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Woman whose headless body was found at Bhayandar beach had big-city dreams
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:49 AM IST
Naigaon police have arrested Mintu Singh, a native of Bihar who worked in Bhayandar, for allegedly killing her by banging her head on wall in their house.
CBI books two Customs officials in corruption case
CBI registers two corruption cases against two deputy commissioners of Mumbai Customs and two clearing agents for clearing dutiable goods without payment of customs duty. The accused allegedly committed irregularities by using passports of people who lived abroad for more than two years to avail of exemptions.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:12 AM IST
Former BPCL official issued 7 e-challans for traffic violations he didn’t commit
A former executive director at BPCL was shocked to find out that someone had faked his car's registration number and used it on an identical car to receive seven e-challans. Ravi Pratap Suryanath Singh found out about the fake e-challans while on a work-related trip in Bhubaneshwar. When he rang up his son to ask if he had taken the car out, he replied in the negative. Singh is worried that if the car was misused, he would be held responsible. The Nhava Sheva police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the accused.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:12 AM IST
Raina Assainar, Navi Mumbai
Salt pan land may make way for ‘Customs Enclave’
Proposed to be built at a cost of ?2003 crore, the total residential and commercial population of the project is 6,948 individuals. The project will also create parking space for a total of 1,483 vehicles, both four and two-wheelers. Around 51 acres of the 55-acre plot will be developed.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:11 AM IST
Shiv Sena-BJP will fight all polls together, says Shinde after meeting Shah in Delhi
Shinde and Fadnavis had called on Shah at Delhi on Sunday. Shinde on Monday tweeted that all polls, including parliamentary, assembly and local self-government, will be contested by the two ruling parties in alliance
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:10 AM IST
Two days after FIR, Amruta Fadnavis assured bookie Anil Jaisinghani of help: Chargesheet
Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra's deputy chief minister, had promised a bookie she would speak to her husband to help him out if the cases registered against him were false, according to a police chargesheet. The document, submitted before the sessions court on May 18, claims Fadnavis blocked the bookie's daughter after she threatened to release recordings of the two women. The bookie was arrested on bribery and blackmail charges, alongside his daughter and cousin, after Fadnavis filed a complaint against them.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:09 AM IST
Charul Shah, Mumbai
Overcrowding leads to malfunctioning AC in locals: Railways
This is not the first time an AC local suffered a lapse. There have been at least three breakdowns in a month.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:08 AM IST
Three arrested for fleeing with ?76 lakh of an imitation jewellery firm
Three men posing as angadia have been arrested for stealing ?76 lakh from an imitation jewellery firm. The money was recovered when the suspects were arrested.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:06 AM IST
Pydhonie residents receive contaminated water
The locals said that despite multiple complaints to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), its water works department has not been able to resolve the problem. On Saturday, they gifted a bottle of contaminated water to BMC’s C ward officials requesting them to fix the problem at the earliest
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:06 AM IST
NIFR overall category ranking: IIT-B is now in 4th position
IIT-Bombay drops to fourth place in overall category of NIRF Ranking 2023 with a score of 81.28. University of Mumbai drops to 96th due to lack of leadership.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:04 AM IST
HC restrains 2 influencers from posting defamatory content against SII, Covishield
The Bombay High Court has restrained two social media influencers from posting defamatory content about Serum Institute of India, its CEO and their Covishield product in an interim application filed by SII in a defamation suit against the influencers. The court directed Yohan Tengra and Ambar Kori to remove the content from Twitter and YouTube. The SII claims the content posted by the duo about multiple deaths being due to the side effects of the vaccine was not only targeted at SII but also its CEO, and sought directions to Twitter and YouTube to take down defamatory content.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:03 AM IST
ED attaches bookie Anil Jaisinghani’s Shirdi hotel
The Enforcement Directorate has attached a hotel in Shirdi allegedly owned by bookie Anil Jaisinghani as part of its 2015 money-laundering case probe.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:00 AM IST
, MumbaiAbhishek Sharan
Mumbaiites blow a fuse over power cuts
Mumbaiites are facing power cuts due to a rise in demand for electricity, leading to disruptions in power supply in parts of the city affecting thousands of consumers. The power distribution companies are unable to meet the rise in load, especially during evening hours when contributions from solar power drops. The disruptions have been caused by multiple faults occurring at the 11KV sub-station. The ongoing infrastructure works as the city undergoes a grand makeover have also led to damaged electric cables during digging and excavation.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:56 AM IST
JJ Hospital ophthalmology department limps back to normalcy
The ophthalmology department of Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai has appointed Dr Ajay Chandanwale to streamline the department after the resignation of Dr Ragini Parekh and seven honorary doctors. Dr Ravi Chavan has been appointed to take charge of the department, with five candidates shortlisted for honorary posts. The department will also fill four permanent vacant posts, while ophthalmology resident doctors have met with the new HoD to discuss thesis allocation. The resignations followed accusations of a dictatorial management style and a lack of practical surgical experience and research opportunities.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:55 AM IST
MU goofs up again while releasing hall tickets, results
On Monday, a commotion erupted after thousands of students rushed to the MU campus to get hall tickets for their semester 6 examinations. According to students, they were losing sleep until they received their hall tickets, which had not been dispatched until at least 6pm in the college. The distribution of the hall tickets went as late as 9pm.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST
Six killed within 24 hrs in separate accidents across the city
Six people, including a 27-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy, died in six separate accidents in Mumbai in the last 24 hours. Three of the accidents occurred in Ghatkopar East, with the others taking place in Mulund, Mankhurd, and Jogeshwari. Cases have been registered in Pant Nagar police station.
5 years on, Digha railway station yet to be commissioned; commuters fume
The work for the Digha railway station began in 2018. “We have long been waiting for this station as we are in the middle of Airoli and Thane. There is a large population residing in Digha. The residents have to travel all the way to Airoli or Thane to take a train,” said Krishna Patil, 27, a resident of Digha
Bike hits taxi in overtaking bid, 3-year-old girl dies
A three-year-old girl died in Mumbai after her father's attempt to overtake a taxi on a flyover resulted in a bike accident that left her with fatal head injuries. The father, Umesh Dhanaji Taak, escaped with minor injuries, but his wife suffered severe injuries and is under observation. Taak has been charged with rash driving, causing grievous hurt, and causing death by negligence.
People’s environment movements from across Konkan find common cause
The occasion was also used to vent frustrations against national policies which pose adverse consequences for locals in the Konkan, particularly adivasis, farmers and fishermen. For example, it was earlier mandatory to obtain consent of the regional gram sabha prior to diversion of forest land for a project
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:51 AM IST
Will slap you if infighting over election tickets is found: Ajit Pawar
The development came in a meeting in Pune to review eight Lok Sabha constituencies for which several senior leaders were present
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:49 AM IST
Railway experts: Faster trains will need robust infrastructure
All eyes will be on Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Delhi (1483 km) and Howrah-Delhi (1525 km) rail corridors which will be among the first on Indian Railways to support trains to run at 160 kmph. Experts say maintenance of tracks, signals, and other paraphernalia cannot be compromised after the deadly accident
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Man hammers wife to death on busy road in Sewri
According to the police, Shaikh – a resident of Kaula Bunder, Sewri – saw his wife, Najrana Khatun, 41, walking near a bus stop in the Darukhana area on Sunday evening
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:46 AM IST
Water levels in 7 city lakes dip to 11.58%
Water levels in Mumbai's seven lakes, from where the city gets its supply, have dipped to 11.58%. BMC has not announced water cuts, but officials will monitor the situation for the next 15-20 days. The city gets water from seven different lakes, and the water levels in upper Vaitarna Lake have reached below the lower drawable level and marked it as 0% available in its daily reports. If a crisis arises, BMC can use 20% of the reserve stock this year. Monsoon is expected to arrive in Mumbai no earlier than June 14.
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:44 AM IST
Navi Mumbai tops state in green contest, second overall
The city has ranked second overall among the big city municipal corporations of A, B and C category. The award carries a prize money of ?8 crore for Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 10:58 PM IST
Bombay HC restrains activists from posting defamatory content on SII, Covishield
The order was passed in an interim application filed by SII in a defamation suit seeking ?100 crore in damages from social media influencers Yohan Tengra and Ambar Kori for allegedly posting objectionable content regarding Covishield
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:28 PM IST
A sound and light show called MVA
Over a dozen leaders of the three coalition partners have been publicly claiming how they can win particular seats and hence should get the same. Some senior MVA leaders are worried that the constant bickering between the three parties would create a negative image of the coalition
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:50 AM IST
20-year-old woman who was set ablaze by her mother’s lover dies
A 20-year-old woman from Dharavi, Mumbai, who was set on fire by her mother's lover, has died from her injuries. The accused, Nandkishor Patel, has had a charge of attempted murder upgraded to murder by the police. The victim, Mohini Jaiswar, suffered burns to 70% of her body after the attack on May 30. Patel had been providing financial support to Mohini and her mother, Kajol Jaiswar, since Kajol's husband died three years ago, but tensions arose after Mohini got a job and began abusing Patel.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:48 AM IST
IIT-B experts guide TMC to rectify errors
The experts revealed that some of the works were satisfactory while others had some technical errors. Based on the suggestions by the experts, the rectification work is being undertaken. The review on road works was presented by IIT-B experts on Saturday to the engineers and contractors of TMC
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:48 AM IST
‘Bombay HC bench at Mumbai alone needs 50 judges to reduce pendency’
While ruing his inability to do much in the short time he had, the judge said that the contentious collegium system is the best method for appointing judges
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 03:44 PM IST
Over 2,500 NTC workers stop work for non-payment of salaries for 8 months
After the protest on June 2, a meeting was held among the workers and the officer in charge, who assured the workers he was doing his part to get the funds for their salary released, with the caveat that it would be only 50% of the total
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:43 AM IST