parks. Mahagenco mentioned this in its petition before Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC). In its petition, Mahagenco sought approval of MERC for deviation from guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding to undertake development of ..

Booty worth Rs 10 lakh stolen in series of thefts at Mahuli village

In a major heist, burglars literally struck gold at Mahuli village in Parseoni tehsil decamping with booty collectively worth Rs 10 lakh in series of thefts. Seven houses were burgled during wee hours leaving the villagers shell-shocked as for villages such organised crime is a sort of a new worry. Burglars are eyeing rural landscape, as it provides an easy targets given scant security at houses. For rural populace, however, it proved to be the darkest night of their lives as for them, the money meant ..

Swayamsevaks are born out of ‘Jivhala’, says Dr Bhagwat

“Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) imbibes grooming to its Swayamsevaks in which ‘Jivhala’ is key factor. RSS work is ‘Jivhala’. It is their tradition. One has to have ‘Kalval’, stated Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing the gathering after felicitating Shikshan Maharshi Vivek Pandhrikar, of Ved Vidya Gurukulum and confering the ‘Jivhala’ award on him, comprising a cheque of Rs One Lakh, shawl, shrifal and citation...

Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi: The start of marriage season

Lord Vishnu who goes off to sleep in Ksheer Sagar (ocean of milk) perched on Shesha Naga for the duration of four months will get awake on Prabodhini Ekadashi. This period of four months from Ashadhi Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadashi) to Kartiki Ekadashi is known as Chaturmas. And after four months Vishnu wakes up from his slumber and that day is known as Prabodhini Ekadashi. This awakening is known as ‘Prabodh.’ His vigil at Bali Raja's doorstep, which began on Devashayani Ekadashi, ends on this day. ..

Ramakrishnanda Saraswati: A true spiritual scientist

His Holiness Ramakrishnanda Saraswati Swamigal was an Atharva Veda Shankaracharya of Sri Vidya Peetam Rishikesh. He was an erudite scholar of Sri Vidya Upasana and also well versed in all four Vedas. He was known for his number of scientific research activities which had proved how the synergy of science and spirituality could help the entire mankind to solve number of problems. Swamiji was well connected with number of scientists in India and abroad. He was closely associated with former President ..

Saumya Dahire excels in grand finale of Dam Dama Dam Season 2

Upcoming talented dancer Saumya Dahire excelled in the grand finale of the DD Sahyardri’s Dance reality Show “Dam Dama Dam Season 2”. She was one of the finalist amongst seven selected throughout Maharashtra. ..

NMC to take up Naik Talao rejuvenation first, DPR ready

It is final. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to do rejuvenation of Naik Talao first. Earlier NMC had planned to go with the project involving Futala and Naik Talao both. But now NMC would go with Naik Talao only. Abhijeet Bangar, Municipal Commissioner told ‘The Hitavada’, “National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (NEERI) had submitted Detailed Project Report (DPR) regarding rejuvenation of Naik Talao and we are working on it...

IAF Akash Ganga parachute team to participate in Air Fest 2019 today

The noise of aircraft dominating the skies is building up the excitement among Nagpurians for the Air Fest-2019 at Vayusena Nagar, Nagpur, on November 8 (Friday) and November 10 (Sunday). One of the key attractions of the show will be a stunning display of skills by Akash Ganga team of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The bravehearts of Akash Ganga team will demonstrate their skills during the two-day Air Fest-2019. The team for Friday’s demonstration in Nagpur will be led by Wg Cdr K B S Samyal, Chief ..

October’s untimely rains damage crops in 12,86,783.28 ha in Vid

Untimely rains in October have caused heavy damage to crops in Vidarbha region. As per the preliminary report compiled by the administrative machinery, standing crops in 12,86,783.28 hectares in Vidarbha have been damaged. This has affected farmers in 8,179 villages in 11 districts of the region. Vidarbha has two administrative divisions -- Nagpur and Amravati. Nagpur division has six districts namely Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli. Whereas, Amravati division has five ..

AIIMS starts services at civic hospitals

To overcome the issue of lack of expert staff in hospitals run by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), first it was Public Health Department and now All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has come forward to strengthen services at civic hospitals. As per the agreement between NMC, AIIMS and Tata Trusts, the national-level hospital would be conducting Outpatient Department (OPD) two days a week on compulsory basis. This will improve health services at NMC-run hospitals. NMC had signed a Memorandum ..

NMC to introduce machines to sweep streets clean by Jan 2020

KRML into withdrawal mode, Municipal Commissioner appeals people to cooperate as garbage collection gets irregular across city In ensure city wears a clean look, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is planning to introduce machines for sweeping streets. The process has already started. Within 15 days a tender would be finalised. After the process gets finalised, Nagpurians will see machines sweeping Nagpur streets clean, from January 31, 2020. “We have now cement roads everywhere, cleaning those can ..

Indian Army’s nod to display of Vijayanta tanks at Kasturchand Park

Heritage Committee has approved proposal of North Maharashtra and Gujarat Sub-Area of Indian Army for static display of two Vijayanta tank at Kasturchand Park (KP). The two tanks had played pivotal role in Indo-Pak war. Umang, the Sub-Area Headquarters that has now functioning from city, forwarded the proposal and Committee that held its meeting at Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) granted its seal of approval. The Committee unanimously approved the proposal as it was felt that the tanks would add ..

NEERI launches India’s first air pollution web repository ‘IndAIR’

For long, it is thought that research on air pollution is at a ‘nascent’ stage. To put this notion to rest, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has launched India’s first web repository, documenting air quality studies done in the last 60 years in the country. The web repository titled Indian Air Quality Interactive Repository (IndAIR) was launched in Delhi on Wednesday. IndAIR archives around 700 scanned materials from ..

NMC to increase Nuisance Detection Squad staff

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to increase the strength of staff working with its Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS). The present strength of the squad is 87 and NMC has fixed some target for them as to how many people they should catch and fine them. Daily this squad fines 500 people which according to Abhijeet Bangar, Municipal Commissioner is not enough. “If we need to make city clean on the lines of Indore then we have to exert more efforts...

Sarang Display Team The Peacocks to spread feathers in Nagpur sky

Sarang Helicopter Display Team - ‘The Peacocks’ is going to spread its feather on skies of Nagpur to enthrall the people on November 8 and 10. The Team has evolved from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Evaluation Flight, which was formed at Bengaluru in 2003, to evaluate the indigenous helicopter ‘Dhruv’, prior to its induction into operational service. True to its name the ALH has been a guiding beacon, standing out like the Pole star in the Indian Aviation sector. Designed and conceived by Hindustan ..

Pyramid city - Shambhu Nagar bridge on Pili Nadi awaits work order

Once the bridge over Pili Nadi is ready, people of Jaripatka can reach old Koradi Naka within a short period of time. The project was pushed by Virendra Kukreja, Corporator of Prabhag 1-D, under whose the area lies. Bridge will go from Pyramid City to Shambhu Nagar, Arya Nagar, Nara. Distance from Jaripatka to each destination to Shambhu Nagar, Arya Nagar Jaripatka to Shambhu Nagar, Koradi road will get reduced. At present people of Jaripatka have to take Mental hospital road to reach Koradi naka ..

Ayodhya verdict: City police listing trouble-mongers

AHEAD of Ayodhya verdict, police machinery has started preparations for maintaining lawandorder situation across State. Top brass ofStatePolicehasasked allunitcommanders to make action plan for sensitive areas and trouble-mongers. Sources informed ‘The Hitavada’ that the unit commanders have conducted first phase of meetings within-charge of police stations and directed them to prepare list of trouble mongers. Two policemen would be designated to keep watch on thethesetrouble-mongers.If anyone found ..

Fadnavis meets Bhagwat at RSS Hq late evening

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made an unexpected airdash late on Tuesday evening to call on Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), giving rise to various speculations about the purpose of the visit in the thick of uncertain political developments now ravaging the State for the past 10 days...

NMC to take up footpath repairing on war-footing

Taking a serious cognizance of ‘The Hitavada’ campaign on damaged footpaths in Nagpur, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has come up with a plan that would help in repairing the footpath. NMC is taking the work on war-footing. ‘The Hitavada’ ran the campaign ‘Where is the footpath’ for a month where the newspaper published the photographs of damaged footpaths on several roads making it difficult for the pedestrians to use them. When ‘The Hitavada’ talked to Abhijeet Bangar, Municipal Commissioner on the ..

Gandhisagar Lake: Waterbody or dumping ground!

The lackadaisical attitude of people who don’t care while using any public places have made the matter worst for the historical Gandhisagar lake situated near Tilak Putla. The Gandhisagar lake, also known as Shukravar Talao and Jumma Talab, is being ignored by political leaders years together. Now public and civic authorities too have joined hands in converting this once beautiful waterbody into a dumping ground. There are many well-known establishments, temples, Raman Science Centre, Vidarbha Premier ..

City cops have solution to prevent traffic chaos during T20 match

The single road near Khapri will be kept open only for the commuters coming to Nagpur City Police have come up with the solution that would avoid traffic chaos during cricket T20 match to be held at Jamtha cricket stadium on November 10. With work of Khapri Road over Bridge (RoB) is in progress, the road near it got narrowed and people are experiencing traffic chaos almost everyday there. Considering this aspect, Nagpur city police officers team under the leadership of Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyaya, ..

Commuters irked as iron poles on Ajni RoB causing traffic jams

Affixation of iron poles on Ajni railway overbridge (RoB) is causing impediment in the smooth flow of traffic to and from the bridge as jams have become a daily affair during the peak morning and evening time. Short term measures on part of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is resulting in miseries for commuters as the very idea has turned out to be irrational and impracticable. While no doubt heavy vehicles movement needed to be controlled but not at the cost of creating obstruction for free flow ..

Mah ranks first in police crime

With 456 criminal cases registered against Police personnel in the State, Maharashtra Police ranks first in the ‘unwanted list’ of committing crime in India. The shocking revelation came to fore in a report issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for year 2017. In crime committed by Police personnel, the State recorded a jump of 256 per cent in year 2017 as compared to 173 cases in year 2016, reveals the study of the situation of two years ago. After Maharashtra Police, Gujarat Police ranked ..

The footpath -- in a state of utter and continued neglect

Excuses are often available to the civic administration for not doing the right things. However, in the case of the footpaths in Maharashtra’s Second Capital, there must be no excuses to hide behind -- for not taking proper care of a very important of the road-architecture. When ‘The Hitavada’ launched its campaign titled “Where is the footpath?” in the month of August, there was a naive expectation that the civic authorities would take up the cause of the city’s footpaths...

Surya Kiran, Sarang teams to enthral Nagpurians in air show

The signature manoeuvres of the Surya Kiran and the Sarang Aerobatic teams of India Air Force are going to enthral thousands of spectators of Nagpur in ‘Air Fest 2019’ on November 8 and 10 at Vayusena Nagar. The two-day air show will be held to mark the 65th Anniversary of Head Quarters Maintenance Command (HQMC) and 87th Indian Air Force Day. The show will be held from 10 am to 12 Noon on both days. Instead of conducting this air show in Sonegaon Air force Station, HQMC is going to organise it at ..

Solid waste transportation stations to come up in five zones of NMC

Solid waste transport stations would come up in city as Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) aim to redefine the garbage management process in the city. Each of the ten zones of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) would have its station, to be spread across around 4,000 sq mtrs plot, around one acre. In first phase, however, only five zones are earmarked for establishment of solid waste transport stations, where garbage collected would be processed before its ..

World War II vintage aircraft lands at Air Force Station

A Silver Spitfire aircraft which is a World War-II vintage landed at Air Force Station Sonegaon, on November 4. The aircraft is on its historic world tour expedition which is covering approx 27,000 miles and nearly 29 countries with a stopover at 100 different locations. The aircraft entered Indian air space on November 2 at Kolkata and now is in Nagpur...

Patanjali Food Park serves leave notice to its 25 employees

THE ambitious Patanjali Food Park in the MIHAN-SEZ may not see light of the day if one takes stock of the present situation. The tentacles of the ongoing recession seems to have stung the Patanjali Food Park. If sources are to be believed, construction work of the project has been suspended as it defaulted on payments to the contractor. Now, 25 employees deployed for different work have been suddenly served with short leave notice of 15 days. Spread on an area of 234 acres, Patanjali Food Park was ..

‘Indians need to pay more attention to Japan as compared to other countries’

Michio Harada, Consul General of Japan in Mumbai joined six months ago but within a short span of time he understood Indian culture, interest, traditions well. He visited several parts of Maharashtra , Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and the places impressed him. He wants to promote those places at Japan as according to him both the countries have a very little flow of tourists from each other. But he is optimistic that Indians will start visiting Japan very soon. Michio Harada is the one who, 10 ..

Japan Govt gives Rs 58 lakh aid to Vivekanand Medical Mission

“This is the small assistance to the hospital from the people of Japan. This may be small in terms of amount but not in terms of effectivity,” expressed Michio Harada, Consul-General of Japan in Mumbai. Government of Japan has extended grant assistance of Rs 58 lakh to Swami Vivekanand Medical Mission for the project, ‘Project for provision of neurosurgery microscope in Nagpur district’. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by Consul- General of Japan in Mumbai Michio Harada ..

Navodaya Bank loan fraud: Ashok Dhawad surrenders before MPID court

Former MLA Ashok Dhawad, on Monday, surrendered before special Maharashstra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) court in connection with Rs 38.75 crore loan fraud of Navodaya Urban Co-operative Bank Limited. Soon after, he was arrested by the Economic Offence Wing (EOW). He will be produced in the court on Tuesday by EoW for police custody remand. A senior official of EoW said that they would interrogate Dhawad over his alleged involvement in the loan fraud case. It may be mentioned that Dhantoli ..

18th onwards, revised speed limit for all: From Expressways to Municipal roads

To reduce road fatalities, Maharashtra Highway Police (MHP) have revised speed limits for vehicles moving on Expressways to Municipal limits roads. The revision was necessary as a study of road mishaps done at national level concluded that 30 per cent of fatalities were caused due to over-speeding. Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Vinay Kargaonkar issued a circular about the new speed limits and stated that it would came into force from November 18, 2019, onwards. According to the order, ..

‘Cong responsible for its candidates’ defeat’

Congress candidates were defeated because of lack of coordination of party’s leadership. This was echoed in the meeting of defeated candidates of Congress from Vidarbha. The meet was initiated by Dr Ashish Deshmukh who was defeated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in recently held State Assembly elections from Nagpur South West constituency. Meeting was held at Ansuyabai Kale hall. Ex-Education Minister Vasant Purke who got defeated from Ralegaon, Shekhar Shende, Satish Warjukar, Swati ..

Itkelwar bags natl bronze

Becomes just second player from Nagpur after international runner Rajeev Balakrishnan to win medal in 100m dash SPRINTER Om Rajendra Itkelwar became just second athlete from the city to win a medal in 100m run in a national championship. Competing in the Under-14 boys race, he won a bronze in the 35th National Junior Athletics Championship in progress in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Representing Maharashtra, Itkelwar finished third behind Telangana’s Gowtham Alluri (11.62) and Deepak Toppo (11.63) ..

Limited height subways to eliminate level crossings on railway mainline

Indian Railways is aggressively pushing eliminating level crossing on the mainline to achieve its goal of having seamless movement of the trains. For the same, Railways is going for mass construction of limited height subways (LHS) as an alternative mode for road transport. At Central Railway along side construction of new lines, LHS work is being taken up simultaneously as per the new guidelines from Railway Board. In a major policy shift, Railway Board made it mandatory that no new level crossings ..

‘Parents must ensure primary edn in Gujarati to promote language’

Several organisations of Gujarati Samaj are working to popularise Gujarati language. But according some people the efforts are not even five per cent. Some say, youngsters are avoiding to learn Gujarati. According to some people every Gujarati must insist his or her ward to speak and write in Gujarati and at least have primary education in the language. Against this backdrop, ‘The Hitavada’ talked to a CA, a businessman, a journalist, a doctor, a director, a housewife, a politician to know the efforts ..

India second in world in malware threat: Study

Increasing demand of mobile phones in India has also raised the malware threat drastically. India is second in the world after United States of America (USA) which has the highest percentage of malware threat, revealed Internet Security Threat Report 2019 issued by Symantec Corporation, a USA based company recently. India second in the list with 23.6 per cent while USA is on top with 24.7 per cent. Whereas, the other countries have the overall percentage of 31.3 per cent...

Don’t share grievances against fellow police personnel with media: ADG Admin

Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (Administration) of Maharashtra police Sanjeev Kumar Singhal has issued a circular cautioning police personnel against sharing interpersonal grievances with the news media. He urged the police personnel to submit formal complaints to their superior officers instead of going to the media. The circular states that any police personnel found bad-mouthing their colleagues, without following due procedure, will be liable for action...

Just 13% corrupt Government officials convicted this year

Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Nagpur Division has recorded its lowest conviction rate in the last three years with mere 13 per cent convictions this year till October. According to the information provided by the ACB, graph of conviction rate is more or less static, nor there is any significant rise nor any alarming drop. Before 2017, ACB’s recorded 24 per cent conviction rate in the year 2017 and later dropped to 16 per cent in year 2018 and now dipped to all time low of 13 per cent. The trend of ..

Withdrawal of TA from Sitabuldi Fort to have long term repercussions

It came like a bombshell when the Southern Command, Pune, directed 118 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (TA) to vacate the Sitabuldi Fort and move its base to Bhusawal with immediate effect. It was a surprising as well as disheartening for retired Territorial Army Personnel as for no reason the TA was withdrawn. Sub Area HQ, known as UMANG was brought in place of TA. 118 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (TA) was in Nagpur for the last 80 years...

Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University honoured with Auropath Global Award

Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU), Ramtek, has been honoured with prestigious Auropath Global Award 2019, by Auropath, organisation working in association with Shri Aravind Society, Puducherry. The Sanskrit University has been selected as Best Upcoming University. The award was given at the hands of Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel, during a function held at Hotel Sayaji, Raipur, on Saturday. The Auropath Global Awards are given to universities, colleges, schools and their ..

Addl DG (CG) Vijay Chafekar, becomes CG Commander (Western Seaboard)

Nagpur has one more reason to be proud of. Vijay Digambar Chafekar, Additional Director General and an officer decorated with PTM and TM, a Nagpurian has assumed charge as Coast Guard (CG) Commander (Western Seaboard) on November 1. Vijay Chafekar spent early years of his life in Nagpur, studying in New English High School, Main Branch. He graduated from Mohota Science College in the year 1982. He is married to Chitra. His son Sarang works in Pune whereas daughter Ahilya is pursuing MBA in Nursee ..

FDA seizes edible oil worth Rs 20,20,717

Food Safety Officers (FSOs) of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Nagpur division, on Saturday, seized edible oil worth Rs 20,20,717 under a special drive. According to Joint Commissioner (FDA) Chandrakant Pawar, “FDA had conducted a special drive against the food products. As a part of the drive, a team of FSOs conducted inspections of M/S Dixita Trading Company; Tanker No. MH 35/K-1411 of Anand Santosh Kesharwani and M/S Jethanand Company at Ambedkar Nagar Square, Central Avenue. Suspecting adulteration ..

FDA’s gift: ‘Eat Right Campus’ for kids

As per report of World Health Organisation, (WHO), “More than two-thirds of the adolescents aged 11-17 years are physically inactive in India. The inactivity in children is because, in India, levels of obesity and overweight have doubled in last decade. One out of four Indians are at a risk of dying from one of the Non-Communicable Diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease or cancer.” The WHO report further stated, “80 per cent of the heart diseases and diabetes can be averted through ..

City’s Wahurwagh-directed short film ‘Dehdaan’ to get international award

‘Dehdaan’, the short file directed by Nagpur’s Nagesh Wahurwagh has been selected for Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Award. First Ambedkarwadi Vishwa Sahitya Sammelan is being organised by Jagtik Ambedkarwadi Sahitya Mahamandal on November 8 and 9 at Nelson Mandela premises at Bangkok, Thailand. Wahurwagh will receive award during the same Sammelan. ‘Dehdaan’ is a social movie and has given a message of body donation. The film was produced under the banner of Sant Kabir Film Productions the idea ..

Principal Secretary (WRD) sitting on approval for FIRs in irrigation scam

IN A shocking revelation in the multi-crore irrigation scam, Principal Secretary of Water Resources Department (WRD) has been found sitting on seven proposals from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of filing First Investigation Reports (FIRs) against senior government officials of Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC). The ACB needs a normative approval of Principal Secretary of WRD under Section 17 (a) of Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act) for filing of FIR and sanction under Section ..

Postponement of Secret Ballot puts Railway Federations in spot

Queering the pitch for two established federations representing nearly 12 lakh workforce of Indian Railways, Secret Ballot for recognition of workers union stands postponed again. There was intense speculation that ballot was due by November end and even preparations were also afoot. But latest information with Federations is that Railway Board has dropped hints that it is highly unlikely now..

RTMNU stops use of single-use plastic water bottles

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has stopped serving drinking water in sealed bottles. The members attending Senate meeting on Friday were served drinking water in stainless steel glasses covered by steel plates...

Graduate election: BJP focussed, others yet to decide candidates

After completion of State Assembly elections, the electoral winds have started blowing in Graduate constituency. As it is it’s wont, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is moving with focussed approach while Congress is still celebrating its victory...