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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 10, 2016 17:27 IST
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Maharashtra extends deadline for law admissions till 6pm on Nov 12

The state CET cell on Thursday released a circular making it clear that the deadline for confirmation of first-year law admissions has been extended till 6 pm on November 12. This move comes after several city colleges received panic calls from students who were yet to confirm their admissions and could not as the banks remained shut on Wednesday. Read

Domestic airlines accept banned currency, see spike in ticket sales

Domestic airlines saw a sharp spike in air ticket sales over the past two days following the government’s ban on high denomination currency notes. Besides airlines, pharmacies, post offices and railways have been permitted to accept the banned currency notes until November 11. Read

Mumbaiites queue up outside banks to exchange Rs500, Rs1,000 notes

“I have been standing in the queue since 7 am,” said Vishal Pujari, an Ahmedabad resident who moved to Mumbai seven months back. The 26-year-old working with consumer goods firm had no money left with him to pay his house rent and domestic help. “I had withdrawn most of my salary in Rs1,000 notes. Until last night I had just over Rs100 left with me,” he added. Read

Lalbaug flyover shut after cracks spotted

While it did not impact the south-bound busy traffic in the morning huge, jams are likely in the evening as the Byculla-Dadar end of the bridge was closed for repairs. Motorists said that the cracks are visible on the surface but might run deeper. Read

HT Exclusive: Dawood aide handed over to Mumbai crime branch

Underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Abdul Rauf, alias Daud Merchant, was deported to India late and handed over to the crime branch of the Mumbai police waiting at the Bangladesh border, sources said on Thursday. Read