While Egyptian national Eman Ahmed made has left Mumbai hospital, international singer Justin Bieber is all set make a grand entry in Mumbai – 100 underprivileged children will be able to attend his concert for free. India’s first ‘book village’, modelled on the world’s largest second-hand book centre — Hay-on-Wye, a village in Wales, UK — was inaugurated, even as Navi Mumbai was rated the cleanest city in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Congress claimed Mumbai ‘sex and drugs’ cult leader Sunil Kulkarni was at a govt function.
Here are the top five stories from Mumbai:
1. Eman Ahmed, 242kg lighter, leaves Mumbai hospital; sister thanks doctors
After much drama, Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed, who was once the heaviest woman in the world and underwent a weight-loss surgery left Mumbai on Thursday. She will now be treated in Abu Dhabi.
2. Navi Mumbai is the cleanest city in Maharashtra, 8th cleanest in India, shows Swachh survey
Navi Mumbai has been ranked the eighth cleanest city India, according to the Swachh Survekshan survey 2017. It is the only city from Maharashtra to make it to the top 10. The survey rated how much effort the municipalities of 500 Indian cities put into keeping them clean.
3. In pics: Pick up one of 15,000 books on display at India’s first ‘book village’ near Pune today
India’s first ‘book village’, modelled on the world’s largest second-hand book centre — Hay-on-Wye, a village in Wales, UK — is a treat for book lovers. Walk into Bhilar village near Pune and pick up one of 15,000 books, rare issues of various periodicals, novels and reference books about Maharashtra and Marathi culture written by prominent authors.
4. Justin Bieber gives 100 underprivileged kids free tickets to his Mumbai concert
As many as 100 underprivileged children will get to attend Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber’s concert in Mumbai on May 10. A special lounge will be constructed to host the children, who will be get free tickets and complimentary food and beverages.
5. What was Mumbai ‘sex and drugs’ cult leader Sunil Kulkarni doing at govt function, asks Congress
Claiming that alleged Shifu Sunkriti cult leader Sunil Kulkarni was photographed at a state function with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ portraits and the government emblem in the background, the Congress party demanded that the state provide an explanation for this.