New road rail links to make Manipur gateway to SE Asia CM

first_img COMMENT Infrastructure and Construction SHARE SHARE EMAIL November 08, 2018 Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. File photo railway Published on COMMENTS Manipur is hoping to benefit from the upcoming Asian Highway and rail connectivity to become an investment destination in the northeast, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said.Biren Singh said the state could well become the main gateway to Southeast Asia via the land route as work on the four-lane highway is on in full swing.National Highway 39 that passes through the state capital Imphal up to Moreh on the Indo-Myanmar border is being developed as Asian Highway 1.The trans-Asian highway traverses through several countries in the continent and the stretch through Manipur is scheduled to be completed by mid-2021, he said.“Land related issued have been solved and land acquisition completed,” Singh told a visiting group of journalists recently.Work on the Jiribam-Imphal railway line is also going on and the project has a deadline of December 2020 to be operational and bring Manipur on the Indian Railway map.The 111-km long railway line passes through several tunnels and will also have a number of bridges owing to the hilly terrain it has to cover to reach the Imphal valley.The chief minister expressed hope that the completion of the highway and railway projects will bring much-needed attention to the state from entrepreneurs.The state has been plagued by decades-long insurgency with a number of militant groups still active in the hills and also the valley.Army and Assam Rifles officials, who spearhead anti-insurgency operations in the state, said though militancy is on the wane, extortion by many of these groups remain a problem.“Manipur is now a totally peaceful state,” the chief minister said.Admitting that the problem of extortion remains, Singh said the issue will also be solved once successful deliberations are held with the insurgent groups, whom he has invited for talks.An Integrated Check Post (ICP) is being built at Moreh on the India-Myammar border on NH-39, which is located about 110 km away from Imphal. Tamu is the corresponding town on the Myanmar side of the ICP, Moreh.Though a Land Customs Station (LCS) exists at Moreh to handle trade, a sprawling new station is being built anticipating a surge in trade volume.Moreh, as a part of India’s ‘Look East’ and now ‘Act East’ policy, is the gateway not only to Myanmar, but also for reaching Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.At the Moreh border, 45.58 acres of land is being developed by the Land Port Authority of India to facilitate trade and people movement, an official said.The facilities at the ICP would include customs and immigration, passenger terminal, warehouse for import and cargo building truck parking area. Transhipment of cargo would be done at the new land port at Moreh, the official said. SHARE Manipurlast_img read more

1984 antiSikh riots Court issues production warrant against Sajjan Kumar

first_imgSHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT January 22, 2019 1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s appeal A Delhi court on Tuesday issued production warrant for January 28 against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. District Judge Poonam A Bamba issued production warrant against Kumar after Tihar Jail authorities, where he is lodged after conviction in another case related to the riots, could not produce him today. In the case before the trial court, three persons — Kumar, Brahmanand Gupta and Ved Prakash — are facing trial on charges of murder and rioting pertaining to the killing of Surjit Singh in Sultanpuri. The riots broke out after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984. center_img Published on RELATED Sajjan Kumar. File photo   –  THE HINDU COMMENTSlast_img read more

Crucial CWC meet in Ahmedabad on March 12

first_img COMMENT March 06, 2019 All India Congress Committee (AICC)’s highest decision-making body, Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet in Ahmedabad on March 12 in what is being seen as an attempt to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on their home turf of Gujarat, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.Earlier, the CWC meeting was scheduled for February 28, but it was postponed on February 26 after the Indian Air Force carried out an operation against Jaish-e-Mohammed training camps at Balakot in Pakistan. On February 14, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had launched his party’s election campaign from Valsad district in South Gujarat, which was overshadowed by the Pulwama attack the same day.Agenda of the meetThe CWC meeting is now being held on March 12 to commemorate the day when Mahatma Gandhi had concluded his Dandi March in 1930.The CWC is expected to rework its policy on national security in view of the current political situation, shift the narrative from Pulwama attack and prepare itself to face the LS elections.The party has also roped in Lieutenant-General DS Hooda (retired), the architect of Indian Army’s surgical strike to avenge the Uri terror attack in 2016, to lead a task force. The team, which will also have retired police and Army officers, will submit a report on ‘challenges to national security’ later this month.According to party sources, all 51 members of the CWC will attend the Ahmedabad meeting on March 12. The CWC meeting will be followed by a public meeting on the outskirts of the city.The CWC meetings are usually held in New Delhi. But, in October 2018, it was held at the Sevagram Ashram at Wardha in Maharashtra to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Improving performanceBy holding the CWC meeting here, the Congress hopes to galvanise its cadres and improve its performance. In 2017 Assembly polls, the party won 77 seats in the 182-member House, reducing the BJP’s tally to just 99 for the first time since 1995.In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had won all the 26 seats. Congress president, Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)   –  The Hindu politics CWC meet to discuss alliance options in Delhi, West Bengal CWC to meet in Ahmedabad on February 28 RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE COMMENTS Published on All India Congress Committee (AICC)last_img read more

Chennai Metro ridership reaches peak in April

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL viewpointDerailing of discipline May 15, 2019 RELATED Strike, signal system glitch disrupt Chennai metro services File photo   –  Bijoy Ghosh  Chennai Metro sees highest ridership in April 2019, ever since its commencement in 2015.It had as many as 1.02 lakh users on April 26 and around 92,917 people on May 6, and 95,119 on May 10, 2019.Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) commenced its train operations from June 29, 2015. Till May 14, 2019 a total of 3.81 crore people used the metro, said CMRL press release.To increase patronage, CMRL has provided spacious parking facilities in key stations, including St Thomas Mount, Alandur and Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus. Last mile connectivity measures like share auto, share taxi services also helped in the metro patronage, the release said.center_img Chennai COMMENTS SHARE COMMENT Published onlast_img read more

Chandrababu Naidu holds second round of talks with Rahul Sonia Pawar and

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Continuing his efforts to unite opposition parties against the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha results, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday met Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Sitaram Yechury, among other leaders. He had on Saturday also held talks with several opposition leaders, including Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav in the national capital and with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati in Lucknow. Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party chief Pawar for the second consecutive day on Sunday morning, followed by a meeting with Sonia Gandhi in the evening. He also held a separate meeting with CPI(M) general secretary Yechury and discussed the possibility of all opposition parties getting together. The TDP chief’s efforts are being seen as part of the opposition strategy to bring all the non-NDA parties together and form an alliance to keep the BJP out of power. Naidu’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi assumes significance as the latter held an internal meeting with top Congress leaders on Saturday evening to assess the party’s process and strategy to stake claim for government formation in case of a hung verdict on May 23 when the results are announced. The Telugu Desam Party president has held several rounds of discussion with various opposition leaders, including TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. Naidu’s TDP was part of the NDA, but quit the alliance a few months ago. The Congress and other opposition parties have exuded confidence of forming the next government. politics Lok Sabha TDP chief Naidu meets Rahul Gandhi; discusses firming up anti-BJP front May 19, 2019 COMMENT SHARE national elections RELATED Published on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu meets NCP President Sharad Pawar, in New Delhi, on Sunday. TDP leader Ram Mohan Rao is also seen. – PTI COMMENTSlast_img read more

Three newborn kittens found dead with legs bound by rope among abandoned

first_imgThree newborn kittens were found dead with their legs bound by rope at a refuse collection point in a northern Hong Kong village on Friday, prompting a police investigation into animal cruelty.The trio were among a litter of five abandoned on Shek Tong Tsuen off Yau Shin Street in Yuen Long.One of the two surviving domestic shorthair cats, which were taken to the Wan Chai headquarters of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for treatment, later died. Nation 22 May 2019 Miri launches major anti-animal cruelty campaign The case, reported by businessman Cheung Chi-yeung, 44, past midnight on Thursday after he heard the squeals of the kittens, was the second local incident of animal cruelty in a week. AdChoices广告Officers are investigating and no arrests have been made.Cheung found one of the surviving cats attempting to crawl out of a plastic bag at the bottom of a massive rubbish bin.“Inside the bag, there was another surviving kitten and three dead cats with their legs tied together with rope,” he said, adding that he believed the animals were found less than 12 hours after they were abandoned.Police hunt suspected poisoner after four dogs die and three fall illCheung, who is an animal-lover and keeps about 20 abandoned dogs at home in the same village, condemned the person behind the case of the kittens. “This gives the animals no chance to live,” he said.Officers were called in soon after 12.30am when Cheung made an emergency call.According to police, three dead cats were found at the scene and the two surviving animals were picked up by SPCA staff. Police are treating the case as cruelty to animals.An SPCA spokeswoman said one of the surviving cats later died at its Wan Chai headquarters.She said the dead bodies would be sent to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to determine the cause of death.It was the second report of animal cruelty in the city this week. On Wednesday, four of seven dogs suspected to have been poisoned died at a house in Tai Po Tin village off Ping Che Road, Ta Kwu Ling. The three surviving dogs were being treated at the SCPA headquarters.Three months ago, the carcasses of least 10 dogs and cats in various stages of decay were found in an animal shelter in the same district.Opinion: As a pet-loving city, Hong Kong should step up efforts against animal abuseOfficers also discovered nearly 100 malnourished animals in the shelter. Police arrested a 62-year-old man in charge of the site for animal cruelty.A spate of dog deaths last year led to more than 50,000 people petitioning the government to crack down on animal cruelty.At least nine dogs suspected to have been poisoned died in Tai Po and Fanling in a week in April last year. Six among the group died after their owners walked them at Wah Ming Estate in Fanling.In Hong Kong, cruelty to animals carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail and a fine of up to HK$200,000 (US$25,600).For the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2019. Related News Views 09 May 2019 Call to curb animal cruelty timely Related Newscenter_img SCMP , News , Hong Kong , Law and Crime Nation 23 May 2019 After 18 years, German expat still shocked by animal cruelty in S’wak {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Tags / Keywords:last_img read more

Auditing Muslim cemeteries in KL

first_imgThe new double-storey office for the Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery. Central Region Related News World 11 Jul 2019 At Vatican, empty tombs add new twist to missing girl mystery Golf 07 Jul 2019 Region’s top amateurs set for Kuala Lumpur showdown Nation 22 Jun 2019 DBKL has planted 600,000 trees in Kuala Lumpur since 2010 Related Newscenter_img “I will ensure DBKL takes action. By early next month, a minimum of two cemeteries will get new signage,” said Nor Hisham during the official opening of a new office and surau at the Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery.The cemetery is the first of 29 in Kuala Lumpur to be reconditioned with a new office, surau, workers’ rest room, toilets, rubbish collection room and repaved roads at a cost of RM900,000. The two-year project was completed in May.Nor Hisham also received contributions from Fawziah Holdings in the form of nine gazebos costing RM50,000. The gazebos were built in various parts of the cemetery to shelter visitors and workers.Meanwhile, DBKL Health and Environment Department assistant administrator Mohd Syamsul Qamar Sabaruddin said the cemetery only had 300 vacant burial plots.He added that the Jalan Kuari Cheras Muslim Cemetery had run out of burial plots.The cemeteries in Jalan Ampang and Jalan Kuari are the only ones under the responsibility of the Kuala Lumpur mayor’s office while six are managed by Jawi and another 21 by mosques supervised by Jawi. AN AUDIT committee will be set up soon to decide on much-needed upgrades of Muslim cemeteries in the city.Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the committee would identify cemeteries that need upgrading.The committee will comprise representatives from the Federal Territories Religious Department (Jawi) and Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council.Nor Hisham said some cemeteries under the supervision of mosques were in bad condition due to financial constraints. AdChoices广告Over the past three years, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had hired contractors to upkeep some Muslim cemeteries. Improvements will range from facility and infrastructure upgrades such as new signage, walkways, gazebos and fencing. Tags / Keywords: Nor Hisham signing a plaque to offically open the new office and surau at the Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery as Fawziah Holdings director Datuk Fawziah Abdul Karim looks on. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

BJP is using money power Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Karnataka crisis

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New cabinet ministers to be sworn in at 3 pm Saturday Goa

first_img Next Press Trust of India PanajiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 04:58 IST Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm Saturday. (Photo: PTI)Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said late on Friday night that he would reshuffle the cabinet on Saturday replacing four ministers and the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm.Ten Congress MLAs had on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increasing the strength of the party to 27 on the floor of the House.Pramod Sawant said the three members from a coalition partner, Goa Forward Party, and an Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte would be dropped from the cabinet.Pramod Sawant refused to name the MLAs who would be inducted but said all the four would be from the BJP, with three of them from the legislators who joined the party on Wednesday.Speculations are rife that former leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, Philip Nery Rodrigues and Atanasio Monserratte would be inducted in the cabinet along with Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo.Pramod Sawant said the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm Saturday.This would the second cabinet reshuffle by Pramod Sawant since he took over as the chief minister three months ago. In his first cabinet reshuffle, Sawant had inducted MGP’s breakaway MLA Deepak Pauskar after dropping then deputy chief minister Sudin Dhavalikar.Asked why allies are being dropped from the cabinet, the chief minister said the decision has been taken as per directives of the central leadership.”I don’t want to go into details. We have taken this decision to give good governance to the people,” he said.Sawant has the support by three MLAs from the Goa Forward Party and an Independent.Goa Forward Party (GFP) chief and Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai had during the day said they are hoping for an amicable solution to the crisis.”The GFP is a part of the NDA and had joined the BJP-led government after talks with the saffron party’s national leadership,” Sardesai said, adding, “The present state BJP leaders were not part of the discussions then. As such, we will take appropriate steps only after talking to NDA leadership at the Centre.””We have not yet received any official communication from the BJP leaders. On the contrary, we have received indications that the matter will be sorted out amicably,” he said.Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs, led by the leader of Opposition, Chandrakant Kavlekar, switched sides and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday.While the 10 MLAs and Lobo returned from Delhi, Sawant stayed back to attend a high-level meeting on Friday evening on the issue of mining in Goa, which has come to a standstill following a February 2018 Supreme Court order.Also Read | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand New cabinet ministers to be sworn in at 3 pm Saturday: Goa CM Pramod SawantGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant refused to name the MLAs who would be inducted but said all the four would be from the Bharatiya Janata Party, with three of them from the legislators who joined the party on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

With 100 members in attendance Lok Sabha sits till 1158 pm to

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:05 IST During the debate, the Opposition accused the Modi government of trying to sell off railways’ assets instead of focusing on services. (File Photo)The Lok Sabha sat till 11.58 pm on Thursday to conclude discussion on demands for grants for the Railway Ministry, with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi saying it is for the first time in nearly 18 years that the Lower House has sat for this long.Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to reply to the debate Friday afternoon, following which the demands for grants will be put to vote.Nearly a 100 members participated in the debate which began Thursday afternoon and concluded at 11.58 pm.”It is a record,” Joshi said.During the debate, the Opposition accused the Modi government of trying to sell off railways’ assets instead of focusing on services, but the BJP asserted that the transport behemoth is breaking new ground everyday especially in areas of infrastructure and safety.The Congress, TMC and other parties tore into the government as they opposed alleged attempts to “privatise” the railways and claimed that the NDA dispensation was “selling dreams” like the ‘bullet train’ to the people, which were “not feasible”.Countering the opposition’s allegations, BJP MP Sunil Kumar Singh said the performance of railways is much better now than under the Congress rule and the national transporter was achieving new milestones.Railway accidents have reduced by 73 per cent in the five-year period of Modi government from 2014 to 2019, he noted.ALSO READ | 29 elected unopposed to Parliamentary Estimates panelALSO WATCH | Narendra Modi arrives for the first parliament session of 17th Lok SabhaFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury With 100 members in attendance, Lok Sabha sits till 11.58 pm to conclude debate on railwaysParliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said it is for the first time in nearly 18 years that the Lower House has sat for this long.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Private Member Bill to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism introduced

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 00:20 IST No discussion took place on the bill | File photo from PTIHIGHLIGHTSAltogether 44 private member bills were introduced in the Lower HouseThe Law Commission had earlier said that compulsory voting was not feasibleBJP’s Sanjay Jaiswal introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism”A private members bill which seeks to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.Sanjay Jaiswal (BJP) introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism”.No discussion took place on the bill.Altogether 44 private member bills were introduced in the Lower House.Besides, a private member Bill to provide for compulsory voting by the electorate in the country was introduced by Janardan Singh Sigriwal (BJP).The Law Commission had earlier said that compulsory voting was not feasible.Introducing the bill, the Member said that in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, over 33 per cent of registered voters did not vote, which was not a good sign for democracy.He cited example of Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy and Switzerland where there was compulsory votingAdmitting that the country might face some challenges in implementing compulsory voting, Sigriwal said it could provide ‘e-voting’ facilities.Ajay Mishra (BJP) said the country should move forward towards one country, one election.Stating that the voting process should be further simplified and there need not be any compulsory voting, Mishra said if any government collapses before the end of its 5 year term, then the power to govern the state should be vested with governor or President for the remaining tenure.Nishikant Dubey (BJP) said there are 28 countries in the world which had implemented compulsory voting and even after implementing it in Australia the voter turnout was 90 per cent.He demanded a discussion on the Supreme Court order to give NOTA button in EVMs and also the verdict on NJAC.C R Chaudhary (BJP) said the government is mulling sending e-ballot papers to NRI voters residing out of India which can send back via post.While, CM Ramesh (BJP) moved a Constitution Amendment Bill that did not give details, Pratap Singh Bajwa moved “The Safeguarding and Adjucating Farmers’ Economic Rights Commission Bill”.M V Rajeev Gowda introduced The Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018, while Vandana Chavan introduced bills that included The Children with Specific Learning Disabilities Bill 2018, The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education and The Contract Labour Amendment Bill.KTS Tulsi introduced the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2019, Binoy Viswan The Minimum Wages Amendment Bill, Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe The Companies Amendment Bill, Vikas Mahatme The Promotion Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Bill and Rakesh Sinha introduced The Population Regulation Bill.Parvesh Sahib Singh (BJP) introduced a bill to provide for the compulsory use of bio-degradabale packaging materiaL in the supply and distribution of certain commodities.This was with the aim to curb the usage of plastic and other such non-degradable material in packaging.Shashi Tharoor (Congress) introduced a bill to provide for the establishement of a States and Union Territories Reorganisation Commission.This is to recommend the reorganisation of States and Union Territories to the Central Government through periodic review of demands for new States or Union Territories.Also Read | Pakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from IAF forward airbasesAlso Read | Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi heckled in London over press censorshipAlso Watch | Army general exposes Pakistan’s lie on terror; Al Qaeda chief threatens India; moreFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow Lok SabhaFollow PakistanFollow Terrorism Private Member Bill to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism introduced in Lok SabhaSanjay Jaiswal (BJP) introduced the bill “to designate Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism.”advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Mumbai 12yearold boy drowns in pit at Worli Sea Link

first_imgMumbai: 12-year-old boy drowns in pit at Worli Sea LinkThe boy was admitted to a nearby hospital by locals but he was declared brought dead.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 20:12 IST A 12-year-old boy drowned in a pit in Mumbai, Maharashtra | Photo from ANIHIGHLIGHTSThe pit was dug for Coastal Road Project at Coastal RoadThe boy was rushed to a nearby hospital after the incidentThe boy was declared dead by the hospitalA 12-year-old boy in Mumbai drowned in a pit on Saturday.The 12-year-old boy drowned in the pit dug for a Coastal Road Project at Coastal Road, Worli Sea Link.The boy was admitted to a nearby hospital by locals but he was declared brought dead.Earlier in the week, heavy rainfall in Mumbai led to the temporary suspension of activity at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.Large parts of the city and suburbs, besides Palghar, Thane and Raigad, were lashed with heavy rain since this week.As Mumbai started the week on a flooded note, a roof collapsed in Shivaji Nagar in Govandi. Eight people were injured in the incident.According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai will experience intermittent rain or showers with heavy falls at isolated places.Also Read | Mumbai’s Tulsi lake overflows due to heavy rainsAlso Read | Mumbai: Unable to locate 3-year-old Divyansh who fell into gutter, search teams call off operationsAlso Watch | Did this scooter fall into a rain-filled pothole’ in Mumbai?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow MumbaiFollow Worli Sea Link Nextlast_img read more