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  • No proof against Bank of Maharashtra top officials in DSK scam: Police tell court

    Mumbai: Pune police told a court in Pune on Saturday that it did not find sufficient evidence against top officials of Bank of Maharashtra, arrested in connection with a cheating case against city-based developer DS Kulkarni. The public sector bank’s CEO & Managing Director Ravindra Marathe, Executive Director Rajendra Gupta and former CMD Sushil Muhnot should therefore be discharged, police said.

  • Mumbai: BMC razes illegal structures of 11 posh pubs, restaurants in Andheri

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) razed the illegal structures and extension of 11 posh pubs and restaurants at Andheri on Saturday. The illegal structures of pubs and restaurants which have been razed are Independent Breweries, Space Bar, Little Door, Kaledo, Brew Bot, Autumn, Glocal Junction, B- Desi, Beyond Bar are among few. Furthermore, action against two restaurants named Rike Terrace Bar and Barbecue Nation is ongoing, said the official.

  • #Metoo going overboard, time for #HeToo: Activists

    Mumbai: Trump did it first. It all began last week in the United States of America (USA) when its president, Donald Trump, said in a speech, “It is a scary time for men in America”. He also said one in every six men has experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Activists in Mumbai second that emotion.

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    Slum-dwellers have encroached on railway’s 96 acres along tracks: SRA

    Mumbai: Ninety-six acres of railways-owned land, especially along the tracks in Mumbai and its adjoining regions have been encroached by slum-dwellers, according to the Slum Rehabilitation Authority(SRA). This figure was determined using its Geographic Information System (GIS) of mapping. BI Kendre, chief nodal officer of the biometric survey department of SRA, confirmed, “A pilot project surveyed 21 of the 96 acres of GIS-mapped land and around 5,653 hutments have been identified. These

  • Maharashtra: ‘Selfie’ endoscopy by Nanded doctor

    Nanded : A gastroenterologist in Nanded has performed endoscopy on himself, to learn first-hand the suffering undergone by patients when they are subjected to the procedure. Dr Nitin Joshi of Galaxy Hospital, who has used this preferred diagnostic method to detect stomach and intestinal problems on over 7,000 patients so far, managed to conduct the procedure on himself with zero error, in a standing position. “I wanted to understand for myself the

  • Mumbai: Brace for traffic snarls as BMC mulls razing 14 road bridges

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars must brace themselves for more traffic snarls than usual in the near future as BMC plans to revamp as many as 14 damaged road bridges simultaneously across the city. After the recent audit of around 296 road bridges, conducted after the collapse of Gokhale Bridge in Andheri on July 3 in which two people were killed, 18 city bridges were found to be beyond repair. These 14 bridges are part

  • Mumbai: Flyover pillar collapses; traffic gets disrupted

    Mumbai: A massive iron girder of an under-construction flyover crashed down at Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road on Saturday when a container truck rammed into the flyover girder. The girder of the under construction flyover joining Ghatkopar and Mankhurd, crashed down on two vehicles, a four wheeler (Maruti Celerio) and a police marshall bike. Deonar police have arrested the container driver and booked him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. No casualties

  • Mumbai: MNS takes dig at Uddhav Thackeray over Ram temple, poses 10 questions

    Mumbai: In a dig at Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray over his pitch for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Saturday put up a poster outside its office, ‘Sena Bhavan’, posing 10 questions to the ruling party. Thackeray, addressing the party’s annual Dussehra rally in central Mumbai on October 18, had made a strong pitch for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and

  • Mumbai to Goa on a cruise: Say hello to Angriya; Here’s the complete review

    If you have gazed longingly at images of white ocean-liners sailing the deep blue and sighed because they were probably way out of reach, well, the answer to your prayers has sailed into the harbour. Say hello to the Angriya, a 131 metre-long, 120 metre-wide cruise liner with its seven decks, 104 cabins, sleeping capacity of 346 pax, and, more importantly, a fun potential that has whipped up waves of interest.

  • Mumbai: Services to be affected on CR, Harbour line for five hours today

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has planned a five-hour mega block on the main and Harbour line to carry out the maintenance on Sunday. Sunil Udasi, chief public relation officer, CR, said, “The fast and semi-fast services leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai from 9.25am to 2.54pm will halt at Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Bhandup and Mulund stations in addition to their respective scheduled halts. The fast services going beyond Thane will be diverted on

  • Mumbai: Three injured as fuel tank of auto-rickshaw explodes at petrol pump in Malad

    Mumbai: Three persons were injured, two of whom sustained serious injuries after the fuel tank of an autorickshaw exploded as it was being filled with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at a Malad petrol pump on Saturday morning. Police said the fuel tank exploded as it was overfilled. The petrol pump has been temporarily closed pending investigation, said a Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) official.

  • 2008 Malegaon blast case: NIA court rejects Colonel Shrikant Purohit’s plea to drop UAPA charges

    Mumba: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Saturday rejected the plea of Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Purohit, one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, seeking dismissal of charges against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The court also asserted that the prosecution of Lt Col Purohit under UAPA is valid.

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