Things not so 'tinsel-y' in India's tinseltown
Relief is not in sight for people struggling with demonetization woes, even after a month. Farmers in Maharashtra are wary of their rabi crops due to lack of cash. Meanwhile, Shahrukh Khan is trying hard to eliminate woes for his upcoming release. What is haunting 'King' Khan and how a bird landed three firemen in ICU, tap in for details.
Aarey crash: it got all over in four minutes
A Pawan Hans mini-helicopter crashed in Aarey Colony, four minutes after its take off from the Juhu Airport. The pilot, a Kargil war veteran alerted the control room of a clutch assembly failure, before losing his life in the crash landing. The helicopter was hired for a joyride by a Borivali couple, who suffered severe injuries. Helicopter's licence was due to expire in 2018.
'Kite rescue' lands firemen in ICU
Three firemen sustained severe burn injuries while rescuing a Kite, near Mahalaxmi on Saturday. The kite which was caught up in overhead railway wires was being rescued by the trio, with a stick which had an iron hook. Firemen were admitted to hospital, after they came in contact with the high-tension wires. The bird has been admitted to veterinary hospital in Parel.
Track trials of AC local from Tuesday
Track trials of 12-coach AC rake, the first AC local, are set to start from Tuesday. These trials will check the rake's quality and stability. Trail run will happen between Karjat and Khopoli, with gunny bags to imitate peak passenger load. Rake is stated to have a carrying capacity of 6,000 commuters.
'Raees' Shahrukh assures Thackeray of Mahira's absence
Shahrukh Khan met MNS chief Raj Thackeray, to assure him of Mahira's Khan's absence from his film's promotion. Shahrukh's film 'Raees' which is slated to release on January 25, features Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as the female lead. Thackeray had earlier spearheaded a campaign against film makers hiring Pakistani artists. Shahrukh Khan assured that Mahira will not visit Mumbai for any promotional activity.
Teenager raped by teacher
Police has tracked the location of a teacher who escaped to Delhi after raping a 13-year-old student. Matter came to light after the girl was found to be four weeks pregnant by a doctor. Victim's mother approached police who registered a rape case against the teacher under POCSO act. Accused fled from his residence after the FIR and was tracked down to Delhi.
Yoga, sketching, cycling; all but traffic on Juhu street
A 2.1Km stretch from Juhu Circle to Mithibai College turned into an open-air sports arena and art gallery on Sunday. As part of 'Equal Streets' initiative, Mumbaikars thronged the stretch to indulge in various outdoor activities such as yoga, cycling, skating etc. for three hours. People reclaim the streets from traffic snarls and artists get an opportunity to showcase their talents in this initiative.
Mind-controlled robots at IIT-B exhibition
Puzzlebox Orbit, a drone controlled by human neuro senses will be the biggest draw at IIT-Bombay's annual technology fest. This drone is more than a visual spectacle as it can be used by paralyzed patients to communicate with others. Another robot mimicking living objects will pull the attention of visitors. Workshops and talks by scientists will also be a part of the three-day festival.
Co-operative sector crumbling under demonetization pressure
Farmers in Maharashtra are facing a tough time ahead of the rabi season due to lack of cash. They have money in their accounts in the co-operative banks but the imposed withdrawal limit has rendered them helpless. The cash crunch has affected the entire supply chain from wholesale buyers to retailers across the state. Co-operative sector has come under scanner after reports of mismanagement.