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Manas Gaikwad, Sani Deshpande win Chess Championship title in Nagpur

Manas Gaikwad and Sani Deshpande along with other contestants in Nagpur

Manas Gaikwad of Solapur and Sani Deshpande of Aurangabad won the Open and Girls title respectively at the end of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.

Though some players eyeing for the selection chose to remain safe without taking undue risk in the last round but some games were very hard fought.

Manas drew last round with Nagpur’s Arush Chitre to reach seven points. However, the second board saw a long battle between Boominathan Lalitaditaayyanar and Top Seed Viresh Sharnarthi both of Pune. Boominathan emerged victorius in a lengthy battle to also reach 7 points. Manas was declared winner on Tie Break Score and Second position was bagged by Boominathan. Arush  Chitre, Shaunak Badole both Nagpur, Nihaan Pohone of Chandrapur and Vivaan Saraogi of Nagpur scored 6.5 points each and were placed 3rd to 6th respectively in the final list.

In the Girls Group, games on top two boards ended in draws with three players Sani Deshpande of Aurangabad, Divya Patil of Kolhapur and Shraddha Bajaj of Nagpur reaching 6.5 points. However on application of tie breakers, Sani was declared winner followed by Divya Patil as runners up. Nagpur’s Shraddha Bajaj was placed Third in the final standings. Disha Patil of Kolhapur, Ishawari Jagdale of Sangli, Vedika Pal of Nagpur, Vritika Game of Nagpur and Swarali Hatvalne of Solapur scored 6 points and were placed from 4th to 8th position respectively on the basis of the tie break score. Among the Nagpur Girls, Shraddha Bajaj had a great event defeating 3rd Seed Disha Patil of Kolhapur. Her only loss in the tournament was against the ultimate winner. Vedika Pal too showed prowess by beating top seed Sannidhi Bhat. In the open group, Arush Chitre and Shaunak Badole played solid chess to remain unbeaten in the event.

Manas & Boominathan in Open Group and Sani & Divya in Girls Group shall represent Maharashtra in National Under Chess Championship to be held later this year.

Prizes were distributed at the hands of Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group. Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation, Chief Arbiter IA Ajinkya Pingle shared the dias. Shri S.S.Soman compered the program, announced the names of winners and also proposed vote of thanks.

The Cash Prizes were awarded to the players finishing in Top 10 list alongwith trophies in both the groups. In addition to the main prizes,  trophies were also given to Three Best Under 11, Under 9, Under-7 players and Youngest player in both the groups. 

IA Ajinkya Pingale as Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event duly assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.

Also read: ‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today

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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.

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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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