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Hand-foot-and-mouth infections on rise, railway minister’s Dussehra gift: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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

mumbai Updated: Sep 26, 2017 16:54 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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The Mumbai crime branch is likely to submit a chargesheet against six jail officials in connection with the Manjula Shetye murder case. A school in Wadala, Mumbai, fumigated its classrooms during the weekend after some students were diagnosed with hand-food-and-mouth disease. A 38-year-old executive with a multinational media conglomerate in India was recently duped of Rs81,000 by an unidentified agent he had contacted over the phone, after getting his number through a popular search engine, to buy two return air tickets to Italy. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is all set to gift 72 new local train services to the city’s commuters on the eve of Dussehra. I was much amused by Narayan Rane’s rantings against Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan as he quit the party to not yet join the BJP (which seems to have left him stranded).

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Manjula Shetye murder: Police likely to submit chargesheet against 6 Byculla jail officials

The Mumbai crime branch is likely to submit a chargesheet against six jail officials in connection with the Manjula Shetye murder case. Shetye, a life convict, was allegedly assaulted by the officials of Byculla prison as she raised a complaint against them for providing fewer eggs and bread. The incident occurred on June 23 around 11am, when Shetye was allegedly assaulted. Around 5.30pm, she was found in unconscious in the bathroom. The police recorded the complaint of an inmate who was an eyewitness on June 25.

2. Mumbai schools worried about hand-foot-and-mouth disease cases among students

A school in Wadala, Mumbai, fumigated its classrooms during the weekend after some students were diagnosed with hand-food-and-mouth disease. Doctors in Mumbai confirmed that the city is seeing an outbreak of the viral disease, with children as young as three years being treated for the infection. The disease, which is often seen in children more than adults, results in painful reddish blisters in the mouth, hands, feet, thighs and sometimes on the buttocks along with fever and sore throat.

3. Mumbai man books two air-tickets through ‘agent’, gets duped of Rs81,000

A 38-year-old executive with a multinational media conglomerate in India was recently duped of Rs81,000 by an unidentified agent he had contacted over the phone, after getting his number through a popular search engine, to buy two return air tickets to Italy. An FIR has been registered at the Sakinaka police station in Andheri (East), and further probe is on to nab the accused. According to the Sakinaka police, the complainant is a resident of Andheri (East) and wanted to visit Italy with his wife. Hence, he searched for the number of a booking agent online, and spoke to him over the phone.

4. Railway minister Piyush Goyal’s Dussehra gift to Mumbaiites: 72 new local train services

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is all set to gift 72 new local train services to the city’s commuters on the eve of Dussehra. The launch is likely to be during his second official visit to the city on Friday. Of the new services, 40 will be on Central Railway (CR) and 32 on the Western Railway (WR). Goyal will also officially announce the change in nomenclature of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Elphinstone Road to Prabhadevi station.

5. Has Rane shut all doors on himself?

I was much amused by Narayan Rane’s rantings against Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan as he quit the party to not yet join the BJP (which seems to have left him stranded). Rane’s choices were always limited but it is rather rich of a man who lost three elections (one on behalf of his son, two of his own) from both his home turfs to describe Chavan, the singular leader who kept the Congress’s nose above water in 2014, as a man without base or support in his own constituency of Nanded.

First Published: Sep 26, 2017 16:54 IST