Mumbai Monorail Services Resume After Disruption, Government Orders Probe

Reported by Nikita Niraj Arora, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Updated: March 15, 2015 12:14 IST

Rescue operations udnerway to evacuate 16 passengers who were stranded on the monorial rake between Mysore Place and Bhakti Park stations.

MUMBAI: Mumbai's monorail services were disrupted since about 10 am today due to problems with the power supply. The disruption was caused on both monorail lines after the main power supply was affected. Services were restored by about noon.

The fire brigade had to be called in to rescue 16 passengers who had been stranded in a car that had come to a standstill between Mysore Place and Bhakti Park on the Wadala-Chembur Line. The passengers had to be evacuated with the help of the fire brigade.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the government would inquire into the incident.
Source - NDTV

Land Acquisition Bill likely to be passed this week: Minister



HYDERABAD, MAR 15: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today expressed confidence that the amended Land Acquisition Bill will be passed by the Rajya Sabha this week.

He said two others bills, the Coal Bill and the Mines, are also likely to be passed by the Upper House next week.

“I hope that next week in Parliament (next five days) will be very fruitful. We have accepted all suggestions of various parties. Wisdom will prevail. All the Bills (that are pending) which are necessary for the development of the country will be passed this week,” Javadekar, told reporters here.

71-yr-old nun raped in West Bengal, eight persons detained



Students of Convent of Jesus and Mary School participate in a protest against the gang rape of a nun in her 70s by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from robbing the Christian missionary school in Begopara, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, Saturday, March 14, 2015. The nun was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack, which was committed by seven or eight men. The woman who was attacked is either 71 or 72 and is the oldest nun at the school, a police officer said. (Source: AP)
Written by Subrata Nagchowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: March 15, 2015 2:44 pm

not normally do this,” he said. “It is up to the police to investigate and find out the motive… why a dacoit gang should raid the chapel and desecrate it,” he said.

Some areas of the school had CCTV cameras. Although the gang targeted the cameras on their way out, police recovered some footage based on which two men were identified. Both these men have been detained.

Sources said a police patrol team was on night duty about 200 metres away from the school. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered a CID inquiry and assured that “swift, strong action will be taken”.

14 killed, 70 injured in twin blasts in Lahore's Christian locality; Pak Taliban claims responsibility


Pakistani Christians gather in front of a church following suicide bombing attacks on churches in Lahore on Sunday. (AFP Photo)

At least 14 people were killed and nearly 70 more injured when two powerful explosions, both believed to have been triggered by Taliban suicide bombers, ripped through a Christian neighbourhood in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday.

The Jamaat-al-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted the Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area at about 11.30am.

Who will be Israel's next premier? Surprises to expect post-election day

Who will disappear? Who will become kingmaker? And could someone other than Netanyahu or Herzog become Israel's next prime minister?
A vandalized campaign billboard advertising the Zionist Camp, in Baqa al-Garbiyyeh. March 10, 2015. Photo by AP

Zionist Union will be the largest party in the next Knesset, barring a last-minute surprise when voters go to the polling stations in Israel on Tuesday.

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