Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 17:06 IST

1. Weekend plans? Step out with an umbrella

After five days of heavy rain, the city recorded negligible rainfall on Friday morning. Weathermen said some of the factors responsible for heavy rain along the Konkan coast, including Mumbai, had died down, but the possibility of heavy rain over the weekend cannot be ruled out. Read

2. Three truckloads of debris dumped on mangroves at BKC in Mumbai

A day after HT reported that city based NGOs alleged that mangrove trees at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai were dying because of sea water being blocked by the construction of a retaining wall by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), fresh debris was spotted at the wetland patch by NGO Watchdog foundation at the site adjoining Mithi River on Thursday. Read

3. Uran alert: Many SoBo schools remain shut

Many schools in south Mumbai stayed shut on Friday after the police sounded a high alert after students in Uran, near Navi Mumbai, said that they spotted four to five armed men near the naval base. Read

4. Fresh search to locate missing tiger near Nagpur

The forest department will launch a fresh combing operation on foot in all forest areas of the Vidarbha region from September 26 to 28 for Jai, the tiger that went missing from Umred-Karhandla wildlife sanctuary near Nagpur on April 18. Read

5. State relaxes age limit for law aspirants, Bar Council doesn’t

The state government, on Thursday, clarified that the age criteria will be relaxed for this year’s law admissions, even as the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex regulatory body for legal education, insisted that it’s a must for those seeking to practise law. Read

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