QMumbai: Ola Driver Lures Woman, Molests Her in Car

A sad Eman Ahmed; Kajols ‘beef’ tweet and more.

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Representational image of a woman hailing a cab. (Photo: iStock)

Ola Driver Lures Woman, Molests Her in His Car

The RAK Marg police arrested an Ola cab driver on Thursday night for kidnapping and molesting a 32-year-old woman from Sewri.

Police said the accused, Shadabh Mohommad Ibrahim Shaikh, is a Ghatkopar resident. The woman is a homemaker.

On April 10, the woman was on her way to pick up her seven-year-old son from school. En route, she was approached by Shaikh, who coerced her into sitting in his cab, said police.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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No Smile From Eman Saddens Her Doctor

Eman Ahmed with a doctor. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=images&amp;vertical=default&amp;q=Eman%20Ahmed&amp;src=typd">Twitter/ reversedieting</a>)
Eman Ahmed with a doctor. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ reversedieting)

The cloud over Eman Ahmed’s discharge from Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital failed to lift on Monday.

The authorities of Saifee Hospital, where Eman — once dubbed the world’s heaviest woman at 500 kg — lost 300 kg after bariatric surgery, said that nobody from VPS Healthcare, Abu Dhabi, visited or contacted them to oversee the arrangements to fly the Egyptian national to Burjeel Hospital, where her treatment will continue. Burjeel Hospital is part of the VPS Healthcare Group.

In fact, Eman’s doctor Muffazal Lakdawala himself enquired about Eman’s discharge from her sister Shaimaa Selim on Monday. Dr Lakdawala and Shaimaa, who were no longer on talking terms after the spat over Eman’s release turned ugly with the hospital administration even filing a police compliant against her for making Eman drink water, spoke for the first time after 20 days.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Christians to Go to Court Against Razing of Cross

Celebration of Palm Sunday this year at the archdiocese of Bombay. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArchdioceseBombay/photos/?ref=page_internal">Facebook: ArchdioceseBombay</a>)
Celebration of Palm Sunday this year at the archdiocese of Bombay. (Photo courtesy: Facebook: ArchdioceseBombay)

The archdiocese of Bombay will legally pursue the demolition of a cross by civic officials near Bazar road in Bandra on Saturday. The demolition evoked consternation within the Catholic community and hours later, a makeshift wooden cross was installed at the site to "reassure" worshippers.

Fr Nigel Barrett, spokesman for the archdiocese of Bombay, in a statement on Sunday said, "We understand that BMC had a meeting on April 3 with local communities about the cross. The officer concerned made community members aware of a Supreme Court decision on unauthorised religious structures on roads. The community representatives then presented to the BMC official their legal position and were told to submit their statements in writing."

(Source: Times of India)

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Kajol’s ‘Beef’ Tweet Is Proof That Fear Is at an All-Time High

Kajol (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OnlineBolly/">Facebook/ onlinebolly</a>)
Kajol (Photo courtesy: Facebook/ onlinebolly)

Kajol’s recent tweet is proof that ‘gau raksha’ paranoia is at an all time high. The actor tweeted in defence of a recent video of her enjoying a meal cooked by her chef friend Ryan Stephen. In the video, as he explains the beef preparation, Kajol’s only to excited to dig in. But in her tweet, she clarifies that it was ‘legally available buffalo meat’.

700 Job Aspirants Cheated by a Fake Job Portal

The Sion Police have arrested a 48-year-old man who duped 700 job aspirants to the tune of Rs 18 crores through a fake job portal. Hemant Ramdev Suri, a resident of Delhi’s Janakpuri area had started a fake job portal - nownaukri.com, claiming it to be a subsidiary of another popular employment website.

According to the police, Suri would procure personal details of job aspirants and call them claiming to be a recruiter from the popular portal. He would tell them he had job opportunities for them at higher positions with big multinational companies. If interested, the victims were then asked to pay certain ‘fees’ for various purposes in order to secure the job; this also included payments for international diploma courses that were allegedly a ‘prerequisite’ by certain multinational companies.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Auto-Drivers Harass Women Counterparts, One Arrested

Representational image of a woman auto driver in Mumbai. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/indianeaglellc/">Facebook/ indianeaglellc</a>)
Representational image of a woman auto driver in Mumbai. (Photo courtesy: Facebook/ indianeaglellc)

Six women auto-drivers in Thane’s Naupada area have lodged a police complaint against their male counterparts for not letting them wait for passengers at auto-stands and passing lewd remarks.

The cops have arrested an autodriver, identified as Santosh Rombade, 42, in the case and are looking for some of the other accused.

In January 2016, the Ministry of Transport set aside 5 per cent of total auto permits issued in the state for women, opening a new avenue of employment for them. Naupada had the distinction of seeing the first woman driving an auto and Thane now has 130 women auto-drivers. Mumbai has over 300 of them.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Fighting Corruption Costs 72-Yr-Old Rs 3.5 Lakh

A 72-year-old man who helped the CBI’s Anti Corruption Bureau nab an Income Tax joint commissioner red-handed in a graft case has been running around in circles for over three years to retrieve the Rs 3.5 lakh cash he offered as a bait in the trap laid by the CBI.

Recounting his experience, Jaisukhlal Vaghani, a former government servant who runs a business, said, “I have been striving to fight corruption for some time now. I have complained to the state and central ACB multiple times and have played instrumental roles in nabbing corrupt officers red handed.” However, since 2013, Vaghani has been having second thoughts about this.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Caught on Camera: Cop Tries to Run Over Man He Owed Money To

Shocking video footage has emerged of a serving Mumbai constable trying to run a man over with his car after an argument over money.

Constable Ramesh Awate, who is attached to the Special Branch of the Mumbai police, knocked down Atul Pethe, 31, on April 21 near Prashant Corner ice-cream store in Pachpakdi in Thane.

The incident was caught on a CCTV camera and Awate, who once served encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, who laid down his life fighting terrorists in the 26/11 attack, as a driver has since been on the run.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah to Star in Hindi Version of Satyajit Ray's ‘The Storyteller’

Naseeruddin Shah and Paresh Rawal. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/bhanaknews/">Facebook/ bhanak</a>/ <a href="https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodPulz/">bollywoodpulz</a>)
Naseeruddin Shah and Paresh Rawal. (Photo courtesy: Facebook/ bhanak/ bollywoodpulz)

A day before Satyajit Ray's 96th birth anniversary, Mirror has learnt that Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is adapting a story, Galpo Boliye Tarini Khuro (The Storyteller Tarini Khuro), by the auteur for the screen. The 90-95 minute film, produced by Anjum Rizvi, will feature Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah as the protagonists. He hopes to be ready by January 2018 so he can enter it for next year's Cannes International Film Festival where Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (Song of the Road) bagged the 'Best Human Document' Award in 1956.

"Years ago, when I was doing television, I'd approached his son, Sandip Ray, for the rights to a Feluda story and was turned down because he wanted to carry the franchise forward himself. But this story, which my documentary filmmaker friend Tapobrati Das read out to me in its original form, is one that cannot be made in Bengali. Ray plays beautifully between the mother tongues of the duo - Bangla and Gujarati - with Hindi as the linking language," explains Ananth who has been developing the screenplay with India's animation pioneer, Bhimsain's son, Kireet Khurana.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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