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  • Mumbai Police holds memorial ceremony to pay homage to martyrs of 26/11 attack 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    It has been 6 years since the deadly 26/11 terror attacks shook Mumbai. The city is paying homage to the heroes and victims of one of the worst terror attacks that hit India. The Mumbai Police held its annual memorial ceremony at the Police Gymkhana. The relatives of the martyrs...
  • On 26/11 anniversary, PM Modi asserts the need to combat terrorism 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On the sixth anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the need to combat terrorism. "Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind," he...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray drags Sharad Pawar into slanging match against BJP's Eknath Khadse 4 hours 25 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The war of words between ruling BJP and opposition Shiv Sena escalated on Wednesday with Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse raking up Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's "non-farming" background and the latter hitting back with an oblique reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "empty promises" made in run-up to...
  • Mumbai youths who joined Islamic State want to return: MHA sources 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Four youngsters from Mumbai who had left country to join terrorist outfit Islamic State have expressed their desire to return, sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The four youngsters have contacted their families in Kalyan. In a major twist, one of these youngsters who was believed to...
  • No person as squeezed in as the Mumbaikar Yesterday

    Mumbai: A visit to any open area in Mumbai reveals what the locals, known as Mumbaikars, really crave - open space. Every playground, every promenade and every park is packed, revealing what they lack-open space. Every person in Mumbai has access to just 12 square ft of open space, which includes...
  • Mumbai Roads Not Deadly-By Indian Standards Yesterday

    Mumbai: Greater Mumbai, with a population of nearly 18 million people, witnessed more than 23,500 road accidents in 2013, the most of any Indian city. Mumbai was followed by Chennai with 9,705 and Delhi with 7,566 accidents. But Mumbai's roads are not particularly deadly; the city had fewer fatal accidents...
  • Senior Congress leader, former minister Murli Deora dies in Mumbai 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Murli Deora died at the age of 77 in Mumbai on Monday morning after prolonged illness. His final rites are scheduled to take place on Monday at 4pm in Chandanvadi in Mumbai. His body will be kept at the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Former BJP ally Shiv Sena to be the 'principal opposition' party in Maharashtra Assembly 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will play the role of principal Opposition in the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning December 8, party leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said. "I have no knowledge of any talks between my party and BJP. As of now, we are an opposition party and will...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena would be accommodated in cabinet expansion, says BJP minister 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Maharashtra PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil said that the estranged ally Shiv Sena "will be accommodated" in the cabinet expansion before the winter session of the Assembly starts on December 8. The Sena, on the other hand, said it was firm on the demand of a...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • In space-starved Mumbai, docklands provide room for a view 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The redevelopment of Mumbai's mostly derelict docklands will, if a government appointed panel has its way, create a waterfront where people living in the world's second most densely-populated city can go to lift their spirits, and the rich can go to play. "This is a real opportunity to give Mumbai...
  • Mahesh Bhatt, Farah Khan on gangster Ravi Pujari's hit-list, other celebrities also on radar: sources 1 week ago

    Mumbai: An interrogation of arrested members of underworld don Ravi Pujari's gang has revealed that Bollywood directors Mahesh Bhatt and Farah Khan were on their radar. The accused revealed that Pujari had instructed his men to conduct a recce of Farah Khan's residence and also Red Chillies office owned by...
  • Indigo flight windscreen cracks before take-off from Nagpur 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A Delhi-bound IndiGo aircraft, scheduled to fly Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and other passengers, developed a windscreen crack minutes before its take-off from Nagpur airport on Tuesday evening. Raju, who visited Nagpur earlier in the day, was waiting to board the 8 PM (6E-202) flight when the...
  • Maharashtra: Fadnavis government's stability not NCP's responsibility, says Sharad Pawar 1 week ago

    Alibaug (Maharashtra): The Devendra Fadnavis government on Tuesday found itself in an unenviable situation with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party had declared outside support doing a U-turn, saying the stability of the 18-day-old dispensation was not its responsibility and asking his party workers to be ready for...
  • Not CM Fadnavis, but committee headed by chief secretary to decide on security category now November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major departure from a past practice, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has handed over the power to decide the level of security that an applicant merits to a committee headed by the chief secretary. Earlier, chief minister and the home minister decided the level of security a person...
  • Bal Thackeray's death anniversary: Signs of thaw between Uddhav and Raj November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Signs of thaw were visible between estranged cousins - Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray - on an occasion to observe former Shiv Sena supremo supreme late Balasaheb Thackeray in Mumbai on Monday. The two cousins Uddhav and Raj were spotted at Balasaheb's memorial chatting and sitting next...
  • Strong possibility of Sena coming together with BJP: Manohar Joshi November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena Manohar Joshi on Monday claimed that there was a strong likelihood of the party coming together with the Bharatiya Janata Party on principles of Hindutva. "There is a strong likelihood of the Shiv Sena coming together with the BJP on the principles of Hindutva. But we do...
  • Aadhar-linked 'Digital Locker' to preserve documents in Maharashtra November 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In a new Aadhar-linked facility, Maharashtra government has developed an online repository for important documents like certificates, degrees, etc which are frequently required to apply for any job and other services. The "Maha Digital Locker" will end to hassle of physically carrying important documents like education and property...
  • Maharashtra: Ban builders who deny housing on basis of eating habits, says MNS November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Known for targeting migrants from states likes Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has now begun a campaign against vegetarian population of the metropolis, especially against the builders who deny housing facility on the basis of food preferences. The party has moved a notice of motion with the...
  • Mumbai is the most vacation-deprived city: Study November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The financial capital of the country has emerged as the most vacation-deprived city among the five surveyed towns, as most Mumbaikars enjoy working more than relaxing at vacations, says a recent study. "Vacations play an important role in maintaining the work-life balance, and general well-being of the employees while...
  • Shiv Sena to flex muscles on Bal Thackeray's second death anniversary November 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will flex its muscles on the second death anniversary of its founder-patriarch, late Bal Thackeray on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of Shiv Sainiks are expected to visit the Thackeray memorial at Shivaji Park for which elaborate arrangements have been put in place, said party secretary and parliamentarian...
  • Use of children in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' challenged in HC November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country. According to petitioner, MV Holamagi, a city-based...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Maharashtra to involve students in cleanliness drive: Vinod Tawde November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to involve students to implement the state's cleanliness drive, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday. He was speaking after launching the cleanliness drive of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's education department as part of the 'Swachchata Abhiyan' campaign, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis....
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • Children's Day special: Stark reality of child health in India November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: It is Children's Day today. As the nation celebrates the day, there is a need to analyse the real state of affairs that the children in the country face. In a picture that has not been a reassuring one, 13 lakh children die every year in the country...
  • Maharashtra government to announce drought-relief package November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will provide a relief package for the drought-affected areas of Marathwada and Vidarbha soon, Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse said. "I will soon visit the drought-affected areas in Marathwada and western Maharashtra with Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde, and review the situation," Khadse told reporters. "The government will announce...
  • Mumbai: Fire at BPCL colony in Kurla after pipeline leakage, no injuries so far November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Fire broke out at the BPCL colony in Kurla early on Thursday morning after a leakage in a pipeline. Eight fire engines were rushed to the spot, but no injuries have been reported far. Further news awaited. ...
  • BJP cheated the people of Maharashtra, says Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote November 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Diwakar Raote said that the BJP government had cheated the people of Maharashtra. "Uddhav Thackeray will decide future course of action. This is a minority government, we will take up the matter," said Raote. ...