From Ganpati preparations to AIB’s controversies: Top five stories from Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.mumbai Updated: Jul 14, 2017 17:22 IST
With Ganpati festival being a month away, the high court has warned police against tweaking noise rules. There’s good news for those who use Ola and Uber, as transport authorities may put restrictions on surge pricing. The local train services on the main line of the central railway (CR) were disrupted during morning peak hours owing to a rail fracture at Kalwa station. Also, we look at the controversies comedy group All India Bakchod is involved in, as well as the several allegations of corruption against former NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, his nephew Sameer Bhujbal and son Pankaj Bhujbal.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. Ganpati a month away. Here’s all you need to know about noise rules, mandals’ demands and state’s stand
With Ganpati festival being a month away, the high court has warned police against tweaking noise rules. HT looks at the set of rules, what is being demanded and what is being done.
2. The cases Bhujbals face: Maharashtra Sadan, Kalina land deal and Hex World scam
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, his nephew Sameer Bhujbal and son Pankaj Bhujbal are facing several allegations of corruption. Chhagan Bhujbal was arrested on March 14 last year in a money-laundering case related to a controversial deal with a private developer. He is currently lodged in the Arthur road jail.
3. Good news for Mumbai’s Ola, Uber travellers, state report capping surge pricing to submitted soon
Transport authorities may put restrictions on surge pricing – rise in fares during peak hours – of app-based taxis like Ola and Uber soon. Reason: the state government-appointed Khatua committee is likely to submit its report on fare structure of app-based taxis among other things by the end of the month.
4. AIB’s controversies: From ‘obscene’ Roast, ‘mocking’ Lata, Sachin to PM Modi meme
While the Mumbai cyber police on Friday filed an FIR against All India Bakchod (AIB) for insulting the PM, the group is no stranger to controversy. In May 2016, Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar ordered an inquiry against AIB’s standup comedian Tanmay Bhat after BJP leader Ashish Shelar accused him of mocking and insulting cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar and legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar in a video on Facebook.
5. CR main, harbour line services disrupted during morning peak hours, Mumbai commuters hassled
The local train services on the main line of the central railway (CR) were disrupted during morning peak hours owing to a rail fracture at Kalwa station. While the problem was detected at 9.14am, the services resumed by 9.35am. Trains on the slow line were running 15 minutes behind schedule.