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  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi, 8 killed 1 hour 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Eight people died on Saturday as fire broke out at Timberwood plant in Bhiwandi. All those killed were labourers. According to Thane police, the blaze was reported at 2 AM in the timber goods warehouse in Mankoli. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained as yet but it was...
  • Setback to Sanjay Dutt, Maharashtra government orders probe into repeated furloughs 19 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a setback to actor Sanjay Dutt, the Maharashtra government has ordered an inquiry into grant of repeated furloughs to him, Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde in Mumbai on Friday. Dutt was granted 14-day furlough earlier this week. He was released from Pune's Yerawada jail on Christmas eve. Dutt...
  • Mumbai Police deploy 75% of its force to ensure safety for women on New Year's eve Yesterday

    Mumbai: Mumbai police has stepped up the security measures to ensure safety for women on New Years eve. 75 per cent of its personnel to be deployed for New Years eve. Women police personnel wearing civilian clothes will be deployed in crowded areas like Juhu Chowpatty, Marine drive and Gateway of...
  • Mumbai Metro launches online top-up facility for commuters Yesterday

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro One has launched an online top-up facility for smart cards whereby commuters can recharge their cards through internet-enabled mobile phones and computers. "The company has launched the top-up facility of CSC and the online recharge services will be available to smart card...
  • Chef shares recipe of Plum cake on Christmas Yesterday

    The executive Pastry Chef of hotel Mumbai's JW Marriot shared the recipe of Plum cake for this festive season. ...
  • Mumbai's Hotel Novotel prepares gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas Yesterday

    Hotel Novotel in Mumbai started their yearend festivities by making gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas. ...
  • Shiv Sena demands Bharat Ratna for Bal Thackeray 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today demanded Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray, a day when the country's highest civilian honour was bestowed on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya. The party, a BJP ally, said while it was heartening to see that...
  • Congress's Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil appointed LoP in Maharashtra Assembly 3 days ago

    Nagpur: Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of the Congress was on Tuesday appointed as Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Speaker Haribhau Bagde in a suo moto statement made the announcement in the Lower House and installed Patil as LoP. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena group leader and Minister...
  • Pakistan forced to delay 26/11 accused Lakhvi's bail appeal as he hasn't got the court order yet 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another legal hitch in the trial of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Pakistan government prosecutor said that he has been forced to delay an appeal against his bail as Lakhvi is yet to receive a copy of the court order. Lakhvi, accused in the...
  • Intelligence inputs that could have averted 26/11 attack were missed: report 4 days ago

    Six years after the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, a New York Times report points out that intelligence inputs which could have averted the terror attack were completely missed. ...
  • Despite prior intelligence inputs, India, US, Britain failed to prevent the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack 4 days ago

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Several weeks before the ten Lashkar terrorists landed in Mumbai, intelligence agencies of the three...
  • Islamic State link, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance dominate headlines in Maharashtra 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Four Kalyan youths joining the ISIS in Iraq, a low-intensity blast in Pune, enhanced underworld threat to Bollywood personalities and the crisis hit NSEL promoter's arrest in an alleged Rs 5600-crore scam were some crime cases that hogged headlines in Maharashtra during 2014. Terror menace resurfaced in the state on...
  • Maharashtra government to ease entry of citizens into Mantralaya 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government is in the process of conceptualising a system to simplify and streamline the entry of citizens into Mantralaya, the state secretariat. "Presently the citizens have to stand in queues outside the Mantralaya for hours to gain entry. This process needs to be made more user-friendly with the help...
  • Private sector to develop two ports in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis 1 week ago

    Nagpur: Two ports in Maharashtra will be developed by private players and these will be operational within a year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Friday. The Dighi and Jaigarh ports, located in coastal Konkan, will be developed by private parties, he said. Besides these, the foundation stone of Karanja port...
  • School children getting high on drugs openly sold by peddlers in Mumbai December 18, 2014

    By night the Mirza Ghalib market becomes the den for peddlers. The market has 52 gates but without any guards resulting in this drug being sold unabated. The sudden spike in sale of the dangerous drug Mephodrone, popularly known as meow meow, has forced residents of the area to go...
  • Case filed against Sena MLA for allegedly slapping policeman December 18, 2014

    Nagpur: A case has been filed against Shiv Sena MLA from Aurangabad Harshawardhan Jadhav for allegedly slapping a policeman posted outside party chief Udhhav Thackeray's room in a Nagpur hotel. Jadhav was apparently attempting to enter the room when he was stopped by the policeman who said that he had...
  • Watch: Security status check at schools in Mumbai December 18, 2014

    Days after the terror attack in Pakistan school, here is a reality check to analyse the security situation in two schools of Mumbai, the city which faced India's worst ever terror attack 6 years ago. ...
  • SC refuses to interfere with Bombay HC order that stays Maratha reservation December 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the order of the Bombay High Court which stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in Maharashtra. "It is just an interim order, let the Bombay High Court decide it," a bench...
  • No security check at Mumbai school: Survey December 18, 2014

    No security check at second Mumbai school surveyed by CNN-IBN. The team spent 5 hours inside a Mumbai school only to realise that many government safety norms were being violated. ...
  • Mumbai Police to focus on gender sensitisation: Jt Commissioner December 15, 2014

    Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar said there will be major reforms with focus on gender sensitisation. He said, "Communication is an area that we need to work on. Come 2015, we will be all out on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Police reforms is taking place....
  • Pune: Unseasonal rainfall delays the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav December 14, 2014

    Unseasonal rainfall in Maharashtra has hit normal life. Pune's biggest music festival, the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune also had to be postponed midway due to heavy rainfall. ...
  • 'Dahi handi' gets status of adventure sport in Maharashtra December 12, 2014

    Nagpur: Maharashtra government has accorded 'Dahi Handi' festival the status of an 'adventure sport', in an effort to make it a safe activity and reduce the number of injuries associated with it. "Celebrating Dahi handi festival with fervour has been a tradition of Maharashtra and we will continue to celebrate it...
  • Probe in irrigation scam ordered, law will take it's own course: Maharashtra CM December 12, 2014

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the green signal to the state's anti corruption bureau to conduct an open inquiry against Ajit Pawar and state NCP President Sunil Tatkare. ...
  • Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam. The Maharashtra Irrigation scam was a government scam which...
  • West Asia tour operators cautious of giving visas after Kalyan youth join Islamic State December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ever since the arrest of Areeb Majeed, who along with three of his friends from Kalyan near Mumbai in Maharashtra allegedly joined the Islamic State in Iraq while on a pilgrimage, tour operators in Mumbai have become very cautious. Visas for Ziyarat in Baghdad has never been difficult to...
  • Nashik: Angry villagers find files rotting in Tribal Development office, take on officials December 11, 2014

    Nashik: A row has broken out after files relating to tribal land claims were found rotting in a the Tribal Development office in Nandurbar. Angry tribals who found these files rotting and half eaten by termites, carried them to the Tribal Development office in Nashik. They barged into Adivasi Commissioner Sanjeev...
  • Uber misleads customers on driver verification, nature of its business December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Delhi rape, Uber representatives claimed that they were only aggregators and didn't carry out driver verification but in an email reply to a customer's query regarding the verification of drivers on November 3, Uber claimed the opposite. Infact, driver partners are put through a rigorous quality control...
  • 1993 Mumbai blasts case: SC seeks Maharashtra STF, CBI's reply December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra Special Task Force and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him. In an...
  • Thane: Man forces wife to abort foetus, marries another woman December 8, 2014

    Thane: A 35-year-old man allegedly forced his wife to undergo abortion after which he abandoned her and married another woman, police said on Monday. Abhishek Natwarlal Chaturvedi, a resident of Bhayander township in Thane, recently forced his wife to undergo abortion, Navghar police station sub-inspector Prashant Shirke said. He then married another...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Chitra studio in Powai, no casualties so far December 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out at Chitra studio in Powai area of Mumbai but no casualties have been reported so far. Eight fire engines have been sent to the spot. According to the preliminary report, fire broke out in the warehouse of the studio. More details are awaited. ...