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20 Jul 2017

Why is Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express always in news?

What's up with Mumbai this Thursday!

The Mumbai-Goa bound Tejas Express has been making a lot of news. The latest being arrest of Dadar resident for breaking and damaging an LCD screen of train last month.

The first in news was grand launch of Tejas Express in June. The second was passengers being disappointed by limited infotainment on train followed by theft of headphones.

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What's up with Mumbai this Thursday!


Mumbai: BEST may declare bus strike on Monday

Mumbaiites will be hit hard this Monday as 97% employees of city's second largest public transport system Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) voted in favour of going on strike against BMC.

They are demanding BMC to take responsibility of BEST workers' salaries, scrap Canadian firm's software that decides their work hours, ban private buses hiring, replace old Trimex machines and renew wage agreement.

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Ola driver abandons injured biker who dies on roadside

Ola cab-driver Raees Khan was arrested for allegedly escaping after abandoning a "severely injured" biker Sachin Surve who had been injured in a car accident by Khan at Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai.

Khan, fearing police case against him, allegedly dumped injured Surve at a desolate spot where he bled for 12 hours. Surve bled to death by the time he was found.

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Indrani Mukerjea denies using children as human shields

Byculla Riots

Indrani Mukerjea denies using children as human shields

Indrani Mukerjea denied using children as human shields during prison riot and instead accused prison officials of doing so, in her statement to Maharashtra Commission for Protection of Child rights (MCPCR).

The prison riot broke out after jail inmate Manjula Shetye was allegedly killed by officials.

A committee had visited Byculla prison, spoken to children and their mothers.


FYJC Admissions: 2nd merit list released 5 hours early

Maharashtra education department released second list for admissions to first year junior college five hours ahead of schedule.

Commerce and Science cut-offs dropped in most colleges, while cut-offs for arts increased by a few points.

Students have two days to pay fees between July 21-24. A third merit list will be released on July 29 at 5pm; and the final list on Aug 6.

Nine PHC to open in Palghar to combat malnutrition


Nine PHC to open in Palghar to combat malnutrition

Palghar district, known for high number of child malnutrition deaths, finally has something to look forward to. Maharashtra government is going to open nine primary health centres along with five nutrition centres for children.

A special drive has also been started under which ministers, senior officials will visit 26 tribal hamlets of district every weekend in order to keep tabs on government's malnutrition programmes.

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