The spurt in smuggling activities is a result of the widening difference in the yellow metal’s price between the domestic market and Dubai. The price gap has gone up to Rs. 5 lakh a kg in the past few months from being Rs. 2.5 lakh a kg in June, and only Rs. 1 lakh before that.
Mumbai city has witnessed 237 rapes, including eight gang-rapes till August this year, with police saying that in most cases, the victims knew the accused, majority of whom were either 'friends and lovers' or neighbours.
Showing remarkable courage and presence of mind, a 10-year-old girl today thwarted a kidnapping attempt by jumping out of a moving van.
Children of Parsi-Zoroastrian women married to people of other ethnic groups should not be considered members of the community, said a majority of 500 Parsis in an opinion poll.
If the data obtained from the hydraulic department is anything to go by, the number of visible leakages detected in the water pipelines across the city has increased by 20% in the past five years.
In a reprieve for consultancy firm KPMG India, the Bombay high court on Wednesday stayed the inquiry initiated by the National Commission for Women (NCW) into a complaint made by a former associate director of the firm alleging sexual harassment.
The strong public opinion generated by the sexual assault on a Tehelka journalist by her boss in Goa, has prompted the state government to propose an amendment in the existing acts to make neglect of the Supreme Court’s Vishaka guidelines a punishable offence.
The razing of 800 shanties in a major fire at Cuffe Parade’s Ambedkar Nagar slum last week has brought into focus the toothlessness of the city collector’s office in preventing encroachments as it has to depend on external agencies to protect its properties.
Called App Raksha, enables women and senior citizens to save five important numbers of close contacts, which can be used during emergencies.
A research team from Mumbai’s Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Matunga, received a grant of US $100,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the first ever eco-friendly nanovaccine for nasal immunisation as part of the foundations’ Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative.
In an indication that more people are speaking up about crimes against women, the number of rape and molestation cases registered in Mumbai nearly doubled last year, a report by a city not-for-profit has stated.
The city’s police force has only about half the number of officers needed at the ranks of police sub-inspector (PSI) and assistant police inspector (API), statistics collated by city not-for-profit Praja Foundation have revealed.
Among the worrying findings, was that while 8% of the respondents had witnessed a crime, half of them did not report because they had no faith in the police or did not want to get involved in any trouble.
Making his stand clear on the illegal Campa Cola flats, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of regularising them through an ordinance or any other means, but promised to look at other options.
The state has a Herculean task ahead. In order to roll out the food security programme, it will have to bring down the number of beneficiaries to 7 crore from the existing 8.52 crore beneficiaries.