Shiv Sena office-bearer shot at in Mumbai’s Vikhroli

Chandrasekhar Jadhav has been admitted to hospital and a suspect, Abhay Singh, is being questioned An office-bearer of the Shiv Sena, Chandrasekhar Jadhav, 56, was shot at in Vikhroli on Thursday morning and has been admitted to hospital with injuries. According to the Vikhroli police, Mr. Jadhav is a ‘shakha pramukh’ with the Shiv Sena. […]


Explained: Mumbai’s contentious Road

Tuesday’s Supreme Court order sets the stage for resumption of work on certain key stretches. What is the Mumbai Coastal Road project, what is its progress, which parts of it were caught in litigation, and why? ON TUESDAY, the Supreme Court stayed a Bombay High Court order that had quashed Coastal Regulation Zone clearance granted […]

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Darbar trailer: Rajinikanth seems to age backwards

Darbar‘s music, the direction, sets, props, the rest of the cast are all there with one single purpose: To make Rajinikanth look like the superstar he already is, says A Ganesh Nadar. I was surprised to see the Darbar trailer drop on Twitter. The last time Lyca Pictures produced a Rajinikanth movie, the trailer was […]


1 out of 4 married Indians fear cheating

A new survey 55% people (which includes over 50% participants from Mumbai and Delhi) had already checked their partner’s phone without their knowledge. According to a new survey, one out of four married Indians fear that their partner is cheating on them. Streaming platform Hotstar in partnership with Mindshare, a global media agency and Unomer, a […]


Alert keyman averts major accident on CR

A major accident on the Central Line on Thursday was averted due to the alertness of a keyman. Vikram Samadhan was on his daily track patrolling noticed a fracture on the Roha-Diva Line around 8.45 a.m. and immediately ran 600 metres to place a detonator at the distance. He also showed a red flag to […]


Australian drug peddler’s interrogation yields no result

Police left only with suspect’s sketch resembling Jesus Christ After six days of fruitless interrogation, Reza Borhani, the Australian national held for drug trafficking, was remanded in judicial custody, leaving the police with just a sketch of a suspect who looks like Jesus Christ. Mr. Borhani, who is married to an Indian model and actor, […]


ISL: Struggling Mumbai, Kerala in 1-1 draw

Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters continued their winless streak as they played out a 1-1 draw in an Indian Super League encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena, in Mumbai, on Thursday. Raphael Messi Bouli (75th) put Kerala in the lead but Mumbai hit back with an Amine Chermiti strike (77th) to share the spoils. […]


Three more directors of PMC Bank arrested in fraud case

Trio was unable to provide satisfactory explanations, say police The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday arrested three more directors of the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank in connection with the alleged multi-crore rupee fraud in the bank that came to light earlier this year. The EOW had in September […]


A veritable wrestler in the political ring

In the run-up to government formation in Maharashtra, there were rumours that there was intense pressure on Sharad Pawar to ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and form the government. When Pawar met Narendra Modi in New Delhi for over 40 minutes days before his nephew Ajit Pawar’s rebellion and said he had discussed […]