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BJP MLA Ashish Shelar Had His Security System Reduced
The Shiv Sena and the BJP are once again on the brink of reducing the security cordon of BJP leaders. On Thursday, BJP MLA Ashish Shelar was told about his security system being downgraded from 5 policemen to 2. A change in Shelar's security arrangements has been made two days later for allegedly contracting into the BMC controlled by the Shiv Sena. Speaking to media, Shelar described Sena's vengeful politics as lacking in security and said, "It is the responsibility of the government to protect every citizen of the state, especially when it comes to the safety of women." The issue of law and order was raised on Thursday during the winter session in Nagpur. "Instead of answering my questions, my security cover was reduced. I am sure the government would have done its homework before making a call on the issue." Initially, they kept armed police personnel as part of their security. However, in 2018, a report from the Maharashtra State Intelligence Department After Sonu had warned. In the wake of a death threat from a terrorist group in Pakistan and Shelar, the Mumbai police had escorted him to a Y-Plus security cover. Meanwhile, a Home Department official, on condition of anonymity, told media, "There is no talk." Changes in protection category. The only escort vehicle provided by the department was withdrawn. Apart from Shelar, the state government has reduced the security cover of Prasad Lad, who is said to be a close aide of former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis — shortened the security cover of Lad. X under the category and will be guarded by a policeman instead of Y- plus category security cover. Despite several attempts, it was not available for comment Lad.
Mumbai: Civic Bodies Are Failing To Achieve Any Progress
Civic bodies are failing to achieve any progress in setting up a waste management plant at Deonar Dumping Ground and acquiring land at Karvale village in Ambarnath for another dump yard. Even as both projects are delayed, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has submitted an application to the Bombay High Court seeking an extension to close the Deonar dumping ground. The High Court in 2013 directed the BMC to close the Deonar and Mulund dumping grounds within three months. However, BMC managed to cease operations in Mulund only in December 2018, while the dumping of waste at Donor continues. In April, the HC allowed the civic body to dump solid waste at the Deonar dumping ground by 31 December, stating that it was the last extension. High Court is yet to hear the BMC's latest appeal filed this week. Although the state government has promised to give 52 hectares of land in Karvele village, BMC has been able to acquire only 12 hectares of land. The process of acquisition of the remaining land is likely to take one or two years. "There are 72 structures on the land, and the state government has asked us to build homes, schools, and primary health centers for the people living there. We have submitted a plan for this to the MMRDA and are awaiting further process," a BMC official said. As per the plan, for each structure, BMC would have to cede 900 square feet of land with houses built on 450 square feet, as part of the rehabilitation. A BMC official said that until the BMC does not build the house, it will take at least another two years to complete the rehabilitation project.
Mumbai: Plans To Close One Lane Used To Access WEH
After much back and forth suspicion, the Mumbai Traffic Police is ready to make a final call at the conclusion of the bridge at Hans Bhugra Marg in Wakulla. According to sources, the police are planning to close the bridge lane used to go from Kalina to Western Express Highway (WEH) and divert traffic towards Nehru Road and Bandra Kurla Complex. According to the traffic police, the lane to be closed was built in the British period. "This bridge is a combination of two separate sections built on pipelines. The new one was built by MMMDA," a source said. "The British Era bridge is dilapidated and needs to be demolished immediately. There is no other one. We have no other option. The old lane will be closed soon," the source said. Another official said they would recommend smaller roads as an alternative. A detailed report on the variations has been sent to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Madhukar Pandey, who told media agency, "I have signed the final draft of the variations to be used after the closure of the bridge on Hans Bhugra Marg. We will soon issue a public notification. Demolition is expected to begin soon after the bridge is closed. Work on expanding an elevated SCLR bridge would soon require the closure of other lanes as well. The Hans Bhugra route, once neglected by motorists, became important after the opening of the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR). It connects CST Road to WEH, reducing traffic on Nehru Road near Kalina Military Camp and BKC. The BMC had declared the bridge dangerous in March this year after surveying it. The BMC and the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) wanted to close the bridge on 23 November, before and after, several tests were conducted by the traffic police stopping traffic on other roads. However, all options resulted in severe traffic jams, and the shutdown was postponed.
Gang Duped Rs 1.54 Crore By Tricking Real Estate Businessman
A Navi Mumbai, the real estate businessman, was lynched by a gang to invest Rs 1.54 crore in copper iridium 'antiques,' with members posing as both buyers-sellers. The latest antique sold to businessman was a magical mirror that could reflect people as skeletons or 'naked.' One of the accused, Yogendra Prajapati, 58, was placed on Thursday after a joint investigation by Borivali Police and Crime Branch Unit XI. The 58-year-old complainant, Nityananda Naidu, was allegedly told that the mirror was also used by the NASA, United States space agency. Prajapati and Naidu met through friends in 2013 at a hotel near the Corra Center, Borivali. Prajapati introduced himself as owner of company, Avenue Antique International, which undertakes the acquisition, testing, and sale of antique goods. He claimed to have worked on top-secret projects involving government and research agencies such as DRDO. They also claimed that they would provide a certificate of authenticity after inspection and testing, which would cost from R40 to R50 lakh, depending on the level of radiation. Prajapati and his companions, who pose as his associates and buyers, will take Naidu to Kolkata and show him antiques. They test on a sample, and it is believed that buyers will invest in the antique. Naidu, assuming the transaction to be genuine, will pitch in it as well. According to the plan, after the acquisition, the antique was to be sold in the international market at a high price, and profit was to be shared among all buyers. In 2014, Naidu was told about a magical mirror worth R25 lakh, whose owner needed the money and was ready to sell it for R12 lakh. At a hotel in Kolkata, an 'investor' offered the pitch for R5.5 lakh, and Naidu agreed to pay R6.5 lakh. The mirror was later found to be fake.
Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan Fan Nabs Chain-Snatcher In Andheri
An avid fan of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan killed a chain-snatcher last week when he was running away with a gold chain of a pedestrian in Andheri. In the scuffle, the chain snatcher kills the victim's hand with a blade, resulting in the latter employing about ten stitches. Jaffer Sheikh, 41, a Vasai resident, runs a major making shop in Andheri East and visits Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow every Sunday during the actor's weekly meet. At 7 pm last Saturday, Sheikh was working in his shop when the accused, identified as 22-year-old Imran Sabbir Sheikh, snatched the gold chain of a 60-year-old woman walking down the street at the shop. Sheikh then followed him for a good kilometer and managed to stop him. "I saw the accused snatching the gold chain and chased him for a kilometer. As I stopped him, he took out a blade from his pocket and killed both my hands. I retaliated and dragged him to the police station. They have brought and arrested him. " The victim child told a regular media in Bachchan's open meeting in Juhu. "I am very happy that the lady got her jewelry back. I am a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan, and after this incident, I met her at her house. When she asked me about my hand, I told her the incident. He congratulated. Hugged me and me, "Sheikh said. He then presented a photo frame to Bachchan with a collage of 26 different photographs of the actor. Senior Inspector Vijay Velge of Andheri Police Station said, "The accused Imran Sheikh is in custody. Jaffer Sheikh is a great work." The accused has been involved in dozens of cases.
Mumbai: No forest will be developed on playgrounds, said BJP
During discussing the proposal at a standing committee meeting on Thursday, Leader of the Opposition Ravi Raja said, "Every commissioner comes with his own vision. Now, we are leaving for Miyawaki. The plantation is good for the city, but there is no space. Any playground should be reduced as there are very few plots available for the citizens. BMC should first talk to the residents." Unlike the list, the garden is not a building. The superintendent of the part, Jitendra Pardeshi, assured the committee members that no forest would be developed on the playgrounds. Playgrounds in Manori, Malad West, JVPD-Andheri, Santacruz West and Bandra East are laid out for the Miyawaki forests. While the constellation Udayan in JVPD, which is subject to the reservation of playgrounds, will be reduced by 40 per cent, the Manori Village playground will be lost by 55 per cent. The forest will take up to 200, 400 and 500 square meters in the grounds of Bandra East, Malad West and Santacruz West respectively. "While trees are needed, the city also needs open spaces. Forests, where people cannot enter, will reduce useful places. They are just ornamental," said corporate Asif Zakaria. He said that places for such forests should be reserved in the development plan after careful planning.
BJP members exit Shiv Sena-ruled BMC meeting
After a month of thinking, the BJP has started functioning as an opposition in the Shiv Sena ruled BMC. On Thursday, BJP councillors walked out of a standing committee meeting as the budget-related meeting took place in a private building. While BJP corporators still sit with ruling corporators on the chairs of the ruling party and Congress-NCP-Shivena corporators look to the opposition, things are changing. The BJP corporators initially walked out of the standing committee meeting. BJP corporator Prabhakar Shinde wanted to speak of the order, but Shiv Sena corporator, President Yashwant Jadhav refused to discuss any matter, asked him to speak after regular work. The BJP corporators then created a ruckus and left. Prabhakar Shinde later told reporters that he wanted to oppose the budget meeting to be held at India Bulls, a private building. "The road contractor was present at the meeting, and the administration wanted to move the road plans forward. But the chairman of the standing committee did not allow us to make his point," he said. "As per the rules and regulations of the Standing Committee, we have to work on the agenda first and then discuss any issue. I requested them to discuss the issue, but the BJP only wants to do politics and any interest in it Is not," said Yashwant Jadhav, chairman of the standing committee. After assuring food for R10 in the Shiv Sena manifesto for the assembly elections, Mayor Kishori Pednekar inaugurated the R10 meal at the BMC canteen for the staff on Thursday. The interesting thing is that the display board in the canteen shows that lunch with two stems, one pulse, rice and two chapatis is already available for Rs 10.
Some protesters awaken confidence in PM Modi, said- Modi did well
More than 25,000 peaceful protesters thronged the Kranti Maidan on Thursday evening, protests in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 - with more than 100 participants - took place on the same day as the CSMT. Initially, the CAA protests were to be held outside Churchgate station at 5 pm, but as the necessary permits were not obtained from the police officers, the organizers of the protest had to move outside the venue near Gate No 1 of the metro CSMT. The protest was peaceful with slogans like 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Savarkar Zindabad', with slogans of 'Hindu-Muslim is one, Modi Shah is fake', shouting slogans opposing the August revolution. "Everything Modi has done very good," said a middle-aged woman guard at CSMT. "Most people in the country are not protesting against CAA because they have faith in the Prime Minister. So many students are burning public property for which we pay taxes, CAA is not anti-religion. Whoever is living in this country, their first religion should be their nation. Why should other people oppose the CAA? Why are they becoming insecure? They don't believe in themselves." Another protestor Vikram Acharya said, "Non-violent protest is welcome in a democracy. However, the law cannot be made on the streets. It can only be made in Parliament. And, it can be challenged in the Supreme Court, which Is happening."
The August Kranti Maidan once again resonated with the mantras of "Freedom"
The sacred ground of the country's civil disobedience movement, the August Kranti Maidan, once again resonated with the mantras of "freedom" on Thursday. Apart from this time, the crowd was brought together by endless, furious calls on social media to protest a law that has united the country against its perceived division. "I do not personally know any of the victims in Assam, Kashmir or any of the lathi-charge students in Jamia Milia Islamia. But I have seen pictures of them on Twitter, and have seen videos about their plight. Now I can I feel this strong feeling of togetherness," said Pranjali Dubey, a 23-year-old sketch writer. Apart from this time, the crowd was brought together by endless, furious calls on social media to protest a law that has given the country its alleged Have united against partition." I personally do not know any of the victims in Assam, Kashmir or any of the lathi-charge students in Jamia Milia Islamia. But I've seen pictures of him on Twitter, and videos about his plight. Now I feel this strong sense of solidarity with him.'' Just yesterday, more than 1.75 lakh people tweeted #IndiaAgainstCAA, and another 36,000 tweeted #MumbaikarsAgainstCAB, putting both hashtags among the top trending topics on Twitter for the day. Protests and online uproar led to widespread voting, giving hope to 19-year-old Saifi Suma, a tuition teacher and henna artist. "I am also tracking this issue and protest on Instagram. A lot of people are talking about it online. Social media is the best way to convince people of some complex like CAA. Many of our voices never reach TV reaches Media.''
Mumbai: Ford Mustang Collided With Barricade And Fell On Railway Tracks
A high-speed Ford Mustang collided with the barricade of a bridge and fell onto the railway tracks below. Not surprised, Shelar immediately informed his seniors, who had alerted the Central Railway Control Room. Trackman Padmakara was on his way to work near Heera Shelar Dombivali at around 12 pm on Thursday when he saw what a scene could be with fast cars in any film. A high-speed Ford Mustang collided with the barricade of a bridge and fell onto the railway tracks below. Shelar immediately informed his seniors, who had alerted the Central Railway Control Room. The car fell from the bridge on the track between Dativali and Nilje stations. The Diva-Panvel Rail Corridor, which ferried rail traffic from north to south India on the Central Railway, remained closed for about an hour. CR took notice of Shelar's quick thinking and rewarded him on Thursday. CR Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar said, "The Central Railway rewarded Padmakar for his valiant work, as his quick thinking prevented a major disaster." The expensive sports utility vehicle belongs to Raju Patil from Kalyan, who is Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA. No casualty was reported, and no trains were climbing the tracks in the incident that took place around midnight in Nilje. The MLA, who is in Nagpur to attend the winter session of the state assembly, said his driver was behind the wheels. The driver reportedly jumped from the car before falling. He was returning after refuelling her. Sources said the ownership details of the car reveal that it is in the name of Yogita Patil and it is registered with RTO Kalyan. Sutar said railway traffic was restored after the car was cleared from the track in about an hour. But some trains had to be stopped.