Srinath Rao


Invisible warriors who battle Mumbai monsoon
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Amateur radio operators are granted licence to operate by the central government after passing an exam, which requires among other things a competency in morse code.

Mumbai: Woman says she’s being spied upon with her phone, computer
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The woman says she has been receiving messages relating to her activities and FB posts.

Memory of 34 deaths still fresh, tenants in Bhendi Bazaar continue to resist relocation
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Close to a year since 34 people died after a building collapsed in Bhendi Bazaar, the monsoon this year has residents on the edge.

Unsolved Crimes: Woman with tattoo still to be identified
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

On May 6, 2016, local residents, taking a shortcut through the forest past tribal hamlets to reach Kurar, alerted the police about an unconscious nude woman found lying in a dense thicket of trees.

IPL betting: In January, Mumbai court issued warrant for Jalan’s arrest
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Jalan was arrested by the Thane Police last Tuesday, two days after the end of the most recent season of the IPL, on charges of betting on matches and allegedly fixing matches on instructions of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

Stray dog run over by train walks again
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Three surgeries and two amputations later, 7-year-old Anaya finds new home

Undertaker booked for botch-up while embalming body
Mon, May 28, 2018

An undertaker, also known as a funeral director, is a professional involved in the business of funeral rites. These tasks entail the embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony.

Mumbai: Bank CEO loses Rs 2 lakh in credit card fraud
Fri, May 25, 2018

Police said the executive immediately notified his bank of the fraudulent transaction, blocked his card and had his office lodge a complaint with the police.

Ship grounded for smuggling oil worth Rs 6.6 lakh from merchant vessels over 10 years, says Mumbai police
Mon, May 21, 2018

According to the police, in February, the crew of M T Farzana said they collected 60 tonnes of sludge oil from the merchant vessel Tag- 5.

Mumbai: Seven held for ‘selling counterfeit Hindustan Unilever cosmetics’
Mon, May 21, 2018

The accused had claimed in court that they did not know each other and were not involved in the offences of copyright infringement, cheating and forgery, as claimed by the HUL.

Restaurants bring in Ramzan: Tweak working hours, dish out specials
Fri, May 18, 2018

Ever since Olympia opened on Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, the management and the staff have been breaking their own fast together before serving customers, who flock from all corners of the city.

Mumbai’s great traffic crawl: Vehicle population up 50 per cent in five years
Mon, May 14, 2018

As per Regional Transport Office (RTO) data, vehicular traffic in Mumbai has shot up by 50 per cent over five years. While there were 21.87 lakh vehicles registered in the year ending March 2013, the number rose to 33.35 lakh vehicles in March 2018. Over the same period, road length in Mumbai continued to hover around 2,000 km.

Man posing as Aaditya Thackeray’s personal assistant dupes engineering student of over Rs 25 lakh, say police
Fri, May 04, 2018

This is second case registered against Kalav at Shivaji Park in two years. But this is the first time he has scared one of his victims by lying about a police case lodged against them: Gangadhar Sonawane, Senior inspector, Shivaji Park police station

Held for ‘visa fraud’: Nigerian man ‘jumps’ from police car, dies
Thu, May 03, 2018

“At 6.30 am the police car was on the elevated bridge connecting the international airport. He opened the door and tried to jump on the other bridge and fell into the gap between the two bridges,” said Anil Kumbhare, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone VIII.

Jeff Goldberg’s one-man show on David Coleman Headley set to travel to Royal Opera House
Tue, May 01, 2018

Goldberg says of the three years he spent researching and writing the show. As a white American man living in Mumbai for the eight years, Goldberg says that Headley’s story also resonated with him.

Mumbai: Man held for using 6-year-old cancer patient’s missing documents to try to dupe builder
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Last month, Mahendra Salunkhe, a partner at M K Builders and Developers, based in Dadar, received a phone call from a man who claimed to be a senior official of the Income Tax (I-T) Department.

Mumbai: A Furry Tale Abandoned by owner, dog finds new home, a friend
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

“Sweety has been very well trained by her previous owners. Initially, she had some skin problems. But now it has cured and her fur is smooth,” Majumder said.

Felt like a neta, says 66-yr-old Khomdram Gambhir as he visits home after 40 years
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Gambhir, who had since 1983 survived on the streets of Mumbai as a daily wage labourer, before an accident forced him to beg, was on Thursday afternoon welcomed at the Imphal airport with garlands.

Manipur man came to Mumbai to ‘see new city’, to return home after 40 years
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

It was only on Saturday that Gambhir’s nephew Romen Leichombam chanced upon a video on YouTube of him living in Bandra.

Three years on: Body of toddler found at bottom of cliff in Mumbai, suspect’s identity evades investigators
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The crime is eerily similar to the spate of rapes and murders of toddlers in Cuffe Parade and Colaba in 2011-12. Like in South Mumbai, the suspect, seemingly, disappeared into thin air after abducting the child, the police say.