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15 Jun 2017

'Mumbai Seenagers' to help older gay men socialize

LGBT rights activist Dr Prasad Dhandekar, started 'Mumbai Seenagers', an initiative that helps older gay men socialize with each other in a safe space.

Older gay men have many battles to fight as many of them are married.

The first meeting will be held on July 15. The details of the attendees is being kept under wraps.

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Glitch in Mumbai traffic police's E-challan scheme under scrutiny

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Glitch in Mumbai traffic police's E-challan scheme under scrutiny

The SMS challan scheme hit a roadblock with just 50,000 out of the 8 lakh motorists paying the fine since January this year.

According to officials, often telephone numbers do not get updated post the sale of the vehicle by the original owner and also change of mobile numbers by the vehicle owners without intimating the police database have resulted in the scheme's failure.


Mumbai doctor starts Ramzan fundraiser to facilitate surgeries for the poor

Dr Zainul Hamdulay, a Mumbai based cardiac surgeon is trying to raise Rs. 3.37 crore during the Ramzan month to facilitate expensive heart surgeries for the poor.

He has his eyes set on funding 100 bypass surgeries, 100 angioplasties, and 500 angiographies.

"As it is Ramzan, most of our donors are Muslims who are contributing their zakat - 2.5% of their income," he said.

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Maharashtra CM says BJP ready for mid-term polls


Maharashtra CM says BJP ready for mid-term polls

In the wake of speculative reports about mid-terms polls in Maharashtra, CM Fadnavis said that the BJP is ready for the state's mid-polls.

The Fadnavis government had announced loan waiver for the farmers after the agrarian crisis hit the state.

"If someone wants to impel us to go for mid-term polls, I am confident we will be able to form government again," Fadnavis said.

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Mumbai water-logging: BMC chief engineer issued show-cause notice

The severe water-logging in Hindmata in Dadar led to Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta issuing a show-cause notice to chief engineer Laxman Vhatkar.

Vhatkar was held responsible for not getting the pumps at Britannia pumping station started on time, which led to water-logging.

BMC spent Rs. 100 crore on constructing and maintaining the pumping station to ensure that there is no water logging at Hindmata.

BJP seeks ally Shiv Sena's help for Maharashtra's loan waiver scheme


BJP seeks ally Shiv Sena's help for Maharashtra's loan waiver scheme

The BJP has sought its ally Shiv Sena's help for effective implementation of the farm loan waiver scheme without endangering Maharashtra's fiscal health.

Revenue minister Chandrakant Patel met Shiv Sena's minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday for discussions.

Shiv Sena has threatened to go on agitation again if the scheme is not implemented with immediate effect.


Mumbai actress death: Police detains two people

The police detained two persons on suspicion of murder of actor/model Kritika Chaudhary, which the police suspect happened on the night on June 7.

Police also suspect sexual advances made by the accused before killing Chaudhary.

According to the police, this wasn't a planned murder.

Kritika Chaudhary, who was found dead in her house, last spoke to her family on June 7.

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