World’s heaviest woman dies, Rane likely to join BJP: Top 5 stories from Mumbai
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World’s heaviest woman dies, Rane likely to join BJP: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

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mumbai Updated: Sep 25, 2017 16:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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While Egyptian Eman Ahmed died of heart diseases and kidney dysfunction a week after her 37th birthday, former chief minister Narayan Rane is set to meet BJP chief Amit Shah today, amid speculation that he is set to join the party.

Meanwhile, Mumbai schools getting creative with their sporting activities, introducing students to rock climbing and horse riding. Joaquim Carvalho, former India hockey player, has been encouraging schools to switch to artificial turfs over natural grounds, so students’ football and hockey skills improve.

1. Egypt national Eman Ahmed, world’s ‘heaviest’ woman, dies in Abu Dhabi

Eman Ahmed, the world’s heaviest woman who underwent a weight-loss surgery in Mumbai earlier this year, passed away in Abu Dhabi on Monday morning, just a week after celebrating her 37th birthday.

2. Mumbai students must be given a taste of international facilities, says ex-India hockey player

Joaquim Carvalho, former India hockey player and a coach for the Indian field hockey team until 2008, tells HT how schools and their playgrounds can cater to aspiring athletes in a city such as Mumbai, which does not have adequate public sports facilities. Carvalho, a former student of St Stanislaus High School, and its trustees convinced its management and that of Antonio DaSilva School to invest in artificial turfs. Over the past few years, he has been the driving force behind several other institutes upgrading their sporting facilities too.

3. From rock climbing to artificial turfs for hockey: How Mumbai schools train aspiring athletes

While students at other schools are usually in their classrooms by 7:30am, St Stanislaus High School in Bandra allows its pupils get their uniforms dirty at the ground, playing hockey, basketball and volleyball.

4. Narayan Rane to meet BJP chief Amit Shah today, could join party if he ‘accepts its ideology’

Former chief minister Narayan Rane, who quit the Congress last week, is set to meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday evening amid speculations that he will join the party.

5. From football, hockey to fencing, horse riding: Sports are no longer old school in Mumbai’s institutes

Gone are the days when schools limited their sports activities to a Physical Education (PE) class twice a week, and the annual sports day. The typical principal’s office was once decorated with trophies won in football, cricket and hockey matches, but now, activities such as taekwondo, horse riding, fencing and malkhamb have been bringing schools laurels.

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 16:34 IST