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City Briefs: Gold bars, FYJC re-exam, IITians satellite

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83-yr-old man held with 7 gold bars

Mumbai: The sleuths of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) intercepted one 83-year-old passenger Harjinder Singh Chhabra who was carrying seven gold bars totally weighing 676 gms whose value was around Rs 20 lakh. The passenger arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Monday night from Dubai and he was holding an Indian passport. The pax was followed and found entering toilet cabin of immigration counters washroom. Gold was found concealed in tissue box placed in cabin. The investigation is underway.

FYJC: Another round for re-exam students

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Mumbai: The education department is planning a new round for Class 10 re-exam candidates who have missed out on First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions. Though the department had conducted a special round for these candidates, many of them were unaware of it and missed out. As a High Court order mandates that all admissions to FYJC happen only though the centralised online method, candidates cannot take admissions offline. As a result, there was a long queue of such candidates requesting ad-mission at the education department office in Charni Road. While among these are also those who are unhappy with college allocations, Rajendra Ahire, Assistant Director at the Deputy Director of Education office, said that the round will be valid for only those candidates who had not got any allocation yet. This would include re-exam candidates who missed out as well as those who had not filled the form even after passing in the first attempt.

ISRO to launch satellite developed by IITians

Mumbai: Pratham, the first satellite developed by the students of IIT Bombay, is scheduled to be launched by ISRO on September 26, 2016. There will also be a live screening of the launch at the IIT campus.

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MCGM conducts massive demolition drive

Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) conducted a massive demolition drive after a decade on Wednes-day and demolished 82 illegal hutments from 60 feet road – Shivaji Nagar and Govandi to make the congested road free for motorists. The Deputy municipal commissioner of Zone V (M ward), Bharat Marathe said, “The slums had to be demolished because the road was too narrow and there was always traffic chaos on that road. Now the road has been cleared for the motorist to pass through easily.” “The slums of the 90 Feet Road which connects the Shivaji Nagar bus stand were demolished as well as there used to be no place for the buses and residents to pass by”, added Assistant Municipal Commissioner of M east ward, Shrinivas Kilje. The demolition drive was conducted for two consecutive days- September 20 and 21. Two JCB and eight dumpers were used to demolish 82 illegal slums. The support was extended with 67 police personnels of Shivaji Nagar and Govandi areas. Around 40 civic officials and staff were also a part of the demolition drive.

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Published on: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 07:49 AM IST
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