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    Mumbai: Minor boy arrested for molesting 6-yr-old

    Mumbai: Amboli police have arrested a teenage boy on Monday for molesting a six-year-old girl on Sunday evening. Police sources said the incident took place in Ramesh Nagar area of Jogeshwari west on Sunday evening, when the six-year-old girl was playing in the compound of a neighbouring building. The accused, aged 14, saw her and called out her saying her father was looking for her. The teenager took her behind the bushes

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    7 killed in Mumbai-Goa highway mishap

    Mumbai: Seven persons, including a toddler, were killed while four have sustained serious injuries in an accident on the Mumbai-Goa highway near Rajapur on Tuesday morning. All the deceased and injured were in the Eeco car, while two of the luxury bus sustained minor injuries on the head.

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    Mumbai: Tainted company to care for Humboldt penguins

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Tuesday, finalised the contractor for maintenance of the Byculla Zoo Humboldt penguin enclosure and the supply of fish to the birds. The Rs 12 crore contract has been awarded to M/s Highway Constructions, which had earlier been fined by the civic body for making false claims to acquire the same. The civic body had said it “did not have the technical expertise for the maintenance

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    Mumbai: Second ladies’ coach gets aquarium-themed interior

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) introduced its second redesigned ladies coach, the division has unveiled its next work of art — an ‘aquarium’ themed interior of a Mumbai local. The second coach was also painted at the Matunga workshop. “Matunga workshop has taken another step towards the improvement of passenger experience on Indian Railways,” CR said in a statement.

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    RTI query on state civic corporations’ transparency: ‘Since report is in submission no information can be provided’

    Mumbai: Government has no interest in ensuring transparency in working of Municipal corporations in Maharashtra. The three-member committee appointed to recommend measures to ensure transparency in the working of all municipal corporations including Mumbai, is gathering dust for the past 132 days, as per the information provided to RTI activist Anil Galgali leading to speculation about the intention of the government in implementing the recommendations.

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Officers defend taking statements of drivers

    Mumbai: The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday in the Sohrabuddin Encounter Case, started examining the 34 Investigating Officers, with deposition of N K Barot, Investigating Officer from Gujarat CID, who had recorded statements of two witnesses, both of them had retracted from their statements and were declared hostile.

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    TB awareness: Doctors, chemists use Ganeshutsav as tool

    Mumbai: As the devoted throng Ganesh pandals for darshan in Ghatkopar and Kurla, doctors and pharmacists have decided to utilise this ‘divine’ opportunity to create awareness on tuberculosis (TB). In 2017-18 alone, TB cases in the city rose by 33%.

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    Fuel likely to come under GST regime

    Mumbai: A day after the nationwide bandh called by the opposing Congress, the state government has decided to push its own proposal to bring petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. A meeting of the GST council will be held on September 28, is likely to make it a reality. Sudhir Mungantiwar, minister for finance and planning claimed once the proposal will be approved by the council, petrol prices

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    State taxes on petrol, diesel highest in country

    Mumbai: Although the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has claimed that Maharashtra ranks among the top five states for the highest taxes on petrol and ranks eighth for diesel taxes in the country, according to the Petroleum Planning Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Centre, the state has the highest taxes on petrol and diesel in the country.

  • Rupee touches fresh record low of 72.69

    Mumbai : The embattled rupee plummeted 24 paise against the US dollar to end at a new record low of 72.69, due to a rebound in crude oil prices and capital outflows amid intensifying global trade war concerns. The rupee had a positive start and touched a high of 72.25 versus the dollar in early morning deals. But, it suddenly collapsed to hit a fresh record low of 72.74. However, the swift

  • Sebi pitches for bigger, cleaner, safer markets

    Mumbai : Market regulator Sebi on Tuesday called for bigger, cleaner and safer markets and enhancing the overall governance standards in the market for issuers, intermediaries or market infrastructure providers.

  • Uniform valuation system in offing for corp bonds

    MUMBAI: The Sebi on Tuesday said there is a need for the financial sector to follow one system of valuation for corporate bonds to enhance participation and liquidity in the market. “We cannot have a dichotomous valuation system for corporate bonds,” G. Mahalingam, wholetime member at Sebi, said at an event organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Currently, different sectors follow different conventions and practices to value

  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Madhu Industrial Estate in Andheri, 4 fire engines rushed to spot

    Mumbai: A fire broke out Tuesday in a commercial building in suburban Andheri, an official said. A fire personnel received burn injuries while trying to douse the flames, he said. The blaze erupted around 10 am on the second floor of the seven-storey building at the Madhur Industrial Estate in Andheri, a fire brigade official said.

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    Can’t trust Sohrab’s bros over Prajapati presence in bus: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In its six separate but detailed judgments, the Bombay High Court has literally pinned holes in the case of the CBI against all top IPS officers, accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh staged encounter. The HC has almost come to a conclusion that Tulsiram Prajapati, the accomplice of Sohrabuddin, never travelled with him and his wife Kausar Bi, on the day when they were abducted by the team of Gujarat and Rajasthan police.

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    Bombay High Court: Inmates’ version, letters to rights body inadmissible as proof

    Mumbai: The CBI is drawing criticism for its ‘shoddy’ investigation in the Sohrabuddin staged encounter case.  There is yet another jolt for the central agency after the Bombay High Court pronounced its order on Monday. The HC said the evidence as adduced in the statements of Udaipur prison inmates, cannot be legally admitted. The bench of Justice Anant Badar, in its detailed judgment, has held the evidence of all the inmates of