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Mumbai 'most forgetful' city in the country: Uber Lost and Found Index

Mumbai bagged the title for the most forgetful city in the country as far as Uber commuters are concerned. People are most likely to forget unique things such as ghewar (an Indian sweet dish), flutes, Aadhaar cards, dumbbells, a bike handle, cricket bats, spike guards, and college certificates, to name a few. Uber released the 2022 edition of its Lost and Found Index, a snapshot of the most frequently forgotten items, the most forgetful cities, as well as the days of the week and times of the year when Uber riders tend to be most forgetful. While Mumbai bagged the title of the most forgetful city in the country for the second time in a row, Delhi NCR and Lucknow were not far behind. Backed by rider insights and gigabytes of data, the Lost and Found Index aims to educate riders in a fun yet informative manner about Uber’s in-app options available to them at the tap of a button, in case they lose or forget something in their Uber during their trip. Over the last year, objects, including phones, speakers/headphones, wallets and bags, top the list of items left in Ubers across India, followed by utility items such as groceries, thermos/water bottles and phone chargers. Below is the snapshot of insights from Uber Lost and Found Index India 2022: Top 10 most commonly forgotten items Phone/camera, laptop, backpack, wallet, speaker, clothing, groceries, cash, water bottle, and headphones were found to be the most commonly forgotten items. Top 4 Most ‘Forgetful’ cities Apart from Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Lucknow, and Kolkata were named the most forgetful cities. ·Top 5 Most forgetful days of the year According to the survey, March 25, March 24, March 30, March 31, and March 17 were the most forgetful days of the year. Also Read: Mumbai: Over 40k motorists penalised for traffic violations during 12-hour drive Lost items that peak on certain days The Lost and Found Index also found that people are most likely to forget their clothes on Saturdays, laptop on Wednesdays, and water bottle on Sundays. Headphones/speakers made for the most forgotten items on Monday and Friday. The most forgetful time of the day for Indians are afternoon hours from 1 pm-3 pm. Top 11 Most unique lost items: The list includes items such as ghewar (Indian sweet), stickers, birthday cake, mangoes, Aadhaar card, 5 kg dumbbells, college certificates, cricket bat, spike guard, bike handle, and flute in a black cover.

10 August,2022 03:40 PM IST | Mumbai | Rajendra B. Aklekar
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No urgent HC relief for student arrested for 'objectionable' tweet about Pawar

Refusing to grant urgent bail to a 22-year-old pharmacy student, arrested last month for an alleged objectionable tweet against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the Bombay High Court said fundamental rights are not absolute. A division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MN Jadhav was hearing a petition filed by Nikhil Bhamre, a resident of Nashik, seeking that all five FIRs registered against him in different districts of Maharashtra be quashed. He also prayed that he should be released from jail in the meantime while his petition was pending. Bhamre's lawyer advocate Subhash Jha told the court that it was unfortunate that this was happening to a young man in a state like Maharashtra, and "we are living in a democracy". The bench noted that Bhamre was 22 years old, and said at this age there has to be some "responsibility". "Every citizen has fundamental rights. But these are subject to restrictions. Fundamental rights are not absolute. No one has the right to comment on someone else's private life," Justice Shinde said. "Merely because one has the right does not mean he or she can exercise this right without any restriction," the court added. Also Read: Maha DY CM Ajit Pawar reviews Pandharpur pilgrimage arrangements The bench directed the state government to file a progress report of probe against Bhamre. Advocate Jha then requested the court to pass an order releasing his client on bail. The judges, however, said such an order cannot be passed on the first date of hearing. The court posted the plea for further hearing on June 10. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

10 August,2022 03:39 PM IST | Mumbai
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People in Kashmir suffering but 'king' busy in celebrations: Sena's jibe at Modi

In a stinging attack on the Narendra Modi government over the targeted killings in Kashmir, the Shiv Sena on Monday said while people in the UT are suffering, the 'king' is busy with celebrations. In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Shiv Sena took a dig over the Modi government's 8th-anniversary celebrations and said while the BJP is busy promoting how provisions of Article 370 were nullified and surgical strikes were carried out on Pakistan-based terrorists, it is surprising that they are oblivious to the sufferings of the Kashmiri Pandits. Questioning BJP's Hindutva pitch, the Sena said the BJP and the Centre are quiet over the killings of Hindus in the Valley. "While Kashmiri people are suffering, the king is busy in celebrations," the party said in a reference to the eighth-year celebrations of the Modi government. The Sena said while the party (BJP) derived a political mileage from the surgical strikes, the situation in Kashmir has worsened and Hindus are still being killed. It seems the BJP is made of a different element, the editorial said. Also Read: We will support Kashmiri Pandits, our doors are open for them: Aaditya Thackeray "These people blare their throats out over Hindutva and nationalism. But they keep mum when Hindus are in real danger. The BJP and the Centre are quiet over the killings of Hindus in the Valley," it said. "Where did the bombs of surgical strike explode?" the Sena asked. What results have been achieved by the nullification of special provisions of Article 370 and how many people purchased land in Kashmir, it asked. "On the other hand, Maharashtra Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray (who also heads Shiv Sena) has said that the state will support Kashmiri Pandits. The state will do whatever is needed," the Sena added. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

10 August,2022 03:38 PM IST | New Delhi
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Over 60 pc of Covid-19 cases in ! - S-Ward from Powai's elite housing societies

The S-Ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported 148 Covid-19 cases last week, of which 60 to 70 per cent were reported from the Powai area. According to BMC data, 12 housing societies in Hiranandani along with IIT-Bombay reported the highest number of cases. Currently, IIT Bombay in Powai has 10 active cases. BMC's S-Ward consists of Bhandup, Kanjurmarg and Powai. According to Dr Avinash Waydande, medical officer of the ward, over 60 per cent of the cases in the ward are from elite housing localities such as Brentwood, Avalon, Raj Grandeur, Jaltarang, Evita, Golden Oak, Torino Hiranandani South Avenue, Powai Cosmos Politan, Hiranandani Zen Maple, Trinity, Skyline Villa, Mahada and Shivneri (IIT Bombay). Speaking about the cases, Dr Waydande said, "While 90 per cent of the patients are asymptomatic and in home isolation, all of them have a travel history and most have received two doses of the Covid vaccine." Also Read: Mumbai: IIT Bombay reports 66 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases in one week According to the public health department officials, they have ordered the local ward office to track high-risk contact in these cases. Dr Mangala Gomare, executive health officer, BMC's public health department, said, "We have asked the local ward office to get in touch with the high-risk contacts of the patients in the same localities and conduct cluster testing to track suspected cases." On June 6, the S ward tested a few high-risk contacts of the patients in the Powai area. On measures taken to prevent transmission in other areas of the ward, Dr Gomare added, "Under the Har Dastak campaign, the vaccination drive is being pushed in slum pockets of the ward to reach out to the young population and other citizens who are yet to take doses." According to the IIT-Bombay alert for the campus residents, a significant increase in the number of cases has been reported among staff members and students. While the cases are mild, the institute has made the wearing of masks mandatory in all indoor spaces to contain the spread. An article quiz -Article quiz

02 August,2022 04:32 PM IST | Mumbai | Anagha Sawant | Asif Rizvi
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Every leader wants CM from his party: Supriya Sule on Dhananjay Munde's remarks

Days after NCP leader Dhananjay Munde suggested that the next chief minister of Maharashtra will be from their party, NCP MP Supriya Sule on Monday said every leader wants a CM from their party and there is "nothing new" about it. The NCP, headed by Sharad Pawar, is a key constituent of the Uddhav Thackeray-led ruling dispensation in Maharashtra, which also comprises the Shiv Sena and Congress. When some reporters here asked about Munde's remarks, Sule said every leader, worker or follower of a party wants a CM from their organisation and of the same ideology. "This is a common phenomenon, there is nothing new in it," she said. Also Read: Maharashtra BJP chief apologises for 'go home and cook' remark against Supriya Sule after women's panel notice To a query on the possibility of horse-trading for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls from Maharashtra, she said such a thing was "unfortunate", and nominees for six seats from the state should have been elected unopposed without the need for a contest. The ruling MVA has fielded four candidates and the BJP has nominated three of its leaders for the June 10 Rajya Sabha polls to six seats from the state. Sule said some MVA members had met senior BJP leaders and requested them to find a way out (to avoid a contest for the Rajya Sabha seats). On speculations that some smaller allies of MVA may help the BJP's Rajya Sabha candidates , Sule said this issue should be taken seriously and the ruling alliance leaders should discuss it. She was also asked if NCP MLAs Anil Deshmukh and Nawab Malik, who are currently in jail, would be allowed to vote in the Rajya Sabha elections. "The two NCP leaders are in jail without doing anything wrong. We have faith in the judiciary and we believe that we will get justice. NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal is trying that both the leaders get an opportunity to vote." Asked about dismissed police officer Sachin Waze turning an approver in a corruption case against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh, Sule said, "The person (Waze), who himself is facing allegations is becoming a witness, and the person (Deshmukh) who has no allegations against him, his residence had been searched 109 times. "Have we seen something like this before? It is sort of a record," she said, claiming that central agencies were being "misused" by the Union government. On some alleged objectionable comments recently made by state BJP legislator Gopichand Padalkar against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Sule quipped that people keep criticising him as "there cannot be a headline without criticising Sharad Pawar".  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Nagpur | PTI
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Rajya Sabha polls: Nawab Malik, Anil Deshmukh seek 1-day bail to cast vote

Maharashtra ministers Nawab Malik, and Anil Deshmukh, who are currently in jail following arrest in a money-laundering case, have approached a special court in Mumbai seeking bail for one day to cast vote in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. From Maharashtra, six Rajya Sabha seats are up for grabs. A special court in Mumbai, designated to hear cases related to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its affidavit to both the applications (Malik and Deshmukh) and posted them for further hearing on June 8. The polls are scheduled to take place on June 10. Malik was arrested by the ED on February 23 n connection with a money-laundering probe linked to the activities of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim and his aides. The NCP leader in his application sought to be released on bail for a day on June 10. Malik in his plea claimed that he is an elected MLA and hence, is duty-bound to represent the residents of his constituency in electing a representative to the Rajya Sabha, and is also desirous to cast his vote in the aforesaid biennial elections. While the two NCP MLAS - Deshmukh and Malik- are currently in jail, one seat is lying vacant. Apart from the four main parties Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress and BJP, the Assembly has 25 MLAs from smaller parties and Independents. The effective election quota per candidate is 42. The BJP, which has 106 members in the House, has nominated Union minister Piyush Goyal, Anil Bonde and Dhananjay Mahadik. Also Read: Congress general secretary Ashish Deshmukh quits over ‘imported’ Rajya Sabha candidate Sharad Pawar's NCP has re-nominated former Union minister Praful Patel, while the Congress has fielded Imran Pratapgarhi. Sanjay Raut and Sanjay Pawar are nominees of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena. The electoral contest for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat lies between BJP's Dhananjay Mahadik and Sena's Sanjay Pawar. With inputs from PTI

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Aaditya Thackeray to perform Saryu aarti on Ayodhya trip

Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray will perform the Saryu aarti during his forthcoming trip to Ayodhya on June 15, a top leader said on Monday. PWD Minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut reached Ayodhya on Monday to make the preparations for the visit of Aaditya -- son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray -- to the upcoming Ram Temple. Speaking to media persons, Raut said that Aaditya will reach the pilgrimage town on June 15 from Lucknow in a "purely religious visit" with no political agenda, offer prayers at the temple of Ram Lalla, perform the Saryu aarti and also interact with the local media. "Shiv Sena has a long association with Ayodhya, since the struggle for the temple started and even later. We have immense faith in Lord Ram and our leaders or workers regularly come here... Praying at the Ram Lalla temple fills us with a divine energy," said Raut. Also Read: UP CM Yogi Adityanath lays foundation stone for 2nd stage of Ram temple construction Earlier, he said that Uddhav Thackeray had come here when he was not holding any office, and later paid a visit even after becoming the Chief Minister. The visit by Shinde and Raut will be followed by another trip on June 12 to finalise the programme of Aaditya Thackeray's visit which would take place on June 15. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Ayodhya/Mumbai | IANS
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Salman Khan's security beefed up after threat letter

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s security was beefed up on Monday by the Maharashtra home department after a threat letter was sent to him and his father, Salim Khan, on June 5, reported news agency ANI. Maharashtra Home Department strengthens actor Salman Khan's security after a threat letter was sent to him and his father Salim Khan yesterday, June 5.(file pic) pic.twitter.com/lwFpDh0rpj — ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2022 The news agency also reported that a CBI team visited Salman Khan and his family in Mumbai on Monday. Mumbai | A Crime Branch team leaves from the residence of actor Salman KhanSalman Khan & his father Salim Khan received a threat letter, yesterday. Bandra Police has filed an FIR against an unidentified person & further probe is underway. The actor's security has been increased pic.twitter.com/kvgyTGfeV1 — ANI (@ANI) June 6, 2022 According to the police, Salim Khan found the letter on a bench where he sits daily after jogging in the morning. He found the letter at around 7.30 am-8.00 am. The unsigned letter mentioned a threat to kill Salim and Salman Khan. Later, with the help of his security personnel, Salim Khan contacted the police and an FIR was registered under section 506-II (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Bandra police station. A further probe is underway. (With inputs from PTI and ANI)

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Maha DY CM Ajit Pawar reviews Pandharpur pilgrimage arrangements

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday held a meeting regarding the renowned Pandharpur pilgrimage, in which palanquins are taken on foot by several hundred devotees from Dehu and Alandi to the temple town. He said the palanquin procession of Sant Tukaram will leave from Dehu on June 20 while that of Sant Dnyaneshwar will leave from Alandi on June 21. He said the procession, or 'wari', had not taken place in 2020 and 2021 but this year, due to the removal of coronavirus pandemic curbs, the celebrations are expected in full swing, including the arrival of close to 15 lakh devotees in Pandharpur on Ashadi Ekadashi on July 10. Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao will take a complete review of all arrangement on June 12, the Deputy CM informed reporters. The meeting also discussed the creation of pilgrim facilities at eight Ganpati temples in the state, also called 'Ashtavinayak', at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore, Pawar said. He said the district level development committee had approved Rs 279 crore for facilities at Wadhu Budruk and Tulapur, both associated with Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Girl seriously injured during shooting practice in Thane village camp; 5 booked

Five persons were booked for an accidental firing incident that injured a minor girl during a training camp in a village in Thane district's Sahapur area, police said on Sunday. The training camp took place in Agai and some 365 students took part, an official said. During firing practice, a misfired shot hit 7-year-old Kanchan Korde, who has been hospitalised in Mumbai's JJ Hospital in a serious condition, he said. Among those booked are two NCC personnel, including a gun instructor, the chief of an educational institute and a professor, he said.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

01 July,2022 07:33 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Achche Din for independents

Polling for the June 10 Rajya Sabha elections from Maharashtra is now certain, because neither the Maha Vikas Aghadi nor the Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew any of their candidates on Friday, leaving seven contestants for six vacancies in the race. This throws open the field to  independent MLAs, a most sought after entity in such situations. The single largest party, the BJP has three candidates, the Shiv Sena two, and the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party one each. A candidate needs a quota of 41.01 votes to win. The entire game depends on how independents and smaller parties vote. The BJP has a comfortable strength to win two seats and the Sena one, but they need additional votes for winning an extra seat. Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena spokesperson Even as it appears to be a BJP versus Sena fight, the Congress will also be in a tight spot because it has only 44 members in the Assembly’s electoral house. So in addition to getting the Sena’s second contestant through, it has fallen on the two other MVA partners’ shoulders to prevent any upset for their very important partner, who has been expressing displeasure over various matters in the coalition and governance. The Congress is also battling resentment over the imposition of an outsider candidate.   Failed negotiations The BJP and MVA attempted to reach a mutual understanding on the last day (Friday) of withdrawal, but did not agree. Sources said the BJP was offered an extra seat in the June 20 Legislative Assembly elections for 10 vacancies in exchange of a RS withdrawal. At the same meeting, the MVA was offered the BJP’s full support in the Council polls by making them unopposed. The Shiv Sena is learnt to have approached the Congress unsuccessfully with a request of backing out in exchange for an extra Council seat next month. BJP, Sena spar As the Sena accused the BJP of imposing elections and horse trading, the BJP said it had done enough in the past to not oppose in similar polls. “We have done it earlier, now it was the Sena’s turn to reciprocate,” said state BJP president Chandrakant Patil, adding that the party had the numbers to win three seats. Chandrakant Patil, state BJP president He said it was impossible for non-BJP party’s members to vote for the BJP. “We will need 12 more votes and we have them. We are in touch with the MLAs. We will not put any MLA in captivity. But those who do it will not succeed,” he said. One of the Sena candidates and the party’s chief spokesperson, Sanjay Raut, said his party and the MVA were fully prepared for the polls. “We’re not scared of anyone. We also have a government here as they have their own in the Centre. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray shares good rapport with smaller parties and independents,” he said, adding that the BJP was trying to influence the voters by using Central agencies. Rule for whom? While there is a rule that the party MLAs must show their votes to the official polling agent, there is no clarity over independents who will take part in the open ballot. The perturbed Vidhan Bhavan election office has asked for a clarification from the Chief Election Commission (of India) in this regard. Polls in numbers 6: Rajya Sabha vacancies7: ContestantsSanjay Raut, Sanjay Pawar (Sena)Piyush Goyal, Dr Anil Bonde, Dhananjay Mahadik (BJP)Praful Patel (NCP)Imran Pratapgarhi (Congress)

16 June,2022 07:07 PM IST | Mumbai | Dharmendra Jore
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