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Mumbai’s Veera Desai Road: Waterlogged during monsoon, stretch was once called Venice

The road was taken up for improvement by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation much later and named Veera Desai Road. In 1975, the first BEST bus route on this road, Number 254, was started.

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NCB staffer arrested in drug case seeks bail

The NCB claimed that when it arrested Hussain, it found 200 grams of banned drug Mephed-rone in his pocket, another 495 grams from a Honda Activa registered in Wasnik’s name and 228 grams from the government quarters in Wadala allotted to her.

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Accused in 2006 job scam: Indian national extradited from Singapore

The case was followed up by the EOW with the Indian government. In 2013, a Red Corner Notice was issued against Kadir, based on which the Singapore Police arrested Kadir in May this year.

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David Sassoon Industrial School: 13 inmates escape special home, eight apprehended

A senior official from the home said that a group was formed by some of the current inmates who planned an escape and fled in smaller groups over the week. “We have taken appropriate action against two of the staff members in charge of security,” said the official.

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Mumbai to get hyperlocal forecasts from IMD soon

This initiative comes close on the heels of the IMD facing a major challenge from an unlikely quarter — social media.

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Treated but abandoned, women with history of mental illness languish in institutions

According to sections 18 and 19 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, shelter homes and rehabilitation of patients are mandated for every district, to be run by the state government.

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Rs 3,500-crore drug haul: ‘Ghost ship’ seizure only fifth of annual consignment

“The Panama-registered ship is a ghost ship, which has changed names several times during its 35 years at sea. During its voyage in April, it was called ‘MV Fatima’. This too is not its original name but a fake name used by the accused,” the official added.

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Maharashtra loan waiver move to benefit 60 lakh farmers, not 89 lakh

On July 24, the state government had announced to waive loans amounting to Rs 34,000 crore benefitting 89 lakh farmers. An official in the department said, “The decision to extend loan waiver to 89 lakh farmers was based on information furnished by the State Level Bankers Association.”

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Mumbai: Delivered in 22nd week, pre-term baby survives all odds

This is one of the youngest pre-term babies to survive in India. In 2011, a 24-week newborn boy, Surya, had survived in Mumbai followed by another 23-week baby, Sakshi, who also survived.

In Mumbai, 5-year-old boy found dead in creek

“The boy died of drowning. The circumstances regarding the death are suspicious and we are investigating to find out what happened to him,” said N Ambika, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone IV.

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MMRDA yet to set up e-office

Information gathered by RTI activist Anil Galgali shows that the MMRDA’s Information and Technology Cell had received a proposal from the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the work started on July 4, 2016.

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Bhojpuri film actor arrested for ‘sexually assaulting’ live-in partner

The officer added that the woman had met Pandey on the sets of a film in 2012 and they began living together in her flat in Kandivali soon after.

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Mumbai: I-T deputy commissioner arrested for Rs 3-crore graft

The bribe was allegedly paid through cheques issued in the name of his conduit who was to arrange gold in exchange of the money sent by the complainant.

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Case filed by OSD to CM Fadnavis: Journalist summoned over cyber crime case

Gaikwad allegedly posted a screenshot of Kamdar’s fake account, offering him money to change his opinion of Fadnavis.

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Bombay HC notice to RSS gen secy, NMC chief, state

A division bench comprising Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Arun Upadhye also served the notices to NMC Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal, NMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandip Jadhav and the General Administration Department of the state government. All of them have been asked to submit their replies before October 3, when the next hearing in the matter will take place.