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Mohammed Sohail

  • Footpaths: Pedestrians losing out to hawkers

    In many places in the city footpaths do not technically exist, as they are either too narrow for people to walk on, or have been encroached by hawkers, forcing pedestrians onto the roads. And as a result, people sometimes get run over by speeding vehicles. The Mumbai traffic police is in talks...

    Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • New initiative seeks to lift weight off children's shoulders

    Advocate leads movement to reduce bag load to school.

    Monday, 10 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Taking the burden off schoolkids shoulders

    It is not uncommon to see little children lugging heavy bags to school on their frail shoulders. Children under the age of five years weigh less than 19 kilos and a school-going child, on average, carries 10 books, a lunch box, a water bottle, and a pair of sports shoes for physical training (PT)...

    Sunday, 9 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • BMC floated a Rs 10 crore tender to install 9,820 signages across Mumbai two years after High Court order

    Mike Metzer, a 29-year-old seasoned globe-trotter and travel blogger from California, is in Mumbai for the past four months. But he’s scared to move around in the city and prefers to stay in his familiar neighbourhood after sunset. The reason: lack of traffic signages to guide him back to the hotel...

    Monday, 3 February 2014 - 8:50am
  • Mumbaikars can’t wait to ride on the monorail

    Mumbaikars are excited that the city’s transport has finally gone hi-tech with the launch of the monorail system and they cannot wait longer to enjoy the ride. “This is indeed a pleasant new year gift for us,” said Geeta Shinde, who resides near Gandhi Maidan in Chembur (East) where the chief...

    Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 10:27am
  • Mumbai NGO calls for an end to emotional alienation

    Sunil Deodhar, founder of My Home India, a nine-year-old NGO, that tackles issues of security, law and order, social-economical and emotional alienation faced by the people of the Northeast who live elsewhere in the country, in a conversation with dna said: “We have a helpline to provide speedy aid...

    Saturday, 1 February 2014 - 12:50pm
  • Citizens in Mumbai fly kites, forge family bonds

    Cuffe Parade residents brave cold, celebrate in the run-up to Makar Sankranti.

    Monday, 13 January 2014 - 6:46am

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