On the ongoing occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the NSS unit 2 of LAD & Smt RP College for Women, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, recently held several activities to commemorate the same. On the occasion of National Youth Day on January 12, 2022, a talk on ‘Hazards of Plastic on the Environment’ by renowned environmentalist Kaustav Chatterjee was held on Google meet platform.
The online congregation of about 100 students and teachers served the purpose of highlighting the ill-effects of plastic and urged them to save our planet by taking essential steps.
Keeping in line with the idea, on August 10, 2022, the volunteers planted 75 trees of mango, jamun, neem and gulmohar in NSS adopted village Mahurjhari. The activity took place in the presence of Tanveer Mirza of NGO -Yashodhara Bahuddeshiya Sanstha.
A street play on ‘Ban on single use plastic’ was performed in the Madhyamik School, Mahurjhari. Subsequently, the street play ‘Ban on single use Plastic’ was also performed at Women’s Education Society’s (W.E.S) Shrinivas Public School, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, on August 12, 2022. Around 200 students and 15 teachers of the school participated enthusiastically in the event.
On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, the NSS volunteers showed a special gesture by tying rakhis and distributing sweets to the school children at Mahurjhari. The sarpanch of Mahurjhari, Sanjay Kunte, and his team made all the necessary arrangements for the smooth functioning of the event.
The volunteers of LAD College made the Rakshabandhan festival even more memorable by celebrating it with Army jawans at the Army Cantonment Area, Kamptee, led by Lt Col Anil Kumar. Rakhis were tied to the Army personnels and jawans; 100 rakhis were sent to the Indian borders.
Dr Pooja Pathak – Officiating Principal, Dr Durgeshnandini Titarmare – Vice Principal, Shankarnagar campus, Dr Meenakshi Kulkarni, Dr Rashmi Kochey – Programme Officers, NSS Unit II, Dr Nanda Rathi, Dr Deepak Wasule, Dr Surashmie Kaalmegh, Dr Charuta Gajbhiye, Kanchan Bade and nine volunteers of NSS Unit II, Seminary Hills Campus participated in the event.
Nagpur’s first OTT platform unleashes supernatural thrills in game-changing feature film
Nagpur’s first-ever OTT platform, AJCPlay, is all set to make a significant impact with its upcoming feature film, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins.” Breaking away from conventional narratives, this supernatural thriller brings a fresh genre to the city’s film landscape, captivating audiences with its intriguing storyline and talented cast.
With only a handful of movies made in Nagpur, AnuragJha Creations has taken on the challenge of producing this groundbreaking film, aiming to set new benchmarks for the local film industry. Unlike movies driven by political backing, social issues, or commercial motives, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” sets itself apart with its commitment to a fresh story, pure talent, and captivating presentation.
The film’s journey began three years ago, with meticulous scripting and development before it was brought to life. “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” follows Inspector Kabir of the Special Crimes Unit as he races against time to uncover the mysterious connection between a captured masked criminal and an otherworldly box that appears in a secluded village on the city’s outskirts, as revealed on the film’s IMDb page.
Directed by Anurag Jha, the film features an ensemble cast, with the director himself portraying the enigmatic character of Shinigami. Joining him are Yash Krishnani, Shreeyanshi Katre, Rishi Raj, Avani Arya, Abhijeet Daigavane, and other talented actors in prominent roles, collectively showcasing the city’s pool of acting talent.
The entire film is shot on location in Nagpur, further emphasizing the production’s commitment to highlighting the city’s vibrant culture and aesthetics. Set to release in the later half of 2023, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” promises an immersive cinematic experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
As AJCPlay aims to provide a platform for local talent and storytelling, “Shinigami’s Box: Origins” serves as a milestone for Nagpur’s film industry. With its fresh approach and unwavering dedication to quality, this supernatural thriller is poised to captivate viewers and establish a new standard for filmmaking in the city.
Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise
Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus. Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”
He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.”
India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.
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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified
An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.
However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.
Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.