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Nitin Gadkari meets Amitabh Bachchan to seek support for promoting National Road Safety Mission

Union Minister Nitin Gadakri met megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the latter’s residence in Mumbai to seek his support to promote the cause of National Road Safety Mission in the country. Apart from the megastar, his son and actor Abhishek Bachchan could also be seen in the pictures. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadakri met megastar Amitabh Bachchan to seek his support to promote the cause of National Road Safety Mission.

Union Minister Nitin Gadakri met megastar Amitabh Bachchan to seek his support to promote the cause of National Road Safety Mission.

Office of Gadkari on Thursday took to twitter to share some pictures with the actor and mentioned, “Union Minister Shri @nitin_gadkari Ji called on Shri @SrBachchan Ji in Mumbai today. Shri Gadkari Ji seeked the support of Shri Bachchan to Champion the cause of National Road Safety Mission (सड़क सुरक्षा अभियान) in India.”

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Remembrance

When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years

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Akshara Rohankar | Mumbai

Late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. She would also tie rakhi to the latter.

Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?

The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.

After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”

To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”

On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.

 

Also read: After cops intensify security at Nagpur’s RSS amid reported PFI threats, Centre bans PFI

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After cops intensify security at Nagpur’s RSS amid reported PFI threats, Centre bans PFI

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

After two rounds of nationwide raids and arrests of over 240 members of Popular Front Of India (PFI) in a week, the Centre banned the outfit for five years over alleged terror activities late last night 

The Ministry go Home Affairs said the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts were found to be involved in serious offences, including terrorism and its financing, targeted gruesome killings, disregarding the constitutional set up of the country, disturbing public order etc. which are prejudicial to the integrity, security and sovereignty of the country. 

Therefore, the Ministry of Home Affairs said it was necessary to curb the nefarious activities of the organisation and hence declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) along with its associates or affiliates or fronts including Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as an ‘unlawful association’ under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The move came a day after Nagpur Police, on Tuesday, tightened security at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur headquarters amid alleged threats from PFI. However, Police Commissioner of Nagpur Amitesh Kumar said that the beefed up security had no link with the nationwide crackdown on PFI and its workers. 

The Anti Terrorism Squad (ATI) of Maharashtra Police had revealed that some of the recently arrested PFI members had conducted a recce of the RSS previously. In the wake of this, Kumar had said the RSS headquarters security was their top priority as it was a vital installation. 

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Nagpur News

Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.

The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.

On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.

This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.

Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.

Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.

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