(MUMBAI) JUST IN: More than 20 people died when houses were destroyed amid floods caused by the heavy downpour in the suburbs in India and more are feared to be trapped under the rubble #AceWeatherDesk report

#AceWeatherReport – July.18: A retaining wall crashed down on homes located on a hillock, killing 17. Seven more died after a landslide destroyed several huts, and a 16-year-old boy was also killed in a similar incident…..

#AceDailyNews says 20+ killed in house collapses in Mumbai as city hit by heavy rain during monsoon season (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) on RT Telegram and several building collapses on Sunday, Indian media reported, citing officials after we reported on Europe and Belgium sets day of mourning as death toll from catastrophic floods in Europe rises to 153

18 Jul, 2021 09:08 

20+ killed in house collapses in Mumbai as city hit by heavy rain during monsoon season (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Maharashtra | 11 people killed after a wall collapse on some shanties in Chembur’s Bharat Nagar area due to a landslide, says National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)Rescue operation is underway. pic.twitter.com/W24NJFWThU— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2021

Multiple rescue teams were dispatched to affected areas, as more people are feared to be trapped under the rubble. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that the victims’ families will be compensated from the state relief fund. 

Apart from landslides, the heavy rainfall has caused power outages and disrupted rail services in the Mumbai area. Videos posted on social media showed cars being swept up by the flood. 

#WATCH | Maharashtra: Daily commuters’ movement affected as roads waterlogged, in Gandhi Market area following incessant rainfall. pic.twitter.com/1LpwYNVK0j— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2021

Floods in Mumbai, India👇👇This is the climate crisis unraveling. No place is “safe” any more. pic.twitter.com/BmwAy8I1D4— Daniel Moser (@_dmoser) July 17, 2021

NDTV quoted the Indian Meteorological Department as saying that the rain will continue for the next five days:

#AceWeatherDesk report …Published: July.18: 2021:

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#india, #landslide, #mumbai

@RedditWorld Mumbai: 94-people die from tainted alcohol @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – India(Mumbai):June.21: At least 94 people have died and 45 are in hospital after consuming homemade liquor in a slum in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.


Police say they have detained five moonshine-makers in connection with the deaths, and eight police officials have been suspended for suspected negligence. “More than 150 have consumed this alcohol.

The death toll may rise,” Mumbai’s deputy police commissioner said, according to Reuters.

Homemade liquor is popular with India’s poor because it is cheap, but it is often made using poisonous industrial ethanol.


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#financial-capital, #india, #mumbai

#AceWorldNews – INDIA (Mumbai) – September 25 – After being checkmated by the RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance in the Bihar bypoll, BJP ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the ‘Mahayuti’ needs pull up its socks and refrain from gloating over the “Modi wave” to fight the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.

The up-coming elections in India see local politicians battling to regain power and maintain status-quo whereas poor populations continue to stay deprived of rights and basic necessities of life.



#ans2014, #bihar, #bjp, #india, #mahayuti, #mumbai

PAKISTAN: ' Imran Khan Who is Leading Protesters Trying to bring Down Nawaz Sharif Says Government Talks Are Suspended '

#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN (Mumbai) – August 21 – Opposition politician and former cricketer Imran Khan, who is leading protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has said talks with the government were suspended on Thursday Al-Jazeera reported.

​Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, who runs a network of Islamic schools and hospitals, have been leading protests in the capital Islamabad since last Friday.

The opposition is refusing to give up on their insistence that Sharif resigns, and they accuse him of corruption and vote rigging. Sharif won a landslide victory after last year’s general election and refuses to quit and now talks are deadlocked. The protests have raised concerns about nuclear armed Pakistan’s stability, which is battling a Taliban insurgency in the country’s north-west.

On August 20 2014 – Opposition leader Imran Khan opened negotiations Wednesday with the Pakistani government, a lawmaker from his party said, in an effort to end protests against the prime minister and overcome a political impasse Reuters reported.

The announcement came the day after Pakistan’s powerful military said the two sides should engage in dialogue and warned that key government institutions were under its protection.

Former cricket star Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, who controls a network of Islamic schools and hospitals, have been leading protests in the capital Islamabad since Friday.

Both want Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over allegations of corruption and election rigging. Sharif, who won the last election by a landslide, has refused.


#imran-khan, #mumbai, #pakistan, #tahir-ul-qadri, #taliban

INDIA: ' Marking the Anniversary 67 Years-Ago of the Independence from Britain But Is India Selling-Out its People to Multinationals Such as Monsanto '

#AceNewsServices (Exclusive) – INDIA (Mumbai) – August 10 – On 15 August, India will mark its 67th anniversary of independence from Britain. It may seem strange to some that a nation would publicly celebrate its independence while at the same time it less publicly cedes it to outsiders Global Research reported.

​The gleaming façade of flags and fly-pasts will belie the fact that national security and independence do not depend on military might and patriotic speeches.

Eye-catching celebrations will take place in Delhi and much of the media will mouth platitudes about the strength of the nation and its independence.

​The reality is, however, an ongoing, concerted attempt to undermine and destroy the very foundation and security of the country.

The bedrock of any society is its agriculture. Without food there can be no life. Without food security, there can be no genuine independence.

​A recent report by the organisation GRAIN revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food and are more productively efficient than large farms.

Facilitated by an appropriate policy framework, small farmers could easily feed the global population. But small farmers are currently squeezed onto less than a quarter of the world’s farmland and the world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands big agribusiness and the rich and powerful. If nothing is done to reverse this trend, the world will lose its capacity to feed itself.

The Oakland Institute in the US recently stated that the first years of the 21st century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale . An estimated 500 million acres, an area eight times the size of Britain, was reported bought or leased across the developing world between 2000 and 2011, often at the expense of local food security and land rights.

This trend could eventually result in the permanent shift of farm ownership from family businesses to institutional investors and other consolidated corporate operations.


​In India, small farms account for 92 percent of farms and occupy around 40 percent of all agricultural land. They form the bedrock of food production. However, there is a concerted effort to remove farmers from the land. Hundreds of thousands of farmers have taken their lives since 1997 and many more are experiencing economic distress or have left farming as a result of debt, a shift to (GM) cash crops and economic liberalisation .

​Monsanto already controls the cotton industry in India and is increasingly shaping agri-policy and the knowledge paradigm by funding agricultural research in public universities and institutes. Its practices and colonisation of institutions have led to it being called the ‘contemporary East India Company’ and regulatory bodies are now severely compromised and riddled with conflicts of interest where decision-making over GMOs are concerned.

​In the meantime, Monsanto and the GM biotech (India) sector forward the myth that GM food is necessary to feed the world’s burgeoning population. They are not. Aside from the review by GRAIN, the World Bank-funded International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge and Science for Development Report stated that smallholder, traditional farming (not GMO’s) can deliver food security in low-income countries through sustainable agri-ecological systems .

​The Standing Committee on Agriculture in Parliament unequivocally concluded that GM seeds and foods are dangerous to human, animal and environmental health and directed the former Government of Manmohan Singh to ban GMO’s Despite such evidence and the recommendations to put a hold on open field GM trials by the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert Committee, the push is on within official circles to give such trials the green light.

History on Day of independence:

This is a far cry from that day on the August 15 1947, when Jawaharlal Nehru, who had become the first Prime Minister of India that day, and they raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the Prime Minister has raised the flag and given a speech.

This same holiday is still observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. Indians celebrate the day by displaying the national flag on their attire, accessories, homes and vehicles; by listening to patriotic songs, watching patriotic movies; and bonding with family and friends. Books and films feature the independence and partition in their narrative.

Separatist and militant organisations have often carried out terrorist attacks on and around 15 August, and others have declared strikes and used black flags to boycott the celebration.

European traders had established outposts on the Indian subcontinent by the 17th century. Through overwhelming military strength, the British East India company subdued local kingdoms and established themselves as the dominant force by the 18th century. Following the Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led the British Crown to assume direct control of India. In the decades following, civic society gradually emerged across India, most notably the Indian National Congress, formed in 1885.

The period after World War I was marked by British reforms such as the Montagu–Chelmsford Reforms, but it also witnessed the enactment of the repressive Rowlatt Act and calls for self-rule by Indian activists. The discontent of this period crystallized into nationwide non-violent movements of non-cooperation and civil disobedience, led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

During the 1930’s, reform was gradually legislated by the British; Congress won victories in the resulting elections.

The next decade was beset with political turmoil: Indian participation in World War II, the Congress’s final push for non-cooperation, and an upsurge of Muslim nationalism led by the All-India Muslim League. The escalating political tension was capped by Independence in 1947.

The jubilation was tempered by the bloody partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan, this was when both countries became independent and a time when both retained their own identity.

Fast forward to India and Pakistan of today and a very different story emerges, where people become surplus to requirements unless they fulfil the golden rule of consumerism and the politicians see a burgeoning population of poor, tipping the scales into anarchy and injustice. with the rise of terrorist groups with one intention to destabilise and create unrest in the country.

So what of their Independence from Britain 67 years-ago and their new development strategy will they as so many before them sell-out to the highest bidder of the likes of Monsanto and allow themselves to become not independent but to tempt billionaire politicians of the use of GM and to use their poor, uneducated people as guinea pigs, to test their food theories.


#india, #monsanto, #mumbai, #pakistan

INDIA: ' We Live in a Sick Society As Indian Fashion Shoot Offends Parents With Photograph's Depicting Woman Being Sexually Assaulted on a Bus '

#AceWorldNews – INDIA (Mumbai) – August 08 – An Indian fashion shoot depicting a woman being sexually assaulted on a bus outraged the parents of a young woman who died after a gang rape in December 2012.

​The pictures showing a woman in different outfits, fending off a group of young men on a bus were taken by Mumbai photographer Raj Shetye and posted this week on a photography site, Reuters said.

The mother of the woman killed in 2012 said the photographer was mocking her daughter and trying to hurt her parents.

The father will appeal to the courts to take action against Shetye.

Of the six accused of the woman’s rape and murder, one committed suicide in jail, four were sentenced to death, and the teenager was remanded in a juvenile reform centre.


#india, #indian, #mumbai

' Passenger Train Derails in Bihar Following an Explosion Killing Four People '

#AceWorldNews – INDIA (Mumbai) – June 25 – A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, AFP reported.

​Some 12 carriages of the Rajdhani Express, toppled over at around 2am (20:30 GMT) in Bihar state’s Saran district.

The train was traveling from the capital New Delhi to the northeastern state of Assam.

“It appears to be a case of sabotage,”said Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar. “There was a blast on the track, which could have caused the derailment,” the official told PTI news agency.

However, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said there was no confirmation about what caused the derailment.


#india, #mumbai

` Narendra Modi gives Thanks to Shiva at the Holiest of Temples ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – May 18 – Indian Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) visited the holy city of Varanasi on Saturday, along with BJP president Rajnath Singh and the party’s general secretary, Amit Sahah.

He thanked voters for their support and offered prayers at the city’s Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The Kashi Vishwanath Temple is considered to be the holiest of Shiva temples.



#bjp, #mumbai, #shiva

` Pakistani Court Released an American on Bail that the US Identified as an FBI Agent ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – May 08 – A Pakistani court released an American on bail Thursday that the US had identified as an FBI agent, AP reported, citing police.

The court ordered the man to submit a surety bond of 1 million rupees ($9,800) for his bail, according to police officer Rao Anwaar.

The police had detained the American on May 5 at an airport in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi after seizing ammunition and three knives from him.

Officials reportedly found the man also carrying electronic devices.


#american, #karachi, #mumbai, #pakistani

#AceWorldNews MUMBAI At least 15 passengers were killed…

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI: At least 15 passengers were killed and 87 injured when four bodies of the Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derailed in Maharashtra on the Konkan Railway route on Sunday.

The engine and four coaches of the train derailed at about 9.30am just outside a tunnel near Nidi village. Raigad police said they are making every effort to provide rescue and relief to the affected passengers and their relatives.



` Indian Elections Starts off its Biggest Day Today with 815 Million Voters heading to the Polls ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 17 – India kicked off the biggest day of its marathon general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls, Reuters reported. Narendra Modi, the prime-ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has promised voters to rescue India from its slowest economic growth in a decade and create new jobs.

The latest opinion poll shows that the BJP and its allies were forecast to win a narrow majority in the 543-seat lower house of parliament. Previous surveys predicted they would fall short.


#bjp, #india, #mumbai

` Train is Derailed in North East India Causing Numerous but Minor injuries though reason for Accident Unknown ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 16 – Dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries after a train derailed in north-east India early Wednesday, AP reported.

The engine and nine of the train’s 13 coaches jumped the track near the Jagiroad station, about 140 kilometres east of Gauhati, the capital of Assam, Indian Railways said.

Six of the injured passengers were hospitalized, 36 others were allowed to go home after receiving medical attention, while 170 passengers escaped unharmed.

The cause of the derailment was not immediately clear.


#assam, #india, #mumbai

` India’s Supreme Court Creates Third Gender on Official Documents So Transgendered are Neither Male or Female ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 15 – India’s top court on Tuesday issued a verdict creating a third gender category, AP reported.

Transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents after the Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include them in all welfare programs for the poor.

Before the judgement, transgendered Indians had to identify themselves as male or female in all official documents.


#female, #indias, #indian, #male, #mumbai, #transgendered

` Relatives of the ` Nine-Month-Old-Boy ‘ who was Charged with Attempted Murder have Gone into Hiding ‘

#AceWorldNews – LAHORE – April 08 – (RT) – Relatives of a nine-month old baby boy, who has bizarrely been charged with attempted murder in Pakistan, have taken him into hiding, Reuters reported. Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with his father and grandfather after a mob protesting against price increases stoned police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.

Police “are trying to settle the issue on personal grounds, that’s why I sent my grandson to Faisalabad for protection,” said the baby’s grandfather, Muhammad Yasin.

The baby, who was apparently charged because an assistant police sub-inspector complained that Musa’s whole family beaten him up and injured his head, is on bail and due to appear at the next hearing April 12. Yasin said he was not sure if he would take him to court.

Ace Related News : April 05 – 15.37 GMT – #AceNewsServices – LAHORE – April 05 – A ninth-month-old baby was booked by Lahore police for the alleged attempted murder of a police officer and was subsequently presented before a judge on Thursday, the Daily Mail reported http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597087/Nine-month-old-boy-clasping-bottle-appears-court-accused-planning-murder-Pakistan.htmlhttp://wp.me/p165ui-4F8


#faisalabad, #lahore, #mumbai, #pakistan

` Fire Breaks Out On-Board the ` Matanga’ an `Ocean-Going-Tug ‘ During Welding on the Ship ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 06 – (INRA) – A fire has broken out on-board Matanga, an ocean-going tug capable of towing two large vessels out of the harbour, during welding on the ship, the (PTI) – quoted Navy officials as saying.

Fire tenders were rushed to douse the flames and the extent of damage caused to the ship was being assessed, they said.

No casualty took place in the incident and a Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate it, the officials said.

ˈAt about 3 pm today, there was a minor incident of smouldering and smoke observed on board Indian Naval Ship Matanga which was undergoing repairs at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

ˈThe private firm working on board was carrying out steel welding in the Sewage Treatment Plant compartment when insulating material in the adjacent compartment started smouldering and emitting thick smoke,ˈ a defence spokesperson in Mumbai said in a statement.

Iran and Tehran News


#mantanga, #mumbai, #naval-dockyard

` Mumbai Rape ` Accused ‘ are ` Sentenced to Death’ in Landmark Decision for Rape does not Include Death of Victim ‘

#AceWorldNews – MUMBAI – April 04 – Three men were sentenced to death on Friday for two gang rapes last year in Mumbai, Reuters reported.

They included an attack on a photojournalist that sparked protests in the city.

A Mumbai court sentenced Vijay Jadhav, Kasim Bengali and Mohammed Salim Ansari to death, the first time capital punishment has been given for rape not involving the death of the victim.


#attack, #capital-punishment, #death, #gang, #mumbai, #rape, #sentenced, #victims

` Four Men have been `Convicted of the Mumbai Rape’ of the 22 Year-old Photographer – Sentences Friday ‘

#AceWorldNews – A court in Mumbai, India, has convicted four men on charges of the gang-rape of a 22-year-old photographer in the Indian city in August.

They committed the attack at an abandoned mill compound, where she was taking photos with a male colleague.

The convicts, aged from 18 to 27 at the time of their arrest, “were found guilty of committing forced sex,” said Judge Shalini Phansalkar Joshi, adding that the four would be sentenced on Friday, when they could be handed life sentences.


#india, #mumbai

` Indian Navy Officer dies from `Gas Leak’ during ship work on new destroyer in Mumbai ‘

#AceWorldNews says that an Indian navy officer died on Friday from a gas leak during shipyard work on a new destroyer, Reuters said.

An unknown number of dock workers were also taken to hospital after being affected by a leak of carbon dioxide on the INS Kolkata, which was docked at a naval shipyard in Mumbai, according to a navy spokesman.

The guided-missile destroyer had been due to be commissioned in 2010, but project delays pushed launch plans to this year.

Two weeks ago, two officers died when smoke engulfed a rear compartment of their Soviet-built submarine. That incident prompted chief of navy staff, Admiral D.K. Joshi, to resign.


#ins-kolkata, #mumbai, #reuters, #soviet

" Two `Indian Navy' sailors missing and Seven others are `Hospitalized' after `Submarine Incident' on-board Submarine"

#AceWorldNews says that two Indian navy sailors were missing and seven others hospitalized Wednesday after being overcome by smoke on board a diesel-powered submarine, AP reported.

The sailors were overcome by the smoke during a `fire-fighting’ exercise off Mumbai’s coast, according to Captain DK Sharma, a navy spokesman.

A naval helicopter took seven of the sailors to a navy hospital in Mumbai, but two others were unaccounted for.

The submarine did not suffer any damage and was heading back to the Mumbai dockyard.


#ap, #indian, #mumbai