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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Sep 01, 2016 17:50 IST

1. Mann ki baat of PM Modi’s school principal: Will live to see him win again

Retired school principal Rasvihari Maniar is in the habit of writing down his ‘mann ki baat’ and sending them across to his favourite pupil. Last weekend, the pupil – Prime Minister Narendra Modi – acknowledged the efforts of the teacher in his own “Mann Ki Baat”. Read

2. Deonar fire aftermath: High level of ammonia in Chembur air

Chembur, which bore the brunt of pollution from fires from the Deonar dumping ground, has high levels of ammonia (NH3) in its air, says data from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Environment Status Report (ESR) 2015-16. Read

3. In 99.3% rape cases, accused known to survivor: NCRB

Out of every 100 cases of rape registered in Maharashtra, the accused is known to the survivor in 99.3 of them, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics revealed. In mere 29 cases out of the total 4,144 rape cases registered in state, the survivors did not identify the offenders. Read

4. Korean experts may redevelop prime Bandra govt colony land

The Maharashtra government is looking at forging government-to-government agreements to bring in international urban planners for advice on how to best revamp the crumbling Bandra government colony, spread over a 93-acre sprawl on prime land, adjacent to the plush Bandra Kurla Complex. Read

5. Lamborghini case: ‘Scared’ auto driver nowhere to be seen in Bhayander

The auto rickshaw driver whose vehicle suffered damages after wife of Narendra Mehta, BJP MLA from Mira-Bhayander, rammed a brand new Lamborghini into it, is nowhere to be seen in Bhayander. Read

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