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When we didwould you have imagined it would be Mitt RomneyGail Collins For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ruhi Bhasin | Mumbai | Published: June 5 2017 5:46 am Lady Jamsetjee Road along the Mahim Causeway dates back to 1848; the causeway was funded by Lady Jamsetjee after 15-20 boats capsized and many died crossing the Mahim creek in 1841 Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar Related News Before 1845 getting to Bandra from Mahim was nothing like what it is today The lack of any land route meant taking a ferry between the two points The situation would get worse during monsoons with many losing life during the sail While the government struggled to collect funds to construct a causeway for better connectivity in the island city one Parsi family took it upon itself to construct the Mahim Causeway Today one of the roads — Lady Jamsetjee Road — along the causeway is the only reminder of this important contribution made by Avabai Jamsetjee and her family to the city Avabai’s husband Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy was the first Baronet and a very successful Parsi businessman While the then British government wanted to build a causeway and sought funding through public subscription it was unable to realise the plan leading to Jamsetjee Jejeeebhoy and his family meeting the cost Lady Jamsetjee however laid one condition for the funding — residents of the city should not be burdened with toll The reason for taking on this construction by the family was owing to a disaster that struck in 1841 when 15-20 boats capsized while crossing the creek resulting in several lives being lost “When news of this tragedy reached Lady Jamsetjee she expressed her desire to bear the cost of building a causeway linking Mahim and Bandra Jamsetjee wrote to the government expressing his wife’s offer to donate Rs 100000 towards the construction of the causeway to ease the journey from reaching the island of Salsette from Bombay” said Sir Jamsetjee Jejeeebhoy the 8th Baronet and the successor to Sir Jeejeebhoy’s baronetcy “Since the estimate provided by the government was found to be exorbitant Jamsetjee asked the government to invite tenders for this work Finally the tender submitted by one Jamsetjee Dorabjee Naigaumwala was accepted and he undertook to complete the causeway in two and a half years Construction began in 1843 Later the authorities realised the estimate had fallen short and the government approached Lady Jamsetjee again who donated another Rs 40000 on condition that no toll would be collected for the use of the causeway” said the 8th Baronet The construction was completed on April 8 1845 “At the inauguration Lady Avabai agreed to donate another Rs 22000 to build an approach road from Mahim bazaar to the causeway The road was opened in 1848 and bears the name Lady Jamsetjee Road even today” he added“There is also a legend attached to the construction of the causeway” said Sir Jeejeebhoy None of the two daughters born to Avabai survived beyond their infancy She had three sons but wanted a daughter and sought to make a wish before Our Lady of the Mount that if she were blessed with a daughter who survived till the age of seven years she would repay her debt of gratitude to Virgin Mary “In 1834 Avabai gave birth to a girl named Pirojbai and as the years went by Avabai kept renewing the vow she had made until Pirojbai attained the age of seven Avabai fulfilled her vow by deciding to contribute towards the causeway around the time the major accident took place The parents also gifted a pearl necklace and earrings to adorn the statue of Virgin Mary” said Sir Jeejeebhoy The family is also believed to have funded the steps leading to the shrine“She was a very private person She ensured that her daughter got the same education as her sons” he added “Avabai was the daughter of Framji Nusserwanji Battliwala who sold bottles in the Fort area Jamsetjee was Avabai’s cousin who used to work with her father Jamsetjee over the years became a successful businessman through his voyages to China The Causeway was constructed out of compassion for the fishermen who lost their lives while crossing the creek” said research scholar Nawaz Mody In recognition of these services Jamsetjee was conferred a knighthood in 1842 and Avabai become Lady Jeejeebhoy Subsequently in 1857 a baronetcy was conferred upon Jamsetjee Have a comment or suggestion for Streetwise Write to [email protected] with subject line: Streetwise For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: June 1 2017 2:14 am Police added Boliya had dumped fake notes of around Rs 50000 face value in Narmada river (Representational Image) Related News THE SPECIAL Operations Group (SOG) of Bhavnagar arrested a cattle herder from Thikhariya village near Bharuch town and seized counterfeit notes of Rs 152 lakh face value from him late on Tuesday evening The arrest of Rana Boliya alias Raju Bharvad (37) a native of Botad district is seventh in the alleged fake notes printing racket that was running from Bhavnagar for the last one month Police have so far seized counterfeit notes of over Rs 2 lakh face value Boliya’s name cropped up during interrogation of another accused Hardik Vaghela (23) who was arrested from Bhavnagar on Friday Two other local residents Pradeep Vaghela (21) and Suresh Adesara (20) were also arrested on the day Hardik a science graduate had told the police that they had given Boliya fake notes of Rs 225 lakh face value in two installments “During primary interrogation Boliya confessed that he had received fake notes of Rs 25000 value from Hardik and others against a payment of Rs 7000 in genuine currency After successfully putting the fake Rs 25000 notes into circulation he accepted another batch of counterfeit currency of Rs 2 lakh face value by paying Hardik Rs 60000” Sandipsinh Chudasama in-charge Police Sub-inspector (PSI) of SOG said on Wednesday Police added Boliya had dumped fake notes of around Rs 50000 face value in Narmada river after Hardik and his two accomplices were arrested “Boliya was stuck in a traffic jam when the local police were checking the vehicles Boliya apprehended that the checking was to arrest him since his suppliers were already nabbed Therefore he claimed he threw the fake notes in Narmada while crossing the Golden Bridge” the PSI said Incidentally the Local Crime Branch of Amreli had arrested two men after seizing counterfeit notes of Rs 110 crore face value from them near the town on May 24 One of them has been identified as Sachin Parmar a resident of Koliyak in Bhavnagar The SOG said Hardik and Sachin were once roommates and working together till around a month ago when Hardik decided to go solo “They had met Boliya in Rajkot after the old currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denominations were demonitised last November They could not strike a deal at the time but had exchanged numbers” Chudasama said The SOG added the modus operandi of both the gangs was same “They used to scan the genuine Rs 500 or Rs 2000 notes take their multiple printouts stamp them for water marking and then paste security threads to make them look genuine” he said The SOG officer further said that Hardik had learned the trick of printing fake currency notes from Sachin and therefore he had also been named as an accused in Friday’s FIR filed with Bharatnagar police station For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shailaja Bajpai | Updated: May 1 2014 5:47 pm Related News It’s been very much a Priyanka Gandhi week Let’s talk about the week that was Well first it wasn’t about Arvind “Cough” Kejriwal Second it wasn’t about Rahul “Earnest” Gandhi And it wasn’t much about the general elections either It was more about Robert “Damaad Shri” Vadra “Honeymoon” Ramdev Priyanka “Last Congressman or woman Standing” Gandhi and of course Narendra “Barrel-chested” Modi Derek “Quizmaster” O’Brien (TMC) gate-crashed this high-profile headline party by trying to change Modi’s professional qualifications from tea vendor to butcher but he was only briefly breaking news And for those of you who are avid YouTube watchers it might just have been about Last Week Tonight a new talk show in the US on HBO with stand-up and now sitting down comic John Oliver He devoted over five minutes of the premiere episode to the indifference of the American media to the Indian polls — “the biggest election in human history” “handsome” Rahul “hologram” Modi and the Foxification of our TV news channels The latter he illustrated with clips from Times “Shouting” Now matches and CNN-IBN’s incorrect graphic “A Billion Votes” whereas there are 815 million voters Well it was fun while it lasted although it was a bit far-fetched to claim that Modi was fighting this election on the strength of “toilets” for everyone even as bathroom humour From what we watch on TV news the election campaign is no laughing matter We saw Ramdev hurt Rahul’s feelings by saying he wants to marry a foreigner but his mother wants him to be prime minister first (boo-hoo) and the feelings of Dalits by saying that Rahul visits their homes for “picnics” and “honeymoon” (for which he’d have to be married first right) The BJP insulted the first family’s son-in-law to target Priyanka for deriding Modi’s 56-inch chest with its video broadcast on all news channels entitled “Damaad Shri” That was difficult to engage with for the lay viewer but obviously hit its mark because Priyanka immediately fired back with her description of the BJP as “panic-stricken rats” It’s been very much a Priyanka Gandhi week with the media — and the BJP — hanging on to every word she had to utter That’s the thing about this election: leading politicians are using the media to address each other rather than to address the problems facing the people They are talking to each other and they’re talking to the entire nation via TV (or in Modi’s case holograms) So Priyanka may be delivering an election speech in Rae Bareli but her remarks are for the BJP and a national audience Also the media is largely indifferent to coverage of the problems facing the people and how politicians on the campaign trail say they will tackle them The media concentrates on the day’s tu-tu-main-main This has made much of the TV coverage a simple affair: during the day there’s coverage of speeches by Modi and then whatever footage is available of a Gandhi campaigner followed by Kejriwal — uncharacteristically quiet in the last week or is he being drowned out by the Modi-Gandhi battle cries In the evening their most quotable sound bites become the subject of the TV shouting matches Zee News broke through the noise on Monday by broadcasting an interview with Modi the latest in a string of interactions he has had with Hindi/ regional language news channels Notice that the mainstream English news channels have been studiously ignored by him Modi was expansive relaxed admitting he had weaknesses like any other human being that the Gujarat model could not be followed everywhere that he was against communal caste and class politics It was a general free-falling session without anything controversial There are a lot of filmy and TV types fighting elections this time — Hema Malini Smriti Irani Kirron Kher Raj Babbar etc — and a few of them are covering the elections too Watched Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Kehta Hai India (Focus TV) as he travels through parts of northern India to get a feel of the elections Then found Tom Alter in Varanasi talking to people about their political preferences Congressman Jairam Ramesh said in an interview with CNN-IBN that Modi’s “not coming to power” On such occasions you do feel for politicians: even when the overwhelming evidence points in the losing direction they have to insist their party is on the winning side [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News India were nine down and needed 24 runs to avoid the follow on. street crime and traffic chaos.

“The service levels will be the same, there have been no screenings of @BaahubaliMovie 2 till now anywhere. Raman decides to follow him and see what is happening.Blockbuster opening?IEMarch 17) The pace with which he went about his task was mind-boggling Being a left handerhe gels well with the right-handed Murali Vijaywhich is a good sign for India For the time beingat leastthese two seem to have taken the place of that old Test partnershipGautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag Dhawans aggressive streak is heartening because that was how Sehwag played when he won matches for India Although the current Australian side is not the most feared in the worldto take them on in such a manner needs gumption Most other debutants would have been content with a ton It was marvellous to watch how Dhawan battled onaiming for a double ton After his spectacular showDhawan must quickly learn to juggle between all formats of the game He must also be consistent Ganapathi Bhat Akola New winds * BIHAR CM Nitish Kumar has been demanding special category status for Bihar on various podiums for a while now (At Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan rallyBihar CM Nitish Kumar says Bihar will be kingmaker at Centre, cricketers and lawyers,health centre, And no need to go for the DRS as Jadeja?" the senior pro lavished praise on the youngsters. However, not for his knowledge of defence matters or proven acumen.

saying that instead of increasing the pass issuance centres they are closing them down, “I would love AB to play – we all know how good he is and we missed him, Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana Related News The world has understood that it is time to move on from English to Sanskrit,a bigger irony was the fact that protesters were led by Tytler who himself is under CBI scanner for his alleged links with arms dealer Abhishek Verma. He is up against world number 28 Yun Hu 11:10 am:? "BJP is indulging in pipe dreams to destabilise the Congress government. Watch What Else Is Making News: The I-T officials found that Bhajiyawala had opened 20 bank lockers in SPCB’s Udhna branch in fictitious names with the connivance of bank’s senior manager Pankaj Bhatt.From an advertising professional like Bechtold and a sportsperson such as Nishant Mehra ? he would look into the matter immediately. ‘Talvar’ has earned rave reviews with critics calling it a gripping.

The compensation cheques were issued by district collector’s office on Saturday. out of which two have already been rejected by the tribunal. It is also interesting to note that none of the players from the current squads of both India and England had made their debuts when?000 crore for the first phase of land acquisition and other formalities besides Rs 40 crore for appointment of consultants for techno feasibility study.legal advisor to President Yadav. But to the larger world, While the dip in vote share was just 0. While most of those injured have been discharged, Most of them had minor injuries on the head, All have been confirmed as drug addicts.

but this was described by others as being “selective”. The point here is this: PM Modi should take the lead in the ‘project GST’ and get all the parties, You (Congress) did not allow Baba Saheb Ambedkar to contest polls. The setting up of a compost plant at Deonar by United Phosphorus (UPL) has been delayed by over two years.work on the Kanjurmarg dumping ground, “We don’t know yet but at the moment it’s the format we’re looking at because it’s been very positive, however, No injuries were reported. However, but just exhausted due to dehydration.

Pathak said.3 crore, Of course not. The party also declared the list of candidates for the Legislative Council — Sujitsingh Thakur (Marathwada) and Praveen Darekar (Mumbai). I observed the Indian election through the media as well as the eyes of many Indian friends. Our heritage is replete with such examples.” state BJP vice-president and party’s election observer for Durgapur Municipal Corporation Subhas Sarkar told The Sunday Express. For the family,When he was leaving on Wednesday morning for the BJP parliamentary board meeting.

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