QMumbai: Minor Fire at Deonar; Auto Driver Held for Selling Boy

1. Minor Fire Breaks out at Deonar Landfill

A minor fire broke out on Thursday at the Deonar dumping ground, the city’s largest landfill site.

Firefighters took over three hours to put out the blaze. After smoke was spotted inside the dumping ground at 1.17 pm, four fire engines were rushed to the spot. Officials from the BMC’s disaster management cell called it a Level-2 fire – not a major blaze.

Source: The Indian Express

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2. Autorickshaw Driver Held for Abducting, Selling Boy

AN AUTORICKSHAW driver has been arrested for allegedly abducting and selling a one-year-old boy for Rs 25,000. The man had abducted the child in June 2018 and sold him to his relative, who has also been arrested, police said. The accused, Somnath Pawar and his relative Renuka Pawar, were arrested on Wednesday.

The Kalyan taluka police said Yash Vitkar was abducted from Mharal village in Thane. “Ambika Vitkar, the child’s mother, earned money by begging in trains. The child lived with his grandmother in the village. On June 21, the child went missing. We had then filed an abduction case,” said an officer.

Source: The Indian Express

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3. Man Arrested for ‘Abducting, Raping, Forcibly Marrying’ Niece

A 36-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly abducting, raping and forcibly marrying his 17-year-old niece in Palghar. The matter came to light earlier this week, when the girl managed to escape from her uncle’s Virar residence, where he had kept her for over a year, police said.

The police said the accused, who works at a private firm, had brought his niece to Virar in November 2017.

Source: The Indian Express

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4. Slap Fine of ₹50 per Hour for Vehicles Abandoned on Roadside, Bombay High Court Tells Police

The Bombay High Court.

Get ready to pay a fine if you have abandoned your broken-down vehicle on the roadside, resulting in traffic congestion. The Bombay high court last week directed the government to issue instructions to police stations across the state to impose a penalty of ₹50 an hour, as stated under Section 201 of the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, 1988, on owners if their disabled (broken-down) vehicles impede traffic in public places.

The section also empowers government authorities to levy and recover towing charges if such vehicles are removed by any governmental agency, such as the traffic police.

Source: Hindustan Times

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5. Mumbai's First Bow-Shaped Bridge Awaits Tree Experts

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) wants to construct a bow-shaped bridge with bow-stringed girders (pillars) for the first time in the city, to connect internal areas of Versova to Lokhandwala in Andheri west. But its construction hinges on the nomination of experts to the Tree Authority-appointed committee. The project awaits not just an NOC from the Forest Department as mangroves will be chopped, but also experts on the Tree Authority-appointed committee, as over 25 trees will also be cut.

Source: Mid-day

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