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Mumbai job seeker cheated of Rs 43,700 by man ‘posing as US Consul General’
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

On February 7, police said, Mukesh Singh transferred the money to an account number provided by the man posing as US Consul General to Mumbai, Edgard D Kagan.

Mulund police file complaint ‘three years after assault’
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Suresh Salve was allegedly attacked outside his home on March 4, 2015

No relief for man who accused traffic constable of demanding bribe
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

On January 16, a quorum of retired Bombay High Court Justice A V Potdar, retired Additional Director General of Police P K Jain and Umakant Mitkar dismissed Pillai’s complaint.

Mumbai: All eyes on the sky to catch (once in a) Blue Moon
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Even with two high precision telescopes pointed at the increasingly darkening horizon and a few binoculars being passed around the crowd, there was nothing as 6.33 pm came and went.

A family history behind naming of Pasta Lanes in Colaba
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Author Meher Marfatia met a descendant of Goculdas Pasta, who told her the title had been conferred on Goculdas’ ancestor Sheth Mohanjee by the British. The title loosely translates into “prince”.

Self-help group booked for ‘under-supplying food’ to tribal women and children in Raigad
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

The alleged activities of the Adarsh self-help group in Khalapur taluka, 70 kilometres away from Mumbai, came to light after local Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Mahesh Soge complained to the village gram panchayat that sub-standard food was being supplied to tribal hamlets.

Movie screening to musical performances, Bandcamp offers alternate nightlife venue
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Bandcamp, an overnight campsite featuring musical performances and film screenings hosted at the resort, begins its fourth season this weekend and will run through April.

On suicide watch this Republic Day: 33 individuals with specific demands
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

As many as 33 people have threatened to attempt suicide at seven landmarks in south Mumbai, including the residences of the state’s governor and the chief minister and Mantralaya, the Maharashtra government’s seat of power.

Kidnap, murder of 3-year-old in Nagpada: Police team that solved case awarded
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

In December 2016, three-and-half-year-old Juneza Khan had gone missing from her home in Nagpada.

7 booked for bullock cart race on Christmas
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Shakuntala Majumdar, president of the Thane SPCA, said the race came to her notice while she was passing by Mira-Bhayander Road on her way home on Christmas Day.

Karni Sena calls for curfew at cinema halls to stop Padmaavat release
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The call from the outfit came just a day after the Supreme Court ruled that a ban imposed on the Padmaavat's release by four states is illegal and directed state governments to provide security to cinema halls.

Govt official says cheated by two men promising flat under CM quota
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Police on the lookout for accused, say studying phone conversations recorded by the complainant.

Since early January: In a first, Mumbai Port Trust operational for 24 hours
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Move pushed through after successful talks between management and employees’ unions

Unsolved Crimes: Six years and 1,500 DNA tests later, rape, murder of three girls still a mystery
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

One by one, the police began to eliminate each suspect after a thorough probe revealed that immediate family members and known male acquaintances had strong alibis. However, no one was exempt from undergoing a DNA test.

In Mumbai, homeless boys find a home at night in this shelter
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The primary schoolchildren attend the BMC school in Bora Bazaar. Alok, who wears an Atletico Madrid t-shirt, hopes to get picked for the school football team. “We go to Azad Maidan to play on Sundays. I practise hard,” he said.

New guidelines for police protection: Those earning less than Rs 50000 a month won’t be asked to pay
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The GR notes that police protection is neither a commodity nor a service that can be purchased in lieu of payment. “The seriousness of such threat decides, not only as to whether or not police protection ought to be granted,” the resolution states.

‘Crude explosive’ found during Metro excavation work near Mumbai Central
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is constructing a new train route in the area, with the station for Mumbai Central set to come up outside the cinema. The MMRC is currently excavating the ground to make space for the station premises.

Woman held for ‘cheating’ Versova resident after ‘faking pregnancy’
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Last week, the police said, the man spotted Daroliya entering the building. “The accused had gone to the home of another building resident and again claimed to be seven months pregnant and asked for money,” said the officer.

Saira Banu files complaint of cheating, forgery against developer
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

In December 2017, Saira Banu had claimed that the developer was harassing and threatening her and her husband, actor Dilip Kumar, over a plot in Pali Hill, Bandra (west).

What’s new in the New Year: All eyes on revamp of Mumbai’s 142-year-old Sassoon Docks
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Masterplan divides the complex into an old and a new dock, with equal focus on fishing and tourism infrastructure

Mumbai: At Cross Maidan exhibition, a feeling of France
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

The exhibit was hosted at India Gate in Delhi before coming to Mumbai and will next travel to Kolkata for the book fair next month. It opened at Cross Maidan on December 15 and will stay until Tuesday.

Granted bail: Israeli ex-armyman caught with satellite phone at Mumbai airport
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Satellite phones were banned in India after they were found to have been used by terrorists during 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

400-page Chargesheet filed: Police probe identifies none for Game of Thrones episode leak
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Four booked for ‘unauthorised access and theft of content’, granted bail

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.