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  • Kharghar hotelier assault case: BJP corporator, aides at large as cops lodge FIR

    MUMBAI: Less than a week after hotelier Imtiaz Shaikh, 41, inaugurated his hotel in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, BJP corporator Shatrughn Kakade allegedly approached Shaikh to offer his support in the event of any problems. Following this, Kakade allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 per month from Shaikh if the latter wanted his hotel business to run smoothly.

  • Mumbai Congress protests burning of Constitution copy

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Congress staged on Monday a protest against the alleged burning of a copy of the Constitution in New Delhi and demanded that those responsible for the act be booked for sedition. The Delhi Police arrested a 40-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly burning a copy of the Constitution in protest against the amendments in the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

  • Bombay HC to Mumbai Metro Corp: Show how you will implement expert panel suggestions

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday granted seven days to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to spell out how it proposes to implement the recommendations put forth by an expert panel to prevent any harm to two fire temples in South Mumbai region. This comes after the expert panel under the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) ruled out any impact on the structures of the Atash Behrams due to

  • Plea challenges issuance of ‘online permits’ to sacrifice animals on Bakri Eid

    Mumbai: Nearly a week before the Bakri-Eid festival, a writ petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the issuance of ‘online permissions’ by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to slaughter goats and sheep, outside the Deonar abattoir premises. The plea seeks a ban on the slaughter of goats and sheep outside the abattoir claiming the online permission has no mechanism of verifying the place, where one would be slaughtering

  • Backdoor Emergency in India, says Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray,  lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah without naming them, and held them responsible for a ‘backdoor Emergency’ in India. He said, earlier, the media kept watch on the government and now, the government is keeping watch on the media. During the Emergency, Thackeray pointed out, there had been no option to Indira Gandhi, but it was history that

  • BMC illuminates 6 Malad beaches, installs 198 LED lights

    Mumbai: After the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) successfully illuminated the Juhu beach with colourful LED lights, it has now lit up six beaches at Malad (W). Chief of Shiv Sena’s youth wing Yuva Sena, Aaditya Thackeray, and city Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar inaugurated the illumination project on Sunday evening.

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    ‘Mi Mukhyamantri Boltoy’ in trouble? CM paid Rs 2 crore to producers for 2 episodes, says Congress

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s ‘Mi Mukhymantri Boltoy’ (This is the Chief Minister Speaking) programme, aired on the government-controlled Sahyadri Marathi channel is mired in controversy with the Congress alleging the producers of the show were given an additional payment of Rs 2 crore for episodes which were never produced and telecast on the channel. The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has refuted the allegations and stated the company has been appointed to

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    Maharashtra: Arun Gawli scores 74 out of 80 in test on Gandhi in jail

    Nagpur: Dreaded don of Dagdi Chawl, Arun Gawli, was put to the ‘test’ in Nagpur Jail and has excelled. By topping an examination on the ideology of the Father of the Nation, the Gandhi Vichar Sanskar Pariksha, he has somewhat brightened the Gawli escutcheon, so far blotted with blood stains. He was among 160 prisoners who took the exam.

  • Despite potholes, Mumbai ranks third in ease-of-living index; Pune, Navi Mumbai, Thane in top 10

    Mumbai: A city that witnesses potholes every monsoon and is a grim picture of civic apathy has surprisingly obtained the third spot out of 111, in the living index issued by the union government, on Monday. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, Mumbai is ahead of  New Delhi, which has ranked 65th on the list. Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is at the bottom of the rankings.

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    Mumbai: BYL Nair Hospital to be the first hospital to have virtual post-mortem

    Mumbai: Virtual autopsies will soon be a reality in India — with the city’s BYL Nair Hospital taking the lead in this regard. It is going to be the first hospital in the nation to conduct virtual post-mortems. The technology, which is commonly used in countries like Europe, Malaysia, Switzerland, will now be available in Mumbai. However, there is no clarity on the exact date on which this facility will be made

  • Bandra’s maternity home remains shut, 4 months after official inauguration

    Mumbai: Four months ago, a Special Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (SPICU) at Bal Gangadhar Kher Maternity Hospital of Bandra was inaugurated but it remains non-operational until this day. Congress party corporator Asraf Azmi, slammed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its failure in making the six-beds SPICU functional and demanded that services be started immediately. Azmi has handed a letter to Mayor Vishwanth Mahadeshwar over this matter.