Tourists are seen in front of the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the targets of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai April 10, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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QMumbai: ATS Busts Suspected Mumbai ISIS Cell

ATS Busts Suspected Mumbai Daesh Cell

A Muslim boy looks on as he holds a placard at a rally organised by a Muslim charitable trust in Mumbai, India, November 26, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
A Muslim boy looks on as he holds a placard at a rally organised by a Muslim charitable trust in Mumbai, India, November 26, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

Multiple security agencies working in tandem have succeeded in thwarting a domestic terror group with alleged links to Daesh, just in the nick of time.

In a night-long joint operation by UP and Maharashtra counter terrorism officials, 26-year-old Nazim Shamshad Ahmed, and two of his associates were picked up from their rented apartment in Rashid Compound in Mumbra, following inputs from the Intelligence Bureau. Irfan Ansari and Gulfam Ansari were released after interrogation, but Ahmed, who the agencies consider to be the leader and main recruiter of the group, was handed over to UP ATS on a transit remand.

Cell phones, information material and other electronic gadgets were seized from their flat.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

Alleged Sex Cult Mastermind ‘Psychiatrist’ Sunil Kulkarni Is a Fake Doc

Police investigating the case of alleged sex cult Shifu Sunkriti and its founder Sunil Kulkarni say that he has been posing as a psychiatrist without a medical degree. Police informed the court that even though he claimed that he did his MD in Psychiatry from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, when they verified it with the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), they orally denied any registration in the name of any Sunil Sadashiv Kulkarni.

MMC officials also confirmed to Mumbai Mirror that Kulkarni is not registered with the medical body.

The Crime Branch has also learnt that Kulkarni was already arrested by police in New Delhi after a 17-yearold girl registered a case under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) against him but he managed to get bail and then settled in Mumbai.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

State Wants Centre to Pay Rs 142-Crore Compensation

The Centre kept 41 toll booths on highways shut for 21 days after demonetization. (Photo: Reuters)
The Centre kept 41 toll booths on highways shut for 21 days after demonetization. (Photo: Reuters)

The state government has sent a bill of Rs 142 crore to the Centre for keeping 41 toll booths on highways shut for 21 days after demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on November 8 last year. Fourteen booths directly controlled by the public works department and 27 booths operated by its undertaking, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), were closed during the period from November 9 to November 30.

“We will be required to compensate the contractors for loss of their revenue during this period. But considering the fact that the state’s finances are under tremendous strain, it would not be possible for the state to directly compensate the contractors,” said a senior official from the public works department.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

Depressed Chef's Suicide Bid Thwarted by Younger Brother at Bandra Residence

A 20-year-old chef from a prominent Juhu restaurant tried to commit suicide yesterday, but his efforts were thwarted by his younger brother and some alert neighbours.

According to cops, the incident to­ok place around 3 pm, when the chef, identified as Rahul Mullah, was alone at his Bandra (West) residence. "His brother was out for work. Rahul tied one end of a scarf to an iron rod on the flat's ceiling and hanged himself by it. His brother reached home after a few minutes and rang the bell several times, but it went unanswered. He suspected something was wrong and started to break open the door. On hearing the commotion, their neighbours too joined Rahul's brother and together they barged in. They found Rahul hanging from the ceiling in an unconscious state and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where the doctors managed to save him," an officer from Bandra police station said. The officer added that Rahul had later been shifted to Lilavati hospital for further treatment.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Bandra Residents Salim Khan, Waheeda Rehman Oppose Toilet on Bandstand Promenade

Salman Khan (extreme left) with his father Salim Khan (middle) and brother Arbaaz Khan (right). (Photo: PTI)
Salman Khan (extreme left) with his father Salim Khan (middle) and brother Arbaaz Khan (right). (Photo: PTI)

Local residents, including the scriptwriter Salim Khan and yesteryear Bollywood actress Waheeda Rehman, have demanded shifting of a public toilet installed on the Bandstand promenade in suburban Bandra.

Incidentally, last year the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai had roped in actor Salman Khan, Salim Khan's son, to promote its drive against open defecation. Salman's NGO 'Being Human' is supporting the cause.

However, Khan senior is not happy with location of the public toilet which is near his residence. "It's not that we are opposing installation of toilet blocks at Bandstand. We support this move. But if the toilet is built in the middle of promenade, there will be a mess and it will create nuisance," Salim Khan told reporters.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Despite Hashim Amla’s Ton, Mumbai Beat Punjab by 8 Wickets

Jos Buttler went on a rampage with a breathtaking 37-ball-77 as Mumbai Indians marched home by eight wickets against Kings XI Punjab to take the sole lead in the Indian Premier League standings.

Put into bat first, Punjab’s Hashim Amla carried his bat through the innings after scoring his career’s first century. 103 off his bat and the home team posted 198 in 20 overs but Jos Buttler made a mockery of the target with Mumbai Indians knocking off the runs in only 15.3 overs.

(Read the full report on The Quint)