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Vidarbha Economic Development Council demands roll back of NMC decision to continue lockdown with relaxations

Vidarbha Economic Development Council, on May 4, wrote a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Cabinet Minister Anil Deshmukh and NMC Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe demanding roll back of NMC’s decision to continue lockdown in the city without any relaxations.

The council has urged that order no. MC/65/2020, issued by NMC on May 3, should be reversed at the earliest. On May 3, NMC had issued an order stating that the lockdown in the Nagpur will continue without relaxations.

Also read: 5 Nagpur lawyers approach High Court terming NMC’s lockdown rules as ?illogical?

The letter read: Nagpur has been successful in confining the spread of pandemic and only two of the Legislative Assembly Constituencies are badly impacted. Considering the low number of positive cases, it is shocking that the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe overruled the Government of Maharashtra orders and extended the lockdown till May 17 without any relaxations via order no. MC/65/2020.

The council further added, Livelihood is as critical as the lives of the people. Small businesses, traders and professionals are worst hit by the lockdown measures. The weaker sections of the city are staring at an existential crisis. Calibrated approach to ease livelihood amidst lockdown is a welcome move and needs to be implemented in letter and spirit in the city of Nagpur.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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For the first time, a resident of Ramdaspeth tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The patient, who is said to be residing in an apartment near Cabinet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation in the Maha Vikas Aghadi and senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwars residence (behind Tuli Imperial), is said to be a middle-aged woman. 

The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

Also read: Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur COVID-19 tally as on June 20 rose to 1266 after 91 people tested positive for the virus in past 24 hours. Out of the total 91, while 69 patients belonged to Naik Talao/Bangladesh, 11 from Shantinagar, four from Lashkaribagh, three from Ganeshpeth, one from Uppalwadi, one from Ramdaspeth, one from Mehendibagh and one belonged to Mominpura.

Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

Also read: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him blot on Saint Tukaram

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

Also read: Nagpur: Zone 5 Police team seize four trucks carrying illegally mined sand

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