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Five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Oct 25, 2016 18:13 IST
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Mumbai on high alert ahead of Diwali, cops beef up presence

Central intelligence agencies have put Mumbai’s crowded local trains, public processions and malls full shoppers on high alert ahead of the festive season, and have asked the railways and city police to beef up security.The alert, issued last week, says explosives may be mixed with firecrackers for attacks, but there was no mention of a specific target or time. Read

Maharashtra government likely to suspend no-trust move against NMMC chief

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government is likely to suspend the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s no-confidence motion against its civic chief Tukaram Mundhe.Politicians from all parties expect the BJP got together on Tuesday morning to pass the motion against the commissioner, who won plaudits from ordinary residents for his strict action against encroachers and hawkers but fell foul of corporators for sticking to the rule book. Read

Police probing Arun Gawli’s role in cash seizure at Dagdi Chawl

The Mumbai police on Monday raided gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli’s Dagdi Chawl and arrested one vegetable vendor who was considered to be a close aide of the gangster. He was found to be in possession of Rs 11 lakh cash. Police sources said they were probing whether Gawli has any connection with the cash. Read

Monsoon months saw more fliers than the summer this year

The seasonal gloom that usually dries up traffic in the Indian skies every monsoon seems to be over.For the first time, the rain-soaked months of July to September saw a significant surge in domestic fliers, an increase that even beat the peak summer rush, data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) show. Read

We all pay our taxes

I am awfully relieved that the chief minister, a law graduate from Nagpur University, my alma mater, which has had the best of legal minds teaching its students, knows how to distinguish between right and wrong. I spent a terrible weekend outraging about the ‘mandavli’ – as critics have described it — between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray and film producer Karan Johar who agreed to donate Rs5 crore to the army welfare fund in lieu of the MNS calling off its goons from cinemas showing his Diwali blockbuster ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’. Read