Times of India | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 10:05 am
AHMEDABAD: A 21-year-old woman from Ellisbridge on Thursday filed a police complaint against her boyfriend, a resident of Paldi, and his aide, alleging that they slapped her multiple times when she protested after he refused to marry her due to her caste. In her FIR, the third-semester BBA student said she had begun a relationship with a youth when they were enrolled at the same tuition class in 2019. In 2020, the two eloped after which their parents approached police and they were traced. She said the boyfriend would take money from her, which she often sent through online payment modes, states the FIR filed with Ellisbridge police. On August 2, the youth called the woman and told her to meet him near Parimal Garden. When they met, the woman asked the boyfriend to marry her. On hearing this, the boyfriend allegedly first abused her saying he could not marry her as she belongs to a Scheduled Caste community. After this, the boyfriend who hails from other backward classes (OBC), and his friend, allegedly slapped her multiple times. She approached police and filed a complaint for causing hurt along with charges under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the man and his friend.
A 43-year-old resident of a society filed a complaint of cheating against a builder who sold him a flat in a building for which he had an unpaid loan of Rs 15 crore but had claimed that it had clear title.Raju Patel (43), a resident of Floris-41 on Jodhpur Gam road, filed a complaint against Pradip Akhani, resident of Paldi, Haresh Thakkar, resident of Himalaya Calista in Paldi and his wife Priti Thakkar.Patel had booked a flat for Rs 30 lakh from builder Shreeji Bapa Infracon in 2016. The builders, including Navin Thakkar, Harish Thakkar, Nagindas Thakkar and Pradeep Akhani, had assured Patel that the property had clear title. On October 8, 2021, Patel and his wife Nisha started living in the flat.On April 12, 2022, a notice issued by DHFL Finance showed that a project loan of Rs 15 crore was taken for the construction of three buildings, including Floris, and that the amount had swelled to Rs 22.88 crore with interest. Pradeep assured them in writing that the loans were paid. While Harish and Priti Thakkar went away to US. Anandnagar police are investigating the complaint.
AHMEDABAD: Vasna police on Saturday booked a woman for allegedly beating two puppies with an iron pipe. The puppies suffered paralysis due to impact of the beating, mentioned the FIR. Deepa Joshi, a yoga consultant from Paldi, said in her complaint that she works for animal welfare and rescue injured animals and provide treatment to them. On Friday night, she got a call from a volunteer who told Joshi that a woman named Ladi Kumawat had hit few stray dogs with an iron pipe and video of the incident went viral. The volunteer told Joshi that when he tried to stop Kumawat, she threatened him with dire consequences. Joshi told her volunteer to admit those two puppies, who were injured in the attack, in a hospital near Panjrapol. During the diagnosis, it was found that both the puppies suffered paralysis because of the beating by Kumawat. She alleged in the FIR that Kumawat has been regulary beating stray dogs. Joshi finally approached Vasna police and filed a complaint against Kumawat under various sections of IPC for injuring two puppies and for criminal intimidation along with the charges of prevention of cruelty to animals act.
AHMEDABAD: Even as the city reels under an onslaught of seasonal flu, Covid cases and an unusual spike in swine flu cases, threat of vector borne illnesses namely malaria, dengue chikungunya now looks large. Heavy rains in July have led to an alarming spike in mosquito population - the city has average four mosquitoes in a room! This is nearly 60% higher than average of the past four years at 2.5 and is the highest in the past five years. The mosquito density survey was carried out by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to understand the distribution of vectors and prepare for the possible outbreak of vector-borne diseases. Among the areas, Paldi was found to have 24 mosquitoes per room, followed by 13 in Isanpur, 8 in Sardarnagar, 5 in Asarva, 4.5 in Stadium and 3.5 in Vejalpur among others. Experts said that the relative density is higher in western city areas due to factors such as higher share of open areas, terraces with pots and kitchen gardens that give mosquitoes places to lay eggs. Among the months so far, March recorded 1.3 overall density. You may want to allocate a good amount for mosquito repellents in your household budget if you don't want to end up spending a fortune on hospital bills. A record-breaking monsoon is leading to a consequence citizens may be less thrilled about: a huge explosion in the mosquito population in Ahmedabad city. The city has registered the highest mosquito density in four years - now, there are four mosquitoes per room against 2.33 in 2018. The worst-affected areas are in the western part of the city. Areas like Paldi have recorded as many as 24 mosquitoes in a room, while the next highest is in Isanpur in eastern Ahmedabad with a mosquito density of 13.25 per room. In a span of just one month, the city saw a rise in mosquito population. In June this year, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) calculated an average mosquito density of 0.10 per room which increased to 3.98 in July. The mosquito density has been accounted for all species - female anopheles mosquito that causes malaria and falciparum; aedes aegypti that causes dengue and chikungunya; anopheles stephensi and culicines. "The mosquito density will increase further in August and September," warned a senior AMC health official. In western parts of the city, the overall density of female anopheles has been found to be 1.38 per room, while the density of aedes aegypti is found to be an average of 0.39. An AMC health official observed, "Waterlogged terraces and building basements have become a major reason for breeding of mosquitoes," admits the AMC health official. This time around, AMC will be deploying drones to identify breeding spots on terraces and even conduct fumigation of such spaces across the city.
AHMEDABAD: A 62-year-old man from the Paldi area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint with police alleging that three men in the garb of road rage snatched Rs 2.50 lakh cash which he had received from an angadia firm in Navrangpura. Kishor Shah, a resident of Srushti Apartment in Paldi, works as a channel manager facilitator with the zonal office of the SBI in Ambawadi. He said that his friend Pankaj Joshi, a resident of Paldi, on July 25 told him to receive Rs 2.50 lakh from HM Angadia firm in Iscon Arcade on CG Road in Navrangpura. On his friend's insistence, Shah had gone to the angadia firm on July 27 and received the money. After receiving the money, he went to Bodyline Crossroads, then took his scooter towards the Parimal Underpass. From there, he drove his scooter towards Subidha Crossroads where a motorcycle-borne man began chasing and yelling at him. Shah said that the man accused him of hitting his motorcycle with his scooter. Shah parked his scooter on the roadside and went to talk with the man. Meanwhile, two other men on a motorcycle came there and started checking Shah's scooter. Shah said that the two took out the bag comprising money from his scooter. Shah said in the FIR that he tried to stop the two men carrying the bag, but they continued driving and Shah got dragged for some time and fell on the road. He said that the two men and the man who picked fight with him fled from the spot. Shah also suffered injuries in the scuffle. Shah on Saturday approached the police and filed a complaint of robbery and abetment against the three persons.
If you haven’t visited this unique exhibition yet, then head to ‘Jail Se’, a collaboration between National Institute of Design and Sabarmati Central Jail. The exhibition, an outcome of a classroom project by the MDes students of Furniture and Interior Design batch 2020, guided by Pravinsinh K Solanki, was inaugurated by Dr KL N Rao, IPS Additional Director General of Police (Prison) recently.Of the unique exhibits part of the display are beautiful bags with motif of step-wells to promote the Ahmedabad city tailored and fabric produced by jail inmates, created by Sai Aditya Bolgum. The production of bag expertise was guided by city-based bag exporter Chintan Shah, reveals Professor Solanki.Another student Gautamkumar has designed a diary which, besides blank pages, comprises handwritten story about inmates.The exhibition, ‘JailSe’ continues till July 30, 10am to 5.30pm at The Aquarium, National Institute of Design, Paldi. The entry to the exhibition is open to all.-AM