QMumbai: CBI Ignores Sohrabuddin Witness; No Cut in Petrol Prices
Petrol. 
Petrol. (Photo: IANS)

QMumbai: CBI Ignores Sohrabuddin Witness; No Cut in Petrol Prices

1. Sohrabuddin Murder Case: CBI Ignores Key Witness With Evidence Against Cops

A key witness in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh murder case, in which six key accused were discharged on Monday, has been ignored by the CBI despite his request to be examined.

While Mahendra Singh Jhalain his statement recorded on March 11, 2010 by CBI alleged that Superintendent of Police (ATS) Abhay Chudasma had extorted money from him by threatening to kill him in the same manner as Sohrabuddin Sheikh, he hasn’t been called for examination by the CBI even as the case is faltering.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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2. ‘No Tax Cut, Bring Petrol Products Under GST’

Petrol. 
Petrol. 
(Photo: IANS)

Quashing all hopes of the common man reeling under burgeoning fuel prices, State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of reducing taxes on petroleum products – a move that would have provided a huge relief to consumers.

Maharashtra’s fuel taxes are said to be among the highest in the country as it levies 26 per cent VAT on petrol and 24 per cent on diesel. Apart from this, the state government also charges various cess and surcharges that amount to Rs 9 per litre on petroleum products.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3. Post HDFC V-P Murder: Cops to Ask Malls, Offices to Step up Security

A photo of Siddharth Sanghvi.
A photo of Siddharth Sanghvi.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Two days after Siddharth Sanghvi, vice president of HDFC Bank, was allegedly murdered in the Kamala Mills parking lot, the Mumbai Police is in the process of writing to malls and corporate offices across the city, asking them to install CCTV cameras in parking lots and step up security.

In the parking lot where Sanghvi was murdered, police said, there were no CCTV cameras. There was a solitary security guard for the entire parking area, police said.

Source: Indian Express

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4. Two New Metro Rail Lines in Mumbai, Fiscal Managers Raise Red Flag

A representative image of the Mumbai metro.
A representative image of the Mumbai metro.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

The state government has approved two new Metro rail routes in Mumbai, which would collectively be worth Rs 5,524 crore. On Tuesday, the Cabinet cleared proposals for Metro 9 (Dahisar-Mira Road-Bhayander) and Metro 7A (Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport). The Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route will be 10.41-km elevated corridor, whereas the Andheri-CSIM airport route will be 3.17 km, of which 2.12 km is proposed to be constructed as an underground route. Incidentally, the Cabinet nod came even as the state’s finance department had opposed the condition that the government would have to bear a subordinate debt of Rs 1,631 crore for the two new routes.

With the debt mounting on the state exchequer, the fiscal managers had announced a policy decision at the start of 2018-2019 that they won’t accept any financial liability for Metro projects, which were supposed to be entirely funded through off-budget borrowings.

Source: Indian Express

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5. 7 of Two Families Dead as Car Rams Into Bus on Mumbai-Goa Highway

Seven members of two Mumbai-based families, including a six-month-old infant, died on the Mumbai-Goa Highway on Tuesday morning after the car they were travelling in collided with a luxury private bus. The incident occurred at around 10:30 am between Kuvegaon and Wakhed, about 230 km from Mumbai.

Ten members from the Upadkar family from Parel and the Majadkar family from Dahisar were heading to Kodiya village in Rajapur to celebrate Ganpati festival when their Versa rammed into a private bus that was plying empty. Six of 11people, including the driver of the car, were declared dead on the spot; they were taken to Ratnagiri civil hospital. The other five were rushed to the CPR hospital in Kolhapur.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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6. Maratha Quota: ‘Panel Has Started Study on Historical Aspects, Legal Provisions’

A gathering of Maratha community perople during a silent protest in Mumbai
A gathering of Maratha community perople during a silent protest in Mumbai
(Photo: PTI)

The state government on Tuesday told the court that a state-appointed commission had already commenced its preliminary work to study the historical aspects and legal provisions as well as the reports and opinions received from experts on the issue of reservation for the Maratha community. It will submit its report by November 15.

A petition was filed by Vinod Patil, a social worker, seeking direction to submit recommendations in respect of providing reservation to the Maratha community in state.

Source: Indian Express

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7. Thane Woman Thrown out of Window by Son-In-Law, Dies

A 32-year-old Thane resident has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother-in-law by throwing her out of his first floor apartment on Monday night.

The police said Ankush Bhatti, 32, allegedly used to assault his deaf and mute wife, Tarvinder Kaur, 38, whom he married a year and a half ago. The two lived in Rumah Bali Society on Ghodbunder Road, Thane. Tarvinder’s mother, Kamaljeet Kaur, 68, who lived nearby at Hiranandani Estate, used to visit the couple every day.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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