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31 held during raid at dance bar in Mumbai

At least 31 persons were arrested and four women were rescued during a raid at a dance bar in suburban Kalina area here, police said on Thursday.

26 May 2022 4:31 pm
Bhandup man gets 10 years' RI for stabbing girlfriend

Five years after a Bhandup youth stabbed his girlfriend for refusing to marry him, a sessions court sentenced him to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment for attempt to murder. The court also found the now 31-year-old accused, Aakash Pande, guilty of attempting suicide and sentenced him to one year's imprisonment on that count. The accused had stabbed himself after attacking the woman.

26 May 2022 4:43 am
Woman killed in Goregaon high-rise, dumped on tracks

Humiliated by a female co-worker's taunting, a 21-year-old man working as a housekeeper at a Goregaon high-rise murdered her in the staff washroom. Vikas Khairnar, the accused, packed the body in a plastic sack (which he put in two more) and took it in an auto and then on a local train, before dumping it on tracks in broad daylight. The GRP nabbed Khairnar within 14 hours of finding the body.

26 May 2022 4:35 am
ED probes Jadhav's Dubai firm for FEMA violations

Enforcement Dir-ectorate (ED) is investigating a Dubai company owned by former Shiv Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav's family which was formed in 2018, the same year he became chairman of BMC standing committee, for allegedly violating Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules. Around Rs 5 crore was deposited in the company's account in Dubai, half of which was in cash, during the pandemic.

26 May 2022 4:27 am
OBC quota: Leave politics & go cook, Maha BJP tells Sule

The BJP protest on the OBC quota issue on Wednesday took a controversial turn with state party president Chandrakant Patil lashing out at three-term NCP MP Supriya Sule, saying she should leave politics and head for the kitchen. Why are you in politics? You should go home and cook. It's time for you to go home, he said in response to comments made by her earlier in the day.

26 May 2022 4:16 am
Get stay on order to vacate moms flat: HC tells man

While giving a 66-year-old man time to obtain a stay on a tribunal order to vacate his 84-year-old mothers flat in Andheri (West), Bombay high court directed that if he fails to do so, the police and the collector will have him removed from it.

26 May 2022 3:12 am
Auto driver held for killing woman in Navi Mumbai

The police on Tuesday arrested Jayant Kolkhekar, a resident of Adai village in Panvel, for allegedly killing Reshma Sachin Garude, assistant commissioner of police (crime) Vinayak Vast said.

25 May 2022 9:25 pm
3 Sudanese held with USD worth Rs 12 cr in Mumbai

The air intelligence unit (AIU) of customs has seized US dollars valued at around Rs 12 crore from three Sudanese nationals, an official said on Wednesday.

25 May 2022 8:42 pm
GRP arrests man for killing woman, dumping body on rly tracks

The Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai cracked a murder case in less than 14 hours, with the arrest of a 21-year-old man who allegedly killed a woman, stuffed her body in large plastic bags before dumping it on the railway tracks here, police said.

25 May 2022 7:34 pm
Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav summoned by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Shiv Sena corporator and ex-chairman of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)s standing committee Yashwant Jadhav in a case they are investigating for the violations of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rule.

25 May 2022 11:19 am
MVA to ensure OBC quota before Maha municipal polls

A day after the State Election Commission (SEC) ordered the reservation lottery for polls in 14 municipal corporations, home minister Dilip Walse Patil said on Tuesday that before the actual election process begins the MVA government will secure the reservation for OBCs in civic bodies.

25 May 2022 4:08 am
Mumbai: Woman's body found in sack at Mahim station

A woman in her mid-twenties was found murdered and her body dumped in a white sack on the tracks at Mahim railway station on Tuesday. Police said her identity had not been established. Her throat had been slit and there were four stabbing injuries on her stomach. A case of murder has been registered by the police.

25 May 2022 4:05 am
Deposit full interest before plea: Bombay HC to builder

Bombay high court confirmed an order of the RERA (Real Estate Regulation and Development Act) appellate tribunal directing a builder to first deposit 100% of the interest to be paid to buyers for delay in handing over flats at a project called Wintergreen in Borivali, as a pre-condition to hearing its appeal.

25 May 2022 4:01 am
Mumbais daily Covid tally up to 218

For the first time in almost two months, the number of Covid patients needing hospitalisation in Mumbai rose to 17 on Tuesday, as against less than 10 on most days in April.

25 May 2022 3:09 am
Mum: 2.1k vehicles vying for space on every km of road

The number of private cars in Mumbai has touched 12 lakh, resulting in the citys car density, already highest in the country, rising to 600 per km of road. Besides, there are another 1.5 lakh cars operating as taxis and cabs.

25 May 2022 3:06 am
Thane: Railway commuter attacked, robbed

A lone passenger travelling in a reserved coach for physically challenged of an outstation mail express train from Goa was attacked by a knife-wielding mugger who decamped after stealing his mobile and valuables near Diva station, the railway police informed on Tuesday.

24 May 2022 9:01 pm
BEST to HC: Tata Motors' bid had 'deviations'

The BEST said Tata Motors petition is not maintainable in law as it was declared echnically non-responsive on May 6 and hence has no right to be heard or question the tender process, on interpretation of its terms and conditions.

24 May 2022 7:35 pm
MVA conspiring to remove OBC quota: Fadnavis

Fadnavis accused the MVA government of losing OBC reservation due to their failure to prepare the report on OBCs in the state. Fadnavis said that it was someones design and conspiracy in the state government to remove OBC reservation. He was speaking at the BJPs state executive meeting on Tuesday.

24 May 2022 5:10 pm
Man suspected of role in LeT recruitment held

The suspect, identified as Junaid, a resident of Pune, was connected to the LeT's terror network through social media, the official said.

24 May 2022 4:52 pm
Mumbai: Girl, 5, sexually assaulted at school

The victim reached her house and narrated the incident to her parents, following which a complaint was lodged with the police, the official said, adding that the accused has been working at the school for the last 30 years.

24 May 2022 3:27 pm
Petrol bill: Rs 19.9 for Centre, Maharashtra Rs 30.26

An analysis of taxes on petrol and diesel shows that the state taxes (VAT and surcharge/cess) are higher than the central tax (excise duty) by up to 1.5 times.

24 May 2022 4:09 am
Thane: Ex-BJP MLA searched over Rs 8cr illegal income

In a case involving alleged disproportionate assets, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Thane has seized documents from former BJP MLA Narendra Mehta's residences and offices pertaining to properties, cars and jewellery, sources said.

24 May 2022 4:06 am
Mumbai couple held in missing niece case

A Malwani-based couple has been arrested by the police on charges of kidnapping, more than a month after their niece went missing. Police is still investigating the case to establish the whereabouts of the girl.

24 May 2022 4:03 am
Mumbai: Masks back at Govt Law College as 3 test positive

While the city registered a slight dip in Covid cases on Monday, the Government Law College (GLC) administration made masks and sanitisers mandatory on the premises after three female law students tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

24 May 2022 3:13 am
BEST inks Rs 3.6k cr deal to get 2.1k e-buses in 12 months

In the biggest ever order in Indian electric mobility history, BEST has awarded a Rs 3,675-crore contract to Hyderabad-based Olectra Greentech for supply of 2,100 electric buses over a period of 12 months.

24 May 2022 3:12 am
Monkeypox ward ready, Mumbai hosps told to be vigilant

The civic body has prepared a 28-bed ward at Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Chinchpokli, to isolate suspected cases of monkeypox, a viral zoonotic disease that is spreading around the world.

24 May 2022 3:12 am
Tomato breaks barrier of Rs 100/kg in Mumbai

After petrol and diesel, it is the common tomato that has broken the 100-rupee barrier. The retail price of a staple unit of 1 kg crossed a century in Pali Market Bandra, Matunga, Mulund and Byculla as well as in online stores.

23 May 2022 11:21 pm
CBI takes custody of '93 Mumbai blasts accused

CBI took custody of four alleged conspirators of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts from the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and produced them before a special court in the city on Monday. The court remanded the four to seven days CBI custody.

23 May 2022 11:18 pm
Mumbai: BEST places order for 2,100 e-buses

In a major push for green mobility, the BEST undertaking has finalised bids of Olectra green tech to supply 2,100 electric buses over a period of 12 months.

23 May 2022 8:56 pm
Thane: Developer duped of Rs 2 cr; gang busted

The Manpada police in Dombivli have busted a gang who duped a developer of over Rs 2 crore by stealing steels used for building construction.

23 May 2022 8:37 pm
2 Raj-based chain snatchers held in Dombivli

Two chain snatchers wanted in multiple cases were arrested by the Manpada police in Dombivli.

23 May 2022 8:07 pm
Man dies during sex with partner in Mum hotel

A 61-year-old man fell unconscious while having sexual intercourse with his partner in a hotel here on Monday morning and was later declared dead at a hospital, a police official said.

23 May 2022 6:52 pm
Thane man cheated of Rs 10 lakh by duo

Two persons were arrested for allegedly cheating a man from Kharigaon-Kalwa in Thane district of Rs 10 lakh after promising him a lucrative money exchange scheme, a police official said on Monday.

23 May 2022 6:20 pm
Maha: Raut faces Rs 100-cr defamation suit

BJP leader Kirit Somaiyas wife Medha on Monday moved Bombay high court with a defamation suit against Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut seeking Rs 100 crore damages and also to permanently restrain him from making or publishing statements against her and her family.

23 May 2022 5:24 pm
Maharashtra nurses threaten to go on indefinite strike

Nurses have started an agitation across Maharashtra against privatisation and outsourcing of positions.

23 May 2022 2:31 pm
Amid claims of rigging, BMC scraps Rs 160cr laundry project

With allegations of cost escalation, rigging of bids and cartelisation coming to the fore, the BMC has scrapped tenders for its Rs 160-crore tunnel laundry project citing land shortage.

23 May 2022 4:58 am
Behave with citizens, Mumbai top cop warns staff

City police chief Sanjay Pandey on Sunday reprimanded his personnel for not behaving well with citizens at police stations. The admonishment, which came during a Facebook Live session, was the result of complaints about behaviour of policemen.

23 May 2022 3:14 am
US models murder: Mum cops in Prague to extradite Guj man

In what is believed to be a first for a local police station, a team from the Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar commissionerate has landed in Prague in Czech Republic, to extradite one of two men accused of murdering a US-based model 19 years ago.

23 May 2022 3:14 am
Mumbai cops avert suicide, save teen near Aarey lake

A teenaged schoolboy who had penned a goodbye note and left his Goregaon home after an argument with his mother was rescued near a lake at Aarey Colony by policemen on Friday. The 15-year-old had already attempted to drown himself once, police said.

23 May 2022 3:14 am
Sanjay Raut questions Raj Thackeray's Hindutva

The Shiv Sena on Sunday slammed MNS chief Raj Thackeray for deferring his Ayodhya visit. After Raj claimed that a trap was being set up to file cases against MNS workers, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut asked who would have filed cases against the MNS workers during the Ayodhya tour when it was a BJP sponsored tour. Raut also said that the Sena doesn't need to learn Hindutva from Raj Thackeray adding that one doesnt become pro-Hindutva just by wearing a saffron shawl.

22 May 2022 7:49 pm
Sena slams Raj for deferring Ayodhya visit

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday slammed MNS chief Raj Thackeray's claim that he had deferred his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh as there was ploy to rap his party workers into legal issues, and said such comments were made out of frustration.

22 May 2022 5:08 pm
Maha: Two get 8 yrs in jail for armed robbery

Public Prosecutor Sanjay More said the duo and one more person had entered a luxury bus on the night of December 5, 2014 and robbed passengers, including a patrolling police team travelling in the vehicle in mufti.

22 May 2022 4:09 pm
BMC gives Ranas a week to alter flat

Rejecting the reply submitted by MLA Ravi Rana and his Amravati MP wife Navneet Rana about alleged irregularities in their Khar flat, the BMC on Friday passed a speaking order stating that the unauthorised works pointed out by it should be removed in seven days, failing which it would initiate action.

22 May 2022 4:34 am
BMC using AI to spot cases early in TB battle

When Covid-19- the newest public health emergency-hit Mumbai, the BMC did more than roping in contract doctors, buying medicines and setting up field hospitals. It used the modern medical tool of artificial intelligence (AI) to track the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

22 May 2022 4:25 am
Mumbai: BEST gets its first woman driver

Soon, Mulund resident Laxmi Jadhav (41) will have the distinction of becoming the first woman driver to operate a BEST bus ever since the transport body commenced operations 96 years ago in 1926.

22 May 2022 4:19 am
Fake cop held for raping spa owner for 3 yrs in Navi Mumbai

Sanpada police have arrested a 40-year-old man from Nerul for allegedly sexually assaulting a 34-year-old woman, owner of a massage parlour in Sanpada, for the past three years by posing as a policeman.

22 May 2022 3:08 am
Awhad objects to slaughter of 400 trees for flyover

State cabinet minister Jitendra Awhad has reacted to a news article published in TOI about 400 trees slated to be cut for the upcoming Vashi-Kopri flyover project, and tweeted on Saturday that he strongly objects to the tree slaughter, as it is bad for the environment.

22 May 2022 3:08 am