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Mumbai News Highlights: Indrani Mukerjea walks out of jail; MNS chief Raj Thackeray postpones upcoming Ayodhya trip

Mumbai Coronavirus Cases Today News, Maharashtra, Mumbai Latest News, Mumbai Weather, Covid-19 Updates, Raj Thackeray News Live Updates, 20 May: MNS chief Raj Thackeray postpones his Ayodhya trip that was to take place on June 5; Mumbai’s pollution levels continued to be high with the city recording an AQI of 286.

Former media executive Indrani Mukherjea comes out of the Byculla Women's Jail after getting bail in the Sheena Bora murder case, in Mumbai, Friday. (PTI)

Mumbai News Highlights: More than six years after she was arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter Sheena Bora, former media executive Indrani Mukerjea on Friday evening was released from Byculla women’s prison. Mukerjea was granted bail on Wednesday by the Supreme Court.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Friday announced that he will be postponing his Ayodhya trip that was to take place on June 5. In an attempt to shore up its declining electoral fortunes and occupy the Hindutva space left partially vacant due to the Shiv Sena’s joining hands with the Congress-NCP, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray had announced his intent to visit Ayodhya.

Mumbai’s pollution levels continued to be high for the second consecutive day on Friday with the city recording an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 286, a meagre drop in levels after recording an AQI of 309 on Thursday. An AQI between 201 and 300 is categorised as ‘poor’. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and health concern.

In other news from the city, the BMC issued a notice stating that all shops and establishments in Mumbai — irrespective of size — should use Marathi signboards in the Devanagari script predominantly by May 31.

 

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As she stepped out of the jail, her changed appearance attracted notice. Gone was the grey hair seen during her court appearances. Instead, the hair was now dyed black and a little smile was playing on her lips as she faced reporters. “I learnt a lot in jail," she said. "I am going home. I have no plans. Just want to go home,” Indrani said.

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Indrani Mukerjea released from Byculla jail in Mumbai. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)
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First published on: 19-05-2022 at 10:13:51 am
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