QMumbai: Newly Married Commits Suicide; Real Estate Projects Start

SC opens 6-month test window to start real estate projects and more stories from Mumbai city.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday provided temporary relief to the city’s real estate industry against a Bombay High Court order of February 2016 banning new real estate projects in the city in the face of rising pollution levels.

1. Newly Married Woman Jumps Off 14th Floor In Front Of Hubby, In-laws

In a bizarre incident, a 20-year-old newly married woman allegedly jumped from the 14th floor of a building in Tardeo, where she used to stay with her husband and in-laws, after apparently exiting from their ninth floor flat through a bathroom window and then climbing to the top with the help of parapets and bamboo scaffolding while her family watched aghast.

The suicide, which has left the police baffled too, took place between 4.20 am and 5 am on Friday.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

2. SC Opens 6-month Test Window to Start Real Estate Projects

The Supreme Court on Thursday provided temporary relief to the city’s real estate industry against a Bombay High Court order of February 2016 banning new real estate projects in the city in the face of rising pollution levels.

The order, which has thrown a lifeline to the real estate industry battling sluggish sales and rising costs, opens a window of six months for launching projects. These projects, however, will be cleared only subject to a series of terms and conditions.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

3. HC Orders Winding Up Of Nimbus Over Dues

The Bombay High Court has ordered the liquidation of assets of Nimbus Communications Ltd – the media and entertainment company which became a household name through telecast of India’s cricket matches.

In an order passed earlier this month, Justice K R Shriram observed that the company was “unable to discharge its debts and is commercially insolvent,” and appointed a liquidator to take over the company’s assets and discharge its liabilities as per law.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

4. Youtube Actor Arrested For Pranking Rail Staff, Commuters

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Friday arrested YouTube actor Pawan Singh Bahadur Singh for pranking railways employees and passengers – and making videos of the same –on railway premises.

Singh and his team, who have made several videos, were booked for endangering the safety of commuters and creating nuisance on railway premises and for trespassing. In one such stunt video, uploaded onto social media, one of his team members stands on the tracks with a hockey stick and threatens to hit passengers.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

5. Hope To Land A BMC Seeper's Job? Can You Answer These Questions?

The BMC headquarters in Fort, Mumbai.
The BMC headquarters in Fort, Mumbai.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

The questions you just read are not taken from entrance exams the Indian Institute of Management conducts for its applicants. These are a part of the general knowledge test that applicants must clear before they are hired by the BMC as sweepers, hospital ward boys, and crematorium assistants.

While the applicants for the BMC’s conservancy jobs being put through such irrelevant questions was raised in the Legislative Council yesterday by the BJP MLC Bhai Girkar, who has demanded a stay on the recruitment process, Mirror put five scholars to test with these questions.

Three of them did not get any answers right, one fared slightly better with two correct answers, while the best effort was three correct answers (see below).

Source: Mumbai Mirror

6. Father Approaches Rights Panel Against School For ‘Punishing’ Son, Increasing Fees

A parent of a Class VI student from Sahakar Vidhya Prasarak Mandal School, in Kalwa, Thane has complained to the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights against the school saying that the staff frequently punishes his son over minor issues and the management refuses to issue receipts for the donation amount collected at the time of admission.

Shakeel Ahmed, an advocate, enrolled his 11-year-old son Kabir in SVPM in 2017.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

7. Man Who Snatched Teen’s Phone Held While Stealing Another

The Government Railway Police (GRP), Bandra, yesterday arrested Haleem Mana Khan, 20, for stealing the cell phone of fashion design student Miloni Parekh last Saturday. He was attempting to steal another cell phone at Khar station when he was overpowered by commuters and handed over to the police on March 15.

During interrogation, he confessed to stealing another cell phone at Santacruz in a similar fashion on March 10, which happened to be the same day Miloni’s phone was stolen on a Churchgate bound local. Her mother and brother were called to the GRP post, who identified Khan as the same man who stole Miloni’s phone and almost dragged her off the train when she resisted. After arresting Khan, cops also nabbed the man who bought the stolen phone, Rubal Tejamal Sheikh (26).

Source: Mumbai Mirror

8. Shiv Sena Leaders, Parents Get School To Stall Annual, Alleged Arbitrary Fee Hike

Representational image: Shiv Sena activist protest in New Delhi.
Representational image: Shiv Sena activist protest in New Delhi.
(Photo: Reuters)

The long battle by parents to stop the alleged annual arbitrary fee hike by the New Horizon Education Society (NHES) of Thane, finally had some success yesterday, as the school management reportedly agreed to stay it for the next two academic years.

Following complaints from parents that for past two years the management of the prominent Thane schools, New Horizon Scholars School and New Horizon Neo Kids, has been increasing fees in violation of the Fee Regulation Act, the Shiv Sena on Thursday joined the bandwagon of protesting parents.

Source: Mid-day

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