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    Bombay High Court to state govt: Clarify if Mankhurd shelter home will be relocated for Metro construction

    Mumbai: A ‘concerned’ Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government to clarify if it was planning to take over the children’s correction home at Mankhurd for constructing a metro yard of the Metro 2B line (Andheri to Mandale). This comes after the HC was informed of a news report claiming the government’s plan to relocate the shelter home. It has asked the government to file a reply with this clarification

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    Mumbai: BJP may have pulled out of J&K govt to avoid uneasy questions, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday wondered if the BJP’s decision to part ways with alliance partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was taken to avoid “uneasy questions” over violence in the state ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Dubbing the saffron party’s decision as a “political move”, Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the coming together of the PDP-BJP to form the government in the state was “unnatural and unholy”.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena hands out plastic water bottles at event

    Mumbai: Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray, who had pushed for the ban on single-use disposable plastic, ironically, failed to note that plastic mineral water bottles were being distributed to the people gathered for the party’s 52nd anniversary on Tuesday. Among the Sena dignitaries present at the event was cabinet minister (environment) Ramdas Kadam.

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    Mumbai: On 52nd Foundation Day, Shishir Shinde joins Sena

    Mumbai: Come elections and party hopping is a precendent. This time it is even before elections are called. Shishir Shinde, a former Shiv Sainik, who in the close group of the late Bal Thackeray, founder of Shiv Sena, had left after Thackeray’s death to be with Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has a ghar vapasi.

  • Sudden change in temperature leads to viral ailments in Mumbai

    MUMBAI: For the past few days the city has witnessed a sudden change in temperatures due to which many Mumbaikars are suffering from high fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and stomach ailments. Health experts said that the virus thrives in a fluctuating temperature due to which cases have increased.

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    Mumbai: BMC not even aware of potholes in its own backyard

    Mumbai: The tall claims made by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been put to rest by a few spells of rains in the city after fresh potholes were spotted in some parts of the city. The BMC officials claim they are not aware that potholes have been growing right at their backyard.

  • Housing loan limits hiked under priority sector lending 

    Mumbai : Housing loans of up to Rs 35 lakh, for dwellings costing less than Rs 45 lakh, will be treated as priority sector lending (PSL) to give a fillip to the low-cost segment, the Reserve Bank of India said on Tuesday. PSL loans are relatively cheaper than market interest rate.

  • 12-fold rise expected in gold hallmarking licenses

    Mumbai : The bullion market in India is likely to witness a nearly 12-fold rise in gold hallmarking licenses as government has revised the eligibility norms and validity terms, a step that will further its efforts to implement a regime of mandatory purity certification.

  • Salman Khurshid defends Digvijay Singh’s ‘Hindu terrorism’ comment

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh’s controversial comments should be contextualised and not generalised as a statement against a particular community or organisation.

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    Mumbai: Distressed farmers knock Supreme Court’s doors for relief

    Mumbai: A farmers’ group has taken its fight for higher remuneration and other issues to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution which it claims is against cultivators. The Kisaan Putra Andolan (KPA), a movement started in Maharashtra by farmers’ activist Amar Habib, filed the petition in the apex court on March 21 seeking abolition of the Constitution’s Article 31B and a Schedule under it, while

  • Mumbai: 200 civic officials to keep an eye on plastic ban offenders post-deadline

    Mumbai plastic ban: BMC proposes to reduce fine from Rs 5000 to Rs 200

    There’s just three left for the plastic ban in Mumbai to come into force. From June 23, Mumbaikars will have to pay fine if caught with plastic bags. But, in good news for Mumbaikars, the BMC is reconsidering the cost of the fine which is currently said to be Rs 5000. According to Mid-Day, the BMC has proposed to drop the fine to a minimum of Rs 200 for first-time

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    Sridevi flyover? BJP corporator wants Mumbai flyover to be named after late Bollywood actress

    Naming a street after renowned freedom fighters, activist or even politicians is not new, but a new fad of naming streets and flyovers after renowned actors seems to have cropped up. A letter came up for discussion in civic group leaders’ meeting on Monday, which demanded a flyover to be named after late Bollywood actress Sridevi.

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    Mumbai: Centre may form single tribunal to resolve inter-state water disputes

    Mumbai: A regional conference of western states on water resources was held in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the contentious issues among the five western states viz. Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation who chaired the conference, hinted that a single tribunal may soon be formed to resolve the inter-state water disputes.