5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

cities Updated: Feb 08, 2017 17:01 IST

1. 7 killed, 1 hurt as speeding car rams into tree on Mumbai-Goa Highway

Seven people were killed and one seriously injured after a speeding car rammed into a tree on the Mumbai-Goa highway in Ratnagiri on Wednesday at 7.40 am.

2. Richest candidate in Mumbai? Bharatiya Janata Party’s Parag Shah declares assets of ₹690 crore

Contesting the civic polls for the first time, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Parag Shah declared assets worth Rs690 crore in an affidavit attached to his nomination form. Shah, a real estate developer, is said to be one of the richest candidates contesting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections slated to be held on February 21.

3. Mumbai security guard gets life imprisonment for stabbing woman 16 times

A 35-year-old security guard, who brutally murdered a woman by stabbing her 16 times — including 14 times on her private parts — in 2014 in Andheri (East), was recently sentenced to life imprisonment by a sessions court.

4. Maharashtra govt must act against vehicles illegally ferrying kids to school: Principals

Government machineries should take action against vehicles ferrying students to school without requisite permission, said principals across the city. Around 400 principals from across Maharashtra attended an event held in Mumbai to discuss the ‘role of a school bus’.

5. Mumbaiites irked by garbage near rly tracks start Twitter campaign

Fed up with the large quantity of garbage along railway tracks on the Central, Western and Harbour lines, residents — in collaboration with a non government organisation (NGO) — have started a Twitter campaign to rid the areas of waste.

First Published: Feb 08, 2017 17:00 IST