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  • Drugs worth 20 lakh seized in Jogeshwari

    Mumbai: Amboli Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Jogeshwari and seized ephedrine worth Rs 20 lakh in his possession on Tuesday. The police said that ephedrine, though a constituent of some medicines, is misused by drug addicts.

  • Airoli delayed possession: relief for home buyer; RERA asks developer Shahaji Javir to pay compensation

    Mumbai: In a huge relief to a homebuyer, the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) directed a developer to pay compensation for delaying possession by nine years. The RERA bench acted on a complaint filed by Asha Devi. In her complaint, Devi said that the developer was agreed the possession would be provided in 2009 and they have not happened till date.

  • Anil Ambani’s son Anmol generates 25 times profit through first deal at Reliance Capital

    Mumbai: Anil Ambani’s elder son Anmol Ambani has successfully executed his first deal after getting promoted as the director of Reliance Capital. The Reliance Capital is the holding company of the reliance group’s financial services businesses. Anmol has sold Reliance Group’s 60% stake in Codemasters for Rs. 1,700 crore. Codemasters is a British game developing company, best known for its F1 series games.

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  • Pranab Mukherjee to attend RSS event creates political turmoil

    We fail to understand what the fuss is about Pranab Mukherjee’s acceptance of an invitation to address the RSS delegates in Nagpur next month. Neither the former President nor the RSS can be under any illusion that the interaction would change their world views. However, should it help do so, it can only be a matter of happiness, given that discourse and discussion is the staple of a democracy, not an unthinking

  • No hope of Kashmir talks

    Having experimented with a tough line on Kashmir for four years, the Centre now appears to be extending the olive branch to the separatists in the Valley. The reported offer of talks by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has elicited a prompt response from the Hurriyat leaders. On Tuesday, they sought clarification about the proposed talks. Terming the offer vague and ambiguous, a statement issued by the Hurriyat trio, namely, Syed Ali

  • The Madhya Pradesh agricultural marvel has miles to go

    Madhya Pradesh is a state investors need to be watching very carefully. During the past 12 years, the state has witnessed a blistering growth in agriculture of over 10% year-on-year. Moreover, according to the state government in its media releases, “During the last five years, the state has recorded an 18% growth in agriculture – the highest in the country.” Such growth rates are astounding indeed.

  • Pragmatic move of ex-Pesident Pranab Mukherjee riles Congress

    Pranab Mukherjee (may his tribe increase) was an old-school politician. Sagicious, gracious and on occasion, loquacious, the former President of India can teach the Congress babalog a lesson or two in realpolitik and liberal democracy.

  • Mumbai collectorate launches WhatsApp number for changes in electoral rolls

    Mumbai: Mumbai Suburban Collectorate on Wednesday made public a special WhatsApp number to enable people to approach the authorities for queries related to addition or deletion of names from the electoral rolls. Talking to reporters here, Mumbai Suburban Collector Sachin Kurve said citizens can use special WhatsApp number 8104212100 so that booth-level officers (BLOs) can reach them regarding complaints as well as addition and deletion of names from the electoral roll. He

  • Maharashtra Class 12 HSC result 20018: Facing all odds, students still score high marks

    Mumbai: Students of Mumbai have scored high in the Class XII Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board examinations this year, the results of which were declared on Wednesday. City junior colleges claimed they had secured 100 per cent results, with several students scoring above 90% in Science, Arts and Commerce stream.

  • World No Tobaco Day: Is smoking really fun?

    Not many of us would be aware about this fact that India is the second largest producer and third largest consumer of tobacco in the world. According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS India Report 2009-2010) nearly 1 million people die in India every year due to tobacco use. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that each day, over 4,000 people under the age of 18 years try their

  • Mumbai: BEST Undertaking aims to help 7,000 employees quit tobacco

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking has been conducting out a counselling programme for its employees to assess the magnitude of their addiction to tobacco and help them quit its consumption. BEST Chief Medical Officer Dr Anil Singhal said that for the past four years, cancer cases in BEST employees had decreased by 90 per cent as they had stopped consuming tobacco in any form, ever since a campaign was

  • World No Tobacco Day: One in three cops addicted to any form of tobacco in Mumbai, says Study

    Mumbai: According to the study conducted by the doctors of Government Dental College, Mumbai, revealed one out of three policeman are addicted of consuming tobacco in any form. Looking at the statistics, the researchers on the eve of World Tobacco Day, have appealed the state government to reduce tobacco consumption in policemen to in turn prevent threats of oral cancer.

  • Mumbai: 52 students barred from taking October 2018 HSC exams

    MUMBAI: Fifty-two students have been barred from appearing for the Class XII HSC examination this year because they were caught copying during the Feb-March 2018 exams. These students will not be allowed to take the October 2018 exams but can only appear for the Feb-March 2019 exams.

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    Plea filed in Bombay High Court against two-day nationwide bank employees’ strike

    Mumbai: A writ petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court against the sudden two-days strike called by employees of some nationalised banks. The petition seeks directions to the Union government to conduct fresh negotiations with the employees. The petition has been filed by advocate Mathews Nedumpara, citing an article published in The Free Press Journal. The advocate has accordingly urged the vacation bench of Justice Nitin Sambre and Justice Prakash Naik

  • MNS protesting against railways

    Mumbai: On Raj Thackeray’s birthday, MNS plans to offer fuel at discounted rates

    Mumbai: Angered by the hike in petrol and diesel prices for 16 consecutive days, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has decided to give relief to Mumbaikars by offering petrol for Rs 4 less than the market price on the birthday of party president Raj Thackeray (June 14). On the other hand, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held a protest march by using bullock carts to symbolise how unaffordable petrol was.

  • BMC will use ‘home-made’ cold mix to fill potholes in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now use ‘home-made’ cold mix, its own concoction of a composite mixture to fill potholes that occur during the monsoon on the city’s roads instead of importing it, as was the practice until last year.