Today in Pics: November 12,2013

Today in Pics: November 12,2013


Over 100 families in Campa Cola housing colony today barricaded themselves and refused to move out of the compound in south Mumbai even as the civic body initiated action to disconnect power,water and gas connections before going in for demolition of illegal floors. (IE photo: Pradeep Kochrekar)


"Three teams of the BMC have entered the building to disconnect water,gas and electricity connections. The residents had given an affidavit that they will evict their flats by November 11," BMC deputy commissioner Kishore Kshirsagar told reporters. (IE photo: Pradeep Kochrekar)


"Our officials will see whether they have vacated their flats and accordingly disconnect the water,gas and electricity connections," he said. "The residents are opposing the demolition. We are trying to handle the situation peacefully and avoid using force," he said. (IE photo: Pradeep Kochrekar)


Several police personnel have been deployed at the spot to prevent any untoward incident,Kshirsagar said. The demolition teams of the civic body have also reached the spot but the actual demolition of the illegal floors is unlikely to take place today,a civic official said. (IE photo: Pradeep Kochrekar)


A large number of Air India employees,including cabin crew,ground handling staff and loaders,today staged a demonstration at the airport here to press for their demands,including revocation of suspension of some cabin crew members. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)


Flight operations were not affected at all,an Air India spokesperson said,as the protestors,under the banner of unions affliated to Shiv Sena's Bharatiya Kamgar Sena,gathered at the domestic airport and staged a noisy demonstration. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)


Their demands also included withdrawal of show-cause notices to about 40 cabin crew members and hiring of more such crew to meet the shortage. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)


Speakers at the demonstration claimed that about 18 cabin crew had been suspended without the management giving them any notice or conducting an enquiry and demanded that they be taken back immediately. They also demanded withdrawal of the airline's decision to cancel the leaves of its personnel during the busy season of November-December. (IE Photo: Dilip Kagda)


Two persons were shot dead and another injured when unidentified assailant opened fire at a disputed property site in Short Street area of the city Monday. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


Joint Commissioner of Police (crime) Pallab K Ghosh said at around 4.30 AM,8-10 people came at a disputed property site and started firing in which two people died on the spot. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


According to reports,Mamata Agarwal,who runs a Montessori school at the disputed site,and her security guards fired at a group of people who entered the compound early on Monday morning. The group reportedly comprised 21 people,including security guards,bouncers,a lawyer and a photographer. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


Soon after they entered the site,Agarwal and one of her associates reportedly opened fire,killing two persons and seriously injuring another one,police said. The injured is reported to be critical. The victims have been identified as Piklu Acharya,26,and Prasenjit De,28. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


Police have seized the two guns,which Agarwal claimed were licensed. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


The injured was admitted to SSKM Hospital where his condition was stated to be "critical. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


The disputed property is located at a short distance from the Police Commissioner's residence at Loudon Street. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


Four persons,including a woman,have been detained,he said. (IE photo: Partha Paul)


Four persons were killed and eight others got injured when a fire broke out in a seven-storey building in suburban Vikhroli,officials said. (IE photo: Pradip Das)


Fire brigade sources told PTI the fire broke out in the building located in Siddharthanagar area. (IE photo: Pradip Das)


It was a residential building and the victims were sleeping when the blaze broke out,they said. (IE photo: Pradip Das)


The cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained,they said. (IE photo: Pradip Das)