Mantralaya

  • Mumbai: Minor fire in Mantralaya, brought under control March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out on the fourth floor of the Mantralaya, the Maharashtra state secretariat complex, in Mumbai on Saturday. No one was injured in the fire, which broke out on the fourth floor of the building in south Mumbai, Chief Secretary JK Banthia said. A chemical container kept...
  • Mumbai: Woman constable attempts suicide inside Mantralaya February 27, 2013

    Mumbai: A woman constable attempted suicide inside Mantralaya in Mumbai on Wednesday. She had alleged sexual harassment by one of her seniors. The constable, who is from Aurangabad, has been hospitalised. She was in the Mantralaya to meet the state Home Minister RR Patil. Earlier in January, a woman police constable was...
  • Saluting the men who saved the Tricolour from fire August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Independence Day, CNN-IBN brings the story of the bravehearts during the fire at the Mumbai Mantralaya. Even as a major fire raged on and people were being evacuated, seven men waited on the roof just so they could protect the Indian flag. When a fire raged across...
  • Phoney Maharashtra 'CM' goes too far July 13, 2012

    Mumbai: As chief minister, Prithviraj Chavan has sundry responsibilities and an unenviable workload. But, he certainly didn’t authorise Jeetendra Bandhu Bhosale to share the burden. Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested the conman who cheated people by promising them jobs using fake letterheads of the CM. Bhosale even submitted one such...
  • Use Adarsh building to house fire-hit Govt offices: BJP July 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP on Friday suggested that scam-tainted Adarsh housing society in south Mumbai should be temporarily used to house offices of Government departments damaged by last month's fire at state secretariat. "The Government can file an application in the court seeking permission to use Adarsh society to house Government...
  • Archives dept restoring burnt Mantralaya files July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Over 9,000 pages from 110 files belonging to the Revenue and Forest Department, which were burnt in the Mantralaya fire, are being dried out in the seminar hall of Worli Dairy since last week. This is being done with an attempt to retrieve and collect maximum clues about the files...
  • Mantralaya fire: Forensic report rules out sabotage July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A forensic report on Sunday ruled out sabotage as the cause behing the recent Maharashtra Mantralaya fire incident. The report by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) stated that no extraneous incendiary material was found inside the Mantralaya building during their investigation. "Thereby prima facie we rule out sabotage...
  • Mumbai: Rs 100 crore to repair Mantralaya June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Last week’s fire burnt three whole floors of the secretariat building, but the expenses incurred in damage control is burning a hole in the taxpayers’ pocket, with the government deciding to claim Rs 100 crore of public funds to restore the building. The government is also spending quite a...
  • Four days after fire, work resumes at Mantralaya June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Work has resumed at the Maharashtra state secretariat on Monday, four days after a fire killed five people in the Mantralaya fire. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar arrived at the Mantralaya on Monday. Three floors have been cleared, say authorities. A small ceremony...
  • Chavan meets families of 2 Mantralaya fire victims June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday met the grieving family members of two state government employees, who were killed in the devastating fire at Mantralaya on Thursday, to offer his condolences. Secretariat employee Mohan More and a retired state government employee Tukaram More were two of...
  • Post fire, Maharashtra to back up data outside state June 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Asserting that the fire-ravaged Mantralaya building is structurally sound, a top official on Sunday said that the Maharashtra government would henceforth store "mirror images" of all vital documents and files outside the state. "There is no need to demolish the building as it is structurally sound," Principal Secretary (Relief and...
  • Mantralaya to be functional in 3 months: Bhujbal June 24, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's fire-ravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said on Saturday. Bhujbal, who inspected the building Saturday afternoon, informed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan that the structure could be repaired and renovated to start the secretariat's functioning...
  • Maha govt ignored fire safety audit: RTI activist June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after a massive blaze gutted top floors of the Maharashtra secretariat in Mumbai, an RTI activist on Friday said the mishap could have been averted had the government implemented suggestions in a fire safety audit report in 2008. "Police cases should be filed against officials of the Public...
  • Adarsh scam probe won't be hampered by fire: Chavan June 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Friday dismissed the speculation that the massive fire in the state secretariat on Thursday would hamper the probe into Adarsha Housing Society scam. Referring to speculation that files related to Adarsh housing scam may have been damaged, Chavan, who...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 23, 2012

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  • Mantralaya fire: Is it premature to suspect foul play? June 22, 2012

    A day after the fire at the Mantralaya, the CM admits that safety norms were flouted as the opposition alleges sabotage. ...
  • News 360: 5-year-old stuck in borewell for over 45 hours June 22, 2012

    It has been more than 40 hours since five-year-old Mahi fell into a borewell in a village in Manesar, Haryana. Rescue efforts are on and are said to be in their last leg. ...
  • Has Mantralaya fire gutted several crucial files? June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The fire at the Maharashtra Secretariat claimed five lives and caused severe structural damage as well. However, more than the structural damage, the loss of important files in the fire has stumped the state government. Conspiracy theories abound as many allege the fire was intentionally started to destroy paper trails...
  • Maharashtra Mantralaya fire: For them, it was the Tricolour first June 22, 2012

    As fire engulfed the Maharashtra Mantralaya building on Thursday, five brave men put their lives in danger to climb atop the towering inferno to lower the Tricolour. The men refused to come down till they had lowered the national flag. ...
  • 'Mantralaya blaze was disaster waiting to happen' June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The blaze at Mantralaya that has so far claimed five lives and destroyed several official documents could have been averted if the state government had heeded fire audit warnings two years ago, a leading RTI activist has claimed. In a letter to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and leader of Opposition...
  • BJP's jail bharo agitation cancelled in Mumbai June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s jail bharo agitation was cancelled in Mumbai on Friday in the wake of the massive fire at the Mantralaya. "Due to fire at the Mantralaya here yesterday (Thursday), the BJP 'jail bharo' has been cancelled here," Maharashtra BJP chief Sudhir Mugantiwar said. The nationwide agitation, however,...
  • Mantralaya heroes risk life to save the Tricolour June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: As fire engulfed the Maharashtra Mantralaya building on Thursday, five brave men put their lives in danger to climb atop the towering inferno to lower the Tricolor. The men refused to come down till they had lowered the national flag. As the fire spread, these men stood by the flag...
  • Maharashtra Mantralaya fire: CM admits to lapses June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said that fire safety norms might have been flouted at the Mantralaya. He also promised to take steps to recover data from computer hard disks damaged in the fire. "We will try to restore hard disks and recover data from them. We will...
  • Mantralaya fire: Accidental death case registered June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police has registered a case of accidental death after three persons died in the massive fire in the Maharashtra state secretariat in Mumbai. The Marine Lines police have registered a case in the incident and are investigating the matter, police sources said. Meanwhile, the family of constable Mohan Shankar...
  • Ajit Pawar takes a tour of Maharashtra Mantralaya June 22, 2012

    The Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader expresses surpise at the fact that the Chief Minister's office had miraculously not been affected by the fire. ...
  • Mantralaya fire: CM to hold special Cabinet meeting June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: A special meeting of Maharashtra Cabinet will be held on Friday to review the situation in the aftermath of the massive fire that engulfed the state secretariat 'Mantralaya'. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who has announced a crime branch probe into the incident, will chair the meeting to be held at...
  • Mantralaya fire: Toll rises to 5, many missing June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The fire at the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat in Mumbai has finally been doused. Firefighters worked through the night on Thursday to bring the blaze under control. With the recovery of two more bodies on Friday morning the death toll has risen to five, one of...
  • Mantralaya fire: 2 dead, 1 missing; probe begins June 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Firefighters in Mumbai worked through the night on Thursday to bring the blaze at the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat under control. Two people have died and one was missing. The Crime Branch began its probe even as the Opposition called for an independent probe suspecting a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 21, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Mumbai: Major fire at Maharashtra Mantralaya June 21, 2012

    The fire also gutted the offices of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, the Chief Secretary and several other ministers. ...