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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2016 17:03 IST

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Animal welfare board seeks probe in penguin’s death at Byculla Zoo

The animal welfare board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body which counsels the union government on animal welfare, wrote to the Centre on Wednesday seeking a detailed investigation into a penguin’s death at Byculla Zoo on Sunday. Read

Case against Salman’s bodyguard: Cops record statements, collect CCTV feeds

The police probing a case of assault against actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard Gurmeet Singh, better known as Shera, will be recording statements of all pertinent parties, sources said on Thursday. The DN Nagar police will be checking CCTV for more evidence in the case where Shera allegedly attacking three men in suburban Andheri (West) early Wednesday, according to officials with the investigating team. Read

Repair work at railway signal begins only after citizen tags Prabhu in tweet

Railway officials found about Thakurli railway signal being hit by a truck only after a Dombivli resident and founder of NGO Eagle Brigade, Vishwanath Biwalkar, tagged railway minister Suresh Prabhu in a tweet about it. Officials swung into action and repair work at the signal, which was hit by a speeding truck, started immediately. Read

Government should respect vote against Navi Mumbai civic chief: Shiv Sena

The no-confidence vote against Navi Mumbai civic chief Tukaram Mundhe may widen the rift between allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, with both parties being on opposite sides of the controversy. Amid a possibility of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis siding with Mundhe and suspending the no-confidence motion passed against him by the Navi Mumbai civic body, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said corporators from the satellite city had voted out the civic chief with a resounding majority and the state should respect the democratic vote. Read

Saffron touch for Maharashtra’s new AC buses

The new low-cost MSRTC AC buses that will criss-cross the state will be painted white and shades of saffron, a State Transport Authority (STA) decision that is likely to rake up some controversy. The STA has approved the new design and colour scheme — white buses with the graphics and brand name Shivshahi painted in a bold saffron — at a recent meeting chaired by transport secretary Sudhir Srivastava. Read