india

Serial conman who exploited banking loophole arrested

He cheated people of expensive jewellery, cell phones The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested a 26-year-old man who is alleged to have conned a string of people in Mumbai and nearby cities using a loophole in the online banking system. According to Crime Branch officers, the accused, Nikhil Suman, was arrested by the Property […]

cities

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Same to same with Bezos

“We share the same jacket and the same designer,” said Poonam Soni, one of the ace jewellery designers in the country, about her recent sartorial twinning with Jeff Bezos on his recent trip to India. She was referring to the black and white Narendra Kumar Ahmed-designed bespoke jacket that the charismatic information technology (IT) tycoon […]

lifestyle

Palghar factory owner booked for blast that killed 8

A case has been registered against the owner of a chemical factory in Palghar, where eight people were killed in an explosion, police said on Friday. Eight people were killed and seven injured in a blast that took place at an under-construction plant of Ank Pharma at Boisar in Maharashtra’s Palghar district on January 11, […]

india

Mumbai records coldest January day in a decade

Small gap in night, day temperatures creates chill Mumbai recorded the coldest January day in a decade on Thursday, with maximum temperature dipping to 25.3 degrees Celsius — six degrees below normal. The minimum temperature at 15.4 degrees was not the lowest of the season, but the small gap between minimum and maximum temperatures meant […]

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Weekend of fun and games for furry friends

Owners call for more such events for a day out with their pets The third edition of Pet Fed, a pet festival, saw over 800 dogs and cats take part in numerous activities over the weekend at Juhu. On day one on Saturday, 818 pets dogs and cats took part in numerous activities like ‘biscuits […]

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Music lovers of all ages come together for Singathon

Competition celebrates love for singing From five-year-old children to those in the their 80s, the preliminary round of Singathon, a competition for trained and untrained “bathroom” singers drew 350 participants on Sunday. Part of the proceeds of Singathon, conceptualised by Manasi-Kelkar Tambe, daughter of Marathi singer Uttara Kelkar, will go towards a water conservation project. […]