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Mumbai’s famous Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal cancels Ganesh Utsav due to COVID-19

Lalbaugcha Raja

Lalbaugcha Raja

For the first time in nearly 90 years, Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal won’t be hosting Ganesh Utsav celebrations this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mandal informed about the decision on Wednesday while stating that it will instead be organizing Arogya Utsav.

The mandals decision comes after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray appealed to Ganesh mandals on Sunday to limit the height of Lord Ganesha idols to four feet and keep the celebrations simple while following social distancing norms.

Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal, which is famous for its grand and majestic Lord Ganesha idol will not be installing the idol at all this year. Sudhir Salvi, Secretary of the mandal, said, We have decided to not celebrate the Ganesh festival this year. We are going to celebrate it as a health festival. This decision has been taken in view of the pandemic. In those 10 days, we will organise a blood donation camp and an awareness camp to promote plasma donation. We will also felicitate the families of policemen and army men, who gave their lives for the country. We have also decided to donate Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Fund for fighting the pandemic.”

It is to be noted that Lord Ganesha idol at Lalbaugh in Parel area of Mumbai is a major attraction and amongst the biggest crowd-pullers during Ganesh Utsav in the maximum city.

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Devendraji (Fadnavis) takes pride in me earning more than him: Amruta Fadnavis interview

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Banker, social activist and singer Amruta Fadnavis, in a freewheeling chat on Nation Next Adda, speaks about her latest song, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, her courtship and marriage with husband and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and much more.

 
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Elderly couple mauled by tiger on their way from Narsinghpur to Nagpur

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Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

An elderly couple was mauled by a tiger in Chor Bawali on January 25 while on their way from Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh) to Nagpur on January 25. The couple was accompanied by their 25-year-old son in a car. Following the tiger attack, the couple was admitted to Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur.

While on their way to Nagpur, the family of three stopped near Chor Bawali for passing urine. When the 58-year-old woman got out of the car, the tiger, which was probably wounded by a previous vehicular assault, caught hold of the woman’s hand and bit her thumb. When the woman’s husband stepped out of the car to help his wife, the tiger attacked him as well and injured his right leg. A terrfied son started throwing stones at the tiger, who eventually ran away.

The couple was given first aid by the bystanders before being driven to Nagpur by the son to Kingsway hospital. Speaking to Nation Next, treating surgeon Dr Prakash Jain informed that the family was terrified when it arrived at the hospital. Dr Jain said: “The couple is now stable. Tiger mauling is always serious. The couple was lucky to have sustained minor injuries in the incident.”

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‘Dolo 650’ memes take social media by storm as 3rd COVID wave boosts paracetamol sales

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Nation Next Newsroom | Mumbai

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made terms like ‘oximeter,’ ‘saturation level,’ ‘quarantine,’ and ‘N95’ a part of our daily vocabulary. Another thing, which has gained immense popularity over the last two years is the paracetamol tablet ‘Dolo 650,’ which has been prescribed by doctors during 1st, 2rd and now the 3rd wave of the pandemic in India.

The popularity of tablet, which is manufactured by Micro labs, has led several to several memes on the internet. Dilip Surana, Chairman and Managing Director of Micro Labs, expressed his surprise at the unexpected popularity of the drug in an interview with Money Control. He said: It has always been a popular brand among doctors across India. However, we did not expect the kind of popularity that Dolo-650 gained recently because we have never advertised the tablet directly to the public.

Here are some of the hilarious ‘Dolo 650’ memes doing rounds on the internet:

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