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Top 5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Mar 16, 2017 16:34 IST
INS Viraat, the oldest serving aircraft carrier was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on March .

INS Viraat, the oldest serving aircraft carrier was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on March .(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

INS Viraat could become underwater destination off Konkan coast

INS Viraat, the aircraft carrier the Indian Navy just decommissioned, could end up an underwater tourist attraction off the Konkan coast if the Maharashtra government’s plans go through. Otherwise, the Viraat, which was for long the Navy’s flagship, could end up being sold for scrap. Read

1st fully Indian-made suburban train to run in Mumbai on Saturday

Come Saturday, commuters in Mumbai will get to travel on the first train that is wholly made in India, including the electric control circuitry. It’s called the Medha system and is more than a crore cheaper than the Bombardier rakes that now run on the Western Railway that serves 35 lakh commuters daily on its suburban services. Read

Shivaji’s capital, Raigad Fort, to be spruced up for Rs600 crore

Raigad Fort in the Konkan, where Shivaji was crowned Chhatrapati in 1674 and which he made his capital, will be spruced up at a cost of Rs607 crore as part of the Maharashtra government’s plans to develop tourism and pilgrim sites across the state. Read

HSC results: Mumbai teachers need to clear 26 lakh answer sheets in 2 months

Although junior college teachers across Mumbai have started assessing answer sheets for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams, a day after withdrawing their protest on Wednesday, they will have to clear a backlog of 26 lakh answer sheets in less than two months so that the results can be declared on time — before June 5. Read

Pawar meets Modi, sets off speculation

The official version is Pawar met the PM to seek loan waiver for farmers, a solution to farmer suicides, and official language status for Marathi. But given Pawar’s reputation as someone who always keeps his options open, the meeting has sparked all kinds conjecture. Read