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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Sep 20, 2016 17:49 IST

1. Heavy rains slow down Mumbai

Heavy rains since Tuesday morning led traffic to slow down across the city. Western Express Highway was affected the most with the southbound traffic moving slowly till afternoon. Read

2. Mumbai’s suburbs will decide the outcome of BMC polls

In the soon-to-be-announced delimitation exercise for the civic body ahead of the polls in February, the western suburbs will see an increase in the existing wards from 97 to 102 and the eastern suburbs are likely to see an increase from the current 67 to 69, even as electoral wards in the island city come down from 63 to 56. Read

3. Air India Jeddah flight for Monday afternoon delayed by 32 hours

Close to 300 passengers who are to travel on a Mumbai-Hyderabad-Jeddah Air India flight on Monday afternoon will have to be prepared for a 32-hour delay. Scheduled to leave Mumbai at 3pm on Monday, AI 965 reported a last minute snag. On Tuesday afternoon, the airline said that the flight will leave at 11pm. Read

4.Inmate commits suicide inside Thane jail

A 27-year-old inmate at Thane jail, who was arrested a few months back in connection with a rape case by the Samta Nagar police, committed suicide on the jail premises on Monday.The deceased, identified as Sirajali Shaikh,27, used to do odd jobs and was a resident of Mumbai. Read

5. Half the number of students intended apply for scholarship renewal in Maha

Around 4 lakh school students from minority communities in Maharashtra were denied their pre-matric scholarship in the last academic year, because of “technical glitches” with the scholarship website, the response to a Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed. Read