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T2C1 caught in camera traps(Photo: Maharashtra forest department)

Maharashtra: Yavatmal tigress T2C1 captured, transferred to rescue centre

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 02:28 PM IST
T2C1 is the fifth big cat to be captured in Maharashtra this year after human-animal conflict
The tigress to be captured in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.(Photo: Maharashtra forest department)
The tigress to be captured in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.(Photo: Maharashtra forest department)
The bus crashed into a truck from behind while trying to overtake.(ANI)
The bus crashed into a truck from behind while trying to overtake.(ANI)

Four killed, 16 injured after bus carrying migrant workers crashes into truck at Yavatmal

Mumbai, Maharashtra | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The bus driver and three migrant workers died on the spot, while 16 injured have been shifted to a government-run hospital in Yavatmal, said Maharashtra Police officials.
(Shutterstock Photo/Representative Image)
(Shutterstock Photo/Representative Image)

Seven killed, 12 injured as SUV falls off bridge in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal

Yavatmal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 11:36 PM IST
“The victims were on their way to Jodmoha village from Koteshwar in Wardha district after attending the post-death rituals of their acquaintance,” police said.
Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi in her next.
Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi in her next.

Vidya Balan to play forest officer in her next based on tigress Avni: report

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 03:11 PM IST
According to a new report, Vidya Balan will play a forest officer in her next film that is based on the controversial killing of a tigress named Avni in Maharashtra in 2018.
On November 2, 2018, Avni was shot dead in Yavatmal(File Photo/Representative Image)
On November 2, 2018, Avni was shot dead in Yavatmal(File Photo/Representative Image)

13 months after tigress Avni’s killing, Maharashtra government reopens probe

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 04:54 AM IST
On November 2, 2018, Avni was shot dead in Yavatmal by Asghar Ali Khan, son of independent hunter Nawab Shafath Ali Khan, who had been hired by the forest department. Avni had allegedly killed 13 people since June 2016, forcing the forest department to initiate a hunt for her.
Three-year-old male sub-adult tiger (T1-C1).(ANI Photo)
Three-year-old male sub-adult tiger (T1-C1).(ANI Photo)

Three-year-old Tiger’s 1,500 km night walk creates record

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 05:37 AM IST
This is the longest ever recorded movement of a tiger in India monitored using a radio-collar, said Nitin Kakodkar, principal chief conservator of forest, Maharashtra forest department.
The BJP is contesting 164 out of the total 288 seats in alliance with smaller parties for the October 21 assembly elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The BJP is contesting 164 out of the total 288 seats in alliance with smaller parties for the October 21 assembly elections.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Rahul Gandhi’s poll speeches will increase vote share of BJP-Sena: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Speaking at a rally at Pusad in Yavatmal district, the chief minister said Gandhi joined the campaign “unwillingly” in view of Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s remarks.
Not one to lose hope, Vaishali Yede (centre) says she is willing to contest the upcoming Assembly polls if given the chance.(HT file photo)
Not one to lose hope, Vaishali Yede (centre) says she is willing to contest the upcoming Assembly polls if given the chance.(HT file photo)

Securing more than 20,000 votes was no small feat, says farmer widow Vaishali Yede

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:16 AM IST
Vaishali Yede contested the Lok Sabha election from Maharashtra’s Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha constituency, to highlight farmers’ issues on the national stage.
The situation is no different for the family of Mohan Pawar, who committed suicide on August 28 by hanging from a tree at Morgawan village, a few km from Bodhbodan, which saw the highest number of suicides in the district.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The situation is no different for the family of Mohan Pawar, who committed suicide on August 28 by hanging from a tree at Morgawan village, a few km from Bodhbodan, which saw the highest number of suicides in the district.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Yavatmal hopes its ground reality will change this time

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 01:05 AM IST
According to the district administration, 386 farmers committed suicide in Yavatmal in 2015
Yede is the candidate for Prahaar Janshakti Party (PJP) led by Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Achalpur Assembly constituency, which is a part of the Amravati Lok Sabha constituency(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Yede is the candidate for Prahaar Janshakti Party (PJP) led by Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Achalpur Assembly constituency, which is a part of the Amravati Lok Sabha constituency(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Farm widow in the fray in Yavatmal

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Yede is the candidate for Prahaar Janshakti Party (PJP) led by Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Achalpur Assembly constituency, which is a part of the Amravati Lok Sabha constituency
A team of six guides, a livestock development officer (LDO) – authorised veterinarian, and the driver tried to rescue the tigress using a net(HT Photo)
A team of six guides, a livestock development officer (LDO) – authorised veterinarian, and the driver tried to rescue the tigress using a net(HT Photo)

‘Driver shot dart at tigress T-4’: National Tiger Conservation Authority

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Spread across 148 sqkm, Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to four adult tigers – one male and three female, nine sub-adult tigers, and seven cubs (all three to four months old).
An injured adult tigress, aged between seven and eight, died on Sunday at the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yavatmal district after forest officials tranquillised it in an attempt to rescue her.
An injured adult tigress, aged between seven and eight, died on Sunday at the Tipeshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Yavatmal district after forest officials tranquillised it in an attempt to rescue her.

T-4 dies during rescue operation in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 08:37 AM IST
The tigress, named T-4, was injured in the neck by a nylon wire snare in September 2017. T-4, since then, had remained elusive and was spotted again on May 5, 2018.
An election official puts indeliable ink on the finger of a voter before she casts her ballot.(AFP File Photo)
An election official puts indeliable ink on the finger of a voter before she casts her ballot.(AFP File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Chandrapur in Maharashtra has been with BJP since 2004

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
During her conversation with her brother-in-law through a fake profile, the woman would often ask him about his wife and her family.(Photo for representation)
During her conversation with her brother-in-law through a fake profile, the woman would often ask him about his wife and her family.(Photo for representation)

20-year-old reunites with family in Thane after finding kin on music app

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 07:20 AM IST
The woman had run away from her sister’s home in Diva in 2016
PM Narendra Modi speaks in Dhule, Maharashtra.(ANI/Twitter)
PM Narendra Modi speaks in Dhule, Maharashtra.(ANI/Twitter)

PM Narendra Modi in Maharashtra highlights| Each drop of tear after Pulwama terror attack will be avenged: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 06:00 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Yavatmal and Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday, an official announcement said here on Friday. At Yavatmal, he will dedicate the Eklavya Model Residential School, Nanded by pressing a remote button. It has a capacity for 420 tribal students with state-of-the-art facilities, with the aim to improve the quality of education and avenues for overall growth.Later, he will hand over the keys to select beneficiaries of the e-Gruh Pravesh of homes constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.Modi will also flag off the overnight Ajni (Nagpur)-Pune train through a video link and lay the foundation stone of roads under the Central Road Fund for the region.Follow highlights here:

Sahgal had been invited by the Mahamandal president to be the chief guest and the keynote speaker at the 92nd Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, which she had accepted. The prestigious Marathi literary meet is scheduled to begin at Yavatmal on January 11.(HT PHOTO)
Sahgal had been invited by the Mahamandal president to be the chief guest and the keynote speaker at the 92nd Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, which she had accepted. The prestigious Marathi literary meet is scheduled to begin at Yavatmal on January 11.(HT PHOTO)

Mahamandal president resigns over Sahgal’s invite withdrawal for 92nd Marathi Lit festival in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 02:33 PM IST
The withdrawal of invitation to Sahgal resulted in fierce criticism from a number of writers, with calls from prominent writers and social activist such as Vidya Bal to boycott the event.
Nayantara Sahgal, 91, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, had been invited by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal president Sripad Joshi as the chief guest and keynote speaker at the session, which she had accepted.(HT file photo)
Nayantara Sahgal, 91, a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, had been invited by the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal president Sripad Joshi as the chief guest and keynote speaker at the session, which she had accepted.(HT file photo)

Writers oppose call to boycott Marathi literary meet in Pune over withdrawal of invitation to Sahgal

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2019 02:48 PM IST
On Tuesday, however, a number of writers from Pune issued a signed statement that while they strongly oppose the withdrawal of the invitation to Sahgal, they will not oppose the sammelan.
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Author Nayantara Sahgal’s invitation was withdrawn after protests from political groups including the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on inviting a writer in English to a Marathi literary meet.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Marathi Sahitya Parishad: Pune-based writers criticise withdrawal of Sahgal’s invite

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 03:25 PM IST
On Monday, however, MNS chief Raj Thackeray expressed regret over the opposition to Sahgal by some members of his party.
The cub’s mother T-1, also known as Avni, was shot dead on November 2, 2018, after allegations of the tigress being a man-eater surfaced.(HT Photo)
The cub’s mother T-1, also known as Avni, was shot dead on November 2, 2018, after allegations of the tigress being a man-eater surfaced.(HT Photo)

Avni’s year old cub likely to have jumped fence, missing since Dec 25

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Officials say T1-C1 may have jumped 10-foot fence in Yavatmal
Wednesday’s arrest of Jyoti Randhawa and a friend by forest guards on charges of poaching in the Katarniya ghat sanctuary in the jungles of Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh comes 18 months after his name figured in an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the illegal import of firearms from Slovenia by competitive shooters who were also allegedly involved in poaching.(PTI)
Wednesday’s arrest of Jyoti Randhawa and a friend by forest guards on charges of poaching in the Katarniya ghat sanctuary in the jungles of Dudhwa, Uttar Pradesh comes 18 months after his name figured in an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the illegal import of firearms from Slovenia by competitive shooters who were also allegedly involved in poaching.(PTI)

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges also in DRI’s firearms report

PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 12:07 AM IST
Randhawa, and his Italian mastiffs were also involved in the controversial shooting of Avni, a tigress, in Yavatmal last month by Asghar Ali Khan.
T-1, an alleged man-eater, was killed on November 2, leading to an uproar among activists and public.(HT Photo)
T-1, an alleged man-eater, was killed on November 2, leading to an uproar among activists and public.(HT Photo)

51 days on, T-1’s one cub rescued

Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 09:58 AM IST
T-1, an alleged man-eater, was killed on November 2, leading to an uproar among activists and public. The male cub is yet to be tranquillised and the rescue operation is likely to be completed by next week, said forest officers.
T-1’s female cub after it was darted and rescued on Saturday.(MAHARASHTRA FOREST DEPARTMENT)
T-1’s female cub after it was darted and rescued on Saturday.(MAHARASHTRA FOREST DEPARTMENT)

51 days after T-1 was killed, Maharashtra forest department rescues her cub

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 12:23 AM IST
Female cub sent to Pench reserve; male cub likely to be rescued by next week
Avni was killed by hunter Asghar Ali Khan on November 2.(AFP/File Photo)
Avni was killed by hunter Asghar Ali Khan on November 2.(AFP/File Photo)

Cubs of slain tigress Avni spotted, to be rescued soon

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2018 11:18 PM IST
A day after Union minister Maneka Gandhi said the Maharashtra forest department had done nothing to rescue the two cubs of slain tigress Avni, a forest patrol said it spotted two 10-month-old cubs in Vihirgaon range of the Pandharkawada forest area in Yavatmal on Thursday morning.
A protest in Andheri against the shoot-at-sight order for T-1.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
A protest in Andheri against the shoot-at-sight order for T-1.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)

Backlash over killing of tigress in Maharashtra: Two expert panels to probe incident

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:41 AM IST
While National Tiger Conservation body will visit Yavatmal, state orders own investigation
This handout photo released by the Maharashtra Forest Department on November 3, 2018 shows the dead body of the tiger known to hunters as T1 after being shot in the forests of India's Maharashtra state near Yavatmal. Avni, a man-eating tigeress that claimed more than a dozen victims in two years has been shot dead, sparking controversy over the legality of its killing.(AFP)
This handout photo released by the Maharashtra Forest Department on November 3, 2018 shows the dead body of the tiger known to hunters as T1 after being shot in the forests of India's Maharashtra state near Yavatmal. Avni, a man-eating tigeress that claimed more than a dozen victims in two years has been shot dead, sparking controversy over the legality of its killing.(AFP)

Maharashtra tigress death: Avni had not hunted or eaten for 4-5 days, says necropsy report

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2018 05:16 PM IST
A wildlife expert said that observation of fluid and gas, without any solid content, means that tigress Avni had not hunted or eaten for about 4-5 days, however, it is commonly observed in large cats that they eat 25-30 kg meat on a single day and do not eat for 7 days at a stretch.
A cub’s pug mark at the site of the shooting.
A cub’s pug mark at the site of the shooting.

Maharashtra tigress death: Cubs track Avni’s scent, pug marks at site of shooting

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2018 12:44 AM IST
As a row rages over the killing of the alleged man-eater tigress T-1, or Avni, the forest department said it spotted pug marks of her two 10-month old cubs late on Monday, at the spot where Avni was shot.
It is the depletion of forests that is bringing tigers more and more into contact with human civilisation.(Arvind Yadav/ HT FILE)
It is the depletion of forests that is bringing tigers more and more into contact with human civilisation.(Arvind Yadav/ HT FILE)

Tiger, not burning bright in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 11:54 PM IST
It seems rather a cruel act on part of any authority to kill a tigress with young cubs in cold blood even if she is believed to have attacked human beings in the past
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi lashed out at the Maharashtra government over the “ghastly murder” of the tigress, T1, as she was known officially, calling it a “straight case of crime”.(PTI)
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi lashed out at the Maharashtra government over the “ghastly murder” of the tigress, T1, as she was known officially, calling it a “straight case of crime”.(PTI)

Order probe into tigress Avni killing if you want: Maharashtra minister tells Maneka Gandhi

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 11:21 PM IST
Maharashtra forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said Union minister Maneka Gandhi “lacks information” on the killing of tigress Avni and can order a high-level probe if she wants to.
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi #Avni,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.(PTI)
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi #Avni,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.(PTI)

To Rahul Gandhi’s swipe over tigress Avni killing, Centre’s stinging comeback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 10:47 PM IST
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi #Avni,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
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