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Congress expels Satish Chaturvedi

  Staff Reporter, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has expelled Dr Satish Chaturvedi, a senior leader and former Textiles and Labour Minister, from the party for ‘promoting’ rebel candidates during Nagpur Municipal Corpor..

Nagpur’s tallest tower coming up in Civil Lines

    Staff Reporter, Designed by USA-based architect Riza Kabul, Infinity Tower is set to change skyline of the Orange City Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to perform bhoomipujan on Sunday AMIDST lull in realty sector, an ambitious project wi..

MITRA, a guest with artificial intelligence in city

  By Rajendra Diwe, “Hello everybody! How are you!! I am delighted to visit Visvesvarya National Institute of Technology!!! Wish you all the best for AXIS’18.” A guest, only of its kind, arrived on the dais of the auditorium of ..

‘Complete Shreesurya scam trial in 1 year’

  Staff Reporter, High Court rejects bail plea of Sameer Joshi, but upholds his right to have speedy trial Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has once again turned down bail plea of Shreesurya Chairman Sameer Joshi but at the same time directed t..

Harassed by BSNL officers for clearing his pending bills, contractor ends life

  Staff Reporter, NON-PAYMENT of outstanding bills by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) officers drove a young contractor to commit suicide on Friday. A resident of 410-A, Rachana Sayantara, Hazaripahad, Anand Dinesh Babaria (31) ended his life..

CM’s security detail gets an upgrade for uniformity of approach

  By Dheeraj Fartode, Now, ASL to be conducted by team of Mumbai's SPU   The Advance Security Liaison (ASL) for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ visits throughout the State would henceforth be handled by his personal security team o..

MHADA CEO visits PMAY sites in city

  Staff Reporter, Milind Mhaiskar, Chief Executive Officer and Vice-President of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), visited Mouza Tarodi (Khurd) and Mouza Wathoda sites of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in the city on ..

Govt to shut down 6 spl police stations

  Staff Reporter, Now, offence related to power thefts will be registered in 2 or 3 police stations in areas where power pilferage is rampant Maharashtra Government has decided to close down six special police stations set up for registrati..

High Court rejects bail plea of Deepak Bajaj

  Legal Correspondent, Rejecting application for bail filed by Deepak Bajaj, Secretary of the Sindhu Education Society, on the medical ground, Justice S.B.Shukre ,at the High Court here, at the same time ensured his treatment at a multi-speciali..

Shocking apathy: DP of Hudkeshwar, Narsala lapses

  Special Correspondent, Town Planning Department of NMC misses all statutory deadlines In what could be termed as sheer apathy of Town Planning Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), nobody has bothered to take steps to obtain sanct..

HC slams Govt, ACB for lax probe

  Staff Reporter, Directs Chief Secretary to file affidavit to spell out Ajit Pawar’s role and clear position about unsatisfactory ACB probe by February 28 Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday came down heavily upon the State Gove..

Stagecraft Theatre’s 72nd Production Dastan-e-Sharar to be staged from 24th

  Staff Reporter, The Hitavada is media partner Stagecraft Theatre is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is now ready with their 72nd Production Dastan-e-Sharar – Eternal Stories from Times Bygone, which is written by Dewan Sharar. Dewan..

CM for immediate release of aid to hailstorm-hit ryots in Nagpur distt

Staff Reporter, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, asked the officials concerned to ensure that aid was released immediately to farmers in Nagpur district who were affected by crop damage due to recent spell of unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm. Fadnav..

Tremendous repsonse to Youth Empowerment Summit

  Staff Reporter, “A large number of avenues will be opened for youth of Vidarbha through the Youth Empowerment Summit. Not only this they will also be guided in becoming entrepreneur and provide employment to others. The youth from this regi..

Danger overhead: HC directs NMC, NIT, MSEDCL, SNDL to deposit Rs 10 lakh each

  Staff Reporter, The cost will meet expenditure of the experts’ panel formed to verify dangerous sites where high tension line poses threat to residents Continuing with its tough stance against the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Nagp..

Students brave traffic congestion, chaos on first day of HSC exam

  Staff Reporter, The problem to aggravate further once Class 10 exams start from March 1 Mere appeal to reach early at exam centres will not do, authorities concerned need to give breather to students   While students were having a diffi..

Building plan without parking would not get sanction: Panel

  Staff Reporter, Coaching classes without parking space will be sealed in a month’s time Anoop Kumar panel recommendations Repair non-functional traffic signals. Display Parking, No Parking Boards Schools/Colleges to conduct awareness ..

VNIT to host AXIS techno fest from February 23

  Staff Reporter, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur is organising a technical festival named ‘AXIS’ from February 23 to 25 at VNIT campus. Former ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar will be the chief guest and he..

ADG pulls up SP GRP for lack of supervision

  By Dheeraj Fartode, “Have you joined the force for time-pass?” the ADG asked SP Gaonkar Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (Railways) Jai Jeet Singh on Wednesday lost his cool on seeing a dirt and filth all around during t..

ACB registers six more offences in irrigation scam

  Staff Reporter, The offences pertain to works relating to Gosikhurd right bank canal, Ambhora LIS distributary and slab culvert, Ghodajhari branch canal, and Mokhabardi LIS main canal Stepping up pressure in the ongoing investigation into irri..

HSC exam from today

  Staff Reporter, Candidates will not be allowed to enter exam centre once the exam begins Candidates not allowed to bring mobile phones in centre Students to note l Reporting time at Centre - 10 aml Seating arrangement checking time - 10.20 a..

Kukreja to be next NMC Standing Committee chief

  Special Correspondent, The election of the Chairman will be held after Holi The decks have been cleared for Virendra Kukreja, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator from Prabhag 1 of North Nagpur to become the next Standing Committee Chairman..

Vidarbha attracts attention at ‘Magnetic Mah’

  Staff Reporter, Vidarbha region, with its inherent strengths as an upcoming investment destination attracted the attention of investors during the mega-investor summit ‘Magnetic Maharashtra -- Convergence-2018’ in Mumbai. Several me..

Maha Metro removes barricades from major work stations

  Staff Reporter, Taking serious cognisance of the traffic-related issues on city roads, Maha Metro Nagpur has initiated process of removing barricades from some of its major work stations in city. The process of removing barricades has already b..

Aapli Bus strike hits public transport badly

  Special Correspondent, The wheels of total 375 Aapli Buses came to a grinding halt due to indefinite strike called by Bharatiya Kamgar Sena owing allegiance to Shiv Sena and some employees of the Aapli Bus services. The strike badly affected th..

Many departed souls still in varsity’s research guides’ list

  By Ajay Mardikar, The list on the university’s portal shows names of renowned persons who left for heavenly abode several years ago The term ‘universe’ in the research work, which defines the area of study, appears to have be..

Mehul Choksi allegedly duped city-based jeweller by Rs 3.25 cr

  Business Bureau, In a shocking incident, city-based jeweller Deven Kothari, proprietor of M/s Kothari M B Jewelers has been allgedly duped to the tune of Rs 3.25 crore by Mehul Choksi, the prime accused in PNB fraud case. According to informat..

State Class X, XII students gearing up for Board exams

  Staff Reporter, 1,72,411 students will appear in HSC examination this year at 452 different centres in Nagpur Division   Students to note Reporting time in Centre - 10 am Seating arrangement checking time - 10.20 am Invigilator to ent..

100% reimbursement of State GST to airlines setting up global hub in Nagpur

  Staff Reporter, To promote Nagpur as a ‘Global Hub’, any airline that sets up its global hub at Nagpur and utilises its MRO facilities will also be provided with 50 per cent reimbursement of VAT on ATF Maharashtra Government, which..

Land commercially exploited, admits VSPM

  Special Correspondent, Accuses Distt Admn of revengeful approach in sending second notice VSPM may approach HC against notice warning to revoke allotment of 27 ha land Grahak Panchayat demands stern action against such land allottees   ..

Bandh observed in Katol after another suicide

  Kondhali Correspondent, A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide at Katol town on Monday after suffering crop loss due to hailstorm. Dilip Manthuji Lohi (52) who also used to drive an autorickshaw to make two ends meet, consumed pesticide and end..

Sentational double murder case accused remanded to four-day police custody

  Staff Reporter, Ganesh alias Golu Ramcharan Shahu (26), an accused in murder case of Usha Kamble and her one-and-a-half year old granddaughter at Pawansut Nagar, was remanded to police custody for four days. Shahu, a resident of Plot No. 34, P..

‘Positive communication needed among people to bring about equality in true sense’

  Staff Reporter, The principles based on which Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj envisaged his kingdom, should be understood properly. Unfortunately, distorted form of history has been presented to the people. The true principles of people’s dem..

Scribe’s mother, daughter brutally murdered, bodies dumped in nullah

  Staff Reporter, Usha Kamble was murdered over dispute of Rs 7,000 DISPUTE over a small amount of Rs 7,000 resulted in gory murder of a woman and her one-and-a-half year old granddaughter at Pawansut Nagar on Saturday evening. After slitting th..

Bin Zayed group to invest $ 7 billion in ambitious Samruddhi Corridor project

  Staff Reporter, MoU signed between MSRDC and UAE based group   IN a major boost to ambitious Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor, leading UAE based conglomerate Bin Zayed International LLC has promised to directly invest a whopping 7 billio..

Six-month-old girl crushed to death in front of mother

  Staff Reporter, In a shocking incident, a six-month-old daughter was crushed to death by a speeding concrete mixer truck in front of her mother at Besa Power House Square on Ring Road in Hudkeshwar on Sunday afternoon. The truck first hit the m..

Butterfly World adds new shade to thrill at Tadoba

  By Ramesh Marulkar, Started with an initiative of State Finance and Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, the park aims to provide an alternative to tiger-centric tourism   The newly-inaugurated Butterfly World spread in five acres of land..

‘Use Shivaji Maharaj’s tactics to crush traitors opposing nation’s devpt’

  Staff Reporter, Use tactics of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj democratically to crush the anti-nationals who are opposing development of nation, appealed National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dr Sambit Patra on Sunday.Dr Patra was..

Displaced shop owners of Tajabag meet Bawankule

  Staff Reporter, A delegation of displaced shop owners of Tajabag Dargah met Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule to remove the condition lay down while rehabilitating the shop owners. The delegation led by Taj Ahmed Raja along with shop ..

‘Small industries will bring big development to rural populace’

  Staff Reporter, The proposed small industries with job potential scheme under Government’s Chanda to Banda scheme would help the rural areas for potential development. A method for mass production at one place with the help of local women..

‘Responsibility of management of ground water should be equally shared by farmers’

  Staff Reporter, Ground water is the main driving force behind green revolution. As agriculture sector is the predominant user of ground water, the responsibility of proper management of ground water should be equally shared by farmers in the co..

MMRCL to conduct ‘Noise and Vibration’ survey

Special Correspondent, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) will conduct a survey of ‘Noise and Vibration’ through Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) in Nagpur. CRRI will start work within next 10 days and submit its repor..

‘Our country is our identity, pride and honour’

Staff Reporter, “Aashirvachanam is not a hollow ritual but it is a ritual of becoming a signatory to accomplishments and achievements”, said Dr Vedprakash Mishra, Pro-Chancellor, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Science and Chairman of Acad..

Objection raised over ‘Additional Charge’ directors in RTMNU

  Staff Reporter, THE HITAVADA IMPACT Objection has been raised over inclusion of Directors on ‘additional charge’ in the electoral roll of the Senate. The election meeting for eight members to be elected on Management Council from a..

Commissioner of Police initiates steps to improve time, quality of response

  Special Correspondent, Orders inquiry into conservation between a lawyer and Control Room staffer in after Friday’s ghastly mishap COMMISSIONER of Police (CP) Dr K Venkatesham has ordered an inquiry into the conversation between a lawyer..

Best time for SC/ST youth to go for start ups: Milind Kamble

By Praveen Vighre, “THE mixed economy module adopted by India after its Independence had come out with bankruptcy, and we were compelled to adapt to the new economic reforms era,” Padma Shri Milind Kamble, Founder Chairman of the Dalit Indi..

Notice to VSPM headed by Ranjit Deshmukh

Staff Reporter, Admin seeks reply from Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal over commercial use of the land leased out by the Government for educational purposes The district administration has issued a notice to Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal (VSPM) headed..

Gulaabjam A sweet tale, served cold

  By Rahul Dixit, THE trickling drops of the little, brown ball dipped in sugary syrup can keep a variety of emotions lingering in the mouth. A Gulaabjam (Maharashtrians love to clip the Jamun to Jam!) can be a trigger to a moment of bliss. And t..

Six youths killed, two hurt as car rams into stationary truck near Waddhamna

  Special Correspondent, The injured are battling for their lives at separate hospitals The youths had left Hislop College after classes for a joy ride IN ONE of the worst-ever road tragedies in the Second Capital, six students of Hislop Colleg..

‘100 bridge-cum-barrages to be constructed to strengthen irrigation network of State’

  Staff Reporter, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will construct 100 bridge-cum-barrages to deepen the irrigation network in water-stressed areas of Maharashtra. Announcing the project, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways..

CP suspends eight cops of Escort Cell for giving ‘special favours’ to accused persons

  Staff Reporter, COMMISSIONER of Police Dr K Venkatesham has suspended eight policemen attached to Escort Cell for giving ‘special favours’ to persons accused in criminal cases, including gangster Raju Bhadre (convicted in Pintoo Shi..

CGWB aims to boost conservation of groundwater in country: Naik

  By Rajendra Diwe, Aquifer mapping of about nine lakh sq kms area across the country has been completed and mapping of another nine lakh sq kms will be completed in another three years, said K.C Naik, Chairman of Central Ground Water Board (CGWB..

MSEDCL snaps power supply of 177 drinking water schemes

  Staff Reporter, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has snapped power supply to 177 drinking water schemes in Nagpur Circle for non payment of dues. This includes 152 schemes in Nagpur District and 25 of Wardha d..

Legislators, agencies seek Rs 600 cr annual district plan for Nagpur

  Staff Reporter, Draft annual plans and additional demands   District Draft Plan                         Addl Demand   Nagpur Rs 222.80 cr     ..

Success stories of conservation of elixir of life - Water

  Staff Reporter, Water is said to be an elixir of life. All the activities in life are depending on water. Whether it is agriculture or industry, water is an essential element for growth and development. Rapid urbanisation, industralisation, pop..

Shocking case of fraud, collusion creates flutter in legal circles

  Staff Reporter, High Court registers suo motu criminal contempt case Role of lawyers and unscrupulous litigants, tacit help by Zilla Parishad officers in securing government jobs under scanner A SHOCKING case of fraud, misrepresentation and a..

Cash-strapped NMC reminds State Govt of Rs 277 cr dues

  Special Correspondent, Allow us to recover Professional Tax in city, demands civic body Reminding the State Government to release pending grants worth Rs 277 crore for the city, cash strapped Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has also urged M..

Traffic Control Branch’s WhatsApp groups getting good response

  Staff Reporter, TO ensure effective traffic management by involving citizens, the City Police’s Traffic Control Branch is now getting overwhelming response to its Traffic Clubs (N-Tracs) on WhatsApp. Though there were 1,575 vigilant citiz..

More than 200 innovators participate in ‘Raman Festival of Innovation’

  Staff Reporter, As an annual event of the Innovation Centre, the first ‘Raman Festival of Innovation’ is organised at Raman Science Centre from February 15 to 17.  Dr Satish Wate, Chairman, Scientist Recruitment Board, CSIR, wa..

NMC general body to start compounding of illegal construction

  Staff Reporter, The general body meeting of NMC will be held on February 20 The general body of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) will start compounding of the illegal construction as per the Government directives issued on October 7, 2017. T..

Four fuel pumps coming up on police land

  By Dheeraj Fartode, Cops expecting Rs 1.50 cr revenue per fuel pump per year which will be used for welfare of cops and their families Soon, Police will sell petrol and diesel and utilise the revenue generated from it for their welfare activit..

University must get rid of mentality of ‘additional charge’ for its development

  By Ajay Mardikar, Even ‘temporary charge’ seems to be a permanent trend in RTMNU One of the key posts, Law Officer of the university is held by a Law teacher instead of a practising lawyer   With the functioning of a large n..

CAIT celebrates Valentine’s Day by offering red rose to ‘Bharatmata’

  Business Bureau, “Valentine’S Day should be celebrated by offering Red Roses to Bharatmata with the slogan My Valentine My Motherland,” said B C Bhartia, National President of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT). He was ..

With inadequate teachers, RTMNU may not retain ‘A’ grade granted by NAAC

  By Ajay Mardikar, With a large number of vacancies in the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, retaining ‘A’ grade granted by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), could be very difficult for it. The asses..

Metro Rail to install huge LED screen at KP

    Special Correspondent, Heritage panel clears metro work near Ambazari lake Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) will install a huge LED screen at the backside of metro station facing Kasturchand Park (KP) as per the directions..

Pesticide poisoning deaths: SIT blames ryots too!

  Staff Reporter, District-wise number of pesticide poisoning deaths in Amravati Divn  District             Patients                  Deaths   Buldan..

Unseasonal rain, hailstom damage crop in over 17,000 ha in Nagpur Division

  Staff Reporter,   Distt-wise crop damage District                    Crop Damage Nagpur                    12,436 ha Wardha   ..

‘Originality in thinking helps a lawyer to achieve success’

  Staff Reporter, “A lawyer should sit quiet for ten minutes in a day. He has to practice to make mind empty. He should look upon own thoughts as a third person. This practice could develop an ability to achieve detached view towards world...

RPF reunites Iranian couple with help of Google translator

  Staff Reporter, Railway Protection Force (RPF) reunited an Iranian lady with her husband with the help of Google translator. The lady was traveling in Mumbai-Howerah mail and deboarded Nagpur station. According to information, the Iranian coup..

Valentine’s Day celebrated with zeal

    Staff Reporter, Youngsters in city thronged the happening places and restaurants of the city to celebrate the Valentine’s Day with their loved ones on Wednesday. Many youths were busy browsing online portals, youtube tutorials and..

NMRCL to develop business district near Cotton Market

  Special Correspondent, Entire 7 lakh sq ft stretch from Cotton Market upto Khowa Market to be developed by Metro Rail Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) will develop the Cotton Market Area as business district of the Orange City. Na..

UGC criteria for PhD guide put researchers in a quandary

  By Ajay Mardikar, With the University Grants Commission imposing new eligibility criteria for qualifying as research supervisor, the research scholars are vehemently searching for those who are qualified to guide them. Those who have retired f..

Hailstorm damages crops in 125 villages in district

  Staff Reporter, Guardian Minister directs the district administration and Agriculture Department to conduct preliminary survey of crop damage Preliminary estimates peg loss of crop in 10,500 hectares in around 20 villages in Katol tehsil In s..

Deshmukh demands aid to farmers

  Staff Reporter, Anil Deshmukh, former Minister and senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP); and Salil Deshmukh, youth leader of NCP, both toured Katol and Narkhed tehsils on Tuesday and visited the areas affected by hailstorm. After t..

Support farming with supplementary business: Amruta Fadnavis

  Staff Reporter, Amruta Fadnavis was addressing the gathering during an event in Fetri, an adopted village of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis The farmers should support their farming with supplementary businesses like animal husbandry, dairy d..

Special drive to register labourers of construction from February 15

    Staff Reporter, A special drive for registration of construction labourers is being initiated from February 15. As per law such a registration of workers is necessary. The Guardian Minister of Nagpur Chandrashekhar Bawankule has stated ..

Betel nut traders and criminals arrested for stealing betel nuts from DRI godown

  Staff Reporter, The cops recovered stolen betel nuts worth Rs 17.50 lakh Crime Branch of City police busted a racket of betel nut businessmen and criminals for stealing betel nut from a godown sealed by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI..

Crops in 1.25 lakh ha affected in Marathwada, Vid

  Staff Reporter, ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute issues Orange advisory 1) To control the fruit drop in Mrig bahar foliar application of 1.5 g 2,4-D, 100 g Benomyl or Carbendazim and 1.5 Kg Urea in 100 litres of water may be done as earl..

Government ayes 201 executive posts for NMC

  Special Correspondent, Government ayes 201 executive posts for NMC Post name                 Earlier posts                     New postsDeputy ..

Mahashivratri - Most significant sacred festival night

  By Rajendra Diwe, ‘Mahashivratri’ is the unique festival of India. People remain awake throughout the night and perform rituals to worship Lord Shiva. This night is very important for ‘Satvik,’ “Rajasik’ and ..

Tension in Warud as ST bus knocks boy dead

  Our Correspondent, Warud, Mob sets 2 ST buses afire Cops, journos attacked. Schools colleges remained closed Tension erupted in Warud on Monday afternoon when an ST bus knocked dead a 13-year-old school student. The mob set afire two State t..

DGP directs police units to end menace of Hookah parlours

  By Dheeraj Fartode, Cops to recommend cancellation of establishment permission to municipal corporations TO CRUSH the menace of hookah joints across the State, Director General of Police (DGP) Satish Mathur has directed all police units to rec..

Mah records highest growth in tree cover

  By Ramesh Marulkar, As per the Indian State of Forest Report 2017 published at Delhi on Monday The tree cover in Maharashtra has increased by 273 sq km outside forest areas during the last two years, which amounts to 3.19 per cent of the geogr..

Mayor dissolves all special 10 committees of NMC

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has dissolved 10 special committees of office bearers. The new committees will be selected in the general body meeting slated on February 20 at 11 am at Town Hall. Mayor Nanda Jichkar has diss..

MERC clears Orange City’s ‘Waste to Energy’ project

  Special Correspondent, Power to be purchased at Rs 7 per unit Scientific disbursement of the garbage will resolve the problem of dumping yard Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has cleared ‘waste to energy’ proje..

HC prohibits auction of property belonging to co-op spinning mills

  Staff Reporter, Public land is auctioned to recover public money advanced by MS Co-Op Bank and thus this is a double loss, observed HC while asking Govt to come clean on this issue Directing the State Government from permitting or confirming a..

‘Imbibe inner strength to build nation’

  Staff Reporter, Courage, dedication, sacrifice and will to win are the basic attributes of a true Swayamsevak. No organisation could stand without these attributes. Therefore, to acquire these attributes for national building will be a real tri..

Hailstorm batters crops across Vidarbha region

  Staff Reporter, Untimely rain hit hard the standing crops leaving farmers in distress Close to Maha Shivratri the season took a clumsy turn battering the Vidarbha region with hail and thunder showers on Sunday. Hail the size of big lemons repo..

Remove barricades near examination Centres to pave way for the students

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur Police, Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) should provide a clear way for the students appearing for Class X and XII th examinations slated from later part of this month. This appeal..

Fun frolic Sunday for Twinkle Club members at Dinshaw Factory

  Staff Reporter, The Sunday became a memorable day for the members of The Hitavada’s Twinkle Club as they visited two city-based dairy plants of Dinshaw’s Ice Cream in Butibori.Over 100 club members who had registered their name well..

Three killed in separate road mishaps

  Staff Reporter, Three persons killed in separate mishaps in Wadi and Bajaj Nagar Police Station areas. In first accident, a speeding truck knocked dead two bikers at Wadi while a 32-year-old youth killed after his car rammed into a road divider..

Half-hearted, haphazard development

  Staff Reporter, For past couple of years, Nagpurians have been suffering from inconvenience caused due to delays in completion of cement roads, simultaneous works on certain stretches creating hurdles in smooth flow of traffic, and shoddy approac..

Time to get over the mental menopause

By Maithili Bisne It is not very often that mainstream Bollywood comes out with socially thought-provoking and compelling stories. This Friday it made an exception with the release of Akshay Kumar’s Padman, a story inspired by the life of a social ..

Padmagandha Pratishthan gave identity to women writers: Dr Chande

Staff Reporter, Literature is a reflection of thoughts of individuals in society. This is the reason, all expressions, emotions, sentiments, experiences and the personality traits mentioned in any literary form should be accepted by the society with broa..

RPF to procure body-worn cameras for transparency

Staff Reporter, Railway Protection Force (RPF), South East Central Railway (SECR), has decided to procure body-worn cameras for its staff to record visuals during patrolling to bring transparency in dealing with passengers. Inspector General of Police (I..

Believe in ‘Service before Self’ to excel in life: Lt Gen Thodge

Staff Reporter, Believe in the motto “Service before self, like the Indian Army Does, if you have to excel in life. Lead a life that is simple, make it fruitful,” stated Lt Gen Ravindra Thodge PVSM AVSM SM VSM (Retd), while delivering his tal..

SC makes posting on websites free from fear of arrest

Legal Correspondent, The Supreme Court has struck down section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which empowered Police to arrest a person for allegedly uploading / writing objectionable posts on social websites. Pronouncing its verdict on ..

State seeks review of HC’s judgment on APMC elections

Legal Correspondent, In response to the 4 review applications -3 by the State Govt. and the fourth by the adversely affected agriculturists, Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Swapna Joshi, at the High Court here, have agreed to consider for rev..

Elite i20 at Bigwig Hyundai

  Business Bureau, THE authorised Hyundai dealer, Bigwig Hyundai launched the super performer iconic premium compact - ‘New 2018 Elite i20’ on February 9, that embodies Hyundai’s modern premium offering for the global customers...

IAF, MADC complete land swap deal, pave way for MIHAN

  Staff Reporter, IAF transfers 219.58 hectares to MADC, and the latter transfers 377.59 hectares land to the former Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) finally completed the land swap deal on Friday, th..