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Better coverage in store for Airtel 4G customers in Mumbai

Better coverage, data speeds in store for Airtel users in Mumbai
Feb 15

Telecom operator Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it had upgraded its 4G network in Mumbai, with the deployment of ‘LTE 900 technology’. The deployment will enhance indoor network coverage and improve the network experience for customers. With the roll-out of 4G in the superior 900 MHz spectrum band, Airtel’s mobile network “will get additional […]..Read More

1 state, 1 e-challan: Now, no escaping traffic fines in Mumbai, Thane or Navi Mumbai

1 state, 1 e-challan: Now, no escaping traffic fines in Mumbai, Thane or Navi Mumbai
Feb 14

Errant motorists beware! The traffic police have now rolled out the first phase of the ‘One State, One e-challan’ initiative in Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Pune, and Pimpri Chinchwad commissionerates. Under the first phase, errant motorists can receive an e-challan if they’ve violated a traffic rule in any of the aforementioned cities across the […]..Read More

3 held for selling ‘fake’ vehicle insurance policies

3 held for selling 'fake' vehicle insurance policies
Feb 14

Mumbai Police have arrested three persons who were allegedly involved in selling fake insurance policies and driving licenses to unsuspecting motorists. According to officials, the trio had sold bogus policies to at least 800 people over the last two years. Their modus operandi involved obtaining details of vehicle insurance policies and calling motorists whose policies […]..Read More

Navi Mumbai-resident nabbed while attempting to smuggle 22kg gold worth 6.7 crore

Navi Mumbai-resident nabbed while attempting to smuggle 22kg gold worth 6.7 crore
Feb 14

A Navi Mumbai-resident was arrested while attempting to smuggle 22 kg of gold worth Rs 6.7 crore at Mumbai International Airport earlier this week. According to reports, the passenger, Joginder Singh, had arrived from Dubai on Tuesday. Although Singh had opted to take the green channel, he was intercepted by customs officials on the basis […]..Read More

MHADA’s 2019 lottery to have only 238 affordable homes in Mumbai, lowest ever

MHADA's 2019 lottery to have only 238 affordable homes in Mumbai, lowest ever
Feb 14

Those looking to purchase an affordable home in Mumbai may have to wait longer as Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) will only put up 238 homes on sale in 2019. The Mumbai Board lottery for 2019 will be announced by end of May, MHADA President Uday Samant said on Wednesday. The advertisement for […]..Read More