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22 Jun 2017

Mumbai: Gold-bars worth Rs. 34lakh recovered from Jet Airways' toilet

The Airport Intelligence Unit of Mumbai airport recovered five gold bars from the toilet of Jet Airways flight, which arrived from Dubai.

The bars, worth Rs. 34 lakh, were concealed in packets wrapped with adhesive tape.

Based on profiling, the officers intercepted a passenger. He admitted to possession, concealment and smuggling of gold bars without paying the customs.

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Mumbai's Narcotics cell busts drug start-up of two Chemistry students

Mumbai's Anti-Narcotics Cell busted the drug racket of two Chemistry graduates, who produced Mephedrone, or MD - a dangerous synthetic drug.

The drug start-up owners used their knowledge of chemicals to set up MD factories stealthily.

According to police, this case was an indication of how MD production was fast becoming a cottage industry run by such entrepreneurs.


Mumbai: Clashes break out between police and protesting farmers

Clashes broke out between protesting farmers and police near the Thane-Badlapur highway today.

With numerous officers injured, additional forces along with riot control vehicles have been deployed in the area.

The farmers took to the streets in violent protests after they couldn't recover their land from the Ministry of Defence.

They blocked traffic and when police tried to disperse them the clashes turned violent.

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Mumbai woman delivers a baby boy at Thane station

Mumbai woman delivers a baby boy at Thane station

When Jhanvi Jadhav starting experiencing her labour pains, her neighbours decided to take her to the hospital.

Jadhav, who was waiting for the train, delivered a baby boy at Thane station's platform number 10 on Wednesday.

A woman constable and women passengers rushed in and gathered around her to help her with the delivery. The baby is doing fine.


Seven firms bid to design, supply coaches for Mumbai Metro-3 corridor

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) received bids from seven firms for design and supply of Metro coaches for the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (Metro 3) corridor.

The bidding had been stuck for the past 16 months because of the Centre's demand for indigenous coaches.

The MMRC will procure 31 eight-car trains of standard gauge system. The train cars will be 22.6-metre-long and 3.2-metre-wide with 4 gates/train.

City news

Mumbai's iconic 123-year-old fountain's glory restored

Mumbai's iconic 123-year-old fountain's glory restored

Cleared of weeds, carvings restored and resolved of all problems, the 123-year-old famous Ruttonsee Muljee Jetha Fountain's old glory was restored on Wednesday.

The restoration process of the fountain began in March with conservation architect Vikas Dilawari overseeing it.

The fountain was constructed in the memory of Dharamsee Muljee. His father, Ruttonsee Muljee, had the edifice designed after his son's death in 1889.

Women Safety

Mumbai's Transport Office brings 6000 autos under scanner

In the wake of several cases of women getting molested inside auto rickshaws and shared rickshaws coming to light, the Regional Transport Office kickstarted a crackdown; as many as 6000 auto-rickshaws have come under the scanner.

According to RTO statistics, atleast 60% of these auto-rickshaws are plying without a permit.

Around 4000 cases have been filed. Over 300 rickshaws were also seized.


Monsoon to pick up pace over the weekend in Mumbai

Monsoon to pick up pace over the weekend in Mumbai

According to IMD, monsoon will pick up pace in Mumbai over the weekend after the city witnessed light drizzle on Wednesday.

No significant rainfall has been recorded since June 13.

However, the advance of the monsoon over the country has slowed down, with the IMD forecasting that it is likely to advance between June 26 to 30, a delay of over 10 days.

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