The first commercial flight of the much-awaited seaplane services will take off for Pawana dam in Lonavala from here on August 25, Maharashtra Tourism and Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal announced today.
While the year is far from over, the Mumbai railway division has already clocked 2,143 deaths and 1,938 injuries on its train tracks between January and mid-August, casting a shadow on all of the government Railway Police's (GRP) efforts to curb such accidents.
Mumbai police today got the all-women beat marshal squads, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country wherein armed female police personnel will patrol the city streets on bikes, specifically to tackle crime against women.
Days after the Supreme Court banned the participation of children under the age of 12 in the Dahi Handi festival in view of fatal accidents, over 100 revellers were injured today. In Mumbai, 84 people sustained injuries of which 12 had to be hospitalised. In Thane, 14 were admitted to hospitals with serious injuries. A man also died - reportedly of a heart attack.
Two persons were arrested in connection with an incident where 47 doctors of Sion hospital falling sick after consuming sweets bought from a local shop for Independence Day celebration, police said today. However, the two were later let-off on bail.