Jeweller robbed of gold, silver worth Rs 28 lakh

    Staff ReporterAhead of winter session of State Legislature in city, robbers struck gold as they robbed a bullion trader, decamping with booty of Rs 28 lakhs. The robbers numbered two and they were riding on a two wheeler. The incid..

Moderate rain, hailstorm in East Vid between Dec 5-7

     Staff ReporterNagpur district is likely to witness moderate rains between December 5 and 7 and it will happen due to the land fall of Cyclone Michaung. The weather will remain cloudy throughout Vidarbha during this period and..

Tourists can feed, click selfies with elephants in PTR soon

      Staff ReporterTwo elephants from Karnataka, Bhima and Subhramaniyam, that arrived at Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) few days ago, are now getting acclimatised of the hot weather of Nagpur in Borban elephant camp situated on ..

Victory there. Celebrations here ...!

     Staff ReporterThere was celebration, enthusiasm, happiness, rejoicing everywhere on the streets, in the squares in Nagpur city as Bharatiya Janata Party won the assembly polls in three states--Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and..

Education does not end after getting a degree: President Murmu

“GETTING a formal degree is not the end of education. Students should remain inquisitive and keep learning. Today, when rapid changes are taking place in the field of technology, continued learning assumes importance,” advised President of India Droupadi Murmu while addressing the 111th convocation of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Auditorium, on Saturday. Ramesh Bais, Governor and Chancellor of Maharashtra State universities, presided over the convocation. ..

ETHICS, ECONOMY, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTare pillars of good edn system: Nitin Gadkari

“CONVERSION of knowledge in making a good human being is need of the hour. The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has been prepared based on this concept,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport. Gadkari was addressing as the chief guest at the concluding programme of the 8th International Principals’ Educational Conference 2023 (IPEC 2023) conducted by The South Public School at Chitnavis Centre in Civil Lines, on Saturday. “Knowledge is nothing without integrated approach and the Government ..

Girl duped ofRs 10.63 lakh

A YOUNG girl residing in the MIDC Police Station area became the latest victim of cyber fraudsters who duped her to the tune of Rs 10.63 lakh in a‘task fraud.’ A resident of Plot No 53, Shubhlaxmi Nagar, Wanadongri, Harsha Ravindra Samudrawar (23) received a message on her mobile phone in September this year and was added to ‘Daily Working VIP’ group from Telegram account @krisha8332. She was lured into investing money by promising hefty commission on completion of some online tasks...

Lakes, placid

ENVELOPED in a thin layer of mist, ushering in the new day, silent and serene amid the slowly rising chaos, creating its own sweet stroke on nature’s wide canvas, the placid lakebestowsbliss inabundance. It has a name, ancient and modern, from the folklore and from the administrative records, to be remembered for academic purposes. Unmindful,ittowersoverthemundanedetailswithits simple yet enchanting beauty, providing a getaway to the harried hearts who seek refuge in nature’s lap before taking ..

‘Treat our water bodies with respect they deserve

“I retired as an Assistant Chief Engineer in the Irrigation Department after approximately 49 years of service, having initially joined through the Maharashtra Public Service Commission. My first assignment was at Totladoh, overseeing the construction of a 75-meterlong dam and an underground power house,” shared Shrikant Doifode at the beginning of this conversation. ‘The Hitavada’ discussed water bodies in Nagpur, their conservation, and the implications of mismanagement, particularly in the context ..

Heart-beat. Beat. Rhythm -- music in life!

      By Vijay PhanshikarThere is rhythm -- of its own -- in everything, she chimed. Her face aglow in art’s glee, her long hair cascading down her shoulders, her eyes as if searching in the distance the soul of the mus..

Fifth State-level Litterateur Meet of Padmagandha Pratishthan from today

     Staff ReporterPadmagandha Pratishthan is conducting its 5th State Level Litterateur Meet on December 2 and 3 at Sai Sabhagruha, behind Wockhardt Hospital, in Shankar Nagar. The event will commence with ‘Dindi’ whi..

Will transfer Rs 5.67 cr to GMCH from RBI within two weeks: State assures HC

     Legal CorrespondentThe State Government has assured the High Court division bench here, consisting of Justice Anuja Prabhudessai and Justice Vrushali Joshi, that the directions given by the HC on September 21, 2023, through i..

Compassion, an integral part of democracy: Raja

     Staff Reporter“To safeguard democracy, our constitution needs to be safeguarded. Liberty, equality, and fraternity cannot be separated from one another. We are all citizens of India and not subjects under any king or em..

President Droupadi Murmu gives India its healthcare mission

      Staff ReporterPresident of India Droupadi Murmu on Friday asked healthcare sector of the country to come forward and work towards making India a leading power in medical research. Murmu made this statement as the chief ..

HC nod to Futala Lake fountain; PIL disposed of

      Staff ReporterHigh Court on Thursday cleared the cloud of doubts over the Futala Lake as it dismissed a challenge mounted on the ambitious project by environmental activists. While disposing off the petition, the divisi..

A leader thinks unthinkable, achieves unachievable, sees invisible: Dr Metri

      Staff Reporter“A leader is the one who thinks the unthinkable, who achieves the unachievable, and who sees the invisible. Every Principal is a leader and they should provide impetus to create leaders,” said ..

GMCH Platinum Jubilee celebration President Droupadi Murmu to honour four exemplaries

     Staff ReporterThe land on which Government Medical College and Hospital, 2nd biggest hospital in Asia (volume-wise) is situated on was donated to the college by Sir Colonel Dr Krishnaji Vishnu Kukday. President of India Droup..

Rubbing salt in wounds Paltry sum of Rs 8.38 crore for Sept 23 flood-affected citizens

     Staff Reporter Revenue and Forest Department of State Government, on Thursday, released a paltry sum of Rs 8.38 crore for construction of bridges and roads as well as damage to households caused by the Ambazari floods of Sept..

President In city TODAY

      Staff ReporterPresident of India Droupadi Murmu is visiting Nagpur on Friday December 1, 2023. She will stay for two days in city. On Friday she will inaugurate Platinum Jubilee function at Government Medical College an..

WINTER SESSION Annual political bustle returns to Nagpur from December 7

     Staff ReporterPutting to rest all speculations, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) has finalised the programme for Winter Session of State Legislature at Nagpur from December 7. It will conclude on December 20, officials s..

President Murmu to deliver RTMNU’s 111th convocation address on Dec 2

     Staff ReporterPresident of India Droupadi Murmu will address the 111th convocation ceremony of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) on December 2, at 10 am. The ceremony will be held at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat..

President’s 2-day visit 4,000 Cops in bandobast

     Staff ReporterA Whopping 4,000 police personnel would be deployed in city for security of President of India Droupadi Murmu, who is scheduled to visit Jagannath Temple at Rameshwari Road, GMCH, and Suresh Bhat Hall to grace R..

HC ‘no’ to cancel arrest warrant Summons Edn Secy on December 14

     Staff ReporterThe Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has upheld the arrest warrant against the State Education Secretary, Ranjit Singh Deol and Deputy Director of Education (Primary), Santosh Gaikwad. The warrant was issue..

Ahead of President’s visit, Government issues GRs of various projects of RTMNU

     Staff ReporterAhead of the two-day visit of President of India Droupadi Murmu to Nagpur, during which she will address the 111th convocation ceremony of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) on December 2, Ma..

Diversions, parking restrictions on Dec 1, 2

     Staff ReporterELABORATE traffic arrangements are being made by the City Police for the two-day visit of President of India Droupadi Murmu to the Second Capital. President Murmu will inaugurate the Platinum Jubilee Celebration..

Not a hill station, it’s Nagpur...

     Staff ReporterPeople of Nagpur woke up to a surprise on Tuesday when they witnessed unexpected rain accompanied with chilling northerly winds, leading to a drop in day temperature drastically. Moderate rain lashed city throug..

Bheegi bheegi raaton mein...A rain-soaked Tuesday evening with steaming Adnan Sami melodies

    Staff ReporterVery few artists are blessed with that magical, unparalleled brilliance to reach and resonate across generations. The fifth-day evening session of the Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav 2023 witnessed a spellbinding live con..

Majestic mammoths arrive at PTR

     Staff ReporterNewly constructed Borban elephant camp in Chorbahuli range of Mansingh Deo Wildlife Sanctuary, under the jurisdiction of Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), Maharashtra welcomed its first two residents on Monday morning...

NDCCB bank scam case: Verdict on December 18

      Staff ReporterThe Nagpur District Central Cooperative Bank (NDCCB) scam of Rs 125 crore government bond purchase is set to receive the long-awaited verdict on December 18. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Judge Jyot..

‘Hirkani cell to assist women employees during Winter Session’

     Staff Reporter“Traditionally we have a separate cell to take care of women legislators, their children during winter session of State Legislature in Nagpur. This time, we will be establishing Hirkani Cell to take care o..

Maha Metro Now under State Information Commission

     Staff ReporterNow, Maha Metro is brought under the ambit of State Information Commission (SIC). Recently, Nagpur Bench of SIC gave a ruling while hearing second appeal of an applicant, he had sought information as to medical ..

Rules dumped

A clean and green city is every citizen’s need. It is the duty of the civic body as well as the citizens to work towards fulfilling the need by keeping the city clean, but it is just the opposite that is happening in Seminary Hills area. A huge open plot that came into limelight after a fire incident in Seminary Hills area a few days ago is a perfect example of the civic body’s callous attitude towards city’s environment...

Bonanzafor businesses MERC reduces open access limit from 1 MW to 100 Kw

In another bonanza for the industry sector in State, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has amended the rules to open access (OA) of power, wherein the demand has now been scaled down to 100Kw. The new rule is applicable in terms of purchase of power from renewable energy sources, and it could provide stimulus to tapping the solar energy given the abundance of sunny days in the region. With State-run Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) also helping stimulate ..

Road Rage 21-year-old beaten to death over petty fight

A road rage turned into murder of a 21-year-old youth at Gad Mandir Road in Ramtek town, police said on Monday, adding that three persons have been arrested on murder charges. The accused have been identified as Homeguard Manish Bandu Bharti (37), Jitendra Gajendra Giri (23) and Satyendra Gajendra Giri (25), all residents of Ambada ward, Ramtek. According to police, Vivek Vishwanath Khobragade (21), a resident of Sitapur village, near Deolapar, and his friend Faizan Khan, a resident of Paoni, had ..

Tiger cub run over

A FEMALE tiger cub was crushed to death by a self-propelled inspection car (SPIC) on Nagbhir-Talodi section of South East Central Railway (SECR) on Monday morning. Forest officials conducted inspection of the spot at km 1142/3-4 in Nagbhid tehsil. The SPIC was on way to pick up DRM who was on annual inspection of the section, it is learnt. According to the sources in Forest Department, a speeding train crushed a tiger cub (female) approximately 3-4 months near Kitadi-Mindala village in Nagbhid tehsil ..

Govt’s Solid plan To explore economic opportunities from waste mgmt

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that the long- cherished dream of pollution free cities in the current scenario cannot be realised unless the huge piles of solid waste are processed in a scientific way. “We also need to explore economic opportunities in the field of solid waste management. Considering this, I think ‘circular economy’ will go a long way in this area,” he said while inaugurating the Integrated Solid Waste Management Project of the Nagpur Municipal ..

Gas Chamber! 328 No Diwali now. Yet, city’s air quality is sinking. Why?

As air quality was steadily declining since one month, Nagpur city on Sunday saw the poorest air quality of the season in Mahal area with AQI at 328 mark. Since almost one month, the city has not seen even a single day when the air quality levels were ‘good’ or ‘satisfactory’. However, the questions that prevail now for the Government and public are -- How is the air quality deteriorating even after Diwali when firecrackers are not being used? If firecrackers are not the only reason, then which factors ..

World’s tallest idol of Lord Vitthal unveiled at Shri Kshetra Chauki, Kanholibara

A 15-foot idol of Vitthal, the tallest in the world was inaugurated in a grand programme at Shri Shani Shaktipeeth and Aryabhatta Gurukulam area in Shree Kshetra Chauki on Sunday. Crafted from stone by the Art and Craft Foundation of former MP Dr Raghunath Mahapatra in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, the idol took eight months to be meticulously sculpted in sandstone...

Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav - Day 3

The eighth edition of the Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav continues with a grand fervour at the premises of Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education, Hanuman Nagar, and draws a large numbers of citizens. The festival’s third day evening session, on Sunday, showcased an appealing dance-musical ‘Triveni Sangam’, performed by Kishore Nritya Niketan Group under the guidance of Dr Kishore and Kishori Hampiholi. This was followed by a spirited live concert by renowned Bhojpuri actress and singer, Akshara ..

Gopal Kaushik - A daughter remembers

Twenty-one years ago…It’s a long time since losing someone. Long enough to bring in some wrinkles on what was a younger, fresher face. Long enough to mellow easy flashes of tempers of the youth. Long enough to lose some more dear people. Long enough to make some new good friends for life. And yet, not long enough to really forget his unbounded love; not long enough to forget the softness of his cheek when I kissed it; not long enough to forget the thousand of songs I heard his mellifluous voice sing. ..

Scolded for excessive mobile use Teenage girl ends life

     Staff ReporterA teenage girl took her own life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in Shastri Nagar area of Nandanvan Police Station after she was reprimanded by parents for spending excessive time on mobile phone. The dece..

PTR to get 4 elephants 2 to reach city next week

      By Kaushik BhattacharyaTwo out of four tuskers from Karnataka will join Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), Maharashtra patrolling team soon as both elephants are arriving in Nagpur till next week to handle critical issues like..

Kashmiri youths held for kidnapping 15-yr-old girl

      Staff ReporterIn a joint operation of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Nagpur City Police, two Kashmiri youths were apprehended for the alleged kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl. The girl, currently in a government hostel, i..

Nothing for children at Traffic Park

     By Vaishnavi PillayThe cherished memories of Nagpur’s community, especially children, have long revolved around the Children’s Traffic Park situated at Dharampeth and now it lies in the shambles due to utter negle..

IGGMCH revamps Forensic Medicine Department

Department of Forensic Medicine in Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) has been revamped. If one visits the department, one would get to see a modern mortuary equipped with all facilities, probably only one in GMCHs in Maharashtra. About 10 years ago, High Court had asked Department of Medical Education to take a cue from the department of Forensic Medicine at Goa and introduce changes in Forensic Medicine department. No medical college in Maharashtra took up the initiative. ..

Teenage boy killed, pillion rider injured in ghastly road mishap

IN A ghastly mishap, a speeding truck crushed a teenage boy to death and injured his friend seriously in the New Kamptee area on Friday afternoon. Identified as Vansh Shekhar Wankhede (18), the deceased was a resident of Bhim Chowk, Kamptee. Injured Aavesh Shende (18), a resident of village Gada, taluka Kamptee, was rushed to a private hospital. Vansh was a student of Dadasaheb Kumbhare Multipurpose Training Institute. Aavesh, too, is studying in the same institute. Vansh, who was the only son ..

There is no universal truth: Pattnaik

“All we commonly know of Jains or Jainism is the Jain food. The food that excludes garlic and onion in its preparation. However, there is much to Jainism culture that extends to businesses too. If observed carefully, Jains are present in many businesses and they run it successfully,” opined Devdutt Pattnaik, author and speaker who focuses largely on the areas of religion, mythology, and management. Pattnaik was speaking at the 5th Edition of Orange City Literature Festival (OCLF) that kickstarted ..

Rs 2,500cr French spirit co Pernod Ricard eyeing outlay in city

Pernod Ricard, one of the fastest growing multinational alcohol beverage companies, may soon announce its ambitious plan of setting up a wine maturation plant and distillery in the region to make single malt whisky. The company, which has been exploring investment opportunities in the region for the past few months, is likely to make the final announcement within the next 2 months. Sources told ‘The Hitavada’ on Friday that the strategically located Nagpur is on the top of the company’s list for ..

2 youths end life .....

TWO persons, including a teenage boy studying in Standard XI, committed suicide in separate incidents on Thursday. A native of Priyadarshini Colony, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, Atharva Satyendra Shrivastava (17) was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a rope in his room No 14, A to Z Ventures Boys Hostel, opposite Karnataka Sangh, Gokulpeth, around 12 noon. With the assistance of other boys in the hostel, the warden brought Atharva down and rushed him to Dande Hospital where the doctors declared ..

Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav begins today

     Staff Reporter The much-awaited Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav is all set to start from today at Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education, Krida Chowk, Hanuman Nagar. The 12-day grand festival will conclude on December 5 an..