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Mumbai ready for showers, one more ride on Tejas Express: Top 5 stories of the day

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

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2017 17:01 IST
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The city got pre-monsoon showers on Monday. (HT)

While there were drizzles on the outskirts of Mumbai, in areas such as Ulhasnagar, Thane and Navi Mumbai on Monday, the city will get further respite from heat as light showers are expected over the next 24 hours. The Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express is fully booked for the second consecutive week.

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan supported the Mumbai police’s use of his dialogues in their campaign against cybercrime.

Meanwhile, a four-year-old boy living in Royal Palms in Aarey Colony, Goregaon, suffered injuries after he was attacked by a leopard on Saturday evening.

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai:

Mumbai to get cooler, light showers expected over the next 24 hours

Mumbaiites, expect cloudy conditions accompanied by light rain for the next 24 hours. A light drizzle fell on the outskirts of Mumbai, in areas such as Ulhasnagar, Thane and Navi Mumbai. Light rain was also recorded in Mulund and Nahur. A light drizzle was also observed at south Mumbai on Monday afternoon.

Mumbaiites splash about in pre-monsoon showers, welcome respite from the heat

Kalyan-Dombivli and Ulhasnagar residents enjoyed pre-monsoon showers on Monday morning around 10 am.

The sudden downpour, the second to be reported in the city, lasted for about five minutes. On May 15, the Kalyan witnessed its first shower of the year around 10.45 pm. Thunderstorms and lightning were reported at Thane in the evening.

A woman walks through a drizzle in Kalyan. (HT)

Amitabh Bachchan lends support to Mumbai police’s Sholay-style drive against cybercrime

The Mumbai police took to Twitter to launch their Sholay-style campaign against cybercrime on Monday. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan noted the police’s use of his dialogues, saying he supported the awareness drive.

Leopard pounces on 4-year-old in Mumbai, drags him for a few feet, flees after locals create ruckus

A four-year-old boy living in Royal Palms in Aarey Colony, Goregaon, suffered injuries after he was attacked by a leopard on Saturday evening. Cases of man-animal conflict have been rare in Mumbai since 2013. However, there has been a sudden rise in such incidents, with three being reported at the city’s green lung between March and May

Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express is fully booked for second week too

A week after the launch too, Indian Railway’s first high-speed premium train on the Mumbai-Goa route, Tejas Express, is proving to be crowd-puller. The train is fully booked for the second consecutive week.