From bad breakfast on Tejas Express to cheaper medicines: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missmumbai Updated: May 26, 2017 16:48 IST
While passengers on board the new luxury train Tejas Express were shocked by the ‘tasteless breakfast’ served to them, the Bombay high court on Friday refused to restrain the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) from cutting trees across south Mumbai to make way for the Metro-3 line. In a dramatic incident, a 19-year-old woman from Dombivli threatened to jump off the terrace of a four-storey building if her husband didn’t apologise to her for asking her to go her parents home.Medical experts said that expensive drugs like anti-cancer medicines and immunosuppressants should be included in the National List of Essential Medicine. Also, the registration process for engineering college admissions in the city is all set to start on June 5.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1.On board Tejas Express: ‘Tasteless breakfast, limited WiFi, no coffee machines’
Passengers travelling on board Tejas Express from Mumbai on Friday morning were shocked with the breakfast served to them on the luxury train, which boasts of a catering service. Travellers who opted for non-vegetarian meal were served omlette with rusk, juice, butter and jam. “We know of omlette-bread or pav combination, but have never heard of omlette-toast. How can senior citizens have rusk with omlette,” asked Ramesh Nevalkar, 68, who was travelling to Kudal.
2. Engineering admissions to start in Maharashtra from June 5. Here’s the schedule
The registration process for engineering college admissions is all set to start on June 5. The fear of national level tests such as the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) pushed the number of engineering and pharmacy aspirants appearing for the state Common Entrance Test (CET) to an all-time high.
3. Sholay live: Say sorry, or I will jump off the terrace, Mumbai woman threatens husband
In a reminder of a scene straight from Hindi film Sholay, a 19-year-old woman from Dombivli in Mumbai threatened to jump off the terrace of a four-storey building if her husband didn’t apologise to her for asking her to go her parents home. Arti Choudhary,19, got married to Mahesh Choudhary, 21, who works at a construction site in Thane, in October. For the past few months, the couple has been fighting over petty issues such as money or his sister’s alleged interference in their lives.
4. Bombay HC refuses to stop MMRCL from cutting trees for Mumbai Metro-3
The Bombay high court on Friday refused to restrain the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) from cutting trees across south Mumbai to make way for the Metro-3 line. Around 5,000 trees are to be felled for the Metro-3 project. A vacation bench of justice PD Naik and MS Karnik observed as long as the authorities were complying with the previous orders of the HC on felling/replanting the trees, there was no scope to grant a stay.
5. Make anti-cancer medicines cheaper for common man, say experts
As 31 more common drugs are brought under the national list of essential medicines, resulting in a 10-15℅ price drop, experts said that the need of the hour is to include expensive drugs like anti-cancer medicines and immunosuppressants in the National List of Essential Medicine (NLEM). Through a notification, the Union government recently capped the prices of 31 drugs including paracetamol, morphine, glucose, anti-venom serum and ibuprofen.
First Published: May 26, 2017 16:48 IST