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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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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.

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


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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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