Srinath Rao


32 new cameras at Zaveri Bazaar put on police CCTV map
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The 32 cameras, which cover all of Zaveri Bazaar, were paid for by the Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association, the largest traders association in the historic market

Cops launch manhunt for two accused in 9 molestation cases
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

The Navi Mumbai Police have launched a manhunt for two men suspected of being involved in nine cases of molesting minor girls. The police have released pictures of the suspects and announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information leading to their arrest. According to the police, between August and September-end, the two men allegedly […]

India is now a partner in cyber security, says Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The delegation is now in Mumbai after several diplomatic and business meetings in three other cities, beginning with New Delhi. Hickenlooper said cyber security is one of the focus areas of his maiden visit to India.

How to decongest Parel, Elphinstone Road stations? Officials, experts toss ideas
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

After repeated attempts to solicit response on construction of bridges, the railways informed him that an FOB had been sanctioned at the Kalyan end of Parel railway station and tendering was at the final stage.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: 19 months after he jumped parole, convict held in J&K
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Mughal was arrested from Srinagar by a team led by Inspector Sanjay Nikam of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.

Aditya Ranka kidnap-murder: Parents of classmates ‘shocked’, mother says won’t appeal against acquittal
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

“We are shocked at the verdict. We know he (Himanshu) is guilty, yet he will now get to walk free. We want justice for Aditya,” said Avni Pandya, whose son studies in the school.

Mumbai locals: The four others who died on tracks on the day of stampede
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Of the nearly 75 lakh commuters who take the trains in Mumbai every day, between eight to ten do not make it home.

Held with satellite phone: Court rejects American national’s plea to be allowed to return home
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The BCAS circular ordered all airports in the country to seize satellite phone and detain the person in possession of it. In the first two years after the the ban came into effect, six foreign nationals were detained at domestic and international airports in Mumbai.

Karan Joseph suicide: A musician’s death and his friends’ many questions
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Month after keyboard player’s apparent suicide in Mumbai, no clear answers as friends target music promoter and police probe behaviour in final days.

Fake Passport Racket: ‘Arrested Sri Lankans wanted to go to UK to escape poverty, threats to Tamils’
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The lawyers said they were cheated by travel agents and that they did not know that the passports received were fake.

900 websites found leaking films: Maharashtra cyber police
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Maharashtra cyber police teams up with US industry body to fight piracy; legal action will be taken soon, says SP

Maharashtra: Police project finds 900 sites leaking films
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

The cyber department of the Maharashtra Police started an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laboratory in August in co-operation with the Motion Pictures Association of America.

Centre to police: Nudge people to achieve goals of demonetisation
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The move came about, the letter mentions, during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on August 25, 2017, where it was found that proof of pending recommendations being implemented was present only on paper.

BJP corporator in Mumbai claims her caste record was tampered with
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

“My father told the caste validity office that his school leaving certificate mentions his caste as Son Koli and that his mother and uncles are all Son Kolis,” said Koli.

Satara cops come up empty against ‘drug peddler’ Baby Patankar again
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

In March 2015, Patankar was accused of supplying 112 kg of the narcotic drug mephedrone that was found at the home of dismissed Mumbai police constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe, in Kanheri village in Satara’s Khandala taluka. A week later, 12 kg more of the drug was found in a cupboard at Mumbai’s Marine Drive police station where Kalokhe was posted.

Tibetan nationals held at Mumbai airport with forged Malaysian passports
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

The police said forged Malaysian passports bearing their photographs were found in their possession, along with boarding passes for an Air France flight that had the names of two Malaysian nationals.

Musician Karan Joseph jumps to death from Bandra flat, say police
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Joseph allegedly committed suicide Saturday morning after leaping out of the window of a 12th-floor apartment in Bandra’s Concord Apartments, where he was staying with friends for the past one month.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: 24 years later, life term for Abu Salem, death for two
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

1993 Mumbai serial blasts case: The special court disposed of the application of Abu Salem seeking permission to marry.

1993 Mumbai serial blasts: Abu Salem sentenced to life, death for two
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

On Thursday, the TADA court sentenced Taher Merchant and Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan to death, while sentencing Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan to life imprisonment. Riyaz Siddiqui, who had been found not guilty of conspiracy, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

NDRF raises stink over base location near Deonar dump, Mumbai
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The BMC and the NDRF had initially agreed to allocating the Mankhurd fire brigade station for the NDRF base

NDRF raises stink over base location near Deonar dump
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

The NDRF has completed a detailed survey of the fire station and finished mapping the use of the building complex. “We had done all the planning for the building in Mankhurd,” said Anupam Shrivastav, Comman-dant, 5th Battalion, NDRF.

Husaini building was built in outdated manner, says NDRF
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Anupam Shrivastav, Commandant, 5th Batallion NDRF, said his personnel engaged in the operations had to take tetanus vaccines due to the presence of large quantity of rusted metal in the building’s remains.

On Eid, a pall of gloom over Bhendi Bazar
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The dominant feeling among local residents whose buildings are part of the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust’s (SBUT) cluster redevelopment project is to avoid a fate which the residents of Husaini building on Pakmodia Street suffered when it came crashing down on Thursday morning.

Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: Death toll touches 33, rescue operations called off
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Even as the Dawoodi Bohra community celebrated Bakri Eid on Friday, relatives of the deceased in the building collapse prepared for their burial at the Nariyalwadi cemetery in Mazgaon.

At least 24 killed in Mumbai building collapse, while many feared trapped
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

With the building built with solid iron beams, the rescue teams found it difficult to cut their way through the structure to find survivors.

Mumbai building collapse: At crash site, people wait for news of trapped kin
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Answering unending phone calls, Bharmal was standing at a corner of Pakmodia Street and had a clear view of the building which came down at 8.30 am. He also tried to calm down relatives of other families stuck in the rubble, who had come to him to exchange information about survivors.

Abandoned cars on highways, police waive towing charges
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

On the Western Express Highway (WEH), one of the worst affected stretch of the road in Tuesday’s deluge, motorists locked their cars on the northbound lanes and walked home after being stuck in the static traffic for hours.

Mephedrone haul: ‘Baby’ Patankar discharged in Satara drug case
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Shashikala 'Baby' Patankar case: Forensic tests by two laboratories had concluded that the contraband seized by the Satara police from Kalokhe’s home in Kanheri village on March 9, 2015, was food additive sodium glutamate, popularly known as ajinomoto.

Cruise business won’t thrive if GST is charged: Carnival UK chairman
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

David Dingle is chairman of the largest cruise shipping firm

Nitin Gadkari blames bureaucracy for delay in infrastructure projects
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

During a press conference minutes later, Union Shipping and Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari continued saying that his plans to build a helipad in Nariman Point have been stuck because of a stay imposed on it by the Bombay High Court.

Ahead of festivities: Police set up 5 noise pollution monitoring committees
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Thane-based activist Dr Mahesh Bedekar had filed a Public Interest Litigation in court in 2010 in which he had alleged that individuals organising festivals in the city were violating the noise pollution norms.

Shifu founder tried to wriggle out of earlier rape case: Cops
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Chargesheet was filed against Sunil Kulkarni last week

Ghatkopar building collapse: Two weeks before accident, Shitap ordered 20 iron scaffoldings
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Accused remanded in judicial custody till August 19

Case against Shifu Sunkriti founder, in their statements to police, women allege abuse by parents
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

According to the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, the women, aged 23 and 21, have instead given details in their statements of the alleged abuse by their parents.

After a fight with coal pollution, Haji Bunder celebrates clean air with football tournament
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

The locality surrounding Haji Bunder in Sewri had become synonymous with tonnes of imported coal forming mountains on the 13 acres of land and black sooty dust carried by the wind would coat homes in IMU and LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research.

Suspended Thane jail official booked for ‘misappropriating funds’
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

The prison department then decided to file an FIR against Jadhav. M V Dharmadhikari, senior inspector, Thane Nagar police station, said that a case was registered on Wednesday against Jadhav for criminal breach of trust by a public servant under section 408 of the Indian Penal Code.