Tag Archives: Mumbai

How Mumbai cops are becoming a mean crime-fighting machine

ACP Sanjay Kadam starts his day early at the gym, before heading to his office in Bandra West. Pic/RANE ASHISHACP Sanjay Kadam starts his day early at the gym, before heading to his office in Bandra West. Pic/RANE ASHISH

Right opposite Dongri police station, cut only by a turning road-strip, is a small ground that sees a flurry of activity every evening. Men in khakhi head out here post work, and engage in a few minutes of pushing and pulling under the dim street lighting, before finally calling it a day.

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Mumbai Food: New BKC eatery offers Japanese cuisine with a twist

Chef Vikram Khatri (left) and AD Singh. Pics/Milind Saurkar
Chef Vikram Khatri (left) and AD Singh. Pics/Milind Saurkar

Don’t you have to remove the price tags from the television sets?” AD Singh asks his manager. The managing director of Olive Group of restaurants, has just returned from a trip to New York, and has only now set his eyes on the finished product. Jetlag doesn’t seem to have dimmed Singh’s enthusiasm. Dressed in a crisp white shirt teamed with a light blue linen blazer, he admits that the final countdown to the launch date is usually the best.

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Mumbai: Hawker at Dadar flower market ‘kidnaps’ 4-year-old girl, held

A four-year-old girl, who was kidnapped on May 8 from the famous flower market near Dadar railway station, was traced on Friday to Solapur. The girl has been returned to her mother in Mumbai

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A four-year-old girl, who was kidnapped on May 8 from near Dadar railway station, was traced on Friday to Solapur. The girl was brought back to Mumbai and handed over to her mother.

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The Mumbai Minute: Plan your weekend in 60 seconds

Go funky with Benny
Dance to the tunes of Benny Dayal and Funktuation this weekend. The band, formed in 2011, has the Bollywood singer on vocals, Joshua Satya on guitar, Carl Fernandez on bass, Alok Merwin on keys and David Joseph on drums. Dayal’s popular songs include Badtameez Dil and Daru Desi. He is mostly known for his work with AR Rahman in both Hindi and Tamil.
TIME: 9 pm onwards
AT: Todi Mill Social, Lower Parel.
CALL: 65110361
ENTRY: Rs 500 (includes a beer)

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Mumbai for Kids: A Filly and Colt Farm in Karla

Three years ago, we made a trip to Matheran that involved a lot of horseback riding. Ammol, my 10-year-old, terrified of any four-legged animal, rode, fed, and befriended the horses.

Since then, I’ve been toying with the idea to revisit Matheran. That’s when I heard about A Filly & Colt Farm (AFCF) at Karla, 10km from Lonavala. We reached the farm in under two hours. The space has 10 stalls that house fillies, colts and horses, and an enthusiastic Labrador. Stable hands dressed in their uniform introduced us to each horse. Shilpa Nadkarni, who started the place with her aunt, shares details about each resident, their height, age, likes and dislikes.

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Mumbai: Crime Branch claims to have seized drugs worth Rs 54 lakh

Mumbai Crime: Kandivali drug bust
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On Tuesday, the Crime Branch claimed to have busted a major drug racket, with the arrest of two accused and recovery of a consignment worth Rs 54 lakh. However, sources have revealed that the seized drugs would not be worth more than Rs 2 lakh, as one of it is not a psychotropic substance under NDPS Act.

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Mumbai Crime: Diamond-studded gold strips stolen from Jain temple

All three idols in the temple are adorned with diamond-studded gold strips on their foreheads.
All three idols in the temple are adorned with diamond-studded gold strips on their foreheads.

For the second time in two months, a Jain temple at Marine Drive has been robbed of the same jewellery: three diamond-studded gold plates used to cover the foreheads of the idols.

Also read: Mathura, Ahmedabad women gangs come to Siddhivinayak just to rob devotees

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Sponsored article: Alluring Hill Stations near Mumbai

Living in Mumbai isn’t easy, given the humid climate and the sheer size of the city. Summer in Mumbai can become really tiring and exhausting especially during the month of May. Luckily, Mumbai’s close proximity to the Western Ghats offers residents some respite from the heat.

Most hill stations in Maharashtra are a short and scenic drive from the city. You can often cover most of them in a day or two, and the temperature in these hill stations is drastically different from the heat of this giant metropolis.

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Khabri ne vaat laga diya! Informants leave Mumbai cops red-faced

Illustration/Uday Mohite
Illustration/Uday Mohite

While the Mumbai police’s indispensable khabri network has helped its personnel crack thousands of cases that otherwise may have gone unsolved, trusting informers in the absence of a drug-testing kit for meow-meow has cost the department two huge cases recently. The court threw out both cases.

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