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50,000 personnel, 5000 CCTVs to help Mumbai police maintain vigil during Ganesh visarjan

50,000 personnel, 5000 CCTVs to help Mumbai police maintain vigil during Ganesh visarjan
50,000 personnel will be deployed across the city, and a network of 5,000 CCTV cameras will be put to use, to maintain vigil during the immersion of Ganesh idols on Sunday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi.The 50,000 police personnel will include those from specialised units like Force One, Quick Response Teams (QRT), Anti-Terrorism Cells (ATC) would be deployed...

Petrol just 20 paise shy of touching 90-mark in Mumbai, diesel unchanged for 4th consecutive day

Petrol just 20 paise shy of touching 90-mark in Mumbai, diesel unchanged for 4th consecutive day
The upward trend in the price of petrol in Mumbai - now just 20 paise shy of touching the Rs 90 mark - continued on Saturday (September 22), while the cost of diesel remained unchanged for the fourth consecutive day.According to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers, the cost of petrol was hiked by 11 paise in Mumbai...

37 RTO officials suspended for issuing fitness certificates without checking, compromising safety

37 RTO officials suspended for issuing fitness certificates without checking, compromising safety
In a major crackdown, the state transport department has taken action against 37 Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials for issuing fitness certificates to vehicles without carrying out mandatory inspection.The officials comprise of 28 Motor Vehicle Inspectors and 9 Assitant Motor Vehicle Inspectors, all of whom have been suspended with immediate effect for 'gross violation' of rules.Motor vehicle inspectors are...

Season 2 of ‘Sacred Games’ in the works: Netflix

Netflix's first Indian web series 'Sacred Games' renewed for season 2
Streaming platform Netflix has officially greenlit the hit drama series "Sacred Games" for a second season."Sacred Games" is the first of eight Indian web series commissioned by the streaming giant. The announcement about its second season was made with a teaser video."The worst is yet to come. 'Sacred Games' will be back for Season 2," read a post from...

After backlash, Maharashtra may hike tax on alcohol to subsidise fuel rates

After backlash, Maharashtra may hike tax on alcohol to subsidise fuel rates
The Maharashtra government is considering increasing tax on liquor to subsidise fuel rates as petrol prices reached a new high on Friday, September 21. Diesel rates, however, remained unchanged for the third day in a row.According to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers, there has been no change in the prices of diesel today. The cost of petrol,...

MMR to get 18 new charging stations for electric cars, 12 more to come up along expressway

MMR to get 18 new charging stations for electric cars, 12 more to come up along expressway
To encourage the use of 'green' electric and hybrid vehicles, state-run power utility MSEDCL is planning to set up 500 electric vehicle charging stations across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and the rest of Maharashtra.In the first phase of the project, 50 such stations will be set up throughout the state, Maharashtra Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) said in a release.While...

Western suburbs to face 100% water cut between September 25-26

Western suburbs to face 100% water cut between September 25-26
Most areas in the western suburbs will face a complete water cut between September 25-26 as the civic body works undertakes water pipeline connectivity work.According to an official communication, the BMC recently finished the construction a the 2,200mm diameter tunnel between Powai to Veravali.However, work on connecting the surface pipeline to the main supply centre at Bhandup-Maroshi is pending...

Video: Hawkers caught using open gutter as storage in Vikhroli

Video: Hawkers caught using open gutter as storage in Vikhroli
A shocking video showing two hawkers using an open gutter as storage in Mumbai's Vikhroli area is going viral on social media.The video, purportedly shot by and first shared by a Twitter user named Manish, shows a youngster standing inside the nullah on a footpath running alongside LBS Road, near Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) in Vikhroli West.In the video,...

Diesel rate unchanged in last 2 days, petrol up by 6 paise in Mumbai

Diesel rate unchanged in last 2 days, petrol up by 6 paise in Mumbai
In a welcome change, but far from offering any real respite, the prices of diesel remained unchanged for the second day in Mumbai on Thursday.According to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers, the price of diesel remained stagnant today, while that of petrol was hiked by 6 paise in Mumbai and New Delhi.After the revision, petrol is retailing...

Passengers bleed mid-air on Jet Airways flight as crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure

Passengers bleed mid-air on Jet Airways flight as crew forgets to maintain cabin pressure
At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nasal and ear bleeding on Thursday morning as the crew forgot to switch on the system that maintains cabin pressure.The Boeing 737 aircraft took off from Mumbai airport on Thursday morning and turned back around 45 minutes later."During the climb, the crew forgot to select...

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