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Monday, August 10, 2020

Srinath Rao


In quarantine, Bihar IPS officer entertains social media followers with self-composed poems
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

In contrast, he said, the officers’ quarters at the Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force campus in Goregaon East are less than ideal conditions for him to compose or even record his poems.

Sushant Probe: All eyes on SC today; Patna IG asks four other probe team members to stay indoors
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The Mumbai Police, too, has filed a caveat before the SC, seeking that it be heard before an order is passed.

Sushant Singh Rajput probe: Can two police forces investigate the same case?
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput’s body was found at his residence in Mumbai on June 14. But the Bihar Police, too, is probing his death. Can two different police forces investigate the same case? What is a Zero FIR? And, what happens next?

Sushant probe: Mumbai vs Bihar Police as Patna SP is quarantined
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Vinay Tiwari, Superintendent of Police, Patna City (Central), was sent to Mumbai to monitor the investigation by a Bihar Police team, which is probing an “abetment to suicide” case on the basis of a complaint filed by the actor's father in Patna last week.

Cop says selectively sent to quarantine till August 15
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Vinay Tiwari, who is Superintendent of Police, Patna City (Central), had flown to Mumbai on Sunday to lead the police's investigations into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14.

Police afraid to take on the mob: Palghar lynching case chargesheet
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

The first chargesheet includes the statements of the 21 policemen, who were led by Assistant Police Inspector Anandrao Kale.

Palghar chargesheet: In days before lynching, WhatsApp groups were abuzz with rumours, says CID
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

The rumour-mongering had not gone unnoticed by the district administration which had convened a meeting at Gadchinchle at 5 pm on April 15, a day before the incident.

Palghar killings: 28 farmers arrested but not booked in CID chargesheet apply for bail
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

In the bail application, advocate Amrut Adhikari stated, however, that the men were arrested merely on the basis of suspicion, and that they were not named in the FIR registered at Kasa police station on April 18

Hours before Palghar lynching, villagers met, decided to ‘teach thieves a lesson’: CID chargesheet
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The three men were driving to a funeral in Surat on April 16 night when a group of villagers in Gadchinchle, a tribal village in a remote part of Palghar, stopped their car and attacked them with stones, sticks and axes.

Shot in Yemen, scammed in India, surgery stalled by lockdown
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Muhammad Gibran Saleh Gibran is among several soldiers who were flown over in January for specialised treatment by Yemen’s exiled government after they were injured in the civil war that erupted in 2015 between a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Maharashtra: For Covid-hit police, dread of infected suspects replaces thrill of arrest
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Rising instances of police personnel testing positive after making an arrest have prompted changes in pre- and post-arrest procedures in police departments across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. As on Monday, 1,596 police personnel in the state had active infections and 87 have died.

MAT reverses deputy SP’s transfer to state intelligence dept
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

The officer, Nitin Bhoyar, was previously a police inspector before being promoted as DySP and transferred to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in Pune in July 2019.

‘Not responsible if kids fall in drains’: BMC removes posters
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The Indian Express had on Wednesday reported how the BMC had hung posters at both entrances of Bharatbhai Chawl at Ambedkar Chowk in Goregaon East, which is flanked on both sides by drains, where 18-month-old Divyansh Singh had fallen into an open drain exactly one year ago.

BMC posters at Mumbai chawl: ‘Not responsible if kids fall in drains’
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

A year later, the police's suspects are yet to be found. What has changed though is that the drain is now covered with two heavy RCC lids.

Promotion campaign for new web series leads to panic, Mumbai Police mull action
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Twitter and the Mumbai Police's helpline were flooded after panicked citizens reported receiving a phone call from a man who reported witnessing a murder. Several users even uploaded recordings of the call from the number +911408800135.

This Ganesh Utsav, no Lalbaugcha Raja, 10-day Covid campaign instead
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

On Wednesday, the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav cancelled its festivities, which were due to begin on August 22, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. The mandal instead announced a 10-day awareness campaign for cured patients to donate plasma.

TikTokers want to know: What do we do now?
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

The studio is City Park in BKC, which with its shrubbery, privacy, plentiful benches, a set of amphitheatre steps, a fountain and a track that accommodates walkers, joggers, skateboarders and BMX bikers, is also the backdrop for countless TikTok videos.

2 more deaths in Galwan: Soldiers building bridge drown in river accidents
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

The families of the two soldiers said they were told that the two men were part of a team involved in “constructing a bridge” in the area.

Explained: The case against Tahawwur Rana, the 26/11 plotter arrested in the US last week
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

India has sought Tahawwur Hussain Rana's extradition to face trial for conspiring to commit the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

BMC executive engineer, SRPF sub-inspector succumb to Covid
Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Close to 600 SRPF jawans posted in various parts of Maharashtra have tested positive for Covid-19. The rapid rate of infection in the SRPF also led the Maharashtra Police to advise them to set up Covid Care Centres at their own facilities across the state.

Mumbai: No profit since March, many gyms go digital, some shut shop
Sun, Jun 21, 2020

Branded gyms in upscale neighbourhoods like Lokhandwala and Khar West, where Makwana's gyms are located, require a base investment of anywhere between Rs 2 crore and Rs 3 crore. Purchasing state-of-the-art equipment, hiring experienced trainers and maintenance staff costs extra.

The pangolin: can the protection upgrade by China curb its trafficking?
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The endangered, scaly animal, the world's most trafficked mammal, also has a link to the novel coronavirus.

Mumbai: ‘Guidelines for helps, outsiders based on improper & incomplete information’
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

The petition referred to the Maharashtra Cooperative Societies Act, 1960, which empowered the state authorities to give directions in public interest to prevent affairs of housing societies being conducted in a manner detrimental to the interests of individual members.

Mumbai: Auto, taxi unions advise drivers to install plastic separator sheets as safety measure
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

“Drivers don’t know where passengers come from. These sheets are vital in protecting their health,” AL Quadros said, adding that the union was in talks with Sound FX, a garage in Andheri (East), to get sheets installed in taxis at a subsidised cost of Rs 500 each.

Four killed as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, blows over
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

This is the second cyclone to strike the Indian coast in two weeks, but unlike Amphan, which wreaked havoc on the eastern coast 10 days ago, Nisarga was relatively milder. This is only the second time since 1902 that a cyclone has developed over the Arabian Sea.