‘Our Govt is for people, farmers’ CM performs bhoomipujan of projects worth Rs 547 cr for Bhandara

    Bhandara Correspondent  “Our Mahayuti Government is the Government of common people and farmers. Our Government is offering benefit of Rs 6,000 in addition to Rs 6,000 that of Central Government, making the benefit ..

Forest Deptt to capture problem tiger of Deolapar

     By Kaushik Bhattacharya   Even as the panic among villagers is on peak due to back-to-back tiger attacks, the Forest Department has decided to capture the problem tiger which has killed around seven persons in ..

Pardi project to wrap-up by August end

    Staff Reporter   Finally the mega project going at Pardi, the fly-over cum RoB cum-RuB is nearing completion as National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has set deadline of August 2024 for the same. The work on the..

In death, Ramchandra Jampalwar gives new lease of life to three

     Staff Reporter  Four years ago Ramchandra Jampalwar, 56-year-old man of Chandrapur district, met with an accident. Fortunately, he survived the accident. Recently, he again met with an accident as a four-wheeler hit..

Archana Puttewar’s assets under ACB’s scanner

    Staff Reporter  The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is all set to launch a probe into huge wealth amassed by Archana Manish Puttewar (53), Assistant Director of Urban Planning Department, who allegedly conspired to murder he..

Citizens lose Rs 11.23 crore In stock market investment frauds

    By Dheeraj Fartode  After retiring from a nationalized bank, 60-year-old Chandrashekhar was thinking about how to invest the sum he received as retirement benefits. One day, he received a message with a link from an Insta..

203 Of 662 city buses off roads

      Staff ReporterAbout 203 buses of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) are not running on roads leaving the citizens frustrated. The city's population is now about 30 lakh and a seamless city bus service is crucial to meet..

Man fakes kidnapping, abandons girlfriend’s son on train, arrested

     Staff Reporter   Following a dispute with her husband, a woman fled her maternal home with her four-year-old son. While residing in Nagpur, she befriended a young man. However, the man harboured animosity towar..

NEET, NET fiasco: Students, parents suffering Who is responsible?

    Principal Correspondent  While the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to undergraduate health sciences courses continues, the Government has cancelled the National Eligibility Test (NET), an eligibil..

BIG CATCH: Top hardcore Maoist, wife surrender

    By Kartik Lokhande   AS THEIR names were announced by a police officer, the couple dressed in simple attire started walking towards the dais. Their faces showed a blend of both – anxiety and relief. Anxiety, be..

Rs 131 cr boost to IGGMCH expansion plan

     By Vikas Vaidya  After a wait of 5 years finally Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) got approval for 500-bedded independent hospital in its premises. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari performe..

ASI unearths rare ancient Lord Vishnu’s sculpture in Sindkhed Raja

     By Shirish Borkar  IN AN astonishing discovery, archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Nagpur Circle, executing the conservation work near Lakhuji Jadhav’s Samadhi at Sindkhed Raja in B..

Glitch in State’s solar scheme portal hits subsidy disbursement

     Staff Reporter  The Pradhan Mantri Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana (PMSGMBY) which got tremendous response after its announcement by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February, is now facing technical hurdles. After ..

Elderly couple commits suicide

      Staff Reporter  An elderly couple committed suicide in Chandan Nagar under the jurisdiction of Imambada Police Station. The police are probing the case to ascertain the reason behind the couple taking the extr..


THE list of defaulter universities published by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that went viral on social media on Friday raised many eyebrows not only among the institutions but also among the common public. For, the list used the word‘defaulter’ for reputed universities citing the reason that they had not appointed Ombudsperson for redressal of grievances of students. Also, though the prominent universities from the region appointed Ombudspersons, the UGC did not take it into account while ..

State notifies DLC formation For rollout of PM SuryaGhar Muft Bijlee YojanaS

 ■ By Sagar Mohod : FOR effective implementation of rooftop solar scheme, Maharashtra Government has notified formation of District Level Committees (DLC) that would be headed by the District Collector. The committee’s scope includes..

Monsoon arrives... without spell

     By Kaushik Bhattacharya   After a delay of almost four days, the Southwest Monsoon finally arrived in Nagpur district on Thursday. India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday declared the advancement of ..

‘All proposals under District Annual Plan to be accepted till July 1’

    Staff Reporter    All department heads should take care to send proposals within the limits of the approved budget under the District Annual Plan 2024-25 by July 1. Along with this, the Executive Committee directed t..

Auto parts manufacturer under scanner

    Staff Reporter   THE Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Thursday, raided the industrial unit of a manufacturer-cum-supplier of batteries and auto parts in Hingna MIDC and his residential premises during the simultaneo..

Dighori hit-n-run case: Three-year-old girlsuccumbs to injuries

    Staff Reporter  THE death toll in the Dighori hit-n-run case has risen to three with a three-year-old girl Hasina Sitaram Bagdiya succumbing to her injuries at the Trauma Centre of the Government Medical College & Hos..

Wait continues! Monsoon onset 3-4 days away!

     Staff Reporter  The southwest monsoon continued to play hide and seek in Central and East Vidarbha. Due to absence of favourable weather system in Bay of Bengal, the onset of monsoon in remaining parts of Vidarbha w..

Rs 507 cr for health facilities Fadnavis comes upwith ‘Mission Nagpur’

     Staff Reporter  It was only the ‘Mission Nagpur’ that Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis focussed during his review meeting at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai on Wednesday. He assured Rs 507 crore to..

Naxal Surrender Policy gets another extension

     Staff Reporter   Home Department of Maharashtra Government has given one more extension to the Naxal Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy. The previous extension had come to an end on August 28 last year. Since ..

Mystery shroudselderly couple’s death in CPWD Colony

    Staff Reporter   SENSATION prevailed at CPWD Colony, Seminary Hills, in Gittikhadan Police Station area on Wednesday afternoon after an elderly couple was found dead under mysterious circumstances. Deepak Gajbhiye (5..

Spike in diarrhoea, gastro cases in summer; NMC alerts citizens

     Staff Reporter  A sudden spike in cases of water-borne diseases has raised alarm in Health Department prompting Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to issue an advisory asking the citizens to remain alert. In the mon..

CP suspends Sr PI Dighe for dereliction of duty

    Special Correspondent   COMMISSIONER of Police Dr Ravinder Singal, on Wednesday, placed Senior Police Inspector (PI) Vijay Dighe, In-Charge of Wathoda Police Station, under suspension allegedly for dereliction of dut..

Besa square, Besa-Pipla road residents Struggle with infrastructure woes

     By Dheeraj Fartode  Despite emerging as a favoured residential destination among citizens, Besa area has been plagued by severe infrastructure deficiencies that continue to disrupt daily life for its residents. The ..

Naag river cleaning back on Gadkari’s agenda

     Staff Reporter  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was back in action as on Tuesday, he took stock of the pending projects, mainly the Naag river project. It was first meeting after Gadkari assumed charge of Road and Tran..

Vid’s first skin bank stands non-functional for five years

     By Vikas Vaidya  Vidarbha’s first skin bank, that started about 10 years ago, has been non-functional for the past 5 years. There are a lot of cases of over 40% burn injuries where skin bank can give a new lea..

NMC spends small to combat air pollution despite having funds

    By Kaushik Bhattacharya  Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) failed to utilise the funds provided by the Centre under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to improve the city’s air quality and its mitigation, reve..

Striped hyena, grey wolf at Gorewada Zoo soon

    By Kaushik Bhattacharya  Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoo will receive new animals under animal exchange programme of Central Zoo Authority (CZA) soon. Two striped hyenas, two sloth bears and two grey wolves..

Dance of death continues...

    Special Correspondent   THE dance of death continues unabated on the thoroughfares in the Second Capital with one engineering student driving a car under the influence of alcohol mowing down nine members of a Rajasth..

Transport Deptt mulls licence checksat schools, coaching institutions

     Staff Reporter  From Pune’s Porsche accident to the Skoda incident at Nagpur, in last 15 days, the accidents Maharashtra State has witnessed have one thing in common. The accused in all these accidents are min..

Graduates, Post-grads, Transgenders Apply for 347 posts of Police Constables

     Special Correspondent   FOR 347 posts of constables in Nagpur Police Commissionerate, the city police have received 29,987 applications. The recruitment drive would commence at the Police Headquarters, Takli, f..

Windstorm Wreaks HAVOC

    Staff Reporter  First monsoon shower on Monday ended up causing discomfort to citizens as life was thrown out of gear in second capital of the State. Prior to rains, a wind storm hit the city that led to power failure in ..

Heavy rains lash city, slow down life due to waterlogging

   Staff Reporter   People of Nagpur heaved a sigh of relief on Monday as the city witnessed heavy rains in the evening with gusty winds and severe lightning. As per the Sonegaon observatory situated at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar ..

Two soldiers killed, three critical Speeding bus collides head-on with auto-rickshaw near Kamptee

     Kamptee Correspondent  A routine shopping trip turned into a tragedy on Sunday evening when a private travels bus collided head-on with an auto-rickshaw carrying eight Army jawans and its driver on the Kanhan river ..

NMC, citizens unite to remove Eichhornia from Ambazari Lake

     Staff Reporter   Conscious of need to preserve the ecology and more particularly an important water body, Nagpurians joined hands with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for a massive exercise to remove Eichhor..

AIIMS sets up top tier Brachytherapy unit

     By Vikas VaidyaGovernment Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) is awaiting Linear Accelerator, useful for treating cancer patients, since 2018 while the advanced facility of Brachytherapy has been installed in All India Instit..

NMC closes Narendra Nagar RuB one month after Rlys had done the same

     Staff Reporter  “To hell with the convenience of citizens” seems to be the current mantra in city, as authorities from different Government departments at their whims and fancies resort to road closure a..

CITIZENS WITHOUT RIGHTS Many migrated Sindhi families still deprived of plot lease deed

“BRING your refugee card.” This is the only response Leelarai Daulatrai Sharma is getting for decades whenever he approaches the district administration for lease deed of his plot in the rehabilitation colony at Khamla. Born in a Sindhi family 61 years ago in Nagpur, Sharma is running from pillar to post for last three decades with all relevant documents proving his citizenship of India to get lease deed of his a 430 square feet Nazul Plot No 90 (Khasra No 42/1, Mouza Khamla, City Survey No 1248). ..

Death toll rises to eight

WITH one more young woman worker succumbing to her injuries, the death toll in the blast at the plant of Chamundi Explosives Pvt Ltd at Dhamna (Turagondi) has risen to eight on Saturday. The deceased, Shraddha Vanraj Patil (22) was a resident of village Dhamna. Shraddha and Dansa Maraskolhe (26), who were seriously injured in the blast at the factory of the company, were rushed to Dande Hospital, Ravi Nagar Square, on Thursday afternoon. Dansa, who had suffered more than 90 per cent burn, breathed ..

Psychiatrists to help cops read criminals’ mind

What compels people to kill their near ones? What makes some people behave in a weird manner on road as they violate traffic norms? What are the reasons for people especially youngsters committing suicide? These and several other issues haunt police personnel while cracking crime cases. If the mindset and psychology of the individuals involved in serious crimes could be understood in a better way, then the serious crimes can be prevented, the suicides can be avoided. Considering all these and some ..

‘A father always ensures respect for his kids’

WHEN fathering a normal child has become a challenging task for well-off families in this fast-paced age, an 81-year-old sage has set a unique example for the society. He is serving as “father” to 125 differently-abled kids at his Ashram in Vazzar near Paratwada in Achalpur tehsil of Amravati district. Padma Shri Shankarbaba Papalkar is the father for these kids, who are orphans and destitutes, some visually impaired, some deaf and dumb, some mentally-challenged and some physically challenged. ..

Aakhir wo baap hain...!

As usual, the little one wanted to have that sweet pie in the plate of the father. After a tiring day, the man was enjoying the meals with his family and had kept the sweet pie to be relished in the end. But, as soon as the little one wanted it, the man did not think twice and offered it to his darling. When this happens, a man turns into father. When a woman gives birth to a baby, she becomes mother. Similarly, when a man happily sacrifices for the baby even the choicest of his desires, a father ..

128 kg Doda powder seized

PACHPAOLI Police on Friday night raided a shop near Kamal Chowk and seized more than 128 kilogramme poppy straw, popularly known as Doda powder, valued at Rs 10.24 lakh. Cops took the shopkeeper, Laxminarayan Maikulal Jaiswal (38) into custody. Poppy straw is the husk left after extraction of opium from the pods. It is one of the narcotic drugs which is often smuggled under the cover of cattle feed. Acting on a specific intelligence, a team of Pachpaoli Police raided Jaiswal’s shop near Kamal Chowk...

Car crashes into roadside stalls

EVEN before the dust raised by the Pune Porsche crash case could settle, an under-age mechanic working at an automobile garage rammed a Skoda car into roadside stalls injuring five persons, including three women, in the Nandanvan area on Saturday afternoon. The injured persons were rushed to Santaji Hospital, KDK College Road, Rajendra Nagar and Anandam Hospital in the same area. All the injured persons were out of danger. A couple, who was on a moped sustained serious injuries and was admitted to ..

Chamundi Explosives Dir, factory manager arrested, released on bail

     Special Correspondent   HINGNA Police, on Thursday night, arrested Jay Shivshankar Khemka, Director of Chamundi Explosives Pvt Ltd, and Sagar Deshmukh, Factory Manager, Dhamna (Turagondi) plant of the company, ..

Traffic woes grip city during peak hours

     By Dheeraj Fartode   As Nagpur is grappling with increasing vehicular population and traffic violations, the key junctions have become epicenters of traffic chaos during peak hours. Samvidhan Square to Kriplani..

Child Policy draft: Certain sections raise red flag for society

     By Dr Aparna Lalingkar  After reading the Maharashtra State Child Policy draft, which is available on the Government website, I must appreciate that the draft is good and the draft-makers have thought about many asp..