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63% rise in molestation cases on Mumbai local trains

The city’s local trains continue to be unsafe for women commuters, with a 63% rise in cases of molestation and misbehaviour in 2014 (between January and July), as compared with the same period last year. Even with the alarming rise, however, the Government Railway Police (GRP) said many cases were still going unreported.

Mumbai: ACB to upload photos of corrupt on FB

In a bid to check corruption and embarrass the offenders, the Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is planning to launch a page on a popular social networking site where it would upload the pictures of those caught for taking bribes.

Pawar says willing to settle for few less than 144 seats

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday hinted that his party would take a flexible stand in seat- sharing talks with the Congress for the coming assembly elections.

Culprits of 66% juvenile crimes in India last year were over 16

Juvenile criminals between 16 and 18 years accounted for more than 60% of the crimes registered against minors in India last year, recently released figures of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) have revealed.

Mumbai: 47 docs fall ill after eating I-Day sweets

Forty-seven resident doctors at the Sion hospital were admitted to the casualty ward after they fell ill after consuming sweets served at the hospital canteen on Friday.

Trouble for NCP as leaders criticise Ajit Pawar’s ‘dictatorial’ style

 Two leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) attacked deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar’s style of leadership on Wednesday, with one of them having already joined Shiv Sena, sending out the signal that the party has a lot to think about before Maharashtra goes to the polls late this year.

National School of Drama plans to open a centre in Mumbai

Theatre aspirants in the state have a reason to rejoice as the National School of Drama (NSD), the theatre training institute in Delhi, is planning a Mumbai centre in few months.

1 killed, 30 injured in Navi Mumbai hotel fire

One person was killed and 30 others were injured in a major fire at a hotel in Navi Mumbai's Vashi area early Friday morning, civic officials said.

Three students drown at sea near Juhu

An outing to Juhu beach to celebrate a birthday turned into tragedy for 11 college students from Thane as three of them are feared to have drowned after they ventured into the sea on Friday afternoon. This is second incident in past 24 hours after a 17-year-old boy was feared to have drowned at Versova on Thursday.

Indore boy walks into Mumbai police cell to meet CID actors

When a 13-year-old boy walked into the office of Mumbai police's anti-narcotics cell recently, the police thought he may have some information that would lead to seizure of drugs.

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.

People in village near Pune slept as landslide buried them; 21 bodies found, many trapped

Nearly 167 residents, majority of them said to be sleeping, were trapped when a portion of a nearby hill fell on them after heavy rains. The catastrophe occurred in the wee hours on Wednesday morning.

Pune tragedy: Chavan says focus is on saving maximum lives

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, who rushed to Malin village after hearing the news of the landslide said that the state government would compensate all the families and if required even rehabilitate the entire village.

Heavy rainfall likely in Mumbai in next 24 hrs

An alert of 'very heavy' rainfall in Mumbai has been issued by the Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) regional centre on Tuesday, with the rains expected to intensify in the next 24 hours.

Leopard strays into IIT-Bombay campus, efforts to rescue on

A stray leopard entered into the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology at Powai in (IIT) Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said.
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