Mumbra

  • 20 accused in Mumbra building collapse get custody till December 2 November 12, 2013

    Twenty accused in the Shil-Phata building collapse in Mumbra this year, have been remanded to judicial custody till December 2 by a local court in Thane. Thane Sessions Judge M C Khadke sent them to judicial custody on Monday after being produced in a packed court room, with onlookers and kin...
  • Maharashtra: CAG slams MHADA for shoddy repair, reconstruction of buildings September 27, 2013

    Mumbai: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has slammed the Maharashtra Housing and Areas Development Authority (MHADA) for shoddy state of buildings in the city. While the Mumbra collapse highlighted the issue of substandard construction posing a danger to lives, the recent CAG report has come down heavily on...
  • Four-storey building collapses in Thane, two feared trapped September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A four-storey building on Saturday collapsed in Maharashtra's Thane city. Two people are feared trapped inside the building. The building is situated just next to the Mumbra railway station. Thane's Commissioner has, however, said that the building was around 8-12 years old and the residents of the building were...
  • Mumbai: Performing stunt on train kills 14-year-boy August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: A 14-year-old boy, performing a dangerous stunt on a local train in Mumbai, was killed after he fell down from the train. The boy Sayed Mohsin was going to buy some goods for her sister's marriage on Eid when he tried the stunts on the train. He took the train...
  • Police file chargesheet against 27 for building crash June 25, 2013

    Thane: Over two months after 74 people were killed in a building collapse in Thane, police on Monday filed a chargesheet against 27 accused, which included real estate developers, civic officials and a local corporator. The 3,000-page document, which has shown five accused as absconding, was filed in the Thane...
  • Mumbra building collapse: Death toll rises to 10 June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Two months after the tragic building collapse in Mumbra, a similar incident took place again on Thursday night. Ten people are dead and atleast 14 injured when a three-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbra district. Out of the ten injured, six are women. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot...
  • Thane: Death toll in Mumbra building collapse rises to 6, 14 injured June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Two months after the tragic building collapse in Mumbra, a similar incident took place again on Thursday night. Six people are dead and atleast 14 injured when a three-storeyed building collapsed in Mumbra district. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot and authorities fear more people may be...
  • Thane: Building collapses in Mumbra, 3 people rescued June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: A three-storey building on Friday collapsed in Mumbra in Maharashtra's Thane district. Three people have been rescued so far, but there are fears that many more are still under the rubble. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the National Disaster Response Force...
  • Thane building collapse: Court refuses bail to officials May 17, 2013

    Thane: A local court on Friday rejected the bail applications of four officials of Thane Municipal Corporation in a case related to last month's building collapse in the district in which 74 persons were killed. Judge KR Warrier said as the probe was on and the chargesheet was yet to be...
  • Thane building collapse: Prosecution opposes accused's bail plea May 8, 2013

    Thane: The prosecution in the Thane building crash case on Tuesday opposed the bail pleas of two senior municipal officers arrested for the tragedy which claimed the lives of 74 people last month. Suspended Deputy Municipal Commissioner Deepak Chavan and Assistant Municipal Commissioner Shayam Thorbole were among 22 persons arrested for...
  • Mumbra observes bandh over demolition drive April 12, 2013

    Thane: The Mumbra township in the district, which saw the death of 74 people after an illegal building came down crashing last week, on Friday observed a bandh to protest the ongoing demolition drive and demand rehabilitation of those affected. Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) launched a demolition drive against unauthorised...
  • Mumbai's illegal buildings: Is the entire system corrupt from top to bottom? April 11, 2013

    Maharashtra government has suspended 37 police constables after a sting operation showed them demanding and accepting a bribe to allow illegal construction in the city. ...
  • News 360: Won't accept any party post till I'm cleared of charges in 1984 riots, says Tytler April 11, 2013

    Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler broke his silence, a day after a Delhi court rejected the CBI clean chit to him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Tytler said he will not take any party post till he's cleared of all charges. ...
  • Thane building collapse: Another municipality official arrested April 11, 2013

    Thane: A suspended assistant municipal commissioner of the Thane Municipal Corporation was on Thursday arrested in connection with last week's building collapse here in which 74 people were killed, taking the number of those taken into custody for the tragedy to 14, police said. Shyam Thorbole, the assistant municipal commissioner, was...
  • Mumbai illegal constructions: Senior police official suspended April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Thursday suspended a senior police officer in connection with the sting operation that showed 15 policemen in Kurla taking bribes to allow illegal construction in the area. The total number of suspended policemen is now 37. Thirty six constables were suspended earlier in the day. The...
  • Mumbai: Biggest rehabilitation scheme is a sham April 11, 2013

    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...
  • Thane building collapse: Police arrest 2 civic engineers April 9, 2013

    Thane: Two engineers of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) were on Tuesday arrested in connection with last week's building collapse, taking the number of those taken into custody for the tragedy to 13. Executive Engineer Subash Rawal and Deputy Engineer Ramesh Inamdar were arrested in connection with the building crash in...
  • Thane: 12-year-old raped, murdered March 4, 2012

    Thane: A 12-year-old girl from Thane's Mumbra township was allegedly raped and subsequently murdered, police said on Saturday. Police say the girl, a sixth grade student, was a resident of Mumbra Devi colony and was returning home last evening when the accused, Bhagarsingh Rathod, abducted her and then sexually abused her...