Mumbai University: One lakh answer sheets sent to wrong teachers
Mumbai University students are scared of losing their seats in foreign-universities and in Indian colleges, as online assessment of answer sheets is nowhere near meeting its July 31 deadline. Reportedly, only 9 lakh answer sheets out of 17 lakh have been evaluated so far. To add to the woes, one lakh answer sheets were sent to wrong teachers. Tap in for more from Mumbai.
Shah Rukh Khan sent notice to appear before ED
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) sent a notice to actor Shah Rukh Khan to appear before ED special director and present his defense on August 23 in connection with the alleged undervaluation of Indian Premier League (IPL) shares. The ED had already issued a show-cause notice to Shah Rukh Khan, wife Gauri Khan, and actress Juhi Chawla in this matter back in March.
24 Western Railways stations to get 37 water vending machines
IRCTC will soon install 37 more water vending machines at 24 suburban stations in Mumbai, thereby, providing commuters with RO purified water on Western Railway. This will cost commuters just Rs. 5/litre compared to Rs. 15-20 for bottled water. They can either fill their bottles or use containers given by machine operators. 321 vending machines have been sanctioned for WR.
Man sentenced to five years imprisonment for assaulting 28-year-old
Mumbai sessions court sentenced Vasant Kamble to five years of rigorous imprisonment for assaulting Sanjay Apandekar back in 2012, which led to his death next day. In 2012, Kamble used to work for a money lender Vinayak Salve who had lent money to Apandekar through Kamble. But Apandekar couldn't pay back. Kamble assaulted Apandekar over repayment and Apandekar died in the hospital.
Maharashtra govt seeks abolition of Silence Zones
In light of upcoming Ganpati and Dahi Handi celebrations, Maharashtra government wrote to Union environment ministry asking for abolition of Silence Zones under Noise Pollution (Control and Regulation) Rules, 2000. There has been serious violation of noise rules lately. In 2016, noise levels recorded during Ganpati were 116.4 dB. According to World Health Organization, long-term exposure to noise levels from 85-90dB could impair hearing.
HC bats for flight safety, worries about residents losing homes
While hearing a PIL about high-rise buildings endangering flight safety, Bombay HC was stuck in a dilemma. Court was in favour of flight safety but wondered about residents' fate who will be rendered homeless despite having proper licenses. The court emphasized that people are not aware of height restrictions when it comes to aviation safety but builders and authorities granting permissions "can't plead ignorance".