Pressure mounts on NMC to reinstate 17 axed employees

Nagpur: The BJP-ruled Nagpur Municipal Corporation continues to face mounting pressure from a senior party leader to reinstate the 17 employees (one of them already passed away) who were dismissed for being appointed despite irregularities in recruitment process. The proposal of the general administration to reinstate the 17 sacked employees Subhash Ghate, Ramesh Bawankar, Ashok Deogade, Arun Khopdem, Vijay Hatwar, Yusuf Yaqub, Deepak Potphode, Prakash Barde, Ganpat Barahate, Gangadhar Bhiwgade, Durga Tahliyani, Shalu Khopde, Ratnakar Dhote, Jeevak Shamkule, Vinayak Pendke, Suresh Barwe and Vinod Sonone, who was already passed in…

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Senior auditors from AG office in CBI net

Nagpur: The anti-corruption wing of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Nagpur branch, under the supervision of SP, CBI, Vijayendra Bidari, arrested senior auditor Mahendra Shukla and auditor Vijay Nandanwar from a hotel at Washim on Thursday. The senior officials posted at Accountant General (Audit II) in Nagpur were nabbed allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs10,000. Shukla and Nandanwar were demanding monetary favour from the office-bearers of Kata villages’ Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat for mentioning minimum possible audit objections for the financial year 2018-19. It has now come to fore…

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Two persons stabbed, one assaulted within four hours

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Nagpur: Pachpaoli cops were on their toes as three incidents of assault, including two stabbings, were reported within four hours on Wednesday between 8pm and 11.30pm. In the first incident, 24-year-old Rakesh Khunkhule was stabbed on the shoulder, and cut till his chest, by two people at 8pm near Mahdibagh. According to cops, Khunkhule was standing outside his house when the two accused, Suraj Nimje and Yuvraj Nikhare, were passing by. As Khunkhule and Nimje lived in the same neighbourhood, the complainant asked the accused about his recent fight in…

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Man duped of Rs7 lakh over MBBS seat

Nagpur: Shaikh Maqsood, an Amravati-based contractor, has been duped to the tune of Rs seven lakh by people posing as office bearers of Indian Council of Higher Education, promising a MBBS seat for his daughter. The offence was registered against the racketeers, who also claimed to be close to a senior minister, at Sitabuldi police station on Wednesday. Maqsood had come across a pamphlet, seemingly to be have been distributed by the racketeers, in which it was mentioned that the students aspiring for admission in medical stream would be assisted.…

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Chandrapur world’s hottest on Thursday: Website

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Nagpur: Chandrapur was the world’s hottest city on Thursday, according to El Dorado Weather website. Out of the 15 hottest places, 11 are in India among which five are in Vidarbha and one in Marathwada. The website, which reportedly sources information from weather stations across the world, showed Chandrapur as the second hottest place in the world on Thursday, when its maximum temperature was 45.4 degree Celsius which was 3.8 degrees above normal. On Thursday, the temperature shot up to 45.3 degree Celsius, bringing Chandrapur to the top of the…

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Four bisons electrocuted near New Nagzira, 2 accused held

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Nagpur: Even as the state government is implementing ambitious Dr Shayamaprasad Mukherjee Jan Van scheme in the buffer zone of tiger reserves to curb man-animal conflict, there is no let up in wild animal deaths due to electrocution. In the latest case, four bisons (gaurs) were allegedly electrocuted by a farmer in Bampewada in Lakhni forest range in Bhandara division bordering New Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary two day ago. Bisons are listed under Schedule-I of the Widlife (Protection) Act, 1972. According to assistant conservator (ACF) ST Pawar, two accused — Pandurang…

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10 on hunger stir to protest Surjagarh mine hospitalized

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Chandrapur: A total of 10 agitators staging indefinite hunger strike to oppose the Surjagarh mine in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli have been hospitalized. The agitators from six villages at the foothills of the Surjagarh hillock have been on hunger strike under the banner of Janhitwadi Samiti and Gramsabha Mahasangh since more than 102 days before Gadchiroli district collectorate. The villagers had launched chain hunger strike before district collectorate from January 5 to press their demand of establishing promised steel plant at Etapalli, providing forest rights to gram sabhas in neighbourhood…

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2 years on, no info with WII, forest dept on tiger Jai

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Nagpur: While five tigers radio-collared by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, are still being monitored, the premier research institute has washed its hands of when it comes to the missing iconic tiger Jai. WII and the forest department are passing the buck to each other. Jai (UK-T1), radio-collared by WII twice, has been missing since April 18, 2016, from Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary. The latest information sought by RTI activist Avinash Prabhune shows that even after two years, both, the state forest department and WII, claim to have no information…

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Get ready, green Metro stations coming

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The Metro will drive the city into a green revolution. The stations that are being developed on the route are all set to transport Nagpurians in a world-class infrastructure. As one steps in, not only modernity is seen at its best but also sustainability. From solar energy to rainwater harvesting, sewage treatment and reuse to eco-friendly transportation — every green concept that one can think of is under one roof. Recently, MahaMetro’s three stations — Khapri, Airport South and New Airport — have been awarded with the highest ‘platinum rating’…

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33 junior colleges issued show cause notice for poor bifocal admissions

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NAGPUR: Though bifocal stream may be a popular choice for Std XI admissions in the city, there are still many well known colleges that are struggling to fill up even half of their seats. A show cause notice has been issued to 33 junior colleges in Nagpur by the Directorate of Vocational Training and Education (DVTE) asking why their bifocal seats should not be cancelled considering that less than 50% have been filled in the last three years. The letter dated March 30 has raised concerns over the falling admission…

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