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Monday, January 20, 2020

Srinath Rao


Disasters waiting to happen: Chemical units, untested products and poor safety record
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

The industrial hub, which is a two-hour drive away from Mumbai, sits on a 1,208.5 hectare plot of land which the state government began acquiring in the late 1960s.

Mumbai: Week after blast, FIR against ANK Pharma owner for negligence
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Boisar police booked Patel for causing death due to negligence and handling explosive substances and machinery in a negligent manner likely to endanger human life under the Indian Penal Code.

Suspected LeT member moves bail plea in Supreme Court
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

On December 3, 2019, a bench of Justice R Banumathi and Justice A S Bopanna stayed the HC order and also gave the NIA the liberty to re-arrest Gaus.

Tarapur factory blast: MPCB issues closure notice to ANK Pharma
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Last Saturday, eight persons were killed and seven injured following an explosion triggered by a failed trial run of chemical production at the factory.

Divyansh Singh death: Father asks police to release entire CCTV footage, says will prove drain had been open
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The police and BMC on one side and Divyansh’s father Surajbhan Singh on the other, are divided over how long the drain outside Bharatbhai Chawl on Motilal Nehru Road had remained open before the one-and-a-half-year-old disappeared into it. His body is yet to be found.

Boisar factory blast Owner in hospital; officials say only he can shed light on chemicals, reactor
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) has established that Natwarlal Patel owner of ANK Pharma Pvt Ltd, who was also seriously injured, was manufacturing Ortho chlorobenzoic acid, an intermediate used in the bulk production of drugs.

Special screening of Chhapaak in Mumbai: ‘Felt like acid was being thrown at me again’
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

“I could see my own pain reflected on screen. But whatever pain Malti suffers in the film, each of us have suffered many times more,” said Zakira Shaikh, an acid attack survivors.

Boisar explosion: Man who wanted to move family out of company home returns to find wife, two children dead
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

“By 7 pm, when my taxi reached my building, which housed the chemical plant of ANK Pharma Private Limited, my home had disappeared,” he recalled.

Return Rs 6.11 lakh recovered from cop’s family, MAT tells Mumbai police
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal said that the police department was responsible for failing to notice for 25 years that it had been paying the policeman excessively.

Former Dawood aide arrested: ‘Lakdawala’s name didn’t evoke same fear when he started working alone’
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

In surviving that attempt on his life, Lakdawala had unwittingly emulated his one-time mentor Chhota Rajan, who also came back from the brink in 2000, after being shot by Shakeel’s gunmen in Thailand’s capital city.

Anti-CAA march in Malegaon: Organiser claims police threatened to deny nod to march if Jamia students attended, SP denies
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Janata Dal (Secular) corporator Shan-e-Hind, who organised the protest, had invited Jamia students Ladeeda Sakhloon and Aysha Renna N to speak at the protest. Last month, Aysha and Ladeeda had become the faces of the Jamia protest when they tried to shield male students from being assaulted by Delhi Police personnel.

Women in Malegaon take out massive rally against CAA, NRC
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

At the end of the protest, its convener, Janata Dal (Secular) corporator Shan-e-Hind, the daughter of former seven-time Malegaon Central MLA Nihal Ahmed, called for a “non-cooperation movement” on Republic Day.

How ‘Occupy Gateway’ took shape through the night: Cajon, songs, poetry
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Around midnight, a group of students from IIT-Bombay, holding candles and placards, gathered at the Gateway of India to protest the attack on JNU students.

Divyansh Singh death: Gathering evidence to prove drain cover was missing, says father
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

The 35-year-old fabrication contractor said a key to contest the BMC’s claims lies in the very same CCTV cameras installed on a mosque which had captured the incident as Divyansh slipped into the drain on Motilal Nehru Road.

Divyansh Singh death: ‘CCTV camera covered in plastic, can’t identify men who left drain open’
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Divyansh had fallen into the drain near his house at Bharatbhai Chawl on Motilal Nehru Road on July 10, 2019. Footage from a CCTV camera mounted on a mosque nearby showed him walking and then falling into the drain at 9.45 pm.

Mumbai man held for fake Facebook profiles of women
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

Police said the page sold a “40-minute nude webcam session” for Rs 1,000 and a “20-minute nude video call” for Rs 1,500. The woman and her husband approached cyber crime expert Shubham Singh to find the culprit, police added.

Amid CAA, NRC fears, rush to apply for birth certificates in Malegaon, other towns
Sun, Dec 29, 2019

From 2,000 applications for birth certificates received by the Malegaon Municipal Corporation in August, the figure rose to 12,000 in September, 12,500 in October and 12,800 in November, records obtained by The Sunday Express from the health department showed.

‘Face-off’ with RSS supporters as group stages satyagraha against CAA
Thu, Dec 26, 2019

The group also distributed copies of the Indian Constitution, while copies of the Holy Bible, the Bhagwad Gita and the Holy Quran were also placed on benches at the venue for passersby to peruse.

Maharashtra: Police scotch rumours on desecration of Shivaji statue, arrest 11 in Beed
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

More than 100 people were also booked for pelting stones at state transport buses and clashing with police.

Mumbai: 166 killed in 522 accidents caused by potholes across state in 2018
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

According to the study, 353 people were grievously injured in accidents where vehicles hit potholes. It has also found that 11.4 per cent of all victims died on curved roads, while 3.64 per cent died on under-construction roads.