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10 May 2017

Mumbai Police to go bulletproof 9 years after 26/11

Mid-week from Mumbai

9 years ago when Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief Hemant Karkare went to take on the terrorists involved in 26/11, his bulletproof vest was no match for the terrorists' AK-47s.

Now, the Maharashtra Police has ordered 5,000 bulletproof vests from MKU, a Kanpur-based renowned military equipment manufacturer, who will be importing them from Germany.

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Mumbai Metro-3 to have exits at T2, Mumbai Central Terminus


Mumbai Metro-3 to have exits at T2, Mumbai Central Terminus

Mumbai Metro's upcoming Metro-3 line from (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) will have exits at Mumbai International Airport's Terminal 2 as well as the Mumbai Central Terminus.

According to the director (projects) of MMRC, Subodh Kumar, Chief Minister Fadnavis wants Metro passengers to be able to enter the terminal directly, unlike the current plan, for which commuters have to go up from the underground station.

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Mumbai Police discovers BSP leader's assassin

An accused arrested by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch in a car-theft case, confessed to shooting Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader, 60-year-old Mohammad Shami from Allahabad, UP.

The accused, Nisar Ahmed Qureshi was arrested by Mumbai Police on charges of stealing vehicles.

While he was being interrogated, he revealed that he had political ambitions and killed Mohammad Shami out of rivalry for the same.

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MMRC's Metro-3 route to feature made in India trains

75% of the trains that will run on Mumbai's upcoming metro route (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) will be made in India.

After negotiating for months, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), that is funding 57% of the project, has agreed to let Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation buy trains manufactured in India.

MMRC will now begin its bidding process for the same.


Uddhav Thackeray promises flood-free Mumbai this monsoon

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday claimed that Mumbai didn't flood during the monsoons last year, and won't be flooding this year either.

With monsoons a month away, Uddhav Thackeray along with Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray and Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has been inspecting the city's desilting work.

The BMC has claimed to finish 48.26% of the nullah-cleaning work.


Today's list of dos and don'ts for Justin Bieber's concert

Justin Bieber's first-ever concert in India is happening today at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and Beliebers attending the concert must know the following things:

The Raheja ground, a kilometre away from the concert venue has been reserved for parking 4,000 vehicles.

It is advisable to carry liquid cash as there won't be many ATMs.

Print-outs should be carried of e-tickets booked online.

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