QMumbai: BMC Officials Fined; 5 Killed While Pushing Car on E-Way

Rs 5,000 fine and a slap on the wrist for BMC officials and more stories.

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Eastern expressway becomes danger zone. 

1. Rs 5,000 Fine and a Slap on the Wrist for BMC Officials

According to the BMC, a fine of Rs 5,000 is apt punishment for officials whose negligence led to the death of a six-year-old girl in November last year.

Even though these officers – two from the civic body’s A Ward and two from the Garden Department – were indicted by a high-level probe led by Additional Municipal Commissioner AL Jarad earlier this year and found guilty of negligence and administrative lapses, a departmental inquiry on Monday penalised the erring officials with a paltry fine of Rs 5,000 each and let them off, without so much as a whisper of suspension or a transfer.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

2. 5 Killed While Pushing Stalled Car on E-Way

Five people died and one other was seriously injured when a tempo carrying watermelons rammed into a Maruti Omni on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Monday morning. According to one of the survivors, the accident happened when the occupants of the Maruti Omni were pushing the vehicle, which had broken down on the highway.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

3. Vikhe Patil Accuses Devendra Fadnavis Government Of Suppressing Facts Of Farmers' Suicide

Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday accused Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra of “suppressing” facts regarding farmer suicides
Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday accused Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra of “suppressing” facts regarding farmer suicides
(Photo: IANS)

Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday accused Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra of "suppressing" facts regarding farmer suicides to absolve itself of liabilities. The leader also demanded a compensation of Rs 15 lakh each to the families of farmers who have committed suicide in the state.

The Leader of Opposition in the Assembly was speaking at a press conference after visiting the houses of two farmers - Madhav Shankar Rawate (75) and Shankar Bhavrao Chayare (55) - who allegedly committed suicide early this month - and consoling their family members.

Source: Mid-day

4. Three Anti-Terror Officers Booked for Theft in Thane

Manpada police also file charges of impersonation and trespassing after finding out that they had not been alerted of the planned search.

Three unidentified ATS officials have been booked by the Manpada police following a complaint of impersonation, theft and trespassing by a Dombivali resident.

On April 25, they allegedly barged into the house of Gulam Maqbool Qasim Shaikh, a resident of Dombivali East and journalist with a local TV channel, when he was away in search of his relative and stole valuables worth Rs 60,000. The relative was wanted for questioning in a telephone exchange racket case.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Bone-Breakers on Your Footpath

Photo used for representational purposes only. (Photo: iStock)
Photo used for representational purposes only. (Photo: iStock)

Ten days ago when Santacruz resident Nikhil Mogre stepped out for an evening walk, he failed to spot a dislodged paver block along the footpath. Mogre, 59, husband of well-known fitness expert Leena Mogre, tripped on the portion of the paver block jutting out and suffered a crack in the joint of his wrist. Doctors have told him that if the injury doesn’t heal sufficiently soon enough, he’ll need a surgery.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

6. Chintan to Showcase His Works at Jehangir in June

Jailed artist, Chintan Upadhyay. 
Jailed artist, Chintan Upadhyay. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Chintan Upadhyay, who has been in prison for the last two and a half years in connection with the murder of his ex-wife Hema and her lawyer Harish Bhambani, is preparing to host a second exhibition of his paintings. The artist is lodged in Thane Jail, and jail officials expect the exhibition to be held at Jehangir Art Gallery in Fort in June. “The jail superintendent is keen on holding another exhibition of his paintings,” said Bharat Manghani, Upadhyay’s lawyer.

Upadhyay has created about 20 paintings, said Thane Jail superintendent Nitin Wainchal. “Rajvardhan Sinha (Inspector General, Prisons) wants it to be a grand affair. We had organised a sale of his paintings last year, and one of them was bought by Kiran Rao (filmmaker) for Rs 4.5 lakh,” said Wainchal.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

7. Mumbai Metro Achieves 400 Mn Passenger Mark

Mumbai Metro recorded its 400 millionth passenger on its 1423rd day of operation on Monday. Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) said it crossed the fourth 100 million ridership mark, which is an indicator of the metro’s popularity, in just 300 days.

MMOPL had taken 398 days to cross the first 100 million mark, 388 days for the second and only 337 days for the third.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

8. Reclusive 75-Yr-Old's Decomposed Body Found In Her Ram Mandir Home

Discovery of a 75-year-old resident's partially decomposed body in her flat has shaken the people of Shree Sai Ram society in Ram Mandir, and once again highlighted how vulnerable senior citizens living alone are. The deceased was found last afternoon after other residents alerted the police on getting a foul smell from her home. Her son, who lives in Borivli, too was clueless about this until yesterday.

Source: Mid-day

9. Bombay High Court Asks Maharshtra Government To Set Up Panel To Check Adverse Drug Reactions

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed Devendra Fadnavis-led government to set up a committee to analyse the cause of the increasing number of adverse drug reaction cases in civic-run hospitals, and subsequently find a solution.

A division bench of Justices B R Gavai and Bharati Dangre was hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar in 2014 after 18 children and over 25 women suffered from adverse drug reactions (ADR) at three separate civic-run hospitals in the city.

Source: Mid-day

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