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Secular Panel defeats Young Teachers Association in Nagpur University Elections

? Secular Panel (SP) led by well-known educationist Dr Ved Prakash Mishra won 12 out of 32 seats in the recently concluded Nagpur University Elections (Senate and Academic Council) thereby defeating Baban Taywade’s Young Teacher’s Association (YTA), BJP-backed Shikshan Manch (SM) and Nagpur University Teachers Association (NUTA). YTA, SM and NUTA won 11, 7 and 2 seats respectively.

? The counting of votes, which started at 10 am on Monday, continued for more than 30 hours and was handled by the team of Puran Meshram (Chief Election Officer), Dr GS Khadekar, DR Shrikant Komawar and Dr CD Deshmukh.

? While, SP, which won the election in 2011 as well, consisted of leaders like MLC Prakash Gajbhiye and congress leader Abhijeet Wanjari, SM was led by Dr Kalpana Pande.

? Six candidates were elected unopposed. These candidates are Dr Varsha Dhurve, Dr Aasawari Durge, Sudhir Fulzele, Dr Sanjay Dudhe, Vasant Rathod and Chandan Singh Rotele.

? YTA is now likely to form an alliance with old allies SM and NUTA for the upcoming graduate constituency polls to be held on February 4 and SP too is expected to join hands with groups of similar interests.

? Here are the winners of the polls:

Academic Council (Total: Eight seats)

 ? Faculty of Science and Technology

— Dr Surekha Kalkar (SM) – Open Category

— Varsha Dhurve (SP) – ST Category

? Faculty of Commerce and Management

— Dr Kailash KAdu (SP) – Open Category

— Dr Aasawari Durge (SM) – SC Category

? Faculty of Humanities

— Dr Maroti Wankhede (SP) – Open Category

— Dr Sanjay Dudhe (SM) – OBC Category

? Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

— Dr Yashwant Patil (SM) – Open Category

— Vasant Rathod (YTA) – VJ/NT Category  

Members on the Board Of Studies Panel

? Faculty of Science and Technology

— Jayant Mahakhode, Varsha Rangari and Vilas Shidne (Electronics)

— Ajay Sharma, Yeshwant Tembhurkar and Gajanan Zade (Physics)

— Ashok Chute, Vijay Lepse and Ajaz Qureshi (Mathematics)

— Avinash Ane, Vilas Doifode and Devendra Mate (Botany)

— Charuta Gajbhiye (Hotel Management and Catering Technology)

— Vijay Charde, Santosh Kasbekar and Rajendra Kumar Shah (Microbiology)

— Rajendra Ganjiwale, Nitin Indurwade and Milind Umekar (Pharmaceutical Studies)

— Valsson Vergese, Prasen Kumar Saklecha and Surendra Asati (Civil Engineering)

— Prakash Dhote, Mohan Girya and Mahendra Chaudhari (Applied Science and Humanities)

? Faculty of Commerce and Management

— Rajvilas Karmore, Anil Bhagat and Dilip Gotmare (Accounts and Statistics)

— Rajesh Chandak,Ramesh Nikhade and Gopal Zade (Business Economics)

— Krishan Meshram, Kishor Ghodmade and Milind PAtil (Commerce)

— Sadanand Dhakite, Kiran Nerkar and Ravindra Sontakke (Business Administration and Management)

— Ganesh Chavhan, Ganjiwan Kotangale and Rajendra Waten (Languages)

? Faculty of Humanities

— Ajit Jachak, Dhyneshwar Naik and Sanjay Tappe (English)

— Vyankatesh Potfode, Milind Sathe and Dattatraya Wathmoded (Marathi)

— Smita Hotey, Mrudula Nasre and Vinay Kumar Upadhyaya (Sanskrit)

— Rajendra Malokar, Shyam Prakash Pande and Madhulata Vyas (Hindi)

— Snehal Fadnavis, Nandu Khirale and Ravishankar Mor (Law)

— Seema Deshpande (Philosophy)

— Sharad Daware, Ratnapal Dohale and Prakash Pawar (History)

— Sharad Sambre, Vakil Sheikh and Dhnyeshwar Shambharkar (Political Science)

— Sushma Bageshwar, Rajendra Kamble and Dhananjay Sontakke (Sociology)

— Deepa Balkhande, Dipti Christian and Jaya Golatkar (Psychology)

— Devendra Bisen, Sudhakar Borkar and Motilal Dave (Geography)

? Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

— Sushma Bonde, Sadhana Karhade and Bharti Katekhaye (Home Economics)

— Subhada Mandavgade, Tanuja Nafde and Vaikhari Wazalwar (Music)

— Purushottam Thote, Sumedha Wankhede and Hiralal Meshram (Social Work)

— Anita Khetal, Medha Mohril and Mangalgauri Rao (Education)

— Vivek Awasare, Amit Budhe and Shyam Kumar Charde (Physical Education and Recreation)

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat
Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.

The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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