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  • Mumbai: Compressor bursts in Mira Road eatery, 6 hurt

    Bhayandar: A suspected blast in the air-conditioning compressor of a restaurant in Mira Road, left six staff injured on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the incident was reported from Food King – a restaurant located in the Prime Mall in the plush Kanakia area of Mira Road (east) at around 12 pm.

  • Maharashtra: Interstate tourist vehicle racket busted, one held

    Thane: A man has been arrested for allegedly taking cars from people to deploy them in the tourist circuit and then selling them in other states with forged documents, Thane police said on Sunday. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Wagle Estate division, PR Nilewad said Sunday that accused Ashfaque Noor Ahmed Siddiqui has several such cases against his name.

  • Maharashtra: Groundwater depletion underlines Jalyukta Shivar corruption, says NCP

    Mumbai: A report on depletion of groundwater in 14,000 villages in Maharashtra has prompted the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to allege that the state government’s flagship ‘Jalyukta Shivar’ scheme is “mired in corruption”.In its report released a couple of days back, the state Water Resources department (WRD) stated that the ground water level in 14,000 villages across 252 talukas has gone down by at least a metre.

  • Maharashtra: Saibaba temple gets Rs. 5.9 crore donation on samadhi festival

    Shirdi: The Saibaba temple here has received donations worth Rs 5.97 crore during the conclusion of the Saibaba samadhi centenary festival. Devotees from the country and abroad donated Rs 2.52 crore in donation boxes kept in the temple premises during the three-day concluding festival from October 17 to 19, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rubal Agrawal told reporters here Saturday.

  • Mumbai: Bol Bachchans rob another woman at Mira Road

    Bhayandar: The notorious Bol Bachan gang (glib talkers) are not only striking at will in the twin-city, but they are devising innovative ways of robbing people, especially women and senior citizens. Less than a fortnight after a senior citizen was robbed of her gold ornaments, another elderly woman fell prey to the gang in Mira Road on Friday afternoon.

  • Thane, Kalwa, possession of whale vomit, whale vomit, pangolin scales, arrest

    Mumbai: Two youths arrested for assaulting rickshaw driver, robbing mobile phone

    Mumbai: Two youths have been arrested by the Dahisar police on Sunday for assaulting a 33-year-old autorickshaw driver and robbing mobile phone worth Rs 14000. The accused, Mohammed Arshad Naseeruddin Ansari (20) and Naved Mohammed Ilyas Idrisi (18) have been arrested from Ambawadi near Sudhir Phadke bridge, Dahisar and booked for voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery (Section 394) and common intention (Section 34) of the Indian Penal Code.

  • Mumbai: Dindoshi policemen threaten, extort money from doctors

    Mumbai: A Police Inspector and two detection staff of the Dindoshi police have been accused of extorting money from doctors and allegedly threatening them of dire consequences if they fail to pay the money.  A fortnight after threatening three doctors at their clinic in Goregaon on October 3, the police have merely recorded a panchnama.

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    Filing false complaints against in-laws amounts to cruelty: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Filing false complaints against in-laws and spouse would amount to matrimonial cruelty, the Bombay High Court ruled recently. The HC also said such kind of a conduct amounts to mental cruelty. The HC accordingly granted divorce to a couple, which has been residing separately for more than two decades.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway will install LED indicators at all stations by March 2019

    Mumbai: At least 500 old indicators on the Western Railway between Churchgate and Virar will be replaced coming March next year. The Western Railway will shell out a whopping Rs 4 crore to acquire new Light Emitting Diode (LED) indicators, whose numericals will be visible from a distance, railway official said.

  • Mumbai: MTDC to host Switzerland’s Landwehr Orchestra on Oct 22

    Mumbai: In order to become a desirable destination hosting international events, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will host Switzerland’s Landwehr Orchestra here on October 22. Landwehr is the certified concert and marching band of the canton and city of Fribourg, and, since starting in 1804, has performed across the globe including Japan, China, Iran, USA, Argentina, Australia and Canada, said.

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    Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP: Confess your inability to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya

    Mumbai: Targetting its ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Ram mandir issue, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday asked BJP to confess before the people that building the Ram mandir at Ayodhya was not possible for them and it was just a ‘jumla’.
    Uddhav visited Shirdi’s Sai Baba temple, two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the shrine. Uddhav addressed the rally of Shiv Sainiks at Shirdi and Ahmednagar as

  • Dharavi’s sector-5 redevelopment project work: MHADA in limbo: To continue or stall?

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is in limbo whether to continue or stall the Dharavi Sector- 5 redevelopment project work. Since the state cabinet on October 17 passed a fresh decision stating that Dharavi will not be developed in parts, but as a whole instead.

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