QMumbai: 24-Yr-Old Says Sena MLA Is His Father; iPhone X Seized

Bollywood music companies questioned in Rs 2000 crore royalty evasion.

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1. 24-Yr-Old Says Sena MLA Is His Father, Seeks Paternity Test

A 24-year-old has taken a top Shiv Sena leader to court demanding a paternity test to establish he is his father. Raj Bharat Korde, a resident of Dahisar, has filed a suit at the Bombay High Court seeking a DNA test to establish that Sena MLA Prakash Surve fathered him. The suit also seeks that Surve be restrained from denying his relationship with Raj and his mother Ujjwala Korde in public or otherwise.

Surve, who could lose his assembly seat for lying in his election affidavit if the DNA test proves Raj's claim, on Saturday said he does not know either Raj or his mother and alleged that they are part of a political conspiracy to besmirch his image.

Surve is a Shiv Sena MLA from the Magathane constituency in Borivali. "I am ready to face the judicial scrutiny. This is a baseless allegation planted by opposition leaders," he said.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)


2. ED Questions Saregama, T-Series Heads In Rs 2,000-Crore Royalty Evasion

Bollywood music companies questioned in Rs 2000 crore royalty evasion.
Bhushan Kumar (L) heads T-series.
(Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

A day after it conducted searches in the offices of five big-shot music companies, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started interrogating head honchos of T-Series and Saregama for not paying royalty to composers and lyricists. Others are expected to be summoned for grilling next week. According to sources, T-Series chief Bhushan Kumar and Saregama MD Vikram Mehra had been in questioning ever since 11 am on Friday. The interrogation of Kumar and Mehra continued till Saturday midnight.

The duo was asked about discrepancies that ED officials have found. The companies are accused of not paying 50 per cent of royalty amount to the eligible artistes or their legal heir. ED is probing the companies under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) 2002 because it suspects that the money collected from stakeholders in the name of royalty was used for other purposes.

The widow of late ghazal singer Jagjit Singh, Chitra, had filed an FIR with ED last December.

(Source: Mid-Day)


3. 6 Held For Kidnapping Andheri Businessman

Bollywood music companies questioned in Rs 2000 crore royalty evasion.
A representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

The Amboli police have arrested six people on charge of kidnapping a businessman for a ransom of Rs 82 lakh from Nallasopara in north Mumbai, police said on Saturday.
The kidnappers called up businessman Bhavin Shah's (39) wife by sending video clips of her frightened husband on social messaging application and demanded the ransom amount, an official said. The accused have been identified as Mohammad Shanu Rafique Shaikh (36), Sandeep Sharma (38), Chandrabhan Singh alias Udham (32), Anil Pandey (33), Dhiraj Singh (25) and Mohammad Kabadi (32), said police.

Shah was kidnapped by unidentified persons from Andheri RTO on October 31, when he had gone there for tanker licence work, he said. While, Amboli police launched a search operation for Shah, his wife got a call from his cell phone, in which the caller demanded a ransom of Rs 82 lakh and also told her to see the video clip on messaging application, he said.

In the clip Shah was seen requesting his parents and wife to give money to the kidnappers and saying that these people are dangerous and they will kill him if the amount is not paid.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)


4. AIU Seizes 11 Pieces Of Newly Released IPhone X

Bollywood music companies questioned in Rs 2000 crore royalty evasion.
The new Apple iPhone X. 
(Photo: The Quint/@2shar)

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs yesterday night apprehended a person and seized 11 pieces of newly released iPhone X.

The Customs official said, one Bhavesh Virani, arrived from Hong Kong last night and search of his check-in baggage led to the recovery of iPhone X. "We are in process of finding out reason why he was carrying the phones if it's a syndicate gang," the official said.

iPhone X was launched in India yesterday and each phone costs between Rs 90,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

(Source: Mid-Day)


5. State Government Cancels Recognition Of 213 Children’s Homes

Following a third party audit of 963 children’s homes across the state, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department has decided to derecognise 213 children’s homes for failing to meet basic infrastructure criteria, including proper sanitation, food and other requirements, as prescribed under the Juvenile Justice Act. Officials of the WCD department said as many as half of these homes are in Beed, Latur, Osmanabad, Nanded and Parbhani — all districts in the Marathwada region. Others are in Solapur, Satara, Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik.

“The survey started in July 2015 and the report was submitted in December 2015. The report had revealed that the 213 children’s care homes did not have the basic infrastructure as per norms. While the government was planning to issue showcause notices to all these care homes for cancelling the recognition, the survey report was challenged in the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court, which had initially directed authorities not to take any final decision on the issue,” said an official.

(Source: Indian Express)


6. Mumbai Citizens To Move Court Against Elevated Metro 2B Corridor

Bollywood music companies questioned in Rs 2000 crore royalty evasion.
A representative image of the Mumbai metro.
(Photo courtesy: Facebook)

After holding protests and meetings with officials, residents from western suburbs have been preparing to move court against the elevated metro corridor 2B between DN Nagar and Mankhurd.

The residents’ petition comes after a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed last week by a socio-political activist and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member from Bandra.

According to the committee of activists and experts, who are demanding that the metro 2B line be made underground in Juhu and Bandra (West), citizen groups will be filing two PILs and individual writ petitions by next week.

Anandini Thakoor, trustee of H/W Federation, told HT that funds needed for the legal recourse are being collected through funding.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


7. Christian Family Keeps Boy’s Dead Body At Home For Eight Days

A Christian family has kept the body of a 17-year-old boy preserved for the past eight days with the hope that Jesus will bring it to life soon.

Though the police said that that it is not legal to keep the body for so long, they refused to intervene in the matter, fearing that the religious sentiments of the community will be hurt.

According to police, Meshvik Octavia died of cancer a week ago. But his family refused to perform his last rites. His body has been embalmed and kept on the ground floor of the neighbourhood building in Nagpada. His father, a bishop, has been praying by his side for eight days.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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