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Nagpur team wins awards for its two short films at India Film Project in Mumbai

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Nagpur team receiving the award from Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary at India Film Project Season 7 held at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

A filmmaking team from Nagpur – Create-e-witty Media Notions – on October 1, 2017 made the city proud by winning two awards for its two short films at the India Film Project Season 7 held at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. Both the films were made by the team in the estimated given time of just 50 hours.

India Film Project is touted as the Asia’s largest content creation and short film festival, wherein this year, more than 28,200 filmmakers from 290 cities across 18 countries submitted more than 1500 films. The lead jury at this year’s competition consisted of Ram Madhvani (Director, Neerja), director and producer Vipul Shah and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary (Director, Pink).

While ‘Footsteps,’ a film made by this team won the Platinum Award in the mobile film category, another film ‘Faulen’ won the Gold Award in the professional film category. Both the awards were given to the team by Aniruddh Roy Chowdhary. City girl Bianca Nazareth Arya who acted in ‘Faulen’ was also given a special mention by the jury. This Nagpur team had also won the Gold Award in the amateur film category last year.

Both the films this year were directed by Aditya Sharma, shot by Kundan Sad and scripted by Ankit Bhuptani. Other members of the team included Aashish Maske and Tripti Rai (Art Direction), Chetan Gughane (Executive Producer), Mohit Khobragade and Payal Pillewar (Assistant directors), Pawan Piprode (Post production), Kushagra Jaiswal (Associate Director), Akshay Sawarkar (Production Manager), Raj Reddy (Background score), Akhilesh Tripathi (Casting director), Kaustubh Paralkar (Camera assistant), Prakash Muley (Lights), Seshu KMR (Sound effects), Nakul Shriwas (Make up), Laxmi Gadge, Siddhesh Patil, Abhilash Vishwakarma and Raaj Malaviya. The team were helped by city chef Vishnu Manohar, filmmaker Aditya Buty and Roheet Rahate with the locations and by Charan Srivastav with the equipment.

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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