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SC rejects plea seeking re-investigation in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking re-investigation in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, which took place on January 31, 1948.
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking re-investigation in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, which took place on January 31, 1948. The petition was filed by Mumbai-based Pankaj Phadnis, co-founder of Abhinav Bharat and was heard by a bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao, who dismissed the petition.

On March 6, the SC had reserved its verdict saying that it would not go by sentiments but will rely upon legal submissions to decide on the petition. It further said that the petition was based on academic research and cannot form basis to reopen a matter, which took place years ago.

In his petition, Phadnis questioned the ?three bullet theory? which was usd by different courts to convict Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte, who were hanged on November 15, 1949. The petition questioned if there was a need to examine if there was a fourth bullet, which was fired by someone other than Godse.

Apart from the seeking re-investigation of Gandhi’s assassination, Phadnis cancellation of adverse remarks made against Vinayak Damodar Savarkar by Kapur commission in its 1969 report. He also sought to setting up a commission to investigate the conspiracy behind the incident. Phadnis alleged that Kapur Commissions adverse remarks had maligned the entire Maratha community.

SC in its reply exclaimed that the sentiments of Marathas have not been maligned saying that Maratha people have survived in spite of all of this. The SC added, You are talking about two persons who happened to be from Maharashtra and they do not represent the State. Observation about two persons does not malign whole Marathis.
Phadnis in his affidavit also claimed that the alleged murderers were punished and hanged even before the murder trial had attained legality from the apex court.

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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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