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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 10, 2016 18:25 IST

1. BMC sets another pothole deadline, says craters will be fixed before Diwali

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has yet again set a deadline for itself promising Mumbaiites that it will fill potholes and provide them hassle-free rides before Diwali. This is the fifth time the civic body is churning out such an assurance in this monsoon season. Read

2. Bal Thackeray will: HC cautions Sanjay Raut over failing to attend court

After Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut failed to respond to court summons, the Bombay high court cautioned him on Monday, saying that if he doesn’t come to court willingly, it will be forced to employ means to ensure his presence the next time. Read

3. 217 bribery cases yet to be investigated by Maharashtra ACB

Investigations in as many as 217 bribery cases are pending before the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) as the 29 concerned government departments are yet to give sanction for prosecution. Of these, 99 cases are pending beyond the stipulated 90 days period. Read

4. HT Exclusive: ‘Bad management of water resources caused Marathwada drought’

The 2015-’16 drought in Marathwada was not the result of climate change but caused by poor management of water resources, states research done by the Pune-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru which analysed 145 years of monsoon rainfall data for the region. Read

5. Nashik attempted rape: Seven held for violence

Seven people were held after protestors resorted to violence at Padale Phata in Nashik, near the village where a minor was sexually assaulted on Saturday. Read