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The story behind shootout at Lahoree

Late night on November 13, 2016, the peace at WHC Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur, was disturbed yet again with a shootout at Lahoree Deluxe Bar and Restaurant.
Lahoree Deluxe Bar and Restaurant (Photo by: Kartik Thakur)

Late night on November 13, 2016, the peace at WHC Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur, was disturbed yet again when some miscreants opened fire at Lahoree Deluxe Bar and Restaurant’s owner Manoj Sharma’s nephew Sameer Sharma, who takes care of the day-to-day management of the bar.

Reacting to the incident, Manoj Sharma told Nation Next in a telephonic conversation from Bangkok that he’s quite agitated with the daredevilry of the miscreants, who attacked Lahoree and shot at his nephew Sameer Sharma on Nov 13. “These criminal elements not only opened fire at my nephew Sameer but they also tried to attack the policemen there, who had come to help us, after we informed the police about how a few of them were creating ruckus. Maybe, they couldn’t identify the policemen, who were present outside Lahoree, as it was dark out there. When they realised the presence of the police, they fled the spot. But I’m really happy with the way Nagpur Police have handled the situation. Police have nabbed few of the criminals, and searching for rest of them.”

On asking whether he feels insecure about doing business in the night, after this incident, he said laughing,” Not at all! We’ve been serving people in our restaurants for past 35 years. And we have a robust security set in place to take care of such miscreants. Moreover, Nagpur Police are very efficient in protecting people from such criminal elements. I’m shocked at the way the Nagpur’s youth is getting involved in hooliganism and criminal activities. They should realise that they are spoiling their own lives by being on the wrong side of the law. I’m happy to see that they are being sternly dealt with.”

When Nation Next spoke to Sameer Sharma about the reason behind the attackon him, he said, “On Nov 13 evening, a guy named Pawan Chaudhary misbehaved with a girl and forced her to dance with him at Lahoree. When her male friend objected to this, Pawan misbehaved with him as well. The security staff at our restaurant then intervened and forced Pawan out of our establishment. He then went back saying that he’d be back. Sensing trouble, we called up the police who reached the restaurant quickly. Pawan then came back with his friends and they started firing at us, not knowing that the police were present too! Once they realised it, they quickly ran away!”

Our source at Sitabuldi Police station informed Nation Next that the police have already nabbed Pawan Chaudhary, Harshal Raut, Swapnil Bhoyar, Akash Chauhan and Milind Borkar, and they are in search of Pappu Dagor and Sheikhu Khan, who was also the main accused in the murder of BJP Yuva Morcha Chief Hemant Diyewar, who was killed at Shankar Nagar square in 2013. The court had acquitted Sheikhu of the crime later.

Reacting to reports, which claim that Lahoree staff and Sameer had also fired in retaliation and bashed up Pawan, Sameer says, “We are always blamed for no reason! Why would I fire or do anything when the police were present? The police are well-equipped to handle things like these. They were there to protect us. Moreover, these people who created ruckus are hardcore criminals with serious cases against them!”


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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller


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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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