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Over 1,000 passengers, including nine pregnant women, on the Mahalaxmi Express which was stranded for nearly 18 hours in heavy flood waters, around 90 km from Mumbai, were rescued in a massive, multi-agency operations by Saturday afternoon, officials said.
Central Railway Chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi said 1,050 passengers were safely evacuated without injuries from the train, which was stuck near Vangani, while the State Disaster Authority pegged the figure at 1,200, in what became the biggest joint operation in the state by the Indian Air Force, Army, Navy, the NDRF, state police, the Railway Police, local agencies, NGOs and volunteers since the July 26, 2005 floods.
Four National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams from different cities like Mumbai, Thane and Pune rushed to the train and evacuating the train passengers using eight inflatable rubber boats.
Besides, seven Indian Navy teams of divers with specialised equipment, a Seaking and MI-17 helicopters of the IAF, and two columns of Indian Army from Mumbai already in Thane and two more en route, were also deployed for the massive operations. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai called up Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and offered all help from the Centre.
The rescue operation picked up pace post-noon when rain subsided a little, enabling quicker movement of personnel and the evacuated passengers carrying their luggage and minor children to safer spots.
Many weary passengers attempted to walk, but when they, especially the senior citizens, lost strength, police and other rescuers promptly hoisted them on their shoulders and took them to safety.
A few local villagers, many of whom were also stranded in the flood waters, also ventured out to help the train passengers early in the day before the official rescue teams from Mumbai, Thane and Pune reached the venue.
The passengers were brought off the train into boats and taken to a small village around 1.5 km away where the villagers welcomed them with water, hot tea and biscuits and even carried their luggage and the kids.
From there the passengers boarded buses, tempos and smaller vehicles to go to Badlapur, seven km away. A fleet of ambulances with three dozen doctors including gynaecologists were deployed there to tackle any emergency.
Nine-month pregnant, Reshma T. Kamble, who went into labour, was shifted to the Shushrut Hospital in Badlapur where she is now under observation.
The Central Railway then ferried the rescued passengers by a local train to Kalyan where a 19-coach special train was kept ready to take them to Kolhapur, famed for its Goddess Mahalaxmi Temple. A railway official also said that the authorities were also ready to take those passengers who so wanted back home to various destinations in Mumbai.
A group of senior citizens, who were proceeding on a pilgrimage to Kolhapur, decided to cancel their plans and return to Mumbai.
“We are very thankful to all the rescue agencies and the villagers who took great pains to help and rescue us. Now, we are very tired by this ordeal and will complete our pilgrimage later,” one of them told media persons.
Fadnavis had instructed Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta to personally monitor the evacuation operations and coordinate with various agencies engaged in the rescue works.
The Chief Minister also said that the district administration had made arrangement for meals, tea and fresh water at the Sahyadri Mangal Karyalaya and other locations in villages on the route between the stranded train and Badlapur.
Meanwhile, the CR also said that it would also decide later how to shift the train and clear the tracks for restoring the train traffic on that route, as water considerably receded by evening and the adjacent railway track was visible first time.
In Thane, around 550 people stranded in the towns of Kalyan, Dombivali, Badlapur and Titwal were also saved from the flood waters by the rescue teams till this evening.
Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde took a boat and went on an inspection tour of the affected areas in Vangani and its surroundings.
Rain continued to lash the coastal districts and many towns were practically underwater since early on Saturday as flooding local rivers and other water bodies overflowed into residential areas.
The busy Mumbai-Goa Highway was blocked this afternoon after a landslide near Khed. There are no immediate reports of any casualties.
Mumbai Airport operations suffered with cancellation of 11 flights and nine diversions early on Saturday, but the situation returned to normal by 9 a.m., official sources said.
While Mumbai’s lifeline, the suburban trains functioned with delays of 15-20 minutes on Western Railway and CR, the latter had to cancel services between Karjat-Kalyan (in Thane) owing to floods and waterlogging on the tracks since Friday.
Though the country’s commercial capital continued to get intermittent showers, the worst-hit were Thane and Ratnagiri with towns of Ulhasnagar, Murbad, Badlapur, Tiwala, Vangani, Khed, Mangaon, Mandangad, Chiplun and surroundings practically submerged.
Heavy rain lashed Palghar, Pune and Nashik on Saturday, with the IMD forecasting similar weather for the next couple of days in the entire coastal regions including Mumbai.
Karnataka Congress MLA Shrimant Balasaheb Patil, who had to be admitted to a government hospital on Thursday after he complained of chest pain, continues to be in hospital, a top official said here on Friday.
Sir J.J. Hospitals Dean Dr. Ajay Chandanwale told IANS that the legislator has been examined by the cardiologists of the St. George Hospital and they have advised him complete rest.
Patil, 64, arrived here from Bengaluru by bus to join the group of rebel Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislators currently holed up in a Mumbai hotel since the past nearly two weeks.
After alighting at Dadar, Patil complained of chest pain, uneasiness, headache and nausea and was taken to the Sanjeevani Hospital nearby. On examination, the legislator was referred to the government-run St. George’s Hospital.
To senior Congress leader and Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar’s charge that Patil had been abducted, the MLA shot back that he wasn’t. “I am unwell and in hospital, but will return to Bengaluru after recovering,” he said.
Controversial actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by Mumbai Cyber Police for posting objectionable videos promoting communal hatred, an official said here on Thursday.
A Mumbai Police spokesperson said that the Cyber Police had received complaints along with some videos which had gone viral on social media.
“It was found that Ajaz Khan has created/uploaded these videos with objectionable content mainly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc. and create hatred among public at large,” said the police.
After investigations, Ajaz was arrested on Wednesday and further probe is underway in the matter.
He has been charged under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act Sec. 67 which can attract a jail term of five years and/or fine of Rs 5,00,000.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appeared in a Mumbai Court in connection with a defamation case filed by a RSS worker, a party leader said.
The case was filed by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker who accused Gandhi of linking the RSS with the murder of Bengaluru-based journalist Gauri Lankesh in 2017.
In his plea, Joshi had said that barely 24 hours after the Lankesh killing, Rahul Gandhi had allegedly blamed the RSS and its ideology for the murder.
Gandhi’s only engagement in Mumbai was to appear in the Sewree Metropolitan Magistrate Court before he returned to New Delhi, Mumbai party chief Milind Deora told IANS.
This is the second petition filed by a RSS activist in Maharashtra against Rahul Gandhi, MP from Wayanad in Kerala.
In 2014, a local functionary, Rajesh Kunte had filed a plea against him for allegedly blaming the RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The case is pending in Bhiwandi Court in Thane.
A large number of Congress activists led by Deora, former city chief Sanjay Nirupam and other leaders welcomed Gandhi at the Mumbai Airport.
Thousands lined up enroute and outside the court in Mazagaon waving party flags and raising slogans.
At least four persons, including a minor boy, were killed and two others injured in different incidents as monsoon made a grand entry in Mumbai and surroundings on Friday, hitting normal life with the usual woes of water-logging in many areas, delays in flights, road and train traffic.
In Goregaon suburb of north-west Mumbai, four persons of a family including a minor girl suffered electrocution from some live wires in the vicinity of their home in which two perished and two were injured.
The deceased are — Rajendra Yadav, 60 and Sanjay Yadav, 24, while the injured victims are Dipu Yadav, 24, and five-year old Asha Yadav, said the BMC Disaster Control.
In another incident in Andheri, a 60-year old woman Kashima Yudiyar, was electrocuted near the RTO office and declared dead on admission to a hospital.
An eight-year old boy, Mahender Badga from Teranpada village in Vikramgad in adjoining Thane district, was killed when struck by lightning as he played outside his home today, police said.
Three persons — Chandrakant Todavale, Chetan Tatthe and Vijay Naagar — were injured in a wall crash outside their home, in which the condition of Naagar is described as critical.
As rains continued to lash the city, the lifelines of Mumbai — the Central Railway, Western Railway and the main roads and Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway — were hit with water-logging in several places.
An airport official said there were normal visibility-related delays of average 15 minutes, mainly for incoming services, but operations continued largely unaffected.
The subways at Milan in Santacruz, Dahisar, Malad and Andheri were shut for some time as they were flooded with some vehicles stranded inside and there were huge traffic snarls on both the EEH and WEH.
The Mumbai Traffic Police imposed diversions in many parts of the city including Sion, Dadar, Kurla, Sewri, Chembur, Khar, Bandra, Andheri, Kanjurmarg, Bhandup, Wadala, Kings Circle as the main roads were submerged in upto two-three feet waters.
Local trains on both the CR and WR were affected with delays ranging from 15-45 minutes and owing to water-logging on railway lines, stranding millions of commuters, especially students. The tracks were flooded in parts of Palghar, Thane and eastern and western suburbs on the suburban section, forcing 12 cancellations besides 105 services delayed.
According to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the city received 67 mm rains, the eastern suburbs notched 120 mm, and the western suburbs recorded 90 mm rainfall.
A few suburbs like Andheri, Juhu, Vikhroli, Kurla and others received in excess of 120-130 mm rains during the same period.
In a huge relief to Mumbaikars and the civic administration, the catchment areas of some of the lakes supplying to Mumbai received good rains on the opening day of the season. Vehar Lake (209 mm), Tulsi Lake (143 mm), Modak Sagar Lake (69 mm) and Middle Vaitarna (78 mm).
It maybe recalled that the IANS on Thursday (June 27) had highlighted the severe water crises staring at Mumbai and the BMC had started dipping into its emergency reserve stocks to quench the thirst of its 17 million people.
The IMD Mumbai has forecast a few heavy spells of rains later tonight and a wet weekend as rains will continue over the next two days.
The rains brought relief from the sultry heat with temperatures hovering at a comfortable minimum of 24 degrees Celsius and maximum of 30 degrees Celsius since morning.
Besides Mumbai, adjoining districts of Thane, Raigad and Palghar also received good rains since Thursday night, spelling cheer for the farmers and commoners.
Every 20 seconds, one Indian suffers a brain stroke, or three every minute, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly due to changing lifestyles.
At this rate, around 1.54 million Indians are affected by strokes every year and the worse is 90 per cent of stroke patients failed to reach hospital on time.
The lifetime risk of stroke after the age of 55 is 1 in 5 for women and 1 in 6 for men.
These revelations came at the ongoing 3-day Fourth Congress of Society of Neuro Vascular Intervention (SNVICON) Mumbai 2019, with international participation, here on Saturday.
Prominent speakers said the message was simple but alarming – that in India, the numbers of brain strokes are increasing and it would not be wrong to say they are “life-style related”.
Two top Bollywood actors – Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt – came out in support of India’s neurological fraternity to spread the message and awareness that “stroke is beatable”.
Breach Candy Hospital’s Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Interventional Neurosurgeon Dr Anil P. Karapurkar said that like a healthy heart, a healthy brain is important, for which precautions need to be taken.
“In case of a heart attack, it is either you are gone or you recover. In case of a brain stroke, you may be gone, you may recover and come to normal, or you become dependent for life,” Karapurkar warned.
He explained that in case of a heart attack, there are half a dozen basic symptoms such as chest pain, breathlessness, pain in left shoulder and upper abdomen, but in case of strokes, symptoms may vary depending on which side of the brain is affected.
“Stroke is a sudden loss of function of a part of the body. It can happen out of the blue. The simple rule to follow in case of a stroke is – ‘BE FAST’ – Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech, Time,” he advised.
If a person suffers from problems in balancing, hoarseness in voice, sudden loss of vision, drops an object, giddiness, the first thing is to rush him to hospital without wasting time.
Karapurkar cautioned that treatment for brain strokes cannot start at home and a CT Scan or a MRI Scan is necessary, and since 2015, doctors follow a protocol of CT plus angio or MRI plus angio to tackle such cases.
The neurological fraternity is now contemplating launching a massive outreach programme with family doctors and general practitioners to create more awareness about how to deal with brain stroke emergencies.
Some of the other prominent speakers included medicos P. S. Ramani, Dileep R. Yavagal, Orlando Diaz, Abhidha Shah, Sukhdeep Khawar, Philippe Mercier and Nitin N. Dange.
The SNVICON also saw the latest technologies being deployed for treatment of stroke. A new web device was also launched.
Some of the major subjects covered are neurovascular anatomy, understanding of cerebral artery and 3D anatomy to understand a person’s condition and treatment better, 3D spine vascular anatomy as a booming field with more to come.
Mohit Raina, who is gearing up for the premiere of his first web series “Kaafir” that is set in Kashmir, says as a professional actor he keeps his political views aside.
Born and brought up in Jammu, Mohit is well-versed with the socio-political situation in Kashmir.
Asked if the knowledge helped him to understand the story better, Mohit told IANS here: “Yes, it is true that I am well aware of the situation there in Kashmir… therefore, people’s mind… I would understand the loss and prayers that they believe…but that did not help me in understanding the character really, I followed the narration.”
“Being a professional actor, I am supposed to keep my political views aside. I did that.”
“My character should not depict my individual belief; rather subtly deliver the message of the story. As an actor, I must not forget that I am working on a very impressionable and influential medium of entertainment,” he explained.
The story of the show revolves around a woman named Kainaaz Akhtar (actress Dia Mirza) who is a Pakistani imprisoned in Kashmir and is accused of being a militant. She also delivers a girl in the jail. Mohit, on the other hand, is playing the character of an Indian journalist, Vedant.
“Despite all the conflicts over there, every morning people wake up with a hope to have a beautiful day. People in the valley believe in the power of prayer, the only factor drives them, or perhaps all of us, is that ‘ek din sab kuch theek ho jayega’ (one day things will be fine),” Mohit shared.
He had shot to fame by playing Mahadev in the TV show “Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev”. He also appeared in shows like “Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat” and “21 Sarfarosh – Saragarhi 1897”.
His performance in the film “Uri – The Surgical Strike” alongside Vicky Kaushal got appreciation.
“I started as a model and went on to acting on television. Since I managed to make my mark there as an actor, for me, the natural progression was to try my luck in films. Of course, I am doing that but at the same time, I will explore this platform of digital entertainment that did not exist 10 years ago,” he said.
“For an actor, more than proving versatility, what excites are stories and characters that are unexplored.
“When I heard the story of ‘Kaafir’, I got excited not because it is a web series and will reach out to so many countries at the same time…I did the story because the character is layered and very interesting, something I have never done,” added Mohit.
Written by Bhavani Iyer and directed by Sonam Nair, “Kaafir” will start streaming on ZEE5 from June 15.
What is the biggest takeaway for the audience from “Kaafir”?
The actor said: “I think one of the most important things that will happen to the audience after watching the story is, they will build back faith in humanity, which is beyond religion.
“People will walk up to a stranger and start talking…perhaps to build people to people friendship, that is the very essence of humanity and that is what the story depicts.”
Tata Communications has divested its remaining 26 per cent stake in its Singapore-based subsidiary engaged in the data centre business.
“Tata Communications International Pte Ltd (TCIPL) a wholly-owned arm of the company in Singapore has informed that TCIPL has divested its 26 per cent stake in STT Tai Seng Pte Ltd (STT Tai Seng) that operates data centre business in Singapore to STT APDC Pte Ltd at an agreed consideration based on fair market value and changing market conditions”, Tata Communications said in a regulatory filing.
The amount was not disclosed.
The Tata Communications stock was at Rs 492.55, slightly up by 0.4 per cent.
“This divestment is in line with our strategy to evolve on offering digital infrastructure services through growth and innovation service portfolio complementing the asset light growth model,” the company informed the exchanges.
STT APDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of STT GDC Pte Ltd.
Two minors were killed as a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and heavy rains, disrupted air, road and rail traffic in Mumbai late on Monday night, officials said.
Two boys — Tushar Jha (12) and Rushabh Tiwari (11) — were electrocuted near their tenement in Poisar slums in Kandivali East, the BMC Disaster Control cell said.
All flight operations were suspended due to low visibility at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at around 10 p.m. and efforts were on to resume traffic from the alternative runway.
An United Air Newark-Mumbai flight was diverted to Delhi, while another 11 incoming domestic and international services were also diverted to other airports, said official sources.
A Thai Airways aircraft, while vacating the runway, hit a guard light and damaged a signage, and some debris were found on the runway. Efforts were on to clear it for normal operations, said airport sources.
An official said that flight operations were resumed after around two hours for both incoming and outbound services.
Rail traffic was hit on the Central Railway’s harbour line near Chunabhatti due to a technical snag in the overhead pentograph, and an overhead wire tripping near Diva station, hitting normal operations.
Even on Western Railway, a snag in the overhead wire at Mahim delayed services which were running around 15 minutes late.
Road traffic was slowed down on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway and the arterial roads due waterlogging in some low-lying areas.
There was at least one incident of tree falling on a road which further hit traffic in South Mumbai.
Scores of office-goers and commuters returning home from their offices were hit badly due to the rains and stormy weather.
Earlier on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a forecast of a thunderstorm over Mumbai, Thane and Raigad.
Shah Rukh Khan says filmmaker Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra have fulfilled every dream the superstar had.
Shah Rukh on Monday tweeted a photo collage of himself, Karan and Chopra and captioned it: “Dreamers are good. But if those dreams are not given a direction they mean nothing. These two fulfilled every dream I had, over and above every dream they had for themselves. Adi and Karan.”
The 53-year-old actor said that he shared this with the world is because the two filmmakers are hold importance in his life.
“Why share this with all? Because you should know, more important than your dreams are those who fulfil them for you,” he added.
Shah Rukh has collaborated with Karan in films like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” and “My Name Is Khan”.
The “Don” star has worked with Chopra in movies such as “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, “Veer-Zaara” and “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” among many others.
Shah Rukh was last seen in Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”, which also featured Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
Actors Sunny Kaushal, Radhika Madan, Mohit Raina and Diana Penty have bagged a love story titled “Shiddat- Journey Beyond Love”.
While Radhika is paired opposite Sunny, Mohit will be seen with Diana in the film produced by Dinesh Vijan, who has delivered three hits “Hindi Medium”, “Stree” and “Luka Chuppi”.
Directed by Kunal Deshmukh, the film will go on floors in September and will be shot across Punjab, Paris and London.
According to a source, the story has been written by Sridhar Raghavan and Dheeraj Rattan.
Dinesh said in a statement: “I got married recently, so I’m feeling it, but on a serious note in our day and age where love is taken so lightly, it’s difficult to imagine the lengths people would go to for it.
“‘Shiddat’ is a not only a story about love but the distance one travels for it. The passion that overcomes… Maybe all senses or logic to do things that you wouldn’t usually imagine, the belief in something with all your heart and the drive to achieve it- that’s ‘Shiddat’.”
Keiron Pollard poured cold water on KL Rahul’s maiden hundred with a whirlwind knock as Mumbai Indians scripted a last-ball three-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Wednesday.
World Cup hopeful Rahul slammed an unbeaten 100 off 64 balls (6×4; 6×6) along with Chris Gayle’s 63 off 36 balls to help Punjab post a challenging 197/4 after Pollard — captaining the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma who is injured — asked them bat first.
Chasing 198 for a win, Mumbai were stuttering at 56/2 when Pollard (83 off 31 balls) pushed himself up at No 4 and took the game away from Punjab by hitting 10 sixes and three fours.
With 15 needed in the last over, Pollard dismissed after smashing a six off a no ball and a four by Ankit Rajpoot.
But Alzarri Joseph (15 not out) kept his cool to take his team over the line with two needed from the last ball. Mumbai posted 198/7.
Mumbai were 56/2 when Pollard came to the crease. The veteran West Indies all-rounder then joined hands with Ishan Kishan (7) and Hardik Pandya 19) to stitch together 32 and 41 run stands for the fourth and fifth wickets respectively to then associate with Joseph for a seventh wicket 54-run partnership.
Earlier, Rahul and with Gayle combined for a 116-run opening wicket partnership to give the visitors a blistering start.
While Rahul hit six fours and six sixes, Gayle bludgeoned seven maximums and three fours.
Gayle was dismissed in the 13th over after which Kings XI slowed down a bit. But Rahul ensured they get to a above par score by smashing Hardik Pandya 6-4-6-6 in the first four deliveries of the 19th over and then hitting Jasprit Bumrah for a four and six in the final over, as 38 runs came in the last two.
Gayle, typically, took time to get going and it was only in the fifth over that the legendary West Indian changed gears by hitting Jason Behrendorff for three sixes and one four as the Aussue leaked 23 runs.
Kings XI were 50/0 at the end of Powerplay with both batsmen looking in ominous form.
Rahul hit Joseph for a delectable six and a four in the seventh over to continue his good form.
There was no stopping Gayle as he plundered a six and two fours off Hardik in the ninth over which costed the home team 17 runs as Kings XI raced to 93/0 at the halfway stage.
Gayle then brought up his 26th fifty in the IPL off 31 balls by smacking Krunal Pandya for a six in the 11th over. Punjab badly needed to break the partnerhip and Behrendorff did it, coming back to remove Gayle.
David Miller (7) did not last long, caught behind by Quinton de Kock off Hardik as the scoring slowed down.
Karun Nair followed suit managing only five runs before nicking one to de Kock behind the stumps off Pandya.
Sam Curran (8) tried to be cheeky but Bumrah got the better off him as the England all-rounder scooped one to de Kock. Just when it looked like Mumbai had successfully reined in, Rahul went berserk in the last two overs and together with Mandeep Singh (7 not out) associated a brisk 46-run stand for the fifth wicket.
Brief scores: Kings XI Punjab 197/4 (K.L. Rahul 100, Chris Gayle 63; Hardik Pandya 2/57) vs Mumbai Indians 198/7 (Keiron Pollard 83; Mohammed Shami 3/21)
Veteran Yuvraj Singh (53 off 35) and Krunal Pandya’s quickfire cameo went in vain as Delhi Capitals outclassed Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in their campaign opener at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
A rebranded Delhi team showed its effort in every department of the game as firstly it rode Rishabh Pant’s blistering knock to post a massive total of 213 runs before their bowlers also rose to the occasion to bowl out the three-time champions for 176 in 19.2 overs.
Chasing the huge 214-run target, Mumbai had a slow but steady start as they put up 28 runs in three overs without losing a wicket. However, Delhi’s Ishant Sharma dealt the first blow as he dismissed Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma (14) in the fourth over.
Incoming batsman Suryakumar Yadav (2) also departed soon while Ishant struck again to send back the dangerous Quinton de Kock (27).
Yuvraj and Keiron Pollard (21 off 13) then showed some fight as they added 50 runs for the fourth wicket to help Mumbai approach the three digit mark. However, Keemo Paul removed Pollard to land the hosts in deep trouble as their scorecard read 95/4 in the 11th over.
Hardik Pandya added more worries to the Mumbai camp as he departed without scoring off a Axar Patel delivery. Krunal (32 off 15) then played some good shots along with Yuvraj but couldn’t stay in the middle for long as Trent Boult applied the breaks on his innings with the Mumbai scorecard reading 134/6.
Yuvraj tried his best to overhaul the target with some lusty blows but wickets falling at the other end hurt Mumbai’s chances.
For Delhi, Kagiso Rabada and Ishant picked up two wickets each while Rahul Tewatia, Paul and Axar bagged one wicket apiece.
Earlier, Rishabh Pant’s blistering knock helped Delhi Capitals post a massive 213/6.
As soon as Pant arrived in the middle, the young stumper took every bowler to the cleaners to blast an unbeaten 78 off just 27 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and as many hits into the stands.
Apart from Pant, opener Shikhar Dhawan (43 off 36) and Colin Ingram (47 off 32) also made valuable contributions.
Put into bat, Delhi were off to a poor start as they lost opener Prithvi Shaw (7) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (16) with just 29 runs on board. Mumbai pacer Mitchell McClenaghan accounted for both the wickets.
Dhawan and Ingram then stabilised Delhi’s innings with a crucial 83-run partnership for the third wicket before Ben Cutting sent the latter to the hut in the 13th over.
With Delhi’s scorecard reading 112/3, it seemed the visitors will hardly cross the 150-run mark. But Pant’s arrival changed the whole scenario as he started smashing every Mumbai bowler.
Delhi lost Dhawan, Paul (3) and Axar (4) in quick intervals, but Pant kept one end intact and guided his team to a huge total.
For Mumbai, McClenaghan was the pick of bowlers with figures of 3/40, while Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Ben Cutting picked up a wicket each.
Brief scores: Delhi Capitals 213/6 in 20 overs (Rishabh Pant 78 not out, Colin Ingram 47; Mitchell McClenaghan 3/40) beat Mumbai Indians 176 all out (Yuvraj SIngh 53, Krunal Pandya 32; Kagiso Rabada 2/23) by 37 runs.
The statement was made in a white paper called “The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang” released by the Chinese government on Monday.
In the chapter “International Counter-terrorism Exchanges and Cooperation”, the white paper bracketed the Mumbai attack with the 2005 London bombings that killed 52 people, the Paris 2015 attack which left 132 dead and the 2017 Sinai mosque attack that killed 235 people.
“China opposes all forms of terrorism and extremism, and opposes double standards on fighting terrorism. It opposes linking terrorism and extremism with specific countries, ethnic groups or religions,” the white paper said.
It said that “as a responsible member of the international community”, China also supported the UN in “playing a leading and coordinating role in international cooperation against terrorism”.
The white paper came on the day when Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Beijing on a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi under the first China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue.
The Mumbai terror attack in November 2008 was carried out at multiple locations within a small geographical area by members of the Pakistan-based terror group, Lashkar-e-Taiba.
India skipper Virat Kohli has picked out the Champions League T20 game in 2010 against Mumbai Indians in Durban as his most memorable match for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
“I clearly remember the Champions League T20 Game in 2010 against Mumbai Indians in Durban, where I scored 49 runs, but we lost the game in the last delivery. I consider it as one of my most memorable innings wearing the RCB jersey,” Kohli was quoted as saying in a statement on Friday.
“When everyone had given up, I stayed till the end and almost won us the game. This gave me a lot of confidence, and everyone who watched that game, appreciated me,” he added.
Pointing out that the then Mumbai team contained a host of stalwarts including Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh, the RCB skipper asserted that the innings is one of the high points of his distinguished career.
“That was my #GameBanayegaName moment,the innings that gave me extensive recognition. Mumbai Indians team consisted of Zaheer Khan who bowled that last over along with Sachin Paaji and Bajju pa; and they all saw the game and noticed what I could potentially do, and for me that was a big moment,” Kohli said.
Police registered cases against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Railway officials charging them with culpable homicide.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced Rs 5 lakh ex gratia each to the kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured. He has also ordered a high level probe into the Thursday’s incident.
Railways, senior police officials, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and BMC teams were overseeing operations on Friday.
This was the third footbridge collapse in the city in the last 18 months — occurred around 7.35 p.m. as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, the BMC Disaster Control said.
The victims identified so far include three women — Apoorva Prabhu, 35, Ranjana Tambe, 40, and Bhakti Shinde, 40. The two men dead are Zahid Siraj Khan, 32 and Tapendra Singh, 35.
Connecting the CSMT’s suburban platform No. 1 with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, it was used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line.
Though debris have been cleared, traffic restriction on D.N. Road continues, a traffic official said.
Television actress Shilpa Shinde said on Tuesday that she will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket in Mumbai.
Shilpa earned famed after playing Angoori Bhabhi on popular TV show “Bhabhiji Ghar Pe Hain”. She then participated in the reality show “Bigg Boss 11” and emerged winner.
She worked as Googly Devi in Sunil Grover’s cricket-based web series “Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan”.
Shilpa said there will be a formal announcement about her joining the party.
Asked why she chose the Congress, she said: “I don’t know, but my father was also in Congress. He was a good friend of Sharad Pawar and Sushil Kumar Shinde…”