From road rage to planting of 4-crore saplings: Top five stories from Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t missUpdated: Jul 06, 2017 17:04 IST
In an incident of road rage, a 32-year-old man and three of his family members, including two women, were assaulted by two men on a bike in Andheri (East) on Tuesday evening. Mumbai’s Khushbu Kaushal, whose Facebook post about her experience in Georgia has gone viral, said she was made to spend hours at the airport and sent back to India without any proper explanation. Despite undertakings by various political parties that they will stop their members and supporters from defacing the city, political parties continue to flout civic rules and put up illegal banners. While the Maharashtra government successfully planted 4-crore saplings across the state this year, a group of volunteers found 3 huge iron cannon balls dating back to 1860 at an old Virar fort.
Here are today’s top five picks:
1. Road rage in Mumbai: Two bikers assault family of four in Andheri
In an incident of road rage, a 32-year-old man and three of his family members, including two women, were assaulted by two men on a bike in Andheri east on Tuesday evening. According to the Andheri police, the incident took place at 6.45pm near Panipat ground on old Nagardas Road in Andheri (East). The complainant, Devnaryan Tripathi, a driver by profession, had come Mumbai in his car from his Virar residence.
2. Treated like a common criminal: Mumbai woman on trip to Georgia
Mumbai’s Khushbu Kaushal, whose Facebook post about her experience in Georgia has gone viral, said on Thursday her experience in the eastern European country was nothing but an ordeal as she was made to spend hours at the airport and sent back to India without any proper explanation. Kaushal shared her story on Facebook addressing the post to Archil Dzuliashvili, the Georgian ambassador to India, about “the most humiliating night” of her life in its capital Tbilisi.
3. Political parties in Mumbai continue to flout civic rules, deface city with illegal banners
Ever wondered why illegal banners continue to resurface and deface the city despite a continuous drive to remove them? The answer seems to be the continuous apathy of political parties to civic body rules and high court directions. For instance, a GST function at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters left the entire stretch outside the civic body covered with illegal flags on poles and traffic lights.
4. 3 British-era iron cannonballs dating back to 1860 found near Mumbai
Volunteers of the Kille Vasai Mohim, a local group involved conservation and preservation of forts in Vasai and nearby areas were surprised to find 3 huge iron cannon balls dating back to 1860 from an old Virar fort while they were cleaning the premises last week. Eleven volunteers were involved in the cleanliness drive at the Takamgadh fort located in Sakwar in Virar, when they found the 3 iron cannonballs.
5. Van Mahotsav: Maharashtra forest department successfully plants 4-crore saplings across state
With a day still left to go for the end of Van Mahotsav, Maharashtra has completed its target of planting 4 crore saplings across the state. Up till 2pm on Thursday, 4.15 crore saplings – 3.02 crore in forest areas and 1.12 crore in non-forest areas - were planted across the state with 11,64,234 participants. The maximum plantations were done at Chandrapur, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Palghar, Pune and Yavatmal.