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From mangrove destruction to dengue death: Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Sep 22, 2017 17:29 IST
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Officials from INS Hamla refuted the allegations and said no mangroves had been destroyed by them.
Officials from INS Hamla refuted the allegations and said no mangroves had been destroyed by them. (HT File)

A city-based non-government organisation has alleged that illegal reclamation by the Indian Navy Station Hamla led to a 60% drop in mangrove cover at an area owned by the latter near Nau Sena Bagh, Marwe, Malad (West). The three drug peddlers were among six persons arrested from different parts of the city during a series of drug busts made in a special drive by the ANC. A 21-year old girl from Santacruz succumbed to dengue hamegorric shock syndrome on September 15 at a Vile-Parle based hospital. Is the packaged water you drink safe? The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) department will soon find out. The Charkop police have arrested a 27-year-old Bhojpuri actor on allegations of rape following the complaint of his former live-in partner.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Satellite images show Navy station reclaimed 60% mangroves in Mumbai: NGO

A city-based non-government organisation (NGO) has alleged that illegal reclamation by the Indian Navy Station (INS) Hamla led to a 60% drop in mangrove cover at an area owned by the latter near Nau Sena Bagh, Marwe, Malad (West). The state mangrove cell confirmed there was a violation at the site. NGO Watchdog Foundation filed complaints with the state mangrove cell and the Mumbai suburban collector on Tuesday. The NGO attached satellite images from 2013 and 2017 that show a significant drop in green cover at the patch.

2. How African drug peddlers in Mumbai are using fictitious addresses to avoid prosecution

Does Platform No 1, Kurla railway station, Mohammadali Road or Mohammadali Market seem like a genuine postal address? That’s what the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) sleuths were given after they rounded up three drug peddlers of African origin, recently. The three drug peddlers were among six persons arrested from different parts of the city during a series of drug busts made in a special drive by the ANC.

3. 21-year-old Mumbai girl succumbs to Dengue; don’t ignore that fever

A 21-year old girl from Santacruz succumbed to dengue hamegorric shock syndrome on September 15 at a Vile-Parle based hospital. Dengue is a viral infection, transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. They breed in stagnant water. Nikita Bathija who had recently graduated in mass media from Jai Hind College, had suddenly started feeling breathless.

4. Is packaged water safe? Maharashtra FDA to conduct tests to find out

Is the packaged water you drink safe? The Maharashtra Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) department will soon find out. Two years after researchers at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) found excessive levels of bromate, a potentially harmful chemical compound, in more than 27% of packaged drinking water samples in Mumbai,the Maharashtra FDSA last week launched their own investigation.

5. Bhojpuri actor held in Mumbai for sexually assaulting live-in partner

The Charkop police have arrested a 27-year-old Bhojpuri actor on allegations of rape following the complaint of his former live-in partner. The accused actor, identified as Manoj Pandey, was placed under arrest on Friday. According to the Charkop police, Pandey and the woman, both 27, were in a relationship. and had been living together in Charkop, Kandivli (West) since 2012. The accused has acted in four movies, one of which was a Hindi movie.