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From FYJC admissions to ‘book fairies’: Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jul 12, 2017 16:59 IST
HT Correspondent

While the cut-offs across Mumbai colleges plunged in the first merit list for first year junior college (FYJC) admissions announced on Tuesday, the state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will release the merit list (SML) for medical and dental college admissions today.. Does exploring the city accompanied by your favourite authors sound fun? It’s now possible, thanks to a group of Mumbaiites hiding paperbacks around the city for bibliophiles to find, read and pass on. The police on Wednesday arrested two bikers, who were performing ‘Dhoom-style’ stunts at Mumbai’s Marine Drive “to impress girls”. Also, a lawyer from Lokhandwala lost Rs62,000 to debit card fraud, as her money was withdrawn in the United States last month.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. FYJC admissions: A look at cut-offs at top colleges in Mumbai

The cut-offs across Mumbai colleges plunged in the first merit list for first year junior college (FYJC) admissions announced on Tuesday. A total of 32, 477 of the 2.3 lakh students who applied in the general category got admissions through quota and 53, 803 got their first preference. This means only 63% students are left to compete in the next rounds.

2. ‘Book fairies’ are leaving novels all over Mumbai, have you found one yet?

Stroll along Nariman Point with George Orwell. Let Devdutt Pattanaik keep you company on an international flight. Meet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry at a Starbucks outlet. Does exploring the city accompanied by your favourite authors sound fun? It’s now possible, thanks to a group of Mumbaiites hiding paperbacks around the city for bibliophiles to find, read and pass on.

3. Merit list for Maharashtra medical, dental college admissions to be announced today

The state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will release the merit list (SML) for medical and dental college admissions today. Registrations for the same had started off in June itself and while all other states have already declared state wise merits, Maharashtra is one of the last in announcing this important detail.

4. Mumbai bikers arrested for performing ‘Dhoom-style’ stunts at Marine Drive, say they wanted to impress girls

The police on Wednesday arrested two bikers, who were performing ‘Dhoom-style’ stunts at Mumbai’s Marine Drive “to impress girls”. The two arrested accused – Mohommad Mustafa Niyaz Khan, 18, and Jhedh Shahnawaz Khan, 18, are residents of Nagpada and Mazgaon, respectively.

5. Mumbai lawyer loses ₹62,000 to card cloning, criminal withdraws money in the United States

A lawyer from Lokhandwala in Mumbai lost Rs62,000 to debit card fraud, as her money was withdrawn in the United States last month. The woman approached her bank asking for a refund, after which she was asked to approach her local police station to file a FIR against the unidentified cyber criminal.