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Nagpur: Fire at Well Treat hospital in Wadi claims four lives


A fire broke out at Nagpur’s Well Treat Hospital situated in Wadi at around 8 pm on Friday night and claimed four lives. The fire reportedly started from the AC unit of the ICU situated at the second floor of the non-COVID-19 hospital.


After the broke out, one from Wadi fire station, one from MIDC fire brigade, three fire tenders from NMC fire and emergency services department and one turntable ladder were rushed to the hospital.

While Rohit Shelare, fire officer of Wadi Nagar parishad, reached the spot first along with his team, Rajendra Uchake, Chief Fire Officer, NMC, Station officer Tushar Barahate, fireman Sharad dandekar, Rupesh Manke, Shalik Kothe, drives Sunil Dongre participated in the rescue operation.


It is being said that around 20 hospital staffers were present during the incident. When the fire broke out staffers tried to put out the fire with the help of fire extinguishers but could not succeed. Later, fire personnel evacuated most of the patients and staffers at the hospital but could not save the lives of four people. The fire was confined to second floor only and the rescue operation was completed by 9:30 pm.


Speaking to Nation Next Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchake said, The increasing temperature and the subsequent load on AC units and coolers can really increase the load on electricity. This can result in such kind of unfortunate incidents. I urge people to be careful. 

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Politicians, businessmen shower blessings on Chandrashekhar Bawankule’s son Sanket at his wedding reception

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Renowned politicians, businessmen and other prominent Nagpurians showered their blessings on MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule’s son Sanket Bawankule and his wife Anushka during the couple’s wedding reception made held at the Mahalaxmi temple premises in Nagpur’s Koradi on May 29.

Those who attended the reception included: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat, former Union Minister Praful Patel, former Maharashtra CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Prithviraj Chavan, Rishi Darda (Joint Managing Director, Lokmat), Suresh Sharma (MD, Baidhyanath, Sunil Raisoni (Chairmain, Raisoni Group), along with several other prominent people.

The couple got married on May 28 in Pune. The wedding was attended by the likes of Gautam Adani, Baba Ramdev, Raj Thackeray and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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Armaan Malik regales, Kapil Dev inspires Nagpurians at Khasdar Krida Mahotsav

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and popular singer Armaan Malik came calling to Nagpur on May 28 to attend the closing ceremony of the season 4 of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav held at Yashwant Stadium. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis were prominently present during the ceremony, which was attended by thousands of citizens.

During the ceremony, while Malik entertained the people present with his popular songs, Dev played cricket with Fadnavis and Gadkari on the stage. Gadkari, who is the man behind the sports festival, was seen enjoying the batting while Dev bowled to him. During his speech, Dev spoke as to why a sportsperson should play for the passion they have for the game and not play just for money.

The 13-day Khasdar Krida Mahotsav, which started on May 13, saw 45,000 sportspersons participating in 30 sports events. In all, around Rs 93 lakh was distributed as prize money during the 13-day sports festival.

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Sunil Kedar kicks off 10-day Late Dr Shrikant Jichkar Memorial Cricket Tournament in Nagpur

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Sunil Kedar, Minister of Sports and Welfare, Maharashtra inaugurated the 10-day Late Shrikant Jichkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Bishop Cotton School ground in Nagpur on May 27. The tennis ball tournament called the ‘CPL,’ which is powered by Nation Next, is being organized in association with Swasthyam Multispecialty Hospital by Core Media & Events. Other partners include 93.5 Red FM, Shree Balaji Xerox and Signages and Vyankeshwara Infrastructure.

In the tournament, more than 60 teams will compete against each other to win the Late Amol Jichkar Challenger Trophy. The tournament will be organized by till June 5 and will take place every day from 5 pm to 10 pm. Apart from Kedar, prominently present during the inauguration of Late Shrikant Jichkar Memorial Cricket Tournament were Congress leader Narendra Jichkar, former Maharashtra minister Satish Chaturvedi, former MP Gev Avari, former MLA Ashok Dhawad, Sanjay Dubey (Secretary, MPCC), Shrimant Mane (Executive Editor, Lokmat), along with others.

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