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FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 06:01 PM IST
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13 September 2022 08:17 AM IST

Taxi, rickshaw unions demand hike in tariff; threaten with indefinite strike

The taxi and rickshaw unions in the city have upped their demand for a raise on the existing tariff. Mumbai Rickshawmen’s Union & Mumbai Taximen's Union are up in arms to get their demand accepted by the Maharashtra government.

The representatives of the two unions will be taking their demand to Industry Minister Uday Samant on Tuesday. According to Mumbai Rickshawmen’s Union leader Thampy Kurien, representatives of all prominent taxi and rickshaw unions will likely participate in the meeting.

The taxi union has been demanding a hike in their recent petition. Currently, the minimum fare for the metered taxis is Rs 25, the union has demanded that the fares be revised to Rs 30. Similarly, rickshaw unions also demanding revision in minimum fare from Rs 21 to Rs 23.

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Commuters, Andheri subway which was closed for traffic has now been reopened. 

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Mumbai to see moderate rainfall over the next 48 hours

Mumbaikars, brace yourselves to experience increased rainfall in the coming 48 hours. The Indian meterological Department has forecasted light to moderate rain the city and suburbs for the next 24 hours.

They also said there's a possibility of thunderstorms at isolated places toward evening/ night.

The IMD said that the city will see moderate rains in the next 48 hours.

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Sion, Nair hospitals go hi-tech, get Bluetooth stethoscopes

Mumbai hospitals are getting equipped with tech to take on the diseases. City civic body introduced Bluetooth-enabled stethoscopes at BYL Nair and Sion hospitals in Mumbai and distributed 75 units in 14 departments.

Called AyuSynk, the digital stethoscope has been developed by Ayu Devices to detect remote auscultation (chest sounds). It will also allow the storage of auscultated sounds as part of patients’ health records that can be shared with other doctors for confirmatory opinion.

Medical director of civic hospitals, Dr Neelam Andhrade said, “This stethoscope can be placed directly on desired body parts for observation, with doctors listening to auscultations remotely through Bluetooth headphones. This will help maintain a safe distance in case of infectious diseases.”

The project is part of the Society for Mumbai Incubation Lab to Entrepreneurship Council (SMILE Council), the CivicTech incubation centre of the BMC. The centre aims to identify and nurture new innovative products and technologies by supporting start-ups in the identified areas to strengthen health infrastructure.

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

South bound vehicular movement is slow at Milan Subway.

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Yavatmal: 48 farmer suicides were reported in August, 12 have been reported in September

The district Collector said 48 farmer suicides were reported in August and 12 have been reported in September. So far, 205 cases have been reported this year. Our committee sits on these cases & decides the eligibility&ineligibility of these cases.

However, a local countered and said, "We had a debt of about 12 lakhs, our crop was destroyed due to heavy rains. We never thought our father will commit suicide but he quietly went to farm & did it. We didn't get any help from the admin. No one including BDO or Collector visited us."

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Licensed gun of MLA Sada Sarvankar who allegedly fired outside a police station confiscated. To be sent for forensics. Several FIRs were filed & members of both factions were booked after clashes broke out between Thackeray & Shinde factions on Sept 11

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Mumbai: Car catches fire on Western Express highway, CM Eknath Shinde stops to help

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Traffic Movement is Slow at Diamond Garden junction Priyadarshini , Suman nagar.

13 September 2022 11:17 AM IST

Thane records 79 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

As many as 79 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths due to the disease have been reported in Maharashtra's Thane district, a health official said on Tuesday.

The new cases and deaths were recorded on Monday, raising the district's infection count to 7,43,917 and fatality toll to 11,956, he said.

The district currently has 1,281 active COVID-19 cases, he said, adding that the recovery count has reached 7,31,357.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Mumbai: 30 hours traffic block at Bandra Terminus today, partial cancellation of few WR trains

A major traffic block of 30 hours will be undertaken at Bandra Terminus Yard from 00.00 hrs of Tuesday, September 13, 2022, to 06.00 hrs of Wednesday, September 14, 2022, for carrying out infrastructural upgradation at Bandra Terminus Yard north end.

This will cause partial cancellation of a few WR trains.

Read our detailed copy to know which trains have been cancelled

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Mumbai's Tata Hospital comes up with low-cost, effective drug to treat breast cancer

A clinical trial conducted at the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has indicated that a simple, low-cost intervention can drastically increase the cure and survival rate among breast cancer patients.

In the study, the TMC has used local anaesthesia - 0.5% lidocaine (Worth less than Rs 100) as anti-cancer agent and found 29% reduction in the risk of death and 26% reduction in relapse of cancer. It has now become the standard protocol for a treatment.

The multi-centre clinical trials were conducted in women undergoing breast cancer surgery and it emerged that injection of a commonly used drug around the tumour on the operation table — just before surgery — could significantly and substantially increase the cure rate and survival in the long run.

The study, ‘Effect of Peritumoral Infiltration of Local Anaesthetic Prior to Surgery on Survival in Early Breast Cancer’ is a randomized controlled trial, conceived and designed by Dr Rajendra Badwe, Director, TMC, the principal investigator. The study was conducted by investigators at 11 cancer centres in India including the TMC in Mumbai over an 11-year period between 2011 and 2022. The study included 1,600 women in early breast cancer stage who were scheduled to be treated with surgery.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Member of MNS, Vrushant Wadke, arrested for allegedly raping a 42-year-old woman

Vrushant Wadke, a member of MNS, arrested for allegedly raping a 42-year-old woman between Sept 2021 to July 2022 on the pretext of giving her a party ticket in upcoming BMC elections. FIR registered on the basis of woman's complaint to VP Road Police: Mumbai Police

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Traffic congested in several areas, make travel plans accordingly

Several areas in Mumbai is witnessing a traffic congestion, here's the list of areas

Andheri, Powai, Vasai bridge (northbound), Bhayander to Dahisar Toll Naka.

The traffic will be slow on route--Mulund Checknaka - Eastern Express Highway - Sion - Lalbaug - Byculla - Bhendi Bazaar - Zainabia Imambargah--because of a religious padayatra.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Central Railway sets up e-vehicle charging facilities at nine stations

The Central Railway has set up nine electric vehicle charging facilities at important stations in Mumbai. The move comes as a part of its contribution to the Union government's endeavour to reduce carbon emissions.

The EV Charging facilities have been provided at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Byculla, Parel, Kurla, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Bhandup, Kalyan and Panvel.

According to the press release by the Central Railway, the charging facility will be functional 24x7 and is expected to augment the "infrastructure for EVs to operate smoothly, bringing in great relief to people, as they can charge their EVs at key locations near Railway Stations".

The Railway said that having charging stations for electric vehicles will provide "affordable, efficient and thus encourage more electric vehicles onto the road and help to promote healthier air and clean environment".

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Mumbai: Here's all the mass timings at Bandra's Mount Mary this year

Not just Christians, but people from all faiths throng the festival at Bandra's Mount Mary, which has a tradition of over 100 years. Every year, BMC makes arrangements for smooth management.

However, for the last two years, the celebrations were muted due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since the state government has lifted the restrictions this year, the BMC has predicted that more than one lakh people may visit the fair.

For the visitors who will be visiting the basilica, read the schedule in our detailed report here

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Maharashtra: 21 districts are affected due to Lumpy skin virus; 43 animals dead

Till now, 21 districts are affected due to Lumpy skin virus and 43 animals have died due to this. The government has started a vaccination drive of cattle across the state. Milk supply is not affected in Maharashtra due to this effect.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

BMC demolished Millionaire City Studio at Malad Marve

Mumbai's civic body had earlier announced that they will inspect and take action against illegally running film studios in several areas of the city like Malad, Madh island etc.

BMC has already begun working on the same with them undertaking the demolition of Millionaire City studio at Malad Marve. The studio did not just violate BMC norms but also the Coastal Regulation Zone norms.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Thane woman arrested for derogatory comments on Amruta Fadnavis, Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis' wife

The Maharastra Cyber police arrested Thane woman for making derogatory remarks against Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta on Facebook. FIR registered under sections of IPC & IT Act.

The woman had used a fake profile to hide her identity. She has been sent to Police custody till September 15.

13 September 2022 03:41 PM IST

Warship Taragiri, built by Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders, to be launched on Sunday

Mumbai: Vice Admiral Ajendra Singh, who heads the western command of the Indian Navy, will launch "Taragiri"—a stealth frigate built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) this Sunday, September 11. The information was provided from twitter handle of Indian Defence Force.

‘Taragiri’ will be an addition to two frontline warships, ‘Udaygiri’, the second stealth frigate of the Nilgiri Class, and ‘Surat’, the fourth missile destroyer of the Visakhapatnam class. Both the earlier warships were launched in the first quarter of this year.

The second quarter will see the launching of ‘Taragiri’, which is the third ship of Project 17A. The ship is equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, sensors, an advanced action information system, an integrated platform management system, world-class modular living spaces, and a sophisticated power distribution system.

The indigenously designed stealth frigate will have a host of other features. A supersonic surface-to-surface missile system will also be installed in it.

13 September 2022 06:01 PM IST
13 September 2022 06:01 PM IST

Aaditya Thackeray said Maharashtra has not just lost $20 bn semiconductor project to Gujarat but also 170 allied industries and about 1 lakh jobs.

13 September 2022 06:01 PM IST

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