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Andheri hotelier alleges forceful eviction by developers

Mumbai: A hotelier in Andheri East has alleged that three developers, along with a group of women bouncers, entered his house and the shops that he rents out in the same building and tried to forcefully clear out the premises

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Updated on Dec 10, 2023 06:58 AM IST

BKC police nabs trio posing as bank executives in cyber frauds

Mumbai: The Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police apprehended three individuals on Thursday for allegedly posing as bank executives to execute cyber frauds

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Updated on Dec 09, 2023 07:54 AM IST

‘Golden Hour’, a brief second chance for victims of cybercrime

MUMBAI: A week before Diwali, Kajal Parekh was in the process of booking a hotel in Ambaji, Gujarat, through a contact number she had found online

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Updated on Dec 08, 2023 07:30 AM IST

Crimes against women rise in Mumbai, second only to Delhi, reveal NCRB stats

Overall crimes against women increased from 4,583 cases in 2020, to 5,543 in 2021, and to 6,176 in 2022. This placed the city second only to Delhi in this parameter – the Capital registered a whopping 14,158 number of crimes against women in 2022

Crimes against women rise in Mumbai, second only to Delhi, reveal NCRB stats
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 04:52 PM IST
ByMegha Sood,

20-year-old man wanted in Mirzapur ATM van heist arrested from Andheri

On September 12, Paswan along with three others had opened fire when a cash van arrived at the bank to load cash into the ATM on Imarti Road, Mirzapur, intending to steal the money. One gunman deployed on the cash van died in the attack, while his other colleagues sustained grievous injuries

Chandan Kamlesh Paswan
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 07:24 AM IST

Man, who tried to kill ex-wife in moving auto, held from Gujarat

Man arrested in Gujarat after attempting to kill ex-wife by stabbing her in a moving autorickshaw. The couple had recently finalized their divorce.

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Updated on Dec 03, 2023 06:56 AM IST

Duo who conned 100+ people seeking jobs in Turkey arrested

Two people have been arrested in Mumbai for allegedly scamming hundreds of people out of jobs in Turkey. The victims collectively lost up to ₹2 crore ($270,000) to the accused, who ran a fake job agency on Facebook. The police have recovered passports and other documents of 125 victims and suspect around 150 people were affected by the scam. The accused charged between ₹50,000 and ₹1 lakh ($675 to $1,350) from each victim and issued fake job offer letters and flight tickets before disappearing. The investigation is ongoing to determine the full extent of the fraud.

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Updated on Dec 01, 2023 07:06 AM IST

Service dog helps reunite missing six-year-old with family

A missing six-year-old boy from Powai, Mumbai, was found by police with the help of a service dog. The child was reunited with his family within four hours.

Service dog helps reunite missing six-year-old with family
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 07:48 AM IST

Man on his way home assaulted, robbed at knifepoint in Sakinaka

Two men were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly confining and robbing a man at knifepoint. The accused threatened the victim and forced him to transfer money through Google Pay.

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Updated on Nov 28, 2023 07:50 AM IST

Construction site negligence claims lives

Two laborers died in separate incidents at construction sites in Mumbai. Charges of negligence have been filed against the contractors involved in both cases.

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Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:54 AM IST

Senior couple conned of 50 lakh in medical treatment scam

Three individuals, including an impersonator doctor, have been accused of duping a senior citizen couple out of ₹50 lakh by posing as medical practitioners. The trio exploited the couple under the guise of providing treatment for the husband's mobility issues. Legal proceedings have been initiated against them.

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Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:48 AM IST

22 years later, man who burnt his former girlfriend’s parents to death held in Pune

A man who burned down his former girlfriend's restaurant 22 years ago, killing her parents, was arrested in Pune after being in hiding with his family.

22 years later, man who burnt his former girlfriend’s parents to death held in Pune
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 06:16 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Doctor loses 5 lakh in cyber fraud while trying to buy car

Mumbai doctor loses over ₹5 lakh in cyber fraud while trying to buy a car from a fake bank agent. Police have booked the fraudster for cheating.

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Updated on Nov 26, 2023 05:46 AM IST

Child trafficking gang busted, eight arrested

Eight arrested in child trafficking racket; one-year-old girl rescued; investigation reveals involvement in previous cases; search ongoing for missing two-year-old son.

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Updated on Nov 25, 2023 08:38 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Projectiles from SRA terrorise Kandivali chawl neighbours

Residents of the chawl in Kandivali East say such instances of things being thrown from the building on their chawl have become frequent. The incident that triggered the police complaint took place around 3.30am on October 23 when Ayush Gaud was sleeping in the house of his uncle, Ghanshyam Kahar in Dev Narayan Chawl, Hanuman Nagar

Projectiles from SRA terrorise Kandivali chawl neighbours
Updated on Nov 25, 2023 08:24 AM IST

Couple who sold off their children to fund drug habit booked; one rescued

A one-month-old girl was allegedly sold by her parents to fund their drug habit. The police have booked the couple and the buyer of the child.

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Updated on Nov 24, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Indo-French couple seeks compensation from Sofitel for theft from their room

On October 31, the last day of their stay, a sum of ₹50,000 was stolen from their room by a housekeeping staff. A complaint about the incident was registered with the BKC police by Mayura’s relative after they left for France on November 15, 2022

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Updated on Nov 24, 2023 09:10 AM IST

25 years after it collapsed, Govind Tower occupants still struggling to get it rebuilt

Govind Tower was a residential-cum-commercial building with shops and a bank on the ground floor, four residential storeys and a guesthouse on the top three storeys. The building was constructed in 1975 as a two-storeyed structure and the remaining floors were added subsequently. And therein lay the seed of the tragedy

Mumbai, India - Nov 07, 2023 : Govinda Tower, Opp Ram Mandir, Kherwadi, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Nov 07, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 14, 2023 07:34 AM IST

Widow alleges sisters-in-law took over hospital, looted 17 crore

A lawyer in Mumbai has accused her sisters-in-law of wrongfully taking over a hospital and stealing equipment worth ₹17 crore ($2.3 million). The police have registered a case against the two sisters-in-law for cheating and trespassing.

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Updated on Nov 12, 2023 06:46 AM IST

3 succumb to injuries in sea link accident; driver booked

The deceased were among the six members of a family from Gujarat who were on their way back home, after a short vacation in Mahabaleshwar. The driver of the car, a silver Innova, Sarfaraz Mohammed Yusuf Sheikh, 50, has been booked for culpable homicide and causing grievous injuries to others due to negligence

Mumbai, India - Nov 10, 2023 : 3 People Died, 2 people serius and 4 people injured in a Major 5 to 6 cars accident near Bandra Worli Sea Link Toll Plaza at Bandra, in Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov 10, 2023. (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2023 08:16 AM IST

Drunk motorist hits barricade, injures cop

An assistant sub-inspector in Mumbai was injured after a drunk motorist tried to escape the police and hit a barricade. The motorist was arrested.

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Updated on Nov 10, 2023 08:10 AM IST

Bandra school peon arrested for harassing three minor girls

A peon at a school in Bandra was arrested for allegedly harassing three minor students. He obtained their phone numbers from the school register and made inappropriate remarks to them. The accused has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

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Updated on Nov 09, 2023 08:32 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Man booked for death by negligence as speeding bike crashes into divider

Police book a man for rash driving and causing death by negligence after he fabricated a story about a car hitting his scooter, resulting in his cousin's death.

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Updated on Nov 08, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By, Mumbai

Woman urges court to book Vistara for not providing wheelchairs

A woman with mobility issues has filed a petition against Vistara airlines for denying pre-booked wheelchairs to her and her mother. The incident occurred on September 14th when the woman was returning from Colombo. She claims that the airline did not provide wheelchairs during boarding or deboarding and that the staff made rude comments and forced her to walk. The airline claims that the delay and inconvenience were due to a series of unfortunate events that were out of their control.

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Updated on Nov 08, 2023 09:26 AM IST

2 held, minor detained, for abetting suicide of sextortion victim

On August 9, Mansingh Pawar was found hanging by the fan in his room in the Gurudwara premises. The police had registered an accidental death report (ADR) at the time and initiated a probe into his death

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Updated on Nov 07, 2023 08:04 AM IST

Three ‘actors’ arrested for filming porn, live streaming content online

Three people were arrested for filming and live-streaming pornographic content on a subscription-based app called Pihu. The app has been removed from stores.

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Updated on Nov 07, 2023 07:42 AM IST

6 bikers held for performing stunts in Bandra

Six men were arrested in Mumbai for performing bike stunts on the road leading to the Bandra Worli Sea Link. Their bikes were seized and they were charged with rash and negligent driving and endangering the lives of others.

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Updated on Nov 05, 2023 07:12 AM IST

Ahmedabad man booked for human trafficking

A 74-year-old man from Ahmedabad has been booked for human trafficking after attempting to illegally traffic three people to the UK using forged work experience certificates. The man was caught at Mumbai's international airport.

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Updated on Nov 05, 2023 07:08 AM IST

Choreographer booked for slapping 7-year-old to ‘discipline’ him

In their complaint to BKC police, the parents said they confronted the choreographer after his first misbehaviour surfaced on October 4. That’s when the mother of the child noticed a red mark on her son’s face after he returned from the group’s practice and expressed her concern

Choreographer booked for slapping 7-year-old to ‘discipline’ him
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 08:54 AM IST

Pune court remands drug kingpin Lalit Patil to police custody till Nov 7

Patil was handed over to the Pune police on Tuesday while his brother Bhushan Patil was brought to Mumbai late on Wednesday night after the Mumbai police got his custody the same afternoon

Pune police were on the lookout for Lalit since he gave their security cover a slip and escaped from the Sassoon hospital on October 2. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 09:25 PM IST
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