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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Nov 24, 2016 17:10 IST
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Two killed in accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Two people died while five others were injured, after a milk tanker toppled on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Wednesday night. According to the police, all seven people were travelling in the tanker from Pune towards Mumbai. As they were crossing Khandala village near Lonavala, the driver lost his control of the vehicle, and rammed into a pillar of a bridge. Read

Mumbai’s iconic Dhobi Ghat all set for a facelift

Dhobi Ghat, one of the largest open laundries in the world and a Mumbai tourist attraction, is all set for a sea change via redevelopment. Of the 5,000 slums that form part of this area, about 1,500 have already been demolished and another 850 will be cleared on Friday. Read

200 mangrove trees destroyed at Navi Mumbai’s mini seashore: Activists

Unidentified accused have destroyed more than 200 mangrove trees at Vashi’s mini seashore over the past few weeks, said environmentalists. The accused used some chemicals to wither nearly 170 trees at the Vashi end of the holding pond and more than 30 other isolated trees towards the Kopar Khairane end of the pond, they said. Read

Sea Hawks to swim 1,000 kms as tribute to martyrs of Mumbai terror attacks

As a mark of solidarity to all Indian martyrs, including those of the Mumbai terror attacks, a team of six Indians, including a 16-year-old boy, will embark on an inspiring expedition. On the eighth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks which took place on November 26, 2008, the team, called Sea Hawks, will attempt the longest open-water relay swim and set a new world record. Read

600 firearm licenses under Mumbai police scanner for possible misuse

Twenty-four firearms licenses issued to various individuals in Mumbai, in the past 8-9 years, have been cancelled, while another 575 are likely to be scrapped as the police have started a drive to update the database of firearms licenses. “We are verifying each and every license before they were fed to a national database,” joint commissioner of police, administration, Anup Kumar Singh, told HT. Read