QMumbai: BMC Seizes Veggies From Drains; Sheesha Crackdown In City
File photo of a <i>sheesha </i>parlour.&nbsp;
File photo of a sheesha parlour. (Photo: iStock)

QMumbai: BMC Seizes Veggies From Drains; Sheesha Crackdown In City

1. BMC Officials Seize Veggies And Fruits Stored In Drains

A viral video showing hawkers storing vegetables and fruits inside closed drains spurred a crackdown on roadside vendors in Vakola. Civic officers seized fruits and vegetables from inside drains at a few places in the raid held on Friday. “On Friday morning, we inspected the areas and found the perishables stored inside drains. The hawkers had fled the area,” said Alka Sasane, assistant municipal commissioner of H-East ward.

According to sources, the civic body retrieved half-a-truck load of goods during the raid.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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2. Sheesha Cracks

Sheesha Sky Lounge, a popular rooftop haunt in Bandra, could be forced to down shutters with the civic administration threatening to revoke its eating-house permit for allegedly serving hookah without permission and failing to remove unauthorised structures.

BMC officials this week slapped a show-cause notice on the restaurant, located at Suburbia Mall on Linking Road, asking the owners why the licence should not be cancelled.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3. Nerul Couple Detained For ‘Buying’ Kid From Kolhapur Homoeopath

Two days after homoeopathic doctor Arun Patil and his wife Ujwalla were arrested in Kolhapur for allegedly selling newborns, the Kolhapur Police yesterday questioned Navi Mumbai-based senior executive of a leading insurance firm and his engineer wife, who are suspected to have bought a baby from Patil.

Amol Sawai, 39, and his wife Aarti, 36, residents of Nerul, were detained by the cops along with another couple from Chandrapur, identified as Anil Chahande, 42, and Prerna. The police said Anil Chahande was also a medical practitioner.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

4. Seven Developers Fined For Flouting MahaRERA Norms

The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (Maha-RERA), for the first time, imposed fines on seven developers for advertising their housing projects without mentioning the MahaRERA website and registration numbers as per norms.

On a complaint filed by the Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, a fine of Rs 2 lakh each was imposed on – Goodtimes, Rikki Ronie, Ashar Realtors, Puraniks, Lashkaria Housing Sandeep Landge and Kabra & Associates. Kabra & Associates were fined an additional penalty of Rs 10 lakh for falsely advertising that the registration process for its Juhu Chandan project was on when the project was not registered with MahaRERA.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Two Rings On Headless And Legless Body Help Cops Solve Murder Case

A representational image of a crime scene.
A representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

On January 30, the Titwala police receive a call from a security guard, who informs them about a body found in a gunny bag. "We reach the spot and find a head and legless body in a gunny bag. Two rings on the left hand of the deceased are the only evidence," says Pradeep Kasbe, senior PI, Titwala police station.

After registering a murder case, cops look for cases of missing persons in the area. On February 2, they find out about one Ravindra Singha, 32, who has been missing for five to six days. They question his wife Sushma, but she claims Ravindra has been at his parents' home in Mulund. But his parents deny it.

Source: Mid-day

6. Bandra Lane Firetrap: No Action Despite Notice Issued; Ward Officer's Role Questioned

December 28, 2016 - this is the date deputy municipal commissioner of zone III had passed an order directing action against the civic officials who had ignored irregularities and serious violations of restaurants Door No. 1 and Broaster Chicken at Bandra Reclamation. It's been over a year now, and yet, neither has there been any action against the errant eateries, nor against those officials who failed to do their job.

Documents available with complainant Kaushal Bhatia, who stays in Sea View Society, next to ONGC Colony where these eateries are located, show how officials from H-west ward didn't take any concrete action against the violations, pushing Bhatia to appeal during the public grievances meeting of zone III's deputy municipal commissioner (DMC). After hearing him, then DMC Vasant Prabhu had ordered Assistant Municipal Commissioner of H-west ward Sharad Ughade to take action against officials concerned.

Source: Mid-day

7. Mumbai: Bhiwandi Couple Asks Their Wedding Guests For Kidneys

No flowers no gifts, if you want to bless us, bless us by pledging your organs.
No flowers no gifts, if you want to bless us, bless us by pledging your organs.
(Photo: iStock altered by The Quint)

Guests at a wedding reception in Bhiwandi last week were caught in a moment of self-introspection when the bride and groom requested an unusual gift from them. While some hesitated, most were seen queuing up at a stall inside the reception venue.

Here, they signed a pledge to donate their organs, bringing some cheer to the newly-married couple Deepak Gupta and Darshana Kumar. The couple, who held a small wedding celebration for friends and family on January 26, had taken their guests by surprise with a banner outside the reception hall, which read: No flowers no gifts, if you want to bless us, bless us by pledging your organs.

Source: Mid-day