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Maha Cong crisis: Thorat quits as CLP leader

A day after his letter to AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge saying it was impossible to work with MPCC president Nana Patole came to light, Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat quit as Congress legislature party (CLP) leader.

8 Feb 2023 5:42 am
Man assaults, rapes ex-girlfriend in Mumbai

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man who allegedly blackmailed, raped and assaulted his former girlfriend.

8 Feb 2023 5:27 am
Adani grp to get Dharavi redevpt project soon

The Maharashtra government will soon issue a Government Resolution (GR) formally awarding the Dharavi redevelopment project to the Adani Group, deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the housing portfolio, told TOI on Tuesday.

8 Feb 2023 5:16 am
Covid ebbs, but kids still at risk in Mumbai

Although Covid-19 cases are at an all-time low, hospitals continue to encounter cases of an uncommon but dangerous post-Covid condition known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The state-run JJ Hospital has reported five cases, including one in a newborn, in two months.

8 Feb 2023 5:06 am
5 yrs on, fatka survivor turns her life around

As a Central Railway train crosses the short stretch between Sandhurst Road and Masjid stations on Tuesday, 29-year-old Dravita Singh, seated in the ladies compartment, does not cover her eyes for the first time in five years.

8 Feb 2023 4:15 am
'Reward for cutting off NCP leader's tongue'

Commenting on attempts to erase the Mughals from history, Awhad had recently said that Shivaji Maharaj's greatness came to light because he faced adversaries like Aurangzeb and (Adilshahi general) Afzal Khan, and the removal of Mughal history would devalue the iconic Maratha king's achievements.

7 Feb 2023 9:05 pm
Man held for making threat call to airport

The accused called the airport on Monday night and issued the threat while identifying himself as Irfan Sheikh, a member of the banned terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, said a Sahar police station official.

7 Feb 2023 7:19 pm
Mum: Flying kites, drones on PM Modi's visit banned

Flying objects - drones, paragliders, all types of balloons, kites, and remote control microlight aircraft flying activities - are not permitted for 24 hours during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city on February 10.

7 Feb 2023 6:32 am
Now, 4L CNG-run private cars in Mumbai region

The private car population running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR) has risen by 13% in the past one year and touched the four-lakh mark, latest transport department statistics on Monday showed. The total CNG vehicular population has now gone over nine lakh, it stated.

7 Feb 2023 5:21 am
Can't work with Maha Cong chief Patole, Thorat writes to Kharge

The rift in the Maharashtra Congress is out into the open, with Congress legislature party leader Balasaheb Thorat writing to AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge that it is not possible for him to work with state Congress chief Nana Patole in view of Patole's anger against him.

7 Feb 2023 4:57 am
Baseless case can tar image: HC junks FIR on sister-in-law

Right to reputation and dignity are integrated in Articles 21 (right to life) and Article 19(2), the Bombay high court said while quashing a criminal complaint of cruelty filed against a woman by her brother's estranged wife.

7 Feb 2023 4:49 am
Mum homemaker duped of Rs 86 lakh by FB pal

A 50-year-old homemaker ended up losing Rs 86 lakh after trusting the guidance of a friend made on social media and choosing to invest with him for five years. She even sold her jewellery worth lakhs to invest after the friend promised good returns.

7 Feb 2023 4:42 am
Fire at under-construction bldg in Mumbai, no injuries

A fire broke out in a high-rise building under construction at Prabhadevi in Mumbai late Monday night.

6 Feb 2023 10:41 pm
NCP leader objects to CM's son celebrating b'day at police stn

In a video message, Paranjpe sarcastically said Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who heads the home department, and state Director General of Police Rajnish Seth must make such celebrations a rule so that personnel get uniforms for free and in time.

6 Feb 2023 5:42 pm
Man moves HC alleging negligence at BMC's Covid centre

A 54-year-old man from the city has approached the Bombay high court alleging medical negligence at the BMC-run Covid-19 jumbo centre and seeking Rs 36 lakh compensation for the ordeal he underwent.

6 Feb 2023 5:38 pm
Bangladeshi national held in Thane for illegal stay

A Bangladeshi citizen was apprehended by police in Maharashtra's Thane district for illegally staying in the country. A police officer said that the suspect (42) was working as a tailor in various establishments in Bhiwandi town for the past decade and lacked proper documentation.

6 Feb 2023 3:07 pm
Man found alive in Palghar after family buries 'body'

The police on Monday informed that a 60-year-old autorickshaw driver, who was believed to be dead and had been buried by his family, has been found alive in Palghar.

6 Feb 2023 1:06 pm
Mum docs see rise in patients with severe cough

Doctors have observed a dramatic rise in patients with chronic and persistent coughs after full recovery from a viral illness over the last two months. These patients often do not respond to common cough medication and require inhaled steroids. Children are worse hit than adults.

6 Feb 2023 4:36 am
Bid to con MLAs in Maha: Frauds had no pull

None of the seven accused arrested in last year's cash-for-cabinet-berth case wields any clout to manage a cabinet post, and their sole intention was to cheat the politicians they contacted, states the city crime branch's chargesheet.

6 Feb 2023 4:25 am
Pay wife even after divorce in DV case: Bombay HC

Bombay high court directed a man to post-divorce pay his wife maintenance under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) Act, observing that once such violence is committed, a subsequent divorce will not absolve the husband from his monetary liability.

6 Feb 2023 4:19 am
2 bldrs get 2-yr RI for cheating Mum flat buyer

Twenty-five years after a buyer was cheated of Rs 4.5 lakh that he had paid for a 500 sq ft Jogeshwari flat he never got possession of, a magistrate's court has convicted and sentenced 2 builders to 2 years' RI. It also awarded Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the victim.

6 Feb 2023 4:13 am
Rottweiler bites man, owner gets 3 mths jail

Thirteen years after a Santacruz businessmans pet Rottweiler bit his 72-year-old relative thrice, leaving him with bleeding injuries on the arm and leg, a magistrates court, in a rare case on Saturday, convicted and sentenced the businessman to three months imprisonment. The incident took place when the businessman and his relative were out on the street, arguing over a long-pending property dispute.

6 Feb 2023 2:43 am
Electrical contractor held for ITC fraud in Maha

The accused based in Belapur in Navi Mumbai, was held on Saturday following action by Goods and Services Tax Maharashtra, he said.

5 Feb 2023 8:13 pm
Man arrested for raping woman in Maha's Dhule

A 38-year-old man from Maharashtra's Dhule district was arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping and threatening a woman, police said on Sunday. The accused, who is the chairman of an NGO, was arrested from Dhule on Thursday, senior inspector of Kongaon police station said.

5 Feb 2023 3:14 pm
Man held for Rs 3 lakh jewellery theft in Thane

The incident took place on February 1 when unidentified persons broke into the house in Purna village, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bhiwandi, Kishore Khairnar said.

5 Feb 2023 3:02 pm
Man abducts 2 who 'stole' wife's purse in Bhiwandi

Suspecting of stealing his wife's purse on an outstation train, a man abducted two co-passengers and kept them in his house for two days in Bhiwandi, and demanded a ransom of Rs50,000 from their relatives.

5 Feb 2023 5:31 am
Mumbaikars deserve better air quality: FM Sitharaman

nion finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first visit to the city after the Union Budget said that Mumbaikars deserve a better life. She was speaking in context of the worsening air quality in the city, which on days was worse than Delhi's.

5 Feb 2023 5:05 am
Kambli booked for hitting wife on her head

Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has once again got into trouble as his wife has filed a complaint against him for allegedly abusing and assaulting her reportedly under the influence of alcohol in Bandra (West) flat on Friday.

5 Feb 2023 4:48 am
23 luxe Worli flats sold for Rs 1,200 crore

In perhaps the biggest apartment sale in India, 23 luxury homes in an upcoming high-end residential project in Worli have been sold for around Rs 1,200 crore, reports Nauzer Bharucha.

5 Feb 2023 4:43 am
Budget '23-24: BMC to speed up big road works

Unveiling Mumbai's budget for 2023-24, the BMC has again put the emphasis on big-ticket infrastructure projects such as the Coastal Road (with a Versova-Dahisar extension) and the Goregaon-Mulund Link Road apart from proposing novel features, such as installing air purifiers at busy intersections to combat pollution, as well as providing concrete footpaths for ease of movement.

5 Feb 2023 4:39 am
Gutkha worth Rs 25 lakh seized in Mumbai, 9 held

Banned gutkha worth Rs 25 lakh was seized from Dongri in south Mumbai and nine persons were arrested by the Anti Extortion Cell, an official said on Saturday. This was a follow-up action to the raid conducted by the Social Service Branch of the police last week, he said.

4 Feb 2023 11:53 pm
53 held during party at farmhouse in Lonavala

Police detained at least 53 people during a party at a farmhouse in Maharashtra's Lonavala. The police had received information about loud music being played at a party in the farmhouse on Friday night, following which they raided the premises, an official said.

4 Feb 2023 7:24 pm
BMC edu budget 2023-24 sees marginal drop

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday presented a Rs 3,347 crore education budget for 2023-24, a marginal drop from last year's Rs 3,370 crore.

4 Feb 2023 12:51 pm
Mumbai: BMC's 7-step strategy to cut air pollution

The steps have been announced under the 'Clean Air Mumbai' initiative amid rising concerns over deteriorating air quality in the city. The budget said that the four major contributing factors to Mumbais deteriorating air quality were identified as: Road and construction dust, traffic congestion, Industries and Power sector and waste burning.

4 Feb 2023 12:07 pm
2 held for stabbing teen to death over love triangle

Two youths have been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old collegian to death over a love triangle.

4 Feb 2023 5:04 am
Cop apathy: Govt asked to pay Rs 2L to rape victim

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has asked the government to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation to an alleged gangrape victim because the police failed to register her complaint and initiate appropriate action.

4 Feb 2023 4:58 am
Rs 1.1cr I-T notice to Thane man earning Rs 10k

Here's a curious tale involving the common man, a con man and the taxman.

4 Feb 2023 4:42 am
17-yr RI for dad who tied up & raped 13-yr-old

Sentencing a 53-year-old man to 17 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) for tying up, beating up and raping his 13-year-old daughter, a special POCSO court earlier this week said that the offence was more serious as the accused was the custodian and guardian of the minor victim but ended up committing such a heinous offence against her.

4 Feb 2023 4:37 am
Rs 19.6k cr to expedite Mum-Ahd bullet train project

The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, has received an allocation of Rs 19,592 crore for the next fiscal, with a focus to expedite work on the Maharashtra leg of the project that had come to a standstill during the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

4 Feb 2023 4:26 am
Power consumer activists to appose proposed tariff hike

While the power firm claims it has proposed only upto 15% hike, the power activists and experts allege that the actual hike could be 37% -- which will be the highest ever and a huge burden for consumers.

3 Feb 2023 7:43 pm
2 on bike stab teen to death in Mumbai, flee

Two men on a bike stabbed to death a 19-year-old student of Swami Vivekanand College near Sindhi society in Chembur on Thursday evening. The incident has been caught on a CCTV camera in the area. Police claim to have identified one of the accused, suspected to be a college student, from the footage. Chunabhatti police said prima facie the murder seems to be the fallout of a love affair.

3 Feb 2023 4:49 am
Homebuyers in Maha get back Rs 101cr from builders

Follow-ups by MahaRERA have resulted in district collectorates recovering Rs 101 crore of homebuyers' money from 118 recovery warrants issued by MahaRERA. Of this, about Rs 67 crore was from Mumbai city and suburban districts while Rs 33 crorewasrecovered from Pune district.

3 Feb 2023 4:26 am