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10 Feb 2017

World's heaviest woman to come to Mumbai for surgery

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The world's heaviest woman weighing 500 kilos, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, will come to Mumbai on February 11 for a surgery at Saifee.

A modified Airbus 300-600 freighter aircraft will carry Ahmed, who hasn't left her home in 25 years.

A team of doctors has been assigned to her for the operation, which will be conducted free-of-charge.

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Mumbaikars might lose free parking from March


Mumbaikars might lose free parking from March

There may be no free parking in Mumbai from March except at a few spots, as the government lifted a stay on a BMC policy.

The differential rates policy (Rs 2,000/month for night parking at Colaba-Churchgate A Ward) faced backlash when it was introduced in 2015.

Parking will be free at Girgaum, Juhu Chowpatty and more.


Felling of 5,000 trees for metro project stayed

The Bombay High Court has stayed the planned felling of 5,000 trees for the Colaba-SEEPZ Metro corridor project.

Churchgate residents had filed a petition against the BMC and MMRDA's plan.

The 33.5-km Metro 3 project had faced criticism from activists, who complained of a massive hit to the city's environment.

The Tree Authority had, however, given permission for the felling.

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Teen created own FB account, blamed classmate who killed self

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Teen created own FB account, blamed classmate who killed self

After a teenager killed herself over allegations of cyber bullying, it was revealed that the alleged 'victim' had herself created the concerned Facebook profile.

Poonam Yadav jumped off a building after her classmate's parents accused her and her brother of creating a fake account in their daughter's name.

The girl, who was confronted by her parents for spending much time online, had blamed the siblings.


Marathon champion dies after jumping from train

19-year-old Lokesh Waghmare of Vasai, returning home after winning a medal at the Vadodara International Marathon, died after jumping out of a running train.

He jumped on to the platform at Vasai when he felt the train was slowing down, but lost his balance.

Waghmare was using his earnings to help his mother, who works as a househelp. He is also survived by two sisters.

Bus employees' strike hits transport hard in Thane


Bus employees' strike hits transport hard in Thane

Commuters in Thane were hit hard as drivers and conductors of Maharashtra Road Transport Corporation launched a strike to protest the death of a colleague.

Prabhakar Gaikwad of the MSRTC had an argument with an auto rickshaw driver, which was resolved at Bhiwandi. He died while leaving the police station.

Employees had called off their strike on February 9, but launched it again.

Vashi Naka

Over 2,300 kilos of suspected beef seized

2,360 kilos of meat, suspected to be beef, was seized at Vashi Naka on the Mumbai-Goa highway.

A Pen police team, acting on a tip-off, had laid a trap to intercept the vehicle transporting the meat.

Six people have been arrested in the matter. The meat, estimated to cost Rs 2.36 lakh, has been sent to Kalina forensic lab for testing.

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