Today in Pics: October 26,2013

Today in Pics: October 26,2013


More than 900 people of Campa Cola compound gather to create a 'Human Chain' to save the compound at Marine Drive on October 25. Shiv Sena’s youth wing chief Aditya Thackeray has joined the residents of Campa Cola society in their protest against their evacuation form the locality. He tweeted: Attended a rally of the CampaCola Compound at Marine Drive today,only to assure them,I will help to the fullest. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


Aditya said on social networking site Twitter that chief minister (CM) Prithviraj Chavan should use his discretionary powers and “ACT and act decisively” now that he is aware of all sides of the matter. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


He tweeted: Hoping that there is some final legal way,or the CM acts in order to save these families from getting homeless. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


Aditya Thackeray also said: I have been helping the residents,behind the scenes,in whatever little way I can and I shall continue to help them find a legal solution. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


He is of the opinion that the occupants of illegal floors of Campa Cola building in Worli should not be rendered homeless. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


He suggested that the civic body’s improvement committee pass a unanimous resolution in this regard. Urging the CM to act,he said there should be no politicking in this matter. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


“I hope all political parties in the civic improvement committee support the resolution to urge the CM to bring an ordinance to save Campa Cola,” Aditya said in one of his tweets. (IE Photo: Pradip Das)


While the Chandigarh traffic police announced renowned satirist the late Jaspal Bhatti as its brand ambassador,seeds of the idea were sown about a year ago. Almost for the past one year,Bhatti's family members have been working towards bringing a change in society for better safety on city roads. And the latest development is all set to give a fillip to their efforts. (IE photo: Kamleshwar Singh)


Jaspal Bhatti was sitting in the rear seat of a white Honda Accord car,on his way to promote his Punjabi movie,when he met with an accident. He had not fastened the seat belt. Later,he succumbed to the multiple injuries to his head.
Right after the tragedy,the family made a point of fastening the seat belts even when they sat in the rear seat of their vehicle. "Whenever we call a cab,we ask the service provider in advance whether the vehicle would be having seat belts in the rear seats," said Savita. (IE photo: Kamleshwar Singh)


After Bhatti's sudden demise,one of his friends residing in the US asked the family to take up the cause of safe driving. "One of my husband's friends told us people in the US do not let a tragedy kill their spirit,instead they take initiatives to ensure that similar tragedies are not repeated," said Savita Bhatti,wife of Jaspal Bhatti. (IE photo: Kamleshwar Singh)