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Supreme Court issues notices to Fadnavis, state government over lease of plot in Nagpur

SC has issued notices to CM Fadnavis and state government following a plea requesting cancellation of plot lease allotted by NIT to Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha in Nagpur.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis (File photo/Nation Next)

As per a report in a leading daily, the Supreme Court has issued notices to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and state government following a plea requesting cancellation of a plot lease allotted by Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) to Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha at Shankar Nagar, Nagpur. The plea was filed by Madhukar Kukde (President, Citizen Forum for Equality).

Along with the CM and state government, other respondents in the case include: NIT Chairman, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Commissioner, former Maharashtra CM Sushil Kumar Shinde, Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha Vice President Girish Gandhi, Datte Meghe (former Rajya Sabha MP and owner of SMG Hospital), Wockhardt Hospital, Prajakta Developers, etc. Justices R Bhanumati and Ranjan Gogoi after hearing the plea has asked the respondents to reply by July 4.

In a PIL filed through his counsel Tushar Mandlekar, Kukde has alleged that the said plot of 1.14 acres was given to the Sabha for promotion of Hindi language but the Sabha has misused the plot for commercial purposes. Kuke has claimed that the Sabha has virtually handed over the plot to SMG Hospital, which is in a profit sharing agreement with Wockhardt Hospital. He further alleged that, Wockhardt Hospital is itself being run illegally without NITs permission. By using the land for commercial purposes, Kukde said that the Sabha has defeated its objective of promotion of Hindi language.

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium's Test records...

Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…

  • Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
  • Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
  • Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
  • Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
  • Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
  • Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.

Also read: Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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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

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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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