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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2016 18:29 IST
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Pratyusha’s boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh booked for molesting woman

Amboli police booked Rahul Raj Singh, boyfriend of late television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, for allegedly molesting an aspiring actress, 21, and assaulting her male friend outside a restaurant in Andheri West early on Monday. A woman who was accompanying Singh has also filed a cross complaint. Read

Fadnavis terms Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway game-changer

The ambitious expressway, which will reduce the travel time between originating and terminating stops by seven hours, will start from Nagpur and pass through 30 talukas of Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Thane, Mumbai and finally connecting ports. Read

Shiv Sena taunts Khadse: You reap what you sow

In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamna, the Shiv Sena has also singled out the former state revenue minister for the tear in its alliance with the BJP in the run up to the 2014 legislative assembly polls when the two parties had decided to contest separately, breaking a 25-year-old partnership. Read

Column: Time for a code of conduct to celebrate festivals in public?

Public celebration of festivals w​as meant to be a time for reverence, merriment, food, bonding or reconnecting with traditions. But sadly, increasingly, festivals have come to mean noise, public disorder and inconvenience, demonstration of political heft, obscene sums of money, one-upmanship and hooliganism, and religious or community hostilities. Read

Woman hit by pole-perching robber has narrow escape

A woman travelling on the footboard of a Virar-bound fast local had a lucky escape after she was hit by a thief between Matunga and Mahim stations on Monday night. But the thief wasn’t that lucky, as he was spotted by a couple of locals who caught and raised an alarm. Taufiq Ansari, 19, was thrashed by the crowd who gathered after the duo sought help before handing him over to the Government Railway Police (GRP). Read