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  • St George Hospital to start OPD for mentally ill by this month-end

    Mumbai: On World Health Mental Day (October 10), the state-run St George Hospital announced its plans to start an Outpatient Department (OPD) for those suffering from mental illnesses. A facility will start by the last week of October. There is steep rise in number of cases of mental illnesses in the city and people are seeking treatment. “In future, we also plan to have a separate ward in the hospital for treatment

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    Mumbai: SRA begins biometric survey of 1.8 lakh Thane slums

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has started the biometric survey in Thane region following Mumbai. As per the SRA data, Thane has 1.80 lakh hutments, of which, biometrics of only 5,000 families is completed till now. Mahaonline, a state government agency, is conducting the survey for SRA.

  • Mumbai: Man sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping minor

    Mumbai: A special court designated to hear cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) on Wednesday, sentenced a 48-year-old man to twenty years’ imprisonment for raping a minor girl. However, the victim denied the occurrence of the incident. The mother of the 4-year-old girl told the court, the daughter of accused Kasim Shaikh lived on the mezzanine floor of their building and she was the friend of her daughter.

  • Sheena bora murder case: CBI opposes Indrani’s bail plea, sees ‘ulterior motive’

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opposed the bail application of Indrani Mukerjea on Wednesday in the Sheena Bora murder case, claiming she had filed the plea with an ‘ulterior motive’.Earlier this month, Mukerjea had sought bail on medical grounds, citing neurological implications.

  • Navratri 2018: Egged on by in-house devis, men too adopt dress code

     Mumbai: Egged on by the devis at home, men too have started to become colour-compliant during Navratri. On Wednesday, it was mostly a sea of blue, while on Friday, several unflinchingly sported yellow hues. Some have been following the tradition for years, while others follow their wives’ code. All nine days of the festival are dedicated to a distinct avatar of the goddess, and each of these days has a colour assigned

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    Supreme Court fixes six months to decide Rasraj case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday revised its Wednesday order to direct the Mumbai trial judge to decide the demolition case of Ville Parle’s Rasraj Restaurant to decide it within six months as an outer limit.  The Bench of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and Ms Indu Malhotra had on Wednesday ordered expeditious disposal, but amended it to fix the outer limit on a mention by counsel of the Municipal Corporation of

  • Aarey metro carshed: Give fair hearing to those who object to tree cutting, Bombay High Court tells BMC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Thursday to grant a fair hearing to the city residents who are objecting to the proposal to cut trees for the metro carshed project. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice G S Kulkarni also directed the BMC’s tree authority to publish on its website details of the permission granted for cutting trees for the car shed and

  • Mumbai: iPhone stuck in Central Railway local, Youth takes 3 hours to retrieve it

    Mumbai: An 18-year-old teenager experienced the unforgettable journey by travelling more than three hours in an Asangaon bound train just to retrieve his iPhone worth Rs 62,000 only after the third attempt. The phone was stuck between two seats in the first class coach on Thursday afternoon. Nimish Asrani (18), a student of RD National College, Bandra said he boarded a 2.55 pm Asangaon semi-fast local from Dadar station and was sitting keeping

  • Mumbai: Artists’ body asks Dutta to file fresh complaint, assures action

    Mumbai: In what could spell trouble for veteran actor Nana Patekar, the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has asked actress Tanushree Dutta to file a fresh complaint. The regulatory body has said it will act against Patekar and the three other men, who allegedly ‘harassed’ Dutta on the sets of a film a decade ago.

  • Rashmi Shukla is new Maharashtra Intelligence Commissioner

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla has been appointed as the State Intelligence Commissioner, a senior official in the Maharashtra Home Department said on Thursday. Four senior IPS officers were transferred Thursday, he said. Shukla is currently posted as Additional Director General (ADG), Highway Traffic. Before that she was Pune police commissioner.

  • Mumbai: Sexual harassment survivor joins #MeToo movement

    Mumbai: Months after being subjected to sexual harassment in a financial institution, the victim has joined the #MeToo movement and tweeted on Thursday afternoon. The victim said after joining the trending online movement she has garnered vast support and this is helping other women like her to come out of the shell and speak up.

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    Mumbai: In day of protests, Congress targets Nana Patekar, petrol rate hike

    Mumbai: In Mumbai and Maharashtra, Thursday was the day of the Congress party, as its women’s wing protested at the Oshiwara police station, demanding the arrest of actor Nana Patekar, after actress Tanushree Dutta filed a formal complaint with the police station late on Wednesday.

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