|2009-11-22||Priti will fight battle for son till the end|
Two months after she got her son Sujal back, Ulhasnagar resident Priti Chugh, 26, is in no mood to spare her husband, Bunty. When her case came up for hearing in the Bombay High Court on Friday, Priti told the judges that she wants to continue fighting the contempt petition against her husband.
The HC is presently hearing another contempt petition against Bunty, who was found guilty of not following the court's order to turn up with his son, in addition to Priti's petition. Speaking to DNA outside the court, the young mother said: "He (Bunty) never understood my emotions, or the feelings I have for my son. He kept me away from my child for 10 long months. I have been harassed by him and his family and, despite him facing the court's ire and spending days in jail, he has not shown any repentance. If I let him off now, I may have to suffer for the rest of my life. I don't want to lose my son again," said Priti, justifying her decision.
She also expressed her faith in the judiciary. "I know the court will bring me and my son justice. No one's more important to me than Sujal," said Priti. The mother was re-united with her five-year-old son on September 4 this year. Bunty Chugh, a businessman, had abducted Sujal in November 2008 and fled to Nepal. He later left his son on a platform at Churchgate station and fled. A police constable brought Sujal to Priti. The HC had directed then DGP SS Virk to personally investigate the case. Virk had prepared a special team for the task and had traced Bunty to Nepal in 10 days.
Bunty, though, had a different story to tell. "The cases against me are false. Sujal is suffering in the bargain. I am ready to do anything for his future," he said. Priti and Bunty are fighting several other cases, including a divorce case in other local courts. The HC will hear the case now on November 24.
|2009-11-20||3,200 illegal contructions in Ulhasnagar township |
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has directed Thane district collector to expedite a decision on the issue of regularisation of 3,200 illegal contructions in Ulhasnagar township in the neighbouring district, within a year.
The urban development department asked the collector to dispose off pending cases, at the rate of around 200 a month, at a recent meeting here, a senior official from the department told PTI.
"The process of deciding on the plea for regularising the constructions was delayed and the department took the initiative to direct the collector to speed up the process," the official said.
The process would now begin from December 15, he added.
A technical committee comprising a fire officer, structural engineer and an assistant town planner would be appointed to examine the structure. The collector would be the final authority to take decision, the official said.
The committee would survey the structure, check its stability and fire fighting preparedness and point out the irregularities, he said.
This process would also help identify dilapidated structures, and zero in on buildings that are over-loaded or have structural problems, he said.
The state government, in January 2006, brought out an ordinance to regularise illegal structures in the Sindhi-dominated township, as most of the buildings there violated construction norms and Floor Space Index (FSI) limit.
|2009-11-06||New foot overbridge at Ulhasnagar blocks for 7.5 h|
The Central Railway (CR) will not operate its trains between Kalyan and Badlapur for seven-and-a-half hours on
The block, to be held on both lines, will be conducted to lay two girders and six floor beams for a new foot overbridge at Ulhasnagar. This shutdown means train passengers will have to take public buses and to make the commute easier for them, CR officials are in talks with the MSRTC, asking them to run extra services.
All CST-bound suburban services from Khopoli, Karjat, Badlapur and Ambarnathleaving Karjat from 9.02 am to 4.15 pmwill be cancelled; trains leaving from CST between 8.24 am and 3.56 pm and headed for Khopoli, Karjat, Badlapur and Ambarnath, will be cancelled. Special trains will run between Karjat and Badlapur from 9.02 am to 4.50 pm. One special train will leave Khopoli at 9.13 am, which will reach Badlapur at 10.23 am. The Pragati Express will be cancelled and others will be diverted via Diva-Panvel-Karjat, halting at Diva.
The Mumbai-Pune Sinhgad Express has been rescheduled to 4.25 pm, Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar Konark Express has been changed to 4.00 pm. The Mumbai-Kanyakumari Express will leave at 4.40 pm. At Borivli, the subway at the southern end, will be partially closed from Nov 9 to Dec 10.