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QMumbai: Kidney Transplant Scam at JJ; Shivaji Statue Work Begins

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The Maharashtra government has spent Rs 15 crore on its plan to construct a grand memorial for the legendary Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji. 
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1. Kidney Transplant Scam Busted at JJ, ACB Arrests Two

JJ staffer Tushar Savarkar, co-ordinator of the zonal transplant authorisation committee, and Sachin Salve, transplant co-ordinator at Raheja Hospital, asked for Rs 1.5L to get a transplant file cleared.

Two years after an organ racket was busted at a leading private hospital in the city, a similar scam came to light on Monday, this time at JJ Hospital, one of the largest state-run hospitals in Maharashtra.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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2. Shivaji Statue: Reclamation of Land to Begin From October 10

Work on the state government’s pet project, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial in the Arabian Sea, is all set to begin. Construction of breakwaters and reclamation of land will begin on October 10, sources involved in the ambitious project told Mumbai Mirror. The state issued work orders to Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on September 14, clearing the decks for the work to begin, they added.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

3. Tainted Company Attempts Backdoor Entry to ₹5,000 Cr SRA Project

A blacklisted firm is allegedly trying indirect access to the lucrative Andheri RTO slum redevelopment project. One of the bidders for the project is LTR SSM Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between L&T Realty and SSM Realty. Interestingly, one of the company’s directors is son of Shailesh Mehta whose company Sunshine Builders and Developers and all its directors were blacklisted by Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) in June 2015 for irregularities and delays in the Mahakali Darshan SRA CHS redevelopment project. Another clear link between the blacklisted firm and the new company is Sangeeta Mehta, Shailesh Mehta’s wife, who is also a partner in SSM Realty.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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4. Dream Homes Stalled: Buyers Stage Occupy Stir at Builder’s Office

Tired of waiting for the construction of their new homes in Bhiwandi, members of around 15 families stormed into the developer’s office in Thane’s Lake City Mall on Sunday, camping in the cramped room overnight in an unusual protest. They demanded that their money should be refunded or the company should present a credible plan for speeding up the work on the apartment complex.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Maharashtra Government Dropped Three Rioting Cases Against Bhide: RTI Response

Milind Ekbote (left) and Sambhaji Bhide (right) have been accused of perpetrating the violence incited against Dalits at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.
Milind Ekbote (left) and Sambhaji Bhide (right) have been accused of perpetrating the violence incited against Dalits at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.
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Three cases of rioting registered in 2008 against Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan chief Sambhaji Bhide while protesting against the screening of Bollywood movie Jodha Akbar were withdrawn, the Maharashtra government has said while responding to a Right to Information (RTI) query.

Meanwhile, speaking during the state Budget session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that there wasn’t any direct evidence of Bhide’s involvement in the Bhima Koregaon violence that killed one person. In the FIR registered by the Pune rural police, Bhide continues to be an accused. In 2008, the Sangli police had registered three cases against Bhide and his followers who protested outside local movie halls against the screening of the Bollywood period drama, Jodha Akbar – Crime Record (CR) no. 32/08 – for unlawful assembly outside a movie theatre, defying the order issued by the district collector. Bhide and his followers were also booked for damaging the theatre’s property by tearing off the movie posters.

Source: The Indian Express

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6. Case Filed Against HDIL for Duping 69 Home Buyers

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police has registered a case against Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) for allegedly duping 69 home buyers involving Rs 48.52 crore in the Whispering Tower s in Mulund by allegedly delaying the project.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

7. Nagma May Be Picked Over Dutt for 2019 Poll

Ajmer: UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, actress-turned-politician Nagma and Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot during a roadshow ahead of  Ajmer by-election on Jan 27, 2018. (Photo: Shaukat Ahmed/IANS)
Ajmer: UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, actress-turned-politician Nagma and Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot during a roadshow ahead of Ajmer by-election on Jan 27, 2018. (Photo: Shaukat Ahmed/IANS)
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Congress leader Nagma, one of the star poll campaigners of the party—she has been part of road shows on the hustings in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan—could be its face for the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Mumbai North Central constituency.

Buzz over the likely elevation comes in the wake of the dismissal of former MP Priya Dutt from the post of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary last week after eight years in office, as well as following Nagma’s appearance at a meeting of the party’s North Central district in Santacruz on Sunday.

Priya Dutt, former Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader
Priya Dutt, former Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@pudharionline)

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