HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014


NCP awaiting word from Congress on seat sharing formula

State unit president Sunil Tatkare told reporters that his party had asked the Congress to take a call on finalising the seat sharing formula, but there has been 'no response' as yet from the ally.

Mumbai: Woman molested, says cops tried to avoid FIR

Cops at the Bandra police station spent four hours trying to convince the woman not to file a cognisable offence as it would ‘make her life difficult’, the woman has alleged.

Mumbai: Scolded, Class 9 boys spend night at Churchgate station

For nearly 14 hours, they were out alone in the city. They first roamed around south Mumbai, where they stay. Eventually, they reached the Churchgate station and travelled ticketless to Bandra.

Maharashtra polls: Will Modi wave 2.0 hit Mumbai's shores?

Has the ‘Modi wave’ begun to recede four months after the BJP’s star campaigner Narendra Modi became PM, and, if so, how can it be revived? Smruti Koppikar writes.

FIRs to be filed against govt employees caught napping during poll duty

The development came after some of the ROs complained about government employees, who have not joined election duty, even though voting will be held on October 15, which is less than a month away.

Sena defies ultimatum, offers BJP only 119 seats

The race to capture power in Maharashtra has strained ties between the Shiv Sena and the BJP, partners in one of the oldest alliances in India. Silent on Sena, Shah urges workers to bring BJP to power

EC to watch out for unaccounted money, code of conduct violations

The Election Commission has deployed around 1,800 teams, including flying squads and static surveillance teams, with thousands of officers to keep an eye on the expenditure and code of conduct violations.

Sena, BJP fight; RSS looks the other way

The RSS has, for now, adopted a wait-and-watch stance and may not intervene even if the BJP-Sena’s 25-year-old alliance ends, a senior RSS leader indicated on Thursday.

BJP doesn’t care about MNS, looks at larger picture

For years now, neither have the parties attacked each other openly, nor poached members of the other party. With Ram Kadam’s induction, is it finally an all-out war between the two parties? Many seem to think so.

Arun Gawli’s daughter to fight polls, keep his party alive

Even though there were talks about Geeta contesting on a Shiv Sena ticket from Byculla, she said she will fight the polls as a candidate for the Akhil Bhartiya Sen, founded by her father, Arun Gawli.

HC transfers rape case against NCP's Laxman Dhobale to crime branch

The Bombay high court on Thursday transferred the rape case against former Maharashtra minister and NCP legislator, Laxman Dhobale, to the Mumbai police crime branch.

RPI's Athawale claims Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP

RPI (A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claimed that he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI (A) is a constituent of 'Mahayuti', an alliance led by BJP and Shiv Sena.

Unable to fill seats, engg colleges want unpopular courses scrapped

Almost 40% of engineering seats in the state remained vacant for the academic year 2014-15, and as many as eight courses are awaiting permission from the AICTE and the DTE to shut shop.

Mumbai: Vet students refuse to attend lectures in unsafe campus

More than 250 undergraduate students of Bombay Veterinary College have threatened to go on strike from Friday, demanding that lectures be shifted to the institute’s Parel campus.

Ebola scare: 'Install thermal scanners at Pune, Nagpur airports in a week'

The Centre will have to arrange for thermal body scanners at Pune and Nagpur airports in a week to check passengers landing from Ebola-affected countries, following a direction of the Bombay HC on Thursday.
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