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25 May 2017

Mumbai- 1,300 BMC staff to lose jobs because of GST

Thursday from the Financial Capital

With the implementation of GST, Octroi duties will be scrapped, which means those working in the Octroi department will lose their jobs.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is planning to re-accommodate these staffers in other departments like audit, assessment and control and general administration.

According to an official, the BMC will either take examinations or reshuffle people.

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Thursday from the Financial Capital
Mumbaikars inspired by 'Chipko movement', climb trees to protest felling

Environment

Mumbaikars inspired by 'Chipko movement', climb trees to protest felling

Unable to bring an end to the cutting of trees in different parts of Mumbai for the Metro-3 project, two residents climbed a peepal tree, sanctioned to be felled at Churchgate.

The protesters were taken to the Marine Drive Police Station for the same and were released after providing their contact details.

According to South Mumbaiites, altogether 40 people protested between Saturday and Wednesday.

Railways

Mumbai will get 47 new AC locals under MUTP-III

Mumbai will soon have Air-conditioned (AC) local trains as the railways decided to manufacture them under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.

A.K Mittal, Chairman of the Railway Board cleared the file of procurement of 47 AC local trains.

A formal letter of the same will be issued to Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC).

Sources claim the tenders for it would be floated by July.

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Woman near Vasai station caught trying to sell toddler

Crime

Woman near Vasai station caught trying to sell toddler

On the night of 23nd May, a 2-year-old boy was rescued from his alleged kidnapper, who was trying to sell him outside Vasai railway station.

Shagina Qureshi, the accused, is suspected of being a Bangladeshi national linked to an interstate child trafficking gang.

The Manickpur Police were able to catch the lady after being tipped-off by a social worker named Anita Pawar.

25 May 2017

Mumbai Police catch missing thief through Facebook

In 2014, a man accused of stealing a motor vehicle changed his identity to avoid the law; 3 years later, Mumbai Police accosted him via Facebook.

The accused, Saddam Usman Khan was undercover in Nalasopara.

The Police found him by circulating pictures of him that were found on Facebook.

BMC

BMC gives thumbs down for Marine Drive jetty

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on 24th May rejected Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) application to build a floating jetty on Marine Drive.

MTDC's plan was to build the jetty to give way to a 135-metre-long luxury liner which would be anchored off the coast.

The permission was denied as Marine Drive is a heritage site on which no temporary construction is allowed.

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