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From International Yoga Day to Mumbai University admissions: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jun 21, 2017 17:28 IST
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The Bombay high court recently held that only a destitute woman can seek maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) if she is unable to maintain herself. While the online process for undergraduate admissions at Mumbai University ends today, Mumbai Police, on the occasion of International Yoga Day, launched a witty road safety awareness campaign on Twitter. Not convinced with the revised norms issued by the Maharashtra government for loan waivers, farmers’ outfits continue to oppose the cap of Rs1 lakh proposed by the state. Also, Central Railways abruptly stopped its free WiFi service on Tejas Express on Wednesday — a month after it was launched.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Only a ‘destitute woman’ can can seek maintenance from husband: Bombay high court

Only a destitute woman can seek maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) only if she is unable to maintain herself, the Bombay high court has held. Justice KK Tated struck down an October 2014 order of a Judicial Magistrate at Sawantwadi granting monthly maintenance of Rs1,500 to a divorced woman, although she was earning Rs 8,000 per month by working as nurse in a government scheme.

2. Farmers’ outfits unhappy with revised norms for loan waiver, to take a final call after July 25

Not convinced with the revised norms issued by the Maharashtra government for loan waivers, farmers’ outfits continue to oppose the cap of Rs1 lakh proposed by state the government. They have also demanded a new set of norms for the final loan waiver. For now, they have decided to wait till the July 25 deadline for the government to meet all the demands they put up.

3. International Yoga Day: Mumbai police get witty on Twitter, promote road safety

Mumbai police have capitalised on the trending topic of the day, International Yoga Day, by posting witty tweets about road safety on Twitter with that hashtag. Addressing issues such as road rage, excessive honking and signal jumping, the Twitter handle of Mumbai police has been tweeting #TrafficAnushAasan to start a conversation about road rules. Going by the flurry of responses by citizens, the initiative seems to be a success.

4. Online registration for Mumbai University undergraduate admissions ends today

The process of pre-admission enrollment through online registration for students interested in undergraduate admission to University of Mumbai (MU) will end at 5pm today. Only those students who submit their online registration number along with admission forms to respective colleges will be eligible for admission and the first round of seat allotment will be declared on June 21.

5. Want to use FB, Insta on Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express? Too bad, train won’t have free Wi-Fi now

If you planned on using the free WiFi on-board the Tejas Express to access social media or watch movies, tough luck. The Central Railway abruptly stopped its service on Wednesday — a month after it was launched. Passengers had complained of poor WiFi connectivity on the much-hyped train than runs between Mumbai and Goa. However, the decision to stop the service completely has left them fuming, said sources.