In order to ensure fast and smooth construction of the proposed twin tunnels at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), which are expected to ease the flow of traffic between the Kalanagar and Kherwadi junctions, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has asked prospective contractors to import an advanced tunnel boring machine (TBM) that can drill tunnels of 11 metre diameter.
Union agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar set the tone for the 2014 election campaign by targeting Gujarat chief minister and BJP prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi for his role in the encounter of Ishrat Jahan, a Mumbra resident, who was allegedly wrongly killed in Gujarat on suspicion of being a terrorist.
By the end of this month, you will be able to zip to Chembur from south Mumbai in about 15 minutes. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will open a portion of the Eastern Freeway from Orange Gate to Panjarpol. Saurabh Katkurwar reports.
Amid widespread criticism against the government’s nod for unbundling of airfares by domestic carriers, a travel survey showed that a significant number of passengers are willing to spend a premium for certain services on board.
Of the 28 wards in the city, the civic body has identified the one in Kurla (L ward) to be the most prone to monsoon misery this year as it has 15 flooding zones, 15 landslide spots and 89 dilapidated buildings.
Sreesanth’s troubles seemed to get bigger with the Mumbai Police on Saturday seizing several of his personal belongings and indicating it might book him in a separate spot-fixing case and seek his custody. HT
reports. The investigation in Mumbai, Delhi
It's not just crime against women that's on the rise, there's a surge in the number of house break-ins across the city too, as Mumbaiites lock up their flats and go on extended vacations. Saurabh M Joshi reports.
In a move that might strengthen the Shiv Sena’s stand on taking back the 211-acre Mahalaxmi race course from the Turf Club, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) carried out a fresh inspection of the premises on Thursday and found that violations by the club continued to exist. This, even after a notice and fine had been slapped on the club in February 2013.
Jain scholars are putting together a new set of books that translate and explain the philosophical verses of Jainism. The first volume of the book will be released next month. Mugdha Variyar reports.
Observing that painting nude images prima facie amounted to an offence, the Bombay high court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom.
It is the duty of every citizen to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women, said the Bombay high court while rejecting a petition filed by artist Chintan Upadhyay seeking the cancellation of a criminal proceeding against him for indecency. Kanchan Chaudhari reports.
Known for gathering funds to build educational institutes for the poor by asking for vidya daan (education alms) on Mumbai’s local trains, professor Sandeep Desai was in for a rude shock when the railway protection force arrested him on charges of begging and causing nuisance. Farhan Shaikh
The transport commissioner office has issued a circular, according to which all tourist bus operators in the city will have to keep a record of the passengers travelling in their buses.
The series of glaring errors in the Class 10 state board textbooks have appalled academicians in the city, who said the board needs to become more scrupulous while appointing members to the board of studies. Puja Pednekar reports.
Crime against women has risen dramatically in the city, and there has been a more than 100% rise in the number of offences reported in the first four months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. Saurabh M Joshi reports.