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“Attacks happen all the time”: Congress’ Sam Pitroda’s damning statement, woeful clarification

"Attacks happen all the time": Congress' Sam Pitroda's damning statement, woeful clarification
In a damning interview, Sam Pitroda, the chief of Indian Overseas Congress and a close confidant of Rahul Gandhi, said "attacks happen all the time" and that it was wrong to blame Pakistan for the Pulwama terror attack.He retracted the statement shortly after following a major outrage.Initial StatementIn an interview to ANI, Pitroda questioned the death toll in the...

After two Congress leaders, two from NCP join Maharashtra BJP

After two Congress leaders, two from NCP join Maharashtra BJP
Barely a week after two leaders from the Congress party defected to the Maharashtra BJP, two others from the NCP have joined the ruling party.Earlier this week, Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, son of NCP stalwart and former deputy chief minister Vijaysinh Mohite Patil, joined the BJP. The decision was endorsed by Vijaysinh, one of the most prominent leaders of the...

Over 10,000 traffic violations reported in Mumbai on Holi

Over 10,000 traffic violations reported in Mumbai on Holi
Over 10,000 cases of traffic violations were registered during a special joint drive by Mumbai Police and Traffic Police on the occasion of Holi on Thursday.During the drive, which started from Wednesday night and ended on late evening yesterday, a total of 10,675 cases of traffic violations were registered in the city.Of them, 725 people were arrested for drunk...

Nirav Modi arrested in London

Nirav Modi arrested in London
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case, was arrested in London on Wednesday, over a year after he fled the country.Nirav Modi has been arrested in London and would be produced in the court today, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said.On Monday, a London court issued an arrest warrant against the diamond merchant, who...

CR to dismantle FOBs at Kurla, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Diva & Kalyan stations

CR to dismantle FOBs at Kurla, Vikhroli, Bhandup, Diva & Kalyan stations
The Mumbai division of Central Railway is set to dismantle five foot-over-bridges on the suburban section in a bid to prevent any untoward incident.The FOBs include the ones at Bhandup, Kurla, Vikhroli, Diva, and Kalyan Junction stations. One bridge will be dismantled each week, starting April, and all five will be taken apart before the end of the month.All...

Effigies of terrorist Masood Azhar, PUBG game to be burnt in Mumbai on Holika Dahan

Effigies of terrorist Masood Azhar, PUBG game to be burnt in Mumbai on Holika Dahan
Effigies of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and PUBG game are among those that will be burnt in Mumbai on Wednesday night on the occasion of 'Holika Dahan'.On the day before Holi, people burn wood to fend off the evil and welcome goodness by playing with colours the next day. The occasion marks the triumph of good over evil.In keeping...

Mumbai University reschedules 103 exam papers amid clash with Lok Sabha polls

Mumbai University reschedules 103 exam papers amid clash with Lok Sabha polls
The Mumbai University has rescheduled a total of 103 exam papers in wake of the impending Lok Sabha polls in the city and state next month.Since colleges double up as exam centres and polling booths, the university has postponed all papers that were set to take place closer to the election dates.While 76 examinations that were set to begin...

Water pipeline bursts in Mazgaon, causes road to cave-in

Water pipeline bursts in Mazgaon, causes road to cave-in
A part of an arterial road in Mumbai's Mazgaon area caved in on Tuesday afternoon after the underground water pipeline located underneath burst.According to reports, the 24-inch pipeline in Tadwadi area burst around 3 pm yesterday. The pipeline is connected to Bhandarwada reservoir and supplies water to Mazgaon.As soon as the pipeline burst, water started gushing on the road...

Sion police arrests youth who cheated former Indian Idol participant, sister of 1.75 lakh

Sion police arrests youth who cheated former Indian Idol participant, sister of 1.75 lakh
Sion police have arrested a 22-year-old from Jharkhand for cheating former Indian Idol participant Avanti Patel and her sister of Rs 1.75 lakh under the pretext of debit card verification.The accused, Rajkumar Jaynarayan Mandal, was arrested last week by the Sion Police with the help of Cyber Cell of the Mumbai and Deoghar Police.According to officials, Mandal had called...

Auditor Neeraj Desai arrested in connection with CSMT foot-over-bridge collapse

Auditor Neeraj Desai arrested in connection with CSMT foot-over-bridge collapse
The structural auditor who had inspected the foot-over-bridge at CSMT was arrested on Monday in connection with its collapse last week, which claimed the life of six people.According to officials, Neeraj Kumar Desai's firm Prof DD Desai’s Associated Engineering Consultants and Analysts Pvt. Ltd. had reportedly carried out the structural audit of the Himalaya bridge last year.In its report,...

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