QMumbai: Mumbai Erupts in Anger Over Pulwama Attack, and More

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Karyakartas protesting outside Churchgate railway station.

1. Mumbai Erupts in Anger over Pulwama attack

Massive anti-Pakistan protests erupted in different parts of the city on Saturday in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack which left at least 40 CRPF personnel dead and several injured.

A string of protests were organised by Shiv Sena workers seeking action against Pakistan. At a protest organised outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the party workers, led by Sena MP Anil Desai shouted slogans urging the government to “teach Pakistan a lesson”. Sena legislator Ajay Chaudhari led a similar demonstration in Parel, while party legislator Sunil Shinde led another in Worli.

Sena workers also reached Jinnah House on Malabar Hill and hoisted a banner seeking that the building be renamed ‘Bhartiya Sena Bhavan’.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. MNS Vice President Thrashes Taxi Driver for Misbehaving With Female Passenger at BKC

In a video that went viral, MNS Yuva shakha Vice President Akhil Chitre was seen thrashing a taxi driver for allegedly misbehaving with a female passenger.

While speaking to Mid-Day, Chitre said that the female was plying from Wadala to BKC and she later returned to Dharavi. Though the fare was then Rs 118 the taxi driver was forcing her to pay Rs. 200 saying she had to also pay for the 'luggage' she was carrying.

A man who was the other passengers in the taxi stepped out and paid Rs 118 to the driver. However, shockingly the driver drove the cab without allowing the female passenger to get off. A crowd gathered around the taxi but the driver was still adamant on getting Rs 200.  The male co-passenger called up Chitre who reached the location and thrashed the driver.

(Source: Mid-Day)

3. Mumbai’s Parel to get ₹700-crore outstation terminus

Parel station.
Parel station.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Technological upgrade, more amenities, and a hike in budget to ₹700 crore from the earlier ₹193crore, the central railway’s (CR) long-distance terminus plan at Parel just got bigger and better. The terminus is expected to help scores of passengers from the station and reduce the congestion at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), making way for more suburban services.

The earlier plan was approved in the Union budget of 2018-2019. “The final design for the terminus is being looked into, after which the proposal will be sent to the railway board for approval. The construction department of the railways is working on it,” said a senior CR official.

Under the plan, 10 platforms will be revamped to handle more than 50 long-distance (24-coach) trains.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. ‘Move, Liver Inside!’: Hospital uses Mumbai Local Train to Transport Organ

The transplant team on the train with the organ.
The transplant team on the train with the organ.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Commuters on the 3.08pm Karjat-CST local train on Friday made space for an unusual piece of luggage — a red box carrying a liver for a patient in Parel.

In possibly the first such case, Parel’s Global Hospital chose to use Mumbai’s lifeline instead of its congested roads to transport the liver of a 53-year-old brain dead patient from Thane’s Jupiter Hospital.

The transplant team from the Parel hospital said they decided to use the train as it is the fastest, most reliable route, but officials from the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee called the decision an unnecessary risk, considering the crowd on trains and railway platforms. Experts said road travel would not have taken time had the hospitals arranged for a green corridor to transport the liver.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. Thane: 26-Year-Old Held for Trying to Kill Brother-in-Law

A 26-year-old man killed his brother-in-law in Thane. (Representational image)
A 26-year-old man killed his brother-in-law in Thane. (Representational image)
(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to kill his brother-in-law in Kalyan because his cellphone did not have enough charge to play a game.

The accused has been identified as Rajnish Rajbhar. “His brother-in-law Om Bavdankar had come to Rajbhar’s house in Kolsewadi, along with his wife. On Thursday night, Rajbhar was playing the PUBG game and later put his cellphone on charge. However, when he woke up, his phone was not charged,” a police officer said.

An enraged Rajbhar, armed with a knife, allegedly attacked all the electronic goods in the house because he could not play the game. “When Bavdankar tried to stop him, Rajbhar attacked him and stabbed him in the arms and the torso,” the officer said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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