Mohamed Thaver

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

Articles By Mohamed Thaver

Sadhvi Pragya’s remarks on Hemant Karkare: Immoral, says ex-DGP; Modi had visited cop’s home

Former Maharashtra DGP, Anami Roy, under whom the Karkare-led ATS charged Thakur in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, said he was “appalled by the unethical and immoral statement”.

Mumbai North Central: With 25% voters, Muslims hold the key

Apart from Kurla, Assembly segments like Chandivali and Bandra (east and west) also have a large number of Muslim voters.

Videos, news clippings, fact checking: New tools in MNS chief’s armoury

MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande said that in his election rallies, the party chief has started relying on the audio-visual medium to “remind people about what Modi had promised earlier” against what he has delivered.

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Incentives in the works for housing societies that record 100% voter turnout

According to a 2012 directive, housing society heads such as secretaries and chairpersons are booth-level volunteers and are responsible for ensuring that voter lists of their respective societies are updated and that people step out to vote.

Demand for postal ballot among Mumbai Police surges by 20 times

Although the option of casting votes through postal ballots was available in the past as well, it was not met with much enthusiasm. Less than 500 applications were received during the last Lok Sabha election.

Only eight of 70 FIRs registered in Mumbai during 2014 polls resulted in conviction

While in most cases, either the trial has been going on even after five years, in some cases, those charged were acquitted or the case was closed. In one case, investigation is still going on.

Are we going back to a time when caste, religion was above everything else?: Priya Dutt

Congress candidate from Mumbai North Central, Priya Dutt, who maintains that voters appeared to have been “brainwashed” in the 2014 polls, says the tide has turned this time. The two-time MP, who lost the seat in 2014, says the political narrative over the last five years has set the country back by many years. She tells The Indian Express why questioning anybody’s nationalism is not her agenda.

Mumbai mephedrone haul: Cops likely to file closure report after 3 labs say contraband was ajinomoto

The CFSL report was prepared on December 11, 2018, but submitted in court earlier this month, stated that the 12 samples, weighing between 4.6 and 5.8 grams, had tested positive for sodium glutamate and negative for mephedrone and other narcotic substances.

BJP-Sena alliance in place to save the country and keep it together: Rajan Vichare

Shiv Sena MP from Thane, Rajan Vichare, speaks to The Indian Express about the work he has done in the past few years, why the people are waiting to teach his political rival a lesson and why controversies of the past will not return to haunt him.

Mumbai: To keep rumours at bay in poll season, police patils tasked with keeping eye on social media

Police used technology, specifically WhatsApp groups created by the ‘police patil’ (civilian police representative) in every village, to deny morphed videos of “child-lifting gangs” moving around in the area.

Maharashtra: IPS officer who spoke of ‘thrashing Dalits’ in video gets executive posting

Bhagyashree Navtake was posted as a Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) in Sindhudurg district even as the inquiry ordered against her in light of the incident is yet to be concluded

Ravi Pujari extradition: Mumbai Police prepares 18 more translated case files

The Karnataka Police told The Indian Express on Monday that a senior officer will travel to Senegal — where Pujari was detained on January 19 — to complete the extradition process.

Human embryo smuggling: Mock delivery leads DRI to Mumbai clinic

Malaysia does not permit surrogacy under Islamic law. IVF experts, however, believe Malaysian couples may be exporting their embryos for illegal surrogacy in India. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, passed by the Lok Sabha in 2018, bans commercial surrogacy but permits altruistic surrogacy.

Mumbai foot overbridge collapse at CST: 6 killed in one more civic tragedy

Mumbai bridge collapse: This bridge had earlier been in the news after 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab was photographed on the structure during the Mumbai terror attacks.

Plea in Bombay HC seeks high-powered panel to probe online banking fraud cases

The petition also seeks that TRAI, RBI and the government formulate such policies and issue guidelines as may be necessary to prevent online banking transaction frauds by providing enough time frame to the victim to approach the police authorities.

Ravi Pujari out of action, no extortion calls in two weeks

The apparent lull in extortion since Pujari’s detention on February 22, the police believe, is on account of the fact that Pujari accounted for nearly 50 per cent of Mumbai’s extortion money pie.

Number of cases going up, SIT formed to investigate surety racket

The accused would hang around in courts and approach family members of those who had been granted bail. For a person to be released on bail, he/she needs people with valid identity proof to stand surety. The accused would prepare forged documents and get people to stand surety.

Government set to seek Ravi Pujari’s deportation from Senegal

While the extradition process could take a few months after the Indian government and Pujari are both given a hearing, if Senegal agrees to deport Pujari, he could be in the country within a matter of days.

Government set to seek deportation of Ravi Pujari

A source in the security establishment said, “Efforts are being made at the diplomatic level with Senegal to get him deported. It will hasten the process of getting him back to the country.”

Colaba Causeway market: One of city’s must-visit places, a haven for bargain hunters

Colaba Causeway market starts after Regal theatre, and is usually teeming with foreign nationals looking to take back souvenirs or college students looking to get a good deal on earrings or harem pants.