Dawood Ibrahim is one of India’s most wanted criminals who is in hiding in Karachi, Pakistan under the protection of the Pakistani army. After India’s active diplomatic outreach to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are reports that over rupees 15,000 crore of Dawood’s property has been seized in recent weeks. In addition, a Mumbai tribunal has allowed the government to seize two properties in Mumbai. This could be the start of more seizures by the government. Let us wait and watch!
- 15 Jan 2017
Abhivyakti and her mother Neena Verma sued Oxford Tutors Academy in Andheri, Mumbai and won Rs. 3.64 lacs consisting of Rs. 3 Lacs as penalty for mental harassment, Rs. 54,000 as refund of fees and Rs. 10,000 as court costs. The court agreed with the petitioner that the tutoring academy did not provide the promised services including experienced and competent teachers, lesson plans, study materials and others. This judgement is bound to put on notice the thousands of student training institutes across the country.
- 31 May 2016
After winning entry into the Shani Shingnapur temple after getting the 400 year old tradition overturned, Trupti Desai is now leading the charge to allow entry into the inner santum of the Haji Ali Dargah of Mumbai, and many other similar dargarhs and masjids around the country. Hope women gain equal access, while no harm comes to them. Per recent press comments, they are already being threatened. Trupti Desai has gone a step further – she has invited the Bollywood Khans to support her, and hope they will oblige for such a noble cause. Hope the secular media – all the usual suspects, Communist Parties, Congress, JD(U), others will come out in support…!
- 29 Apr 2016
For the first time since independence (but it just as well could be first time ever), hundreds of Muslims hoisted the Tricolour while chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ at Mumbai’s Mahim dargah. This was followed by the playing of the National Anthem by the Mumbai Police Band, as the Muslim community joined the police officers. This dargah is visited by people of all faiths, as is common in India unlike almost anywhere else in the world. They could be good example for others to follow.
- 18 Mar 2016
Dadarao Bilhore, a father and common man, fills every pothole on Mumbai’s road he sees, and he is constantly on the lookout for more especially those that could put at risk two-wheeler riders. Call him crazy, but he is not. Sadly, during the recent monsoon, his son Prakash died in an accident while riding as a pillion rider with a relative driving. Their two-wheeler hit a pothole left uncovered due to carelessness of civic officials and a private company.
Source: Times of India
- 4 Feb 2016
Vidya Balan, who is the national sanitation brand ambassador, flagged off an initiative titled “Changing Behaviour. She said in a statement that “for the past two years, I have dedicated myself towards raising awareness around importance of hygiene and to stop open defecation. I am really proud to be a part of this campaign which is taking a different route of engaging with stakeholders and creating change leaders at community level to bring about this behaviour change.”
- 3 Sep 2015
The Maharashtra government will soon rebuild a 2-km four-lane section of the NH 17 to Goa right through a core forest area keeping the safety of wild animals in mind. As a first in the country – there will facilities for animals including leafy underpasses and overpasses, and ladders to cross over to the other side. The plan is to keep the animals’ natural habitat intact.
- 3 Sep 2015