15 electric buses will be on roads in 6 months: Nitin Gadkari

As many as fifteen electric buses based on economically viable battery technology are being developed in collaboration with ISRO and they would be on roads within six months on a pilot basis, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

Bembla irrigation project in Vidarbha a picture of neglect

Lack of adequate irrigation facilities in Vidarbha is one of the key reasons for agrarian distress in the region where a large number of projects remain incomplete despite huge spending for several decades.

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Incessant rains in Nagpur causes inundation; rivers overflow

Incessant rains in the city and adjoining area since the last 24 hours hit normal life here, crippling traffic and inundating several low-lying area in northern and eastern parts, officials said.

BJP trying to replace Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, alleges NCP

A controversy erupted today with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis failing to visit the historic 'August Kranti Maidan' here on the occasion of the 'Kranti Din' and instead attending a similar function at Nagpur, with the NCP accusing the BJP of trying to replace Mahatma Gandhi's ideology with its own.

Yerwada man who hanged Kasab executed Yakub too

Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was today executed by the same prison constable from Yerwada jail who carried out the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, one of the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, three years ago.

Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur jail

Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning.

Yakub Memon woken up early, provided fresh clothes

Yakub Memon, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was woken up at 3.30 am on Thursday, permitted a warm bath and provided a set of fresh clothes -- hours ahead of his scheduled hanging.

Yakub Memon's cousin, lawyer visit jail

 Usman Memon, the cousin of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case, visited the Central Prison here this evening.

Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates Maharashtra's first IIM in Nagpur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that with the Indian economy opening up there is a need to build institutions like the IIM to produce the best of human resources.

Top prison officer reviews preparations for Memon's hanging

Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (prisons) Meera Borwankar this morning visited the Central Prison here to supervise the ongoing preparations for the scheduled hanging of Yakub Memon, the only death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, on July 30.

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Nagpur jail gears up for Yakub's execution

With barely a week left for the scheduled hanging of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, preparations are in full swing at the Nagpur Central Prison with authorities conducting dummy trials.

Indian Army goes online for recruitment of JCOs, other ranks
Indian Army goes online for recruitment of JCOs, other ranks

The Indian Army has revamped its website to commence online registration for enrolment of officers and recruitment of Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other ranks.

UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges
UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges

With an aim of conserving college campuses which are more than 100 years old, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation.

Independent mechanism needed to fix salaries of MPs: Yogendra Yadav

There should be an independent mechanism to decide the salary structure of the members of Parliament, said Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav here on Saturday, opposing the proposal to hike the salary and allowances of legislators.

Encounter specialist Daya Nayak suspended for refusing transfer

A day after one of India's well known 'encounter specialist' Daya Nayak was suspended, it has emerged that the police officer had declined to join his new posting at Nagpur over concerns for "family's safety".

Govt okays setting up of 6 new IIMs
Govt okays setting up of 6 new IIMs

In good news for MBA aspirants, the government Wednesday cleared the proposal for the setting up of six new IIMs in the country, which will start offering courses from the coming academic session itself.

Rainfall in June crosses average mark in Vidarbha

Contrary to the forecast by the Meteorological Department about deficit rainfall this monsoon, most districts in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra have received showers crossing the average mark well before the end of this month.