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Top 5 stories at 1 PM on Aug 3: Mumbai bridge collapse, GST bill and more

Two Maharashtra State Transport Buses With 22 People Went Missing After The Vehicles Were Swept Away In The Swollen Savitri River As An Old Bridge Collapsed At Mahad On The Mumbai-Goa Highway Late Tuesday Night. Check Out Top 5 Stories At 1 PM On August 3:

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 03 Aug 2016, 01:00:24 PM
Indian Navy's all weather aircraft deployed at site of bridge collapse in Mumbai for search ops (Pic: ANI)

New Delhi:

Two Maharashtra state transport buses with 22 people went missing after the vehicles were swept away in the swollen Savitri River as an old bridge collapsed at Mahad on the Mumbai-Goa Highway late Tuesday night. Check out top 5 stories at 1 PM on August 3:

1. Maharashtra rains: British-era bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway collapses

Two Maharashtra state transport buses with 22 people have gone missing after the vehicles were swept away in the swollen Savitri River in Konkan region as an old bridge collapsed at Mahad.

2. Amit Shah to pick Anandiben Patel's successor in consultation with MLAs

Setting in motion the process for picking a new Gujarat chief minister, BJP on Wednesday gave its go ahead to incumbent Anandiben Patel to resign and authorised its president Amit Shah to pick her successor in consultation with the legislature party.

3. Rajya Sabha to take up GST Bill today

The government has circulated official amendments to the GST bill to drop 1 per cent additional tax and include a definite provision in the statute for compensating states for revenue loss for 5 years as it gears up to discuss the long-pending bill in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

4. Another UP horror: Teacher abducted, gangraped near highway in Bareilly

A teacher was today allegedly abducted in broad daylight and gangraped in a field along a state highway linking Delhi-Lucknow National Highway 24, days after the Bulandshahr gangrape incident.

5. Sonia Gandhi is stable and recovering

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who had to cut short her visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi after she was taken ill, returned here late Tuesday night and was taken to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital. Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said on Wednesday that Sonia’s condition is stable and she is recovering.

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First Published : 03 Aug 2016, 12:56:00 PM