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From height of ‘Lord Krishna’s pyramids’ to explosives found: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top 5 stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Aug 07, 2017 16:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Lord Krisha,Dahi Handi,BEST strike

While two petitioners told the Bombay high court that Lord Krisha had built 10-foot-high pyramids, the police found 10kg of ammonium nitrate and detonators in a vehicle on Monday.

Meanwhile, a city-wide bus strike left 30 lakh commuters scrambling to find alternative modes of transport. While some were lucky enough to catch a ride on a school bus or a goods vehicle, others found themselves paying double for a taxi.

1. Dahi handi: Lord Krishna built 10-ft pyramid, say petitioners. We don’t know if he existed, says HC

The Bombay high court on Monday refused to impose any restrictions on the age of ‘Govindas’ or participants of the Dahi Handi festival, and on the height of the human pyramids.

2. Mumbai BEST strike: School buses and goods vehicles can give you a ride

The transport department has allowed private vehicles, such as school buses and goods vehicles to ferry passengers, during the indefinite BEST bus strike, which started on Monday morning.

3. Hotels, malls: Mumbai’s Rs197-cr revamp to make it an international cruise destination

A cruise terminal with hotels, shopping areas and separate lounges for arrivals and departures — that is how the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) plans to make the city an international cruise destination.

4. Cops find 10kg ammonium nitrate, detonators in Mumbai, suspect links to terror group

Thane police detained four men early on Monday for storing 10kg of ammonium nitrate and detonators in a vehicle in Mumbra. Police said the materials were highly explosive. They suspect the involvement of terror groups.

5. Paying double for taxi, waiting 40 minutes for a cab: Mumbai’s nightmare commute after BEST strike

As many as 30 lakh passengers were hit after 3,700 BEST buses went off the road on Monday owing to a strike planned by unions.

First Published: Aug 07, 2017 16:56 IST