QMumbai: Sachin’s MP Fund for School; Indrani’s Notice to Peter

1. As Sachin’s MP Innings Ends, Kashmir School Gets Funds

Sachin Tendulkar was to talk about the condition of sports education in the country.

Mumbai suburban district collector has sanctioned the disbursement of funds approved by cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar for the construction of a school building in Asthangoo village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora area. The Little Master had promised Rs 40 lakh, from his MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund of Rs 5 crore, to the school after he received a letter from the authorities of Imperial Education Institute, located in Drugmulla, requesting funds.

“We have told the Kupwara district collector to start construction immediately,” said Pradip Potdar, the district planning officer of Mumbai suburban district.

The school, which was established in 2007 and has 1000 students studying in classes I to X, currently operates out of a rented building. Officials said this was one of the last disbursements he made from the MPLAD fund.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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2. Indrani Sends Legal Notice to Peter: ‘Settle Finances in 5 Days so That We Can Divorce’

Indrani and Peter. 

Indrani Mukerjea has served a legal notice to her husband of 16 years, Peter Mukerjea asking him to “execute the agreed amiable financial settlement at the earliest and no later than April 30, 2018” so that the two can proceed towards a divorce by mutual consent. The couple is currently under trial for the murder of Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.

While Indrani, who often sits next to Peter in the dock meant for the accused during court proceedings, had told the court last year that she intended to file for divorce, any development on that front was put on hold as the two could not agree on financial terms.

But now it seems that Indrani wants to end things on the marriage front once and for all. “My client calls upon you to execute the agreed amiable financial settlement at the earliest and no later than 30/4/2018 in order to proceed to dissolve the marriage between yourself amicably by mutual consent and put closure to this chapter once and for all,” the legal notice, dated Apil 25, reads.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3.Mumbai: Residents Get Notice to Vacate Flats Hours After Building Collapse

Representation Image. 

Hours after the third floor of a three-storey building collapsed at Dhobi Talao in Mumbai last Saturday, the residents were served with a notice by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), asking them to vacate their houses as it was a safety concern. Power supply to the building was also disconnected.

While several residents of the annexe building to the Jer Mahal shifted to hotels or to their relatives’ homes, many continue to live in the building. Peter Pinto (63) is one of them.

While Pinto had initially shifted to a hotel, he could not afford it and returned home. “The MHADA asked us to vacate our homes but we have nowhere to go. It only sent us a notice to vacate but nobody came to speak to us or help us. We are now managing without electricity,” said Pinto.

Source: The Indian Express

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4. Accused in Dilip Kumar Bungalow Case: Builder Held in Rs 300-crore Land Grab Case

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu.

Officials of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested builder Samir Bhojwani in a Rs300-crore land grab case at Aksa beach.

Bhojwani, a Bandra resident, is the same builder, who was earlier booked by Mumbai police for allegedly trying to use “forged documents” to grab actor Dilip Kumar-Saira Banu’s Pali Hill bungalow. Bhojwani will be produced in court on Friday. Deputy commissioner of police (EOW), Parag Manere confirmed Bhojwani’s arrest saying he was arrested in a matter involving a land at Aksa beach worth nearly Rs300 crore.

Bhojwani, who was booked on the complaint of Marine Lines resident Divyakant Khatau, is facing allegations that between 2001 and February 2018, he in collusion with others, forged and fabricated several documents to stake his wrongful and false claim over a 8,000-sqm plot at Aksa beach bearing CTS number 83, 84, 85 and 88 and other properties belonging to the Khatau family.

Source: The Indian Express

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5. Dahisar School Charging Illegal Fees of ₹50,000

Parents of students at a school in Dahisar have filed a complaint with the divisional fee regulatory committee, citing that the academic institution has been illegally charging additional fees from students.

The parents said that the school charges each student Rs50,000 as a non-refundable registration fee, which according to the complainant, constitutes as a capitation fee, which has been banned by the state government. An additional Rs3,600 is collected as an admission fee from Class 1 students.

The parents said that they were forced to buy books costing Rs1,350, directly from the school which also made it compulsory for uniforms to be purchased from them, allegedly at a higher price than the market rate. Additionally, parents of students are being made to foot computer fees of Rs2,200 and late payment fees of Rs100, for which no official receipts are issued.

Source: Hindustan Times

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6. ‘Podar School’s Family-owned Firms Control Sale of Uniforms’

The ongoing uniform change dispute at the Lilavatibai Podar High School in Santacruz and Podar International School in Nerul has taken a new turn. In an email-letter to Rajendra Ahire, deputy director of education, parents have pointed out that family-owned firms of Podar Group are restricting their options for purchasing uniforms and books from the open market.

“We have been opposing the uniform change for the past couple of months. The school circular mentions we can procure books from an outside vendor, but we have been unsuccessful in finding a vendor who sells the books prescribed by the school (apart from one online portal),” read the email sent by parents on Wednesday.

Lilavatibai Podar High School first announced the change in uniform in acircular sent out to parents in February. The circular listed web portal www.shopforschool.in for online purchase of uniforms and book sets. For “external” vendor, it gave a physical address in Santacruz (West), which belongs to Shikshan Books. Both these platforms were found to be linked to the Podar Group.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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7. Depressed Med Student Attempts Suicide

A 32-year-old IT firm employee committed suicide implicating her husband and in-laws for the act.

A medical student pursuing internship at the JJ Hospital in Byculla allegedly jumped from the second floor staircase of the hospital’s RM Bhatt Hostel on Thursday morning. Identified as Triratna Wathore, 29, the MBBS student jumped around 11.30 am. According to the JJ Marg Police, Wathore suffered several injuries on his head and fractured both his legs. He suffered subdural haemorrhage and is reportedly on ventilator.

The police said that Wathore had a history of depression and was undergoing psychiatric treatment; he had tried committing suicide even earlier. “We have learnt that he was addicted to some drugs and was trying to stay sober. He is presently unconscious, so we are yet to record his statement.

Only then will the situation become clear,” said Shirish Gaikwad, senior police inspector of JJ Marg police station.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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