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Bombay Top News: A train traveling from Pondicherry to Dadar derailed on Friday near Matunga station. According to reports, three rear cars of the Puduchery Express derailed around 9:45 p.m. with no casualties.
Central investigative agencies were widely used in Maharashtra and West Bengal because those “who run the country wanted power in those two states at all costs”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said in a briefing. attack on the BJP on Friday.
Interacting with reporters here, he said recent statements on mosque loudspeakers by parties like MNS and BJP could vitiate the atmosphere in the state.
Politics over Hanuman Chalisa heated up in Maharashtra on Friday with State Minister Aaditya Thackeray saying loudspeakers should be used to educate people on the reasons for the rising prices of essential items, while the Independent MP Ravi Rana asked Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to recite the devotional hymns at his residence on Saturday.
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“Introduction to the Indian Constitution” will become a compulsory subject for students of all universities in the state, regardless of major. Maharashtra’s Department of Higher and Technical Education made the decision on the 131st birthday of Dr BR Ambedkar, who headed the committee that drafted the Indian Constitution.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), which is building the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) – a maritime link that will connect South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai – will set up a museum dedicated to one of the longest maritime bridges from the country. An official said the museum will showcase highlights of the MTHL.
A 76-year-old property developer shot and killed his daughter-in-law at their Thane residence for not giving her breakfast on Thursday morning.
The local police in Rabodi has registered a murder case against the accused Kashinath Patil, who is currently at large. The police are also checking whether there were fights between the accused and the deceased before the incident.
To ensure that the work of cleaning the nullahs before the monsoon is completed in time, the municipal commissioner IS Chahal ordered that the work be carried out in two shifts. Chahal said that to ensure transparency in nullah’s desilting, contractors and city officials were asked to videotape the silt removed and dumped at designated locations during both shifts.
Five months after their indefinite strike began last November, almost 50% of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) workers have returned to work. A significant portion of those employees – around 6,000 – returned to work following an order from the Bombay High Court last week.
Nearly 90,000 employees of MSRTC, one of the nation’s largest intercity bus systems, went on strike last year to demand that the state-owned company be merged with the state government to allow them to enjoy the benefits of being a public servant. .
A day after the Bombay High Court granted interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Kirit Somaiya accused in the INS Vikrant cheating case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said Thursday that there are people with a “certain ideology” in the justice system and that those associated with a certain party were getting redress through the courts.
NCP leader and interior minister Dilip Walse Patil echoed similar views.
Speaking to the media about the bail granted to Somaiya, Raut said: “It is clear that there are people of a certain ideology in the justice system. In Maharashtra and the country, there is a serious tendency to provide security and relieve people from a particular part of the arrest. Why aren’t MVA executives getting this relief? Why shouldn’t they be protected from arrest? Why do people from a particular party get protection? People are skeptical about the circumstances under which the accused was released on bail.
From Thursday, commuters traveling on Mumbai Metro 1 Corridor (Ghatkopar-Andheri-Versova) could get their tickets on their WhatsApp numbers. As part of the green ticketing initiative and to save paper, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) of R-Infra, which operates metro services, is offering e-tickets on WhatsApp.
MMOPL said it would be the first rapid transit system in the world to offer such a service. Officials said it would be an extension of the “paper QR ticket” available at ticket counters.
Central Railway will hold a sound and light show at CSMT to mark ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’
The Central Railway (CR) has announced that it will hold a sound and light show called “Navarasangam ‘Ek Gatha CSMT Ki’ at the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), a UNESCO heritage site here, next Sunday. .
The show is meant to celebrate the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and mark the 170th anniversary of the railway in India, the CR said in a statement. “The show will portray the story through the various emotions of the nine rasas (emotions) of ‘Natyashastra’,” he said, adding that it is to commemorate the first journey of railways in India, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and the Railway Week and World Heritage Day (April 18).
Petrol sold for Rs 1 a liter at Solapur in protest against rising prices
In protest against the rising prices of petroleum products and also to mark the birthday of Dr BR Ambedkar, a local organization on Thursday sold petrol at just Rs 1 a liter to 500 people in the town of Solapur, Maharashtra.
Each buyer received only one liter of fuel. Still, people thronged to the gas pump, resulting in winding queues. Police were also deployed to control the crowd.
Mumbai records 56 new Covid-19 cases, one death; active count at 346
Mumbai recorded 56 new Covid-19 cases and one casualty on Thursday, bringing the number of infections to 10,58,623 and the toll to 19,561, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. After an increase in infections over the past three days, daily cases in the metropolis have seen a decline, while the city reported the second victim of the month. The city had reported 73 new cases of Covid-19 and zero deaths on Wednesday.