• A woman rests on a bed
    Jan 29, 2015 00:30 IST

    Dengue cases doubled since 2012

    There has been a 50% rise in dengue cases between 2012 and 2014, according to state health department data. Dengue cases in the state increased from 4,305 in 2012 to 5,610 in 2013 and to 8,425 in 2014. According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of dengue cases across all states in India. Urban pockets, including Mumbai, Pune and rural areas of Chandrapur and Bhandara, had majority of the dengue cases, said state health officials.

  • Devendra Fadnavis
    Jan 29, 2015 00:35 IST

    Microsoft, global forum roped in to boost farming, create jobs in state

    Software giant Microsoft and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are joining hands with the state government to improve the lives of farmers and ensure better implementation of welfare schemes, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday.

  • Devandra Fadnavis
    Jan 28, 2015 21:51 IST

    CM Fadnavis missed Obama dinner as invite sent by speed post

    CM Devendra Fadnavis missed the dinner hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee for US President on January 25 because senior state officials in New Delhi decided to send the Rashtrapati Bhawan invite by speed post to the CMO and failed to inform the CM’s staff.

  • Vinod Tawde
    Jan 28, 2015 22:19 IST

    Mumbai: CCTVs to keep an eye on govt officials

    The initiative will start at the collector’s office. CCTV footage of waiting areas and meeting rooms be recorded and later analysed, in a bid ensure that officials honour their commitments.

  • Baya Weaver
    Jan 28, 2015 22:21 IST

    Where have all the birds gone from Mumbai?

    An analysis of bird sightings logged during the Mumbai bird races held between 2005 and 2014 has revealed a decline in their numbers across various habitats.

    Jan 28, 2015 22:10 IST

    A happy new year for Mumbai’s grim realty sector?

    A new report remained optimistic when it revealed the realty sector in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will recover from its slump because of the new government’s emphasis on manufacturing and the service industry.

  • Mumbai local
    Jan 28, 2015 22:12 IST

    Mumbai: CR puts work on raising height of 17 platforms on fast track

    Boarding or alighting at nine suburban stations on the Central Railway may soon get easier, as the administration has expedited the work of raising the height of the 17 platforms at these stations to 900mm to complete it by March 31.

  • BMC
    Jan 28, 2015 22:14 IST

    Mumbai: BMC rushes to clear contentious proposals worth Rs 650 crore

    An attempt by BMC’s ruling parties — the Shiv Sena and BJP — to get controversial contracts worth Rs 650 crore cleared in the civic standing committee meeting on Wednesday was foiled by Opposition parties.

  • RTO
    Jan 28, 2015 22:01 IST

    Maharashtra: Now, book driving licence appointments on your smartphone

    To ensure the benefits of the facility are not limited to just urban users, 25,000 e-governance facility centres of the Maharashtra government –known as Setu Kendras and Sangram Kendras – will help residents book these appointments.

  • Chain snatching
    Jan 28, 2015 22:05 IST

    Matunga to soon be under CCTV cover to curb crimes

    With 64 closed-circuit television cameras, and 90 more likely to be installed soon, many places in Matunga will be under electronic surveillance soon.

  • Ambedkar house
    Jan 28, 2015 21:54 IST

    Maharashtra govt dispatches letter of intent to buy Ambedkar house in London

    The Maharashtra government has started taking steps to acquire the London house where Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lived.

  • SpiceJet
    Jan 28, 2015 20:32 IST

    SpiceJet launches flash sale, offers 5 lakh seats starting Rs 1,499

    Days after it received a fresh slice of investment, cash-strapped SpiceJet on Wednesday spread it wings to woo budget fliers. The airline launched a three-day sale for travel across its domestic routes with one-way economy class fares startingat Rs 1499.

  • School kid
    Jan 28, 2015 21:16 IST

    Mumbai: In a first, admissions go online in 2 Catholic schools

    In Mumbai , the 151-year-old St Mary’s (SSC), Mazagaon, and 147-year-old St Xavier’s, Fort, are distributing and collecting admission forms for the upcoming academic year online.

  • RTO office
    Jan 28, 2015 20:51 IST

    Maharashtra: Now, RTOs to restrict entry of training school, union staffers

    After the crackdown on agents and touts, regional transport offices (RTO) in Maharashtra will now restrict the entry of motor training schools and union's staffers, who also allegedly do the work of agents.

  • Bombay high court
    Jan 28, 2015 20:47 IST

    Decide heritage status of Morena House: HC to Maharashtra govt

    Restraining the new owner, Windsor Residency, from demolishing the structure, the HC on Wednesday directed Maharashtra government to decide the exact heritage status of terrace bungalow Morena House on Carmichael road in south Mumbai.