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From greener train commute to Monday morning harbour line blues: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Apr 24, 2017 17:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Televangelist Zakir Naik
Televangelist Zakir Naik(File)

While on the one hand alleged evidence of televangelist Zakir Naik’s presence in Malaysia surfaced, on the other the police are trying to find what made Mumbai family commit suicide. Mumbai railways had its ups and downs – a technical glitch that hit the services and plan to plant 8,000 saplings along the railway line. Also, parents won a small battle against fee hike by a school in Mumbai. Here are our picks –

1. Is preacher Zakir Naik holed up in Malaysia?

Controversial televangelist Zakir Naik , who is wanted by Indian security agencies for making inflammatory speeches and for the money dealings of his Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, was spotted in Malaysia last week.

2. Mumbai family suicide: Couple couldn’t pay house, clinic rent, teen’s school fees, say cops

The Mumbai family, which was found hanging in their rented home in Kamothe on Sunday, was in financial trouble, said police. The man, Indrajit Dutt, 50, who claimed he was an engineer, was jobless for seven years, said police. His wife, Dr Jasmine Patel, 45, ran a clinic near her house. Patel could not go to the clinic for four months owing to health ailments, said police.

The couple from Mumbai.
The couple from Mumbai. ( File )

3. Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Parents of those studying in Turner Orchids, the International School in Koparkhairne on the outskirts of Mumbai have managed a small victory. Taking note of their complaint, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has ordered the school to roll back its fee hike.

4. Mumbai railway update: Harbour line trains towards CST delayed by 30 minutes, glitch to blame

Harbour line train services towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai came to a standstill for an hour on Monday morning owing to a rail fracture between Vashi and Mankhurd stations. Mumbaiites had to battle crowded platforms, trains or opt for road transport to reach office in time.

5. Your commute will get greener: 8,000 saplings will be planted along Mumbai’s railways

Good news for commuters who travel by Mumbai’s local trains — the view from your window seat will no longer be an eyesore. The railways and state forest department plan to plant 8,000 saplings along the western, central and harbour lines this year.

First Published: Apr 24, 2017 17:32 IST

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