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Mumbai’s JJ Hosp facilitates first ever cadaver donation

MUMBAI: The 172-year-old JJ Hospital in Byculla made its first ever contribution to the city’s cadaver donation programme on Sunday. The donor was an accident victim from Jalgaon Sangeeta Mahajan (38), whose family gave their consent after several rounds of counseling by JJ doctors as well as dean Dr TP Lahane over the last two days. The final approval from the family came after an appearance from the officer special duty of medical education department Rameshwar Naik, who too hails from Jalgaon. Only the donor’s liver and eyes…

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Hi-tech speed bumps, not potholes: Comedian Jose Covaco backs RJ Malishka in new video
Hi-tech speed bumps, not potholes: Comedian Jose Covaco backs RJ Malishka in new video

A new video released by comedian Jose Covaco supports RJ Malishka and mocks the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for being ill-prepared for monsoon. The 2-minute video sees a pokerface Covaco refusing to acknowledge the potholes on Mumbai roads, calling them tea vessels, hi-tech speed breakers and multi-purpose holes. Laden with irony, the video is a hilarious take on BMC’s appeal to Mumbaikars to trust them. Covaco takes a subtle dig at the BMC for serving a notice to Mendonsa’s mother…

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Mumbai: RPF calls to say sorry after ignoring calls from an alert citizen

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) woke up to its folly two days after they practically made a joke out of an alert citizen’s call for caution regarding an unattended bag in the local train The Railway Protection Force (RPF) woke up to its folly two days after they practically made a joke out of an alert citizen’s call for caution regarding an unattended bag in the local train. On Friday, after mid-day reported on the incident, RPF cops called…

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Mumbai: Malegaon blast accused wants music and bhajans for peace of mind in jail

In an application filed in court, he has asked for a music system In an application filed before the special National Investigation Agency court on Friday, Malegaon blast accused Swami Dayanand Pandey has asked for a personal music system in jail, so that he can listen to bhajans for some peace of mind. The court has asked the jail authorities to file their reply in the matter. In his application, Pandey said that he has been in the jail…

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Mumbai: Residents of Mira Road village cremate their dead under plastic due to monsoons

Mira village of 3,500 is struggling to perform last rites this monsoon season This isn’t how you would want to bid adieu to your departed loved ones, under plastic sheets or tarpaulin on a pyre made in a forested spot, but residents of Mira Road village Varasaave have no other option. With no crematorium in the area and repeated pleas to the authorities to address the issue going unheard, that’s how they have been forced to conduct last rites…

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Our Jails As Good As Yours, Vijay Mallya Will Be Fine, India Tells UK

The Union Home Ministry recently told Maharashtra government to improve the conditions of its Arthur Road jail where Mr Mallya would be sent if he is extradited from the United Kingdom NEW DELHI: Months before a London Court begins hearing New Delhi’s request to extradite fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya, India has got down to countering attempts by the liquor baron to avoid returning to the country to stand trial for defaulting on loans of over Rs. 9,000 crore. Indians…

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As Protests Hit Indu Sarkar, Director Has A Question For Rahul Gandhi

In his tweet, director Madhur Bhandarkar said, “Dear @OfficeOfRG after Pune I have 2 cancel today’s PressCon at Nagpur. Do you approve this hooliganism? Can I have my Freedom of Expression?” MUMBAI: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar cancelled his promotional events for Indu Sarkar – a movie on Emergency which has incurred the displeasure of local Congress workers – in Nagpur and Mumbai. The event in Nagpur was to be held this morning, the one in Mumbai – tomorrow. An event in Pune had…

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Joke on Narendra Modi: Mysterious ways of Mumbai police officials

Once again, India has proven it can’t take a joke, much less a meme. An FIR was filed against comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB), after they posted – and subsequently deleted – a meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which had the popular dog filter from Snapchat on the PM’s face. Taking suo motu action, the cyber police noted the FIR, after being flooded with complaints on social media. The case was registered under Sec 500 (defamation) of…

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Powai resident get death threats by Shiv Sena leaders for complaining about poor sanitation

Law graduate from Powai’s Jai Bhim Nagar gets threats from Sena workers for complaining about poor sanitation When Jay Bhim Nagar resident Pawan Pal raised a stink about public toilets in his area, he was given piss poor treatment. Pal had approached a local newspaper to talk about the two public loos – one of which is unfinished while the other is filthy and awaiting repairs – after he failed to get a response from the local Shiv Sena…

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