Tech savvy Mumbai, safer for women than other cities

Mumbai is the numero uno in the country when it comes to Internet users, reports Best Media Info. “According to a survey conducted by IMRB and IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India), Mumbai is the top Internet using city in the country.

The financial capital of the country has 8.1 million claimed Internet users and 6.2 million active users. Delhi (including NCR) comes second with 6.2 claimed users and 5 million active Internet users. Surprisingly, Kolkata is in third place, while tech city Bangalore is a low No 6,” the report says.

 Tech savvy Mumbai, safer for women than other cities

Thankfully, Mumbai is not the number one city when it comes to incidents of rape. Reuters

Thankfully, Mumbai is not the number one city when it comes to incidents of rape, with the national capital heading the dubious list. “Crime in India increased by 4.9% in 2010 with relatively smaller cities like Kochi, Bhopal and Indore reporting higher crime rate - number of crimes per lakh of population - compared to biggies like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The capital, however, reported the highest number of 'rape' cases (414) followed by Mumbai (194) among 35 'mega' cities in the country,” says The Times of India.

Film and TV personality Ronit Roy was involved in a Diwali night accident and was arrested and later released on bail. “Ronit Roy was arrested on the charges of rash and negligent driving after his speeding vehicle hit a moving four-wheeler with four occupants of a family, injuring an woman seriously, in suburban Amboli, police said. Ronit was produced before the Bandra Metropolitan magistrate court and was granted bail on a surety of Rs 12,000 as all the sections against him were bailable,” reports the Indian Express.

Not quite a happy Diwali for Roy, but surely one for BMC workers. “Bringing cheer to around 40,000 members of the Municipal Mazdoor Union (MMU), a vacation bench of the Bombay High Court asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to pay the workers ex gratia bonus of Rs 7,500 each. The civic body had issued a circular on 15 October stating the employees who went on a strike on 19-20 September will not be eligible for ex gratia for the year 2010-11,” says the Indian Express.

Another unhappy Diwali story, this time for a chartered accountant and an income-tax officer. “An Income Tax official and a chartered accountant were arrested in Mumbai on Thursday for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh in return of a favourable order. The accused have been identified as IT officer Ranjan Prakash, who works at Parel-based Piramal Chamber, and chartered accountant Vimal Patinjia,” reported Mid-day.

And in a story that promises fireworks, Raj Thackeray entered the fray in the battle between Sanjay Nirupam and the Shiv Sena. “Reacting to Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam's dare to the Thackerays to move around without security, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray blamed Shiv Sena for "making Nirupam big". A war of words is currently on between the Congress MP and Shiv Sena following Nirupam's remark that north Indians can bring Mumbai's life to a standstill. Nirupam, earlier in the day, dared the "three Thackerays" to step out without security. He had meant Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, his son Aditya, and MNS chief Raj. In his reaction, Raj Thackeray said he would certainly deal with Nirupam,” reports IBNlive.

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Updated Date: Oct 28, 2011 09:54:02 IST