Mumbai: Cyber-crime rises, experts blame it on lack of expertise

07 Aug 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
What's up with Mumbai this Monday!

According to Maharashtra police, on one hand, cybercrime related cases are rising in Mumbai and on the other, there is a sharp decline in detection rate.

10,419 cases have been registered under the IT act between January'12-June'17. Shockingly, only 3,167 cases were detected, which puts the average rate at 30%.

Experts blame it on lack of manpower/expertise.

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OshiwaraMan returns home after a year, finds mother's skeleton

43-year-old Rituraj Sahani found his mother's skeleton at their Oshiwara flat when he returned home from US after a year.

Rituraj last spoke to his mother Asha Sahani a year ago. Asha used to live alone.

With door locked from inside, Rituraj got duplicate key made, gained entry and found his mother's decomposed body.

Rituraj alerted cops who suspect Asha died of natural causes.

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At least 3,700 BEST buses will remain off the road this Monday and more than 30 lakh commuters will be affected.

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TarapurMaharashtra: Drugs worth Rs. 10 crore seized, 4 held

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It arrested four, including a woman, in connection with manufacturing the seized MD, valued at Rs. 10 crore, from Palghar.

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LifeguardsMumbai's six overcrowded beaches has only 38 lifeguards

Ever since three boys drowned off Dadar Chowpatty, BMC has come under clouds of severe criticism for not deploying adequate lifeguards at Mumbai's six beaches.

The beaches that are visited by one lakh people everyday have only 38 lifeguards to watch them.

Besides the manpower crunch, the lifeguards also do not have the necessary equipments like jet skis, ring buoys etc.

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With two deadlines already being missed, governor's office and Maharashtra government are keeping close watch on Mumbai University (MU) online assessment of results.

Till Sunday, 273 results out of 477 were declared. 2.30 lakh papers are still waiting to be evaluated.

In order to pace up online assessment, Maharashtra's IT department has stepped in to guide teachers to use technology in processes done manually.