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QMumbai: MNS Workers Assault Transpersons; Road Rage Brawl Death

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1. MNS Workers Booked for Assaulting Transpersons

Image used for representation only. (Photo: Facebook)
Image used for representation only. (Photo: Facebook)

Three transgender persons were allegedly beaten up by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers late Sunday night near Majiwada bridge in Thane.

The workers said that they targeted these transgender persons as they were involved in prostitution and robberies in the area.

After a video of the assault went viral on social media, the Kapurbawdi police registered a case against MNS’s Thane unit president, Avinash Jadhav, and several other workers.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

2. 53-year-old Man Dies After Drunken Fight With Two Bikers on Mumbai Highway

In a road rage incident, a 53-year-old man died allegedly after altercation with two men on a bike in Dahisar (east) in the early hours of Monday. Police officials said his injuries appear minor, but based on eyewitness accounts that the victim was beaten up, they have registered a case of murder and booked the bikers.

The Dahisar police, who are investigating the case, are now waiting for the autopsy report to confirm the cause of death.

The fight took place late on Sunday night when the deceased, Yashodhar Shetty, a resident of Borivli (west), was heading towards Dahisar check naka with two friends in an auto-rickshaw after watching the Indian Premier League (IPL) finals.

Source: Hindustan Times

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3. KEM Keeps Rail Accident Victim Waiting for 4 Hours

Representative image of an Indian doctor. 
Representative image of an Indian doctor. 
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A 21-year-old victim of a suburban train accident was shifted from a private hospital in Virar to KEM hospital on Monday but was left unattended in the casualty for four hours before being admitted. The victim, identified as Ravi Thakur, a resident of Virar, fell off a local train between Virar and Nala Sopara on Friday evening and was immediately admitted to a private hospital.

However, in accordance with Central Railway (CR) rules, after 48 hours he had to be moved to a municipal hospital. On Monday, for further treatment, he was transferred to KEM hospital, which refused to admit Thakur, who had to wait in the emergency room for long.

Thakur’s cousin Ravi Pathronia, who was with him at the hospital, said, “They wanted us to shift from the private hospital on Sunday night. When we informed them about our inability to shift in the night, they allowed us to stay until Monday afternoon and then referred us to KEM.”

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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4. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to Set up Veterinary Health Department

The BMC headquarters in Fort, Mumbai.
The BMC headquarters in Fort, Mumbai.
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to introduce a separate veterinary health department on the lines of public health department soon. The proposal was approved unanimously by the civic general body on Monday. Every unit pertaining to animal health and welfare and which comes under the civic body, including clinics for pet dogs and strays, animal birth control, dog control office, dog licences, animal crematorium, hospitals, research centre for zoonotic diseases and animal impounding, will now fall under the purview of a single body, which is the veterinary health department.

“The BMC will hire seven veterinary doctors on a contractual basis. Of them, two posts will be reserved for women. They will be paid a remuneration of Rs 35,000 each,” said a senior civic official.

According to the Veterinary Council of India 1984 Act, all animal-related activities should be handled by veterinary doctors. Accordingly, the BMC has decided to form the separate public veterinary department. Veterinary activities related to cattle pond, dog control, treatment, among others will also be brought under the veterinary department.

Source: The Indian Express

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5. Palghar Bypolls: Opposition Parties Cry Foul Over Faulty EVMs, Attack BJP

Representative image of an EVM machine. 
Representative image of an EVM machine. 
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The polling percentage in Palghar (46 per cent) and Gondia-Bhandara (42 per cent) has kept all the political parties on tenterhooks. The malfunctioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) in almost 45 to 50 polling booths in the two constituencies led to isolation of the ruling BJP as the opposition parties Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena -Buhujan Vikas Aghadi united, raising question on the free and fair poll process, under the state government.

BJP, meanwhile, refused to comment on the developments. BJP political managers, requesting anonymity, said, “If EVMs have failed, questions should be raised at the preparedness of the system as enforced by the election commission. Instead, the opposition united to scrore political point against the BJP.”

Interpreting the developments, the senior functionary said, “It is evident that polling percentage has set opposition worried and they fear the ground slipping in both these seats.”

Source: The Indian Express

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6. Gujarat Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Aksa Beach Lodge

A 33-year-old resident of Gujarat, apparently in town to meet some relatives, was found dead in a lodge on Aksa beach in Malad on Monday evening.

The Malwani police suspect that she was stabbed to death. They said Indu Tatad checked into the lodge with a relative, Harish, 30, in the afternoon. Staffers spotted the man leaving a little later.

They grew suspicious by evening, after Harish failed to return, checked the room and found Tatad in a pool of blood. The body apparently had stab wounds.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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7. After 45 years, Mumbai Court Acquits Man in Assault Case

Representative Image depicting court proceedings. 
Representative Image depicting court proceedings. 

In one of the longest running trials in India, a Mumbai metropolitan court took 45 years to complete a trial against one of the two accused in an assault case. The trial in the crime started in 1973, but the prosecution examined only one witness and still failed to bring in enough evidence. With the original case papers missing and even the chargesheet in tattered condition, the accused was finally acquitted last week.

But the story is far from over. The court has now ordered the police to file a fresh chargesheet against the main accused in the case.

It all started on January 30, 1973. Taxi driver Ghachi Allahrakha was sitting in his parked vehicle in Pydhonie on a pleasant afternoon when a truck carrying a footwear consignment was trying to enter a factory compound on the busy street. Allahrakha’s cab was blocking the entrance. The truck driver, Jamil-ul-Rehman approached Allahrakha and asked him to move his vehicle.

Source: Hindustan Times

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