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From farmer suicides to stabbing inside the courtroom: Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2017 17:26 IST
HT Correspondent
Farmers protesting in Pune on Monday.
Farmers protesting in Pune on Monday.(HT Photo)

A Maharashtra farmer, Dhanaji Jadhav, committed suicide on Wednesday evening at Karmala in Solapur district, making him the fourth to have killed himself in two days. The Bombay high court, while hearing an application filed by MMRC seeking the court’s nod to clear 108 mangroves for the creation of the proposed Bandra-Kurla Complex metro station, that the Metro was “important” considering the worsening traffic situation in the city. Want to help children on Mumbai’s streets? The Maharashtra state government has adopted a standard operating procedure (SOP) on how to help street children, and launched a mobile app for faster reporting of child right violations. Also, Gangland rivalry spilled over into a courtroom in Mumbai when an accused in a quadruple murder case stabbed a co-accused when they were brought in for a scheduled hearing.

Here are today’s top picks:

1. Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide, fourth in two days, Maharashtra strike may intensify

Farmer Dhanaji Jadhav committed suicide on Wednesday evening at Karmala in Solapur district, making him the fourth to have killed himself in two days. In his suicide note, Jadhav said he owed money to banks and moneylenders. He also requested his family not to conduct funeral rites until farmers’ loans were waived and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met them personally.

2. World oceans day: After Versova clean-up, HT identifies dirtiest beaches along western coast

Massive amounts of sewage and trash generated by Mumbaiites enter the sea daily. This garbage not only lands up at city beaches, but pollutes several tourist beaches along the western coast. Though citizen-led beach clean-ups have made significant progress, a lot remains to be done. Garbage at beaches and lack of scientific waste disposal facilities still plague our city’s beaches. Mumbaiites’ health is adversely affected by both.

3. Don’t oppose cutting of trees, Mumbai Metro should have been built 30 years ago: HC

To those opposing the Mumbai Metro III project over potential destruction of green cover, the Bombay High Court advised on Thursday, to take a “pragmatic view.” A bench of Justices VM Kanade and AM Badar said that the Metro was “important” considering the worsening traffic situation in the city. Justice Kanade said that the city should have developed a metro network “30 years ago.”

4. Mumbaiites, here’s how you can help street children

The Maharashtra state government has adopted a standard operating procedure (SOP) on how to help street children, and launched a mobile app for faster reporting of child right violations. The app was launched by the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) and women and child development minister Pankaja Munde on Wednesday.

5. Drama in Mumbai: Man stabs rival inside courtroom

Gangland rivalry spilled over into a courtroom in Mumbai when an accused in a quadruple murder case stabbed a co-accused when they were brought in for a scheduled hearing. Uday Pathak, booked in connection with the 2011 Kurar murders, stabbed Kalpesh Patel with a sharp object he had smuggled into the courtroom. An eye-witness said that guards intervened as soon as Patel was stabbed and separated the two men.