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Amravati Express derails near Kalyan; no casualty

The engine and a passenger-cum-guard coach of the Mumbai-bound Amravati Express derailed today while entering the suburban Kalyan station this morning but no one was hurt.

Development panel rejects plans to sell builders city’s port land

The Centre-appointed Land Development Committee (LDC), in its draft report to the ministry of shipping on opening up port land for development, has rejected suggestions to sell builders the land to generate funds for building amenities in the city.

Port land to give city 1,000 acres more

The city could get another 1,000 acres of land, including a seafront, once the Mumbai Port Trust lands are opened up, according to a draft report by the land development committee (LDC). The report for the first time estimates how much space could be freed up.

BJP’s development dreams must start with city

For the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, transforming the city will be the key to ensure Maharashtra regains its lost sheen. And for this, the government will have to revive the Mumbai makeover plan.

As flight slots go up, air fares could come down?

Air passengers shuttling in and out of Mumbai had more than two dozen daily flights added to the winter schedule this year, compared to the same October-March cycle last year.

Students unable to access website to check hall tickets

Even as thousands of University of Mumbai students are set to appear for their fifth semester exams from November 5, the irregularities in hall tickets and glitches on the university website have left students flustered.

Health dept gears up to tackle Ebola, starts training doctors?

The state health department will conduct surprise checks at three airports in the state to see whether screening for Ebola patients is being conducted according to the guidelines laid down by the Union health ministry.

Top babus told to be ready with information for new ministers

The state bureaucracy is all set to welcome the new government. All departments have prepared presentations comprising information on ongoing projects, status of the schemes, challenges and other projects that can be taken up.

Fadnavis, 6 others to take oath on Friday

The first-ever Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state will initially have only seven ministers, including Devendra Fadnavis, who will take oath at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Modi, Shah break away from tradition, choose Fadnavis as state head

As expected, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chosen state unit president Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Quiet and steady Fadnavis wins CM race

Like a disciplined worker, Devendra Fadnavis did not discuss the possibility of him heading the state till he was officially announced as the leader of the house on Tuesday.

History-sheeters form gangs inside jails

Hiring for gangs to commit house break-ins is mostly conducted inside jails, with special preference for undertrials or convicts with no history of theft, said sources. The new entrants are often entrusted the responsibility of keeping a watch during the theft, said officials.

Thieves on the prowl, ensure your home is secure before stepping out

Planning a long trip away from home close to the New Year’s Eve? Beware.

Can greenhorn Fadnavis deliver?

Can chief minister designate Devendra Fadnavis transform the state the way former chief ministers Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar changed Gujarat and Bihar respectively or how Manohar Parrikar is changing Goa?

Wildlife institute to head first leopard census at SGNP

Starting December, the density and numbers of leopards at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will be surveyed by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in a first-of-its-kind project to estimate the exact population of the big cat in the urban forest.
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