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Unable to run business post plastic ban, Nagpur trader ends life

Struggling to run his business properly post the sudden plastic ban by Maharahstra Government, Naresh Tolani, a depressed 51-year-old plastic trader from Nagpur, committed suicide on July 29, by jumping in the Gandhisagar Lake. Naresh left behind a suicide note, in which he mentioned that his business had gone for a toss post the plastic ban. The suicide note read: ‘Mai plastic bandi ki wajah se tang aa gaya hoon. Meri jaan ka zimmedar mai swayam hu.’

On July 29, Naresh left his house in the wee hours leaving behind a suicide note. As soon as the suicide note was found by Nareshs 16-year-old daughter Leena early in the morning, his wife Divya asked their 20-year-old son Sumit to go and look for Naresh. Sumit, on Divyas suggestion, along with his uncle Kamal Tolani (Nareshs elder brother) immediately started checking all the lakes in the city. As soon as Sumit reached Gandhisagar Lake, he found his father’s bike. Sumit was then informed by a morning walker that he had seen a man taking a plunge in the lake. Without wasting any time, Sumit, himself jumped in the lake to look for his father. After Kamal arrived with the police, lifeguards had to first pull Sumit out of the lake. Thereafter, Nareshs found was found by the police.

Speaking to Nation Next, Nareshs younger brother Mukesh Tolani said, My brother was the only bread earner of his family. His children are too young and are still studying. He should not have done this. He was in a lot of stress because of the sudden ban on plastic.  I requested him to start some another business or join me in my bakery business. But it was very difficult for him as he had been in the plastic business for the last 30 years. He didn’t have any knowledge about any other business. We tried really hard to cheer him up, but unfortunately we could not save him.

Slamming the Maharahstra Government’s sudden decision of banning plastic, Sanjay Agrawal (Hon Secretary, Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce) told Nation Next: It’s a really sad and unfortunate incident. We are a welfare state and it is the government’s duty to work for the welfare of people. Agreed, that its government’s job is to keep in mind the environmental hazards, but the way the government banned plastic all of a sudden, was wrong. In Asia, plastic is consumed 40 kgs per capita in a year. In western countries, 40 kgs of plastic is consumed by a single person. Plastic in western countries is collected and recycled properly. Our government failed in collecting and recycling plastic so they banned it without thinking about the effect it would have on industries and traders.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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For the first time, a resident of Ramdaspeth tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The patient, who is said to be residing in an apartment near Cabinet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation in the Maha Vikas Aghadi and senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwars residence (behind Tuli Imperial), is said to be a middle-aged woman. 

The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

Also read: Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur COVID-19 tally as on June 20 rose to 1266 after 91 people tested positive for the virus in past 24 hours. Out of the total 91, while 69 patients belonged to Naik Talao/Bangladesh, 11 from Shantinagar, four from Lashkaribagh, three from Ganeshpeth, one from Uppalwadi, one from Ramdaspeth, one from Mehendibagh and one belonged to Mominpura.

Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

Also read: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him blot on Saint Tukaram

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

Also read: Nagpur: Zone 5 Police team seize four trucks carrying illegally mined sand

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