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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 29, 2016 17:48 IST
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Women finally enter inner sanctum of Mumbai’s Haji Ali Dargah

A group of 50 to 60 women and social activists from different parts of the city finally entered the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali shrine on Tuesday.Noorjahan Safia Niaz, co-convener of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), along with other group members, who had come in a bus, visited the shrine of the 14th-century saint, Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Read

Demonetisation: Foreign tourists hit hard

Even after 20 days of the ban on high-denomination currency imposed by the Prime Minister, tourists were a part of the serpentine queues outside Mumbai ATMs and banks. Foreigners and tourists coming to Mumbai are facing a tough time due to the demonetisation row, but are more concerned about the local citizens. Read

Securities scam: Harshad Mehta’s brother convicted after two decades

Over two decades after the infamous stock market scandal or the ‘securities scam’ involving Harshad Mehta shook the nation, the Bombay High Court has convicted six persons in the case. On November 25 this year, Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi pronounced the judgement convicting among others, Sudhir Mehta, Harsahad Mehta’s brother. Read

Thane civic body to form policy to regulate crèches in city

After the brutal assault of a nine-month-old girl at a daycare centre in Navi Mumbai came to light, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) plans to form a policy to regulate crèches across the city. For this purpose, civic officials will soon survey crèches in Thane city. Read

RTO officials seize unregistered sports car near Mumbai

The flying squads of the state and Andheri regional transport office (RTO) and motor vehicles department (MVD) officials on Monday evening seized an unregistered DC Avanti sports car at Mira Road for plying on the roads. The vehicle, priced at Rs35 lakhs, has been parked at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Thane. Read