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    BMC elections 2017: Will BJP agree to a 105-seat proposal?

    Mumbai: Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena have agreed to an alliance for contesting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, a BJP leader involved in the seat sharing negotiations revealed his party will remain firm on more than 100 seats out of the 227 in the civic body. Meanwhile, another senior minister revealed that the BJP’s high command has asked the Sena to accept 105 seats if they opt for an alliance.

  • Ujjain: Preparations for national pulse polio programme begin

    Ujjain: Keeping in view the first phase of the upcoming Pulse Polio Campaign, collector Sanket Bhondve convened a meeting of District Health Committee on Monday at Simhastha Fair Authority’s office. He instructed not to leave any stone unturned to secure 100 per cent success in the drive.

  • Ujjain: Administration to hold mass marriage of differently abled

    Ujjain: A mass marriage programme of the differently-abled will be held on March 6. Disabled from all communities and sects can participate in this grand function. For this purpose, introduction sessions will be organised on January 19 and January 27 at Astha Garden and Hotel Imperial, respectively.

  • BMC elections 2017: No tie-up with NCP says Ashok Chavan

    Mumbai: Endorsing the stand taken by the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee, of contesting the civic elections independently, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan on Monday confirmed that the Congress will not forge a pre-poll alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

  • Sex partners cannot be forced to marry: Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has observed that just because two individuals are sexually involved they cannot be compelled to marry. The HC also held it is the choice of an individual to marry someone.

  • GST rollout on July 1, consensus on dual control

    New Delhi: In a significant break-through in implementation of India’s biggest tax reform, the deadlock over administration of GST ended on Monday after the Centre agreed to allow states control over most of small taxpayers, but the rollout date was pushed back by 3 months to July 1.

  • Post Demonestisation: RBI raises ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000

    Mumbai : With the improvement in cash situation, the Reserve Bank on Monday more than doubled the daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 but retained the weekly ceiling at Rs 24,000 which bankers feel will be gradually relaxed. RBI also doubled the weekly withdrawal limit from current accounts to Rs 1 lakh from Rs 50,000 – a move which will ease cash position of traders.

  • IMF cuts India’s growth to 6.6%

    WASHINGTON: The IMF on Monday cut India’s growth rate for the current fiscal year to 6.6 per cent from its previous estimate of 7.6 per cent due to the “temporary negative consumption shock” of demonetisation, days after the World Bank also decelerated India’s growth estimates.  “In India, the growth forecast for the current (2016–17) and next fiscal year were trimmed by one percentage point and 0.4 percentage point, respectively, primarily due to the temporary

  • Mumbai: Cuffe-Parade has its own citizen-corporator

    Mumbai: The cosmopolitan ward of Mumbai which starts from Cuffe Parade and ends at Eros theatre, is also known for housing top business tycoons like Ratan Tata, Pallonji Mistry, Anil Ambani and his family and other known celebrities and businessmen.

  • Liquor shops ban on highways: Villagers want route diversion

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court’s order to ban all liquor shops on national and state highways across the country and licenses of existing shops not be renewed after March 31, has prompted a unique demand for diversion of routes of highways that pass through some towns and villages. They want route diversion.

  • The Values of Indian Civilisation

    The ancient civilisation of India founded itself very expressly upon four human interests; first, desire and enjoyment, next, material, economic and other aims and needs of the mind and body, thirdly, ethical conduct and the right law of individual and social life, and, lastly spiritual liberation; k¯ama, artha, dharma, moks.a.