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03:55 AM Jun 02, 2019 |

Now, Mumbaikars will have to pay more for water too

Mumbai: After the BEST fare hike, Mumbaikars will now have to pay more for water too as the BMC has increased water tax too.

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There will be an increase in water tax for slum

dwellers from Rs 2.25 to Rs 3.75 per per 1,000 litres.

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While for buildings and housing societies the tax has been increased from Rs 3.50 to Rs 4 per 1,000 litres.

However, the commercial outlets would be worst hit by the hike since they will not have to pay Rs 16 from the earlier Rs 10.50 per 1,000 litres.

Industries will have to pay Rs 40 against the earlier Rs 25 per 1,000 litres. The race course and 5- Star hotels have seen a 60% hike. They will have to shell out Rs 60 as compared to the earlier Rs 38 per 1,000 litres.

Konkan, East Vidarbha may become free of load- shedding

Mumbai: Well if it goes according to the state governments plans, then the states Konkan and East Vidarbha regions could soon be load- shedding free.

By cutting commercial and distribution losses, Mahavitaran, the States electricity supply agency has decided to make areas where bill payments are prompt load- shedding free.

Both the Konkan and East Vidarbha regions fall under this category. In all, there are five zones in the Konkan region and they have, according to the State governments claims, become load- shedding free.

Similarly, East Vidarbhas Bhandara, Sakoli, Ballarshah, Chandrapur, Allapalli, Gadchiroli, Gondia along with 18 other divisions have also become load- shedding free.

At the same time, in an attempt to curb distribution losses and thefts, the States electricity supply agency decided to get tough with residents of areas where incidence of theft was high. The move came even as the State marches towards achieving self- sufficiency in power and the Maharashtra State Electricity Board ( MSEB) goes all out to recover a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore arrears from consumers.

Of the 142 supply regions in the State, the MSEB has withdrawn all power cuts from 94 divisions, or nearly 70 percent, and started providing them with uninterrupted power round the clock.

At the same time, it is learnt that those regions in the state where the recovery position was much better, Mahavitaran would curtail the number of hours of daily load- shedding, providing relief to the consumers.

Senior citizen found dead at residence

Mumbai: A 79- year- old lone woman was found dead at her posh Prabhadevi residence in Dadar West on Wednesday morning, the police said. The police have ruled out robbery but are awaiting the autopsy report to ascertain whether there is any foul play.

Dadar police said the deceased Manisha Suresh Adi was living alone at her second floor residence in Omkar building near Siddhivinayak temple.

” No valuables have gone missing, there are no signs of forced entry and there are no external injury marks on her body. But, we are awaiting the autopsy report from Sion Hospital to see if she was strangulated to death, meanwhile, we have recorded an accidental death report.” said, Assistant Police Commissioner, Dadar division, Madhukar Sankhe, Adi had two daughters. One of them lived with Adi but passed away a few years ago.

The second daughter is settled in Australia and on her way to Mumbai. Adi lived alone for the past six years and her granddaughter who lives nearby visits her frequently.

ABVP moves HC against teachersalt39 boycott

Mumbai: T he Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad moved the Bombay High Court against the college teachers who have boycotted the process of centralized assessment work. The petition stated that teachers have raised various demands and for fulfilment of their demands they have boycotted the process of assessing exam answersheets. However, more than 35 days have been over since the decision of the boycott but the university has taken no decision so far. The petition contended that the students are likely to be affected if the results are

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