Life in a metro - Mumbai!
Mumbaikars would now not have to pay more for packaged beverages. Restaurant owners have been directed to bill the customers in accordance with the printed MRP. In other news, composer of '80s melodies Ajit Varman passed away today. Meanwhile, crematoriums in Mumbai are on their way to be eco-friendly. Read further for more details.
Stick to the MRP: LMO
The Legal Metrology Organization (LMO) has decided to take action against restaurants for overpricing beer, soft drinks and packaged water. It has asked the restaurant owners to stick to the MRP on goods while billing customers. Bar and restaurant owners have called this instruction as "absurd", saying that they pay VAT and other taxes on packaged goods which is more than MRP.
Music composer Ajit Varman passes away
Music composer, Ajit Verman, 69 breathed his last, after a brief illness, at an Andheri hospital on Thursday. Varman composed melodies in the 80s for Bollywood films, such as Vijeta, Aakosh and Saaransh. Work assignments had dried up slowly and ailing Varman failed to receive financial help from the industry. Nobody from the film industry attended his last rites at Amboli crematorium.
Resident doctor booked for raping patient
A 28-year-old patient filed a police complaint against a resident doctor for sexually assaulting her and asking for 'sexual favours' after her discharge from the hospital. The accused had allegedly assaulted her on pretext of examining her in the ICU-ward. Police have booked the doctor under section 376C(d) of IPC which concerns rape by a doctor. Accused has been sent to Arthur Road jail.
Parents in a tizzy amid news of pre-school closure
Confusion loomed large over future of pre-school chain TreeHouse, after news of their shutting down spread. Anxious parents met centre heads and submitted complaints at police stations. Parents have started an online petition to draw support and sent complaints to chief minister. Company management, on the other hand, tried to dispel doubts by assuring parents that centres won't be closed down.
Agricultural waste to replace woods in crematoriums
To save trees, three crematoriums in Mumbai have decided to use agricultural waste instead of wood to cremate bodies. Eco-friendly cremation was suggested by a mechanical engineer from Nagpur. Officials have supported this idea saying that agricultural waste, which is otherwise burnt by farmers is a cheaper and faster option to firewood. BMC earlier introduced LPG and PNG cremation to reduce use of firewood.
Shiv Sena man carrying Rs.1.11crore detained
Palaghar police and a team of IT department officials intercepted car of Shiv Sena's deputy district chief Dhananjay Gawde, carrying Rs.1.11 crore. Money was stashed in the boot of his car, with Rs.47 lakh in the new Rs.2000 currency while the rest was in demonetized denominations. Additional Superintendent of Police revealed that the Shiv Sena leader has been detained for questioning.
Day care owner to be declared 'wanted criminal'
The Bombay HC rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Kharghar day care owner, where a 10-month-old girl was brutally assaulted by a staff member. Court said that the owner was callous in claiming ignorance of the "ghastly" behaviour of the maid. Owner had failed to appear at court after her bail was cancelled and will reportedly be declared a wanted criminal.
Woman falls from overcrowded train, dies
A 27-year-old woman died after falling from an overcrowded local train between Chunabhatti and GTB Nagar. The woman who was a teacher at a Wadala school was on her way back home when the tragic incident happened. Railway police officials rushed her to Sion hospital where she was declared dead on arrival. Overcrowded trains have claimed nearly 3,033 lives in Mumbai, this year.