T2Fest gives kids chance to learn with fun, frolic

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Nagpur: It was fun time for children to learn various skills that varied from making items from wooden pieces, to planes and mouth-watering dishes at the two-day Toddler to Teen Fest (T2Fest), organized by Creati Fox Private Venture Ltd and Garvas Corporation at South Central Zone Cultural Centre that concluded on Sunday. The fest was aimed at educating kids in a unique way and letting them know the alternatives that are easily available. With stalls on various educative programmes, the T2Fest was a delight for kids and parents alike. Creative…

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‘Hepatitis B can get converted to liver cancer’

Nagpur: Hepatitis B seems to be more common than it is perceived. A study conducted by the gastroenterology department at the Super Specialty Hospital (SSH) in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) over last seven years has shown that in as much as 5% of the chronic hepatitis B patients, the disease gets converted first into cirrhosis and then into liver cancer and die.Dr Sudhir Gupta, professor and head of the gastroenterology department told TOI that most people with hepatitis B disease are unaware of the causes as well as…

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Mayor at your doorstep from Nov 28

Nagpur: Keeping an eye on the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections due next year, the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started preparations for increasing politician-public connect.As part of the drive, Nagpurians will be able to put forward their demands and grievances related to civic amenities to mayor Nanda Jichkar. A special drive ‘Mahapaur Aaplya Dari’ (mayor at your doorstep) will be launched from November 28 across the city. Elected members from all 38 prabhags along with civic officials will accompany the mayor during the visits, which…

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Two years on, PWD yet to start Godhani road widening work

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Nagpur: Six months after Union highways minister Nitin Gadkari performed bhoomipuja of Koradi-Godhani-Zingabai Takli-Faras road widening, the project has not moved an inch. Sources said it may take another couple of months for work to start. Some harried residents even claimed bhoomipuja was no more than a political attempt to woo voters ahead of next year’s general elections. State PWD had sanctioned Rs 35 crore for widening 6.6 km road about two years ago and had also issued work order. On May 14 this year, Gadkari performed bhoomipuja of the…

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Uttalwars’ Pratapgad Fort replica is the best

Nagpur: A replica of Pratapgad fort, made by Mandar and Arnav Uttalwar, won the Shiv Kille Group Competition the result of which was announced on Saturday. In Vaidarbhiya kille group, Abhishek Kalamkar’s Vairagad fort got the top spot. In imaginary forts group, Pitale Shastri High School, Laxmi Nagar, secured the first place. The fort-making competition was organized in three categories. Ramesh Satpute coordinated the contest. The other winners of Shiv Kille Group Competition are: Raigad by Killedar Group (second) and Vijaydurg by Mangesh Barsagade (third). Ranjana Joshi’s Devgiri fort replica…

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Honest cop returns lost purse to trader

Nagpur: Assistant sub-inspector of traffic wing, Tarunkumar Yadav, posted at Cotton Market division, returned last week returned a purse to a trader who had lost it a couple of days ago. The purse, which belonged to one Jain family who owned a saree shop in central Nagpur, had around cash Rs 6,800, ATM cards and other documents. Yadav, while attending his duty at Cotton Market, had spotted the purse near Cotton market. After checking the documents inside the purse, he had realized that the purse belonged to one Pravin Jain’s…

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Maharashtra: Two women Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter

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NAGPUR: Two women Maoist cadres were allegedly neutralised during an encounter with C-60 jawans of Gadchiroli police on Monday in Maharashtra’s Naikal-Hetalkasa forest along the border of Korchi and Dhanora taluka. The death toll of the reds likely to rise as police claimed that another few were critically injured. Bodies of two unidentified women cadres of Maoists were retrieved from the forested region of Naikal and Hetalkasa following an encounter, more than 90km away from Gadchiroli headquarters, which had lasted for more than over an hour after it was kicked…

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Movie talks about third gender plight

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Nagpur: Possibly the first in country, movie ‘Hansa — Ek Sanyog’ depicts the plight of people born in third gender. The teaser of the movie, made under the banner of Chitragrahi Productions and produced by Suresh Sharma, was unveiled at a city hotel at an event organized by Sarathi Trust. The trailer will be launched nationally in December and the movie is set to hit the theatres in February. “The word transgender or ‘Kinnar’ holds a lot of stigma in society. People born with the third gender are always neglected…

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Happiness is how we live, not what we own: Gaur Gopal Das

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Nagpur: Happiness is based on how we live and not what we own, said noted speaker Gaur Gopal Das at Deshpande Hall, Civil Lines, on Friday. Das was delivering a talk on ‘Secrets of Happiness’, jointly organized by SGR Knowledge Foundation and Raisoni Group of Institutions. Discarding the importance of material possessions in one’s life, Das exhorted the audience into living a better life than wanting to own more things. He called material possessions dead entities that history has proven will not satisfy us or give us happiness. He advised…

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