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    Mumbai crime branch arrests gangster after 22 years

    Mumbai: A 52-year-old gangster has been arrested by the Mumbai crime branch unit-7 on Wednesday after 22 years. The accused was absconding since 1996. Anil Rajaram Gavande (52) is wanted by the Kanjurmarg police in a murder case and by the Mulund police in an attempt to murder case.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, Congress slam state over on-going government employees’ strike

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and the Congress on Wednesday attacked the BJP-led Maharashtra government over the ongoing strike of state employees for various demands. They said the strike is indicative of the “failure” of the ruling dispensation on various fronts. Around 17 lakh class 3 and class 4 employees of the state government went on three-day strike, which began on Tuesday for various demands, including implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission and

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    Mumbai: 2 men arrested for trying to extort Rs 5 crore from Kandivli businessman

    Mumbai: Police have arrested two men on Tuesday for allegedly trying to extort Rs 5 crore from a Kandivli businessman. The accused had sent a parcel containing live rounds of bullets and a letter demanding money in May, following which a case was registered. On Tuesday however, when the accused called again, they were trapped by police.

  • Mumbai: 2002 Ghatkopar blast accused arrested by Gujarat ATS

    Mumbai: An accused in the 2002 Ghatkopar blast was arrested from Aurangabad by the Mumbai crime branch and Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad on Tuesday. Yahya Khan alias Abdul Rahman Shaikh, 43, was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch unit 10 at 3 pm on Tuesday from Aurangabad. Shaikh was wanted in the 2002 Ghatkopar blast case as one of the conspirators. Shaikh was a software engineer at Pragma

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    CM Devendra Fadnavis: Over 63,500 schools have gone digital in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: More than 63,500 schools in Maharashtra became digital up to June this year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Wednesday. He called for laying more emphasis on e-learning and e-school projects in the era of Information Technology. Fadnavis on Wednesday chaired a review meeting of school education department at his official residence ‘Varsha’. School Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Additional Principal Secretary of the School Education Department Vandana Krishna, among others,

  • Even as Mira Road mourns death of Major Kaustubh Rane, BJP corporator celebrates his birthday

    Bhayandar: As the entire nation and the twin cities of Mira-Bhayander in particular, mourned the death of Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane, on Tuesday, a bunch of politicians seemed to have been oblivious to the pall of gloom over the locality. A grand birthday celebration for municipal corporator Anand Manjrekar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was in progress a few metres away from the major’s apartment in

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    Mumbai: Could have avoided injury had my son worn a helmet, says AC technician’s mother

    Mumbai: An air-conditioning technician, 32-year-old Sachin Sadaphule, who resides in Bharat Nagar, Chembur, was rushed to Sushrut Hospital, Chembur after he sustained a head injury after the blast in the BPCL refinery on Wednesday. For the past ten years, he has been working as an air-conditioning mechanic with BPCL and the unit was close to the plant where the explosion occurred.

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Sri Lanka bags victory by 3 runs in 4th ODI

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three runs in a tense rain-hit clash to end their losing streak in the one day series in the fourth game in Pallekele today. Dasun Shanaka hit a quickfire 65 as Sri Lanka blasted 306-7 off 39 overs. With a prolonged rain stoppage, South Africa were set a target of 191 from 21 overs.

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    Mumbai BPCL Fire: BPCL workers recount horror

    Mumbai: The workers who witnessed the explosion at the BPCL plant have gone into a state of shock, recounting the horror. The eyewitness are barely able to forget the impact of the explosion they witnessed. “I am still in a state of shock as I feel I am listening to the sounds of the blast. My ears are echoing with the buzzing sound and I cannot sit still,” said a worker.

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    Mumbai BPCL Fire: We thought it was a terror attack, says Locals

    Mumbai: People residing near Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)’s Mahul plant in Chembur were left shaken after hearing a huge blast on Wednesday afternoon.  “We actually thought it was a bomb blast, a terrorist attack. We immediately left our houses and came on field only to witness smoke erupting from a distance,” said Jeremy Concesao, a Mahim resident.

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    Karunanidhi Passes Away: What happened when Karunanidhi helped fund school, library in Dharavi, Mumbai; read full story

    Mumbai: Late DMK chief M Karunanidhi had helped fund a school and library in Mumbai’s Dharavi ares some 35 years ago. DMK Mumbai unit incharge R Palaniswamy said the unit invited Karunanidhi. “Not only did he accept our invitation, but also evinced keen interest in our activities and needs,” he said. “We told him about non-availability of a community school in the Tamil-dominated Dharavi area. We also told him that lack of

  • Assam NRC List: NRC draft contains errors, says Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi

    Guwahati (Assam): Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi criticised state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft and said the list “contains lots of errors”. Speaking to ANI, Gogoi said, “NRC draft contains lots of errors. Among 40 lakhs people, who have been left out of the list, a vast majority are genuine Indian citizens and many are indigenous people. Voter list could have been a relevant document to prove citizenship, to be

  • 3 Mumbai residents arrested in Kolkata ATM fraud case

    Mumbai: Kolkata Police on Wednesday said three Mumbai residents have been arrested on charge of involvement in an ATM fraud case reported in the metropolis and seized skimming machines and pinhole cameras from them. Accused Rohit Nayar was caught on Tuesday night while trying to install a skimming machine at an ATM of Kotak Mahindra Bank in south Kolkata’s Elgin Road.

  • Cases of cholera, diarrhoea rise in Yavatmal

    Yavatmal: Cholera and diarrhoea cases have gone up in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, with the local government hospital having received 650 patients in the last four months only, a senior official said on Wednesday. Yavatmal Government Medical College and Hospital dean Dr Manish Shrigiriwar said the number of patients shot up during April to August 8.

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    Now visitors will have to pay more to visit Taj Mahal

    Agra (UP):  Visitors to Taj Mahal and other monuments will now have to pay extra, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) raised the entry fee to visit such historical monuments.

  • Death toll to rises to 164 as earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Mataram (Indonesia): The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said today, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster.