Centre may split refinery project in 3, locations not finalised: Puri

    Chandrapur BureauUnion Minister for Petroleum Hardeep Singh Puri, on Friday, denied categorically that he had ever talked about setting up of an oil refinery specifically in Vidarbha. Responding to questions from scribes seeking co..

After 26 yrs, MHADA plot-holders have ownership without rights

    Staff Reporter The people who bought plots from Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Board (MHADA), Nagpur 26 years ago in Wadi area have ownership but without any rights. Even after more than two decades, despite personal remi..

NCP needs to restart process to strengthen itself in city: Walse-Patil

    Staff ReporterAccepting the fact that the enthusiasm in workers has gone down which was more when Party was sharing power in Maharashtra, Dilip Walse-Patil, former Home Minister and Nagpur’s Contact Head of Nationalist Congre..

Ahead of peak season, IR tests patience of travellers

    By Sagar MohodEven as peak travel season is on, Indian Railways (IR) is devising newer and newer strategy to fox the travellers. Be it working with lesser staff at stations to last minute cancellation of Mail/Express train for taki..

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan setting new benchmarks in education: Fadnavis

    Staff Reporter“Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is setting high standards not only in academics, but also in all fields through quality education,” said Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra during the inaugurat..

‘Vidhan Bhawan premises urgently need expansion’

    Staff ReporterFacing space shortage at Vidhan Bhawan in city during the winter session, Speaker Rahul Narvekar directed officials to explore plans to tide over the constraints, and possibly look for government land in the vicinity ..

‘World seeks direction from India in establishing peace everywhere’

    Staff Reporter“When the other countries were was in stone era, India had everything. India was a well-developed country then. But with changing time, India started lagging. Now, India has re-emerged as a strong nation. The wo..

Rain threatens to spoil city’s cricket mood

    By Paritosh PramanikSELDOM it happens that on match eve, the discussion veers towards weather rather than cricket and cricketers. The extended monsoon in Nagpur has put a big question mark on the second T20 International between In..

High drama in Yavatmal MC over handing over of Chief Officer’s charge

    Yavatmal CorrespondentHigh drama was witnessed at the Municipal Council office on Wednesday afternoon over handing over of the charge of Chief Officer’s post. Allegedly made to wait outside the CO’s cabin for too long, ..

SBI reported 4,192 frauds involving Rs 7,036 cr in 2021-22, reveals RTI query

    Staff Reporter The State Bank of India (SBI), in reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has revealed that total 4,192 frauds took place in 2021-22. These frauds involved a whopping amount of Rs 7,036 cror..

Process of admission to B.E/B.Tech, M.E begins

    Staff ReporterThe process of admission to Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology, Master of Engineering and Technology (Integrated 5-year course) in Maharashtra colleges began on Wednesday. State Common Entrance Cell of Ma..

46 swine flu fatalities in city so far: NMC’s study

    Staff ReporterWith swine flu cases showing no abatement, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) officials went into huddle with experts to conduct analysis and acknowledged 46 deaths so far this year. A meeting of the Swine Flu Death A..

Comedian, who convertedtears into laughters

   By Kishan Sharma RAJU Srivastava was just like my younger brother, almost 20 years younger to me. He met me in the studios of All India Radio in Mumbai, when he came to me for his training as a “casual announcer’’...

MahaGenco to set up greenhydrogen plant at Bhusawal

    By Sagar Mohod SETTING stage for expanding its footprint into arena of green energy, State-run Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Limited (MSPGCL) is eyeing the green hydrogen to channelise its thermal production. ..

Cops bust international sex racket in city hotel, 2 Uzbek women rescued

    Staff ReporterSocial Security Branch of City Police busted an international prostitution racket and arrested three persons including two women from Uzbekistan and an agent from Jaripatka area. The cops seized two bogus Aadhaar card..

Prashant Kishor for intensifying Vidarbha statehood movement

    Staff Reporter“It is possible to create a separate Vidarbha state but for this a proper strategy needs to be chalked out. No established party be it in power or in opposition will never give separate Vidarbha state. Various o..

Railways mega projects upwards of Rs 500 cr to be routed through NPG

    By Sagar MohodCentral Government has set up Network Planning Group (NPG) for integrated approach to new projects costing more than Rs 500 crore of Indian Railways. Plans for the new corridors, doubling and multi tasking would under..

Farmers repaying short-term crop loans to get incentive up to Rs 50,000

    By Kartik LokhandeMaharashtra Government has decided to provide incentive up to Rs 50,000 to farmers who have repaid short-term crop loans in full. As per the Government directions, the banks have submitted data of farmers eligible..

Projects of Yadav brothers from city selected for UNESCO event

    Staff ReporterArtificial Intelligence projects of Yadav brothers - Krish and Yash, students of Class 12 and 11 respectively at MKH Sancheti Public School in Nagpur were selected for showcasing at UNESCO event in New Delhi on Tuesda..

India-Australia 2nd T20: ‘Green Corridor’ on Wardha Road to avoid traffic congestion

   Staff ReporterA special traffic arrangement plan has been carved out by police officials to avoid traffic jams during the India-Australia T20 cricket match on Friday. The police will create a ‘green corridor’ for movement of ..

Dr Sharad Gadakh is new Vice-Chancellor of PDKV

    District CorrespondentAKOLA, Sept 19Dr Sharad Gadakh has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) here. Governer Bhagatsingh Koshyari issued the orders on Monday, informed Prof Dr Surendra..

BASA intensifies agitation, compels RTMNU V-C to fulfill its demands

    Staff ReporterAlleging the neglect by the authorities of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) towards the issues related to students, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Students Association (BASA) agitated at the gate of Mahat..

NGT directs MPCB to calculate environ compensation on MBDB

    Staff ReporterThe Pune Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to calculate the environmental compensation and make Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board (MBDB) to pay for violation..

Raj Thackeray seeks ECI’s intervention to clear chaos in civic polls

   Staff ReporterExpressing surprise over changes being made in the Prabhag system of civic polls, Founder President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thackeray questioned the role of Election Commission of India. On Monday, while tal..

Go slow: Speed cameras on flyovers to rein in violators

    By Dheeraj FartodeTo rein in negligent and rash drivers and curb incidents of overspeeding on flyovers, the Nagpur Police have decided to install speed-detecting cameras on the bridges. The idea is to instill deterrence of law amon..

UK falls silent as Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

   By Aditi KhannaLONDON,  KINGS and queens, world leaders, tearful mourners lining the streets and gathered around screens bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, as Britain’s longest-serving monarch was laid ..

‘Everybody plays important role in varsity’s development’

    Staff ReporterEveryone plays a stellar role in the development of varsity, be it students or the staff, each one’s co-operation is required as the institution is built step-by-step, said Prof Ramkrushnamacharyulu, eminent San..

Why couldn’t MNS expand its base in Vid: Raj to partymen

    Staff ReporterWhy couldn’t Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) expand its base in Vidarbha, asked Founder President Raj Thackeray to the party workers and office-bearers. He is in Nagpur to interact with party workers to know va..

India-Australia 2nd T20 encounter ‘Sold Out’

    Sports ReporterTHE online tickets for the second T20 International between India and Australia to be held in the city on September 23 were booked within minutes on Sunday making the Friday encounter a ‘House Full Blockbuster&..

Unsafe flyovers: 13 killed while 18 injured in past 8 months

   By Dheeraj FartodeFive deaths in two major fatal accidents on Shaheed Gowari and Sakkardara flyovers within a fortnight raise a question mark on traffic management and safety measures on these bridges. Lane cutting, overtaking, overspeed..

Are traffic violators ever punished in Second Capital of Mah?!

    By Kartik LokhandeIN any city, the flow of traffic on roads reflects societal culture and administrative efficiency. In case of Nagpur, it seems that violation of traffic rules has become a societal culture and failure to create de..

Woman thrown off Gowari flyover, killed as speeding car hits bike

EVEN before the dust raised by the horrific accident on Sakkardara flyover could settle, a similar mishap occurred on Shahid Gowari flyover on Saturday resulting in death of a woman who was thrown off the flyover after being hit by a speeding car driving on the wrong side. The woman, riding pillion on her husband’s bike, was smashed to death after she fell on Wardha Road in front of Shakti Press from a height of about 60-70 feet. Her husband, who suffered serious injuries, has been admitted to Mayo ..

Weaving profession, culture dying slow death in Mominpura, Hansapuri: Study

Nagpur was fourth largest cotton trading city of India at one point of time and was known for its best quality cotton textiles produced by weaver communities and the Empress Mills later. Fine quality of cotton textiles was an identity of the city of Nagpur then. The weaving art and the culture flourished in Mominpura and Hansapuri areas, but now, it is gradually dying. As this art is on the verge of extinction for various reasons, there is a change in culture in the two areas--Mominpura and Hansapuri...

RTMNU’s Knowledge Resource Centre to digitise over 14,000 Sanskrit manuscripts

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) is taking up several constructive projects as a part of its centenary celebrations. Now, its Knowledge Resource Centre (The library) has come up with the idea of digitising the Sanskrit manuscripts. RTMNU will put 14,313 manuscripts on digital platform which will be on its official website. It is a huge volume of Sanskrit manuscripts being digitised in any university in the country. “These manuscripts are of 16th century which have been preserved ..

Mortuary attendant kills wife suspecting her fidelity

SUSPECTING her fidelity, a mortuary attendant of Mayo Hospital brutally killed his wife creating sensation in Pachpaoli area Friday midnight. After killing his wife Sonu (36) at his house in Lane No 4, near Mandavkar Hospital, Lashkaribag, with a wooden stool, accused Parshuram Swamideen Brahmane (33) surrendered himself at Pachpaoli Police Station. An alcoholic, Parshuram used to frequently quarrel with his wife Sonu suspecting her fidelity. He often accused his wife of having an extramarital affair. ..

Youth hacked to death over taunting in Seminary hills

   Staff ReporterA 22-year-old was hacked to death and his friend was brutally stabbed by five assailants in full public view near Balodyan, Seminary hills on Friday. The murder was fallout of a heated exchange of words between the youngste..

KKSU to honour eminent Sanskrit scholars on 18th

   Staff ReporterKavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU), Ramtek will present “Mahakavi Kalidas Sanskrit-Vrati National Award” for the year 2020, 2021 and 2022, in two categories - Senior Sanskrit Scholar and Young Sanskr..

‘We want to learn good things from other cities to remove the deficiencies in Chandigarh’

   By Vikas Vaidya“Chandigarh has several good things. In fact, we are ahead of other cities in some aspects. For example, we were the first to start 24X7 water scheme. In terms of cleanliness, we are just behind Indore. Still, we fee..

31 injured as bus falls into gorge near Hingna

   Staff Reporter & Wardha CorrespondentAS MANY as 31 persons, mostly women, were injured, five of them seriously, after a private bus carrying them fell into a 25 ft gorge near Pendhri ghat on Hingni-Seloo Road in Hingna Police Station..

Heavy rains flood Kanhan river, affect water supply to city

   Staff ReporterDespite heavy rains, Nagpurians in parts of the city are facing water woes. With rains continuing to lash the catchment area, Kanhan river has swollen because of which water treatment plants (WTPs) are still submerged in sa..

Life expectancy in Vidarbha’s eight districts reduced by 4 years: Study

    By Kaushik BhattacharyaThe latest Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report 2022 based on analysis of data for the year 2020, reveals that Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) pollution has reduced the life expectancy in eight districts of V..

Man gets 20 years’ RI for sexually exploiting minor girl

    Special CorrespondentSPECIAL Judge R P Pande on Thursday sentenced 54-year-old Dholchand Yadavrao Chauhan to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) after the charges of aggravated penetrative sexual assault on a minor girl wer..

CR to affix height gauge at Ajni RoB; strengthens footpath, structure

    Staff ReporterParallel iron bars affixed on either end of Ajni railway over bridge is doing more harm to the structure as its stability is getting weakened as dead weight increases due to slow moving vehicular traffic. As replaceme..

‘20 cases, one death in Nagpur distt due to Lumpy Skin Disease’

    Staff ReporterA total of 20 cattle got infected and one has died due to Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Nagpur district in last one week, informed District Collector Dr Vipin Itankar in a press conference held at Collectorate on Thursd..

Work hard in silence, let success make all noise: Dr Mashelkar

   Staff Reporter“Always keep your aspirations high. To achieve aspiration, one has to endeavour. Remember, hard work has no alternative. Work hard in silence and let success make all the noise,” advised Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghu..

Two persons killed in separate road mishaps

TWO persons, including a middle-aged man, were killed and one other injured seriously in two unrelated road accidents in the city. In the first incident, Ramakant Ramsiya Pande (50), a resident of Plot No 46, Kohale Layout, Wadi, was killed and his brother-in-law Ramlal Hanumanprasad Upadhyaya (45) sustained serious injuries after they were hit by a container truck (MH-40/N-6114) on Khadgaon Road Tuesday night. Pande was riding pillion on Upadhyaya’s Honda Activa (MH-31/KR-0394) around 9.15 pm. Near ..

Mastermind of drug racket in Central Jail, PSI arrested

Jailed and suspended over rape charges, Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Pradip Nitnawne was arrested by Crime Branch on production warrant for operating a drug racket sitting right in the Central Jail Nagpur. PSI Nitnawne, who was attached to Gadchiroli range, was produced in the court by the Crime Branch. The cops obtained his police custody till September 16. Role of PSI Nitnawne came to fore when an MCOCA accused was arrested by a prison constable for smuggling ganja (Marijuana) and mobile phone batteries ..

Army Jawan kills key witness in rape case

A 52-year-old man, who was a key witness in a rape case, was shot dead by an Army Jawan at Belona village in Narkhed tehsil on Monday evening. The Army Jawan’s brother is the accused in the rape case, police said. Narkhed Police have arrested Bharat Ramchandra Kalambe (30) for killing Keshav Baburao Maske (52), both residents of Belona village. According to police, Bharat was posted in Ladakh while Keshav was operating a business of milk. In 2021, Bharat’s brother Premlal had raped a minor girl. Narkhed ..

Dr Mashelkar, General Pande to grace VNIT’s convocation

Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghunath Mashelkar and Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande will grace the 20th convocation of Visvesaraya National Institute of Technology. The convocation will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11.30 am. VNIT is holding its convocation on Engineers’ Day, it commemorates birth anniversary of great visionary Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya. This year VNIT is holding the convocation in physical mode at its renovated auditorium. Dr Mashelkar, Former Director General, Council ..

RSS recce case: Cyber Forensic experts unable to retrieve data from JeM terrorist’s phone

The Cyber Forensic Experts are unable to retrieve the data from the mobile phone of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) who was arrested by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Nagpur for conducing recce of Dr Hedgewar Smriti Bhavan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Reshimbagh. Sources informed that the ATS had seized a mobile phone of Raees Ahmed Sheikh Asadulla Sheikh (26), a resident of Khati Mohalla, Chandara, Awantipora town of Pulwama district in J&K and sent the ..

GCOEN students develop system to monitor health of cattle

   Staff ReporterMost times the cattle-owners find it difficult to monitor the health of their cattles. To overcome this particular lacuna, students of Government College of Engineering, Nagpur (GCOEN) have developed ‘Advanced Cattle ..

Moderate rainfall with lightning lash city

   Staff ReporterModerate rains with lightning and thunderstorm once again lashed city on Sunday evening. Nagpur received 27.2 mm rainfall on Sunday, causing water-logging in low-lying areas of the city and also, on major thoroughfares.Acco..

DJ operator stabbed to death in Kanhan

   Kanhan CorrespondentA DJ sound system operator was brutally murdered by unidentified assailants by stabbing him 32 times with sharp weapons at Kanhan in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. Around eight suspects were interrogate..

Languages should get due importance, says JEE Advanced topper

   Staff ReporterIn past few years, if one takes a look at the results of Class XII, one finds students scoring more marks in entrance test than in Class XII. Most students emphasised less on languages. Contrary to that Anuj Chandak, a prob..

FICCI presents Smart Police Station award to Lakadganj Police Station

    Staff ReporterFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has presented Smart Police Station award to Lakadganj police station of Nagpur City Police for its service delivery and facilities for the citizens. A t..

Central Govt to crack down on illegal loan apps

    Staff Reporter Of late, there has been a spurt in various mobile phone applications hosted on various App Stores offering loans to users. However, it has come to the notice of the Central Government agencies that there are many ..

SUV kills 4 of family, injures 6 others on Sakkardara flyover

IN A horrific mishap, four members of a family, including two children, were killed and six others injured, four of them seriously, after being hit by a speeding Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on Sakkardara flyover Friday night. The impact of the crash was so intense that the four of a family, who were on a motorcycle, got tossed into the air and fell on the road beneath the flyover from a height of at least 60-70 feet near Sakkardara Square...

NMC ‘no’ to more PG (Surgery) seats at GMCH

National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex body in medical education has decided not to grant approval for increased Post Graduate (PG) seats of Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Confirming the development, Dr Sudhir Gupta told ‘The Hitavada’, “The department has 22 Post Graduate seats. We had applied for 6 more seats. NMC team conducted the inspection but due to some deficiencies, we failed to get increased seats. The department shall continue to have 22 PG seats.”..

Supreme Court transfers all 16 NDCC Bank scam cases to Principal Civil Judge Mumbai

Allowing 16 Transfer (Criminal) Petitions filed by Ketan Kantilal Seth, co-accused in Nagpur District Central Co-operative Bank (NDCCB) Ltd scam case, Justice J K Maheshwari at the Supreme Court has, to meet the ends of justice and fair trial, transferred all 16 cases pending against him, in four different States to one court of Principal Civil and Sessions Judge at Fort in Mumbai. These cases have been now clubbed with three other similar cases pending before the said court. The Supreme Court has ..

NGT slaps Rs 12,000 cr fine on Maharashtra Govt for violating environment norms

The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a penalty of Rs 12,000 crore on Government of Maharashtra for violation of environmental norms in the State over alleged lack of solid and liquid waste management causing harm to the environment. The Board also asked the Government to deposit the amount within two months. The amount will be be used for restoration measures. The restoration measures with respect to sewage management would include setting up of sewage treatment and ..

Paoni’s Panchmukhi Ganesh commands powerful aura

    By Apoorva Methi Paoni in Bhandara district is temple town of Vidarbha owing to the presence of many ancient and religiously important temples. One among them is the Panchmukhi Ganesh Temple located in the heart of the Paoni town. ..

State releases Rs 3,501 cr as aid to ryots hit by crop loss, damage to farmland

    Staff Reporter Acting swiftly, Maharashtra Government has released an amount of Rs 3,501.7121 crore as aid to be distributed to farmers affected due to crop loss and damage to agricultural land due to excessive rainfall between Jun..

MoEF fails to hold power plants accountable, extends timeline to implement air quality norms

    Staff ReporterMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) once again failed to hold polluting power plants accountable by extending timelines for implementation of air quality norms for the third time. The Mini..

In a first, GMCH gets DM in Interventional Radiology

    Staff ReporterGovernment Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), became the first to start Doctor of Medicine (DM) course in Interventional Radiology, among all the Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra. DM is considered as the s..

Post City Police search, spl prison team finds cellphone in jail’s high security cell

    Special Correspondent A SPECIAL team dispatched by Additional Director General (Prisons) to Central Jail here to inquire into the futile attempt made by a MCOCA detenue to smuggle packets containing 51 gramme marijuana and 15 batte..

Bhrushund Ganesha is among Ashtavinayaks of Vidarbha

    By Apoorva Methi Brushund Ganesha in Bhandara is one of the Ashtavinayaks of Vidarbha and has historic importance. Bhrushund Ganesha is said to be wish fulfilling God. Large number of devotees visit this ancient temple located in..

Bhiwapur BDO Anita Pitthalwar caught accepting bribe

    Staff ReporterANTI-CORRUPTION Bureau (ACB) sleuths, on Wednesday, caught Anita Tulsidas Pitthalwar nee Telang, Block Development Officer (BDO), Panchayat Samiti Bhiwapur, red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000..

Crop damage due to rainfall pegged at Rs 1,156.19 cr in Nagpur Divn

    Staff Reporter Due to rainfall in the months of June, July, and August this year, the crop damage has been pegged at Rs 1,156.19 crore. The administration has compiled latest data after completing panchnama, as per the directions o..

IGGMCH Skin Deptt also gets 3 PG seats

    Staff ReporterThe Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy (VDL), popularly known as Skin, at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) also has got Post Graduate (PG) seats. It was the last department..

NMC serves final notice on open plot owners to clear property tax dues

    Staff ReporterServing a final reminder on owners of 6,925 open plots in city, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has asked them to clear their property tax dues of over Rs 37.40 crore. In case of failure by citizens, the properties..

More arrests likely in smuggling of narcotics, batteries in Central Jail

    Special CorrespondentMORE skeletons are likely to tumble out after a massive racket of smuggling banned substances like narcotics, cellphones, batteries and phone chargers inside the prison was busted at Central Jail. After Dhantol..

Paoni’s Ranzi Ganesha fulfills wishes of devotees

   By Apoorva Methi Ganesha festival is celebrated with all religious fervour in the historical town of Paoni in Bhandara district. The town, which is known as Kashi of Vidarbha, has around 350 temples. Among them, Shri Panchmukhi Ganesh Ma..

Collector seeks Rs 339 cr to compensate farmers in distt

    Staff ReporterDistrict Collector Dr Vipin Itankar has submitted a report to State Government seeking Rs 339 crore for paying compensation to farmers in district whose crops was damaged due to heavy rains. The Revenue Department pan..

132 villages part of ‘One village, One Ganpati’ in distt

   Staff ReporterNand village in Bhiwapur tehsil houses a population of 10,000. Three to four Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals existed in the village before 2018. The yearly Ganesh festival led to unhealthy competition and enmity among the members..

Mahalle couple’s ‘Gramhit’ company in Forbes’ Asia list

    Yavatmal CorrespondentThe ‘Gramhit’ company started by Yavatmal’s son Pankaj Mahalle and Shweta Mahalle (Thakre) from Warud (Tuka) has been included in the globally famous Forbes’ Asia list of 100 best quali..

Jailed, suspended PSI operating drug racket from Central Jail

    Staff ReporterA jailed, suspended Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) was operating a drug racket sitting right in the Central Jail Nagpur. The shocking information came to fore when a MCOCA accused was busted by a prison constable for smug..

Gaurala’s ancient ‘Vardan Ganesh’ showers blessings on devotees

    By Ramesh KallepelliThe devotees from all over Vidarbha visit Lord Ganesha temple located at Gaurala village, about three 3 kilometres away from Bhadravati city in the district, to take blessing of the deity. The saffron (Kesari) G..

MUHS to adopt valuation based on competency in all its examinations

    Staff ReporterMaharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) is introducing changes not only in curriculum, but in examination system too. Vice-Chancellor Lieutenant General Dr Madhuri Kanitkar (Retd) has decided to adopt compete..

MCOCA accused arrested while entering Central Jail with ganja, phone batteries

   Staff ReporterSensation prevailed at Central Jail Nagpur when a jail constable discovered three packets of ganja (Marijuana) and 15 cellphone batteries from a MCOCA accused when he was entering the jail. The accused was carrying a file i..

Power demand-supply gap to widen in coming months

   Staff ReporterThe availability of power to meet the surge in demand in post-pandemic period continues to be a challenge. As per the projection of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), the peak demand-supply..

‘Swayambhu’ Mayureshwar Ganesha of Arjuni Morgaon, a revered place for devotees in Vid

    By Apoorva MethiOver 500-year-old Mayureshwar Ganesha idol installed in a small temple situated in the residential premises of Vinayakrao Joshi in Arjuni Morgaon tehsil of Gondia district is believed to be ‘Swayambhu’. ..

Eco-friendly immersion: Lukewarm response from NGOs to NMC’s appeal

   Staff ReporterOut of eight Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) of the city that showed interest for eco-friendly Ganesh immersion at various sites this year, only one NGO is actively helping Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) from Day On..

Average 20+ deaths in mishaps daily on highways in State in 67 months

   Staff Reporter Though the Government agencies have been claiming that highways are safer, data obtained under Right to Information (RTI) Act reveals that on an average 20-plus persons were killed in mishaps on National and State Highways..

With jump of 19% in traps, ACB nets58 corrupt officials in eight months

n Staff ReporterAnti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Nagpur Division, netted 58 State Government officials till August this year. Though this is all-time high number of traps by ACB, it also indicates the culture of corruption prevailing in the system. A compari..

NMC to ensure smooth immersion of Ganesh idols

   Staff ReporterNagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is all set for smooth conduct of immersion of Ganesh idols in and around the city after a gap of two years. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ganeshotsav celebration was muted due to a lot of ..

Known as saviour of Raghuji Raje Bhosale, historic Ganesh temple attracts devotees

   By Deepak DeoA large number of devotees visit the Ganesh temple founded by late Raghuji Raje Bhosale in Akot. It is believed to be built by the King in 1751. Although the Ganesh temple was reconstructed later on, the Lord Ganesha idol ke..

SECR exploring new route to Southern India via Gadchiroli, orders final location survey

   By Sagar MohodSouth East Central Railway (SECR) is exploring option of opening new route to Southern direction of country through remote Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. A survey is commissioned for linking Gadchiroli in Nagpur Divisi..

IGGMCH gets PG seats in Psychiatry

    By Vikas VaidyaThe Psychiatry Department of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) finally got Post Graduation seats. This is for the first time that this department will offer admissions to PG seats. Nation..

School Principal abducted, released; cops nab three

   Special CorrespondentPRADEEP Hariram Motiramani, Principal of Mahatma Gandhi Centennial Primary School, Jaripatka, who was abducted on Friday night for ransom, was released after police got hold of one of the suspects on Saturday afterno..

My legal journey started from Nagpur: CJI Lalit

   Staff ReporterStating that his legal journey actually started from Nagpur, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI), on Saturday, narrated his first experience of a court room at Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court w..

Vid’s oldest Ganeshotsav has history of over 1,000 yrs!

   By Suresh DhokeAlthough Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak started public celebration of Ganeshotsav to unite people and inculcate feeling of oneness. in Pune in the year 1893, the tradition of public celebration of Ganesh festival in Ner is a..

3 Patanil Camp elephants translocated to Gujarat

    Gadchiroli CorrespondentTHREE elephants from the Patanil Elephant Camp in Aheri taluka of the district were translocated to Gujarat early Friday morning. The animals were taken to Radhakrishna Temple Elephant Welfare Trust in Jamna..

42 check-posts to curb illegal sand transport: Collector

   Staff Reporter Dr Vipin Itankar, District Collector, has directed the Police Department, Revenue Department, and Mining Section officers to put in place 42 check-posts in Nagpur district to curb illegal transport of sand and to initiate ..

Illicit relations behind couple’s suicide pact

    Special CorrespondentWITH the establishment of the identities of the couple who jumped in front of Mumbai-Nagpur Duronto Express near Jamtha early Thursday morning, Hingna Police confirmed that it was an apparent suicide pact borne..

Engg student killed, four injured as car skids off

    Staff ReporterA STUDENT of Government College of Engineering, New Khapri, was killed and four of his classmates were injured, two of them seriously, after the speeding Maruti Celerio car they were travelling in skidded off near Chi..

HCBA to felicitate CJI U U Lalit today

   Staff Reporter High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Nagpur, has organised a function to felicitate Justice Uday U Lalit, Chief Justice of India (CJI), on Saturday. Justice U U Lalit took charge as the CJI on August 27. This will be his fir..

Kelzar’s Varad Vinayak Ganesh temple: Where wishes come true

   By Narendra DeshmukhTHE ‘Varadavinayak’ Ganesh of Kelzar is known to fulfill all wishes and hence is visited by devotees round the year. However, during the 10-day festival of Ganeshotsav, the buzz of devotional activities re..

‘Climate change connection between Central India and Pakistan floods’

    By Kartik LokhandeClimate change is connecting the world better than other factors, it seems. Experts have pointed out that climate change is altering the track of monsoon systems, forcing them to travel in westerly direction throu..

Before chopping, reassess cumulative age of 1,014 trees: State Tree Authority to NMC

    Staff ReporterMaharashtra State Tree Authority, in its third meeting held recently, directed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to reassess the cumulative age of 1,014 trees which will be felled for construction of a parking area f..

AIIMS to reach out to rural population for treatment of non-communicable diseases

    By Vikas VaidyaAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to reach the unreached. It will be serving people in rural areas for treating non-communicable diseases (NCD). The Central Government-run institute’s ..