QMumbai: Fadnavis Wants Food Biz Policies; Dawood Brother Detained
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wants new policy for open-air rooftop restaurants and food trucks in Mumbai.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wants new policy for open-air rooftop restaurants and food trucks in Mumbai. (Photo: ANI screengrab)

QMumbai: Fadnavis Wants Food Biz Policies; Dawood Brother Detained

1. CM Wants New Policy for Food Trucks, Rooftop Restaurants

On Monday, the state BJP arranged a meeting between Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and senior government officers in Mumbai, to discuss rooftop restaurants. Fadnavis directed officials to create a new policy for open-air rooftop restaurants, and another one for food trucks in Mumbai. Sources also quoted the CM as saying that the BMC was working to reduce the 29 permits currently required to start a restaurant.

The meeting, arranged by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan and Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha vice president Madhukheshwar Desai, was held at the CM’s residence.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Dawood’s Brother Iqbal Kaskar Detained in Extortion Case in Mumbai

 Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar (left) being taken by the Maharashtra police.
Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar (left) being taken by the Maharashtra police.
(Photo: IANS)

Dawood Ibrahim's younger brother Iqbal Kaskar was detained by the Thane police from his south Mumbai residence in connection with an extortion case on Monday.

Kaskar was picked up by a team of Thane Anti-Extortion Cell headed by former 'encounter specialist' Pradeep Sharma.

The action follows a complaint by a city businessman alleging he had been getting extortion calls from some mafia gangsters owing allegiance to Kaskar.

Acting on the complaint, Sharma picked up Kaskar, who is presently being questioned by sleuths, the sources said.

(Source: The Quint)

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3. 25 Sena MLAs Opposed to Pulling out of Fadnavis Govt

Although the Shiv Sena on Monday, again, talked of pulling out of the Fadnavis government and sent an ‘ultimatum’ to the chief minister, the threat is likely to be a damp squib as about 25 of the 63 MLAs from the party are opposed to any such move.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had called the meeting of party MLAs and MPs on Monday to discuss a wide-range of issues, including possible expansion of the state cabinet, disgruntlement among Sena MLAs towards party’s ministers in the state and party’s agitation against rising prices of petrol and diesel.

All MLAs and MPs were asked to deposit their mobile phones before entering the meeting hall. The restriction was imposed as last time around, a few MLAs kept their phones on and media representatives heard live what was going on in the meeting.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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4. Primary Education Has to Be in Mother Tongue, Says Mumbai Teachers' Group

A representational image of students in  primary school. 
A representational image of students in primary school. 
(Photo: Reuters)

In a bid to improve the quality of education and promote teaching as a profession, a teachers' group in the city, Maharashtra Rajya Shikshak Parishad, has reached out to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar.

It has demanded that primary schools teach students in regional languages and the state government come up with an academic calendar before the year starts.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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5. Jointly, They Oppose Segregation of Waste

Cutting across party lines, corporators on Monday voiced Mumbaikars’ anxiety regarding a BMC deadline to start segregation of waste.

All parties, including the ruling Shiv Sena, opposed the circular issued by the civic administration declaring that it would not collect wet waste from bulk generators starting October 2. The general assembly meeting was adjourned after all parties staged a walkout.

In order to ensure that the decision on segregation is fully implemented, the civic body had announced that it would stop collecting wet waste from large housing societies from October. The provision is applicable to societies that have an area of 20,000 sq metres or above or those that generate more than 100 kilos of waste.

Societies will have to undertake composting of wet waste and only the dry waste will be sent to collection vans.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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6. Karan Joseph Death: Bandra Society Asks Rishi Shah to Vacate Flat

Karan Joseph at a concert.
Karan Joseph at a concert.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

Already under a magnifying glass for his alleged role in the suicide of musician Karan Joseph, Rishi Shah has now been asked to vacate the 12th floor flat he shared with Karan in Concorde Apartments, Bandra West. Upset by the death in their building, society members have also alleged that drug peddlers frequented Rishi's flat.

Rishi Shah after recording his statement at Bandra police station

Rishi Shah after recording his statement at Bandra police station

Karan's fall to death from the 12th floor apartment and the rumours about Shah's connection to it are not the only things that have upset other residents.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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7. Rane Calls Ashok Chavan a 'Useless Fellow'

In a speech that made it all but obvious that he was quitting the Congress, former chief minister Narayan Rane blasted the party for the “injustice” done to him, and called state Congress chief Ashok Chavan a “useless fellow”.

Rane, who had joined the Congress 12 years ago, yesterday urged his supporters to contest the upcoming panchayat polls under a new entity called the Samarth Vikas Panel. Addressing a rally in his stronghold Kudal in Sindhudurg, Rane said he would announce the decision of “going in a new direction” on September 21, the first day of Navratri.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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8. Coming Soon: Wi-Fi, Shacks at Beaches in Alibaug

Tourists visiting Alibaug and Raigad beaches, who are often inconvenienced by the lack of basic facilities on the beach, now have a reason to smile. The Maharashtra Maritime Board has selected 11 villages, which will be offered financial assistance to develop shacks, toilets, parking, and wi-fi facilities to boost tourism in the region.

Under the Nirmal Sagar Tat Abhiyan project initiated last year, the Maritime Board has launched a beach clean-up operation. Local residents and villagers are also participating in the activity. The project took off after CM Devendra Fadnavis approved it in May 2016. As part of the coastal protection and management pro­gramme, the board has initiated cleaning up of 76 beaches outside Mumbai.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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