PMLA court extends Anil Deshmukh's custody by 14 days till September 13 in corruption case
One-way special train from Mumbai to Nagpur on September 2
The Central Railway has decided to run a one-way special train on special charges from Mumbai to Nagpur to clear the extra rush of passengers as under:
01181 special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 21.10 hrs on Friday and arrive at Nagpur at 11.20 hours the next day.
Halts: Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nashik Road, Manmad, Chalisgaon, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Nandura, Shegaon, Akola, Murtizapur, Badnera, Dhamangaon, Pulgaon, and Wardha.
Composition: Two AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier, 10 sleeper class, and two general second class cum guard’s brake vans.
Reservation: Bookings for the 01181 one-way special train on special charges will open on August 31 at all PRS locations and on the website www.irctc.co.in.
Passengers are advised to follow COVID's appropriate behaviour for their own and others' safety.
"I am 82, not running for PM or any other office," announces Sharad Pawar
NCP president Sharad Pawar has made a major announcement that he is now 82 and not running for the Prime Minister’s post or will not hold any other office after the next general elections. ‘’Morarji Desai was lucky as he became PM at the age of 82. However, I do not want to follow Morarji’s example,’’he announced. Pawar’s disclosure came when a section of his party members were making a strong campaign for Pawar to be the PM.
‘’I will no longer hold any post in the government. My age is 82. Morarji Desai was lucky. He became the Prime Minister at the age of 82. However, I do not want to follow Morarji’s example,’’ he reiterated.
Adani Electricity launches new digital services for customers
With an aim to empower its consumers, marking the 76th year of India's independence and the 4th anniversary of Adani Electricity, in line with its core philosophy of 'Power of Service', Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (Adani Electricity) launched four new digital services on Tuesday.
The new digital solutions will allow customers to access the services of Adani Electricity remotely from the comfort of their homes, offices or even on the go, through their mobile devices.
Order allotting land in Kanjurmarg for Metro car shed withdrawn, Maha govt tells Bombay HC
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that the Mumbai suburban district Collector has withdrawn an earlier order allotting land in Kanjurmarg area for a car shed of Mumbai Metro.
The court then disposed of a Union government's petition challenging the collector's 2020 order.
Man held for operating call centre offering sex chat services in Mumbai
The Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly operating a call centre providing sex chat services and rescued 17 women from the premises in the western suburb of Malad, an official said.
Based on a tip-off, the police raided the call centre of Sea Link Media and Entertainment in Kaanchpada locality on Monday and rescued the women, the official from the crime branch said.
Five held, two minors detained for dacoity attempt in Thane
The police have arrested a gang of five persons who were allegedly planning to rob people at night on a road near a railway track in Thakurli area of Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Tuesday.
The police on Monday also detained two minors who were part of the gang, he said.
A team of policemen on patrolling duty around 8 pm on Monday spotted the gang lying in wait to rob people behind a slum colony and apprehended them, the official said.
The police also seized hazardous weapons and arms from the arrested accused, he said.
A case under sections 399 (dacoity) and other relevant provisions of the IPC, Arms Act and Maharashtra Police Act has been registered in this regard, the official added.
Vidhie Mukerjea seeks Mumbai court's permission to stay with mother Indrani Mukerjea
Vidhie Mukerjea, daughter of ex-couple Indrani and Peter Mukerjea currently in London, has moved an application before a special CBI court here seeking permission to stay with her mother in Mumbai after she returns to India.
Vidhie claimed she was deprived of her mother's companionship as a minor when Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in 2015, in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, and the separation has affected her "emotional well-being".
TMC employees gets salary as per 7th pay commission ahead of Ganesh Utsav in Thane
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) employees and officials seemed very happy ahead of Ganesh Utsav as they received their salary as per the 7th pay commission on Monday, August 29.
The 7th pay commission has been implemented for TMC employees and officers in September 2022. According to the state government decision, the salaries of TMC employees and officers were deposited in the bank accounts of employees on August 29, 2022. Due to the receipt of the 7th pay commission in the salary, there is an atmosphere of happiness among employees and officers, and they expressed their thanks to the TMC chief.
Mumbai reports 516 fresh coronavirus cases, 3 deaths
Maharashtra logs 1,444 fresh COVID-19 cases, 8 fatalities
Murder accused on run for 10 years nabbed in Palghar
A man wanted in a case of murder and dacoity was arrested in Nalla Sopara of Maharashtra's Palghar district after being on the run for 10 years, police said on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, the police on Monday nabbed Kalia alias Sabir Ali Vali Mohammad Shah (46), who was living in Balrampur for several years and was in hiding, an official said.
The accused was apprehended from Shanti Nagar locality of Nalla Sopara, where he had been living since the last couple of months, he said.
Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the Bombay High Court that state government has withdrawn October 1, 2020, order through which suburban district collector ordered transfer of 102-acre plot of Kanjurmarg salt pan land to MMRDA for Metro project
Suburban collector Nidhi Choudhari in her August 30 direction said that decision to withdraw the October 1, 2020 order was taken in war room meeting that took place on August 29. As per Choudhari, MMRDA had requested to withdraw the decision on 102-acre land.
CM Eknath Shinde conducts online hearing to decide fate of 4 BJP corporators
Three days after the five-year tenure of the civic body ended on August 27, the fate of four BJP corporators who had apparently abstained or cross-voted during the mayoral polls in February 2020 continues to hang in balance.
Three held for cheating investors of more than Rs 1 crore in Thane
The police in Maharashtra's Thane city have arrested three directors of an investment firm for allegedly cheating investors of more than Rs 1 crore, an official said on Tuesday.
The economic offences Wing (EOW) of the crime branch arrested the accused in a case registered against them in Kalyan city under section 420 (cheating) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Act, assistant commissioner of police (EOW) Arvind Wadhankar said.
The accused operated an investment firm in the name and style of Flip Dream India LLP and Flip Dream India Aqua LLP and lured people with various schemes promising lucrative returns, he said.
They had allegedly cheated 14 investors of Rs 1.07 crore over a period of four years, the official said.
The police have arrested three out of four directors of the company, he said, adding that further probe is underway.
1992 Mumbai riots: File affidavit on whether kin of missing persons were compensated, SC tells Maha govt
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra government to apprise it about whether compensation has been paid to the legal heirs of 168 people, who were stated to have gone missing during the 1992-93 communal riots in Mumbai.
The apex court also asked the state government whether these 168 people were among the around 900 identified victims of the riots.
Nashik shocker: Patients relatives beat up a doctor in a hospital. The entire incident has been captured in a CCTV camera installed in the hospital.
Borivali Court sends Kamal Rashid Khan to 14-day judicial custody. He was arrested by Malad Police in Mumbai today, over his controversial tweet in 2020.
Adani Electricity launches new digital services for its 3 million customers in city
Adani Electricity on Tuesday launched new digital services for its 3 million customers in Mumbai. The customers can interact with customer care executives over a video call. Seventy self-help kiosks with enhanced features have been deployed across the license area.
The company CEO Kapil Sharma said artificial intelligence-enabled Chatbot 'Elektra' will soon be available in Marathi and Hindi. Further, smart meters will allow customers real-time monitoring of power consumption.
"The new digital solutions will allow customers to access the services remotely from the comfort of their homes, officers can even go through their mobile devices," said Sharma.
North bound vehicular movement is slow at Vashi Police Check Naka
Borivali court sends Kamal Rashid Khan to 14-day judicial custody for controversial 2020 tweet
Borivali Court on Tuesday sent Bollywood actor and critic Kamal Rashid Khan to a 14-day judicial custody. He was arrested by Malad Police in Mumbai today, over his controversial tweet in 2020.
Khan was nabbed from the Mumbai airport late Monday night after he arrived from Dubai, the official from Malad police station said.
CM Eknath Shinde, Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis flagged off first rolling stock of Metro-3 starting much awaited trial runs.
Phone & video sex call centre busted by Unit 11 of Mumbai Crime branch; 17 women, some of whom were students, were rescued & owner of the call centre was arrested.
Heavy traffic from Tulsipipe road from Matunga till Elphinstone
NCRB report: Maharashtra in top three in crimes against women, behind UP and Rajasthan
Maharashtra has figured in the top three positions in the total number of cases of crimes against women in the country last year, revealed the statistics of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
In cases such as kidnapping and abduction of women, abetment to suicide of women, assault on women with intent to outrage their modesty, and insult to the modesty of women Maharashtra figures in the top three positions.
As far as cases of kidnapping and abduction of women are concerned, Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 10574 cases, followed by Bihar (8661) and Maharashtra (7559).
In terms of metropolitan cities, Delhi leads the way with 3948 registered cases, followed by Mumbai (1103) and Bengaluru (578).
Agonising wait for MRI patients in Mumbai hospitals
The queues of patients requiring MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans at civic-run hospitals are getting longer. Some of them may even have to wait for up to three months or get referred to one of the peripheral hospitals, thanks to the overburdened radiology departments and very few machines.
While King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Parel fares slightly better, with one-month appointments, patients at Sion Hospital, BYL Nair Hospital and Sir JJ Hospitals may have to wait for really long, with anonymous sources pinning them at close to a year.
The MRI department of Nair Hospital gets 50-60 patients every day, who request for the earliest possible appointments for faster diagnosis and treatment. However, the hospital is able to perform only 12-15 MRIs daily.
Traffic congestion on Ghodbunder road going to Thane station; commuters, please select an alternate route if you want to go to station
Metro-3 trial run between Sariput Nagar and Marol Naka station today
The first trial run of Mumbai Metro-3 Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ line will be conducted today at Sariput Nagar in Aarey, where a temporary car shed has been constructed for the assembly of rakes.
To be flagged off by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, it will be held at a three-km tunnel between the temporary facility and Marol Naka station.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) is currently engaged in the implementation of the 33.5-km underground corridor.
Kamal Rashid Khan arrested by Malad Police over his controversial tweet in 2020, will be presented before Borivali Court: Mumbai Police
Moderate rain likely in next few days
Mumbaikars, don't forget to keep your umbrellas handy as the city will witness moderate rain in the coming week!
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of a new weather system over the state in the next two days, resulting in light to moderate spells of rain over the city and suburbs.
Regarding the possible reason behind the weather change and its impact over Mumbai, Mahesh Palawat from Skymet Weather said that light showers and few intense spells over Vidarbha and Marathwada regions are likely due to a trough running from Vidarbha to Tamil Nadu.
“Also, there is a possibility of a few spells of rainfall over south Maharashtra regions like Satara, Sangli, and Solapur. There are possibilities of light and isolated rains over Mumbai and its suburbs as well.”
Mumbai's air quality drops owing to scanty rainfall
The city’s air quality on Monday slipped from the ‘good’ to ‘satisfactory’ category for the first time in three months since the onset of the monsoon in June.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded on Monday for PM10 was 55 and PM 2.5 was 31, while just 12 days earlier, on August 16, the AQI of PM 2.5 in Mumbai was 10 (lowest ever recorded for the second time). PM (particulate matter) is a microgram per meter, which is used to measure the size of the pollutants, the smaller the PM, the higher the toxicity levels of the pollutant.
As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Mumbai was experiencing some of the most clean-air days owing to the monsoonal conditions.
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BEST to introduce 1,000 e-bikes in city
Last mile connectivity is essential to promote usage of public transport. The BEST undertaking, thus, is introducing one thousand e-bikes across the city to improve last-mile connectivity.
At present, 60 e-bikes are in service in Andheri. By the end of this year, the service will be extended to all major BEST depots and stations across the city.
A BEST official said users need to download an app to unlock the e-bikes and avail of their services. Notably, non-BEST commuters who download the app can avail of the service.
The base fare of an e-bike will be Rs 20, after which the users will need to pay Rs 3 per km. A fare structure will also be available according to time consumption. Users will need to pay Rs 1.5 per minute for the first 40 minutes and then Rs 2 per minute.
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