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Mumbai

Campa Cola: SC asks Maharashtra govt if flat owners should get a chance

The Supreme Court sought on Monday a response from the Maharashtra government and BMC on whether owners of the illegal flats at Worli’s Campa Cola housing society could be given another chance to save their homes.

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.

Landslide in Chembur leaves 6-year-old boy dead in shanty

As incessant rains hit the city, a six-year-old died on Thursday morning at Vashi Naka in Chembur when a boulder fell on the shanty he used to live in.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mumbai: Heavy rain adds 34 days of water stock for city

After three days of heavy rainfall, the seven lakes that supply water to the city are showing significant signs of recovery. In the last 24 hours, the city has got an additional 34 days of water stock.

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.

Mumbai on alert over ‘Gaza threat’

Security has been tightened across Mumbai after the city police received a letter threatening to attack Jewish places of worship in retaliation for the Israeli attack on Gaza.

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.

Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane resigns

Congress is headed for further trouble in Maharashtra ahead of the Assembly elections as its senior minister Narayan Rane resigned as minister for Industries on Monday.

18-year-old girl raped in Thane

An 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a married man after being threatened in Kalyan area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Mumbai: Gas leak at ONGC oil rig, workers evacuated

A gas leak occurred on an offshore oil rig, Sagar Uday, at Bombay High on Saturday, around 160km away from the city. Officials confirmed there were no casualties in the mishap.

Mumbai: 'Hoax call may have caused fireman's death'

A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building here, a top fire official said on Saturday.
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