Congress names seven more candidates

Eknath Gaikwad from Mumbai South Central The All India Congress Committee late on Tuesday night released its sixth list naming candidates for seven seats from Maharashtra, including one in Mumbai. Former MP and senior Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad will be the party’s candidate from Mumbai South Central. Sitting MLAs K.C. Padvi and Kunal Patil have […]


5 health problems that are worse than kidney stones

Till the time 50 per cent of your kidney fails, there are no obvious symptoms, says Dr Amjad Khan Pathan. Photograph:  When we think of kidney problems the first thing that comes to our minds is kidney stones. Did you know that there are far worse kidney problems than stones? In simple terms, kidneys […]


Mumbai bridge collapse: Debris to be sent for forensic testing

The dismantled frame of Himalaya bridge near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), debris from the collapsed slab and the metal girders that held the slab in place, will be sent for forensic testing to determine the question of negligence by the structural auditor or civic authorities. After a portion of Himalaya bridge collapsed on March […]


Mumbai teachers demand salary hike, to protest on March 22

The Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union (BUCTU) will protest against the University of Mumbai (MU) next week for non-revision of teachers’ salaries as per the 7th Pay Commission, apathy by the varsity towards teachers’ complaints and scheduling college exams without considering other all-India competitive exams. The sit-down protest has been scheduled for March 22 […]


Collapsed bridge was declared safe by structural audit: officials

Doubts raised over consultant’s report calling only for ‘minor repairs’ South Mumbai’s Himalaya foot overbridge that collapsed during rush hour on Thursday killing six persons, was declared safe and only supposed to undergo ‘minor repairs’ according to a structural audit conducted late last year by J D Desai, a consultant appointed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal […]


A red traffic signal that proved lucky for many motorists

A red signal at a traffic junction near the foot overbridge (FOB) in Mumbai, a major part of which caved in on Thursday evening, proved lucky for a large number of motorists who were waiting for it to turn green. Without the red signal, the motorists would have passed under the ill-fated bridge near the […]


Defective electrical circuits caused fires in city last year

Most were in residential structures: RTI response Most of the 4,899 fire incidents reported in Mumbai last year in which 52 people died, were due to defective electrical circuits, information procured through a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed. Mumbai sees an unusually high number of fires and disasters every year. While experts have […]


A week on, not even 50,000 use Mumbai Monorail daily

A week after the state government inaugurated the Mumbai Monorail project with much fanfare, the new transport project is yet to attract ridership. While authorities estimated that the ridership would be around one lakh once phase-2 (from Wadala to Jacob Circle) was functional, the per-day ridership has not even reached the 50,000 mark. According to […]


Two dead, three hurt as car hits tree on Mumbai-Pune highway

Two people died and three others were injured after the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree and fell into a 20-foot deep gorge on the old Mumbai-Pune highway on Sunday.The incident took place near Bhokarpada, 39km from Mumbai, at 10.30pm. Pravin Gaikwad, who was driving, has been booked under sections 304a (causing […]