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3000 runners participate in “Virtual Indoor Run” to pay tribute to Corona Warriors

From Left: Ashish Agrawal from Nagpur, Jayesh Agrawal from Raipur and Rishi Lunawat from Dhamtari

More than 3000 people from across India and some other parts of the world participated in a virtual indoor run, which was held on May 2, to pay tribute to doctors, police personnel and NGOs for fighting COVID-19 with all their might.

The virtual run called Run4warriors was a free virtual indoor run/walk organized by Orange City Runners Nagpur, Raipur Runners Raipur, Rajnandgoan Runners and Dhamtari Runners and was supported by Yash Raikar from Runbuddies Club. The run got more than 3500 registrations from runners from across India and places like USA, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia.

Ashish Agrawal, an OCR Project Director and Coordinator of the virtual run said, For runners, this was the best way to salute the Corona warriors. Technology helped us big way in connecting to people through social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

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Prashant Gurjar, a 62-year-old member of Orange City Runners said, This indoor run was a symbol of our solidarity and support to the extraordinary dedication of the Corona Warriors. Jetane Gopwani added, The beauty of this virtual run was that many people who are generally not able to show up to a race on a certain time and day or who are intimidated by running with other people in their first race, also participated.

Rajendra Jaiswal, who has completed Ironman, said that it was great that the run enabled runners to run with each other without being on roads. Physiotherapist Dr Neena Sahu, who participated in the run, said The virtual run was part of my recovery from routine indoor workout. It was the first indoor virtual run since lockdown, so I took it pretty slow and included walk breaks.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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