10:07 pm New Delhi :On Wednesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs 10 lakh economic assistance and legal aid to a six-year-old victim of rape. "I'm horrified after seeing the situation of a six-year-old girl at Safdarjung Hospital. Together with her dad. What community are we living in? Del Govt will provide Rs 10 lakh economic assistance and best legal aid. A 26-year-old rickshaw puller was detained in West Delhi on Monday for reportedly raping the six-year-old girl. According to police, in the early hours of Monday, the accused recognized as Arun Kumar Das reportedly raped the minor in the Janakpuri region of West Delhi.
04:07 pm Local train service was halted for some time on Wednesday morning due to overhead equipment broke dwon between Vithalwadi and Kalyan stations.. Two ladies were injured during the accident. Technical team of Central Railway deployed and restored the services..
02:07 pm Mumbai, The overnight death toll in Mumbai's house crash climbed to 14 with three more bodies extricated from the rubble of the four-storied residential building, officials of the BMC Disaster Control said here on Wednesday. Another 23 persons have so far been rescued, many of them injured seriously, and rescue work is continuing as some people are still trapped under the debris. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to all the injured and the government will foot all their medical expenses. The Chief Minister also convened a high-level meeting of all concerned departments to discuss the building crash and pin responsibility. On Tuesday, Fadnavis and the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) had announced separate probes into the disaster. Around 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, an illegal rear portion of the 80-year-old Kesarbai Building suddenly crashed, burying at least 15 families who were living in the ground-plus-four storied structure. Among those who have been killed include the building's caretaker Abdul Sattar Shaikh and his daughter-in-law Sabiya Nissar Shaikh besides three minors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed grief over the crash in a tweet. "Collapse of a building in Mumbai's Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations and assisting those in need." Kesarbai Building is located in one of the oldest and most congested areas of south Mumbai, and rescue operations were hit with the narrow lanes, huge crowds of onlookers, VVIP movements and the media out in large numbers to cover the tragedy. JCBs and heavy earth moving equipment could not reach the crash site, ambulances and rescue vehicles had to be parked more than 50 metres on bigger roads, making it one of the most challenging operations for the NDRF and other teams. However, the local residents helped out by forming human chains to facilitate the relief work, removing the debris in bedsheets, curtains or old saris as time ticked away for those still under the debris. The Kesarbai Building crash has become the second biggest disaster of the monsoon season this year. On July 2, the compound wall of a BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reservoir in Malad east crashed following torrential rain that night, killing 30 so far and injuring around 100. source:ians
02:07 pm Mumbai, Ruling ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray led a huge procession targeting the high-handed attitude of various private insurance companies in the matter of crop insurance for farmers, here on Wednesday. The procession began from the Asian Heart Institute to the headquarters of a private insurance player in the Bandra Kurla Complex and included Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, party ministers in the state government, legislators, party office-bearers and farmers. The marchers carried placards, banners, party flags and raised slogans condemning what they termed the "injustice" meted out to farmers vis-a-vis crop insurance and the alleged frauds in the scheme. A delegation of Sena leaders is likely to call on the top officials of the insurance company and submit a memorandum seeking remedial measures. However, Leader of Opposition Vijay Wadettiwar, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti and others have criticized the procession as a 'pre-election gimmick' and said "it showed the Shiv Sena could not discipline the insurance companies while being a part of the government in the state and centre."
05:07 pm Mumbai, At least 10 people, including four women and a infant, were killed when a four-storied residential building came crashing down in south Mumbai while 10 injured persons were rescued from the debris, BMC Disaster Control officials said. Another 10-odd families are still believed trapped under the rubble of the Kesarbai Building in Dongri area after its rear illegal portion came crashing down around 11.30 a.m. Those killed been identified as Sabiya Nissar Shaikh, 25, Saira Rehan Shaikh, 25, K. Amirajan, 13, Sanaa Salmani, 25, Zuber Salmani, 20, Abdul Sattar Kaloo Shaikh, 55, Muzammil Mansoor Salmani, 15, Javed Ismail, 34, Arhan Shehzad, 40, and toddler Ibrahim, 18 months, said a BMC spokesperson. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered a probe into the building crash and assured strict action against those found guilty. Opposition leaders like Vijay Wadettiwar, Prithviraj Chavan, Naseem Khan, Ashok Chavan, Milind Deora (Congress), Dhananjay Munde, Majeed Memon, Jayant Patil and Nawab Malik (Nationalist Congress Party), and Abu Asim Azmi (Samajwadi Party) among others lashed out at the government for lapses leading to the tragedy. They demanded a detailed investigation into the causes leading to the accident, identifying the culprits and booking them under charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Meanwhile, an RTI activist said that the name of the dilapidated structure, is mysteriously omitted from a comprehensive list of 499 "dangerous" buildings prepared by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). "The BMC, as per the directions of the Bombay High Court, had compiled the list of the dilapidated buildings, which we secured through a RTI reply. Shockingly, Kesarbai Building's name is not mentioned anywhere in the list," Shakeel Ahmed Sheikh told IANS. Later on Tuesday evening, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority's (MHADA) chief spokesperson Vaishali Gadpale cleared the air on the building's status. In a statement, she said that the main dilapidated structure, Kesarbai Building 25/C was completely evacuated by the MHADA last year and the building which collapsed on Tuesday "was the illegal rear portion of this building which is not within the purview of the Mumbai Building Repair & Reconstruction Board". Earlier in the day, MBRRB Chairman Vinod Ghosalkar had said that the dilapidated structure, believed to be over 80 years old, had been handed over for redevelopment to B.S.B. Developers, which has not yet started the work. "This is a serious matter and we shall investigate why the redevelopment work was not initiated, what caused the delays and take appropriate action against those responsible," Ghosalkar told IANS. Among those rescued from the debris include five women, three men and two children aged 3 years each. They are being treated at various hospitals and the two minor males were discharged after treatment. As a precautionary measure, the police evacuated all residents of an adjoining building and shifted them to a nearby school to facilitate the relief works. However, narrow approach roads, huge crowds and thickly populated areas, besides continuous VVIP movements to the site, affected rescue operations. source:ians
08:07 pm Mumbai: A seven-year-old kid drowned here on Monday in an open drain, making him the third of its kind in six days in the business capital of the country, authorities said. Sumit Jaiswal, the victim, fell into an open drain near a garden in Dharavi's Rajiv Gandhi Colony and rescuers took his body out after a few hours. Last Saturday (July 13), at a construction site of the coastal road project in Worli, a 12-year-old boy Bablu Paswan fell into a pit. Earlier on July 10, a two-month-old toddler Divyanshu Singh fell in an open drain while playing on the road in Goregaon. Though rescue agencies launched a massive search for him with sophisticated gadgets in a 10 km vicinity right up to the Arabian Sea, his body is yet to be recovered.
10:07 am Mumbai, About 10 Karnataka Congress-Janata Dal(Secular) MLAs shouted at Senior Congress Leader D.K. Shivakumar , who was trying to meet the rebels here on Wednesday at a five-star hotel in suburban Mumbai. Shivakumar, who came here early on Wednesday, was welcomed by lawmakers who refused to meet him with "Go Back" slogans. He was not permitted to enter Powai's Hotel Renaissance where tight security was deployed.
07:07 pm The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has announced Tuesday's implementation of the reduced tariffs for its buses. The state issued the necessary government resolution (GR) to lower the tariffs for various distance slabs late on Monday evening. Instead of Rs 8 for a 5-km trip, commuters will now have to pay a minimum fare of Rs 5. After the fare revision, Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 15 and Rs 20 will be charged on BEST buses for 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km respectively. Passengers will have to pay a minimum fare of Rs 6 instead of the prior Rs 20 for traveling on air-conditioned (AC) buses. The price on the AC buses would be Rs 25 for a 20-km trip.
04:07 pm Mumbai: Autorickshaws in Mumbai and other parts of the state have threatened to go off roads from Tuesday,unless the state goverment doesn’t meet their demands. The unions want fare hike, action against illegal use of private vehicles for public transportation etc.
01:07 pm Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury appeared before a Mumbai Court today and pleaded that he is not guilty in a defamation case filed in September 2017 by Dhrutiman Joshi for linking with Gauri Lankesh's murder with BJP-RSS ideology. He has been released on Rs.15,000 amount of surety.