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The Maratha Kranti Muk Morcha in Nagpur saw participation from senior leaders across party lines

? The Maratha Kranti Muk Morcha organised by Akhil Bharat Maratha Mahasangh was held today in Nagpur. While it was estimated that over two million people from various parts of Maharashtra will participate in this silent protest, less than 50,000 people actually participated in the protest which kick started from Yeshwant Stadium, Nagpur at around 12:30 pm.

As Nation Next told you earlier as well, through these protests the Maratha community is demanding strict punishment to the culprits of Kopardi rape and murder case, amendments in the Prevention of Atrocities Act, reservations in education and government jobs for Marathas, loan waiver to farmers to stop suicides and acceleration of work of erecting the grand memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the Arabian sea.

? Today’s protest started from Yeshwant Stadium at 12:30 pm taking this route: Yeshwant Statidum-Panchasheel Square-Lokmat Square-Rahate Colony Square-Lokmat Square,-Panchasheel Square-Variety Square-Morris College T-point. The procession reached Morris College T-point at around 2 pm.

? Four Maratha girls gave a start to the protest by worshiping a small statute of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and then lightning a lamp. Thereafter, girls and women led the protest followed by men. A lot of doctors, advocates, businessmen, medical students and other professionals from Nagpur were also part of the procession.

? Children of farmers who committed suicide also participated in the procession. Senior political leaders like Salil Deshmukh, MLA Ashish Deshmukh, Abhijeet Wanjari, Bhai Jagtaap, Gulabrao Gawande, Bharat Gogavale, and Ashok Dhawad also participated in the procession.

? The morcha which has gained popularity because of its discipline was highly disciplined this time around as well. Members of Akhil Bharat Maratha Mahasangh were seen making sure that members of the procession do not disturb the local commuters. Students of Nagpur Veterinary College maintained the cleanliness over the entire route of the procession.

? More than thousand policemen were on guard to manage the traffic and to make sure that the procession is carried out peacefully. Around 15 video cameras and two drone cameras were also installed for security and ambulances and fire brigade were also kept ready for emergencies.

After the procession reached Morris College T-point, Minister of Cultural Affairs Vinod Tawde welcomed the Maratha girls and took them to Vidhan Bhawan with the list of their demands to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis . After the girls returned back to Morris College T-Point, the protest officially came to end at around 2 pm with the national anthem.

? Four girls went to meet the CM along with MLA Tawde. One of the girls, Jayshree Vhuibhar, after returning to Morris College T-point said, “After putting across our demands in front of the CM, we felt that our demands will be fulfilled soon. If our demands are met, we’ll put an end to our silent protests but if they are not fulfilled, we will continue the protest and Maratha community will not vote for the existing government in the next elections.”

Photos by: Suyash Sethiya

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Kejriwal accuses PM Modi of waving off huge loan defaulters ‘behind closed doors’

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In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP's corruption allegations on AAP.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, PM Modi

In a recent interview, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal spoke on BJP’s corruption allegations on AAP. He said, ‘BJP accuses us of corruption, they have not found one paisa. They have filed 167 cases against AAP leaders over the last 7 years, out of which not one has been proved in court.’

There were protests by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) employees due to delayed salaries. Following which, BJP accused AAP for not releasing funds. To which Kejriwal replied, ‘In the last 5 years, we have given ₹one lac cr to Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).. ask them (BJP) where it is now? kha gaye saara’ He added, ‘Give me CBI and ED for 24 hours, and more than half of the BJP party will be in jail’

Kejriwal further stated, ‘Modi ji gives free ki revdi, I do that too. While he does it for the rich, I do it for the public. He is waiving off huge loan defaulters behind closed doors. I do it openly for the benefit of the people. Providing schools and hospitals to the public is not free ki revdi, these acts are called as punya in Hinduism.’

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If I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it’ll be his, if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai: Salim Khan

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Salim Khan is one legendary screenwriter of Indian cinema. And also a doting father of his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita Khan. Be it supporting his kids, to making them realise the value of money and fame, he’s done all. He has also been an inspiration to many. 

Few years back, Salim Khan was asked in an interview why he never penned a script for his own son, Salman. The legendary screenwriter had a perfect answer, “When a person goes to anybody, they say, ‘I’ve an amazing script. You just hear it’. The other person might wonder, if you really have such an amazing script, why don’t you make it with your son. And if I make a film with Salman, there’s a risk. If it’s a hit, it will be his, and if it’s a flop, daddy ki hai.”

When asked about his retirement plans, he stressed on the fact that he doesn’t feel he can ever. Thanks to his five kids – Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail, Alvira and Arpita – they all turn up to him for everything. “They come to me for everything. If there’s no petrol in their vehicle, they come to me. What can I do about the petrol? If their vehicle isn’t working, they come to me. Koi income tax ka notice aaye toh daddy ke paas leke jao. Toh mujhe fursat hi nahi milti. There are times when I get a call at night 11 that ‘daddy, they want to meet you’. Hence, I’ve stopped writing,” revealed Salim Khan.

He admitted that he got stuck in his personal life duties so much, that he can’t dedicate time to writing. “I now feel I can’t give so much time to my writing. I won’t be able to write professionally. Earlier I would do it with dedication and focus, now I can’t, so I thought better I give up. And I’m in a happy space now,” he signed up.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Jhund co-star from Nagpur ‘Babu Chhetri’ arrested for theft

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Nagpur Police arrested 18-year-old Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer movie Jhund.

L to R: Jhund poster, Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri

Nagpur Police arrested 18-year-old Priyanshu Kshatriya who essayed the role of Babu Chhetri in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer movie Jhund. The arrest, on Thursday, came after Pradeep Mondawe (64), a resident of Mankapur area, filed a complaint about theft of jewellery and cash worth rupees five lakh from his house.

The police caught a minor suspect who revealed Kshatriya’s alleged involvement in the crime. The teenager was produced before a court, which remanded him in police custody till November 25.

The stolen items were recovered from a pigeon box in Gaddigodam – an area that incidentally features in the movie. Cops revealed that Kshatriya had been earlier arrested for allegedly stealing mobile phones of train passengers.

Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Jhund is inspired by the life of Vijay Barse, a former sports teacher from Nagpur who introduced slum children to football to keep them away from crime and addictions.

Also read: Shraddhanand Anathalaya takes up initiative to aid to differently abled children: Nagpur

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