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Konkan and Malvani cuisines rocked Maharashtra Food Festival at SCZCC

As a treat to food lovers in Nagpur, ‘Maharashtra Food Festival’ presented by Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VEDC) and sponsored by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) was organised in Nagpur recently. This festival in association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) started on December 6, 2016 and continued till December 11, 2016 at the SCZCC premises.

On December 6, 2016, Minister of Tourism and Employment Guarantee Scheme Jayakumar Rawal inaugurated the festival in the presence of  Minister of State for Tourism – Madan Yerawar, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra – Swadhin Kshatriya, Principal Secretary, Marashtra Tourism – Valsa Nair Singh, Dr KH Govind Raj (MD, MTDC), Swati Kale (GM, MTDC), Hanumant Hede (Regional Manager, MTDC, Nagpur), Dr Piush Kumar (Director, SCZCC) and Devendra Parekh (President, VED Council).

Before the cultural programme began, to mourn the death of the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – J Jayalalitha – who passed away recently, two minutes of silence was observed by all those who were present. Thereafter, the cultural programme continued even as Nagpur musicians enthralled people present by singing melodious and patriotic songs.

Finger-licking good!

The six-day long Maharastra food festival consisted of authentic Saoji, Varhadi, Khandeshi, Malvani, Marathwada and Konkani veg and non-beg dishes prepared by chefs across the state. While Marathwada and Khandeshi delicacies seemed to be a hit among food lovers, people were also seen forming a beeline at the Malwan and Konkan food stalls for trying out variety of sea food. The Varhadi garvan mutton dishes and garvan chicken dishes were also being relished. Vegetarian dishes like Varhadi fanas masala, Goda bhaat, Mutter kachori, Pudachi vadis, Jilbis were a hit among the veggies.

Such was the response by foodies at the festival that some stalls had to be prepared with multiple batches of the food items as the food items at their counters was sold very quickly. On the basis of feedback received from the visitors, new delicacies like puran polis and shrikhand were introduced in the middle of festival.

Items like pickles, papads, sweets, baked products, packed dry snacks, ice creams, etc., were also available for sale at other stalls at the festival. Tea and coffee prepared at – Chai Zaika – a stall set up by city entrepreneurs Rewa Kheta and Monika Mishra also got a great response from tea and coffee lovers.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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For the first time, a resident of Ramdaspeth tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The patient, who is said to be residing in an apartment near Cabinet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation in the Maha Vikas Aghadi and senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwars residence (behind Tuli Imperial), is said to be a middle-aged woman. 

The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

Also read: Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur COVID-19 tally as on June 20 rose to 1266 after 91 people tested positive for the virus in past 24 hours. Out of the total 91, while 69 patients belonged to Naik Talao/Bangladesh, 11 from Shantinagar, four from Lashkaribagh, three from Ganeshpeth, one from Uppalwadi, one from Ramdaspeth, one from Mehendibagh and one belonged to Mominpura.

Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

Also read: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him blot on Saint Tukaram

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

Also read: Nagpur: Zone 5 Police team seize four trucks carrying illegally mined sand

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