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Dilip Kumar in ICU, forest officials’ wait for Aarey leopard: Top five stories from Mumbai

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 04, 2017 17:01 IST
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Two goats intended as bait are being fed well and kept overnight in cages attached to the leopard traps. They are taken for a half-an-hour stroll daily before being returned to the cage.(Satish Bate/HT)
Two goats intended as bait are being fed well and kept overnight in cages attached to the leopard traps. They are taken for a half-an-hour stroll daily before being returned to the cage.(Satish Bate/HT)(Satish Bate/HT)

Armed with a megaphone, electric torches, mosquito repellent and water bottles, four forest officers are on patrol at Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony, waiting for the leopard suspected to have attacked five people and killed one. If you’ve just bought a new phone, you might want to be extra cautious while travelling by Mumbai’s local trains, as pickpockets might stealthily steal them. Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar remained under observation at the Intensive Care Unit of Lilavati hospital on Friday. Doctors said that despite his medical complications, his condition is stable. According to the Legal Metrology Department (LMD), restaurants top the list of establishments that have been accused of overcharging customers under the garb of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the first month after the new tax regime came into effect. Also, singer Yash Wadali, who was booked for allegedly molesting a woman at Goregaon (West) on Wednesday, was arrested early on Friday.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. At Mumbai’s Aarey Colony, officials continue long wait to trap leopard that attacked five

Armed with a megaphone, electric torches, mosquito repellent and water bottles, four forest officers are on patrol at Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony, waiting for the leopard suspected to have attacked five people and killed one. Officials plan to entice the big cat with a live goat, then trap it in a cage. They started their vigil last Saturday. The attacks, which started in March, have spread panic among residents of this wooded area south of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which has around 35 free-roaming leopards.

2. Bought a new phone? 3 techniques thieves at Mumbai’s railway stations will use to snatch it

If you’ve just bought a new phone, you might want to be extra cautious while travelling by Mumbai’s local trains. The most common way thieves steal phones is by extracting them from backpacks and pack pockets. More than 6 lakh people commute by train daily, 90% of whom carry hand bags, purses or backpacks. Several commuters have approached the police with complaints of their backpack and purses zips being opened stealthily, and their phones being stolen. As trains are often heavily crowded, commuters do not realise their phone is missing until it is too late.

3. Dilip Kumar still in ICU, condition stable despite complications, say Mumbai doctors

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar remained under observation at the Intensive Care Unit of Lilavati hospital on Friday. Doctors said that despite his medical complications, his condition is stable. “He is still in the ICU as of now. His condition is stable, but doctors are observing him continuously,” said Dr Sitaram Gawde, Medical Superintendent of Lilavati hospital.

4. Maharashtra restaurants fleece customers, overcharge them under garb of GST

Restaurants top the list of establishments that have been accused of overcharging customers under the garb of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the first month after the new tax regime came into effect. Of the 68 consumer complaints received by the state Legal Metrology Department (LMD) from across the state in the last one month since GST was implemented on July 1, over 90 per cent pertain to overcharging of food bills by restaurants.

5. Mumbai singer says woman who accused him of molestation was drunk, ‘not in her senses’

Singer Yash Wadali, who was booked for allegedly molesting a woman at Goregaon (West) on Wednesday, was arrested early on Friday. Wadali, however, told police the complaint against him was false, and that the woman was “drunk and not in her senses”. The 39-year-old woman told had police Wadali that molested her at a birthday party. The two were drinking at 5 am at an apartment in Garden Estate. She said Wadali abused her on the pretext of singing, then pulled her collar.