Srinath Rao


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.

Autorickshaw driver arrested for ‘molesting’ differently abled teen
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

The next day, the police said, when they set out to go to the hospital once more, the girl became agitated when she spotted the same autorickshaw passing by near their building. But she was unable to communicate the reason for her agitation.

Boy ‘raped’ for a year: Two boys detained, 21-year-old arrested
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

On Wednesday, the police detained seven of the boys the teen had named in the FIR. A senior police officer said two other minor boys were detained on Thursday and produced before the Juvenile Justice Board.

16-year-old boy ‘raped’ for a year, names 15 teens
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

The police said the school boy was also blackmailed and physically assaulted, and that a medical examination confirmed the sexual assault. According to the police, the boy was first raped in 2016 by a friend who lived next door.

Ghatkopar Building Collapse: Shitap planned modern maternity home on ground floor, say police
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

The revelations come days after the arrest of Anil Mandal, the site contractor Shitap had hired. Shitap, who owned the ground floor, ran a nursing and maternity home there until a month ago. Police said Shitap planned to operate the new maternity home on his own.

Hunt on for 2 who ‘posed as cops, kidnapped 4 outside court’
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The 4 say kidnappers forced them to pay Rs 1 lakh, prevented them from filing anticipatory bail plea.

E-visas from November for tourists on cruise ships
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Move aims to improve passenger experience for tourists coming to India

Mail comprised magazines, calendars and 2,000 Aadhaar Cards: 14,000 letters undelivered for 2 years, postman suspended
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Twenty-two postmen are racing against time to deliver 14,000 letters that were allegedly deliberately undelivered over two years.

Kurla: 14,000 letters undelivered for 2 years, postman suspended
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

The man responsible, who roamed the streets of Kurla West with a large bag slung on his shoulders for 27 years, was suspended earlier this month for allegedly dumping the letters in three locations, including a watchmen’s cabin in a housing society.

12 killed in Mumbai building collapse
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Residents of the housing society alleged that Sunil Shitap, the owner of at least three flats on the ground floor, was responsible for the mishap as he made structural changes to the ground floor as he wanted to convert it into a nursing home. This weakened the building, they alleged.

Ghatkopar building collapse: At least two feared trapped, two ‘missing’
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Nearly 70 NDRF personnel and two Labradors were engaged in the rescue operations. With the fire brigade finding it difficult to cope with the scale of the operation, the NDRF’s efforts got under way at 1 pm, and bodies began to be removed from the rubble at regular intervals.

Her last ride: Biker dies after falling into pothole
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Jagruti Hogale had been riding Royal Enfield motorbike for years since her husband, Viraj, had gifted it to her. Hogale was a member of women’s biker group, The Bikerni, and had made it to Ladakh on her bike last year.

‘Her bike was like a member of her family, she had special seat made for her son’
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Friends of ‘Bikerni’ Jagruti Hogale pay tribute, say she had a zest for life

BEST security guard loses Rs 40,000 over 18 transactions
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Complainant doesn’t understand phone banking well, shared OTP in a bid to resume SMS alert services, say cops.

Senior CR official booked under Atrocities Act in Mumbai
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Subordinate accused him of using caste-based remarks, denying award.

Mumbai: Son of bureaucrat couple falls from highrise, dies
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

A statement issued by the police said the body was identified as that of Manmath, son of Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, and Milind Mhaiskar, Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).

Mumbai Police club: A legacy of the colonial era revisited
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Most recently, the reinstated Deepak Jog Memorial Award for crime detection was given away at the club.

Son of top bureaucrat found dead at Napean Sea Road building in Mumbai
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

According to a statement issued by the Mumbai Police, the body was identified as that of the son of Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department and Milind Mhaiskar, Chief Executive Officer of MHADA.

Maharashtra: School headmistress held for accepting bribe for transfer certificate
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Class X student complained to ACB about headmistress

Man held for Jio ‘breach’ wanted to create search engine: Police
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The accused, Imran Chhimpa from Churu town, holds a Masters in Computer Application and was placed under arrest after the Maharashtra Cyber Department traced the Internet Protocol address of the website on which he had allegedly uploaded Jio’s customer data.

Reliance Jio data breach: Police register complaint
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The company had last week termed claims of data breach as unverified and unauthentic. Police at the Rabale MIDC police station in Navi Mumbai, where Jio is headquartered, have registered an FIR in this connection.

OneCoin fraud: Chargesheet says accused amassed Rs 75 crore
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

The Economic Offences Wing of the Navi Mumbai Police has named nearly 30 people in its chargesheet filed at the Thane Sessions Court. So far, it has arrested 23 people, all residents of Thane, Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, while three others have moved court for anticipatory bail.

Byculla inmate death: ‘Role of 6 arrested clear from CCTV footage’
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

On Wednesday, the FSL sent a preliminary report to Unit 3 of the Crime Branch, which took over the probe last week, stating that part of the footage from June 23 had been recovered.

Dilip Pendse suicide: ‘He must have done this in a moment of weakness, wanted to prove his innocence’
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Pendse was frustrated by the length of legal proceedings.” Advocate H H Nagi, Lawyer of the Tata Finance ex-MD

Two Afghan women, teen held with forged passport
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

Forgery detected at airline counter in Delhi, fake passports seized; nabbed in Mumbai while trying to return to Kabul with forged arrival stamp on original passports.

Last ferry: A quick ride to Versova
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

Meticulous records are kept about each trip the ferries make after dark, with the police noting down the vessel’s name as well as that of it’s crew and the number of passengers.

Byculla jail inmate death: Women who left prison speak of ‘frequent beatings, climate of terror’
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Former women inmates say violence that led to death of prisoner is not new, jail authorities insist guards don’t use force unless they are assaulted. While hearing a petition on the conditions of jails in Maharashtra, Bombay High Court had directed a prison reforms committee be set up.

Police hunt for two men who stole cheques from drop-box of bank
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

The thieves recently encashed one of the stolen cheques in which they changed the amount to be debited from Rs 12,000 to Rs 1,20,000.

Police rescue elderly couple from burning Malabar Hill home in Mumbai
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The couple was rushed to Breach Candy Hospital. While Dr. Kavarana (76) is reported to be in a serious condition as he inhaled smoke, the police said that his wife Firoza (69) is stable