Injured bank executive is still serious
MUMBAI: One of the two injured, who suffered cardiac arrest during Mumbai Marathon, continues to be critical and is still on ventilator. The other runner however is out of danger. “The condition of the executive from Standard Chartered Bank, aged 37, who suffered cardiac arrest just a few km before he touched the finish line of Half Marathon, is still serious, according to the doctors. However, the 38-year-old photographer, who collapsed while clicking marathoners in action, is out of danger. We are trying our best to see that they become healthy as soon as possible,” said Dr Ashish Contractor from Asian Heart Institute.
Pawar to file papers for RS polls on January 24
MUMBAI: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar will file his nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from Maharashtra on January 24. The term of seven Rajya Sabha members from the State expires on April 2. The elections will be held on February 7. Pawar is the sitting Lok Sabha member from the Madha constituency in Western Maharashtra. He had recently declared that he was opting out of electoral politics and would be in the Rajya Sabha and devote more time to the party. NCP has two retiring members Y P Trivedi and Janardhan Waghmare. State NCP president Bhaskar Jadhav said Pawar would file his papers on January 24 and the name of the second candidate will be finalised on Tuesday. Pawar will be in Mumbai on Tuesday to finalise the list of party candidates for Lok Sabha polls.
One of the 2 absconding chain-snatchers nabbed
MUMBAI: Two notorious chain snatchers escaped from the lock-up of the Dharavi police station on Monday afternoon, following which cops launched a manhunt and nabbed one of them. Satish Kunchikurve (25) and Suresh Kunchikurve (27) had been arrested on January 18 by Dharavi Police in connection with several chain-snatching incidents. Their police custody ended on Monday and the two were slated to be produced in a court where cops were going to recommend the two be sent to judicial custody. “The two were lodged in the lock-up beside the detection room which has a small toilet attached. Around 12.00 pm, one of our constables realised that the two persons inside could not be seen. When he went inside and checked, they found them missing. Then we realised that the two escaped after breaking open a toilet grill,” said an officer.
ACB cop kills self by hanging
MUMBAI: A police sub inspector with Mumbai Anti- Corruption Bureau of the Crime Branch, Dayaram Sitaram Madao (58), committed suicide on Monday at his residence in Tagore Nagar. An officer from Kannamwar Nagar police station said, “Madao hanged himself from the ceiling fan with a nylon rope in the absence of his wife and kids in the afternoon.” Sources claim that Madao was upset and used to have frequent fights with his wife over buying a new house after selling the existing one. “He wanted to buy a house in Kanjurmarg whereas his wife was against the idea and this resulted in regular fights between the two,” claimed a neighbour. On Sunday night, the duo had a terrible fight after which it escalated to such a level that the neighbour had to intervene to pacify both. His wife on returning found his body after which she immediately informed the police.
First Cong poll list likely in February
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Manikrao Thakre said that the Congress is likely to announce the first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of February. He further said the list will have many names from Maharashtra. The committee held its meeting on Monday at Tilak Bhavan in Mumbai. Post the meeting, Thakre said that Congress is a secular party and it will face the polls together with like-minded parties. He also said the seat-sharing talks will be held with the allies as they get a go-ahead from the high command.
Esther murder: Protest rally held
MUMBAI: Arun Kumar; the uncle of Esther Anuhya, whose body was found in Kanjurmarg on Thursday, expressed his anger at the functioning of the city police and Vijayawada police in a protest rally organized by Harmony Foundation along with ‘We the People Foundation’ and the local church at Carter Road promenade. Esther Anuhya, a 23-year-old engineer from Vijayawada who was working with Tata Consultancy Services in the city was missing since 11 days prior to the recovery of the body. According to Arun Kumar, the police of both the cities wasted valuable time deciding on the jurisdiction issues. “The one-point agenda of Vijayawada police was to prove that Esther alighted at Kurla,” said an agitated Kumar. (FPJ/Agencies)