Nine-month-old girl beaten in daycare centre at Kharghar 26/11 tribute: Team of 6 to attempt 1,000km swim in Arabian Sea State govt wants its Cuffe Parade land back from WTC for violations
A nine-month-old girl was allegedly assaulted by the owner of a daycare centre at Kharghar and a help who worked then. The baby suffered severe head injuries, according to medical reports. CCTV footage shows the help throwing the baby around. The mother of the baby dropped her at the playschool and nursery around 8.30am before she left for work on Monday. Both the accused were arrested.
As a mark of solidarity to all Indian martyrs, including those of the Mumbai terror attacks, a team of six Indians, including a 16-year-old boy, will embark on an inspiring expedition.
On the eighth anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the team, called Sea Hawks, will attempt the longest open-water relay swim and set a new world record.
They will swim for 14 days and nights in the open sea along the Indian coast from the Gateway of India to Mangalore, for more than 1,000km. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest open water relay swim, undertaken by 200 swimmers in 2009, spanned 684.75km.
The Sea Hawks team comprises Indian Air Force (IAF) wing commander Paramvir Singh, 41, Sgt. (retd) G Narahari, 41, Air Warrior (IAF) Vicky Tokas, 26, Mumbai Police’s assistant police inspector Srikant Palande, 33, Maharashtra (From left) Manav Mehta, a student, Maharashtra state swimming team’s coach Rahul Chiplunkar, IAF wing commander Paramvir Singh and Sgt. (retd) G Narahari. state swimming team’s coach Rahul Chiplunkar, 30, and a student Manav Mehta, 16, who has been swimming in open waters from the age of seven.
The state government has decided to take back its prime plot in Cuffe Parade on which the World Trade Centre (WTC) stands.
The state has cited violation of agreement clauses, financial irregularities and revenue loss, apart from illegal constructions as its reasons for the decision.
The government also concluded that several activities undertaken by lease holder — M Visvesvaraya Industrial Research and Development Centre (MVIRDC) — on the premises were illegal because no government sanction was taken.
Mumbai city collector Ashwini Joshi issued the order to take back the entire plot from MVIRDC.
The 42,025-sqm plot was given on lease for 99 years to the MVIRDC where the WTC was constructed in 1970.