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Mala Papalkar's inspiring journey: From dustbin to Maharashtra secretariat

Under the guidance of her mentor, Padma Shri awardee Shankarbaba Papalkar, Mala not only received his surname but also learned Braille and nurtured her talents.

Mala Papalkar, 25, a visually challenged woman, was abandoned in a dustbin at a railway station as a newborn. HT Photo
Published on May 18, 2024 09:34 PM IST

Ex-MLA Sunil Kedar asks HC to stay jail sentence in cooperative bank fraud

Sunil Kedar was disqualified from the Maharashtra assembly after a special court convicted him in a cooperative bank fraud case in December 2023

Congress leader Sunil Kedar (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Published on May 15, 2024 05:19 PM IST

3 Maoists, including 2 women, killed in encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

The security forces also recovered a significant cache of weapons from the encounter site, including an AK-47 rifle, a carbine and an INSAS rifle

Police said the Maoists opened fire on the commandos indiscriminately, prompting the security personnel to retaliate. (Representative Image)
Published on May 13, 2024 09:06 PM IST

Nagpur police book Wadettiwar for remarks on Karkare killing

The senior Congress leader was booked after a formal complaint was filed by Sanjay Bokade, an assistant election officer, alleging a violation of the election commission’s model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha polls

Wadettiwar had suggested during a media interaction on May 5 that Karkare was not killed by terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 attack but by a policeman linked with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) (HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2024 06:54 AM IST

11, including dean of govt hospital booked for patient’s death

Negligence case registered against GMCH dean and 10 doctors in Nagpur after a patient's death during surgery in 2019. Accused booked under IPC section 304(a).

HT Image
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Wild elephant that killed 2 in Telangana tramples 3 more in Gadchiroli

The wild elephant, which killed two persons in Telangana earlier this month, came to Gadchiroli last week

A herd of 23 elephants entered the eastern Maharashtra district of Gadchiroli from Chhattisgarh’s Bastar forests in 2021 (Videograb/FILE)
Published on Apr 29, 2024 04:06 PM IST

PM Modi pledges to improve irrigation in Vidharba region

The PM also held the Congress and INDIA bloc responsible for challenges farmers faced in the country and pledged to improve irrigation facilities

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting for the Lok Sabha polls on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 09:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha polls: Ramtek constituency in Maharashtra to witness triangular fight

Kishore Gajbhiye, a bureaucrat-turned-politician has entered the race with the support of the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi

VBA-backed Kishore Gajbhiye’s candidature may have repercussions for the Congress, potentially benefiting Shiv Sena (Shinde) candidate Raju Parwe. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 03:19 PM IST

Interview: Opposition lying about threats to Constitution, says Nitin Gadkari

Referred to as the “Highway Man of India”, Union minister Nitin Gadkari, 67, is seeking his third Lok Sabha term from Nagpur

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the Constitution’s salient features and basic structure cannot be changed. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:13 AM IST

Congress opposed Ambedkar, defeated him twice in polls: Amit Shah

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday accused the Congress of exploiting Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s name solely for electoral gains

Cong opposed Ambedkar, defeated him twice in polls: Shah
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:41 AM IST

In Bhandara, Rahul highlights Congress’ manifesto promises

Rahul Gandhi promised crop-loan waiver, guaranteed fair price for agricultural produce, filling up 30 lakh vacant government jobs, and ensuring educated youth got one year of apprenticeship in government or private sector with ₹one lakh annual stipend

In Bhandara, Rahul highlights Congress’ manifesto promises
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:00 AM IST

BJP fields heavyweight to deny Congress lone Chandrapur seat it won in 2019

Chandrapur, one of five constituencies voting in the first phase, holds significance as the kunbi and teli communities wield substantial influence in the region

Chandrapur:27March2024 BJP candidate Sudhir Mungantiwar with party leaders during filing his nomination from Chandrapur constituency Maharashtra for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in Chandrapur, Wednesday, March 27, 2024..Photo by Sunny Shende
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 08:48 AM IST

Daughter-in-law's accusations come back to haunt BJP MP Ramdas Tadas

Shiv Sena leader accuses BJP candidate Ramdas Tadas of abandoning daughter-in-law, prompting her to contest election for justice.

Sushma Andhare and Pooja
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 09:59 AM IST

Once again, bullet-versus-ballot fight will unfold in Gadchiroli

Maoist militants have issued a “stern warning” to tribals against participating in polls and announced that those who defy the diktat will face death

Once again, bullet-versus-ballot fight will unfold in Gadchiroli
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 09:49 AM IST

Nagpur LS election: It's ‘Highway Man of India’ Gadkari vs former mayor Thakre

Gadkari has always said he doesn’t want to beg for votes. However, that might change during the 2024 general elections; his larger-than-life image is at stake

Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari addresses a public rally ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, in Nagpur district, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI04_10_2024_000291A) (PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 09:25 AM IST

PM Modi targets Opposition for “neglecting” Ambedkar

The neglect of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar during the Congress regime and its reluctance to implement his vision of “one nation, one constitution” was the theme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second election rally in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region on Wednesday

PM Modi targets Opposition for “neglecting” Ambedkar
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 07:38 AM IST

Wardha Lok Sabha seat: NCP (SP) seeks to wrest erstwhile Congress bastion from BJP

NCP (SP) leader Sharad Pawar joined the party nominee Amar Kale’s nomination rally in Wardha, the only seat the party is contesting in the Vidarba region

NCP had over the years left the seat for the Congress. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 01:40 PM IST

HC reduces Arun Gawli’s life term, asks state to release him from jail

On Friday, a division bench of the court accepted Gawli’s petition seeking premature release under provisions of a 2006 government notification, which sanctions authority to the state government to release prisoners aged 65 years or above

Mumbai, India - April 30, 2018: Gangster Arun Gawli arrives at Dagdi chawl for his mother funeral in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 30, 2018. (Photo by Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times) (Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 08:28 AM IST

Prakash Ambedkar breaks away from MVA, fields 8 candidates

Speaking to media persons in Akola, Ambedkar accused the MVA allies - Shiv Sena (UBT), Congress, and NCP (Sharadchandra Pawar) - of attempting to exploit his party to further dynastic politics, a practice that his party is actively opposing

Nagpur, Mar 01 (ANI): Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) President Prakash Ambedkar addresses a press conference, in Nagpur on Friday. (ANI Photo) (Snehal Sontakke)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 08:10 AM IST

Lok Sabha polls: Nitin Gadkari files nomination from Nagpur

Gadkari is pitted against Congress candidate Vikas Thakre, a vocal sitting MLA and Nagpur city Congress president

Gadkari is seeking a third term in Lok Sabha from Nagpur. (Sunny Shende | HT)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 03:55 PM IST

Former Cong MLA and state party GS Namdeo Usendi joins BJP

Former Congress MLA Dr Namdeo Usendi joins BJP in Gadchiroli, praising PM Modi's development agenda. BJP confident of winning all 10 Vidarbha Lok Sabha seats. Opposition parties gear up for battle in Nagpur and Chandrapur.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Three seats remain stuck in the craw for Mahayuti: Here’s why

Internal surveys of the BJP show even successful candidates who have won from Yavatmal, Buldhana and Amravati, may not this time around

The Mahayuti – an alliance of the BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP – to contest the upcoming LS polls. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 26, 2024 11:44 PM IST

Mahayuti's nomination dilemma for LS candidates in Amravati, Buldhana, Yavatmal

The Sena has replaced Krupal Tumane with Raju Parwe in Ramtek. The BJP has reaffirmed Sunil Mendhe for Bhandara-Gondia and Ashok Nete for Gadchiroli-Chimur.

Mumbai, India. Mar 11,2024: Worli to Marine Drive 9.5 kilometres of the 10.58-kilometre Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Road (Coastal Road) inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief minister Eknath Shinde along with deputy chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar in Mumbai. coastal road will be opened to traffic for the public on Tuesday morning. Mar 11,2024.(Photo by Raju Shinde/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2024 09:09 AM IST

BJP to field candidate from Amravati, leaves Ramtek for Sena

BJP allocates Ramtek seat to Shiv Sena, to field nominee in Amravati for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, despite Sena's historical dominance in Amravati.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:32 AM IST

4 suspected Maoists killed in gunfight with security forces in Gadchiroli: Police

The encounter which lasted for around two hours, took place in the Kolamarka mountains, bordering Telangana, some 400 kms from Gadchiroli district

The suspected Maoists killed had a collective bounty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>36 lakh. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 11:21 AM IST

Farmers’ stir near Delhi is attempt to spread anarchy: RSS

The RSS said that attempts have been restarted to spread anarchy, just two months before the Lok Sabha elections

The RSS started a three-day meeting of its highest decision-making body, the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, in Nagpur on Friday. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2024 05:09 PM IST

RSS to hold key 3-day meeting ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Nagpur

Senior BJP functionaries including party president JP Nadda, general secretary Sunil Bansal and general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh will attend the RSS meeting in Nagpur

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (ANI File Photo)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 05:08 PM IST

Two cops injured in violence over Dr Ambedkar vs Shivaji welcome arch in Amravati

Two policemen injured in Nagpur as crowd throws stones following a dispute over naming an arch after Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar or Chhatrapati Shivaji.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 08:22 AM IST

Fadnavis calls Uddhav’s offer to Gadkari ‘ridiculous and laughable’

Thackeray urged Gadkari to join the MVA and contest the elections, advising him not to ‘bow down before Delhi’, drawing a parallel to Chhatrapati Shivaji’s defiance towards the throne of Delhi

Nitin Gadkari
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 08:32 AM IST

Ex-DU professor Saibaba released days after HC acquits him of Maoist links

The Bombay high court’s Nagpur bench overturned a 2017 judgment of a sessions court in Gadchiroli sentencing Saibaba to life imprisonment

Former Delhi University professor G.N. Saibaba being released from the Nagpur Central Jail, two days after the Bombay High Court acquitted him in an alleged Maoist links case in Nagpur on March 7. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 04:06 PM IST
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