HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


Women fight to unseat Shiv Sena's Vinod Ghosalkar in Dahisar

Earlier this year, they stood as one in support of a Shiv Sena woman corporator who had accused Dahisar sitting MLA Vinod Ghosalkar of harassment. Now, these women will fight separately in a bid to unseat him.

Sena, MNS pit heavyweights against each other

A day after reports on the Thackeray cousins arriving at a truce for the Assembly election after the BJP-Shiv Sena break-up, both Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) pitched candidates against each other.

Friends, family turn political rivals in Nagpur ahead of polls

They say that in politics, blood runs thicker than water. But when ambitions are at stake, filial ties often go for a toss. This is evident in the assembly poll battle in Nagpur, where a kin vs kin tussle is about to be played out.

Bigwigs face a rocky road ahead in Maharashtra

As the Assembly election turns into a free-for-all, multi-cornered contest, political heavyweights have the most at stake. With the dramatic snapping of the two main alliances, political veterans will face tough contests in their constituencies.
By the looks of it, the state’s top political brass will have to fend relatives, rebels, former colleagues and rivals to make it to the finish line.

Chavan blames NCP for split; Maha under Prez rule

Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, lashing out at the NCP for the first time following the split, has alleged a “game plan” between the BJP and the Congress’ estranged partner.

Taint no bar for Maharashtra candidates

Despite universal condemnation of the criminalisation of politics in recent years, nearly all the political parties involved in the upcoming assembly polls have fielded candidates facing serious criminal cases.

Prithviraj Chavan a favourite for CM post in Maharashtra

Though he is targeted for slow decision-making by both his opposition and his allies, Prithviraj Chavan has emerged as the most preferred choice for chief ministership in a survey conducted by HT among Mumbai voters.

Parties try to woo rebels to withdraw nominations in Maharashtra

With only three days to go for the deadline to withdraw nominations, political parties are doing their best to woo rebel or independent candidates who they fear could damage their vote share.

Amit Shah plans mission ‘Rashtra, Maharashtra’

Amit Shah has made the state assembly polls a matter of prestige, more so after the Shiv Sena chief threatened to overcome the challenge posed by the ‘elephants’ the BJP has deployed from other states to win the elections.

Raj taunts Uddhav, asks why Sena hasn’t quit Union Cabinet

Brushing aside speculation of a possible patch-up between the two cousins, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray attacked Uddhav for not quitting the Union cabinet despite snapping ties with the BJP.

Beware! That extra pinch of salt could give you heart disease

On the occasion of World Heart Day this year, the WHO is stressing on the need to reduce the consumption of salt, which is linked to approximately 2.5 million deaths per year from cardiovascular diseases.

TYBCom exams to start from November 7

After making several changes, the Mumbai university finally released a timetable for the TYBCom exams on its website on Sunday. The exams are now scheduled to begin from November 7.

Sunday marks hottest September day in the decade

If humidity made the weather unpleasant in the city over the past two days, on Sunday, it was the beginning of the October heat that raised the discomfort level for Mumbaiites.

Bought a flat only to rent it out? Then, you are not a consumer

The additional consumer forum for the Mumbai suburban district on Monday held that if a person buys a flat primarily with the intention to rent it out, it shows the purchase was an investment or for commercial purposes.

Mumbai: Cops foil robbery bid at Govandi ATM

The 19-year-old, a diploma holder in Information Technology, had managed to completely open the machine using his technical knowledge. The cash box in the ATM at Govandi had around Rs. 7 lakh.
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