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Maharashtra keeps its IPS officers hopping, RTI data shows
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

RTI data shows 40 per cent of the recent transfers were premature

Despite police board, government retains grip on transfers
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

There were nine cases where the PEB revised its own recommendations. “Sometimes officers approach the PEB for revising their recommended posting. This is accepted in cases where the reasons are found to be valid,” a home department official said.

Thousands throng Vile Parle to get a taste of misal
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Stalls run out of plates and spoons at first ever Misalotsav

Traffic park in Cooperage: Children come to learn about road safety & traffic rules
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The park is a circuit of two-lane tar roads with a four-way junction, a T-junction, one-way street, roundabout and real live traffic signals. A telephone booth, post box, petrol pump and potholed and waterlogged roads complete the track.

80 per cent calls to Mumbai PCR blank or drunk dials
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

At any given minute in the control room, the phones are engaged with between 90 and 100 calls with nearly half of them in waiting and 48 call takers working through the day to address queries from across the city.

Houseboats for tourists in Maharashtra soon, off city’s coast, in creeks
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

One boat likely to start operating from first week of December in Mumbai

Rs 24 lakh siphoned off CBSE school account with fake cheques: Police
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

“We registered a case last week against Das and are tracing the transactions to the location they were made from,” said senior inspector Dilip Kale.

Man finds card cloning device in Kandivali ATM, alerts police
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Anil Singh, a watchman at Om Sai Plaza, said IndusInd Bank’s ATM was the only one among three located on the ground floor of the commercial building that does not have a guard.

Aviation firm director booked for not depositing employees’ PF
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Firms with more than 20 employees are required to deposit PF for each employee with the EPFO by the 15th of every month

Haji Bunder coal dump becomes a football ground once again
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

MbPT win tournament held to celebrate area getting rid of coal dust pollution

Stickers on staircases of FOBs urge commuters to be safe: ‘watch your step, hold handrails’
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

So far, the stickers have been put up at Currey Road and Parel stations. The railways said the priority was to target stations with heavy footfalls.

New force to manage traffic: Civilian Guides
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Beginning in June, the police began to distribute forms at each of its 34 traffic divisions across the city as well as uploading them on its website. 

Two security firm employees arrested for ‘diverting ATM cash to own bank accounts’
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The accused, Mulund residents Deepak Jadhav and Rohit Gaikwad, had been working as cash-loading officers with the firm since June this year and service ATMs between Mulund and Ghatkopar, the police said.

All police patrol cars now have GPS in Mumbai
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Inside the Mumbai Police’s revamped control room at Crawford Market headquarters, a dedicated squad of men and women watch the progress of patrol cars spread across a large map of the city.

Australian held at airport for carrying satellite phone in Mumbai
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Satellite phones have been banned in India since 2012 after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security issued a circular to all airports in the country ordering seizure of satellite phones and detention of their users.

Man tears poster put up for businessman’s birthday, ‘beaten to death’; two arrested
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Sakinaka businessman’s brother among the two held

In one year, professional touch transforms police magazine
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

The 43-year-old magazine underwent a design change

Police complaints authority faces hurdle due to overlapping jurisdictions
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) was set up in January this year.

Hacker shuts Mumbai jewellery firm’s Facebook page
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Accused demanded Rs 70,000 and suspended Facebook page when the company refused to pay up, say police

Walking tours: a different angle to explore Maximum City
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Designed specially for lovers of the ‘Maximum City’ by Suketu Mehta and ‘Rediscovering Dharavi’ by Kalpana Chawla — two iconic books about the city.

Maharashtra: Malad call centres ran ‘IRS racket’, duped Americans, say police
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

According to the police, one of the accused illegally acquired customer data of American nationals and sold these to the call centres at Rs 5,000 for 50,000 names.

Mumbai: Five months after murder of Sion hospital staffer, three arrested
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

The men had allegedly killed the hospital staffer after he pestered them asking for alcohol. He was hit with an iron rod and was stabbed numerous times with a knife.

Gas leak on MV Orion II: Vessel owner booked for death of four crew members
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

“The crew of the Thor Endevour had sprayed a fumigant as it was carrying a cargo of wheat. Some of this gas appears to have entered the ballast water tank of the barge and knocked out the crew."

Month after ‘call from pakistan’: Threat call to Anjali Damania was routed from France, say cops
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

On September 23, activist Anajli Damania allegedly received a call from a landline number, which a phone number identification application showed belonged to a person named “Dawood 2”.

A year on, CCTVs give policing an added edge
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Deepak Devraj, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Mumbai Police spokesperson, said the CCTV cameras have improved the police’s response time to incidents and contributed to crime detection as well as reducing crime.

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