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HC issues notice to authorities over PIL challenging move to shift 1408 Satranjipura residents to quarantine facilities

Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court comprising Justice Anil Kilor, during an exceptional hearing held on Sunday afternoon, issued notices to the State Government, Central Government, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ICMR, National Centre for Disease Control New Delhi, District Collector and Nagpur Municipal Corporation, while hearing a PIL filed by Chhaoni resident Mohammad Nishat S/o Mohammad Salim over NMC’s move of shifting 1408 persons from Nagpur’s Satranjipura area to quarantine facilities.

The petitioner stated that the respondent authorities have illegally detained 1408 residents of Satranjipura area by violating the prescribed protocols and guidelines issued by ICMR and Union Health Ministry. The counsel for petitioner Dr Tushar Mandlekar argued that residents/citizens can be only detained and quarantined for 14 days if they are found to be High Risk Contacts or COVID-19 Positive. Mandlekar argued that NMC has illegally detained 1408 persons by randomly selecting persons from a particular area without even confirming the fact that they are High Risk Contacts of a positive person.

Mandlekar said that the detention of citizens being amounts to violation of fundamental rights u/a 14, 19, 21 of Constitution of India. It was also argued that in spite of various advisories issued by ICMR on April 4, April 17 and April 22, no efforts are being made to conduct rapid test on citizens who are residing in hot spots.

The High Court had also directed the authorities on April 30 to conduct rapid tests in hotspots so as to make screening and surveillance of citizens in these containment areas. The testing will also ?identify? the infected persons and makes it easier for administration to act upon.

It was further argued that according to the Central Government Guidelines ?institutional quarantine facilities need to be in outskirts of the city limits and not in densely populated areas. But in Nagpur, suspects are being placed in MLA Hostel, Vanamati, Ravi Bhavan and VNIT hostel, thereby increasing the threat to normal citizens residing in the vicinity of these areas. Mandlekar argued that the authorities are involved in illegal detention of randomly selected persons and there is no reasonable basis of such selection of citizens for ?quarantine facilities.

It was also argued that Central Government has issued another notification on April 28 according to which even a positive COVID-19 patient is required to be kept in home quarantine and hence such ?institutional quarantine of large number of persons is not required.

High Court issued notices to the respondent authorities and directed them file the reply within two days and listed the case on May 5. Advocate Tushar Mandlekar, assisted by Advocate Rohan Malviya argued for petitioner. Advocate Suman Deopujari (Government Pleader) waived notice for state government. Advocate Sudhir Puranik waived notice for NMC. Assistant Solicitor General of India appeared for Central Government and ICMR.

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And that’s how a film is made – Kantara shows the way! | Movie review

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Social media is buzzing with one word today and that word is Kantara! Yes, another Kannada film after KGF that has caught the people’s fancy and how. In fact, this one goes a notch higher than KGF – because the film has been released only in Kannada with English subtitles and yet – the movie is capturing the hearts of people across India and the world.

From California, London and Berlin to cities across India, high praise is pouring in for the Rishab Shetty starrer and the actor-director’s Twitter feed is testimony to this. Ordinary cine-goers are putting screenshots of housefull bookings, sharing videos of people clapping and whistling in theatres and then profusely thanking the star for making this film.

So, what’s this film about? Kantara (which means forest in Sanskrit) stands out because it has powerful storytelling at its core. It is rooted in local folklore, has the right amount of action and adventure and comes with a social message too. Man versus nature, native customs and local politics, which spans three timelines and a climax that’s to die for, is what the film’s about. Add to this some superlative performances by the cast, a stellar background score by B Ajaneesh Loknath and mind-blowing cinematography by Arvind S Kashyap that serenades Karnataka’s rustic locales and you have what can be called the perfect recipe for a blockbuster film. Telling you more will just be a spoiler! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch!

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October 01, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on October 01, 2022.

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Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.

Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.

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