Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has finally landed in Mumbai, and fans are all set for his show tonight. While friends of Kulbhushan Jadhav have termed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision to stay the death sentence a “boost to their morale”, a sessions court, terming the Pune techie rape and murder case a ‘rarest of the rare’ case, sentenced the three accused to death. Expect your rides to get smoother, as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will spend Rs12.07 crore to repair and maintain the Western and Eastern Express Highways. Also, two Mumbai lifeguards from Mumbai saved three men from drowning at Aksa beach.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. Justin Bieber arrives in Mumbai, stage is set, so are Beliebers
Canadian singer Justin Bieber finally arrived in Mumbai around 2am on Wednesday. He will stay at a seven-star hotel in Lower Parel in central Mumbai. According to a source, he has booked four floors for himself and his crew. He will be performing at at DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai today.
2. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Mumbai friends call int’l court’s stay on death sentence boost to morale
Friends of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the retired Indian Navy officer sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of spying, have termed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision to stay the sentence “boost to their morale”. According to Pakistan army, Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016 from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his “involvement in espionage and sabotage actives” in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province and Karachi city. A Pakistani military court sentenced him to death on April 10, 2017.
3. After Dec 16 verdict, 3 get death for rape, murder of Pune techie, court terms case ‘rarest of rare’
Terming the Pune techie rape and murder case the ‘rarest of the rare’ and ‘heinous’, three accused were sentenced to death by a sessions court on Tuesday. As accused Rajesh Choudhari had turned approver earlier, he was released. Advocate B S Aalur, who represented the accused — Yogesh Ashok Raut, Mahesh Balasaheb Thakur and Vishwas Hindurao Kadam — said they would appeal against the decision in the Bombay high court.
4. No more bumpy rides? A month before Mumbai monsoon, MMRDA to repair potholes on WEH, EEH
With the monsoon just a month away, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will spend Rs12.07 crore to repair and maintain the Western and Eastern Express Highways. Potholes surface on these roads every year during the rains, inconveniencing motorists and causing traffic snarls.
5. Two Mumbai lifeguards save trio from drowning at Aksa beach
Two lifeguards saved three men from drowning near Aksa beach on Wednesday morning. The men were drinking in the rocky portion of the beach, claimed one of the lifeguards who rescued them. The incident took place on the border of Aksa beach and Dana Pani beach.