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Radhika Ramaswamy

  • Playwright loses film scripts, electronics to burglar

    The Khar police is looking for a thief who entered the third-floor residence of a couple while they were asleep and got away with valuables worth Rs2.35 lakh in Bandra West. The incident happened on early Tuesday in Mount Pali apartment, next to St Anne's Church in Pali Hill. The complainant,...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 6:20am
  • Unskilled drivers also responsible for road mishaps: B K Upadhyay

    In light of the spate of accidents on city's roads, dna's Radhika Ramaswamy quizzes joint commissioner of police (traffic) B K Upadhyay about the basic reasons for the accidents, some of the red-flag zones in the city for mishaps, and how the traffic department intends to deal with the...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 6:05am
  • Mumbai roads were comparatively safer last year!

    Mumbai roads were safer in 2014! At least, that's what the latest traffic police data shows. The number of fatal and non-fatal accidents last year was less compared to 2013.

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 5:45am
  • Thirteen-fold increase in ANC cases in 2014, over 17,000 people arrested under NDPS

    Massive crackdowns by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) Mumbai police has led to a dramatic increase in drug seizures in the city. While consumption cases increased from 1,271 in 2013 to 13,296 in 2014, possession cases moved northward from 136 to 257 in 2014. Interestingly, the value of drug seized...

    Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 6:15am
  • Designer drugs invading, soaring in popularity in Maharashtra: Narcotics Control Bureau

    Synthetic hallucinogens turning out to be immensely popular among junkys; increased crackdowns are seeing larger hauls

    Saturday, 17 January 2015 - 8:00am
  • Cop fights for month to get case registered

    One would think that deterring a police officer from doing his duty by means of assault or abuse would be met with swift action and serious consequences. But a constable found himself on the receiving end of his own force's apathy as he fought for over a month to get a case lodged against his...

    Friday, 16 January 2015 - 7:00am
  • Drug free campus drive: Police adopts 5 colleges

    Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police has adopted five city colleges for a period of seven months for its 'Drug Free Campus' campaign. The initiative comes in the wake of the increasing use of dangerous drugs like Mephedrone (Meow Meow) by youngsters in the city. Quite an ambitious...

    Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 5:55am
  • Forensic Lab to expand cyber crime division

    The long delay in DNA testing and solving of cyber crimes is likely to be resolved with Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) planning to set up more cyber crime cells across the state. Currently, the state has only six officials working in the forensic cyber crime division at its Kalina campus. The...

    Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 5:15am
  • 18-year-old arrested for 'kidnapping' minor girl

    An 18-year-old youth was arrested by the Kherwadi police on Thursday for allegedly eloping with his 15-year-old girlfriend. The police followed them till Bangalore by tracing them through their ATM card usage locations. However, by that time the couple had left that city and boarded a bus back to...

    Friday, 9 January 2015 - 7:35am
  • Threat calls to Air India, loo message put agencies on alert

    A terror threat scribbled inside a toilet at the international airport, numerous threat calls to national carrier Air India, and now a travel advisory from Australia asking its citizens to exercise caution while traveling in India — all of this has put the city and country's security agencies on...

    Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 7:30am