QMumbai: NiMo Might Be in St Kitts; Panel Probes TV Show Safety

Sridevi’s mortal remains to arrive on Monday, and other stories. 

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Nirav Modi is reportedly moved  to St Kitts in the eastern Caribbean with his family.

1. Buzz on the Bourse: Nirav Modi’s Moved to Sylvan St. Kitts

Well-placed sources in the diamond trading communities of Mumbai and Surat told this reporter that the 48-year-old Modi and has family (his wife Ami is an American citizen), are already in St Kitts where they have bought a villa which is helping to speed up the paperwork for his citizenship. “He has been planning this for a while now. In fact, he visited St Kitts along with his family last week,” revealed a senior diamond trader who did not wish to be identified.

St Kitts, located in the eastern Caribbean, with a population of about 50,000, makes an ideal hideout for Modi because, despite being part of the Commonwealth and a friendly nation, it does not have an extradition treaty with India. According to the St Kitts and Nevis government’s website, applicants can qualify for citizenship through a contribution – around Rs 1.6 crore -- to the Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, a public charity focused on diversifying the nation’s economy, or by investing to the tune of about Rs 2.8 crore in a pre-approved real estate project. St Kitts and Nevis tourist visa is not required for Indian citizens for a stay of up to 30 days.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

2. Papon Controversy: Maharashtra Panel Wants to Know How Kids on Reality Show Are Being Kept Safe

<i>Voice of India Kids 2018</i> contestants and their parents are asserting Papon’s innocence.&nbsp;
Voice of India Kids 2018 contestants and their parents are asserting Papon’s innocence. 
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

The Maharashtra State Women Rights Commission (MSWRC) will send a notice to the producers of singer Angarag Papon Mahanta’s reality show, asking them what measures they have undertaken to keep the child contestants safe. This comes after the singer allegedly kissed a minor girl inappropriately on the sets of this show, during Holi celebrations.

“We have taken cognisance of the matter and have decided to send a notice to the show’s producers, asking them to explain the security measures and precautions taken for the safety of children,” said Vijaya Rahatkar, chairperson, MSWRC.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Sridevi’s Remains to Arrive on Monday: Boney Kapoor’s Spokesperson

Sridevi was attending nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai.
Sridevi was attending nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding in Dubai.
(Picture Courtesy : Twitter/altered by The Quint)

Sridevi suffered a cardiac arrest while she was in Dubai on 23 February. The English Vinglish actor was 54. Her body is being brought to Mumbai for the cremation. Family, friends and well-wishers are arriving at Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay their last respects.

Boney Kapoor’s spokesperson says the family requests privacy in this trying time.

“Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi & the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief. Late Sridevi Kapoor’s body will arrive in India tomorrow. We’ll update you on further info as & when it’s available to us. Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this & we urge you to please not call the family for info on the same”.  
Statement to ANI

(Source: The Quint)

4. Oppn, Govt Ready for Stormy Budget Session

The Budget session of the state legislature, which starts on Monday, is expected to be a stormy one with the Opposition all set to corner the BJP-Sena government on the issue of suicides in Mantralaya, tardy implementation of the loan waiver scheme and the Kamala Mills fire.

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Dhananjay Munde, said that people were fed up with the state government and told the countdown of this government starts now.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Two BMC Clean-Up Marshals Held for Extortion

A15-day trap laid by the Azad Maidan police bore fruit as they succeeded in nabbing two-clean up marshals hired by the BMC for allegedly extorting money from an engineer who had thrown a cigarette butt on a road near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

The clean-up marshals have been identified as Jayesh Sawant, 27, and Tushar Girkar, 26.

According to the police, Kuldeep Jadhav, an engineer, was with his friend Abhishekh Misal when he was spotted by the two clean-up marshals on February 9 throwing a cigarette butt on the ground. Jadhav and Misal were about to leave the place when they were approached by Sawant and Girkar. The two asked Jadhav to stop and told him that he was liable for a fine and that a police complaint shall be lodged against him for littering the place.

(source: Mumbai Mirror)

6. To Get Wife’s Lover Arrested, Man Murders Vendor in Mumbai, Plants ‘Evidence’ at Crime Scene

Representational image of a crime scene.&nbsp;
Representational image of a crime scene. 
(Photo: iStock)

Two weeks after a man murdered a vegetable vendor in Vasai and planted evidence at the scene to frame his wife’s lover, the Waliv police nabbed him from Uttar Pradesh.

The accused, Ashwinikumar Shrivastava, 38, would do odd jobs, said police. He married Shikha, 26, six years ago and the couple had been living in Rampur, UP with their two children. Last year, Shikha left her husband and married Vijaykumar Yadav, a resident of Chinchoti in Vasai (East). The two began living together. Police said Ashwinikumar kept calling Shikha, pleading with her to return, but she refused. She told him she had remarried, but did not divulge her current address, said police.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Sohrabuddin Case Judge Changed 2 Weeks After Daily Hearings Began

Just over two weeks after a Bombay High Court judge began daily hearings in a bunch of applications challenging the discharge of senior IPS officers in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, the case has been transferred out of her court due to a change in assignment.

Justice NW Sambre, originally from Nagpur, will now hear all criminal revision matters, under which the petitions now fall.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

8. FOBs at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivli Rly Stations to Open Next Week

Commuters will now be able to use the three foot overbridges (FOBs) constructed by the Indian Army at Elphinstone Road, Currey Road and Ambivli railway station.

The FOBs will be handed over to the Railways, following which they are likely to be inaugurated by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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