QMumbai: Aaditya Thackeray Hits the Campaign Ground and More

1. Aaditya Hits the Campaign Ground Running With Bike Rally

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray made his first campaign outing in Mumbai on Sunday, canvassing for the Shiv Sena’s candidate from Mumbai South constituency Arvind Sawant.

Over 150 Sena workers rallied across the city on bikes. The road show that was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Gaurishankar Marg in Parel was delayed due to a power outage. After starting at 11.45 a.m., the rally made its way from Parel to Sewri, before concluding at Dr. Shirodkar Marg in Parel.

Source: The Hindu

2. 30% Basic Pay Hike for Judicial Officers: HC Asks Chief Secretary Why SC Directions Not Implemented

Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently directed Maharashtra’s Chief Secretary to file an affidavit, explaining why Supreme Court directives — extending interim relief of 30 per cent increase in basic pay with accrued increments for judicial officers in labour and industrial courts — have not been implemented.

The court was hearing a petition moved by the Maharashtra state judges association, stating that on March 27, 2018, the Supreme Court had directed extension of interim relief of 30 per cent increase in basic pay with accrued increments, to be paid to all cadres/ranks of judicial officers. The court said the arrears, payable to the judicial officers recommended by the Justice Reddy Commission, shall be paid before June 30, 2018.

Source: The Indian Express

3. Indian Navy Launches Guided Missile Destroyer INS Imphal

The Indian Navy on Saturday launched its third guided missile destroyer at Mazgaon Docks as part of its Project 15B, which is aimed at adding state-of-the-art warships to the naval fleet.

Defence officials said that the destroyer, INS Imphal, hit the water at 12.20 p.m. in the presence of Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff, and his wife Reena Lanba, who broke a coconut on the warship’s bow before its launch.

Source: The Hindu

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4. Debris Dumping in ARMY Club Illegal, Will File FIR: Mumbai Collector

The Mumbai city collector will ask the police to file a first information report (FIR) against the commanding officer of the Indian Army at the Sagar Matha Club in Navy Nagar, Colaba, after alleged environmental violations came to light at the club.

Shivaji Jondhale, Mumbai city collector and district magistrate, said debris dumping carried out in intertidal areas on defence land was illegal as no permission was taken from the district administration. “Based on directions from this office to investigate the area, it has come to my notice that violations have been identified by the forest department. I will be directing the police to file an FIR against the commanding officer and directions will be issued to restore the area,” said Jondhale.

Source: Hindustan Times

5. HC Asks MSRTC to Extend Licence of STD Booth Run by Physically Challenged Person

The Bombay High Court (HC) recently directed the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to consider the request of a locomotor-disabled person to extend his licence for an STD-PCO booth at the Panvel bus depot.

The petition was filed by Ulhas Sawant, a physically challenged person with 60 per cent locomotor disability. According to Sawant, when he was allotted the STD-PCO booth, no period for the licence was recorded by the MSRTC in the permission granted on January 9, 2001.

Source: The Indian Express

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