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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists on Tuesday gheraoed Madhukar Kokate,chief of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission,demanding that the MPSC exam,which is scheduled three days after the UPSC prelims,be postponed.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 4, 2011 12:27:09 am

MNS men gherao MPSC chief

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists on Tuesday gheraoed Madhukar Kokate,chief of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC),demanding that the MPSC exam,which is scheduled three days after the UPSC prelims,be postponed. Students claim back-to-back exams will put a lot of stress on them,and that they require more time to ‘prepare’ for MPSC. The MPSC main exams begin from June 3 and end on June 22 and the UPSC preliminary exam is scheduled on June 12. Gajanan Kale,vice-president of MNS students’ wing,said,“There is a gap of three days between one of the MPSC exams and the UPSC prelims. It is likely that most of the students who have enrolled for both the exams would skip the UPSC prelims. We had gheraoed the chief of MPSC and have given a letter requesting him to postpone the MPSC exams. Otherwise they will have to face the wrath of MNS activists.” When contacted,Kokate said,“The exams are not clashing. We will discuss this matter with our members and if students are inconvenienced,we will see what we can do to help them.”

BEST bus hits bike,22-year-old dead

A 22-year-old man died after a BEST bus rammed into his motorbike on Tuesday in Malwani,Malad (West). According to the police,the incident took place around 1 pm when Shailesh Kadambe was heading towards MHADA colony in Malwani. Kadambe was employed with a private firm and used to reside with his parents in New Mahakali housing society in Malad (west).

Kadambe had borrowed his friend’s bike,said the police. He was near Holy Angel School located on Abdul Hamid Marg when a BEST bus (MH01-NA-5630) ran over his bike. The driver,Anil Shetty,was driving at a very high speed when he lost control over the bus. Shetty was arrested for causing death due to negligence,the police said.

Domestic help found dead in MHADA flat

The decomposed body of a woman was found in a MHADA colony flat in Worli on Tuesday morning. According to the police,the residents of the colony identified the woman as Manjula Khopkar,a middle aged domestic help. Residents had informed the police after a stench began to emanate from the flat,which belonged to Khopkar. The police broke down the door which was locked from inside and found her body. The police do not suspect foul play and have sent the woman’s body for postmortem to find out the exact cause of death.

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