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From a five-year-old kid to a 92-year-old man, Nagpur Rotary-Arneja Walkathon saw a participation from 8000 people

At ‘The Nagpur Rotary-Arneja Walkathon and Dream Run 2017’ organised by the Rotary Club of Nagpur and Arneja Heart and Multi-specialty Hospital, around 8000 fitness enthusiasts participated in the Walkathon and ran for a healthier life. The Walkathon which kick started from Ramgiri, Civil Lines, Nagpur at 6am sharp was given a go ahead by All India Congress Committee Secretary Anees Ahmed, Dr Jaspal Arneja, Deepak Killedar and Baljinder Mondal. The Walkathon was organised to support various social causes and to promote and spread awareness about fitness.

Along with several professionals from Nagpur and other cities (Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, etc.), students from schools and colleges and members of many laughter clubs also participated in the Walkathon. Interestingly, a few youngsters from Kenya and Ethiopia had especially come to the city to participate in the Walkathon. While the youngest runner at the Walkathon was five-year-old Parth Gupta, the oldest runner was 92-year-old Pesho Mehta. Pesho Mehta on his jersey carried an inspiring message which read, ‘So, what if I’m 92? I can still do what others can do. Walk 3 kms in Walkathon race and shake my legs along with their space!”

Speaking to Nation Next about the Walkathon 2017, Ex-President of Rotary club of Nagpur, Dr Sanjiv Prakash Chugh said, Taking a cue from the Bombay Walkathon and with an intention to promote sports and spread fitness awareness in Nagpur we organised the first Walkathon in February, 2005 which saw a participation from around 1500 runners. Today around 8000 runners have participated in the Walkathon and that’s really great! We hope to make Nagpur Walkathon bigger and better year after year.  Dr Chugh also thanked the Nagpur Traffic Police for supporting the Walkathon and helping the organisers to manage and clear traffic.

The Walkathon got over by 9 am and was followed by a prize and medal distribution ceremony in the presence of Anees Ahmed, Dr Jaspal Arneja, Alok Goenka (President, Rotary Club of Nagpur), Manish Bhati (Secretary), Rajesh Yadav (Project Director, Nagpur Walkathon 2017).

Pictures by: Kartik Thakur

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Nagpur: Speeding car runs over crowd killing cop, injuring 7 others

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Juhi Kochar | Nagpur

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Kamptee resident Parseoni Police Station officer Jayant Vishnu Sherekar (42) was killed and seven others were hurt when a speeding car lost control and crashed into a crowd of people standing near an accident scene in Nagpur on Wednesday November 23 night near Naya Kund.

Police claim that a carelessly driven truck struck a car travelling in the opposite way. Vikram Singh Bais, the car’s driver, was stuck inside the crumpled car with blood gushing out from his body. To look after this incident, Sherekar and other Parseoni police officers sped over to the scene. A sizable crowd had formed at the scene of the collision, halting traffic.

According to the police, a second automobile entered the scene at a high rate of speed, slammed into bystanders who were standing on the road, and then sped off.

Seven other people, including officer Sherekar, suffered severe injuries. They claim that the policeman was confirmed dead by doctors after being taken to the hospital in a hurry.

The automobile that struck the officer and other bystanders was eventually impounded by the police, but the driver got away.

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Kejriwal accuses PM Modi of waving off huge loan defaulters ‘behind closed doors’

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In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP's corruption allegations on AAP.

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In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP’s corruption allegations on AAP. He said, ‘BJP accuses us of corruption, they have not found one paisa. They have filed 167 cases against AAP leaders over the last 7 years, out of which not one has been proved in court.’

There were protests by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees due to delayed salaries. Following which, BJP accused AAP for not releasing funds. To which Kejriwal replied, ‘In the last 5 years, we have given ₹one lac cr to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).. ask them (BJP) where it is now? kha gaye saara’ He added, ‘Give me CBI and ED for 24 hours, and more than half of the BJP party will be in jail’

Kejriwal further stated, ‘Modi ji gives free ki revdi, I do that too. While he does it for the rich, I do it for the public. He is waiving off huge loan defaulters behind closed doors. I do it openly for the benefit of the people. Providing schools and hospitals to the public is not free ki revdi, these acts are called as punya in Hinduism.’

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If I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it’ll be his, if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai: Salim Khan

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Salim Khan is one legendary screenwriter of Indian cinema. And also a doting father of his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita Khan. Be it supporting his kids, to making them realise the value of money and fame, he’s done all. He has also been an inspiration to many. 

Few years back, Salim Khan was asked in an interview why he never penned a script for his own son, Salman. The legendary screenwriter had a perfect answer, “When a person goes to anybody, they say, ‘I’ve an amazing script. You just hear it’. The other person might wonder, if you really have such an amazing script, why don’t you make it with your son. And if I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it will be his, and if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai.”

When asked about his retirement plans, he stressed on the fact that he doesn’t feel he can ever. Thanks to his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita – they all turn up to him for everything. “They come to me for everything. If there’s no petrol in their vehicle, they come to me. What can I do about the petrol? If their vehicle isn’t working, they come to me. Koi income tax ka notice aaye toh daddy ke paas leke jao. Toh mujhe fursat hi nahi milti. There are times when I get a call at night 11 that ‘daddy, they want to meet you’. Hence, I’ve stopped writing,” revealed Salim Khan.

He admitted that he got stuck in his personal life duties so much, that he can’t dedicate time to writing. “I now feel I can’t give so much time to my writing. I won’t be able to write professionally. Earlier I would do it with dedication and focus, now I can’t, so I thought better I give up. And I’m in a happy space now,” he signed up.

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