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Top 5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

Here are the five stories from Mumbai you should not miss

mumbai Updated: Feb 22, 2017 16:54 IST
HT Correspondent

1. A new high: Only 25% domestic traffic in India from metros, rest from smaller cities, says study

Flying in India is no more restricted to metros, according to an analysis of domestic flight bookings seen in November and December last year. The study, conducted by travel portal MakeMyTrip, states about one-fourth of domestic air traffic in India comes from metros and top tier 2 cities, while the rest (76.6%) comes from smaller cities. Read

2. Mumbai: Man arrested for raping colleague’s 13-year-old granddaughter in Andheri

The police on Monday arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old repeatedly at his house in Andheri (West). He is now in police custody. The accused worked with the teenager’s grandfather. According to the DN Nagar police, the incident came to light on Sunday. As the girl was away from the home for too long, her grandmother went looking for her. Read

3. Green dream: Stronger solar power network for Mumbai’s Don Bosco schools

Don Bosco Organisation, which runs five schools and one college in Mumbai, plans to move towards a zero energy setup -- reducing the use of coal for electricity and increasing the consumption of solar energy by 60%. As part of the plan, the institution and its environmental organisation Green Line will add more solar panels to increase the capacity of their existing solar power network from 160 KW to 260KW. The project is likely to be completed by the end of March. On an average, a 1KW unit costs Rs1 lakh. Read

4. BMC poll duty: Shobhaa De pokes fun at Mumbai police, says no offence intended

Writer and columnist Shobhaa De landed herself in controversy, as she tweeted a photograph of a fat policeman on Tuesday with a caption “Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today!”. After getting flak from all quarters, she clarified, “consult a dietician,if it’s an asli ,undoctored image doing the rounds”. Read

5. Broken windshield delays Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight at Pune airport by six hours

The windshield of a Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight broke, leaving the fliers stranded at the Pune airport for six hours. According to air travellers, the flight was scheduled to depart for Delhi at 7.20 am. However it was rescheduled at 8am and later to 12.30pm. Read