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5 to 9pm Four-hour ban on heavy vehicles on Western Express Highway during evening hours


In a move to ease congestion on the Western Express Highway (WEH) during evening peak hours, the traffic police have banned heavy vehicles from plying on the north-bound stretch from Bandra to Dahisar between 5pm and 9pm. While the ban is a temporary move, till the police come up with a permanent solution, it was put into effect from Monday ...

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Over 20 illegal ‘ladies dance bars’ double up as pick up points for call girls and drug peddlers in Mira-Bhyandar

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BY FLYNN REMEDIOS | MIRA-BHYANDAR: When the new regulations governing dance bars, ladies bars and orchestra bars came into place months ago, not much changed for the those operating illegal and underground  or secret ‘ladies dance bars’, which also double up as pick up points for the flesh trade and points of sale for drug peddlers. Earlier, before the dance ...

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Unused Gokuldham Maternity Home at Goregaon East turned into drugs and sex den: Building to be renovated soon, says BMC

Gokuldham Maternity Home Goregaon east

Mumbai: With BMC having failed to commission Gokuldham maternity home in Goregaon East for the past few years, the building has become a den for prostitution, liquor parties and other illegal activities, according to the local corporator. BJP corporator Priti Satam from ward number 52 said, “Lot of illegal activities are taking place in the Gokuldham maternity home building but the ...

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Four years after illegal construction, BMC demolishes actor Arshad Warsi’s partly illegal Versova bungalow


Actor Arshad Warsi started trending after reports on Monday that a part of his Bungalow in Mumbai’s Versova  was demolished by the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), which was allegedly an illegal construction, reported news agency PTI. Arshad Warsi reportedly made the alleged illegal construction when he renovated his bungalow in Versova after acquiring possession of the property a few years ago, ...

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Health Alert: Evershine Nagar, Malad stinks with garbage strewn all over

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The posh residential area of Evershine Nagar, Malad West has become one big garbage dump. At several locations in the area, garbage is seen strewn across the sidewalk and stray dogs are seen further adding to the misery of pedestrians by scattering the garbage over longer distances. The India Against Corruption and Communalism Forum (IACC) has strongly criticized the MCGM ...

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Even as Police look the other way, Hookah Palours do brisk business in Goregaon-Malad


While the Mumbai suburban police seem to be very busy with several other pressing matters, illegal hookah palours are flourishing in Mumbai suburbs. According to an IndiaNewsNet.IN SURVEY, there are over 600 illegal hookah palours in suburban Mumbai – both in the western and eastern suburbs, which are doing brisk business and even openly advertising the same on Facebook, Twitter, ...

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Coaching class teacher, external candidate held in HSC paper leak case


NAVI MUMBAI: The Vashi police have made two more arrests in the HSC secretarial practice question paper leak, taking the total number of arrests in the case to four. The latest arrests, of an external HSC student, Mohammad Shaikh (19), and a coaching class teacher, Suresh Jha (26), were made from Kandivli around 3.40am on Monday . The first arrests, ...

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Illegal burning, destruction of Mangroves at Malad-Malvani, Police Fail to take Action


Illegal destruction of Mangroves by dumping of garbage, scrap and other debris and then setting it on fire – showing that the fire was caused accidently was observed in Malad-Malvani over the last 2-3 days. The police have failed to take action and no complaint or FIR has been registered. Malvani police officials were unavailable for comment. Social activists in the ...

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