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Srinath Rao


Bread supply during lockdown: Smooth now, but tough times ahead if raw material dries up
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Distributors across the city said the delivery of bread to stores was risky and chaotic in the first two days of the lockdown.

Maharashtra: Patient booked for flouting order of home quarantine
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

The 22-year-old Dombivali resident had returned to Mumbai from a work trip to Turkey on March 15. At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, he was ordered by health department officials to stay in home quarantine for 14 days.

Mahrashtra: Worshippers stay away from mosques
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Following orders issued by the state government on March 24, ordering all places of worship to shut down immediately, the police had reached to out imams of the mosques

‘No training prepares you for this’: Maharashtra Police struggles amid lockdown
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

"No amount of training prepares you for a situation like this. There is nothing written down on how to tackle a lockdown curfew," said a Superintendent of Police of a western Maharashtra district.

300 migrants found crammed in two trucks, thousands in a railway train
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

“The men are primarily construction workers returning from Hyderabad to different parts of Rajasthan,” Rajkumar said, adding that police were probing how they had managed to get that far from Hyderabad without being intercepted.

Maharashtra: Asked to wait, Bhandara Police sews its own masks
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

For the last four days, four women and two men have been working 12 hours at the tailoring class in the local police training school.

Stranded at airport, passenger recalls how virus ruined vacation amid Covid-19 travel restrictions
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Like us, most other Indian passengers had calmed down and decided to sleep off the slight change in plans after Malaysian Airlines found us an Air India flight from Singapore the next evening.

IGP-rank officer to probe collapse of Ratnagiri cocaine seizure case: Deshmukh
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

In June last year, the Ratnagiri district police’s Local Crime Branch had received information regarding a large quantity of cocaine changing hands at an industrial estate.

Tarapur MIDC blast: Firm’s reactor did not have cooling system, finds probe
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Pradeep Kasbe, senior inspector, Boisar police station, said that the police probe is also nearing an end. All that remains, he said, is to record Patel’s statement. Patel was admitted to Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road after taking full impact of the bast and was operated on to remove metal shards which had pierced his stomach.

Mumbai Police gives BMC list of 189 chowkies
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Last month, the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve directed each police station in the city to identify such chowkies and to prioritise making them regular by writing to assistant municipal commissioners at respective administrative wards.

Maha police, beneficiaries not aware, NGO roped in to make victim compensation scheme successful
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The victim compensation scheme is distinct from the state government’s Manodhairya Scheme for rape victims, children who are victims of sexual offences and acid attack victims (women and children), which was effected in 2013 after the brutal gangrape and murder of a physiotherapist in Delhi in December 2012.

‘Remain available on Sundays, public holidays to hear remands of juveniles,’ says Mumbai Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

As per guidelines issued by the Bombay High Court, the production of juveniles before regular magistrates contravenes provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, the letter stated.

Keep campus under watch, monitor WhatsApp: Note after DGP meet
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Police officers who attended the conference and who later reviewed the set of directives told The Indian Express that the objective is to be aware of activities taking place on university campuses.

Mumbai: Poet talks about CAA protests, Uber driver takes him to police
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A senior officer of the Mumbai Police said both the driver and passenger were “asked to go” as there was “no cognizable offence”. An Uber spokesperson said they were “reviewing the matter”.

Maharashtra: Naxal attacks declining but massive rise in pvt property destroyed – from Rs 20 lakh in 2017 to Rs 8.9 crore in 2019
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

“Recently, Naxals have prioritised disrupting road construction work, especially in villages bordering Chhattisgarh and Telangana. They do not want roads to be built in interior areas," said Shailesh Balkawade, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli.

Five months after being cleared in drugs case: Mumbai Police overturns policeman’s suspension, returns pension
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

In recent weeks, Gokhale, who has been openly critical of the Mumbai Police’s handling of the case, also discovered that his ACP promotion order had been published by the Maharashtra Home Department on May 26, 2019.

Mumbai Police stumbles upon its flag, 66 years after it was presented to force by then CM
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Senior police officers said what led them to the flag in the first place was a desire to find the origins of Mumbai Police’s emblem — a hand holding a baton, which in turn forms the spine of a balance scale.

Mumbai’s Pride Parade cancelled after anonymous message links it to CAA-NRC protest
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Mumbai has been hosting the Queer Azadi March every year since 2008.

Anti-CAA protests: In Malegaon, a private space on the highway is public site for women’s indefinite sit-in
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

On January 22, after the Supreme Court declined to stay the CAA, women in Malegaon decided that protest rallies will not be enough. The same day, the Malegaon Sunni Council identified a vacant private property on the old Mumbai-Agra highway and decided to stage a protest in solidarity with the women of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.

Malegaon marks Republic Day with Preamble readings, rallies
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The largest gathering was at Fateh Maidan, home to Malegaon’s tallest politician, socialist leader and former minister late Nihal Ahmad. His wife Sajida Ahmad said the repeated recitation of the Preamble was an attempt to keep the Constitution alive.