Mumbai News Digest


04 Apr 2017

Mumbai: Youth jumps to death after discussing suicide-live on Facebook

A 24-year-old hailing from Bengaluru committed suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of Taj Lands End hotel in Bandra.

Before he jumped to death, he went live on Facebook for 1 minute and 44 seconds, titling the video "How to Suicide."

His body was discovered in a pool of blood at 6:30 pm on Monday.

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Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away

Renowned classical singer, Kishori Amonkar, passed away at her Mumbai house on Monday evening; she was 84 years old.

According to sources, Amonkar was feeling unwell for a while before her death.

Amonkar sang in the Jaipur gharana style, with Maharashtrian and Goan lehja.

She was the recipient of Padma Vibhushan, Rashtrapati Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Sangeet Samragni Award.


GMLR could feature tunnels similar to Chenani-Nashri

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has prepared a draft plan for twin tunnels which would run under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and between Tulsi and Vihar lakes for the proposed Goregaon-Mulund Link Road.

Two separate parallel tunnels have been proposed to connect the eastern suburbs to the western ones; both tunnels will have 3 lanes each.

It would be similar to Chenani-Nashri's tunnel.

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Now, Juhu to feature Bollywood Walk of Fame

Now, Juhu to feature Bollywood Walk of Fame

The embellishment of the Irla Nalla initiated by residents of Juhu is set to be completed in the next 6 months.

This would make Juhu the second Mumbai neighbourhood after Bandra to feature a Bollywood Walk of Fame.

The 2-kilometre stretch will be donned with statues of celebrities who once resided in the neighbourhood.

Hand impressions of those currently residing will also be featured.

Liquor Ban

Hoteliers to meet CM to discuss liquor ban along highways

Contingents from the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) and Indian Hotels and Restaurants Association want to meet CM Fadnavis today (Tuesday) to inform him about the impact of Supreme Court's ban on sale of liquor near highways.

HRAWI President Dilip Datwani said the meeting would highlight the impact of the ban on the hospitality industry as a whole.


Least money spent by road department last year: BMC

Out of the Rs.12,957.3 crore allotted for the 2016-17 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation budget, BMC spent just Rs. 4,156 crore (32.08%).

From 10 of its major departments, the department of roads spent the least; out of the Rs. 2,886crore, the department spent only Rs. 322.62crore (11.17%)/

According to senior civic officials, expenses were lower as the Rs. 908crore owed to the scam-hit contractors was restrained.

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