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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 25, 2016 17:06 IST

25 suffer minor injuries in major fire at furniture market in Mumbai

A major fire was reported in a plastic godown at a furniture wala market in Jogeshwari (West) , Mumbai, on Friday around 1pm. According to Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services officials, at least 25 people sustained minor injuries in the incident. Some sustained minor cuts and a few got head injuries during evacuation, said an official. Read

Maharashtra govt wants its Cuffe Parade land back from WTC for violating norms

The Maharashtra government has decided to take back its prime plot in Cuffe Parade on which the World Trade Centre (WTC) stands. It has cited violation of agreement clauses, financial irregularities and revenue loss, apart from illegal constructions as its reasons for the decision. Read

Man held for raping minor on pretext of marriage, leaving her five months pregnant

The Vile Parle police arrested a 23-year-old man who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl on the false pretext of marriage, and getting her pregnant. The accused was produced before a sessions court on Wednesday and remanded to judicial custody. Read

Fadnavis ropes in celebrities, uses social media to counter demonetisation negativity

In an attempt to spread positive reactions about demonetisation, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ office has roped in celebrities from various fields by putting up their positive views on the social media. The drive has been joined by many from anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare to actors Manoj Bajpayee, Mandira Bedi to computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar and few more. Read

Mumbai: Demolition of slums in Dhobi Ghat begins

Demolition of slums around Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat, one of the largest open laundries in the world began on Friday. Dhobi Ghat is a tourist attraction and has been part of many Bollywood films in the past. Of the 5,000 slums that form part of this area, about 1,500 have already been demolished and another 850 will be cleared today. Read