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Aarey And CAA Activists Together Protested
Even as people across the country continue to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, around 500 students and members of a human rights group formed after the Bhima Koregaon violence - Mumbai Rise to save Democracy, Aarey activists and Common citizens gathered to participate in a peaceful, free speech demonstration at Dadar and Matunga Cultural Center at 5 pm on Friday. The demonstration, organized by the 'Mumbai Rise to Save Democracy', was held in the auditorium of the cultural center. While the opening musical act includes a spin-off of the popular Hindi song 'Ye Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' performed by one of the participants, its lyrics soon changed to 'Zara Roko, Zara Toko, Ye Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan' went. The panelists - Prakash Bhoir, Manisha Dhirede, Arfa Khanam, and Prabhat Patnaik - inspired the crowd through their stories of rebellion against the authorities and survival. Mistakes were handed over to audience members with 'sedition' and 'urban naxal' written on them. Explaining how into Mumbai Rise to Save Democracy came into existence last September, he said, "Bhima Koregaon is an important milestone for opposing Hindutva. The vehicles of those who joined it were burnt, and the police later registered cases against the activists and them. The authorities then found a new conspiracy and based on this, and they arrested nine human rights activists. What was most frightening was the mass media used… it has put the word 'urban naxal' in everyone's heads." Another tribal, Manisha Dhende, who was detained during the Aare protests, said, "I don't understand the police. We all grew up learning that we should save trees and be non-violent, but I don't know which school the police said they beat up students and detained people for no reason."
Uddhav Thackeray Said, We Have Reduced The Burden Of BJP
In response to the allegations against by Shiv Sena and General Secretary Vikas Mahadev, Uddhav Thackeray said that he has stopped carrying the burden of the BJP and has made a lot of compromises to come to the CM's chair. He questioned the BJP's understanding of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's Hindutva and the need for the CAA to legislate rather than do justice to Hindus in India before hosting refugees from other countries. "We cannot understand Savarkar completely, but do you understand him too? Do you support Savarkar's views on cows? Manohar Parrikar was the proponent of beef import. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju eat beef. You can talk about this. What do I think? " He responded to the BJP's allegations that were levelled against him during a debate on the Governor's address at a joint sitting of the legislature. At one point, the CM said that he had too many papers to read, but he would first answer all the allegations. Two days ago when Thackeray equalled the police crackdown on students at Jamia Millia University in connection with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, it forced NCP boss Sharad Pawar to say that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government would now be stable and stable. Pawar interpreted Thackeray's statement as a necessary response that the BJP should be kept at bay. Thackeray said, he had promised his father that Shiv Sena would be the CM in Maharashtra, but he never told him that he would always be with the BJP. "If you say that I have made a new low to form the government, then yes, I have done so, but remember that I have removed the burden of the BJP from my shoulders." Clarifying his stand on the CAA, the CM said, "BJP should do justice to Indian Hindus first and then think of Hindus of other countries." He further said that the BJP should also think of Marathi speaking people in Karnataka, who have wanted to be a part of Maharashtra since 1960, the year a new state was created without the inclusion of Belgaum belt.
2000 policemen deployed to stop more than 25,000 protesters at August Kranti Maidan
2,000 police personnel deployed to monitor the mob of over 25,000 protesters at the August Kranti Maidan pulled out a successful settlement with Mumbaikars on Thursday, leading to a violent demonstration. The over-prepared police also had a riot control unit and the State Reserve Police Force on standby. "Senior police officers, including Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Vinay Choubey, monitored the entire protest from the ground zero to ensure that no untoward incident took place. The crowd that gathered was far from More was what we were expecting, but adequate arrangements were made to handle the crowd and everything was going on smoothly. It was deployed underground to collect intelligence and keep close tabs on anyone trying to disturb peaceful protests. Officials were also keeping a close watch on journalists, especially from specific media houses. . Pro-government to run the news. "There was some input that the crowd that came to the protest was furious with some media houses for their partisan reporting. Therefore, we kept a close watch on them to ensure that they are not disturbed," the official said.
Work On The Plan To Develop Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Into A Mega-Complex
The new complex will have commercial installations and plans to coordinate with the metro station. In its new phase of nationwide station development, the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation has worked on a plan to develop the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station into a mega-complex. A presentation of the new campus suggests that the area includes the rehabilitation of existing railway quarters and the freed land will be developed into a commercial complex with landmarks. A CR spokesperson said that the Central Railway is currently working on the island platform and some additional facilities and that CRS will sit down with the IRCDC team to see how the two functions can be streamlined. The new complex will have commercial installations and plans to coordinate with the metro station. Giving details of the project, a senior official said that the new project envisages construction of a new LTT departure wing and three additional platforms, a new compact communication loop to use the future development areas and LTT departure wing. It is also planned that a new vehicular movement is connected to the existing road while retaining the existing railway works. The plan details include creating a residential area to relocate Kurla Railway Housing and Central Railway Housing and a multi-level car parking and commercial area to be developed next to the LTT station arrival wing.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar Will Be The Architect Of Agricultural Loan Waiver !
NCP chief Sharad Pawar will be the architect of the farm loan waiver that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government will announce in the coming days. The former Union Agriculture Minister, who presided over a mega debt waiver during the UPA I rule across the country, was placed in a meeting in Nagpur on Thursday with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and senior MVA leaders. The BJP-led opposition is angry at the government's demand, which was raised by the CM himself during the election campaign. He wanted at least R25,000 per hectare of farmers to be given a cap on uncultivated land. The previous government, of which Shiv Sena was a constituent, offered relief to the indebted peasants, but Thackeray wanted a total rebate rather than a partial one. Sources said that Pawar has advised the policy makers of Maharashtra to come up with a new plan, which should be completed on time. This MVA government was expected to transcend the line of Congress-led Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where a debt waiver was announced within ten days of the formation of the government. But the MVA decided not to rush on it and considered the state's fiscal health before making any commitment. Maharashtra may require another R60,000 crore to make farmers debt free. The state has a debt burden of R6.71 lakh crore, including loans taken for big-ticket projects. Considering this, the new government is also reviewing the Fadnavis government exemption, which was in the range of R353 crore. Insiders said the MVA might have a two-legged waiver. A list of eligible farmers is now being made. BJP wants CM to announce interim assistance if there is no complete exemption scheme in the current legislative session.
A Survey Of Foot-Over-Bridges Revealed Lack Of Regular Checks
A survey of foot-over-bridges at 13 stations along 32 kilometres between Thane and CSMT revealed lack of inspection deadlines and regular checks. With the majority of maintenance schedules showing April 2019 as the final inspection date, November 2019 as the next due date, situation points towards a lack of seriousness by the railways and raises passenger safety concerns. Earlier this year, IIT-B and Railways conducted a joint safety audit of all 445 road-over-bridges, FOBs on both the Central Railway and Western Railway lines to improve facilities and focus on commuter safety. Thereafter some bridges were demolished, and accountability boards were put on all FOBs along with the inspection schedule. All this was done after the CSMT bridge collapsed this year to gain public confidence and set accountability. The board mentions important parameters such as the condition of the bridges, the person-in-charge, the last inspection date and the due date for the next inspection. Out of the 19 stations between Thane and CSMT, a media agency visited the 13 busiest. It was found that at least eight FOB due dates at five stations had expired. While some stations have updated boards, some do not have boards. While the board of the CSMT mentions that the last inspection was done this month and the next is scheduled for December 2020 and certified as safe for public use, the inspection dates at the south-end bridge of the mosque station.
Story Of Bar Owners Troubled By Police In Mumbai
City bar owners dared to blow the lid off one of Mumbai's worst-kept secrets. Policemen bullying the bar to close the path before the deadline and made their patrons and managers uncomfortable with their presence inside the complex. The issue seems to be in disbelief that the top brass for local police stations. Taking a nap by the chief of police, it appears that there are galvanized local police, mainly in the western suburbs, to flex their muscles with massive restaurants and bars. More than 50 victim owners have come forward to protest against the highness of the police, who say they are posting constables on their premises, which sometimes force them to close shop by 9 pm. In a city where a majority allow their hair to be posted only at 10 am, the over-the-top measure has left moderation in view of the high losses in business. For a force that is short-staffed, this is an unnecessary wastage of manpower. For over a decade, it has been struggling to fill 3,000-odd vacancies. Nevertheless, it continues to deploy precious personnel for unnecessary jobs unnecessarily. The reason this time is that during the surprise inspection initiated by the Chief of Police, the deadline of 1.30 pm to the local police was not strictly enforced. Does the expiration of a deadline justify precious manpower wastage? When these infantrymen can be deployed for law and order, why should they waste their thumbs inside the bars for hours? Another reason given is the prevention of 'illegal activities,' in which no one is able to tell what these illegal activities can be. On the face of it, it seems that the police have returned to their favorite activity, moral policing. It cannot top the list of law enforcers. By all means, monitor the bars and restaurants if you must, but inconsistently. The strong-arm strategy will only be counterintuitive. It would be prudent for constables to enforce the law where needed, which is certainly not inside bars and restaurants.
Install Loudspeaker, LED Light And An Artificial Flame To Scare The Wild Animal
An office of SEEPZ has set up a sound and light show in the building complex in hopes of scaring a frequent four-legged visitor to the area. The leopard has been spotted five times in the past week in the office area located near the forested hill near Mahakali Caves in Andheri. Employees of the Power System Operation Corporation Limited (PSOCL), one of several offices in the area, have installed loudspeakers, LED lights, and an artificial flame to scare the animals. The leopard has been spotted in three office buildings around the Veravali pumping station in the last week. On December 9, CCTV footage of a camera installed in the building premises of WRPC caught the leopard attacking a stray dog in the building premises at 2.32 am, and the video went viral on social networking sites. The Forest Department immediately reached the spot and made the people aware of the dos and donuts. Camera traps were also deployed in the area, and night patrolling was started. A forest department official told that people in the buildings had been asked to illuminate areas where leopards were spotted. "The sound from the instruments can give the leopard the impression that humans are present on the campus and may frighten it," he said. PSOCL has installed four instruments playing the Gayatri mantra continuously to ward off the leopard. LED lights also been installed on the boundary walls of the complex, and panels have also been installed to prevent leopards from entering the building. An artificial flame lamp has also been installed on the machine in the building where the leopard was seen resting.
Online Liquor Fraud From Actress Priya Banerjee, Theft Of 35 Thousand Rupees
Nearly 100 incidents of online alcohol fraud in the past six months have prompted the city's police to monitor such cases. The police have become so thoroughly drilled and cautious that on December 15, within two hours of the model and actor Priya Banerjee reporting such a case, the Khar police freeze fraudulent accounts and block Rs 35,000. Tax, which he had lost while trying to buy liquor online. According to the police, most of the cases of liquor fraud were reported from Bandra, Khar, Santacruz, and Juhu in the western part of the city, after which Additional Commissioner Manoj Kumar Sharma had arrested one of the fraudsters cheating people on the promise of providing liquor. A special team formed and purchased online. In fact, Cybercops has written a letter to Google asking them to delete all such contacts available on their browsers. On December 15, after placing an order for Boogie, Banerjee agreed to make an online payment. The fraudster asked him to share his card details and OTP. "I was unaware of the liquor fraud cases and shared my card details with the OTP. Within seconds I received an SMS from the bank stating that Rs 23,000 had been debited from my account. I immediately sent the person Called and asked him about the debit. Banerjee said that he apologized for the inconvenience and shared the refund barcode on Google Pay and asked me to scan it. Doing so But I have lost Rs 12,000. Making another official requesting anonymity said, "The Counterfeiters target innocent civilians, they are very tech-savvy. Once the money is debited, they start shopping online. In these cases, the first two hours are very important. Once the money is withdrawn or spent on online shopping, it becomes very difficult to block accounts."
Negligence: Broken Glass Panel, Officers Narrowly Escaped
In the heritage structure of the BMC, the Chairperson of the Works Committee survived a serious injury when the glass panel above him crashed. As it was glass used in vehicles, it immediately broke into pieces and caused no major injuries. Shiv Sena corporator and committee chair Preeti Patankar blamed the incident as an administrative lapse by civil servants. In a knee jerk reaction after the incident, the civil administration has decided to remove all the spectacles installed on the three floors of the building. The meeting of the Works Committee started at around 1.15 pm, and when a discussion was going at 3.30 pm, the glass panel, which was a partition in the next room, crashed. As the glasses that were fitted were hardened glass and near the roof of the structure, they barely crashed, but as they were hardened glasses that were used in vehicles, no major injuries were, and it broke into pieces. More than 15 corporators, along with various civic officials and staff were present when the incident took place. Two other employees of the Municipal Secretary Department suffered minor injuries to their heads and legs after a piece of glass fell. Patankar also suffered injuries. Describing the horrific incident, Patankar said, "I was sitting in my chair, which was just below the glass panel, and at around 3.30 pm, I felt the pieces of glass fall. Soon after, a glass The big piece came down. Stuck in my sari. I have got bruises on my back, legs, and head. Luckily I was bending over the table and not holding my back on the chair when the incident happened. Otherwise, the glass With me Would have fallen."