State ready to supply water to 67 Maharashtra villages

UGC halts Gandhian study grant

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has discontinued grants for the study chair in the name of Mahatma Gandhi in Shivaji University here. The UGC has also instructed that the university should bear the expenses for the chair in the future. Veteran freedom fighter Datta Shinde, who was guiding the study said the action of the UGC was improper as ideological thoughts of Gandhi had global importance and were followed throughout the world. If the UGC is curt enough to discontinue the due grants, the University should continue it by providing its own funds, he said.

Gold-snatcher cuts off victim’s ear

After snatching a gold chain from Vaijayanta Karande, 65, as she was walking on a road at Karad in Satara district, a snatcher cut her ear with a sharp weapon in order to grab her gold earrings on Saturday evening. According to police, Ms. Karande had to go to hospital for treatment of the wounded ear.

Major and Medium Irrigation Minister M.B. Patil said that if the Maharashtra government proposes, Karnataka was ready to offer a special irrigation scheme to provide water to the 67 villages in Jat tahsil in Sangli district suffering from chronic drought.

Mr. Patil was speaking at a water rally at Guddapur, Jat tahsil on Saturday. Guardian minister for Sangli Patangarao Kadam said the government should prepare a scheme when Maharashtra makes an official request.