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BMC seeks wildlife clearance to translocate 18 coral colonies on coastal road project path

October 29, 2020 8:59:30 pm

If approved, it will be the second such project to be implemented along the state’s coastline and the first in Mumbai. Earlier, the Mangrove Cell and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have translocated 2,620 coral fragments off the Malvan coast in Sindhudurg.

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Sushant death probe: NCB arrests brother of Arjun Rampal’s partner in drug case

October 19, 2020 6:50:46 am

The NCB said Agisilaos Demetriades is a part of the larger drug syndicate and supplied narcotics to the peddlers who were in touch with actor and Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik. This is the 23rd arrest made in the case, said NCB.

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Mumbai: NCB busts international drug racket, 2 arrested

October 19, 2020 7:18:03 am

Marijuana worth Rs 55 lakh, sourced from Canada, seized

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Marijuana worth over Rs 50 lakh seized in Navi Mumbai, Pune; 2 held

October 18, 2020 2:42:51 pm

A team of the NCB's Mumbai unit recovered 1,036 grams of curated marijuana during a search at the Lonavala post office in neighbouring Pune district on Friday, he said.

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Maharashtra Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Nearly 6,000 new cases reported in a day, state tally over 16 lakh

October 20, 2020 12:50:54 pm

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune Coronavirus News HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai's metro services, set to restart this week will have only one-third of the passenger traffic and the number of trains will be reduced to half of the pre-covid levels.

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Former Maharashtra ACB chief who headed Telgi scam SIT dies of heart attack

October 18, 2020 12:06:53 pm

An officer said SS Puri had gone to meet his son in Canada earlier this year and was staying there due to lockdown. On Saturday morning, he suffered a heart attack and died.

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Cox & Kings CA found dead, police suspect suicide

October 18, 2020 11:47:15 am

Sagar Deshpande, who joined Cox and Kings in July 2010 and rose to become Manager Finance, was last quizzed by the ED in March and had not been summoned since then, said an official.

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Cong, NCP seek action after BJP MLA asks Uddhav to shut down state madrassas

October 18, 2020 12:12:08 pm

On October 15, Mumbai BJP MLA Atul Bhatkalkar had asked Thackeray to follow the Assam government and shut down madrassas in the state. He demanded an immediate stop to modernisation grants provided by the state to the madrassas

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Maharashtra govt allows gyms, fitness centres to re-open from Oct 25

October 18, 2020 11:42:40 am

In a virtual meeting with gym owners, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday made it clear that group activities like zumba, yoga and steam and common showers will not be permitted.

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Republic TV journalist questioned by police

October 18, 2020 1:32:44 am

A case was registered against Pradeep Bhandari at Khar police station for allegedly using criminal force to deter public servants from discharging their duties and disobeying orders issued by the police against forming a crowd.

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Monorail services in Mumbai resume today

October 18, 2020 10:44:13 am

The Monorail that was completely shut down on March 22 amid the pandemic-induced lockdown in the country will initially run 100 trips in a day. A call on running additional services will be determined by commuter response.

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Maharashtra: Ministers, leaders of political parties make beeline to flood-hit districts

October 17, 2020 11:46:48 pm

On Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar visited affected areas in Solapur district and announced that farmers hit by the crisis will be compensated. "No farmer will be left out," he said.

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Mumbai: Panic after ‘strong foul smell’ of gas surfaces in eastern suburbs

October 18, 2020 11:35:11 am

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VII) Prashant Kadam, who oversees an area from Mulund to Ghatkopar, said police had received no such complaint until late on Saturday. "We will check if there are any such issue and take action," he added.

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Mumbai airport extends Covid testing facility for departing passengers

October 18, 2020 11:39:55 am

Airport officials said the test report will take 8-12 hours and can be mailed digitally to passengers or a passenger can book a slot and get himself or herself tested beforehand to get a physical copy while departing.

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Mumbai: Three arrested for running fake call centres, duping US nationals

October 17, 2020 10:42:32 pm

The fraudsters, police said, would pretend to be calling in relation to selling “pharmaceutical products” and make unsuspecting customers install some software on their computers using which they would be cheated.

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Republic TV approaches HC, seeks quashing of FIR

October 18, 2020 1:25:47 am

The plea also seeks that the court order the CBI to initiate an inquiry against the Mumbai’s police commissioner, Param Bir Singh.

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Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay booked for ‘rape of actress over 3-year period’

October 19, 2020 9:14:00 am

According to police, in a complaint filed by the woman, Mahaakshay called her to his home in May 2015 and served her a soft drink spiked with a sedative. He then allegedly raped her after she passed out.

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‘For promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion’: FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut, her sister

October 18, 2020 8:48:34 am

The women were booked under sections pertaining to committing malicious or deliberate acts with the intention of outraging religious feelings of citizens.

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Western Railway to run 12 pairs of special trains on Dussehra, Diwali

October 17, 2020 10:47:44 am

Of these 12 pairs of special trains, five pairs will run from Bandra Terminus, two pairs each from Indore and Udhna and one pair each from Okha, Porbandar and Gandhidham stations, the WR said in a release on Friday.

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Officegoers in Kalyan, Dombivali use ferry service to cut commute time

October 17, 2020 3:49:52 am

According to officegoers, massive traffic congestions are witnessed on roads leading to Shilphata junction, Kongaon and Patripol bridge. “The vehicles are stranded for hours on these stretches,” says Bharat Shah, a resident of Dombivali.

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Maharashtra govt allows women commuters to travel in local trains but railways yet to give nod

October 17, 2020 6:39:25 am

This is not the first time that the state government and railways have squared off over train services during the pandemic. Both had differed over starting special trains to facilitate movement of people to districts in Konkan for Ganesh Chaturthi in August.

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TRP scam: Mumbai Police make sixth arrest

October 17, 2020 7:02:23 am

Police said before this they had arrested five others, including owners of two channels Fakt Marathi and Box Cinemas, and two former employees of Hansa Research Group that calculated TRPs on behalf of Broadcast Audience Research Council.

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Aaditya asks forest dept to stop wall construction at Aarey zoo site

October 17, 2020 6:52:17 am

The Forest department, in a government resolution (GR) on October 9 last year, had approved a grant of Rs 60 lakh for the conservation wall of the zoo. The work order was issued in March before the lockdown came into force.

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Mumbai: Man arrested for dacoity jumps off Sewri court building

October 17, 2020 6:56:48 am

Rajendra Walmiki, along with his six accomplices, were arrested on August 18 for allegedly posing as crime branch officials and carrying out a dacoity.

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Two days of rainfall clears smog layer over Mumbai, air quality back to ‘good’

October 17, 2020 6:45:36 am

Meanwhile, after heavy rainfall across the state, no extreme weather events have been predicted for the next five days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a forecast of “light rain” across the state for the next five days.