Most of the Thane residents whose homes were flooded after the Tansa pipeline burst on Saturday spent the night out on the roads. They complained they could not clean their homes – which are full of sludge left behind – as there was no water supply in their homes.
The Byculla police have arrested a 54-year-old security guard working for the Jijamata Udyan – better known as Rani Baug – for allegedly stealing some imitation jewellery from a statue of Shivaji located in the civic zoo premises. He broke off a small part of the statue that had the ornaments attached to it.
Two men posing as policemen tried to kidnap and rob a young couple in the Peddar Road area in the wee hours of Sunday, but the attempt was foiled after a scuffle alerted the police and local residents.
With traces of rainfall experienced in isolated parts of north and central Maharashtra, Marathwada and south Konkan over the past few days, weathermen have predicted rain or thunderstorms for Sunday night or early Monday morning, for Mumbai city.
A man and his 10-year-old son were killed when a compound wall of an under-construction building collapsed on a nearby shanty in Dahisar (East) on Sunday.
After not marking 1,000 heritage structures, the draft development plan has also proposed to strip the city’s heritage panel of its powers to approve changes to Grade 1 and Grade 3 structures.
Hindustan Times is winning big in Mumbai with the number of readers going up to 14.35 lakh, which is more than that of Mumbai Mirror (10.98 lakh) and DNA (2.4 lakh) put together.
Paying heed to the government’s request, several multinational companies and NGOs have shown interest in assisting the state’s Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan.
Not many from the city took part in the global 60+ Earth Hour, under which lights were to be put out between 8.30pm and 9.30pm to save energy, on Saturday. The city managed to save only 40MW, according to the data obtained by Tata Power officials using the power system control centre.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has started the approval process for 25 engineering colleges in the state, some of which were barred from admitting students last year. The approvals will decide if they can take in students this year.
Heritage structures, mangroves and salt pans claimed, the draft development plan for the city also proposes a high floor space index for the Juhu beach and areas around it.
Conventional tests failed to detect heart attacks in one out of every 10 women who had a cardiac condition, a study done in Mumbai has revealed.
A bevy of Bollywood A-listers on Saturday made their presence felt at a meeting convened by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)chief Raj Thackeray to discuss the controversial development plan (DP) for the city in Mumbai.
The 72-inch Tansa main water pipeline burst around 2.35pm in the Wagle Estate area, with water rushing into houses and reaching as high as 10 feet in some parts. Traffic movement in Thane was also disrupted for hours.
A driver of cash van, who escaped along with Rs 1.28 crore in cash from suburban Trombay, has been arrested and the amount has been recovered, police said on Saturday.