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गेली दोन दिवस देवरुख पंचायत समिती समोर रत्नसिंधू नगर मध्ये कामासंदर्भात पं. स. सदस्य अजित गवाणकर यांचे उपोषण सुरु आहे. मात्र या उपोषणाबाबत उलट सुलट चर्चा सुरु असताना मिळालेल्या माहिती अनुसार उपोषण सुरु होण्या अगोदरच प्रशासनाने दिलेल्या समर्पक अहवालानंतर या उपोषणाची हवाच गुल झाली आहे. यामुळे हे उपोषण अधिकृत की अनधिकृत या बाबत संभ्रमवस्था निर्माण झाली आहे.

सोमवार पासून गवाणकर हे आमरण उपोषणाला बसले आहेत. ते ज्या मुद्यावर उपोषणाला बसले आहेत हे सर्व मुद्दे प्रशासनाने खोडून काढत समर्पक उत्तर दिली आहेत. हा अहवाल संबंधित उपोषण कर्त्यांना ८ डिसेंबर रोजी जा. क्र. / पंसस / ग्रा. पं. / ७१२२ / २० – २१ अन्वये दिला होता. मात्र योग्य असे उत्तर असतानाही उपोषण का केले याबाबत उलट सुलट चर्चा सुरु आहे.

प्रशासनाने दिलेल्या अहवालानुसार सदर रस्ता सन २००१ – २०२१ रस्ते विकास योजने अंतर्गत ग्रा. मा. क्र. ३२५ दर्जाचा आहे. या परिसरात शाळा असल्याने या रस्त्यावरून विद्यार्थी, पालक, वाहने यांची ये जा सुरु असते. त्यामुळे सदर रस्ता सार्वजनिक वाहतुकीसाठी खुला आहे असे या अहवालात नमूद करण्यात आलेले आहे.

तसेच शाळेच्या खासगी जागेत शाळा व्यावास्थापनाने स्वखर्चाने शासनाचा कोणताही निधी न वापरता कंपाउंड वॉल बांधलेली आहे. त्याचबरोबर पालकांच्या व मुलांच्या सुरक्षेसाठी स्वखर्चाने गेट बांधण्यात आला आहे. हा गेट सर्वांसाठी खुला असतो परंतु सुरक्षिततेच्या कारणासाठी येता जाताना हा गेट बंद करावा असा फलकही लावण्यात आला आहे.

साडवली येथे नदीच्या पात्राच्या काही अंतरावर दुध केंद्र आहे. अतिवृष्टीमध्ये नदीच्या पत्राची झीज होऊन केंद्राच्या इमारतीला धोका पोहोचु नये. यासाठी अतिवृष्टी अनुदान अंतर्गत संरक्षण भिंत मंजूर करण्यात आलेली आहे. सदर काम सार्वजनिक स्वरूपाचे असल्याने हस्तांतर करण्याचा प्रश्नच उद्भवत नाही असे या अहवालात नमूद करण्यात आलेले आहे.

साडवली रत्नसिंधु रस्ता ग्रा. मा. क्र. ३२५ असून सार्वजनिक स्वरूपाचा आहे. रस्ता खराब होऊ नये म्हणून सदर रस्त्यावर इतर रस्त्याप्रमाणे गटार बांधण्यात आलेले आहे.

या परिसरात वाहळावर साकव नसल्याने पावसाळ्यामध्ये ग्रामस्थ, परिसरातील शेतकऱ्यांचे गुरे ढोरे यांना अडचण निर्माण होत होती यामुळे येथे साकव मंजूर करण्यात आला सध्या या साकवाचा लाभ गंगाधर नगर व रत्नसिंधु नगर येथील ग्रामस्थ तसेच शेतकरी करत आहेत यामुळे याचा वापर हा सार्वजनिकरित्या होत आहे असे या अहवालात नमूद करण्यात आलेले आहे. हा सर्व अहवाल उपोषण करण्यापूर्वी म्हणजे ८ डिसेंबर ला पंचायत समिती प्रशासनाने संबंधित उपोषणकर्त्यांना दिला होता तसेच उपोषणाचा मार्ग अवलंबला तर त्याची सर्वस्वी जबाबदारी उपोषण कर्त्याची राहील असेही नमूद केले होते त्यामुळे हे उपोषण अप्रत्यक्षरीत्या अनधिकृत ठरत आहे. एकंदरीत या उपोषणाचा येवढा अट्टाहास का ? असा सवाल उपस्थित होत आहे.

विशेष म्हणजे या उपोषणाला राजकीय कलाटणी देण्याचा प्रयत्न इतर पक्षांकडून झाला आहे. या उपोषणामुळे सर्व सामान्य शिवसैनिकांनी संताप व्यक्त करत या उपोषणाकडे पाठ फिरवली आहे.

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आंगणेवाडीच्या यात्रोत्सवाची तारीख जाहीर

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मालवणः नवसाला पावणारी अशी ख्याती सर्वदूर पसरलेल्या आणि लाखो भक्तांचे श्रद्धास्थान असलेल्या आंगणेवाडी (मालवण) येथील भराडी देवीच्या वार्षिक यात्रोत्सवाची तारीख निश्चित झाली आहे. देवीने कौल दिल्यानंतर १७ फेब्रुवारी २०२० रोजी तारीख निश्चित करण्यात आली. आंगणे कुटुंबीय यांची मंदिरात बैठक पार पडल्यानंतर यात्रेची तारीख जाहीर करण्यात आली आहे. आंगणेवाडीची तारीख निश्चित झाल्याने आता मुंबई-पुण्यातील चाकरमाण्यांची यात्रेला जाण्यासाठी लगबग लवकरच सुरू होईल.

यात्रेची तारीख निश्चित करण्यासाठी प्रथेप्रमाणे पारध करण्यात आली. त्यानंतर देवीला प्रसाद लावण्यात आला. धार्मिक कार्यक्रमानंतर देवीने दिलेल्या आदेशानुसार जत्रोत्सवाची तारीख ग्रामस्थांनी जाहीर केली. लाखो भक्तांना देवीच्या दर्शनाची अत्यंत सुलभ व्यवस्था करून आपल्या दर्जेदार नियोजनाचा आदर्श आंगणेवाडी मंडळाने राज्यासमोर उभा केला आहे. भराडी देवीच्या यात्रेकडे केवळ कोकणच नव्हे तर संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्रातील जनतेचे लक्ष लागलेले असते. तसेच प्रींट, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक व सोशल मीडियाचे लक्ष लागलेले असते. मुंबई-पुणे येथील चाकरमान्यांचे या यात्रेच्या तारखेकडे डोळे लागलेले असतात. यात्रेची तारीख निश्चित झाली की, कोकणात जाणाऱ्या गाड्यांचे म्हणजेच रेल्वे, बसचे तिकिट बुकिंग करण्यासाठी मोठी गर्दी उसळते. अवघ्या काही मिनिटात गाड्यांचे बुकिंग केले जाते.

देवीने कौल दिल्यानंतर १७ फेब्रुवारी २०२० रोजी तारीख निश्चित करण्यात आली. आंगणे कुटुंबीय यांची मंदिरात बैठक पार पडल्यानंतर यात्रेची तारीख जाहीर करण्यात आली आहे. आंगणेवाडीची तारीख निश्चित झाल्याने आता मुंबई-पुण्यातील चाकरमाण्यांची यात्रेला जाण्यासाठी लगबग लवकरच सुरू होईल.

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भीमा-कोरेगाव येथे 1 जानेवारी होणाऱया विजयस्तंभ अभिवादन सोहळ्यासाठी मोठय़ा संख्येने अनुयायी येणार असल्याने जिल्हा प्रशासनाने चोख तयारी केली आहे. दोन वर्षांपूर्वी झालेल्या घटनेच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर पोलिसांकडून मोठय़ा प्रमाणात खबरदारी घेण्यात आली असून, अजून 10 हजार पोलिसांचा बंदोबस्त तैनात करण्यात आला आहे. सोशल मीडियावर ‘वॉच’ ठेवला जाणार आहे. आतापर्यंत आक्षेपार्ह 25 ‘टिक टॉक’ व्हिडीओ आणि 15 फेसबुक पेजवर पोलिसांनी कारवाई केली आहे.

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नागरिकत्व दुरुस्ती कायदा (Citizen Amendment Act) राष्ट्रीय लोकसंख्या नोंदणी (National Population Resistration) व राष्ट्रीय नागरिक नोंदणी (National Citizenship Registration) म्हणजे CAA, NPR Je NCR या नागरिकत्वाच्या मुद्यांवरून आजही आपला अर्धाअधिक देश जळत आहे. त्यात करोडो रुपयांच्या खासगी व सरकारी मालमत्तेचे नुकसान होत आहे. अनेकांचे बळी जात आहेत. पोलिसांना प्रचंड मार खावा लागत आहे. आज नागरिकत्वाच्या मुद्यांवरून ज्या पद्धतीने दंगली घडवल्या जात आहेत त्यावरून या देशाचे स्वास्थ्य बरोबर नाही. अगदी महाराष्ट्रही नागरिकत्वाच्या मुद्यावरून होरपळून निघाला आहे. त्याला अपवाद या देशाची अर्थवाहिनी व जागतिक कीर्तीचे म्हणून ओळखले जाणारे मुंबई शहर आहे. मुंबईत नागरिकत्व दुरुस्ती कायद्याच्या विरोधात व समर्थनातही मोर्चे निघाले. परंतु कोणताही अनुचित प्रकार घडला नाही. याचे श्रेय मुंबई पोलीस, जागृत नागरिक व मोर्चात भाग घेणाऱ्या संयमी आयोजकांना जाते. रझा अकादमीच्या कार्यकर्त्यांनी 2012 साली म्यानमारमध्ये मुस्लिमांवर होणाऱ्या अत्याचाराच्या निषेधार्थ मुंबईत मोर्चा काढला होता. त्या वेळी दक्षिण मुंबईत रझा अकादमीच्या आंदोलकांनी सरकारी व खासगी मालमत्तेची प्रचंड हानी केली. शिपाई महिलांचा विनयभंग केला होता. त्याच रझा अकादमीवाल्यांनी या वेळी नागरिकत्वाच्या मुद्यांवरून संयमी भूमिका घेतली. आयोजित करण्यात आलेल्या मोर्चात भाग घेतला आणि CAA ला विरोध केला, परंतु कोणत्याही हिंसक घटनेला प्रोत्साहन दिले नाही. लोकसभा, विधानसभा निवडणुकाही शांततेत पार पडल्या. मुंबई पोलिसांसमोर या वर्षी कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्था अबादित ठेवण्याचे मोठे आव्हान होते. ते त्यांनी पोलीस आयुक्त संजय बर्वे व विनय कुमार चौबे (सहआयुक्त) यांच्या नेतृत्वाखाली यशस्वीपणे पार पडले. राष्ट्रवादी काँगेसचे नेते शरद पवार व राज ठाकरे यांना आलेल्या ‘ईडी’च्या नोटिसीनंतर महाराष्ट्रात तणाव निर्माण झाला होता. देवेंद्र फडणवीस यांचे सरकार कोसळल्यानंतर आमदारांची पळवापळवी सुरू झाली होती. तेव्हाही कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्थेचा प्रश्न निर्माण झाला होता. त्यालाही मुंबई पोलीस सामोरे गेले त्यामुळे Hats off मुंबई पोलीस! 2019 साली कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्थेचा कोणताही प्रश्न निर्माण झाला नाही. 2019 साली मुंबईत मराठा मोर्चाने घालून दिलेला पायंडा, (कुर्ला-चेंबूर येथील हिंसक प्रकार वगळता) साऱ्याच मोर्चेकऱ्यांनी पाळला. मुंबईतील शांतता भंग होऊ दिली नाही. त्यामुळे 2019 साली मुंबईतील कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्था अबादित राहिली. अतिरेकी व अंडरवर्ल्डच्या कारवाया तर जवळ जवळ संपुष्टात झाल्या आहेत. मुंबई क्राइम ब्रँच व एटीएसने केलेल्या प्रतिबंधात्मक कारवाईमुळे अलीकडे कुणीही डोके वर काढलेले नाही. कुणी ‘पुजारी’ नाव सांगणारे फोनभाई परदेशातून अधूनमधून हॉटेल मालक, बिल्डर आदी व्यावसायिकांना खंडणी वसुलीसाठी आपल्या शूटरमार्फत हवेत गोळीबार करून धमकावतात. अलीकडेच विक्रोळी येथे राहणारे शिवसेनेचे उपविभागप्रमुख चंद्रशेखर जाधव यांच्यावर गोळीबार करण्यात आला, परंतु सुदैवाने ते वाचले. त्या वेळी गोळीबार करणारा यूपीतला ‘शूटर’ पब्लिकच्या हाती लागला. जमलेल्या नागरिकांनी बेदम मारल्यामुळे आज तो आरोपी रुग्णालयात मृत्युशी झुंज देत आहे. त्यामुळे पाच-दहा हजार रुपये देऊन शूटरना कुठेही गोळीबार करावयास लावणे आता तितके सोपे राहिलेले नाही. हे सिंगापूर, हाँगकाँग, मलेशिया, बँकॉक आदी देशांत बसलेल्या खंडणीखोरांनी लक्षात ठेवावे. छोटा राजन टोळीतून फुटून निघालेल्या संतोष शेट्टीला मुंबई क्राइम ब्रॅचच्या अधिकाऱ्यांनी बँकॉकमधून उचलून आणले आणि त्याच्यावर मोक्काची कारवाई केली. तीच वेळ आता पुजारी टोळीचे नाव सांगणाऱ्या खंडणीखोरांवर येणार आहे. त्यामुळे हवेत गोळीबार करून धमकावण्याचे सत्रदेखील लवकरच बंद होईल, असे मुंबई क्राइम ब्रँचचे अधिकारी सांगत आहेत.

दाऊद, छोटा शकील पाकिस्तानात आहेत व त्यांच्या मुंबईतील कारवायांना आळा बसला आहे. छोटा राजन व अरुण गवळी जेलमध्ये आहेत. ते मरेपर्यंत बाहेर येतील अशी शक्यता वाटत नाही. त्यामुळेच अंडरवर्ल्डमध्ये कोणतेही कर्तृत्व नसलेल्या ‘पुजारी’ गँगची सध्या वळवळ सुरू असून कुणी घाबरून जाऊ नये, असे आवाहन मुंबई क्राइम ब्रँचने केले आहे. मुंबईतील पुजारी टोळीच्या हस्तकांची आम्ही पूर्णपणे कोंडी केली आहे. त्यांच्या नांग्या ठेचल्या आहेत. त्यामुळे परदेशातून मुंबईतील व्यावसायिकांना धमकावणाऱ्या फोनभाईंच्या डेडबॉडय़ा लवकरच मुंबईत आणल्या जातील. संतोष शेट्टीप्रमाणे आता कुणाला जिवंत मुंबईत आणणार नाही. इतका इशारा आता पुरे झाला, असे एका ज्येष्ठ अधिकाऱ्याने सांगितले.

मुंबई क्राइम ब्रँचने गँगवॉर संपविले. संघटित गुंड टोळय़ांचे कंबरडे मोडले. त्यामुळे खंडणी वसुलीचे प्रकार थांबले. स्ट्रीट क्राइमही काहीसा कमी झाला आहे. रस्त्यावरील गुन्हेगारीला पोलिसांच्या नाकाबंदीमुळे आळा बसला आहे. परंतु रॅश ड्रायव्हिंग वाढली आहे. मोटरसायकलस्वारांकडून वाहतूक पोलिसांवर हल्ला करण्याचे प्रमाण वाढले आहे. नायजेरियन ड्रग माफियांनी मुंबईसह देशभरात आपले जाळे पसरवले आहे. इराणी टोळय़ांनी सर्वत्र धुडगूस घातला आहे. पोलीस असल्याचे भासवून दीनदुबळय़ांना लुटण्यात येत आहे. या टोळय़ा नष्ट करण्याचे मोठे आव्हान पोलिसांसमोर आहे. या सर्व गुन्हेगारीवर सायबर क्राइमने मात केली आहे. रस्त्यावरील गुन्हेगारी आटोक्यात येत असतानाच ‘सायबर क्राइम’ भयानक पद्धतीने वाढत चालले आहे. मुंबईसारख्या शहरात रोज किमान एक डझन तरी सायबर क्राइमशी संबंधित गुन्हे दाखल होत आहेत. क्रेडिट-डेबिट कार्ड चोरून अथवा क्लोन करून एटीएममधून पैसे काढले जात आहेत. आता मोबाईल प्रत्येक माणसाच्या हातात आल्याने बँकिंग फ्रॉड वाढले आहेत. बँकेत पैसे असूनही लोकांना आता असुरक्षित वाटू लागले आहे. व्यवहारापुरते पैसे घरी ठेवायचे. बाकी रक्कम बँकेत जमा करायची असे सगळय़ांनाच वाटते. मात्र बँकेत जादा रक्कम ठेवली तर ती सायबर माफियांकडून लंपास होण्याची भीती बँक खातेदारांना वाटत आहे. त्यामुळे ‘इकडे आड तिकडे विहीर’ अशी परिस्थिती खातेदारांची झाली असून ‘डिजिटल इंडिया’चे हे स्वप्न मुळावर येत आहे. तेव्हा जनहो सावधान, आपली बँक खाती सांभाळा!

2019 साल मंदीच्या सावटाखाली अखेर सरले. नव्या वर्षात मंदी संपून बाजारात तेजी येईल आणि आपणास 2020 साल सुखाचे आणि समृद्धीचे जाईल. आपली कोणत्याही गुन्हेगारांकडून खास करून सायबर माफियांकडून फसवणूक होणार नाही अशी अपेक्षा करून मी सर्व वाचकांना नवीन वर्षाच्या शुभेच्छा देत आहे.

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▪ रत्नागिरी जिल्हा कबड्डी संघाने काल मुंबई उपनगरचा ३१-२८ ने पराभव करत जिंकली होती. महाराष्ट्र राज्य अजिंक्यपद स्पर्धा.

▪याच संघातील सर्व खेळाडू, प्रशिक्षक आणि चाहत्यांची भव्य मिरवणूक आज संध्याकाळी ६ वाजता सह्याद्रीनगर साडवली येथून सुरु होणार आहे.

▪सह्याद्रीनगर ते साडवली वाघजाई मंदिर तिथून देवरुख बाजारपेठेतुन सोळजाइ मंदिरापर्यंत हि मिरवणूक नेली जाणार आहे.

▪आपल्या जिल्हा संघाच्या विजयाचे कौतुक करण्यासाठी तालुक्यातील कबड्डी प्रेमीनी मोठ्या संख्येने उपस्थित राहण्याचे आवाहन करण्यात आले आहे.

बीडच्या सुपुत्रावर मुंबई इंडियन्सने दाखवला विश्वास, जाणून घ्या कोण आहे दिग्विजय देशमुख??

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आयपीएलच्या तेराव्या हंगामासाठीचा लिलाव नुकताच कोलकात्यात पार पडला. ३०० हून अधिक खेळाडू या लिलावात सहभागी झाले होते. अनेक खेळाडूंना या लिलावात अनपेक्षितरित्या कोट्यवधींची बोली लागली तर काही खेळाडूंच्या पदरी निराशा पडली. गतविजेत्या मुंबई इंडियन्सनेही या लिलावात ६ खेळाडूंना संघात घेतलं, ज्यामध्ये ऑस्ट्रेलियाचा तडाखेबाज फलंदाज ख्रिस लिनचाही समावेश आहे. मात्र या लिलावात मुंबई इंडियन्सने दिग्वीजय देशमुख या तरुण खेळाडूवर विश्वास दाखवत २० लाखांच्या बोलीवर त्याला संघात घेतलं. मुंबई इंडियन्सने बोली लावल्यानंतर, दिग्वीजय देशमुख नेमका आहे तरी कोण याबद्दल चर्चा सुरु झाल्या होत्या.

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२१ वर्षीय दिग्वीजय देशमुख सध्या महाराष्ट्राकडून क्रिकेट खेळतो. बीड जिल्ह्यातील आंबेजोगाई येथे राहणाऱ्या दिग्वीजयने गेल्या काही महिन्यांमध्ये स्थानिक क्रिकेटमध्ये आपली छाप सोडली आहे. २०१९/२० च्या हंगामात दिग्वीजयने महाराष्ट्राकडून स्थानिक क्रिकेटमध्ये पदार्पण केलं. सय्यद मुश्ताक अली टी-२० क्रिकेट स्पर्धेत दिग्वीजयने ९ बळी घेत स्वतःची निवड सार्थ ठरवली होती. यादरम्यान दिग्वीजयला दोनवेळा फलंदाजीचीही संधी मिळाली, ज्यात त्याने १९ धावा केल्या. यातील १२ धावा या षटकारांच्या जोरावर केल्या आहेत. याचसोबत रणजी क्रिकेटमध्येही दिग्वीजयने पदार्पणाच्या सामन्यात आपल्या गोलंदाजीची चमक दाखवली होती. जम्मू-काश्मीरविरुद्धच्या सामन्यात दिग्वीजयने ६१ धावांत ६ बळी घेतले होते.

बाप से बेटा सवाई ! राहुल द्रविडच्या मुलाचं द्विशतक

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भारतीय क्रिकेट संघाचा माजी कर्णधार आणि राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट अकादमीचा संचालक राहुल द्रविडच्या मुलाने त्याच्या पावलावर पाऊल टाकत, स्थानिक क्रिकेटमध्ये धडाकेबाज कामगिरी केली आहे. कर्नाटकातील १४ वर्षांखाली मुलांच्या क्रिकेट स्पर्धेत समित द्रविडने द्विशतक झळकावलं आहे. धारवाड विभाग विरुद्ध उपाध्यक्षीय अकरा सामन्यात उपाध्यक्षीय संघाकडून खेळताना समित द्रविडने २०१ धावांची खेळी केली. २५६ चेंडूत २२ चौकारांसह समितने २०१ धावा केल्या.

हा सामना अनिर्णित अवस्थेत संपला असला तरीही समित द्रविडने अष्टपैलू कामगिरी करत सर्वांची वाहवा मिळवली आहे. दुसऱ्या डावातही समितने नाबाद ९४ तर गोलंदाजीत २६ धावा देत ३ बळी घेतले. याआधी २०१८ साली कर्नाटक राज्यस्तरीतय शालेय क्रीडा स्पर्धेत समितने आपल्या शाळेकडून खेळताना १५० धावा केल्या होत्या. महत्वाची गोष्ट म्हणजे याआधीही समितची स्थानिक क्रिकेटमध्ये चांगली कामगिरी राहिलेली आहे. त्यामुळे भविष्यकाळात समित आपल्या वडिलांप्रमाणे आंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट गाजवतो का हे पाहणं महत्वाचं ठरणार आहे.

अजित पवार यांना सिंचन घोटाळा प्रकरणी ACBकडून क्लीन चिट

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विरोधी पक्षनेते देवेंद्र फडणवीस यांनी या शपथपत्रावर आक्षेप नोंदवले आहेत. माध्यमांशी बोलताना त्यांनी म्हटलं, “ACBनं आज दाखल केलेल्या शपथपत्रात ज्याप्रकारची माहिती देण्यात आली आहे, ती पूर्णपणे जुन्या माहितीशी विसंगत आहे. यापूर्वीच्या माहितीत कसा भ्रष्टाचार झाला, याची विस्तृत माहिती दिली आहे.

“2018सालच्या शपथपत्रात घोटाळा कसा झाला, असं सांगणारा एकही पुरावा आजच्या शपथपत्रात देण्यात आलेला नाही. अधिकाऱ्यांनी घोटाळा केला, असं हे शपथपत्र दाखवत आहे. पण या घोटाळ्यात मंत्र्यांनी केलेल्या सहीची क्रिमिनल लायबेलिटी नाही, असं ध्वनित करण्यात आलंय. त्यामुळे आजचं शपथपत्र पूर्णपणे चुकीचं आहे. सिंचन घोटाळ्याची मंत्र्यांवरची जबाबदारी अधिकाऱ्यांवर ढकलण्याकरता यात प्रयत्न केलेला दिसतो,” असं ते म्हणाले.

26 नोव्हेंबरला देवेंद्र फडणवीस-अजित पवार सरकार पायउतार झाल्याच्या दुसऱ्या दिवशी आणि 28 नोव्हेंबरला उद्धव ठाकरे यांनी मुख्यमंत्रिपदाची शपथ घेण्याच्या आदल्या दिवशी अजित पवारांना सिंचन घोटाळ्यात क्लीन चिट मिळाल्याची माहिती समोर आली होती. त्यावरून गदारोळ निर्माण झाला होता.

…. तर बाळासाहेबांनी फटके दिले असते : शरद पवार

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औरंगाबाद : राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेसचे अध्यक्ष शरद पवार (Sharad Pawar on Balasaheb Thackeray) यांनी आज औरंगाबादेतील एमजीएम शिक्षण संस्थेतील अंकुशराव कदम यांच्या अमृतमहोत्सवी सोहळ्याला हजेरी लावली. या सोहळ्यात शरद पवारांनी (Sharad Pawar on Balasaheb Thackeray) अनेक किस्से तर सांगितलेच, शिवाय अनेक विषयांवर परखड भाष्य केलं.

“एमजीएम परिसरात बाळासाहेब ठाकरे  यांच्या पुतळ्यासाठी झाडे तोडणार होते असे ऐकलं. मात्र आज बाळासाहेब असते आणि त्यांना असे कळले असते, तर त्यांनी फटके दिले असते, मी त्यांना ओळखायचो, झाडे तोडायचे समर्थन त्यांनी कधीच केलं नाही”, असं शरद पवार म्हणाले.

बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांच्या स्मारकाची जबाबदार एमजीएमकडे देऊन पाहावी, असा सल्ला शरद पवारांनी शिवसेनेचे माजी खासदार चंद्रकांत खैरे यांना दिला.

माणसं सांभाळण्याची जबाबदारी

निवडणुकीला सामोरं जायचं म्हणजे आमच्यासारख्यांकडे एक जबाबदारी असते, ती म्हणजे माणसं सांभाळण्याची. त्यानिमिताने अनेक माणसांत आणि समाजात जावं लागतं. लोकशाहीमध्ये मतांचं महत्व दुर्लक्षित करुन चालत नाही, असं शरद पवार म्हणाले.

From Shah Rukh Khan avoiding cameras to Ranbir Kapoor getting friendly with paps: The changing face of stardom – #BigStory | Hindi Movie News

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In the hub of one of the world’s largest film industries, paparazzi pictures is a serious business. It is not an overstatement when we say that entertainment news is a 24×7 cycle, all 365 days of the year. Be it capturing stars as they leave their gyms, or gatecrashing their private dinners or photographing them walking in and out of airports, the scrutiny on the movement of celebs is unrelenting. The relationship between the paparazzi and celebs has thus evolved over the years. As stardom, after all, is a game of exposure and staying relevant in the public eye comes handy.

While celebrities need paps to promote their profiles, news outlets need celebrities to churn out content. One can’t exist without the other. It comes as no surprise then that someone like Ranbir Kapoor, who once snatched a paparazzo’s camera as he tried to trail the actor for a picture, has gradually become pap savvy. Often spotted acknowledging the paps and responding to their pleasantries, Ranbir recently invited the paparazzi home for an informal meet with Alia Bhatt and Neetu Kapoor in tow. The Kapoors acknowledged the hard work the lensmen put in and make them the stars they are, while also requesting them to not click pictures of their newborn baby Raha.

On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan, who has always been known to be a people’s person, seems to be avoiding the cameras at red carpets and public places. Be it Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s engagement party or when he was spotted at a dubbing studio, fans noticed how SRK was not his usual self and avoided the cameras. As filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt tells ETimes, “The story of film fandom is a story of passion, admiration, and intense curiosity. Indians love cricketers and they love film stars. And the media panders to the needs of the people. They become the bridge between the stars and audience. They realise that the audience are not only interested in the professional aspect of a star, but also want to know the intimate details of a star’s personality. They want to know about their families. They want to know about everything that they do. They would love to be the fly on the wall and be a part of the stars by the diversion.”

In today’s #BigStory, we connect with the Bollywood paparazzi, stars and publicists to understand this changing equation between the celebs and the photographers. Read on.

Changing equations

To feed the increasing appetite for candid images of stars, paps have become increasingly aggressive in getting that perfect shot. They often pose questions to try and invoke a response from a star. Social media especially has turned the pap-celeb relationship from that of contention to collaboration. Many A-listers have reached an accommodation with the people who take their images.

“Yes, it is not wrong to say that the relationship between celebs and paps has improved lately,” agrees Bollywood paparazzo Varinder Chawla. “Social media allows us to put our point across directly to the stars and likewise they also communicate with us.”

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One of India’s first paparazzi, Yogen Shah believes there has always been mutual respect between the stars and the paps. “Over the years we have become such good acquaintances with each other and we are cordial just like extended family. So if they request us not to click the pictures of their kids, it is not really an issue. There are times when they get miffed. It was always like this. I would not say that the equation has changed. In fact it is much better now. Back in the 90s’ or 2000s’, some stars would even slap if a line was crossed. That’s not the case at all today.”

Public relations manager Parul Gosain says how a star deals with the paps depends on where they are in their own life. “The reasons for avoiding them can be due to a strategy, to maintain a low profile due to circumstances, or pressures. But most celebs maintain a good rapport with paps,” she says.

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Chawla agrees and cites the example of SRK. “Shah Rukh Khan has always maintained a cordial relationship with paps, be it freelance photographers or media. He has always been affable with photographers but I personally feel because of the Aryan Khan incident last year, he has been quite disturbed and he may be feeling that the paps have done too much negative reporting on social media, and hurt the Khan family. So maybe that’s why his behaviour has changed,” he says.

Karanvir Bohra’s lovable nature also reflects in his friendly interaction with paps or anybody in his vicinity. He confers with Chawla as he says, “It’s probably the state of mind that he’s going through at that point. Nobody does it on purpose. Similarly, Ranbir would not get along with paps earlier, but now he does. I have known him for a very long time, he is a very friendly person. SRK too is a friendly person, but sometimes, it does get a little overwhelming when there are so many people trying to take pictures,” he says.

One of the youngest paparazzo Sneh Zala feels the situation and circumstances around play a major role in the nature of the interactions. “At the right platforms and events, even SRK has been the most cordial and warmest person to the media and at certain instances. Even Ranbir Kapoor has avoided or requested to not click. At the end of the day, they are humans and we definitely try to abide by their requests,” he shares.

Pap’s the way

Stars may share their fit pics, announce a relationship, birth of a baby and such other life events on social media but the public mania for paparazzi shots continues to grow. For lower-tier celebrities, being papped regularly helps them to increase their social media following and secure brand work. A-listers are papped while on promotional tours for their projects. A common trope is actors suddenly hanging out frequently with their co-star. At other times, paps are used to rehabilitate a celeb’s public image after a controversy.

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Neetu Kapoor, Uorfi Javed, Rakhi Sawant are increasingly popular for their delightful casual exchanges and friendly banters with the paps. “Pictures speak loudest,” says Gosain. “Neetu ji speaks to paps with affection as she senses their respect while Uorfi thrives on sensational pictures, so her relationship with paps is symbiotic. But in the absence of the media that is continuously chasing stories unlike earlier decades, paps have been filling the gap to provide visual news.”

Boosting brand value

Getting regularly papped facilitates visibility and adds to a star’s popularity. Every paparazzo today is on social media and has a sizeable following. “It’s not a full proof mantra for the brand building objective, but having said that, it does help to increase visibility and create a recall value in the public’s mind, adding to the popularity,” says Zala. “Today, even a middle aged man in a small town of Uttar Pradesh to Haryana knows who Uorfi Javed is. However, it doesn’t necessarily translate in followers and brand work as a lot of times our followers might not know about their work, but definitely know their faces and names.”

“Fans are now more interested in listening to what the stars have to say rather than just looking at their pictures,” says Chawla. “And the paps are well aware of this, so whenever they get a chance, they start casually chatting with them. The celeb replies start trending in no time, which is why Neetu Kapoor, Rakhi Sawant and all are popular on social media. Social media presence helps in branding as well.”

Adds Gosain, “Being papped does help in boosting brand value to some degree because there has to be something exciting about the celeb pics – a relationship status or kids or fashionista status or political views. Just bland pics won’t work.”

Sneh Zala, “It sure is a platform bringing the public closer to the stars but not necessarily a thumb rule. Even the most relevant and buzzing names could opt not to be clicked, while on the other hand despite being repeatedly clicked some people can fail to build and maintain a connection.”

No pictures, please!

While many stars have cracked the code and established a symbiotic equation with paps, some still have reservations about being papped. Jaya Bachchan is one such celeb often in the news for her reluctance to be clicked by the paparazzi. Others like Anushka Sharma, Neha Dhupia, Rani Mukerji are wary about the picture of their kids going into the press. Katrina Kaif, who is otherwise a friendly figure, was recently miffed when the paps tried to click her picture while she was on a walk with her trainer. Shah Rukh who was always a people’s person has been avoiding the cameras since the Aryan controversy. He avoids getting clicked on red carpets, and has even put up curtains in his car.

“These people have been in the limelight for years and are not seeking publicity to thrive. But star parents choosing to not let paps click pics is a very personal choice. There is an equal number of very big stars who let their kids get clicked,” says Gosain.

Shares Chawla, “Not just Jaya Bachchan, even Taapsee Pannu has issues with the paps. They make some negative comments to the paps, which is also why there is a little negative image on social media.”

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Chawla also recalls the incident with Ranbir Kapoor. “Ranbir had spoken to me that night, he was thinking paps are invading his personal space. My photographer was trailing him for quite some time, so he stopped and snatched his camera,” he says.

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Adds Zala, “Stardom does come with its pros and cons. While they are public figures, they still are human and deserve their personal space. It’s always a choice to be clicked, and we do respect their requests. Just like recently when Ranbir and Alia made a public request to avoid clicking Raha’s pictures, we have followed it strictly.”

Drawing the lines

While many are of the opinion that the paparazzi are too invasive into the stars’ lives, it cannot be denied that the audience is equally invasive and hungry for intimate details of the celebs’ lives. “If you’re a star and in public space, paps will click. How will they know what is a star’s list of do’s and don’ts?” questions Gosain. “Yes, getting into someone’s private space for a picture is wrong and paps shouldn’t do it. But I feel in the long run, paps will resort to getting pics that are prohibited. Because how long can the public be satisfied with just social media rehashed pics and paps clicked pics from events? Everyone will clamor for authentic news and pics.”

“To be honest, we are just doing our job, which is to offer a reflection into the lives of the stars to the public, and privacy is a part of their life,” says Zala. “Most stars have always been extremely sweet and warm towards us and if sometimes they expect to avoid the public eye when in personal space, it’s their right and we sure should let them be.”

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Says Karanvir, “Yes, they are doing their job, but they also have to realise the era we’re in right now. It’s not just about doing the job, it’s also about getting the number of views and clicks that get monetised also. They’re looking at making money out of this now. So they also have to kind of draw the line somewhere. And I think it’s a big responsibility for a lot of senior paps and the media to kind of respect the space. While most of them do, there are few new Turks who just come and start taking the video of stars or they take pictures on their phone and upload. So there are a bunch of good people and in that same bunch, you have some rotten tomatoes also.”

Actress Yuvika Chaudhary says Every individual has a personal choice and behaviour, and celebs too can have their reasons to not want to get clicked. “But we all should maintain dignity, starkids should not be clicked. They have the right to mature and make their own decision whether they want to be a public figure or take up a different profession and live a private life. Having said that, the paps are doing their job and I appreciate their contribution to our popularity,” she adds.

“I don’t think we ever cross lines,” says Chawla. “Fans are more interested in a star’s personal life than their movies. And paps are doing exactly that. I don’t think we have ever broken into a celeb’s house or private party and clicked pictures, we only click in public places. One thing that has become a big issue for paps is the fans and their comments, whether it is airport or gym or party. When we are clicking photos and videos, some fans pass inappropriate comments and that gets recorded in the video. Many a times, celebs feel it is the paps who are passing those comments.”

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Mahesh Bhatt says it like it is. “Stars only like to amplify their good profile. But there’s also a strange, kinky need in the audience to see the darker or the vulnerable side of the people that they admire. And that’s when the paparazzi catches them in strange situations and that kind of puts the star in a very embarrassing position. Now you can’t have it both ways. If you stand in the sun you get sunburned. But I think in the digital age, it is a realisation that we are all connected in one instant and the media will be intrusive because the audience is intrusive. I feel that the actors must realise that there must be a way that they work out some kind of arrangement where they do this job of reaching the masses through the most pleasant and the most effective way. Finally, the most important thing is all human relationships are based on give and take. So, if the actor and the media and the paparazzi realise this, you take something, you give something. The longer this balance is maintained a relationship will flourish.”

Mutual respect

There is a mutual respect that the stars and paps have for each other that allows them to co-exist in the ever-so-chaotic industry. Whether it was Karan Johar’s 50th birthday bash, or the recent wedding of Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty with cricketer KL Rahul, the celebs made sure the paps were well taken care of and made arrangements for food, water and other basic amenities. “After all, what’s an event without the paps?” says Gosain. “They are the most significant window to publicity. Even those who crib about paps get worried if they are not clicked any longer.”

Adds Zala, “Over the recent years, pap culture has rapidly bloomed in our country, so much so that it’s inevitable. So the industry is definitely adapting to it and creating provisions to facilitate both, the stars as well as the paps. With designated arrangements, we are honoured for our work and even the stars are ensured of their privacy. It’s a win-win for both!”

“It’s true that most Bollywood celebs treat us with a lot of love and respect, be it at private functions or red carpet events. Even paps should draw some lines,” says Chawla.

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Jackie Shroff sums it up saying, “Both celebs and paparazzi need each other, it’s simple. Everyone has a say, everyone wants to express. Everyone has an opinion. The best option is to follow the trend, ride the wave, and not swim against the tide, but flow with flow. The stars and the press should respect each other.”

Chartered plane crashes in Rajasthan's Bharatpur

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A chartered plane crashed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district, police said on Saturday. Administration officials and police were sent to the spot where the crash occurred, district collector Alok Ranjan said. Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh said the aircraft crashed in an open field in the Ucchain area of the city.

Week after pay rise talk, Google recruiter loses job while interviewing candidate

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NEW DELHI: Expecting a pay rise in what he called his ‘dream job’, a Google employee working in the HR department was caught unaware when he found out he was sacked by the tech giant while taking a candidate’s interview.
In a LinkedIn post that went viral, Dan Lanigan Ryan said that he was blocked out of the system in the middle of the interview, bringing an ‘abrupt end’ to the 16 months he worked with Google.

“Unfortunately, I was laid off from Google along with many thousands of others last Friday. Just over a year ago, I landed a dream job with a dream company. I was walking the dog when my recruiter called to tell me I got the role and I nearly choked the poor pooch I was celebrating so much,” said Ryan’s post.
“Cut to 16 months later, I did not expect it to come to such an abrupt end, blocked out of the system in the middle of a call. My contract was just extended for another year and I was moved to the Cloud Sales recruitment team (an area that is seeing massive growth) and only a week ago there was talk of a pay rise, I’ve been caught off guard.”

While he thanked his colleagues for their support, he appealed for ‘visibility’ on the social media platform, wanting to start work again.
“I will be forever grateful for everything I learned and to all the fantastic people I had the pleasure of working with. I want to say thank you to my managers Emma Daly-Ronayne, Marie-Claire Kennedy and Joe Morgan and my buddies Yasmeen Hussain and Rocco Sek. Your continuous support was instrumental to my successes,” he said. “I am open to work and look forward to taking everything I’ve learned and achieved and bringing it to my next position, wherever that might be.”

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc announced recently that they were cutting about 12,000 jobs due to a ‘different economic reality’, doubling down on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet is facing competition from Microsoft, which is reportedly looking to boost its stake in ChatGPT – a chatbot that answers queries with human-like responses.
The job cuts affect 6% of its workforce, and follows thousands of layoffs at tech giants including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Meta Platforms Inc (META.O).
Sundar Pichai, Alphabet’s boss since 2019, said in a staff memo that he took ‘full responsibility’ for the decisions that led to the layoffs. Pichai, whose pay was recently tied more closely to performance, said this was a moment to “sharpen our focus, reengineer our cost base and direct our talent and capital to our highest priorities,” as Alphabet looked to get imbue its products with more AI, echoing comments from Microsoft that announced job cuts.

Sukhoi-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh | India News

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NEW DELHI: A Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday morning.
According to defence sources, the two aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base where an exercise was going under way.
Search and rescue operations have been launched.
More details awaited.

India conducts another test in a bid to develop hypersonic weapons | India News

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NEW DELHI: India on Friday tested its own hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) powered by a scramjet engine, amid the ongoing race among China, Russia and the US to manufacture manoeuverable hypersonic weapons that fly over five times the speed of sound and can negate missile defence systems.
The indigenous HSTDV, which in the future could serve as a critical building block for hypersonic weapons with speeds over Mach 5, was tested from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in the afternoon, sources said.

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There was, however, no official word from either the defence ministry or DRDO on whether the test was successful or not. A source, in turn, said, “The initial launch and take-off was successful. But there are question marks on the subsequent performance of the scramjet engine of the HSTDV for which the data has to be analysed in detail.”
The first test of the HSTDV failed in June 2019. But the second one in September 2020 was successful to the extent that the scramjet-powered `cruise vehicle’ or HSTDV flew for 22-23 seconds at Mach 6 speed after separation from the `launch vehicle’ of solid rocket motor of an Agni-I ballistic missile at a 30-km altitude.
Flight tests of a much longer duration — at least a few minutes — will be required to eventually develop hypersonic weapons, which could become a reality after five to six years.
India’s intent to develop hypersonic weapons was made quite clear by defence minister Rajnath Singh when he directed the DRDO in December 2021 to move swiftly towards developing such an arsenal to `maintain’ the country’s minimum credible deterrence against adversaries, as was then reported by TOI.
The directive had come after China had tested a nuclear-capable missile carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle and warhead in July that year. China has forged ahead of even the US in developing hypersonic weapons with nuclear warheads. Both China and Russia, in fact, are regarded to be ahead of the US in designing aerodynamically manoeuverable hypersonic weapons for use with nuclear warheads.
Hypersonic weapons are basically of two types. One, hypersonic cruise missiles that are powered by high-speed, air-breathing engines or “scramjets” during their entire flight. And two, hypersonic glide vehicles that are launched atop ballistic missiles before gliding to their targets at speeds over Mach 5.
Hypersonic weapons pose a challenge to the current missile and air defence systems due to their enormous speed and manoeuvrability, both vertically and horizontally, as well as low altitudes of flight.
The Indian armed forces already have the conventional ramjet-powered BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, which fly at Mach 2.8 speed, developed jointly with Russia. Their strike range has been enhanced from the original 290-km to 450-km now. But while ramjet engines operate well at supersonic speeds around Mach 3, their efficiency drops at hypersonic speeds.

Pakistan finance minister Ishaq Dar says Allah responsible for nation’s prosperity, development

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ISLAMABAD: Finance minister Ishaq Dar on Friday said Pakistan is the only country founded in the name of Islam and Allah is responsible for its development and prosperity, as the cash-strapped nation faced an acute balance of payments crisis.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Green Line Express Train service here, the senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader said that he had full faith that Pakistan would progress because it was created in the name of Islam.
“If Allah can create Pakistan then He can also protect, develop, and make it prosper,” Dar said.
The finance minister said, “they are trying their best to improve Pakistan’s condition under prime minister Shehbaz Sharif‘s leadership”.
Dar reiterated the incumbent government inherited several problems from the previous government led by Imran Khan, adding, the government was working day and night.
“The team is trying to improve the situation ahead of the elections.”
He said the country is still suffering due to the “drama” that started five years ago and insisted that the economy was strong during former prime minister Nawaz Sharif‘s tenure from 2013-2017.
The finance minister claimed that Pakistan Stock Exchange was the best-performing capital market in South Asia and ranked fifth in the world during Nawaz Sharif’s era and the sights of the world institutions were set on it.
Dar said that Pakistan was now paying the price for the “Panama drama”, the ouster of the PML-N government, and similar issues it faced over the last five years. “Pakistan was on the growth track during Nawaz’s tenure, but it was derailed,” he said.
“People can see the destruction the country suffered in the last five years, and they know who has delivered in the past,” Dar added.
Facing an acute balance of payments crisis, Pakistan is desperate to secure much-needed external financing, with less than three weeks’ worth of import cover in its foreign exchange reserves, which fell $923 million to $3.68 billion.
Pakistan secured a $6 billion IMF bailout in 2019. It was topped up with another $1.1 billion in 2022 to help the country following the unprecedented floods. But the IMF suspended disbursements in November due to Pakistan’s failure to make more progress on fiscal consolidation amidst political turmoil in the country.
Meanwhile, the Washington-based global lender announced on Thursday that it was sending a staff mission to Islamabad this month to discuss resuming the bailout programme.
Despite repeated claims by the finance minister, who replaced Miftah Ismail, to bring the dollar rate under Rs 200, the greenback surged to a record high of Rs 268.30 in the interbank market.
The Pakistani rupee extended its downward trend on Friday with the local currency plunging over Rs 12 against the US dollar in the interbank market as the government eased its control over the currency in order to convince the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release pending loan tranche.
The local unit was trading at Rs 268.30 compared to Thursday’s close of Rs 255.43 in the interbank market.
A day earlier, the rupee shed 24.11 in the interbank market, falling as low as Rs 255.43 to the dollar. The 9.6 per cent decline is the second-biggest drop in a single session.

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Authored by विकास दळवी | Edited by रोहित धामणस्कर | महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स.कॉम | Updated: 28 Jan 2023, 11:02 am

MLA santosh banger | कळमनुरी तालुक्यातील तंत्रनिकेतन महाविद्यालयात एका वयोवृद्ध प्राचार्याला उत्तर देताना आल्याच्या कारणावरून आमदार बांगर यांनी चक्क प्राचार्याच्या केबिनमध्ये जाऊन त्यांचा कान पकडत शिवीगाळ करत, केस ओढत मारहाण केल्याचा प्रकार समोर आला होता. याप्रकरणी १० दिवसांनी संतोष बांगर यांच्यासह ४० जणांवर पोलिसांनी गुन्हा दाखल केला आहे. त्यामुळे आता संतोष बांगर यांच्यावर कोणती कारवाई होणार, याकडे सर्वांच्या नजरा लागल्या आहेत.

 

Santosh Banger
संतोष बांगर यांच्याविरुद्ध गुन्हा दाखल

हायलाइट्स:

  • शिंदे गटाचे आमदार संतोष बांगर यांच्यासह ४० जणांवर गुन्हा दाखल
  • प्राचार्यांना मारहाण केल्याचे प्रकरण
हिंगोली: हिंगोली येथील पॉलिटेक्निक महाविद्यालयातील प्राचार्यास मारहाण करून शासकिय कामात अडथळा आणल्याप्रकरणी आमदार संतोष बांगर यांच्यावर गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला आहे.बांगर यांच्यासह ४० जणांविरोधात हिंगोली ग्रामीण पोलिसांनी शनिवारी पहाटे गुन्हा दाखल केला.यात पाच प्राध्यापकांचाही समावेश आहे. हिंगोलीतील पॉलिटेक्नीक महाविद्यालयातील वातावरण मागील काही दिवसांपासून चांगलेच तापले होते. महाविद्यालयातील प्राध्यापकांसह महिला कर्मचाऱ्यांनी प्राचार्य डॉ. अशोक उपाध्याय यांच्याकडून मानसिक छळ होत असल्याचा आरोप केला होता.त्यानंतर आमदार संतोष बांगर हे १८ जानेवारी रोजी महाविद्यालयात गेले असता महिला प्राध्यापक व कर्मचाऱ्यांनी तक्रारींचा पाढाच मांडला होता.त्यानंतर आमदार संतोष बांगर यांनी प्राचार्यास मारहाण केली.मारहाणीचा व्हिडीओ सोशल मिडीयावर व्हायरल झाल्यानंतर प्रकरणाला राजकीय वळण लागले होते.

दरम्यान,या प्रकरणात आज पहाटे प्राचार्य डॉ. अशोक उपाध्याय यांनी हिंगोली ग्रामीण पोलिस ठाण्यात तक्रार दाखल केली. तक्रारीत डॉ.अशोक उपाध्याय यांनी म्हटले आहे की, आमदार संतोष बांगर,शंकर बांगर यांच्यासह प्राध्यापक अशा ४० जणांनी प्राचार्यांच्या कक्षेत येऊन त्यांना शिवीगाळ करून मारहाण केली.तसेच सीसीटीव्हीचे,डीव्हीआरचे वायर तोडून पाच हजार रुपयांचे नुकसान केले. प्राचार्यांनी तक्रार केल्यानंतर पोलिसांनी आमदार संतोष बांगर, शंकर बांगर,महाविद्यालयातील अधिव्याख्याता यांच्यासह ४० जणांवर शासकीय कामात अडथळा आणल्या प्रकरणी गुन्हा दाखल केला आहे.पोलिस निरीक्षक आर.एन.मळघने, उपनिरीक्षक मगन पवार पुढील तपास करीत आहेत.
संतोष बांगर यांना विरोध, देवदर्शनावरुन दोन गटातील वाद विकोपाला, हिंगोलीत नेमकं काय घडलं?

घटनेनंतर दहा दिवसांनंतर गुन्हा दाखल

आमदार संतोष बांगर यांनी १८ जानेवारी रोजी दुपारी साडेअकरा ते बारा वाजण्याच्या सुमारास महाविद्यालयात जाऊन प्राचार्यांना मारहाण झाली होती. मात्र,या घटनेनंतर तब्बल १० दिवसांनी प्राचार्यांनी तक्रार दिली. त्यामुळे १० दिवसांनंतर दाखल झालेला गुन्हा चर्चेचा विषय बनला आहे.
गाडीत माझ्यासोबत बहीण-पत्नी नसती तर खाली उतरून एक घाव दोन तुकडे केले असते: संतोष बांगर

नेमकं प्रकरण काय?

हिंगोलीच्या पॉलिटेक्निक महाविद्यालयातील प्राचार्यांकडून होणाऱ्या मानसिक छळाला कंटाळून काही महिला प्राध्यापक व कर्मचाऱ्यांनी थेट राज्य महिला आयोगाकडे तक्रार केली होती. प्राचार्य डॉक्टर अशोक उपाध्याय यांच्याकडून मानसिक शेअर केला जात असल्याच्या तक्रारी करण्यात आल्या.मात्र, दोन महिन्यानंतरही या तक्रारीची दखलच घेण्यात आली नाही. या प्रकरणात उच्च व तंत्र शिक्षण विभागाकडे केलेल्या तक्रारीनंतर तीन सदस्य पथक मागील आठवड्यात चौकशीसाठी आले होते.या पथकाने सविस्तर जबाब नोंदवले असून पुढील दोन दिवसात यासंदर्भातील अहवाल वरिष्ठ कार्यालयाकडे सादर केला जाणार असल्याचे सूत्रांनी सांगितले.याचसंदर्भात संतोष बांगर विचारणा करण्यासाठी गेले असता प्राचार्यांना समाधानकारक उत्तर देताना आल्यामुळे संतप्त झालेल्या आमदार संतोष बांगर यांनी त्यांचा कान पकडून त्यांना शिवीगाळ करत चोप दिला होता. मात्र, या प्रकाराविषयी अनेकांनी नाराजी व्यक्त केली होती. मंत्रिमंडळात कायदे बनवले जातात कायदे बनवणारे आमदारच कायदे मोडत असल्यामुळे जनतेने कुणाचा आदर्श घ्यायचा, असा प्रश्न अनेकांनी उपस्थित केला होता.

संतोष बांगर काय म्हणाले?

या सगळ्या वादानंतर आमदार संतोष बांगर यांनी स्वत:ची बाजूही मांडली होती. अशोक उपाध्याय यांचे हिला प्राध्यापिकांसोबतचे वर्तन घाणेरडे होते. प्राचार्य सतत महिला कर्मचाऱ्यांना त्रास द्यायचे. काहीही काम नसताना त्यांना ऑफिसमध्ये आणून बसवून ठेवायचे. त्यांच्याशी अश्लील संवाद साधायचे. याचा जाब विचारायला मी गेलो तेव्हाही त्यांनी उडवाउडवीची उत्तरं दिली. त्यामुळे मी प्राचार्यांना मारहाण केल्याचे संतोष बांगर यांनी म्हटले. प्राचार्य आणि महिला प्राध्यापिका यांच्यातील संभाषणाची वादग्रस्त क्लीप माझ्याकडे आहे. ही क्लीप मी उपमुख्यमंत्री देवेंद्र फडणवीस यांना ऐकवली. तेव्हा त्यांनीदेखील माझ्या पाठीवर शाबासकीची थाप दिली,असे संतोष बांगर यांनी म्हटले होते.

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Exclusive! Chahatt Khanna: Sukesh Chandrashekhar went down on one knee and proposed to me in Tihar jail

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The investigation into alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s activities while he was lodged in Tihar jail has thrown up a number of showbiz names apart from those of actresses Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi. These include Chahatt Khanna, Nikki Tamboli, Sophia Singh and Arusha Patil, some of whom reportedly met him in jail, where he is said to have posed as a film producer.
Chahatt, who recently recorded her statement before Delhi’s Patiala House Court, has spoken exclusively to us and alleged that a web of lies and threats engulfed her after she got tricked into visiting Sukesh in jail. She also claims that she was blackmailed repeatedly, and forced to pay a ransom to save her name. “I am a victim and have suffered and I want the world to know my side of the story,” she tells us.

‘I didn’t realise I was being taken to Tihar’

Chahatt says that in May 2018 she got a call to attend a school event in Delhi as a judge. “I travelled to Delhi on May 18, 2018. At Mumbai airport, I met a woman named Angel Khan, who said she would accompany me to the event. When we landed in Delhi, we took a car to go to the school. But after a while, we suddenly stopped and she said that we would have to change cars, as this one would not be allowed inside the school premises. We then moved to a grey Innova and within a few seconds, I realised we were outside the Tihar jail. When I asked her about this, she said we had to enter the school via the jail premises.”
Angel is reportedly one of the aliases of Pinky Irani, who allegedly introduced several actresses to Sukesh. She was first arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in 2021 and then by the Delhi Police last year to probe her involvement in the `200 crore extortion case against Sukesh.

‘Laptops, watches, expensive bags – chhote se room mein sab kuchh bhara hua tha’

Chahatt says that after realising that she was in Tihar, she started yelling and asked for the car to be stopped, but the woman kept pacifying her, and before she knew it, they were inside Tihar jail. “I knew I was trapped and started panicking, thinking about my two kids, who were in Mumbai with my parents. Once we got off the car, we were taken to a room. I remember the room was full of laptops, watches and expensive luxury items. Aur duniya bhar ke branded bags thay… itne thay ki koi ek gir jaata toh sab gir jaate. There was a sofa, a portable AC, one chair, fridge…
chhote se room mein sab kuch bhara hua tha,” she recalls.

‘The man I met in jail said he was J Jayalalithaa’s nephew’

In the room, Chahatt was introduced to a man who called himself Shekhar Reddy. She narrates: “He was dressed in a fancy shirt, had sprayed on a lot of perfume, and was wearing a gold chain. He introduced himself as the owner of a popular south Indian TV channel and the nephew of J Jayalalithaa. He said he had been arrested in an EVM-tampering case during elections, but was being given VIP treatment in jail. He said he was a fan of mine and had watched my TV show, Bade Acche Lagte Hain, and wanted to meet me. I was frantic and told him, ‘Why would you call me here? I have left my six-month-old baby at home and have come here thinking it’s an event.’ Then, before I knew it, he went down on one knee and said he wanted to marry me. I shouted at him, saying, ‘I am married and I have two kids.’ But he said my husband was not the right man for me and that he would be a father to my kids. I got so anxious that I started crying.”

‘What if someone caught me inside Tihar jail, what would I say?’

Why didn’t Chahatt raise an alarm at that point? “I didn’t know what was going to happen next. What if someone caught me inside Tihar jail, what would I say? What if they put me behind bars? Mujhe yeh prove karte karte 10 saal lag jaate ki main prisoner nahi hoon, mujhe bahar se laya gaya tha wahan. I had to somehow get out of that place and get back home; that was the only thing on my mind. There were a couple of men in civil clothes who had escorted us inside. Angel held my hand and told me to look down while walking in as there were CCTV cameras. As far as I remember, there were no police officers around. Since this was a few years ago, I don’t clearly remember things.”
Chahatt reveals that Angel sat on the man’s lap and started blowing kisses at him, saying that he was her best friend. “Around that time, she took a selfie with me, though I kept telling her that I wanted to leave.”

‘Angel gave me around ` 2 lakh, saying it was shagun’

Chahatt remembers leaving with Angel after spending 20-25 minutes inside the jail. “We went straight to the airport, and on the way, Angel gave me around `2 lakh, referring to it as ‘shagun’ and telling me that he had really liked me. I kept quiet because I wanted to get back home. At the airport, she also took off a Versace watch that she was wearing and gave it to me, calling it a ‘friendship gift’ from her. We had to spend the night at the airport because the flight was very delayed. It took off around 7 am,” she says.

‘Blackmailers said they had my Tihar footage and would leak it to a TV channel’

Soon after she returned to Mumbai, Chahatt claims she started getting blackmailed by two unknown people. “These two men stopped my sister-in-law on the road and told her that they had footage of me inside Tihar jail, which they would give to a TV channel if we didn’t pay them `10 lakh. I started getting calls from an unknown number when I was at my parents’ residence in Virar. The caller said he had got the footage from government officials and would give it to a TV channel. I was certain Angel was behind this and called her, but she soon blocked me. I agreed to give them `3 lakh, for which I borrowed `1 lakh from my father. They asked me to leave the money at a spot in Virar, which I did. Till today, I don’t know who the guys were,” she says.

‘The series of events took a toll on my marriage and I separated from my husband’

Looking back, does she feel she should not have paid the ransom? “I was helpless. I didn’t want anyone to know that I was in Tihar jail. I was also worried about it affecting my marriage, and so I agreed to give them the money. Among other things, it did take a toll on my marriage, and my husband and I separated. Maybe I should have approached the police and lodged a complaint. But things kept happening one after the other and I just wanted to get out of it.”

‘He would call me from jail and ask about my kids; wanted to know if I needed anything’

After May 2018, Chahatt says that Sukesh called her two or three times from jail. “He would call me from international numbers and claim that he could call me from any number – including my husband’s! These calls lasted for a minute or so and he would inquire about my kids and ask if I needed anything. I would say, ‘Thank you so much, but I don’t need anything.’ The last time he called was in December 2018, when I told him, ‘Don’t call me; I don’t appreciate this. We’ll talk when you come out of jail.’ We never exchanged messages. A year after the ransom incident, the woman I knew as Angel unblocked me and messaged me. She said she wanted to work together, but I stayed away from her. She would message a lot, but I would barely reply.”

Chahatt Khanna and Pinky Irani

‘I got to know later that the man I had met in jail was Sukesh Chandrashekhar and that Angel was his aide, Pinky Irani’

Chahatt says it’s only one-and-a-half years ago, when her name came up in the case and ED summoned her, that she realised the man she had met in Tihar jail was Sukesh Chandrashekhar and the woman who called herself Angel was his aide, Pinky Irani. “I have given these details to the officials of Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing and Enforcement Directorate and also to Patiala House Court. I am sure officials have gone through my phone details and verified everything.”

‘Actresses itni desperate nahin hain ki hum jail ke andar jayenge producer se milne’

Chandrashekhar recently claimed in a statement that his association with Chahatt and Nikki Tamboli was professional and they were supposed to act in his film. He has also said that he has message screenshots to prove this. Chahatt says, “Let him show the messages. I don’t know what professional deal he is talking about. Who does casting for a film sitting in jail? Actresses itni desperate nahin hain ki hum jail ke andar jayenge producer se milne. No actress will entertain something like this,” she says.

‘I have nothing to fear and I am going to fight this out’

Chahatt, who recently completed a film and also has her own clothing label, says she wants to move on and focus on her career. “This has been a difficult phase and I have got trapped for no fault of mine. It has taken a toll on me emotionally. At one point, I wanted to just leave everything and go away, but then I told myself, why should I run away? I have nothing to fear and I am going to fight this out,” she says.

NEWS ANCHOR TO ‘PERSONAL SHOPPER’ FOR ACTRESSES: WHO IS PINKY IRANI?

Pinky Irani is an accused in `200-crore extortion case against Sukesh Chandrashekhar and goes by names such as Angel/ Aafreen/ Alka. She is a former TV anchor, and was arrested in Nov 2022 by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police in the Sukesh Chandrashekhar case and is currently out on bail

Pinky has been accused of arranging meetings between actresses and models with Sukesh Chandrashekhar in jail. Actresses in their accounts have said that it was Pinky Irani who introduced them to Sukesh Chandrashekhar. The EOW of Delhi Police filed a supplementary chargesheet against Pinky on January 16, 2023

Her lawyer R K Handoo reportedly told Delhi’s Patiala court this month, “The ED alleged Pinky Irani was promised `2 crore to introduce Sukesh to Jacqueline Fernandez. And that she was promised `19 crore to sort out a fight between them, however, no such transaction took place… My client was promised the position of a CEO at a news agency. I (She) was to run a channel, become an editor.”

The Enforcement Directorate chargesheet against Sukesh Chandrashekhar states that Pinky was a “personal shopper” for actresses. In its supplementary chargesheet, the ED has mentioned that Pinky and Sukesh met in 2016-17 on Instagram

CHAHATT KHANNA’S SHOWBIZ FOOTPRINT

– Chahatt Khanna started her career as a model 20 years ago

– She acted in TV shows like Kumkum – Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Kaajjal, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Qubool Hai, among others

– She made her film debut with Saade Saath Phere and has acted in movies like The Film, Thank You, Prassthanam and the recently shot Yatris

‘Security lapse’ at Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge asks Centre for adequate security | India News

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NEW DELHI: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has asked Centre to provide adequate security till culmination of Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar.
In a letter addressed to Union home minister Amit Shah, Kharge has said that “I shall be grateful if could personally intervene in the matter and advise the concerned officials to provide adequate security till culmination of yatra.”
“We are expecting a huge gathering to join the yatra over the next two days and also the function that will be held on 30th January at Srinagar,” the letter read.
The letter comes a day after Rahul Gandhi alleged a ‘security lapse’ during party’s foot march in Jammu and Kashmir.
On Friday, Rahul said – “We had quite a large crowd that had gathered and we were looking forward to walking on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, but, unfortunately, the police arrangement completely collapsed and the police people, who were supposed to manage the crowd, were nowhere to be seen,” while addressing a press briefing in Jammu and Kashmir.
“My security people were very uncomfortable with me walking further on the yatra. So, I had to cancel my walk. The other yatris, of course, did the walk. I think, it is important that the police manage the crowd, so that we can do the yatra” he added.
However, Jammu and Kashmir Police dismissed the allegations of security lapse in the Bharat Jodo Yatra which entered the Valley on Friday
The Police said steps had been taken to ensure the best possible security for the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra and organisers and managers did not intimate about a large gathering from Banihal joining the Yatra, which thronged near the starting point.
BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia accused Rahul Gandhi of making misleading allegations against the security agencies.
“It has become Rahul Gandhi’s habit to make baseless allegations. He has made wrong allegations against Kashmir Police. It appears that cheap politics is being practiced,” he said.
The Bharat Jodo Yatra, which started in Kanyakumari on September 7, will conclude on January 30 in Srinagar after covering 3,970 km, 12 states and two Union territories.
(With inputs from agencies)

Two doctors among five killed in fire at nursing home in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad | Ranchi News

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DHANBAD: A major fire at a private nursing home in Jharkhand‘s Dhanbad killed five people, including two doctors, on Saturday.
The incident took place around 2am at the store room of the nursing home-cum-private house in Bank More area of Dhanbad
“At least five people, including the owner and his wife, died due to suffocation following a fire in the store room. One person is also injured,” PTI quoted Dhanbad sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Prem Kumar Tiwary, as saying.
Among those deceased include, the medical establishment’s owner Dr Vikas Hazra, his wife Dr Prema Hazra, the owner’s nephew Sohan Khamari and domestic help Tara Devi.
Four deceased have been identified, while the fifth person is yet to be identified, Tiwary added.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and further investigation is underway.

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