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City bus revenue pilferers use WhatsApp to run racket

  Staff Reporter, NMC dismisses at least 18 persons including ‘Group Admins’ of such notorious WhatsApp groups of which conductors and drivers were members NMC to hand over the matter to Cyber Cell of City Police for further investig..

Minister Mungantiwar files criminal defamation case against Nirupam

  Staff Reporter Over gunning down of T1 tigress, Cong leader and former MP Sanjay Nirupam had launched a tirade against Sudhir Mungantiwar portraying him as a ‘trigger-happy minister’ Maharashtra Finance and Forest Minister Sudhir M..

PDKV compound wall in pathetic state; admin ignorant

  Staff Reporter, PUBLIC-RELATED issues are always handled by authorities in a callous and careless manner. Most of the times authorities or public representatives are aware of the problem but they either do not want to resolve the issue or simpl..

Novel absorbing themes mark Day Three of Baldarbar

  Staff Reporter, Day Three of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra’s Mega Children’s Drama festival Baldarbar, produced some absorbing and novel themes, that were presented by the participating schools with gusto at the Bhavan&r..

Stage set for mega play ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’

  Staff Reporter, Mega play on the life of Sambhaji Maharaj will be staged from December 22 to 28 at Reshimbag ground from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm Madhyam Lokseva Pratishthan, a social organisation and Mohan Mate Mitra Pariwar are all set to stage &l..

NMC Law Committee chief objects to extend contract with security agencies

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) administration is in the process of extending the contract with security agencies even beyond December 31, the date of expiry of contract period. However, it has not gone down well with Adv Dha..

AFD submits master plan for Nag riverfront devpt to Mpl Commr

  Staff Reporter, A delegation of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), on Thursday, submitted the master plan for Nag riverfront development to Abhijit Bangar, Municipal Commissioner. Gautier Kohler of AFD France, Valentine Lenf..

NMC to take stock of legal disputes to step up property tax recovery

Staff Reporter,   NMC to pay Rs 135 crore to contractors in next three days to clear their dues Standing Committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), in its meeting held on Tuesday, asked the administration to compile a list of legal dispute..

Leopard kills Buddhist monk in Chanda distt

  Warora Correspondent, Villagers reeling under terror as a shopkeeper was killed by a big cat in same area just a day ago After the killing of a shopkeeper by a big cat at Ramdegi, 28 kms from Warora in Chandrapur district, probably the same le..

RTO to cancel 1,865 licences for drunken driving

  Staff Reporter, State Transport Department has decided to cancel driving licence of 1,865 persons caught more than once during special drive to prevent people from driving the vehicle while under the influence of liquor. During last 22 months, ..

Cops launch search for Kabir Infotech MD, three others in duping case

  Special Correspondent, The accused persons defraud hundreds of youths from across Vidarbha of crores of rupees by promising them jobs SITABULDI Police have launched a search for four persons, including Prashik Bansod, Managing Director of Kabi..

Two Vidarbha riders earn ‘Iron Butt’ title

  Staff Reporter, Amol Wadikhaye and Ajit Thakur complete 2,500 kms riding challenge in 35 sleepless hours Two riders from Vidarbha region -- Amol Wadikhaye from Nagpur and Ajit Thakur from Amravati -- have claimed to have earned their ‘Ir..

Four trained elephants from MP to join T1 tigress cubs search

  By Ramesh Marulkar, Forest Department and Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) are again bringing four trained elephants from Madhya Pradesh this week for participating in the operation to capture two cubs of T1tigress in Ralega..

C3 restores Rs 55 lakh stolen by fraudster from NRI’s account

  By Dheeraj Fartode, The money was transferred to the bank account of a fraudster in Mumbai Cyber Complaint Cell (C3) of City Police recovered whopping Rs 55 lakh of a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) that was stolen from his bank account in ICICI Ban..

State to spend Rs 150 cr on Ramtek temples

  Staff Reporter, Maharashtra Government will spend a whopping Rs 150 crore for the development of historical temples, monuments situated in Ramtek tehsil in Nagpur district. Most of these temples are revered by millions and frequented by pilgrim..

Grocery shop owner killed in tiger attack near TATR

  Our correspondent, In yet another tiger attack in Warora tehsil, a person was killed on the spot at Ramdegi, a scenic spot adjacent to Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve (TATR),on Monday.  As per reports, the deceased, identified as Sandip Arjun..

Reatox Builders directed to refund money to flat buyers

  Legal Correspondent, State Commission also awards compensation to flat buyers The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission President B.A.Shaikh and Member S.B.Sawarkar have partly allowed six complaint cases by eight consumers against the ..

Contractors submitting false, fraudulent documents with bids to face stern action

  Staff Reporter, PWD absolves officials supposed to scrutinise the documents from the responsibility Public Works Department (PWD) has issued new guidelines according to which only the contractors, and not the officials supposed to conduct scru..

Girl killed after her head bangs on school bus’ roof

  Staff Reporter, A 14-YEAR-OLD student of Dhiran Kanya Vidyalaya, Sitabuldi, was killed and three other seriously injured after their heads bumped against roof of the school bus in Butibori area, on Monday evening.  The deceased was identif..

Maharajbag zoo will continue to exist: PDKV V-C to Sena

  Special Correspondent, Dr V M Bhale, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV),  faced agressive Shiv Sena workers in the hall of College of Agriculture on Monday and assured that he would make all efforts to continue..

South Nagpur residents in fear of psycho attacker

  By Dheeraj Fartode, The residents have stopped going to morning walk after attacks on women Fear physchosis has gripped the people residing in South Nagpur area and many have given up their morning walk due to it. The recent attacks on womenfo..

Dwellers beware, no structural audit of over 20,000 old buildings done

  Special Correspondent, No panel in place NMC fails to perform its statutory duties   Age and number of buildings in Nagpur Age                      Buildings 0-10 years  &nbs..

Tiger dies of electrocution in TATR

  Chandrapur Bureau, A tiger, around 3-year-old, was found electrocuted in a farmland at village Bhamdeli under Moharli Forest Range in Buffer Zone of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR). Forest officials took two persons into custody for probe.&..

MUHS makes biometric attendance must in State Govt Medical Colleges

  Staff Reporter, ‘The Hitavada’ first reported about the absenteeism of under-graduate students Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has made the biometric attendance mandatory in all Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) i..

Major fire in Jagnath Budhwari, Yarn spinning unit gutted

  Staff Reporter, Fire-fighters rescue three persons, including a 90-year-old woman A household yarn spinning unit was reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out on Sunday morning in Jagnath Budhwari area of Tehsil Police Station. It took fire-fi..

HC’s contempt notice to NMC for not removing illegal speed-breakers

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court has issued notices in a contempt petition moved by a practicing lawyer R P Joshi against the Municipal Commissioner, NMC and Assistant Commissioner, Laxmi Nagar Zone for their failure to act..

‘Indians must revive science of Yoga, Sanskrit to regain glory’

   Dr B V Venkata Krishna Sastry       By Rajendra Diwe, “We as true Indians want India that was known as Bharat to regain its world leadership. Yoga contributes to public health of nations across the globe. Yoga h..

Beauties of bygone era still remain heartthrob ofcar connoisseurs

  Staff Reporter, Vintage Car rally organaised at the Prade Ground of 118 TA Bn (The Grenadiers) got an overwhelming response. People vied with each other to get a glimpse of the Cars of the era gone by, like Bentley V of 1947, Cadillac 1947, Jag..

Shocking spiritual numbness of the society

            By Vijay Phanshikar, OUR society is paying a very heavy price for ignoring a very serious warning of an impending social crisis. Though scores of social thinkers have been issuing this warning, the larg..

He lived for the cause, promoted it in death too

      Ashok Sawarbandhe, Umesh  Agrawal           Staff Reporter, Nagpur hospitals perform organ-transplant of two deceased A person, who throughout his life motivated others to donate organs, himsel..

T1 was tranquilised: Forensic report

  By Ramesh Marulkar The report by Forensic Laboratory, Nagpur, has confirmed that a team member had fired a tranquiliser dart that pierced into T1 tigress’ muscle. The results of the analysis about detection of tranquiliser Ketamine and Xy..

Bringing native food to the table

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, Her love for food is pretty evident. After running Ruchira cooking classes for a little more than four decades, when Chitra Soni was asked by her children to take a break from the classes, she was appalled. Having been s..

‘Yoga, Pranayam help in improving work efficiency’

  Staff Reporter, Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA), Headquarters Maintenance Command of the Indian Air Force, and Joint Controller of Defence Accounts (CDA) of the Air Force have jointly organised training and development week. As part of the w..

Mega Play ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’ projects a true patriot with unparalleled vision

  Staff Reporter, Khasdar Mahotsav’s presentation of Mega Play ‘Rashtra Purush Atal’, by Prayas Bahuudeshiya Sanstha Nagpur showcased the dynamism of former Prime Minister late Atal Behari Vajpayee, who probably was born with a ..

Passengers can now scan QR code in auto-rickshaw to lodge plaint

  By Dheeraj Fartode,   The new system will also help cops to keep check on illegal auto-rickshaws and initiate action against errant drivers To ensure safety of passengers and identify errant auto-rickshaw drivers, Traffic Police have sta..

Deadly on-line games: Who’s at fault?

  The Hitavada Team, Technology is a boon as well as a bane. It depends on how users make use of it. Thanks to advent of technology, the whole world is a click away. Youngsters are apt at handling the gadgets and roaming freely in the virtual wor..

Metro may miss even March 2019 deadline to operate on 2 routes

  Special Correspondent, Though Maha Metro is working hard to start Nagpur Metro Rail operation on Khapri-Hingna to Munje Square, Sitabuldi by March 2019, it may miss the deadline as it does no have necessary permissions from Commissioner of Metr..

FDA prohibits use of Ranitidine Injections supplied to Government hospitals in Maha

  By Rajendra Diwe, Some black particles were found suspended in the injections when FDA officials collected samples from GMCH in Aurangabad Following presence of black residual particles in Ranitidine Injection supplied to Government Medical Co..

State Govt panel finds violation of SOP in T1 tigress’ shooting

  By Ramesh Marulkar, NTCA committee blames Asghar Ali Khan for using unauthorised gun for shooting the tigress The committees consituted by State Government and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to probe into shooting of T1 tigress i..

NMC to grant conditional nod for mobile towers

  Staff Reporter, City has 800 mobile towers Civic body to generate revenue of Rs 10 cr per annum As per the directions of Maharashtra Government, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will grant temporary permission for regularisation of mobile t..

Abandoned vehicles: Cops, RTO ignore HC, Govt directives

  Abandoned vehicles along Central Bazaar Road.     By Dheeraj Fartode, Despite orders of Bombay High Court and State Government, City Police and Regional Transport Office (RTO) are dragging their feet on taking action on abandone..

Formulate policy to curb man-animal conflict: CM to foresters

  Special Correspondent, Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister, has directed the authorities concerned to form a committee to prepare a draft of the independent policy for reducing man-animal conflict and suggesting measures. Fadnavis, who presid..

Rlys to use woven geotextile, geogrids toprotect embankments from soil erosion

  By Sagar Mohod, In first phase, SECR will cover a 7.91 km patch on Bhandara Road (in Nagpur-Tumsar section) and another portion in Salwa-Chacher section with coating of yarn EVEN as society is increasingly shunning usage of plastic, one of its..

Orange City Street project finds no takers

  By Kartik Lokhande, CORPULENT concepts often get buried under their own weight. This is precisely what has happened in case of the ambitious ‘Orange City Street’ (previously known as ‘London Street’) project. The project..

Girl commits suicide after playing deadly on-line games

  Special Correspondent, FALLING prey to dangerous online games and challenges, a teenage girl committed suicide by hanging in her house at Narendra Nagar Tuesday late evening. Around 7.30 pm, Manasi AshokJonwal(17) was foundhangingfromtheceiling..

CJI releases book ‘Architecture of Justice’

  Staff Reporter, The coffee table book by city’s Vinay and Amogh Thakur is mesmerising, captures architectural marvel of Apex Court, HC buildings A statement coffee table book – ‘Architecture of Justice’ – authored..

Man kills first wife and their son, buries bodies in the farm

  Lata Bawane, Dhiraj Bawane, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola supervising the investigation at the spot in Khat village on Tuesday      Staff Reporter, Accused surrenders before police in the wee hours of Tuesday A man b..

Maharajbag zoo admn hits back at CZA over pending devpt plan

  Staff Reporter, Developmental works could not be carried out to meet the norms as the approval to master plan pending with CZA, says Maharajbag Zoo Controller After appointing independent officer to look after zoo, the administration to appeal..

Frame policy to end Dhantoli’s parking, traffic woes: High Court

  Staff Reporter, Corporators, citizens, civic agencies should play a pro-active role to clean the parking mess Expressing deep concern over worsening parking and traffic situation of prime locality like Dhantoli, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High..

Quality improvement with inadequate staff difficult: V-C Dr Kane

  Staff Reporter, A handcuffed person is directed to perform and improve the quality of work is the situation in the higher educational institutes. This was aptly stated by Vice-Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Dr S P ..

CM distributes freehold titles to Sindhi community

  Staff Reporter, After 70 years, Sindhi Community has a reason to smile Respective Governments in Maharashtra have been making promises to provide ownership rights to Sindhi Community in Nagpur, that remained unfulfilled for 70 long years. But ..

‘Give priority to people’s complaints’

  Staff Reporter, Mayor Nanda Jichkar has directed civic administration to give priority to complaints lodged by citizens. She was on whirlwind tour at Ashi Nagar zone under her public contact campaigns to mobilise people for Janta Darbar of Guar..

‘National Group of NSS volunteers mooted for nation-building’

    Commissioner of Police Dr B K Upadhyay addressing NSS volunteers during concluding function of Pre-RD Camp.Dr Karthikeyan, Dr Neeraj Khati, Virendra Mishra and Dr Keshav Walke seated on dais       Staff Reporter, National..

Big B reaches Nagpur

  Staff Reporter, GIVING a pleasant surprise to millions of his fans, mega-star Amitabh Bachchan reached Nagpur on Monday afternoon to participate in shooting of ‘Jhund’, first Hindi movie by ‘Sairat’ director Nagraj Manju..

Rousing welcome to Chief Minister at Nagpur Airport

  Staff Reporter, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists accorded rousing welcome to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday haling his historic decision of granting reservations to Maratha community in the State. Fadnavis reached city from Wa..

CZA derecognises Maharajbag zoo

  By Ramesh Marulkar, Finally, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA), Delhi, has cancelled the recognition of Maharajbag zoo on Monday as it failed to comply the suggestions made by the authority. This historic 125-year-old zoo is centrally situated in..

Gonsalves new Archbishop of Nagpur

  Staff Reporter, Monday evening witnessed the bells of the Saint Francis de Sales pealing, announcing the appointment of Bishop of Amravati, Elias Gonsalves as the Archbishop-elect of the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Nagpur. It was a mu..

Now, authorities to finalise reservation of water in reservoirs every year on Oct 15

  Staff Reporter, In view of depleting water storage in river basin and water reservoirs, Water Resources Department (WRD) of State Government has directed all authorities to finalise reservation of water available in reservoirs every year on Oct..

LIT prepares to get Deemed to be University status

  Staff Reporter, Latest developments regarding removing vacancy in Laxminarayan Institute of Technology and its preparation to get three programmes accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) have created hopes to get Deemed to be Univer..

‘Special 30s’ to get actionable intelligence

  By Dheeraj Fartode, City Police intensifies intelligence gathering network Special Branch, an Intelligence Unit of City Police, has formed a ‘Special 30s’ Squad with an aim to gather crucial actionable intelligence to prevent occur..

Planning body empowered to regularise encroachment over Govt land for PMAY

  Staff Reporter, Adopting ease of doing business policy to expedite regularisation of encroachment over State Government’s land, Maharashtra Government has empowered all the planning authorities for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yo..

Chief Justice Patil to inaugurate solar plant at High Court today

  Staff Reporter, The 200 KW project will generate 24,000 units of electricity By switching over to solar energy, HC will save Rs 2.76 lakh every month on its power bills Bombay High Court Chief Justice Naresh Patil will inaugurate 200 kw rooft..

State Govt simplifies procedure for Swayam scheme for ST students

  Staff Reporter, Though the Maharashtra Government had started implementation of Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Swayam Yojana for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in the State, it came to fore that number of beneficiaries was much lower than the number of a..

15 more villages say ‘no’ to Maoists’ entry

  Staff Reporter, With the strong police action earlier this year and arrests of some high-profile senior leaders, the Maoists are facing a tough time. The police action has emboldened the villagers also in Maoist-affected Gadchiroli district. No..

Event ‘Chala Hava Yeu Dya, Hou Dya Viral’ captivates Nagpurians

  Staff Reporter, The immense popularity of TV serials like ‘Chala Hava Yeu Dya’ and ‘Majya Navryachi Baiko’ was visible when over 20,000 people thronged the Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education ground, to enjoy t..

Nagpur to have world class double-decker flyover, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

  Staff Reporter, “Maha Metro is constructing a world class double decker in Nagpur. The Metro is taking all the efforts to complete the task in given time as well as they are using modern technology for the construction. The construction w..

Exhibition displays architects’ major role in transformation of a city

  Staff Reporter, The city is transforming and architects have a major role to play. Ideas of designing spacious yet lavish apartments in less space. Concept of Studio apartment. Curved walls, corner space and constructing a house depending on ow..

City’s Class 10th fail Pyare Khan passes IIM test

  Staff Reporter, A former autorickshaw driver, Khan had hit the headlines in recent past for a bulk order of 100 trucks from Jaika Motors When Motor India Magazine had first invited him to Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad to pres..

Shridhar Phadke resurrects Babuji with his ravishing songs

  Staff Reporter, Chip of the old block, Shridhar Phadke, seems to be gradually slipping into the Babuji mould, as age seems to catch on with him. This was more than evident when Shridhar Phadke presented the programme ‘Babujinchi Gani&rsqu..

Octave festival starts with spectacular performances

  Staff Reporter, The cultural festival at SCZCC premises will continue till December 4 Octave @ Nagpur, the cultural festival organised under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India, West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC), Udaipur and S..

Support Cong to fight against  communal forces: Kharge

  Staff Reporter, “The Constitution will survive only when Congress comes to power. The present NDA government is being run on RSS principles and dividing the society based on religion. Congress has been working taking into confidence all c..

Water crisis looms over Wadi residents owing to neglect of Wena reservoir

  By Kaushik Bhattacharya With just 13 per cent storage in the reservoir, residents can get water only till the first week of January next Wadi Municipal Council is planning to get water from Ambazari lake Increasing demand for water, lack of p..

State cuts energy generation expenses by Rs 1,000 crore in four years: Pathak

  Staff Reporter, “In the process of energy generation, Maharashtra has reduced its production expenditure by Rs 1,000 crore in four years,” said Vishwas Pathak, Director of Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) Holding Company L..

A new road for truck art

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, Those of you who would be travelling by road from Nagpur to Mumbai from January 8 till the 15th of the first month, if you keep your eyes open, you might just be able to spot a colourfully painted truck standing by the s..

CZA cancels extension to recognition of Maharajbag zoo?

  By Ramesh Marulkar, CZA’s Member-Secretary is yet to sign the letter submitted by a team of officers The Central Zoo Authority (CZA), Delhi, is learnt to have cancelled giving extension to recognition of Maharajbag zoo. Due to violation ..

Shivkisan Agrawal of Haldiram’s gets ‘Global Nagpuri Star Award’

     (1)   Shivkisan Agrawal’s grandson, Avin Agrawal (left), receiving the award at the hands of Suresh Sharma, CMD, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved on Friday.     (2)  (Right pic) Vijay Phanshikar, Editor,..

Ban on cell phones in TATR from today

  Special Correspondent, Tourists on jungle safari in the core and buffer areas of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) cannot use their cell phones from Saturday, following order issued by the management imposing ban on talking and clicking pictu..

Finally, State Government declares policy for Persons with Disabilities

  Staff Reporter, The Government has taken decision to extend grants to 123 Ashramshalas and also sanctioned the required posts As per the policy, 1,046 employees of 643 special schools and 86 sheltered workshops will get pension The State Gove..

‘We aim to culturally enrich next generation, provide better infrastructure’

  Staff Reporter,   “This is not just a cultural entertainment, but an attempt to provide our generation next with better infrastructure like roads, homes, education, skill development and make them aware about our rich cultural herit..

Crime Branch cracks betel nut theft case within 24 hrs

      Staff Reporter, Crime Branch have cracked a theft case of betel nut with arrest of a dozen accused persons. The investigations were wrapped-up within 24 hours of report of theft of 60 sacks of betel nut kept in godown by owner V..

NMC defers special general body meeting as officers ‘not available’

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) deferred its special general body meeting called on Friday to discuss water scarcity, as the officers dealing with water supply were not available. It was the second time that NMC had to defer..

Opposition parties to corner BJP over water scarcity

  Staff Reporter, NMC’s special general body meeting today Opposition parties will try to corner ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over water scarcity in a special general body meeting of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) slated on Nove..

‘Khasdar Mahotsav’ begins today

  Staff Reporter, Conceptualised by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, the festival will conclude on December 18 Film stars Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff will be the guest for inaugural function of ‘Khasdar Mahotsav’, at Ishwar Deshmukh C..

Consumer Forum issues notice to MIL over exorbitant parking charges

  Staff Reporter, Compensation of Rs 25 lakh demanded A complaint has been filed against MIHAN India Limited (MIL) in State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) for charging exorbitant rates of parking at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Internat..

Australian siblings find a link with past in Sironcha

  Gadchiroli Correspondent, DIARIES are not just memoirs containing fascinating accounts of past long gone by, but also can be most trusted treatise of the period and place they mention. For the three travellers who travelled all the way from Aus..

‘Pandav Yatra’, a unique identity of Pipra village

  By Rajendra Diwe, Pipra is the only village in Maharashtra state which has a temple of Five Pandavas. Thousands of devotees attend pilgrimage each year on December 1 Pipra, a small village in Tumsar tehsil is all set to celebrate ‘Pandav..

‘More area sold in Apr-Sept indicates realty revival’

  Business Bureau, As much as 14.7 million square feet of area was sold during April-September, registering a 28.8 per cent growth as compared to same period year ago, indicating a revival in the realty sector, a report said. According to a stud..

Maoists using ‘scarecrow IED’ in C’garh to trap security forces

  Staff Reporter, The Maoists are employing newer tactics to lay traps for the security forces. In a latest, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) busted a ‘scarecrow IED’ in Sukma district in adjoining state of Chhattisgarh, on Thursda..

Indo-German partnerships can lead to cluster devpt for industries in MIHAN

  Staff Reporter, “Smart partnerships between Indo-German companies can lead to cluster development for start-up, automotive, engineering and creative industries in MIHAN,” said Ralf Eichhorn of Economic Development Department, Karlsr..

Irrigation scam: ACB seeks six months for completing probe

  Staff Reporter, ACB to obtain sanction against ex-VIDC officers Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has sought six months’ time from High Court to complete the probe into irrigation scam cases as the agency has to sift through huge records. ACB..

IGGMC is in disorder, let highest authority set things right: HC

  Staff Reporter, High Court raps IGGMC authorities for delay in installation of MRI Lambasting the authorities of Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC) for their laxity and dilly-dally approach in improving infrastructure of this pre..

HC bench recuses from hearing

  Staff Reporter, MULTI-CRORE IRRIGATION SCAM PLEA  PILs to be listed before another division bench in due course A day after the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) directly indicated involvement of Ajit Pawar, the then Water Resources Minister,..

NMC does not have proper data of borewells, wells

  Staff Reporter, Cybertech searched 13,477 borewells and 58,873 wells NMC has information of only 4,900 borewells and 784 wells In coming days Nagpur will be facing worst water scarcity as storage in Pench reservoir is depleting every passing ..

Japanese agency to conduct survey of Nag river

  Special Correspondent, NMC and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement for rejuvenation of city’s signature river Japan to fund 85 per cent of the project cost which is Rs 1,252.33 crore Nagpur Municipal Corporation (..

GMCH’s Cancer Deptt to get equipment worth Rs 198 cr

  Staff Reporter, Instead of Haffkine, purchases to be made under supervision of Tata Cancer Hospital Taking serious cognisance of rising cases of cancer in Vidarbha, Maharashtra Government has decided to improve system to provide better treatme..

Nutrition gardens helping curb malnutrition in Melghat

    Dr Kavita and Dr Ashish Satav      By Ajay Mardikar, About 1,550 severely malnourished children were treated and saved after development of 7,500 Nutrition Gardens over 100 villages in the region With widely reported mal..

Irrigation Scam: ACB hints at involvement of Ajit Pawar

  Staff Reporter, Tenders rigged, cost escalated, rules tweaked, leading to colossal loss to exchequer ACB blames Pawar for hiding behind framework of rules DROPPING a virtual bombshell in the irrigation scam case, the Anti Corruption Bureau (A..

Only India can boast of harmonious ties with nations: Sushma Swaraj

  Staff Reporter, In the divided world of today, it’s only India that can boast of having harmonious relations with nations that are poles apart from each other, stated External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday.  “T..

Rise in number of patients visiting GDCH

  Staff Reporter, Percentage of chocolate-eating tribe facing dental diseases The Government Dental College and Hospital (GDCH) is experiencing surge in number of patients. The reason can be patients preferring GDCH to private ones or the number..

Possible groundwater scarcity in 470 villages in Nagpur divn during summer

  By Ramesh Marulkar, As many as 470 villages from 19 tehsils in Nagpur division, which recorded depletion of water level by one to two metres in October, will face possible scarcity of groundwater during next summer. A study undertaken by Groun..