Srinath Rao

Articles By Srinath Rao

100 kg NPP seized: ‘Company exported 400 kg chemical to Italy without requisite documents’

In July, the Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) had booked Deepak Natwarlal Mehta, director of Sam Fine O Chem in Rajkot, for allegedly committing violations under the NDPS Act.

Mumbai: ANC links fugitive drug supplier to seizure of controlled substance valued at Rs 1,000 crore

Rajput’s alleged links to the seizure were established after the police last week arrested a fifth man wanted in the case.

Long wait for students as Finnish piano teacher arrested in Mumbai for human trafficking

Pasma, a piano virtuoso and a grandmother to her students at Halikko town in Finland, was arrested in Mumbai for trying to help three Sri Lankan women travel to Europe illegally using her identification documents.

Polish refugees go down memory lane in Valivade as govt plans museum to chronicle their stay

The last two days for Osinzky and 29 compatriots have been a never-ending trip down memory lane.

Rs 168 crore: What traffic norm violators owe Maharashtra in e-challans over 8 months

Maharashtra’s record of paying up traffic tickets even under the old regime is not encouraging.

How religions are engaging with the queer community a year after the Supreme Court verdict

A year since Supreme Court read down Section 377, some religious organisations have begun working towards addressing homosexuality

Assaulted by cops for drinking beer: MSHRC orders Rs 5 lakh compensation

Taking note of the “humiliating treatment, including physical and mental trauma”, the victim was subjected to, the commission has also directed the state police to “infuse basic human values” in the force.

Mumbai: Paralysed cop reinstated with salary and pension benefit

Balasaheb Wakchaure, who is bedridden and stays with his aging parents in Vithe village in Ahmednagar’s Akole taluka, is glad that the police department decided to comply with MAT’s order instead of challenging it in the Bombay High Court.

MSHRC directs police to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation to doctor couple accused of employee’s murder

While Kajal Babar was killed in 2009, a decade on, charges are yet to be filed. The police had also told the court that Dr Vaishali was in an extramarital relationship with Babar and that Dr Kailas had murdered him when he got to know of the affair.

One in 5 cops thinks SC/ST Act cases false, motivated: Survey

The findings are part of a report, titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions’, released earlier this week.

Pay Rs 1.5 lakh to Dhule family as compensation: MSHRC to Maharashtra government

In 2005, complainant Prakash Bhamre had applied to the Scheduled Tribe Certificate Scrutiny Committee in Nandurbar district seeking certificates for himself and his family. Bhamre had submitted the application in Nandurbar as his family had migrated to Dhule from there.

Noise pollution during Ganeshotsav: For the first time, dos and don’ts published for Ganpati mandals by BMC

The samiti published the guidelines after a meeting with Mumbai Police earlier this month. Police were concerned by flagrant violations of noise pollution regulations by mandals.

Man who trespassed into Mumbai airport arrested, granted bail

The man was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and an act endangering the life and personal safety of others under the IPC He was produced at Andheri court Friday and released on bail.

Mumbai-Pune expressway: First road set to be governed by AI-based traffic system

The ITMS for the expressway, connecting the two cities, has been designed with an intention of reducing accidents. At its core, the system will detect and punish traffic offences without manual intervention, reducing manpower needed to police the 95-km-long stretch.

Explained: Why you must curb your need for speed on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway

The ITMS system has been designed after studying models in other cities that have been successful in establishing lane discipline and curbing the practice of driving on the wrong side. 

Mumbai school for Parsi priests marks 100 years, struggles to stay afloat

The school estimates that it will be required to spend Rs 2 lakh per head for boarding, lodging and educating each student and has sought donations from both Parsis living in India as well as abroad, apart from corporates and organisations.

Mumbai teen detained for rape of sister-in-law gets bail

On July 24, a 30-year-old woman had filed a complaint with the police, alleging that her husband had assaulted her after walking in on her while she was being raped by his younger brother.

Man scales Mumbai airport wall, walks up to plane on main runway

"The pilots had the presence of mind to immediately turn off the engines of the aircraft (A Boeing 737-800) to prevent the man from being sucked in as he came right next to the aircraft," an official said.

Yemen’s govt-in-exile calls for assistance from India

Yemen is the center of what the UN has termed “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world. After Iran-backed Houthi rebels captured capital Sana'a in 2015, President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and his ministers fled to Saudi Arabia.

Mumbai: Crackdown on private vehicles illegally displaying police logo

“These people who stick police logos on their cars drive through checkpoints without paying toll and escape paying fines even when they park vehicles illegally,” said a police officer.