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  • 255 flights affected due to runway shutdown at Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: Operation of around 255 flights was affected Wednesday due to a six-hour closure of both the runways at the Mumbai Airport on account of repair and maintenance work, officials said. The primary runway and the secondary runway at the country’s second busiest airport were shut down from 1100 hours till 1700 hours, they said. The operations were normalised after 1700 hours, they said. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport handles around 1,000 flights a

  • ‘Swachh’ Polls: Election Commission to host international seminar

    Mumbai: To mark the silver jubilee of the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments that gave constitutional status to local self-governing bodies, the State Election Commission of Maharashtra (SECM) is organizing a two-day international conference in Mumbai, starting October 25. Addressing the media on Monday, State Election Commissioner J S Saharia said the theme of the conference will be ‘Better Elections for Healthier Democracy’.

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    2008 Malegaon bomb blast case: Bombay High Court tells Special Court to expedite the trial

    Mumbai: In the past decade, the Supreme Court has twice asked the special court dealing with the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case to expedite the trial. There has, however, been no sign of commencement of this trial. On Monday, the Bombay High Court, for the second time directed the special court to conduct the trial on a day-to-day basis. The blast which took place in September 2008, had killed six persons and

  • Ola, Uber driver go on indefinite strike, commuters bear the brunt

    Mumbai: Commuters using Ola and Uber services faced lot of hurdles on Monday as some driver-partners of the cab aggregators went on an indefinite strike, which was announced on Monday afternoon. They had announced a strike on Monday and after meeting the Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh, they decided to extend the strike.

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    16 sitting BJP-Shiv Sena MPs, MLAs are keen to join Congress

    Mumbai: The run up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls have begun with a lot of meetings for poaching with an aim to win maximum seats. This is not restricted to only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, in fact their politicians too are in touch with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party leaders. Highly placed sources in the Congress have claimed 16 Sena and BJP leaders are in contact

  • Mumbai: MMRDA plans to outsource Mithi river protection, development hangs in balance

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to outsource the Mithi river protection and the development work of which now hangs in limbo for want of consultants who can come up with a comprehensive plan. A senior MMRDA official said they cannot present the current plans to the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

  • Shiv Sena compares Amritsar train mishap with 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, on Monday, compared the last week’s Amritsar train mishap with Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919.  “An incident that reminds of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place in Punjab recently. Jallianwala Bagh incident took place during the British rule. However, the Amritsar tragedy has taken place in independent India. Even after getting freedom long ago, it has become people’s destiny to die like insects, read an article in Saamna, the

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    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray threatens to renew campaign against hawkers

    Mumbai: The president of Maharashtra Navariman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, has threatened to renew his party’s campaign against hawkers. He said, the authorities need to implement the Bombay High Court (HC) orders, else his workers will take action against those hawkers flouting court orders.

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    UK based boy band ‘THE VAMPS’ arriving tonight in Mumbai

    British boy band The Vamps is back in India after two years. They performed at Global Citizen Festival that happened in 2016 and had a gala time with a lot of Bollywood names like Farah Khan, Vishal- Shekhar etc. The Band is arriving in Mumbai tonight 23rd October and has plans of a weeklong stay in the country. They are performing in Pune and Mumbai on 25th and 27th October respectively.

  • Mumbai: Diwali wage hike, bonus for MSRTC employees

    Mumbai: This Diwali, there is good news for employees of the Maharashtra State Regional Transport Corporation (MSRTC) — bonus has been announced for both employees and officials. On Monday, State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote announced that employees would get Rs 2,500 each, while officials would get Rs 5,000 each as Diwali bonus.“In addition to the Diwali bonus, the daily allowance of employees will be increased by six per cent and wages will

  • Mumbai: Businessman goes missing from Dadar, cops clueless even after 20 days

    Mumbai: Harshad Thakkar, the Chairman and Managing Director of Ashapura Intimates Fashion Limited, has gone missing since October 2 leaving behind a note stating that he had left his house and work following heavy business losses he had been facing recently. Twenty days after he went missing, the police are clueless regarding his whereabouts.

  • Mumbai: Compressor bursts in Mira Road eatery, 6 hurt

    Bhayandar: A suspected blast in the air-conditioning compressor of a restaurant in Mira Road, left six staff injured on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the incident was reported from Food King – a restaurant located in the Prime Mall in the plush Kanakia area of Mira Road (east) at around 12 pm.

  • Mumbai: Bol Bachchans rob another woman at Mira Road

    Bhayandar: The notorious Bol Bachan gang (glib talkers) are not only striking at will in the twin-city, but they are devising innovative ways of robbing people, especially women and senior citizens. Less than a fortnight after a senior citizen was robbed of her gold ornaments, another elderly woman fell prey to the gang in Mira Road on Friday afternoon.

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    Mumbai: Two youths arrested for assaulting rickshaw driver, robbing mobile phone

    Mumbai: Two youths have been arrested by the Dahisar police on Sunday for assaulting a 33-year-old autorickshaw driver and robbing mobile phone worth Rs 14000. The accused, Mohammed Arshad Naseeruddin Ansari (20) and Naved Mohammed Ilyas Idrisi (18) have been arrested from Ambawadi near Sudhir Phadke bridge, Dahisar and booked for voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery (Section 394) and common intention (Section 34) of the Indian Penal Code.

  • Mumbai: Dindoshi policemen threaten, extort money from doctors

    Mumbai: A Police Inspector and two detection staff of the Dindoshi police have been accused of extorting money from doctors and allegedly threatening them of dire consequences if they fail to pay the money.  A fortnight after threatening three doctors at their clinic in Goregaon on October 3, the police have merely recorded a panchnama.

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    Filing false complaints against in-laws amounts to cruelty: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Filing false complaints against in-laws and spouse would amount to matrimonial cruelty, the Bombay High Court ruled recently. The HC also said such kind of a conduct amounts to mental cruelty. The HC accordingly granted divorce to a couple, which has been residing separately for more than two decades.

  • Mumbai: Western Railway will install LED indicators at all stations by March 2019

    Mumbai: At least 500 old indicators on the Western Railway between Churchgate and Virar will be replaced coming March next year. The Western Railway will shell out a whopping Rs 4 crore to acquire new Light Emitting Diode (LED) indicators, whose numericals will be visible from a distance, railway official said.

  • Mumbai: MTDC to host Switzerland’s Landwehr Orchestra on Oct 22

    Mumbai: In order to become a desirable destination hosting international events, the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) will host Switzerland’s Landwehr Orchestra here on October 22. Landwehr is the certified concert and marching band of the canton and city of Fribourg, and, since starting in 1804, has performed across the globe including Japan, China, Iran, USA, Argentina, Australia and Canada, said.

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