The gang that cloned debit cards of 37 persons including those of 15 policemen and fraudulently withdrew Rs. 15.47 lakh is believed to be different from the gang of cyber criminals that is suspected to be responsible for the cloning of over 200 debit/credit cards from earlier this year, said cyber police.
The year 2012 saw a surge in incidents of cybercrimes related to money.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar's decision to usher the third generation leaders to handle the crucial 2014 polls has raised several eyebrows even in his own party.
The state minorities commission may soon bring out a report on the socio-economic conditions of the Christian community on the lines of the Sachar Committee report that highlighted the backwardness of the Muslim community.
After as many as 15 police constables lost their savings to a skimming card fraud carried out of Greece, police are now scanning south Mumbai hotels to identify suspicious foreign tourists who may have been a part of the Rs. 15.47 lakh fraud.
Merit lists for the minority quota and vocational stream for NM College, Mithibai College and St Andrew’s College were released on Saturday evening.
The third merit list for degree colleges across the city saw only a slight drop in cut-offs for self-financing courses, leaving many students disappointed.
The alleged Rs. 70,000-crore irrigation scam, which had rocked the Maharashtra assembly last year, and had led to a public blame game between alliance partners Congress and the NCP, has resulted in the government tightening norms for cost escalations in such projects. Ketaki Ghoge reports.
Despite being prone to water-logging in the monsoon, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has paid no attention towards maintenance and desilting of minor drains in the G-North ward that includes areas such as Dadar and Mahim, claim experts.
A technical snag in the signalling system on the harbour line of the Central Railway (CR) delayed the suburban services during the evening peak hours by 30-45 minutes on Friday.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is expected to announce its state unit president on Saturday after a general body meeting. HT reports.
Several commuters were held up at bus stops, railway stations and traffic jams as heavy rain crippled public transport in the city on Friday.
A few hours of heavy rain on Friday left the city grappling with the same old commuting woes - traffic snarls, delayed suburban trains and flooding in low-lying areas.
The six new Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ministers inducted in the council of ministers earlier this week will have to work from temporary offices and stay in temporary accommodations for the next few days. Surendra P Gangan reports.
Though the police have barely begun the probe after registering an FIR into the cloning fraud, there are indications of the modus operandi used by the fraudsters.