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    HDFC VP Murder Case: Cops are missing out on bank scam probe, says friend

    Mumbai: A close friend of Siddharth Sanghavi, suspects the murdered Vice-President of HDFC bank, was in the know-how of sensitive and potentially damaging information regarding a scam which led to his murder. The friend has alleged, the police seemed to have missed probing this theory entirely. Speaking to the Free Press Journal on condition of…

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Parsi family opts for eco-friendly Tree Ganesha

    Mumbai: Arine Elavia (36) has been bringing eco-friendly Tree Ganesha at her residence at Captain Colony, Worli for the last two years. The festivity is looked forward to by the family since it’s the only time where all family members get together. After Arine came back from the United States of America in 2010, she…

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  • Shackled by mental health issues, inmates have nowhere to go

    Mumbai : There are no full-time psychiatrists across jails and borstals in Maharashtra, which is a pre-requisite as per the prison manual and the Mental Health Care Act, 2017. The violation of the Act results in neglect of the mental health of prisoners. According to Dipak Chattopadhyay, an advocate at the Bombay High Court, “Section…

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    Section 377 Verdict: Love is not a crime, says activist Ankit Bhuptani

    Mumbai: Ankit Bhuptani (26) is elated with the Supreme Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality on Thursday among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Bhuptani feels that the historic judgement is a step forward in the inclusion of LGBTs in the society since ‘Love is not crime’ Bhuptani who is the Founder and Chairperson of…

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  • No government-run drug de-addiction centres for juveniles in Mumbai

    Mumbai: There are no drug de-addiction centres run by the government in Mumbai for juveniles which is a huge hindrance for the rehabilitation of the children who are trapped in the vicious cycle of taking drugs. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has approached the Social Justice and Empowerment Department and the Ministry of Women and Child…

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    Mumbai sex trafficking victims seeking justice are left in the lurch

    Mumbai: The conditions of most of the remand homes of juveniles, women and children is deplorable and the State government is apathetic towards them which gives rise to corruption within the homes and delay of justice for the victims. This is exactly what The Free Press Journal found out after carrying out a reality check…

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    Mumbai’s ‘overcrowded’ Arthur Road jail gets show-cause notice

    Mumbai: The Divine Help Foundation, a charitable trust registered under the Bombay Charitable Trust,  has issued a show cause notice on June 30 to the Superintendent of Arthur Road Jail and to the additional chief secretary of the home department on overcrowding at the jail  three times over its sanctioned strength. The sanctioned capacity of…

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    Mumbai: Workshop to arm 2,000 policemen with cyber fraud detection skills

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police plans to conduct cybercrime workshops for 2,000 police personnel to arm them with the expertise to handle cybercrime cases. The programme will be conducted in the last week of July in association with advocate Pankaj Bafna.  According to advocate Bafna,”It is a four-day training programme to be conducted in July end for…

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    Hair stylist rape case: Apathy of cop helps accused to evade arrest

    Mumbai: A ‘Writ of Mandamus’ has been filed at the Bombay High Court on June 6 to  transfer the rape case of a 34-year-old hair stylist to another police officer. Since the investigating officer Nityanand Ubale of the Dindoshi police station has been allegedly hand in glove with the accused and had failed to appear…

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  • Maharashtra: Nashik reform school turning juveniles into heinous criminals, alleges advocate

    Mumbai: An advocate of the Bombay High Court will be filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court for juveniles, who are being sent to borstal schools for reformation, turning into heinous criminals due to the jail-like environment at the detention centre. According to Dipak Chattopadhyay, an advocate of the Bombay High Court,…

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  • Bombay Parsi Punchayet doesn’t need dirty politics, says Anahita Desai

    Anahita Desai (53) who is contesting the upcoming Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) elections in July, is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis (WAPIZ). It is an organisation with over 5300 Parsi members. She is a trustee of Sodawaterwalla Agiary and Machi Trust and has been involved in community affairs…

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