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    Mumbai: Man acquitted under POCSO for marrying victim

    Mumbai: A special court earlier this week, acquitted a 24-year-old man under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, as the court noted, the victim was not a minor. The three years during the time this case was going on, the victim had borne a child, due to which the two got married.

  • Mumbai Metro I to add 44 off-peak services on weekdays

    Mumbai: In view of the ongoing festival season, the Reliance Infrastructure Ltd’s Mumbai Metro One will augment services by 44 daily on weekdays, an official spokesperson said here on Thursday. From the existing 396, the services will now go up to 440 during the off-peak hours while cutting down the waiting time for a train from eight to five minutes.

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    Digital Service: PAPs can be given houses online

    Mumbai: To eliminate delay in the distribution of houses to Project-Affected Persons and complete projects like road widening, laying of water or sewer pipelines and other works within deadlines, the BMC has gone online from Thursday. Under its ease-of-doing-business plan, the corporation has introduced in-house software to decentralise the process of house distribution for PAPs. Earlier, this was handled by the BMC’s central body of assessment department. But now, this will be

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    Jet Airways mid-air horror: Jet Airways extends full cooperation to DGCA over probe

    Mumbai: Jet Airways has said that they are extending full cooperation to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the investigation into the matter where a Jaipur-bound flight of the airline was forced to return to Mumbai after several passengers suffered nasal and ear bleeding.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Muslims, Hindus conduct azaan and aarti in same pandal at Thane

    Thane: Time and again, people in India have proved their credentials in spreading communal harmony. One such example can be seen in Mumbra village of Thane district in Maharashtra. The residents of this village are spreading a message of communal harmony by conducting Ganesha aarti and the azaan for Muharram in the same pandal set up by the Ekta Mitra Mandal.

  • Jet Airways mid-air horror: When a plane crashed on cabin pressure loss in Greece

    New Delhi: More than 13 years ago, a Boeing aircraft crashed in a hilly terrain in Greece snuffing out 121 lives. A year later, investigators concluded that omissions in controlling cabin pressure was a key reason for the crash. On Thursday morning, the 166 passengers on board a Jet Airways flight might not have been aware about the incident that happened in Greece over a decade ago. But, they faced a similar

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    Maharashtra: 5 including 3 kids dead as truck rams auto-rickshaw

    Nagpur: Five persons including three children were killed and six others were injured in a collision between an auto-rickshaw and a truck near Nagpur in Maharashtra Thursday. The accident took place near Warora village on Kalmeshwar-Nagpur road around 3.30 PM, said a police official. Three families from Tajbagh area in Nagpur city were on their way to Dhapewada to visit a shrine on the occasion of Mohharam, said inspector Chandrashekhar Bahadure.

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    Mumbai: Jet Airways pax demands Rs 30 lakh compensation, 100 upgrades

    Mumbai: One of the five Jet Airways passengers who was sent to a city hospital for treatment, has demanded Rs 30 lakh in compensation, besides 100 upgrade vouchers, alleging lack of proper care by the airline, sources in the airline have said. The passenger has also allegedly threatened to “share” the video of the flight, whose cockpit crew “forgot” to turn on a switch that controls cabin air pressure early Thursday, resulting

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    Woman and grandson killed in hit-and-run accident in Pune

    Pune: An elderly woman and her grandson were killed and one person was injured Wednesday night after a speeding SUV dashed into them, police said. The driver of the speeding vehicle fled the scene abandoning his car after the incident, which took place in Chandannagar area here at around 7:30pm, and efforts were on to nab him, an official said Thursday.

  • Can have alliance with Congress, not NCP: Prakash Ambedkar

    Mumbai: Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar said on Thursday that he is open to alliance with the Congress but not with the NCP, claiming that the Sharad Pawar-led party is not “secular”. Ambedkar announced earlier this week that his party, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, would join hands with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM in the coming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

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    Mumbai: Man arrested for allegedly molesting Manipur student on local train

    Mumbai: A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a student from Manipur while she was travelling in a local train in Mumbai, a police official said Thursday. The accused, Ayaz Sattar Qureshi, a resident of Mankhurd suburb here, was nabbed from the Kurla railway station on Wednesday, he said.

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    Maharashtra Crime: 30-year-old married woman raped in Thane; two arrested

    Thane: Two persons were arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old married woman here in Maharashtra, police said Thursday. One of the accused, Rajesh Mhaskar (30), called the woman, who works as a labourer, out of her house at Khoni village in Bhiwandi area in the wee hours of Tuesday and allegedly raped her, an official at Nizampura police station said.