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HindustanTimes Wed,30 Jul 2014

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Mumbai lawyer Pallavi's killer gets life imprisonment

A Mumbai sessions court on Monday handed life sentence to Sajjad Mogul, the security guard found guilty of killing 25-year-old lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha at her Wadala residence in August 2012.

Mumbai: Dawood’s sister dies of heart attack

Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar, died on Sunday following a massive heart attack, police said.

Navi Mumbai Metro misses deadline, may start ops by 2017

The first phase of the ambitious 23.4-km Belapur CBD to Khandeshwar Metro project in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai is now expected to begin operations only by 2017 after missing the original deadline of 2014.

Mumbai: hearing-impaired girl molested by principal

A 13-year-old hearing-and-speech-impaired girl was allegedly molested by the principal and a teacher of her school in Mumbai, reports said.

3,063 rapes in 2013 in Maharashtra: NCRB

Of the 3,063 rape cases in Maharashtra in 2013, 3,057 were committed by those who were known to the victims. These figures from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) are disturbing, but do not tell the whole story. Policemen and legal experts worry that many more cases go unreported.

Mumbai no longer safe for women, indicates HC; spotlight on web

The ease of access to offensive content on the internet is probably the reason behind increasing crimes against women, Bombay HC said, suggesting a ban on such material.

Mumbai 'dabbawalas' hike delivery charges

The iconic Mumbai 'dabbawalas' orlunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs. 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.

How a PR spin made Campa Cola residents' fight more effective

Residents standing at the gates with their hands folded and some carrying out pujas evoked strong reactions. This was all part of a carefully planned strategy by a public relations firm.

BMC cuts off utility supplies at Campa Cola society

After a three day struggle, the BMC demolition squad entered the Campa Cola compound. The civic body formed 12 teams comprising of workers from electricity board, gas supply agency and BMC's water supply department that will disconnect utility services.

Mumbai: Short circuit causes fire in Mantralaya

Two years and three days after Mantralaya was gutted in a major fire, the state headquarters’ annex building relived the horror on Monday when a short circuit caused panic among the employees.

Campa Cola: Did residents, CM reach an agreement?

For more than 18 months, residents of Campa Cola had been fighting tooth and nail to save their homes. But a meeting with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday made them change their stance, and they allowed the civic staff to disconnect essential utilities.

Maharashtra's Maratha, Muslim quota: Will it cross legal hurdle?

The proposal can be challenged on two grounds. The Constitution doesn't allow reservation on basis of race, religion and caste, and second it exceeds the 50% reservation cap fixed by the Supreme Court.

Fire breaks out in Mumbai CST building, no injuries

A fire broke out in a building at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) station on Friday evening. No casualty has been reported so far, fire officials said.

BMC to cut-off power, water supplies today

The stand-off between residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society and the BMC appeared to have ended as the BMC officials arrived at the society and began cutting off power, water and electricity supplies.

Chavan meets Sonia, manages to stay CM for now

The fate of Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan hangs in balance, with the Congress high command still undecided about replacing him, after increasing pressure from ally NCP and a rise in dissenting voices from within the party.
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