Pradip Kumar Maitra
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Maharashtra: Tigress on killing spree caged after month-long operation

The capturing orders were issued against the tigress on April 27 this year, soon after it killed a second human, but the feline kept evading the rescue teams

A shepherd spotted the tigress in the forest near Vhyad Khurd village at around 10am on Saturday. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Maharashtra Temple Federation bans ‘indecent dress’ for devotees

The decision will be first implemented in four temples in Nagpur and later in all temples across Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Temple Federation said the move is aimed to protect the sanctity of the temples and to follow the Indian culture. (Representative Image)
Updated on May 27, 2023 11:11 AM IST

Maharashtra man stabbed 15 times was killed by assailants hired by daughter: Cop

NAGPUR: A 35-year-old woman has been arrested by the Nagpur rural police on charges that she hired a contract killer to eliminate her father after he assaulted her mother for objecting to his extra-marital affair, police said

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Updated on May 25, 2023 12:51 AM IST

Maharashtra man stabbed 15 times was killed by assailants hired by daughter: Cop

Nagpur (Rural) superintendent of police Vishal Anand said Priya Sontakke, 35, was remanded in police custody for two days on charges of killing her father

The Nagpur rural police said the three assailants were arrested within hours of the murder on May 17 (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 24, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Maharashtra cop quietly takes out high court judge’s car for a spin, crashes it

Nagpur commissioner of police Amitesh Kumar on Monday issued orders for the constable’s dismissal from service and recovery of more than ₹2 lakh spent on the car’s repairs

Constable Amit Zilpe was assigned as a night guard at the high court judge’s residence by the Nagpur police Commissionerate .
Updated on May 23, 2023 07:42 PM IST

Gujarat conman who tried to dupe BJP MLAs remanded police custody till May 22

Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Nagpur, said that the call details of Rathod showed that he was in touch with at least 30 MLAs promising them ministerial berths with a recommendation from BJP president JP Nadda

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2023 01:07 PM IST

Small communal fires across state stoke larger concerns

There have been numerous public rallies organized by the Sakal Hindu Samaj where hate speeches have become routine, prompting the Supreme Court to pass strictures against the Maharashtra government for failing to act against the speakers

Akola: Police and other security personnel attempt to maintain law and order after a clash broke out between members of two communities over a social media post, in Akola, Maharashtra, Saturday, May 13, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on May 18, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Man poses as Nadda’s PA in bid to dupe BJP MLAs, held: Police

A man from Ahmedabad has been arrested for allegedly trying to dupe BJP legislators by impersonating JP Nadda's personal assistant.

The incident comes barely two months after another conman Kiran Patel, also from Gujarat, was arrested for impersonating an official of the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) during a trip to Jammu and Kashmir. (Representative picture)
Updated on May 18, 2023 05:18 AM IST

Man arrested for impersonating Nadda’s PA, offering posts in exchange for money

Police said Neeraj Singh Rathod, a resident of Gujarat’s Morbi, allegedly made the offers to lawmakers Vikas Kumbhare, Tekchand Savarkar, Tanaji Mutkule, and Narayan Kuche over the phone

Rathod is believed to have made similar phone calls to some BJP lawmakers in Goa and Nagaland. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2023 04:20 PM IST

KCR likely to address rally at Chandrapur; his fourth in Maharashtra in 4 months

Chandrapur in Maharashtra is a bordering district adjacent to Telangana and has a sizable Telugu population

Bharat Rashtra Samithi president and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. (File Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 04:03 PM IST

Prohibitory orders issued in Maha’s Akola after 1 killed in communal clash

Two groups engaged in an argument over the social media post, which soon escalated into a clash in Maharashtra’s Akola.

A vehicle set on fire during the communal clash in Maharashtra’s Akola city on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 15, 2023 12:52 AM IST
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1 killed, 10 injured in violent clashes in Maharashta’s Akola; Sec 144 imposed

A clash erupted at Akolka’s old city after an argument ensued between two groups over an Instagram post

The two groups pelted stones at each other and the mob also set afire several vehicles in the area. (ANI)
Updated on May 14, 2023 05:23 PM IST

Haryana woman cop killed in road mishap after arresting accused in Maharashtra

The Haryana woman police inspector and her team were on their way back from Parbhani in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region after arresting an accused in a crime case

The Maharashtra police said four others including the accused were injured in the accident. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 04:54 PM IST

Tiger mauls 40-year-old man to death in Tadoba; third incident this month

According to the state wildlife office, the victim – identified as Purushottam Bopche, 40 – went inside the jungle to pick up some wildflowers. When Bopche, a resident of Indira Nagar, Lohara, did not return home till the afternoon, his wife went to search for him in the jungle with her husband’s friend and found his body near the Chandrapur-Mul road in the Tadoba buffer zone.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2023 12:00 AM IST

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat praises role of swayamsevaks in building cancer centre

Inaugurating the 710-bed institute, Bhagwat said the swayamsevaks, led by Maharashtra’s deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and his team, worked tirelessly to complete this project of public interest

The RSS chief inaugurated the 710-bed cancer research institute in Nagpur. (Sunny Shende | HT)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 03:10 PM IST

Nagpur: 3 workers killed, 3 injured in factory blaze at Hingma industrial estate

Around 30 workers were trapped in the fire and the injured were rushed to a local hospital, where one of them is reported to be critical

A fire broke out at the Katariya Agro Limited at the industrial estate of Hingna at 12.30pm. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 04:16 PM IST

Maharashtra woman slept in open to beat heat; mauled to death by tiger

People familiar with the matter said that sizzling under extreme hot temperatures, the people in rural areas in Maharashtra’s Chandarpur district prefer to sleep in open during summer nights

Eight persons have been killed in wild cat attacks in Chandrapur district since January this year. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 09:19 AM IST

MVA puts up show of unity as Thackeray flays Centre over Adani, Malik

The MVA somewhat succeeded in showing their united strength on the home turf of the RSS through its ‘Vajramuth’ rally. In an apparent challenge to the Sangh Parivar, deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and union minister Nitin Gadkari, all the top MVA leaders vowed that their joint front would “finish off” the BJP in the coming elections.

MVA puts up show of unity as Thackeray flays Centre over Adani, Malik
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 01:07 AM IST

7 killed as tree falls on shed in Maha temple

Chief minister Eknath Shinde expressed grief over the incident, and announced an ex gratia compensation of ₹4 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased.

Rescue operation is underway, in Akola district. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:35 AM IST

7 killed as tree falls on devotees in Maharashtra’s Akola

Police personnel and local people rescued over 20 people and around 50 people were present under the tin shed when the tree fell on it

The tree fell following heavy rainfall. (Twitter)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Chandrapur police file FIR against 3 for tying worker to tractor, thrashing him

Police said the incident took place in the district’s Belgaon village on Saturday and was allegedly triggered by allegations that the victim had harassed a woman from the village

Police inspector of Bramhapuri Sudhakar Ambhore said as the work to lay the pipeline was underway, a group of villagers caught Jagdale allegedly harassing a woman. (Screengrab/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 10:58 PM IST

Probe by SC panel better than JPC on Adani issue: Pawar

Besides NCP, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has also supported a court-monitored probe on the Adani issue.

Several opposition parties, led by the Congress, have been seeking a JPC probe into the report. Both the first half of the Budget session and the ongoing second half have witnessed bitter exchanges between the government and the Opposition over repeated disruptions on the matter. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Probe by Supreme Court panel better than JPC on Adani issue: Pawar

The Supreme Court-constituted panel, appointed by the Chief Justice of India, to probe the Gautam Adani-led Adani Group will prove to be more effective than a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) as sought by the Congress, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Seven tigers died last year in Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, reveals RTI

According to the state wildlife department, a total of 18 deaths were recorded in the reserve throughout the five years

According to reports, the deaths were the highest in the last five years. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Angry about power cut, youth makes hoax bomb threat to Fadnavis’ house in Nagpur

The youth claimed that he threatened to blow up the Nagpur home of Fadnavis in a fit of rage after a power failure in his home last night.

Security outside Fadnavis’ house at Dharampeth has been increased.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 08:01 PM IST

NIA raids four places in Nagpur over suspected links with terrorists

According to officials, a WhatsApp group ‘Ghazwa-E-Hind’ was created by a Pakistani national and had added several persons from India as well as other countries, including Pakistan and Yemen

The NIA raids were carried out in the wee hours of Thursday at Satranjipura and Gawlipura. (Representative file image)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Nagpur police ban beggars from gathering in public places to beg

The Nagpur police recently used this provision to prohibit transgender persons from visiting public places, homes, wedding ceremonies and other events to “extort” money.

The Nagpur police has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC (Twiter/Nagpurpolice)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 01:58 PM IST

Maoists warn tribals against working in Surjagarh iron ore mine

NAGPUR: Senior members of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Gadchiroli, Raghu and Giridhar, have warned tribals of 13 villages under Pursalgondi gram panchayat in Etapalli tehsil against working at the Surjagarh mines bordering Chhattisgarh

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Updated on Mar 01, 2023 03:04 AM IST

SC/ST body issues arrest warrant for Chandrapur collector

NAGPUR: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes has issued an arrest warrant against Chandrapur collector Vinay Gowda for failing to appear before the commission in connection with a case involving tribal land

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Published on Feb 24, 2023 12:58 AM IST

Maharashtra police arrests suspected Maoist couple carrying 10 lakh reward

Police have identified the two suspected Maoists as Madhukar Chinanna Kodape, 42, of Baswapur and Shamala Mangalu Punam (35) of Basaguda in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar

Initial reports suggest that both suspected Maoists are a couple and left the movement in 2006 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 11:44 AM IST
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