HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014


Tewari gets bail in defamation case filed by Gadkari

Manish Tewari
A metropolitan magistrate court on Monday granted bail to union information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari regarding the defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Priya Dutt’s popularity faces threat from dissenting slumdwellers

Congress candidate Priya Dutt
This is the seat the Congress can’t lose. Priya Dutt won Mumbai north-central by a huge margin in 2009, getting 43,000 votes more than her top two rivals together, continuing a trend set by her father, the late Sunil Dutt.

Mumbai: MESMA invoked against striking employees

A man walks past a bus
The Maharashtra government invoked Maharashtra State Essential Services Act, 2011 (MESMA) on Wednesday against 26,000 employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), who remained absent on duty for second consecutive day, inconveniencing lakhs of city commuters.

EC should de-recognise MNS over clash: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena on Thursday demanded that the Election Commission should de-recognise the Raj Thackeray-led MNS after the party's workers attacked Sena workers in Mumbai.

One dead as local train derails near Mumbai

local train
One passenger died and several others were injured as a suburban train running between Titwala and Ambivili in Maharashtra derailed on Thursday. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-bound Kasara local went off the tracks at 2.49pm.

7 killed, 4 injured in Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai building collapse
Seven persons, including a family of four, were killed and four severely injured when an unoccupied seven-storey building collapsed in Santacruz here on Friday and the debris fell on an adjoining chawl.

Anushka wraps 'Bombay Velvet' schedule in amazing Sri Lanka

Bombay Velvet
Actress Anushka Sharma's Sri Lankan schedule for "Bombay Velvet" turned out to be the most "amazing", thanks to the talented cast and crew.

Trouble for BJP as Raj Thackeray plans to contest Lok Sabha polls

MNS chief Raj Thackeray
Even though the BJP-led NDA is aiming at 30 of the 48 seats in Maharashtra to improve its overall tally, the MNS’ entry into fray may scuttle its plans. MNS chief Raj Thackeray has decided to contest the LS elections, which may end up in further division of pro-saffron votes.

HT impact
Hospitals get new fire extinguishers and plan fire drills after HT report

KEM Hospital in Parel and VN Desai Hospital in Santacruz have started replacing expired fire extinguishers and have planned regular fire drills  after a HT report showed how unprepared some city hospitals are for a major fire.

HC stays decision to post cops inside beer bars

The Bombay high court on Friday stayed the controversial decision of the police department to post constables in restaurants and bars in the city and in neighbouring Thane, terming it "not in public interest".

BEST drivers flash strike hits Mumbai commuters

A man walks past a bus
Lakhs of commuters in Mumbai were affected on Tuesday by a flash strike called by the drivers and conductors of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to protest against the new computerised scheduling system.

Raj slams Uddhav, poll fight turns personal

The Raj Thackeray show
Hostilities between the warring Thackeray cousins escalated on Wednesday, with Raj listing the things he had done for Uddhav to counter Uddhav’s charge that he was a betrayer who had stabbed the late Shiv Sena supremo, Bal Thackeray, in the back.

In a first, Cong forms panel to safeguard hold over Mumbai

A Congress supporter holds tha party flag during Rahul Gandhi's election rally in Dharamsala
For the Congress to get an edge over its rivals in the Lok Sabha poll battle in Maharashtra, it will have to retain hold of its citadel, Mumbai.

Mumbai puts its money on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi
Modi’s connect with Mumbai, party leaders claim, is very strong. It could not be any other way given the wide-eyed admiration and support that has poured in for him from the country’s financial and commercial capital.
Is BJP losing the plot?

Mixed response to Kejriwal in Mumbai

Kejriwal, Mumbai
Traffic came to a standstill as supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spilled onto streets to welcome Arvind Kejriwal. But Mumbai, the city of many political uprisings, did not rise as one to fall behind the man who changed the political architecture in Delhi.
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