5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2016 17:15 IST

1. CST-bound train derails at Kalyan station, no casualties reported

Problems rose afresh for the central line when a local train going towards CST derailed at Kalyan station. This mishap took place hours after a faulty signal disrupted trains between Kalyan and Kasara. Hours before this, train services were affected between Kalyan and Kasara because of a faulty signal that came as a direct consequence of heavy rains through the night. Read

2. Sena takes on BJP over Vidarbha in Maha assembly

An aggressive Shiv Sena disrupted the proceedings of the Maharashtra Assembly twice on Monday morning, in protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nana Patole’s private member’s bill in favour of statehood for Vidarbha in Parliament last week . Sena legislators were joined by Opposition members as well. Read

3. Fan scales 10 feet wall of Big B’s house, gets arrested

In an incident straight out of a movie potboiler, a 23-year-old man from Bihar was arrested when he scaled the over 10-feet wall of actor Amitabh Bachchan’s Juhu bungalow on Sunday. Read

4. Potholes create traffic snarls on WEH

Potholes on the Western Express Highway coupled with the continuous overnight rain is causing severe traffic snarls across the city. Monday morning blues came back to haunt motorists during the rush hour as traffic moved slowly on the stretch of the WEH for over three hours. Read

5. Why Mumbai’s monsoon takes a toll on its trees

The heavy rains over the last three days has felled nearly 50 trees in Mumbai. One person was killed in Malad when a tree fell on his car. An ongoing study by environment watch group Vanashakti looks at the problem and possible solutions. HT spoke to environmentalists, botanists and tree department members to understand the issue. Read

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