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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Sadaf Modak


Ganesh Chaturthi: As visitors arrive in Konkan, authorities try to allay Covid fears of local residents
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

With the district administration stating that people with valid e-passes can travel to Konkan on or before August 12. Authorities said those traveling in private vehicles without valid e-passes will not be allowed in Ratnagiri even before August 12.

After initial hiccups, Navi Mumbai ramps up Covid testing
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

The city has recorded 18,481 cases with 469 deaths so far with a mortality rate of 2.54 per cent and recovery rate of 77 per cent. On Sunday, the city recorded eight deaths.

Rhea Chakraborty, her father and brother questioned by ED
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty came to the ED office after noon after the ED rejected her request to postpone the questioning till the Supreme Court heard her petition, seeking transfer of the case lodged by Bihar police to Mumbai

Elgaar Parishad case: Hany Babu sent to further custody of 3 days, special court denies NIA plea for 7-day custody
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The NIA had sought seven-day custody of the 54-year-old anti-caste activist. On Tuesday, the agency claimed that it recovered 1.26 lakh emails from his account that required scrutiny.

Hotels housing essential staffers say yet to be paid dues, BMC denies
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

The Hotel and Restaurant Association, Western India (HRAWI) said that while BMC had taken over 3,300 rooms in nearly 100 hotels that are part of the association, it is yet to pay the dues since April.

Stuck in Mumbai for 4 months without work, labourer finally boards train home
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Ali Hussain Ansari worked as a loader in a garment factory's godown in south Mumbai. The godown was also his home, as was the case for five others from Hazaribagh, all of whom had come to Mumbai together in January.

Undertrial found dead at Taloja jail, died by suicide in hospital ward: Police
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The deceased was identified as Dinesh Narkar. A police official said he was found dead at 8.30 pm, when guards in charge of the hospital ward were taking over duty for their shift and going to each cell to count the prisoners.

DU professor is third arrest by NIA in Elgar Parishad case
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Hany Babu, who is with the university’s Department of English, was put under arrest after three days of questioning in Mumbai.

As electricity restored, teachers in Raigad & Ratnagiri villages heave sigh of relief
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

In Ratnagiri and Raigad, with over 1,500 schools damaged due to the cyclone, village residents and local administration are looking to their gradual restoration before lockdown ends and schools reopen.

Campaign by villagers saves 400-year-old banyan tree, change in Sangli highway plan
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Residents of Bhose said they learnt earlier this month that a service road, part of the highway, would pass through the spot where the tree and its branches are spread out, requiring it to be chopped entirely.

Bombay HC denies pre-arrest bail to two jail officials booked for ‘killing’ inmate at district prison
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Jail superintendent Yogesh Patil and Subedar Zilba Pandharmise were booked on charges of murder in February for the alleged fatal assault on inmate Rajesh Gaonkar.

Maharashtra ups budget of scheme for released prisoners from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 1 cr
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Through the scheme, prisoners can get Rs 25,000 after their release after submitting a proposal to the district probation officer under the Women and Child Development (WCD) department. The prisoner is expected to submit a proposal on a business they want to start along with other requisite documents.

Payal Tadvi suicide case: MMC restores medical licences of two accused doctors, family writes to minister
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Payal Tadvi’s mother, Abeda, who was informed about it last week during the proceedings of an appeal before the Supreme Court, earlier this week wrote to state Minister for Medical Education Amit Deshmukh seeking that the accused’s licences to practice medicine remain suspended till the trial in the case concludes.

Migrant workers who left for their home states return; Back in Mumbai
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Kamaluddin has been working in Mumbai for over ten years in a pipe parts manufacturing unit in Andheri. He went home in January and was stranded there during the lockdown. He returned to Mumbai in spite of his family’s protestations in view of the increasing Covid cases because his savings had dried up.

Khwaja Yunus custodial death case: No disciplinary inquiry conducted on 4 accused cops as they were facing criminal prosecution, Mumbai Police tell Bombay HC
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The petition filed by Asiya Begam, Yunus' mother, had said that by reinstating the four accused last month, the police had violated a 2004 Bombay High Court order that had directed the state to suspend them and initiate a disciplinary inquiry.

Elgaar parishad case: Special court extends Navlakha, Teltumbde, detention by 90 days
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The NIA, probing the case, can now file a chargesheet against the two men in 180 days since their arrest on April 14.

Explained: The curious case of Abdul Momin, convicted in Kandahar hijacking, acquitted in related trial
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

The court dismissed a plea by the Mumbai police against the acquittal of these 19 by a magistrate's court in 2012.

Varavara Rao’s health deteriorating: Lawyer, family
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Rao's daughter Pavana told The Indian Express that they received a call from him on Saturday which lasted for 1.5 minutes and as he was unable to speak coherently.

Court acquits 19 accused in case linked to Kandahar hijack
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

All the accused in the passport case were acquitted by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in 2012 after which the state government had filed an appeal challenging the acquittal before the sessions court.

Mumbai: As hotels reopen today, owners wonder if they would do much business
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

While many have started putting in place elaborate safety measures to handle the flow of customers, hoteliers are sceptical whether they would do much business in the initial days, as people are still tepid about stepping out.

Mondays & Saturdays bring one question at Dongri Children’s Home: ‘When will lockdown end?’
Tue, Jul 07, 2020

With restrictions put on physical meetings, attempts have been made to replace them with phone calls and video calls. However, the biggest challenge, the authorities said, was to placate the children after every emotional call.

From customs official to associate professor: On the run for 20 years, man took up ‘pseudo-identity’ to evade trial, convicted
Sun, Jul 05, 2020

The court has directed Abhinav Singh to pay Rs 9 lakh in fine and sentenced him to jail for a period that he has already spent in prison since his arrest on March 4, 2019. This means the 15 months he spent in jail will be considered as his jail term for the offences he has been found guilty of.

Agnelo Valdaris death: For father, TN custody deaths rekindle trauma
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Leonard Valdaris , whose native town is Thoothukudi, lost his 25-year-old son Agnelo allegedly due to torture in police custody and has been fighting for justice since.

Migrants return to Maharashtra: ‘Kin reluctant but we can eat only when we earn’
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Awaiting a bus to Shirwal in Satara district, where they worked on construction sites, the men are mostly in their early 20s. Each has a backpack, and their faces are covered with orange and white gamchhas.

Alibag: As tourists throng Varsoli beach, local residents help cops to send them back
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Some residents said that many tourists were seen requesting police to allow them access to the beach by stating that they were locals. “We then decided to have locals accompany the police to help them identify tourists and request them to return,” said Akash Rane, a local resident.