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  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forest-like campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost four-day long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Mumbai: Doctors baffled after extracting 232 teeth from a 17-year-old's mouth 2 hours 52 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a bizarre incident in Mumbai, doctors extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy and the boy's case could now make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is one of the rarest development anomaly in the history of medical science. Doctors in Mumbai's...
  • Mumbai: IPS officer seeks pre-arrest bail in rape case 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Sunil Paraskar, who has been accused of rape by a city-based model, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail application before the sessions court here which granted him interim protection till July 31. "Paraskar has sought pre-arrest bail and has been granted interim protection from arrest till...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan 17 hours 14 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasi-judicial body, it will not defend its order holding ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP Yesterday

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Why should Shiv Sena apologize, asks party MP Kripal Tamhane Yesterday

    Speaking on the shocking incident that took place in Maharashtra Sadan on Wednesday where Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forced a Muslim caterer to break his Ramzan fast, fellow party MP Kripal Tamhane asked why the party should apologize over the incident. ...
  • Mumbai: Model files rape case against senior police officer Yesterday

    Mumbai: A model has filed rape case against senior Mumbai police officer Sunil Paraskar. He is currently posted as the Director Inspector General of Civil Protection Right. Paraskar has been booked under section 376. The case was registered was on Wednesday night at Malwani police station. He was the former...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Maharashtra :Fear of drought looms over Marathwada, Nashik regions 2 days ago

    Mumbai: With monsoon playing truant in Marathwada and Nashik, a drought like situation looms over these regions of the state. Water stock in Ujani and Jaikwadi reservoirs in Marathwada region was low, state administration officials said. Maharashtra Cabinet today took stock of situation in view of scanty rainfall. The state has so far...
  • Sena MPs force Muslim to break fast: BJP leaders refuse to comment 2 days ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. The news created an uproar in Lok Sabha. But,...
  • Leopard enters IIT Bombay campus 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A leopard on Wednesday was spotted in the campus of Indian Institute of Technology and the officials claimed that it is still present in the premises. A leopard has been sighted on Wednesday morning in a workshop of Metallurgy department of the IIT. The forest officers have arrived and they...
  • Maharashtra government forms committee for 2015 Padma Awards 3 days ago

    Thane: The Maharashtra government has constituted a 11-member committee to scrutinise and recommend names from the state for Padma Awards 2015, according to a government resolution (GR). The committee, comprising ministers and bureaucrats, will be headed by Minister of Health Suresh Shetty, the GR issued early this month, stated. The members...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Shive Sena activist murdered in Thane 3 days ago

    Thane: A Shiv Sena activist was murdered on Tuesday allegedly by two unknown persons, which police suspect a fallout of previous enmity. The incident occurred in Naupada locality this evening when Sanjay Rokade (40) was parking his car near an automobile shop, said senior police inspector DD Pagare of Naupada police...
  • Wadia threw burning cigarettes at my face: Preity Zinta to police 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who has accused industrialist Ness Wadia of molestation, has said her former boyfriend had thrown burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede Stadium after which she filed a police complaint. "Ness's behaviour towards me...
  • Narayan Rane meets Chavan, discusses resignation, state polls 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the state cabinet, he met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Rane met Chavan along with leader Manikrao Thakre. Rane has long been vying for the top post in the state and was upset that the Congress leadership decided to...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena opposes talks with Pakistan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Slamming the 'sari and shawl' diplomacy with Pakistan, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the government should hold no talks with Pakistan and give it a "befitting" reply after the killing of a jawan in shelling at the Line of Control. "What is this sari and...
  • Thane: Tutor arrested for molesting girl student 4 days ago

    Thane: A coaching class tutor has been arrested for allegedly molesting a teenage girl student, police said. According to ASI Mhaske of Virar police station, accused Jayprakash S Gabre (37) repeatedly molested the girl between May and July this year when she came for the classes. The accused used to touch...
  • Rane was hinting at quitting for the last few days: NCP 4 days ago

    In yet another blow to the Congress, Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned. This is the second time that Rane has resigned, giving the reason as his displeasure towards the non-functioning of the Congress party. Ally NCP leader Nawab Malik refused to comment, calling it an internal matter of...
  • Thane: 21-year-old held for raping minor girl 4 days ago

    Thane: A youngster was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood in a slum area of the city, police said on Monday. The 21-year-old accused, identified as Nanhe alias Ketan Kadam, who has past criminal record, called the girl in his chawl situated on Ambedkar road of...
  • Rebellious Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits Chavan Cabinet 4 days ago

    Mumbai: While the Congress deals with rebellion against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, there's another blow to the party in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned from the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation. Rane had announced his decision to quit the Chavan...
  • ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began on Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation. "Situation is totally under control and the...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport 5 days ago

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • Mumbai Gas leak: ONGC halts drilling operations, all workers evacuated 6 days ago

    Mumbai: 48 personnel have been evacuated after a high pressure, highly inflammable gas leak took place at a well that the state-owned ONGC was drilling at its prime Mumbai High oil and gas fields, off Mumbai coast on Saturday evening. Drilling operations have been temporarily stopped at the refinery and efforts...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • Why was he sent inside the inferno when there was no one, asks Mumbai fireman's wife 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after a Mumbai firefighter lost his life while battling a blaze at an office building in Andheri, his family has accused senior officials of sending their men into such death traps without adequate equipment. It was not the first time that this concern has been raised. Fireman Nitin...
  • Mumbai: Hoax call could have led to fireman's death, says official 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A hoax distress call might have led to the death of a fireman in Friday's fire that broke out in a 22-storeyed building in Mumbai, a top fire official said on Saturday. The fireman, Nitin Ivalekar, had gone to check out a distress call of a woman that she was...
  • Mumbai: Wait ends, fireman's family gets assurance for job, compensation 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Chief Fire Officer on Saturday gave a written assurance to the firefighter's family that the compensation that has been promised will be given to them. As demanded by the family members, the deceased's wife Shubhangi Ivalekar has also been promised a job as per her qualification. The assurance...