News Highlights:
Four Bombay Parsi Punchayet trustees have signed consent terms for withdrawing the writ petition opposing redevelopment of the Parsi Lying-Hospital. A joint statement by Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) chairman Dinshaw Mehta and Jamsheed Kanga and Homi Khusrokhan states "a settlement has been reached between both parties in the priests ban case. The settlement has been arrived at in the larger interests of the community and puts to an end a very long drawn litigation." The parties thanked Sujata Manohar and Sriram Panchu for their mediation efforts. The litigation reportedly costs the BPP around Rs 3 crores in legal and other fees. Over 120 flats belonging to the BPP are reportedly lying vacant and unallocated due to the "status quo" order by the Charity Commissioner on all BPP properties. The year old status quo order continues till the next date of hearing of the appeal by four BPP trustees to suspend/oust BPP chairman Dinshaw Mehta. With BPP elections looming this September possibility of vacating case by complainants reportedly exists The next date for the Goolrookh Gupta vs Valsad Parsi Anjuman case before the Supreme Court of India has still to be set.
 
 

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With a dearth of candidates willing to contest the forthcoming September Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) elections, Parsiana’s star columnists decided to enter the muddy fray. While the publication disagrees with their traditionalist stance, we thought we could offer them support if they cleared our doubts. "Keep your support to yourself," retorted Alamai as the trio entered our office clutching their manifesto. "An endorsement from a yellow liberal rag like Parsiana is the kiss of death. We believe in tarikats, in tradition, not newfangled ideas of...


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  • Pheroza Godrej at Jiyo Parsi meet
  • (From left) Yazdi Tantra, Cawas Panthaky and Dr Anahita Pundole at Jiyo Parsi meet
  • (From left) Nadir Godrej, Maneck  Davar, Dinshaw Mehta and Arvind Mayaram at Jiyo Parsi meet
  • Dr Shernaz Cama, Dr Armaity Desai and Minoo Shroff at Jiyo Parsi meet on November 20, 2014 in BPP boardroom
  • Caterer Adil Bhesadia belting out a tune with dancers in the background
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  • Lonavala agiary’s Ervad Zarir Tata receiving shawl from Percy Master
  • Lonavala trustee Adi Banajee (center) felicitated by trustees Percy Master (left) and Saroosh Dinshaw
 

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