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From Mustafa Dossa’s death to BEST’s 185 new buses: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jun 28, 2017 17:16 IST
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1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Mustafa Dossa, who died at JJ hospital today.
1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Mustafa Dossa, who died at JJ hospital today.(HT File)

Mustafa Dossa, one of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, died on Wednesday in Mumbai’s JJ Hospital, where he was admitted following high fever and hypertension. While over 1,20,000kg or 120 tons of trash onto Juhu beach, owing to untreated sewage and garbage being discharge from creeks, BEST has added 85 new buses to its fleet. making the monsoon commute smoother. The first seat allotment list for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) was released early on Wednesday morning. Also, the Shiv Sena said that while Modi has been assertive about where India stands on global terror attacks, the situation in Kashmir is steadily worsening.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dies in hospital

Mustafa Dossa, one of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, died on Wednesday in Mumbai’s JJ Hospital, where he was admitted following high fever and hypertension. Mustafa Dossa died due to cardiac arrest today at 2.30pm, said hospital dean TP Lahane.

2. More than 120 tons of trash washes ashore Mumbai’s Juhu beach over past 3 days: BMC

Heavy downpour in the city over the past three days washed ashore 1,20,000kg or 120 tons of trash onto Juhu beach, owing to untreated sewage and garbage being discharge from creeks. Civic body officials from K (West) ward said that over 40,000kg of garbage, mostly comprising plastic, was washed ashore on the beach on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

3. Mumbai commute to get smoother: BEST adds 185 new buses to its fleet

Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has added 185 new buses to its fleet. These buses, with centralised roof-mounted ventilation systems, clutch-free automatic transmission, and onboard mobile charging points are slightly better than the existing ones, said BEST officials. The passengers are happy with the new buses as they have wider doors, are well-lit and have ample leg room, besides other features.

4. IIT first seat allotment list out, most students in top 100 ranks want to study in IIT Bombay

The first seat allotment list for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) was released early on Wednesday morning. Majority of the students in the top 100 ranks had opted for IIT-Bombay as their first preference and have been placed in the same institute.

5. PM Narendra Modi talks of surgical strikes while situation in Kashmir worsens: Shiv Sena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been assertive about where India stands on global terror attacks, however, the situation in Kashmir is steadily worsening, said the Shiv Sena on Wednesday. The party’s statement comes after Modi, during a visit to America, said India’s surgical strikes showed the world that our country can exercise self control, but also show its might.