QMumbai: Woman Found Dead in Train; BEST Power for Ambani Wedding 

Adanis’ ask BEST to power grand wedding; Residents can claim refund from MERC ; Avni killing exposed & more stories.

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A view of the house of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Indian energy company Reliance Industries, in Mumbai.
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Ambanis Seek BEST Power Supply for a Grand Wedding

A view of the house of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Indian energy company Reliance Industries, in Mumbai.
A view of the house of Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Indian energy company Reliance Industries, in Mumbai.
(Photo: Reuters)

It is up to the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) to ensure that the 27-storey Antilla is lit up during Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's wedding. Sources in BEST said that the Ambanis had approached the undertaking for temporary load up to 500 kilowatt (kW) or half a megawatt (Mw) for three days.

The three-day wedding will be attended by VVIP guests from around the world and the family wants to ensure a bright celebration. Interestingly, the demand is for nearly 100 times more electricity to the four to five kWs power used by consumers with air conditioners at home. The present demand of nearly 40 lakh power consumers in the city is 2700-2800 Mw.

(Source: DNA)

Mumbai: BMC Issues Circular, Says Keep 1m Space Around Tree Trunks to Help Them Breathe

Taking note of the haphazard concretisation at the base of trees during road repairs, resurfacing and reconstructions across the city, the BMC has issued a circular to its road department, asking it to maintain a minimum of 1-metre space around the tree trunks so as to allow them to breathe.

The instruction will be implemented in the ongoing and proposed works and also in any new tree plantation drive undertaken by the BMC, sources said. Officials said over 300 road repair and resurfacing works are being carried out across the city at present.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Tigress Avni (T1) Case: State Committee Now Trains Guns On Nawab, Shooter Son

Tigress Avni has left behind two nine-month-old cubs. This is a representational image.
Tigress Avni has left behind two nine-month-old cubs. This is a representational image.
(Photo Courtesy: Flickr)

While the report submitted by the three member expert committee of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has made it clear that the Tigress T1 or known as Avni by activists was not shot in self defence as claimed by the shooter Nawab Shafat Ali khan , the sources from Forest Department told this newspaper that while the State Appointed Committee to investigate the killing of T 1 has not raised objections over the intention of Forest Departments but the state appointed committee too has come down heavily on the shooter Asghar Ali who shot the Tigress T 1 claiming that it was shot in self defence.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Mumbai: Aarey Tribal Faced With Nearly 1,500 Per Cent Increase In Electricity Bill

After years of paying electricity bills of Rs 50-80 for his spartan tribal home in Aarey Colony, Chandu Jadhav, 66, received a rude shock this week: Adani slapped him with a bill for Rs 1,250, which is nearly 1,500% higher than any of his past bills. Now the physically challenged senior citizen has no idea how to manage his monthly expenses, as Adani's bill will gobble up more than a fifth of his modest monthly pension.

Chandu is among some 30 lakh suburban consumers who have experienced an abnormal hike in power bills ever since their power supplier changed from Reliance Energy to Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) in September.

(Source: Mid-Day)

Power Consumers can Claim 9.5% Interest With Refund: MERC

Residents of Mumbai’s suburbs allege that their bills have been inflated by over 50 percent since Adani Electricity  took over power distribution.
Residents of Mumbai’s suburbs allege that their bills have been inflated by over 50 percent since Adani Electricity took over power distribution.
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Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) consumers can now contest against inflated power bills and can also claim a refund with 9.5 per cent interest. The announcement was made on Friday by a quasi-judicial body of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission formed after much hue and cry over escalated electricity bills.

The committee is going to investigate into what led to the hike. Additionally, the fact-finding committee will not only study AEML's billing pattern but also that of Tata Power, BEST and MSEDCL that distributes power in Mumbai. Earlier, the quasi-judicial body had asked for an explanation from Adani Power about the inflated bills on 4 December.

(Source: DNA)

Gujarat Woman Found Dead in Train to Mumbai, Robbery After Borivli Feared

A 40-year-old homemaker from Gujarat was found murdered in the ladies coach of the Bhuj-Dadar Superfast Express after it arrived at the terminal on Friday afternoon. The police suspect robbery, probably between Borivli and Dadar, as a gold necklace she usually wore was missing, along with cash. Deriya Devi Chaudhary, who lived in Surat with her husband, was headed to Mumbai to visit relatives. The police said she used to travel on her own every year by train. Her sister lives in Wadala, and brother in Navi Mumbai.

(Source: The Times of India)

Machinist Targeted HDFC Executive as Latter was Frail: Chargesheet

Siddharth Sanghvi, the deceased HDFC Bank executive. 
Siddharth Sanghvi, the deceased HDFC Bank executive. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

The N M Joshi Marg police, probing the murder of HDFC senior executive Siddharth Sanghavi, have filed a chargesheet against the only accused, Sarfaraz Shaikh (25), before the Bhoiwada court. The chargesheet reveals that Shaikh found Sanghavi to be physically weak and tried to rob him, but when the latter shouted for help, Shaikh stabbed him several times. As per the chargesheet, the need for money to pay the EMIs for a new bike was the motive for the crime: the accused had bought a bike with a loan and wanted around Rs 35,000 to repay it.

(Source: The Times of India)

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