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From Amarnath yatra attack to FYJC first merit list: Top five stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 16:52 IST
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Mumbai colleges finally received the first admission merit list for FYJC after 11.15am on Tuesday, starting the admission process.The state government’s announcement of compensation for farmers in Nashik has got them more angry than before, with protests against the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur super communication highway worsening in Maharashtra. Two of the victims of the attack on pilgrims in Amarnath were from Maharashtra, and their families are in shock. While the police on Tuesday arrested Maharashtra Congress MLA Nitesh Rane in Sindhudurg district for allegedly throwing fish at a senior government officer during a meeting last week, a rescue team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) found the dead bodies of two trekkers from Pune who had gone missing on Sunday afternoon.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. FYJC first merit list out: Wait, confusion end, admission process starts in Mumbai colleges

City colleges finally received the first admission merit list for FYJC after 11.15am on Tuesday, starting the admission process. The list indicates cut-offs, the marks at which admissions close, across several colleges. The cut-off are slightly lower than last year’s​. VG Vaze Kelkar college saw the science cut-off dip to 92.6% from 92.8%, while arts plunged to 83.8% from last year’s 85%.

2. Mumbai-Nagpur super highway: 5 reasons why Nashik farmers are unhappy with compensation

The state government’s announcement of compensation for farmers in Nashik has got them more angry than before, with protests against the proposed Mumbai-Nagpur super communication highway worsening in Maharashtra. While the district collectorate believes the compensation, in the range of Rs40 lakh to Rs80lakh a hectare, is among the highest so far, farmers have called this a bluff. The proposed highway is 701km long, running across ten districts of the state.

3. Amarnath yatra attack: Families of 2 victims from Maharashtra distraught

The families of two women from Maharashtra – Nirmala Thakur, 58, and Usha Sonkar, 55 – who were killed in the Amarnath yatra terror attack on Monday night are in a state of shock. “My mother called me on Sunday. She said their bus was pelted with stones near Balthal just before the start of the yatra. I asked her to return, but she wanted to continue with the pilgrimage,” said Pradip, Thakur’s son, who works as a driver.

4. MLA Nitesh Rane arrested for throwing fish at government officer

The police on Tuesday arrested Maharashtra Congress MLA Nitesh Rane in Sindhudurg district for allegedly throwing fish at a senior government officer during a meeting last week. Rane was arrested along with 23 others at Malvan in coastal Konkan and produced in a local court, Sindhudurg’s Additional Superintendent of Police Prakash Gaikwad told PTI. He was charged with using criminal force on a public servant from performing duty, rioting, criminal intimidation besides other sections.

5. Missing Pune trekkers found dead at Maharashtra’s Devkund, police want to stop trekking in the area

After a 24-hour rescue operation at Devkund waterfall in Raigad district, a rescue team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) found the dead bodies of two trekkers from Pune who had gone missing on Sunday afternoon. The Raigad police has asked the district collector to impose prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure code (CrPC) which prohibits the assembly of more than four people in the area after four deaths in three weeks.