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“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Sends 2,500 Notices to Shops Lacking Marathi Signage”

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"Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Sends 2,500 Notices to Shops Lacking Marathi Signage"

In a bid to uphold the essence of regional language prominence, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has initiated stringent measures by issuing notices to approximately 2,500 shops and commercial establishments for the installation of Marathi signboards. These actions come in accordance with directives from the Supreme Court, urging adherence to linguistic representation in public spaces.

The NMMC has taken a proactive stance in ensuring compliance, with ward officials actively conducting surveys across nodes to enforce the implementation of Marathi signboards. Prabodan Mawade, the Nerul ward officer, highlighted, “We have commenced the process by issuing notifications to shop owners, emphasizing the need for these changes. Starting next week, strict penalties will be enforced on non-compliance.”

Failure to adhere to the stipulated changes will incur fines of up to ₹2,000 per shop, per laborer, in alignment with the specifics outlined in the Gumasta license. While allowing for a grace period upon the request of shop owners, the NMMC emphasizes the necessity for prompt adherence to the regulations.

Simultaneously, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has actively voiced its stance, demanding the usage of Marathi in advertisement banners within commercial spaces. Members of the MNS disrupted a realty exhibition held at the CIDCO building, pressing for the use of Marathi banners instead of English. Nilesh Bankhele, the vice president of MNS Navi Mumbai, asserted, “The primary audience for the exhibition is local residents, warranting the banners to be in Marathi. Unfortunately, our observations revealed a predominance of English signage.”

Following the altercation, the exhibitors assured compliance with the language specifications proposed by the MNS, signaling their commitment to uphold linguistic inclusivity.

These initiatives reflect a growing emphasis on the preservation and promotion of regional languages within public domains. While municipal authorities strive to ensure adherence to legal directives, political entities such as the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena continue to advocate for linguistic representation in commercial spaces, fostering a multilingual environment reflective of local culture and identity.

Sources By Agencies

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