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Mumbai: In 24 hours Pilot crushed, bus crashes, teen run over

A trainee pilot, a student and a pedestrian were killed in three separate incidents while 15 passengers were injured in a fourth accident after a BEST bus collided with a dumper in Mumbai in 24 hours.Varun Bamrotia, 28, was riding his BMW superbike and was on his way for a routine Sunday ride to Manor when he was crushed under a trailer on Sunday around 7 am. Varun was a trainee pilot.A teenager student from Dharavi Mansoor Shaikh (19) was run over by a car near Marine drive promenade as he was crossing the road. The accident took place around 11.30 am on Saturday.In the third incident, an unidentified man was killed in a hit-and-run as a private bus hit him near Samata Nagar police station in Kandivli East. The driver, who fled the spot, was identified and was held in the evening.The BEST bus accident near Marol bus depot could have resulted into a major tragedy but the passengers escaped with minor injuries. As the bus was heading towards Agarkar Chowk around 12.45 pm on Sunday, it collided with a dumper that was in the wrong lane. All the occupants, including the driver and conductor, sustained minor injuries and were treated at Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Centre in Jogeshwari.

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Maharashtra: Army jawan parades woman with garland of slippers, arrested after complaint

An Army jawan was arrested yesterday for allegedly parading a woman with a garland of slippers around her neck.The incident occurred at the jawan’s native Alur village under Umarga tehsil of Osmanabad district, police said.Police said that jawan Shivananda Swamy committed the act after he found out that the 55-year-old woman was allegedly spreading rumours about his wife.Assistant Police Inspector MI Shaikh of Murum police station said Swamy was arrested after a case was filed.”A case has been registered under section 354 (assault or criminal force to women with intent to outrage her modesty), 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code,” Shaikh said.

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3 more held in car theft case

The Mumbai Crime Branch sleuths on Tuesday arrested three more persons who were instrumental in altering parts of a stolen vehicle from Mumbai, which was used to ferry cache of arms by a criminal gang. The said gang had looted an arms godown in UP and had ferried the arms in the said vehicle which was intercepted by the Nashik police this month.The accused have been identified as Mehtab Khan (50), Mohamed Abdul Shaikh(49) and Shehzad Ali Shaikh (23) all residents of Sewree area.The police had on Tuesday also arrested a thief Sanjay Salukhe, 22, a resident of Chembur for allegedly stealing a Bolero jeep which was parked opposite Lashkariya Building in Andheri (w) on December 05. The case was being probed by Amboli police station, after there was a delay in registering the case.According to the police, the accused would run a garage and after stealing the vehicle the Salunkhe had taken the car to the accuse’s garage to alter the parts of the jeep after which it was used in ferrying in the arms.”After the arrest of Salunkhe, names of the three accused cropped up and we traced arrested them from Sewree area,” said a crime branch officer.

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3 killed in Zaveri Bazaar building collapse

At least three labourers were killed and one trapped after Chhipi Chawl in Zaveri Bazaar collapsed on Friday morning. The labourers were carrying out repair work on the fourth floor of the five-storeyed building. The dilapidated building, which is more than 60 years old, was already vacated for the said repair work. Relatives of the deceased say the repairing contractor didn’t provide them with any safety gear that could have saved their lives.Chhipi Chawl was declared dangerous last year by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). The building is located on Shamseth Street and has a total 41 tenants, out of which 37 are commercial and four residential.MHADA had issued warning notices to tenants in September and urged them to vacate the premises for carrying out repair work. Sumant Bhange, chief officer, Repair board ( MHADA) said, “Work order was issued under the MLC fund in October 2016. However, owing to non co-operation from tenants, repairs couldn’t begin on time.”Fire Brigade started the rescue operation around 12.30 pm and recovered three bodies till 9 pm. They were identified as Firoz Khan (23), Safai Shaikh (22), and Rocky Shaikh (22). All came from Malharpur in West Bengal.

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First day of job turns last day of life

Rocky Shaikh, a labourer working in the Chhipi Chawl building, met with a tragic death when the building collapsed on Friday. Shaikh was working on the fourth floor when the slab of the building caved in instantly killing him. It was his first day at work.Shaikh, a native of Malharpur near Kolkata, had come to the city on Thursday in search of work. Asraf Ali, one of his relative said, “Shaikh’s father had already died and Rocky was the sole breadwinner earning for his mother and other family members.”Two other labourers had a narrow escape as they evacuated the building when they realised that the wall was shaking and the building was about to fall.”There were heavy metal tanks on the fourth floor which the labourers were removing when the crash happened and our colleagues died,” said Ghulam Mustafa, a labourer who came out safely.Most of the labourers trapped inside were from West Bengal. “The contractor could have adopted certain safety measures that could have saved Firoz,” said Sohaib Khan, uncle of Firoz Khan who died in the building collapse. He added that he got to know about the incident after he received a call from his native village.Timeline: How it unfolded9 pm: Body of three labourer recovered from debris.One still feared trapped. Rescue operation continues1 pm: Around five labourers are rescued12 pm: Fire Brigade reaches the spot11 am: A slab of Chhipi Chawl building on Shamseth Street in Zaveri Bazar collapses

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Man held for making hoax call to NIA

According to sources, the central agency informed Maharashtra ATS and Shaikh was detained and handed over to Gamdevi police who are probing the matter. During the investigation, it revealed that he made the call to trap his business partner who had enmity with him. A case has been registered.”

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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written Bydna Correspondent <!–end of artlbotbor–>Thursday 14 December 2017 1:25 ISTMust readMy husband was sleeping, says wife of ‘molester’Crammed planes a global norm; experts say focus on etiquette<!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>The Gamdevi police have registered a case against a 35-year-old man for allegedly making a hoax call to National Investigation Agency and Prime Minister’s office about the chemical attack in Gujarat during the election.According to the police, the NIA had received a call from an unknown person claiming that there would be a chemical attack in Gujarat during the election. Following the call, the central agency and other police authorities had begun the investigation and they found nothing suspicious and that the call was a hoax. The agency traced the call to Mira Road and identified the caller as Irshad Shaikh from Mira Road. A case was then lodged at the Gamdevi police station on Tuesday. According to sources, the central agency informed Maharashtra ATS and Shaikh was detained and handed over to Gamdevi police who are probing the matter. During the investigation, it revealed that he made the call to trap his business partner who had enmity with him. A case has been registered.

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Housing board moots extra area at lower cost

Tenants of dilapidated cessed buildings situated in South Mumbai should be allowed to buy up to 200 square feet of extra space at ‘construction cost’ from the developer redeveloping their building. This is one of the suggestions of the state government constituted a committee on housing. Currently, a tenant is entitled to get 300 sq ft house following redevelopment. If accepted the new rule may reduce the differences between tenants and developers and will also allow tenants with bigger families to stay together. There are more than 14,000 such dilapidated cessed buildings located in South Mumbai. These buildings pay a cess to MHADA for their repair. Many projects in the area are stuck either because of the tenants’ refusal to vacate their houses or when the developer delays a certain project. While the suggestion sounds good, architects who plan the building say that the tenant should at the time of planning of the building inform the developer about the extra space. “While giving extra space at construction cost wouldn’t be feasible for a developer but it can bring in liquid at initial stage to the developer, which will be of help to him in carrying out construction,” said Arqam Shaikh, of Arc associates.

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Man arrested for making hoax call to NIA about chemical attack during Gujarat assembly election

A case has been registered under section 505 and 182 of Indian Penal Code.”

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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written ByVallabh Ozarkar <!–end of artlbotbor–>Wednesday 13 December 2017 11:02 ISTMust readUttar Pradesh: French tourists molested, thrashed in Mirzapur, eight accused nabbed Karnataka: Protest in Kumta turns violent over death of activist Paresh Mesta <!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>The Gamdevi police has registered a case against a 35-year-old man for allegedly making hoax call to National Investigation Agency about the chemical attack in Gujarat during election.According to the police, the NIA had recently received a call from unknown person claiming that there would be chemical attack in Gujarat during the assembly election. Following the call the national agency and other police authorities had begin the investigation and they found that the call was hoax. The agency traced the call to Mira Road and identified the caller as Irshad Shaikh from Mira Road. A case was then lodged at the Gamdevi police station on Tuesday.According to sources, the central agency informed Maharashtra ATS that the caller is from Mira Road. Thr ATS promptly swung into action and has detained Shaikh. During interrogation he revealed that he made the call to trap a person who had enmity with him.A case has been registered under section 505 and 182 of Indian Penal Code.

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Gujarat Elections 2017 | BJP campaigns seek to mobilise Muslim women voters

In an attempt to make the Muslim women living in slum pockets aware of ‘vikas’, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has initiated a door-to-door campaign. THeir aim is to convince them to vote for the party. Interestingly, the campaign has been very strategically planned as the women BJP representatives have chosen afternoons for the same.Shehnaz Shaikh, General Body Behrampura ward Mahamantri, who has been working with the BJP for 15 years, has been instrumental in reaching out to several areas this election.”Women are free during afternoons as their husbands and children are out. Hence, we chose the afternoon to visit them. We spend around 20 minutes to an hour with them, depending on the issues and understanding capacity of the women. These are mostly uneducated women hence it is very important for us to reach out to them, explain about the work being done by BJP and eventually convince them to vote independently without being under any pressure.”Shehnaz, along with another 4 women, has covered households such as Calico Tekra, Nandas ki chaali, Bombay Hotel, Jamalpur, Khodiyanagar no Tekro, Behrampura, etc. During the visit, the team talks about ‘Vikas’ in their area.Water was a major issue for most of the women in Behrampura. Another lady who stitches clothes at home, Mehrnaz Devda said, “Water was a big issue in our area but thankfully now the problem has been resolved. Even our basti did not have a path with stones. It was a kaccha rasta, but now a stone path has been laid. However, the area still lacks a good school. There are so many children but we are forced to send our kids to a nearby school run by AMC. The education is not good there. So we immediately need a good school and recreational space for kids.”Rehanna Shaikh, who lives in a basti in Behrampura said, “We did not have a gas pipeline until now. Now, we have recently got the connection. Women feel safe, I do not know if it is the fear of cops or in general fear.” Nearly 500 Muslims, including women, had recently joined the BJP at a function organised by Jamalpur-Khadia MLA Bhushan Bhatt in Danilimda. Cleanliness was something that impressed Faheeda Pathan, a housewife and resident of Behrampura. She said, “Behrampura was one of the dirtiest areas. The dustbins were never cleaned for days. Now, we can see the change. The only thing that is needed is more big leaders.”Elaborating more on the campaign, Mohammad Farooq Qureshi, President, BJP Laghumati Morcha said, “We are targeting the Muslim women and making a group of five to convince furthermore to vote for BJP.”
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Rajasthan: Man arrested for murdering Muslim, burning corpse in suspected love jihad case

In a case of suspected love jihad in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, a viral video of a man killing another with a sickle and subsequently dousing the corpse with kerosene before setting it ablaze, has shocked the administration.The accused, who is has been identified as Shambhu Nath Raigar, was arrested soon afterwards. According to Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, a special investigation team has been set up to probe the case.Earlier, the police had received information that a charred body had been found in a field under the jurisdiction of Rajnagar police station. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Bhutta Sheikh and his motorcycle was also found near the site of the murder.The police then found the video which was circulated on social media. In the video, Raigar is seen striking Shaikh with a sickle and dousing him with kerosene and setting him ablaze before fleeing the scene. “Raigar is seen threatening eyewitnesses over love jihad,” a police official said.
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NIA arrests student leader for LeT links in Bihar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested another accused from Bihar in the Shaikh Abdul Naeem of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) case.Dhannu Raja was arrested from Bihar’s Gopalganj for his involvement in harboring, providing logistics and other assistance to main accused Naeem who was an operative of terrorist organisation LeT.Raja was arrested on December 1, and has been charged under Sections 120B, 121, 121A of IPC and 17, 18, 19, 20, 38 39 and 40 of UA (P) Act, 1967.The arrested accused is a 23 year-old local student leader of Gopalganj, Bihar.After being arrested he was produced before the NIA Special Court Patna, which granted his transit remand till December 5.He has been brought to Delhi and will be produced before the state?s Special Court NIA on or before December 5.
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Mumbai: Despite open-defecation free tag, women from Chembur forced to go outside due to poor state of toilets

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Women from M ward of BMC along with Right To Pee activists had conducted a survey of over 100 toilets in different areas of the ward in order to check the toilet facilities provided by the civic authority to the residents. According to the women, majority of the toilets lack basic facilities due to which the residents have to do open defecation at night or early morning.”Once the door of the community toilet fell on my head. While we go inside the toilet, we have to hold the door in one hand since it is not attach to the toilet,” said Usha Deshmukh, a resident of Chembur while speaking about the issues faced by the residents. Deshmukh, added, “The floorings are in poor condition too. We have been raising the voice with the local corporator as well but they say they don’t have enough funds.”Like Deshmukh few other women also shared their experience. Shabanam Shaikh, said, “We also suffer from eve-teasing a lot. Due to lack of toilets, children sit on the nullah.”Anjum Shaikh, resident of Baiganwadi, added, “We don’t have a single toilet facility in our area. Everyday the residents have to walk over 10 minutes for the nearest toilet while does not have light and water facilities and is near a dumping ground.”On October 2, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had congratulated the city and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as the city was certified open-defecation free (ODF) by the Quality Council of India (QCI), a government regulator.The women along with Right To Pee activists will be meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in two days regarding the issue on the occasion of World Toilet Day. The survey was conducted after the government started ‘Mi Labharti (beneficiary)’ ads regarding open defecation free India.The women have also made a song on the issues making an appeal to the government.

‘Good samaritan’ held for cylist’s death

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mankhurd Police on Wednesday arrested the man who until now was perceived to be a good samaritan, who tried to save accident victim and 65-year-old renowned cyclist Ashok Khale.The said samaritan was the complainant in the case and had got Khale hospitalised but the probe revealed that Khale had died after being hit by his vehicle.According to the police, on November 5, one Bandra resident Moiz Shaikh had found Khale unconscious at Sion-Panvel Highway and had got Khale hospitalised at a Navi Mumbai hospital. Shaikh got a complaint lodged against an unidentified motorist at Vashi Police Station in this regard.However, later the case was transferred to Mankhurd police station as the accident spot was under their jurisdiction.On November 11, Khale succumbed to his injuries at Bombay Hospital after which the Mankhurd Police had registered a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against unknown persons and began the probe.”When we visited the accident site we found several discrepancies in Shaikh’s statement. On sustained questioning Shaikh broke down and admitted to having rammed his vehicle into Khale’s cycle, resulting in severe injury. He told us that he was too scared to tell the truth,” said Sanjay Y Vernekar, senior police inspector, Mankhurd Police Station.The cycle, which was missing from the scene of the accident, has also been recovered by the police.On November 05, around 6 am Shaikh who was travelling in his SUV was heading towards Panvel when a few meters ahead of Vashi bridge on the Sion-Panvel highway, his vehicle hit Khale’s cycle, who was going to Khopoli from his Dadar residence.Khale, known as the King of Ghats, was the winner of national championships in 1979 and has several state and national medals for cycling to his name.He was known to have ridden the Khandala Ghat section in record time during the Mumbai-Pune national race. A recipient of the Shiv Chhatrapati state sports award, he had also participated in Giro d’Italia.RIDING THE GHATSKnown as the King of Ghats and winner of 1979 national championships, Ashok Khale is known to have ridden the Khandala Ghat section in record time and is a recipient of the Shiv Chhatrapati state sports award

Dissolve Waqf board, says man who locked its office

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shabbir Ansari of All India Muslim OBC organisation on Thursday demanded that the Waqf Board be dissolved and an administrator be appointed. Ansari had locked up the Maharashtra Waqf board head office in Aurangabad on November 7 alleging that no work of members of the Muslim community was done due to the fighting among board members and corruption.Waqf properties are those which Muslims have devoted to God the for welfare of the community. In Maharashtra the registered Waqf properties stand at 92,000 acres of land and over one lakh properties are valued to the extent of Rs 5 lakh crore. Waqf properties are often in news due to mismanagement.”There were a lot of people who had several issues and no work was being done. When we went there, Masjids were not being registered, change reports were not being stamped and given and even nikaahnama, which should be registered with the superintendent, was not being done,” said Ansari.He added that there was no FIR against him and his act only showed the lax security at the head office. “I first waited and despite board members being in the city, they did not come. I then locked the place. Only after chief officer gave in writing who was blocking the work was the lock opened,” said Ansari.”Tomorrow if someone was to burn down all the papers, there is not enough security to even prevent that. The board members have filed cases against each other and there is no work that happens. There was no one in the office to do anyone’s work. The superintendent said he will come but he did not,” said Ansari.He then demanded that the board be dissolved. “Since they do not work, the board should be dissolved and an administrator be appointed,” said Ansari. Ansari was flanked by Maulan Moin Ashraf under whose leadership the Tehreek is looking to register Waqf properties.Habib Fakih, member of the board said, “All board members were against the chairperson. The security is adequate. Though Shabbir Ansari has done good work for OBC in the community, he committed an illegal act.”BOARD MATTERSMM Shaikh, the chairperson of the board, tendered his resignation. A vote of no-confidence was to decide his fate. “He has resigned and as per Waqf Act new election of new chairperson will take place,” said Shyam Tagde, principal secretary of minorities development.

Kidnappers to be booked for attempt to murder, forgery

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Amboli police will add the sections of attempt to murder and forgery against the six persons held for allegedly kidnapping and demanding extortion from a 32-year-old Jogeshwari businessman’s wife.Bhavin Shah was allegedly kidnapped near the Ram Mandir railway station on October 31. A video was then sent to his wife, Hetal, demanding Rs 82 lakh.The police arrested the mastermind, Mohd Shanu Shaikh and his associates Sandeep Sharma, Chitrabhan Singh, Anil Pandey, Dheeraj Singh and Mohammad Kabaadi, and recovered six cell phones, a car, Bhavin’s debit cards, a pistol and three cartridges.”The accused tried to kill the businessman, and the phone sim card purchased by the accused was procured by submitting bogus documents,” said a senior Amboli police officer. “The accused claimed they got the pistol from Uttar Pradesh.”Bhavin told DNA, “If I would not have been rescued in time, I would have died due to the torture they put me through. They continually put my life in danger.”

Railway police nab man for molesting minor

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Government Railway Police (GRP) made headway in a molestation case and arrested a 25-year-old man from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Wednesday. This comes four days after a minor girl jumped out of a moving local train for fear of being molested inside a ladies compartment by an unknown person near the CSMT. The accused has been identified as Ashraf Ali Shaikh.”We scanned the CCTV footage of the incident and identified the accused. A manhunt was launched, and we received a tip off that the accused was going to arrive at CSMT on Wednesday, following which the trap was laid and he was nabbed,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Samadhan Pawar of the GRP.”Shaikh admitted to his involvement in the incident but his motive behind entering the ladies compartment was yet to be ascertained,” the DCP said.According to the police, on Sunday, the Class 8 student boarded a Kalyan-bound train at CSMT to return home after attending tuition. As the train started running, a man entered the compartment and didn’t disembark when the girl pointed out that he had gotten into the wrong compartment. When he did not alight and started moving menacingly towards her, she jumped out of the train and sustained injuries. After being treated, a case of molestation was registered at the CSMT GRP station

BMC initiates survey of SoBo cemeteries

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has initiated a table survey of the two biggest cemeteries in south Mumbai along with other small ones. It will include boundary wall, total area measurement of the cemetery, number of people buried, safety of walls, washrooms and other aspects.Samajwadi Party corporator from south Mumbai, Rais Shaikh, and leader of the house in BMC, Yashwant Jadhav, along with BMC officials recently had a meeting about the survey.According to Shaikh, the BMC didn’t have details on the cemeteries in Mumbai until two years ago, hence work on preparing a list with all the details was initiated. “Barring one or two cemeteries, the remaining are with private parties. After this table survey, providing required facilities to the cemeteries will be smoother.” “We have two big cemeteries — bada kabrastan and nariyalwadi kabrastan — in south Mumbai. There are small cemeteries too and many of them are illegally encroached. Other issues such as light and water supply, boundary walls will also be understood once the table survey is done. The process has begun in Nariyalwadi kabrastan,” added Shaikh.It is not known how long the process will take.

Man booked for molesting minor girl after video goes viral

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Nehru Nagar police on Saturday slapped molestation charges against a person who slapped a minor, a video of which went viral on Friday, showing the girl fainting after receiving the blow. The incident took place on Tuesday. Police had earlier only filed assault charges against the accused, after which he was released on bail.On Saturday, the family of the victim demanded that molestation charges also be slapped on the accused.According to police, the incident took place on Tuesday evening at Nehru Nagar in Kurla when the girl was going for tuition class at around 7 pm. The accused, Imran Shaikh, along with his friends, were sitting in an auto rickshaw. “Shaikh and his friends were talking loudly and passing comments. When the girl crossed them, Shaikh passed a comment that made her turn back and tell him to behave properly,” said a police officer from Nehru Nagar police station.In response, Shaikh, now furious, and started to thrash her. The girl resisted and tried to free herself from his clutches. Meanwhile, Shaikh pulled out a sharp object and hit the girl on her nose. The girl’s nose started bleeding and she fainted on the road. After the incident, when there was chaos, relatives of the girl, who live nearby ,came to the spot. Seeing the girl lying fainted, they rushed her to Rajawadi hospital.”After the treatment, they approached Nehru Nagar police station to lodge a complaint. We had arrested the accused the same day and had charged him under relevant sections for assault as per the statement given by her. As the sections were bailable, he was released on bail on Friday,” said a police officer.However, the family of the victim alleged that the police initially did not register the FIR and did not slap molestation charges they demanded. “The Shaikh’s family members threatened my family and asked us to withdraw the complaint. They demanded that my daughter change the statement. Today they have taken the statement again and have added the section,” said victim’s father.”My daughter has sustained a serious injury on her nose, and the nasal bone has been fractured. Doctors has advised us to go in for surgery,” he added. “We have added sections for Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons under the IPC according to the supplementary statement of the victim. We have arrested the accused and our probe is on,” Shahaji Umap, Deputy Commissioner of Police(zone 6).Another incidentIn another incident, a married woman was attacked by a jilted lover in Vikhroli on Saturday, with sharp object. The accused has been arrested by Parksite police and the woman is recuperating in Rajawadi hospital.

Mumbai: 16-year-old girl allegedly molested and beaten up by man on protesting

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 16-year-old girl was left with a fractured nose after a man allegedly repeatedly hit her for asking him and his friends not to indulge in loud arguments at Kurla-Nehrunagar here, police said on Saturday.A video purportedly showing the man, identified as Imran Shahid Shaikh, attacking the girl, has gone viral in the social and mainstream media.The incident, which took place on Tuesday, was captured in a CCTV camera.The accused was arrested on the day of the incident, but was later granted bail by a local court, police said.According to a police official, the incident took place on October 17 near SRA Building in Shramjeevi Nagar, Chembur at 7 pm, when the victim was going to her class with a friend at Adarsh Nagar in Thakkar Bappa Colony in Chembur.”When she was near her building, a group of younths, who were seated inside a parked autorikshaw, were arguing loudly. The victim asked them not to make noise and then walked some distance with her friend,” the official said.However, enraged at being reprimanded by her, Shaikh, whom she knew, came out of the rickshaw and thrashed her repeatedly.”Shaikh hit her on the nose with a metal object, after which she collapsed on the ground, with her nose bleeding profusely,” he said.After the incident, Shaikh also threatened her and fled from the spot, the official said.”The people, who witnessed the incident, did not stop Imran from beating her,” the official said.The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was found to have suffered a nose fracture, he said.Based on the complaint by the victim Nehrunagar Police registered an offence against Shaikh under sections 324, 326 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.He was arrested on the same day. He was produced in a court, which granted bail to him, investigating officer Deepak Pawra said. Further investigation is underway.

Part of building collapses in Nagpada

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A part of the second floor of a cessed building, Khemu Yakub, in Nagpada collapsed on Monday afternoon, injuring a resident Rubina Shaikh who suffered minor injuries. Shaikh was taken to JJ Hospital and was soon discharged.According to a senior Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) official, their control room received a call at 3.30 pm stating that the kitchen area of a building had collapsed. The cessed building was being repaired by MHADA’s Mumbai Repair and Reconstruction Board. The ground-plus-three building is an old, dilapidated structure which needed repairing.There are 1,400 such cessed buildings in the entire ward that need repairs. A repair cess was levied on old, dilapidated tenanted buildings under the provisions of the Bombay Building Repairs and Reconstruction Act, 1969.

ANC seizes cannabis worth Rs 41 lakh from Gujarat-based smugglers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Worli Unit of the Anti-Narcotics cell on Saturday arrested two persons, hailing from Gujarat, for allegedly possessing 10 kg of cannabis worth Rs 41 lakh from Nagpada.The accused have been identified as Samirbeg Shabirbeg Mirza (29) and Noman Gulam Haider Shaikh (24).According to the police, they had received a specific information that two drug suppliers from Gujarat have been providing drugs in Maharashtra. Following the information, under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner of Police Shivdeep Lande, the police placed a dummy order and to lure the accused into entering the city.According to police, a trap had been laid for the accused. The moment they reached Nagpada, both men were arrested. Each had five kg cannabis in their possession.”We have seized 10 kg cannabis from two bags, which they were carrying and have arrested the accused. They were produced in court and have been remanded to police custody by the court,” said Shivdeep Lande, DCP, ANC.

Another jeweller accuses Kaskar of extortion

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two days after the Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police arrested Iqbal Kaskar and his two henchmen in connection with alleged extortion of a builder in Thane, another jeweller has come forward on Wednesday claiming that the gang had extorted jewellery of Rs 15 lakh from him in 2015.According to the police, the jeweller approached them on Wednesday claiming that the two henchmen of Kaskar, Mumtaj Shaikh and Israr Sayed had forcibly entered his jewellery shop and extorted jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh and threatened him with dire consequences.”The victim was forced to sell his land to Kaskar but as he did not agree to sell it, the duo on the instructions of Kaskar had vandalised the shop and extorted jewellery. A case has been registered in Thane Nagar police station,” said a senior police officer.”We are now getting constant information about extortion carried out by the accused and we are approaching the complainants to register cases. We will register separate cases and will try to recover maximum properties extorted by the accused.”The two politicians and builders’ role is being probed. But prima facie it seems that the politicians would carry out a settlement with the victims and accused. We will summon and question them after which we will take a decision on whether to make the accused or not,” said Parambir Singh, Thane Police commissioner.

Cops probing if Kaskar headed drug racket

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Iqbal Kaskar (left, in yellow) was accompanied by a drug dealer when he was picked up on Monday night. The police are now questioning the drug dealer to ascertain if Kaskar was himself into consumption of drugs or was heading a drug syndicate.On Monday night, the police arrested Kaskar, his two aides — Asrar Ali Jamil Sayed and Mumtaj Ejaz Shaikh in an extortion case. The police had detained three more persons, Iqbal Parkar — brother-in-law of Haseena Parkar, Naver Fernando and Mohammad Khwaja Hussain, a drug dealer, from the house.“One of the arrested accused told us that Kaskar asked for drugs during interrogation. However, we are verifying his claims,” said a crime branch officer. The police also suspect that huge quantity of arms and ammunitions were used.

Iqbal Kaskar’s arrest throws up politicians-builder links

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after the Anti Extortion Cell of Thane police arrested fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar and two of his aides in an extortion case, the police have allegedly come to know about the involvement of two politicians and some builders from Thane in the extortion racket. Suspecting that the extorted money could be laundered out of the country, the Thane Police will be writing to Enforcement Directorate (ED) to carry out a probe into the matter.On Monday night, the police arrested Kaskar and his aides Asrar Ali Jamil Sayed (52) and Mumtaj Ejaz Shaikh (48).Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh said they were probing whether Dawood had any role in Kaskar’s extortion racket, as the latter would drop Dawood’s name while threatening victims.”Sometimes, shooters from other states such as Bihar and Assam were recruited to threaten the builders and jewellers,” Singh said. “We will be writing to Enforcement Directorate(ED) to carry out a probe as we suspect hawala links and overseas transactions were made by the accused. After conducting a preliminary inquiry, the names of a few politicians and builders have cropped up. We appeal to victims of this group to approach the police.” He, however, refused to elaborate on the suspected role of politicians and builders in the racket.Singh said the possibility of applying the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) was also being examined. “We have detained three more persons, including a drug peddler, who were with Kaskar when we picked him up from Nagpada. We are checking their role in the case,” he addedAccording to the Thane police, in 2013, the accused extorted four flats now worth Rs 5 crore and Rs 30 lakh from a prominent builder in Thane, claiming that a part of the land on which the flats were built was acquired by Kaskar for development. Shaikh and Sayed had then allegedly threatened the builder with dire consequences if their demands were not met.Kaskar also allegedly called the builder and threatened him in the name of Dawood, after which the complainant gave in to their demands. While three flats were sold, Shaikh retained one to live in.The arrested trio were produced before the Thane court on Tuesday, which remanded them to eight days police custody.Senior lawyer Shyam Keswani, who represented Kaskar in court, refuted all allegations leveled by police and told the court that the police did not allow him to meet Kaskar and violated several Supreme Court guidelines.Seeking minimum police custody for Kaskar, Keswani told the court, “I would like to ask the police what evidence they have against my client. Almost 50 vehicles and 60 policemen barged into Kaskar’s house. Why did they use so much force? They have not found even a single pin or knife in the house,” he told the court.

Vile Parle hawkers seek FIR against BJP MLA for demanding money

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hawkers from Vile Parle on Sunday approached the Juhu police demanding that a first information report (FIR) be registered against BJP MLA Ameet Satam from Andheri West constituency for allegedly demanding money to allow them to continue their business. A video clip of Satam in which he is seen abusing and assaulting street hawkers in front of policemen has also gone viral. The one-minute video shows the MLA abusing hawkers who are made to sit on the ground, and later can be seen assaulting one of the hawkers.The Azad Hawkers Union gave an application to the Juhu police claiming that Satam sent “his men” last week demanding money to allow them to continue their business.”We had earlier ignored the men who claimed to demand money on behalf of Satam. But on Sunday, we saw Satam in a furious mood as he assaulted members of our union,” said Salma Shaikh, General Secretary, Azad Hawkers Union.”Being an MLA does not give him the right to take the law into his own hands,” said Shaikh.Satam, however, refuted the allegations. “Cooking food on the street is a serious risk, which could take away lives if any untoward incident takes place. I have written several times to police and civic body to not allow hawkers on the streets, but they failed to take any action. This is the reason that I decided to take matters into my own hands so that the hawkers learn a lesson and do not come back and cook food.”CASE UPDATEJuhu police have booked hawkers for using gas cylinders. No case was registered against Satam. “We have received the application. If necessary, a case will be registered against him, too,” said a senior police officer.

Verdict will pass on tremors to accused who are absconding: CBI prosecutor Salvi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Deepak Salvi, the special prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), was a partially-satisfied man on Thursday, after a special court awarded life sentence to Abu Salem and one other, death for two others, and 10 years imprisonment to a third accused in the 1993 bomb blasts case.When asked if the agency was content with the death penalty for two accused, Salve said he was as his efforts yielded results but that he wanted to see the reasons why Karimullah Shaikh, for whom the prosecution had sought death penalty, was awarded only life.The punishment, he said, will set an example for the other accused who are at large. “It will definitely pass on the tremors,” Salvi said. The prosecution has held that the case is not over as it is yet to arrest the masterminds and others who are absconding.”The entire matter was a herculean task, which was accomplished by the prosecution and the court as we had to examine evidence which ran to more than 150,000 pages,” he told DNA. “The prosecution had to go through a lot of legal hassles in order to get justice to the accused as well as society at large.”Speaking about his efforts which he had put in the case, Salvi said “The main hurdle was the fact that evidence in the part A of the case was already completed where accused like Sanjay Dutt and others were already convicted by the court and the trial in part B had initiated post the judgment of part A. The only evidence with the prosecution was the evidence of the witnesses who were examined in part A.””I (had) argued that the Supreme Court has the right to turn the law if the court has to keep a balance of justice, and the court accepted our plea; that was the point where the journey of victory for the prosecution started,” Salvi said.

As dust clears, hope rises from the ashes

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Fearing an end similar to that of the Hussaini building’s ill-fated residents, others who live in dilapidated buildings gathered at the collapse site to talk about their plight to elected representatives and media on Friday.Suraiya Shaikh, was one such. A first floor occupant at the over 100-year-old Rasool building diagonally across from Hussaini. Shaikh said “I even walk carefully in the house. The shop below supports our floor and their ceiling with bamboos. We can sense the floors are shaking. It can fall anytime.”Around seven months ago, the ceiling fell and there is bare flooring now.“The MHADA officials came and they just put up bamboos. We have not heard from them since,” said Riyaz Khan of Mehraj stores, also known as Aashirwad, below Shaikh’s home. The owner-less building has about 70 occupants and 15 flats on each floor. Another resident, Farida Suratwala, added, “Looking at the Hussani building collapse, we have got courage to raise our voice so that our families don’t suffer the same fate.”Sameer Shaikh, a resident of Kader building in Kamathipura, had come all the way to talk to the media, along with other residents.“Seven years ago, a builder promised redevelopment and it is now barely standing on bamboos,” he said.Amin Patel, the local MLA, said he has asked Mhada to look into the matter.“On Friday, inspection of all the three buildings were done. By Monday, Mhada will prepare the report and repairs might start next week,” he claimed.Abbasbhai Ramorwala, landlord of Kader building, said, “Repairs in old buildings is Mhada’s job. As a builder and landlord, I wanted to go in for redevelopment but despite seeking permission, working out issues like cut on road, it is not working out.”

Amid the chaos, residents extend a helping hand

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mohammed Ilyas Qureshi would not stop talking through the speaker he was handed the moment the Hussaini building collapsed.”A person who was announcing could not do it properly. He asked me to do the needful,” said Qureshi, who made announcements asking people to come forward and help as well as help clear out a passage for authorities to function smoothly. A resident of Temkar Mohalla, Qureshi, who works as a driver for an app-based taxi service, was present at the site the entire day.He was not the only one. Scores like him rushed to the spot to help.”I stay in the neighbouring building. One of my cousins was downstairs. When the building collapsed, he informed me and we rushed to help. The response of the authorities was good,” said Usama Shaikh, who runs a mobile shop on the same street, and helped clear debris.”Initially, we first thought it was a fire but when we reached the spot, we realised the building had come down,” said Faizan Mansuri, a resident of Chor Bazaar, who stayed back and help.People not only helped with traffic and to clear debris but also provided water and food.”I run a jewellery shop. When I heard of the collapse, I brought rice and dal for people there,” said Sameer Ansari, who was seen distributing food.While Rizwan Khan a caterer had arranged free of cost lunch and refreshments for all who were present at the site, other shopkeepers from the area provided food, water and refreshments for free to all. People also distributed free food to relatives of injured persons at JJ Hospital.What was more commendable was the much before the rescue teams could reach the spot, the local residents themselves managed crowd and began rescuing people inside the debris and managed to save precious lives.

Unsung heroes: Police save lives risking their own

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While thousands of people were stuck in traffic and flooding in the city on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall, the unsung heroes of Mumbai police saved several lives and shifted many to safe locations, while putting their own lives in danger.Two police officers from Government Railway Police even rescued four women stuck in a train due to waterlogging between Sion and Matunga stations. The entire incident was caught on camera and has gone viral on social media. Celebrities as well as other citizens sung their praises.In another incident, Police sub-inspector (PSI) Patel, attached with the Tilak Nagar Police, helped two children stuck in the flood at Amar Mahal Junction on Tuesday evenin by dropping them safely to their homes.PSIs N Igade, Shirvate and Bodke and police constables Altaf Shaikh and Bobade, attached with Dahisar police saved the lives of as many as 100 people stranded at three different locations due to flooding of Dahisar river.Igade and his subordinates endangered their lives to save fifteen persons stuck in Shanti Nagar area in the waters of overflowing Dahisar river. Igade ventured in water just below neck-level and saved those stranded.PSI Bodke and his team rescued 40 persons stranded at the gavthan in Dahisar with water above knee-level.”All our officers reache dout to help citizens. While a few showed bravery and saved lives, others helped provide shelter to people,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police and Mumbai police spokesperson. , Rashmi Karandikar.

Woman, teenage girl drown in rainwater-filled drains in Thane

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died while two others were injured in rain-related incidents, civic officials said.The woman fell into a ‘nullah’ filled with rainwater in Kalwa and drowned, officials in the Disaster Management Cell of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) said.The deceased, Sainath Shaikh, was a housewife who resided in Shanti Nagar.In the second incident, 14-year-old Gauri Jailwar died after falling into a swollen drain near a mall here, they said.Two women were injured when the compound wall crashed on houses located in the Manpada locality, the officials said.Several houses were also damaged, they said.The city witnessed very heavy rains in which several trees were uprooted and vehicles washed away. The downpour also caused flooding in low-lying areas.

Like two peas in a pod: Zaveri Bazaar and Crawford Market

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shaikh Memon Street or Zaveri Bazaar as it is popularly known and Crawford Market are city landmarks and among its earliest shopping districts. While it’s barely a 10-minute walk between the two iconic markets, the markets are separated by three cloth markets and various other clusters selling specialised goods such stationery, electronics, cooking ware etc. There are also heritage and religious places like Mumbadevi and Juma Masjid at the end of the Sheikh Memon Street.According to Bombay: The Cities Within by Sharada Dwivedi and Rahul Mehrotra, “Despite its shoddy outward appearance, the portion of Kalbadevi Road near the Pydhonie-end of Shaikh Memon Street was considered to be one of the wealthiest streets in Bombay, primarily due to the existence of the sona-chandi (gold-silver) market. Gujarati jewellers settled here in the 18th and 19th centuries to conduct business in gold, silver, ornaments and precious stones.”Crawford Market, on the other hand, was the first public market with electricity, according to Abha Narain Lambah Associates. Now it is known as the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market. The market, a mix of Norman and Flemish architecture, was designed by British architect William Emerson, and its construction was completed in 1869, the firm said.

Verdict will not make a difference: Asifa Shaikh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Tuesday, when women and activists across the country were celebrating the Supreme court’s verdict, 45-year-old Asifa Shaikh* sat in front of her television, listening to reactions. She sat helpless as she reminisced the horrifying incident that made her a victim of triple talaq.”What’s the point? He has never turned up in court neither answered my calls,” she told DNA. Shaikh refused to divulge further details saying that she could not trust anyone.Shaikh got married in 2014 to Aslam who already had a wife and three daughters. He had told Asifa that though he is married, he was not satisfied and was ready to leave his wife to marry her. Believing him, Asifa, whose husband had died of a heart attack, got married to Aslam.She said, “Post marriage, he kept me in a separate house. He then started speaking to his first wife again and divorced me in three months by saying talaq talaq talaq.”Shaikh belongs to a poor family and is against triple talaq and halala. (Halala forces a female divorcee to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to remarry her previous husband).”Our condition is extremely bad. We are seven in the family and only my brother earns which is not enough. I skipped meals to save money to file a case. Not even once has my husband appeared in court for the hearing and neither has he ever called me. I have changed four lawyers till date.”Today, she wonders if it was a mistake to get married to a man who was already married but also believes that triple talaq is not acceptable in any situation. She asks, “Why is it always about women who are the sufferers. I do not know whether to be happy or sad.” *Name changed

Dawood Ibrahim on UK asset freeze list with 3 Pak addresses

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim remains the only “Indian national” on an updated list of financial sanctions released by the UK which also listed 21 aliases for the underworld don. It also effectively counters Pakistan’s claim that Dawood is not present in their country. The mafia boss appears on the UK Treasury department’s ‘Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the UK’ updated on Monday with three recorded addresses in Pakistan, where he is reportedly based. “Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim” is recorded to have lived at: House No 37, 30th Street – Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Pakistan; Noorabad, Karachi, Pakistan (Palatial bungalow in the hilly area); and White House, Near Saudi Mosque, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.A fourth address on record until last year ‘ House no.29, Margalla Road, F 6/2 Street no.22, Karachi, Pakistan ‘ is no longer part of the records. Ibrahim is the main accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case in Mumbai in which around 260 people were killed, and more than 700 suffered injuries. He fled the country post the bombings and is understood to be hiding in Pakistan. Pakistan has repeatedly denied his presence in the country.
ALSO READ When a news channel spoke to Dawood Ibrahim His place of birth is recorded as Kher, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, and his nationality is listed as “Indian” with a recorded Indian passport which was subsequently revoked by the government of India?and then goes on to list a string of Indian and Pakistani passports acquired by him and misused.”Father’s name is Sheikh Ibrahim Ali Kaskar, Mother’s name is Amina Bi, Wife’s name is Mehjabeen Shaikh. Also referred to as Hizrat and Mucchad,” the listing on Ibrahim, first made on November 7, 2003, notes. The listing also records 21 aliases used by Ibrahim: Abdul, Shaikh, Ismail; Abdul Aziz, Abdul Hamid; Abdul Rehman, Shaikh, Mohd, Ismail; Anis, Ibrahim, Shaikh, Mohd; Bhai, Bada; Bhai, Dawood; Bhai, Iqbal; Dilip, Aziz; Ebrahim, Dawood; Farooqi, Sheikh; Hasan, Kaskar, Dawood; Hassan, Dawood; Ibrahim, Anis; Ibrahim, Dowood, Hassan, Shaikh; Kaskar, Daud, Hasan, Shaikh, Ibrahim; Kaskar, Daud, Ibrahim, Memon; Kaskar, Dawood, Hasan, Ibrahim; Memon, Dawood, Ibrahim; Sabri, Dawood; Sahab, Haji; and Seth, Bada.The financial sanctions list also included organisations such as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Khalistan Zindabad Force and Hizbul Mujahideen. A series of affiliates of ‘Al-Qaeda’ and the ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ are also recorded on the list. Financial sanctions in force could apply to individuals, entities and governments who may be resident in the UK or abroad.The measures include prohibiting the transfer of funds to a sanctioned country and freezing the assets of a government, the corporate entities and residents of the target country to targeted asset freezes on individuals/entities. Certain financial sanctions may also prohibit providing or performing other financial services, such as insurance, to designated individuals or governments. It is a criminal offence to breach a financial sanction, without an appropriate licence or authorisation from the UK Treasury.

Unani medicine practitioner arrested for illegal possession of firearms

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Anti Extortion cell (AEC) of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested a 39-year-old man, a practitioner of Unani medicine, for illegal possession of firearms, allegedly meant for sale in the city. The accused has been identified as Abdul Sattar Abdul Rehman Shaikh, who hails from the Darbhanga district in Bihar. He had been living in the city for the past two decades. He has been a professional Unani doctor for 17 years and a few years ago, he started his own practice in Dongri. An AEC official got information that Shaikh deals in arms and ammunition and was going to meet one of his associates for a deal. The AEC found two 7.65 bore pistols with magazines, two countrymade revolvers, one six chambers 0.32 bore revolver, two extra magazines of 7.65 bore pistol, 39 live cartridges of 7.65 bore, 22 live cartridges of 8MM and six live cartridges of .32 bore from Shaikh. A preliminary probe revealed that he had brought the weapons from Bihar. The police said they are investigating whether the accused was in touch with any underworld gang or to whom he was trying to sell these weapons. ?The said person came to Mumbai and was working with an Unani Doctor for 17 years, thereafter he started his own practice of Unani locally. During the Course of Sustained interrogation, the arrested accused admitted that he has produced these arms and ammunition one and half years ago, presently as he was in need of money so he tried to sell out the said arms and Ammunition,? DCP (Detention) Dilip Sawan said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Tribunal awards Rs 5L to parents of girl who died in accident

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An accident claims tribunal here has awarded a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to a couple who lost their two-year-old daughter when a dumper hit her in 2015. Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) member and district judge K D Vadane, in a recent order, directed the dumper owner and the vehicle’s insurer to jointly pay the compensation along with eight per cent interest per annum, since the date of filing of the claim. The applicants’ counsel, R S Chahal, told the tribunal that Dhanji Kharval (31) lived with his wife and daughter in Murdagaon area of Bhayander township in Thane. On May 18, 2015, the girl was playing near her house when the speeding dumper hit her, killing her on the spot. An offence was later registered with the Bhayander police against the dumper’s driver. In October 2015, the girl’s parents lodged a claim with the tribunal of Rs 1 lakh from the two respondents. The dumper owner’s counsel, R K Mukadam, contested the claim on various grounds, which were rejected by the tribunal. The judge, referring to a judgment in a similar case in a higher court, observed that had the deceased been alive and grown up, she would have certainly contributed to her family’s future income. The tribunal worked out the compensation at Rs 4.50 lakh for the loss of future income of the family and Rs 50,000 for the loss of love and affection and the funeral cost. The MACT asked the dumper owner, Nawab Gulam Shaikh, and the vehicle’s insurer, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd, to pay Rs 5 lakh to the girl’s parents.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

From PM to Prez, how netas celebrated Rakshabandhan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rakshabandhan was celebrated with great fanfare throughout India on Monday, with brothers and sister rejoicing the special day together.Sharbati Devi, 103, tied rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Marg. A few months ago her son had written to the PM, informing about his mother’s wish. Obliging his request, PM invited Devi to his home and celebrated the festival. A Pakistani-origin woman also tied rakhi to Modi. She has been tying rakhi to ‘Narendra Bhai’ for more than two decades now. The woman, who was married to a painter in India, felt lonely when she settled in Ahmedabad after marriage, and often missed her family. Qamar Mohsin Shaikh met PM Modi, a RSS karyakarta then, through her husband. After knowing him for quite some time, it was on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Shaikh approached ‘Narendra Bhai’ with a rakhi, and he readily put his hand forward. Since then she has been tying rakhi to her ‘brother’ for last 22-23 years.Modi celebrated the festival with widows from Vrindavan who came to Delhi to tie rakhi on his wrist. The PM also met schoolchildren to celebrate Rakshabandhan.Members of Gujarat’s Koli community met and greeted President Ramnath Kovind and his wife on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday. President Kovind hails from the same community.A delegation of 116 women and 27 men, representing the Koli Samaj in Gujarat, tied the traditional rakhi on the hands of both President Kovind and his wife, Savita Kovind. The Koli community refers to a section of people belonging to OBC, a huge chunk of which lives in Gujarat.In Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu celebrated Raksha Bandhan with TDP women cadre.Members of BJP’s minority cell joined Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to celebrate Rakshabandhan.In a symbolic gesture of extending gratitude to PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for their efforts towards ending the practice of triple talaq, Muslim women from Lucknow sent rakhis to the two leaders, wishing them to continue the good work they initiated.

Dhule police arrest one in connection with criminal’s murder

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dhule Police have arrested a rival gang member from Pune in connection with the alleged murder of a history sheeter on Parola Road four days ago. Rafiquddin Shaikh alias Guddya (35), who was recently released from prison, was hacked to death allegedly by members of a rival gang, at a tea stall on Parola Road in Dhule on Tuesday (July 18). “Sagar Sahebrao Pawar alias Kalti, was arrested from Kamshet in Pune,” M Ramkumar, Superintendent of Police, Dhule told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

2 dead, 4 injured as house collapses after heavy rains

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least two persons were killed and four others injured when a house collapsed at a village in the district following heavy rains early today, an official said. The house, located on a hillock at Mharal village in Kalyan tehsil, collapsed at around 2.30 am after the region witnessed heavy downpour for the last two days, district disaster management officer Asmita Nikam said. As the structure collapsed, the people living inside it and a couple sleeping in an adjacent house got trapped under the debris, she said. The firemen rushed to the spot and retrieved two bodies from the house. They also pulled out two injured persons living in the house and the couple from under the debris, Nikam said. The deceased were identified as Saifuddin Khan and Aladdin Shaikh (both aged 45), she said. The four injured persons were admitted to a government hospital in Ulhasnagar, she added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Valsad calls bandh for Amarnath victims

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A daylong bandh was called for in the town to Valsad on Wednesday to protest against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims on Monday, where seven people lost their lives to terrorism, with most business establishments choosing to voluntarily remain shut.Shop associations in Valsad had asked members to close their shops, while auto associations had asked driver to not to ferry passengers in respect of the victims of the attack. Only medical shops remained open for the public, while autos ferrying school children and senior citizen were allowed to travel.Valsad’s major business areas on MG Road, Azad Chowk, Tower Road and vegetable markets remained totally shut. “Shopkeepers decided to shut their establishments today (Wednesday) over the Amarnath terror attack. Though schools, colleges and offices were open, all major markets remained closed,” Valsad collector CR Kharsan said. Sahid Iqbal Shaikh, a member of an auto association, said, “We requested auto drivers to not work today (Wednesday), but are not forcing them. We are doing this to show respect to Amarnath victims.”Valsad SP Sunil Joshi said, “The bandh call announced in Valsad was not forced. People who wanted to keep their shops open or run their autos were allowed to do so.” Police were deployed to ensure that no one forced people to follow the bandh call and strict actions were to be taken against those enforcing the same.Three persons from Valsad were among the seven pilgrims killed in the terror attack in Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Pay Rs 1 lakh to custodial death victim’s kin: MSHRC to DGP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) today directed the state Director General of Police (DGP) to pay Rs one lakh to the family of 2012 custodial death case victim. “The SHRC bench headed by Chairperson Justice S R Bannurmath today gave its recommendation to the DGP asking him to pay Rs one lakh to the victim’s family within six weeks,” said special CBI counsel B P Raju said. Raju said that the commission had taken suo-motu cognisance of the case after several newspapers published the reports. The victim, Zulfar Shaikh, an accused in counterfeit currency case, had been arrested on November 29, 2012. However, he died in police custody three days later. The case was initially being investigated by Mumbai police, but was later handed over to the state CID. In 2014, the Bombay High Court handed over the probe to the CBI after Zulfar’s cousin moved the court. Another accused, Inamul, who was arrested along with Zulfar told the police that the latter was hung by his hands and was beaten with a cricket bat. Recently, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against assistant police inspector Irfan Shaikh and constable Chandrakant Shirkar of Dharavi police station before the magistrate’s court and charged them under culpable homicide not amounting to murder.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Six jail staff held in Manjula Shetye murder case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Mumbai Crime branch Unit III, probing the murder of Byculla jail inmate Manjula Shetye, arrested six Byculla prison staff on Saturday. The six accused — jailer Manisha Pokharkar and guards Bindu Naikode, Waseema Shaikh, Sheetal Shegaokar, Surekha Gudve and Aarti Shingane — were suspended on June 24 and booked for murder.On Saturday, police initially arrested Naikade, and by evening, arrested the remaining who had been detained by them for questioning.According to police, they were arrested after a thorough inquiry, and police are in the process of verifying the allegations. “We found that Naikade and others had participated in the assault and we are interrogating them,” said an officer from the crime branch.

Byculla jail inmate’s death: All six accused arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The crime branch of the Mumbai Police today arrested all the six accused in the death of Byculla prison inmate Manju Shette. Those arrested have been identified as Manisha Pokharkar, Wasima Shaikh, Shital Shegokar, Surekha Gulve, Aarti Shingne and Bindu Naikde, a senior crime branch official told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Indrani asked inmates to seek legal, media access: official

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea, lodged in Byculla jail here, `instigated’ inmates to stage a protest to seek legal and media access inside the prison after the death of a woman convict, a prison official claimed today. Indrani has been named as an accused in a case of rioting and unlawful assembly inside the jail along with Divya Pahuja, an accused in Haryana gangster Sandeep Gadholi encounter case, and others. Indrani and Divya were behind the protest inside the jail, the official claimed. Manju Shette, a woman inmate, was allegedly beaten up on June 23 by jail staff for failing to account for two eggs and five ‘paav’ (bread loaves) meant for distribution to inmates as she was assisting jail staff as a warden. After Manju’s death, Indrani, Divya and other inmates including Shahnaz Maniyar, Vaishali Mudle, Hasina Shaikh, Mariam Shaikh and around 200 others began a protest on June 24 for their demands, which included making available a lawyer and allowing media access inside the jail, police said. On June 26 Indrani complained of body pain and was taken to hospital, the prison official said. There was nothing abnormal in her medical reports and she was sent back after being given some tablets, he said. Manju, sentenced to 14 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a murder case, had served around 13 years. She had requested jail authorities to shift her to Kalyan prison in adjoining Thane district, the official added. The special CBI court today allowed Indrani to approach the police to lodge her complaint that she was beaten up and threatened of sexual assault by jail officials for joining the protest over Shette’s death. Indrani told the court that she was threatened and assaulted after she said that she would give a statement in connection with Shette’s death.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Mahim kids design an app for their community

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With an aim to educate girls in their community, few teenagers from Naya Nagar, Mahim have chosen the tech way and developed an app named ‘Padhai’. Roshani Shaikh, 17, is one of the 200 children who are part of Dharavi Diary, a NGO in Naya Nagar, which helps slum girls to learn through new technology.“Many girls in my area have dropped out of school mainly due to lack of interest or because few parents refuse to send them to schools. Through Dharavi Diary’s initiative, we learned the basics of how to use a computer and make apps,” said Shaikh.The girls also participate in various TEDx platforms to share their inspirational stories. Speaking about the app, Shaikh, said, “Along with designing other apps, few years ago, my team created the Padhai app. Through the app one can learn the basics of Hindi, English and Maths just by sitting at home.”– &TV’s latest offering `Paramavatar Shri Krishna’ will trace the journey of a 4-year-old Kanha, an agent of change, who came to be worshiped as Lord Krishna. The show premieres on June 19, and will air every Monday to Friday at 8:30pm only on &TV.

An app to facilitate help for addicts

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two researchers in the city have developed a mobile application which will act as a facilitator between addicts and help-centres. The app which has received the support of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) will be launched by end of this month. Creators of the app Ajaz Shaikh & Khevna Banerjee are developing the app with a seed funding of Rs50,000. While Ajaz and Khevna have been active members of NCB’s healthy campus drive, Ajaz has been dealing independently with addicts across the city. The app ‘Bye Bye Addiction’ will cover various topics to create awareness amongst people, such as providing information about different kinds of addiction, their prevention and counselling centres. “The idea was to connect addicts with people who can help them,” said Ajaz, adding, “We have approached counselling centres run by the government and once addicts they get in touch via our app, we will connect them with counsellors. We have roped in four psychiatrists who are willing to provide post treatment counseling – an important component in rehabilitation which is missing these days. NCB is likely to provide us a space for this.”He added “We have widened the purview of addictions for our app, because we can see a major rise in porn and gambling addicts. These new areas need serious attention.” Hariom Gandhi, zonal director of NCB, said, “This application will fill a gap in the current circuit. I wish them good luck.”

Soon, all bldgs may have a car wash

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>There is a possibility that every builder, while constructing a building, will now have to make space for a car wash in the plans.Failing to do so may lead to the builder being denied permission, by the BMC, to construct the building at all.On June 20, BMC will discuss a proposal that suggests every building should have a car wash facility available, fitted with a proper system so that contaminated water thus created reaches the sewage line.The proposal has been mooted by Samajwadi party group leader in the BMC, Rais Shaikh. It reads, “incorporating in plan disapproval notice (IOD) the condition of keeping one place reserved for washing vehicles, while giving permission for constructing new building.”The proposal further makes a mention of a separate arrangement for flow of contaminated water to sewage lines.When contacted, Shaikh confirmed the same and said, “In high rises, everyone has one or two vehicles and most of them wash it within the compound. This water weakens the building structure, which is bad for all residents. Hence, a separate place is to be demarcated and vehicles are to be washed using only non-potable water.”According to Shaikh, many buildings and cities in foreign countries follow the same and it should be implemented here as well.However, builders have only one concern, that they are bound to give a parking space to every home buyer for free, and now this will take up additional space. “This is a good move, but the question is — where is the space? Space is already a constraint, and this will further add to it. But if this is made mandatory, then we will have no option but to follow it,” said a builder, wishing not to be named.Meanwhile, Shaikh has also proposed that the BMC, after scoring low on the Swachh Bharat parameter, should start ranking all its 24 wards so that they remain clean so that Mumbai performs better….& ANALYSISWashing vehicles on the roads, or using potable water for the same is not allowed.
The reasoning behind the new proposal Shaikh suggests is that it is meant to keep the building structure safe as excess water damages it.
Since contaminated water remains in the compound causing other problems like weakening of the builidng structure, the new rules will help dispose of it properly.

Defamation case against scribe for denting police image

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police have filed a criminal defamation case against a Latur scribe for allegedly showing the cops in a poor light after the chopper mishap involving Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Nilanga. The report written by the scribe and published in a regional daily had said while police officials ran away after the chopper crash, fearing that it would explode, a local scrap dealer identified as Irfan Shaikh rushed to the spot shouting “Our king is trapped in the chopper” and rescued the chief minister, said the official. Fadnavis and five others had a narrow escape after their helicopter crash landed just after taking off during his Latur tour on May 25. The journalist, instead of appreciating the evidence in the form of videos and photographs which clearly show police running to the rescue of CM, published a report which was false and defamatory, said an official. “We have registered a defamation case against the journalist for maligning the image of police. The case has been filed under section 500 (criminal defamation) of the IPC and our investigations are on,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Latur, G G Ranjankar told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Now, adults pay more to visit Byculla zoo

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid chaos, the civic standing committee of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cleared a proposal for hike in the entry charge to Byculla Zoo on Friday with an amendment in the proposal. The amendment proposal was mooted by Yashwant Jadhav, leader of House during the meeting for entry charge to the zoo by 50 per cent. According to Jadhav, the entry charge for an adult will be brought down to Rs 50 from the proposed Rs 100, which was accepted. However, there have been no changes for entry fee of families or people visiting the zoo for morning walks.The BJP and Samajwadi Party, however, boycotted the meeting as they sought a discussion on the matter. BJP group leader Manoj Kotak said, “We are not opposing the proposal but the entry charge should be increased only after development of zoo is completed,” adding there must be clarity on why the entry charge is being hiked and what kind of facilities visitors will get. He further said, “The entry charge should not be hiked in order to restrict number of visitors to the zoo.”Raees Shaikh, however, refuted Jadhav’s claim stating that no such proposal was tabled in the group leader meet held in April. “The matter was brought up administration as a general discussion and everyone shared their views and this cannot be taken as their stand,” Shaikh said.AnalysisPenguins have given a new lease of life to Byculla Zoo. While the hike in entry charge may be a subject of discussion for political parties, the renovated zoo has attracted many visitors. Since Mumbaikars will have to shell out more money to visit the zoo, they can expect more animal enclosures.

Principal ends life after molestation complaint by 2 students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The principal of an English medium school in Maharashtra’s Solapur district allegedly committed suicide today after a molestation complaint was filed against him by two students, police said. Following the complaint yesterday, some members of an outfit had reached the school and had blackened the principal’s face, they said. Dilip Khadtarne, principal of New English Medium School at Sangola, used to take extra classes during summer vacation inside the school premises, senior inspector of Sangola police station Harun Shaikh said. Two girls approached police yesterday and lodged a complaint that Khadtarne used to molest them during these classes, the police officer said. “Yesterday, some members of an outfit reached the school and blacked Khadtarne’s face”, the official said. “The principal had left the school, before we reached there. He informed some persons in the school that he was going the police station, but he never came there,” Shaikh said, adding, “He committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of a building in Pandharpur town.” The kin of the principal has lodged a complaint against nine members of the outfit, who were booked on the charge of abatement of suicide, the inspector said, adding a probe was on.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

1999 fake currency case: Mumbai police secure non-bailable warrant against Dawood Ibrahim

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid reports of underworld don and 1993 serial blasts​ main accused Dawood Ibrahim’s deteriorating health and rumors about his death, the Mumbai police have secured a non-bailable warrant against gangster Dawood Ibrahim, reported Hindustan Times.A case against the international terrorist has been registered at Sakinaka police station in Andheri, in connection with a 1999 fake currency.The decision to seek the warrant was the outcome of an effort to consolidate Dawood’s criminal activities into a database, sources from intelligence agencies told the daily.Report said that when the judge questioned the unusual move after years, the prosecution told the court that the police had sanction to prosecute Dawood under MCOCA. However, the court agreed to issue the warrant on Thursday after a couple of hearings, and the police received it on Friday.Ibrahim has been reportedly suffering from multiple ailments for a long time now. There have also been reports that he has crippling gangrene in his legs and has also had a stroke in the past. Ibrahim is said to be receiving treatment for gangrene at his residence in the upscale Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi, and is also known to have been frequently visiting the Karachi hospital for medical rehabilitation.Ibrahim is accused of plotting the 1993 Bombay serial blasts, in which 257 people were killed. He is also accused of masterminding many other terror attacks in India and faces multiple charges of money-laundering and extortion in several countries.Earlier this year, a media report claimed that Rs 15000 crore worth of property owned by Ibrahim was seized in the UAE on the basis of a dossier provided by the Indian government.Last year, the United Nation Sanctions Monitoring Committee updated its dossier on Dawood Ibrahim. In its latest update, it is for the first time that a reference has been made to Dawood’s wife Mehjabeen Shaikh.The update, which is the fifth one since 2003, includes several aliases of Dawood as ‘Dawood Bhai’, ‘Bada Seth’, ‘Bada Bhai’, ‘Mucchad’ and ‘Haji Sahab.’

BMC: SP corporator seeks 400 per cent hike in remuneration

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Samajwadi Party corporator of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has demanded a 400 per cent hike in remuneration for the civic body members, terming the present payment of Rs 10,000 a month as “very meagre”. Rais Shaikh wrote to civic chief Ajoy Mehta on April 12, demanding that the current remuneration of Rs 10,000 per month for the corporators be increased to Rs 50,000 so that they can discharge their duties properly. Terming his demand as “realistic and practical”, Shaikh told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Court sends ISIS men to jail for 7-yr in terror case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Special court today awarded seven-year jail term to two men after they pleaded guilty of criminally conspiring to raise funds and recruiting people for the terror outfit ISIS. District judge Amar Nath convicted accused Azhar-ul- Islam (24) from Jammu and Kashmir and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh (25) from Maharashtra, following their U-turn more than a month after the court framed charges against them. The accused had moved an application through advocate M S Khan saying they “are remorseful of the acts alleged against them. There is no prior criminal record against them and they want to join the mainstream and want to be productive for the society and want to rehabilitate themselves”. “The applicants are pleading guilty without any pressure, threat, coercion or undue influence,” the plea had said. The court had last month framed charges against both the accused and 36-year-old Adnan Hassan for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the ISIS and recruiting people for the terror outfit. The trial against Hassan is continuing separately before the same court. The court had framed the charges for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy under the IPC) and under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a case against the three accused on January 28 last year. They were arrested the next day on arrival here from Abu Dhabi. According to the probe agency, Hassan and Shaikh had been frequently visiting the UAE in connection with jobs since 2008 and 2012 respectively, while Islam had gone to join them in the UAE in July, 2015. Hassan was earlier allegedly affiliated to the Indian Mujahideen and later got inclined towards ISIS, it alleged. The charge sheet filed by NIA had claimed that the accused persons, in connivance with other known and unknown associates, had hatched a criminal conspiracy to propagate the ideology, recruit persons, raise funds and facilitate the travel of those recruited to Syria to join the ISIS and further its activities. The final report said that in furtherance of the conspiracy, the accused had created multiple email IDs, used multiple mobile numbers obtained from their associates from different countries, formed various online forums and groups on Facebook, WhatsApp, Kik, VKontakte, Viber and Skype, using the internet and invited and associated like-minded persons, residents of different countries. “The accused had formed a terrorist gang and acted as a frontal group of the ISIS and incited, motivated, invited and facilitated people of different nationalities to leave their respective countries and travel to Syria to join, support and further activities of the ISIS,” it alleged. The agency said the accused persons were actively involved in perpetuating, promoting and propagating ideologies and terrorist activities of the ISIS. “They had voluntarily advocated and professed to be the supporters and members of the ISIS and actively supported, invited support from others, propagated and promoted unlawful activities and terrorist activities of the ISIS by exhorting, inciting, luring and influencing others to become members of this organisation by disseminating incriminating contents including sharing comments, pages, videos, images, literature and openly endorsing, justifying and glorifying the terrorist acts of the ISIS,” the NIA had claimed. “They had also raised, collected and received funds in the UAE and transferred it to their associates in India, the Philippines and Tunisia to facilitate their travel to Syria to join ISIS,” the agency said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Alleged ISIS operatives say they are remorseful, plead guilty

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two persons accused of criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the ISIS and recruiting people for the terror outfit today approached a special court pleading guilty, saying they are remorseful and want to join the mainstream. The accused – Azhar-ul-Islam (24) from Jammu and Kashmir and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh (25) from Maharashtra did the U-turn more than a month after the court had framed charges against them. District Judge Amar Nath issued notice to the NIA and sought a reply by April 10. The application moved through advocate M S Khan said that the “accused are remorseful of the acts alleged against them. There is no prior criminal record against them and they want to join the mainstream and want to be productive for the society and want to rehabilitate themselves”. “The applicants are pleading guilty without any pressure, threat, coercion or undue influence,” the plea said. The court had last month framed charges against both the accused and 36-year-old Adnan Hassan for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the ISIS and recruiting people for the terror outfit.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Congress corporator opposes `invite’ to Fatah, Nasreen

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Congress corporator today asked the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) not to invite the writers Tarek Fatah and Taslima Nasreen to the city for their “Anti-Islamic” views. Iqbal Shaikh, the corporator, today wrote to the Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar and the Mayor Gautam Shah, saying that he had learnt from his “sources” that AMC was going to invite these “controversial personalities” to inaugurate a book fair in the city. Muslims were angry with Fatah and Nasreen because they present “distorted image” of their religion, and invitation to them may “dilute the peaceful atmosphere of the city”, Shaikh said in his letter. The Mayor as well as the Commissioner could not be reached for comments.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Jumpin Heights celebrates 50,000 Bungy Jumps with ‘Dangal’ girls @ 3/24/2017 12:44:39 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Jumpin Heights, India?s Extreme Adventure Zone and India?s Highest Bungy Jumping Platform successfully completed 50, 000 Bungy Jumps. To mark this success, a gala event was organised that witnessed participation from over hundred jumpers, locals, and the ?Dangal girls? -Fatima Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, respectively. Fatima Shaikh (who essayed the role of Geeta Phogat, a Commonwealth gold medallist wrestler in the movie, ?Dangal?) cheered Sanya Malhotra (who played the character of Babita Kumari, an Indian wrestler and Mahavir Singh Phogat?s daughter in the same movie) as she undertook the 50,000th jump and epitomised women empowerment in great spirit, at the event. On this momentous occasion, Ex-Capt. Rahul Nigam, Founder and Managing Director of Jumpin Heights said, ?We are delighted to successfully complete 50,000 jumps. At Jumpin Heights, our first jumper was a woman and continuing this slew, the 50K jump was also undertaken by a woman, Sanya Malhotra. This is not only a proud moment for us but also a great honour?. He further added, ?We thank the ?Dangal? girls, Fatima and Sanya for participating in the event to make it more vibrant. They have played strong characters on screen which emphasises on mental strength and resilience and this is exactly what we encourage and promote at Jumpin Heights?. Jumpin Heights is India?s First Extreme Adventure Zone. Set up amidst the stunning landscape of Rishikesh, Jumpin Heights offers adrenaline-pumping activities such as Bungy Jumping, Flying Fox, and Giant Swing. It was launched in 2010 by Ex-Captain Rahul Nigam along with his NDA Buddy Col Manoj Kumar with an endeavour to introduce youth and adventure enthusiasts to extreme adventure sports and bring it on a commercial scale to India, with International Safety Standards. Built above the river Hyul, a tributary of river Ganga, Jumpin Heights is host to India?s First Highest Fixed Bungy Jumping Platform (83 meters). Consequently, it has changed the face of extreme adventure in the country, including the way organizational safety is perceived in India.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man held in MP for alleged links with ISIS

According to sources, the suspect has been identified as Zakir Shaikh alias Abu Darda, a resident of Khargone district <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday has picked up a suspect from Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh in connection with the Islamic State case.According to sources, the suspect has been identified as Zakir Shaikh alias Abu Darda, a resident of Khargone district, who was in constant touch with the main accused arrested by the Maharashtra ATS earlier in connection with the link with terror outfit IS.A team of seven ATS officers from the Nagpada Unit was sent to Khargone district on Sunday for questioning Sheikh. On Tuesday, the team along with the help of Madhya Pradesh Police have picked up Sheikh for further questioning. “Our officers have reached in Madhya Pradesh for questioning him and we are examining his role in the case. The final decision of arresting him will be taken only after the thorough questioning,” said an ATS officer on condition of anonymity.

Expedite process to install VC facility in courts: HC to govt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Bombay High Court has expressed displeasure over Maharashtra government’s failure to complete the process of installing video conference (VC) facility in all courts across the state. In December 2016, a division bench headed by Justice V M Kanade had directed the state Home department to ensure that all courts in the state have video conference facility by March this year. However, earlier this week, the high court was informed that since the last hearing (December 2016), the government has not taken any steps towards complying with the court order. “No progress has been made since our last order on December 6. From the date of the previous order till date not a single court has been installed with video conference facility,” Justice Kanade said. “We direct the Home department of the state government to expedite the process of installing video conference facilities in all courts. We know it will take time but it seems like it won’t happen without our constant supervision,” the court said, posting the matter for further hearing after four weeks. The directions were passed while hearing a public interest litigation filed by one Shaikh Abdul Naeem, an accused in the Aurangabad arms haul case, claiming that he is not being produced in court due to lack of escort police. On the last hearing, the court was informed by the high court administration that out of 2,200 courts in the state, video conference facilities have not been installed in 248 courts due to certain difficulties which have been brought to the notice of the state government. Advocate S R Nargolkar, appearing for the HC administration, said all other courts in the state have video conference facilities and accused persons can be produced before the court from jail on video conference. Out of 248 courts, some are in Mumbai, Yavatmal and Wardha.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BMC election 2017: Muslim vote gets heavily splintered

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Standing in one of the congested lanes that makes up the Muslim heartland of Madanpura in Central Mumbai, Zakir Ansari (name changed) is perturbed. “I have never seen such money being thrown around. Candidates are distributing free meals for a month. Still, voters’ disillusionment about the system is scary. The real issues around which a civic election should be fought on like roads, water and quality of education are missing from public discourse. It’s all about emotion-mongering,” said Ansari, while mirroring the sentiments of many from the community. Community elders said while newer entrants like the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by the firebrand Owaisi brothers from Hyderabad have managed to shake the influence of parties like the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP), the cynicism among voters, especially the young, about the political system was rising. Wadala resident Muhammed Feroz Shaikh noted that mainstream political parties had failed to tap the aspirational vote in young Muslims, who seek upward mobility and have different frames of references than their peers. “Partly, the community is to be blamed for this state of affairs. They must not allow themselves to be used and vote only after giving a good thought,” he said, adding that it was necessary for the political discourse to move around issues like education and employment.“There is disillusionment with the Congress and NCP,” noted Shabbir Ansari of the influential All India Muslim OBC Organisation, adding that while the Muslim youth was veering towards the AIMIM, its image had taken a hit as it had nominated candidates, including defectors, based on “elective merit.” “Contrary to perception, the Muslim vote is not homegenous and the community is divided across political lines,” said Ansari, adding that the assertion by Hindutva hotheads after the BJP’s rise to power in the Centre and the state had led to unease in the already marginalised community. “Since Muslims feel let down by most political parties, they may choose candidates who they think may work for them,” he opined. However, the AIMIM’s presence seemed to have made a marginal impact on voters in Muslim pockets in the island city though it could eat into the votes of other parties in wards like 223 (Imamwada-Dongri), 213 (Kamathipura-Sidharth Nagar), 211 (Madanpura), and 212 (Agripada).”We do not identify with their (AIMIM) identity politics. We want someone who will work here,” said Umerkhadi resident Raza Syed. Muslims in general stated that though “no one does much work”, still the vote was for someone who will work and be around. However, some in the ward said that AIMIM was a number of votes. Muslims in different wards stated that they wanted someone who will take care of issues like cleanliness, water, traffic, parking, house gullies, redevelopment and traffic. “In our ward, house gully is an issue besides traffic and parking,” said Kamathipura’s Anees Khan. He, like many others, said that the fight there was between Congress and Samajwadi Party for Muslim votes and speculated that the seat may go to someone else due to a vote split. “AIMIM nominated someone who was not a party worker. The Congress candidate is not known much and was a light name,” said Naseem Syed. However, some like Abdul Qadir Ansari said, “We have tried a new name because we feel that the old ones will be more prone to corrupt practices and will garner less votes,” hinting at the preference for AIMIM. The fight in Madanpura may tilt towards Samajwadi Party’s Raees Shaikh. “Cycle seems to be the preference here,” said Syed Zaffar Abbas, resident of Madanpura. However, some like Nafees Ansari said, “The fight here is actually three-way.” Some voters, however, said AIMIM was getting a large number of votes. In ward 212, voters said that the fight was between Geeta Gawli and Congress over other parties. “Out here, the vote is for redevelopment issue and since a Muslim community member has been given ticket who is identified by Muslims here, the contest is between the two,” said a voter. “At some level, there is a disillusionment with mainstream politics. Most politicians are interested in feathering their own politics, some do this blatantly, some in an insidious manner,” noted Kashif, a Vikhroli resident, adding that hence, Muslims were forced to choose the lesser evil. “The community has been used for its votes for long… without basic issues being addressed. Issues like inflation, poverty, unemployment and poor state of civic services hurt all, regardless of caste and religion,” he said, adding that lack of adequate opportunities in India forced Muslim youngsters to migrate to the Gulf for menial jobs where they have to lead a hard scrabble existence to send their savings back home.

Court frames charges against 3 alleged ISIS operatives

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A special court today framed charges against three persons for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy to raise funds for the ISIS and recruiting people for the terror outfit. District Judge Amar Nath put on trial Sheikh Azhar-ul- Islam (24), Adnan Hassan (36) and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh (25), for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy (section 120B of IPC) and under provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The court listed the matter further hearing on March 29. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a case against the three accused on January 28 last year. They were arrested the next day on arrival here from Abu Dhabi. According to the probe agency, Hassan and Shaikh had been frequently visiting the UAE in connection with job since 2008 and 2012 respectively, while Islam had gone to join them in the UAE in July, 2015. Hassan was earlier allegedly affiliated to the Indian Mujahideen and later got inclined towards ISIS, it alleged. The charge sheet filed by NIA had claimed that the accused persons, in connivance with other known and unknown associates, had hatched a criminal conspiracy to propagate ideology, recruit persons, raise funds and facilitate the travel of the recruited persons to Syria to join the ISIS and further its activities. (More)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

AIU seizes gold worth Rs. 31 lakhs from Mumbai Airport

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) has seized 1039 grams of gold with a market value of Rs. 31,52,326 from a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here. 48-year old Banu Abdul Hai Shaikh, a resident of Wadala area of Mumbai, travelling from Dubai, was intercepted by the AIU officer after she crossed the Green Channel in Arrival Hall. The team of AIU recovered two pieces of circular white plates made of gold weighing 966 grams concealed in pressure pan of a Pressure Cooker brought by her as part of her checked-in-baggage. Apart from this, a pair of gold payals weighing 73 grams was also recovered from her possession. The passenger?s admitted concealment, possession and smuggling of gold and the recovered gold is seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The AUI also arrested her compliance Faheem M. K., a resident of Kerala, who was supposed to collect the gold from her outside the airport.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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