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Express Archive Top News OPPOSITION to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s recently implemented parking policy is gathering steam in South Mumbai where residents are set to move court against the steeper rates for on-street parking About a month ago residents of areas such as Churchgate and Marine Drive discussed their concerns with Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta However worried their suggestions could go unheeded some residents are discussing litigation to seek a stay on the policy Under the policy a system of differential rates has been formulated for three categories of localities depending on how crowded they are The BMC is in the process of finalising tenders for contractors to manage 92 on-street and 12 off-street parking lots Many South Mumbai residents who park their vehicles on streets The BMC came up with the policy more than two years ago but it was stayed by the state in January 2015 after protest by residents’ associations of A Ward Earlier this year however the state gave the civic body the go-ahead after which new rates were imposed in areas such as Colaba and Cuffe Parade Prerak Choudhury a south Mumbai resident and advocate told The Indian Express he would file a public interest litigation in June when the High Court re-opens after the summer break “The residents are not happy with the arbitrary way in which the parking policy has been drafted and many of us are concerned that Ola and Uber cab drivers will occupy the places Based on the actual number of cars that people own there is a dearth of parking space in South Mumbai and there has to be a proper road map planned out before the policy is implemented” said Choudhury Choudhury said the BMC needs to study the models in place countries such as Dubai and Singapore “There is a lack of clarity in the policy and the people will suffer for it In the petition we will ask for immediate relief through a stay on the policy until all the stakeholders especially the residents are on board” he said Choudhury is hoping to rope in the support of other residents Speaking in support of the initiative Munaf Kapadia a resident of Colaba said that “Even after we submitted to it a memorandum of our suggestions the BMC has not given any formal response and has not addressed any of our concerns” While the civic officials don’t intend to give a formal response to the residents an official from A ward said “We have received applications from many parties We have prepared a summary of the requests and have sent them to the Traffic Police for approval We are yet to hear from them” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 25 2017 3:39 am Top News The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that its charges for parking at the airport was a necessary step for regulating traffic especially around the pick-up points to avoid compromising the safety and security of Mumbai airport MIAL filed an affidavit in response to a public interest litigation by city resident Akhil Chitre seeking directions for MIAL to prohibit it from collecting parking charges at pick-up and drop points and entry fees at the international airport and domestic terminal Watch what else is making news: According to MIAL it is entitled to charge parking rate at its discretion Moreover it has been approved by the civil aviation ministry The affidavit states that the situation at Mumbai’s airport is chaotic and a systematic navigation system needed to be implemented “When there was no charge or minimum time prescribed for a vehicle entering or staying during pick-up grave problems were noted on a daily basis It was noted that commercial vehicles would park at the pick-up points endlessly leading to chaotic situation” it said Presently commercial vehicles entering the pick-up area are charged Rs 130 for an initial period of 10 minutes except when they are entering for a per-determined parking area The private vehicles are exempted from such charges for the first five minutes and then are charged Rs 130 for the next five to 10 minutes Both the vehicles are towed away after 30 minutes Pointing to the earlier practice the affidavit stated “This was a security nightmare and the Mumbai airport being a highly sensitive location and also a probable target for terrorist attacks the security of the airport was being compromised” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Paromita Chakrabarti | Published: March 25 2017 3:09 am Top News Murder in Mahim Jerry Pinto Speaking Tiger Books 232 pages ` 499 Does a writer feel intimidated by the weight of expectations if his last work has been a literary success Or does it free him up allowing him the liberty to try his hand at new things With Jerry Pinto whose last novel was the luminous Em and the Big Hoom the answer seems to point at the latter What else would explain his foray into an entirely new genre particularly when his repertoire already includes diverse elements such as poetry books for children translations and biographies As the title indicates Murder in Mahim is Pinto’s nod to crime fiction A young man is found dead in the toilet of the Matunga Road railway station his body slashed open a kidney missing And it’s only the first of several murders that Inspector Shiva Jende and his friend retired journalist Peter will come up against in the course of the investigation Who was this young man Proxy and what brought him to his end With his principal cast in place the first thing that Pinto does is to root the plot firmly in the city’s working class and its underbelly If Peter and Jende are at the upper end of this spectrum Proxy and his friends are at the bottom scrabbling to escape into a life of respectability Pinto underpins this world of desperation and yearning greed and corruption with the Supreme Court’s upholding of Section 377 in 2013 and how it rendered the homosexual community vulnerable to blackmail and manipulation One of the joys of reading Pinto is to savour his nuanced handling of characters Mumbai at once indulgent and menacing becomes a living breathing entity “Anyone who has walked into a morning in his city would know that it was the best time of day The city was about as vulnerable as it could get; it would agree to a compromise even with the unarmed” Pinto writes For someone whose familiarity with the city is limited to touristy landmarks Pinto’s descriptions (he is a resident of Mahim) — the peace of early morning Shivaji Park the bustle of Takandas H Kataria Marg as it leads to the Matunga Road station the darkness of Paththarwadi on the Marine Drive and the self-sustaining ecosystem of Mumbai’s suburban railway network — came like an insider’s guide that one is glad to have unwittingly stumbled upon Peter his wife Millie and activist son Sunil — a close-knit family — are fleshed out with just the right amount of heft The supporting cast — Millie’s cousin Leslie “Queen of the Queen of the Suburbs” PT master Pagmat determined to turn “boys to men” among others — are built up with great care; but it is the wry incorruptible Inspector Jende who leaves one’s curiosity unsated possibly because the arc of his character is not mapped out to its potential Perhaps that could make a case for a future series particularly since both Jende and Peter make such a refreshing team But Pinto’s compassion for his characters is also one of the reasons why the story wavers “Was this all that civilisation amounted to That we were all so stuck in a certain way of looking at sex and age and class that anything outside it may be reviled openly” wonders Peter — and by extention — Pinto at one point in the novel It is hard to ignore his tacit sympathy for the underdog or not be swayed by it In fact Pinto seems more invested in investigating the nature of human failings that lead to a moral crisis than in the crimes themselves One of the demands of crime fiction is the promise of restoration of order once unimaginable violence has been committed It’s a reassurance fragile as it may be that the world is back to as it should be But what if the violence is a creation of society (and not a manifestation of some form of pathological disorder) where a victim pushed to the edge by justice denied turns perpetrator In this Murder in Mahim finds resonance with a large section of Nordic noir in particular with the cases of the inscrutable Inspector Kurt Wallander created by the Swedish writer Henning Mankell There are a few other minor flaws mostly editorial oversights that can be amended in subsequent editions Peter’s surname is D’Souza in a couple of places and Fernandes elsewhere; Leslie is referred to as both Siqueira and Sequeira and most noticeably the celebrity who was arrested while soliciting sex in a public toilet is named as George Harrison instead of George Michael In the hands of observant writers crime fiction becomes a study of society and its collective failure To that end Murder in Mahim is a novel about crime and retribution But beyond that it is a story of rage and sorrow It is also a tale of family ties friendship and empathy those quiet virtues gently ebbing from middle-class life that Pinto is so good at decoding For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: August 30 2016 12:34 am Top News There is sheer lack of awareness of a simple diatom test that can be of great help in forensic investigations especially in cases of death due to drowning said forensic pathologist Dr TD Dogra while inaugurating a national workshop on the role of diatoms in forensics at MACS Agharkar Research Institute on Monday Diatoms are aquatic plants which play an important role in investigations especially in cases of drowning They help in locating the place of drowning said Dogra former director of AIIMS New Delhi citing instances where a simple diatom test had proved effective and the forensic team could establish in court that certain murder cases were actually deaths due to drowning Dogra gave the instance of the ‘rape and murder’ case of Neelofar Jan and her 17-year-old sister-in-law in Shopian “We used the diatom test that attributed the death to accidental drowning” he said Diatoms found inside the body of a drowned victim may serve as corroborative evidence in diagnosing the cause of death Dr Karthick Balsubramanian a scientist involved in research on diatoms at ARI said Diatoms are diverse microscopic algae with silica cell walls that are found in almost every aquatic environment including fresh and marine waters If the person is still alive when entering the water diatoms will enter the lungs if the person inhales water and drowns The diatoms are then carried to distant parts of the body such as brain kidneys and bone marrow by circulation If the person is dead when entering the water then there is no circulation and the diatoms cannot enter the body Diatoms do not occur naturally in the body If laboratory tests show diatoms in the corpse that are of the same species found in the water where the body was recovered then it may be good evidence of drowning as the cause of death the scientist explained Earlier Dr K M Paknikar Director of ARI said the institute is creating a database of diatoms in Maharashtra for preserving biodiversity While Dogra urged more awareness about the role of diatoms the three-day workshop will train officers academicians research scholars and students in the field of forensic science on their role in crime investigations and overcoming shortcomings associated with diatom analysis For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by P K Hormis Tharakan | Published: October 19 2011 3:41 am Related News As Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai prepares for his four-day visit to Indiawhich begins on October 20expectations are high in Nepal that there would be much to look forward to on the bilateral economic front including deals in pursuance of the $250 million line of credit India offered during President Ram Baran Yadavs visit in 2010as well as assistance for setting up an institute of excellence on the lines of the IITs A positive response to Nepals concerns about the trade deficit and power shortages is anticipated While assuring the safety of Indian assistance to Nepalpossibly by signing a bilateral investment protection agreementthe Nepalese PM would seek Indian investment in building an international airport in Bara and assistance in developing SEZs and industrial estates in Nepal A Kathmandu report suggests that Bhattarai may not be keen on the mutual legal assistance treatyand the extradition treatyat this pointin view of sensitivities in Nepal InterestinglyBhattarai is also likelyaccording to his chief political advisorDevendra Poudelto seek a formal Indian role in concluding the peace process in Nepal Speaking at the Indo-Nepal Human Development Forum on September 25UCPN(Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kumar Dahal Prachanda had also made a similar plea The government of India would do well to heed such a requestif it comes At the momentthe peace process in Nepal is at a delicate stage While taking over as prime ministerBhattarai had given himself 45 days to complete the process of integration and rehabilitation of PLA cadres The time limit passed last week without the target having been achieved Bhattaraithereforewill need all the help he can get Look at the problems that he is facing Some perceptive analysts had pointed out that the failure of the first Maoist governmentled by Prachandaresulted from the fact that it was wanting in the multiple skills that were required for the three different tasks that the government was supposed to perform: running the administration of the country; providing leadership for the writing of a new constitution; and completing the peace process The Maoists are now saddled with all three responsibilities once againand Bhattarai faces an even more onerous task than Prachandawho had a more or less cohesive party behind him Bhattarai faces serious revolt from a strong faction from within his partyheaded by Mohan Baidya AlsoPrachandawhen PMcould count on the statesmanship of Girija Prasad Koiralawhothough frailwas then leading the Nepali Congress In his interview to La Republica after Girijababus deathPrachanda touchingly acknowledged the sound advice that the former used to give him even though they were adversaries on the Nepalese political scene Todaythere is no similar elder statesman in the Nepali Congress to give it a positive direction in the pursuit of the peace process In the other major partyNCP(UML)there is no love lost amongst its top leaders KP OliJhalanath Khanal and Madhav Nepal Infighting among all these parties has a serious adverse impact on the peace process and the writing of the constitution Thirdlythe four-point agreement between the Maoists and the coalition of Madhesi partieswith its commitment to the creation of a federaldemocratic republichas given rise to misgivings amongst those who have been suspicious of the political ambitions of the plains-dwellers in Nepalthe size of whose representation in the constituent assembly enable them to play the kingmakers role today In these suspicionsall partieswhether democratic or pro-monarchyare united The latest manifestation of these sentiments has been the demand for the resignation of Defence Minister Sharat Singh Bhandariwho belongs to the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and who is alleged to have made a statement threatening secession by the Madhesi districts On the positive side is the genuine popularity and credibility that Bhattarai enjoysapart from his academic brilliance and the consistency of his political beliefs Among the first steps that he took as PM was to return the keys of containers in which the weapons of PLA cadres were kepta gesture which helped put the integration process back on the rails He believes that Nepal needs a consensus government to usher in a new constitutionthough his efforts to reach out to NC and NCP(UML) have not succeeded so far The fact thatas prime ministerhe goes around in a Mustang jeep assembled in Nepaland that the travelling allowance he got for his journey to New York to attend the UN General Assembly was gifted to quake victimshas made a favourable impression amongst the people of Nepal Some admirers call him a Marxian Gandhi What gives additional hope this time around is the fact that the Government of India is seemingly positive in its attitude towards the Maoist-led government UnfortunatelyIndias involvement in Nepal over the past couple of years had been perceived as interference by many in that country Howeverat the momentthose who advise the Indian prime minister on Nepal seem to believe more in engagement than in confrontation The suspicion about Maoist intentionswhich clouded the Government of Indias perceptions ever since the UCPN(M) emerged as the single largest party in Nepal in 2008seems to be giving way to comprehension of the positive implications of a peaceful transition to democracy in Nepal under Maoist leadership and its possible impact on the left-wing extremist (LWE) movement in India The strongadverse reaction of the Communist Party of India(Marxist-Leninist)-Naxalbari to the elevation of Baburam Bhattarai as prime minister of Nepalthrough a press release on September 16in which it condemned the UCPN(M) for its ideological deviation from the Chungwang process has presumably not gone unnoticed in New Delhi The LWE leadership in India is evidently concerned that the Nepalese political evolutionif completed peacefullycan cause similar ideological deviations amongst its cadres in India Dor Bahadur Bista described Nepal in 1994 as a heteronomous society with a complex ethnic mixoverlaid by disparities in social and economic opportunity and perceived the country as a cultural conglomerate seeking perpetually to accommodateif not synthesise its diverse discrete parts? 2017 10:10 am He was a class apart on Sunday, "Ache din will come when Congress comes to power in 2019.

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