Mumbai finally gets some respite from heavy rains

While water levels have receded in almost all parts of Mumbai, National Disaster Relief Force teams have been kept on standby in different parts of the city in view of heavy rainfalls predicted by the meteorological department. NDRF teams are kept on standby in Kurla, Parel and Andheri, said an official on Thursday. Meanwhile, Chief […]


Victim’s kin accuses police of negligence

77-year-old woman robbed of gold chain The family of a victim of chain snatching in Dombivali (East) has accused the police of negligence, and said she was asked to come to the police station when she was injured, and her statement was recorded five days later. The police, however, have denied negligence. On August 19, […]


Secrecy over new anti-TB drug’s pricing rattles activists

Pretomanid has been approved as part of the three-drug regimen Pretomanid, a new anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has raised hopes of better treatment for the most drug-resistant patients. However, its pricing, which is yet to be made public by drug maker Mylan, has made doctors and activists […]


Ground incidents in airports force DGCA to intervene

The regulator will audit an airport’s ground facilities, its turnaround and general safety procedures, and the movement of vehicles. Underground facilities, ground servicing equipment, passenger boarding bridges, condition of the apron, marking and lighting, and availability of foreign object dustbin bins will be checked. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has decided to conduct a […]


HC quashes FIR against rower Dattu Bhokanal

Wife accused him of cheating, harassment The Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed the First Information Report (FIR) filed against Indian rower Dattu Bhokanal on charges of cheating and harassing his wife. A Division Bench of Justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre was hearing a plea filed by Mr. Bhokanal (28), who won the gold […]


Maharashtra: Oppn parties to hold march against EVMs in August

The patrons of EVM Virodhi Rashtirya Jan Andolan demanded that the state elections be held on ballot papers. Representatives from all major parties in Maharashtra were present for the meeting. OPPOSITION PARTIES, including Congress and NCP, have extended their support to the demand for scrapping electronic voting machines (EVM) and conducting the upcoming Assembly elections […]