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Naziya Alvi Rahman

  • European Union nations offer Mumbai their tested methods to tackle civic, infrastructure issues

    As Mumbai continues to struggle to find solutions to its growing civic and infrastructure problems, countries from the European Union have come forward to provide tested solutions to the city. In a two-day workshop held in Mumbai on July 10-11, representatives from various European countries...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Story of a police photographer

    Mangesh Chougule (40), had a passion for photography but the lure for a safe job landed him in police services in 2000. Six years later, when he learnt that the police photography department was looking for a professional photographer, Chougule, believing it to be destiny's call, applied and got...

    Saturday, 19 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • Maharashtra told to conduct study on social outcasts

    Waking up to the heinous offence of ostracising of people in villages of Maharashtra, the State Human Rights Commission has directed the government to conduct a thorough study into such incidents. The commission's order has come on the case of a young woman, who was assaulted, stripped in public,...

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • Over a million Canadians now have Indian roots: Chris Alexander

    Here's some good news for those looking for job and business start-up opportunities in Canada. On a two-day trip to India, the Canadian citizenship and immigration minister Chris Alexander announced the launch of "express entry" system that will expedite the immigration process to Canada from...

    Saturday, 12 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Widow harassed over pension by BMC officials

    In a classic case that highlights the government apathy, a widow had to run from pillar to post for 18 years to get her pension restored after it was cancelled by the BMC officials. The officials received a false complaint from the State Bank of India (the pension dispensing agency) that the woman...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Inspector who detained, assaulted boy let off with just a warning

    A Dahisar police officer who illegally detained a boy and assaulted him with belts and lathis was let off by the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) with a 'strict warning' as the injuries found were 'simple in nature'.

    Sunday, 6 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Wadala custody death row intensifies: CBI joint director visits spot for inspection

    Intensifying the probe in the alleged assault and custodial death case of Agnello Valdaris, a CBI team from Delhi headed by Neena Singh, joint director of the special task force, conducted a detailed inspection of the scene of the alleged incident at Wadala station on Wednesday afternoon.

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 8:00am
  • Compensate mother who could not perform final rites of daughter: SHRC to police

    The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has blasted the Mumbai police for its callousness owing to which a mother could not perform the final rites of her missing daughter, later found dead. Lack of efforts on the part of local Kurla police, to which the complaint was filed, and the Navi Mumbai...

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • Mumbai yuppies take to Ketamine smuggling

    If it's Ketamine, even the rich and the famous are game. And that's one bad game celebrity gym trainer Alishan Sharma and Kamud Drugs managing director Abhijeet Konduskar played in their life. In the last three years, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has cracked 16 narcotics cases...

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Custodial death: CBI inspects railway police station

    Taking the investigation in the alleged assault and custody death case of Agnello Valdaris ahead, a CBI team conducted a detailed inspection of the scene of the incident at the Wadala station on Saturday. The agency, however, is yet to make any arrests in the case.

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 6:35am