QMumbai: Speedboat Capsize; MHADA Denies Rambo Circus Final Act

1. Speedboat Capsize: Vessel Took Hazardous Short-cut, Norms Flouted

The speedboat that capsized off the Mumbai coastline on Wednesday after hitting a submerged rock had taken an undesignated route to reach the site of the proposed Shivaji memorial statue to catch up with three other vessels headed for a ceremonial function at the site, the Mumbai Police has found in its initial probe.

One man, a worker of the Shiv Sangram party, drowned while 24 others were rescued from the speedboat named MRM-1.

The probe has further revealed that the boat, which had a capacity to ferry 13 to 15 people, including the crew, was carrying at least 10 extra passengers. Also, it was not carrying adequate number of lifejackets.

Source: The Indian Express

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2. Mhada Denies Rambo Circus Its Final Act

The curtain has come down on Rambo Circus without the final act. Representative Image. 

The curtain has come down on Rambo Circus without the final act. Weeks after consenting, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) on Tuesday revoked its permission to the circus to set up tents at Bandra’s Reclamation ground, which has been synonymous with the iconic spectacle for the past two decades. The approval was cancelled after residents led by local BJP legislator Ashish Shelar complained that the circus would affect the ongoing development of the ground for sports. On the calendar for early November, MHADA had issued Rambo Circus permission for 45 days.

With the ‘yes’ turning to ‘no’, the owners say they are being forced to shut down the city’s only circus. One of India’s oldest circuses, Rambo was established by PT Dilip in 1991. Originally called Erina Circus and then the Great Oriental Circus and Victoria Circus, all three were later combined by Dilip to create Rambo Circus.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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3. Operation Khataara: Quacks Turn Junk Cars Into Desi ‘Dispensaries’

Quacks in the city have found an unusual vehicle to peddle their wares – abandoned cars turned into desi ‘dispensaries’. These dubious apothecaries, operating without licence or permission, sell unregulated ‘medicine’ with impunity, often in the presence of police officials, and claim to offer cures for ailments and diseases ranging from gas, acidity, headache, backache and infertility to cancer and AIDS.

Mirror spotted a number of such khataras being used as dispensaries in Borivali East – between Dattapada Road and the Western Express Highway – and Santa Cruz West – near SNDT College and Billabong International School.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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4. Bhima Koregaon Violence: Ekbote’s Name Omitted From Second Affidavit

Milind Ekbote, a prime accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence.

The sub-divisional officer (SDO) of Daund (Pune Rural police), Ganesh More, who had charged Hindutva leader Milind Ekbotewith “actively participating” in Bhima Koregaon violence in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on February 13, 2018, has filed a fresh affidavit before the Bhima Koregaon Commission in which Ekbote’s name is missing.

The first affidavit had clearly blamed Ekbote for inciting violence and had opposed his bail application that led to his arrest. However, the second affidavit says that ‘a floating mob’ was involved in the violence and the police had to resort to tear gas when the mob went out of control.

Led by former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel and Maharashtra’s Chief Information Commissioner Sumit Mullick, the Bhima Koregaon Commission resumed hearings in the case in Mumbai on Monday.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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5. Sheena Bora Murder Case: Court Orders Accused-turned Approver Shyamvar Rai to Be Produced Next Week

Sheena Bora was allegedly killed by her mother Indrani Mukerjea on 24 April 2012.

THE SPECIAL court hearing the Sheena Bora murder case has directed that accused-turned approver Shyamvar Rai be produced before it next week.

The court was hearing an application by Rai, who has been behind bars since August 2015, again seeking that his application for bail be heard and decided upon. While he had filed for bail in March, the CBI is yet to file a reply on his application.

Special Judge J C Jagdale directed the authorities of the Thane jail, where Rai is lodged, to ensure that he is produced before the court next week. Rai, formerly employed as a driver with Sheena murder case accused Indrani and Peter Mukerjea — the mother and stepfather of the deceased — was arrested on August 21, 2015 after he was found with an unlicensed fire weapon.

Source: The Indian Express

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6. Mumbai: 42-year-old Man Hangs Himself

42-year-old man allegedly hanged himself at his house in Tardeo on Thursday. Police said he worked as an assistant with a south Mumbai-based Chartered Accountant.

The man called his employer and informed him that he has been in depression after his wife left with their 10-year-old son due to which he was committing suicide.

According to police officers, the deceased has been identified as Sandeep Khadkar. He stayed with his mother and his elder brother’s family. Around 9.30 am on Thursday, Khadkar was getting ready to leave for work. But he called up his employer and said that he is in depression and wanted to end his life.

Source: The Indian Express

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7. Credit War Over Newly Restored Dispensary

A credit war has broken out over the Mukti Fauj Dawakhana (Salvation Army Dispensary) with the newly restored heritage dispensary seeing three different inaugurations in three consecutive days. The facility was inaugurated by AIMIM legislator Waris Pathan on Tuesday, Akhil Bharatiya Sena (ABS) corporator Geeta Gawli on Wednesday and Samajwadi Party corporator Rais Shaikh on Thursday.

Last week Mumbai Mirror had reported how the heritage dispensary in Agripada was brought back from the dead. Mukti Fauj Dawakhana, assumed to be at least 100 years old, was shut down after being declared dilapidated almost a decade ago.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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