Mangalsutra, sindur alone don’t make a valid marriage: HC `636cr, two new rail projects for Mumbai
A physical relationship coupled with ‘sindur’ and ‘mangalsutra’ does not make a valid marriage. The Bombay high court held the act of a man — in a physical relationship with a woman — of applying ‘sindur’ on her forehead and tying a ‘mangalsutra’ around her neck in front of an idol cannot be regarded as performance of a valid marriage, as envisaged under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
The court was hearing an appeal filed by a 40-year-old Nagpur businessman challenging the validity of an 2015 family court order that allowed a plea for restitution of conjugal rights of a woman, 38, claiming to be his wife.
Suburban infrastructure projects connecting the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have got a major boost in the budget announced on Thursday.
The Union railway ministry has made a provision of Rs636 crore for the city’s railway infrastructure projects, besides giving its nod to the CST-Panvel elevated corridor and the Virar-Diva-Panvel quadrupling project, in the 2017-18 budget.
The Virar-Diva-Panvel quadrupling project will improve east-west connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), easing pressure on existing `137 cr `411.49 cr `11 cr `5.50 cr `5.50 cr `66 Cr
suburban corridors. The CST-Panvel elevated corridor, which is touted as a fast corridor for the harbour line, will provide suburban connectivity to the proposed Navi Mumbai airport.
A 23-year-old software professional working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) committed suicide in his flat, the police said on Friday. Abhishek Kumar, a native of Kanpur, ended his life on Thursday by hanging himself from the ceiling in the flat at Hinjewadi IT Park.
The incident occurred barely four days after Infosys techie Rasila Raju OP was strangled to death by a security guard on the company’s Hinjewadi campus.
According to the police, Abhishek was sitting with roommates at his flat they were living in on rent.
He later went to his room saying he wanted to sleep and locked it from the inside.
“After sometime, Abhishek’s friends, who were not in the flat, received a message from him saying he was going to kill himself. The friends then alerted roommates, who went into Abhishek’s room from the window and found him hanging,” said Yogesh Ramekar, sub inspector with Hinjewadi police station.
Ramekar said Abhishek left no suicide note even as the preliminary investigations suggested he ended his life owing to depression after breaking-up his relationship with a girl.
On Sunday, 25-year-old software engineer from Kerala,Rasila Raju OP, working at Infosys was allegedly strangled to death by a security guard on the premises of her company in Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi.