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Maha: 7 killed in accident near Kalamb

In a ghastly accident, seven persons were killed and 14 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in dashed against a roadside tree on Sunday evening. The accident took place near Wadhona (Khurd) village on Kalamb-Jodmoha road at around 5.30pm when a group of people were returning after immersing ashes of a relative.

16 Feb 2020 11:15 pm
Bar raided in Mumbai, 6 held, 4 women rescued

Police have arrested six persons and rescued four women from a bar in suburban Andheri, where obscene dance was being performed, an official said on Sunday. The raid was conducted late Saturday night at Ram Bhavan Bar, police said.

16 Feb 2020 7:34 pm
Mumbai: Man held for sexually harassing scribe

A 27-year-old hawker from Bandra in the metropolis was arrested on Saturday for allegedly making video calls and sending obscene messages to a woman journalist, Malabar Hill police said.

16 Feb 2020 7:26 pm
Mumbai doctor booked for sexual harassment

A doctor was booked on Saturday for allegedly stalking and sexually harassing a woman lab technician in Bandra in the metropolis, police said. Dr Akil Khan (50) was booked under sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 354-D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) among others of the Indian Penal Code after the 27-year-old woman filed a complaint, a Bandra police station official said.

16 Feb 2020 4:54 pm
Maharashtra: 2 electrocuted at farm in Akola

Shaikh Rashid (45) from Wadegaon village. COR AP.

16 Feb 2020 4:44 pm
Bhiwandi: FIR against man for triple talaq on phone over low dowry

A 22-year-old woman from Bhiwandi filed a case against her husband and his family members for pronouncing triple talaq over the phone because of insufficient dowry.

16 Feb 2020 1:25 pm
Thane: Fatka robber who targeted cop arrested

A fatka robber was arrested by the Kalyan Government Railway Police, for targetting a policeman travelling on an express train last week.

16 Feb 2020 1:24 pm
Palghar: Robbers flee with seafood worth Rs 23K

Unidentified masked and armed men recently targeted a shrimp farm at Kelva in Palghar district, and fled with 75kg of the seafood crop, valued at over Rs 22,500.

16 Feb 2020 1:21 pm
Motorman saves elderly man's life at Byculla stn

The presence of mind shown by an alert motorman saved the life of a senior citizen at Byculla station on Saturday.

16 Feb 2020 10:34 am
Over 100 phones stolen at concert, no arrests yet

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on February 16, 2020)

16 Feb 2020 10:33 am
BMC gymkhana, Cannon pav bhaji to get facelift

(This story originally appeared in MumbaiMirror on February 16, 2020)

16 Feb 2020 10:31 am
Mumbai: 300 school bus drivers move to BEST

At least 300 drivers of mini buses meant to ferry school students have taken up jobs with BEST's AC mini buses, sources said.This has led to a shortage of drivers for school buses in the city.

16 Feb 2020 10:22 am
Central, WR routes to witness megablocks today

Mulund-Matunga corridor's Up slow will witness rail block from 11.30am to 4pm on Sunday. The Up fast/semi fast services leaving Kalyan from 11.04am to 3.19pm will halt at Diva, Mulund, Bhandup, Vikhroli, Ghatkopar and Kurla stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts and arrive at their respective destinations 15 minutes behind the schedule.

16 Feb 2020 10:20 am
nCoV: 3 more travellers quarantined in Pune

Three travellers, including a couple, who returned recently from coronavirus-hit China and Thailand, were quarantined at the civic-run Naidu hospital on Saturday after they complained of minor illnesses.

16 Feb 2020 7:32 am
3 Bangladeshis held in Thane for illegal stay

Three Bangladeshis, including two women, were arrested by Kasarwadavali police for staying illegally in Patlipada, Ghodbunder Road.

16 Feb 2020 6:04 am
6 Mumbai cops in dock for role in land scam

City police commissioner suspended four policemen on Saturday and wrote to state home department, recommending action against two assistant commissioners for alleged involvement in a multi-crore land scam at Dahisar.

16 Feb 2020 5:57 am
Thane: Juvenile told to do community service, fined Rs 10,000 for 5-year-old's rape, murder

A juvenile justice board here fined a 13-year-old boy, found guilty in a rape and murder case of a five-year-old girl, Rs10,000.The incident occurred last year on the night of Diwali.

16 Feb 2020 5:45 am
No rift in Maha Vikas Agadhi, says Uddhav

A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar termed the state governments move to hand over the probe of the Elgar Parishad case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as improper, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday asserted that there was no rift whatsoever within the tri-party Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA) government.

16 Feb 2020 5:41 am
Pune: Toy prices shoot up as China imports dip

The global coronavirus outbreak is playing havoc with the prices of plastic and electronic toys in the city.

16 Feb 2020 4:33 am
Elgar case: Govt seeks legal opinion on SIT

State home minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday said the government had sought legal opinion from the advocate-general if a Special Investigation Team could still be formed to look into the Pune police action in the Elgar Parishad case despite its further probe being transferred to the National Investigation Agency.

16 Feb 2020 4:32 am
Tiger kills farmer in Tadoba Andhari reserve

A tiger made yet another kill, this time in the buffer zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) on Friday evening. Victim Balaji Wagmare was heading for overnight vigil in the farm in the fringe of forest when the tiger attacked and killed him.

16 Feb 2020 4:28 am
Two assault bus driver, conductor in Pune

A PMPML bus brushing against a motorcycle on SB Road earned the driver and the conductor a beating from the motorcyclist and the pillion rider on Friday afternoon.

16 Feb 2020 4:24 am
How a bar girl became Mumbai's crime queen

Her rap sheet shows 53 cases of theft. Meet Yasmin Shaikh, the crime queen on Mumbai railways who has been allegedly stealing from female commuters for more than a decade.

16 Feb 2020 4:16 am
Pune: Builder, two others booked for cheating

Following a court order, the Shivajinagar police have booked a city-based builder and two others for cheating a 32-year-old man from Wadgaon Budruk to the tune of Rs2.5 lakh.

16 Feb 2020 4:06 am
DyCM wants 2-tier flyovers on Metro corridor

Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has directed Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) to explore the possibility of a two-tier flyovers comprising a vehicular thoroughfare and a Metro viaduct at three key junctions in the city.

16 Feb 2020 4:05 am
School staff held for sexually abusing students

Two employees of a reputed residential school in Panchgani area of Satara district in western Maharashtra have been arrested for alleged physical and sexual abuse of 11 tribal students, police said on Saturday. The students are in the 10-13 age group and had run away from school recently before they were spotted by villagers who brought them to the police, an official said.

15 Feb 2020 11:12 pm
Pune: Speeding truck hits motorcycle, man killed

A 28-year-old motorcycle rider was killed after a speeding truck hit the bike from behind on Undri-Pisoli road on Thursday night.

15 Feb 2020 11:09 pm
Massive protest against CAA-NRC in Mumbai

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 Faiz Ahmad Faiz's popular poem 'Hum Dekhenge' and slogans against PM Modi and Amit Shah. People travelled to the maha-morcha protest from Navi Mumbai, Thane as well as from other parts of the state.

15 Feb 2020 8:30 pm
PMC to vendors: Shut down shops by 10 pm

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on February 15, 2020)

15 Feb 2020 1:10 pm
Red riding into the hood

(This story originally appeared in MumbaiMirror on February 15, 2020)

15 Feb 2020 1:03 pm
Thane: Live wire burns 7-year-old at play

A seven-year-old boy suffered serious burns after coming in contact with a high-tension wire on Thursday around 6pm, at his home in Dombivli.

15 Feb 2020 12:58 pm
Saamna questions 5-day week rule

Critiquing the Uddhav Thackeray-led regime's decision to introduce a five-day week for government staff, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna has questioned why there should not be a 'uniform leave code' for all sections of society rather than one whose benefits were restricted to state employees.

15 Feb 2020 12:57 pm
Rs 12cr proposals cleared in a haste at BMC

Two controversial proposals tabled before the BMC standing committee were cleared on Friday without opposition.

15 Feb 2020 12:29 pm
BEST lights up income plan with lamppost ads

In view of BMC suggesting to BEST to explore resources to earn revenue, the transport body has now decided to monetise its electricity poles across the island city.

15 Feb 2020 12:10 pm
'Mumbai-Delhi Expressway 1st phase by Diwali'

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the first phase of Mumbai-Delhi Expressway between Delhi-Jaipur will be completed by Diwali. The expressway will reduce travel time between Mumbai and Delhi to 12 hours.

15 Feb 2020 9:47 am
Afghans on tourist visas held for theft in Mum

Police on Thursday arrested two Afghan nationals who hoodwinked a courier company at Lamington Road and fled with laptops and mobile phones worth Rs 6 lakh.

15 Feb 2020 9:45 am
Powai businessman duped of Rs 2L over 3G tower

A Powai businessman was duped of Rs 2.34 lakh after he was lured with a project to use his land for 3/4G towers and Wi-Fi connection networks.

15 Feb 2020 9:42 am
Man held for child porn posts on social media

The city cyber police have registered seven cases of child pornography and arrested one person this week.The state cyber police has received 1,680 complaints in the last six months, including 619 complaints from Mumbai.

15 Feb 2020 9:32 am
Man kills wife with gas cylinder in Mumbai

A man suspecting his wife's character killed her by smashing a gas cylinder on her head while she was asleep in Bhatwadi in Ghatkopar. Anjana Kadam, a maid, died on the spot.

15 Feb 2020 9:01 am
Why Bombay HC's senior-most judge resigned

The Bombay high court's senior-most judge resigned on Friday, making it only the second such resignation from any HC in the country in two decades. Justice Satyaranjan C Dharmadhikari , whose resignation is effective from Saturday,

15 Feb 2020 8:44 am
Sena puts brakes on proposal to cut 300 trees

The Shiv Sena on Friday stalled a proposal in the BMC to cut and transplant 310 trees for the Metro Line 2 A between Dahisar and DN Nagar. Though BJP members supported the move, the Senaled panel decided not to discuss the proposal and, instead, pushed it for the next meeting.

15 Feb 2020 6:26 am
Central Railway rolls out last mile bus connect

Central Railway has tied up with app-based bus operators to offer confirmed seats to commuters travelling to office hubs around CSMT and LTT.

15 Feb 2020 6:19 am
'Day temp in Mumbai may be around 36C today'

Temperatures in the city continued to stay on the higher side for another day on Friday, with the maximum recorded by India Meteorological Department (IMD) Santacruz observatory soaring above 35 degrees. Weathermen have forecast that day temperatures will be around 36 degrees on Saturday, due to clear skies.

15 Feb 2020 6:12 am
nCoV scare: Naga woman faces Chembur soc heat

Coronavirus scare led to a fight in a Chembur housing society, where one of its residents shot and allegedly circulated a video of a woman from Nagaland, suspecting her to be a Chinese.

15 Feb 2020 6:09 am
Mumbai Bagh: Two to submit reply by Tuesday

Two of the organisers of Mumbai Bagh protests, Firoz Mithiborewala and Rubaid Bhojani, who were served notices under CRPC sections 107 and 111 (instigating the crowd) were on Friday called by assistant commissioner of police (Tardeo division), Vinay Gadgil, in his capacity as executive magistrate of Tardeo Vibhag.

15 Feb 2020 5:57 am
Get your car on 24x7 ship for Ferry Wharf-Mandwa

Mumbais first roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) ship, which will carry passengers along with their bikes, cars and even buses between Ferry Wharf (Bhaucha Dhakka) and Mandwa (Alibaug), arrived from Greece on Friday to a rousing welcome from the shipping fraternity.

15 Feb 2020 4:55 am
Maha: Mother of 2 marries youth, flees with gold

Kranti Chowk police have arrested a woman, who claimed to be unmarried, for allegedly cheating a youth by marrying him and fleeing with his valuables on the very next day of the marriage.

15 Feb 2020 4:50 am