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Political bigwigs and film stars make Koradi Cultural and Tourism Mahotsav a memorable affair

The first Koradi Cultural and Tourism Mahotsav at Shree Jagdamba Temple premises, Koradi concluded on a high note on October 10, 2016. The four-day festival was attended by thousands of devotees, political bigwigs and film stars.

While Minister of Energy, New and Renewable Energy and MLA from Koradi, Chandrashekhar Bawankule played the perfect host at the festival, also present over four days were Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping ? Nitin Gadkari, Member of Parliament ? Krupal Tumane, Minister of Tourism and Employee Guarantee Scheme ? Jayakumar Rawal and former MLA from Ramtek Ashish Jaiswal. Films stars Gulshan Grover, Juhi Chawla, Nishigandha Wad, Manoj Tiwari and Vivek Oberoi were the celebrities who visited the festival during four days and performed the Maha aarti.

Speaking about the festival, Chandrashekhar Bawankule told Nation Next, Such tourism festivals are necessary as they can not only give a boost to tourism in the region but can also create a lot of employment. I’m thankful to all the devotees for coming here and I really wish that they prosper in their lives. Nitin Gadkari, who was the chief guest on the last day, was impressed with the way the festival was organised. Showering his praises on the organisers, he said, Koradi hamare yaha aastha or shraddha ka sthaan hai and more than one lac devotees from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh visit Koradi during Navratri to take blessings from Goddess Durga. It’s really great to see that Chandrashekhar Bawankule has made sure that this Mahaotsav gets organised beautifully.

The ?badman? of Bollywood Gulshan Grover who himself was observing a fast for Navratri was present at the first day of the festival to perform the Maha aarti. It was a treat for the devotees when Gulshan Grover recited some of his famous dialogues for them. Needless to say, they all whistled and cheered after that!

Actresses Juhi Chawla and Nishiganda Wad were also given a warm welcome when they arrived to perform the Maha aarti? on the third day. Juhi, who looked stunning in her yellow outfit, confessed that it was great to be present at the festival.

Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and Bhojpuri superstar Manoj Tiwari were present on the last day for performing the Maha aarti. Vivek whose flight had got delayed arrived a bit late at the occasion. Vivek while speaking to devotees urged them to pray for the soldiers. He said, The nine days of Navratri are all about happiness and celebrations. While we all are enjoying these celebrations with our loved ones, there are soldiers who are far away from their families and protecting our country. I request everyone here to pray for our soldiers and their well being.

Photos by: Darshan Bagwe and Kartik Thakur

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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.

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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.

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