Shoaib Ahmed

  • Mumbai Gas leak: ONGC halts drilling operations, all workers evacuated 20-07-2014 07:49 AM

    Mumbai: 48 personnel have been evacuated after a high pressure, highly inflammable gas leak took place at a well that the state-owned ONGC was drilling at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields, off Mumbai coast on Saturday evening. Drilling operations have been temporarily stopped at the refinery and...
  • Mumbai: Gas leak in Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli 17-07-2014 02:54 PM

    Mumbai: Gas leakage has been reported from Mahanagar Gas Limited's underground pipeline at Worli junction in Mumbai. People have been evacuated from the immediate vicinity of the spot as a precautionary measure. The leakage was reported when some drainage work was underway at the Worli junction. Fire brigade officials have...
  • Rising tomatoes prices push kitchen budget into the red 17-07-2014 11:10 AM

    The humble tomatoes have pushed the kitchen budget into the red over the last few days. "These tomatoes that were selling for Rs 10 a kg at the wholesale market are being sold at Rs 45 a kg. These tomatoes will be sold at Rs 60 to Rs 80 a...
  • Mumbai: Building slab collapses after heavy rain, 2 dead 16-07-2014 08:23 AM

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai triggered a building slab to collapse in Goregaon on Tuesday. Two people are reported to be dead and six injured. As the rescue operations come to an end, the rescued have been taken to Siddharth hospital. "This is a very crowded area. The search has...
  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out 11-07-2014 06:18 PM

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured 10-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a low-intensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a...
  • Mumbai: Principal, teacher arrested for molesting a 13-year-old girl 03-07-2014 09:34 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking case in Mumbai, the Principal and teacher of a school for the hearing and speech-impaired has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old student in school premises. The 42-year-old principal and a 37-year-old teacher of the Dadar school have been remanded to police custody till the...
  • Heavy rainfall throws Mumbai out of gear, local trains running late 02-07-2014 03:41 PM

    Mumbai: Heavy rainfall in Mumbai overnight and early on Wednesday morning has made life difficult for residents of the city. While areas in South Mumbai like Colaba received no rainfall, suburbs like Santa Cruz received 105 milimetres rainfall. Local trains in Mumbai are running late as water has accumulated on...
  • Mumbai: BMC officials to enter Campa Cola society to cut power, water supply today 23-06-2014 09:55 AM

    Mumbai: After a stand-off of two days, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials will finally be allowed to enter the Campa Cola compound on Monday. For the past two days, they had been facing stiff resistance from the residents. But finally, on Sunday, the residents caved in and said they will...
  • After assurance from CM Chavan, Campa Cola residents end protest 22-06-2014 10:53 PM

    After protesting for two days, residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society finally relented on Sunday afternoon. They agreed to allow the municipal authorities to enter the society and cut off power and water supply. However, they said that they will not be handing over their flat keys. Residents have also...
  • Will allow the BMC to disconnect utilities, say Campa Cola residents 22-06-2014 05:32 PM

    Mumbai: In a move to end the stand off with the Mumbai civic officials, the Campa Cola residents have agreed to let the BMC carry out their duties and disconnect the utilities in their houses. However, they said that they will not hand over the keys of their houses to...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola face-off continues, MCGM says may use force 22-06-2014 04:45 PM

    Mumbai: As the standoff over eviction of Campa Cola society residents stretched into the third day, Mumbai civic officials on Sunday said that they would not hesitate to use force if they are not allowed to enter the complex to cut water and power supply to the illegal flats. Municipal...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents write mercy petition to President 22-06-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: There is a high drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the residents have not let the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials to enter the society compound on Sunday. The defiant residents wrote a mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee under article 143(1) of the Constitution urging him to seek...
  • Campa Cola eviction: No success for BMC on day 2, officials leave empty-handed 21-06-2014 03:07 PM

    Mumbai: It was another unsuccessful day for the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation as its officials left the Campa Cola compound after residents once again refused to let them in on Saturday. BMC officials say they will return on Sunday. There was high drama at the compound again on Saturday with BMC...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents continue to resist eviction, block BMC's entry 21-06-2014 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: There were dramatic scenes once again at Mumbai's Campa Cola compound as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials returned for a second day on Saturday to begin the eviction process. But the officials have once again not been allowed to enter the compound. They tried to urge the residents to...
  • Corporation in a hurry to initiate demolition of Campa Cola flats: BMC ex-official 21-06-2014 11:30 AM

    Even as the residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society continue to fight eviction, the BMC has registered a case against them for unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty. ...
  • Mumbai: BMC files case against Campa Cola residents for resisting eviction 21-06-2014 08:46 AM

    Mumbai: The face-off between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai's Campal Cola residents continues with none of the two willing to budge. The BMC has now registered a case against the Campa Cola residents at the Worli police station for unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and obstructing a public servant from...
  • Mumbai: BMC officials return from Campa Cola Society as residents block their entry 20-06-2014 01:58 PM

    Mumbai: Prevented by the residents of Campa Cola Society from entering the compound, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials returned without beginning the eviction process. The officials said that they will report to their senior officers. "We will brief the senior officers and BMC commissioner on the ground situation and a...
  • Watch: Campa Cola residents block the gate to stop BMC from entering the compound 20-06-2014 11:55 AM

    It is the D-day for residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. ...
  • Mumbai: With eviction set to begin, Campa Cola residents plan to form human chains 20-06-2014 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: It is the D-day for residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. The residents are expected to protest...
  • Mumbai: Power, water, gas supply of Campa Cola residents to be cut today 20-06-2014 07:53 AM

    Mumbai: It is endgame for the residents of the 102 illegal flats of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society compound. The Municipal Corporation will cut power, water and gas supply to the illegal flats as the deadline for the residents to vacate their homes ends on Friday. The residents are left with...
  • Rumours about governors' resignation an insult: K Sankaranarayanan 18-06-2014 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: As speculations grow over the Narendra Modi government asking UPA appointed governors to step down, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said that such rumours are insulting to the Constitutional post. "No one has a permanent post in Democracy. The rumours around governor's post is an insult to the constitutional...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the Preity-Ness case: sources 18-06-2014 12:44 PM

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group...
  • IPL COO denies Preity's claims, says don't know about any altercation 17-06-2014 07:24 PM

    Mumbai: In a jolt to actor Preity Zinta in her case filed against businessman Ness Wadia, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Premier League Sundar Raman has denied being present at the Bangalore auction. Preity had claimed that Sundar Raman intervened after she had an altercation with Wadia...
  • Preity-Ness case: Police to record Kings XI Punjab COO's statement 17-06-2014 05:13 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police has asked the King XI Punjab COO Frazer Castelino to record his statement in the case filed by actress Preity Zinta against businessman Ness Wadia. According to sources, police have asked Zinta's lawyer to call the actress and record her statement. She has been asked to appear...
  • Preity-Ness case: Police to decide on approaching the son of a cricketer 17-06-2014 11:34 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Preity Zinta's lawyer has denied reports of a settlement in the case filed by her against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Meanwhile, the police is yet to decide about approaching the minor son of a legendary cricketer who was sitting in the same Wankhede enclosure where Ness Wadia...
  • Mumbai witnesses high tide, waves expected to be 4.6 metres high 13-06-2014 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed high tide on Friday for the second day today. Many parts of Worli, Shivaji Park were flooded as the high tide began to set in. Waves are expected to be 4.6 metres high. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has already issued a warning, asking people to stay away...
  • Man caught on camera opening fire at a pub manager in Mumbai 06-06-2014 05:16 PM

    Mumbai: A man, who tried to molest a woman, opened fire at a pub manager in Mumbai following an altercation with the people present there. The incident took place on May 30 and the accused, Vikram Kumar, had been arrested by the Amboli police. The footage showed that Kumar was...
  • Pune: 20 people arrested for the murder of 28-year-old IT professional 04-06-2014 08:45 PM

    Pune: The Pune Police has arrested 20 people suspected to be associated with a right wing group - Hindu Rashtra Sena for allegedly beating to death a 24-year-old IT professional in Pune on Monday. Thirteen of the accused have been charged with murder. The software professional Shaikh Mohasin Sadiq, who...
  • Maharashtra: Tension prevails over derogatory post on Shivaji, Bal Thackeray 02-06-2014 10:22 AM

    Tension prevails in some parts of Maharashtra after a post on a social networking website Facebook showed objectionable pictures and allegedly derogatory references to Chhatrapati Shivaji and the late Shiv Sena patriarch, Bal Thackeray. Shops in some areas of Pune, Kolhapur and Solapur remained shut amidst protests and sporadic incidents...