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  • Heavy rainfall expected in Central Maharashtra, Konkan

    Mumbai: The developing cyclone off the coast of Odisha is set to bring heavy to moderate showers in Vidarbha and north-central Maharashtra, according to an Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) official. They have also predicted heavy rainfall over the weekend in most parts of Vidarbha, Marathwada, Khandesh and central Maharashtra. “In the next 24 hours, moderate to…

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  • Mumbai: Complaint letter seeks action against Jet crew

    Mumbai: A day after the passengers of Jet Airways flight 9W 0697 suffered ear and nose bleeding after the plane lost cabin pressure, a man wrote a complaint letter to the Sahar police station, alleging the crew of the flight had neglected their duties and should be booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal…

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  • HDFC VP Murder Case, Siddharth Sanghavi, HDFC bank, bank scam, mumbai, murder

    HDFC VP murder case: Accused remanded to judicial custody till October 5

    Mumbai: Sarfaraz Shaikh (20), the accused in the murder of HDFC executive Siddharth Sanghvi, has been remanded to judicial custody until October 5. He was produced before the Bhoiwada Magistrate court on Friday evening since his police custody ended. Sarfaraz was arrested on September 9 for the murder of HDFC Vice President Siddharth Sanghavi. The…

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  • Mumbai: WR to introduce nine more AC locals in January 2019

    Mumbai: Next summer, Mumbaikars can expect a cool and comfortable commute, with Western Railway planning to introduce nine more air-conditioned local trains by March 2019. One of these AC locals is likely to be a New Year gift. “From January 2019, the second AC train will ply on the Western line. After getting the second…

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  • Bhopal: Under pressure, cops change arrest section

    MP Nagar police have booked a person under Section 493 for raping a woman on the pretext of marriage while after the action courted controversy, the accused was then booked under Section 376 of the IPC. The 38-year-old complainant in the case is a woman who works in a mall after separation from her husband….

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  • Bhopal: Assistant professors’ recruitment, End reservation for women, demand women candidates

    Disillusioned with the results of recruitment of professors conducted by MP Public Service Commission (MPPSC), women in large numbers have sent letters and emails to PM Narendra Modi, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Human Rights Commission demanding that 33% reservation for women in government jobs be ended. “The reservation policy for women is designed in…

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  • Mumbai: From now on, BMC parks to remain open for 12 hours

    Mumbai: All the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run gardens will now be open to public for 12 hours a day. The decision was taken considering the lifestyles of most people in a busy city like Mumbai, having only few hours for exercise. Most often, these parks have restricted hours and people get no access to the parks…

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  • Bhopal: No CCTV footage of molestation, attendant is minor!

    CCTV footages were not available from the bus in which molestation of the child took place on Thursday. According to the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) circular, the CCTV and the GPS-installed in school buses should remain operational 24×7. TI, Baljit confirmed that though CCTV was installed in the bus, the footage was not…

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  • Bhopal: ‘Took three nights to convince wife on false allegations in Vyapam scam’

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has opened a front against Congress leaders prior to their moving the court on Saturday in Vyapam scam.  Chouhan, during a press conference in Chhindwara on Friday, said stalwart leaders of Congress levelled false allegations against him and his family in Dumper and Vyapam scams. Chouhan said his wife was…

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  • Bhopal: Habibganj to be a world-class railway station by December end

    Railway minister Piyush Goyal, on Friday, assured that by December end, Habibganj Railway station would be transformed into a world-class Railway station with world-class facilities. The minister was in Bhopal to take stock of ongoing re-development work at Habibganj as well as Railway station, circulating areas, sub-way, platforms etc. MP Alok Sanjar and other officials…

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  • Indore: Web-GIS protal to prevent land frauds, Relief for farmers

    Web-GIS portal has been introduced in rural areas to prevent agricultural land frauds. With this facility, farmers can complete the process of mortgaging the land at banks in without making visits to tehsildar’s office. The Web-GIS portal has been adopted by the state government to streamline revue and land records. Mukesh Bhatt, Lead District Manager…

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  • Mumbai, security, anant chaturthi 2018, Mumbai police, Ganesh Idols,

    Mumbai: Security beefed-up for Anant Chaturthi

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police have beefed up security measures and deployed additional security forces to ensure that the immersion of Ganesh idols on Anant Chaturthi, Sunday is carried out smoothly. 50,000 police personnel will be deployed at 162 immersion points across Mumbai. The local police, zonal police, State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Rapid Action Force…

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