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African athletes expected to dominate Tata Mumbai Marathon 19.1.2018 General News
African athletes are likely to dominate proceedings at Sunday's Tata Mumbai Marathon with all of them, both men and women, geared up for the mega event. While in the Mens Full Marathon, among the Africans, Solomon Deksisa (Ethiopia), Evans Ruto (Kenya) and his compatriot Joshua Kipkoror are set for the race, in the womens category Kenyan Bornes Kitur and Ethiopian Amane Gobena and Shuko Genemo, among others, will compete for the top spot. In the men's category, Jeffrey Eggleston from the United States can give tough competition to the Africans and may spring a surprise. These athletes spoke to media persons here today, two days prior to the race. Kitur, who is the defending champion, said the course was nice and that she enjoyed running in the city. "The finish (last year) was great and this year the build up to the Marathon has been great as well," added Kitur, who has a personal best of 2:29:01. Ethiopian Gobena, who has been running for several years now, said she ...
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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal optimistic about suburban rail 18.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Expresses confidence of taking the project to logical end
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CCTV network, FOBs, escalators on CR agenda 18.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Projects to improve passenger safety, experience
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'Bhajan mandalis' cannot be stopped from playing in Mumbai locals: Goyal 14.1.2018 General News
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday that the bhajan mandalis, groups of music artistes who play devotional songs in Mumbai trains, would not be banned even if they did create noise pollution."They are an institution; they are as much a part of Indian Railways as the railways itself. I am not in a mood to stop these bhajan mandalis. Those few who are very concerned about their noise possibly metro may be a better travel mode or some other way," the minister said here after attending an event at Bombay Stock Exchange."It will be very unfair on me [my part] to kill the legacy or something which is very intrinsic to Mumbai. There are already many activists also who want to stop all the processions of dahi-handi, Ganesh Chaturthi and all the procession of Eid. We are not amongst that [them]. We want to encourage India's rich culture and heritage," Goyal added.The singing groups have had a few run-ins with the authorities in the past.Last year, the Railway authorities even ...
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Wait for Navi Mumbai Metro gets longer 13.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
CIDCO terminates contract because of slow progress
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Mumbai: Leopard enters residential area, injures six 13.1.2018 General News
At least six persons were injured today in an attack by a leopard, which entered a residential area in Nanipada in suburban Mulund here, police said. The leopard was spotted at 7.15am in Nanipada, which is surrounded by hills and forest, a senior police official said. It attacked and injured six persons. A team of police and forest officials was rushed to the area, he said. "Police and forest teams are on the spot, the area was cordoned off and efforts to catch the leopard are on," said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-VII, Akhilesh Singh.
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MCA managing committee meeting on Jan 16 12.1.2018 General News
The managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association will meet on January 16 and will discuss, among other things, would-be changes in its constitution. "Yes, apart from our daily reports, we will discuss changes in the constitution during the managing committee meeting. The changes will have to be made as per the recommendations of the Lodha committee," a senior MCA official told PTI. While the Maharashtra Cricket Association has decided to implement the Lodha panel reforms, the Mumbai Cricket Association is yet to implement them.
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Fadnavis okays DPR for Metro 4A route extension till Gaimukh 12.1.2018 General News
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved today the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 4A project route from Kasarwadavali to Gaimukh in Thane district. The Metro 4A project, which is estimated to cost Rs 949 crore, will have two stations- Gowniwada and Gaimukh- on the extended route. The 2.7-kms extension will ensure that the entire Ghodbunder Road is connected by the Metro corridor till Gaimukh, an official said. This additional route is part of 32-km long Wadala- Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane Kasarwadvali corridor. The route extension will add 1.5 lakh passengers, taking the total number of passengers to 8.7 lakh. Commuting between Thane and South Mumbai will be easier, the official added. The project is expected to be completed by March 2022. The DPR was approved by Fadnavis at the 144th meeting of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), where Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta, Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar .
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Bengaluru roundup: Fire kills five, Namma Metro’s green gesture 12.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Fire tragedy in Bengaluru kicks off debate on fire safety yet again. Metro will be transplanting trees this time. these, and more news from Bengaluru. ...
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Indian cities need integrated development agenda (Comment: Special to IANS) 11.1.2018 General News
One of the fastest-growing economies in the world, India has grown at a rate of above seven per cent over the last decade. Much of this growth can be explained by the growth of its cities. Cities have emerged as economic powerhouses that have defined job growth within the country.
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Two crude bombs found at Mumbai Metro site 11.1.2018 General News
Two crude bombs were unearthed during digging at a Metro construction site in Mumbai Central on Wednesday, which were later defused and sent for forensic testing.A Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) official informed an on-duty officer about the explosives found during the excavation work on the Metro Line just outside the Mumbai Central Railway Station.The staff of BCT Post with a dog squad reached the site and informed Nagpada Police about the matter.Senior Police Inspector Nilesh Shevale along with his team and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) members of Maharashtra Police reached the site.They then defused the bombs and sent them to the forensic laboratory at Kalina for expert opinion.Further details are awaited.
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Charbagh Junction to receive International makeover 11.1.2018 General News
Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station, one of the two main railway stations of the city, will soon receive a makeover just like the International airports.According to reports, Rs 6,000 crore will be spent by the Indian Railways on the project with a world-class look which is expected to be completed within three years.Currently, around 110 pairs of coaching that is 220 trains and 33 pairs of goods are handled by this station and in order to meet the increased demand of traffic, a complete revamping of the station has been planned.A concourse of 9 meters height, which will be approximately 180 meters in length and will cover all the platforms on the station, has been planned.Kalzip roofing has been planned which will have a retail area, washrooms, waiting area, travelators, polyclinics, food court, shopping area, ATM and drinking water facilities.In order to handle more traffic through the station, two additional platforms are being made.As per reports, the outer heritage look of the ...
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Realtors cool to proposed FSI hike 11.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Govt. sets one-month deadline to receive suggestions, objections before formulating policy
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MCA organising talent search for bowlers 10.1.2018 General News
The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is organising a talent search for bowlers in the age group of 16 to 18 years and 19 to 22 years at various centres across Mumbai, Palghar and Thane districts. The objective of trials is to unearth bowling talent which can be groomed for higher level of cricket, the MCA said in a media release today. The selection is open for all local bowlers. All the bowlers can register online for the trials at https://mca.crm.khelomore.com. Khelomore is the digital partner of Mumbai Cricket Association for the said selection trials, the release added. The schedule of trials is as follows: Date Venue Time 15th January 2018 Wankhede Stadium 10.00 am onwards 16th January 2018 Union Cricket Academy, Wayle Nagar, Kalyan 10.00 am onwards 17th January 2018 Central Maidan, Thane 10.00 am onwards 18th January 2018 Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana, Kandivali 10.00 am onwards 19th January 2018 Sainath C.C., Virar 10.00 am onwards 20th January 2018 PDTSA Ground, ...
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Cyclists furious over Paris bike hire chaos 10.1.2018 General News
Paris authorities threatened sanctions today against the new operator of the city's Velib bike hire system over a chaotic rollout that has left cyclists seething. The grey bikes are a familiar sight in the French capital, popular with tourists and commuters alike a decade after the scheme was launched -- but now they are virtually absent from the streets. In October, Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced a splashy overhaul that would see a third of the bikes replaced with electric ones, with the rest also getting a sleek redesign. The facelift coincides with Velib's management changing hands from giant JCDecaux -- better known as a worldwide provider of bus stop adverts -- to Franco-Spanish upstart Smovengo. But after weeks of disruption, just 64 docking stations are operational out of a total 1,460 that are supposed to be up and running by the end of March. Hidalgo told France Bleu radio that city hall officials were "banging our fists on the table at this company", ..
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Watch out airlines. High-speed rail now rivals flying on key routes in Asia 10.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In Asia and Europe, super-fast locomotives are comparable to air travel in price and door-to-door speed
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One card for all modes of transport 10.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Can be used to pay for bus, train, metro, monorail rides
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Expanding Metro Footprint-I: Network set to grow fourfold in seven years 9.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In the first of a two-part series, we look at the Metro network expansion and the challenges that come with it
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HCC bags ₹484 crore contract for Pune Metro 9.1.2018 Hindu: National
Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (HCC) has been awarded a ₹484-crore contract by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL) for the Pune Metro Rail Project.HCC is the ...
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Raveena Tandon urges recycling, preserving to save planet Earth 4.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Actress Raveena Tandon has urged people to save planet Earth by recycling and preserving.
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