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  • Mumbai Plastic Ban from today: Rules, exceptions, penalties; all you need to know

    The Maharashtra government, on 23 March, announcing its ambitious ban on plastic bags, water bottles and other disposable plastic items in the state sent many Mumbaikars in a tizzy. After all, Mumbaikars depend on plastic for buying daily needs including while shopping for grocery. The implementation of this prohibition will begin from June 23, which has raised many questions and objections from the citizens.

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    Mumbai Crime: 89-year-old man arrested for molesting a 12-year-old girl in Chembur

    On Thursday, an 89-year-old man was arrested by Tilak Nagar police for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl. The 12-year-old and the accused live in the same colony but different buildings in Chembur. According to Hindustan Times, the incident happened on Wednesday when the girl had gone to a stationery shop to take printouts of her project. When the girl was on the way the accused met her and engaged her in a conversation.

  • Maharashtra: Teased for dark skin, woman poisons food at family function

    Raigad (Maharashtra): Miffed over being humiliated for her dark complexion, a woman in Maharashtra’s Raigad district poisoned food at her relative’s house-warming function, killing five people. The incident took place on June 18 when the accused, Pragya Survase, mixed pesticide in the food and served it at the function of her relative Subhash Mane in Mahad village.

  • Mumbai: Man dies after falling into open drain near Kurla

    Mumbai: A man died after he fell into an uncovered drain near Kurla signal at Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai. The incident took place last night. The identity of the man is yet to be ascertained. The locals in the area said that they had been facing problems because of the open drain since past few days. One of the locals told ANI, “There are several uncovered manholes in the area. We

  • Maharashtra City Taxi Rules: Cost of Ola, Uber riders may shoot up by 40%

    Mumbai: If the new rule — Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017, were to come into force, the per day cost to consumers is likely to increase by 40 per cent and that of taxi drivers is likely to increase by 93 per cent for app-based aggregators (Ola and Uber). This was stated by a study undertaken by (Consumer Unity & Trust Society) CUTS International.

  • Oshiwara: Female Body Builder registers a case for insulting her modesty on Facebook

    Mumbai: A well-known female body builder approached Oshiwara police station after she learnt that someone has discreetly downloaded her photographs from her social media account and created a fake page on Facebook with her photographs to denigrate her social image and hamper her business. The athlete, who is globally acclaimed in sports arena, told The Free Press Journal that someone is trying to spoil her name and achievements by creating fake page