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From monsoon showers to all-women railway staff: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Here are the top 5 stories you shouldn’t miss

mumbai Updated: Jun 02, 2017 20:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,monsoon,farmers' stike

Mumbaiites have two things to look forward to next week — the arrival of the monsoon and the empowering all-women crew who will begin manning Matunga railway station.

In a freak accident, a 15-year-old was electrocuted at Worli sea face after lightning hit the billboard atop a bus stand he was at. Meanwhile, activist Anna Hazare offered to mediate between protesting farmers and the state, hoping to put an end to the nationwide strike.

1. Rain respite for Mumbai’s western suburbs, monsoon to arrive between June 8 and June 10

While the monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai between June 8-10, the city witnessed showers in the western suburbs of Andheri, Khar and Bandra on Thursday night.

2. Smiley after murder: Mumbai policeman’s son sent to judicial custody till June 16

Siddhant Ganore, 21-year-old son of a Mumbai policeman who has been accused of killing his mother, has been sent to judicial custody till June 16.

3. Mumbai’s Matunga railway station becomes ‘ladies special’, to get all-women staff next week

By women, but for women, men and children too. From next week, Matunga railway station on Mumbai’s central railway (CR) will be operated by an all-women staff.

4. Teenager dies of electric shock after wave hits hoarding at Worli sea face in Mumbai

A 15-year-old SSC student was electrocuted at Worli sea face on Tuesday, as a wave hit the illuminated hoarding atop the steel bus stop.

5. Social activist Anna Hazare ready to talk to Maharashtra CM on behalf of protesting farmers

As the Maharashtra farmers’ strike continued on Day 2 on Friday, social activist Anna Hazare said he was ready to mediate between the state government and farmers.

First Published: Jun 02, 2017 20:14 IST