Srinath Rao


Mumbai firm directors arrested: After contract expired, fraud company continued to use name of its trustee
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Two directors of Quirky Technology in Sakinaka were recently arrested, on charges of duping nearly 1,200 people of at least Rs 32 crore.

Happy feet in Byculla: Watching over Mumbai zoo’s celebrity penguins
Sun, Sep 16, 2018

Feeding them, getting them to exercise, looking out for signs of illness and guarding herself against bites, it’s all in a day’s work for the veterinarian watching over Mumbai zoo’s celebrity penguins.

Optimistic about new Pakistan govt bringing Taliban to negotiating table: Abdullah
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Abdullah, who was in Mumbai for the India Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show, also expressed optimism in Pakistan being able to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the US.

Police identify Gujarat men who posted child porn videos on WhatsApp
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Of 20 clips the police are investigating, eight show Indian children in local settings, the rest appear to have been shot outside India, said investigators

Two Sakinaka firm directors arrested for Rs 32 crore fraud
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

Directors of Quirky Technology were arrested after a ponzi scheme run by the firm was exposed. The accused ran a platform through which they solicited investment and offered returns of up to 10 per cent every month.

Elgaar Parishad probe: Police cite letters to show Maoist links, back activists’ arrests
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

The letter also allegedly mentioned the need for concrete steps to be taken to “end Modi Raj”. “We are thinking of a Rajiv Gandhi-type of incident,” said Director General of Police (Law and Order) said, reading from the letter.

Mumbai: This cab driver doubles as an animal rescuer
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

“When they see my car, most passengers ask about my rescue work. After they reach their destination, I give each passenger my card and ask them to call me if they spot an injured animal,” said Sailesh Mehta.

Mumbai: Phones, laptops stolen from cars of marathon participants outside IIT-Bombay
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Owners of five to six cars found windows smashed and devices missing when they completed the race and returned to their vehicles parked on the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR).

Mumbai: Two arrested for filing backdated affidavits to claim refunds
Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Vikas Mhetre (49) and Vilas Dalvi (53), who were arrested on Saturday, have been accused of colluding with the employees of the official liquidator, appointed by the Bombay High Court, to file backdated affidavits in order to claim refunds.

Maharashtra launches portal for sexual offence complaints
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

The portal, launched following directions by the Supreme Court to the Union government in December 2017, started operating on a trial basis on August 1.

Two years since they returned home, Ghana sailors finally get salaries
Fri, Aug 24, 2018

After their arrest and subsequent release, the men were stranded on board their vessel that crashed into Butcher Island, a few kilometers away from the mainland.

Tech support scam: Corporator’s son arrested for ‘duping’ US nationals in Mumbai
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Police on lookout for 26-year-old’s ‘mastermind’ accomplice in Delhi

Mumbai: Store owner’s licence cancelled after wrong medicine causes customer’s death
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

The owner has been accused of causing the death of a senior citizen after he delivered cancer medicine to him by mistake.

Child porn on WhatsApp: All members of group liable for prosecution
Mon, Aug 13, 2018

The police registered a case following it up with arrests after a man, who was part of the group, uncomfortable with the videos, approached Santacruz-based cyber crime and cyber security expert Ritesh Bhatia.

Mumbai school poisoning: Panic in Baiganwadi, police step in to control angry parents
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

A mob of anxious parents had gathered at the BMC-run secondary school at 10.30 am to take their kids home. The kids fell ill after they had been given iron and folic acid tablets by the teachers as part of a Union government programme on August 6.

Mumbai by Night: Busting ghost myths at crematoriums
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

The objective behind inviting school and college students as well as adults inside crematoriums at midnight is to promote scientific thinking.

Mumbai pair scales Khardung La on electric scooters
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

The pair, who run the YouTube channel ‘MotorOctane’ in which they review vehicles, had approached Indian electric scooter manufacturing firm Okinawa with the idea a few months ago.

Unsolved crimes: 30 months on, search by police, fire brigade, coast guard & Navy fails to find 18-year-old’s body
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Tarannum had gone missing in the sea while taking a selfie at Bandra Fort in January 2016.

Mumbai: Man dies after taking cancer medicine, chemist arrested
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

One of the medicines prescribed was Folimax 10, which is available in tablet form and generally used to prevent anemia due to a deficiency of folic acid.

Mumbai: Contractor fined Rs 5 lakh after child drowns in pit
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

While the MMRDA is still awaiting the police report to determine culpability, the police have booked the contractor for causing death due to alleged negligence.