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Vidarbha eyes first Ranji Trophy win as Delhi look forward to end their 10-year-old jinx

Vidarbha players celebrate after Rajneesh Gurbani clinched the final wicket against Karnataka in the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy. (PTI)

Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium will be witness to yet another historic Ranji Trophy final for the second year in a row starting tomorrow (December 29, 2017) when Team Vidarbha will clash with Team Delhi for the coveted title. Last year, at the same stadium, Team Gujarat thrashed the dominant Team Mumbai to win Ranji Trophy for the first time.

While the match is historic for Faiz Fazal led Vidarbha as they have reached the Ranji Trophy final for the first time by beating Karnataka in the semi-final, it’s also important for Rishabh Pant led Delhi, which is looking forward to end its 10-year-old jinx.

Delhi is known for producing quite a few international cricketers over the years, so it may enter the final as a favourite for many. But its team members do realise that things cannot be taken for granted at Ranji Trophy where very often underdogs have thrashed giants. Rishabh Pant, while speaking to the media about the match said, “We are just focused on the job at hand. We know we will have to play really well to win the match.”

Both the batsmen and bowlers from Vidarbha have been in stupendous form this season. Skipper Faiz Fazal himself has accumulated 843 runs with five centuries. Opener RR Sanjay, Ganesh Satish and Wasim Jaffer have accumulated 735, 626, and 500 runs respectively. Among the bowlers Rajneesh Gurbani, Akshay Wakhare and Aditya Sarvate too have been impressive by clinching 31, 29 and 26 wickets respectively.

Delhi openers Gautam Gambhir and Kunal Chandela too have been in top form and middle-order batsman Nitish Rana has also scored a lot of runs in the tournament. Among the bowlers, 25-year-old Navdeep Saini, has clinched wickets consistently. By taking seven wickets against Bengal in semi-finals, he along with his pace partner Kulwant Khejroliya (four wickets) paved way for Delhi to the finals. Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra is also one of the top wicket takers this season with 32 wickets.

Will Vidarbha create history by winning its maiden Ranji Trophy title or will Delhi win its eighth Ranji Trophy title thereby ending its ten-year-long wait? Only time will tell. But it is certainly going to be an exciting match for sure!

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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller


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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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