QMumbai: I-T Commissioner, 5 Others Arrested in Graft Case

CM Devendra Fadnavis inspects metro at midnight; BMC goes after parking mafia.

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Top I-T men have been arrested in a graft case in Mumbai. This is a representational image. (Photo: iStock)

Top I-T Man, 5 Others Held in Graft Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested city-based Income Tax commissioner (Appeal-30) BB Rajendra Prasad and five others for allegedly engineering and pocketing a bribe of Rs two crore for a favourable tax order. Prasad was produced in the court of a special judge in the city on Wednesday and remanded to five days of police custody.

Acting on a tip-off, the CBI had laid a trap and caught Prasad red-handed while receiving a bribe amount of Rs 19.34 lakh from Suresh Kumar Jain, a real estate agent personally known to Prasad. Later during the probe, the remaining amount of Rs 1.50 crore was also traced from Jain who had received the money on behalf of Prasad on an earlier occasion.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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CM Inspects Metro at Midnight

Nighttime tours by netas to inspect infrastructure projects seem to be in fashion. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is inspecting the ongoing Metro work across the city, and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray are inspecting road the city’s road works.

On Tuesday night, Fadnavis inspected the work of the entire Metro 3 route, from SEEPZ to Colaba, along with senior MMRDA officials. Metro 3 is a 33.5-km-long underground corridor linking Colaba, Bandra and SEEPZ with 27 stations, of which 26 will be underground.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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BMC Goes After Parking Mafia

A man sleeps on a scooter at a parking lot in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
A man sleeps on a scooter at a parking lot in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)

This could be the end of the parking mafia in Mumbai.

The BMC has found a way to make sure women self-help groups and unemployed youths, who between them will now run nearly 75 per cent of the city pay-and-parks in a new quota system, also get to run some of the most lucrative parking spaces.

Though contractors will now run only 25 per cent of the parking lots, there was a fear that they would use their financial might to edge out the self-help groups and unemployed youths from parking lots with higher revenue potentials.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Mumbai Selfie Death: 21-Yr-Old's Bid to Take Pic With Mother, Sister Goes Wrong

Representational image of a woman taking selfie. (Photo: iStock)
Representational image of a woman taking selfie. (Photo: iStock)

A 21-year-old Bachelor of Engineering student from Tamil Nadu slipped and drowned at Bandra Bandstand while taking a selfie with her sister and mother.

The incident took place around 3.30pm on Monday near Bandra Fort, the police said. Two hours later, her body was located near Bandra Worli sea link with the help of local fishermen and fire brigade officials.

After giving her final exams, Meenakshi Priya Rajesh had come to the city on April 30 along with her older sister, father and mother, the police said. Her family was staying in a hotel at Saki Naka in Andheri.

The family had hired a cab for the whole day, the police said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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Ex Anti-Corruption Cop Roped in to Weed out Medical Purchasing Discrepancies

Representational image of money laundering around medical supplies. (Photo: iStock)
Representational image of money laundering around medical supplies. (Photo: iStock)

With a rise in allegations of corruption and irregularities worth crores of rupees in purchases of medical equipment in state government hospitals, the state government has appointed Praveen Dixit as the Chairman of a state level purchasing committee. This is the first time an IPS officer has been appointed to a post that was almost always given to doctors.

This post was specially created for Dixit - a former Maharashtra DGP, who rose to fame when he was heading the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau, for his initiative to name and shame accused in corruption cases on social media.

Dixit was chosen to head the newlyformed committee, because he is known for his honesty and fairness. The committee has been tasked to monitor tenders and offers submitted by medical equipment manufacturing companies, and bring transparency to the process.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Gang Targeting People Travelling on Footboard of Local Trains Held

Two members of a gang, which goes by the name 'fatka', were arrested last evening after they were caught snatching the mobile phone of a commuter travelling on a local train at Kurla railway station. The gang allegedly targets commuters talking over the phone, while standing on the footboards of local trains.

The arrested duo has been identified as Navin Pravin Dawane (19) and Ajijur Rehman Khan (24). They were caught red-handed by three RPF staff at platform number 5 on Kurla railway station.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Eman Ahmed to Be Discharged From Saifee Hospital Today

Eman Ahmed with a doctor. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=images&amp;vertical=default&amp;q=Eman%20Ahmed&amp;src=typd">Twitter/ reversedieting</a>)
Eman Ahmed with a doctor. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ reversedieting)

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was until recently believed to be the world's heaviest woman, will be discharged tomorrow from the Saifee Hospital here, where she underwent treatment for severe obesity.

"Eman, who was brought here in February this year, weighed around 498 kgs on arrival. Her weight has reduced to 177 kgs," Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, bariatric surgeon who led the team of doctors treating Eman at the city hospital, told PTI on Wednesday.

"Huzefa Shehabi, COO Saifee Hospital, has received an e mail communication from VPS Burjeel Hospital (in Abu Dhabi, UAE) saying that Eman is 'stable, in good health and fit to fly'. She would be discharged from Saifee tomorrow (May 4) at 10.30 AM," said Lakdawala.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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SRK, Aamir, Hrithik & Anil Ambani at Vinod Khanna’s Prayer Meet

Shah Rukh Khan at the prayer meet. (Photo: Yogen Shah) &nbsp;
Shah Rukh Khan at the prayer meet. (Photo: Yogen Shah)  

Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and other celebrities from the film industry came to offer their condolences to Vinod Khanna’s family.

Anil and Tina Ambani, Javed Akhtar, Kapil Dev, Madhuri Dixit and others were also present.

(Source: The Quint)

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