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From trouble for RJ Malishka to electric taxis, autos: Top five stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 17:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news,Shiv Sena,RJ Malishka

After a Sena corporator demanded that the municipal commissioner file a Rs500 crore defamation suit against against RJ Malishka for targetting BMC, they have now issued a notice under section 381 B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act to her for mosquito-breeding at her house in Bandra. Meanwhile, the Sena on Wednesday also criticised self-declared ‘gau rakshaks,’ saying though the country has a government that runs on Hindu ideology, it is not like the administration of the Taliban or Khomeini’s Iran.With neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor any of his relatives alleging defamation or insult through the meme on Twitter, the Mumbai police are contemplating closing the case against All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder Tanmay Bhat. While the Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday arrested the man who broke the LCD on Tejas Express, Mumbaiites may soon be able to travel in zero-emission electric taxis and autos.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. More trouble for RJ Malishka: Now, BMC sends her notice for mosquito-breeding at Mumbai home

Jokes do not go down well with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The civic body has now issued a notice under section 381 B of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act to RJ Malishka Mendonsa for mosquito-breeding at her house in Bandra. According to officials, mosquitoes were found breeding in a routine survey at the RJ’s 6th floor flat at sun-rise apartments in Pali Naka.

2. All India Bakchod’s Twitter meme on PM Modi: Mumbai police may close ‘weak’ case

With neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor any of his relatives alleging defamation or insult through the meme on Twitter, the Mumbai police are contemplating closing the case against All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder Tanmay Bhat. On Thursday, the AIB tweeted a picture of Modi’s doppelganger peering into his mobile phone at a railway station.

3. Gau rakshaks planting thorns in Modi’s way, brace for Muslims’ resistance, Shiv Sena tells BJP

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday criticised self-declared ‘gau rakshaks,’ saying though the country has a government that runs on Hindu ideology, it is not like the administration of the Taliban or Khomeini’s Iran. In an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece, Saamana, the Shiv Sena said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is having to battle criticism due to the actions of these ‘gau rakshaks’ who have started a spate of violence in the country.

4. Electric taxis, autorickshaws on Mumbai roads soon

Mumbaiites may soon be able to travel in zero-emission electric taxis and autos. The Maharashtra government has given the nod to use battery-powered electric vehicles as black-and-yellow taxis and autorickshaws in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). “Permit-holders can bring electric taxis or autorickshaws on city roads in MMR,” according to the rules to de-freeze permits issued by the government on Tuesday.

5. Mumbai man who broke LCD screen of Tejas Express arrested

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Tuesday arrested the man who broke the LCD on Tejas Express. The case was registered on June 10 and later through scrutiny of passenger reservation chart, IRCTC and mobile call data record, the RPF arrested the accused, Nandadeep Sandeep Keer. Keer, a resident of Dadar, damaged the LCD screen on seat number 49 of the C11 coach of Tejas express, said RPF.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 17:03 IST