From School Bus Accident to Spike in Viral Infections: Top Five Stories from Mumbai

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From School Bus Accident to Spike in Viral Infections: Top Five Stories from Mumbai


Mumbai, Sept. 13 -- Eight students of Madhavrao Rokde Madhyamik School in Goveli, Kalyan suffered injuries in a road accident on Wednesday morning at Dahagaon near Kalyan. After a ceiling slab collapsed at the Manori MLA hostel earlier this year,the Maharashtra legislature has decided to vacate the crumbling hostel in south Mumbai by November 1. In a bid to promote a cashless economy, the Maharashtra government is planning to shift entirely to a cashless transaction system. Mumbaiites woke up owing to thundershowers that lashed the city in the wee hours of Wednesday, viral infections are on a rise in the city, said doctors.

Here are today's top five picks:

1. 6 students injured after their school bus meets with accident near Mumbai

Eight students of Madhavrao Rokde Madhyamik School in Goveli, Kalyan suffered minor and severe injuries in a road accident on Wednesday morning at Dahagaon near Kalyan. The incident took place when the school bus carrying students collided with a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus at Dahagaon. The Titwala police have arrested the ST bus driver, and are probing the case. The injured students were taken to the nearby Goveli health care center after the accident.

2. Crumbling MLA hostel in south Mumbai to be vacated in six weeks

Maharashtra legislature has decided to vacate the crumbling Manora MLA hostel in south Mumbai by November 1. The administration has found alternative accommodations for the legislators at a complex constructed by public works department in Ghatkopar. The decision was made at meeting chaired by the chairman of the legislative council Ramraje Nimbalkar, and attended by assembly speaker Haribhau Bagade, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and other ministers and officials.

3. Maharashtra to go completely cashless, you will now have to pay all bills, fines, taxes digitally

In a bid to promote a cashless economy, the Maharashtra government is planning to shift entirely to a cashless transaction system. …

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