Two end life after fight with wives

Rajkot: Harassed by wives, two youths committed suicide in different areas of the city on Friday night. In the first incident, Nikunj Sutariya (25) hanged himself from the ceiling of his room at his house in Patelnagar-2 on 40-ft Road in Omnagar, Mavdi Plot. “Nikunj’s wife had left him and gone to live with her parents after a fight with him. Nikunj had been depressed for quite some time, owing to which he took the drastic step. He had used a blanket to hang himself,” an investigating official said. In…

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State committee okays release of Armori tigress

Nagpur: The state-level committee constituted to decide fate of captured and abandoned cubs to be released back in the wild, on Saturday, unanimously decided to unite the captured tigress of Armori with its original habitat. The committee has recommended chief wildlife warden AK Misra to release the tigress as early as possible. The committee, chaired by additional principal chief conservator of forests (APCCF) for wildlife AR Mande and nine other members, studied the report submitted by a panel of Gadchiroli officials, wildlife vet and biologists and gave a go ahead…

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Cops start penalizing violators on WHC Road

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Nagpur: Two days after banning four-wheeler parking on West High Court (WHC) Road, the traffic police started penalizing violators on Saturday. The operation was led by deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Ravindrasinh Pardeshi. Police fined over 438 violators, mostly four-wheeler and two wheeler drivers/riders, for violating rules. On August 13, the DCP had issued notifications to regulate traffic by declaring no parking of four-wheelers on both sides of 2.4km patch of WHC Road from Law College Square to Shankar Nagar Square and a small stretch on Ram Nagar Road from…

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Crime branch video records accused preparing fake currencies

Nagpur: The crime branch sleuths on Saturday video recorded the manner in which the racketeers, now in police custody till August 23, prepared the fake Aadhaar cards and currency notes for distribution in several districts, including Hingoli, in the last couple of months. The video recording will be used as an evidence against them for preparing fake currency notes and Aadhaar cards. Two more persons involved in the racket, apart from the five already in custody, are now under radar of the crime branch for playing the role of suppliers…

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Tonnes of suspected beef, over 150 cows seized in raid

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Nagpur: In a major crackdown, a team of over 100 police officials raided the Gaddigodam area and seized over 150 cattle and three tonnes of suspected beef. The raid, which lasted for more than ten hours, saw some tense moments with the local butchers strongly objecting the police action. On Saturday early morning, Zone II DCP Rakesh Ola received a tip-off from members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) about illegal slaughtering of cows in the area. Under him, a large team of zone II officials launched the raid, which is…

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Anjali Rajput is first woman to head police station in Naxalite-hit G’chiroli

Nagpur: In the third week of July, assistant PI Anjali Rajput created history by becoming the first woman in-charge of any police station in the Naxalite-affected Gadchiroli district. She took charge of the highly sensitive Bhamragarh police station, which is considered as the gateway to the rebels’ bastion of Abhujamadh, straddling between Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. What is more laudable is the fact that Anjali herself sought posting in the tough terrain leaving aside a much comfortable city life in Aurangabad from where officers generally shy away being posted in any…

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NMC starts digging pits at Sakkardara for idol immersion

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Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is gearing up to achieve its target of making Sakkardara lake 100% immersion-free this year. To promote an eco-friendly technique of ground immersion, the civic administration is digging temporary pits away from the lake. As reported by TOI earlier, NMC is targeting to make Sakkardara and Sonegaon lakes completely immersion-free this Ganesh festival. For the last two years, NMC has been successful in keeping Sonegaon lake 100% immersion-free. On Saturday morning, the work of pit-digging at Sakkardara was formally inaugurated by MLA Sudhakar Kolhe.…

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Good hygiene practices can minimize infectious diseases

Nagpur: India’s climatic conditions and lack of good hygiene practices make the country a hotbed of infectious diseases. Despite most being preventable, these diseases cause large-scale morbidity and fatalities. The tremendous cost to the exchequer, many deaths and diseases can be avoided with some simple measures related to personal and community hygiene. This was the conclusion drawn at the annual conference of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society (CIDS) of India. The theme of the conference was ‘Advancing science and improving care’. Dr V Ravi, a professor of neurobiology at NIMHANS, Bengaluru,…

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Exhibition ‘Isa Mostra’ presents impressive monochrome photos

Nagpur: A melange of black and white photographs greeted visitors at the inauguration of Aarohanam Art Society and its ally The Nagpur Photography Club’s exhibition ‘Isa Mostra’. Inaugurated on Saturday morning at Chitnavis Centre, the photographs, curated from not only the city but also abroad, touched upon a gamut of perspectives. All of these monochrome-themed photographs have been clicked by amateur photographers. The exhibition will remain open for visitors till august 20, from 11am to 8pm. Chief guests CA Tejinder Singh Rawal and photographer Pratima Patil inaugurated the exhibition. Rawal…

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Need to remain updated on infectious diseases: Expert

Nagpur: We aim to tap into recent developments and target infections in a variety of hosts. We would focus on areas like antimicrobial stewardship, infection control, immuno-modulation, tropical infections, tuberculosis, invasive fungal infections and many more, said Dr OC Abraham, scientific committee chairperson of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society (CIDS). He was speaking at the inaugural session of 7th Annual Infectious Diseases Society Conference held at a city hotel on Saturday. The session began with the lighting of a traditional lamp. The theme of the event was ‘Advancing science and improving…

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