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Mumbai Cop Felicitated For Ensuring Citizenship Protests Remain Peaceful

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 8:00 AM

Residents of Bhiwandi near Mumbai felicitated a-police-officer for his deft handling of a huge protest march against the CAA last-week. Deputy Commissioner-of-Police Rajkumar Shinde was felicitated in the traditional Maharashtrian way, with gift of "shawl" and a "shri-fal". Bhiwandi, a hub of the powerloom industry in the Thane district, is considered communally sensitive and has witnessed major Hindu-Muslim riots in the 1970s and 1980s.
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2 Dead, Many Trapped as Building Collapses in Thane's Bhiwandi

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 11:16 AM

At least two people have been killed and many are feared trapped after a 4-storey building collapsed in Bhiwandi near Mumbai. "We vacated the entire building after receiving a message but some people entered without permission. It was then that the building collapsed," officials said. "It's an 8-year-old building and was built illegally. Investigation will be done," they added.