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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 24, 2016 17:38 IST
Dory’s death has animal activists worried, as the Humboldt Penguins are an endangered species.
Dory’s death has animal activists worried, as the Humboldt Penguins are an endangered species. (HT file photo)

Mumbai: 2 men speeding on scooter killed in accident near sea link

Two men in their 20s died early on Monday near the Bandra Worli sea link. They were speeding on a scooter, riding without helmets. The police said the rider lost control, crashed into the U-bridge railing near Bandra reclamation and fell off the bridge. Read

Penguin dies of infection at Mumbai zoo, activists ask police to probe

Dory’s death has animal activists worried, as the Humboldt Penguins are an endangered species. (HT file photo)

A day after a Humboldt penguin died at the Byculla Zoo barely three months after it was procured, animal activists in Mumbai filed a complaint with the police alleging negligence by zoo authorities and demanded an investigation into the matter. Read

Mumbai schools are checking students’ bags for hookah and drugs

Alarmed by complaints from several parents that students were smoking hookah after classes, schools in Mumbai have started checking bags to ensure children are not carrying narcotic substances. Some schools are also organising workshops and spelling out policies to prevent substance abuse. Read

Mumbai train services running slow after track fracture at Dahanu

Long distance trains into Mumbai were delayed by 40 to 90 minutes after a rail fracture was detected near Chikla on the Gholwad-Dahanu route on Monday morning. The rail fracture was detected by goods train locomotive pilot Dinesh G around 6am, when a signal automatically turned red. Read

Haji Ali to grant access to women: Activists call it a big victory

In a landmark decision, the Haji Ali Trust told the Supreme Court on Monday that it will grant women access into the sanctum sanctorum of the iconic dargah and asked for four weeks to implement the order. The decision came two months after the Bombay HC struck down a ban on women entering the sanctum sanctorum.Read