Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat
Six people have been reported dead and 32 injured in the past 12 hours since a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down here.
 
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. 
 
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I-T Dept calls upon citizens to help curb the use of black money via toll free number
With elections approaching, the Income Tax Department has stepped up vigil and intelligence to monitor movement of cash and valuables intended to influence voters, official sources said here on Thursday.
 
For starters, the department has set up a round-the-clock control room in Mumbai at its Investigation Directorate to keep tabs on illegal movements of huge quantities of cash/valuables and prevent their illegal use in the run-up to the elections.
 
Besides, the Director-General, Investigations, has geared up the intelligence machinery to track, detect and stop such physical movement of cash and other valuables in Mumbai.
 
It has also roped in citizens in this effort by a issuing a public appeal on Thursday and setting up helpline numbers - 1800221510/022-22820562 and 9372727823/24 (WhatsApp).
 
"In order to ensure free and fair elections and curb the use of black money in elections, vigilant citizens are requested to pass only any information regarding stocking, movement and distribution of black money, cash, gold, silver, etc, on the helpline numbers," the department appealed.
 
During election season, the country's commercial capital develops a dubious reputation with rumours of staggering amounts of cash and valuables surreptitiously ferried around to influence voters.
 
IT sources say besides the traditional modes of big and small vehicles, even the suburban and long-distance trains are known to have been used to move around cash/valuables, besides through shady couriers or 'angadias' both within and outside the city, many a times avoiding detection.
 
Attempting to remain a step ahead in the cat-and-mouse game, scamsters in the past have resorted to some very innovative methods to transport cash/valuables undetected over long distances to the intended beneficiaries, the sources said.
 
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Twitter shows billing details for political ads in India
With social media turning out to be a major battleground for political parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Twitter has started to show billing details of political ads as its Ads Transparency Center for the country went live on Monday.
 
The move follows a similar initiative by Facebook launched last month.
 
Political campaigning ads may only be promoted via the use of Promoted Tweets and In-Stream Video Ads; no other Twitter advertising products can be used at this time.
 
The Ads Transparency Center shows billing information, spend, and impression data for each promoted tweet.
 
"The billing information tab shows all billing addresses -- city and state only -- associated with the ad account," Twitter said.
 
Political campaigning ads on Twitter refer to ads purchased by a political party recognised by the Election Commission of India, ads purchased by a candidate and ads that advocate for or against a clearly identified candidate or political party for Indian general elections.
 
Political campaigning advertisers must go through Twitter's certification process and provide profile photo, header photo, and website must be consistent with the handle's online presence.
 
The biography of advertisers should also include a website that provides valid contact information, Twitter said.
 
Earlier, the data from Facebook's Ad Archive report showed that advertisers in India spent over Rs 4 crore for political ads on the platform last month and more than half of the amount came from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its backers.
 
The Ad Archive report showed that Facebook has started taking down political ads that were placed without a disclaimer including government campaigns like Digital India.
 
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