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From farmers’ strike to rape of 3-year-old: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2017 16:52 IST
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While a 57-year-old founder and trustee of a prominent Andheri school, and a nursery teacher, were booked for allegedly raping a three-year-old student, 230 people have died because of swine flu in Maharashtra this year.The Shiv Sena in their mouthpiece Saamna questioned whether the government had taken note of the farmers’ frustration demonstrated through the six consecutive day of strikes, while the strike also drew attention to the changing aspirations of those not so well off. Also, An eight-year-old girl, who was comatose for over a month after she was hit by a wooden ‘tava’ thrown from the 13th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Mumbai Central was discharged on Monday.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Mumbai school trustee booked for raping 3-year-old: What we know about the case

A 57-year-old founder and trustee of a prominent Andheri school, and a nursery teacher, were booked for allegedly raping a three-year-old student on the premises. While the school principal has refused to comment on the incident, he said that they are cooperating with the police.

2. Don’t ignore fever, stomach ache: Swine flu claims 230 lives in Maharashtra this year

A total of 230 swine flu, or H1N1, related deaths have been recorded in Maharashtra this year, making it a pressing public health concern for state officials. Last year, the virus had claimed 26 lives, and the statehad recorded 82 cases. Most cases have been recorded at Pune, Nashik, Ahmednagar and Aurangabad. Mumbai has recorded three deaths this year.

3. Mumbai girl hit by tava thrown from 13th floor back home after 2-month stay in hospital

An eight-year-old girl, who was comatose for over a month after she was hit by a wooden ‘tava’ thrown from the 13th floor of a multi-storeyed building in Mumbai Central was discharged on Monday. Hazequa Kapadia went home after a two-month long stay at the hospital. Her miraculous recovery had her family shedding happy tears.

4. Mr minister, why shouldn’t our farmers wear jeans?

Nearly a decade before Narendra Modi lured aspirational India to his side, I got a very practical lesson from my mother’s maid. I had scoured the markets of Dadar and Girgaum for a nav-vari saree as a Diwali gift for her. But when I presented it to her with great expectation of her appreciation for my efforts, I was utterly taken aback as she summarily rejected that beautiful cotton nine-yard saree. “I do not wear sooti (cotton),” she told me flatly. More modern fabrics like nylon was her aspiration and silk would have been a bonus.

5. Maharashtra farmers will not be soothed by mere assurances, says Shiv Sena

After it backed a state-wide bandh of Maharashtra’s farmers against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday warned that the strike has shown that farmers will not be soothed by mere assurances, and that the fight has just begun. In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece, Saamana, the Sena questioned whether the government had taken note of the farmers’ frustration demonstrated through the six consecutive day of strikes.