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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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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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Mumbai vs Metro-3: The city is losing the fight to keep its greenery

As the Metro 3 construction, and along with it, rampant tree-axing picks pace, mid-day takes a deep dive into what it really means for Mumbai’s green lungs Issues plaguing the Metro 3 construction Apart from the controversy over the Aarey Car Depot in the area, which requires the chopping of around 3,000 trees, there is the issue of transplanting trees safely. According to green activists, the MMRC had presented a document in court claiming that to take proper care,…

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Vidarbha farmers join race for charity

MUMBAI: The vacant Indu Mills compound in Dadar, the site for an upcoming memorial to Dr B R Ambedkar, became the venue for a running race organised by the textile fraternity last Sunday, July 9. ‘Texathon’ saw scores of professional and amateur runners join 50 cotton farmers from Vidarbha and the alumni of the Sasmira Institute of Textiles. Swapnil Sawant and Varsha Bhawari were the main winners. One farmer participant Gurjarilal Chandraclocked the fourth fastest time. Former national champion Leelamma Alphonso won the veteran…

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Man dies after falling in platform gap at Borivali in Mumbai

MUMBAI: A 40-year-old man died after falling in the gap between the platform and a train at Borivali station in Mumbai on July 3. The video of the gruesome death has gone viral on social media. As many as 13 people have died due to falling in the gap of platform during 2016-17 as compared to 28 in 2015 and 25 in 2014. The number of death has come down due to raising the height of the platforms and awareness campaigns. According to…

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