QMumbai: HC Extends Protection From Arrest to Navlakha & More
An FIR was lodged against activist Gautam Navlakha and others in January 2018.
An FIR was lodged against activist Gautam Navlakha and others in January 2018.(Photo Courtesy: Pinterest)

QMumbai: HC Extends Protection From Arrest to Navlakha & More

1. Bhima Koregaon Case: Bombay HC Extends Protection From Arrest to Navlakha Till December 6

The Bombay High Court on Monday extended civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest till Friday in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case.

An FIR was lodged against Navlakha and others in January 2018 after the Elgar Parishad held on December 31, 2017 allegedly triggered violence at Koregaon Bhima in Pune district the next day. Navlakha and the other accused were booked under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


2. Uddhav Thackeray Likely to Move Into Varsha After Winter Session

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may not vacate his Bandra home completely.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may not vacate his Bandra home completely.
(Photo: IANS)

With the state government allotting Varsha to Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister is likely to move into his official residence after the winter session of the assembly. However, the Shiv Sena chief may not vacate Matoshree, his Bandra home, completely.
It was earlier decided that Thackeray would continue to live at Matoshree and only hold meetings at Varsha. A Sena functionary, however, said that for reasons relating to protocol and traffic, he will move.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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3. At 35.1°C, Monday Saw Highest December Day Temperature in Two Years

The city recorded its highest December day temperature in two years on Monday. The maximum temperature recorded at Santacruz, representative of the suburbs and Mumbai, was 35.1 degrees Celsius, 1.7 degrees above normal, while Colaba, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 35 degrees Celsius, 1.8 degrees above normal.

The highest maximum day temperature in December was recorded on December 1 (both in 2017 and 2018) at 34.8 and 34.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. For People-Oriented Services in It, BMC to Appoint Consultant

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will appoint a consultant for improving its IT-based citizen-oriented services. The civic body is planning to make its existing system more efficient and effective with the help of a consultant.

According to BMC officials, tenders have been invited for comprehensive IT consultancy services for the civic body, which deals with many online citizen services such as health, water supply, waste management, roads, drainage. The BMC is aiming to enhance its services by introducing integrated systems, eliminating inefficient work procedure and providing an up-to-date database in future.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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5. Sex Determination Test:  Magistrate Court Sends Notice to Medical Officer Over Action Against Doctors

A magistrate court has issued a show-cause notice to the medical officer of L ward, Dr Sanjaykumar Dattaray Funde, over prosecution of two doctors, partners in a hospital located in Andheri, under the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) (PCPNDT) Act without “reasonable grounds”.

The court also acquitted the four accused for want of evidence.

According to the case filed by Funde, in 2011, he received information that Dr Ivon Rocha, practising at several centres and clinics in the city, was indulging in determination of sex of the foetus.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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