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  • Heavy showers in Mumbai; MeT predicts more downpour Yesterday

    Mumbai: With heavy rains lashing the city for second consecutive day today, the MeT department has predicted that the monsoon is likely to get stronger in Mumbai where heavy downpour is expected over the next 48 hours. "We have issued an alert of heavy rainfall in Mumbai and very heavy rainfall...
  • Maharahstra ATS grill 8 in missing Kalyan boys case who joined ISIS Yesterday

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday questioned eight people in the missing Kalyan boys case who reportedly joined the terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A cleric has also been questioned for allegedly trying to indoctrinate the boys. One of the four boys Arif reportedly died on...
  • e-registration facility launched in Thane 2 days ago

    Thane: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday launched e-registration facility under which people can now do registration of properties online. Thorat at the launch said that the facility is applicable in housing society with more than 200 members (houses), where members can avail the facility of doing the registration of...
  • Mumbai: Court grants man divorce over wife's demand for excessive sex 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai. "Due to respondent's (wife's) non-appearance before the court, the petitioner's (husband's) evidence remains unchallenged on record. Hence this court has...
  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor 3 days ago

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari 3 days ago

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Mumbai's gold Ganesha richest at Rs 23 cr, insured for Rs 50 cr a day 4 days ago

    Mumbai: As the Hindu-calendar month of Bhaadrapada arrives, the city of Mumbai is all set to welcome its favourite Lord Ganesha. The 10-day long festival is celebrated in lively spirits across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa. The festival is celebrated with much fan fare in Mumbai where pandals...
  • Suspended rape-accused DIG Sunil Paraskar faces another inquiry 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In further trouble for suspended Maharashtra DIG Sunil Paraskar, accused of molestation and rape by a model, a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) has been launched against him to find if there were administrative lapses on his part while dealing with the victim before she filed police complaint. "The preliminary enquiry (PE)...
  • Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Missing documents found 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Mumbai police have heaved a sigh of relief with the missing documents pertaining to the 2002 hit-and-run case against actor Salman Khan being found at Bandra police station. The documents were found on Tuesday at Bandra police station, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said. "We have initiated an inquiry as...
  • Model assault case: 'Paraskar should have been suspended earlier' 6 days ago

    Julio Rebeiro, the former Mumbai Police Commissioner, has said that the model assault case, in which DIG Sunil Paraskar is an accused, is a big blot on the Mumbai Police. ...
  • Mumbai: One of four Kalyan boys suspected to have joined ISIS in Iraq reported to be dead 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In a disturbing turn of events, one of the four boys suspected to have joined terror outfit ISIS in Iraq is reported to have died. Arif's family in Kalyan allegedly received a phone call informing them of his death. Arif and three others were suspected to have joined the terror...
  • Model rape case: Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar suspended for at least 6 months 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Deputy Inspector General of Mumbai Police Sunil Paraskar has been suspended over alleged charges of sexual assault. He has been suspended for a minimum period of six months. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan signed the papers approving his suspension late on Tuesday night. CNN-IBN has learnt that Paraskar's suspension was...
  • Model rape case: Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar suspended 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Deputy Inspector General of Mumbai Police Sunil Paraskar was suspended on Wednesday after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday signed his suspension papers. Paraskar has been accused of rape and molestation by a city model. Earlier in the day, the state Home Department had proposed his suspension. "The proposal to...
  • Mumbai: Lalu Prasad to undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai. The Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted on Monday for medical evaluation, on Tuesday said that preliminary medical investigations indicated the 66-year-old former Bihar chief minister required to undergo...
  • Six years since 26/11 terror attacks: Chabad House then and now 6 days ago

    Six years after the gruesome 26/11 terror attacks on the Chabad House in South Mumbai, the Jewish learning center reopened on Tuesday. The house now has a Jewish Museum on the fourth and the fifth floors. ...
  • Maharashtra Governor CV Rao: A man who rose through ranks in BJP 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, appointed as new Governor of Maharashtra on Tuesday, is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader from Telangana who served as Union Minister of State for Home in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He was elected thrice to the undivided Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 1985,...
  • Model rape case: Maharashtra Home Ministry recommends suspension for accused Mumbai DIG 1 week ago

    Mumbai: In trouble for DIG Sunil Paraskar accused of raping a model, the Maharashtra Home Department has proposed his suspension. "The proposal to suspend Paraskar has been sent to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan," a Home Ministry official said. A court had recently granted him pre-arrest bail, observing the complainant's behaviour and her...
  • Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Chabad House reopens 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Six years since the gruesome 26/11 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, the Jewish learning centre reopened on Tuesday. The fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House in South Mumbai's Colaba area saw a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. The six-storey Chabad...
  • Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Chabad House to reopen today 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Six years since the gruesome 26/11 terror attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai, the Jewish learning centre will reopen on Tuesday. The fully renovated six-storeyed Nariman House in South Mumbai's Colaba area will see a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia....
  • Mumbai airport to screen passengers from Ebola-hit Liberia 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Elaborate precautionary arrangements have been put in place at the Mumbai Airport to screen the 112 stranded Indians, who are expected to arrive on Tuesday by various flights from and around the Ebola-hit Liberia, authorities said on Monday. "As part of the tentative plan, the aircraft will be first taken...
  • Maharashtra: Proposed strike of petrol dealers called off 1 week ago

    Pune: The proposed indefinite strike called by petrol dealers in Maharashtra from midnight has been called off after mediation by Vinod Tawade, BJP leader and leader of opposition in the state legislative council, according to a BJP release. The decision was taken after Tawade assured leaders of Federation of All Maharashtra...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial sea-plane 1 week ago

    The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82-km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • Maharashtra government asked to consider declaring Bhabha bungalow as museum: Centre tells HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a U-turn, the Centre informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that under the Central laws it would not be possible for it to convert the bungalow of nuclear scientist Homi J Bhabha into a museum and hence Maharashtra government has been asked to consider it. ...
  • Mini forensic labs in every district not necessary: Maharashtra government to HC August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that it was not necessary to set up mini forensic laboratories in every district as the regional labs were enough to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies. The court has converted a media report, which claims that 21 districts...
  • First seaplane service from Mumbai takes off for Lonavala August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: City-based private operator Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd (Mehair), in association with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), on Monday launched maiden seaplane service to Lonavala from Mumbai, marking its first operation from the mainland. The first commercial seaplane flight with nine passengers onboard a Cessna 208A aircraft, took...
  • Raj Thackeray not to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections August 25, 2014

    Nagpur: In a U-turn, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has ruled out contesting the forthcoming state Assembly elections, saying that he does not want to "limit" himself to one constituency. "The entire state of Maharashtra is my constituency and I do not want to limit myself to just...
  • Juhu-Lonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • Will return to active politics soon, says K Sankaranarayanan August 24, 2014

    Hours after he was transferred to Mizoram, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan submitted his resignation letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. While making his decision public, Sankaranaryanan said he will soon return to active politics. The Congress is likely to use this issue to their advantage when Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi's petition...