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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mohamed Thaver


Mohamed Thaver is a Special Correspondent and reports from Nariman Pt., Mumbai

Coronavirus: Cyber fraudsters capitalise on high demand for masks, sanitisers
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The chairman of a hospital equipment manufacturer company received a call from a Delhi-based shopkeeper, asking him to place an order for masks and hand sanitisers. He later realised that his details were allegedly being used for cheating people online.

At the end of the road: Closed border, sleepless night
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Since Saturday, the authorities have been stopping people walking on the highway towards Gujarat and explaining to them that since the lockdown is in force, they cannot be allowed to go ahead.

Over 500 migrants stuck in limbo at Gujarat border
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The fact that provisions were not made for migrant labourers to get their daily bread or return home while announcing the lockdown on Tuesday, forced many to start walking over 500 km to their homes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Walking home to Rajasthan, four migrants run over in Maharashtra
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The accident occurred around 3 am on Saturday. The truck driver, who had managed to flee after the accident, was later arrested.

Four migrants run over by a truck in Virar
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The four migrants were part of a group of seven who wanted to reach their villages in Rajasthan after crossing into Gujarat.

Maharashtra: A battle on multiple fronts for care givers at senior citizen homes
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Apart from being vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their age, several of the senior citizens housed at the A1 Snehanjali care home are suffering from dementia.

11,000 prisoners to be released in Maharashtra amid COVID-19 prevention measures
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Deshmukh said that those being released would include inmates behind bars for offences with punishment up to seven years. However, convicts who are serving sentence for serious offences like terror and major economic offences will not be eligible.

Coronavirus outbreak: After empty roads, massive traffic jams in Mumbai
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Kalamboli, the entry point to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, saw massive jams as residents tried to move out of Mumbai in droves cramped in private cars.

Jobless and forced to return home, unorganised workers ask: Who will compensate for loss of income?
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

India’s unorganised workers make up 82.7 per cent or 39.14 crores of the total 47.41 crore estimated employed persons, according to last NSSO Employment and Unemployment Survey, 2011-12.

Tale of a top cop
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The riveting autobiography of former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria, and the cases that pushed him into the limelight

Maharashtra: Less break-ins & street crimes, say cops, but social workers fear spike in domestic violence cases
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

However, this has not meant less work for the police, as they have been responding to several complaints about people in chawls and buildings who have returned from abroad and are not staying indoors. Police are also hesitant to arrest people as it would mean taking precautions for them as well.

Amid appeals for social distancing, Friday prayers continue at mosques in Maharashtra
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

While mosques, including the famous Haji Ali Dargah and Mahim Dargah and those belonging to the Shia community, disallowed gatherings, Friday Namaaz was prayed in congregation as per tradition.

Pay cuts and layoffs: How tour operators plan to deal with business losses
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

With COVID-19 cases spreading fast, and India imposing flight restrictions, Maharashtra Tour Organisers' Association (MTOA), which has 130 tour operators registered with it, says small companies have asked as high as 40 per cent of their employees to go on leave or take pay cuts.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Those with no option to work from home, opt for masks, handkerchiefs to fight virus
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

While civil society organisations have reached out to some, most have found themselves vulnerable to the disease that has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

Mumbai: How a gangster operated an extortion racket from behind bars
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Over the past one month, a slew of incidents have surfaced in which history-sheeters, operating out of Mumbai, have started making extortion demands.

Prepare list of 20 troublemakers, start welcome desks: Mumbai Police Commissioner
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

The commissioner also said that priority should also be placed on prevention of crimes. “He emphasised that the police should have a good network using which they should be able to foil crime,” the officer said.

Mumbai gets new top cop: ‘Protest, but as per law’
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

After taking charge from Barve at around 3pm on Saturday, Singh told the media, “Our priority will be to tackle street crimes and ensuring safety of women.”

Maharashtra: CBI chargesheets 6 cops in Dahisar land grab case
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

During the course of the hearing on January 17, 2018, the HC asked the Mumbai police commissioner to conduct and enquiry through the Joint Commissioner of Police to look into allegations of connivance of police.

Maharashtra land row: State grants sanction to CBI to prosecute six cops
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

The sanction came five months after the CBI sought permission to prosecute the police personnel for allegedly forcibly evicting the developer of a 16-acre plot, worth Rs 60 crore, at Dahisar in 2017.

Wadala custodial death: KEM’s postmortem report says 27-year-old died of heart attack
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

The police said that the two reports indicate that he did not died due to physical injuries or from consuming any substance.