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  • My father was a very informal man, says RK Laxman's son 4 days ago

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman's son Srinivas Laxman on Tuesday said that his father was very informal man and was very open with them. Laxman, creator of the iconic 'Common Man', died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman accorded state funeral, tributes pour in 4 days ago

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, will be cremated in Pune on Tuesday. The Maharashtra government has announced that Laxman will be accorded a state funeral. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be...
  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • Security tightened at Mumbai airport, ADG level official to conduct checkings January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: After a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) drill exposed security lapses at the Mumbai airport ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, a senior ADG level official is now conducting checks at the Mumbai airport. The development came after the serious security lapses were detected at Mumbai airport ahead of...
  • Mumbai to be international finance centre, says Devendra Fadnavis January 21, 2015

    Davos: Inspired by Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Make in India programme, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said that he is working on 'Make in Maharashtra' programme while Mumbai would be developed into a major international finance centre. "Ever since Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, the entire atmosphere...
  • Maharashtra: 5-year-olds eligible for admission to Class I January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A child who has completed five years on July 31 can be considered for admission to the first standard in the coming (2015-16) academic year, Maharashtra government on Wednesday said. The government also formulated rules for admissions in the non-aided schools in pre-primary class and std first under the 25...
  • Serious security lapses detected at Mumbai airport by CISF January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Serious security lapses have been detected at Mumbai airport ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. As part of a security drill, it was found that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel managed to enter inside the airport with fake e-tickets. The second busiest airport in the country sees thousands...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government's swearing-in at Wankhede Stadium costed Rs 98.33 lakh, says RTI January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The swearing-in ceremony of BJP's first government in Maharashtra at Wankhede Stadium in 2014 costed Rs 98.33 lakh, an RTI query has revealed. At a time when Maharashtra was facing severe drought and also there was claim by BJP of empty state coffers, the party went ahead and spent...
  • Mumbai: Truckers clash with police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Truck drivers outside Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Uran in neighbouring Raigad district on Sunday were lathicharged by police following a clash. The incident occurred when police tried to break their demonstrations against holding up of their vehicles. The truck drivers were stranded as their vehicles were stuck up...
  • Mumbai Marathon a great way for the city to come together: Kalki Koechlin January 18, 2015

    The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon saw many Bollywood celebrities at the event. Actress Kalki Koechlin who was at the event said, "This event has great energy; more people attend every year. This is a great way for the city to come together." ...
  • 2015 edition of Mumbai Marathon begins with 40,485 participants January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year's edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior...
  • Watch: Mumbai gears up for the big marathon January 17, 2015

    Mumbai is lacing up for the big marathon as a group of senior citizens will also take the marathon plunge. What makes them truly special is that they've all undergone bypass heart surgeries. ...
  • Pune: McDonalds suspends staff member for throwing out homeless child from restaurant January 17, 2015

    Pune: Taking action for throwing out a homeless child from its restaurant in Pune, McDonalds on Saturday suspended the staff member involved in the incident. The action comes after the Maharashtra government intervened in the matter. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the government will gather the...
  • Mumbai gears up for a big marathon, 55 bypass heart surgery patients to run on Sunday January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: As Mumbai is gearing up for a big marathon on Sunday, 55 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be running with one common goal of competing with the past. All the patients have been training from the last six months. Surendra Dasadia, 69-year-old,...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Pune: McDonalds staff throws street child out of restaurant, says 'these kind of people aren't allowed' January 17, 2015

    Pune: In a shocking incident, a street child in Pune was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant when he entered to buy a Fanta float. The boy was accompanied by a woman to the restaurant, who later discussed the incident on Facebook. Describing the incident, the woman said that she along...
  • Mumbai: Security guard spikes colleagues' tea, loots Rs 2 crore from ATM cash van January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: In a daring daylight heist, a security van carrying Rs two crore to be deposited in ATM centres was looted this afternoon in suburban Vile Parle by four persons, including one of the employees of the security firm, police said on Friday. According to police, the incident took place...
  • Terror alert in Mumbai ahead of Republic day, security enhanced in schools January 16, 2015

    Mumbai Police's quick response team holds security drills in schools to prepare against terror attacks after reports say terrorists could target schools ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India. ...
  • Terror message found scribbled on Mumbai airport wall for the second time, probe underway January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Another terror message has been found scribbled in the washroom of Mumbai Airport Terminal 1A warning an attack by Islamic State. The message warned of an attack by IS on January 26, the day India celebrates as Republic Day. The message was spotted by a house cleaning staff in the...
  • Two held for stealing, killing pet dog January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Two persons were arrested for allegedly stealing and killing a pet dog of their neighbor in Mumbai, police said on Thursday. Lalorani Imduin and Mishag Chinautram, hailing from Manipur, were apprehended on Wednesday night in suburban Santacruz. after police acted on a complaint filed by one Santosh Shetty whose four-year-old...
  • Mumbai Police holds security drills in schools after Peshawar massacre January 15, 2015

    In the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, Mumbai Police's quick response team has been holding security drills in school in order to prepare them against a terror attack. The schools have been asked to raise the height of the compound walls to eight feet and install barbed fence to...
  • Watch: Police booth vandalised in Nashik January 14, 2015

    Around 150 entry level Army officers gathered outside a police booth in Nashik and allegedly vandalised it. According to the Nashik police, the Army men even manhandled a lady officer. ...
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister on 'Daddy's Day Out' for daughter January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday took time off his hectic schedule to spend some time at the school attended by his daughter Divija Fadnavis. Fadnavis drove to the event called 'Daddy's Day Out' organised by South Mumbai's Cathedral School to mingle with other parents and their children. "The chief...
  • Nasik: Army officers allegedly vandalise police station, manhandle female police officer January 14, 2015

    Nasik: Following a difference between Indian Army officers and Nasik Police around 150 entry level army officers, part of the training academy, gathered outside the police station on Wednesday around 1:30 PM. The army officers allegedly vandalised the police station. According to Nashik police, a lady officer of Inspector rank...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed is...
  • Maharashtra: Shopkeepers should speak in Marathi, says BJP Minister January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Culture and Marathi language Vinod Tawde on Monday said shopkeepers in the state should speak in Marathi as there should be people's movement to promote the local language. After releasing the 20th volume of the Marathi Vishwakosh (encyclopedia), the senior Maharashtra state BJP Minister said, "If...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public January 11, 2015

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • Blast at wind mill erection site in Satara kills three January 9, 2015

    Satara: Three construction workers were on Friday killed and five others got injured in a gelatin stick blast near a wind power station in Bothe village Satara, police said. The blast took place around 9.30 AM when gelatin sticks being used at the windmill erection site caught fire and exploded in...
  • Pune: Man shot, stabbed to death; murder caught on camera January 9, 2015

    Pune: In a gruesome case of murder, a young man was shot and stabbed with a knife by relatives of his in-laws on the streets of Pune on Thursday. The brutal attack was caught on CCTV cameras. The police has said that the victim was married to a girl against her...
  • Mumbai: One dead in the fire in a multistorey residential building in Nagpada January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: A multistorey residential building in Mumbai's Nagpada area on Thursday evening caught fire. The fire was first reported on the first floor of the building. One person has been reported dead while other is seriously injured. A Level 1 alert has been declared. Four fire engines, 3 water tankers...