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From gang’s plan to smuggle LSD into India to Abu Dhabi docs’ blueprint to rehabilitate Eman Ahmed: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: May 05, 2017 16:49 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Justin Bieber,Eman Ahmed,LSD

While a gang of Mumbai men came up with an ingenious plan — involving a US student visa, some bitcoins and the darknet — to smuggle LSD worth Rs70 lakh into the country, doctors in Abu Dhabi were coming up with long and short term measures to facilitate Egyptian Eman Ahmed’s physical and psychological rehabilitation.

In good news for Mumbaiites, there will be no water cuts this summer. Additionally, Mumbaiites heading towards Nashik, Kalyan or Pune will no longer have to pay toll at Kharegaon toll plaza from May 13.

1. Justin Bieber show on May 10: Navi Mumbai police want organisers to help manage traffic

The Navi Mumbai traffic police have asked organisers of singer Justin Bieber’s show to provide manpower to help manage traffic movement around the venue – DY Patil Stadium in Nerul – on the day of the event, May 10.

2. Eman Ahmed in Abu Dhabi hospital, doctors want to make her mobile, train her to use toilet

Eman Ahmed, the Egyptian believed to have been the world’s heaviest woman, was admitted to an Abu Dhabi hospital to undergo long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation after a drastic weight-loss operation in India.

3. Mumbaiites travelling to Kalyan, Nashik or Pune? Don’t pay toll at Kharegaon toll plaza from May 13

From May 13, Mumbaiites heading towards Nashik, Kalyan or Pune using the Mumbai-Nashik Highway won’t have to pay toll at Kharegaon toll plaza.

4. US student visa, bitcoins, darknet: Here’s how 5 men fooled airport scanners, smuggled LSD worth ₹70 lakh into Mumbai

A US student visa, some bitcoins and the darknet — a combination of these helped five men smuggle lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) drug worth Rs70 lakh into India from Europe multiple times, said officials from the anti-narcotics cell (ANC).

5. Good news for Mumbai: No water cuts this summer, stock to last till July 31, says BMC

Good news for Mumbaiites — there will be no water cuts this summer. The seven lakes that supply water to the city are 29.57% full. With more than 4.2 lakh million liters of water, this stock is expected to last the city till July 31, said officials. Additionally, the weather department has told us not to expect poor rainfall, said civic officials.

First Published: May 05, 2017 16:46 IST