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  • Mumbai! AC local develops technical glitch at Dadar station; doors fail to open

    Mumbai: An AC local train in Western Railway faced a technical glitch on Monday, when its doors were unable to open at Dadar Railway station. When a Dadar-Virar bound AC train of 9:10 am reached Dadar station, the door-closing mechanism of the train developed a snag. However, the issue did not occur at the next station or throughout the day, so the services continued as normal.

  • Mumbai rainwater floods hospital wards in Gondia

    Gondia: A video of women patients on their beds, with almost knee-deep rain water flooding the wards in a hospital here, have gone viral on social media. This has prompted district authorities to issue notices to officials concerned over inadequate arrangements. Gondia district collector Kadambari Balkawade issued notices to officials including the dean of the Bai Gangabai Government Hospital for Women and the district civil surgeon for not taking necessary preventive measures

  • Bhima-Koregaon riots: Violence was ‘sporadic, spontaneous’ says State government

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Monday filed more than 100 ‘evidence’ affidavits before the judicial commission investigating the Bhima-Koregaon riots, which resulted in the killing of a 30-year-old Maratha youth, Rahul Phatangade. The government, in a bid to give itself a clean chit, has maintained that the riots erupted ‘spontaneously and sporadically.” It has surprisingly avoided naming any organisation or party for causing the violent riots, which

  • Mumbai Water relief! Modak Sagar, Tulsi, Vihar lakes already have 215 days of water

    Mumbai: It has been raining misery on Mumbaikars for weeks now and in areas like Vasai, Virar and Nalasopara, residents’ cup of misery still runneth over but the silver lining is that three of the seven lakes supplying water to the city are filled to the brim. Water levels are over 56 per cent, which means the city has enough stock for at least 215 days.

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    Mumbai Rains: CR’s plan to reduce waterlogging on tracks, could lead to flooded roads

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars are faced with a Hobson’s choice: Either they endure trains stalled on waterlogged tracks or brave waterlogged roads. Waterlogging is chronic on the railway tracks at Kurla, Sion, Matunga, Sandhurst Road and other Central Railway (CR) stations, resulting in havoc and service disruption. This season, so far, trains have been proceeding very slowly or have halted in their tracks between these stations, causing immense delays.

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    Bombay HC fines deputy sarpanch with Rs 5 lakh for not accepting daughter

    Mumbai: The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a deputy sarpanch at Paithan district, for not accepting one of his own daughters and misleading the court. The deputy sarpanch had refused to accept his fourth child, as he wanted to contest elections without being disqualified.

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    Bombay High Court let off man convicted for raping and killing minor girl

    Mumbai: In an unusual ruling, the Bombay High Court recently let off a man, convicted for raping and killing a minor girl. The court, while acquitting the man, said he was only sleeping ‘peacefully’ besides the six-year-old victim’s dead body. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Sarang Kotwal held that there are chances someone else would have raped the minor girl and disposed her body in the convict’s hut.