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City Briefs

A runaway convict was shot dead in an encounter in Chembur Sunday morning. Mangesh Narkar,facing several charges under MCOCA.

Runaway convict shot dead in encounter

A runaway convict was shot dead in an encounter in Chembur Sunday morning. Mangesh Narkar,facing several charges under MCOCA,had fled earlier this month,allegedly after throwing chilli powder into the eyes of his police escorts. Police said they laid a trap after being tipped he would be near a church,and alleged he fired first and they shot him in retaliation.

9-to-5 closure for runway-1 till July

The main runway at the city airport will remain closed for repairs from 9 am to 5 pm every day except on Sundays till July next year. The second phase of reconstruction begins Monday and will last till June,the third phase is due from February to July,and the first phase,already under way,will end in February.

Old vehicles: Govt told to clarify ambit

The High Court has asked the government if a 2004 order,saying vehicles older than eight years will be scrapped unless retrofitted against pollution,is applicable to vehicles registered outside the city too.