QMumbai: Petrol Crosses Rs 90-Mark; 2 Dead During Ganpati Visarjan

Petrol crosses Rs 90-mark in the city and other Mumbai stories.

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Petrol crossed the Rs 90-mark in Mumbai as a dip in the value of rupee and rise in international oil prices pushed rates across the country to a new all-time high.

1. Petrol Crosses Rs 90-Mark in City

Petrol on Friday crossed the Rs 90-mark in Mumbai. 
Petrol on Friday crossed the Rs 90-mark in Mumbai. 
(Photo: IANS)

Petrol on Friday, 21 September, crossed the Rs 90-mark in Mumbai as a dip in the value of rupee and rise in international oil prices pushed rates across the country to a new all-time high.

Petrol prices were hiked by 11 paise per litre and diesel by 5 paise, according to price notification of state-owned oil.

In Mumbai, petrol crossed Rs 90-mark for the first time ever. The fuel now costs Rs 90.08 at Indian Oil Corp (IOC) outlets in the city, while it is priced at Rs 90.17 at Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) outlets and Rs 90.14 at Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) stations.

India is the third largest importer of crude oil and rising international oil prices are inflating domestic transport fuel costs in a strong demand environment.

Brent, the benchmark for more than half the world's oil, climbed to $80 per barrel from $71in the last five weeks, and the Indian rupee lost ground against the dollar by 5-6 per cent in the same period, resulting in expensive crude imports.

(Source: PTI)

2. Ganpati Visarjan: Two Dead, 44 Injured

Goodbye, till next year.
Goodbye, till next year.
(Photo courtesy: Twitter/ WassupMumbai)

One person drowned in Bhandup and another was killed in a road accident at Ghatkopar during Ganpati immersion on Sunday, 23 September. Also, at least 44 people sustained injuries during the visarjan processions across Mumbai. Between Sunday and the wee hours of Monday, 24 September, 41,828 immersions had taken place in Mumbai.

Yadnesh Malekar (32) drowned late Sunday as he entered the Bhundupeshwar Kund for immersion. He was declared dead at Fortis Hospital at 2.50 am on Monday. Disaster management cell officials said Malekar was rescued by a life-guard, after he went deep into the lake to immerse the idol. He was later rushed to hospital by local residents.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Culprits Roam Free After Killing Bharat Steel Yard Owner, Cousin

In 2011, owner of Bharat Steel Yard and his cousin were shot dead in Khetwadi, resulting in the arrest of five men on charges of murder and dacoity. Five years later, a sessions court had let the five walk on the ground that the prosecution had “miserably failed” to prove the charges.

Now, seven years since the murders, the perpetrators of the crimes continue to dodge investigators — the police have stopped its probe into the case and also decided not to challenge the acquittal before the Bombay High Court.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Kalyan Station: Woman Railway Guard Molested

Representational image from an anti-rape protest. 
Representational image from an anti-rape protest. 
(Photo: Reuters)

A woman railway guard was allegedly molested by two unknown men at Kalyan station on Saturday, 22 September. According to the Kalyan railway police, the woman lodged a complaint on Saturday night.

“The complainant is a guard in a goods train that had stopped at Kalyan. The accused allegedly got in the train and when the guard asked them to leave, they allegedly touched her inappropriately and molested her,” said an officer. The woman then complained to the railway police, sources said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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