Srinath Rao

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One-year experiment from March: Nutritionist to bring Mumbai cops into shape
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The state of the Mumbai Police’s health came into the spotlight after commentator Shobha De tweeted a picture of Daulatram Jogawat, and captioned it “heavy bandobast,” in an attempted barb at the Mumbai Police.

BMC Elections 2017: Dynastic politics in play; big leaders’ kin emerge victorious
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Neil Somaiya, the son of MP Kirit Somaiya, won in Mulund’s ward 108.

TMC Elections 2017: Thane, the only black spot for BJP as Shiv Sena wins majority
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

While the Shiv Sena emerged as the single largest party in the previous civic body elections, this is the first time that it has managed to win 67 out of 131 wards.

Mumbai: Stolen gold returned after 3 days, search on for thief
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The robbery is suspected to have taken place on the intervening night of February 14 and 15 at Faisal Building, near Habib Hospital in Dongri.

Mumbai: Railway police launch calendar in a bid to improve its image
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Some of Talan’s pictures include familiar locations such as Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Andheri, Sandhurst Road, Karjat and Turbhe stations.

Maharashtra: Tour guide held for hacking businesswoman’s Instagram account, cheating her of Rs 3.5 lakh
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The man befriended the 49-year-old businesswoman on Instagram a year-and-a-half ago. The police said the duo would text each other regularly but never met in person.

From fish tanks to dogs and cats, resident pets make life easy at police stations in Maharashtra
Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Take the case of an aging cat and dog that had been lovingly adopted by the then senior inspector of Shivaji Nagar police station in Govandi in 1996.

Biometrics, face scanners to replace registers across Maharashtra police stations
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

While the NCRB possesses digital records of criminals, AMBIS is currently under execution by state governments.

Vile Parle physiotherapist murder: ‘Accused a Peeping Tom, entered victim’s home as it was unlocked’
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

The Vile Parle police probed the murder along two lines — whether it had been committed by a person known to the woman or by someone who broke into her house, officers said.

Mumbai: Man held at airport for forging date of birth on his passport
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

The man, Abdul Majid Munshi, had flown to Mumbai to catch an Air India flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for employment, the police said.

Mumbai: Year after stopping man from ending life, constable wins President’s Medal
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The award is meant to honour acts of bravery. The brave policeman has built his career on taking risks to save lives.

Mumbai: Canada police officer trains traffic cops
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Satyanand Gaitonde, a detective and Close Protection Officer with the Canada Police, has been training personnel in at the Byculla Traffic Training Institute for two weeks now.

Mumbai: Cops on trail of suspect ‘close to deceased’ in Bhayander double murder
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Neighbours in Sonam Saraswat building in Bhayander called the police Saturday afternoon and reported a foul smell coming from the home of Dipika Sanghvi.

Hooch tragedy not on Malvani voters’ minds
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Hooch claimed 106 lives in Rathodi, Kharodi, Laxmi Nagar slums in 2015. But voters are now more concerned about water supply, toilets, drains.

Mumbai: New towing vans take a fancy to hot wheels
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Cops can now act against violations by high-end vehicles without the fear of damage

The streets have a story: Meet the man who has made Mumbai’s landscape his business
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Behind every road, galli, deadend and highway in Mumbai, is a man who has made the city’s landscape his business. Meet Abdulla Jam, whose maps Mumbai Police has trusted for over 25 years.

Odisha schoolgirl runs away from home to meet Varun Dhawan
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

With the girl leading the police on a chase around the city, the Odisha Police flew the girl’s parents to Mumbai three days after the girl went missing.

At public, private hospitals: Now, on-duty doctors can record dying declarations of patients
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Police welcome move, letter sent to all major public and private hospitals

Demonetisation: 2 months after, jobs yet to return to Rajawadi market
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

For the past six days, 41-year-old Chotkun has been coming to Ghatkopar East at 7:30 am, to join several hundred men in search of daily labour.

Maharashtra: Fatalities in two-wheeler accidents down from 2015
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Enforcing helmets through higher fines pays off: Police

Maharashtra: Man caught with mephedrone was reported missing
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The police in Bandra East stopped looking for him after his arrest by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC)

Maharashtra: Chembur man caught with 10-kg mephedrone is a medicine dealer
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

“We had placed the accused under surveillance for several days before laying a trap. He had cleverly concealed the gunny bag inside his car,” said Inspector Santosh Bhalekar.

Policeman quits force to contest BMC polls
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Gangaram Kamble, said the area that he will contest from — ward 139 — struggles to get even basic civic amenities. The ward include Lotus colony, MHADA Colony and Shankara Colony.

Traffic police data: In 2016, cars accounted for most accidents in Mumbai
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

“A large percentage of accidents on roads involve damage to vehicles, like small dents,” said a traffic police official.

Framing the men in khaki
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

CM Devendra Fadnavis releases 2017 Mumbai Police calendar shot by fashion photographer Pravin Talan.

Office-bearers untraceable, cops fail to send tribunal notice to IRF
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Mumbai Police has not been able to serve a notice on it to appear before a judicial tribunal that was formed to look into the ban

Mumbai: Nigerian national awaiting deportation flees from police custody, cop hurt in chase
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The detainee was convicted by the special Naracotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act Court at the Bombay City Civil and Sessions Court in July 2016 for possession of cocaine

CCTV network: Overstepping zebra crossing most caught traffic offence in Mumbai
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

Mumbai police began its e-challan system on October 4, a day after the 4,617-camera network went live

A Mumbaikar’s guide to the demonetised new year
Sat, Dec 31, 2016

As farmers and traders face a slow start to the new year, consumers can expect prices of vegetables and fruits, especially the exotic ones, to go down.

Obama’s little fans in Mumbai have a job offer: ‘Come, become our teacher’
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

In video, group of Class III students from BMC school shows the offer letter drawn up in crayon writing.

Mumbai Police issues notice to tea brand over khaki billboards
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

The notices were issued last week, soon after Girnar Food and Beverages Pvt Ltd launched a new print advertisement campaign — “My Chai. My Time.”

Different faces of party leaders: disgruntled, enraged, disillusioned
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

In this part of the series, The Indian Express finds party founders who have moved on — and a sole dissenter

Mumbai cops recreate how 5-yr-old fell to death from building
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

A police official who was part of the trail said the gunny bag descended in a straight line and hit beams which jut out at intervals of a few feet at each floor, before plunging to the ground.

Mumbai: Four women arrested for ‘abducting, selling child’
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The boy, Ahmad Khan, was allegedly kidnapped from his home in Sathe Nagar, Mankhurd, on December 5.

Mumbai: Woman learning to drive car runs over two boys, both dead
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Woman, her husband who was teaching her to drive arrested, get bail

Govt may impose ‘dumping duty’ on cloth from China: Smriti Irani
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani visits powerlooms, reassures workers