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Mumbai Mayor fined for parking in ‘no parking zone’.

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Rules and laws are meant for all and Mumbai’s Mayor recently was recently reminded of this .The traffic police on Monday issued a challan after Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar’s official vehicle was found parked in a no-parking zone, an official said.

Mahadeshwar’s vehicle was seen parked right under the BMC’s no-parking signboard in suburban Vile Parle Saturday, said the official. At that time, Mahadeshwar, a Shiv Sena leader, was visiting the Koldongari area in Vile Parle.

Mumbai has seen a massive drive in the past few days against traffic violations which has also led to debates and discussions galore. A no-tolerance policy against traffic offenders is being seen as a way to improve the situation on the city’s busy roads.

Those questioning strict penalties against violations such as parking in a no-parking zone argue that authorities must first construct more parking places before declaring areas as prohibited for stationary vehicles. They also say that because of the general lack of space on Mumbai’s street.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration has started a drive against unauthorised parking since last week and collected lakhs of rupees in fine. The civic body has been imposing hefty fines on vehicles parked within a 500-meter radius of 29 authorised public parking lots in the metropolis, the official said.

 

 

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‘India the rape capital of world’, says Rahul Gandhi

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Wayanad, (Kerala): Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that the prevailing situation in the country, according to international media, is such that India has become the rape capital of the world.

Addressing a public meeting on the third and last day of his constituency tour, Rahul said the numerous reports of attacks on women and children are a cause for serious concern.

“Many questions are being asked abroad on why women and children are not safe in India. In Uttar Pradesh even when a legislator is involved in a rape case, the Prime Minister has not yet spoken a word about it. Today the situation is such that India has become the rape capital of the world,” said Gandhi.

He also pointed out that the country is ruled by someone who believes in violence and in dividing the country. “There is a complete failure of leadership in the country,” he said.

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