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mumbai Updated: Dec 02, 2016 16:44 IST
Hindustan Times
HSC question papers in Braille,EOW,Hidden Thane lodge

Teachers ask Maharashtra state board for SSC, HSC question papers in Braille

On World Disability Day, teachers have asked the Maharashtra state board to provide SSC and HSC question papers in Braille for deaf-blind students — those who are both visually and hearing impaired. They have also asked the board to permit such students to write their answers in Braille. This is the first time such a student will appear for the SSC exam. Read

EOW arrests real estate agent for duping 92-year-old of crores

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police arrested a 53-year-old man on November 28 for allegedly duping a 92-year-old woman and three others of Rs11.4 crore by promising them hefty returns on property investments. Read

‘Sex workers used hidden door in Thane lodge to escape during raids’

Demolition of the Satyam Lodge continued early on Friday under the supervision of top-notch civic officials and the police. Civic commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal revealed that each of the lodge’s 250 hidden rooms were divided into three to four cubicles, which were used as separate rooms. Read

‘Withdrawal limit is ₹24,000 a week, but banks refuse to disburse as much’

Payday woes continued to hit banks as residents thronged their respective branches demanding money. Read

Dance bars: 10 more licenses sought after SC order

Uma Palace Bar and Restaurant at Mulund, which was in the news five years ago during the investigation into the murder of senior journalist J Dey, is among the 10 erstwhile dance bars in Mumbai that have applied for fresh licenses within a week of the Supreme Court asking the Maharashtra government to approve applications for restarting dance bars. Read

First Published: Dec 02, 2016 16:43 IST