Mithi is anything but what its name suggests — sweet. Originating at Vihar lake, the Mithi is now covered with water hyacinth, garbage, plastic, sewage, traversing 17.8 km through slums, squatters, industrial and residential complexes of Powai, Saki Naka, Kurla and Vakola before ending at Mahim.
BJP candidate Gopal Shetty’s victory margin of 4,46,247 votes — higher than in 2014 — over Matondkar suggests that he found as much support in the Marathi and minority-dominated Assembly segments as he did in his traditional Gujarati and Marwari voter base.
The move comes nearly two years after a doctor died after falling into an open manhole on a flooded road near Prabhadevi. Senior gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar had fallen into the manhole on August 29, 2017.
People who posted queries have sought clarification on additional open space that will be available post reclamation, feasibility and need for the project and studies done by BMC to conclude that Coastal Road is the only solution to Mumbai’s transportation challenges, among others.
A kilometre from Mount Mary, at Pimpleshwarwadi in Bandra, Mamta Dhuri said the situation was worse in slums. “Here five families are assigned one tap. Sometimes we have to wait for hours to get a pailful.”
Gopal Shetty, in 2018, had reportedly said that while Hindus and Muslims fought together for Independence, Christians, who he described as “angrez” (British), didn’t participate in India’s freedom struggle, angering the community.
Of the eight candidates at the bottom rung economically, Sneha (Sagar) Kale (total assets Rs 1,500), Jatin Harne (total assets Rs 2,082), both transgenders, and Rajesh Dayal (total assets Rs 5,000), who is visually impaired, are affiliated to the Durbal Ghatak Aghadi led by Vilas Rupwate.
The forest department team, including range forest officer and a veterinarian, conducted the medical examination of the cubs. The cub was found to be around 30-40 days old weighing two kgs. The postmortem of the other cub revealed the cause of death as starvation.
The 48-year-old electoral debutante has since also moved to Kandivali (West), shifting base to the constituency she is contesting from in the general elections. Her election office is in Borivali (West).