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5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 22, 2016 17:52 IST

1. Swatantrapur Vasahat: Life inside a prison without walls

A seven-hour drive to the south-east of Mumbai takes you to a small, dusty village, where men work on farmland, women take care of modest homes and children scamper about the tree-lined narrow lanes. Swatantrapur, which means free town, may be your typical Indian village, but it’s unlike any prison you know. Here, you see no barbed-wire fences, high walls, watch towers or armed guards. Read

2. First woman Chief Justice of Karnataka, Calcutta HC takes charge of Bombay HC

Justice Manjula Chellur took charge as Chief Justice of the Bombay high Court on Monday. Justice Chellur — the second woman judge to occupy this post — was administered the oath by Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan on Monday morning. Read

3. State assembly to hold special session on GST on August 29

The state assembly has decided to hold a day-long special session of Maharashtra legislature on August 29, to ratify the constitutional amendment to the goods and services tax (GST) bill. Read

4. Residents inhaling toxic air in several parts of Mumbai: Report

Data compiled by the Air Quality Monitoring and Research Laboratory and Environment Status Report (2015-16) reveals chocking facts about city’s air as observed between December 2015 and March 2016. Read

5. 20 per cent water cut in Mumbai for 8 days starting today

Mumbaikars have to gear up for a 20% water-cut starting today.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has imposed a 20% cut on August 22, 23, 26-28, 30, 31 and September 1 across the city. Read