Petrol price rises to Rs 89.97 in Mumbai

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NEW DELHI: As transport fuel prices continued their upward run across metros, petrol was selling Rs 89.97 a litre in Mumbai on Sunday, just 3 paise short of Rs 90. The prices of diesel also continued to scale new highs on Sunday under India’s dynamic pricing regime, after remaining unchanged for four successive days. In the financial capital of the country, petrol went up 17 paise on Sunday, up from Rs 89.80 per litre on Saturday, data on the Indian Oil Corporation’s website showed. Similarly, in the other three cities…

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MU state’s worst in declaring results on time

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MUMBAI: Mumbai University (MU) emerged the worst of public universities in the state when it comes to declaring examination results on time within the statutory 45-day deadline. While the university has been taking 45-60 days to declare all results, in the last two years it took over two months. Other universities have been striving to reduce the average time taken to announce all results. Larger universities, such as ones in Nagpur and Pune, have cut down time taken to declare results from over 50 days four years ago to 30-35…

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Female guard molested on goods train in Kalyan

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KALYAN: A 22-year-old female guard was molested on a goods train, where she was posted, by two persons at Kalyan railway yard on Thursday. Police said the train had stopped due to a signal when the two entered, molested her and fled. Kolsewadi police registered a molestation case against two unidentified persons. For two days, city police and railways, instead of searching for the accused, had been fighting over jurisdiction. Kolsewadi police claimed the incident took place under railway jurisdiction and transferred the case to Kalyan GRP. But Kalyan GRP…

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Court clears man in 25-year love battle

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MUMBAI: Forty-seven years on, a saga that started with an alleged relationship in school and dragged on in courts for 25 years has finally ended, with a magistrate court acquitting the man of cheating the now 62-year-old woman. The woman had accused the married man and father of one of pretending to be single, promising to marry her, engaging in sexual relations with her between 1986 and 1990, clicking her nude photographs and forcing her to cough up a total of Rs 68,000 from time to time to repay his…

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Petrol sniffs at Rs 90 mark in Mumbai

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MUMBAI: Petrol is three paise short of Rs 90 a litre here, with the rate touching Rs 89.97 a litre on Sunday morning. The increment is 17 paise over Saturday’s Rs 89.80. Prices have been on a record high for nearly a month, with petrol prices rising by over 12% in six months. The price of diesel will be Rs 78.53 a litre on Sunday, which will be a 11 paise increment over Saturday’s Rs 78.42. The city has been witnessing protests, especially from consumers, transporters, bus and cab operators.…

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BEST stops issuing new bus passes, commuters fume

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MUMBAI: The 28 BEST depots and 60 point of sale (PoS) counters across Mumbai have stopped issuing new bus passes to citizens, leading to resentment among several commuters. The transport undertaking is unable to provide RFID smart cards to passengers so the counters have stopped accepting applications for new monthly/quarterly passes. BEST general manager Surendrakumar Bagde said, “We are planning to hire a new vendor to maintain the e-ticketing devices and ensure smart cards which can be read by the devices are issued on time.” The BEST administration had recently…

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BMC sets the stage for 24 open spaces for arts

Ajoy Mehta wants his brainchild MUAC wants to take street art beyond Kala Ghoda Soon you will be able to watch plays, enjoy music concerts and see art displayed under the Kemps Corner flyover and outside Birla Krida Kendra near Girgaum Chowpatty. These are just two of the 24 open spaces that the BMC is set to unveil in a bid to put art and culture on the map of Mumbai. Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has issued a circular to all Assistant Municipal Commissioners (ACs) and told Mirror that he…

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