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One-fifth of Mumbai roads are pedestrian-friendly
Maharashtra may have framed an urban transport policy over five years ago to develop infrastructure aligned with walking, cycling, and public transportation, as well as to combat traffic congestion, but in Mumbai walking remains a nightmare. The recently launched Mumbai climate action plan’s (MCAP) sustainable mobility outlook has highlighted that only 22 per cent of the city’s roads are pedestrian-friendly.
Mumbai: Cops register FIR against 9-year-old boy for accidentally crashing cycle into TV actor's mother
The Vanrai police in Goregaon have registered an FIR against a nine-year-old boy after he injured the mother of TV actor Simran Sachdeva while cycling. The Child Welfare Committee said the police have no right to book a child for an accident. While the actor said she approached the cops seeking action against the child’s parents, the police, clearly on the backfoot, said they will consider closing the case.
Meanwhile, police have dissolved the FIR against the child. A departmental inquiry is being conducted against the officers, PSI Tanaji Patil who registered the FIR, and Inspector Rani Puri of Vanrai police station, and they have been asked to submit a written explanation.
1993 Mumbai blasts: After being on the run, Gujarat ATS apprehends four accused with fake passports
Thirty years after the deadly serial blasts in Mumbai, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has apprehended four wanted accused with fake passports in Ahmedabad. The men, absconding since the 1993 bombings, were living in the Middle East under a different identity and had come to India to renew their passports, said officers.
Mumbai monsoon: Only 35 per cent drains cleaned so far, alleges BJP; Aaditya Thackeray claims most work done
With monsoon just around the corner in an election year, the blame game has begun over the desilting of nullahs. While Suburban Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray said 78 per cent of the desilting work across the city and suburbs is complete, BJP claimed only 35 per cent of the drains are clean. A delegation of the BJP met the civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on May 19 and presented photos of nullahs that are still clogged.
Sheena Bora murder case: I am finally free, I want to live in this moment, says Indrani Mukerjea
After being in Byculla jail for over six years for allegedly killing her daughter, Indrani Mukerjea finally walked out of jail on May 20 after getting bail. in an exclusive interview with mid-day, Indrani discusses her health, career plans, and above all her biography that she is currently working on.