08:09 pm Mumbai: The Central Railway(CR) scheduled a five-hour mega block on its Main and Harbor lines on Sunday to carry out maintenance job. Between Mulund and Matunga railway stations on the main line, the block will be operated, while between Panvel and Vashi there will be no slow and fast services. The Western Railway (WR) will have a jumbo block. "All Up fast Line services leaving Kalyan from 10.37am to 3.06pm will be diverted on the Up Slow Line between Diva and Parel stations, stopping at all stations up to Parel and returning to the fast Line and arriving 20 minutes behind schedule at their destination." "Fast / semi-fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) from 10.05am to 3.22pm will stop at stations Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Mulund and Diva in regards to their normal stops and arrive 20 minutes behind schedule to their destination,". Chief PRO said.
09:09 am Mumbai: Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) received several complaints on Thursday night about a gas odor that was thought to be due to leakage from different areas of Mumbai. The smell began to emerge from locations such as Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Chandivali, Powai, Ghatkopar and Andheri after 10 p.m. The natural gas distribution company MGL said after receiving the complaints ' acknowledgement that emergency teams have spread to locations where complaints were received. "Apart from the nine fire engines, four emergency vans of MGL have been mobilised. If you still notice the odour please dial 1916 gas leak," the MGL said.
04:09 pm K.A.Viswanathan Mumbai: The SIES High School, Matunga, in collaboration with ISRO conducting a three day mega exhibition from September 18 in the school premises , Matunga, Mumbai. This event will serve as a platform to create awareness about space science and astronomy amongst school students and public at large, thus igniting their interest in the emerging areas of space technology. It will also give them an opportunity to learn about ISRO’s history and glorious space missions through the scaled down models of rockets, static panels, launch vehicles, satellites, covering information themes like ISRO Time Line, Earth Observation Satellites, Communication Satellites and their applications, inter-planetary mission, Human Space Program. Visitors will be given a rare opportunity of having a face to face interaction with scientists and to discuss a series of topics based on space. Five scientists have come from ISRO to set up the exhibition. Over 175 schools from all over Mumbai, Thane , Navi Mumbai areas have registered and over 50 thousand students will be attending the three days show said the school headmistress Mrs. Kalyani Arumugam. The students have visited the exhibition at Nehru centre and were completely conversed with the subject and were explaining to the visitors in the schools. The highlight of the event will be display of models of the equipments used at ISRO Space Centre for the launching of Chandrayan I and II mission to moon.
09:09 am Mumbai: Given the heavy rainfall forecast, schools and junior colleges will stay closed today in Mumbai, Thane and Konkan areas. State Minister of School Education Ashish Shelar tweeted "In view of heavy rainfall forecasts, the holiday is declared as a precautionary measure for all schools and junior colleges in Mumbai, Thane, Konkan region for today 19 September 2019." Furthermore, he said that after recognizing local situations, district collectors in other areas of Maharashtra will decide whether schools will remain in the region.
09:09 am New Delhi: Many colleges in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida are closed today and because of a one-day strike called by transport unions to protest the steep increase in traffic fines, office-goers might face problems in receiving public transport. 41 Associations and passenger and merchandise unions in the Delhi-NCR region, including trucks, buses, cars and taxis, are in strike under two umbrella bodies.
03:09 pm Mumbai: Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, was among the thousands of people who wished PM on his 69th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wishing the Father of our Country @narendramodi ji a very Happy Birthday - who inspires us to work relentlessly towards the betterment of the society !" Ms Fadnavis tweeted, However, she faced criticism on social media over her referring to PM Modi as the "father of our country",
04:09 pm K.A.Viswanathan Mumbai: Onam the harvest festival of Kerala celebrated with great fervor since ancient times in honour of the homecoming of the noble and legendary King Mahabali, the grandson of Prahlada (an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu ). Much of Kerala's culture is showcased during Onam festivities . Last year the festival was not celebrated due to floods in Kerala. People collected the money and used it for flood relief. King Mahabali, who according to legend ruled the state once, under whom the people were equal, prosperous and happy. People believe that it was on this particular day of Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calender month of Chingam when Lord Mahavishnu took his fifth avatar as Vaamana, appeared in the kingdom of King Mahabali and sent him to the netherworld. According to legend, on Thiruvonam day the spirit of King Mahabali visits the people of Kerala. The festivity of Onam is marked with a range of novel activities, music, worshipping and fascinating decorations such as Pookolam, a fancy and colourful floral pattern laid on the floor as a part of the ritual. Wearing new clothes and preparation of traditional feast called sadya is a part of celebration. Sadya is a lavish feast with twenty-one homemade curries and sweet payasam( keer) on plantain leaf. All Keralites make it a point to buy new clothes and men wearing silk dhoti and ladies Kerala type off white sari called Pamundu, visit nearby Krishna temple. In Matunga they visit the 90 year old Kochu Guruvayoorappan temple. People stand in long que from early morning to get the glimpse of Lord Krishna idol in the temple. Malayalam association of the SIES College was celebrating on September 14 by arranging cultural dances.
04:09 pm Mumbai: A 12-year-old kid in Mumbai's suburban Govandi stabbed his tuition teacher to death after a battle between her and his mother. The event took place on Monday morning in the Shivajinagar region, police said. The victim has been recognized as Ayesha Aslam Husuyae, 30 years old. At her house, Ayesha Husuyae gave the boy tuition, a police officer said. The boy's mom wished to borrow cash from her on Monday for some family purchases; but the teacher refused to give , the official said. It resulted to a heated battle in the presence of the boy between the two ladies.The kid was reportedly picking up a knife lying in the house and stabbed Ayesha Husuyae. She had been taken to a hospital where she had been declared dead.
04:09 pm K.A.Viswanathan Mumbai: On the occasion of the 103 rd birth anniversary of the legend musician Late Dr.M.S.Subbulakshmi, 50 prominent young musicians from all over the country were presented with "Sri Shanmukhananda Bharat Ratna Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi Fellowship in Music" on ,September 14. at Shanmukhananda auditorium. The fellowship carries a grant of Rs. 1 lakh for three years each in the field of Carnatic vocal, Hindustani vocal, Mrudungam, Harikatha, Nadaswaram, Chitravina, Veena, Sitar,flute and violin. The musicians hail from Mumbai, Amritsar, Bangalore, Calcutta,Chennai, Kerala, New Delhi, Andhra, Udupi ,Pune and Thane. This year, for the first time, the fellowship was given to 13 youngsters and continued for 37 other musicians. On the following day, Shanmukhananda Dr. M.S.Subbulakshmi Sangeetha Pracharya Award was presented to well known carnatic music guru Mrs. Alamelu Mani , mother of playback singer A.Hariharan, She has trained more than 1000 students across the globe in carnatic music.
08:09 am Mumbai: A pregnant lady gave birth to a child on a local train in Mumbai on Saturday, authorities said. The woman traveled from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane Station when she started to experience pain in her abdomen. She went tolabour and delivered a baby kid while the train was on its way to Thane Railway Station. The woman was later taken to the Railway One Rupee Clinic at Thane Railway Station for emergency treatment, where both mother and child were attended by on-duty physicians. They were later transferred to the government hospital.