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    Sewri’s BDD chawls redevelopment project: Tenants will have to wait little longer for their new homes

    Mumbai: The tenants of Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) Chawls of Sewri will have to wait for their new houses a little longer since the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) yet to get the ownership of this land. At present, the BDD chawls at Sewri property is owned by the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) and given on lease to state government.

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    Mumbai: Police Didi’s ‘good and bad touch’ drive a runaway hit

    Mumbai: The Police Didi initiative, a brainchild of DGP Dattatray Padsalgikar launched in 2016 after a series of sexual harassment cases were reported from schools, it has created awareness among young girls about ‘good touch and bad touch’. Furthermore, as a result of awareness, the number of cases registered pertaining to sexual harassment of children has seen a dip.

  • Matheran jinx: Toy train derails

    Mumbai: A coach of Matheran toy train – the Neral-Aman Lodge service — derailed on Sunday afternoon, but thankfully no casualties were reported in the mishap. The Central Railway has ordered an enquiry into the incident. SK Jain, DRM of Mumbai Division of CR, confirmed that an enquiry has been ordered.

  • Mumbai: Two GoAir planes hit by snags

    Mumbai: A Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320Neo plane of budget carrier GoAir was on Saturday forced to return to Delhi after departing for Male due to a “component” issue while another Delhi-bound flight came back to Goa airport due to “faulty” alarm in the aircraft’s cargo hold area, the airline said.

  • First Time in India! Couple says ‘I Do’ on Mumbai to Goa ‘Angriya’ cruise

    Mumbai: The concept of organising weddings on a cruise in India has finally kick-started, as the Captain of the country’s first cruise service ‘Angriya’ plying between Mumbai and Goa has solemnised a marriage onboard. The couple, Prabir and Sayali Correa, got married in a Mumbai court on October 20, the day Angriya set to sail. Later, their marriage was solemnised by Captain Irwin Sequeira as per laws.

  • Mumbai: MBMC scrambles to boost Swachhta app downloads, launches campaigns

    Bhayandar: With the government setting a target of 80,000 downloads of the Swachhta App – a centrally monitored pan-India mobile application introduced by the ministry of urban development (MoUD), officials in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) are on an overdrive to reach out to citizens and convince them to load the application onto their phones.

  • Maharashtra: Aurangabad MIM corporator denied entry into civic house

    Aurangabad: An AIMIM corporator who was earlier beaten up for opposing an Aurangabad Municipal Corporation resolution paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Saturday denied entry into the civic house in Aurangabad. Mayor Nandkumar Ghodele said corporator Syed Mateen Syed Rashid was denied entry as other members had opposed his presence at the AMC’s general body meeting called on Saturday.

  • Mumbai: Man dupes online bizman, flees with expensive hired cameras

    Bhayandar: Online search engines and e-commerce merchant websites are turning out to be valuable assets for fraudsters to source out business details and contact information in context to their potential targets. The Thane (rural) police are on the lookout of a crook who duped a Goregaon-based businessman in Mira Road. In his complaint to the police, the businessman, identified as Ajay Kumar Yadav (30), stated that he had placed an advertisement on

  • Mumbai: History-sheeter nabbed in Khalapur

    Mumbai: Navi Mumbai police arrested a chain-snatcher Fayyaz Shaikh (38) and two of his accomplices, wanted in more than 81 cases of chain-snatching and robbery from Khalapur on Saturday. Shaikh, who had given a slip to Navi Mumbai police after opening fire on them, on October 15, was arrested after the police laid a trap near Nadhal village of Khalapur district.

  • Mumbai: Chembur spa raided, owner manager held

    Mumbai: On Saturday evening, officials of Crime Branch Unit 9 raided the Renover Spa being run for sex racket near Chembur Naka in Chembur east. Police apprehended 15 persons and are investigating it.  According to sources, a team led by inspector Sawant raided the spa and apprehended its owner, identified as Bastiram Awhad, a female spa manager, 11 women, employed as spa therapists, and two male customers. The spa was working as a front for

  • Maharashtra: Water supply in Latur district till June 2019, says Guardian Minister

    Latur: Dispelling extreme drought like conditions, the Guardian Minister of Latur, Sambhaji Patil Nilengkar said, the water levels in the Manjra are sufficient for 45 million cubic metres. There is no fear for Latur city as the current water supply will be sufficient till June 2019.

  • Maharashtra: Gosekhurd project-hit promised relief, finally

    Nagpur: The guardian minister of Nagpur, Chandrashekhar Bawakule, met with the Project-Affected Persons (PAPs) of Gosekhurd on Saturday morning, where he acceded to two of their demands. Accordingly, Independent legislator Bachu Kadu and his supporters withdrew their agitation, saying they would watch the government’s moves. “If it fails to keep its word, we will take the agitation to Bawankule’s doorstep,” threatened Kadu.

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