Spurt in COVID +ve cases, Nagpur district registers 539 cases

The medicos working in Covid-19 wards in hospitals feel now Nagpur is observing spurt like what Mumbai experienced a few weeks ago. According to doctors, Nagpur may have to face this situation at least for next two months. Nagpur district is witnessing the spurt in coronavirus positive cases. On Thursday, the district registered 539 coronavirus positive cases. Number of deaths Nagpur district registered is the highest..

COVID-19: DRM office to remain closed for 3 days

For next three-days, the office of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), South East Central Railway, Nagpur Division, will remain closed to enable through sanitisation of entire building in aftermath of spike in COVID-19 cases among employees. Confirming the development, Y H Rathod, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Infrastructure), talking to The Hitavada said technically only one day office would remain closed, that is on Friday, while on Saturday and Sunday are already holidays...

Rana couple tests COVID-19 positive

Amravati, Member of Parliament Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. They are among the 92 new patients detected in the district which now has cumulative tally to 2,764 cases. According to Health Department, of the 92 reports, 29 were received from Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University’s lab, 21 from Dhruv Lab and Suvishwas Lab, Nagpur and 42 through Rapid Antigen test. Rana family’s four other members also tested detected positive on Thursday. Navneet Rana ..

Mystery shrouds undertrial’s death

DRUG trafficker Javed alias Baccha Khan, who was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, died under mysterious circumstances in Central Jail on Wednesday. Owing allegiance to dreaded gangster Feroz alias Abu Khan, Javed alias Baccha Ataullah Khan (36) was arrested along with his close aide Arshad Ahmed by Anti-Narcotic Cell of the Crime Branch from Azad Nagar, Tajbagh, last year...

Second staffer of Forest Deptt dies of COVID-19

A 50-year-old Forest Guard posted at Seminary Hills Range of Forest Department and a resident of Kamptee, who had tested COVID-19 positive on July 23, died at Mayo Hospital on Thursday. He was the second employee of the department to have died due to novel coronavirus infection. Previously, one Accountant at Van ..

NMC scales down revenue projection to Rs 1,500 crore: COVID-19 impact

COVID-19 outbreak is going to hit hard the revenue receipts of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe estimated it may be around Rs. 1500 crores. The pandemic has put pressure on economic activity which in turn impacted GST collection that is now main source of revenue for civic body. Since State Government has already implemented 33 per cent cut, NMC has to depend on i..

Why fatality is more in US than in India?

In a country like USA with population about 40 crore, around 1.6 lakh people died of coronavirus, about 49 lakh tested positive for the dreaded virus and 25 lakh recovered which is just above 50 per cent. India having a population of about 140 crore and registered around 20 lakh coronavirus positive cases, 41,627 deaths while more than 14 lakh recovered. The recovery rate is above 65%. If one have a look at the above statistics one would understand..

City to have independent Cyber Police Station to probe on-line fraud cases

SUDDEN surge in on-line frauds prompted city police to start an independent Cyber Police Station. Arrangement of adequate staff, including officers and other paraphernalia has been made to start functioning of the new police station exclusively to tackle cyber crimes. The existing Cyber Crime Cell which was set up in 2005, would be converted into a full-fledged Cyber Police Station with powers to register and detect cases under the Information Technology Act...

Two cops succumb to novel coronavirus

TWO city cops, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, succumbed to COVID-19 on Thursday. Following their demise, the death toll from coronavirus in Maharashtra Police force has reached 108. A resident of Jaitala, the ASI was attached to Police Headquarters. He was on medical leave...

Naxals looking for revival amid COVID-19 distraction

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented health emergency. But with the administrative machinery busy fighting the health crisis, the Naxal movement is slowly gaining momentum in Chandrapur district as well as adjoining Telangana. Highly placed sources in the Police Department said that officials of district administration and police department are busy with lockdown related duties and taking advantage of this, the outlaws have started reviving their near dead groups since last one month. ..

City reverberates with chants of Jai Shri Ram

There was not much crowd, there was not much thronging, there was not much fervour yet Nagpurians celebrated the historic moment of bhoomipujan of Shri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya in an ornamental manner. At a few places the celebrations included bursting of fire-crackers, distribution of sweets in a moderate way. Had there not been coronavirus pandemic, the city would have witnessed a grand celebration. But nobody has regrets...

12th pass students with PCM or diploma with Maths eligible for B Arch

In a good news for students, the criteria to get admission to Under Graduate course of Architecture has been eased. Now, the aspirants need to be 12th pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) subjects. Even those pursuing three-year diploma become eligible if they score even 35% with Mathematics as one of the subjects...

Devotion in air as celebrations mark Ram Temple bhoomipujan

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was performing bhoomipujan of Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, celebrations broke out all across Nagpur to mark the historic occasion. Leaders and various organisations celebrated the occasion by performing puja of Shri Ram and Sita, at respective residences, and by performing aarti, distributing sweets at various locations across the city. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, celebrated the occasion at his residence by performing ..

State Government scraps scheme meant to curb farmers’ suicides

Maharashtra Government has scrapped Baliraja Chetana Abhiyan, a scheme meant for stopping farmers’ suicides in Yavatmal district of Vidarbha and Osmanabad district of Marathwada. Revenue and Forest Department of State Government issued a Government Resolution (GR) in this regard on Wednesday, citing the reason that ‘there was no decline in cases of farmers’ suicides and it was observed that the scheme was not effective.’ The scheme was started as a pilot project in the year 2015 by the erstwhile Government ..

5 candidates shortlisted for RTMNU’s V-C post

The Search Panel constituted by Chancellor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari has named five shortlisted candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). ‘The Hitavada’ has names of all the five candidates who would face interviews before the Chancellor on August 7...

Nagpur district registers 269 new COVID-19 +ve cases

On Wednesday, Nagpur district registered 269 new coronavirus positive cases in one single day taking the cumulative number to such cases 5,609. With 13 more deaths due to COVID-19, the total number of fatalities has reached 141. Meanwhile, 83 more coronavirus positive persons have recovered in Nagpur city taking the cumulative number of such persons to 3,581...

Doctor couple arrested for smuggling teakwood in Government ambulance

A team of Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) No. 2, Kolitmara, busted a racket transporting teakwood using a government ambulance of Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC), Navegaon Khairi. The officials have nabbed a doctor couple in this connection. Acting on a tip-off, a team of STPF at Pench Tiger Project Nagpur intensified surveillance in Wanera village...

Security beefed up in city ahead of bhoomipujan at Ayodhya

The City Police have tightened security across the city, especially in sensitive areas, ahead of bhoomipujan of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Along with personnel of city police, two companies of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and six platoons of Riot Control Police (RCP) will be deployed for bandoabst duties. ..

NT-1 tiger to be shifted from Gorewada to Maharajbag today

The three-year-old menacing NT-1 tiger that was brought from Talodhi Forest Range in Chandrapur district to Gorewada Rescue Centre on July 20 is now being shifted to Maharajbag zoo on Wednesday morning, following permission granted by Nitin Kakodkar, Chief Wildlife Warden, Maharashtra. ..

Huge spike of novel coronavirus cases in city, 235 more test positive

Nagpur city registered a spike of COVID-19 cases as 235 tested positive in one single day on Tuesday. With these the cumulative positive number reached 5,340. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is again in action as the Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe himself is taking several measures. But, according to medicos, the results of those measures may bear fruits in near future. ..

Serving IIS officer from Nagpur cracks civil service exam second time

‘Where there is a will there is a way’, this saying stands correct for Nikhil Sudhakar Dubey, a serving Indian Information Service (IIS) officer who has qualified for the prestigious Civil Services Examination second time with better rank than earlier here on Tuesday. ..

Nagpur receives highest rainfall in country

Nagpur rains broke the season’s record on Monday. Heavy downpour since Sunday night caused water-logging across city. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Nagpur received 157.2 mm rainfall in last 24 hours which was the fourth highest for the city so far. On Monday, Nagpur was the rainiest place in the country and seventh rainiest in the World. On July 15 last, the city had received 100.8 mm rainfall which was the highes..

RTMNU to celebrate 97th foundation day today

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) will be celebrating its 97th foundation day on Tuesday at 11 am on-line. Dr S C Sharma, Director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) will be the chief guest. Dr Subhash Chaudhary, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Officiating) will be the guest of honour. Dr Murlidhar Chandekar, Vice-Chancellor of RTMNU will preside over the function...

‘Ayurved means lifestyle and lifestyle means Ayurved’

Whatever we do, from our behaviour to our eating habits, exercise, sleep everything is all Ayurved. In fact Ayurved guides about following the proper lifestyle if everybody follows it then all will stay away from any kind of diseases. ‘The Hitavada’ talked to some Ayurved experts of city who said, Ayurved is lifestyle and lifestyle means Ayurved. They are not different. “Ayurved has given directions on how to live disease-free life. It guides us from how to brush, do the oil massage before bath, when ..

5 per cent hike in water charges put on hold

Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has put on hold the yearly 5 per cent hike in water charges against the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic. Post discussion with Mayor Sandip Joshi, the Standing Committee directed the administration to draft a proposal about keeping hike in abeyance for the current year. This was stated by Vijay Zalke, Chairperson, Standing Committee, while interacting with newspersons after a meeting on Monday...

81 new COVID-19 +ve cases; 12 deaths in city

A total of 139 more COVID-19 persons were discharged from care centres across city on Monday. With this, the cumulative number of recovered persons reached 3,378. Meanwhile, the city registered 81 new coronavirus positive cases and 12 more deaths due to the virus, in one single day. With these many cases, the cumulative number of coronavirus positive cases reached 5,105 while that of deaths mounted to 115. Nagpur is endeavoring in containing coronavirus pandemic by taking several measures. A Task ..

Three office-bearers of Bharatiya Apanga Co-op Society arrested

Unit No. 5 of Crime Branch of Nagpur police arrested three absconding office-bearers of Bharatiya Apanga Co-operative Society for duping a man to the tune of Rs 54 lakh on pretext of sanctioning a loan. Arrested accused have been identified as General Manager of the Society Faiz Moin Sheikh (50), his wife Nasrin Khan (42), both residents of Narsala; and Rizwana Ishaque Khan (38), a resident of Hasanbagh. Police Inspector of the Unit Vinod Patil info..

City doc’s plea in SC leads to ICMR issuing fresh guidelines

The not-so-good behaviour of coronavirus positive asymptomatic patients in Government hospitals, made a city doctor, Dr Rajesh Swarnakar, knock the doors of Supreme Court. He approached Supreme Court and fought with a motto so that the frontline healthworkers in Government hospitals should not suffer. He urged the court that asymptomatic patients behave in a wayward manner bringing the morale of healthworkers down..

NMC to start 6 walk-in testing centres to curb COVID-19 spread from today

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is rolling out walk-in COVID-19 testing centres for the citizens. From Monday onwards six centres, Pachpaoli Covid Care Centre, and five quarantine centres namely Raj Nagar, Ravi Bhawan, Law College, Vasantrao Naik Girls Hostel and RPTS started the tests that would enable timely detection of virus spread...

Vidarbha registers 78% increase in particulate pollution in two decades

The latest Air Quality Life Index (AQLI) report based on analysis of data for the year 2018, reveals that Particulate Matter (PM) pollution has affected life expectancy across the country, Maharashtra, and Vidarbha. The data reveals that particulate pollution has increased by a whopping 78 per cent in Vidarbha in two decades. Against this backdrop, the report indicates that if World Health Organisation (WHO) standard for particulate pollution are met, life expectancy of people of Vidarbha can increase ..

Consumers put faith in Mahavitaran, pay bills of whopping Rs 1,500 crore

Sustained outreach on part of Mahavitaran, the State-owned distribution company, paid rich dividends as 35 lakh consumers in Vidarbha region paid Rs 1500 crore amount in power bills during lockdown period. The payment of such a huge amount indicates faith reposed in state machinery on part of consumers as their doubts got cleared. In fact when mass hysteria started post receipt of hefty bills, the company swung into action and decided on largest ever outreach so that consumers are satisfied that billing ..

Bela blast: Accused switch off mobile phones, absconding

The contractor from Nasik and his supervisor went absconding and switched off their mobile phone after they were booked by Bela police for causing death of five workers due to their negligence. The workers were killed on Saturday after a gas tank exploded...

Ajni cops bust hookah parlour in Swarajya Colony

Ajni Police busted a hookah parlour operating at Swarajya Colony in Ajni Police Station area and arrested two persons in this connection. The accused have been identified as Sunny Mahendra Wankhede (21), a resident of Building No 8/3, Wanjari Nagar Marg, Swarajya Colony, near HP Petrol Pump and Harshit Narendra Gupta (21), a resident of Plot No 75, Pannase Layout, near Ganesh Lawn, Sonegaon...

Crime Branch arrest youth with pistol

Unit No. 1 of Crime Branch arrested a youth with a pistol and two live cartridges from Ajni area on Tuesday. The accused was identified as Yash alias Bibi Anil Patil (21), a resident of New Kailas Nagar, Ajni. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Crime Bran..

Gadkari releases Pathak’s book ‘Thoda Ambaat Thoda Goad’

The 21st century is an era of digital revolution. The literature is being available in digital form. The Marathi writers, journalists and authors should accept the change and publish their literature on digital media, said Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari was releasing ‘Thoda Ambaat Thoda Goad’, a book of compilation of articles penned by senior journalist, columnist and litterateur Avinash Pathak on Saturday. Along with writer Avinash Pathak, Anurupa P..

Gas tank blast claims 5 at Bela

SENSATION prevailed in the district after a gas tank exploded on Saturday afternoon killing five workers on the spot. The incident took place in Manas Agro industries and infrastructure Limited at Bela village in Umred tehsil of Nagpur district...

City registers 11 coronavirus positive deaths in one single day

With average over 100 persons testing positive for novel coronavirus daily, and at least one death is being witnessed, one can imagine how seriously everybody should look at this dreaded virus. On Saturday, on one single day, the city registered not one, not two but 11 deaths due to COVID-19. With these many deaths, the cumulative number reached 94. According to the information officer, total 13 deaths occurred, including on..

Noted historian, researcher Shripad Chitale passes away

Shripad Keshav Chitale, noted historian and archaeological researcher, passed away on Saturday early morning due to brain haemorrhage. As soon as the news about his sad demise spread, condolences started pouring in. Chitale was 69...

Huts for tiger protection staff outside Pench

Territorial Division of Forest Department, Nagpur, is launching a scheme for constructing protection huts and deploying staff for foot patrolling in jungle outside Pench Tiger Reserve in Paoni, Deolapar and Ramtek Forest Ranges on the lines of Wildlife Wing in Protected Areas. The department has constructed two protection huts at Kharpada and Pendkapar in Paoni Range, six in Deolapar Range, and two huts are proposed in new Ramtek. A ..

‘Fight coronavirus, not the patients’

INDIA has a good recovery rate of more than 64 per cent in COVID-19 cases. The country’s case fatality rate at 2.21 per cent is one of the lowest in the world. Most patients affected by coronavirus are recovering and going home, but they face a huge social stigma after recovery. They are shunned by their relatives, friends, and society in general. Social distancing has turned into social discrimination. Most recovered patients ‘The Hitavada’ talked to said that they felt like a ‘criminal’ after coming ..

BJP demands waiver in power bills upto 300 units

BJP party workers on Saturday protested at all 32 sub-stations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) demanding waiver in domestic power bills upto 300 units. A press release of BJP informed that the protests were held at Chinteshwar sub-station near Queta Colony, Subhash Nagar, Wardhman Nagar, Shanti Nagar, Chhapru Nagar sub-station, Hiwri Nagar, Tukdoji Putala, Nag Nadi sub-station, Mirchi Bazar, Tajbagh, Madhya Nagar, Gangabai Ghat, Ganeshpeth, Nari Chowk sub-station, ..

No lockdown in city: Mayor Joshi pulls up civic officials for by-passing elected office-bearers

Capping intense speculation among citizens, there was unanimity among public representatives and also among administration that there would not be any lockdown in the city. Since last fortnight city was abuzz with talks about impending lockdown together with curfew in view of rising cases of coronavirus patients. But a meeting of public representatives, called by Mayor Sandip Joshi on Friday at NMC Central Office, ruled out need for a lockdown as the situation is well under control. Mayor while explaining ..

RTMNU V-C: Five names to be given to Chancellor today

Out of 30 candidates whose interviews were held in last two days for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), the names of five would be given to Chancellor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday. There were around 130 applications received by the search panel headed by former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Dilip Bhosale with Principal Secretary Dr Sanjay Chahande and Chairman, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur...

Work to reduce deaths due to COVID-19: Dr Raut to officers

Dr Nitin Raut, Guardian Minister of district, expressed concern over the increase in spread of COVID-19 in the district in July as compared to June. Stressing that lockdown was not an option, he asked the senior officers to work in a co- ordinated manner to reduce number of deaths in Nagpur city as well as rural areas. At the same time, he said, people must be sensitised about maintaining self-discipline. Dr Raut issued the directions in a meeting held at Divisional Commissionerate here on Friday ..

Lt Gen Joy Chatterjee is new Commandant of Army Hospital (R&R)

Lt Gen Joy Chatterjee, VSM, has taken over as the Commandant, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi, recently. Lt Gen Joy Chatterjee hails from Nagpur. Army Hospital (R&R) is the premier hospital of the three Armed Forces with more than 1,000 beds and deals with the most complex cases referred from all over the country. Lt Gen Joy Chatterjee took over charge of his office on July 29, with change over from the Indian Navy to the ..

Cops nab third wife of extortionist Sayyad

CRIME Branch on Friday trapped Neelima Neeraj Jaiswal, the third wife of hardcore extortionist Sahil alias Sameer Khurshid Sayyad, wanted for her involvement with her husband and others, in a property grabbing case registered at Pachpaoli Police Station. According to Police, Ravishankar Purshottam Sahare (57) had purchased Quarter No No 4/1, MIG, Housing Board Colony, Vaishali Nagar, from Vasudha Vasudeo Rupde in November 2019. After Vasu..

CID arrests fraudster Kishore Thakre

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested fraudster Kishore Thakre for his alleged involvement in Rs 145 crore scam of Samta Co-operative Bank in year 2007. A CID official informed that Thakre was absconding after registration of the offence at Sitabuldi police station. A total of 57 accused persons were involved in the scam and the CID has arrested 53 accused so far...

Forest Department reviving Mogarkasa as a tourist spot

Mogarkasa, a neglected natural spot situated 20 km away from Paoni on Nagpur-Jabalpur Highway, is being revived by Forest Department at a cost of Rs one crore for tourist activities. The secluded spot with scenic beauty was open for tourism over three-and-a-half decades ago, where a handful of tourists continue to visit even today. This destination never became popular because of less sighting of wild animals and lack of facilities. Now, wit..

Top cop’s initiatives bear fruits, crime rate down by 30% in 2 yrs

VARIOUS initiatives taken by Commissioner of Police Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay resulted in reduction of overall crime rate in the city by 30 per cent in the past two years. Dr Upadhyay, who completed two years of his tenure as City Police chief on Friday, detained 50 hardcore criminals under the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Slumlords, Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Dangerous Persons, Video Pirates, Sand Smugglers and Persons Engaged in Black-Marketing of Essential Commodities ..

Unlock: Some more relaxations from Aug 5

Closed for about four-and-a-half months due to novel coronavirus pandemic, malls and market places would re-open under the Mission Begin Again campaign. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has issued necessary directives for unlocking them from August 5 onwards. Malls and market complexes can look forward to brisk busines..

Non-team outdoor sports activities permitted

NAGPUR Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to give more relaxation to outdoor sports activities in the phase-wise opening of lockdown through its Mission Begin Again campaign. Following State government’s guidelines, NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe, gave relaxation to several more outdoor sports in the city...

Shiv Sena appoints Chaturvedi as city contact head

Shiv Sena has appointed Dushyant Chaturvedi, MLC as its in-charge Contact Head for Nagpur city. The appointment has been made by the order of Chief Minister and Shiv Sena Party President Uddhav Thackeray. Chaturvedi will work as in-charge contact head for Nagpur Mahanagar...

With more CCCs, burden on DCHs reduces

With almost eight quarantine centres being converted into Covid Care Centres (CCCs), burden on the Covid hospitals being run at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has reduced. Meanwhile, on Thursday, Nagpur registered 182 more novel coronavirus positive cases taking the cumulative number of such cases to 4,426 while the number of cases of recovered persons reached 2,900 as 225 ..

‘Govt should keep vigil on hunters to protect wildlife’

The workers of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday handed over a memorandum of demands to the Deputy Director General of Forest (Centre) to take measures for the protection of wildlife and biodiversity. The memorandum has stated, “The total forest area surrounded by Nagpur and nearby districts in Vidarbha is 2765 sq kms...

BJP to burn power bills on Aug 1

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to resort to burn the electricity bills on August 1, in front of all 32 sub-stations in the city. “Energy Minister had himself announced to give relaxation in power bills on the lines of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh...

Man booked for duping woman of Rs 1 cr

Bajaj Nagar police have booked a person who duped a woman by posing as an office of RAW. The accused, identified as Rajesh Singh, hails from Ranchi, Jharkhand and in past has also duped partner of Vipul Shah, film producer, by posing as RAW officer. Rajesh’s wife alleged that former after tying knot with her allegedly defrauded her to tune of Rs one crore by fraudulently transferring her property. Rajesh met with Renuka, the complainant at a restaurant and they soon came close...

Educationists welcome new National Education Policy

After 34 years the Government introduced changes in the education policy. Now Modi Government introduced National Education Policy, 2020, before the citizens. It has made people curious as to what changes would it bring in academics? Considering that curiosity, ‘The Hitavada’ talked to some of the educationists in Nagpur to know their views. While welcoming the policy, most of them feel, the faster implementation of the policy is much needed. ..

‘Fulfilling needs of poor is also a sacrifice’

Tenth day of the 12th month of lunar calendar Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated worldwide to commemorate the sacrificial teachings of Prophet Abraham. The monotheist - whom The Almighty has referred to as most clement, tender-hearted, intent upon turning to God again and again – propagated peace and just social order. Associating partners with God undermines the very spirit of a just social order. History and the present state of the world is wi..

‘Revoke fine imposed on idol-makers’

Prakash Gajbhiye, MLC of the ruling Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), has urged the civic and police administration to allow idol-makers to continue with their work and to revoke fine imposed on them. A delegation led by Gajbhiye and comprising Corporator Duneshwar Pethe, Chandu Bind, Uday Taywade, Manoj Bind, Vijay Taywade, Vijay Darlinge and others submitted a memorandum of demands to Tukaram Mundhe, Municipal Commissioner and Dr Bhushankumar Upadhyay, Commissioner of Police...

Dr B G Katpatal: Eminent scientist, fine person

Dr B G Katpatal, an eminent scientist, who spent his life doing research on cattle, left for heavenly abode on July 18, 2020. He was a fine example of personality with malice towards none, honesty, straight-forward approach, and full of empathy for all, and still successful in achieving what he strived for. Born at Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, and educated at Government Veterinary College, Jabalpur, and Madras; and University of Illinois, USA, Dr Katpatal achieved several milestones...

SSC results out; Ngp Divn 6th among 9 boards

Nagpur Division has improved its score by 26.57% in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination, the result of which was declared on Wednesday. Last year, SSC result in the division was 67.27%. This year Nagpur’s score is 93.84%. The examination was conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), informed Ravikant Deshpande, Chairman, Nagpur Divisional Board, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’. Th..

I preferred self-study, says city topper Samiksha

Samiksha Rajkapoor Parate, a student of JP English School, who topped city in SSC Class 10 examination, on Wednesday, with 99.4 per cent marks, believes that regular study and hard work helped her excel in the examination. Samiksha achieved her goal without any coaching class...

MCOCA accused among four held for gambling

Local Crime Branch of Rural Police arrested four persons, including gangster and MCOCA accused Anil Raut, on gambling charges. The accused have been identified as Anil Bhaiyyaji Raut (41), a resident of New Bidipeth; Dinesh Vasantrao Choudhary (32), a resident of Ashirwad Nagar; Vaibhav Pundalik Korge (20), a resident of New Bidipeth; Sooraj Prasad Gaygawali (24), a resident of Old Bidipeth...

Auto-rickshaw driver’s son is probable State second topper in visually impaired category

Himanshu Lalit Bokade, a student of Kurvey’s New Model High School and Junior College cannot see the world around him but that did not deter him from chasing his dreams as he aced SSC Class 10 examination by scoring 92 per cent marks. With this, Himanshu became the probable second topper in the State and probable topper in Vidarbha in visually handicapped category...

COVID-19 +ve woman delivers healthy baby boy, passes away

Destiny is known to bring mixed outcomes of life’s two processes--birth and death. This was well reflected when a pregnant woman, after testing positive for coronavirus, delivered a healthy baby boy while on ventilator before breathing her last. A 20-year-old woman from Betul, Madhya Pradesh, with full-nine month pregnancy was admitted to Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) on July 26 in a critical condition. She was suffering from resp..

‘Samruddhi Mahamarg’s Nagpur-Igatpuri leg to be operational by Dec 2021’

Around 40 per cent of the work of Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg from Nagpur to Mumbai has been completed so far and now the emphasis is on development of new towns along the route. In fact, at the given pace, Nagpur-Igatpuri leg of Samruddhi Mahamarg will be operational by December 2021, said Radheshyam Mopalwar, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). MSRDC is nodal agency for the ambitious project...

Vedika is probable Vidarbha second topper in visually impaired category

Vedika Pravin Gedam of Kurvey’s New Model High School and Junior College, who became Vidarbha probable second topper in SSC Class 10 examination in visually impaired category here on Wednesday believes that hard work and regular study helped her to score well in the examination. Vedika scored 89.60 per cent. She scored 448 (best of five subjects). She bagged 91 marks in Marathi, 93 in Hindi, 94 in English, 86 in Mathematics, 70 in Science and 84 in Social Science...

Mourning father’s demise, Harsh Kaley scores 96.40%

A PERSON may just be a statistic in the world, but he is the world for his children. The loss of his father just two days before a milestone exam did not shake the determination of Harsh Tilochand Kaley, who scored 96.40 per cent marks (best of five subjects) in the State Secondary School Certificate exam, results for which were declared on Wednesday. A student of Pt Bachcharaj Vyas Vidyalaya, Harsh, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, said, “It was my father’s dream...

Music score takes Himanshri’s tally to 100

CHAMPIONS are born, with proper guidance and motivation, they create history, became true about Himanshri Gawande, who scored 98.4 per cent marks (best of five subjects) in SSC examination, but with additional eight marks of Music, her score became cent per cent. Himanshri Gawande is a student of The South Public School, Omkar Nagar and the school captain who brought laurels to the school, winning National Group’s Singing Competition at Bengaluru this year as captain. She scored 91 marks in English, ..

Students of civic schools excel in SSC exams

Students of civic schools excelled in the Secondary School Certification (SSC) examination. The results announced on Wednesday showed an increase of 35 per cent over last year’s passing percentage. The passing per centage of SSC students this year is 85.25 per cent and in 12 schools the score was 90 per cent and more showcasing that limitations did not limit the outcome. Jayanta Alone, a student of Durga Nagar Marathi Medium School has topped among NMC school students while Sameer Jambhulkar from ..