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  • Mumbai: Fake currency seized; 2 arrested at Marol

    Mumbai: Two persons were arrested for possessing fake currency worth `96,000. On a tip-off that a deal is likely to take place near Indo Saigon Industrial Estate at Marol. Saddam Salim Hawaldar, a resident of Vijay Bhavan Chawl at Laxmi Narayan Temple road, Sakinaka, and Fahad Naushad Chandiwala, a resident of Gupta Chawl at Kolivari village, Kalina, Santacruz, were arrested. They were found in possession of 48 fake Indian currency notes in

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    Mumbai: Man held for molesting 10-year-old girl at Aarey

    Mumbai: The Aarey police has arrested a man for molesting a 10-year-old girl on October 7. The girl was playing with her friends when the accused, Rajesh Kalicharan Yadav molested her. Before, the girl stepped out of her house, she had a fight with her sister. So, she went to the playground to rejuvenate herself, when the accused touched her inappropriately. After the girl narrated the incident to her parents, they approached

  • Mumbai: Police, citizens foiled Congress bid to spread unrest, says Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel

    Mumbai: Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Saturday blamed the Congress for the attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants in his state and claimed that police and people have managed to foil the opposition party’s attempts to create an unrest. Several districts in the northern part of Gujarat were rocked by violence after a labourer from Bihar was arrested on the charge of raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.

  • Mumbai: ‘Undeclared Emergency can only be fought by people’s coalitions’

    Mumbai: The People’s Convention against Undeclared Emergency held a meeting at the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, where members spoke against the imposition of the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and demanded the release of activists charged under them. The meeting was organised by Mumbai Rises to Save Democracy, a collective of 40 civil society, democratic rights organisations and non-governmental organisations across Maharashtra.

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    Mumbai: MHADA set to revive anti-encroachment cell

    Mumbai: The anti-encroachment cell of the Mumbai Housing Board of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which has been dormant since its inception in 2014, will soon be roused into action. A meeting was held by MHADA officials at the chamber of the newly appointed president, Uday Samant. Samant told The Free Press Journal that a deputy collector, one tehsildar and five Naik tehsildars will be appointed shortly.

  • Mumbai: Rafale the largest defence scam, says Bhushan; files complaint with CBI

    Mumbai: Calling the Rafale deal the “largest defence scam” in the country, Advocate Prashant Bhushan said Saturday that the he hoped that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will act upon the complaint made by him and two others against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in the case, and register a Preliminary Enquiry, or an FIR. Bhushan said that if the CBI failed to follow due process, he will then take

  • Mumbai: Man swindled of Rs 23 Lakh by woman on matrimonial site

    Mumbai: The matrimonial plans of a Powai resident turned sour after a woman he had befriended on the website jeevansathi.com left him poorer by Rs 23 lakh. Powai Police have registered a case of cheating against a 32-year-old woman, Radhika Dikshit.  Police are on the lookout for Dikshit. The couple were both registered on jeevansathi.com, a marriage portal. The man, who works for a prestigious company and resides near the Indian Institute

  • Mumbai: OCs for 16,000 slum rehab tenements by March ’19, says Slum Rehabilitation Authority

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has set a target to obtain occupancy certificates (OCs) for 16,000 slum rehabilitation tenements by March 2019. Besides this, it plans to create 29,225 stock houses between December 2018 and March 2019 to rehabilitate eligible slum-dwellers in Mumbai. The authority claims that so far it has given free houses to almost 86,000 slum dwellers under its various schemes.

  • Mumbai: Panel set up to study traffic issues in city

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police Saturday constituted a committee to give suggestions on the issue of parking space and congestion in the city, an official said. The Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) was named the head of the committee, which also includes officials from the Mumbai civic body, its transport wing BEST and state- run bodies MMRDA and MMRCL, he said.

  • Mumbai underground: Metro III, a trailer

    Mumbai: If you have been hot under the collar and grumbling about the heat and dust in the city and think 37 degrees is sweltering, try descending into the working site of the Mumbai Metro-3 corridor. It may completely alter your perspective. You will be convinced that 37 degrees is cool!

  • Mumbai: Devotees protest against Supreme Court Sabarimala verdict

    Mumbai: Ayyappa devotees from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai Saturday held a protest at Azad Maidan here demanding that the Kerala government issue an ordinance to protect age-old rituals of Sabarimala Temple. The Supreme Court, last month, had struck down a rule that disallowed girls and women in the age group of 10-50 years from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

  • Mumbai: Why Mumbai cops glitter on Twitter, even as their Navi Mumbai counterparts lag

    Mumbai: At a time when Mumbai Police have been garnering accolades for touching millions of hearts with their presence on the micro-blogging site Twitter, their Navi Mumbai counterparts are barely extant on this site, with a mere seven replies to citizens’ tweets. With just 37,100 followers on Twitter, Navi Mumbai Police have quite a few million to go before they can think of catching up with Mumbai Police’s 4.6 million.

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