Mumbai

Four held for undervaluing diamonds

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted a ₹2,000 crore money laundering racket at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) here and arrested four people, officials said on Friday. The racket was unearthed after the DRI recently conducted raids at the BDB in the Bandra Kurla Complex here, following a …

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Cong. begins drive to count potholes

Cong. begins drive to count potholes

Sanjay Nirupam urges residents to click photographs of potholed roads and share them with the BMC City Congress president Sanjay Nirupam started a campaign to count potholes in the city on Thursday. Mr. Nirupam said the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) “miserably failed” in fixing potholes. He held the …

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Mumbai rains When you are a hostage in your own home

Mumbai rains When you are a hostage in your own home

With no power, water and means of communication, it has been a harrowing 72 hours for residents of Vasai-Virar Vasai: The twin cities of Vasai-Virar are no stranger to power cuts. But a heavy downpour, which started on Sunday afternoon, left some areas of Vasai like Diwanman — where this …

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As rainwater recedes, rly. begins repairs

As rainwater recedes, rly. begins repairs

Local train services resumed partially on Western Line; one track still flooded Mumbai: Getting into restoration mode after the damage wrought by heavy rain over the past few days between Nalasopara and Virar, Western Railway (WR) closed the section for repairs on Tuesday morning. Trains cancelled include the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi …

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Maharashtra forms multi-agency committee for emergencies

Maharashtra forms multi-agency committee for emergencies

At stormy BMC meeting civic chief moots use of cameras to check drains In the face of tough questions from corporators on the city’s monsoon preparedness, Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has mooted the use of cameras to ascertain whether the drains in the city are choked. At the standing committee …

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Wettest July day in 4 years leaves Mumbai high and dry

Wettest July day in 4 years leaves Mumbai high and dry

184mm of rain recorded by Santacruz observatory, 165mm at Colaba; schools closed in Thane, govt. asks principals to take call in city; 66 places report waterlogging in city and suburbs; Vasai, Virar see 12-hour power outages, MSEB substations submerged Mumbai saw its wettest 24 hours in July in four years, …

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NDRF rescues 450 train passengers

NDRF rescues 450 train passengers

Vadodara Express was stranded near Nalasopara station from 3.40 a.m. Around 450 passengers of the Vadodara Express stranded in floods near Nalasopara station since 3.40 a.m. were rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Railway Protection Force on Tuesday. As the city received continuous rainfall overnight, the …

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Metro work: waterlogging in never-flooded areas, says BMC

Metro work: waterlogging in never-flooded areas, says BMC

Civic body claims it warned MMRCL of irregularities in South Mumbai; municipal chief orders joint inspections; no flooding, claims Metro Rail Apprehensions about ongoing Metro Railway work causing waterlogging have come true, with several areas in South Mumbai reporting flooding over the past few days. Areas affected include Hutatma Smarak, …

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Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, colleges

Mumbai rains: Holiday for schools, colleges

The Maharashtra government on Monday declared a one-day holiday to all schools and colleges in view of heavy rains. Mumbai reported heavy rainfall throughout Sunday night, with parents of schoolchildren anxious about their children reaching school the next day. At 11.33am, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde tweeted, “Precautionary holiday declared …

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CM stays sale of CIDCO land

Fadnavis ordered a judicial probe into the deal after Congress leaders raised issue In a victory for the Congress, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the Upper House on Friday that all transactions related to the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) land in Navi Mumbai would be suspended until …

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