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Four from Vidarbha win the prestigious Padma Shri award

From Left: Gangadhar Pantawane, Dr Rani Bang, Dr Abhay Bang and late Sampat Ramteke.

Four persons from Vidarbha – Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang, Late Sampat Ramteke and Gangadhar Pantawane – have been honoured with the Padma Shri award by the Governemt of India for the year 2018. The names of the recipients of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri were announced by the government on Thursday.

For the people

Social activists Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang head the NGO – Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH). They have been awarded for their relentless work over the years in the health sector, particularly for the poor people in the Gadchiroli district. The couple’s approach to reduce infant mortality has been praised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and  UNICEF and is being imitated across India and some parts of Africa.

Man on a mission

When Late Sampat Ramteke’s son Harshal was diagoned with the Sickle Cell disease (SCD), he understood the need of awareness regarding the same. In 1991, late Sampat Ramteke founded the Sickle Cell Society of India (SCSI) to raise awareness about the disease in the country. He strived for almost 30 years to do the same and for the welfare of people suffering from SCD. Ramteke, who passed away last year, was nominated twice for the Padma Shri award but didn’t win. He has been awarded posthumously this year.

Power of Words

Born, brought up and educated in Nagpur, veteran Dalit litterateur loved writing since childhood. Pantawane taught to students in Aurangabad for more than 25 years and also launched ‘Asmitadarsh’ – a journal which made Marathi Dalit literature a widespread movement and also highlighted the problems and sufferings of the community. He has written several books, one which also includes – Muknayak – a biography of Dr BR Ambedkar.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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