Compressed Natural Gas will be cheaper by Rs1.60 a kg and Piped Natural Gas, by Rs1.01 per standard cubic meter in Mumbai starting October 4. The drop, owing to reduction in prices of domestically produced natural gas, comes as relief to lakhs of households, as well as taxi and autorickshaw drivers. Read
The Versova bridge over the Vasai creek, a road the leads to Vasai and the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway may soon stop being the traffic nightmare motorists have dreaded for the past few years.
A section of the 40-year-old bridge is undergoing repairs, which means traffic snarls — jams are often kilometres long — are common on this arterial road out of the city. What’s worse? It is also a route that heavy vehicles take to get in and out of Mumbai. Read
The district administration in Aurangabad has imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code that prohibits gathering of more than four people. This is in the wake of fears of backlash by Maratha protesters during the special cabinet meeting of the state government on Tuesday. Read
Students of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) have, of late, begun to question the institute’s rule on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) that states that any intellectual property produced by IIT-B personnel (student/staff/research scholars/post-doctoral fellows) will be owned by the institute. Members of the IIT-B alumni, however, said that the policy is “student-friendly” as it protects the students from various patent-related difficulties. Read
Fifty-one girls were among 171 runaway children in Mumbai rescued by the Government Railway Police till August this year. Most of these children left their homes either to work in the city or because of issues with their families.
Officials said last year, fewer girls — 45 — were rescued in the same period and called the rise a worrying trend.Till August 2015, 188 children were rescued. Read