Mumbai

  • Jul 04, 2015 01:08 IST

    Nayak to khalnayak: Daya’s rise and fall

    In 1979, a young boy from Yennehole village in Karkala district of Karantaka, was told by his mother to go to Mumbai to earn a living and support his beleaguered family. Daya Nayak, the youngest son of Badda and Radha Nayak, had just completed Class 7. He took up a job at a hotel in Mumbai, whose owner treated him like family and insisted that he continue his education as well. So for eight years, Nayak lived and studied at the hotel’s porch, completing his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams from Pahadi Municipal School in Goregaon before graduating from CES College in Andheri.

  • Jul 04, 2015 01:11 IST

    Top woman cop faced sexual harassment

    The highest ranked woman police officer in Maharashtra said she too has faced sexual harassment at the work place, very early in her career.

  • Pravin Pardeshi
    Jul 04, 2015 01:13 IST

    Sena mocks Fadnavis over AI flight delay and US trip

    Just days ahead of the monsoon session of the state legislature, when the under-attack BJP will need its ally Shiv Sena’s backing to defend itself over the alleged scams, the support seems more of an illusion. What makes the BJP’s position even weaker is that all’s not well within the party, with rumours that internal politicking is likely to have rocked the government’s boat, leading to the allegations of scams.

  • Cyber crime-N
    Jul 04, 2015 01:16 IST

    35-yr-old first convict in a cyber-stalking case in state

    A 35-year-old man will serve three months in jail for sending obscene pictures and videos via email to a woman he met on a social networking site — the state’s first conviction in a cyber-stalking case.

  • Murder
    Jul 04, 2015 01:18 IST

    Missing 8-yr-old’s body found; killed by uncle in Airoli

    The eight-year-old girl, who went missing from Airoli on Monday, was murdered by her uncle. Franshela Vaz’s body was found on Ghodbunder Road in Thane on Friday.

  • Jul 04, 2015 01:03 IST

    Daya Nayak transfer ‘was halted 12 days ago’

    The suspension of Maharashtra police sub-inspector Daya Nayak, like much of his career, is steeped in controversy. On Thursday, the director general of police (DGP) suspended Nayak for the second time in his career. While no official reason was given for this, it is widely believed that Nayak’s refusal to take up a posting at Nagpur – where he was transferred a year ago – led to his suspension.

  • Daya Nayak
    Jul 03, 2015 18:24 IST

    Daya Nayak: Hotel boy-turned-‘encounter specialist’ with 83 kills

    Like millions of people from rural India, Dayanand Nayak landed in Mumbai as a young boy in 1979 with dreams of earning a living and supporting his family.

  • Devandra Fadnavis interview
    Jul 03, 2015 12:59 IST

    Air India flight delay: Co-passengers come out in support of Fadnavis

    Two passengers travelling on the same US-bound Air India aircraft from Mumbai in which Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was present, have come out in his support, saying he did not delay the flight even as the chief minister threatened legal action once he returns to India.

  • Jul 03, 2015 01:10 IST

    City’s encounter cop Daya Nayak suspended again

    Controversial police sub-inspector Daya Nayak, who has to his name 83 encounter killings, was once again suspended after he failed to report to Nagpur where he had been transferred nearly a year ago. The suspension order came from Maharashtra DGP Sanjeev Dayal on Thursday. When Nayak was transferred last year, he had written to the DGP and the state government expressing his inability to go to Nagpur.

  • Bombay high court
    Jul 03, 2015 01:05 IST

    17-year-old with prosthetic leg can pursue medicine: High court

    The Bombay high court on Thursday ordered the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) to consider a 17-year-old Pune resident with a prosthetic leg eligible for admission to an MBBS course.

  • Jul 03, 2015 01:01 IST

    Dolphin stranded near Raigad village freed

    Forest officials and local fishermen freed a six-foot Indo-pacific humpback dolphin that was stuck for 14 hours in the shallow waters of the Amba river, near Nagothane village.

  • Pankaja Munde
    Jul 03, 2015 00:52 IST

    Suspended excise officer welcomes Munde at airport

    Women and child welfare minister Pankaja Munde seems to be making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The minister is now in the eye of the storm over the presence of a suspended excise officer, who turned up to receive her at the airport on Tuesday morning when she returned from London after a holiday of more than a week.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Jul 02, 2015 20:12 IST

    Fadnavis denies delaying AI flight even as aviation min apologises

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has denied delaying the Air India flight to the US, saying reports in this regard were "misleading" and that he will initiate "criminal defamation" proceedings when he returns to India.

  • Students reading religious texts
    Jul 02, 2015 16:42 IST

    Muslim leaders, Oppn criticise move to call madrasas "non-schools"

    The BJP-led government in Maharashtra declared madrasas, or Islamic seminaries, that do not teach primary subjects such as maths and English non-schools and their students out-of-school children on Thursday, sparking criticism from Muslim leaders and opposition parties who dubbed the move discriminatory and unconstitutional.

  • alarming rise
    Jul 02, 2015 09:20 IST

    25-yr-old drunk driver arrested for injuring tea vendor in Bandra

    Less than a month after the Janhavi Gadkar case, a 25-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday for injuring a tea vendor while driving drunk on Carter Road in Bandra, Mumbai.