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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 01, 2016 17:07 IST

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1. Mumbai celebrates a quieter Diwali but flouts time limit for firecrackers

Diwali was less noisy this year with a substantial drop in decibel (dB) as compared to previous years, making it one of the quietest in the last decade. Read

2. Woman looking for a house gang-raped in Mumbai, 7 arrested

Police have arrested seven men for allegedly raping a 28-year old woman, who was looking for a house in Mumbai’s Amboli area on Monday night. The accused were produced before a magistrate court on Tuesday and remanded in police custody till November 4. Read

3. Housing minister proposes bigger houses and parking lots for Mumbai slum-dwellers for free

Ahead of the 2017 Mumbai civic polls, Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Housing has proposed an increase in the size of the free dwelling units given to slum inhabitants in the city under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme. He has also asked for one parking slot each for the families. Read

4. In Mumbai: Student falls off crowded train, loses his leg

A school student fell off a crowded local train near Vitthalwadi railway station on Monday and lost his leg.The victim, identified as Bhuvaneshwar Ashok Dubey (18), is a resident of Bhivpuri road in Karjat, is preparing for his SSC exams. Read

5. Season for both joy and gloom in Maharashtra

Joy and relief for some, gloom and doom for others, a local newspaper had titled its report. This was not about Diwali, bonuses, deprivation or deaths as one would have presumed in the season of festivities as well as rising prices and terrorism that are contributing to those emotions. Read