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Mumbai updates: People across Maharashtra revel in Diwali spirit after 2 years of muted celebrations

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, October 24, 2022, 08:22 PM IST
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Mumbai updates: Thane to get infra projects worth Rs 5.64 lakh crore | FPJ
24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

CM Eknath Shinde's bastion Thane to benefit; infra projects worth Rs 5.64 lakh crore planned

Thane City alone to see benefits from infrastructure projects worth a staggering Rs 5.64 lakh crore, right from the three bullet trains to metro rail and bridges.

There are about 22 infrastructure projects that are either passing through or starting or meant to decongest Thane. Several of them have come Thane’s way especially after Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has helmed certain crucial departments and ministeries since 2014, when Devendra Fadnavis was the Chief Minister in the Shiv Sena -Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government in Maharashtra.

The infrastructure projects planned in Thane district

The infrastructure projects planned in Thane district | FPJ

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Monsoon officially withdraws from Mumbai

After Mumbai witnessed one of the wettest October in its history, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has finally declared October 23 as the monsoon withdrawal date.

Earlier, the retreat date was expected to be October 8, however, it literally rained on the speculation, given the recent extended spells. The city received a record 226.3mm rain in October, which usually sees 91mm showers.

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Diwali faral prices rise upto 30%, demand intact

After two years of gap, there is great enthusiasm among citizens to celebrate the Diwali festival in a big way. However, the rising prices of a few essential items have made the celebration a little costly. The Diwali Faral is one of the items that saw around a 20 to 30% price rise from previous years. Traders and retailers blame the rising cost of ingredients.

As oil is one of the major ingredients for making farals like chivda, shankarpali, karanji, chakali and others, the cascading effect of oil price hike is being seen this year.

Vitthal Pawar, a seller of faral at APMC market in Vashi said that the cost of the ingredients used in making tasty faral has gone up this year and thus prices of all kinds of faral have seen between 20 to 30 percent rise.

Read more about the price rise here

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Mumbai local fights have hit the headlines off lately; here's why experts think skirmishes are rising

Tales of commuting in Mumbai railway locals are legendary. Every commuter worth his or her salt has an interesting, annoying, horrifying, amusing, or depressing anecdote eulogising the legendary Mumbai spirit.

For every newcomer’s tale there are scores veterans could relate. Recently several videos shot in Mumbai local trains went viral, some pleasant, some downright ugly with women indulging in physical skirmishes, literally tearing off whatever is within reach, most often each other’s hair.

Experts attribute the tempers on short leash to increased workload, especially for women in the post-COVID scenario. Reasons for fights among women travellers could vary from grabbing a seat to tagging along a male teen relative into the ladies compartment.

A rebuking tone with a heightened rejoinder could escalate into a war of words which could take on the form of a fisticuff.

Read more on this in our detailed special report here

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

20 wagons of coal-laden goods train derail; many passenger trains cancelled & diverted The derailment took place at 11.20 pm on October 23 between Malkhed and Timatla stations on Wardha-Badnera section of the Nagpur division, a release by the Central Railway said.

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Byculla zoo sees 26K visitors over Diwali weekend

The Diwali vacation has pulled crowds to the Byculla's Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, popularly known as the Byculla zoo, with 26,000 visitors over the weekend. This resulted in the BMC earning around Rs10 lakh as revenue. The zoo has undergone a major revamp over the past few years, with civic authorities bringing in many new exotic animals that have turned into major attractions.

The number of visitors declines between June and September on account of the monsoons. However, with the rains subsiding and schools being shut for the Diwali vacation, visitors, mostly children, have increased.

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

3 persons kill man for 'staring' at one of them in Mumbai 

A 28-year-old man was killed allegedly by three persons following a scuffle over staring at one of them in Mumbai, a police official said on Monday.

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday near a restaurant in Matunga area following which the three accused were arrested, he said.

The deceased, who was with a friend, had a scuffle with the accused over staring at one of them, he said.

The accused allegedly hit the victim on his head with a belt, punched and kicked him and also hurled abuses, the official said. The victim collapsed on the spot. He was rushed to a civic-run hospital where he was declared dead before admission, he said.

The Shahu Nagar police later arrested the three accused and registered a case against them on the charge of murder and other offences, the official said.  (PTI)

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

JJ Hospital’s resident doctors decry ‘bad infrastructure’, MSHRC orders 'immediate repair'

As officials of the state-run JJ Hospital of Mumbai claim the construction process in the medical facility from last many months, the resident doctors of the hospital have expressed a serious worry over the decades-old hostel building that might crumble down anytime.

The 30-year-old building has not seen a concrete renovation for a long time, and the problems still lurk- a leakage from bathrooms, broken pipes, plaster from the ceiling coming off, huge cracks on the outside wall, and broken pillars.

One of the professors of the JJ hospital, who wished not to be named, told the Free Press Journal that infrastructural problems have been observed since the time he was a resident in 2018.

“I was a resident for a long time and left the hostel a few years back,” the professor said.

To know more, read our article here

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Heavy traffic congestion atJVLR near Majas bus depot; commuters plan travel accordingly.

24 October 2022 03:03 PM IST

Encroachment by cab drivers near bus stop in Dharavi's Shahu Nagar bus stop causes traffic congestion, residents say. 

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Monsoon officially departs with bounty of 98% full lakes

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officially drew the curtains on Mumbai monsoon 2022, marking the wettest October month in the past 10 years which left behind lakes brimming to 98 per cent, officials said here on Monday.

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Maha CM Shinde greets people on Diwali, stresses on fast-tracking development of state

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

CIDCO launches 7,849 affordable flats in Navi Mumbai

 The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) on Monday launched 7,849 affordable flats under its mass housing scheme in Navi Mumbai.

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

'Budhha hoga tera baap': Sharad Pawar's refrain to an aged farmer's worries

Apparently concerned over Pawar's health and wellbeing, an elderly farmer present at the meet sounded a note of caution to the NCP Bigg Boss.

In a grandfatherly fashion, he gently urged that "Pawar Saheb should refrain from going out too often, and instead sit at home and wield the remote control" on the party, as there fell a pin-drop silence.

Even as other farmers and senior NCP workers gulped nervously, wondering if that aging peasant would be scalped for the 'blasphemy', the benign Pawar walked upto take the centre-stage

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Buldhana, Maharashtra | Shiv-Sena-Eknath Shinde (faction) MLA has a meal with farmers in front of Collectorate Due to heavy rains this year, farmers' crops were destroyed & they aren't celebrating Diwali. I decided to eat with them and celebrate Diwali with them: MLA S Gaikwad

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Mumbai: 'Muhurat Trading' underway at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE); actor Ajay Devgn present during the opening bell ceremony.

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Green panel approves environment clearance to NCP MLA Rohit Pawar led firm for expansion of distillery by laying severe conditions 

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Sensex rises 651.16 points as Diwali muhurat trading begins, currently at 59,958.31

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

21-year-old man allegedly attacked and killed by three minor boys, after he stopped one of them from bursting firecracker in glass bottle on open ground in eastern Mumbai suburb of Govandi: Police

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

People across state revel in Diwali spirit after 2 years of muted celebrations 

24 October 2022 08:22 PM IST

Mumbai, Maharashtra | Two juveniles apprehended by Police for allegedly stabbing to death a 21-year-old man after he told them not to burst crackers; search for a third accused is underway. Case registered u/s 302 IPC (punishment for murder): Shivaji Nagar Police

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