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QMumbai: Shah-Fadnavis Meeting; Delay in Hawkers’ Policy & More

BEST employees threaten to go on strike in protest against withdrawal of Diwali bonus, and other stories. c

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1. Fadnavis-Shah Planning New Maha Cabinet?

A closed-door meeting between Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP president Amit Shah has set political tongues wagging in the state. The two senior politicians met for two hours on Sunday evening in Ahmedabad and according to highly placed sources in the BJP, cabinet expansion in Maharashtra post-Diwali was high on the agenda.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Mumbai Hawkers to Remain as Policy Likely to Be Delayed by a Year

The civic body has gone into overdrive, cracking the whip on hawkers and encroachers near railway stations and on bridges, after 23 people were killed in the Elphinstone Road stampede last month. But, BMC sources say, it could be another year before the much-required hawkers' policy is implemented. It has already been delayed for three years.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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3. BEST Workers Plan Strike to Protest Bonus Withdrawal



BEST employees have threatened to go on a strike.
BEST employees have threatened to go on a strike.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ sadiquehussain)

Travelling within the city during the festive weekend may turn out to be a cumbersome affair as BEST employees have threatened to hold a hunger strike on October 21 in protest against the administration’s decision to do away with Diwali bonus this year. Nine different BEST unions plan have extended their support to the protest which will occur at Wadala depot.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. Cops to Route Complaints Against Bhagtanis to EOW

In a development that is expected to help home buyers, the Mumbai police on Monday indicated that it would pool in all complaints lodged across police stations against housing projects developed by Bhagtani family of Jaycee Homes Ltd and JVPD Properties Ltd with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for further investigations.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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5. Only Temperamental Differences Can't Be Grounds for Divorce, Says Bombay High Court

Only temperamental differences between spouses is part of the “normal wear and tear of married life” and cannot become grounds for divorce, the Bombay high court said on Thursday.

The court rejected the appeal of a man, who challenged the January 2009 order of the Pune family court, rejecting his petition for divorce on the grounds of cruelty.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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6. Newspaper vendors say they are being harassed

A representational image of newspaper vendors in Mumbai.
A representational image of newspaper vendors in Mumbai.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ mumbaidiaries)

Following the September 29 stampede on a foot-over bridge at Elphinstone Road railway station that lead to the death of 23 people, newspaper vendors have alleged that they are having to face eviction drives at railway stations apparently initiated by the GRP, RPG, the railways, and the BMC.

Newspaper vendors in Mumbai and its nearby areas have demanded that they be granted the status of essential service providers and that the eviction drives be stopped.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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7. Mumbai School Renamed After Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India.
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India.
(Photo: Facebook.com/PresidentKalam)

Ghatkopar-based NMWS-run school was renamed as 'SIES Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial High School' on Sunday in the presence of 87 students -- the number representing the "87th birthday" of the former President.

The 'North Mumbai Welfare Society' (NMWS), running the school with 3,250 students, had merged with the South Indian Education Society (SIES), Matunga, which runs many educational institutions in Mumbai with over 25,000 students.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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8. Actor to Repay 'Friend' Rs 22 Lakh With Interest

Koena Mitra is in trouble.
Koena Mitra is in trouble.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/ koenamitra)

A civil court has ordered actress Koena Mitra to return the money she had borrowed from her ‘former close friend’ with interest. Mitra, took Rs 22 lakh from Poonam Sethi between 2012 and 2013, but the four cheques she gave her in return, bounced.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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