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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2016 16:44 IST
HT Correspondent
The Maratha morcha began on Wednesday from Yashwant Stadium in south Nagpur at 12.15 pm, which was supposed to start at 10am.
The Maratha morcha began on Wednesday from Yashwant Stadium in south Nagpur at 12.15 pm, which was supposed to start at 10am.(HT Photo)

With 50,000 participants, silent Maratha morcha kicks off in Nagpur

Around 50,000 people, predominantly women and youth, took part in the silent morcha of the Maratha community on Wednesday to ramp up their demand for reservations in jobs and education, capital punishment for the rapists of a minor in Kopardi and amendments in the SC/ST Atrocity (Prevention) Act. Read

Will BJP’s winning streak continue as 14 councils in Maharashtra go to polls today?

In the second phase of local body elections in the state, voting began in 14 municipal councils in Pune and Latur districts, mostly strongholds of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress, at 7.30 am on Wednesday. The votes will be counted on Thursday. Read

Chhagan Bhujbal’s bail, habeas corpus pleas dismissed by Bombay HC

The Bombay high court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea and a habeas corpus petition filed by former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal challenging his detention over charges of money laundering. Read

Demonetisation: Railways will have to recalibrate ticket vending machines to accept new notes

More than 35 days after demonetisation of high-value notes, none of the cash/coin operated Ticket Vending Machines (CoTVM) at Mumbai’s suburban stations are accepting the new currency. Read

Mumbai and five other Indian airports to do away with tagging, stamping hand baggage

On an experimental basis, six airports in the country including Mumbai’s will stop stamping or tagging hand baggage the travellers carry from Thursday, said P Singh, DFO, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Read