Pradip has been a journalist for over two decades. He covers the RSS , politics, farmer suicides, issues in the Maoist belt of central India and wildlife. He is based in Nagpur.
Articles by Pradip Maitra
His remarks are being seen as an indication that the Nagpur strongman with close ties to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is considering retirement from active politics, especially after his relations with the BJP top brass strained of late
While the government announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the Disha Salian death case, the Shiv Sena (UBT) demanded an investigation into the allegations of rape against Rahul Shewale, MP of the Shinde faction
Published on Dec 23, 2022 01:05 AM IST
BySurendra P Gangan and Pradip Maitra
Union minister Ramdas Athawale objected to the effort to stop mosques from using loudspeakers for azaan, saying it should not be banned
Opposition to wine sale reeks of double-standards considering that leaders across party lines have substantial stakes in the industry, from producing spirit and alcohol to its manufacturing and sale
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 11:40 PM IST
ByDhaval Kulkarni and Pradip Maitra
Nagpur police commissioner Amitesh Kumar confirmed detention of the terrorist, who is a local Kashmiri, and visited RSS headquarters with senior police personnel on Friday to take stock of the security arrangements.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) referring to the recent communal unrest in Amravati. He said there is also suspicion that communal sentiments were raked up to take their benefits in the assembly elections scheduled in a few states, which needs to be thoroughly investigated
Published on Nov 17, 2021 11:12 PM IST
ByPradip Maitra and Faisal Malik, Mumbai
Teltumbde, who carried a reward of ₹50 lakh, was instrumental in building the Maoist movement in the state, along with Gondia, Balaghat and Mandla regions in Madhya Pradesh and the Rajnandgaon region in Chhattisgarh, over the last two decades.
People aware of the developments said that four police officials were seriously injured in the gunbattle that lasted for about 10 hours, and were airlifted to Orange City Hospital in Nagpur for treatment.
BJP had called for a bandh against the violence that had occurred in Amravati during another protest which was called by some Muslim organisations on Friday over reports of a mosque in Tripura being vandalised
The RSS is the ideological fount of the BJP and the annual Vijayadashami speech of its sarsangchalak (delivered on Dusherra day) are closely followed by analysts and experts to understand issues that could become priorities for the government in the future
The complainant, Mohnish Jabalpure, sought to understand how it managed to generate huge amounts of funds
Police said the farmers’ family members were killed by sharp weapons at around midnight and their bodies were first found by neighbours the next day at around 11am
Khairlanji (Maharashtra): In September 2006, Khairlanji was just another village in Maharashtra’s Bhandara, its 700 strong populace fairly nondescript
The Sangh outfit said the Narendra Modi government should either bring new legislation or make changes in the farm laws enacted last year to add a provision for the payment of minimum support price (MSP) for major farm produce in the country.
The raids came a day after the central agency conducted searches at the Nagpur Institute of Technology (NIT), run by Shri Sai Shikshan Sanstha headed by Deshmukh in Fetri, and seized some documents, the minister’s personal secretary confirmed.
Shortly after receiving his first dose of the vaccine Ravindra Khaire, a pharmacist from the small town of Ramtek in Nagpur district, began to exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus disease: a persistent cough, low-grade fever and body ache
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 12:44 AM IST
ByPradip Maitra, Jyoti Shelar and Steffi Thevar, Nagpur/mumbai/pune
The exchange of fire took place at around 5.30 am after around 200 jawans of the elite C-60 anti-Maoist squad conducted raids based on a tip-off that the local Maoist squad was trying to organise a meeting with villagers and tendu leaf contractors over wages for collection of tendu leaves.
Indian Railways’ first Oxygen Express reached Nagpur in Maharashtra on Friday evening
Published on Apr 24, 2021 12:10 AM IST
ByAroosa Ahmed and Pradip Maitra, Mumbai
After the photos were widely shared on social media, several leaders questioned how the 22-year-old received the vaccine since only frontline or health care workers, and those over the age of 45 are eligible to receive the doses.
As the second Covid wave sweeps Nagpur causing an unprecedented spurt in cases and mortalities, the city is also reeling under an equally unprecedented shortage of hospital beds
According to people familiar with developments, around 27 patients at the hospital have been shifted to the government-run medical college and hospital and Indira Gandhi Medical College in a critical condition.
Around 100 to 150 people in Anandwan were being tested every day since March first week, said a district official.
On February 23, a Maoist camp was destroyed and an ambush against security forces was foiled by police in Gadchiroli district.
Rathod is in controversy after a few audio tapes that went viral following a TikTok star’s suicide. BJP alleged that Rathod was in a relationship with the woman and is responsible for her death
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 01:39 AM IST
ByFaisal Malik and Pradip Maitra
The services of three persons were terminated on the basis of prima facie evidence, said officials.
The BJP won about 2,600 gram panchayats, followed by the Sena, which won 2,570 of the 11,800 panchayats whose results were declared late on Monday evening. The NCP and Congress bagged 2,400 and 1,825 panchayats respectively, while local panels and independents won over 2,335 panchayats.
Parents of the deceased children, meanwhile, were struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.
The locust menace close to Bihar in east, Karnataka, Andhra and Telangana in south, 16 states warned
The locusts next destinations will be determined by the wind direction.
Updated on May 28, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Varanasi/Nagpur/Bathinda | BySudhir Kumar/Pradip Maitra and Vishal Joshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
Published on Jan 15, 2020 12:38 AM IST
ByKetaki Ghoge and Pradip Maitra, Mumbai