Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Sunday said the proposal for allowing malls, multiplexes and shops to remain open 24/7 in Mumbai will be "better served" if it is limited to select places in malls and on mill land, sparking a speculation over its implementation. Earlier in the day, Deshmukh said the nightlife issue will be discussed in the state Cabinet on January 22. "Aaditya Thackeray ji's nightlife proposal could be served better and implemented soon if it is limited to certain places like BKC, lower parel, marine drive and few other malls," the Home Minister tweeted in night. mill lands. State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray had on Saturday said shops, malls and eateries in non-residential areas of Mumbai will have the option of remaining open 24x7 from January 26, although it will not be made compulsory. Aaditya is said to be the prime mover behind the nightlife project. "The issue will come up for deliberations in the January 22 cabinet meeting. We have to see … [Read more...] about Aaditya Thackeray’s 24/7 Mumbai plan to be restricted to select places in malls?
A trekker from Mumbai who discovered several new trekking routes, died after falling into a valley near Harischandragad in Ahmednagar. The incident took place when Arun Sawant, a resident of Goregaon, was fixing a rappelling rope at Konkan-kada rappelling point on Saturday. He was a part of a group of 30 trekkers. Last year itself, Sawant had retired as a deputy manager from MTNL. He was also the trekker who first located the Konkan Kada rappelling point. Konkankada rappelling point, on Saturday evening when he fell, and his body was found at around 2 pm on Sunday," said police. Sawant and 29 others were trekking at the height of 1,800 feet. However, He accidentally slipped and fell 550ft below into the valley, reported TOI. According to his friend, Sawant had organized several rappelling and rock climbing events. "He (Sawant) had trained thousands of people. It’s a great loss for the trekking community," said Sawant’s friend, Dahananjay Madan. Expressing shock over … [Read more...] about Mumbai mountaineer Arun Sawant, who discovered new trekking routes, falls to his death while fixing a rappelling rope
MUMBAI: The Mumbai civic body told the Bombay High Court on Friday that garbage and solid waste thrown into open storm water drains by people were causing pollution along the metropolitan city's coastline. In an affidavit filed before a division bench of justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said, "There are 107 storm water drain outfalls which drain into the Arabian sea directly. In suburbs and extended suburbs, open storm water drains are constructed on both sides of the road. The flow from such open drains are discharged into nullahs, creeks or the sea." "Garbage and solid waste is thrown by citizens into such drains. Also release of sullage (filth) into such drains is then discharged into the sea without any treatment," it said. The BMC affidavit was filed in response to a public interest litigation by a city NGO seeking direction to authorities to frame guidelines on disposal of garbage and debris and their discharge into the Arabian Sea. … [Read more...] about Garbage in water drains polluting Mumbai coastline: BMC
Shahid Kapoor’s next, Arjun Reddy, which is a remake of the eponymous Vijay Deverakonda-starrer Telugu hit, takes off next month in Mumbai. While the original was based in Mangalore, this one has shifted base to Delhi. The reason the initial portions will be shot in the Maximum City is because the actor doesn’t want to be away from wife Mira Rajput who is in her fi nal trimester and due to give birth to their second child in early October. He will head for the Capital by mid-October to kick off the fi lm’s second schedule after a short paternity break. Since Mira’s parents live in Delhi, she will be able to accompany him then and stay with them through the duration of the month-long shoot. The couple rang in their third wedding anniversary on Saturday. Read Also:Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi kick off The Fault In Our Stars remake in Jamshedpur Meanwhile, Shahid’s upcoming action-drama is being filmed without a break and will wrap up in Mumbai … [Read more...] about After daddy duty in Mumbai, Shahid Kapoor off to Delhi in October to kick off Arjun Reddy
Thane: A court in Maharashtra has awarded seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 32-year-old man for raping a woman on the pretext of marriage. District Judge G P Shirsat, in his order on Thursday, also imposed a fine of Rs 35,000 on the accused, Navinkumar Premshankar Tiwari, while pronouncing him guilty under Indian Penal Code Section 376 (rape) and provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The judge ordered that out of the total fine amount, Rs 30,000 be given as compensation to the 30-year-old victim, who belongs to a Scheduled Caste. Additional Public Prosecutor Rekha Hiwrale told the court that the accused, a resident of Khopoli in neighbouring Raigad district, and the victim worked together since 2008 in a catering firm at Kurla in Mumbai where they became friends and got into a relationship. The accused promised to marry the woman following which both of them started living together in a rented room in Diva area of Thane. … [Read more...] about Thane: Man gets 7-year rigorous imprisonment for raping woman on pretext of marriage