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Need CCTVs in police stations to curb custodial deaths: HC

CCTV
Installing CCTV cameras in police stations across the state could help reduce the number of custodial deaths and incidents of torture in police custody substantially, the Bombay HC said on Wednesday.

No funeral for non-Parsi spouses at community sites: Parsi national body

The Parsi community
The Delhi Parsi Anjuman has been slammed by the Parsi national association for its proposal to allow burial of non-Zoroastrian spouses in community cemeteries.

20% more Indians planned foreign trips in 2014: report

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A report released by travel portal TripAdvisor showed that Indians are travelling to lesser known destinations, and many are preferring small apartments to big hotels.

Mumbai: Taxis, auto rickshaws may get GPS e-meters soon

Autorickshaw
The transport department has initiated efforts for the installation of GPS based meters, which are considered to be more reliable and could be helpful in ensuring passenger safety, in autos and taxis.

Mumbai Nama
Social media politics: Can parties get across the message?

Autorickshaw
It had to happen. After Narendra Modi demonstrated the considerable power of the social media in the LS polls, politicians priming for a place in the Maharashtra polls have boarded the bandwagon, writes Smruti Koppikar.

No helmet? Mumbai cops will come after you

Bike
The Mumbai traffic police will soon start swooping down on bikers and motorists violating traffic rules, especially those riding without helmets, as part of the latest edition of its Operation Eagle drive.

RPI falls in line, agrees to contest less than 10 seats

Ramdas Athawale
The decision was taken after RPI chief Ramdas Athawale met the Sena chief at the latter’s residence on Tuesday. Thackeray told Athawale it was impossible to give the RPI more than five seats.

Battle for Maharashtra
1.87 lakh new voters in Mumbai since LS polls

 Voters
The figures provided by the collector’s office in the island city and the suburbs are till July this year and the number of voters is expected to increase after the voter registration drive ends on September 17.

Maharashtra elections to cost exchequer Rs. 500 crore

An Indian's guide to Lok Sabha elections
The upcoming assembly elections to the 288-member Maharashtra assembly will cost the state at least Rs. 500 crore, according to Election Commission and finance department officials.

Battle for Maharashtra
‘Six Sigma’ dabbawalla of Mumbai wants to be a candidate this election

Dabbawallahs
The legendary dabbawallas of Mumbai want their party of choice, the Shiv Sena, to give a ticket to at least one of their nearly 5,000 members to contest the upcoming state assembly election.

Mumbai: BMC plans state-of-the-art sports complex at Borivli

Moga sports complex
According to the initial plan, the stadium and the sports complex will be developed at a cost of Rs. 200 crore, spread over a 53,886-sqm plot located off SV Road, and easily accessible from the Borivli station.

Quotas over 50% not unconstitutional: state govt to HC

Bombay high court
The state government has responded to the PILs challenging its decision to extend the benefit of reservations to Maratha and Muslim communities, saying there is no law laying down a ceiling of 50% on the total reservation.

Sena taunts BJP after bypoll reverses

Uddhav Thackeray
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday took potshots at the BJP for the reverses suffered by it in the bypolls, saying it should learn a lesson and keep its 'feet on the ground'.

Troubled childhood: For some, railway station is the destination

Drugs
While there is a provision to rescue children who are addicted to drugs and reunite them with their parents, the biggest loophole in the system is the dearth of deaddiction centres.

Students and experts divided on relaxing IIT eligibility norms

IIT Bombay
Even as the Joint Admission Board is contemplating relaxing the eligibility criteria for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology, students and academicians are divided on the proposal.
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