From Patanjali to bullet trains, this week has seen quite a lot. Out of all that has happened, we bring top 5 news of the week that you should know about.
1. Nagpur-Mumbai Super Expressway project moves forward
A first of its kind in the country project of Super Expressway for Nagpur-Mumbai corridor has moved on to the next phase. This six-lane road will cut down travelling time from 18 hours to 8 hours and will have state-of-the-art facilities along the way. The land pooling will be done with the help of locals according to the Andhra Pradesh model which will in turn provide them with numerous job opportunities.
Read more at Reacho
2. Nagpur-Mumbai, Nagpur-Delhi bullet trains explored
With the cities getting ‘smarter’ and the Indian Railways getting modernized and upgraded, Nagpur, our Orange City, is also set to benefit from it. The latest major announcement is that of the high speed bullet trains between Nagpur - Mumbai and Nagpur - Delhi, feasibility of which is being explored. GOI has received the first interim report on the project feasibility while the second interim report is expected in November 2016. The final report is anticipated in January 2017.
Read more at Reacho
3. Patanjali to institute orange juice plant
The Patanjali express has found its latest stop at Nagpur and after winning the bid for the Food Park, has now announced that it will launch juices made from the Nagpur orange, thus further expanding its foothold in the region. The Nagpur oranges will be made use of under a proper banner for the first time, according to managing director of Patanjali Ayurved, Acharya Balkrishna.
Read more at Hindustantimes
4. Former scientist held for rape
Maqsood Ansari (72), a former assistant scientist with NEERI has been accused of sexually abusing three minors, the youngest of whom is only six and half years old, after adopting them. The eldest girl of the three (16), told police that the accused has been exploiting her since class I and that he also offered to marry her. Dhantoli police have arrested the accused and the victims have been rescued from their Ajni residence.
Read more at Indianexpress
5. Goa RSS rebels, to report directly to HQ
The Goa unit led by Subhash Velingkar has rebelled against the RSS after the top brass sacked the leader. They have went on to form their own ‘prant’ which will report directly to the Nagpur HQ. Velingkar called BJP a ‘gaddar’ and said they should not take sangh for granted. He had made allegations that Parrikar and Gadkari were responsible for his sacking. Velingkar told the reporters, "We don't require RSS headquarters' approval to constitute the Goa prant, neither have we approached them."
Read more at Timesofindia
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