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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 09, 2016 17:30 IST
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Mumbai: Private hospitals are accepting credit, debit cards and cheque payments

Doctors have said that the private hospitals have resorted to debit cards, credit cards and cheques as payment modes. “By now people are making payments from their debit or credit cards or those of their acquaintances. At the same time, we have started accepting payments in cheques. Though there is a bit of risk in it, false cheque transactions are backed by legal repercussions so that’s the only other option we have as of this moment,” said Dr Rajendra Patanakar, CEO of Nanavati Hospital, Vile Parle. Read

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes scrapped:  Realty sector braces for impact

The withdrawal of Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes is all set to impact the realty sector. While the builders who are already hassled by the slowdown rued that it will make the situation worse, there are indications that realty prices may reduce. Builders who used to take 20-40 % of money in black in many transactions and even the investors who parked their undisclosed amount will now shy away from the market. Read

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes scrapped: Commuters cope with change

Chaos prevailed on the roads and at petrol stations, drug stores, and retail and wholesale markets as commuters rushing to their place of work frantically ran about trying to secure change for Rs500 and Rs 1,000 notes as three-wheeler and four-wheeler cabbies refused to accept these. Read

Lawyers file plea in Bombay HC challenging govt decision to ban ₹500, ₹1,000 notes

Advocate Jamshed Mistry and advocate Jabbar Singh moved the HC’s vacation bench on Wednesday arguing that the government’s move was rushed and had caused unprecedented inconvenience to the general public. Read

Cops look at CCTV footage to find how 17-year-old who jumped off sea link got there

The police are investigating how Nishad got to the sea link and suspect that he may have hired a taxi and stopped mid-way. Pedestrians are not allowed on the sea link. Read