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Excitement and entertainment continues on the second day of Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17

After having a fantastic start yesterday, excitement continued at Hislop College’s Athena Fest 2016-17 on the second day as well. The three-day intercollegiate fest which has been organised in association with Nation Next as the media partner, on the second day saw participation from more than 40 participants in group and solo competitions. Brain storming, energetic and innovative dance performances and showcase of dramatic skills was all what the second day of the fest was about!

Well informed Hindustan?

The first competition of the second day was Quizzistan which was all about global general knowledge and about how well versed the participants are in terms of entertainment, history, science, etc. Along with participants from many Nagpur colleges, students from CBSE schools like Bhavan’s, Somalwar School, Delhi Public School, St. Johns High School and Montfort Senior Secondary School also participated in the different competitions. And without a doubt, students from all schools and colleges gave their best and a tough competition to the competitors.

In the first round of Quizzistan, all participants were provided with a worksheet of 20 questions to be solved in 20 minutes. The ones who scored the highest qualified for the final round. A total of six teams headed to the final round. The teams which went to the finals were: TEAM A – Varun Agrawal, Chinmay Pathak and Prathmesh Dhawale (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM B – Anshul Nasery, Tejas S and Tanmay Chiridaliya, (BVM, Civil Lines), TEAM C – Milind Patil, Kaushik B and Shreyas Muthye (Institute of Forensic Science), TEAM D – Rahul Bhagat, Aditiya Prava and Mukund Srinivasan (Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology), TEAM E – Abhishek Ambulkar and Harsh Vaibhav (Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management) and TEAM F – Pratik Nayak, Aman Mishra and Vishwaroop Khanorkar (Indira Gandhi National Open University). The competition between these six teams was tough and challenging. Co-convener of the fest Supantha Bhattacharyya was the host of this competition. which consisted of five rounds. In the end, TEAM B from BVM, Civil Lines won the competition and TEAM F and TEAM C became the first and the second runner-up respectively.

Beat pe Booty!

Who doesn’t like to dance? The second competition at the fest was all about dancing! With energy packed performances, participants left no stone unturned to wow the audience and the judges. The competition was judged by Dr Shivani Dongarwar, Dr Jayshree Rudra and Shrimati Mathgolar who judged participants on the basis of their dancing skills, stage presence and entertainment. Five teams made it to the final round of the competition with Abhishek Goenka and his group from Dr Ambedkar College emerging as the winners in the end. The second position and third positions were secured by Ocean Lakde and group and Akshay Choudhary and his group with both groups being from Hislop college.

Got acting skillseh?

A skit comeptition gave a perfect finish to the second day of the fest. This competition was judged by Supantha Bhattacharyya, Rahuldev Mukherjee and Nihaas Lokhande. In this competition, four groups competed with each other for the winners tag. After amazing performances by all the four groups Sanjog Kherkar, Shubham Ughade and Shubham Deshmukh from Rajiv Gandhi College Of Engineering and Research brought laurels to their college. The second position was bagged by Rishabh Shukla, Ashwin Shukla, Vivek Thawar, Nikita Sen, Nishad Janefalkar and Viddesh Gharpure who represented Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management.

Pictures by: Suyash Sethiya

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: CELESTIAL! Unique alignment of Moon and 5 planets

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