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Top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

Here are five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2017 17:57 IST
HT Correspondent
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections
Mumbai…22nd November 2011…News… Bombay Municipal corporation headquarters in Mumbai…HT photo by Hemant Padalkar(Hindustan Times)

1. BMC polls: BJP on top, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis becomes stronger

The BJP has put up a spectacular show in Mumbai and Maharashtra. It increased it tally remarkably to 81 and won seats almost equal to the Shiv Sena, which bagged 84. Its victory is remarkable considering the fact it had won 31 seats in last Mumbai civic polls in 2012. Read

2. BMC poll results: Suspense over one seat in south Mumbai as candidates tie

There was suspense and drama over one seat in South Mumbai in which BJP candidate/ex-MLA Atul Shah and Shiv Sena’s Surendra Bagalkar are tied. It is 220 – C ward in South Mumbai. Read

3. BMC election results: After bitter campaign, Shiv Sena, BJP end up neck-and-neck in Mumbai

After an acrimonious campaign rife with verbal volleys, name-calling and graft charges, allies-turned-rivals Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended up neck-and-neck in the contest for the country’s richest civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Read

4. Seven times Shobhaa De proved she is the queen of controversy on Twitter

Columnist and author Shobhaa De landed in yet another Twitter controversy after she fat-shamed a policeman on duty during the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday. While the Mumbai Police gave it back to her politely, other Twitter users slammed her for what they said was insensitive comments by the socialite. Read

5. In MP: Poachers’ trap electrocutes endangered sloth bear, NGO rescues her cub

A seven-year-old sloth bear and her two-month-old cub were electrocuted when they were looking for food in the Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district. The mother succumbed to her injuries, but the male cub has survived. Read