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Shahapur triple suicide case: Cops piece it together — A self-styled godman, occult practices & blind faith
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Nitin Bhere (33), a self-styled godman and worshipper of Goddess Kali, who stayed in Shahapur, is accused of brainwashing his fellow deceased disciples into hanging themselves using three sarees he had brought along.

CoBRA officer was to come home for celebration of birthday, a late Diwali
Mon, Nov 30, 2020

While the 33-year-old died of injuries sustained in the IED blast, seven CoBRA personnel were injured and are now out of danger. The attack happened just 6 km from the Burkapal base camp of CoBRA.

Mumbai: Missing fishing boat, which sparked fears of a 26/11 repeat, found
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

The fishermen — Dyaneshwar Tandel (51), Dilip Tandel (55), Jagannath Tandel (61) and Praveen Dhanu (38) — had set out from their home in Palghar’s Satpati village at 6 am on Thursday. They were expected to return with the day’s catch by 5 pm. However, their boat, Agnimata, failed to return that night.

Maharashtra: Days after 3 found hanging, man held for abetting suicide
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Investigations have revealed that the deceased, Nitin Behere (35), along with others, believed that by taking their own lives on November 14, a New Moon day when Laxmi puja was being celebrated, they would be immediately reborn with superhuman powers.

Ratnagiri KBC lottery fraud: Two women duped of over Rs 5 lakh
Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Both Kaiserbanu Kazi (43) and Rehana Bhatkar (35) received a message on WhatsApp on November 11 featuring faces of KBC host Amitabh Bachchan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani and which urged them to “collect their prize urgently”.

Mumbai: 797 names, faces and stories, Police Martyrs’ Gallery opens on anniversary of 26/11 attacks
Mon, Nov 23, 2020

The building will house a museum — part morgue, part memorial, part viewing gallery and part corridor of filing cabinets filled with stories of 797 police personnel martyred in the line of duty.

112 — Maharashtra’s single emergency helpline to be operational on R-Day
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

All personnel receiving calls will be civilian employees of Mahindra Defence while police personnel will work at the contact centres in supervisory roles.

Maharashtra Police to get brass bullet cartridges converted into name plates, medals & trophies
Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Once cooled, the brass is turned into bricks and ingots and finally rolled into sheets of various sizes and thickness before being fashioned into custom-made products.

Maharashtra: Since lockdown, 90 police personnel injured in attacks, 904 people arrested
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

While the initial attacks on police personnel in the early months of the lockdown were attributed to frustration among people due to restrictions put on their movement, the height of the lockdown was marked by several violent instances of such attacks.

Mumbai man dupes policewoman of Rs 10,000 by posing as sub-inspector, arrested
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

The accused, Milind Deshmukh, comes from a farming family in Murbad town in Palghar district. The police said Deshmukh was booked on five previous occasions in Murbad, Vashi and Rabale in Navi Mumbai, Baramati in Pune district and Ahmednagar.

Mumbai cop brings glad tidings: ‘Smiles on people’s faces when lost belongings returned a reward’
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Mumbai Railway Police Constable M K Birjadar and his colleagues have now returned valuables to 1,200 people, having started out a year ago with 1,900 items in the police station’s storage room.

Mumbai couple jailed in Qatar in drug case: Wish I hadn’t let her go, says woman’s mother
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Since December, both Mohammad Shareeq and Oniba Qureshi ’s families had written to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Union Home Minister and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), seeking help for their children.

Man held for murder of four siblings in Jalgaon
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

The accused, a resident of Kerhale village at Raver taluka, was arrested Thursday for murdering, inflicting fatal injury on a girl while committing rape and trespassing into a house having already prepared to hurt its occupants, said Pravin Mundhe, Superintendent of Police, Jalgaon.

Siblings murdered in Jalgaon: 3 detained
Sun, Oct 18, 2020

The family, who belongs to the Bhil tribe, had moved to the village from Madhya Pradesh eight years ago and had been staying on and cultivating their landlord's banana farm.

4 siblings, all of them minor, hacked to death in Maharashtra
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

A team of forensic and fingerprint experts and the district police’s dog squad swept the home and the adjoining area for clues on Friday morning. The bodies of the children were taken to the Jalgaon District Civil Hospital for a post-mortem.

Palghar lynching: Six months on, IPS officer reinstated
Fri, Oct 16, 2020

As outcry over the lynchings grew, the state government sent Gaurav Singh on compulsory leave, suspended five policemen and transferred all remaining personnel posted at Kasa police station.

MAT allows Mumbai cop to retain service quarters allotted to his father
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

Constable Karande’s application for continuation of the service quarters was rejected by the committee on the grounds that he was only entitled to a 350-square-foot house due to his rank.

Activists, tribals, political parties say city will benefit from Aarey preservation
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

This is the first time in recent memory that a government has given in to a people’s protest against an infrastructure project.

Explained: What is the Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright case?
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

In 2014, the journalist Michael Skidmore, sued Led Zeppelin for copyright on behalf of Wolfe's estate. The suit sought song-writing credit for Wolfe and damages. Since its release, Stairway to Heaven is estimated to have earned the band over $500m.

Family of woman writes to TV channel, Mumbai police to stop Radhe Maa’s participation in show
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

Kaur is also an accused in two other alleged offences registered in Mumbai. In 2015, television personality and former disciple Dolly Bindra accused Kaur and 19 others of sexual harassment, obscenity and for issuing threats to her family

Explained: A former Islamic State recruit in Canada, and his arrest for lying about executions
Mon, Oct 12, 2020

The arrest of Shehroze Chaudhry aka Abu Huzayhfa al-Kanadi, 25, has thrown the spotlight on a well-known journalist’s reportage and also on Canada’s treatment of persons returning from Syria.

Mumbai: Allowed to board trains, dabbawalas face dwindling customer base, rusted bicycles
Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Ever since the government allowed shops and offices to open with a limited number of employees in June, dabbawalas have been making a small number of deliveries on bicycles, but only on short routes in central and south Mumbai.

For third consecutive year, Maharashtra accounts for most crimes against senior citizens
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

The steady rise in registration of offences in Maharashtra has mirrored the national trend. In Maharashtra, 5,321 cases were reported in 2017 and 5,961 in 2018. In that period, the national figure increased from 21,866 to 23,501.

Accused could not tolerate anyone insulting Hindus, Brahmins, says former employer
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

A senior member of the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) and of the Indian Legal Professionals Association, Devji Maheshwari was critical of both Hinduism and Brahmanism

Dalit lawyer killed over ‘anti-Brahmin posts’: Police
Sun, Sep 27, 2020

The victim, Devji Maheshwari, was a senior activist of the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) and of the Indian Legal Professionals Association.

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