An eight-year-old male leopard was killed in the morning of November 20 in the Lakhni range under the Bhandara forest division. The leopard’s body was found 50 metres into the woodland.
According to former honorary wildlife warden Nadeem Khan, the accident site is a part of the Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Reserve’s buffer zone (NNTR). The same leopard was struck by a hurried vehicle on July 26 in the vicinity of Mohghata.
The leopard was struck by a car on July 26 and was laying motionless in the middle of the street. A patrol guard Krishna Sanap, approached the animal to see if it was still alive or dead when the leopard suddenly charged at him and disappeared into the woods. The leopard was not spotted since.
Khan said, “During postmortem, it was found that there were some old injuries on the leopard’s body and its hind limb was also damaged. The animal was knocked dead hardly 500 metres from the place where a wildlife overpass is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).”
There have been three leopard fatalities on NH6 in the last four months, including this incident.
On July 23, a leopardess was killed while crossing NH6, near the Sendurwafa toll booth when she was struck by a speeding car. On October 16, a second leopard was struck and killed close to Amravati.
India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Test to begin in Nagpur from Feb 9
The first test of Border-Gavaskar Test would be played at VCA, Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur between February 9 and 13, 2023…
The Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy would kickstart in Nagpur from the February 9th of February next year. The first test would be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Jamtha Stadium in Nagpur between February 9 and 13, 2023 and next three test matches in Delhi, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad. This will also be the last edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will be a four-match Test series feature.
Australia’s tour of India will conclude with three ODIs in Mumbai (March 17), Visakhapatnam (March 19) and Chennai (March 22) leading into the next season of the IPL.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced the schedule for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
India Home Season 2023 Schedule
Indian Home Series T20Is versus Sri Lanka: 1st T20I (Jan 3, Mumbai)
2nd T20I (Jan 5, Pune)
3rd T20I (Jan 7, Rajkot)
ODIs vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI (Jan 10, Guwahati)
2nd ODI (Jan 12, Kolkata)
3rd ODI (Jan 15; Trivandrum)
ODIs versus New Zealand: 1st ODI (Jan 18, Hyderabad)
2nd ODI (Jan 21, Raipur)
3rd ODI (Jan 24, Indore)
T20Is versus NZ: 1st T20I (Jan 27, Ranchi)
2nd T20I (Jan 29, Lucknow)
3rd T20I (Feb 1; Ahmedabad)
Tests versus Australia: 1st Test (Feb 9-13; Nagpur)
2nd Test (Feb 17-21; Delhi)
3rd Test (Mar 1-5; Dharamsala)
4th Test (Mar 9-13; Ahmedabad)
ODIs vs Australia: 1st ODI (Mar 17; Mumbai)
2nd ODI (Mar 19; Vizag)
3rd ODI (Mar 22; Chennai)
Samruddhi Mahamarg in pictures: A closer look at the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway
Samruddhi Mahamarg or Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway, officially named as Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is a 701-km-long stretch of highway that will help in the development of Marathwada and Vidarbha regions that would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11 in Nagpur.
While the expressway as of now is ready for 520 km, the remaining 181 km stretch of highway would be ready by 2024 that will connect Shirdi and Mumbai and will end in Bhiwandi district. The eight-lane expressway is being built by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation at the estimated cost of ₹55,000 crore approximately.
Reportedly, vehicles can drive at a speed of 150 kmph on the expressway, the route of which would pass through 14 districts, six talukas and 392 villages in Maharashtra.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg: All you need to know | Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway
Samruddhi Mahamarg or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 11, 2022 in Nagpur. The first phase (502 km) will connect Nagpur – Shirdi. The project was first announced in 2015 and land acquisition began in July 2017. Watch the video to know everything about Samruddhi Mahamarg.
Script by – Shamanand Tayde