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  • Numbers that ruled 2016; The New Year marks start of a fresh nine-year cycle

    This was the year Indians became familiar with statistics: Rs 15.44 lakh crore was the value of currency ­taken out of circulation through demonetization of high denomination notes in November this year. Of this, Rs 12.4 lakh crore had been deposited in banks by December 10. Rs 2,000 crore is the amount of undisclosed income declared by taxpayers since demonetisation, in addition to the Rs 130 crore in cash and jewellery that

  • Bhopal: Ministers disinclined towards cashless-ness

    BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have launched campaign for cashless economy across the country but ministers in the state government have no interest in cashless system. In a presentation on cashless system organised at Mantralaya here on Tuesday, only a handful of ministers were present. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who had left for Umaria after cabinet meeting, had instructed ministers to attend the presentation on cashless economy. Despite Chouhan’s instructions,

  • Rahul Gandhi-sponsored Opposition conclave a flop show

    There is no mistaking the fact that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s much-heralded conclave of opposition leaders has proved to be a damp squib. The writing is indeed on the wall that whatever be the aspirations of his mother Sonia Gandhi, Rahul has failed to convince the leadership of various opposition outfits that he could be their potential leader to be cast in the role of a prime minister in the making. Not

  • Armed forces concerned about increasing politicisation of top-level appointments

    The Modi government at the Centre may have had compelling reasons for side stepping the seniority criteria.  Perhaps Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar should have cleared the air by explaining the rationale for elevating Lt Gen Rawat to head the world’s fourth largest army.  The Centre must maintain a delicate balance between the civilian leadership and the military in a democratic system. The challenge for the new chief on the national security front is

  • Asking daughter-in-law, son to leave house not cruelty, rules Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has held that if an in-law asks a woman to leave their house along with her husband because it is ‘exclusively’ owned by them (in-law), then such behaviour cannot be termed as ‘cruelty or torture’.

  • Show Dangal in schools says Mumbai based teachers

    Mumbai: A Mumbai-based teachers organisation has demanded that the biographical sports drama film Dangal starring actor Aamir Khan be shown in all schools across the state, since it is tax-free.

  • Mumbai: 150 snakes found in Pune apartment

    Mumbai: Nearly 150 poisonous snakes were found in an apartment in Chakan area, Pune after the police raided the premises. The police said the people caught with the snakes wanted to sell the poison of these snakes.  This incident was reported in Kharabwadi area of Chakan and the house was located in Sara City Society. Chakan police raided the premises on Monday night. Bottles filled with poison were also seized.

  • Mumbai: Sewri municipal school unsafe for students

    Mumbai: The Sewri Higher Primary School, a municipal school in Sewri is in urgent need of repairs. From the outside itself one can see the broken window panes. The school condition is more pathetic from inside with shaky wooden staircases and plasters peeling from its walls and ceilings. In one of the classrooms, the plaster from the ceiling near the ceiling fan has peeled out exposing the bricks above, making it dangerous

  • Mumbai: Muslims launch drive to reclaim Waqf properties across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The Muslim community has risen to reclaim its properties and lands which belong to Waqf by launching a ‘Tehreek e Awqaf’ movement on Tuesday. The president of All India Muslim OBC (Other Backward Class) Organisation Shabbir Ahmed Ansari launched this movement with an aim to restore all the properties in Maharashtra that belong to the Muslim community as per the Waqf Act of 1995.

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    Mumbai: Central Railway to put up 18 escalators at stations

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has proposed additional 18 escalators and 16 lifts on the suburban railway stations and will be open to public by December 2017. The railway officials are conducting the feasibility study on aspects like location, crowd management and population census for constructing the escalator and lifts on the railway stations.

  • Mumbai BMC election: AIMIM targets 50 seats

    Mumbai: Banking on the Muslim vote bank, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party, will make its debut in the forthcoming the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections which are expected to be held in February 2017. MIM aims to bag 50 seats 11 civic wards.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena clarifies hurried clearance of civic proposals

    Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena party of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had to face severe criticisms for passing the proposals worth more than thousand crores in 45 minutes during the Standing Committee meeting held on December 21. However with the BMC elections round the corner, the Standing Committee once again is likely to approve 63 proposals worth thousands crores of various civic works across the city. The proposals will be approved

  • Maharashtra Government appoints Rohit Deo as new Advocate General

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government’s cabinet on Tuesday appointed Rohit Deo as the State’s Advocate General (AG). This appointment by the government comes after being pulled up several times by the Bombay High Court.

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    Rs 45 lakh in new currency notes seized in Navi Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai crime branch unit-3 seized Rs 45 lakh in new currency of Rs 2000 denomination at Kharghar on Monday night. The crime branch sleuths detained five people for storing it inside a shop.

  • Mumbai: 60-year-old baba held for molesting child

    Mumbai: The Mankhurd police arrested a 60-year-old ‘baba’ for molesting a 10-year-old girl in September this year. The arrested person has been identified Ghulam Shaikh alias Siti wale Baba, a resident of Mankhurd.