'23 lakh acres land of Bhoodan movement yet to be distributed'

On the 64th anniversary of social reformer Vinoba Bhave's 'Bhoodan (land gift) movement', a BJP MLA on Saturday claimed that about 23 lakh acres of land acquired during the movement is yet to be distributed among the landless villagers and farmers.

Burglars strike at Nitin Gadkari's sister's house in Nagpur

Burglars struck at the house of union minister Nitin Gadkari's sister here and decamped with valuables worth Rs 23 lakh, police said on Saturday.

Ration shops in Mumbai to be linked with biometric system

The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS).

Congress takes to streets against Land Bill in Nagpur

Congress on Thursday organised a sit-in agitation and a morcha to protest the Land Acquisition Bill here.

Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy nearly 50,000 hectares of crops

Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there.

Ex-Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi mulls floating party before Assembly polls

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.

Good response to National Lok Adalat, over 8000 cases settled

As many 8523 cases including a 21-year-old criminal dispute were settled during the Third National Lok Adalat here.

PM Modi in Paris: India to buy 36 French-made Rafale jets, crucial deals struck

India will buy 36 of Dassault Aviation's French-manufactured Rafale fighter jets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday evening, after a meeting with President of France Francois Hollande in Paris

PM Modi in Paris: France to invest 2 billion Euros in India; 17 deals signed

India and France signed 17 agreements at the Elysee Palace. France will invest 2 billion Euros in India, President Hollande announced.

Dr Kane appointed as new Vice Chancellor of RTMNU

Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state Ch Vidyasagar Rao appointed Dr Siddharthavinayaka Padmakar Kane as the new Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), Nagpur.

Eight special trains to run between Howarh-LTT

The Central Railways have decided to run eight air-conditioned super fast special trains between Howarh and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) from April 9 to 30 in order to clear the extra passengers rush during summers.

28 mobile handsets, 15 batteries recovered from Nagpur jail

As many as 28 mobile handsets and 15 cellphone batteries were recovered from the high security Central Prison here during a check conducted after five inmates escaped from the jail last week, police said.

26 cellphones, batteries recovered in Central jail, Nagpur

About 26 mobile phones along with batteries were recovered in Central jail, Nagpur.

JNV molestation case: Three absconding teachers nabbed

The Akola Police nabbed three absconding teachers in connection with the molestation of 55 teenaged schoolgirls of the centrally-managed Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Akola, an official said here on Saturday.

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Cong-NCP govt didn't act against Nagpur jailer: Fadnavis

Following opposition's attack on his government over yesterday's jail-break incident in Nagpur, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday alleged that the previous government had not taken action against the jailer despite receiving several complaints.

Bawankule demands Central Agriculture Varsity in Nagpur

Maharashtra Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has requested Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to consider setting up a Central Agriculture University in Nagpur.

Five prisoners escape from Nagpur Central Prison

Five inmates escaped from the high-security Nagpur Central Prison here in the wee hours Tuesday, police said.

Nitin Gadkari appears in court in defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

V Bhaigaih named 4th RSS joint general secretary

RSS has appointed V Bhaigaih as the fourth joint general secretary in its national team along with Dattatreya Hosabale, Krishna Gopal and Suresh Soni, who have been retained.