From building collapse to hiked fees at law colleges: Top five stories from Mumbai | mumbai news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 15, 2018-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

From building collapse to hiked fees at law colleges: Top five stories from Mumbai

Top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2017 16:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news,law colleges,building collapse

Rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey building that collapsed Tuesday in Ghatkopar. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government for not taking a strict view of the Karnataka government’s demand for a separate flag. Take your private vehicle to school everyday? Soon, you’ll be allowed to only take the school bus, according to traffic police. Private law colleges in Maharashtra have been allowed to hike their fees for the first time in nine years. Also, a 54-year-old businessman allegedly jumped off a high-rise in Kandivli (East) on Monday.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Mumbai building collapse: Kin look for 40 feared trapped under Ghatkopar structure debris

Rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey building that collapsed Tuesday in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, officials said. The four-storey building at Damodar Park on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar, Sai Darshan, was not put in the dilapidated category. So far, six people have been confirmed dead.

2. Karnataka government demanded separate flag, but PM Modi won’t act against him: Uddhav

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Union government for not taking a strict view of the Karnataka government’s demand for a separate flag. The Sena said such a demand is an offence and sedition charges should be slapped on the state for asking for a separate flag.

3. Mumbai bizman jumps off high-rise after sending ‘take care’ message to son on WhatsApp

A 54-year-old businessman allegedly jumped off a high-rise in Kandivli (East) on Monday. The man, Shyamsundar Kejriwal, lived with his mother, wife and a 24-year-old son in Challenge Tower in Thakur Village. Kejriwal did not go to work on Monday. He left his home in the evening, telling his wife he was going to Borivli. According to police, Kejriwal went to the adjacent tower and jumped off the refuge area.

4. Commuting to school in Mumbai? You can only take the school bus, says traffic police

As the traffic police intensify its’ crackdown on illegal and irresponsible parking of vehicles, five premier schools in south Mumbai and an equal number in the western suburbs have been asked to make school buses compulsory for students by discouraging guardians from dropping children in private vehicles.

5. Law colleges in Maharashtra allowed to hike fees after nine years

Private law colleges in Maharashtra have been allowed to hike their fees for the first time in nine years. Fees for both three-year and five-year LLB courses are being revised by the Fee Regulating Authority (FRA). Some colleges have been allowed to double or even triple the current fees, while in some cases the fees has been reduced.

First Published: Jul 25, 2017 16:46 IST