The Maharashtra government will frame a policy to revamp BDD (Bombay development department) chawls in the coming months. This was announced in the legislative council during the ongoing monsoon session on Wednesday.
In a bid to rein in corrupt government officials, the Maharashtra government will enact an independent law to seize the properties of the accused.
Yakub Memon, the lone convict sentenced to death in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was hanged at the Nagpur central jail on Thursday morning, less than two hours after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea in a dramatic legal tussle.
The Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to make Malin village, where 151 people died in mudslide a year ago, a ‘model of rehabilitation’ is stuck in its own rules, forcing affected families to live in temporary sheds without basic amenities.
Yakub Memon’s last wish was to meet to his daughter after he was told he had exhausted all hope of stalling the execution but the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict had to be content with a telephone conversation, jail authorities said on Thursday.
It was not just the Supreme Court judges, lawyers and members of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s family who spent a sleepless night ahead of his Thursday execution. Jail and police authorities in Nagpur didn’t get any shut eye either.
Once year since, the Malin tragedy is now part of the syllabus to ensure schoolchildren develop a better understanding of natural calamities.
Yakub Memon, the only convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case who was hanged to death on Thursday morning, did not make a will.
Twenty-three villages in Pune district, mostly in the northern part, have been identified as vulnerable to landslides and mudslides like the one in Malin, a government survey has revealed.
For victims of the blast and relatives of those who died, the execution of the only blast convict on death row gives them a sense of justice served albeit a bit late.
After a 13-hour rescue operation in the pouring rain, authorities pulled out nine bodies from the debris of a two-storey building at Thakurli, which collapsed on Tuesday.
Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.
After 13 hours of rescue operations in the rain by the of National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF), Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Mumbai fire department, nine bodies were pulled out of the debris after a three-storey building collapsed at Thakurli, near Dombivli, on Tuesday night. Out of the 15 people rescued, 10 are severely injured
Home dept officials say Yakub Memon’s execution will have to be postponed after Supreme Court defers its verdict on his petition for the 2nd straight day
In the next three to four days, Maharashtra is likely to see the first trial of a new technology to cause rain – by shooting rockets into the sky. A village in Nashik is being considered as the location for the trial.