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Maharashtra’s tribute to ‘father of nation’: Mumbai-Nagpur corridor to have ‘Charkha’ bridge

Being built on a river, the 315-meter bridge will be the entry point to Wardha district, well-known for the Sevagram Ashram from where Gandhi led the nation for 12 years till Independence.
The bridge will have three wheels as part of its design. The two bigger rings will be 40 metres in diameter and the smaller ones will be of 16-metre diameter.(Deep Dey, DesignFakt India Pvt Ltd)
The bridge will have three wheels as part of its design. The two bigger rings will be 40 metres in diameter and the smaller ones will be of 16-metre diameter.(Deep Dey, DesignFakt India Pvt Ltd)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Divya Bharti died 27 years ago, Sajid Nadiadwala’s wife still has to fend off trolls: ‘She’s a part of my life, not tried to replace her’

In a live chat, producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s second wife Warda spoke about Divya Bharti, who was married to Sajid at the time of her death 27 years ago.
Sajid Nadiadwala’s wife Warda spoke about Divya Bharti.
Sajid Nadiadwala’s wife Warda spoke about Divya Bharti.
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Won’t do love marriage’: Maharashtra college girls made to take oath

Students at the Mahila Arts and Commerce College, Chandur Railway, took the pledge in Marathi that they “will not love anyone and never have a love affair nor do a love marriage”.
On Valentine’s Day, students at an all-girls college in Maharashtra were made to take a pledge against the concept of love marriage. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
On Valentine’s Day, students at an all-girls college in Maharashtra were made to take a pledge against the concept of love marriage. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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24-yr-old teacher on way to college set ablaze by stalker, critical: Cops

The onlookers were stunned as Nagrale fled and left the woman in flames. Some people rushed to extend help to the victim and tried to douse the fire as the police arrived on the spot. She was rushed to a nearby nursing home.
The Wardha police have arrested Nagrale, a married man with a 7-month-old child. He works in a private firm.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The Wardha police have arrested Nagrale, a married man with a 7-month-old child. He works in a private firm.(GETTY IMAGES.)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra

3 men carry out Drishyam-style murder, bury victim’s body, bike in food stall

The main accused, Amarsingh alias Lallu Jogendrasingh Thakur (24), who owned the food stall, was allegedly having an affair with Giramkar’s wife, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Nilesh Bharne told reporters here on Sunday.
Three persons have been arrested in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city for allegedly killing a 32-year- old man. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
Three persons have been arrested in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city for allegedly killing a 32-year- old man. (Representative Image)(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 11:19 AM IST
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Nagpur | By Press Trust of India

Growing up in Mahatma Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram

In 1936, Gandhi decided to personally live and work in villages. He wanted to redirect the educated class in India towards villages.
The school started by MK Gandhi and operated by Anand Niketan at Sevagram Ashram Pratisthan in Wardha, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT)
The school started by MK Gandhi and operated by Anand Niketan at Sevagram Ashram Pratisthan in Wardha, Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Abhay Bang

Lavasa dissent note disclosure may ‘endanger life or physical safety’: EC

The poll body was responding to Pune-based RTI activist Vihar Durve who had demanded Lavasa’s dissent notes, pertaining to speeches given by Modi in rallies at Wardha on April 1, Latur on April 9, Patan and Barmer on April 21 and Varanasi on April 25.
The Election Commission (EC) has refused to disclose under the RTI Act the dissent notes of its Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.(PTI Photo)
The Election Commission (EC) has refused to disclose under the RTI Act the dissent notes of its Commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Nagpur man allegedly finds dead lizard in vada sambar at Haldiram’s, outlet shut

The incident took place at the outlet located at Ajani square on Tuesday morning. The picture of the dead lizard found in ‘vada sambar’ went viral on the social media.
A man allegedly found a dead lizard in a food item served at the snacks major Haldiram’s outlet in Nagpur.(HT File (Representative Image))
A man allegedly found a dead lizard in a food item served at the snacks major Haldiram’s outlet in Nagpur.(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on May 16, 2019 12:56 PM IST
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Nagpur | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM’s ‘minority is majority’ comment gets EC clean chit

Prime Minister Modi’s speech in Maharashtra’s Wardha does not violate the model code of conduct, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Maharashtra’s Wardha does not violate the model code of conduct, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Maharashtra’s Wardha does not violate the model code of conduct, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.(PTI)
Updated on May 01, 2019 01:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya

Opinion | Is the Election Commission going soft on Narendra Modi?

It’s undeniable that as prime minister Modi has a position and importance quite distinct from any other person. This means his lapses are of greater significance
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded at 'Traders Sammelan' at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi, on Friday, April 19, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being garlanded at 'Traders Sammelan' at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi, on Friday, April 19, 2019.(Raj K Raj/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Maharashtra Vidarbha, BJP’s Nitin Gadkari looks for a comeback

The constituencies going to the polls on Thursday are Nagpur, Ramtek (SC), Wardha, BhandaraGondiya, Yavatmal-Washim, Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) and Chandrapur.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Maharashtra Vidarbha, BJP’s Nitin Gadkari looks for a comeback(HT Photo)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Maharashtra Vidarbha, BJP’s Nitin Gadkari looks for a comeback(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Community’ service to play a major role in Wardha battle

In 1996, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won for the first time with Vijay Mude getting elected from here. Since then, Congress and BJP have been battling it out in Wardha, home to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sevagram ashram.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Community’ service to play a major role in Wardha battle(HT File)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Community’ service to play a major role in Wardha battle(HT File)
Published on Apr 11, 2019 04:48 AM IST
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Wardha | By Faisal Malik

‘Government should focus on agrarian crisis’

Vaishnavi feared it was the end of her education. But it was her father’s dream that she become a doctor. She had won the best-student award in the seventh standard at her high school in Wardha.
Thousands of farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against the government’s response to the distress in state’s farm sector and to press for their demands in February.(HT File)
Thousands of farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai to protest against the government’s response to the distress in state’s farm sector and to press for their demands in February.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 06:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Gayatri Jayaraman

NCP chief attacks Modi for ‘family feud’ comment

Modi, during a rally in Wardha on April 1, had claimed Pawar was losing his grip on NCP which was hit by a “family feud”.
“A person who does not have any experience of a family nor any idea where his family is presently is trying to inquire into (that of) others,” Pawar said.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
“A person who does not have any experience of a family nor any idea where his family is presently is trying to inquire into (that of) others,” Pawar said.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 12:36 AM IST
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Pune | By Press Trust of India

Congress moves Election Commission with complaints against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Congress raked up the issue of PM Narendra Modi’s speech at Wardha. “The Congress insulted Hindus. People have decided to punish it in the election.
Congress moves Election Commission with complaints against PM Modi, Amit Shah(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress moves Election Commission with complaints against PM Modi, Amit Shah(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 05, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Rahul Gandhi to address 3 rallies in Vidarbha, interact with students in Pune

Cong chief to address Nagpur rally on Thursday, 2 in Chandrapur, Wardha the next day; to interact with students in Pune too
On Thursday, he will address a rally in Nagpur and two rallies in Chandrapur and Wardha the next day. He will interact with college students in Pune on Friday morning.
On Thursday, he will address a rally in Nagpur and two rallies in Chandrapur and Wardha the next day. He will interact with college students in Pune on Friday morning.
Published on Apr 03, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Who will be the catcher in the dry Vidarbha region of Maharashtra?

The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine, which won 10 seats in 2014, had won nine of the 10 seats in 2004. Apart from the Modi wave, their victory was attributed to the sense of being neglected, which began during the Congress-NCP government’s tenure in the state.
Just like the mercury, the political battle is heating up in Vidarbha, which goes to polls in the first two phases – April 11 and 18.(PTI)
Just like the mercury, the political battle is heating up in Vidarbha, which goes to polls in the first two phases – April 11 and 18.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Which party will Vidarbha support?

The region is broadly divided into two parts — eastern and western Vidarbha. Eastern Vidarbha comprises Nagpur, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia and Wardha districts, while Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Yavatmal and Washim constitute the western Vidarbha.
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 11:50 PM IST
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By Faisal Malik, Mumbai

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Cautious Congress asks Ashok Chavan to contest polls

Congress finalises Eknath Gaikwad as Mumbai South Central candidate; likely to re-nominate Satav from Hingoli.
Chavan and Satav were the party’s only two winning candidates in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Chavan and Satav were the party’s only two winning candidates in the 2014 elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Wardha constituency in Maharashtra

The constituency comprises six Assembly segments –Dhamangaon Railway, Morshi, Arvi, Deoli, Hinganghat and Wardha.
Polling officers check collect electronic voting machines ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019.(PTI file photo)
Polling officers check collect electronic voting machines ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress workers protest in Sangli against seat sharing with farmers’ party

Congress party workers, on Friday, protested in Sangli to oppose the possibility of the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance’s support to a Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana candidate from the Sangli Lok Sabha constituency.
Congress workers took to the streets after the current member of Parliament and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana’s founder Raju Shetti sought the Sangli, Wardha or Buldhana seats to join the alliance.(Uday Deolekar/HT Photo)
Congress workers took to the streets after the current member of Parliament and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana’s founder Raju Shetti sought the Sangli, Wardha or Buldhana seats to join the alliance.(Uday Deolekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde

Will campaign against Pawar in Madha if alliance with Congress-NCP doesn’t work out: Raju Shetti

The final call on the alliance will be taken in the state unit meeting on February 28 in Pune
Raju Shetti, chief Swabhimani Shetakari Saghtana.(HT/PHOTO)
Raju Shetti, chief Swabhimani Shetakari Saghtana.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi

Central universities’ report card:35% teachers’ posts vacant, can do better

Delhi university tops the list with 833 vacancies; state’s only central varsity in Wardha to fill 34 posts
A senior official from the Delhi university said the varsity is taking efforts to bridge the gap.(HT FILE)
A senior official from the Delhi university said the varsity is taking efforts to bridge the gap.(HT FILE)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Three skill-development colleges to open in Maharashtra’s Nanded, Wardha

NONE IN CITY: Lack of skilled teachers in the state hurdle in offering more job-oriented courses
Mumbai University(Hindustan Times)
Mumbai University(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Musab Qazi, Mumbai

Army flagged unstable ammo from factory before blast at Wardha which killed 6

The factory is infamous in Indian defence circles for producing substandard ammunition and effectively forcing the military to stop using one of its main anti-aircraft guns, the L/70.
Police officials investigate the spot after a blast took place in field range at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Wardha, Maharashtra, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018.(PTI)
Police officials investigate the spot after a blast took place in field range at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Wardha, Maharashtra, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 07:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Nagpur | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen and Pradip Kumar Maitra

Six killed, 18 injured in explosion at Pulgaon Army depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha

At least six people were killed and 18 injured in an explosion on Tuesday at Pulgaon Army depot in Wardha, Maharashtra.
At least six people were killed and 18 injured in an explosion on Tuesday at Pulgaon Army depot in Wardha, Maharashtra.(ANI)
At least six people were killed and 18 injured in an explosion on Tuesday at Pulgaon Army depot in Wardha, Maharashtra.(ANI)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra

Elephant hired to trap man-eater kills one in Maharashtra

A trained elephant, engaged by the forest department to help trap a tigress blamed for killing at least 14 people in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district over two years, ran amok and killed a woman on Tuesday night, a senior forest official said.
The elephant also entered a village and attacked a 70-year-old-man before it was caught and chained by forest officials with help from its mahout (trainer).(AFP/Picture for representation)
The elephant also entered a village and attacked a 70-year-old-man before it was caught and chained by forest officials with help from its mahout (trainer).(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 08:26 AM IST
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Nagpur | By Pradip Kumar Maitra

BJP dubs Rahul Gandhi a ‘tape recorder of lies’

The BJP’s attack on Rahul Gandhi came after the Congress president accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working to divide the country and criticised him at a rally in Wardha.
BJP’s media head and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni accused Gandhi of starting “bad conventions” of targeting his rivals with lies on a daily basis(HT File Photo)
BJP’s media head and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni accused Gandhi of starting “bad conventions” of targeting his rivals with lies on a daily basis(HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2018 09:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Breaking tradition: 16 women from Maharashtra leave for Haj without male guardian

Another group of women from Nagpur, Wardha and Mumbai are travelling with companions who they saw for the first time at a meeting that took place ahead of Haj.
Taiyyabhi Hamid Sheikh, Shamshabbi Israeli Sayeed and Naseema Begum Mehmood Sayeed at Taloja in Navi Mumbai on Friday(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
Taiyyabhi Hamid Sheikh, Shamshabbi Israeli Sayeed and Naseema Begum Mehmood Sayeed at Taloja in Navi Mumbai on Friday(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 10:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Yesha Kotak

10 tribal students from Maharashtra will attempt to scale Mount Everest

The students also underwent a 20-day training at the central government-run Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, where they were taught to use mountaineering gear, basics of camping and climate acclimatization, along with physical training at 14000 ft.
They have been trained over the past eight months.(HT)
They have been trained over the past eight months.(HT)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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