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March 18: COVID-19 crisis worsens in Nagpur with record-high cases

COVID-19 crisis worsened in Nagpur district on March 18 with the district recording the highest number of cases in the year-long pandemic. ?

Nagpur registered 3,796 new COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday, March 18, which took the districts overall tally to 1,82,552. While 2,913 cases were recorded in the city, 880 cases were recorded in Nagpur rural. Three cases were recorded from outside Nagpur district. 

The number of patients who died due to the infection today was 23, which pushed the death toll in the district to 4528. Also, 1,54,410 patients recovered from the infection so far, out of which 1277 recovered on Thursday. There are 23,614 active patients in Nagpur district at present. The COVID-19 recovery rate as on Thursday stood at 84.58 %.

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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
The Public Relations Officer of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21).

Nitin Gadkari

In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.

Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January. 

On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.

The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.

The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence. 

It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka. 

In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner. 

Also read: NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur

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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group

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Chess Association Nagpur

Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the  Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.

Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.

In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five. 

Arush Chitre and  Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.

Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.

Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.

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Nagpur’s ‘Unique Cooking Contest’ enters Asia Book of Records

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Unique Cooking Contest in Nagpur, in support of Inclusive Society and to promote Millets, entered the Asia Book of Records.

Unique Cooking Contest

Nagpur witnessed the biggest Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest in support of Inclusive Society and to promote Millets on the eve of International year of Millets on 18th March 2023 at Zero Mile Station, Freedom Park, Nagpur. SVK Shikshan Sanstha in association with L.A.D & S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur created history with a record making event for the first time in 51 Asian Countries, with around 540 enthusiastic participants from all walks of life, including Intellectually Challenged, Physically Challenged, Deaf & Mute, Visually Challenged, Third Gender and others collectively participated in this spectacular Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest.

SVK Shikshan Sanstha an NGO working to empower Intellectually Challenged Adults always creates a platform inviting people to join and celebrate the differences with their participation.  

Dr Sunita Dhote, Professor, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management and the Adjudicator from Asia Book of Records formally made the announcement that the feat was successful and presented the Certificate and Medal from Asia Book of Records to Mrs.Gayathri Vatsalya, the record holder.

Unique Cooking Contest in Nagpur, in support of Inclusive Society and to promote Millets, entered the Asia Book of Records.

Glimpse of Unique Cooking Contest

Chief Guest Smt.Kanchan Tai Nitin Gadkari, Chairman, Samrudhi Cooperative Bank and Senior Social Worker congratulated and appreciated Gayathri Vatsalya for her efforts in promoting Inclusion and for getting the Intellectually Challenged into the main stream.

Guests of Honour Smt.Varsha Manohar, Director, Srinivas Public School, Smt.Anita Agrawal, President, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, WCL and wife of Shri Manoj Kumar, Chairman cum Managing Director, Western Coalfields Ltd., Smt.Vilasini Nair, Director, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, world Renowned Celebrity Chef. Shri Vishnu Manohar, and Shri Uday Borwankar, Executive Director, Maharasthra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Nagpur, Smt Abha Dwivedi, Smt. Indu Singh, Vice Presidents, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, Dr.Harsha Jharia, CAO of Women’s Education Society were prominently present and congratulated Gayathri Vatsalya and Team for the successful attempt.

Smt. Gayathri Vatsalya welcomed the gathering and shared details of the event, which is to sensitize the public and to get the attention of people towards the Inclusion and acceptance.

The evening witnessed spectacular and impressive cultural performances by highly talented beneficiaries of SVK Shikshan Sanstha, Apang Mahila Bal Vikas Sanstha and Jeevandhara, followed by the Prize distribution to the winners of cooking contest.

Dr.Shyamala Nair, Director, CAO of Women’s Education Society extended all the support while Dr.Pooja Pathak, Principal, Faculty and student volunteers of L.A.D & S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur, mothers of SVKits, Ankita Gangal, Praful Thawre worked hard for the grand success of the event.

Maha Metro, Nagpur was the venue Partner and the Prizes were sponsored by Rokde Jewellers, AD’s Kitchen and Tupperware. The event was supported by CRC Nagpur, Nagpur Mahila Club and Jhankar Mahila Club, WCL, Nagpur.

Also read: NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur

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