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COVID-19: Nagpur Police, NGOs help 77,457 people in four days during lockdown

Nagpur Police personnel distributing food packets to the needy

As part of a massive drive, Nagpur Police has teamed up with several NGOs in the city to help needy people during the 21-day lockdown announced by PM Narendra Modi to contain the spread of COVID-19. From March 27 to March 30, Nagpur Police and NGOs helped 77,457 needy people by providing them with essential items.

DCP Crime Branch, Nagpur, Nilesh Bharne has assured that Nagpur Police would track down and raid betting dens within 10 minutes of getting informed.
Nilesh Bharne, Additional Commissioner of Police, Nagpur

Additional Commissioner of Police Nilesh Bharne is himself making sure that help reaches those who need it. Nagpur Police have created a Whatsapp group called Corona NGO Police Administration, in which representatives of Nagpur Police, media, various NGOs and trusts have been included to provide help to the needy. Bharne is not only super active in the group but is also making sure that everything is well-coordinated.

A call centre in the cyber cell of Nagpur has also been set up so that people who want to help can contact the police and the necessities can be provided to as many people as possible. 33 Police stations, 57 former military personnel and 18 members of NCC Golden Group have been engaged in the cause.

The needy people included truck drivers, students, women, metro workers, widows and women, covered under Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, beggars and the poor people from the slums. The essential items were also provided to police personnel on duty and to the workers providing help to the patients at MLA Hostels quarantine centre.

From March 26 to March 30, the essential items, which were delivered to needy people, included grocery items, food packets, masks, sanitisers, hand wash liquid packets and sanitary pads. The details of the people who received these items over a four days are:

? March 27 ? 6, 000 people

? March 28 ? 15, 300 people

? March 29 ? 23, 448 people

? March 30 ? 32, 709 people

The NGOs and different organizations involved in the drive include: Shri Sai Baba Temple Trust, Jaisawal Sabha, Rajasthani Mahila Mandal, Gurunanak Gurudwara Darbar, Jamat-e-Islami Hind, DP Jain Foundation, Wadi Kitchen, Sai Aastha Foundation, Nagpur Hotel Owners Association, Lions Club, Priyadarshini Samrat Ashok Multipurpose Trust, Save our Souls Foundation, Digambar Jain Samaj, Shwetambar Jain Samaj and 65 other trusts from Nagpur.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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