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Mumbai – Custodial Death cases -15 years, just 19 cops charge-sheeted, none convicted

Shibu Thomas Mumbai TNN More than 330 persons have died in police custody across Maharashtra in the 15 years since 1999, but not a single policeman has been convicted for the deaths so far. The state’s dismal record on custodial… Continue Reading →

Mumbai ranks No. 2 in crimes against children

75% Jump Sees It Overtake B’lore, Rape & Kidnap Cases Spurt The state and the city have failed to protect its children, shows the NCRB report for 2013 released on Monday Maharashtra remained fourth among states for the . number… Continue Reading →

Of smart cities and (un)smart decisions – A tale of misplaced priorities

Friday, 27 June 2014 – 6:47pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Arvind Unni  DNA It has been more than a month since the Modi-led BJP government swept to power at the Center, primarily riding on the anti-incumbency wave… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Custodial death: CBI books 10 police officials #torture

Shibu Thomas, Nitasha Natu & Vijay V Singh,TNN | Jun 28, 2014, Agnello Valdaris allegedly died when cops at Wadala railway police station mercilessly beat him up in their custody. MUMBAI: The CBI has registered an FIR against 10 Wadala railway police… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – BARC scientist held on rape charges, faces suspension #Vaw #WTFnews

| Thane | June 23, 2014 12:19 am   SUMMARY The woman and her mother too visited the BARC campus to verify Sehgal’s employment status, said the police.   A scientific assistant at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Tarapur,… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Organ donations may breach 2013 mark #goodnews

Sumitra Deb Roy,TNN | Jun 22, 2014, 11.45 PM IST MUMBAI: After a dismal performance in 2013, cadaver donations in the city have shown a healthy rise this year. A total of 19 cadaver donations have already taken place in the first… Continue Reading →

Mumbai schools refuse to admit RTE applicants #WTFnews

By Shreya Bhandary |mid-day On the first day of school, some applicants who were allotted seats under the RTE quota were seen outside the BMC’s education office, claiming the allotted schools have denied them admission   The new academic year… Continue Reading →

Sex racket busted in flat owned by MP and ex-cop Satyapal Singh #WTFMews

IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, June 2, 2014 | UPDATED 15:22 IST Baghpat MP and former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has landed in trouble after Mumbai Police conducted a raid at a flat owned by him and busted a prostitution racket. The social service branch… Continue Reading →

They beat me till I fell unconscious… When I woke up, it began all over again #Torture

  By Yogesh Sadhwani, Mumbai Mirror | May 21, 2014, 12.28 AM IST Leonard Valdaris, whose son Agnelo (inset) died in police custody, and Agnelo’s friends who were sexually abused by cops Friends of custodial death victim, picked up for minor theft, reveal… Continue Reading →

4 Mumbai Lok Sabha seats may see re-election

MUMBAI: There might be a re-election in four of the six Lok Sabha constituencies in the city within a year if the victorious candidates are convicted in the criminal cases against them, said the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) in its analysis… Continue Reading →

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