• Rescue operations on to evacuate sailors from INS Sindhurakshak August 14, 2013

    A major fire broke out on board the INS Sindhurakshak submarine at the Mumbai Naval Dockyard late on Tuesday night. Officials say that an explosion caused the fire, but the cause of the explosion is not yet known. 18 personnel who were on board at the time of the incident...
  • Onion prices reaches Rs 70 per kg, double in August alone August 13, 2013

    In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. ...
  • Age no bar: Easy liquor for teenagers in Mumbai pubs August 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Weeks after the Gurgaon pub was found serving liquor to more than 100 school children, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how rules are openly being flouted in pubs and bars in Mumbai. Bar owners in Mumbai seem ready to ignore the laws on the age limit for drinking. CNN-IBN,...
  • Mumbai: Two killed in Antop Hill landslide July 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Heavy rains in Mumbai brought with them death once again as a portion of Antop Hill in central Mumbai crumbled on Wednesday, killing two people. Fire officers and disaster management teams worked through the day, as more rain and restricted access to the landslide location hampered rescue operations. Firefighters...
  • Mumbai: Around 32 hills with 10,000 slums dangerously balanced on slopes July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The Uttarakhand disaster has brought dangerous hilly areas into focus. Mumbai itself has around 32 hills with many slums dangerously balanced on its slopes. The RTI information showed that though the state has marked around 10,000 of these slum dwellings too unsafe, many continue to live in danger. On...
  • Dropped from Cabinet, Bhaskar Jadhav is the new Maharashtra NCP President June 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Bhaskar Jadhav was on Saturday named as the new Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party President. NCP legislator from Thane Jitendra Awhad has been made working president of NCP in Maharashtra. In the recent party's reshuffle, State Urban Development Minister Jadhav was dropped from the Cabinet. The minister was publicaly ticked...
  • Mumbai's longest flyover is now open to the public June 13, 2013

    The much awaited Eastern Expressway has opened to motorists in Mumbai. And just in time with rains playing havoc with traffic - the freeway promises a signal free ride for 14 kilometres. It is being called the longest flyover in Mumbai, also the second-longest in India. ...
  • India's second longest flyover will be open to public in Mumbai today June 13, 2013

    Mumbai: India's second longest flyover will be made open to the public in Mumbai on Thursday. Almost 17 kilometre long, it is dubbed as India's longest flyover in an urban area in Mumbai. The much-awaited Eastern Freeway being thrown open Thursday ahead of schedule, after angry citizens tired of braving...
  • Meet Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only woman volunteer traffic warden May 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Anita Lobo, Mumbai's only female traffic warden, has been a familiar sight on city streets for the past 15 years. It is a position she has taken up voluntarily for no remuneration. Lobo has been appointed by the Mumbai Police to bolster its ranks, though not on its rolls....
  • Mumbai gets seaplane service, cost tantamount to cab fare May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Life may get a little simpler for Mumbai's millions after a fresh transport option - a seaplane that will complete a two-hour road journey in 7 minutes which will cost Rs 750 equivalent to the cab fare for the same distance. Operated by a private operator Maritime Energy Heli...
  • Traders' strike: Oppn, allies ask Maharashtra govt to reconsider LBT May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's bustling markets on Thursday wore an empty, deserted look. Since Monday, over one lakh traders in the city have shut shop to protest against the Local Body Tax (LBT) that the Maharashtra government has introduced to replace octroi. Traders say that the protest has caused a loss of...
  • Mumbai: Traders' agitation against LBT leads to loss of Rs 75,000 cr May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Markets in Mumbai have been shut for days now as traders fight against the controversial Local Body Tax. It has been estimated that the strike has incurred a loss of almost Rs 75,000 crore and it still counting. From grocery stores to restaurants to apparel stores, the bandh was...
  • Mumbai airport stops announcement system to cut noise pollution April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The oft-heard boarding announcements that would alert passengers at airports about the departure of their flights, is now a thing of the past at Mumbai's domestic airport. Departing private airline passengers at the airport will now have to rely on large display screens put up throughout the airport to...
  • NCP leader's son detained as his car kills 2-year-old girl April 17, 2013

    Aurangabad: Reckless driving by an NCP leader's teenage son in Aurangabad has left a two-year-old dead. Three others, including a five-year-old girl have been seriously injured after the 17-year-old lost control of his SUV. The children were walking with their uncle when the teenager hit the trio before ramming into...
  • HC blames Chavan government for worsening drought situation in Solapur April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government faced fire in the Bombay High Court on Monday over its handling of the drought situation. Hearing a petition from two farmers in Solapur, the court said the drought situation has worsened due to government inaction. The court had last week asked the Maharashtra government to...