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  • Ujjain: Multi-storeyed shopping complex to be built in Dudhtalai

    Ujjain: In a mayor-in-council (MIC) meeting held at Mayor Meena Jonwal’s residence on Wednesday, a proposal for constructing a multi-storeyed shopping complex on a budget of Rs 8 crore, on the Sudama grain market land, in Dudhtalai was passed.

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    Mumbai: Rs 26 crore BMC budget passed; property tax for slum dwellers

    Mumbai: According to the new BMC budget, Mumbai slum dwellers too would have to pay property tax as per the new announcement made by Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta in his Budget Speech approved in the General Body Meeting late night on Tuesday at 12. 20 am. However, Mehta did not announce any major provision for Project Affected People(PAP) nor any financial help to the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport

  • Mumbai: BJP MLA’s kin up for mayoral post

    Bhayandar: Emerging stronger than ever with 61 seats and a clear majority in the 95-member Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is now looking to zero in on a person to be crowned as the Mayor of the civic body.

  • Ujjain: Students make over 3000 eco friendly Ganesha idols, create world record

    Ujjain: Students of various government and private schools participated in an eco friendly Ganesh idol making workshop organised by Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Utsav Samiti at Chimanganj Krishi Upaj Mandi premises, on Tuesday. The workshop ‘sikho, sikhao aur swayam banao mitti ke Ganesh’ was held to highlight concerns over water pollution due to immersion of plaster of Paris idols during the festival season.

  • Maharashtra: Cabinet okays loan waiver for farmer-jawans

    Mumbai: After persistent demands from all party legislators, the state Cabinet has decided to include armymen under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetakari Sanman Yojana (loan waiver scheme) to get the benefit of loan waiver.

  • Mumbai: GRP on the lookout for extortionist TC

    Mumbai: The Government Railway Police(GRP) of Kurla on Tuesday registered a case of extortion against an unknown person, who allegedly demanded money from a passenger for producing an invalid platform ticket. The victim is a driver to a lawyer and filed a complaint with the railway police after he narrated the incident to his employer

  • Indore: Nugget A game to address gender equality among adolescents

    Indore: Meet Nugget, the very relatable, round little red character, the eponymous face of a new android based smartphone game, that helps teenagers deal with folks – aunt, neighbour, uncle, friend – who give them grief on a daily basis. Nugget, developed by BBC Media Action and funded by UNICEF, is an android-based smartphone game, and is part of a multi-platform communication initiative in India to address gender equality among adolescents. It

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2017: August 2016 order on silence zones to prevail, says Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday cleared the air over the “silence zones” issue and said its August 2016 ruling would continue to operate for the upcoming Ganpati festival. This comes after the government submitted that there are no “silence zones” in the city. Wednesday’s HC observation means that no loudspeakers or equipment for loud noise would be allowed in the silence zones during the celebrations this year.

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    Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Videsh Bhavan

    Mumbai: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the country’s first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof, at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in city on Sunday, an official said on Wednesday. As a first pilot project, four offices of MEA – Regional Passport Office (RPO), Protector of Emigrants (PoE) office, Branch Secretariat and Regional Office of ICCR – have been assimilated and brought under one

  • Indore: High Court asks divisional commissioner to act against Indore-2 corporators

    Indore: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed Indore divisional commissioner to act on points raised in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against corporators of Indore-2 assembly constituency who have not been participating in works of Indore Municipal Corporation and still availing allowances.

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    Indore: Crime Round Up: Police collect information from bank in Rs 49 lakh fraud case

    Indore: In a fraud case of Rs 49 Lakh, investigating team of Malharganj police station will collect information from the bank employees and the account operator. According to police, the victim Abbas Ali Badwaniwala is a NRI and currently resides in Saudi Arab and has an NRI bank account in Bank of Baroda Sitlamata Bazaar branch which his friend operates. The fraudster gave an application in bank to change the mobile number

  • Maharashtra government to set up childcare centres in villages

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to set up the Village Child Development Centres (VCDCs) scheme in non-tribal regions of the state following deaths of several children due to malnutrition in the state.

  • Indore: High VAT Petrol pump owners gear up to corner state govt

    Indore: In comparison to other states, high Value Added Tax (VAT) has made petrol and diesel dearer by Rs 10 and Rs 7 respectively in Madhya Pradesh. As a result, vehicles travelling between states avoid fuelling at petrol pumps in the state. Now, petrol pump owners are gearing up to launch an agitation against the provision.

  • Indore: Foodie Corner Healthy but traditional flavours preferred

    Indore: In this city of food lovers, people innovate and accept new flavours while keeping the taste of traditions alive, whether it is spicy flavours or sweet desserts. From ‘imrati’ and ‘jalebi’ to waffles and peach pies, everything is available in various twisty flavours in the city.

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    Mumbai: Girl, with help of her friend, traps molester in Malad

    Mumbai: A 23-year-old victim laid a trap with the help of her colleague to nab a molester who used to assault her in a share rickshaw at Malad. The 22-year-old accused Sheruddin Jalaluddin is the resident of Dharavi and he used to wait for the victim near the auto-rickshaw stand every day.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena warns BJP over Rane’s induction

    Mumbai: Amid speculation that Narayan Rane of Congress might join the BJP, a Shiv Sena leader on Wednesday took a dig at his party’s ruling ally asking it to “study the track record” of the ex-chief minister before admitting him into the fold. Rane, who was in the Shiv Sena before joining the Congress, has been sulking for quite some time, triggering speculation he might switch over to the BJP.

  • Indore: IMA asks admin to learn from Dewas counterpart

    Indore: Doctors of Indian Medical Association Indore branch are up in arms against district health department and the administration for not taking any action against quacks (unqualified doctors) practising in the city.

  • Indore: DET results out, only 20% candidates qualify

    Indore: Much-awaited results of doctoral entrance test (DET), which was conducted by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) after a gap of two years, were announced late on Wednesday evening but it left most of the candidates disappointed. Merely 20 per cent students could crack the DET as papers, according to candidates, were very tough.

  • Mumbai: BMC asks civic-run schools to improve mid-day meal quality

    Mumbai: In an attempt to improve and maintain the quality of mid-day meals provided to students in civic-run schools, the education committee has strictly warned not to compromise on the quality and quantity of the food. The mid-day meals served in these schools were found to be of poor quality that would lead to malnutrition among students.