Raksha Shetty

  • Pune: Family running a firm to provide portable toilets to slum dwellers 02-10-2014 03:00 PM

    A family in Pune is running a firm which provides cheap and portable toilets to slum dwellers and construction workers. Rajeev Kher, along with his brother Ranjit and friend Ulka, runs Saraplast Sanitation Systems, a business aimed at providing portable toilets. The toilet has a 250-litre tank, that is emptied...
  • Rescue operations on to evacuate sailors from INS Sindhurakshak 14-08-2013 03:55 PM

    A major fire broke out on board the INS Sindhurakshak submarine at the Mumbai Naval Dockyard late on Tuesday night. Officials say that an explosion caused the fire, but the cause of the explosion is not yet known. 18 personnel who were on board at the time of the incident...
  • Onion prices reaches Rs 70 per kg, double in August alone 13-08-2013 07:34 PM

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. ...
  • Age no bar: Easy liquor for teenagers in Mumbai pubs 01-08-2013 12:24 PM

    Mumbai: Weeks after the Gurgaon pub was found serving liquor to more than 100 school children, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how rules are openly being flouted in pubs and bars in Mumbai. Bar owners in Mumbai seem ready to ignore the laws on the age limit for drinking. CNN-IBN,...
  • Mumbai: Two killed in Antop Hill landslide 10-07-2013 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai brought with them death once again as a portion of Antop Hill in central Mumbai crumbled on Wednesday, killing two people. Fire officers and disaster management teams worked through the day, as more rain and restricted access to the landslide location hampered rescue operations. Firefighters...
  • Mumbai: Around 32 hills with 10,000 slums dangerously balanced on slopes 07-07-2013 10:06 AM

    Mumbai: The Uttarakhand disaster has brought dangerous hilly areas into focus. Mumbai itself has around 32 hills with many slums dangerously balanced on its slopes. The RTI information showed that though the state has marked around 10,000 of these slum dwellings too unsafe, many continue to live in danger. On...
  • Dropped from Cabinet, Bhaskar Jadhav is the new Maharashtra NCP President 15-06-2013 01:21 PM

    Mumbai: Bhaskar Jadhav was on Saturday named as the new Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party President. NCP legislator from Thane Jitendra Awhad has been made working president of NCP in Maharashtra. In the recent party's reshuffle, State Urban Development Minister Jadhav was dropped from the Cabinet. The minister was publicaly ticked...
  • Mumbai's longest flyover is now open to the public 13-06-2013 07:25 PM

    The much awaited Eastern Expressway has opened to motorists in Mumbai. And just in time with rains playing havoc with traffic - the freeway promises a signal free ride for 14 kilometres. It is being called the longest flyover in Mumbai, also the second-longest in India. ...
  • India's second longest flyover will be open to public in Mumbai today 13-06-2013 08:20 AM

    Mumbai: India's second longest flyover will be made open to the public in Mumbai on Thursday. Almost 17 kilometre long, it is dubbed as India's longest flyover in an urban area in Mumbai. The much-awaited Eastern Freeway being thrown open Thursday ahead of schedule, after angry citizens tired of braving...
  • Meet Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only woman volunteer traffic warden 28-05-2013 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only female traffic warden, has been a familiar sight on city streets for the past 15 years. It is a position she has taken up voluntarily for no remuneration. Lobo has been appointed by the Mumbai Police to bolster its ranks, though not on its rolls....
  • Mumbai gets seaplane service, cost tantamount to cab fare 12-05-2013 09:55 AM

    Mumbai: Life may get a little simpler for Mumbai's millions after a fresh transport option - a seaplane that will complete a two-hour road journey in 7 minutes which will cost Rs 750 equivalent to the cab fare for the same distance. Operated by a private operator Maritime Energy Heli...
  • Traders' strike: Oppn, allies ask Maharashtra govt to reconsider LBT 09-05-2013 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's bustling markets on Thursday wore an empty, deserted look. Since Monday, over one lakh traders in the city have shut shop to protest against the Local Body Tax (LBT) that the Maharashtra government has introduced to replace octroi. Traders say that the protest has caused a loss of...
  • Mumbai: Traders' agitation against LBT leads to loss of Rs 75,000 cr 09-05-2013 08:41 AM

    Mumbai: Markets in Mumbai have been shut for days now as traders fight against the controversial Local Body Tax. It has been estimated that the strike has incurred a loss of almost Rs 75,000 crore and it still counting. From grocery stores to restaurants to apparel stores, the bandh was...
  • Mumbai airport stops announcement system to cut noise pollution 22-04-2013 09:38 AM

    Mumbai: The oft-heard boarding announcements that would alert passengers at airports about the departure of their flights, is now a thing of the past at Mumbai's domestic airport. Departing private airline passengers at the airport will now have to rely on large display screens put up throughout the airport to...
  • NCP leader's son detained as his car kills 2yearold girl 17-04-2013 01:18 PM

    Aurangabad: Reckless driving by an NCP leader's teenage son in Aurangabad has left a two-year-old dead. Three others, including a five-year-old girl have been seriously injured after the 17-year-old lost control of his SUV. The children were walking with their uncle when the teenager hit the trio before ramming into...
  • HC blames Chavan government for worsening drought situation in Solapur 15-04-2013 03:41 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government faced fire in the Bombay High Court on Monday over its handling of the drought situation. Hearing a petition from two farmers in Solapur, the court said the drought situation has worsened due to government inaction. The court had last week asked the Maharashtra government to...
  • Mumbai: Biggest rehabilitation scheme is a sham 11-04-2013 06:43 PM

    Mumbai: Barely a week after the Mumbra building collapse in which 74 people were killed, CNN-IBN has found out that three lakh people, housed as part of Mumbai's biggest rehabilitation scheme for those displaced by infrastructure projects, are living in crumbling buildings constructed with substandard material and in imminent danger...
  • Maharashtra drought: Asaram Bapu wastes tonnes of water on Holi celebrations, remains defiant 18-03-2013 11:59 PM

    Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has demanded IPL franchisees to contribute Rs 500 crore towards drought relief in the state. ...
  • Maharashtra: College students light up 'dark India' 15-08-2012 07:34 AM

    Mohupada: It may be the 21st century for the rest of India, but for Mohupada village in Maharashtra, it's still the Dark Ages. Mohupada is one of India's 70,000 'dark villages' and areas with no electricity. Resident Vishram Vartha has never lived or worked with the aid of artificial light....
  • Dhoble video: Is this policing or harassment? 29-06-2012 09:40 PM

    Mumbai: It is the stuff of films, an angry cop, ever controversial, hated and loved in equal measure. ACP Vasant Dhoble is back in the headlines with a controversial crackdown on a Mumbai pub, trying to detain German girls without allegedly giving them an explanation. Is this policing or harassment?...
  • Watch: ACP Vasant Dhoble detains German women 29-06-2012 04:14 PM

    Mumbai: A new video of Mumbai's moral policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble's crackdown has surfaced. CNN-IBN has accessed a video of Vasant Dhoble and his Social Services Branch team of constables detaining eight women outside the Voodoo Pub in Colaba. The video shows the constables including Dhoble attempting to herd four...