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QMumbai: City Preps for Visarjan; CCTV Camera In Women’s Loo

Loudspeakers can blare in Mumbai during the Ganpati Visarjan today, with the SC staying a Bombay HC’s order.

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1. Ganpati Visarjan: Police Guide On Routes to Avoid Today

Unless you are part of a visarjan procession, leaving the house is best avoided today. As thousands of Mumbaikars are readying to bid their favourite God an emotional goodbye, Mumbai police has put together elaborate route maps to help citizens navigate around the city.

53 roads in the city will be closed for traffic, while 54 others routes will be converted into one-way roads. Apart from this, parking will be a hassle, even more so than usual as the traffic police has declared 99 spots across the city as no parking zones.

Roads leading to Shivaji Park, Dadar Chowpatty, Girgaum Chowpatty, Powai Lake, Versova beach, Juhu beach, and Gorai Jetty have been completely closed. Route taken by the Lalbaughca Raja and Ganesh Galli processions, too, will be unavailable for traffic movements.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

2. SC Stays Bombay HC Order Banning Loudspeakers

Loudspeakers can blare in Mumbai during the Ganpati Visarjan today, with the Supreme Court on Monday staying a Bombay High Court order banning their use in the state.

The Bombay High Court on September 1 had granted an interim stay to a recent amendment to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules that led to the elimination of 1,573 notified ‘silence zones’ in Mumbai ahead of festive season. On Monday, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud issued notice to activists on a plea by the state government and stayed the high court order. It sought a reply from the activists in favour of the ban within two weeks and restrained the high court from passing further orders in the matter.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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3. Women Raise Hell On Finding CCTV Camera In Ladies’ Washroom At Mahim Church

Mahim Church. 
Mahim Church. 
(Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Parishioners at one of Mumbai’s oldest churches are furious at installation of a CCTV camera inside women’s washroom.

They have sent a missive to the archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, asking what the people in charge of St Michael’s Church in Mahim are trying to achieve by recording women.

“Why are our priests of St Michael’s parish being more ridiculous by the day?... Just what are they expecting to capture on camera? Women with their pants down or their sarees up? Are they missing out on something?” Karen C D’Souza, vice-president of Association of Concerned Catholics, has said in the letter.

“This is total exposure for women… Please tell our priests to wake up and be sensitive to us ladies. We don’t want men crowding around hoping to see some live porn.”

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. Botched Surgery In KEM Leaves Woman In Crutches And Penniless

KEM Hospital. 
KEM Hospital. 
(Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

In December 2016, Dombivli resident Uma Iyer went to KEM Hospital to mend a ligament tear in her left leg. But, after a surgery and an eight-day stay, she walked out on crutches, with a severe infection in her leg, allegedly caused due to medical negligence of the KEM hospital staff.

Since then, she has spent Rs 7.27 lakh trying to treat the infection, by borrowing money from her employers and relatives. She has written to the hospital and lodged a complaint with the Medical Council of India.

The second tear
Iyer, 34, is the breadwinner of her family of three, which includes her 60-year-old mother and 17-year-old daughter. She had suffered a ligament tear in 2015, when she had to undergo a surgery at a private hospital for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. But, she recovered well from it.

(Source: Mid-day)

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5. VC Won’t Be Coming Back, Says Govt

Ravindra Waikar, the minister of state for higher and technical education, is clear that Mumbai University vice chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh is on his way out. “There is no question of the vice chancellor continuing in his post. He has caused the government a lot of agony. How can he continue? His replacement will be decided by the chancellor,” he told Mumbai Mirror yesterday.

Deshmukh, who has faced immense flak for his ill-conceived and –executed online assessment scheme, is currently on leave.

Echoing his colleague, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis told his newspaper that the decision was the prerogative of the governor (Vidyasagar Rao; also the chancellor). “He will take an appropriate decision,” said Fadnavis.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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6. Man Thrashes Lawyer Friend For Helping His Wife

After witnessing the domestic violence in his friend's home for years, a Dahisar lawyer became the recipient of the same cruelty on Saturday night, when the friend brutally attacked him with a cane in his own office. The accused had suspected that the advocate was helping his wife to file a domestic violence complaint against him, said the police.

The incident took place at 9.30 pm, while Advocate Ashok Rajput was with a client in his office at DN Dubey Road, Dahisar East. The accused, identified as Vishnu Pandey, barged in and assaulted him.

Victim says
Rajput, who is also the general secretary of the Borivli bar council, said, "I was discussing a case with a client when Pandey entered and started abusing me. I removed him from the office, but when I turned, he hit my head from behind. I tried to stop him, but he kept attacking me. My head started bleeding and the locals rushed to my rescue. They called the police and handed the accused over to the cops."

(Source: Mid-day)

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