5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2016 18:08 IST

From WiFi to air-conditioning, new age student hostels have it all

Unsmiling matrons, rooms with lackluster furniture and insipid food – hostels can be forbidding, but the new student accommodations springing up in the Juhu-Andheri area have no resemblance to the older establishments. READ

Sena, BJP tussle over dahi handi festivities

The Dahi Handi festival has turned into a political tussle, with both the ruling parties Shiv Sena and BJP slugging it out to woo revellers. Various items like T-shirts, refreshments, cash prizes, music as well as trucks to transport the revelers have been provided by the politicos. READ

ISIS case: Mohammed Haneef sent to police custody for 3 days

The metropolitan magistrate court on Tuesday remanded Mohammed Haneef, the Kerala based preacher, to three days police custody for further investigation.The court while extending police custody of Haneef, observed that there was prima facie evidence of direct involvement of the accused and his associate in the offence. READ

Man who excavated skeletal remains of Santosh Pol’s victims dies

Subhash Vitthal Chakke, a member of the team, which excavated skeletal remains from Santosh Pol’s poultry farm at Dhom village in Wai, Satara district last week, died after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday. Forty-four year old Sabhash Chakke was one of the conservancy staff, who helped police locate and excavate bodies and remains of six victims of Pol. READ

Where have all of Maharashtra’s leaders gone?

All through my rookie years as a journalist I had the privilege of interacting with awe-inspiring leaders in Maharashtra. Yashwantrao Chavan, Vasantdada Patil, Sharad Pawar, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Abdul Rehman Antulay to name a few in the Congress. Hashu Advani, Pramod Mahajan, Gopinath Munde from the BJP and, of course, Bal Thackeray of the Shiv Sena. READ

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