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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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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.

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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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