BYCULLA

  • 'Byculla to Bangkok' is a detailed account of political, social scenarios April 17, 2014

    S Hussain Zaidi is a veteran when it comes to crime reporting. An illustrious journalist, he has written for a number of dailies and periodicals such as The Indian Express, The Asian Age, Mid-Day and others. He has covered a number of investigative articles and some very high-profile criminal news...
  • Mumbai: Congress MLA in EVM tampering row February 17, 2012

    Mumbai: In new trouble for the Congress, MLA Amin Patel on Thursday was accused of storming a polling station in Byculla, Mumbai and tampering the EVM machine at the booth. Amin Patel is the Congress candidate from the Mumbadevi constituency. The matter came to light when clashes broke out between workers...
  • 13/7 bomber who enrolled in gyms identified January 29, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the bomb planters wanted in connection with the 13/7 blasts case, who had enrolled himself at two gymnasiums including the one owned by the family of underworld donturnedpolitician Arun Gawli, had mentioned his name as "Waqas" while joining the gyms, Maharashtra ATS said. "It was Waqas who got...
  • My daughter is innocent, says Sadhvi Pragya's mother January 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Mother of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case, said on Tuesday that her daughter had been "falsely implicated" and was "innocent". "My daughter cannot even kill a worm and this is not what is taught to her. She cannot not commit any...
  • 'Sympathise with Grovers, but I'm innocent' July 3, 2011

    New Delhi: What started off as a release from jail ended in drama of the absurd. On Saturday afternoon, Kannada actress Maria Susairaj was released after three years in jail, having completed her sentence in the Neeraj Grover murder case. Her first moments in the public glare as a free...
  • Malegaon blast accused Pragya assaulted in prison April 21, 2009

    Mumbai: Sadhvi Pragya, a prime accused in the Malegaon blasts case, was assaulted by a fellow prisoner at Byculla Jail and sustained injuries to her face, nose and neck, she has said in a complaint filed in a court on Tuesday. Pragnyas advocate G Sovani told IANS that he had moved...
  • One dead, building collapses in Mumbai August 18, 2008

    Mumbai: Just some days after the old residential building, Datta Niwas, collapsed in Mumbai killing over 20 people, one more building has collapsed in the city on Monday. This time it was a part of a threestorey building in the South Mumbai area of Byculla. Reportedly, one has died and two...
  • Mumbai: Residents blame BMC for Byculla fire March 19, 2008

    Mumbai: More than 10 people died in a major fire that broke out in the Byculla area of Mumbai on Monday. Residents allege that the blaze was a result of the inaction of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation against industrial units flouting safety and pollution norms. A relative of one of...
  • 6 dead in industrial estate blaze in Mumbai March 17, 2008

    Mumbai: At least six people have been killed and as many as 45 injured in a major fire in Mumbai's Byculla locality. The fire broke out in the Retiwala Industrial Estate at around 15:30 hrs IST, fire officials said. A dozen fire engines and several water tenders are fighting the...