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Mumbai: Indian Railways deploy RPF personnel to dissuade people from defecating and throwing garbage on railway tracks

Open defecation is an unceasing problem at a number of suburban stations and railway tracks in Mumbai

Controversial actor Ajaz Khan to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections as independent candidate after Owaisi’s party denied him ticket

Actor Ajaz Khan, who said he would choose Quran over constitution, will fight Maharashtra elections from Byculla as independent candidate

SC asks status quo to be maintained in Aarey Colony, government to not cut any more trees, next hearing on 21st October

Some students had sent a letter to the Chief Justice of India today seeking a stay on cutting the trees, which was signed off by Dhananjay Ranjan, a 4th-year law student of Lloyd Law College, Noida.
Bombay HC dismisses petition filed by activists to put a stay on tree felling in Aarey

Bombay HC dismisses fresh plea seeking stay order on tree felling in Aarey, project to continue

Yesterday, the Bombay HC had granted its approval for tree felling in Aarey for the ongoing metro project.

Section 144 imposed, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi detained, entry restricted into Aarey as protests continue

As per reports, several people have been detained by the police after they tried to stop the authorities from carrying out their job.

Amidst ruckus by activists, Mumbai metro authorities begin cutting the trees for proposed car shed, 800 trees cut till now

At around 9 PM last night, despite the protests, the Mumbai metro authorities started cutting the trees after the BHC gave a green signal by dismissing pleas against BMC.

As Mumbai Metro starts cutting trees in Aarey Colony following HC’s green signal, activists spread new lie of 15 days waiting period

15 days waiting period for Aarey colomy tree cut already over on 29th September
Western Railways have installed three benches at Churchgate station made of recycled plastic, collected from stations during an awareness drive in collaboration with Bisleri

In a first, Western Railways installs three benches made of recycled plastic at railway station

Nearly 109 tonnes of plastic waste was collected during a fortnight-long cleanliness drive carried out by the Western Railways at its stations.

Can a pilot press a wrong button in the panel causing the plane to crash?

Indian Airlines' Flight 605 was a scheduled domestic flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru on 14th February 1990 when it crashed.
ED names Sharad Pawar in the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank scam which is in the tunes of Rs 25000 crores

Maharashtra Cooperative Bank scam: All you need to know why ED filed an ECIR against Sharad Pawar

The Enforcement Directorate had filed an ECIR against Sharad Pawar based on the Mumbai Police’s FIR again Ajit Pawar and 70 others in the MSCB scam
Sharad Pawar cancelled visit to the ED office

After being adamant to go to ED office, Sharad Pawar says he will not go now, to ‘maintain law and order’

Mumbai Police had earlier imposed Section 144 in several areas of Mumbai to prevent possible law and order situation by NCP supporters in case Sharad Pawar visits ED office.
Prohibitory orders in Mumbai ahead of Sharad Pawar's visit to ED office

Mumbai: Section 144 imposed in the city ahead of Sharad Pawar’s visit to ED office in money laundering case

Prohibitory orders are in place in Mumbai as former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sharad Pawar is visiting the ED office after he was named in a money laundering case.
A co-passenger bites off another’s finger over a heated argument for space in Mumbai local

‘Will tear your stomach apart’: One Asif Yusuf Shaikh bites off finger of victim, keeps abusing him even after spitting out severed finger

A squabble over a standing spot near the door in Asangaon fast train took a violent turn as one of the individuals involved in the quarrel named Asif Yusuf Shaikh suddenly chewed off a part of the index finger of the other co-passenger

Aarey activist from NGO Vanashakti threatens woman with ‘dire consequences’ for a Facebook post that supported Mumbai Metro

A woman from Marol woman was threatened by an Aarey 'activist' from NGO Vanashakti for writing a Facebook post that supported the Mumbai Metro Construction project.

15-year-old boy from Bihar duped by fake Kaun Banega Crorepati call, loses Rs 3 lakh

'Kaun Banega Crorepati', is a popular TV show streaming on Sony Entertainment television since the year 2000

Child Rights Commission sends second notice to Mumbai police to investigate suspected torture on juvenile during Worli evangelical event

This is the second letter written by Child Rights Commission to Mumbai police urging them to take prompt action

Mumbai Metro: Trees can and should be replaced, but what happens to the cost of stalled infrastructure projects?

Mumbai Metro: Cutting a tree has gained such an emotional repulse that just the thought of it sends ripples down the power corridor, threatening to unseat governments.
Congress and NCP leaders leave their parties to join the BJP

Maharashtra: NCP and Congress continue to bleed as Harshvardhan Patil join BJP, Ganesh Naik to join too

Ganesh Naik's son Sandeep had already joined BJP last month. Naik is likely to jump ship with all NCP corporators in Navi Mumbai, bringing the municipal body under BJP.

NGOs and assorted ‘liberals’ protesting against Mumbai Metro are wrong: Here are the facts of Aarey Colony Metro Shed

The current agitation being led by Bollywood actors, activists, NGOs and few citizens is primarily with the shed being constructed under the Metro 3 project.

Mumbai: Immediately after being released from jail, a ‘sex-addict’ kidnapped and raped a 6-year-old minor girl

The 30-year-old 'sex addict' is a petty thief who has more than a dozen cases registered against him

All About Mumbai

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, city, capital of Maharashtra state, southwestern India. It is the country’s financial and commercial centre and its principal port on the Arabian Sea.

Located on Maharashtra’s coast, Mumbai is India’s most-populous city, and it is one of the largest and most densely populated urban areas in the world. It was built on a site of ancient settlement, and it took its name from the local goddess Mumba—a form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva, one of the principal deities of Hinduism—whose temple once stood in what is now the southeastern section of the city. It became known as Bombay during the British colonial period, the name possibly an Anglicized corruption of Mumbai or perhaps of Bom Baim (“Good Harbour”), supposedly a Portuguese name for the locale. The name Mumbai was restored officially in 1995, although Bombay remained in common usage.

Mumbai, long the centre of India’s cotton textile industry, subsequently developed a highly diversified manufacturing sector that included an increasingly important information technology (IT) component. In addition, the city’s commercial and financial institutions are strong and vigorous, and Mumbai serves as the country’s financial hub. It suffers, however, from some of the perennial problems of many large expanding industrial cities: air and water pollution, widespread areas of substandard housing, and overcrowding. The last problem is exacerbated by the physical limits of the city’s island location. Area about 239 square miles (619 square km). Pop. (2001) 11,978,450; urban agglom., 16,434,386; (2011) 12,478,447; urban agglom., 18,414,288.

Mumbai, Maharashtra State, Republic of IndiaAsia

Founded: 1668
Location: Arabian Seacoast of Maharashtra, India, South Asia
Motto: Urbs Prima in Indis (“First City in India”)
Time Zone: 5:30 pm Indian Standard Time (IST) = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Ethnic Composition: Maratha, more than 50%; Gujarati,18%; Marwari, Sindhi, Punjabi, Bohra, Khoja, Koli, and others, 32%
Elevation: Sea-level
Latitude and Longitude: 18°58’N, 72°50E
Coastline: 36 km (23 mi), Bombay Island
Climate: Tropical monsoonal; warm temperatures all year, with heavy rainfall concentrated in the summer months
Annual Mean Temperature: 27°C (81°F); January 24°C (76°F); May 30°C (86°F)
Average Annual Precipitation: 180 cm (71 in)
Government: Municipal corporation
Weights and Measures: Metric; imperial measures also used; common numbers are one lakh (100,000) and one crore (10 million)
Monetary Units: Indian Rupee (Re)
Telephone Area Codes: 022
Postal Codes: 400001–400104

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