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Cop assaults Vasai bar owner when asked to pay liquor bill

Apr 07

Twenty-three-year-old son of a restobar was assaulted by a police constable after former asked him to pay for liquor he had consumed. The accused, identified as Nitin Nalawade (45), along with a man arrived at Trupti Bar and restaurant in Vasai (West) around 9.30 pm on Tuesday. He ordered a 180 ml Blenders Pride, and […]

Within six months, dozens of electric buses will ply on Mumbai roads

Apr 07

For the first time ever, Mumbaikars will witness electric buses plying on city roads. The BEST announced that it will roll out 25-30 electric buses in coming months, and the BMC has sanctioned Rs 10 crore to aid the initiative. The BEST plans to convert some of its existing CNG and Diesel buses into electric […]

Bombay HC allows opening IPL match to be held at Wankhede Stadium

Apr 07

The Bombay High Court grilled Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and Maharashtra Cricket association (MCA) with it’s sharp questions as it resumed the second hearing of PIL against holding Indian Premier League matches in the state. Pointing out at the criminal wastage of water at a time when large parts of the […]

Cabbie charges Rs.500 for 2km ride, loses licence after PMO intervenes

Apr 07

A Singaporean tourist was taken for a ride, quite literally, by a Marol-based cabbie who charged him a whopping Rs 500 for dropping him from Hotel Lalit to the T2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Identified as Jamil Khan, the taxi driver initially demanded Rs 200 from Raymond Yeo, a Singapore national, for taking him […]

Cab catches fire outside Lower Parel railway station

Apr 07

  Around 1 PM on Thursday, a fire broke out in a CNG cab outside Lower Parel (E) Railway Station. Fire officials have been alerted and Police has diverted traffic towards Peninsula Corporate Park. No casualties have been reported as of 1:20 PM. Cause of fire is not known.   Taxi on Fire outside Lower […]