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From BMC’s blame game to conclave for ‘Hindu Rashtra’: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.

mumbai Updated: Jun 09, 2017 17:13 IST
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CISF has reported the matter to Mumbai Police and Bureau for Civil Aviation Security as, it said, the IndiGo crew did not realise a passenger carrying a boarding pass was missing.
CISF has reported the matter to Mumbai Police and Bureau for Civil Aviation Security as, it said, the IndiGo crew did not realise a passenger carrying a boarding pass was missing.(HT File)

While 150 Hindu outfits will meet in Goa from June 14 to17 for a convention to chalk out a programme for establishing a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in India by 2023, a passenger on an airport shuttle dosed off and missed his flight, but nobody noticed him for least six hours at the Mumbai airport. The lack of space to play their favourite sport - football - drove a group of Mumbai youngsters to conduct research on the lack of infrastructure in their area. The BMC continued their blame game in terms of monsoon preparedness, and said that it is a lack of civic sense which is causing bigger problems. Also, even two months after the Supreme Court’s order prohibiting the sale of liquor along national and state highways, the Maharashtra government is yet to “find” its notification classifying state highways.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. 150 Hindu outfits to meet in Goa to discuss possibility of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ by 2023

Approximately 150 Hindu outfits will meet in Goa from June 14 to17 for a convention to chalk out a programme for establishing a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ in India by 2023. The conclave is being organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), the sister outfit of Sanatan Sanstha which was caught up in controversy after the murder of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.

2. IndiGo passenger misses flight after falling asleep on airport bus for 6 hours

A passenger nodded off on an airport shuttle bus and missed his flight but nobody noticed the sleeping man for at least six hours at the Mumbai airport earlier this month, officials said Friday. The June 4 incident also highlights multiple security lapses at the busy terminal, as the bus staff and airline crew didn’t realise that a passenger who had checked in was missing till another driver noticed the man locked up in the bus.

3. Liquor ban: Not even Google can find Maharashtra’s notification classifying state highways

Even two months after the Supreme Court’s order prohibiting the sale of liquor along national and state highways, the Maharashtra government is yet to “find” its notification classifying state highways. The state’s counsel told the Bombay high court on Friday that its officers had even tried searching for the notification on ‘Google’ but had failed to get “any relevant results”.

The state had also asked establishments located within 500 metres of ‘state roads,’ or ‘mainways’ to shut shop. (Picture for representation)

4. There aren’t enough football grounds in Mumbai, teens’ research reveals why

The lack of space to play their favourite sport - football - drove a group of Mumbai youngsters to conduct research on the lack of infrastructure in their area, and its effects on the population. The teenagers found that though there are seven playgrounds in and around their area - the Janta Colony in Jogeswari (East), none can be used by the residents.

5. BMC blames monsoon unpreparedness on Mumbai residents’ lack of civic sense

A day after Hindustan Times concluded its Monsoon audit series, where the newspaper invited experts to analyse city’s monsoon preparedness, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pointed out that it is a lack of civic sense which is causing bigger problems.