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Symbiosis Nagpur, despite being quarantine centre, resumes work amid lockdown

Despite the hostel at Symbiosis Nagpur being a quarantine centre, the educational institute resumed its administrative work few days back.

Despite the hostel at Symbiosis International at Bhandewadi in Nagpur being a quarantine centre, that houses hundreds of COVID-19 suspects, especially from one of the biggest hotspots in the city ? Satranjipura, the educational institute resumed its administrative work few days back. Although the hostel is not too near to the administrative department, one can’t rule out the fact that both the buildings are situated on the same campus and people nearby pose a heavy risk of COVID-19 infection.

After few residents from the surrounding areas of Symbiosis International informed team Nation Next on Saturday that the faculties of one of the countrys premier educational institutions had resumed work on the campus, we did a thorough investigation on the same. One of our team members even tried to get inside the campus to check the same but our team member wasn’t allowed to get inside.

When Nation Next spoke to Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor and Principal Director at Symbiosis, about faculties resuming work on Nagpur campus, she said, It’s true that we’ve resumed work on both Pune and Nagpur campus but we’re strictly following the guidelines given by the respective municipal corporations of Nagpur and Pune. Yeravdekar, who spoke to us over the phone from Symbiosis Pune campus, said that as the institute was starting online courses for its students, it was necessary for the faculties to visit the campus. But only the limited number of teach and non-teaching staff, as per the guidelines of the respective municipal corporations, is visiting campus.

After speaking to Yeravdekar, Nation Next got in touch with Additional Municipal Commissioner of Nagpur Ram Joshi to enquire about the same. He told us, No educational institution or private offices have been allowed to resume work in COVID-19 lockdown so far. Moreover, Symbiosis being a quarantine centre, one has to be extra careful. Even in the Unlock 1.0 guidelines issued by the government of Maharashtra state that educational institutions are not supposed to re-open till July.

When we spoke to a prominent lawyer in Nagpur, he said, Even if Symbiosis claims to be operating as a private office, as per the guidelines of Unlock 1.0, they’re not allowed to re-open their offices before June 8 as per the fresh guidelines.

Later, when we called up on one of the landline numbers provided on the official website of the institute, one of the staff members on Nagpur campus told us that around 10% of the total staff had resumed their work on the campus. However, he immediately contradicted himself by claiming that only 10 staff members were functioning. He assured us that the institution was following all the required norms. He, then, asked us to confirm the same from the admin office. When we called up at the admin office, a receptionist put us through to admin head Dr Sukhwinder Bahri (as told by Symbiosis admin department to Nation Next correspondent).

When we even him about the capacity, in which the institution was functioning and whether the institution had obtained the required permissions to start operations, he didn’t reply and the phone got disconnected.

When we called up on the same number again, a receptionist answered the call saying Dr Bahri was occupied in a webinar hence couldn’t talk to us. The receptionist assured us saying he would get back to us on the same. We didn’t get a call back or any text message from him despite our repeated attempts to seek answers.

Also read: NMC reduces area of containment zone at Satranjipura, Jawahar Nagar

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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 .

Also read: Jayaswal Neco group celebrate BL Shaw’s 90th Birthday, 50th Founder’s Day in a huge gala event in Nagpur

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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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