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    Respite to Mumbai as temp will fall by 2 degrees in the next two days: IMD

    Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department predicted the city will witness a slight decrease in the temperature for the next two days. A senior IMD official said the current temperature will decrease by two degree Celsius but at weekends again it may rise above the normal level. On Wednesday, Santacruz recorded a day temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal. Colaba recorded 34.2 degrees Celsius, 1.8 degree below normal. The night

  • Mumbai: BMC to outsource ICU hospital beds to private medical staff

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday sanctioned a proposal in the standing committee to outsource services of a private medical staff for nearly 150 intensive care unit beds in 12 hospitals located in the suburbs. The outsourcing of the medical staff will be done to the tune of Rs 23 crore.

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    Mumbai: CR transplants 100 trees affected by city development project

    Mumbai: On the occasion of the World Heritage Day, the Central Railway (CR) decided to transplant the trees which were been cut for the infrastructure projects in the city. A senior railway official said more than 100 trees have been transplanted at the entrance of the P D’ Mello road of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). During inaugurating the heritage gully, the Central Railway was keen to take such affected plants and

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    Mumbai Veterinary Hospital Data: 80 percent dogs, cats, birds falling sick due to scorching heat

    Mumbai: The sudden increase in temperature has not only affected humans but also animals. According to data provided by Parel’s veterinary hospital, more than 400 animals including dogs, cats and birds have been affected by dehydration and heat-stroke. A senior doctor said for the past two months there has been fluctuation in temperature which has led to more animals being admitted to the hospital this year for the treatment. “The number has

  • Sohrabuddin Case: Prime witness sticks to original statements

    Mumbai: One of the prime witnesses in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh on Wednesday appeared before a special court, with full police protection. The witness, an advocate from Udaipur in Rajasthan stuck to his original statements, which incriminate the accused police officials, including the discharged IPS officials, in the case. Now, the prosecution can take a sigh of relief, especially since at least 50 witnesses have turned hostile.

  • Cash Crunch: Currency note printing has nearly halted in Nashik

    Nashik: The currency note printing press at Nashik is not in the pink of health. The machinery in the press is outdated and the printing of Rs 500 notes was stopped in November 2017 after the target for the year had been met. This seems to undermine the claim of the government that production of Rs 500 notes is being ramped up in all the currency printing presses to meet the cash

  • Police to conduct checks of noise levels at 3 Mumbai metro sites: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the police to conduct checks at three spots where construction work for the Mumbai Metro III project is on to ascertain if noise pollution norms are being violated. A division bench of justices A S Oka and Riyaz Chagla gave the direction while hearing a batch of petitions seeking strict implementation of the noise pollution rules.

  • 60-year-old farmer commits suicide in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: A 60-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by hanging from a tree in his field in Parbhani district of Marathwada region, police said today. Shivaji Rodage, who was a resident of Ravalgaon village in Selu tehsil, ended his life by hanging from a tree with a rope yesterday, a senior police official said. The incident came to light when his family members went to the farm to search for Rodage, who was