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From damaged screens on Tejas Express to CM’s chopper crash: Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2017 17:12 IST
HT Correspondent
The train was flagged off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Monday.
The train was flagged off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Monday.(HT)

Despite all the excitement surrounding the Tejas Express’ maiden journey, the train came back with fewer headphones, damaged infotainment screens and waste .strewn all over. While chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and his team had a close call when a helicopter carrying them crash-landed soon after it took off from a helipad in Latur, two men died, while six others were injured after three vehicles collided on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Wardha district, home to Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram, topped the list of places in Maharashtra from where massive amounts of illicit brew were seized during the first-ever such crackdown. Also, a Golden Jackal was rescued from the mangrove forest in Vikhroli, and taken to Sanjay Gandhi National Park for medical treatment.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Tejas Express 1st Mumbai-Goa trip: Passengers steal headphones, damage screens

Although the first trip of Tejas Express, high-speed train from Mumbai to Goa, started amid much fanfare, the train came back with fewer headphones, damaged infotainment screens and waste strewn all over. The train was flagged off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on Monday and returned from Goa on Tuesday. Although the railway officials had anticipated such things, the extent of damage has left them shocked. They now plan to appeal to passengers to avoid damaging the train.

2. Two dead, six injured as three vehicles collide on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Two men died, while six others were injured after three vehicles collided on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Thursday morning. The accident took place near Kamshet around 75km from Pune around 4.30am. According to the police, a trailer going towards Pune from Mumbai hit an SUV from the rear. Both the vehicles got pushed out of their lanes and hit another car which was moving in the same direction.

3. Watch: Maharashtra CM’s helicopter crash-lands, Devendra Fadnavis safe

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and three others escaped unhurt after a helicopter carrying them crash-landed soon after it took off from a helipad at Nilanga in Latur district of central Maharashtra. The CM had gone to Latur to participate​ in BJP’s farmer outreach programme, with principal secretary Pravin Pardeshi and staff Abimanyu Pawar and Ketan Pathak.

The chopper that crash-landed. (HT)

4. Golden Jackal rescued in Mumbai, sent to Sanjay Gandhi National Park for treatment

An injured golden jackal, which was chased into a residential area in Vikhroli by dogs on Wednesday evening, was rescued and sent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Borivli, for medical treatment. According to wildlife rescuers from Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), which saved the animal, the sub adult male jackal was separated from its pack inside the mangrove forests in Vikhroli.

5. Liquor prohibited in Wardha, home to Gandhi’s ashram. 15 lakh litres of hooch seized

Dry Wardha, a district in Maharashtra that is home to Gandhiji’s famous Sevagram, is overflowing with liquor. Nearly five decades after Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the production, sale and distribution of alcohol in Wardha owing to its historical links to Mahatma Gandhi, the district topped the list of places in Maharashtra from where massive amounts of illicit brew were seized during the first-ever such crackdown.