Pradip Kumar Maitra
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Tiger cub dies after being hit by train in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur

Preliminary examinations indicate that the tiger cub succumbed to injuries from a collision with the train, possibly while attempting to cross the railway line

Since January this year, Maharashtra has recorded nearly 35 tiger deaths (Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 05:49 PM IST

BJP playing polarisation, appeasement politics: Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjul Kharge also said that if the Congress comes to power, it will promptly decide to conduct a caste census in the country

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge. (File)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Tadoba reserve’s tigress Maya may have died; DNA sample sent for confirmation

Maya’s last sighting was on August 23 in the Panchdhara area near Tadoba Lake, when the park was closed for two months because of monsoons

Maya (T-12), who is feared to have been killed in territorial fight, was photographed four months ago in Tadoba -Andhari Tiger Reserve (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 03:18 PM IST

Fadnavis: If proposed refinery is not set up in Konkan, it can be relocated to Kerala or TN

Deputy CM Fadnavis has stated that if the proposed refinery is not set up in the Konkan region, it could be relocated to coastal areas of other states like Kerala or Tamil Nadu. He also dismissed the possibility of setting up the project in Vidarbha. The refinery project, initially proposed in 2015 in the Nanar region of Ratnagiri, is facing protests and has been relocated to the Barsu region. Fadnavis emphasized the importance of the project for Maharashtra's industrial growth. He also announced that Union Home Minister Amit Shah would inaugurate a mega steel plant in Khonsari in December.

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Updated on Nov 19, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Maoists kill 32-year-old tribal in Gadchiroli, claim he was a police informer: SP

Gadchiroli SP Neelotpal said the Maoists executed Dinesh Gawde after branding him as a police informer

Accident or crime scene cordon tape, police line do not cross. It is nighttime, emergency lights of police cars flashing blue, red and white in the background (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 16, 2023 03:46 PM IST

Maharashtra’s tiger zones under threat over plan to cut over 2.5 lakh trees

Bajrang’s is the 42nd tiger death in the state since January, the highest figure in the last 11 years

Maharashtra’s tiger zones under threat as state proposes to cut over 2.5 lakh trees for projects
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 01:46 PM IST

Tigress that killed 3 villagers trapped in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district

The tigress is blamed for killing three persons including a 60-year-old woman who was attacked in the Bramhapuri forest division’s south forest range

The tigress has been relocated to the wildlife transit centre in Chandrapur. (Representative Image)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 05:42 PM IST

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat asks people to remain vigilant against divisive forces

In his annual Vijaydashami speech, Bhagwat stressed voters should not yield to those aiming to sow discord and divide society

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with singer Shankar Mahadevan. (PTI)
Published on Oct 24, 2023 10:53 AM IST

‘All safe in India, country never seen wars like Israel-Hamas’: RSS chief

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that Hinduism embodies a religion and culture that values all sects and beliefs

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2023 07:23 PM IST

2 women held for poisoning 5 of their family in Maha: Police

Two women, Sanghamitra Kumbhare and Rosa Ramteke, have been arrested for the serial murder of five family members in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.

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Updated on Oct 19, 2023 07:17 PM IST

The launch of Gadkari’s biopic sparks a hundred theories

The somewhat staid and solid Nitin Gadkari, 66, union minister for roads, transport and highways is an unlikely subject for a biopic, and yet, there it is—a well-mounted cinematic ode featuring the actor Rahul Chopra playing Gadkari as the Minister Can-do in the Modi cabinet

The launch of Gadkari’s biopic sparks a hundred theories
Updated on Oct 17, 2023 08:00 AM IST

Maharashtra: Elephant, tigress found dead in forest areas of Chandrapur

Preliminary reports indicate that the elephant may have succumbed to electrocution, as it was found near agricultural land with electric fences

One person was taken into custody for questioning. (Representative file image)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 04:17 PM IST

Angry flood-hit victims corner Fadnavis in Nagpur

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis faced backlash when he visited flood-hit victims in Nagpur. Angry citizens complained about lack of information and delayed evacuation. Four people died and hundreds were rescued. NDRF and SDRF are conducting rescue operations. Compensation will be given to affected families and damaged establishments. Nitin Gadkari and Nitin Raut also visited the affected areas.

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Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Four killed as torrential rain pounds Nagpur

Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who represents Nagpur South-West assembly constituency, has directed the collector, the municipal commissioner, and the city police commissioner to deploy multiple teams for rescuing stranded citizens, people aware of the development said

Four killed as torrential rain pounds Nagpur
Published on Sep 24, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Maoists issue death threat against Maharashtra minister for supporting mining in Gadchiroli

Some Maoist leaflets threatening the minister were found in the Left Wing Extremism- affected Gatta area in Maharashtra’s Gadchirolii district on Tuesday

This is not the first time Dharambaba Atram has received threats from the Maoists. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 05:20 PM IST

Nagpur: Complaint against Udhayanidhi Stalin, Raja, Kharge over Sanatan remarks

In his complaint, Nagpur resident Ashish Gajanan Wandile said that the remarks hurt the religious feelings of Sanatan Dharma followers

Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin. (PTI)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Maharashtra records 33 tiger deaths this year

The 33 tiger deaths included eight cubs, four sub-adults and 21 adults- out of which five cubs were found dead last week

All the tiger deaths in Maharashtra in the last three years were reported from the Vidarbha region, which has five of the state’s six tiger reserves. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 07:39 PM IST

Tiger cub rescued in Ballarpur forest range this week dies during treatment: Official

Chief conservator of forest, Chandrapur Circle Jitendra Ramgaonkar said the cub died on Saturday morning despite efforts to stabilise its condition

A Sumatran tiger cub cleans one of its parents during the annual weigh-in to document the health and condition of animals (REUTERS FILE?REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 08:46 PM IST

Fadnavis acquitted in case related to non-disclosure of criminal cases

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been acquitted by a Nagpur court in a case related to the alleged non-disclosure of criminal cases filed against him in his election affidavit. The court ruled that the non-disclosure was an oversight by Fadnavis' lawyer and would not have affected the election outcome. Fadnavis served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2014 to 2019.

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Updated on Sep 09, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Nagpur court acquits Devendra Fadnavis of concealing info in 2014 poll affidavit

Nagpur-based lawyer Satish Ukey, who filed the complaint against Devendra Fadnavis in 2014, was arrested by Enforcement Directorate in 2022. He continues to be in jail

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was facing a case initiated on a complaint by a Nagpur-based lawyer (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 05:45 PM IST

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat praises India’s prevailing family values

Bhagwat also said it is the responsibility of senior citizens to share their experiences and pass on the values they received from previous generations to the next

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (ANI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 05:20 PM IST

All Indians are Hindus and Hindus mean all Indians, says Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat declared that India is a "Hindu Rashtra" and all its citizens are Hindus, despite the country's diverse religious population.

Mohan Bhagwat (Rameshwar Gaur)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 12:23 AM IST

India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ whether some accept it or not: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that a section of people may not accept India is a “Hindu Rashtra” for selfish motives

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 01:22 PM IST

In three days, 5 farmers in Vidarbha die by suicide

Five farmers, including a woman, have died by suicide in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, India, due to agro-crisis and financial issues. Activist Kishore Tiwari claims that a total of 1,565 farmer suicides have occurred in the Vidarbha region so far this year, with the main cash crop of cotton facing low demand and the cost of agro inputs increasing. The farmers have also struggled to obtain loans for re-sowing crops after heavy rains destroyed initial sowing.

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Updated on Aug 19, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Another tiger dies in Maharashtra, 28 since January this year

A full-grown tiger died of suspected electrocution in the vicinity of Khandal village under the neighbouring Bhandara forest division in the Tumsar forest range on Wednesday evening

Maharashtra has the highest death toll of tigers in India (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Maha: Lawyer Satish Ukey, who filed case against Fadnavis, booked under MCOCA

Nagpur lawyer and activist Satish Ukey, known for his criticism of PM Modi and the BJP, has been booked under the MCOCA along with six others for land forgery.

ED had on March 31 arrested Satish Uke and his elder brother Pradip. HT File Photo
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Tiger hit by car succumbs to injuries at Nagpur wildlife rescue centre

Pramod Panchbhai, deputy conservator of forests, informed that the tiger, aged around two years, was hit by a four-wheeler while crossing the road at Murdoli forest on the Kohmara-Gondia state highway

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Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:28 PM IST

‘Can’t work against my self-respect’: Bombay HC judge resigns in courtroom

Justice Rohit Deo of the Bombay High Court's Nagpur bench resigned in open court, citing personal reasons and a need to preserve his self-respect.

Justice Rohit Deo was appointed as an additional judge in June 2017 (HT)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 12:09 AM IST

‘I apologise to each one of you’: Bombay high court’s justice Rohit Deo resigns

As he announced his resignation, justice Rohit B Deo also encouraged lawyers and others in his courtroom to work harder and acknowledged that he had been strict with them on occasions

Justice Rohit Deo was appointed as an additional judge in June 2017 when he was Maharashtra’s advocate general
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 07:36 PM IST

13 dead in Maha rain fury

Seven teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) were deployed in Thane, Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara and Raigad, while State Response Disaster Force (SDRF) teams were sent for rescue operations to Nagpur and Gadchiroli

Heavy rains have been on in Nagpur since Wednesday morning. Residents of low-lying areas woke up to flooded streets, under-bridges and houses after rain lashed the city in the wee hours of Thursday. The heavy downpour and waterlogging led to traffic disruptions in several parts of the city. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 12:44 AM IST
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