It's not just crime against women that's on the rise, there's a surge in the number of house break-ins across the city too, as Mumbaiites lock up their flats and go on extended vacations. Saurabh M Joshi reports.
In a move that might strengthen the Shiv Sena’s stand on taking back the 211-acre Mahalaxmi race course from the Turf Club, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) carried out a fresh inspection of the premises on Thursday and found that violations by the club continued to exist. This, even after a notice and fine had been slapped on the club in February 2013.
Jain scholars are putting together a new set of books that translate and explain the philosophical verses of Jainism. The first volume of the book will be released next month. Mugdha Variyar reports.
Observing that painting nude images prima facie amounted to an offence, the Bombay high court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom.
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.
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
Targeting Narendra Modi over the alleged fake encounter of Mumbra resident Ishrat Jahan in 2004, Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said in Thane that the chief minister and Gujarat police had killed an innocent college girl by branding her as a terrorist.
Every time a character in a film speaks on a mobile phone, across cinema halls in the country, a statutory warning might pop up to warn viewers about the dangers of mobile phone tower radiation, if actor and anti-radiation campaigner Juhi Chawla’s proposal becomes a reality. Reetika Subramanian reports.
The Class 10 state board textbooks are proofread four to five times and scrutinised by an expert committee before they are published. Despite this, glaring and embarrassing errors have recently come to light in the Class 10 history and geography textbooks. Puja Pednekar reports.
Contrary to the popular belief, there are no immediate plans to shift Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to Pune-based Yerwada jail, Meeran Borwankar, additional director general of police (prisons) told HT on Sunday. Puja Changoiwala reports.
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.
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.
The VP Road police along with forensic officials collected samples from the spot where 13-year-old Aditya Ranka’s kidnappers murdered him, 10km from Panvel.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) displayed the bye-laws on its official website in March to invite public suggestions and objections before their implementation. Poorvi Kulkarni reports.
An air passenger body has threatened to drag the civil aviation ministry to court over its new policy that permits airlines to unbundle airfares.