5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Mar 01, 2017 16:53 IST
Hindustan Times
Grand Prix powerboat race,BMC polls,NEET

1. Bombay HC nod for international Grand Prix powerboat race slated for March 3

The Bombay high court on Wednesday permitted the much-anticipated international Grand Prix powerboat event slated for March 3 to go ahead.

2. BMC polls: 43 of 225 elected representatives have criminal cases lodged against them

A report released by two non-government organisations, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and the Maharashtra Election Watch (MEW), found that 43 of 225 elected representatives — 19% of the civic poll winners — have criminal cases lodged against them. The two organisations analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 25 of 227 winners.

3. NEET registrations to end today; future of health science aspirants from Urdu-medium colleges uncertain

Registrations for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 end today — March 1 — though the ambiguity over whether health science aspirants from Urdu-medium junior colleges can sign up remains unaddressed.

4. In Mumbai: RTI activist held for sending abusive texts to NCP MLC

An RTI activist from Jalgaon was arrested and brought to Mumbai on Tuesday for allegedly sending abusive text messages to a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) member, who is also a member of the legislative council (MLC).

5. Goregaon man accidentally stabs 16-year-old daughter, killing her

A Goregaon resident accidentally stabbed his 16-year-old daughter during a scuffle with his neighbour on Monday. The man, Rajesh Aghavane, fell on top of the girl while holding a kitchen knife, killing her, said the police.

First Published: Mar 01, 2017 16:52 IST