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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, October 06, 2022, 08:52 PM IST
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06 October 2022 11:53 AM IST

Deadline nears end, taximen yet to recalibrate meters

The kaali peeli taxi operators of the city want more time for calibration of the meter. According to the union, the taximen are unable to do the meter calibration due to the unavailability of the chip required for calibration in the market. As per Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport authority direction, meters of all taxis need to be recalibrated by November 30.

Meanwhile, passengers alleged that most of the taxi drivers didn't revise fare chart and were charging as per their own rate.

However, transport department officials said that new fare chart of taxi and rickshaw already uploaded on the website of the transport department and PDF format of the revised chart also shared with all prominent taxi and rickshaw unions of the city.

Apart from that, the transport department also distributed 10,000 revised fare charts among the several taxi unions in the city.

06 October 2022 09:53 AM IST

DRI seizes 16kg heroin worth over Rs 80 crores at international airport; one arrested

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested seized 16kg of heroin which is worth more than Rs 80 crores at the international airport. The DRI also made an arrest in the case on Wednesday, the agency said.

The arrested accused has been identified as Binu John, a resident of Kerala.

DRI had received information about the accused carrying narcotics and was detained as soon as he reached the airport. His luggage was checked however the officials did not find anything. Then his trolley bag was thoroughly checked; the drugs were stuffed in fake cavity.

The DRI registered a case under the NDPS Act and arrested him.

06 October 2022 09:53 AM IST

Lata Mangeshkar music college to be built outside Kalina campus of MU

The Lata Mangeshkar International Music College, the late singer’s brainchild is set to go live with its courses, website, and admissions within 15 days. Starting November, the college will occupy two floors in the PL Despande Academy in Prabhadevi for year-long certificate courses run by the Art Directorate of Maharashtra

The college will expand into offering bachelor's and master's degrees in many of its departments once it acquires its own infrastructure in Kalina. In August this year, the state government reserved a 7,000-square meter plot adjacent to the north gate of Mumbai University for this music college.

“MU handed over this plot of land to the Maharashtra government in 1993, to build a state library. The land is now under the ownership of the state and is outside the limits of the university campus,” stated an official from MU.

06 October 2022 09:53 AM IST

IMD says city, suburbs will see light drizzle, cloudy sky

The India Meterological Department has forecasted that Mumbai and suburbs will see a partly cloudy sky over the next two days. The weather agency said that there is also a possibility of light rain or drizzle.

The temperature in city is expected to hover between 26 degree Celcius and 32 degree Celcius.

The tentative date of monsoon withdrawal for Mumbai is October 8, said IMD official.

06 October 2022 09:53 AM IST

Due to Bottelneck lane, Traffic Movement is slow at Mankhurd T Junction South Bound.

06 October 2022 11:53 AM IST

Man gets life sentence in 2014 murder case, two acquitted

A 33-year-old resident of Bhiwandi in Thane district has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for murdering a man over a political feud.

In the verdict delivered two days ago, Thane Additional Sessions Judge A S Bhagwat also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on Ahmed Kamal Abdul Mobin Ansari alias Pappu Puriwala, the accused.

06 October 2022 11:53 AM IST

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde thanked Mumbai police for maintaining law and order situation during Dussehra Melava despite the huge turnout of public in the city. 

06 October 2022 11:53 AM IST

Traffic movement slow at Milan Subway South Bound.

06 October 2022 11:53 AM IST

Traffic near Bhiwandi's Zakat Naka; commuters please look for alternatives before heading out.

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Bandra Worli Sea Link road accident | Accused Irfan Abdul Raheem Beelkia has been arrested by the police under section 304 ( death by negligence) of the IPC for over-speeding & rash driving. A total of 5 were killed, many were injured

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Threat calls to Ambani family: A team of Mumbai Police detained a person from Darbhanga, Bihar, at midnight with help of local police. The team is on the way back to Mumbai along with the accused. Further probe underway: DCP Zone 2

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Maharashtra govt approved ₹ 24.5 lakh for security arrangements

Maharashtra government approved Rs 24.5 lakh for security arrangements for matches of the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup to be held at DY Patil Stadium in Nerul this year.

Navi Mumbai police had sent a proposal to the state school education and sports department regarding the expenses on security arrangements to be made during the match which includes putting barricases, metal detecting doors, hand-held metal detectors and etc.

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Five league matches will be played on October 12, 15 and 18 followed with two quarterfinal matches on October 21. The final will then be held in the DY Patil stadium on October 30.

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Traffic movement is slow at Haveli bridge, Ghatkopar

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Mumbai: local train traffic disrupted on Central Railway route due to technical snag

Suburban services on the main line of Central Railway were disrupted due to a snag in overhead wires on Thursday afternoon, an official said.

The technical problem arose at Sandhurst Road station in south Mumbai around 1 pm, due to which CSMT-bound slow trains were held up, he said.

The services on the line have been diverted to the fast line and restoration work is in full swing, the CR official added.

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Passengers alight local train; was stalled for long due to technical snag at Mumbai's Sandhurst Road station

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Devendra Fadnavis hails CM Shinde's Dussehra rally

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hailed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's Dussehra rally and exuded confidence for the upcoming Assembly elections.

"Will congratulate the Chief Minister, yesterday he showed who is the real Shiv Sena, yesterday there were twice the number of people in BKC than Shivaji Park," said Fadnavis.

He also highlighted "saffron" and "real Shiv Sena's" victory. "There will be saffron on the assembly but that saffron will be the saffron of the real Shiv Sena i.e. Shinde of Shiv Sena and BJP alliance," he added.

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Mumbai metro shares glimpses of Santacruz station; says 84% work completed so far

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

BJP MP and 2008 Malegaon Blast accused, Pragya Singh Thakur appeared before the special NIA court in Mumbai today.

06 October 2022 03:09 PM IST

Thane: Shiv Sena member Tanaji Kolekar has pledged to not immerse idol of Devi until CM Eknath Shinde visits the pandal to seek blessings. 

06 October 2022 03:56 PM IST

NCP leader Anil Deshmukh has filed a bail plea before special CBI court in the corruption case against him. The CBI is expected to respond to it on Oct 14. On Oct 4, the Bombay HC had granted bail to him in the money laundering case filed against him by the ED.

06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST
06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST
06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST

Sea-link accident accused sent to police custody for a day

06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST

MSRDC to review safety measures at Bandra Worli Sea Link

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) along with Mumbai Traffic Police will review existing safety measures in place and additional protocols required, if any.

This step has been taken in the backdrop of the fatal accident on the sea link during the intervening day of Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We will be looking into it what should be done additionally to avoid such type of accident. Prima facie it does look like the driver was at fault. If you look at the first accident that occurred at 2.40 am, within seven minutes towing vehicle and ambulance were at the spot, barricading was also done, traffic marshal was there to guide the incoming vehicles. We will go into the further investigation to find out if there was any fault on any part,” said Sanjay Yadav, Joint Managing Director, MSRDC.

06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST

Making mechanism for funds to repair rural roads damaged by rains, says Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said funds will be earmarked for the repair of rural roads damaged by incessant rains.

Speaking to reporters after chairing a meeting of the district planning committee (DPC) here, he said currently there is no provision for funds, except in the zilla parishad, for repair of damaged rural roads.

"We are preparing new head for funds assistance for repairing roads in rural areas. This decision will be applicable at state level in all districts. Funds will also be made available for repairing damaged water conservation structures," he said.

06 October 2022 08:52 PM IST

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