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Mumbai: Suburban, goods trains derail in separate incidents at Atgaon and Jasai

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n two separate incidents in the past 12 hours, a goods train engine hit a boulder and derailed near Jasai on Friday night and an EMU train derailed near Atgaon station on the Kalyan-Kasara section on Saturday morning. In both cases, there were no injuries or casualties. Suburban train derailed near Atgaon Central Railway chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar confirmed both the incidents to Mid-Day. Oops! This one is quite a dramatic pic of the incident that occurred last night of a goods train loco near Jasai on the freight line on @Central_Railway. No injuries or casualties. pic.twitter.com/Jqp3ft3fDL — Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) September 19, 2020 At Jasai, the engine hit a boulder at around 10:30 pm on Friday and got derailed, while the local train incident occurred at 7:28 am on Saturday near Atgaon station. Goods train hits boulder near Jasai "One trolley of a suburban train derailed near Atgaon station on Kalyan-Kasara section of Mumbai division at 7:28 ..
                 

Telly Tattle: Aly Goni's digital debut; Arjun Bijlani and Reem Shaikh team up for music video

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Aly Goni makes his digital debut with Boney Kapoor's production, Zidd. As the series has an Army backdrop, Goni is in prep mode to look like an officer. "This is a huge opportunity for me. I have never played a lead on television. On OTT platforms, an actor gets a free hand to perform," he says of the show helmed by Vishal Mangalorkar.  Soul connect Arjun Bijlani and Reem Shaikh team up for the first time in the music video, Ishq Tanha. The romantic track is rendered and composed by Siddharth Bhavsar. "There is a beautiful story woven in the song about loving the soul," says Bijlani, who was last seen as host on Dance Deewane 2. Shaikh features on Tujhse Hai Raabta. It's showtime Amitabh Bachchan is taking no chances on the set of Kaun Banega Crorepati at Film City. He is strictly following the safety guidelines. Big B has been spotted wearing a high-end face shield. It's nothing, but the best for Bachchan, who kicks off the quiz show on September 28. As it is being shot without..
                 

Five FRIENDS episodes you can watch over and over again!

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Over the last couple of decades, Friends has become synonymous when it comes to conversations around sitcoms. Whether we talk about moments where Chandler and Joey gave us complete friendship goals, Ross and Rachel's 'we are on – we are off' relationship moved us to tears, or that we shared the same love-hate relationship with our siblings as Ross and Monica did, this sitcom is one of those few that we can watch over and over again. Over countless laughs and some tears too, that Manhattan skyline, the purple door and the Central Perk couch has been etched in our memories for a lifetime. Today, we reminisce about this iconic show and even though it was very tough for us to pick five out of the many brilliant episodes we have seen over ten seasons, that you absolutely cannot miss. Watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S in Mega Muhahaha Marathon, only on Comedy Central. 1. The One Where Ross Finds Out (S02E07) Ross and Rachel's undeniable chemistry and back and forth romance has had fans rooting for ..
                 

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs: Annu Kapoor stuns judges with interesting secrets of Mohammed Rafi

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Zee TV's popular singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs has been winning over everyone's heart courtesy the amazing performances by the wonderful contestants. After celebrating the 80's era with Bollywood legend Amol Palekar, the popular reality show is all set to keep the era of classics alive by welcoming another legend of the Hindi film industry, Annu Kapoor. And while the contestants will leave everyone mesmerised with some iconic performances, Annu Kapoor will be seen revealing some interesting secrets that will surely leave everyone stunned. Amongst the various performances put up by the Top 7 Li'l Champs during the shoot, it was Madhav Arora's performance that reminded Annu Kapoor of a rather interesting story related to Mohammed Rafi. Madhav had sung Rafi ji's Baar Baar Dekho and Pardeshiyon se na Ankhiyan Milana. After hearing the kid's melodious rendition, Annu ji went on to share a story of the time when Rafi's success and fame changed the life of his driver, Sulta..
                 

Maharashtra to start first two-year Masters course on epidemics

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India's first Masters in Public Health course with the specialisation in 'Epidemic Management and Surveillance' will start in Maharashtra. Doctors say the two-year course will help understand the prevalence, severity and prevention of any infectious disease. The Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences in Wardha will be the first to start the postgraduate study. Dr Vedprakash Mishra, the national head of the Academic Programme (Indian Programme), UNESCO chair in Bioethics (Haifa), said the study will also be launched across the country in accordance with the governing provisions in the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, and the enabling provision in the governing regulation to handle pandemic, like COVID-19, in future. The Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS), Wardha, will start the Masters in Public Health Postgraduate Course this academic year. The study would give a generation of trained public health practitioners with specialised knowledge in 'Epidemic Management..
                 

IPL 2020: Who can make a big impact with their bowling in the batting-friendly T20 league

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Jasprit Bumrah (MI) Matches: 77Economy: 7.55Wickets: 82 Jasprit Bumrah, India's No. 1 bowler across all formats, has been in top form for Mumbai Indians since the last four seasons. The pacer with an unorthodox action can bowl fiery yorkers at a consistent pace. Bumrah, a death overs specialist, will be skipper Rohit Sharma's go-to man in the last few overs in the absence of experienced Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga. Mohd Shami (KXIP) Matches: 51Economy: 8.99Wickets: 40 Mohamamed Shami will be leading the King XI Punjab pace attack this time. Despite leaking runs at times, his ability to claim wickets at crucial moments and some stellar performances in India colours prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, make him an asset in the team. The right-arm pacer finished last season as KXIP's highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets in 14 games Rashid Khan (SRH) n Matches: 46n Economy: 6.55n Wickets: 55 Ever since his IPL debut in 2017, Afghanistan star spinner Rashid Khan has been preventing batsmen..
                 

Malaika Arora on being COVID-19 positive: Spoke to each other from our balconies

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Confined within the four walls of her room over the past fortnight, Malaika Arora had only two friends for company — Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. The actor-anchor, who tested COVID-19 positive on September 6, utilised the quarantine period to rediscover the joy of reading as she pored over Gone with the Wind and other classics. Having completed her 14-day isolation yesterday, the actor is scheduled to undergo another test to determine if she has triumphed in her battle against the virus. Recounting her ordeal, Arora says she decided to make a trip to the doctor when some close acquaintances and a few crew members of India's Best Dancer complained of health issues. "Luckily, my family had not contracted the virus. I was shocked when I tested positive because I had not shown any major symptoms or experienced discomfort. I was advised to self-quarantine at home. I made sure that I didn't step out of my room, and didn't come in contact with anyone, including my son [Arhaan], the..
                 

Mumbai: Blast in Worli lab shatters windows in opposite building

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A woman sustained minor injuries in a chemical blast at Manish Commercial Centre at Worli on Friday. The incident occurred in a lab, Spectrum Laboratories, which conducts COVID-19 tests in the building. A civic official said the blast was minor though the lab was damaged, but the windows of a building opposite it were also blown out. As per the information given by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the liquid nitrogen exploded on the fifth floor of the six-storey commercial building at Century Bazar on Annie Besant Road at 9 am. The building has a passport office on the first and second floor and is also known as the old passport office. The false ceiling, cabins and parapet wall of the lab were damaged due to the blast. Officials said a woman in the lab sustained minor injuries. The building hasn't been vacated as the damage is minor, said an official from the BMC. "The building is more than 30 years old and we had given them 353 B notice under MMC Act for the requirement ..
                 

Muzzled by each other

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Every other week, someone on some social media platform chooses to put up stills from the film Amar Akbar Anthony. It hit screens in 1977, made its makers and stars millionaires, and continued to attract attention for much of the decade that followed. Most of the people putting up these stills weren't born when it aired. I suppose they do it as an act of wonder, to show that this India once existed too, a mythical place where a Hindu filmmaker and a Muslim dialogue writer could create a plot involving Hindu, Muslim, and Christian brothers, and turned it into a blockbuster. I thought of the movie too, this week, for the unlikeliest of reasons. It was triggered by images of a market in Bombay on the eve of a popular festival. There were thousands of people on the street, most without masks, rubbing shoulders and breathing the same air with nonchalance as if they existed in a pandemic-free bubble. I imagined those thousands of shoppers making their way home, to their respective localities..
                 

Mumbai's COVID Hero - Forever Memorialised Through the Power of Art

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Six months of living with the coronavirus pandemic has seen the situation steadily deteriorate. And nowhere has its impact been worse than in India. Millions across the nation have been left in dire straits, unable to provide for themselves and their families. Acts of humanity has been of some solace though. And for many, that call has been answered by philanthropist and businessman Mauris Norohna. Mumbai-resident Mauris Noronha, had plans to migrate to the USA. Infact, he had even started the process of migration. However, since early March, he has devoted himself to caring for those unable to care for themselves, thereby postponing the plan. Inspired by the example of Mother Teresa and her devotion to the poor, Mauris has helped more than 7 lakh people in the city and across the state. Working with a team of volunteers, he personally delivers essential rations, medical supplies, and protective equipment across the length and breadth of Mumbai. He has relied entirely on his own saving..
                 

Telly Tattle: Sayantani Ghosh and Shagufta Ali join the cast of Barrister Babu

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Sayantani Ghosh and Shagufta Ali are the latest additions to the cast of Barrister Babu. They have been roped in to take the drama quotient a notch higher, which will now unfold in a red-light district. Last seen in Bepannah, Ali features as Tarabai who seeks control of the area. Ghosh plays a dancer, Rasiya. Nothing to cover up now Tattoo-crazy Shamin Mannan has got herself inked all over her body. At last count, she had nine tattoos and is already planning her next. As it is tedious to conceal them while shooting, she is glad to have now landed a role that requires her to flaunt them. As Koyal, in the new comic caper, Ram Pyaare Sirf Humare, her character lives life on her terms. Mannan is ready for the shoot in a jiffy as there’s nothing to hide now. Hello, Anysha Kasam Tere Pyar Ki actor Pranitaa Pandit and entrepreneur husband Shivi have named their newborn, Anysha. "It means a good soul," says Pranitaa, who delivered last month. Motherhood is proving to be "a roller coast..
                 

Five hidden cinematic gems you need to add to your weekend binge-watch list

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Are you someone who spends hours on the weekend just deciding what to watch on OTT platforms? Or are you one of those who is always on the lookout for those less sampled classics, who not everyone is talking about, but are worth every minute you spend watching them. Well, to make your weekend choice simpler, we have curated for you a list of five of those hidden cinematic gems that you absolutely need to have on your binge-watch list. Tin Star S1 & 2 (Drama, Crime, Thriller) – watch on Voot Select Set in the stunning Canadian Rockies, the show is based on an ex undercover UK cop turned police chief of a small town, doing what he must to defend his family from those in power whether it's the oilmen, the preachers or the gangsters. The cast includes Tim Roth of Pulp Fiction fame & Mad Men's starlet Christina Hendricks. Intense, gritty, and intriguing, the show's fascinating exploration of complex characters going through dark times leaves viewers shaken, yet enthralled and..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput case: 'Assaulted and forced to confess,' says alleged peddler

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Karamjeet Singh aka KJ, who the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged drug syndicate in Bollywood, has filed an application in the court to retract his statement, alleging that he was assaulted by the officers and coerced into giving confessions. The 29-year-old filed the retraction application before the Killa court on Wednesday. The NCB arrested Singh on September 13, claiming that he is one of the biggest drug peddlers in the suburbs and supplied drugs to the cine world. Sources told mid-day that during interrogation, Singh revealed the names of 150 several high-profile people, including Bollywood personalities, and drug peddlers. Officers are verifying the details, they added. Took sign on blank paper "When the court asked Karamjeet Singh if he had any complaints against the NCB, he said he had been physically assaulted and tortured in the NCB custody. Also, the officers took his signature on a blank paper. These alleg..
                 

Bell Bottom: Akshay Kumar restricts daredevilry to screen

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The unit of Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom headed to Glasgow in the first week of August, becoming among the first few teams in Bollywood to kick off work in the post-COVID world. Knowing that shooting in the midst of a pandemic comes with its own risks, co-producer Jackky Bhagnani accompanied them to ensure safety measures were implemented. A source says that crew members, including the local drivers and unit hands, have been instructed to live within the premises cordoned off for the shoot, thus minimising interaction with the outside world. The production team is also ensuring that meals are prepared by specially appointed cooks to keep unit hands from ordering food from restaurants. Jackky Bhagnani "The cast and crew are staying together at one location. On a daily basis, oximeter and temperature readings are being recorded by a doctor present in the premises. While the sets are sanitised after the shoot every day, sanitisation tunnels have been installed for crew members to use ..
                 

COVID-19 in Mumbai: Vasai-Virar hospitals in chaos due to O2 woes

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The lack of oxygen is causing chaos at hospitals in the Vasai-Virar-Nalasopara stretch with over 2,000 COVID-19 patients needing immediate support. The workload of suppliers has also increased as they have to cover longer distances to deliver cylinders. Doctors attached to COVID hospitals said they are forced to reduce the supply to hospitalised patients so it can be saved for emergencies. "Because of the shortage, the flow of oxygen has been reduced per patient from optimum level to sub-optimum level. The cut-off saturation of Saturation at Periphery of Oxygen, that is SPO2, should be around 95 per cent. Hospitals have brought it down to 90 per cent to maintain supply for all patients," a doctor said, adding, "This has affected recovery but we are helpless as we also need to have a healthy oxygen bank for emergencies." Riddhivinayak Hospital in Nalasopara has installed an oxygen manufacturing unit at the hospital itself to meet the heavy demand. Cardiologist Dr Venkat Goyal said, "The..
                 

Mumbai Diary: Friday Dossier

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Getting a leg-up A group of dancers practise their craft against the backdrop of the Arabian Sea, at Bandra Reclamation on Thursday. PIC/Sameer Markande Keep them Happy We have all been so caught up in the fear that an inexplicable virus has spread that people suffering from other diseases that are equally, if not more, life-threatening seem to have disappeared into the shadows. But their needs are more critical than ever before, and a case in point is Happy Feet Home, a palliative day care centre in Sion that is struggling to take care of the children under its wings. These kids have conditions like AIDS and thalassemia, meaning their immunity is already compromised at this dangerous time. That's why the folks at Happy Feet Home are asking for your help, so that they can help the kids who are temporarily staying at the centre, as well as the families of those children who are at home. "It's difficult to raise finds and meet potential donors right now, so we will very soon not have an..
                 

Mumbai: BMC cracks down on 'no mask' offenders, fines nearly 1200 people in 3 days

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Mumbaikars will now have to think twice before stepping out without a mask covering their nose and mouth, as the BMC has shed its lax attitude in acting against the violators. The civic body has fined nearly 1,200 offenders in just three days, nearly double the number of people penalised in July-August. Taking the help of police, the BMC has cracked down on people roaming without a mask in the city, especially in South Mumbai and the western suburbs. Over the past three days, the corporation has fined 1,172 violators. Between July and August, it had fined just 733 people. 661 get away with warning The BMC had announced punishment for spitting and not wearing masks in public in March, but it was lenient in enforcing the rule. After mid-day highlighted the same in a report on September 7, the civic chief instructed all the ward offices to get their act together. A decision was also taken to reduce the fine to R200 from Rs 1,000, announced initially, as many people were getting away with ..
                 

Mumbai's Galacticos and Chennai's Dad's Army to kick off TV-only jamboree

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poker face, Virat Kohli's raw emotions and Rohit Sharma's effortless handling of his 'Galacticos' will be back to charm cricket fans across the globe with the Indian Premier League starting on Saturday, promising to be a happy distraction in a world scarred by COVID-19. Rohit Sharma's defending champions Mumbai Indians will be locking horns with Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in what is likely to be a fittingly exciting opening showdown here. The tournament, which has been shifted to the UAE due to five million-plus COVID cases in India, is a 'TV-only event', expected to be lapped up by all and sundry who crave for cricket and Bollywood in equal measure during prime time. Shreyas Iyer The next 53 days would belong to Dhoni's CSK, Kohli's RCB and Rohit's Mumbai Indians challenged by young pretenders comprising KL Rahul's KXIP and Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals among others. The new normal David Warner or Chris Gayle's towering sixes welcomed by artificial crowd cheer ..
                 

Mumbai crime: Petrol pump owner thrashed for refusing fuel to mask-less men

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When a petrol pump owner refused to give fuel to two customers as they were not wearing masks, they allegedly called a dozen of their friends and assaulted him and his staff, including a woman. They also went on to damage the petrol pump, and all this, right in the presence of a cop, claimed the owner. The incident took place on Friday at Manikpur in Vasai. The shocking incident occurred at Vasai's Manikpur on Friday evening. According to sources, two youth arrived at the Bharat Petroleum Pump located at Manikpur around 6.30 pm on Friday. They weren't wearing masks, and when the petrol pump owner asked them to wear masks, they refused to do so. Police said the owner, Mukesh Patel then refused to give them the petrol until they wore masks. Angered by this, they had a scuffle with the owner and the staff called some of their other colleagues for the help. However, the police said in a short while about 15 to 20 people known to the two accused reached there, and soon began to vandalise th..
                 

COVID-19: KEM hospital needs South Bombay volunteers for BCG vaccine trial

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While the Oxford vaccine trial is yet to take off in the city, work on the BCG vaccine trial, which is being tested as a preventive measure against COVID-19 among senior citizens, has been underway for nearly a month now. Doses have already been administered to 24 participants. A team from KEM hospital is now looking for more candidates. The BCG vaccine gives non-specific immunity from infections and is given to children in India. As part of the ICMR trial in Mumbai, one dose of the vaccine will be given to each of the 250 candidates in the age group of 60-75 years. Dr Rujuta Hadaye from the Department of Community Medicine said that the BCG vaccine was being given to senior citizens since the rate of mortality was the highest among patients above 60 years old. "We are repurposing the BCG vaccine and trying to find out if it works against COVID-19. The aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing morbidity and mortality in senior citizens," she added. The trial at KE..
                 

Mumbai: Western Railway to increase suburban services from 350 to 500 from Monday

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Western Railway on Friday evening announced to increase the number of daily special suburban services from 350 to 500 from Monday, 21st September in order to maintain social distancing and ease overcrowding. These are only for essential workers as approved by the government of Maharashtra. Of the increased services, there will be 30 additional services during morning rush hours & 29 additional services during evening rush hours. The break-up of these services is available of the Western Railway website and social media accounts. These services are only for essential workers. Image courtesy: Rajendra B Aklekar Currently, 350 special suburban services are being operated by Western Railway for essential services staff as notified by the government of Maharashtra. Commuters said that there is more traffic on Central Railway as compared to that of Western Railway. On Central Railway, at present there are 355 suburban services running and as of now there are no plans to increase them, of..
                 

Erica Jennifer Fernandes leaves Kasautii Zindagi Kay; receives a surprise from her fans

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Erica Jennifer Fernandes, who played Prerna in Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2, shot for her last scene on September 17, and the actress shared the news on social media. To bid adieu, the actress received a huge surprise from her fans. From multiple gifts to a customised cake, EJF continued to enjoy all the love and affection shared by her loved ones. For the uninitiated, Erica Fernandes became a household name after her stint in the television show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. And later, as Prerna Basu in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Fernandes won many hearts. In a media interaction earlier, when asked to choose between Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, this is what she said, "Everyone is asking me this but there is no comparison. Both are dear to my heart. I feel Prerna has let me explore a little more. The character has more drama and fun." On the personal front, EJF who celebrated her 27th birthday on May 7, and had no choice but to ring in her special day at home. Talking..
                 

Mumbai: Human skeleton found at abandoned building in Mulund

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A human skeleton was recovered from a construction site in Mulund (West) on Wednesday. The dilapidated building named Sadhana at RHB road has been lying vacant for the past two decades. The Mulund police have made a diary entry of the incident and a dedicated team will visit the site on Friday for inspection. On Wednesday, construction activity was going on at the site for redevelopment and the workers found human bones. Skeleton found at a building in Mulund. Pic/Rajesh Gupta DCP (Zone 7) Prashant Kadam said, “The bones have been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory in Kalina for testing and analysis. We have sent them a questionnaire to find out the gender and how old the skeleton is.” DCP added that a dedicated team has been formed to look into the matter. “A team will visit the spot on Friday and may dig at some other places to verify if there are more skeletons,” Kadam added. Keep scrolling to read more news Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, Intern..
                 

Kanye West escalates the battle with record labels

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American rapper Kanye West has tweeted a video of a Grammy Award in a commode, with someone urinating on the trophy. The video tweet comes at a time when West is engaged in a battle with record labels to retrieve rights to his music. "Trust me... I won't stop," West captioned the clip, while referring to his fight to get ownership of his music. In the string of tweets, the rapper also posted images of what he claimed were his 10 contracts with Universal Music. "Here are my 10 Universal contracts. I need every lawyer in the world to look at these," he wrote. He also claimed that Universal "won't tell me what my masters cost because they know I can afford to buy them". "When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights," said West in the past, adding, "Without the masters, you can't do anything with your own music. Someone else controls where it's played and when it's played. Artistes have nothing [except] the fame, touring, and merchandise." A video grab of the post Meanwhile, sectio..
                 

Gaiety-Galaxy owner Manoj Desai: Around 20 employees have quit since March

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In his 47 years of being in the business, Manoj Desai says the exhibition sector has never witnessed a bleaker period. With cinemas across the country having downed their shutters for over six months, exhibitors have had to resort to pay cuts and layoffs as the balance sheet remains in the red. Desai, executive director of Gaiety-Galaxy, one of Mumbai's popular theatres, says several employees have tendered their resignation after having waited for months on end for the business to kickstart again. "I haven't laid off my staff, but around 20 employees — including operators, doorkeepers and ushers — have quit since March. They feel theatres may not open for a long time. I cannot stop them because they must have got some other opportunity," he says. With open-air theatres allowed to operate from September 21, rumours suggest that Unlock 5.0 will see the government finally greenlight the reopening of cinemas. Desai However, with less than a fortnight to go, Desai says the exhi..
                 

COVID-19 in Mumbai: Section 144? Don't panic, say city cops

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A Mumbai police order extending the imposition of Section 144 to ban public gatherings under the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) till September 30 sparked panic as citizens thought the city has been put under fresh restrictions due to increasing COVID-19 cases. As the order went viral, police issued a clarification stating that there are no fresh restrictions.  THE order, signed by DCP (Operations) Shahji Umap, states, "All movement of one or more persons in the areas designated as 'containment zones' by the municipal authorities is prohibited, except for essential activities, supply of essential goods and medical emergencies." "Movement of one person or people prohibited except for listed emergency and non-emergency services. Government/semi-government agencies and their officials on duty are permitted during this order," it added. The order was widely shared on social media platforms and went viral on WhatsApp. People thought there would be no stepping out of homes or going ..
                 

Tabu presents her A Suitable Boy director Mira Nair the TIFF Tribute Award 2020

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Mira Nair was honoured in a virtual ceremony of the Toronto International Film Festival's Tribute Awards. Tabu, who has worked with the filmmaker in The Namesake (2006) and recently in A Suitable Boy, presented the award. "When I work, it feels like fun, so I want to thank TIFF for giving me an award to have my fun and to be part of the extraordinary privilege of being able to make cinema," said Nair. Tabu and Mira Nair are a match made in cinematic heaven. If one is known for her astute storytelling, the other almost innately elevates a scene by her sheer presence. The duo had first collaborated on another book-to-screen adaptation, The Namesake (2006). As they reunited almost 14 years later, Tabu in an recent interview said that she was glad to see that Nair remained unchanged at heart. "She has the same energy that I had seen during The Namesake. I don't think she has aged at all. Mira keeps collaborating with people whom she has worked with earlier. To be able to form such bo..
                 

How to be full of your self

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Last week I agreed to a 'termination' session with my therapist. The word sounds cruel and cold. I'm searching, still, for its replacement. It had been months since our last session, surprising, considering how intense and dislocating my experience of this time has been. Perhaps my ability to account for all the emotions that entered my body during this span was what made therapy redundant. I hadn't foreseen arriving at this moment so organically; this transformation from acknowledging that I was broken to this wholeness that arises from my having reconstituted myself. At our last session in January, my therapist had offered me stringent advice. "You cannot give from an empty cup," she counselled. For that session, my homework had been to think about my conception of generosity. I had shared with her my memory of the story I had internalised as a young Catholic girl. Christ is with his disciples near a synagogue, and he witnesses a poor widow reaching towards the collection box to put ..
                 

Oddly marked social distancing circles under staircase, over two steps at railway station trigger meme fest

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Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, social media users can't stop laughing their hearts out at the circles that have been drawn at a railway station in West Bengal to maintain social distance. While maintaining social distance and wearing face masks has become mandatory, these circles marked to maintain social distance at a railway station appear to be quite oddly placed, thus making it the 'talking point' among netizens. Creativity level Infinity 😂 ✌ï¸Â 2/2 pic.twitter.com/7KSw2uSD1d — Anamika (@MiishNottyAna) September 12, 2020 In the pictures that have gone viral on social media, the circles appear to be placed around poles, while others were drawn underneath staircases or for that matter even right next to railway booths. Twitter user Anamika, while sharing pics of the oddly-placed circles, wrote, "So these guys made circles in some station in West Bengal at awkward places to maintain Social distancing." In one of the pictures, one..
                 

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Sushant Singh Rajput Case: HC to decide if drugs syndicate allegation stands

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The Bombay High Court, while hearing the bail plea of three accused in connection with the alleged Bollywood drug cartel case on Friday, said that it will decide whether Section 27A (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) of the NDPS Act applies to the case. While the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) had asked for one week's time to give a reply to the court, the next hearing has been set for September 29 and all accused will continue to be in judicial custody. The court was hearing the bail pleas of deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda, house help Deepesh Sawant and alleged Bandra-based drug dealer Abdel Basit Parihar. The bail pleas were earlier rejected by the Killa Court and special NDPS Court citing Section 27A. The NDPS court had also said that the accused revealed the identities of several suspects and the accused might alert them if released. Rahil Rahal Vishram, accused arrested by NCB on Friday "We argued that Section 27A is not applic..
                 

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare movie review: Dolly Kitty aur thoda contrived

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Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte SitareOn: NetflixDirector: Alankrita ShrivastavaCast: Bhumi Pednekar, Konkona SensharmaRating: Within the first scene, the Jijaji (brother-in-law) in this film places his finger on the girl's (Bhumi Pednekar's) shoulders. She can sense being touched inappropriately, and promptly tells her sister (Konkona Sensharma) about it. Who, in turn, makes light of the situation, suggesting the young girl herself might have a thing for her man — given her hormonally confused age! With a start like this, you should be able to predict which way the picture is headed. But, no, this isn't quite taking the Hanna And Her Sisters route, if you may. This ain't no Woody Allen type movie — loaded with irony, and male gaze — for sure. If anything it's the opposite, which might be for the better. Only the complete lack of humour is what one could complain about. And that, honestly, class-wise, I wasn't able to economically/socially/convincingly place the two sist..
                 

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Mumbai Diary: Saturday Dossier

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Where's the mask? As cases in the city see a surge, such casual behaviour by these travellers on a bus in Kandivali on the Western Express Highway defies logic. PIC/Satej Shinde Securing Gautam's legacy It may have been nine years since his passing, but the memory of her brother and noted fashion photography legend, Gautam Rajadhyaksha is clear as the day in the mind of the author, Shobhaa De. Remembering him on his death anniversary, she told this diarist, "Gautam and I shared many common interests from classical music and Italian opera to books, paintings, movies etc. He had a comprehensive collection of rare opera, Indian classical music recordings and even manuscripts. His studio was truly a treasure trove. A big regret continues to remain that his old prints and films of great icons remain inaccessible. Many from the photography world asked for these to be preserved for a new generation of photographers to learn from. And while I've spoken to his inheritors about it, I have no l..
                 

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Roadies Revolution takes you to Rupnagar - the first excavation site of Harappan civilization in India

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Synonymous to strength and action, Roadies Revolution has left no stone unturned to up the ante and entertain the audience, and with the seventeenth season rolling, the show is garnering all the love for its zest to a revolution. Moving further in the Roadies Revolution journey, the gang has now reached Rupnagar - the first excavation site of Harappan civilization in India and as we see in the last episode, the contestants have got themselves ready – the Harrapan way! With each passing day, the fight is getting tough, expectations are getting high, bonds are getting stronger and tiffs are intensifying. This season, the contestants are making every possible attempt to make their journey count and are fighting back with their best calibre. This week, the money won from the task will go to Government Primary & Middle School of Barari Village – a government school which has a sports room but the roof of which is demolished. The money will help them fix the same so the spo..
                 

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Mumbai: Cylinder blast at Old Passport Office in Worli, one injured

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A fire broke out in an air conditioner duct at old passport office (Manish Commercial Centre) in Worli Annie Besant Road on Friday, which led to a cylinder blast, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Cylinder blast in Worli. Pic/Ashish Raje According to reports, a woman sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. A team of fire tenders reached the spot and is assessing the damage as part of the building collapsed due to the blast. "Our two fire engines are there with divisional fire officer and assistant divisional fire officer. No casualty has been reported yet but teams are still assessing the situation," informed an official. More details are awaited. Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana charms fans as he wishes Shubho Mahalaya in Bangla language

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On the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, actor Ayushmann Khurrana on Thursday extended greetings to all his Bengali fans. The 36-year-old actor who portrayed the role of an urbane Bengali gentleman from Kolkata in Yash Raj Films' 'Meri Pyaari Bindu' had learned Bangla language while prepping for the film. He took to his Instagram stories and charmingly wished his fans in Bangla. "Shubho Mahalaya to all the Bengalis living across the world! Asha kori apnara sobai bhalo aachen!! (Hope you all are doing great!) May us all be blessed by Maa Durga. Wishing happiness for all this festive season," he wrote. A screenshot of Ayushmann Khurrana's Instagram story The Chandigarh-born actor, during an event of 'Meri Pyaari Bindu,' had said, that he always felt like he was a Bengali. "I always used to feel I am a Bengali - a Bengali in a Punjabi. I think I have an amazing connection with Bengalis and also these days I am listening to a lot of Rabindra Sangeet and I love Bengali culture. Entire Bengal..
                 

Criminal Justice 2: Justice delayed, not denied?

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A positive response to the first season of Criminal Justice, headlined by Vikrant Massey, paved the way for the second edition with Kirti Kulhari in the lead. With several projects having gone on floors in the past few weeks, it is learnt that the unit of the Disney+Hotstar series too reported to the set last month and has managed to complete the principal photography. Sources say the patchwork for the crime thriller is currently underway. While the first instalment was helmed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia, Rohan Sippy and Arjun Mukherjee have picked up the directorial baton this time around. A source reveals, "We had initially kicked off the shoot in March, but had to call it off due to the pandemic. The latest stint was conducted across Vasai and Mira Road, with few portions filmed at Grant Road. The team will hopefully complete the dubbing and post-production in October so that the series can drop online by early November." Pankaj Tripathi reprises his role as advocate Madhav..
                 

Online schooling: Bullying on the rise as Maharashtra receives 30 complaints

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As education has gone online, cyberbullying has become a new headache for schools, with 30 complaints from schools and colleges across Maharashtra received by the state's Cyber Cell. Hackers are using the medium to harass teachers and students during classes. Experts believe that hackers are harassing teachers for fun. They hack into online classes and insult teachers and also upload short porn videos. Teachers have been reluctant to report the incidents. The issue was discussed recently at a webinar organised by the Maharashtra Cyber Cell. Over 100 principals from the state participated in the event. Maharashtra Cyber Cell SP Balasingh Rajput said that they are working on putting an end to the bullying. "There should be zero tolerance for such incidents. We appeal to people to report such incidents at the nearest police station or through www.cybercrime.gov.in." Also Read: Mumbai: City parents don't want to risk sending their kids to school Use secure apps Dr Rakesh Kriplani, a c..
                 

COVID-19: Mumbai down to last 153 ICU beds and 63 ventilators

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Even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city, complaints of insufficient ICU beds have started to resurface with patients struggling to find one. Even though 27 smaller private hospitals have been allowed to start admitting COVID-19 patients from September 15, corporators and social workers feel more of those should be roped in to improve access to critical care. However, some corporators said that patients with severe symptoms prefer private hospitals, but they were being turned away. FOR Prashant Soni, 31, the ordeal started on September 8 when his 52-year-old father tested positive and he ended up admitting him in a hospital in Malad that still doesn't have permission to treat COVID patients. "My father's oxygen saturation has been at 85 per cent for several days and despite being in the ICU, his condition is not improving. I have been trying to shift him to another hospital but I cannot find a bed anywhere," he said. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC),..
                 

Bang Baang actress Ruhii Singh: Angelina Jolie is an absolute inspiration to me

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After a memorable start in Madhur Bhandarkar's Calendar Girls, Ruhi Singh has charted her own in the industry. The actress has a bevy of projects in the pipeline, most notably ALT Balaji's Bang Bang. In a chat with mid-day, Singh spills the deets on the show, working with Ekta Kapoor and her take on nepotism as an 'outsider'. Excerpts: Ruhi Singh 1) How do you see OTT as a future for young actors like yourself? Well, I think OTT is the future considering the time and age we are living in. A lot of people are interested in watching online content more than typical films or TV. Especially after the pandemic I think people are going to be a bit scared to go to the theatres. I think OTT is the future and people are really enjoying the platform. Also, OTT gives us a platform to explore world cinema and brings the world together I feel, because we can watch series and cinema from all over. It makes it really easy to explore different genres of filmmaking and different kinds of content and it..
                 

COVID-19: Autopsies extremely important in death cases, say experts

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AS the number of COVID-19 cases rise again, health experts and medical academicians have tagged this as phase 3 of the pandemic (community spread). The need of the hour according to them, is to have a two-fold solution: a) clinical and pathological autopsies should be a must to ascertain the exact reason for death and also to have collective data for medical students and research and b) introduction of epidemic management in medical text books, from undergraduate levels, which can be very useful for better training and handling of pandemics in future. The National Working Committee of the Indian Medical Association formed to make recommendations for the formation of the Indian Medical Services (IMS), a separate cadre on the lines of the IAS, IPS, IFS, and IRS, has already submitted its 40-pages detailed report to the Central Health Ministry for better COVID management. Dr. Vedprakash Mishra, national head of the Academic Programme (Indian Programme), UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa), ..