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QMumbai: Stars Move Into Disputed Apartment; Murder In Chembur

Celeb society finally gets BMC clearance; Boman Irani to play Kailash Satyarthi and other stories

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Priyanka Chopra and Sonu Nigam among celebs who finally got their apartment. (Photos courtesy: Twitter)

1. Celeb Society In Oshiwara, Stuck For 3 Years, Finally Gets BMC All-Clear

Priyanka Chopra. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)
Priyanka Chopra. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

After being caught in a dispute between two promoters of a luxury property for over three years, the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan can now finally move into their plush apartments in Windsor Grande, one of Oshiwara’s most exclusive properties. The complex was recently awarded an Occupation Certificate by the BMC.

Apart from Chopra, Nigam and Chauhan, Windsor Grande had appealed to several other celebs and industrialists, including Alka Yagnik and Mika Singh. Some of these high profile buyers had even formed a ‘pressure group’ that took on Windsor Realty in 2014 for failing to hand over possession of their apartments and offices.

The luxury project was embroiled in several disputes, but the one that stalled the handover of flats to their owners was the protracted battle between Windsor Realty’s promoters, Rajan Raheja and Gopal Narang.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Bank Manager Tries To Sexually Assault Boy, Held

The Sanpada police have arrested a manager of a public sector bank for allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old boy after the teenager approached him to get his debit card unblocked.

Sources said the cops have collected the CCTV footage of the Sanpada branch of the bank where the manager tried to sodomise the boy on June 2.

The manager was arrested after the teenager lodged a complaint on Tuesday. Sources said the boy, an Andheri resident, had come to Sanpada and was having trouble in withdrawing cash. He panicked and rushed to bank manager after his card got blocked.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

3. Chembur Man Killed By Roommate

Representational image of a crime scene. (Photo: iStockphoto)
Representational image of a crime scene. (Photo: iStockphoto)

A man was strangled to death by his roommate over a tussle for money. The accused, who has been identified as Pankaj Mishra (29), is on the run.

The body of Chembur resident Amrutkumar Gouda (35) was discovered locked in the bathroom with a towel around his neck. According to investigating inspector Sudhir Gadkari, their house owner and neighbour got suspicious after he heard what sounded like two people fighting late on Monday night. “After many hours passed and nobody exited the house, the neighbour got suspicious and knocked on the door. When nobody answered, he called the police,” said Gadkari.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. First Flight To Land At Shirdi Airport In July

After a delay of almost two years, the Shirdi airport, built by the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC), will be ready for operations by the first week of July.

“We have received all clearances and now Air India is planning a flight from Mumbai and northern India, Trujet is planning flights from south India. Indigo is expected to start flights later. We will also have facilities for night operations from September. We should be able to start operations by June end or the first week of July,” said Suresh Kakani, managing director, MADC.

The airport is the first greenfield airport constructed by the state government, Kakani explained. This means that the airport has been built on land which has never been used before for any commercial or industrial purpose.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Liquor Ban Near Highways: Bombay HC Allows Three Clubs, Shop On Pune Road To Resume Business

BAR rooms in three clubs along Pune’s Bund Road can re-open, after the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed that they be de-sealed and be allowed to resume operations. Sale of liquor in a shopping outlet along the same road was also permitted. Operations of these clubs’ liquor rooms and the shop had been stayed following a Supreme Court order banning the sale of liquor within 500 metres of national and state highways after March 31. “Stay on operation of the said premises is vacated,” the HC said, asking the state to justify its claim of Bund Road being a state highway. The clubs are Poona Club, Ladies Club,Bramhacorp Leisure Club and a shopping outlet, Dorabjee and Co.

The petitioners had sought stay on the notices issued by the collector/superintendent of excise directing them to close down their businesses with immediate effect.

Appearing for the petitioners, senior counsel P Dakhepalkar said that the premises were not located along any state or national highway.”It is located along Bund Road which is not a state or national highway,” said Dakhepalkar.

(Source: Indian Express)

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6. Boman Irani To Play Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Boman Irani and Varun Dhawan  (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Boman Irani and Varun Dhawan (Photo: Yogen Shah)

After his doctor turn in Rajesh Mapuskar’s Marathi film Ventilator, Boman Irani is set to play Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in National Award-winning filmmaker Brahmanand Singh’s next, titled Jhalki. “It’s a film about a little girl looking for her brother who is missing, while working as a child labourer. I canned my portions in a few days. Kailash Satyarthi is a person every Indian should be in awe of. I shot at Mirzapur, it was 47 degrees. It’s a wonderful realisation to go there and understand the problems people in different parts of the country go through,” Boman shared with Mirror.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

7. Rains Likely To Hit Mumbai By This Weekend

Mumbai has been experiencing light pre-monsoon showers since mid-May. Several parts of the city witnessed light drizzling, which weather experts predict will continue until the onset of the monsoon, which they believe to be this weekend. Monsoon usually arrives by June 10 in Mumbai.

This comes as a relief for Mumbaikars, from the hot and humid weather conditions they experienced last May. Mumbai has been on the receiving end of light rain showers in several areas, and experts say the intensity would increase in the coming weeks as Southwest Monsoon would have arrived by then.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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