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  • Mumbai: 44-year-old arrested for stalking woman advocate for 2 months 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A 44-year-old man has been arrested for stalking a 26-year-old advocate in Mumbai. The accused is a slum dweller from Badhwar park in Cuffe Parade. He had reportedly been stalking the lady for the past two months. After being constantly followed, the woman had approached the police with...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Seat sharing worries Congress-NCP and BJP-Shiv Sena ties 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The state assembly elections in Maharashtra, which is scheduled for October 15, will be very crucial for the ruling Congress-NCP alliance. The recent victory of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, in which the combine swept 42 out of 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The recent parliamentary election result...
  • 70 per cent slum kids in Mumbai malnourished, says report 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Mumbai: An alarming study by Mumbai based think-tank has found that 40 to 70 per cent of slum kids in the maximum city under the age of 5 barely get minimum nourishment and almost 50 per cent of them are stunted as a result. These are startling figures from a...
  • BJP Core Committee to meet at Gadkari's residence to discuss Maharashtra seat-sharing issue 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party Core Committee to meet at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing issue in Maharashtra ahead of Assembly elections. The meeting will take place at 11 AM. The trouble has been brewing in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance as...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • Mumbai: Former police officer refused bail in Sohrabuddin case 23 hours 29 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The special CBI court, which is hearing the cases related to police encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, on Monday rejected the bail application of a former officer of Rajasthan police. Judge BH Loya refused bail to Rehman Khan who was a police...
  • BJP to have public discourse on Maharashtra election manifesto Yesterday

    Mumbai: BJP will hold Loksamvad (public discourse) across the state, in which prominent party leaders, senior members and MPs would interact with people to know about their 'aspirations and expectations' before preparing the party's manifesto for October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls. "The idea behind 'Loksamvad' is to include aspirations and expectations...
  • Mumbai: MCOCA against four men who conspired to kill journalist Yesterday

    Mumbai: The crime branch of Mumbai police has invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against four men, arrested for plotting to kill a Mumbai-based journalist, an officer said on Monday. The court has remanded them in the police custody till September 25. On September 6, police arrested Madanchand...
  • 2011 serial blasts: HC asks Maharashtra to compensate victims by Wednesday, issues contempt notice Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday ordered state government to pay compensation to kin of four victims of the 2011 serial blasts within two days even as it issued a contempt notice against the state chief secretary for failing to pay the amount despite a previous judicial order. "We direct...
  • Adarsh case: former CM Nilangekar files intervention plea Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar on Monday filed an intervention application before the special CBI court here which is hearing a petition seeking to make him an accused in the Adarsh housing society case. It may come up for hearing on September 17....
  • Bombay HC orders CBI probe in Pune student's death after birthday bash Yesterday

    Mumbai: Observing that police investigation was not satisfactory, Bombay High Court on Monday directed CBI to take over the probe into the death of a student of Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune two years ago. Sanam Hassan (18) collapsed at a flat in Pune where she was celebrating her birthday...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats Yesterday

    Mumbai: In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135-seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats Yesterday

    Mumbai: The divide in the Shiv Sena and its ally BJP has widened now as the former on Monday rejected the 135-seat sharing compromise formula offered by the latter for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena is adamant and said it will contest on at least 150 seats in the 288-member...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Widening gap between Shiv Sena-BJP threatens alliance 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    In an unprecedented move, the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed his desire to be the next chief minister of Maharashtra which has shocked its alliance partner for 30 years, the BJP. It has been a tradition in the Thackeray family that the they lead the party and assume the role...
  • Maharashtra: BJP hopeful of positive outcome even as Shiv Sena refuses to bend Yesterday

    Mumbai: As Shiv Sena has been adamant on not to give equal seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to contest polls in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the latter is still hopeful of a positive outcome. The Sena had also threatened to break the alliance if the BJP demanded...
  • MNS averse to alliance, to contest Assembly elections solo Yesterday

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena will contest forthcoming elections on its own without forging any alliance, a senior party leader said on Sunday. "If political parties truly want to develop Maharashtra, they should contest elections independently and not go in for any kind of alliance. But do these parties have...
  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP 2 days ago

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP talks tough now, demands equal share of seats Yesterday

    Mumbai: After a day of tough talking by the Shiv Sena, ally Bharatiya Janata Party has proposed to share the seats equally between the two parties for upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader in charge of Maharashtra affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the BJP had...
  • BJP workers don't want seat-sharing talks with Sena, says Madhav Bhandari 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Angry over Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's comments to allegedly "demean" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra BJP unit on Sunday said that its workers do not want any further seat-sharing talks between the two alliance partners for the next month's Assembly polls. "The comments made by him (Uddhav Thackeray)...
  • Maharashtra: Dethroning Congress-NCP our first priority, says BJP as ties with Shiv Sena look shaky Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against demanding a larger share of seats in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the BJP has said that their first priority remains to dethrone the Congress-National Congress Party (NCP) alliance in the state. "We need to go...
  • World bank keen to fund Mumbai's two new mega Metro projects: MMRDA 2 days ago

    Mumbai: With the Japanese government taking a lead in funding the megapolis' many signature infrastructure projects, the World Bank has evinced interest in funding the proposed Charkop-Dahisar and Wadala-Teen Hath Naka Metro projects. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has already committed to fund the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority's (MMRDA)...
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued 2 days ago

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • Mumbai: Police Constable found murdered; body burnt 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A Constable was found murdered and his body burnt in a room, police said on Saturday amid suspicion that personal enmity may have led to the killing. Dilip Botale was found strangled with his body wrapped in a bed and burnt inside a room in a chawl in suburban...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Maharashtra: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule 3 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said that she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. "I am not contesting the assembly elections and am not in the race for the Chief Minister's post," Sule said in an interaction at an event...
  • Poll: Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra has 20 lakh eligible voters 3 days ago

    Yavatmal: Over 20,05,583 voters are found eligible in Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra to cast their vote in the Assembly poll scheduled on October 15 in the state. "The district administration is fully prepared to hold a fair and peaceful election in all the seven Assembly segments in the district with...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP discuss prospects of pre and post poll tie-up 3 days ago

    Mumbai: With the seat-sharing talks between coalition partners Congress and NCP remaining stuck ahead of October 15 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that parleys are on to decide whether a pre-poll or a post-poll alliance is suited for the ruling partners. "The forthcoming Assembly elections will be...
  • Shiv Sena tells BJP who the boss is in Maharashtra, Uddhav expresses desire to become CM 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena does not plan to let Bharatiya Janata Party have an upper hand in the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra, despite the party's majestic victory in the Lok Sabha elections according to an editorial of the party's mouthpiece 'Saamna' on Saturday. Citing a recent court verdict,...
  • NCP leader Laxmanrao Dhobale booked on rape charge 2 days ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister Laxmanrao Dhobale has been booked on rape charge after a 42-year-old woman accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing her, police said on Saturday. Dhobale has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) by the...
  • Excessive lust leads to divorce: Shiv Sena on seat sharing talks 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Citing a recent court verdict, Shiv Sena on Saturday said, "excessive lust leads to divorce" and asked the constituents of 'Mahayuti' alliance to exercise restraint while demanding extra share during seat allocation talks. "Allies in the coalition must dream of a victory. For this, all parties must give up the...