Mumbai

  • Feb 28, 2015 01:06 IST

    Shivaji statue clears final hurdle

    The decks have been cleared for the construction of the proposed 190-m tall statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea.

  • Feb 28, 2015 01:10 IST

    Deonar fire still on, locals at risk

    For the second day in a row, the city’s largest dumping ground in Deonar continued to burn, spreading thick toxic smoke over parts of the eastern suburbs and central Mumbai, with areas such as Govandi, Deonar, Chembur, Ghatkopar, Wadala, Antop Hill and Sion the worst-affected.

  • Feb 28, 2015 01:14 IST

    Low temperatures will keep your weekend cool, says IMD

    Minimum temperatures in the city took a dip on Thursday night to 15.8 degrees Celsius, 3.3 degrees Celsius below normal and continued to remain the same through Friday.

  • BMC
    Feb 28, 2015 01:17 IST

    DP maps a click away, 57 days to get it right

    Have a problem with the civic body’s plan to open up Aarey Milk Colony? Want a greater say in how much the floor space index should be hiked by? Here’s your chance to make sure the BMC gets the city’s development right.

  • Nitin Gadkari
    Feb 28, 2015 01:19 IST

    Gadkari meets Uddhav, requests him to back land acquisition bill

    “We [BJP] are here to hit fours and sixes. We don’t play on back foot,” said Union roads and transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who was in Maharashtra to bat for the proposed central land acquisition amendment bill 2015, which has been facing several protests throughout the country.

  • Abu Salem
    Feb 28, 2015 01:22 IST

    ‘Jain was killed to terrorise builders, Bollywood’

    It was Anees Ibrahim (Dawood Ibrahim’s brother) who decided to kill builder Pradeep Jain in 1995, Abu Salem had said in his confessional statement, which he later retracted.

  • Abhijit Tannu
    Feb 27, 2015 13:12 IST

    Startup led by IIT-ian duo set to become ‘billion $ baby’

    It was the middle of 2008. For the umpteenth time, Seclore founders Abhijit Tannu and Vishal Gupta were giving finishing touches to a presentation on their new company’s first product FileSecure. Their client was a senior executive in Reliance Capital. "We had some bad experiences. Of the many clients we spoke to, none showed any real interest... They thought it was fiction", recalled Abhijit Tannu.

  • Feb 27, 2015 01:13 IST

    52-year-old American woman molested in SoBo hotel

    A 52-year-old American woman staying at a south Mumbai hotel was allegedly molested by an Arab national in her room on Thursday. The Colaba police have arrested the accused. An Oman national, who is suspected to have helped the accused, was also arrested from the international airport.

  • Mumbai local train
    Feb 27, 2015 00:56 IST

    Railway budget brings mixed bag of goodies for commuters

    Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s budget may not have been anything out of the ordinary, but it did not leave suburban commuters in Mumbai completely disappointed.

  • Mumbai local train
    Feb 27, 2015 01:02 IST

    Commuters relieved, no suburban fare hike

    Suburban commuters in Mumbai heaved a sigh of relief as Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced that there will be no fare hike.

  • Uddhav Thackeray
    Feb 27, 2015 01:05 IST

    Where will Rs22,000 crore for state come from, ask Sena MPs

    While several railway projects for Maharashtra were cleared in the budget presented by union railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday, the promises failed to impress the ruling BJP’s ally Shiv Sena.

  • Feb 27, 2015 01:09 IST

    Safer rides soon? CCTV cameras in women’s coaches

    There is fresh hope for women who frequently use trains for their commutes, with the railway ministry finally granting their long-pending demand for closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in women’s compartments of suburban as well as long distance trains.

  • Feb 27, 2015 00:30 IST

    ACB widens irrigation scam probe net; Ajit Pawar still not under scanner

    On the back foot for not probing the Vidarbha irrigation scam, the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Thursday accepted a complaint from NGO Jan Manch into one such project, essentially widening the net of the irrigation scam probe.

  • Fukushima
    Feb 27, 2015 00:35 IST

    Indian nuclear scientists being killed off: PIL

    A public interest litigation (PIL) filed recently before the Bombay high court suggested systematic attempts are being made to derail the Indian nuclear programme, by killing Indian nuclear scientists.

  • Feb 27, 2015 00:45 IST

    Don’t ask women to choose between child, career: HC

    A woman cannot be compelled to choose between her child and job, as such restrictions will either jeopardise her career or infringe upon her parental rights, the Bombay high court has said.