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VICCO Director Sanjeev Pendharkar conferred with ABP Majha Sanman Award

Sanjeev Pendharkar, Director, VICCO, received the prestigious ABP Majha Sanman Award from Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
VICCO Director Sanjeev Pendharkar receiving the ‘ABP Majha Sanman Award’ from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Continuing its tradition of honouring the excellence and positive contributions of the most deserving people across various walks of life, ABP MAJHA, India’s leading Marathi news channel, hosted the 10th edition of ABP Majha Sanman Awards at St. Rejis, Lower Parel, Mumbai on July 25, 2019. Sanjeev Pendharkar, Director, VICCO, received the prestigious ‘Majha Sanman Award’ from Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.

This award to Pendharkar serves as a recognition and appreciation of all the entrepreneurs, who have demonstrated creativity, vision, excellence dedication in the business sector. The purpose of Majha Sanman Award is to shine a spotlight on all the distinguished personalities and leaders from different walks of life who with their strong leadership and positive contribution to the society are making a splash in their respective communities.

Elated and humbled with the recognition, Pendharkar said, To be present here amidst some of the most prominent and noteworthy personalities and be bestowed upon with such a premier and distinguished award is a matter of immense pride and joy for me. The fact that the award is presented by our Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and the spiritual scholar Pt. Shankar Abhyankar make it all the more special to me. I am exceedingly thankful to all who found me worth the honour. This love and appreciation further invigorate our spirit and gives immense credibility to mine and VICCOs efforts towards our goal of achieving a healthier and wholesome society through our products and services.

The glittering ceremony saw a large number of high-profile dignitaries like Spiritual Guru – Appasaheb Dharmadhikari, Social Worker – Girish Prabhune, Litterateur – Uma Kulkarni, Wrestler – Rahul Aware, artist – Shashikant Dhotre and actors – Radhika Apte and Siddharth Jadhav who were also felicitated with awards for their exceptional work and the impact.

Extending his thanks to ABP Mahja, he further added, The Majha Sanman award is quite an impactful and most sought-after award today and absolutely needs no introduction. Organized by ABP Majha, a 24-hour Marathi News Channel which is quite an authoritative and trusted voice in the television broadcasting industry, the channel continues to be on the frontline of broadcast news for many years now. The role of the channel in shaping the future of television broadcasting industry is significantly herculean.

The way ABP Majha endeavours to organise such poignant award events with a sole aim to bring respected identities from myriad sectors of society, all under one roof and honour them with the most coveted awards, is commendable beyond words., he said.

In the past, the Majha Sanman Award has been bestowed upon the likes of Anna Hazare, Sachin Tendulkar, Atul Kirloskar, Kishori Amonkar, Vijaya Mehta, Shobha De and Tanuja among others.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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