QMumbai: Party Candidates Head to Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai & More 

All party candidates head to Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai, Mumbai gets 4 child-friendly courts and other stories

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Prakash Ambedkar.

1. 2019 Lok Sabha Polls: All Party Candidates Head to Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai

With Dalit votes likely to be divided during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the 128th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar on Sunday saw parties trying to woo Dalit voters.

While Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of the architect of the Constitution, floated the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) by taking All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on board, another key Dalit leader and union minister Ramdas Athawale stood firm by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Smaller factions of the Republican Party of India (RPI) have joined hands with the Congress-NCP.

Source: Hindustan Times

2. After HC Rap, Mumbai Gets Four Child-Friendly Courts

Bombay High Court.
Bombay High Court.
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Seven years after the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act came into effect, Mumbai has got four child-friendly courts.

Acting suo motu on a public interest litigation (PIL), a Bombay high court (HC) bench comprising chief justice Naresh H Patil and justice GS Kulkarni, in January 2018, asked the state where it stands on setting up child-friendly courts. Last week, the HC-appointed amicus curiae told the judges that three courts, termed ‘vulnerable witness protection courts’, were functional in a sessions court in Fort and the construction of the fourth court in Dindoshi sessions court has been completed.

Source: Hindustan Times

3. Jet Airways' Lenders Defer Interim Funding; International Operations Cancelled Till April 18

Pilots’ union appealed to the PM to save Jet Airways.
Pilots’ union appealed to the PM to save Jet Airways.
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Jet Airways' survival remained under serious threat after its lenders on Monday deferred a much-anticipated decision to provide emergency funds to the carrier following a marathon meeting, even as its pilots' union appealed to the lenders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save the airline.
Jet Airways chief executive Vinay Dube in an internal communication has said the lenders could not decide on the emergency funding and that the board of the airline will meet on Tuesday to take a call on the future.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

4. Infant Kidnapped From CSMT Rescued in Nashik

Seventeen days after a twomonth-old child of a homeless woman was abducted from CSMT, the police rescued him from Nashik and arrested the kidnapper on Monday.
hane crime branch officers said Neelam Sanjay Bora, a 35-year-old resident of Nashik, was upset over not having a child of her own after 10 years of marriage and thought an abduction was her only shot at raising one.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Police Patil: MAT Pulls up Two SDOs for ‘Illegal’ Appointments

The Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) recently pulled up sub-divisional officers (SDO) in Aurangabad and Hingoli districts for irregularities in appointing candidates for the post of Police Patil.

In the first case, 44-year-old farmer Bansilal Jaiswal, a Hingoli resident, had filed an appeal after being overlooked for the post of Police Patil.

The advertisement inviting applications for the post stated that candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer should submit relevant certificate on December 20, 2017, which was the deadline.

Source: The Indian Express

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