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Top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

Mumbai voter turnout: 41.32% till 3.30 pm

mumbai Updated: Feb 21, 2017 17:00 IST
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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar outside a polling booth in Bandra after casting his vote.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar outside a polling booth in Bandra after casting his vote.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT)

1. BMC polls 2017: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actors Shraddha Kapoor, Anushka Sharma step out to vote

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actors from the Hindi film industry came out to vote for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections polls on Tuesday morning. Actor Shraddha Kapoor was spotted at a booth in Juhu. Read

2. Mumbai: 13-year-old killed after being run over by speeding train

A 13-year-old boy was run over by a speeding Borivali-bound local train when he was crossing the tracks at Santacruz railway station on Monday afternoon, the police said. A case of accidental death report has been registered. Read

3. Can Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis save his wicket?

Will the Maharashtra government last beyond the civic polls this week? Myriad statements emanating from various political parties make one wonder. But my natural cynicism about politicians leads me to believe only two things might happen after results in Thursday – either chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s chair will be somewhat shaken in case the BJP does not score over the Shiv Sena or else Uddhav Thackeray will finally pipe down and behave like a good boy for the remaining three-odd years of this government.Read

4. BMC polls: Aamir Khan ad promotion of BJP? Maharashtra Congress to approach election commission

The Maharashtra Congress has raised objection to advertisements featuring Aamir Khan and allegedly indirecting promoting the election plank of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in newspapers on polling day. The party will lodge a complaint with the state election commission (SEC) on Wednesday. Read

5. BMC polls: Most unaware of candidates from their wards, finds survey

Close to 45% citizens are not aware of the candidates contesting for the 2017 municipal elections in their respective wards, whereas 30% of them don’t even know which ward they belong to, according to a survey of more than 5,000 families conducted by students of RD & SH National College in Bandra. Read