Gargi Verma

Articles By Gargi Verma

Illegal weapons seized: Mumbai cops probe Dhananjay Kulkarni’s ‘anti-corruption committee’

Thane Crime Branch Unit III had seized at least 170 weapons, including guns, choppers and knives, at the shop owned by 45-year-old Kulkarni on January 15.

Thane: BJP leader held for possessing 170 weapons remanded in police custody

While the police seized 170 weapons from Kulkarni’s shop, political pressure on the ruling BJP had mounted after the NCP and Congress accused it of trying to spread violence before the Lok Sabha polls.

Thane: Two men arrested with pistols led police to BJP worker’s shop

The two alleged robbers were found in possession of countrymade pistols. When the police interrogated them about the source of their weapons, they spoke about the shop owned by Kulkarni, sources said.

Bullet train project: First land parcel acquired in Palghar

Palghar Collector Prashant Narnavare confirmed the purchase of land on Tuesday.

Mumbai: 7-yr-old burnt over tethering goats at neighbour’s gate, 2 held

“Samuza Qureshi, in her statement, has alleged that the Shrivastavas had been against the goats wandering about in the area, as they caused a stench and excreted in their surroundings," police said.

Mumbai: 17-year-old steals cellphone, dies in accident while fleeing

The minor, along with 23-year-old Alamgir Ramzan Ali Malik, was on a two-wheeler when the accident happened near Mankoli bridge.

Mumbai: Case against deceased contractor, official for manhole deaths

“We have converted the accidental death reports to an FIR. Mhaskar and officials concerned of CIDCO were booked for causing death by negligence. No one has been arrested as we are still investigating,” said investigating officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Vitthal Damgude.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Bhiwandi villagers agree to land survey

Thane Collector Rajesh Narvekar confirms receiving assent on land measuring process for 61 hectares

Set ablaze by father for talking on phone, teen dies

In her statement given to the police on January 1 at the hospital, Shaista had said that her father, Mohammad Murtaza Ansari, poured kerosene on her and set her on fire upon getting enraged, police said.

For businesses in Vasai-Virar, a fresh beginning after flood washed everything away

While those with damaged houses received a small sum of Rs 5,000 as rehabilitation money, small factories were completely ignored, said Sanjeev Jain, secretary of the Industrialists’ Association in Vasai.

Ahead of Bhima Koregaon event, Chandrashekhar Azad, other activists detained

Describing it as preventive action, the police released the nearly dozen men who were detained by the end of the day.

Mumbai: Woman, two male friends arrested for castrating neighbour over harassment

Police said the accused beat him up, tied him to a tree and castrated him, leaving him lying in a pool of blood.

Mumbai: Hiding behind a bedsheet, gang of five burgles three mobile stores

“We caught this on CCTV cameras, but they are of a poor quality and we are unable to see their faces clearly,” said a senior police officer, adding that the gang had stolen mobile phones worth Rs 50 lakh.

Bullet train: Vasai Virar corporators back farmers, won’t allow land acquisition

The corporators, a majority of whom are from the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi, said no to the proposal of the alignment of the city’s development plan to the bullet train route.

Ambernath: 67-year-old woman dies as ambulance ‘arrives late’

“The woman suffered a cardiac arrest. She had a history of cardiac problems. We have lodged an accidental death report for the moment,” said a senior police officer.

Mumbai: ‘Pawsome Christmas Party’ for stray dogs

Welfare of Stray Dogs has been working towards medical and other needs of the strays in Mumbai for over two decades, the organisers said.

MJP’s Ambernath office not accepting water bills: residents

“After the senior citizen, others in the area voiced that they had to go to as far as Badlapur to pay their bills. When I went to speak to the officers, I was told there is no manpower,” he further said, adding, “the officers are hardly there in their chairs during working hours.”

Navi Mumbai International Airport: Residents from 10 villages refuse to send their kids to new schools

At present, the villagers have locked up the old schools and are boycotting the new ones.

Mumbai: Residents complain about delay in getting birth, death certificates

Such complaints also reached municipal commissioner Manohar Hire, who on Monday visited the department that handles birth and death certificates.

Mumbai: Pvt chemical firms dumping waste, residents approach police, MPCB

According to the Ambernath Citizens’ Forum (ACF), private chemical firms in the nearby MIDC areas have been using farmland in Karavale village to dispose their waste