QMumbai: MNS Digs up Mantralaya Pavement; 9 More AC Locals by 2019

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Published18 Jul 2018, 02:09 AM IST
India
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1. MNS Digs up Pavement Outside Mantralaya to Protest Potholes on Roads in Mumbai, Rest of State

The Mantralaya in Mumbai.
The Mantralaya in Mumbai.
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Hours after ransacking the public works department office in Navi Mumbai, workers from Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) damaged the pavement outside Mantralaya in south Mumbai as a protest against the poor condition of roads across Maharashtra.

The Marine Drive police have arrested six MNS workers for digging up the concrete tiles used to lay the pavement with pick axes and hammers, and throwing the debris on the road, around 3am on Tuesday.

Source: Hindustan Times

2. Nine More AC Locals By Next Summer

Mumbai’s first AC local. 
Mumbai’s first AC local. 
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

With nine more air-conditioned local trainsexpected to roll into the city by March 2019, Mumbaikars can expect a cool and comfortable journey to work next summer. The first of these nine will reach Mumbai by November this year. And two more AC locals will be brought to the city every subsequent month, upto March.

This was confirmed to Mirror by Ravindra Gupta, member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board, who is currently in Mumbai. After safety and trial runs, these locals will be introduced on the suburban network in a phased manner.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

3. Elphinstone Road Station Renamed Prabhadevi Station With Effect From July 19

Mumbaikars at Elphinstone foot overbridge.
Mumbaikars at Elphinstone foot overbridge.
(Photo: PTI)

It’s not Elphinstone Road station anymore! Call it Prabhadevi instead. Western Railway has changed the name of Elphinstone Road suburban railway station to Prabhadevi Station, effective from midnight of July 18.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

4. Scared If There Is a Threat to Our Lives: Families of Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar Tell Court

Anti-superstition crusaders Govind Pansare was shot on August 20, 2013 in Pune.
Anti-superstition crusaders Govind Pansare was shot on August 20, 2013 in Pune.
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The lawyers representing the families of anti-superstition crusaders Govind Pansare and Narendra Dabholkar on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that the families are “anxious and wondering if there is a new threat to their lives as the security provided to them was suddenly increased”.

Dabholkar was shot on August 20, 2013 in Pune. Pansare was shot on February 16, 2015 at Kolhapur and died four days later.

Source: The Indian Express

5. DRI Seizes Drugs Worth Rs 3.4 Crore

Drug traffickers have of late  come up with a many inventive methods  to hide contraband.
Drug traffickers have of late come up with a many inventive methods to hide contraband.
(Photo: The Quint)

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Tuesday seized about 132 kilograms of Catha Edulis – a narcotic substance popularly known as Mira or Khat. The drugs, worth at least Rs 3.4 crore in the international market, were being sent via courier from Ethiopia in the guise of documents.

According to DRI officials, the drugs were destined for Mumbai, Delhi and Nepal. After being tipped-off about a consignment of drugs allegedly being sent via speed post, the DRI sleuths swooped down on multiple courier offices in Mumbai and Kolkata and made the bust.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

6. Days after Sudanese Student Loses Legs in Train Mishap...Shocked Father Succumbs to Typhoid

How can a gap between a train and a platform be big enough for a 24-year old to fall in?” an exasperated Dr Hara Mustafa asks while trying to come to terms with the double tragedy that has hit her family. Dr Mustafa’s father succumbed to a prolonged battle with typhoid five days after his youngest daughter lost both her legs in an accident in Mumbai.

Dr Mustafa’s sister Jowahir Abdullah’s legs had to be amputated after she fell in the gap between the Koyna Express and the platform at Dadar station on July 12. The 24-year-old, who had just completed a civil engineering course at an institute in Sangli, was on her way to Sudan to meet her family after a gap of four years.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

7. Watchman’s Death in Bandra Society: Victim May Have Put Key in Door to Stop Lift

The 60-year-old watchman of a plush Bandra housing complex, who lost his life in a lift tragedy on June 26, may have tried to open the elevator while it was still moving upwards with a key or a pen, causing the doors to open, says a preliminary report filed by the PWD’s lift inspectors’ office.

The report has also ruled out any foul play in the death of Radheshyam Harijan, who was employed as a watchman at the 17-storey Everest Apartments on Hill Road in Bandra West.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

8. Milk Supply in Mumbai Unaffected, As Dairy Farmers’ Strike Enters Second Day

As the dairy farmers’ strike entered the second day in Maharashtra, milk supply to Mumbai and its surrounding areas remained unaffected.
As the dairy farmers’ strike entered the second day in Maharashtra, milk supply to Mumbai and its surrounding areas remained unaffected.
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As the dairy farmers’ strike entered the second day in Maharashtra, milk supply to Mumbai and its surrounding areas remained unaffected on Tuesday, though agitators tried to block milk vans and spilled milk on the roads. Government officials said the supply may get hit in a day or two if the strike is not withdrawn.

Dairy development commissioner Rajiv Jadhav said only 15% to 20% of milk supply in the state has been affected so far, and that it would not result in milk shortage in Mumbai.

Source: Hindustan Times

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