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    Maharashtra: Manikrao Thakre resigns as deputy chairman of council

    Mumbai: With eight days to go before his term as Member of Legislative Council (MLC) is set to expire on July 27 and not having been offered a ticket by his party, senior Congress member Manikrao Thakre submitted his resignation as deputy chairman of the Upper House. He had been was elected to the Upper House in 2012. He said he was following the orders of the party leadership as the Congress

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    Bombay High Court to MHADA and heritage committee: Decide ‘soon’ on repair of Esplanade mansion

    Mumbai: Taking a note of the ‘condition’ of the century-old Esplanade building in Fort area, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the authorities including the BMC and the heritage committee to decide if the ‘dilapidated’ structure can be repaired. A division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudesai said, “We are aware of the recent incident when a portion of the building collapsed on a cab. All we want is

  • No trace of 4-year-old drowned in swollen nullah, 300 persons pressed in search operation

    Bhopal: Even after over 40 hours, there is no trace of 4-year-old child who had fallen into overflowing nullaha at Pansheel Nagar on Tuesday morning. The district administration has pressed over 300 persons in the search operation, however, till Wednesday evening there was no report of the child, who is feared drowned.

  • Bhopal: Raids in four cities against real estate firm

    Bhopal: A Chatarpur-based real estate firm, selling land worth crores in cash, has landed in income tax (I-T) net. I-T sleuths conducted search at 14 places of Peptech Builders of Chatarpur on Wednesday. Search by I-T officials was conducted at 6 places in Chatarpur, 5 in Bhopal, 2 in Satna and 1 place in Indore.

  • Bhopal: Rain brings misery, floods colonies

    Bhopal: Incessant rains in the city for over the past few days have caused waterlogging in the colonies lying on Hoshangabad road. Clogged drains, choked storm drains, overflowing nullaha have led to waterlogging in Pebble Bay Society, Danish Nagar, Shalimar Seven garden, Chinar Upvan and Aryan wing.

  • Bhopal: Principals responsible for admissions in new colleges

    Bhopal: Higher education department has now added seats of newly opened colleges in state and has instructed to get maximum admissions in the new colleges during counseling. Procedure for registering information on departmental portal by the colleges will be held from July 21 to 25.

  • If weather permits, Bhopalites to witness longest blood moon in 100 years

    Bhopal: Bhopalites may witness the longest lunar eclipse of the century on July 27-28 at different places in the city if the weather permits and the sky do not remain cloudy. Astronomers in the city will hold events to witness this unique astronomical phenomenon at several palces in the city.

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    Bombay High Court: No Metro III work at night in SoBo

    Mumbai: In a ‘temporary’ relief for South Mumbai residents, Bombay High Court on Wednesday clarified that it will not allow Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to carry out tunnelling work for its controversial Metro III line, during the night hours in the Cuffe Parade area. The HC said work during night hours would ‘prima facie’ violate the fundamental right of citizens to live in a pollution-free environment.

  • Bhopal: Digvijaya Singh become irrelevant in 14 months after Goa polls

    Bhopal: Digvijaya Singh, after serving as Chief Minister for ten years and Congress national general secretary for fifteen years, has turned irrelevant in political arena. With Singh not figuring in Congress working committee (CWC), a message has gone that his position within the party has become weak.

  • Bhopal: Cold response for Mil Bachey Hum programme

    Bhopal: Mil Bachey Hum programme (MBHP) of the school education department which was started on CM’s advice with an objective to inculcate the habit of reading amongst children besides curriculum books is in dire straits. Though the school education department claims that their programme is a success, however, the ground reality of the program is far different.

  • Bhopal: Gang of thieves busted; two held

    Bhopal: Nishatpura police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of thieves with arrest of two persons including a minor and recovered two stolen bikes, cash and two looted mobile phone from their possession. Acting on a tip off, police arrested a man identified as Fareed Qureshi (22) from near Mahaveer hotel and recovered a knife and a mobile phone from his possession.

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    Mumbai: 13-year-old owner of Logistics firm targets Rs 100 Cr revenue by 2020

    Mumbai: Tilak Mehta is like any other teenager. The 13-year-old attends a suburban school studying in Class VIII, and rues about his father coming home from work late and tired. But the similarities stop there. Tilak is a budding entrepreneur who has founded a logistics startup, sold the idea to a banker and convinced him to quit the job and join him as the chief executive, and, also roped in the famed

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    Assam: BJP MP’s daughter, 18 others arrested in cash-for-job scam

    Dispur (Assam): Assam police on Wednesday arrested Pallavi Sharma, daughter of BJP MP RP Sharma, and 18 other government officers in connection with the cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). Earlier, police had filed charge sheet against former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and few other members in connection with the case.

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    Mumbai: The coldmix is an absolute failure, says BMC corporator Ravi Raja

    Mumbai: In a heated 90-minute debate at the Standing Committee meeting held on Wednesday, corporators from both the parties criticised coldmix, a ‘home-made’ version of the newest technology to fill potholes, and lambasted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for not acting swiftly on the pothole issue.

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    Milk Strike in Maharashtra: Centre poking nose in state issues, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Wednesday launched a broadside against the Devendra Fadnavis government in the state and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, alleging the latter was interfering in the state’s affairs. He held the Fadnavis government responsible for the ongoing agitation by milk producers led by Raju Shetti, chief of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS) and Member of Parliament (MP). Addressing the media at Pune,