The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will ply 110 buses on March 10, facilitating the devotees visiting Ellora on account of Mahashivaratri, said Sanjay Supekar, controller MSRTC.
There is a huge rush for Ellora during the festival as devotees in large numbers visit the Ghrishneshwar temple and Ellora caves. The MSRTC will introduce 70 special buses from Aurangabad. Buses that will be plied from other places to Ellora include: Cidco Bus depot, Phulambri and Kannad - 10 each and Lasur Station - 5. The buses will be plied from 6 am to 10 pm. P M Hazare has been appointed special services chief. Govind Kabade, Ayaz Khan, and Subhash Devkar will comprise the squad that will run the buses. Safety squads will be deployed from Khuldabad to Ellora. If 50 or more devotees are ready to travel from any particular village, the MSRTC can introduce special service for them. Supekar said special services will also be introduced on March 31 for Sailani Urs and and on April 1 for Nath Shashthi.
'Bali Jatoy' bags third prize
A documentary 'Bali Jatoy' presented by Sainath Entertainment received the third prize in the documentary festival organised by the Government Engineering College, Aurangabad recently. It highlighted the problem of farmers' suicide. Dialogues, acting and scenes touch the chord of viewers hearts. The documentary has been directed by Sohankumar. Raju Sonawne is its scriptwriter. Shailesh Tupe and Kamalkishor Jaiswal have shouldered important responsibilities. Prizes were distributed by renowned scriptwriter Arvind Jagtap.
Syed Afzal appointed observer of Nanded city
In recent appointments by Aurangabad District Congress Committee, Syed Afzal Hussain was appointed as city observer of Nanded city by office-bearer Rajkumar Yadav. In another appointment, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary Adv Ganesh Patil appointed Farmer & Farm Labourers wing city president Anis Patel as observer of Kandhar Taluka, Nanded.
awarded Ph D
Poonam Sadhu Tidke was awarded Ph D in Marathi by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU). She completed her thesis titled 'Sant Gulabrao Maharaj va Sant Surdas Yanchya Kavyacha Tulnatmak Abhyas' under the guidance of Dr Ashok Deshmane, research guide and associate professor in BAMU.
awarded Ph D
Mukti Jadhav Borade has been awarded Ph D in Computer Science by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. She submitted thesis on the topic "Sputum Image Analysis for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis," under guidance of Dr K V Kale, HoD of Computer Science and Information Technology at Dr BAMU.
Intuc seeks houses for workers
Marathwada Rashtriya Mill Mazdoor Sangh (MRMMS), Aurangabad, president Vithal Kadam, general secretary V L Mangnale, members and workers have demanded that housing schemes similar to those implemented for Mumbai Mill Mazdoor Sangh workers be implemented for Marathwada mill workers also. The MRMMS has chalked out a strategy to make their voice heard. They will agitate in front of the district collectorate, protest at every junctions in city, organise a press conference, and meet chief minister, ministers, MLAs, MPs. INTUC president M A Gaffar took initiative in promoting the campaign. The programme was directed by Suvarna Kulkarni and B T Dhele proposed a vote of thanks. Many workers were present in the function.