QMumbai: Women Commuters to Queue Up; Mulund Doc Falls off Bike

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1.Mumbai Duo Held in First Case of Osmium Smuggling in the Country

In the first case of its kind in the country, two men from Jogeshwari have been held for trying to smuggle osmium metal dust into the country. What has set alarm bells ringing is the fact that osmium has limited nuclear weapons applicability, which means that it can be used to make nuclear weapons more powerful. Osmium dust sells for Rs 14 lakh per kilo in the international market.

Huzefa Motorwala and Feroze Penwala were caught by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Thursday.

The duo were found with two kilos of powdery dust of the bluish grey metal along with 4.5 kg gold outside a courier company office. The two are suspected to be part of an international cartel. Top DRI officials told Mirror that this is the first osmium smuggling case recorded in India. Probe is on to determine the final destination of the smuggled material.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

2. Mulund Doc Falls off Bike on Uneven Road, Gets Run Over

A popular city doctor was run over by a truck, after his two-wheeler went into a skid on a poorly maintained road between Thane and Mulund. The incident took place near Anand Nagar Toll Naka yesterday.

Dr Prakash Vaze, who resided and practised in Mulund East, was returning home from Thane along with his associate Hanuman Hegde, 47.

Dr Vaze lost control of his vehicle on the bumpy, uneven cement road, said Madhav More, senior inspector at Navghar Police Station. “Dr. Vaze was riding and Hegde was the pillion. He fell off the scooter and was run over. Hegde suffered severe injuries,” said More.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

3. Mumbai, Fall in Line

Women board a crowded Mumbai local.
Women board a crowded Mumbai local.
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The Railway Protection Force (RPF)-Western Railway have launched an initiative which will not only take the wrestling and jostling out of the exercise of boarding a local train, but will also ensure commuters and their belongings remain safe. Starting December 18, women commuters at Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayandar, and Mira Road stations will be asked to queue up while boarding, and also alighting from the trains.

To begin with, the experiment will be restricted to the trains starting from these stations and those ending there, and will be extended to all stations based on the feedback the RPF and the Western Railway (WR) receive. This is a part of several crowd-management steps the railways and the railway police are in the process of putting in place after the Elphinstone Station FoB stampede in September that took 23 lives.

The RPF’s grand plan is to get both women and male commuters to queue up at all its suburban stations, and is inspired by a commuter initiative in Bhayandar launched last year.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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4. Mumbai Crime: Man Records Himself Raping Minor Girl, Shares Video With Friends

In a shocking incident, a 57-year-old man was arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl, taking a video of the act and sharing it with his friends. As per the police the man ran a video game parlour in south Mumbai and perpetrated the crime after seeing the girl playing outside his shop.

As per reports by Indian Express, an officer from the JJ Marg police station said that the man started the camera on his cellphone and then raped the girl while the act was captured on camera. He then threatened her with dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident. He then kept the memory card in a drawer in his shop.

Source: Mid Day

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5. HC Asks BMC to List Steps Taken to Curb Political Hoardings

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the BMC to inform it about the steps taken to remove all unauthorised hoardings, posters from across the city.

It also asked the Election Commission to inform about the steps taken to ensure that political parties do not indulge in defacement of public properties. A bench of justices AS Oka and AA Sayyed directed the authorities to file their respective replies by January 9 next year.

In February, the court had passed a detailed judgement directing the BMC to remove all hoardings, banners and advertisements put up illegally by political parties or their members, and to initiate action against them.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

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6. BMC Considers Connecting Carter Road Promenade to Joggers’ Park in Mumbai

Joggers Park in Bandra, Mumbai. 
Joggers Park in Bandra, Mumbai. 
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Soon, people in Bandra may have a longer stretch to walk and jog on. The Mumbai civic body is considering connecting Carter Road promenade and Joggers’ Park, which are adjacent to each other, through a pedestrian path. This would increase the length of the track to 2.2km from the present 1.6km.

The idea has been mooted by Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray. If the plan works out, a 550-metre-long path will connect the two popular spots.

In a tweet on Friday, Thackeray said he has submitted the plan to Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta. “The park is separated from the promenade by a mere 10 minutes. If combined, the peripheral length for walkers, joggers, and tourists will be 2.2km,” his proposal said.

Source: The Hindustan Times

7. Mumbai: Andheri Police Trace Stolen Mobile Phone One Year Later

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Andheri GRP Locates, Returns South Mumbai Resident’s R14,000 Cellphone Over A Year After It Was Stolen At Jogeshwari Station

Most of us would think that looking for stolen cellphones is the least of Mumbai Police’s priority. Dongri resident, Asma Motan, had the same notion. So much so that when Motan lost her Rs 14,000 smartphone last year, she had no hope of retrieving it. “In fact, I had forgotten about it,” the media professional told mid-day.

Hence, it came as a shock to her when the Andheri Government Railway police called her up this week, to inform her that they had found the phone. The smartphone had been stolen on December 2, last year, while Motan was travelling in a train to Jogeshwari from Mumbai Central.

Source:-thequint.