QMumbai: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Uses a Look-alike & More

A House For Mr Urijit Patel (and his Mom): With a Ramp and Bedroom

RBI Governor Urijit Patel to make alterations to heritage property. (Photo: PTI)

A sprawling bungalow in SoBo’s upscale Malabar Hill hardly holds any value for RBI Governor Urjit Patel unless his mother stays there with him.

So, despite being appointed to the country’s top bank’s top post six months ago, Patel is yet to move into the two-storey heritage property with a spacious garden, that is a perk of the job. He needed a few alterations to be made first — a bedroom on the first floor and a ramp — so that his aged mother can live with him comfortably.

And his wish has been granted.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Gets a Doppelganger to Avoid Selfie Seekers

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@RaviSir_MP)

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, whose infamy following the slipper assault on an Air India staffer and the subsequent flying ban is attracting hordes of selfie-seekers, has created a doppelganger to deal with the situation.

Gaikwad is now accompanied at all times by his Man Friday Ratnakant Sagar, with whom he bears a striking resemblance (see pictures). Going a step further to ensure nobody can tell the difference between the real Gaikwad and his body double, the Osmanabad leader has instructed Sagar to dress in his kurta pyjamas, while he roams around in a casual T-shirt and baggy pants when not in the Parliament.

Mumbai Mirror caught up with Gaikwad at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), where he and Sagar were waiting to board a train to Latur. A few people who stopped by to inquire whether it was the same Ravindra Gaikwad, were politely directed towards Sagar. "That's my boss Ravisaheb Gaikwad," the real one said, introducing himself as "saheb's secretary". The doppelganger obliged all selfie-seekers with folded hands.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Rail Safety Officer Almost Loses An Eye Trying to Board Local Train

A senior safety officer of the Central Railway realised how far from safe the local has become when he got hit right in the face, below the eye, while attempting to board a morning local at the overcrowded junction of Kurla station, where central line meets the harbour line.

AK Gupta, deputy chief safety officer (signal and telecom department) of the Central Railway, told Mirror that around 10:15 am on Saturday, he was trying to cram his way into a jampacked first-class compartment of a Vashi-bound local at Kurla when the train started moving.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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Watch Salman Khan Rehearsing His Dance Moves for the Da-Bangg Tour

Salman Khan is all set to take Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand by storm on his upcoming Da-Bangg tour. The actor’s been busy rehearsing his dance moves and stage antics for the big Bollywood extravaganza. Videos of Salman prepping for the show are doing the rounds on social media and we know that he’ll be dancing to slow numbers like Teri Meri Prem Kahani and Hangover.

(Read the full story on The Quint)

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Two Navy Sailors Arrested In Mumbai for Stalking Woman

The Colaba police have arrested two Navy sailors for allegedly stalking a 20-year-old woman in Colaba on Friday. The arrested accused have been released on bail later by a local court.

The arrested accused have been identified as Sandeep Malik, 27 and Ankit Malik, 21, both are class III sailors attached with the Naval Dockyard, Colaba. According to the police, a procession was carried out in the Colaba area on Friday to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B Ambedkar. The complainant woman had also participated in the procession.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Parents To Go On Hunger Strike Against Fee Hike

On April 20, Parents and activists will go on a hunger strike against the state government for not taking action towards the abrupt fee hiked by the schools and demand for a statutory body which will decide a fee structure of the school in place of PTA (Parents Teacher Association).

An NGO, Forum for fairness along with parents of more than 17 schools will set for the indefinite hunger strike at Azad Maidan. NGO claimed that at least 30 parents from Universal High school(Dahisar), Thakur International school, Rizvi Springfield high school, Garodia international school and more will participate in the strike.

(Source: Mid-Day)

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Raveena Tandon’s ‘Maatr’ Held Back By CBFC for Graphic Content

On Saturday evening, the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) for all practical purposes, banned the Raveena Tandon rape-and-revenge saga Maatr.

Earlier during the week the entire body of board members had walked out from the film’s screening, after it was discovered that the content of the film was very different from the screenplay that was submitted.

Now on Saturday, the CFBC finally viewed the film and rejected it on grounds of violating several guidelines.

(Read the full story on The Quint)