03:03 pm MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi corridor will put Maharashtra 20 years ahead of rest of the nation. He was talking in detail about the various industrial policies initiated by the government. He said this policy speaks about 20 smart industrial townships with direct connectivity to JNPT port. It will open up entirely a new facility for investors. "Policy also speaks about industry 4.0, a fourth industrial revolution, that is going to change the face of the industry. We have also created a new opportunity for FinTech as Mumbai is a FinTech hub", he said. "Policies created for marginalised people and special policy for women. Maharashtra is the first state to have an industrial policy for women", CM added. Chief Minister concluded that Maharashtra is the number 1 state in the country and will remain as No.1
11:03 am MUMBAI: Six people killed and 33 injured after a portion of a foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai. The bridge connects the Times of India building lies just opposite to the iconic railway station. Investigations are going on to find the exact cause behind the foot overbridge collapse. Meanwhile, the Railway Ministry has blamed squarely on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for the bridge collapse who had done a recent audit.
08:03 pm K.A.Viswanathan MUMBAI: The Women's wing of the Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mumbai felicitated the first all women’s team of the Matunga railway station as part of the International women’s day celebration at the Sabha auditorium on March 9. Matunga station also entered the Limca Book of Records 2018, for the first railway station in India in the suburban category to be completely staffed by women. A total of 42 women team, led by station manager Ms. Meena Santi, are working which includes 17 booking clerks,8 ticket checkers, 5 point persons,2 announcers and other workers. They were felicitated by Dr. Smt. Hansaji Yogendraji, director of the Yoga Institute, Mumbai. While congratulating the women for making Matunga station as the cleanest station, the Women’s wing president Santoshi Rajan said ‘God resides where women are respected’. In India, women are well respected and are treated equal to men. Dr. Hansa Yotgendraji in her address said: “ in spirituality, there is no difference between men and women.” She has urged the people to keep themselves fit on all occasions and regular walking exercise will help them in this, she said.
04:03 pm MUMBAI: The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Ali Chegeni met the Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. The Consul General of Singapore in Mumbai Gavin Chay called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan.
11:03 am MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis will inaugurate Monorail’s second phase from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk today evening. The Chief Minister will flag off the 11.28-km long second phase from Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk Monorail station at 6.00 pm. The 8.26-km long Phase-I from Chembur to Wadala was already operational, and now with this 11.28-km Phase-II from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk having been completed, the Mumbaikars will be able to ride the entire 19.54-km long Chembur to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk Monorail corridor, which is devoid of any mass public rapid transit system. Once commissioned, the Monorail will operate daily from 6 am to 10 pm with a 22-minute gap between the two Mono trains and will also reduce the travel time from 90 to a mere 30 minutes. Subhash Desai, Guardian Minister of Mumbai District, will preside over the inauguration ceremony at Wadala. The seventeen stations on the entire 19.54-km long Monorail corridor are – Phase-I – Chembur, VN Purav Marg, Fertilizer Township, Bharat Petroleum, Mysore Colony, Bhakti Park, Wadala Depot Phase-II – GTB Nagar, Antop Hill, Acharya Atre Nagar, Wadala Bridge, Dadar-East, Naigaon, Ambedkar Nagar, Mint Colony, Lower Parel, Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk. (Ends)
07:02 pm Mumbai: IPS Officer Sanjay Barve took charge as Mumbai Police commissioner. He has replaced Subodhkumar Jaiswal who is appointed as new Director General of Maharashtra Police. Barve, a 1987 batch IPS officer, was DGP of Maharashtra's anti-corruption bureau (ACB) before appointed as city's police chief. He was part of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that investigated Abdul Karim Telgi's multi-crore fake stamp paper scam. He was awarded the President's Police Medal in 2006. Barve, while addressing the media after taking charge, said that the city's security is his top priority. "I want to assure Mumbaikars that they are safe, the city is safe and will remain safe. I want to appeal to the police and city residents to remain alert and vigilant. If there is anything suspicious, people should alert the police," Barve said. New Director General Subodhkumar Jaiswal replaces Datta Padsalgikar, who retired on Thursday. Jaiswal had worked with intelligence agency RAW before rejoining the police force in 2009, after a gap of nine years.
06:02 pm The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao addressed the Joint Session of Maharashtra State Legislature at Vidhan Bhavan, Mumbai on Monday. The Governor will inaugurate the Ramayana International Festival at MMRDA Ground, Bandra Kurla Complex on Monday. The Festival organised by MTDC will feature Ramayana performances by troupes from India, Indonesia, Philippines and Cambodia.
06:02 pm K.A.Viswanathan The department of English, SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce had organised a one day national seminar on poetry as an art form by taking a close look at urban verse and its practitioners in India. The seminar was the first of its kind to be organised by a City college. Poets from all over the country including Menka Shivdasani (Co-founders of the iconic Poetry Circle in Mumbai), artists and poets such as Jane Bhandari and Naval Commander Paresh Tiwari, Poet, photo artist and academician from M.S. University, Baroda, Dr. Johannes Manjrekar, academician and poet Geethanjali Rajan, Ramesh Gowri Raghavan, Dr. Brijesh Raj and Sandra Martyrs were among the persons who introduced the interesting forms such as Haiku and Haibun. “The seminar is organised to inspire budding talent and encourage creative writing as a vocation, “ said Dr. Lakshmi Muthukumar, head of the department of English. It also aims to provide a first-hand experience of writing and appreciating city poetry, shed light on avenues open to the city poets to share their work with like-minded individuals, Lakshmi said.
03:02 pm Heritage run on Neral-Matheran section with a Steam Engine along with a Vista-Dome coach was conducted at Neral on 23rd February as part of the Heritage month celebrations on Central Railway. The train consisting of the Steam Engine, one Vista-Dome coach and one First class coach ran a few kilometres as a customary inaugural run. Retired railway employees and Railway officials were present during the event. Ketan Shah, member ZRUCC also attended the event with other members.
04:02 pm A courier boy from West Bengal attacked two ladies at Dadar. Residents caught the Courier boy, Ibrahim Shaikh and handed over to the Shivaji Park police station. He was delivering courier of the Forum courier at Dadar. At the doorstep of Mrs Sujita Pedanekar, she couldn't understand his language. When Sujata insisted him for Marathi, he failed to talk. After denying to accept courier, Ibrahim punched on her face, another lady rush for help for Sujata was also attacked with pen on her face. MNS demands probe about whether this boy is actually from West Bengal or Bangladesh. MNS also raises question on how this boy got ADHAR card of Mumbai address within one month after his arrival to Mumbai.