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Nashik prisoner hangs himself, note found in body blames jail staff

October 15, 2020 7:21:04 am

Five other inmates complain against prison staffers; investigation on.

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Mumbai: Four-year-old child’s body found in sack, neighbour detained for murder

October 15, 2020 10:33:43 am

Police said the two minors were playing at the girl’s residence around 1 am on September 18 when the boy is alleged to have lost consciousness. The girl, police said, panicked on seeing the child in the condition.

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Power outage: Sabotage cannot be ruled out, committee to probe matter says Nitin Raut

October 15, 2020 10:30:07 am

Raut said a report submitted by a committee that had probed such power outages in 2011 and the subsequent action taken, if any, will also be discussed.

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Mumbai: Man performs stunts on 22-storey building ledge, three booked

October 15, 2020 10:00:40 am

The 1.19-minute-long video shows a man wearing a black shirt and pant doing headstands while perched precariously on the ledge of the 22-storey building overlooking the slum colony of Laljipada and Poisar river.

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Mumbai: Six arrested for stabbing man to death

October 15, 2020 9:59:32 am

As per the police, the duo, who were looking for someone to carry out the killing, got in touch with Sonu Shaikh (30) alias Shahnawaz, who has a small liquor shop.

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Relatives of patients ask Apex hospital to settle hospitalisation bills they received in last 2 days

October 15, 2020 10:09:09 am

At least 11 patients were admitted in Fortis hospital. Apart from Madhumati Gawde, Virendra Singh, who succumbed on Tuesday morning, was billed Rs 1.60 lakh for 12 hours of treatment. His family refused to make the payment and asked Apex hospital to pay.

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Mumbai: SGNP reopens today for walkers, guidelines issued

October 15, 2020 9:42:38 am

All registered morning walkers will not be allowed entry on day 1. Walkers will be segregated on the basis of their names on their passes.

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Ward committee polls: Mayor, Sena corporators stage sit-in as civic staff report late for election

October 15, 2020 10:07:22 am

The election for the chairman of six ward committees was held Wednesday with the Shiv Sena winning five and the BJP one. While the elections were scheduled to start at 10 am, Pednekar said, only one staffer was present at the poll venue at the time.

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Bombay High Court disposes defamation suit after actor tenders unconditional apology to Richa Chadha

October 15, 2020 2:49:26 am

The actor undertook to delete all her statements and defamatory posts against Chadha on Twitter and any other platform and further undertook that she will not publish any defamatory, insulting or humiliating statements against Chadha at any time in perpetuity.

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Five held for abduction of city-based businessman

October 15, 2020 10:02:45 am

An officer said that on Sunday evening, when Rakesh Pandey stepped out of his four-wheeler near Dindoshi bus depot, he was apprehended by three men in masks. They forced him into their vehicle and fled.

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Mumbai: Man chops off grandmother’s head in her Bandra home

October 15, 2020 9:55:42 am

The accused asked his grandmother to gift him a cellphone. But she refused to give in to his demands,” said an officer at Bandra police station. “Enraged, Christopher Dias chopped off his grandmother’s head after she went to sleep at midnight.

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Mumbai: Man booked for not wearing mask

October 15, 2020 9:55:20 am

The civic body had warned of action under Section 188 (disobedience to the order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code if people are found roaming around without masks in public places.

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Traffic cops asked to change tone, speak politely with those flouting norms

October 15, 2020 9:53:57 am

“The ones breaking the law will be penalised but with respect. We need to learn how to present ourselves in the public because it eventually affects the reputation of the Mumbai Police,” said an officer who attended the meeting with Yashasvi Yadav last Saturday.

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NCB opposes Kshitij Prasad’s bail plea: Claim of being forced to name Karan Johar, three actors an afterthought, court told

October 15, 2020 9:52:33 am

In its reply, the NCB said on Wednesday that the names of the three actors are not mentioned in any of statements that Prasad had given to the agency. It claimed that the statements given by Prasad were voluntarily.

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State govt allows Mumbai Metro to resume operations

October 15, 2020 9:49:09 am

Minutes after the order was issued, the Mumbai Metro, which operates the city’s lone functional Metro service between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar, announced that it will resume operations from Monday from 8.30 am after inspection and trial runs.

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park reopens today for walkers, guidelines issued

October 15, 2020 1:34:21 am

Morning walkers whose passes expired during the lockdown can renew them from October 20 at the main gate between 7.30 am and 5.30 pm. Walkers will be allowed only on designated marked routes till the Tumnipada gate.

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Mumbai: Court allows four more couples to adopt rescued children

October 15, 2020 10:10:22 am

The adoption proceedings of the sixth rescued child are pending as the biological mother of the child has also sought a claim on him. A plea is also pending before the Bombay High Court by the adoptive parents seeking to quash the FIRs registered against them

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Mumbai Metro to restart passenger operations from October 19 after Maharashtra govt nod

October 14, 2020 9:22:05 pm

According to new guidelines, which are part of the state's Mission Begin Again, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the same will be issued by the Urban Development department.

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Defamation suit: Actor tenders apology to Richa Chadha, HC disposes of suit

October 15, 2020 10:06:11 am

Film critic Kamaal R Khan and news channel to contest defamation suit.

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Allies close ranks around Uddhav, question tone of Koshyari’s letter

October 14, 2020 5:14:16 am

In an indication that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had formulated a joint response strategy over this latest misgiving with the Governor, state Congress president and revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat questioned the “language used” in Koshyari’s letter to the CM.

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10 AC trips among WR’s 194 additional local train services

October 14, 2020 12:48:27 pm

The move follows two instances of overcrowding in local trains, where commuters could be seen jostling for space. In one video that went viral on social media, passengers at Borivali station were seen pushing each other, violating social distancing norms, to get inside the train compartment.

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Civic body, Mumbai Police to fine those not wearing masks in public

October 14, 2020 12:49:50 pm

In a review meeting Tuesday, Municipal Commissioner I S Chahal asked civic officials to initiate a joint action with the Mumbai Police and intensify the campaign in the 24 wards, against those not wearing masks.

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BJP cries foul as BMC standing committee to hear 500 proposals

October 14, 2020 12:50:24 pm

The standing committee approves and allocates funds required for various projects or works carried out by the BMC. The meeting usually lasts one to two hours.

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Bombay High Court asks sweet shopowners to pay Rs 1 lakh to Covid welfare fund

October 14, 2020 1:02:20 pm

The FSSAI had on September 25 mandated sweet shops to display “best before date” on the container trays of non-packaged or loose sweets from October 1.

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Trip to Mecca, Madina: 62-yr-old man duped of Rs 12.26 L by travel agent in Mumbai

October 14, 2020 1:00:54 pm

The man, a retired Central Railway employee, has lodged a complaint with Nagpada police. The police said the accused was a friend of the complainant and had also promised to arrange his daughter’s wedding at a mosque in Saudi Arabia.