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Author Nayantara Sahgal to be feted with the inaugural Loknete Bhai Vaidya Smruti Gaurav Puraskar
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Author Nayantara Sahgal to be feted with the inaugural Loknete Bhai Vaidya Smruti Gaurav Puraskar

Recently, Sahgal was removed from the list of attendees at the 92nd Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held in Yavatmal following threats made by the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) cadre

Kashmiri students attacked in Yavatmal: At least 19 youth from state head back home; 4 Yuva Sena activists booked
India

Kashmiri students attacked in Yavatmal: At least 19 youth from state head back home; 4 Yuva Sena activists booked

A day after four Yuva Sena workers were taken into custody for allegedly beating up two Kashmiri students in a Maharashtra college in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, at least 19 Kashmiri students are on their way back home to the Kashmir Valley.

Politicians shouldn't meddle in other fields, says Nitin Gadkari at Marathi literature meet that withdrew invite to Nayantara Sahgal
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Politicians shouldn't meddle in other fields, says Nitin Gadkari at Marathi literature meet that withdrew invite to Nayantara Sahgal

Nitin Gadkari didn't make a direct reference to the row over the invite to Nayantara Sahgal being withdrawn Marathi Lit Fest, but said politicians should learn not to interfere in other fields and people in universities, educational institutes, literature and poetry should deal with their areas.

Nayantara Sahgal withdrawn invite controversy: President of Marathi literature festival's organising body resigns
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Nayantara Sahgal withdrawn invite controversy: President of Marathi literature festival's organising body resigns

The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, resigned amid controversy over the withdrawal of a lit meet invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal.

Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal; author was part of 2015 'award wapsi' campaign
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Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal; author was part of 2015 'award wapsi' campaign

Nayantara Sahgal was to inaugurate the 92nd literary meet on 11 January in the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Avni's killing violates wildlife laws: Autopsy report punctures self-defence theory, fate of her cubs uncertain
India

Avni's killing violates wildlife laws: Autopsy report punctures self-defence theory, fate of her cubs uncertain

According to Avni's autopsy report, the dart allegedly fired to tranquilise the trigress appeared to have been planted on her thigh after she was shot dead in Maharashtra.

Tigress Avni's killing: Maharashtra govt forms four-member panel of wildlife experts, officials for 'in-depth' probe
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Tigress Avni's killing: Maharashtra govt forms four-member panel of wildlife experts, officials for 'in-depth' probe

Avni was shot dead in an operation in a forest in Yavatmal district last Friday. The killing of T1, as the tigress was officially known, led to an outrage among animal lovers and wildlife organisations.

Avni's shooting: Marksman Shafat Ali Khan ready to face any inquiry into tigress' killing
India

Avni's shooting: Marksman Shafat Ali Khan ready to face any inquiry into tigress' killing

The statement by Shafat Ali Khan, who was roped in to shoot tigress Avni, comes after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a probe to ascertain if there were any lapses in the killing.

Avni's killing: Maneka Gandhi writes to Devendra Fadnavis, asks him to 'remove' Sudhir Mungantiwar as forest minister
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Avni's killing: Maneka Gandhi writes to Devendra Fadnavis, asks him to 'remove' Sudhir Mungantiwar as forest minister

On Sunday, Maneka Gandhi had targeted the Maharashtra government for "illegally" murdering Avni. She had also questioned its decision to hire sharp-shooter Shafat Ali Khan, a "criminal", for the job.

Devendra Fadnavis says Avni's killing will be probed; Rahul invokes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'can judge nation by how it treats animals'
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Devendra Fadnavis says Avni's killing will be probed; Rahul invokes Mahatma Gandhi, says 'can judge nation by how it treats animals'

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday expressed his sadness over the decision to kill tigress Avni, stating that they will probe to see if there were any lapses in the procedure followed. His comments come after Union minister Maneka Gandhi attacked the BJP-led Maharashtra government for the “ghastly murder” of Avni, saying a shooter who was sent behind bars for illegally supplying arms to terrorists was sent to kill the animal.

Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists
India

Shafat Ali Khan, private hunter tasked with 'taking down' tigress Avni, has history of run-ins with animal conservationists

The decision to seek Khan's services to shoot Avni dead had angered animal rights activists before the death of the tigress and led to an even stronger condemnation after she was killed.

Avni's murder a straight case of crime, says Maneka Gandhi; minister to take up tigress' killing with Devendra Fadnavis
India

Avni's murder a straight case of crime, says Maneka Gandhi; minister to take up tigress' killing with Devendra Fadnavis

Avni, the tigress, was killed in an operation on Friday night in the forests of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district . Shooter Asgar Ali pulled the trigger.

Tigress Avni killed illegally, incident should be treated as wildlife crime, says PETA; seeks investigation
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Tigress Avni killed illegally, incident should be treated as wildlife crime, says PETA; seeks investigation

Animal rights body PETA India said the killing of tigress Avni as part of an operation in Maharashtra should be investigated and treated as a wildlife crime and termed it a "dark day" for the nation.

Tigress Avni killed: Farce of a hunt ends as 'man-eater' finally put down, but question of her cubs looms large
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Tigress Avni killed: Farce of a hunt ends as 'man-eater' finally put down, but question of her cubs looms large

Conservation cannot be romanticised for the sake of one animal, but shooting dead a new mother whose cubs are yet to be weaned off cannot be the answer

'Man-eater' tigress Avni killed in Yavatmal after 3-month chase that included drones, hand-gliders, sniffer dogs, elephants
India

'Man-eater' tigress Avni killed in Yavatmal after 3-month chase that included drones, hand-gliders, sniffer dogs, elephants

Tigress Avni (T1) believed to be responsible for the deaths of 13 people over the last two years, was killed in Maharashtra's Yavatmal on Friday, after a three-month long change that involved 150 forest department officials, drones, elephants, sniffer dogs and expert shooters

Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deaths
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Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deaths

Pesticide deaths are not new to Yavatmal and according to information recently obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by this correspondent, the district reported two deaths each year in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 2015-16, eight people died due to pesticide poisoning.

'Man-eater' tigress Avni sighted by Maharashtra forest department team, displays signs of aggression
India

'Man-eater' tigress Avni sighted by Maharashtra forest department team, displays signs of aggression

The tigress T1 or 'Avni' in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra was on Wednesday caught on camera trap and sighted by a team of five including three trackers.

Online plea opposes shoot-at-sight notice for tigress Avni: Experts say she deserves fair trial before being dubbed 'man-eater'
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Online plea opposes shoot-at-sight notice for tigress Avni: Experts say she deserves fair trial before being dubbed 'man-eater'

A petition has been initiated by several activists and NGOs in support of tigress Avni or T1 of Pandharkawada forest in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.