Man­gal­su­tra, sin­dur alone don’t make a valid mar­riage: HC `636cr, two new rail projects for Mum­bai

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Kan­chan Chaud­hari kan­chan.chaud­hari@hin­dus­tan­times.com Pra­jakta Cha­van Rane pra­jakta.cha­van@hin­dus­tan­times.com Yo­gesh Joshi yo­gesh.jour­nal­ist@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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