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.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”