COVID-19 outbreak has not only engulfed us into misery, uncertainty and fear, but has also severely impacted Indian economy, as businesses across the industries are taking a beating because of the lockdown. The Coronavirus outbreak has not even spared the underworld business.
And one such Coronavirus-stricken business is that of the underworld don, the world’s most notorious criminal and India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.
Obviously, unlike Bollywood stars, he can’t share videos of his lockdown chores and stay home? advisories on social media, but the infamous don, whose character has been many a time penned and portrayed in Bollywood films, is very much following social distancing like all of us. As our curiosities are running amuck in the confines of our homes during the lockdown, seasoned crime journalist Shams Tahir Khan, who has had multiple interactions with Dawood Ibrahim and associates for his stories, says Dawoods business has got severely affected because of the COVID-19.
Extortion calls from Dawoods aides to the businessmen are not being fructified as Coronavirus threat has not only forced Dawood Ibrahim to live in self-imposed isolation, but COVID-19 has also replaced Dawood as the most dreadful phenomenon. As there are no revenues being generated in most of the businesses and there’s an uncertainty looming large on even the lives, the businessmen are out rightly defying calls from the extortionist.
So, like other regular businesses, infamous D-Company (as Dawoods network of businesses is referred to) is also severely cash-crunched. Dawoods trusted lieutenants – Anees Ibrahim, Chota Shakeel, Faheem Machmach – who had been managing his extortion business, have not been even making cold calls for extortion to their new and old clients.
Shams Tahir Khan, in his show, says that Dawood Ibrahim, who has allegedly been running his underworld empire from Karachi in Pakistan, used to conduct his regular meetings to oversee his legal and illegal businesses. Dawood Ibrahim’s legal and illegal businesses, including construction, extortion, drugs, betting, smuggling, money laundering, etc. are spread across 12 countries including India, certain African countries, Dubai, UAE, etc. It is alleged that currently D-Companys business worth is of around rupees 50,000 crore.
After being hit by Coronavirus, when Pakistan issued advisory cancelling to and fro travelling, Dawood had to cancel all his meetings in Karachi as he put himself in quasi self-isolation. Since then, Dawood Ibrahim has been meeting only his family members and very few of associates and hes been religiously following social distancing.
A very prominent reason of Dawood having exercising extra caution in COVID-19 outbreak, as Shams Tahir Khan states in his show Crime Tak, is that Dawood is a senior citizen now, and Coronavirus has proven to be more fatal for senior citizens. Born in 1955, Dawood will turn 65 this December.
Ironically, what investigation and intelligence agencies across world couldn’t achieve over decades, a tiny-unseeable virus has done! The fear of Coronavirus has scared and stopped Dawood, who has been ruling the underworld for decades on the basis of instilling fear in public.
RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.