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Neighbours made to pay big price for Sanjay Dutt's 'freedom' celebrations
Fans and well-wishers of the Bollywood star have been dancing on the deafening sound of drumbeats since Wednesday night, making the neighbours of Dutt to bear the unbearable noise reaching about 110dB
 
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was set free from a Pune jail on Thursday and returned home in Mumbai to savour 'complete freedom', 23 years after his legal problems began over his possession of an AK-47. However, his neighbours were made to pay a big price with noise levels reaching nearly 110 decibels dB as against permitted levels of 55 dB in residential area. Near the Bandra home there was a contingent of drummers who played a deafening welcome tune for Dutt throughout the day and night.
 
Sumaira Abdulali, Founder of Awaaz Foundation, who also stays in the next building to Dutt, says, "We are working on a campaign 'Get Well Soon, Mumbai', but after hearing this kind of loud noises since yesterday night, I feel like telling my neighbour, 'Get Well Soon, Munnabhai'." 
 
"What is more funny, is there are reporters from all media, many of them tell me that they also do not like what they are doing (with this coverage). However, what bugs me more is these people topple the trees we planted on the road sides," she added.
 
There were also large posters and huge banners welcoming the actor, and a special poster welcoming 'Papa' and 'Uncle' and 'Bro' from his wife and kids, sisters, nieces and nephews.
 
Dutt was accorded a warm welcome as he stepped out of Mumbai airport after flying from Pune in a chartered aircraft with his family members. It was followed by a tumultuous reception in Mumbai.
 
Earlier, Dutt was released around 8.30am from Pune's Yerawada Central Jail (YCJ) where he served the remaining 42 months of his five-year-long rigorous imprisonment.

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Simple Indian

1 year ago

Like in the Salman Khan case, in this case of Sanjay Dutt, it is evident that in law, all are equal but some are more equal. Sanjay Dutt was shown undue favor with repeated paroles and furloughs, which was unusual. Also, in this episode, the police could have taken suo motu action to contain the revelry by his fans. It's a pity in our country soldiers die fighting for our safety and well-being and remain unsung heroes, while convicts get hero's welcome as if they have won a war for the country.

Meenal Mamdani

1 year ago

I don't have a smart phone but understand that one can download an app which measures the ambient noise in decibels.

According to Ministry of Environment and Forests, acceptable noise level in daytime is 55dB and 45dB at night. According to Noise Pollution regulation and Control Act 2000, person who wants to put up a loud speaker has to obtain prior permission from the local authorities, which I assume is the local police. Between 10pm and 6am, loudspeakers can be used only in confined areas such as auditorium after obtaining permission.

So, as always in India, we have laws on the books but they are for show only, not to be enforced lest some VIPs get irritated.

Sanjay Dutt owes a public apology to all who have been inconvenienced. If he wants to show the public that he has learnt from his past mistakes, he will place a prominent ad in the local paper to say the same and sternly inform his followers that such loud displays will no longer be tolerated.

vnrao

1 year ago

in order to make relevent to film industry must be spending lachs through PR exececise about him otherwise who is interested in him

Meenal Mamdani

1 year ago

Sanjay Dutt is responsible for this irresponsible behavior of his fans if he does not express his displeasure in the sternest of terms and threatens his fans with police action.

We see this too often, utter disregard for those around us. I asked an extremely loud band to lower their volume just a couple of days ago in the cul-de-sac where I am staying in south Mumbai. The responsible person had the gall to tell me that I should turn a deaf ear to it as it was a wedding being celebrated, that my dogs too bark loudly during the day and that this loud music was a part of the religious ceremonies and could not be toned down. Ear shattering Bollywood music part of marriage ritual!! What more idiocy and hubris does one need before concluding that civilized behavior is becoming a rarity in this metropolis.

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Shirish Sadanand Shanbhag

In Reply to Meenal Mamdani 1 year ago

I fully agree with Meenal's views. Now a days, Police hadrly take any action, when we give correct location of music or drum playing loudly. They say, it is allowed upto 10 pm. No music is allowed to play in very high pitch, any time of a day.
That is the reason when several fans of Sanjay Dutt, even when they were playing the drums at very high pitch, police didn't take any action on them.

Krishnan

1 year ago

Mad fans , sans brains and concern for the others.

Rajya Sabha chair pulls up minister for arriving late for reply
New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha chair on Thursday pulled up Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju for not coming on time for a calling attention motion, with Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien asking him to take parliamentary work more seriously.
 
The Rajya Sabha was to take up a calling attention motion on the law and order in Delhi at 2 p.m. but when the house met after lunch neither Home Minister Rajnath Singh, nor any of the ministers of state from his ministry was present. The opposition objected to this.
 
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the minister had submitted a statement on the matter, but the opposition members said they did not get copies.
 
Kurien said the calling attention motion could not be taken up unless either of the ministers from the home ministry was present.
 
"If the home minister was not able to be present or the MoS was not able to be present, why was it not intimidated to the chair?" Kurien asked.
 
Within minutes, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju reached the upper house, and was pulled up by the chair.
 
"Mr Home Minister, you should take parliamentary work more seriously. 2 p.m. is your calling attention (motion); you should have been here exactly at 2," Kurien said before the discussion was taken up.
 
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Reliance Capital hives off commercial finance business
Chennai : Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital on Thursday announced hiving off its commercial finance division into a separate wholly owned subsidiary.
 
In a statement, Reliance Capital said the board of directors approved the transfer of its commercial finance division into a separate wholly owned subsidiary.
 
The move aligns with the existing corporate structure of Reliance Capital having all its operating businesses as a wholly or majority owned subsidiaries.
 
The commercial finance business has an aggregate asset under management (including securitised portfolio) of Rs.15,049 crore as on December 31, 2015.
 
"All operating businesses of Reliance Capital Ltd., except the Commercial Finance business, are held in its wholly or majority owned subsidiaries. Accordingly, to align the overall operating structure, it is proposed to transfer the Commercial Finance division of the Company into a wholly owned subsidiary," Sam Ghosh, executive director and group CEO, Reliance Capital, was quoted as saying in the statement.
 
"This will also facilitate the treatment of the company as a Core Investment Company (CIC) in terms of applicable RBI regulations," Ghosh added.
 
The proposal will enhance management focus on Reliance Commercial Finance and also provide flexibility to the company to unlock value through stake sale, Reliance Capital said.
 
The demerger will be soon filed for requisite approvals and would be effective from April 1, 2016, subject to necessary court and regulatory approvals.
 
As per the scheme, the commercial finance division of Reliance Capital would be merged into Reliance Gilts Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Capital, and this merged entity would be renamed Reliance Commercial Finance Limited.
 
Reliance Capital would be applying to the Reserve Bank of India for registering itself as a CIC, post the transfer, and this move would also facilitate the application of banking licence, as and when the RBI policy permits.
 
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