Mumbai

  • Mumbai model rape
    Apr 25, 2015 14:30 IST

    They wanted to brand me as sex worker: Mumbai model allegedly raped

    This is a first person account of a Mumbai model allegedly raped by three policemen at a police outpost. She says the cops accused her of prostitution and termed one of her friends a pimp.

  • Mangrove
    Apr 25, 2015 00:40 IST

    Mangrove cell, MSEB see red over destruction of greens in Airoli

    While the Maharashtra state mangrove cell officials, who visited the site on Friday, claimed the trees were hacked for construction of an electricity tower undertaken by the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB), the latter has denied the allegations.

  • Baby Patankar
    Apr 25, 2015 00:45 IST

    Mumbai: Baby Patankar had promised Rs 25 lakh to cop for keeping contraband

    Drug dealer Shashikala Patankar had initially promised to pay Rs 25 lakh to Mumbai police constable and boyfriend Dharmaraj Kalokhe for keeping her 112-kg stash of Mephedrone at his Satara residence, but tipped off the police about it, after he repeatedly started asking for the amount, said investigators.

  • Earth hour
    Apr 24, 2015 22:48 IST

    Was Mumbai DP ready before citizens were consulted?

    Documents accessed under the RTU Act revealed the private consultant appointed to prepare the DP, Egis Geoplan, had written to BMC in January last year stating they had already submitted the DP plans, just three days after public consultations began.

  • Bal Bhawan school
    Apr 24, 2015 22:44 IST

    Maharashtra: Class 10 history textbook goofs up facts

    The Maharashtra state education board has made a habit of getting historical facts wrong. The new Class 10 history textbooks, which more than 17 lakh students study to prepare for the SSC exam, have wrong titles for personalities, continents and books.

  • Mumbai crime branch
    Apr 24, 2015 22:50 IST

    Mumbai: Woman climbs tree to pick mangoes, falls to her death

    The police said the woman, Parul Makwana, died because she landed on the iron grills of the compound wall. The incident took place around 2pm at CGS colony, said officials of the Kanjurmarg police.

  • Car parking
    Apr 24, 2015 22:57 IST

    Colaba locals to march against encroachments

    Residents of Colaba, shocked by the recent death of a woman who was allegedly run over by a tempo while jogging on Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, will carry out a march on Sunday against encroachments and illegal parking of commercial vehicles and trucks in the area.

  • milk packets
    Apr 24, 2015 22:59 IST

    Aarey milk centres also guilty of charging you over MRP: LMO data

    Consumers are being overcharged for milk not only by private retailers, but also by Aarey milk booths across the city: of the 85 cases of overcharging registered by the legal metrology organisation (LMO) in April, 16 cases — or 20% — were against Aarey milk booths and centres.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Apr 24, 2015 23:00 IST

    Only errors to go from revised Mumbai DP

    Three days after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the scrapping of the controversial draft development plan (DP), the urban development department has issued a directive to the civic body, asking it to carefully scrutinise the errors and rectify them.

  • BMC
    Apr 24, 2015 23:01 IST

    Experts from Europe to study Mumbai DP, give ideas

    Leading urban planners and Mumbai development experts from Europe will give the state government a helping hand in studying the proposed development plan (DP).

  • Air pollution
    Apr 24, 2015 23:02 IST

    Soon, an app to give details about the air you breathe

    An application launched for smartphones on Wednesday can calculate the air quality index (AQI) in cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

  • child abuse minor rape
    Apr 24, 2015 23:03 IST

    Mumbai cops argue over jurisdiction after minor's rape; 2 suspended

    An assistant police inspector (API) and assistant sub-inspector (API) attached with the Antop hill police station have been suspended for violating protocol and displaying insensitivity while dealing with the rape case of a five-year-old girl on Tuesday.

  • Mumbai crime branch
    Apr 24, 2015 22:46 IST

    Mumbai: Man stabs neighbour to avoid repaying loan

    A 25-year-old man allegedly stabbed his neighbour at a chawl in Andheri (West) on Thursday to avoid repaying a loan he took from her. The accused, Sameer Ramchandra Karkar, has been arrested.

  • Shiv Sena supporters
    Apr 24, 2015 23:07 IST

    Day after civic poll results: Sena, BJP at war

    A day after the results of the civic polls at Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad were declared, the Shiv Sena and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pointed swords at each other. While the combine succeeded in increasing the number of corporators in Navi Mumbai, they retained power in Aurangabad.

  • SpiceJet
    Apr 24, 2015 22:36 IST

    3 of 10 domestic fliers not happy with airlines’ service: data

    According to data released by the civil aviation ministry, nearly 3 of 10 domestic fliers, who travelled in March, said they were unhappy with the airlines’ crew’s poor customer service.