QMumbai: CINTAA Drops Alok Nath; Water Cuts in the City

Fire in Andheri High-Rise, Two Feared Dead and other stories.

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Alok Nath has been accused of sexual harassment by writer-filmmaker Vinta Nanda.
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1. #MeToo: CINTAA Expels Alok Nath

Actor Alok Nath has been accused of sexual harassment.
Actor Alok Nath has been accused of sexual harassment.
(File Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)

Over a month after writer-filmmaker Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath, the leading man of her hit 1990s TV show Tara, of raping her twice 19 years ago, Cine and TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) has expelled the veteran actor.

The move comes a day after Nath was a no-show at the body’s meeting on November 12 to present his case, sending a response to the show-cause notice instead. On Tuesday, CINTAA sent a letter to the actor by courier to inform him about their decision.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

2. Mumbai May Face 10 Percent Water Cut From Today

Mumbai’s lakes are low on water supply which may lead to water cuts in the city.
Mumbai’s lakes are low on water supply which may lead to water cuts in the city.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

Mumbai may have to brace itself for a 10 per cent water cut from Wednesday, as the city’s water stock is down by 16 per cent when compared to November last year. While the BMC supplies 3,800 million litres of water everyday to the city, the quantity supplied to households is expected to decrease by 380 million litres starting Wednesday.

“Following the drop in the level in the lakes supplying water, 10 per cent water cut will be levied. The proposal for the same will be tabled before the standing committee meeting scheduled on Wednesday,” said a senior BMC official. After the approval from the committee, the water cut will be effected immediately.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Fire in Andheri High-Rise, Two Feared Dead

Visuals from the building after the fire was doused. 
Visuals from the building after the fire was doused. 
(Photo: ANI)

A fire broke out at Kadam Chawl, a 21 storeyed SRA building on Veera Desai Road in Andheri West at around 9:20 pm on Tuesday. At least two people died after sustaining severe burn injuries, three others were rescued with minor injuries and one was rumoured to be missing.

While the details are unclear, the fire is said to have started in the 10th floor and four fire engines were sent to the spot. Fire officials said that based on the locals' statement, the two people who were later declared dead may have been between 22-25 years old. The bodies were taken to Cooper Hospital.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

4. Constable Booked for Rape as He Reneges on Marriage Promise

A 35-year-old constable has been booked by the Mulund police for allegedly raping a home guard after promising marriage. The police said the victim from Mumbai police’s home guard met Mulund police constableNitin Pawar, 35, who hails from Nashik but resides in Thane, at a bandobast in 2016. According to the complaint, the two began dating soon after.

“She claims that the constable told her that he was unmarried and promised to marry her soon. But after some time, he began avoiding her and told her that he had gone to Kolkata for a police investigation,” said a police official.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Mumbai’s Metro-3 to Get New Technology for Tunnelling Work

The MMRC will adopt new technology for the Metro 3 starting January.
The MMRC will adopt new technology for the Metro 3 starting January.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

To overcome the restrictions caused by the city’s narrow roads and congested spaces, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will adopt new technology for its tunnelling work for Metro-3 starting this January. The MMRC will use the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) to widen the tunnels underground, so as to create additional space for stations.

The 33.5-km fully underground Metro-3 corridor is from Colaba in South Mumbai to SEEPZ in the western suburbs — a route that passes through many narrow roads and congested spaces in the city. The NATM is a modern tunnelling method appropriate for congested spaces and will be used for seven underground stations — Hutatma Chowk, Kalbadevi, Girgaum, Grant Road, Santacruz, Marol and Shitladevi.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

6. Doctors Suspect New H1N1 Variants

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

Doctors treating H1N1 patients are suspecting newer variants circulating in the city, with unusual symptoms emerging in patients with the viral infection. While 15 samples sent from Mumbai to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) tested negative for H3N2 viral infection, doctors suspect the variant may be present in patches across Mumbai. There, however, has been no evidence to support that, they said.

Dr Om Srivastava said that women, mostly during pregnancy, have been diagnosed with H1N1-like infection but presented symptoms like hypertension, vomiting and diarrhoea. “Classic symptoms of H1N1 are fever, cold, sore throat, headache. These symptoms of hypertension are unusual” he said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. 22 Mumbaikars Vie for Three of the Costliest Homes in MHADA

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has received 22 registrations for the three costliest houses (each costs over Rs 4 crore) in its lottery, in the plush Cumballa Hill. However, nobody has yet paid the deposit amount for them. The agency has also received about 18,000 applications within a week of the announcement of its lottery, as the Lower Income Group has been allotted over 900 houses from the total 1,384 in the city. Last year, two of the most expensive houses of MHADA at Lower Parel, were sold at R1.9 crore each, but were eventually returned, and this year will again be part of the lottery. This time they have been priced at Rs 1.36 crore each.

(Source: Mid-day)

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