Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss
mumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2016 17:28 IST
The Bombay high court on Monday granted interim relief to actor Kapil Sharma by staying the Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) demolition notice till November 23. Sharma had approached the high court challenging a notice issued by the BMC that directed the demolition of ‘illegal’ portions of his Goregaon residence.
A man died of suffocation, while another man and a nine-month-old infant were injured after the compressor of an air-conditioning unit exploded after short circuit in Vasai around 5.30am on Monday.
Capping the minimum and maximum fare for cab services provided by app-based aggregators such as Ola and Uber, option for black-and-yellow taxis to join app-based cab services, different colours for different cab operators and doing away with the mandatory provision of panic button for women passengers, are some of the highlights of the new rules governing taxis in the city that were made public by state transport authorities on its department’s website.
In a first, as many as 41 students from India, including 20 from Mumbai, emerged world subject toppers in Class 10, 11 and 12, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) series held in March and June this year, and in November last year. The merit list was released on Monday afternoon.
Badly-lit footpaths, unaligned paver blocks, parked cars and encroachments on roads are a common sight in Mumbai. A group of 20 Mumbaiites, however, have now come together to improve the experience of pedestrians through community mobilisation.