|2012-04-25||MNS takes language politics to Ulhasnagar mayors o|
ULHASNAGAR: The Central police registered a case against 15 unidentified Maharashta Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers for blackening a nameplate in the office of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) mayor Asha Idnani. Their grouse was that the mayor's name was written in Sindhi, and not Marathi, on the nameplate's front side.
While the incident occurred on Saturday, the police action came only on Monday night after local shopkeepers downed shutters in protest against the MNS's language politics.
|2012-04-18||Woman killed in Ulhasnagar building slab crash|
ULHASNAGAR: A woman labourer was killed and six others were injured when a slab of an illegal under-construction godown collapsed in Ulhasnagar on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 12.30pm near Anchal palace hotel at Vithalwadi. Of the six injured, three are women, while one is a 12-year-old who lives nearby and was playing at the site.
|2012-04-14||Employee stir forces civic body to bend|
As a result of the 'pen down broom down' protest by three labour unions representing 3,500 employees of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), the class IV employees got their salaries on Thursday.
The scrapping of the octroi by the state government, has put tremendous pressure
on the civic body. Citing lack of funds, the corporation did not pay the salaries and pensions to its employees. So, the unions began their strike call on Thursday.
While none of the sweepers worked, the employees too just filled in for the day without carrying out their duties.
The unions also held a 'bell-ringing' session to draw the attention of the administration towards their plight.
Charansingh Tak, president, Bharaitya Safai Mazdoor Congress, said, "Our union had warned the civic body against scrapping the octroi. Still, they went ahead with it. Now the civic chief is citing helplessness. But, we too are left with no choice."
"The second phase of the agitation will start on April 16 and 17, while the third phase will begin on May 4."
Ashok Rankhamb, commissioner, UMC, said: "In the presence of mayor Asha Idnani, we paid the salary and pension to the class four employees.
The remaining staff will get their salaries in the coming week."
|2012-04-11||Rly polices Mumbai trip inconclusive|
Nearly 15 days after little Pari was found abandoned in a train, the police have not been able to trace her guardians. Government Railway Police team which had been to Mumbai to investigate Shahida’s claim returned on Wednesday after an inconclusive trip.
They had been to Govandi to record the statements of Shahida and her neighbours. They also went to her missing husband Yasin’s house in Behrampada slums near Bandra to record the statements of his mother, sister and brothers.
“While Shahida still claims Pari is her three-month-old daughter Rukaiya, her neighbours are confused because of the age factor. They say that if doctors in Ahmedabad are claiming the baby is seven-month-old, it obviously cannot be Shahida’s daughter.
“Her inlaws told us that they have never seen the baby and therefore could not comment. Sion Hospital doctors confirmed that Shahida had delivered Rukaiya there on December 28,” said Pirozia. Recently, a DNA test report had refuted Shahida’s claim.
Meanwhile, the case seems to have taken a new turn.
An Ulhasnagar labourer has reportedly told GRP cops that he suspects Pari is his daughter. However, this was after the cops contacted him when they learnt about his complaint lodged with Ulhasnagar police.
The man, not willing to be identified, told the police that his wife left for her maternal home with their six-month-old daughter following a domestic dispute in February.
Later, on March 1, she quietly left the maternal home when her mother was away. A complaint in this regard has been filed with Ulhasnagar police station.
“We contacted him after we came to know that Ulhasnagar police was trying to trace his wife and baby. He told us that his wife called him up regularly, and threatened to kill herself and her baby if he tried to find them out. He wants to give the local cops some time to find the mother and the daughter. He suspects Pari could be his daughter. We have asked him to contact us and come with all the required documents in case he strongly believes that Pari is his daughter,” said inspector P P Pirozia.
Cleaners at Kankaria railway yard had spotted the baby in S-1 coach of Udhampur-Ahmedabad Janmabhoomi Express last month and handed her over to Government Railway Police.