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  • India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai Yesterday

    Mumbai: India's first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis and the country's commercial capital on Friday. The project - Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) - will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes...
  • Ajit Pawar allegedly threatened people to vote for Sule, AAP complains Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Baramati Suresh Khopde has filed a complaint with the police on the basis of a video that allegedly shows Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. Ajit Pawar is allegedly heard in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Final turnout of 61.7 per cent in Maharashtra till 6 pm 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The 19 constituencies in Maharashtra where polling was held on Thursday in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state recorded an average 61.7 per cent turnout by 6 pm, the closing time. The constituency-wise voting percentages: Hingoli: 63 per cent, Nanded: 63, Parbhani: 62, Maval: 63.10,...
  • MNS-BJP hidden pact out in open after support to Munde: NCP 3 days ago

    NCP on Wednesday said the decision of MNS to support the candidature of BJP leader Gopinath Munde in Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra has exposed the secret pact between the two parties. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said when former BJP President Nitin Gadkari took the initiative to include MNS...
  • Permit farmers to open bank accounts with Aadhar cards: Bombay HC 3 days ago

    The Bombay High Court suggested that the Maharashtra government should consider permitting farmers affected by un-seasonal hailstorms in several districts to open bank accounts on the basis of their Aadhar cards alone. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha made this suggestion to facilitate...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • Candidates in Shirdi invoke Saibaba's name to woo voters 3 days ago

    The candidates in this constituency, known as home of Shirdi Sai Baba, are wooing the voters in the name of the popular guru, assuring better infrastructure and top class facilities for devotees ahead of his death centenary in 2018. Saibaba, who lived and preached in Shirdi and surrounding areas during...
  • Salim Khan launches Modi's official website in Urdu 3 days ago

    Superstar Salman Khan's father and noted scriptwriter Salim Khan on Wednesday launched the Urdu version of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's official website. Khan launched the website - www.narendramodi.in - from his residence in suburban Bandra, with BJP leader Shaina N C. "I share personal relation with Narendra Modiji,...
  • AAP alleges it is denied right to free and fair campaigning 3 days ago

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that its candidates in Mumbai were repeatedly being denied permissions to hold rallies, road shows and other events by local authorities. "While the other parties are granted permissions with ease, AAP has been consistently harassed by the authorities and the volunteers seeking permissions...
  • Maharashtra goes for 2nd phase of LS polls on Thursday 3 days ago

    Nineteen constituencies across Maharashtra with an estimated 3.25 crore electorate will go to polls tomorrow to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in constituencies of western Maharashtra, Marathwada, Konkan are eligible...
  • Three Congress workers held for distributing cash to voters in Pune 4 days ago

    Pune: Three Congress workers were arrested for allegedly distributing cash to voters on the last day of campaigning for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday, police said. The Congress activists were apprehended by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena members in Rasta Peth area in Pune at around 3.30 pm...
  • Maharashtra: 3.18 crore voters to decide fate of 338 candidates on April 24 4 days ago

    As many as 3.18 crore voters will exercise their franchise in Maharashtra on April 24 on 19 Lok Sabha seats to determine the fate of 338 candidates including biggies like Chhagan Bhujbal and Milind Deora during third phase of polling. Out of the 338 candidates in the electoral fray, 149...
  • Chavan credits Pawar for Congress-NCP's 'cohesive' poll campaign 5 days ago

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday credited NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the Congress-NCP's "cohesive and united" poll campaign and expressed confidence that the ruling alliance will better its tally of 25 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. "I think the credit must be given to Pawar and...
  • 116 candidates in fray for six Mumbai LS seats 6 days ago

    All six constituencies in Mumbai which go to polls on April 24 are set to witness either triangular or four-cornered contests with Congress-NCP going all out to retain their bastions against the opposition onslaught banking on a "Modi wave". As many as 116 candidates are in fray for the six...
  • Maharashtra phase-II poll: 358 candidates in fray for 19 seats 6 days ago

    Nearly 3.25 crore voters are expected to decide the fate of 358 candidates, including Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, in 19 constituencies during the second phase of Lok Sabha election in Maharashtra on April 17. Ten constituencies of Vidarbha...
  • FIR against Raj Thackeray for making provocative statement 6 days ago

    Yavatmal: An FIR was registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly making a provocative statement at an election rally held in Yavatmal in support of his party candidate, police said on Saturday. While addressing a rally in support of Raju Raje Patil on April 7, ahead of the April...
  • Mumbai's own 'Modi from Malad' basks in reflected glory 1 week ago

    At first glance, it is difficult to spot the difference, what with "supporters" jostling to have a snap taken with the "BJP's prime ministerial candidate". However, a closer look reveals it is not Narendra Modi but his lookalike Vikas Mahante, who is having a hectic schedule during the ongoing poll...
  • All MNS candidates have criminal records, claims ADR report April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidates have criminal records. According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), MNS is the only party in which all candidates have criminal records. Raj Thackeray led MNS is contesting in 14 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra and 33 per...
  • Raj Thackeray must not use Modi's name to seek votes: Munde April 11, 2014

    Pune: BJP leader Gopinath Munde said in Pune on Friday that the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) should not seek votes using name of Narendra Modi and thus mislead people in Maharashtra. Munde's statement came just a day after BJP president Rajnath Singh snubbed the MNS for using Modi's...
  • Ayesha Takia slams father-in-law Abu Azmi's 'stoning for sex' comment April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ayesha Takia on Friday took to Twitter to vent her anger against her father-in-law Abu Azmi, a Samajwadi Party leader. "If what I am reading about my father in laws statements are true then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed n ashamed...(sic)," she wrote on Twitter. She...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout crosses 54 per cent April 10, 2014

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm...
  • Five supporters of Munde held for assault on chopper pilot April 10, 2014

    Beed: Five supporters of BJP leader Gopinath Munde were arrested for allegedly assaulting a helicopter pilot after he refused to fly the sitting MP from Beed city to another place, police said. Those arrested on Wednesday were identified as - Rajendra Bangar, Swapnil Galdhar, Pravin Ghuge, Laik Faruqi Subhani Faruqi...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 April 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • Show Me The Money: Medha Patkar's total assets valued at Rs 2.09 lakh April 9, 2014

    Social activist and AAP member Medha Patkar from Mumbai North-East has just Rs 3,950 in cash. Her investments are valued at Rs 1.32 lakh. Patkar has no jewellery, no vehicle and does not own any property. ...
  • All India Forward Bloc candidate held for damaging petrol pump April 8, 2014

    All India Forward Bloc Lok Sabha candidate from Nashik Mahesh Zunzar Avhad was arrested for allegedly damaging a petrol pump and abusing its employee, police said on Tuesday. Avhad (43) was arrested after the employee Hanif Sherif Khan (27) lodged a complaint against him, they said. Avhad went to the...
  • Bombay HC disposes petition in Priti Rathi acid attack case April 7, 2014

    The Bombay High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by the father of 24-year-old Priti Rathi, who was killed in an acid attack case last year, seeking CBI probe, after it was informed that the accused person has been arrested and chargesheeted. The High Court had earlier directed...
  • Election Yatra: 3-cornered contest between BJP, AAP, Congress in Nagpur April 7, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS's political offshoot BJP is all set for the Lok Sabha battle in Nagpur. Former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari will contest against Congress's Vilas Muttemwar and AAP's Anjali Damania. Nitin Gadkari, however, faces a formidable challenge in the Lok Sabha polls. So far, only in 1996 elections had the...
  • US scared of Modi becoming PM: Shiv Sena April 7, 2014

    The Shiv Sena on Monday said the US was "scared" at the prospect of BJP leader Narendra Modi becoming India's next prime minister. An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said the US recently expressed concern that if a Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government attains power in India, "the minorities,...
  • Congress-NCP alliance more cohesive ahead of polls, says Prithviraj Chavan April 7, 2014

    The Congress-NCP tie-up in Maharashtra for last 15 years has struck the best ever co-ordination during Lok Sabha polls and it may help the alliance shore up its tally this elections, state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said. "The 2014 Lok Sabha election has probably brought both NCP and Congress...
  • Out of fray Kalmadi still casts shadow on Pune contest April 7, 2014

    After placating sitting MP Suresh Kalmadi who was sulking over denial of ticket, the Congress managers are confronted with a tough task of retaining the Pune Lok Sabha seat by overcoming the main challenge from a resurgent BJP in a quadrangular contest which is on cards. Keeping in check dissensions...