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10 Apr 2017

Mumbai hospitals get medicine-dispensing robots

Mumbai News Digest

Students from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE), Bandra, invented a robotic vending machine which hands out medicines in hospitals.

The device is named 'Medibot'; it is filled with medicines and moves from one hospital bed to the next.

The patients are given radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. The robot dispenses the required medicines after scanning the tag.

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Politics

Uddhav Thackerey to attend NDA meeting today

According to a senior Shiv Sena member, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackerey along with son Aaditya Thackerey (Yuva Sena Chief) will be attending the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting called by Prime Minister Modi today in Delhi.

The meeting will take place at the Pravasi Bharatiya Bhavan.

According to sources, the PM and Uddhav Thackerey will also have a separate meeting.

BMC

Bombay Gymkhana ground open to public

According to the Mumbai city collector, the ground opposite Bombay Gymkhana is already open to public use.

This was communicated to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in a letter dated 5th April; the BMC was seeking permission to use the same.

Purportedly, the lease agreement of the ground between the state and the gymkhana has expired and its renewal decision remains pending with the government.

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Judiciary

HC to work on clearing backlog of cases this summer

Aiming to get rid of its never-ending backlog of cases, the Bombay High Court has decided to hear cases even during the upcoming 4-weeks-long summer break.

On Friday, the High Court's website featured a notice which listed 5,000 cases across 7 categories and sought responses from the concerned lawyers about their attendance during the summer break.

The cases are dated as far as 1987.

Maharashtra

More than 100 slaughterhouses served with closure notice

The state of Maharashtra has started initiating stringent action against slaughterhouses that are operating illegally.

More than 100 butcheries were served with notices on Saturday by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) for the same.

Recent government stats suggest that out of the total 37 slaughterhouses in 16 municipal corporations and 21 nagar parishads, 20 are illegal and only 8 have permissions from MPCB.

26 cops chasing chain-snatchers attacked by mob

Crime

26 cops chasing chain-snatchers attacked by mob

DCP Sunil Bhardwaj of the Ulhasnagar division, along with 25 policemen, went on a combing operation to nab chain-snatchers from the notorious Irani basti in Ambivli.

After capturing 2 chain-snatchers, the cops were attacked by a mob of 25 people (mostly women) in order to help escape the arrested.

The mob also put kerosene on a policeman and tried to set him on fire.

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