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  • Modi at IIT-Bombay: ‘If you don’t innovate, you will stagnate, says PM

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that IITs have built brand India globally and their success has helped India become one of the world’s largest pools of technical manpower. Innovation and enterprise, the prime minister stressed are the foundation of making India a developed nation.

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    Mumbai: 34-year-old loses life after falling off overcrowded train during motormen’s stir

    The Central Railway commuters faced inconveniences yesterday after motormen called for a protest which led to the cancellation of scores of trains. On Friday, it was just not about the inconvenience, as a 34-year-old lost his life after boarding an overcrowded train. He died after falling off a CST-bound train on Vashi creek bridge.

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    Mumbai: TB hospital to add spirulina to patients’ diets

    Mumbai: The algae spirulina is set to debut in the diet of patients in the civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis hospital. Authorities propose to create an artificial pond on the premises of the hospital to cultivate spirulina for its protein content. The liquefied form of this algae will be fed to TB patients for faster recovery. Doctors say spirulina is rich in protein and minerals, which will boost the immunity of patients.

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    Mumbai: Confusion over cause behind girl’s death in BMC school

    Mumbai: The deceased, Chandni Sahil Sheikh, was administered iron supplements on Monday at her school as part of a deworming and immunisation programme. She had, however, attended school on Wednesday and Thursday and suddenly died after vomiting blood at home on Thursday night. Only her post-mortem will give clarity about the cause of death.

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    We created flood fury because of our folly

    Mumbai and Delhi have been victims of floods that of our own making. We have made vertical walls on the banks of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Mithi in Mumbai and Gomati in Lucknow. This has freed a large part of the riverbed for property development. That is fine as long as there are no floods in the river. The river flows peacefully within the retaining walls. But the situation turns dramatically

  • PM Narendra Modi to address IIT-B convocation in Mumbai tomorrow

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mumbai tomorrow to participate in two events at the Indian Institute of Technology. He will deliver the convocation address at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

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    Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea files fresh bail plea

    Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, the former head of INX Media and the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, filed a fresh bail plea in a special CBI Court in Mumbai on Friday. This came two months after Sheena’s brother, Mikhail Bora testified in a special CBI Court against Indrani.

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    Gender reassignment: Mumbai’s St George Hospital demands child’s Aadhaar before surgery

    Mumbai: The five-year-old slated to undergo gender reassignment at St George Hospital will have to wait, as hospital authorities have instructed the family to obtain an Aadhaar card for the child. “Since the child has no birth certificate or any identification proof, we cannot perform surgery. We have asked the father to make an Aadhaar card or obtain a birth certificate for the a child,” said a doctor.

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    Mumbai: Idea of water-absorbent roads holds no water for BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) finds water-absorbent roads an expensive proposition and have said they are not viable, though some European countries have been using such technology for few decades.  The civic body has reportedly turned down the demand by corporators for the construction of water-absorbent roads in Mumbai for better durability.

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    Mumbai: Time to launch ‘Chale Jao’ andolan against BJP govt, says Congress

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirpuam on Thursday urged people to unite against the current BJP government to achieve independence in the true sense. The Congress workers led by Chavan undertook a ‘Tiranga March’ on the occasion of August Kranti Day, which marks the historic Quit India Movement.

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    Mumbai: Aaditya Thackeray urges union HRD minister to bring preschools under RTE

    Mumbai: Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray, in a letter addressed to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Human Resources Development, urged the government to bring pre-primary admissions under the purview of the Right To Education (RTE) act. He also demanded a law to cover pre-primary education which would include minimum quality and safety norms for pre-primary schools. He further stated forced donations and parent interviews (on the basis of economic strata or education)

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Mumbai remains silent; unrest in Marathwada, Nashik

    Mumbai: The organisers of Sakal Maratha Kranti Morcha had, on Wednesday, made clear their plans for a peaceful bandh for the city of Mumbai on Thursday. The circular of dos and dont’s and the issuance of ‘a sit-in dharna’ call was a strong indicator of things to come. But traumatised by the incidents of violence that marked the previous morcha of July 23, many schools and colleges voluntarily remained shut.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Should Marathas be included under the OBC quota?

    Mumbai: Maratha organisations, under the umbrella of the Sakal Maratha Samaj, have successfully called for a bandh twice in the past three weeks, demanding reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions. But the issue has not been yet sorted out, as the ball is now in the court of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC). Now, it is the responsibility of the state government to award reservation to the