State-run buses have been identified as the most unsafe in the country with the latest (2011-12) report by the ministry of road transport and highways putting Maharashtra on the top of the maximum number of accidents list. Kailash Korde reports.
Known for gathering funds to build educational institutes for the poor by asking for vidya daan (education alms) on Mumbai’s local trains, professor Sandeep Desai was in for a rude shock when the railway protection force arrested him on charges of begging and causing nuisance. Farhan Shaikh
When a 24-year-old woman commuter called the Government Railway Police (GRP) helpline after being hit by a stone while travelling in a local train in Thane, she was told there was nothing that could be done. Farhan Shaikh reports.
To keep stringent check on contractors appointed for desilting nullahs and for disposing the extracted silt at the designated sites, the civic body has introduced a vehicle-tracking system. Poorvi Kulkarni reports.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Suresh Dhas is likely to be arrested soon for vandalising the local branch of State Bank of Hyderabad in Beed earlier this week.
Of the 28 wards in the city, the civic body has identified the one in Kurla (L ward) to be the most prone to monsoon misery this year as it has 15 flooding zones, 15 landslide spots and 89 dilapidated buildings.
A 44-year-old doctor booked for rape escaped the police net in dramatic fashion when cops were escorting him to the Khar police station from his residence at Dadar Parsi Colony today.
It is the duty of every citizen to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women, said the Bombay high court while rejecting a petition filed by artist Chintan Upadhyay seeking the cancellation of a criminal proceeding against him for indecency. Kanchan Chaudhari reports.
In major relief for 34 staff members of St Xavier’s School at Neral, the Bombay high court has directed the school management to pay them salary in the pay scales as recommended by the sixth Pay Commission.
Facing a court case for allegedly turning a blind eye towards safety violations on-board some international Air India flights, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rapped the national carrier. Soubhik Mitra reports.
The Dharavi police, on Friday, arrested a 35-year-old telecom company distributor for forging SIM card documents and issuing several SIM cards under one customer’s name.
Amid widespread criticism against the government’s nod for unbundling of airfares by domestic carriers, a travel survey showed that a significant number of passengers are willing to spend a premium for certain services on board.
Three senior citizens were targeted in a spate of chain-snatching incidents reported in the city since Thursday.
A real estate agent from Vashi was found dead with a gunshot wound in his head in the forest area of Rasayani near Panvel on Friday. G Mohiuddin Jeddy reports.
The Bombay high court has granted a reprieve to an estranged husband who had been staying in a hotel for the past six years despite owning a two-bedroom flat in Bandra. Kanchan Chaudhari reports.