Central Railway announces 10 more AC local trains

The Central Railway of Mumbai division on Monday announced 10 more air conditioned (AC) local train services on its main line between Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Thane Badlapur, and Kalyan. These will be run by replacing the existing non-AC locals. Central Railway General Manager Anil Kumar Lahoti said, “We are soon going to run 10 … Read more

How a 15-year old Tejaswin Shankar’s teary letter melted the cancer-stricken father into allowing him to pursue athletics

When the high jumper Tejaswin Shankar was starting off athletics training at school, his late father Harishankar wasn’t happy. His lawyer father wanted Tejaswin to focus on studies since he didn’t see athletics, a sport plagued with age fraud and doping, as a viable career option. Tejaswin, who bagged India’s first ever high jump medal … Read more

PM Modi’s Independence Day targets: corruption, nepotism

In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted corruption and nepotism and dynastic politics, which he identified as formidable challenges facing the nation. While Modi has referred to bhrastachar (corruption) in all his Independence Day speeches since 2014 barring the one in 2020, bhai-bhatijawad (nepotism) and … Read more

Young first-timers at Delhi govt’s I-Day event: School students

Among those who attended Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium for the first time on Monday were hundreds of students, including those who shifted from private schools during the pandemic, from around 15-20 Delhi government schools. The Indian Express spoke to these former private school students on what the shift entailed for them. Khushboo Verma, … Read more

Mumbai train blasts case: Convict seeks inquiry into police report on accused

CLAIMING THAT an absconding accused, named in Mumbai 2006 serial train blasts case alleged to have brought Pakistani men to the city to plant bombs, was in prison between 2005 and 2007, death row convict Ehtesham Siddiqui has approached various government authorities and the special court seeking further investigation into this. In another plea last … Read more

Mulund: Two killed in collapse of building roof

TWO SENIOR citizens were killed on Monday when the first floor roof of a ground and two-storey building collapsed in Nanepada in Mulund East at 7.46 pm. The incident was reported to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) disaster control room helpline by local residents. The deceased have been identified as Devshankar Shukla, 93, and Arkhiben Shukla, … Read more