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Demolition of flyover in front of Tekdi Mandir to start from Sept 25

  Special Correspondent, The much-awaited demolition of a symbol of ‘unplanned’ development -- the flyover in front of Nagpur Railway Station and Tekdi Ganesh Mandir -- will be reality soon. Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRC..

Govt yet to form body to streamline ESIC affairs

  Staff Reporter, Non-payment to hospitals on panel making patients suffer Though, Nagpur’s Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, took initiative and instructed Public Health Department to pay the pending dues of private hospitals wh..

Heavy rains batter 32 tehsils of East Vidarbha

A majestic view of Subhash Nagar T-point post overflowing of Ambazari lake as the swirling water makes its way past the Swami Vivekanand Memorial Staff Reporter, City boy washed away in swollen Pili Nadi Rainfall resumed with a thunder battering 32..

Dr Sanjeev Kumar takes over addl charge as Divisional Commissioner

  Staff Reporter, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, a medical graduate and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 2003 batch, took over as Additional Commissioner with additional charge of the office of Divisional Commissioner, on Tuesday. Anoop Kumar, t..

615 Maoists surrender in Maharashtra since 2005

  Staff Reporter, Phase-wise number of surrenders  Phase                   Surrenders   I                         ..

Long-term planning needed to turn bamboo into ‘green gold’: Experts

  By Ramesh Marulkar, Bamboo is having multiple uses and considered as important factor in economy by calling it ‘green gold’. It can provide raw material continuously after five years for around 40 years till flowering. Therefore, a ..

List of ‘male escort’ fraud victims includes retired engineer

  Staff Reporter,   The old-aged man lost Rs 4.5 lakh in the fraud The ‘male escort’ fraud gang have duped persons from Gondia and Bhandara districts too and the aspiring ‘male escorts’ included a retired engineer w..

Heavy rains pose challenges for commuters

  Staff Reporter, Age-old problem of water-logging and overflowing of chocked storm water drains galore Monsoon improving in region; more rains in next 24 hours, predicts Indian Meteorological Department Water-logging and overflowing of storm w..

Over 4,000 schools in Nagpur running sans recognition

  Staff Reporter, Over 4,000 schools -- primary and secondary (private and Government-run) -- in Nagpur district are being run by their managements without obtaining renewal recognition from Education Department. The department had launched the d..

Couple dies of drug overdose in Patna-bound train

  Staff Reporter, A couple travelling in Ernakulam-Patna Express died due to overdose of sedatives near Narkhed on Monday. However, the case got murkier as Railway Protection Force (RPF) had got information that the duo were fleeing with booty wo..

Expedite distribution of ownership rights to slum-dwellers: CM

  Special Correspondent,   R3-R4 residential areas to give Rs 23 per sq ft for infrastructure Development schemes to get water from Wadgaon Dam Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed to expedite distribution of ownershi..

Gang luring men as ‘male escorts’ busted

  Staff Reporter, Men from Nagpur and Pune were on target of the gang SAKKARDARA Police have busted a gang from Thane city that duped hundreds of men on pretext of providing them jobs as ‘male escort’ for women customers. The gang wa..

Nagpur artists to showcase their art works in Mumbai and Delhi

Himanshu Khorgade Kadoo, Sanjay Jathar, Milind Limbekar , Chandrakant Channe , Dr Kishor Ingale Staff Reporter, To get a booking in Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai itself is a big deal, and having got it, to showcase one’s work in an environ, where ..

Bawankule launches ‘Yuwa Mahiti Doot’ drive

  Staff Reporter, The Information & Public Relations Directorate has launched ‘Yuwa Mahiti Doot’ programme with a view to taking information of various government schemes to grass-root level through youths interested in social ser..

Rains lash city after long lull, bring much-needed relief

A girl cyclist caught unawares in heavy downpour on Sunday evening. Staff Reporter,   Weatherman forecasts more rains in Vidarbha in next 48 hours Heavy downpour on Sunday in most parts of the city brought some relief for Nagpurians who have be..

Post-matric scholarships: CAG points out problems relating to inspection, delay

  Staff Reporter, When CAG sought response, Commissioner of Social Welfare stated that it was ‘impossible to inspect each college each year due to manpower constraints’ Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its latest report tabl..

Maharashtra Govt to use audio, mobile medium to promote affordable housing

  Staff Reporter, Government had set target of 19.4 lakh beneficiaries, and received 24 lakh applications for the affordable housing scheme Details of the housing scheme are available on website pmaymis.gov.in The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PM..

City environmentalist killed as car falls into lake in Madhya Pradesh

City environmentalist Sulabha Chakravarty killed as car falls into lake in Madhya Pradesh   Staff Reporter, Sulabha Ashit Chakravarty, Environmentalist and Co-ordinator of Kids For Tiger, died after her car fell into a lake in Tamia tehsil of ..

A ‘spit’ting image of our incivility

  By Maithili Bisne, When the Sitabuldi cops swooped in on them on Friday, little did the 15 mere mortals know that they had committed an offence. A spit on the street made them cough out 500 bucks in the court. “How unfair”, they pro..

Raagmala: Transforming ragas, melodies into colours

  Staff Reporter, Swaratun Raag and Raagatun Gaani, Ganyatun Rang ani Rangatun Raagmala, (Transforming the colorful journey of ragas, melodies and vocals into colourful painting known as Raagmala). This beautiful theme was proposed by Basoli grou..

IYC concludes with thrilling performances, interesting workshops

  By Anchal Shrivastava, SECOND day of Indian Youth Conclave (IYC) was marked by enthralling performances and workshops by known artists, which caught the attention of budding artists at Gangakashi Hotel, on Sunday. The day began with an interes..

Irrigation scam: Six VIDC officers booked in four more cases

  Special Correspondent, The officers are accused of overlooking the norms while increasing the tender cost SPECIAL Squad of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday booked six officers of Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC) on co..

State Government asks urban local bodies to ensure pothole-free roads

  Staff Reporter, Also asks them to set up effective complaint redressal mechanism Government to call quarterly compliance reports from urban local bodies in State After the High Court rap, Urban Development Department of State Government has i..

Whose fault is it really

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, In our lives, there can be no bigger tragedy than losing a child. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to all those who have lost their offspring due to various reasons. As they grieve, my heart also grieves with them..

‘Undeclared emergency’ in country, alleges Kapil Sibal

Kabil Sibal, former Union Law Minister, makes a point during panel discussion at Press Club here on Saturday. Sanjay Jha, State President of AIPC, and Shreehari Aney, former Advocate General, also are seen. Special Correspondent, Kapil Sibal, former U..

IYC gets off to a rollicking start

  By Anchal Shrivastava, Saturday morning saw a footfall of over 1,000 Nagpur youths at Chitnavis Center to attend first day of Indian Youth Conclave (IYC) organised by The Climber. The Climber is a youth-driven organisation with an aim to presen..

It’s a golden phase of cultural richness between India and Bangladesh: Rashid

  Staff Reporter, Relations between India and Bangladesh have entered into a golden phase of cultural richness and it all happened because of artists of both the countries, said Nahid Rashid, Counsellor (Commercial) of Bangladesh High Commission,..

Implement rain water harvesting strictly: Zalke

  Staff Reporter, To increase ground water level to overcome from water scarcity during Summer, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has directed to implement rain water harvesting over private and Government buildings stringently. The civic body w..

Personal bond of beneficiaries must for rural water supply schemes

    Staff Reporter, Henceforth, individual beneficiaries of rural water supply schemes will have to give a personal bond assuring that they will pay water charges and avail of metered water supply. If at least 80 per cent of the beneficiari..

Red-tapism hinders release of excess deer, blue bulls in zoo

  By Ramesh Marulkar, Inordinate and unavoidable delay on the part of some officers has held up release of excess 20 deer and four blue bulls from Maharajbag zoo in the wild in Melghat even after 18 months. The process began with Principal Chief ..

Railways in correction mode after trackman’s suicide on eve of I-Day

  Staff Reporter, The deceased trackman of Solapur Division had alleged exploitation and harassment against his superiors In a latest communiqué, Railway Board has asked officers to improve interaction with ground staff Railway Board has..

New drug purchase policy hitting CGHS beneficiaries hard

  Staff Reporter, The beneficiaries of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) are facing hardships due to drug shortage at the health scheme across the country. Though the CGHS is able to manage things at Nagpur, the needy are getting delivery o..

NCDC SI Valhe honoured with President’s Medal

Staff Reporter, Purushotam T Valhe, Sub-Instructor at National Civil Defence College (NCDC), was awarded with President’s Civil Defence and Home Guards Medal for Meritorious Services on the occasion of Independence Day. P T Valhe joined NCDC, Na..

‘Anaadi’ portrays eternity through creativity

  By Rajendra Diwe, “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” These thoughts of Henry David Thoreau have been recalled after watching an art exhibition ‘Anaadi’ at Ka..

Student proposes and CBSE valuer disposes

  Staff Reporter, The student scores 79 marks in Sanskrit  in CBSE Class X, but his marksheet shows 57 marks The diminishing quality of valuation of answersheets of examinations at every level is creating problems in academic circle. Be it ..

Atal Behari Vajpayee - Orange City sighs, ‘Ek Baras Beet Gaya’

    Staff Reporter, “Jhulsaata Jeth Maas, Sharad Chandni Udaas; Siski Bharte Saawan Ka , Antarghat Rit Gaya, Ek Baras Beet Gaya... ” THESE lines from the famous poem ‘Ek Baras Beet Gaya’ by none other than ‘..

Atalji will always be my ideal: Gadkari

  Staff Reporter, UMRER Police on Wednesday arrested a truck driver and a cleaner for attempting to kill a young woman employee of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) after allegedly gang raping her in a make-shift toilet at Gokul opencast mine. The..

Truck driver, cleaner held for raping WCL’s woman employee

  Staff Reporter, UMRER Police on Wednesday arrested a truck driver and a cleaner for attempting to kill a young woman employee of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) after allegedly gang raping her in a make-shift toilet at Gokul opencast mine. The..

Cops punish traffic offenders by making them do sit-ups

  Staff Reporter Total 4,645 traffic offenders booked on Independence Day PROBABLY for the first time on Independence Day in the Second Capital, Traffic Police on their own punished a group of youngsters by making them do 50 situps for violatin..

72nd Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in city

  72nd Independence Day celebrated with enthusiasm in city Staff Reporter THE 72 nd Independence Day was celebrated in the city with great fervour and various programmes were organised to mark the occasion. Some organisations also strived to colle..

City condoles former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee’s demise

  Staff Reporter, LEADERS cutting acrosspolitical parties and industrial organisations paid rich tributes to the departed soul. Ajay Sancheti, ex-Member of Rajya Sabha IT IS hard to believe that Atalji is no more. He had no enmity with anybody. H..

‘Nation has gained great importancein the world under Modi’s leadership’

  ■ Staff Reporter, Powering range F ROM producing Indian cinema’s first ever film on sperm donation to giving an insight into the iconic nucleartest of Pokhran, supermodel turned-actor-producer John Abraham has proved he is a perfect mix o..

3 girls crushed to death under wheels of Metro Rail’s crane

Ruchika Borikar, Sneha Ambadkar , Vishruti Banwari    Staff Reporter, The girls were riding the two-wheeler triple seat The girls were first year students of LAD College THREE teenage girls riding on a moped were crushed to death u..

Woman staffer of WCL gangraped

    Staff Reporter,   The culprits tried to smash her face and head with boulders. As a result, her eyeballs popped out SENSATION prevailed at Gokul opencast mine of Western Coalfields Limited (WCL) in Umrer area when two truck drive..

Ex-Joint CP Bodkhe, five other cops awarded President’s Police Medals

Shivajirao Bodkhe, Ramakant Bawiskar ,Vitthal Hate, Sanjay Talware Staff Reporter, FORMER Joint Commissioner of Police Shivajirao Bodkhe, Armed Inspector Gautam Krishna Gaikwad of State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Group IV and Head Constable Ramakant..

HC grants ST status to Gowari community

    Staff Reporter, HC undo a historical wrong, takes judicial note of martyrdom of 114 Gowaris who died in a stampede Gond Gowari tribe non-existent since 1911 and no such tribe existed in 1956 Gowaris entitled to reservation benefits as..

Dr Mahendra Sharma honoured with Vipra Ratna Award

  Staff Reporter, Brahmin community people should unite, show its strength, acquire latest knowledge and excel in life, said Dharmanarayan Joshi, Patron and National President of Vipra Foundation from Udaipur. Joshi was addressing as a chief gues..

‘Wear ISI-marked helmets for safety’

    Staff Reporter, The ghastly accident on Tuesday has once again underlined the need to wear ISI brand protective headgear. Despite undertaking special drive, many youngsters and even middle-aged persons neglect this crucial aspect and tr..

Relatives, politicians protest in front of MahaMetro office with dead bodies of victims

  Staff Reporter, MahaMetro announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families Hundreds of relatives, political leaders and social workers on Tuesday protested at the office of Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MahaMetro) with the bodies of the..

Nagpur fails the ‘Ease of Living Index’ test

    Staff Reporter, City got All India 31st rank and fared poorly on all parameters of urban governance   Parameter marks Governance                            &n..

Anoop Kumar shifted as Principal Secy ADF

  Staff Reporter, After serving as Divisional Commissioner for four and half years, Anoop Kumar, a senior IAS officer of 1990-batch has been shifted as Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries (ADF). Dr Sanjeev Kumar..

Proposals worth Rs 7,952 cr approved under NRDWS

  Staff Reporter, Water supply scheme for every drought-affected village in Maharashtra ayed Maharashtra Government has approved a proposal of Rs 7,952 crore for completing 6,624 water schemes for 10,583 villages and promised to provide water su..

Dhangars stage rasta roko demanding reservations

  Staff Reporter, To press for reservations to community, Dhangars on Monday staged rasta roko at Dongargaon on Wardha Road. The agitation was led by Dr Vikas Mahatme, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. The community members came to spot with She..

Newly-built apron at Nagpur Railway station in tatters

  Staff Reporter, Hurry makes worry! An old adage but still relevant in this jet age, as a newly built apron at Nagpur Railway station is in tatters, thanks to speedy approach of division officials. The apron built on platform no. 2 has failed in..

‘New generation must take inspiration from freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh’

  Staff Reporter, “New generation must take inspiration from freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and other martyrs who laid down their lives for the freedom of this country,” stated Adv Kiranjit Singh, nephew of Bhagat Singh and son of..

Beware! Mosquitoes’ density on rise in city

  By Dheeraj Fartode, Worries increase as Filaria and Malaria Wing of NMC records increase in numbers of malaria, dengue and chikungunya carriers       The sudden spurt of mosquitoes in city, the carriers of vector-borne dise..

‘An open mind, dutiful society can build a strong nation’

Dr Ashish Paturkar, Vice-Chancellor of MAFSU, lighting traditional lamp to mark formal inauguration of 13th Principals’ Conclave organised by ‘The Hitavada’ on Sunday. (From left) Dr V S Deshpande, Head of the Department of Business Ad..

Create ‘Housing stock’ before Planned Development: Gadkari to officers

  Staff Reporter, Union Minister unhappy over slow pace of works, directs officials to speed up projects Create sufficient housing stock under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and allot them to residents of Pardi-Bharatwada-Punapur before relocating t..

‘Provide alternate flat or pay Rs 40 lakh compensation’

  Staff Reporter, State Commission’s jolt to a builder for selling an unauthorised flat to gullible purchaser   In a major respite to a flat-purchaser, whose apartment got demolished as it was not sanctioned, the State Consumer Comm..

Recycling cigarette butts for environment protection

  By Ajay Mardikar, Two youths from Wardha launch a campaign to collect cigarette butts, recycle them and make industries use them as effective filters for smoke chimneys The cigarette smokers may not care for their own health, but can at least ..

CM declares Rs 370 cr power grant to boost textile industry in State

  Staff Reporter, To boost up maximum job generating textile industry in the state the government has made provision of Rs 370 crore power grant. Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis directed that this amount should be given to the textile department..

Congress sharpens attack over Rafale deal

  Staff Reporter, Alleging whopping Rs 1.30 lakh crore scam in Rafale fighter jet deal, Congress’ national spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Sunday demanded inquiry by Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and recalibration of the deal. &ld..

‘Kuch Lafz, Kuch Jazbaat’ sets stage for Climber’s IYC

  By Anchal Shrivastava, ‘Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.’ -Pablo Picasso SUNDAY evening was all about enlightening interactions and astounding performances at ‘Kuch Lafz, Kuch Jazbaat’, a pre-event of India..

SC allows MIHAN to retain land near airport

  Staff Reporter, In a major respite to Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), the Supreme Court of India (SC) has allowed the MADC to retain possession of 2.77 hectare land adjoining existing wall of Nagpur airport in Mouza Shivangaon. ..

Central Rly collects Rs 1.76 cr fine from 30,456 passengers travelling sans tickets

  Staff Reporter, A total of 30,456 passengers were caught travelling without tickets in last four months. Commercial Department of Central Railway recovered Rs 1.76 crore as fine from these passengers. An official of Central Railway (CR) inform..

Indian Army’s maiden outreach event gets good response from veterans

  Staff Reporter, ‘‘Umang’, the maiden veteran outreach event of North Maharashtra and Gujarat Sub Area of the Indian Army after it was shifted from Mumbai to Kamptee, got an overwhelming response from ex-servicemen and widows o..

‘Surgical strike exhibited confidence of leadership’

  Staff Reporter, “The surgical strike across the Line of Control exhibited boldness in decision-making and confidence of Indian leadership to the world. It sent across the message that India would no longer tolerate attacks. This has boost..

Govt mulling over cutting 218 trees for construction of Yatri Niwas in Ramtek

  Ramtek Correspondent, Maharashtra Government is contemplating cutting 218 trees for construction of Yatri Niwas in temple town of Ramtek at cost of Rs 3.12 crore. About 0.68 hectare land is allocated by Agriculture Department near Deer Park on ..

Women should become entrepreneurs, appeals Mayor Nanda Jichkar

  Staff Reporter, The concept of women to remain within four walls of the home has now changed. The women are also now extending financial help to their families. They understood importance of small industries and hence they should become entrepr..

‘Need to revisit literature of Balshastri Hardas’

  Staff Reporter, The literature and speeches of great persons like Balshastri Hardas should be digitised so that they can inspire future generations. The speeches and books by Hardas were based on values, which was our lifestyle. With the change..

Agri pumps in East Vid to get 12 hrs water supply

    Staff Reporter, Mahavitaran will provide 12 hours power supply to agriculture pumps in Vidarbha region as a special gesture in view of lull in the monsoon, announced Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule here on Friday. The move will ..

Sound Engineer is the most important link in any music programme: Avinash Oak

  Staff Reporter, “The role of a sound engineer is very important in any music programme. He is the most important link between the vocalist and the audience. He is the one who can be responsible for success or failure of a performance,&rdq..

Bogus crop loan scam hits Corporation Bank?

The poor farmers who received notices for defaulting loan worth Rs 50 lakh each.   Staff Reporter, Yet another bank fraud has surfaced in district, wherein about Rs 20 crore were drawn against names of gullible farmers of Narkhed by unidentified ..

‘Vid to get over Rs 900 cr from package for various initiatives’

  Staff Reporter, The ambitious Rs 22,122 crore package announced on the last day of Monsoon Session of State Legislature last month, has several components. Though there is no provision for special funds, the package is based on convergence of s..

Govt extends caste validity submission date to August 14

 Staff Reporter, The students aspiring to get admission to various professional courses have reason to smile as Maharashtra Government has extended the date of submission caste validity certificate to August 14. The fear was being expressed that t..

Utilise money paid by shrine committees for destitutes: HC

  Staff Reporter, HC directs each objector to deposit Rs 60,000 by Aug 21 to prove bonafides So far, 254 committees, individuals have deposited Rs 50,000 with HC registry 860 fresh objections received by NMC Next hearing on Aug 23 In a lau..

NMC to permit religious structures on open spaces in layouts

  Staff Reporter, The general body meeting of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to permit religious structures on open spaces in layouts. The proposal was tabled by Sandeep Joshi, Ruling Party Leader, a..

Maoists hatch sinister plan to free Saibaba

Prof G N Saibaba Staff Reporter, Letter by ‘Com Surendra’ seized in the aftermath of Bhima-Koregaon episode, reveals plan of Maoists to get Saibaba ‘shifted’ to Hyderabad and ‘influence judicial process’ to bail him..

Water crisis looms

  Special Correspondent, Guardian Minister blasts NMC, OCW for shoddy handling of water distribution Citizens must use water judiciously or face upto 50% cut during summer Need to bring down leakages to 15% Depleting storage at Totladoh, a mat..

Umesh Choubey cremated with State honours

  Special Correspondent, THE last rites of well-known social worker and veteran journalist Umesh Choubey alias ‘Babuji’ were performed with full State honours at Mokshadham on Thursday. Draped in tri-colour, Choubey’s mortal rem..

Sakal Maratha Samaj’s ‘Maharashtra bandh’ mixed response in city

  (1) A symbol of strength: Womenfolk of Maratha community waiving saffron flags during demonstration at Gandhi Gate against backdrop of imposing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. (2) The ever-bustling Mor Bhawan is testimony of effect..

VCA hails restoration of full BCCI membership

  Sports Reporter, THE Supreme Court’s decision of restoring full BCCI membership of three associations in Gujarat and Maharashtra each has brought a big sigh of relief and joy to the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA). An earlier apex cour..

IRCTC agent involved in black-marketing of train tickets busted

  Staff Reporter, Yet another agent of Indian Railway Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC) was busted by Railway Protection Force (RPF) for indulging in black marketing of train travel tickets. The joint teams of Nagpur Divisions of RPF of So..

Sudhir Phadke was a disciplined Swayamsevak who followed his principles dedicatedly: Bhaiyyaji Joshi

  Staff Reporter, “God of Bhavgeet and a musician who was part of the immortal classic Geet Ramayan, was a highly disciplined, dedicated and principled Swayamsevak, Gaan Tapasvi, who did not get dithered by circumstances and persued music a..

Deepali Kale’s book ‘The Eighth Daughter’ well received

Magazine Editor of The Hitavada Aasawari Shenolikar, Author Deepali Kale and TV journalist Sarita Kaushik Staff Reporter, Deepali Kale’s third novel ‘The Eighth Daughter’ received rave reviews from dignitaries on the dais and was wel..

NMC hikes water tariff by 5 per cent

  Special Correspondent, Water Works Department effects hike from April 1, but to apprise Standing Committee in a meeting today Nagpurians will have to shell out more money from their pockets as Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has hiked water..

Maratha Samaj’s ‘Nagpur bandh’ today

  Staff Reporter, Maratha community members to perform ‘Maha Aarti’ at statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj near Gandhi Gate, Mahal, at 10 am   Sakal Maratha Samaj has given a call for ‘Nagpur bandh’ on Thursday to..

District Administration issues notices to union on Day Two of State staffers’ strike

  Staff Reporter, On the second day of three-day State-wide strike called by a majority of unions of State Government employees, there was a mixed response in Nagpur district. Meanwhile, the district administration has given notices to President ..

Umesh Choubey no more

  Staff Reporter, Umeshchandra Dayashankar Choubey, fondly called as ‘Babuji’ by his acquaintances and countless admirers, breathed his last around Wednesday midnight in Intensive Care Unit of Government Medical College and Hospital (..

Fund crunch halts wheels of ‘Aapli Bus’

  Special Correspondent, The wheels of Aapli buses have come to a grinding halt from Wednesday. The operators of the Aapli Buses do not have funds to fill diesel and pay salaries of the drivers and conductors. Surprisingly, Nagpur Municipal Corp..

Explain norms followed for regularising 16 playgrounds: High Court to State

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has sought an explanation from the State Government regarding its direction to the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), permitting it to regularise 16 unauthorised layouts situated on spaces earm..

Darekasa: The first trance place of Swami Vivekananda

  By Debashish Roy, Swami Vivekananda (Born: January 12, 1863. Mahasamadhi: July 4, 1902) was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th century Indian mystic Sri Ramakrishna. He introduced Indian Vedanta philosophy to the Western world. ..

Tariff hike: MERC’s public hearing marred by demonstration of people’s anguish

    Staff Reporter, Public hearing of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on Tuesday on Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal seeking hike in power tariff was marred by demonst..

Good response to State staff strike

  Staff Reporter, The Day One of state-wide strike of employees of Maharashtra Government and teachers got a good response in city. The State Government employee unions decided to stage three-day agitation for their long-pending demands at Samvid..

EC prepared to thwart attempts to influence 2019 elections: Rawat

  By Rahul Dixit, CEC promises free, fair polls ECI to monitor social media platform Going back to ballot papers is retrogade step “NO PROBLEM, no issues,” asserted Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Om Prakash Rawat as he promised ..

Varsity’s ‘Earn and Learn’ for students’ benefit

  By Ajay Mardikar, Overwhelming response to the scheme A large number of options have been opened by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, for its students, under ‘Earn and Learn’ programme.The ambitious programme, started..

‘Heavy rains likely in next 24 hours in Vid’

    Staff Reporter, After a long dry spell in Vidarbha the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in next 24 hours in isolated places. Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia and Wardha will..

People aware of hazards of plastic,but reluctant to give-up: Survey

  By Ajay Mardikar, Use of platsic in daily life More than 72 per cent persons from Nagpur city are of the opinion that use of plastic is unavoidable in daily routine. At the same time over 92 per cent of them supported ban on use of plastic by ..

VIA questions exclusion of Mumbai region from power hike

  Staff Reporter, Industrial organisations of Vidarbha opposed switching over to KVAh method of metering, saying the idea is ill conceived and could knock out industry from the region as it would result in power shock. Federation of Indian Indust..

Consumers keep fingers crossed as MERC to hear tariff hike petition

  Staff Reporter, Hearing to be held at VANAMATI Hall today from 10 am onwards Consumers organisation has harped on need for recovery of outstanding dues by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) before seeking hike in power..