Be creative to achieve success: Kirloskar tells VNIT graduates

 Rashi Laddha, winner of highest number of awards being presented with certificate of excellence by Sanjay Kirloskar as Vishram Jamdar, Dr Pramod Padole and others look on. (Pic by Moonlight)   Staff Reporter :   “Be creative, that is the only way to achieve success in today’s world.” That’s the mantra given by Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., while addressing 17th convocation of Visvesvaraya National Institute ..

Nilekani to inaugurate Bajaj Institute of Technology today

  Staff Reporter :   Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Chairman of Infosys Limited and Founding Chairman of UIDAI (Aadhaar), will inaugurate Bajaj Institute of Technology (BIT) in Pipri (Meghe) village in Wardha district on Monday at 3 pm. Rahul Bajaj, President of Shiksha Mandal, Wardha; Sanjay Bhargava, Chairman, Shiksha Mandal that runs BIT; Dr Narendra Kanhe, Principal; and other dignitaries will grace the occasion with their presence. Rahul Bajaj appealed to the representatives ..

‘Learn from Indian Army which follows only one Dharma, How to be an Indian’

“Citizens of our country must take from the Army two things. First, it must be known that Army has no Mazhab. It has only one Dharma ‘how to be an Indian’. When the country has problems of self-confidence, look at the Army. This will change your belief. Secondly, if one has Josh, Hosh must also follow. Leaders in Army have Hosh to serve and then Josh follows automatically,” exhorted Lt Gen Sayed Ata Hasnain,..

Meticulous Physiotherapy treatment can heal patients sans medicines

 Principal Correspondent :  There are so many misconceptions about physiotherapy. People are unaware about this branch. Most people think that after every orthopaedic injury one has to do some physiotherapy. Thats it! But this is not true. Physiotherapy is not limited only to post-orthopaedic procedures. It has gone beyond that. Physiotherapy is a complex specialty, as it deals with all disciplines of medicine. Post-operative rehabilitation is the main aspect of physiotherapy and it is being ..

Replace power transmission lines with underground cables: Task Force report

 Staff Reporter :  In its report submitted recently to Standing Committee of National Board for Wild Life (NBWL), the Task Force constituted by Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has suggested replacement of existing power transmission lines with insulated cables or underground cables ‘on priority basis’ to reduce wildlife mortality. The Task Force was constituted to suggest eco-friendly measures to mitigate impact of power transmission ..

Rahul Bajaj pays visit to Smruti Mandir

 Staff Reporter :  Rahul Bajaj, Chairman of Bajaj Auto, paid a visit to Smruti Mandir, Reshimbagh here on Sunday. During his one-hour visit to the premises, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionaries accompanied him. Bajaj, a noted industrialist and philanthropist, offered floral tributes at the statue of Dr K B Hedgewar, founder of RSS. He also paid tributes to M S Golwalkar Guruji, the second Sarsanghchalak. During his stay, RSS functionaries accompanying him informed him about various ..

Promoting multifaceted Hamid Dalwai among masses as a true secularist: Jyoti Subhash

“Hamid Dalwai was a true human being, secularist and amazing author. He led his life till last breath for protection and preservation of human values. Dalwai was a real thinker par excellence. His thoughts and principles were far ahead of time. This is the reason, I wanted to promote Dalwai’s thoughts among youths,” said renowned theatre actress Jyoti Subhash on Sunday. Subhash was interacting with Ajey Gampawar in an open interview at Vanamati Hall...

‘Cinemar Moto’, using representative but contrasting voices

 Bratya Basu and Anasuya Majumder in a scene from the drama ‘Cinemar Moto’.  By Dr Supantha Bhattacharyya :  The second evening of the Bengali theatre festival, hosted by Bengali Association and Bengali Education Society and dedicated to the multifaceted film/theatre personality-cum-state minister Bratya Basu, showcased his 2013 hit play ‘Cinemar Moto’ (Just like the Movies). While yesterday’s opener ‘Adyo Shesh Rajani’ tackled the issue ..

City doc Vartika wins ‘Mrs West Asia’ title

  Staff Reporter :   Beauty is the reflection of excellent physical and mental fitness. City-based doctor Dr Vartika Patil has proven this by winning the coveted title of ‘Mrs West Asia’ in a beauty pageant held recently at Pune. Aditi Govitrikar, Mrs World-2001, presented the crown of ‘Mrs West Asia’ to Dr Vartika Patil. Now, Dr Patil will be representing Nagpur in the upcoming Mrs Universe pageant scheduled to be held in China between December 22, 2019 ..

Kashikar, Shembekar of Ankur Seeds get VIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognising the contribution of Ankur Seeds Pvt. Ltd, Nagpur in progress of agriculture sector in the region, Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) on Saturday gave Lifetime Achievement Award to R M Kashikar, Chairman and M G Shembekar, Managing Director of the company. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari; former Justice of Bombay High Court M N Gilani; ..

Bengali Theatre Fest starts with brilliant ‘Adyo Shesh Rajani’

 A scene from Bengali drama ‘Adyo Shesh Rajani’. (Pic by Sanjib Ganguly)   By Dr Supantha Bhattacharyya :   In line with legends like Vaclav Havel, Bratya Basu effortlessly straddles two worlds: that of a career politician (he is the Minister of Science, Technology and Biotechnology with the additional charge of Forest Department in Mamata Banerji’s government) and Bengal’s most prolific living playwright. This former professor of Literature also acts ..

Director of Jham Builders arrested

HEMANT Sikander Jham, Director of Jham Builders and Developers, who duped over 400 investors of crores of rupees and was absconding for the past two years, finally landed in police dragnet on Saturday. A resident of 202, Orchid Bloom Apartment, Sai Nagar, Sonegaon, Jham (33) was arrested by Unit-I of crime branch from his house...

State V-Cs want varsities to become student-centric

 Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chancellor of Universities in Maharashtra along with Vice-Chancellors of all the universities in State. Principal Correspondent :   State Higher and Technical Education Secretary Saurabh Vijay may convene a meeting of V-Cs soon for the integrated efforts Responding to a call given by newly-appointed Chancellor of Universities in State, Bhagat Singh Koshyari to make universities a centre of excellence, Vice-Chancellors (V-Cs) of State expressed they ..

Putting the ‘best foot’ forward

Though these lines of a popular Hindi movie song have a different context, the efforts of a city-based organisation have provided it a new context -- of restoring happiness in the lives of needy people by providing them artificial limb. ..

BJP holds ‘Zenda Lagao’ campaign in Sillewada

 Girish Vyas, MLC; Dr Rajiv Potdar, BJP District President; Sonba Musale and other BJP leaders during a meeting held at Sillewada on Saturday.   Staff Reporter :   Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in response to Saoner MLA Sunil Kedar’s threat issued to BJP workers, organised a ‘Zenda Lagao’ campaign in Sillewada village on Saturday. “If required, we will intensify the campaign,” said Dr Rajiv Potdar, BJP District President, while addressing the gathering ..

RPF SECR to form 3 new dog squads; proposal approved for kennels

  By Dheeraj Fartode :   South East Central Railway (SECR) has approved a proposal for construction of three kennels at Nagbhid, Dongargadh and Bilaspur station for dedicated detective dog squads. Railway Protection Force (RPF) of SECR will get a helping hand with the dog squad for checking of trains and passenger luggage. Divisional Security Commandant (DSC) Ashutosh Pandey informed ‘The Hitavada’ that tendering process would be start this month. Similarly, three dogs ..

Gadkari inaugurates city’s first LNG-to-CNG mother station

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and MSMEs, inaugurated the city’s first LNG-to-CNG mother station RawMatt CNG Pump, near Automotive Square, Mouja Wanjari, Ring Road, on Friday. Nanda Jichkar, Mayor; Jitendra alias Bunty Kukde, Chairman of Transport Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC); the officials of RawMatt Industries Pvt Ltd, NMC, and InoxCVA, PetroNet also were present on the occasion. After pressing the button to inaugurate the first pump that will convert liquefied ..

City sees smooth passage of Ganesh idol immersion

Working in tandem, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Nagpur City Police saw smooth passage of immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh at end of ten-day festival. The arrangements put in place by Health Department (Cleanliness) of civic body and fine tuning of strategy with police department paid rich dividends this year. A survey of Futala Lake and at other places where artificial immersion tanks were placed showcased very minimal waste at the sites. About 2,92,702 idols were immersed and 179.5 tonnes ..

After Totladoh, now Navegaon Khairy dam filled to the brim

Irrigation Department is now battling problem of plenty due to overflowing dams in Nagpur District leading to opening of gates of Totladoh as well as that of Navegaon Khairy. While Totladoh sees massive inflow due to opening of gates of Machagora Dam in upstream of Pench river in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh that is battered by heavy rains.Totladoh is the biggest dam in Vidarbha and its stock has crossed 96 per cent mark requiring lifting of its gates. The dam is situation at Navegaon Khairi and at ..

HC raps CJM for not completing NDCCB trial

 Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, on Friday, issued contempt notice to Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) and sought his explanation by October 5 for not completing the trial of Rs 152 crore Government Security (Gilt) scam, which had rocked Nagpur District Central Co-operative Bank (NDCCB) 17 years ago.A division bench consisting of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Milind Jadhav came down heavily upon the judicial officer for not completing the criminal trial involving then NDCCB Chairman and ..

No road through Bharatvan, Govt finds alternative through Ravi Nagar quarters

There is a reason for nature lovers to smile as Maharashtra Government has dropped the idea of constructing a road through the Bharatvan. The decision was taken on Friday during the meeting of top Government officials chaired by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.Common citizens too had opposed the move to cut through the Bharatvan and for nearly eleven months they kept up their resistance to plan mooted by Maha Metro to construct a road through the forest land owned by Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth ..

3,000 cops in bandobast for Ganesh ‘visarjan’

 Commissioner of Police Dr B K Upadhyaya taking review of the arrangements at Futala lake on Wednesday.  Staff Reporter :  More than 3,000 police personnel will be deployed in the city during Ganesh idol immersion on Thursday. Along with additional CCTV cameras, the cops will also take help of drone cameras to supervise the bandobast. Additional Commissioner of Police Dr Shashikant Mahavarkar informed reporters in a press conference that immersion of Sarvajanik Ganpati would take place ..

NMC launches Morya App for ‘visarjan’

  Staff Reporter :  Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has launched Morya NMC Nagpur android app to assist citizens in location of nearby tank for immersion of idols of Lord Ganpati. Informing this on Wednesday, Deputy Mayor Deepraj Pardikar and Virendra Kukreja, Chairperson, Health Committee, NMC, said the App is developed by Engineering students of city. The App was launched on eve of Ganesh Visarjan as NMC expects large number of idols to be immersed on Thursday.  The app can be ..

‘State has potential to grow but priorities of growth changed’

Jayant Patil    By Vikas Vaidya : Jayant Patil is President of Maharashtra State Unit of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Patil has emerged as a top leader on his own. He was never termed as ‘Sonrise’ despite having legacy of his father Rajarambapu Patil who himself was a great political leader in his times. Recently, NCP Supremo and political heavyweight Sharad Pawar certified Patil as one who is capable of leading the State. Patil was in Nagpur leading Shiv Swarajya ..

BJP won’t vacate Ramtek, Katol seats for Shiv Sena: Bawankule

  Staff Reporter : Vijay Ghodmare free to exercise his options, says Guardian Minister  “Bharatiya Janata Party had won both -- Ramtek and Katol -- seats in State Legislative Assembly elections held in 2014. Hence, there is no question of BJP leaving these two seats for Shiv Sena in the ensuing Assembly elections,” said Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister of district. Bawankule was replying to questions of mediapersons during a press interaction held at ..

All 14 gates of Totladoh dam opened

 Staff Reporter :  All the 14 gates of Totladoh Dam were lifted on Wednesday evening to release water as the storage level rose to 97 per cent of its designed capacity. The gates were lifted by 30 cms each allowing discharge of 120 Cumsec (cubic metre/sec), said J B Turkhede, Executive Engineer, Pench Irrigation Project. Earlier taking into account future inflow, Irrigation Department had decided about opening of only four of the 14 gates. Thereafter rest of the gates were lifted at 6 pm ..

Medicinal values of ‘Patri’ used in festivals

 By Rajendra Diwe :  Marua Patra: In English it is known as Marjoram; in Hindi it is termed as Maruwa; in Sanskrit as Surabhi Patra; in Telugu as Maruvam and in Marathi it is known as Marwa. The leaves are having medicinal values. The leaves contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. The leaves are used in Increasing the efficiency of digestion by increasing digestive enzymes and saliva; Calming the stomach and digestive system; Improving appetite; Relieving nausea; Eliminating flatulence; ..

Facebook friend molests girl

  Staff Reporter :   Two cases of molestation were reported in the city in MIDC and Imambada police station areas. A Facebook friend of a girl molested her when she discontinued their friendship. MIDC police have registered criminal case against accused Sameer Mendhe (31), a resident of Dhamma Kirti Nagar, Dattawadi. According to police, the accused befriended the 24-year-old girl on Facebook and they had gone for a date. After realising that the youth was not good in nature, the ..

Vigorous rainfall changes scene at Totladoh dam from dismal to bright

  Ramtek Correspondent/ Staff Reporter :   In mid-September, the dam is having stock of 88.78 per cent by Tuesday, the highest ever in six years      Within a span of 50 days, the scene at Totladoh Dam changed from dismal to bright due to remarkable turnaround in its fortune thanks to vigorous rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. Till mid-August, even the dead stock from the dam was being lifted by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) to quench the thirst of citizens. ..

Nagpur Rural police team attacked near Saoner

  Saoner Correspondent :  Six police personnel injured in the attack Six police personnel including a Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) and a Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) were seriously injured when a group of anti-social elements attacked the police team at Pardhi settlement in Saoner police station area on Tuesday. According to police, the police team led by SDPO Ashok Sabalkar had gone to settlement to raid illicit liquor distilling den of Revislal Chavhan (32) in the morning hours. ..

13-year-old girl gangraped at crematorium in Hingna

Staff Reporter :  A 13-year-old girl was gangraped at a crematorium in Hingna area when she was going to attend nature’s call on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The girl was admitted at the hospital and her condition is critical. The accused have been identified as Amit Jaiprakash Thakur (18) and Balwant Gond (20) and two other juveniles.  According to police, the girl had gone to attend nature’s call in the bushes on Sunday at 11.30 pm. Amit and Balwant stopped the ..

Electric bus inducted in NMC’s transport fleet

 Anand Swaroop, Chief Operating Officer, Olectra, handing over key of Tejaswini Bus, the first electric bus, to Mayor Nanda Jichkar as Sandeep Joshi, Abhijit Bangar and others look on.Staff Reporter :  By 2030 buses running on petrol and diesel will become outdated and hence Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has taken conscious decision to induct electric buses in its transport fleet, stated Mayor Nanda Jichkar here on Tuesday. All vehicles of civic body will switch over to CNG in time ..

Medicinal values of ‘Patri’ used in festivals

 By Rajendra Diwe :  Kadali Patra: In English it is called as Plantain or Banana Plant. The Kadali leaves resemble like that of Banana leaves, but they are small in size than Banana leaves. The botanical species may be different. In Hindi and Sanskrit it is called as Kadali Patra while in Telugu it is known as Arati. In Marathi it is called as Kardali. The whole plant, roots, flowers and unripe fruits are of medicinal value. The flowers contain: dopamine, dopanoradrenalin, caffieic acid, ..

With trains’ punctuality taking hit, Rlys rush RPF to level crossings

  By Dheeraj Fartode :   Railways plans to install CCTV cameras at busy level crossing gates to identify regular offenders and ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic    To prevent trespassing and for facilitating smooth movement of trains, Railway Protection Force (RPF) will deploy its personnel at the level crossing gates across the country. The move follows jump in detention of long distance trains at crossings during rush hour traffic of vehicles, mostly in fast ..

Shilpa Agarwal is brand ambassador for ‘Fit India’

  By Mahesh S Kale : SHILPA Agarwal has done it again. This time the fitness enthusiast has achieved a new milestone by becoming the brand ambassador for ‘Fit India’ campaign. The industrialist and Mrs Universe Lovely winner has been awarded with the prestigious ‘Fit India Campaign Brand Ambassador’ which is a part of ‘Fit India’ movement programme that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on National Sports Day (August 29). “I was very ..

MSEDCL starts power distribution in 3 ‘new’ sub-divisions

 Dineshchandra Sabu, along with other senior officers of Directorate General of Operations inspecting the Katol Road sub-station.  Staff Reporter : Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) formally took the control of three sub-divisions, Mahal, Gandhibagh and Civil Lines, amidst high expectations and warm reactions from Nagpurians. Director (Operations) Dineshchandra Sabu along with Chief Engineer, Nagpur Urban Circle, Dilip Ghugal, took round of three sub-divisio..

Aneurysmal ballooning of coronary artery closed successfully sans surgery

 A grab of the screen showing the device with the help of which the procedure was performed. Principal Correspondent :  Device closure of aneurysm by catheter done on a 52 year-old patient by SSH cardiologisits  The surgery was first case in the world   Dr P P Deshmukh A man suffering from heart disease with a stent placed in his coronary artery in 2014, was admitted in emergency in SSH’s respiratory unit due to torrential blood expectorated from lung, ..

Totladoh full to its capacity; two gates to be opened

 Staff Reporter: With opening of two gates of the biggest irrigation project of State, Kamptee Khairy dam capacity to increase by manifold in next 24 hours  Call its nature’s bounty or blessings of Lord Ganesh, water worries of the Orange City are now over as Totladoh, the mainstay of drinking water supply for Nagpurians, is inching closer to its maximum stocking capacity. As the dam is getting filled to its brim, Irrigation Department officials have decided to open its gates ..

Art of letter writing is on the verge of extinction

  By Vikas Vaidya :  The art of letter writing is on the verge of vanishing, was pointed out in ‘Loud Thinking’ in ‘The Hitavada’. In the past or to some extent now also, a few people enjoy writing letters to their friends, relatives, close ones. ‘The Hitavada’ talked to some people who still write letters to their dear ones, friends and enjoy. According to them, the letter writing art is darkening. Letter writing is not only related to language or ..

Nagpur police reaches out to ‘Vikram’ lander with tweet

 The Nagpur police is winning the Internet with a moving tweet urging Chandrayaan-2’s lander ‘Vikram’ to respond and promising not to challan the ISRO module for breaking the signals! In the early hours of Saturday, ‘Vikram’ lost communication with ground stations, just 2.1 km from the lunar surface during its final descent. On Sunday, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said, efforts to establish contact with the lander were continuing. “Dear Vikram, Please respond. We ..

Medicinal values of ‘Patri’ used in festivals

By Rajendra Diwe :   Arka Patra: It is very popular as Raktarka or Arka in North India. It is known as Shallow Wort or Sodom Apple or Dead Sea Apple in English. In Hindi it is known as Aak, Mudar, Alarka or Mandar. In Sanskrit, it is called as Arka, in Telugu as Jilledu and in Marathi as Aark or Aarki or Mandar. The roots, leaves, flowers and latex are used as medicines since ancient times. The whole plant contains: Cardiac steroid glycoside-terpenoids, resin, glycosides, carbohydrates, ..

AIIMS to provide healthcare support to NMC hospitals, signs MoU

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be providing healthcare support to the hospitals run by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC)...

Save Kerala: Ali Akbar to Centre

“Kerala, known as God’s Own Country, may now be described as ‘devil’s land’, thanks to the machinations by anti-national elements in the garb of religious fundamentalists and pseudo-intellectuals. ..

My focus is on team-building: IGGMC&H Dean

Dr Ajay Keoliya, Dean of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMC&H), the most sensitive medical college of the region is from Forensic Science Department...

Newly-constructed cement roads develop cracks; tall claims of politicians exposed

Concrete roads were meant to last 200 years claimed a political establishment while convincing citizens over need for such roads in Nagpur...

Rainfall ‘red alert’ becomes a subject of mockery

 Citizens risk their lives while commuting on the road full of craters, especially at Munje Chowk. (R) A worker mooping floor of Subhash Nagar Metro Station as water leaked from its roof after heavy rains on Friday.  Staff Reporter :  THE rainfall ‘Red Alert’ for the city on Saturday issued by Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Nagpur, proved to be a case of much ado about nothing. As it did not rain at all in the city till late evening, the alert became a subject of ..

MUHS to endeavor to prevent students from getting addicted to tobacco

  By Vikas Vaidya : V-C Dr Dileep Mhaisekar impressed with sincere efforts made by city’s Dr Darshan Dakshindas to promote the project state-wide  Youngsters, both girls and boys, smoking or consuming gutkha has now become a common trend. This has become a social concern as they have been quite open about the ill-habits. They don’t know health hazards of these habits and most of them are not in a mood to listen to anybody. So suggesting them to give up the habit ..

MSEDCL to take over power distribution from SNDL today

 Staff Reporter :  Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is all set to take over power distribution operations from Spanco Nagpur Discom Limited (SNDL) from Sunday. The MSEDCL has sent a notice to SNDL in this regard and also deployed its employees at SDNL offices on since Saturday morning. Sources informed ‘The Hitavada’ that senior officials of MSEDCL would hold a meeting on Sunday morning to relieve financially-stressed SNDL, the unit of M/s Essel ..

Chandrayaan-2: Communication is lost, not the mission!

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students after connection with the Vikram lander was lost during soft landing of Chandrayaan-2 on lunar surface in Bengaluru, Karnataka on Saturday. (PTI)  By Kaushik Bhattacharya :   Nagpurians join the nation to express their solidarity with ISRO scientists    The touchdown of Vikram Lander at 1.55 am on Saturday was to be a moment of history for India. The entire nation waited with bated breath for the success of Mission ..

SECR introduces three-phase MEMU

 Newly introduced MEMU. (R) Interiors of the train to run between Gondia-Ballarshah stations. Staff Reporter :  South East Central Railway’s (SECR) Nagpur Division have rolled out three-phase Electric Supply MEMU (Mainline Electric Multiple Unit) train on Saturday. The 12-coach train (3 Motor Car + 9 Trailer Car) has higher acceleration and deceleration and a host of passenger-friendly features. The train will replace existing Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU).  The train ..

CP office, MIL contribute Rs 78.35 lakh to CMRF

 CM Devendra Fadnavis accepting cheque for CMRF from officers as Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, CP Dr B K Upadhyay, V-CMD of MADCSuresh Kakani, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar and others look on.  Staff Reporter :  Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, paid a visit to the city on Saturday evening. He visited various Ganeshotsav pandals and also accepted cheques of contributions made by Commissionerate of Police, Nagpur city, and MIHAN India Limited (MIL) towards Chief ..

NOGS holds CRPF FOGSI-Joint Wellness Initiative-2019

Sexual and Reproductive Health awareness organisedStaff Reporter As a part of initiative taken by Federation of Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) to collaborate with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on joint wellness initiative -2019 Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) awareness, Nagpur Obstetric and Gynaecological Society (NOGS) conducted a programme on the same issue involving CRPF, Nagpur. It was supported by RC Women’s Welfare Association.   Sajan Kumar lighting ..

MNLU V-C Dr Vijender Kumar gets Telangana State Teacher award

Staff ReporterProf Dr Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur and Professor of Law, was awarded by the Government of Telangana through its Higher Education Department ‘State Meritorious Teachers-2019 Award.  Dr Vijender Kumar receiving the ‘State Meritorious Teachers-2019’ award.  Telangana Government felicitated Dr Vijender Kumar with a certificate of Merit, Medal and Cash in recognition to his distinguished service ..

Old Settlement Commissionerate heritage building to be converted into museum

By Shirish BorkarTHE Old Settlement Commissionerate building, a heritage monument on Palm Road in Civil Lines which was earlier housing the National Fire Service College (NFSC), would be converted into a museum of firefighting and safety equipment, an assortment of nozzles and fire engines of British era. This would be the second such museum in Maharashtra after Keshavrao Jagtap Museum at Erandwane Fire Station in Pune.   One of city’s heritage monuments, Old Settlement Commissionerat..

PM’s visit to city cancelled due to ‘extremely heavy rain’ alert

Staff Reporter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Saturday stands cancelled owing to ‘extremely heavy rainfall’ alert issued by Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC). As per the previously finalised official programme, Prime Minister was scheduled to be on a visit to the city on Saturday, during which he was to launch several projects. His itinerary included inauguration of Maha Metro exhibition at Subhash Nagar station of Nagpur Metro Rail project, flagging ..

Heavy rains inundate city; red alert for next 24 hrs

By Dheeraj Fartode  Nagpurians woke up to a rainy morning on Friday! Heavy rains pounded the city throughout the day resulting in water-logging that disrupted normal life. For the city, the worst is not yet over as Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall for next three days. Intense rainfall not only lashed Nagpur but covered entire Vidarbha, where reports of flooding poured from many places, especially Gadchiroli.   Meanwhile, ..

Ex-DGP Mathur stranded in flood for 12 hours near Umred

Former DGP Satish Mathur was stranded in the flood-hit Gothangaon pocket near Tarna village in Umred tehsil for over 12 hours on Friday.  Satish Mathur  According to information, Mathur was travelling alone when he found surrounded by flood water. He informed senior officials of Rural police about the incident who immediately directed in-charge of Umred police station - PI Sudhakar Ambhore - to take steps to rescue him. As it was difficult to reach Mathur by crossing the flooded ..

City cops all set with bandobast for Prime Minister’s visit on 7th

    Staff Reporter :   Traffic diversion at 22 places   Ban on parking of vehicles near metro station in Sitabuldi   Citizens invited to PM’s event at Mankapur Indoor Stadium are allowed to carry cellphone only   DIG Shashikant Mahavarkar briefing mediapersons about security arrangements for Prime Minister's visit as other officers look on.   “During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to city on Saturday, vehicular traffic ..

City-based Haldiram bags contract for advertisements on locomotives

DRM Somesh Kumar handing over the offer letter to representatives of M/s Haldiram International Pvt. Ltd. as others look on.    Staff Reporter :   In the zone’s first, Central Railway’s Nagpur Division will generate an additional revenue of Rs 52.56 lakh per annum for five years    Central Railway’s Nagpur Division became the first in the zone to ink a pact for selling space on locomotives as part of generating non-fare revenue. On Thursday, ..

Metro gets CMRS certificate for services on Aqua route

  Staff Reporter :   Maha Metro, in a press release, stated that it has received a certificate on Thursday from Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) for commencement of commercial services on Aqua route. The safety clearance from CMRS comes 48 hours before arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister would dedicate the 11-km line of Nagpur Metro to the nation and Nagpurians in particular.   Only three stations on the route are ready for the visitors while ..

Mess on road near Ajni bridge causes traffic-jam daily

 Chaos at the junction on the other end of the newly-carved out Jail Road near Ajni bridge. (Pic by Anil Futane) Principal Correspondent :   After continuous follow-up by ‘The Hitavada’ regarding Kriplani Chowk fiasco, Nagpur Metro found a solution. This newspaper had also brought to the notice of Metro, the mess at the other end of Jail Road that meets the road near Ajni railway station. Unfortunately, the authority ignored the problem, making the commuters ..

Lord Ganesha guides this artist on path to recovery from crippling illness

 Sanjay Ambolikar with his Ganesha after final touches.   By Nandu Andhare :  HE IS a Bachelor of Fine Arts Commercial artist, who shows his robust fine-tuned muscular body with pride. He is a very good landscape painter and a sculptor, whose creative fingers can create mind-boggling forms out of nothing. This creativity and total faith in the Almighty have served Sanjay Ambolikar tide over a major health ailment. Misfortune struck this artist last year when he was diagnosed with ..

Ensure adequate arrangements for PM’s visit: Collector asks officials

 Ashwin Mudgal, District Collector, taking stock of the preparations ahead of Prime Minister’s visit. Chinmay Pandit, DCP (Traffic); Shweta Khedkar, officiating DCP (SB); and other officers also are seen.   Staff Reporter :  Ashwin Mudgal, District Collector, held a meeting of officers of various agencies and asked them to ensure adequate arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on September 7 (Saturday). The meeting was held at Chhatrapati ..

Don’t entertain plea to protect unauthorised structures: High Court to civil courts

    Staff Reporter :   In a major jolt to serial litigants and unscrupulous elements misusing the protection of civil courts to save their unauthorised structures, High Court has directed all the judges and judicial officers within Maharashtra to ensure that no undue protection should be granted to an illegal or unauthorised structure. In the instant case, when ad-interim stay was granted by a civil court, there was only ground floor, albeit constructed illegally while in ..

JEE Main pattern changed, B Planning included

    Principal Correspondent :   JEE Main to be held on January 2020    Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) Main, to be held with changed pattern on January 6, 2020. Till this year, based on JEE score, one get admissions to BE/BTech and BArch courses. This year, the third programme B Planning also has been included in it. As per the eligibility criterion for BArch and B Planning courses and according to the opinion of Subject Experts, a few changes in the pattern ..

Medicinal values of ‘Patri’ used in festival

 By Rajendra Diwe :  Ber Patra: These are the leaves of a fast growing spiky, evergreen small tree. There are many varieties available in India. They are known as Indian date, Jujube Chinese Apple, Indian Jujube, Indian plum and Masau. In Hindi it is known as Ber while in Sanskrit it is known as Badari. In Marathi it is known as Bor while in Telugu as Regu. It is known as Baari Hannu in North Karnataka. In Karnataka, during Shankranthi festival, the fruit is given to neighbours and friends ..

Dragon Palace Temple patron Noriko Ogawa no more

 Noriko Ogawa  Staff Reporter :  Noriko Ogawa, the patron of Dragon Palace Temple at Kamptee in Nagpur district, breathed her last on Monday early morning in a hospital in Tokyo (Japan). She was 74. A pall of gloom descended over her admirers and the Dragon Palace Temple family, when the news of her demise reached here. Adv Sulekha Kumbhare, former Minister of State and founder of Dragon Palace Temple, was very close to Noriko Ogawa. In fact, Dragon Palace Temple at Kamptee was established ..

Dr Harsh Vardhan in city on 7th

 Dr Harsh Vardhan Staff Reporter :  Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Science and Health and Family Welfare is arriving in Nagpur on September 7. He will attend various programmes in city. Dr Harsh Vardhan will lay foundation stone of construction of new office-cum-laboratory building of CSIR- Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research in office premises in Civil Lines at 10 am. Dr Pradeep Kumar Singh, Director of CSIR-CIMFR will grace the occasion. ..

How much more time will it take to complete outer ring road?

  Principal Correspondent :   NHAI issues one more notice to Contractor for the slow progress     The outer ring road, a very good idea, it seems is dying its natural death. The foundation stone for outer ring road starting from Jamtha reaching Gondkhairi and then to Kamptee-Kanhan bypass, was laid in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in 2016. Come 2019, the completion is still uncertain. ..

City doc loses daughter, son-in-law in California boat mishap

 Deceased Sanjeeri and Kaustubh Nirmal   Staff Reporter :   Well-known paediatrician Dr Satish Deopujari lost his daughter and son-in-law in the boat mishap that took place in California, USA two days ago. Dr Deopujari could not be contacted but some paediatricians confirmed this sad news. Sanjeeri, daughter of Dr Satish Deopujari and son-in-law Kaustubh Nirmal were among those presumed to have died when fire tore through a scuba diving boat off the Southern California coast, ..