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Only two bottles of country liquor per month for tippling in Maharashtra

Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule during the winter session 2016 informed about formation of Gram Rakshak Dals starting January 2017.
Maharashtra cabinet minister and guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule (Photo by: Nation Next)

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and Nagpur Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule today in a media briefing during the Maharashtra Legislature winter session 2016 announced that starting January 2017, Gram Rakshak Dals would be formed in villages across Maharashtra to fight illegal liquor.

Bawankule said, “In the house today, with respect to rules on ban of liquor, we have made some amendments. As per the amendments, in the rural areas of Maharashtra, production, selling and transport of liquor is illegal and strict action will be taken against people involved. Moreover, in the Gram Panchayat of a village, Gram Sabha and 25% of the women of the village will recommend the names of people to be part of the Gram Rakshak Dal. Then there will be meeting under the Tehsildar after which a 11-member Gram Rakshak Dal will be formed. The government will completely help and support the dal to fight illegal liquor.

Laying down the reasons for forming such groups, he said, There is no Gram Rakshak Dal in Maharashtra as of now. So people who fight against illegal liquor are threatened and at times, even the police cases are registered against them. There is no protection given to such people from the government. We have decided to give that protection. These dals will be soon formed in Chandrapur, Wardha and Gadchiroli district in January 2017. In the rural areas where the society is plagued by illegal liquor, Gram Rakshak Dal will fight against the business of illegal liquor across Maharashtra. We are currently laying down the framework (scope, right, duties, support from government, etc.,) but it is a very important decision which has been taken today.

Speaking about another major decision, which was taken in the house regarding liquor policy, the minister added, The government-run country liquor shops in the villages, which were established years back, are now surrounded with temples, schools, markets and residential colonies. That’s why we have decided that if the Gram Sabha and women of the villages recommend, we will shift such shops outside the village. Also, Maharashtra government has decided that instead of 12 bottles of country liquor, an individual will now get only two bottles in a month on his permit. Our research suggest that no one drinks 12 bottles of country liquor in a month!

The minister also spoke about the recent Supreme Court decision about the ban on liquor shops on the state and national highways across the country. Banwankule said, We are studying the Supreme Courts decision and it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. The government will abide by the decision completely.

Video by: Suyash Sethiya

Edited by: Himanshu Pal

Click here to see more videos from the Maharashtra Legislature winter session 2016.


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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.

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