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Uddhav Thackeray: British-era laws need introspection, change

There was need for introspection and change in British-era laws keeping in view changes in society, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said at a law conference organised here by Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council on Sunday. Speaking on the topic 'Marching Towards Speedy Modern Judiciary' at Law Conference 2020, Thackeray said all four pillars of democracy need to come together to think of amendments in law to ensure people get justice speedily. Many years after Independence, British-era la

16 Feb 2020 7:16 pm
Track crossing youth escapes death in Diva after alert motorman stops train on time

In yet another incident on Sunday morning, a fast train motorman braked hard just missing a boy crossing tracks and jumping onto the platform. The traumatised motorman MP Chawda train stopped in the middle of the platform and reported the incident. While driving Kasara fast train after entering Diwa station, I noticed a young boy jumped from CSMT-bound slow local line train on my track to catch CSMT-bound fast local on platform 4. Seeing the danger to his life, I whistled hard and immediately ap

16 Feb 2020 6:48 pm
Shaheen Bagh protesters yet to receive police nod for march to Amit Shah's residence

New Delhi: Anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, who have called for a march till Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence on Sunday, have not yet received permission from the Delhi Police. In a letter to the protesters, the New Delhi district police said the march will pass through two more districts and request for it has been sent to the police headquarters for further appropriate actions. Police said they had asked the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to give the details of the delegation for its

16 Feb 2020 4:24 pm
Mumbai: Alert motorman saves life of senior citizen at Byculla station

An alert motorman saved the life of a senior citizen on Saturday at Byculla railway station after an alert motorman, Sanjay Chaudhary, applied the brakes in time. He was operating the Kalyan-bound slow train, which departed from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) at 10.20am. pic.twitter.com/mzxsM55vZp — Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) February 15, 2020 Around 10.28am, the train arrived on platform number 1 and Chaudhary noticed an old man struggling to climb onto the platform whil

16 Feb 2020 1:13 pm
Mumbai Crime: Inter-state vehicle theft racket busted; seven held

The Palghar Police claimed to have busted an inter-state four-wheeler theft racket with the arrest of seven people. The accused allegedly stole 55 vehicles, mostly pickup vans, an official said, adding that 27 vehicles worth about Rs one crore were seized from their possession. The modus operandi of the accused was to steal vehicles, change their engine and registration numbers and sell them at a lower price, District Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh told reporters on Saturday evening. He s

16 Feb 2020 1:05 pm
Jamia committee releases video of paramilitary personnel attacking students in library on December 15

New Delhi: The Jamia Coordination Committee, which includes students and alumni of the Jamia Millia Islamia, has released a CCTV footage in which paramilitary and police personnel can be seen caning students in the library on December 15 last year. Police said the video has come to their knowledge and they will investigate it as part of their ongoing probe, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) Praveer Ranjan said. The 48-second video purportedly shows some seven to eight paramilitary an

16 Feb 2020 12:17 pm
Mumbai Crime: 25-year-old man pushed out of moving train after scuffle over Rs 100

The Times of India reported. According to the FIR, Tak stated that the two commuters, not known to him and were seated in the luggage compartment demand Rs 100 from him, to which he refused and went on to stand on the footboard of the train. The commuters then followed Tak, argued with him and then pushed him out of the train when it slowed at Nahur station. According to the police, Tak was traumatised by the incident and had left with his family after filing  a complaint against the commut

16 Feb 2020 12:17 pm
Mumbai Crime: Minor who raped, murdered his 5-year-old cousin fined Rs 10,000, told to do community service

A Juvenile Justice Board here in Maharashtra has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on a teenaged boy convicted in a case of rape and murder of his five-year-old cousin and also ordered him to do community service. Principal Magistrate, Juvenile Justice Board (Bhiwandi), H Y Kawale pronounced the 13-year-old boy guilty on Thursday under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 376 (rape) and 364 (kidnapping in order to murder), and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The minor

16 Feb 2020 11:46 am
Mumbai Crime: Paralysed man makes obscene calls to 19-year-old, arrested

The Navghar police arrested a 49-year-old man, who is partially-blind and paralysed, for making obscene calls to a 19-year-old. According to the police the accused Subhash Nair has been bed-ridden after he suffered a paralysis attack 10 years ago. The incident came to light after the 19-year-old approached the police station and filed a complaint. In her statement to the police, the woman said she received a call from an unknown number and the man was using obscene language. She then informed he

16 Feb 2020 11:30 am
Day after spat on NIA taking over Elgar Parishad case, Sharad Pawar praises CM

A day after Sharad Pawar criticised the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government for allowing the transfer of the Elgar Parishad case probe to the NIA, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the NCP president on Saturday praised each other at a farmers' rally in Jalgaon district. On Friday, Pawar had told reporters in Kolhapur that it was not right on part of the Centre to hand over the Elgar Parishad case probe to the NIA from Pune police. In a swipe at the state government, of which the NCP is a part

16 Feb 2020 10:56 am
Soured love? Woman set ablaze in Nashik, suffers 50 per cent burns

Nashik/ Mumbai: A 35-year-old woman was set on fire at the Lasalgaon bus stand in Maharashtra's Nashik district on Saturday evening allegedly by a 25-old-man with whom she was in relationship with, following an argument, police said. The victim, a widow, suffered 50 per cent burn injuries in the incident that occurred around 5 pm, a police official said. Prima facie, the woman was frustrated after the man, identified as Rameshwar Bhagwat, got engaged with another woman, after marrying the victim

16 Feb 2020 10:33 am
Mumbai: Thousands protest at Azad Maidan against CAA-NRC-NPR

Thousands of people, including a large number of women, on Saturday gave a call against the CAA-NRC-NPR regime at Mumbai's Azad Maidan amid recitation of Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz's popular poem 'Hum Dekhenge' and slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. The maha-morcha protest was organised by the Maharashtra chapter of the 'National Alliance Against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the proposed NationalRegister of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population

16 Feb 2020 10:10 am
Arvind Kejriwal's tryst with Ramlila Maidan continues, to sworn-in as Delhi CM at same venue today

The sprawling Ramlila Maidan will once again reverberate with sounds of hundreds of people cheering for AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third straight time on Sunday morning. Kejriwal is scheduled to be sworn-in along with his Cabinet at 10 am, days after the AAP romped to a magnificent victory in the Delhi Assembly election, in which the party won 62 seats in the 70-member House for the second time since 2015. Ramlila Maidan

16 Feb 2020 10:03 am
Mumbai Crime: 21-year-old jumps out of auto after driver threatens her, takes rick in wrong direction

An autorickshaw driver was arrested in Mulund in Mumbai for allegedly staring at a woman passenger and issuing a threat, leading to her jumping off the running vehicle and sustaining head injuries, police said on Saturday. The 21-year-old woman had boarded the autorickshaw on Thursday night and had asked to be ferried to Panchratna area of the north-eastern suburb, said the Mulund police station official. However, the rickshaw driver who was constantly staring at her through the rear-view mirror

16 Feb 2020 9:22 am
Google Maps marks Kashmir's border as 'disputed'

Washington: Google Maps has redrawn the world's borders which look different depending upon where the user is viewing them from, with the popular search engine showing Kashmir's outlines as a dotted line acknowledging dispute when it is seen from outside India, a leading American daily has reported. According to the Washington Post, he borders on Google's online maps display Kashmir as fully under Indian control. Elsewhere, users see the region's snaking outlines as a dotted line, acknowledging

16 Feb 2020 7:17 am
Will he, won't he? Protesters threaten to meet Amit Shah today

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said that no meeting has been scheduled with Union Home Minister Amit Shah for Sunday after the protestors at Shaheen Bagh claimed to be going to meet Shah to discuss issues related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A bunch of Shaheen Bagh protesters on Saturday said that they would be going to meet Amit Shah at his residence on Sunday over CAA and NRC while admitting at the same time that they have not sought an appointment with th

16 Feb 2020 7:13 am
50 'aam aadmis' to share dais with their new chief minister

New Delhi: The presence of political figures and senior bureaucrats in the swearing-in ceremony of a chief minister is not something new, however, Arvind Kejriwal's oath-taking function on Sunday will witness as many as 50 non-VIPs, including sanitation workers, auto-rickshaw, bus and metro train drivers, and school peons who will share dais with the AAP chief. Kejriwal will take oath today as Delhi's CM for the third straight time at Ramlila Maidan, situated in the heart of the capital. However

16 Feb 2020 7:09 am
Four cops suspended in Dahisar in multi-crore land scam case

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve has suspended four police officers—Police Inspector Sanjeev Tawde, Assistant Police Inspector Kaka Shinde, API Anant Jadhav and Police Sub-Inspector Rekha Saykar—in a multi-crore land scam case. A proposal has also been sent to the Home Department to suspend ACP Prashant Marde and ACP Subhash Sawant. On Friday, the state CBI allowed registration of a case against the six policemen, who were allegedly involved in a land grabbing case in Dahisar.

16 Feb 2020 7:04 am
SC directs High Court to look at Kanjurmarg ground, where will BMC dump Mumbai's waste?

After many years, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has managed to close Mulund's dumping ground and appoint a contractor for a procedure on waste at the Deonar dumping ground. It would seem that now that the BMC is again in a fix, as the Supreme Court has directed the High Court to look into the Kanjurmarg ground, where BMC dumps more than 70 per cent of city's garbage daily. In the last decade, the problem of waste management has escalated and given rise to environmental challenges. While

16 Feb 2020 7:00 am
Mumbai Crime: Mobile thief arrested for sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl in Wadala

Wadala TT cops arrested a 22-year old man, Afzal Mohammed Hanif Shemne alias Hanif, for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. She is the daughter of the man who had thwarted Hanif's attempts to hide in their house after he had stolen a mobile phone from elsewhere. The father of the survivor tried to take Hanif to the police station. As revenge, Hanif later attacked his daughter. He also slashed the survivor's father with a knife and snatched his mobile phone. Cops received a tip that

16 Feb 2020 6:58 am
Did Nanded civic body kill 500 stray dogs?

A shocking incident of over 550 dogs being killed by the municipal authorities in Nanded—by injecting them with possibly hazardous substance after trapping them under a butterfly net—has come to light after PETA India wrote to the authorities concerned about the killings on February 7. According to the email, injecting the dogs with this substance was leading to a slow and extremely painful death, and was brought to the notice of PETA India by locals. In the video that has surfaced,

16 Feb 2020 6:52 am
Mumbai Police books gangster Ejaz Lakdawala under MCOCA

The crime branch of Mumbai Police has charged gangster Ejaz Lakdawala with the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for the second time. The Act has been slapped on him because a Dongri-based builder lodged an FIR against him for extortion, on January 22. The complainant, Faheem Ansari, works with the builder Lakdawala threatened over a phone call in September 2019. The case against him was registered with the Dongri police on January 22 and it was transferred to the Crime Branch l

16 Feb 2020 6:49 am
Mumbai: Tunneling for Rs 13,000 crore Coastal Road project to begin in August

While piling and reclamation work for the Rs13,000 crore Coastal Road project continues, the next step involves making two tunnels in South Mumbai. Civic officials said that the digging of the tunnels would begin in August and will be completed in a year from then. A senior civic official said that the tunnel boring machine is being imported from China and would reach Mumbai in April. We are getting the largest tunnel boring machine for the project, which can complete the work in a more efficien

16 Feb 2020 6:45 am
Mumbai: Borivli national park animals to live Bigg Boss life?

Plans have been mooted to set up an e-surveillance project at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. As per the plan, 40-metre-high towers will be set up at various points in the forest fitted with optical, thermal, bullet and dome cameras. The aim is to keep a tab on human activity and movement of wild animals in order to prevent man-animal conflict as well as poaching. Similar projects have been implemented at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Brahmapuri Forest Division and Navagaon Nagzhira Tiger Reser

16 Feb 2020 6:41 am
Mumbai Diary: Sunday Dossier

Fit hai boss Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has trouble with a tight sleeve perhaps... Pic/Satej Shinde When Alyssa Healy went missing Has Australian star Ellyse Perry experienced a happier time on the cricket front? Probably not, considering she claimed her second Belinda Clark Award at the Australian cricket awards night on Monday, a day after being given the honour of bowling an over to Sachin Tendulkar during the innings break of the bushfire charity game. On Wednesday, she was part of the team th

16 Feb 2020 6:28 am
What's in a name? A whole lot across town

Agripada the hamlet (pada) of the Agris, wedged between west Byculla and east Bombay Central, was where a trio of cultivators (Agris) camped: Bhat Agris or rice planters, Mitha Agris or salt manufacturers and Bhaji-pala Agris or vegetable farmers. Altamont Road it is, not Altamount Road as most misname it. Colonel Altamont served the Nawab of Lucknow before settling on this lush Cumballa Hill slope leading up from Kemp's Corner. Apollo Bunder is traced partly from andar, meaning port. Palla fis

16 Feb 2020 6:14 am
A Valentine's Day like no other

Valentine's Day became a contender in India at the dawn of this century. The Shiv Sena immediately attacked it as Western culture. I knew this move was doomed, because in the local trains women were already showing each other their Marathi and Gujarati Valentine's Day cards. Then, Pramod Muthalik of the Ram Sene, undeterred by his lifetime collection of pink chaddis, threatened to marry off Valentiners. Subsequently, the Hindu Mahasabha threatened to make them tie rakhi. Also doomed because, wel

16 Feb 2020 6:10 am
Panga with life

In life and in film, mothers are largely overlooked. Bollywood's mother roles have typically been roles with a capital M, weepy, sacrificing, melodramatic—Nargis Dutt in Mother India, Nirupa Roy in Deewaar, Kirron Kher in Om Shanti Om. When was the last Bollywood film you saw where a mother was the heroine, and sensitively portrayed? Panga is one such, directed with assurance by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, its tagline being Every mother deserves a second chance. This follows the question it raise

16 Feb 2020 6:07 am
Lobo Lobo and the politics of rude

Lobo Lobo came to my house, totally frazzled. Okay Lobo Lobo, have a cup of tea, and tell me why you look like a character out of a Hitchcock movie. Wot wot all to tell to you Dikuna men! Wot a last week it's been men, oh fo! Start at the very beginning, it's a very good place to start. See men, my building Popatlal Co-operative Housing Society, it's a big society men, made up of six different-different buildings, but has one committee, 300 flats total men… Lobo Lobo, please get to the po

16 Feb 2020 6:03 am
Muslim guardians of Hindu shrines

Nowadays, there is a lot of talk about Muslim immigrants not being welcomed in India. But, when one reads folklore of South India, one finds many places where Muslims saints and warriors are accommodated within local Hindu temple lore. Here are four examples. In Kerala, we have heard of the temple of Sabarimala, of the god Ayyappa, the son of Shiva and Vishnu, who is raised by a local king and who transforms into a great warrior; one who can domesticate tigers and who kills the demoness, Mahishi

16 Feb 2020 5:58 am
Mumbai Crime: Man attempts to torch mother-daughter duo after they call off wedding in Palghar

The Palghar police managed to prevent an inhuman incident from taking place by saving the life of a mother-daughter duo who were supposed to be torched by a man. Acting on a tip-off, the Palghar police team reached the spot on time and nabbed a 28-year-old man who was supposed to burn two women alive. The police also managed to recover a bottle filled with petrol from the accused's possession. The accused, identified as Bhairav Singh Rathod, a resident of Ajmer, Rajasthan came to Palghar to burn

15 Feb 2020 8:15 pm
'Welcome' Maharashtra CM's decision to transfer Bhima-Koregaon case to Centre, says Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday extended his support to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over his decision to transfer the Bhima-Koregaon case to the central government. There are differences over the issue between Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar over this.But, I welcome this decision of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, he told ANI here. Yesterday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar had said that the Maharashtra government's alleged decision to transfer t

15 Feb 2020 7:40 pm
Bidar school principal, parent get bail

A district court in Bidar, Karnataka, on Friday granted bail to Shaheen School principal Fareeda Begum and Nazmunnisa, whose daughter was part of the anti-CAA play for which the police booked the duo on a sedition charge. The judge granted them bail against a bond of R 1 lakh each. The daughter, 11, who stayed with a neighbour and later with a teacher while Nazmunnisa was in judicial custody, can live with her mother again after they are released on Saturday. Shaheen School CEO Thouseef Madikeri

15 Feb 2020 6:57 pm
Arvind Kejriwal's tryst with Ramlila Maidan continues, to swear-in as Delhi CM at same venue for 3rd time

The sprawling Ramlila Maidan will once again reverberate with sounds of hundreds of people cheering for AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to take oath as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third straight time on Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/OlYQKabdPF — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) February 15, 2020 Kejriwal is scheduled to be sworn-in along with his Cabinet at 10 am, days after the AAP romped to a magnificent victory in the Delhi Assembly election, in which the party won

15 Feb 2020 6:35 pm
We are open to feedback from experts on Budget, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that she is willing to accommodate feedback given by economists and industry experts while making changes in the Union Budget proposals for 2020-21. pic.twitter.com/WY9pVDIfhS — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2020 As and when any tweaks have to be made after the Budget, or as and when more has to happen, we are willing and open to hearing more from all of you, she said at an interactive session titled 'Budget & Beyond' organised by NITI Aayog

15 Feb 2020 3:40 pm
Radio City celebrates the Power of Love with Love Shorts by Love Guru

Radio City, India’s leading radio network, celebrates the month of love, with a special segment, Love Shorts on its most popular show Love Guru across Radio City's Hindi speaking markets. The 15-minute segment, witnesses Love Guru narrating 15 short love stories, shared by listeners, starting from 7th February till 22nd February. The Love Shorts segment by Love Guru will be amplified across Radio City’s digital platforms. Love Guru has been Radio City's most loved and popular show si

15 Feb 2020 1:37 pm
Two fleeing with truck laden with biscuits worth Rs 15 lakh held after gunfight

Noida (UP): Two men fleeing with a truck laden with biscuits worth around Rs 15 lakh were held after a gunfight with the police in Greater Noida early on Saturday, officials said. The incident took place around midnight in Badalpur police station area when the truck was intercepted for checking, but its occupants opened fire and tried to flee, they said. On Friday, an information was received at Badalpur police station about three men robbing a truck laden with biscuits worth Rs 14-15 lakh. The

15 Feb 2020 1:30 pm
Mumbai crime: Police makes first arrest in child pornography case from Sakinaka

The Mumbai Cyber Police Station has made the first arrest in the child pornography case after a 619 tripline from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) arrested the accused from the Sakinaka area of Mumbai. Mumbai Cyber Police has registered the seventh FIR of Child Pornography. In this case, the police have arrested Hriday Prasad Gorakhnath Patel (38). Patel is a resident of Sakinaka and is a vegetable seller. According to the information given by the police, Patel had uploaded child pornogr

15 Feb 2020 12:50 pm
Mumbai Crime: GRP arrests gang who stole over 300 bags from local trains

The Government Railway Police (GRP) crime branch has caught a gang who used to steal bags from a local train rack. The mastermind of the gang told the GRP Crime Branch officials in question that he had committed more than 300 thefts. According to the GRP crime branch Gyan Singh Kushwaha (30), who is a resident of Wadala, used to steal bags on racks in local trains which used to have laptops. Kushwaha used to commit these crimes in the trains of mainline and harbour line of Central Railway. Gyan

15 Feb 2020 11:43 am
Mumbai Crime: Girl jumps from auto after driver stares consistently, takes wrong turn

A 21-year-old girl living in Mulund West jumped from an auto after she realised that the driver took a wrong turn and was going towards a secluded area inspite of repeatedly telling the way. The driver was consistently staring at the girl to which she had objected, resulting in the driver taking a wrong turn. Mulund cops have registered the offence and are investigating the matter. On Thursday night, a 21-year-old girl resident of Mulund West had gone to Mulund Colony. Around 10.50 pm, she took

15 Feb 2020 10:05 am
Yogi government goes after Dr Kafeel again, books him under NSA

Lucknow: The stringent National Security Act (NSA) has been slapped on Dr Kafeel Khan, who is lodged in Mathura jail, in connection with his anti-CAA speech at the Aligarh Muslim University. Khan was arrested by the UP Special Task Force from Mumbai on January 29 for allegedly promoting enmity between different religions through the speech he had delivered during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at AMU on December 12. NSA has been slapped on Dr Kafeel. He will remain in jail

15 Feb 2020 8:45 am
Central Railway conducts hi-speed run at 120 kmph in Mumbai division

The Central Railway on Friday successfully conducted a hi-speed trial run between the 10kmph distance of Neral and Karjat at 120kmph. The trial was conducted during the annual inspection of the Lonavala-Kalyan section on the Mumbai Division by Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, Central Railway. A.K. Jain, Commissioner of Railway Safety, Central Circle, Principal Heads of Departments, Shri Shalabh Goyal, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division were present during the inspection. Mittal inspecte

15 Feb 2020 8:44 am
DoT snuffs out all hopes of telcos

New Delhi: After Supreme Court rap, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has ordered firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to clear dues before Friday midnight. The DoT, which faced the ire of the Supreme Court for putting on hold recovery of dues from telecom companies, started issuing circle or zone-wise demand notices to firms, an order seen by PTI said. The order asked telcos to clear dues by 11.59 pm on Friday. One of the telecom operators, who did not wish to be named, confir

15 Feb 2020 8:01 am
January's WPI inflation is at 10-month high

New Delhi: Wholesale prices-based inflation accelerated to a 10-month high of 3.10 per cent in January mainly due to costlier food articles, particulary onion and potato, official data showed on Friday. The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation was at 2.59 per cent in December 2019, and 2.76 percent in January 2019, as per the data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The earlier high was recorded in April 2019, when the WPI inflation stood at 3.18 percent. During January thi

15 Feb 2020 7:50 am
'Builder forcing me to pay Rs 9 lakh for broken promise'

A 72-year-old Kandivli resident, struck by paralysis, is locked in a redevelopment battle with a construction firm. As per an agreement signed in 2008, Indira Ghia is supposed to get two flats of 523.88 square feet each in a building redeveloped from a chawl, where she lived earlier. But, the developer has now sent her a letter telling her to pay R4.5 lakh for each flat, as the carpet area has increased by 22.50 square feet. Ghia's family claims that as per the agreement, they were promised both

15 Feb 2020 7:45 am
Valentine's Day 2020: 'Bury the hatchet, even if it's just for a day'

Over the past three months of protests and differences regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registry of Citizens (NRC), a lot of us have lost friendships due to our political differences, said filmmaker Aditi Anand on Friday ahead of India, My Valentine performance. A pan-India cultural programme held across cities over the V-day weekend, the event aims to bring people across the political spectrum together for an evening of celebrating their common love: India. Both sides

15 Feb 2020 7:45 am
Mumbai: Vigilant Sion locals stop woman from abducting one-yr-old

The residents of MHADA Colony in Sion-Koliwada caught a woman and man abducting a one-year-old boy on Thursday night. The incident came to light after the locals realised that the boy belonged to another couple while the duo claimed the boy was theirs. Suspicious, the locals thrashed the duo and handed them over to Wadala TT cops. The locals also caught another man, Roshan Tiwari, whom they found inside a mini truck. During investigation, it turned out that the woman, Shaheen Akbar Sheikh, 38, h

15 Feb 2020 7:45 am
AAP hopes for Kejri kayo in Navi Mumbai

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is hoping to do a Kejriwal kayo in Navi Mumbai. The party volunteers, who are still basking in the adrenalin rush post the Delhi win, talk about replicating a 'Delhi model' in Navi Mumbai. Yet, Delhi is Delhi and Navi Mumbai is Navi Mumbai and can the twain ever meet? According to Priti Shindekar, convenor of AAP's Navi Mumbai Women's Wing, Certain aspects do meet. In fact, so many Navi Mumbaikars are asking us to set up 'mohalla clinics' in the region, like we have in

15 Feb 2020 7:43 am
Bhushan Gagrani next on Uddhav Thackeray's transfer list?

Even as Uddhav Thackeray is on a transfer spree, speculation is rife that his Principal Secretary Bhushan Gagrani will be shifted out of the Chief Minister's Office. The rumours started floating after senior bureaucrat Ashish Kumar Singh replaced Gagrani, who is on a family vacation abroad. Additional chief secretary Sitaram Kunte issued an order on Thursday, asking Singh to take the charge of the office immediately. Singh was the principal secretary to Prithviraj Chavan when the Congress leader

15 Feb 2020 7:40 am