Vivek Deshpande, The Indian Express

Vivek Deshpande

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Past articles by Vivek:

After repealing Article 370, need efforts now to integrate Kashmiris with rest of country: Mohan Bhagwat

Mohan Bhagwat also called for the return of all those who had been "forced to leave Kashmir" during Sheikh Abdullah's time. “The sense of belonging must be on display from both sides,” he said. → Read More

Maoists plan urban militia, guerrilla warfare

The Maoists have already reorganised their networks in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi and Kolkata, among other cities, sources said. → Read More

Former CJI Bobde meets Mohan Bhagwat at RSS headquarters in Nagpur

While RSS officials denied any knowledge of such a meeting, reliable sources confirmed that it did take place. → Read More

On trial run of helicopter he built, man known as ‘Yavatmal’s Rancho’ dies in rotor blade mishap

His friends said Sheikh Ismail was preparing to launch his 'Munna Helicopter' on Independence Day. → Read More

Chandrapur: 62-year-old man killed in tiger attack, third such death in district this month

This was the third human death due to tiger attack in Chandrapur district this month. One death was caused by leopard attack earlier this week. → Read More

Nagpur’s Pardi area tense after differently-abled man who was ‘beaten up by cops’ dies

The man, Manoj Thavkar, 35, was allegedly beaten up by police after he sped past a checkpoint in Pardi area around 6 pm on Wednesday, reportedly injuring a policeman in the process. → Read More

Maoist pamphlet exhorts Marathas to brace movement for quota goal

Maharashtra State Committee of CPI(Maoist) secretary Sahyadri has stated that reservation hasn’t brought equality and justice to the socially backward communities for whom it was originally designed and hence may not benefit even the Marathas. → Read More

In level 1, Nagpur to reopen with some restrictions, shops allowed till 5 pm

The authorities made it clear that Covid-appropriate behaviour will have to be strictly followed and any violation will be punishable under the provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and the Disaster Management Act, 2005. → Read More

Study maps Vidarbha tiger corridors; movement far beyond guarded areas

Vidarbha has 331 tigers in a forest area of around 26,775 sq km, dissected by 84,202 km of roads, apart from irrigation canals and other projects. There have been growing instances of man-tiger conflict in the region. → Read More

Nagpur: Leopard sighted in bathroom of house adjoining IT park

This is the first sighting of a leopard well inside the city, and authorities suspect that sparse public movement due to lockdown may have prompted it. → Read More

In another major operation, 13 Naxals killed in Gadchiroli: Police

The skirmish took place around 5.30 am in the forest at Kotmi in Etapalli, where the Naxals had gathered for a meeting. → Read More

Nagpur-origin Indians settled abroad send help to fight Covid

Sanjay Paithankar, a doctor and philanthropist who settled in Dubai several decades ago, has organised oxygen concentrators and cylinders worth 2.5 lakh dollars to be shipped to Nagpur over the next 15 days. → Read More

Serious fungal infection seen in some Covid patients with co-morbidities: Expert

Caused by a fungus called Mucorales, which is usually not known to affect humans, it is causing severe damage to patients during both treatment and after recovery, often necessitating urgent surgery to remove affected parts above the neck, according to experts. → Read More

The Maoist challenge

The battle has an ideological dimension, but there is no need to overstate it or counter it with right-wing political groups. → Read More

Six die at Wani in Maharashtra after drinking sanitiser for liquor

With Maharashtra going under strict lockdown, liquor is out of bounds for consumers. Since sanitiser largely contains alcohol, the Wani incident has brought to light a new problem of addicts resorting to consuming sanitiser. → Read More

Wardha firm granted licence to manufacture remdesivir

The development came on Saturday following an initiative taken by Union Transport Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari pushing for licence to the company. → Read More

Vidarbha records 16,041 new Covid cases, 236 deaths; fatality rate at 1.68%

Nagpur continued to register the highest number of Covid deaths in the region, recording 79 on Saturday, four more than the previous high of 75 on Friday. → Read More

Ambedkar had proposed Sanskrit as national language: CJI Bobde

Justice Bobde was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the academic building of the Maharashtra National Law University at Nagpur. → Read More

Man, nephew killed in tiger attack at Chandrapur district

Big cat attacks on humans go up substantially in summer months, when villagers enter the forest in large numbers to collect mahua flowers and tendu leaves. → Read More

Two Covid patients die by suicide in Nagpur

His son Vivek told The Indian Express, "He (Kute) was in a disturbed state of mind since my brother, his wife and their 11-year old son are all covid patients. My mother, too, has the infection." → Read More