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Left unemployed due to lockdown, TV actor Manmeet Grewal commits suicide

Manmeet Grewal

Left unemployed and depressed due to the dwindling finances because of no work due to the lockdown, television actor Manmeet Grewal (32) committed suicide at his Kharghar resident in Navi Mumbai on May 15. Grewal had appeared in shows like Aadat Se Majboor? and Kuldeepak.

Grewal was found hanging in the bedroom by his wife, who tried to save him. As per reports, as Grewals wife started screaming, neignours rushed to the spot but none volunteered to help as they suspected that the actor had contracted coronavirus.

Also read: COVID-19: Maharashtra Government extends lockdown till May 31

Grewals friend Manjit Singh told Spotboye: He was very normal that evening; went to his room and locked it from inside. That time his wife was in the kitchen preparing food. When she heard the noise of chair, she rushed to the bedroom and held him. She screamed a lot for help. The neighbours did come hearing the noise but no one came forward to help or get him down.

Finally, a security guard came forward and brought the body down by cutting the dupatta, which was used by Grewal to hang himself. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Pradip Tidar, a senior inspector at Kharghar police station, said: We will record his wifes statement to ascertain if he was suffering through depression or had any financial problem. We have registered an accidental death report. No suicide note was found at the spot and further investigations are being done.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters


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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav




Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha




Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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